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Vishakapatnam-based Naval base today undertook the job for rescue and relief operation in flood-affected Rayagada district

Bhubaneswar:17/7/17: A chopper from Vishakapatnam-based Naval base today undertook the job for rescue and relief operation in flood-affected Rayagada district even as the state government agencies are struggling hard to cope with the exigencies of the situation. With the devastating flood washing away as many as five bridges including a rail bridge, communication breakdown in eighty percent of flood-ravaged Kalyansinghpur block ...

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Omfed Milk Van Used For Smuggling Tendu Leaves

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Sambalpur:16/7/17: A van meant for transporting milk for government-run Omfed was intercepted today with loads of smuggled tendu leaves bundles. Sambalpur police have taken into custody three persons on the charge of unlawful trade of Tendu leaves and made a seizure of the milk van carrying ten quintals of leaves. The interception took place today at Nakatideula police station jurisdiction. The ...

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Flash flood has wrought havoc in Kalyansinghpur block of Odisha’s Rayagada

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Bhubaneswar: Flash flood has wrought havoc in Kalyansinghpur block of Odisha’s Rayagada district with the remote block lying cut off from the civilized world. Watery upsurge has triggered large-scale damage in the predominantly tribals-inhabited block with flood water washing away as many as four river bridges. Rail connectivity to the block was disrupted following the cave-in of the Tehruballi-Singipur rail bridge. ...

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Students of Balashram primary school in Odisha’s blocked road

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Jajpur:14/7/17:With almost everyone resorting to road blockade and dharna nowadays for fulfillment of demands, young kids aren’t far behind as well. Students of Balashram primary school in Odisha’s Jajpur today blocked road demanding cancellation of transfer of one of the teachers of the educational institution. Staging a sit-in on road with their school bags, the children have decided to continue ...

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Fire broke out Malkangiri Collector’s office

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Malkangiri13/7/17:: Panic gripped the Malkangiri Collector’s office when a major fire broke out at the building here on Thursday afternoon. Soon, two fire tender units were pressed into service to douse the flames. The incident created panic in the collector office and the employees were evacuated unharmed. Many official documents, records, office equipment including computers and wooden cabins, were damaged ...

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Farmers’ wing of ruling Biju Janata Dal in a novel protest

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Bhawanipatana:13/7/17: The farmers’ wing of ruling Biju Janata Dal today rose in a novel protest by mobilizing farmers to the streets with bullock ploughs, tractors, power tillers and other agriculture implements. The protesters led by local MLA Anam Naik charged that the union government of relegating the larger interest of farming community to the rear. The agitators demanded further enhancement of ...

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:Authorities of Puri finally woke up from slumber to prevent beach pollution

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Puri:13/7/17::Authorities of Puri finally woke up from slumber to prevent beach pollution in the temple town, famous as the abode of Lord Jagannath. The municipal body was spurred to action today afternoon following the two days of hunger strike by the internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik. As the health condition of the renowned sand artist deteriorated, he had to ...

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Tata Steel Sukinda Chromite Mine Organises Workshop on Health Awareness and Social Security

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Jajpur:13/7/17: Sukinda Chromite Mine (SCM) of Tata Steel, located in Sukinda block of Jajpur district organized a workshop today on Health Awareness and Social Security for Women at Sukinda Bhawan near Sukinda Around 200 women, members of Women Self Help Groups of villages of Sukinda, participated in the workshop. Noted women activist and member, Juvenile Justice Board, Khurdha district was the ...

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Sudarshan Pattnaik on dharna for Puri beach clean-up

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Puri:11/7/17: Internationally-acclaimed Odisha sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik today staged a dharna at Bankimuhan sea beach in Puri demanding cleaning of the beach. The artist is protesting through his sand art to save the beach from pollution where he stated a sit-in along with his students. “I will not budge from here until the government begins beach cleaning,” he said. We ...

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BJD MLA Behind Abhimanyu Murder, Alleges BJP

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Jajpur:11/7/17: Politics is now active over the brutal murder of Abhimanyu Das, a BJP worker in Jajpur district, with senior leaders of the party alleging ‘direct involvement’ of BJD MLA from Binjharpur Pramila Mallick in the case. At a press conference held on Tuesday, BJP’s OBC Cell state president Krushna Chandra Patra accused that local MLA and block chairman are ...

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