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Migratory birds have commenced their journey back home following the rise in temperature.

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Kendrapara(ONT Bureau )28/2/17:After a four-month winter sojourn at the wetland spots in Bhitarakanika National Park in Odisha, the migratory birds have commenced their journey back home following the rise in temperature. There was a drop in the number of winter guests this year from trans-Himalayan region who flew to Bhitarkanika wetland sites to avoid the harsh winter there. The number ...

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Six fake examinees were caught on the first day of annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations

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Angul: ONT Bureau:28/2/17:Six fake examinees were caught on the first day of annual High School Certificate (HSC) examinations at Mahtab High School in Pallahara of Angul district today. According to sources admit cards had been issued in the names of Ajay Kumar Nayak, D Santosh Reddy, K Nageswar Rao, Pradeep Kumar Das, Sunil Behera and Tapan Goud for giving correspondence ...

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Maoists abducted five persons

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Malkangiri:(ONTBureau)22/2/17: Suspecting of police informers Maoists abducted five persons on Tuesday from the villages of Temurupali and Mahupadar in the district and produced them before praja court. The victim identified as Deba Madkami, Rama Kabasi, Chaitan Madhi, Unga Kabasi and Rame Madhi. On Tuesday night above 40 Maoists barged into the house of the victims and dragged them. Later, the ...

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BJD leader Sarada Nayak caught by villagers in Sundergarh

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Rourkela(ONT Bureau)20/2/17: Senior BJD leader and a former minister, Sarada Prasad Nayak was caught by villagers in Sundergarh’s Guruntia block Jarada panchayat today alleging he was distributing various items to woo voters ahead of last phase of panchayat polls. Villagers gheraoed him and some other BJD workers for distributing BJD logo branded umbrellas and other items to get their votes. ...

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Balasore, Ganjam, Sundergarh, Jajpur under violence poll

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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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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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Police detained two Bangladeshi youths

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Balasore:(ONT bureau)13/2/17: Police on Sunday have detained two Bangladeshi youths, who were trying to get passports issued in their names on forged documents, while another managed to escape . The youths are said to be hailing from Mumbai. Police interrogated the duo and started an investigation into their intention of getting passports. According to reports, the regional passport office of ...

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Dhenkanal police seized a gun from palm forest

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Dhenkanal :(ONT Bureau)12/2/17: Dhenkanal police on Sunday seized a gun from palm forest near Keseria village which was used in alleged murder of Salman Rout during a pre-poll violence at Tarabha GP here on February 4. As per sources police got the information of the gun from both arrested accused Byomkesh Biswal and his brother Trayambak Biswal. Notably police had ...

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CBI Granted Three More Days’ Custody Of Mir Shahruddin

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Bhubaneswar:( Odisha News Times Bureau) On Feb 11, 2017 : Special Court for CBI cases granted the investigation agency an additional three days’ custody of Odisha-based tainted chit fund company Green Ray International Ltd (GRIL)’s Managing Director (MD) Mir Shahruddin here on Friday. The CBI had produced him in the court and demanded an extension of another six days remand ...

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Tension ran high in Tarava village

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Dhenkanal:6/2/17(OTN bureau) Even as the main accused involved in the alleged murder of Salman Rout a BJP activist during a pre -poll group clash late Saturday night at Dhenkanal’s Tarabha GP, a severe unrest has transpired following the incident. The police have arrested the prime accused Byomkesh Biswal an OSAP jawan and sent the body of the victim to SCB ...

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