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Balasore, Ganjam, Sundergarh, Jajpur under violence poll


Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureau)17/2/17: Violence was witnessed in many parts of the state before and after third phase polls of the ongoing panchayat elections. Major incidents of violence like group clash as well as firing and bombing were reported from Balasore, Sundergarh and Jajpur districts. In Balasore’s Nilgiri, on Thursday night, former BJP MLA Pratap Sadangi was injured in an attack by ...

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Sourav Das OAS Topper


Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureau)17/2/17: The Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) announced Odisha Administrative Examination (OAS) 2015 results on Thursday with Sourav Das topping the exams for recruitment into top administrative cadre in state. A release by the board said, as many as 670 candidates have cleared the final round of the examination. The results of the mains exams were declared on December ...

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Three tier panchayat polls has completed its third phase of voting


Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureau)17/2/17 The three tier panchayat polls has completed its third phase of voting and like the previous two times, BJP’s performance has shaken the earth from under BJD’s feet. While the ruling party claimed 87 zilla parishad zones, the lotus has made its mark in an extremely close 72 zones. Congress is clearly far behind at 12 seats while ...

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“Zealandia”8th Continent

Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand

New Delhi: Scientists have recently discovered what seems to be 8th Continent of the World called “Zealandia”. The new Continent with 94% of the land is submerged underwater. It has been revealed that it comprises New Zealand and New Caledonia islands. Located in the southwest of the Pacific Ocean, the continent ranges around 3 million square miles and is believed ...

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BJP’s Surge, A Warning Signal For BJD


Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureau)14/2/17: Though Claiming 105 Zilla Parishad zones out of 188 is still a winning number for the BJD at the end of the first phase of the 3-tier Panchayat Polls, the ruling party would be less concerned about its own tally and more worried about BJP’s score. Even though the BJD has emerged as winner in the first phase, ...

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Mass Nesting of the Olive Ridley was followed by sporadic nesting


Berhampur:(ONT Bureau)14/2/17:The much-awaited mass nesting of the Olive Ridley sea turtles, an endangered species, has started near the mouth of Rushikulya river, about 50 km from here in the wee hours today. On the first day, over 8,000 female turtles have laid eggs in the three-km long sandy beach stretching from Gokharakuda to Podampeta in Odisha’s Ganjam district. The condition ...

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Balasore Sadar BDO suspended

Balasore: The State Election Commission on Tuesday directed Panchayati Raj department to suspend Balasore Sadar BDO Mamata Nayak in connection with voter list irregularities. Besides, the poll watchdog has also asked the department to relinquish the administrative official from poll duties. Allegations of poll irregularities came into scanner of the election commission after BJP Vice President Samir Mohanty brought accusations ...

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Home Ministry To Take Action Against Senior IPS Officer


Bhubaneswar:14/2/17: In response to the complaint lodged by an RTI activist against senior IPS officer of Odisha cadre on his gross misuse of power and authority, the Centre has sought a report in this connection from the state Home department. As per the complaint lodged by the RTI activist Jayant Das, Special DG of Odisha Crime Branch, BK Sharma has ...

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Panchyat Election: a trailer trailer of a bigger change to come


Bhubaneswar: (ONT Bureau)14/2/17:The BJP winning 60 seats in the first phase polls, including wiping out of BJD in all nine Kalahandi zilla parishad zones, is just a trailer of a bigger change to come, said Union minister for Petroleum and Natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan today. Pradhan said the people of Odisha are disappointed with the autocracy of BJD and have ...

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BJD leaders believe they will remain in the Number One position


Bhubaneswar:(ONT Bureau)14/2/17: Despite losing major seats in the first phase of the panchayat polls, BJD leaders believe they will remain in the Number One position. BJD spokesperson MLA Sashibhushan Behera today said the party has not been affected by the first phase results. “BJD votes have not been affected by the results of the first phase elections. We emerged number ...

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