30 Killed, as Bhubaneswar-bound Hirakhand Express details near Rayagada

Hirakhand Express

At least 30 people killed and over 150 others injured, as 8 coaches of 18448 Bhubaneswar-bound #Hirakhand Express train derailed at Koneru near Rayagada. The incident occurred at Koneru between Rayagada and Parvatipuram. The coaches of Bhubaneswar-Junagarh Road Hirakhand Link Express were derailed. Injured have been rushed to Hospitals at Rayagada, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam. The RayagadaContinue Reading…

Raman Singh to campaign for BJP in upcoming Panchayat Polls

Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will be the BJP’s star campaigner for the ensuing panchayat polls in Odisha. Some other Chief Ministers of neighboring states and parliamentarians have been added to the list. The ruling BJD and Congress have decided to stage demonstration in the areas the senior BJP leader will visit to address publicContinue Reading…

Nobody is above Law: Dharmendra Pradhan says on Brother’s LPG Agency Raid

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A day after Odisha Vigilance conducted raid on petrol pumps and LPG Agency of the Talcher Gas Agency owned by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s elder brother, Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said nobody is above law, whosoever he may be. Law will take its own course, if any irregularity will be found. Under the EssentialContinue Reading…

Ticket selling at Barabati Stadium Counters for ODI begins

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Ticket selling at the Barabati Stadium counters for the One-Day International (ODI) match scheduled to be played between India and England at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on January 19, started today and it will continue till tomorrow. Security arrangements have been tightened to maintain law and order. CCTV cameras were also installed Ticket saleContinue Reading…

Nearly 100 Pigeons died in Kendrapara Dist, Bird Flu Scare rises

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Around hundred pigeons have found dead in Kendrapara district. The locals suspected bird flu is the reason behind the deaths as many parts of Odisha are reeling under the impact of the virus. A team of veterinary surgeons has rushed to the village and blood samples have been collected for laboratory test. Notably, animals and wingedContinue Reading…

Odisha Vigilance raids Talcher Gas Agency owned by Dharmendra Pradhan’s Brother

Raid on Gas Agency

Odisha Vigilance today conducted raids at Office, Residence and Godown of the Talcher Gas Agency owned by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s elder brother. Raids conducted in 28 Petrol Pumps across the State including, Puri, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurdha and Angul. Vigilance officials were examined the quality of petrol and diesel at the petrol pumps. CheckingsContinue Reading…

Odisha Police confirms Maoists’ Abduction of Poll Officials in Malkangiri Region

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Odisha Police on Saturday confirmed that Maoists abducted Poll Officials in Malkangiri Region. Reportedly, the Poll officials Praveen Soren, Kamalakant Se said the report of abduction is true. Accordint to their statement, Parsuram Behera, Lingaraj Majhi, Hrushi Nayak managed to escape from the spot and 3 more poll staffs SP Rajguru, Padmanabha Bala and BabuContinue Reading…

Bird count drops at Bhitarkanika National Park

Bhitarkanika National Park

There has been a drop in the number of birds visiting Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district this winter, the mid-winter migratory bird census indicated. Though some rare species have been spotted this time, the number was lowest at 76,268 which are around 30,000 less than the previous year. Over 1,0,6,356 migratory birds have throngedContinue Reading…

Maoists produce 4 abducted Poll Officials in Praja Court

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The Maoists have produced the kidnapped persons before a Praja Court in Similipadar village of Malkangiri District. The abducted four officials were Hrushikesh Naik, Purusottam Behera, Praveen Soren and Kaminikant Singh. Lingaraj Majhi, who was suspected to have been kidnapped, managed to escape from the spot and reached the Kudumulugumma block office and met theContinue Reading…