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Dhenkanal police seized a gun from palm forest


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


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


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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Lakhs Take Holy Dip At Chandrabhaga On Magha Saptami

Konark: 3/2/17:Chandrabhaga near Konark in Puri district on Sunday to take a holy dip and offer prayers to the Sun God on the occasion of Magha Saptami on Friday. However, the pilgrims expressed little dissatisfaction over late darshan of Sun God due to deep fog. On the seventh day of the first half of the ‘Magha’ month, pilgrims took dip ...

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inter-State dacoit gang arrested


Keonjhar: The Joda police in the district here have arrested and court-forwarded one Ashok Kumar Mahakud (31), the mastermind of an inter-State dacoit gang, on Thursday. Ashok alias Chote or Chotku, a native of Jhumpura, was in the most wanted list of Keonjhar police since 2010 for his alleged involvement in the Rs 40 lakh docoity case of Rugudi in ...

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Maoists attack: Landmine blast killed 7


Koraput: (ONT Bureau)2/2/17:At least seven state policemen were killed and almost five injured in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists near Sunki in Koraput district of Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border. Maoists triggered the blast around 5.45 pm in Mogarguma village near Pottangi in Koraput that falls on the Sunki-Salur highway. The vehicle targeted was that of the state armed police. There ...

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Magha Saptami at Chandrabhaga


Konark: Several lakh of devotees have gathered from all over the country and outside for the Magha Saptami Mela to be held on the beach of the Chandrabhaga sea in Konark on Friday morning. Devotees of Sun God will be seen taking holy dips in the sea as a traditional ritual. Konark, the Black Pagoda, is a popular destination for ...

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14 Injured As Bus Turns Turtle After Hitting Tree meet an accident

Keonjhar:(ONT Bureaue)2/2/17: As many as 14 persons were injured after a private bus in which they were travelling lost control and overturned after hitting a tree in Kaliaprasad area here in the wee hours on Thursday. According to sources, the incident took place at around 4.30 am today when the bus- Dildar was on its way to Ranchi from Bhubaneswar. ...

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CIPET new made bulding collapsed


Balasore:ONT Bureaue:30/1/17: Unaccounted number of workers has been severely hurt when a new made building of CIPET collapsed in Balasore’s industrial area here on Sunday. The incident occurred some two hours ago as rescue operations are underway on a war footing. Locals and some police officials are currently engaged in recovering trapped people from within the debris. Two fire tenders, ...

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Odisha High Court has shown displeasure over the inconsistency on Sarva Siksha Abhiyan


Cuttack:ONT Bureaue:30/1/2017: Orissa High Court has shown displeasure over the inconsistency on Sarva Siksha Abhiyan reports furnished by both State and Centre. A bench comprising Chief Justice Vineet Saran and justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi cautioned state and union governments to file fresh status reports of funds given for the flagship programme for kids’ education. A PIL from Puri Brahmagiri GP ...

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