Odisha college election result declared

Odisha college election result declared

Bhubaneswar: The students’ union poll in various colleges and universities across Odisha concluded peacefully on Monday without reports of any major untoward situation. However, there were few instances of post poll violence in some colleges. Rajesh Raj Swain of Biju Chhatra Janata Dal (BCJD) is elected as the president of Utkal University Students’ Union. He defeated […]

 

Ex-AG appears before CBI as per bail condition

Ex-AG appears before CBI as per bail condition

BBSR: Former Odisha advocate general Ashok Mohanty on Sunday presented himself before the CBI team probing into the mega chit fund scam in the state and surrendered his passport. This action of Mohanty was in accordance with the terms and conditions attached to the bail granted to him by the Khordha district sessions court. After getting […]

 

Woman moves to SHRC alleging sexual harassment by MLA

Woman moves to SHRC alleging sexual harassment by MLA

Bhubaneswar: Former chairperson of Kangra block of Nabarangapur district Prabhati Kandha on Friday approached the State Commission for Women (SCW) and the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) to take action against Nabarangpur BJD MLA Manohar Randhari for allegedly harassing her. In her letter to the two commissions, Kandha said the MLA had asked her several […]

 

Tension grips during eviction: Slum dwellers protest eviction team

Tension grips during eviction: Slum dwellers protest eviction team

Bhubaneswar: An eviction drive was held between Jaydev Vihar Square and Vani Vihar Square along NH 5 on Thursday. The eviction was held in order to create space for the expansion of sewerage line and NH-5. About 25-30 street vendors, 11 temporary garages, one temple, 10-15 cabins were demolished by the eviction squad. However, the […]

 

Operation Black Smoke: 8 dacoits arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate police has started ‘Operation Black Smoke’ to put a brake on the increasing crime and illegal gun business in the city. Quick action team and special squad will have a sharp observation on criminals and anti-socials under this operation. Meanwhile on Wednesday, the Kharavelanagar police arrested 8 dreaded dacoits of a dacoit […]

 

8Ft Python rescued by Angul PFA

8Ft Python rescued by Angul PFA

After receiving a call from a local of Jarpada, that he has seen a big python near the Jarpada electric office, Chairman Cum In-Charge, People for Animals, Angul Biplab Mahapatra immediately informed the same to the Jarapada Ranger and rushed to the spot along with Mr. Manoranjan Pradhan (Rescue Coordinator PFA, ANGUL). According to Mahapatra, […]

 

CBI interrogates Pradip’s wife, office building owner, Mumbai based model

CBI interrogates Pradip’s wife, office building owner, Mumbai based model

Bhubaneswar: The CBI, probing into the mega-chit fund scam in Odisha, interrogated 6 persons including AT Group CMD Pradip Sethy’s wife on Tuesday. The CBI also quizzed the owner of the building of AT Group office at Kahravela Nagar where the company office was functioning. Mumbai-based model and tele-serial producer Priti Bhatia also appeared before […]

 

214 coal blocks cancelled by SC, 25 from Odisha

214 coal blocks cancelled by SC, 25 from Odisha

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled 214 of 218 coal block allocations in a verdict. All private firms which were allotted coal blocks by various governments between 1993 and 2011 have lost their mining rights. Of the 214 coal blocks, 25 are from Odisha. Of the 25 blocks, only Talabira-1 block allocated to […]

 

Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh named as BJD candidate for Kandhamal LS by-poll

Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh named as BJD candidate for Kandhamal LS by-poll

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janta Dal (BJD) on Tuesday formally announced the name of Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh, wife of late MP Hemendra Chandra Singh, as the party candidate for the Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election scheduled to be held on October 15. Party supremo and CM Naveen Patnaik made a formal announcement in this regard at his residence. […]

 

Go Air airlines to start operations from Bhubaneswar airport

Go Air airlines to start operations from Bhubaneswar airport

New Delhi: Airlines and private charter operators have opposed the government’s draft policy on air connectivity to regional and remote areas, saying it will have severe impact on their financial strength. Almost all major airlines, including the proposed Tata-SIA carrier Vistara, and business jet operators have submitted their opinions to the Civil Aviation Ministry over […]