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Annual Sulia Jatra would be held on January 3


Monday, 02 January 2017 | ONTB | BALANGIR | This year, annual Sulia Jatra would be held on January 3, the first Tuesday of the Odia Pausha month, at Khairguda in Kultapda gram panchyat under Balangiri district’s Deogan block, 20 km from here. Notably, tribals have been worshipping Sulia Budha at the village by the side of Sulia Dangar hill ...

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Infamous dacoit ‘Suka’ injured in police encounter


Bhubaneswar: ONT Bureaue31/12: Infamous dacoit Sukadeb Behera alias Suka has been injured on his leg in a police encounter at Dhauli area late on Thursday night. Acting on a tip off, special squad of commissionerate police raided Dhauli area. During the encounter, Suka fired two rounds of gun on the police. The police in return while firing, he sustained injuries ...

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Demon King ‘Kansa’ apologizes for performing


Bargarh: (ONTBureaue)29/12 Artiste Hrusikesh Bhoi, who has been playing the role of demon king ‘Kansa’ at the Bargarh Dhanu Yatra for ninth time consecutively, today beg apology for playing the role of ‘Kansa’ at Dharmasala Loka Mahotsav held recently. In his apology, Bhoi said, “I made a mistake and will not repeat such mistake in future. I will mention the ...

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Culling begins at Keranga after bird flu detection


Khurdha: 27/12(ONT Bureau). Culling of fowl began at Keranga village and one km radius area around it in the district in the wake of detection of avian flu. Three days after the Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department received report from High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal confirming the H5N1virus, the district collector had convened a meeting on Monday ...

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Bird flu outbreak in Keranga again, culling from today


BHUBANESWAR:: (ONT bureau) :27/12 With vian influenza H5N1 reported from Khurda’’s Keranga village for the first time after 2011-12, the Odisha Government on Monday ordered culling of the poultry birds in the infected area from Tuesday. After unusual mortality was reported among chicken in Keranga, Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department had sent samples to National Institute of High Security ...

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Terrorist ambush in Assam, 3 soldiers killed; HM Rajnath takes a stock of situation


Guwahati: Three soldier were killed and three others were injured after suspected militants fired at an army convoy in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Saturday, defence officials said. The incident took place at around 5.30 a.m., in the Pengeri area, Defence public relations officer Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said. “They (the militants) had planted an improvised explosive device (IED) on the ...

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Missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed in Aligarh


New Delhi: A ‘mysterious letter’ delivered at Jawaharlal Nehru University four days ago claims that the missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad was held captive in a village in Aligarh, reportedly. According to media reports, the Delhi Police is probing the letter that was apparently sent by a woman in Aligarh. She claimed to have important information about Najeeb. The letter ...

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Odisha, Indonesia Share Age-Old Historical and Civilisational Links- Governor


Bhubaneswar: Odisha and Indonesia share age-old historical and civilsational links. People of Kalinga were the pioneers in Indian colonization in farther India, particularly in Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, the then Burma. Indian traders, adventurers, teachers and priests were the dominating influence in South-East Asia. Hinduism and Buddhism both spread to these regions from India and for many centuries existed there with ...

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Odisha: SZAMBM Gheraoed Collectorate Demanding implementation of the 5th Scheduled Provisions


Sundargarh: Hundreds of tribals marched in a rally on 12th Nov from Stadium and gheraoed the district collectorate demanding implementation of the 5th scheduled constitutional provision in the district. The protest rally was organised under the umbrella banner of Sundargarh Zilla Adiwasi Mulwasi Bachao Manch(SZAMBM) under which a number of community based tribal sangathans from all the blocks across the ...

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Sudarsan Pattnaik’s sand art on “Begging of a clean India, RIP black money”


Puri: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture on demonetisation move, at puri beach of  Odisha . The sculpture, which lauds PM Modi’s historic move to curb black money, bears the message,  “Beginning of a Clean India and RIP black money”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise announcement to demonetise higher denominations of currency notes has been applauded as ...

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