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Raghurajpur Becomes Bank Of India’s Digital Village

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Puri: Odisha NewsTimesv Bureau On Jan 25, 2017 Heritage crafts village Raghurajpur in Puri district was adopted by the Bank of India as a ‘digital village’, said the nationalised bank’s general manager SK Agarwal said today. Initially 20 point of sale (PoS) machines are installed by the Bank of India in Raghurajpur while 200 savings bank accounts have been opened ...

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State Govt announces compensation for hirakhand derailment victims

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Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Sunday announced ex-gratia and financial assistance to the victims of Hirakhand Express derailment. Speaking to news men Chief Secretary said the government has decided to grant Rs 5 lakh compensation each to the family of victims from state who have lost their lives during the disaster. Earlier the Railways Ministry had declared a compensation of ...

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IITian quits job to participate panchayat polls combat

Kendrapara: An alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, Nihar Ranjan Beura(aged 50) has quit his job for the sake of contesting at the panchayat polls in Dumuka Gram Panchayat in the district here. Nihar while speaking to the media has said that he has undertaken the step with an ojective of transforming the life of villagers. He has filed his nomination papers ...

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Woman Sarpanch Murder Nabbed

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Mohana:: (ONT News Bureaue)19/1/17 Six days after the brutal murder of Mini Dalabehera, a woman sarpanch candidate for Baghamari Panchayat, Mohana police today arrested the prime accused. The accused has been identified as Sudhir Gamang (32) of Ramachandrapur village under R Udayagiri police station limits. Giving details to the media, Gajapati SP Sushil Kumar Panigrahi said Mini Dalabehera had filed ...

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Avian flu scare in Kendrapara

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Kendrapara : ONT Bureaue:17/1/17:About a hundred pigeons have succumbed to an unknown disease triggering avian flu scare in a far off village in Mahakalapada tehsil of Kendrapara district, sources said. Some death incidents of fowls were also reported from nearby localities last week. The avian beauties are dying almost on a daily basis, a veterinary official said. With scares of ...

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SEC to decide post Jan 21-Elections in Maoist areas

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Bhubaneswar:ONT Bureaue:17/1/17 The threats by Maoists to villagers in many areas to avoid Panchayat elections in the state has led to confusion among poll officials. The State Election Commission (SEC) has said it will take a decision regarding conducting elections in these areas after January 21. The Commission today said it has sought reports from collectors and SPs of cutoff ...

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Phulbani Records 6 Deg C

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Phulbani:ONT Bureaue:17/1/17 Cold wave conditions have hit normal life in Odisha, particularly in forested districts in interior parts of the state, and it may continue like this for two more days. “Cold wave condition likely to prevail over some parts of interior Odisha during the next 24 hours,” a bulletin issued by IMD, Bhubaneswar, said. The northerly wind flow since ...

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Truck loaded with blankets were intercepted by BJP workers

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Nabarangpur:(ONT Bureau)16/1/17: Hours after a truck loaded with blankets were intercepted by BJP workers at Bhalpada village of Nabarangpur district, Odisha unit of the party today approached State Election Commission (SEC) citing violation of model code of conduct against Biju Janata Dal. In their petition, BJP leaders demanded seizure of the truck carrying the blankets and arrest of Umerkote BJD ...

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Executive director (Works) of Rourkela Steel Plant in CBI net

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. Rourkela: ONT Bureaue:10/1/17:A team of CBI on Tuesday examined the bank account details and locker of arrested B.P.Verma, executive director (Works) of Rourkela Steel Plant, here. Verma was arrested on Monday for allegedly accepting the bribe from a representative of Vesuvius India Ltd. Binay Kumar Singh, the representative, was also arrested from Bokaro. During the raid of Verma’s house, ...

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30 Injured As Picnic Bus Hits Truck

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Athagarh:: ONT Bureau Jan 07, 2017 : Over 30 persons were injured when a picnic bus carrying them hit a hyva truck at Khuntuni Bazaar in Cuttack district in the wee hours today. Condition of five of them is stated to be critical. All injured belong to Motalibandha village under Balianta police limits in Khurdha district. All the injured were ...

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