Odisha

Pregnant Woman Raped In Balasore

Soro: In a spine-chilling incident, a pregnant woman was allegedly raped at Singhakhunta village in Soro area of Odisha’s Balasore district on Tuesday night. According to sources, the accused, identified as 22-year-old Kumpander Nayak of the village, abducted the pregnant woman from her house and raped her at his place. He allegedly committed the act […]

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Renowned Music Composer Vanraj Bhatia Aided By IPRS After He Suffers From Ill-Health & Lack Of Funds

Bhubaneswar: After discovering that veteran music composer Vanraj Bhatia suffering from health issues and claiming to be penniless, the Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) swung into action. On the direction of its Chairman lyricist, scriptwriter and poet, Javed Akhtar, IPRS took immediate steps to provide relief to the veteran Vanraj Bhatia with CEO, IPRS, Rakesh […]


IMFA Mines Gets Prestigious ‘Pollution Control Appreciation Award – 2019’

Bhubaneswar: Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA), the country’s leading fully integrated producer of value added ferro chrome, was recognised for its pioneering efforts with the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) awarding the prestigious Pollution Control Appreciation Award – 2019 to the Company’s Sukinda Chromite Mines. The award was given in recognition of […]


Niharika Murder Case: Six Persons Detained

Jagatsinghpur: Madhupatna Police detained six persons for interrogation in connection with mysterious murder of a staff nurse, whose body was found on a river bed here in the district yesterday. The body of nurse identified as Niharika Patra, a native of Bhingarpur village of Khordha district, stuffed in a sack was found on Biluakhai River […]


Thundershower And Lightning To Lash 10 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological centre issued thundershower and lightning for 10 Odisha districts. Thundershower and lightning will occur in districts like Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Ganjam, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, Khordha, Malkangiri, Nayagarh and Puri. Light to moderate rainfall is also likely in one or two places of these districts. The weather conditions are likely to prevail in […]


Direct Flight Between Bhubaneswar-Dubai : Dharmendra Writes To Aviation Min

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum & Natural Gas, Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urged the Centre for a direct flight between Bhubaneswar and Dubai, in view of rising Odia population in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). At present, Bhubaneswar is connected internationally via direct flight to only one destination i.e. Bangkok since it was granted International Airport status. […]


Trader Shot Dead In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A trader was shot dead by unidentified miscreants on Wednesday near Hatia village under Marshaghai police limits in Odisha’s Kendrapara district. Gagan Sahu, who owned a medicine store, was travelling on a motorcycle when two bike-borne miscreants reportedly opened fire at the trader leaving him critically injured. Locals rescued Sahu and admitted him to […]


NIFT Convocation Celebrated With Ultra-Fashion

Bhubaneswar: A splendid Convocation ceremony of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) – Bhubaneswar was held at KIMS Auditorium, Bhubaneswar where degrees were awarded to as many as 185 graduating students of the class of 2019. Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Honorable Minister of Micro, Small and medium enterprises; and Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries […]


Girl Student Run Over By Truck in Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: In a tragic incident, a class-IX girl student was killed after being run over by a truck on Cuttack-Paradip road near Pankapala under Kujang police limits in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Purnima Behera of Badapal village. She was on way to home riding a bicycle after attending […]


Couple Murdered In Bolangir For Practising Witchcraft

Bolangir: An elderly couple was allegedly killed on black magic suspicion at Chitkamal village under Patnagarh block here on Tuesday. Some residents had allegedly blamed the deceased couple Chintamani Bariha (55) and his wife Rukkani Bariha (50) for the death of a child in the locality. After this, the superstitious locals confronted them with fatal […]