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Police personnel perform parade in ankle-deep water

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Nabarangpur:15/8/18;While incessant rain under the impact of a low pressure dampened Independence Day celebrations at many places across the State today, police personnel of Nabarangpur district performed the ceremonial parade on a water-logged field today. The parade ground in the district was inundated with rain water due to heavy rain since last night. However, the police personnel bearing the rain ...

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Water pollution has taken a heavy toll on aquatic species mainly fish in water bodies close to Paradip Port

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Paradip:14/8/18: Water pollution has taken a heavy toll on aquatic species mainly fish in water bodies close to Paradip Port Township in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district. Motionless bodies of tons fish were spotted drifting along the Sahara, Athrabanki and Kaudia creeks on the outskirts of Port Township. Bloated bodies of fish and aquatic animals continue to drift along the polluted water bodies ...

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Two persons were killed and 12 others injured when lightning struck them during a football match

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Sundargarh: 13/8/18;At least two persons were killed and 12 others injured when lightning struck them during a football match at Parba village in Jharkhand bordering Odisha’s Sundargarh district on Monday. The deceased were hailed from Purunapani village in Sundargarh and Parba village of Jharkhand. Similarly, 12 persons from Hatibari village of Sundargarh district were injured in the lightning. According to ...

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Four kanwariyas were killed after being hit by a train

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Rourkela:13/8/18; As many as four kanwariyas were killed after being hit by a train while they were walking on a railway bridge near Panposh in Odisha’s Rourkela city last night. According to reports, seven Bol Bam devotees had come to Rourkela from Chhattisgarh to pour holy water at Vedvyas temple here. They were walking through a railway bridge on Brahmani river ...

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Large number of leaders and workers belonging to the Congress, BJP and other political parties joined the BJD

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Bhubaneswar:13/8/18; A large number of leaders and workers belonging to the Congress, BJP and other political parties from Koraput district joined the BJD on  Sunday . They belong to four Blocks of the Kotpad assembly constituency – Kundra, Kotpad, Boriguma and Boipariguda. The joining ceremony was held at Naveen Nivas in the State Capital today morning. Chief Minister and BJD supremo ...

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The 22nd anniversary day of Adani Foundation was observed

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Dharma:11/8/18: The 22nd anniversary day of Adani Foundation was observed today amid fanfare with active participation of stakeholders of the port. On this occasion school students of periphery high school, community leaders, PRI members took part in multiple programmes which added more fervour to the celebration. Members of local youth club, leaders, villagers of Karanjamala Panchayat planted medicinal sapling at ...

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Nalco has decided to expand the Electric Vehicle service by including women and small children

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Puri:10/8/18;After receiving widespread appreciation from all quarters for launching the free Electric Vehicle (EV) service at different locations in Puri, NALCO today scaled up this project by adding five more vehicles for the benefit of differently-abled, sick person and Senior Citizens. Nalco has now decided to expand the service by including women and small children for such free service. On ...

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Public hearing held at the office of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration faced large-scale protest

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Puri:10/8/18: The public hearing held at the office of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) here seeking proposals and suggestions on Srimandir reforms faced large-scale protest by a group of servitors today. A few minutes after commencement of the public hearing, the servitors along with some locals staged a protest inside the office alleging improper way of conducting the hearing. They ...

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OHRC has directed the Odisha government to pay Rs 2 lakh compensation who were killed in a firing at Gumudumaha

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Bhubaneswar:10/8/18; The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has directed the Odisha government to pay Rs 2 lakh compensation each to the family members of five persons who were killed in a firing at Gumudumaha village of Kandhamal district in 2016. The rights body also directed the state home secretary to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to those injured in the firing. ...

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Mild earthquake reading 3.6 in the Richter scale was felt in several parts of Odisha

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Bhubaneswar:9/8/18: A mild earthquake reading 3.6 in the Richter scale was felt in several parts of Odisha in the wee hours on Thursday, said the Regional Meteorological Centre here. Tremors triggered by the earthquake, which had its epicentre at Angul, were slightly felt in Boudh Sadar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal Sadar, Nayagarh and Angul at 3.03 am. The magnitude of the earthquake, having ...

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