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Over 40 per cent LPG coverage in Odisha in 2017:Officials

Over 40 per cent LPG coverage in Odisha in 2017: Officials Bhubaneswar .LPG coverage in Odisha has increased from 20 per cent of the total households in 2014 to 43 per cent this year after the launch of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), officials said. “It has increased from 20 per cent in June 2014

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Man forced to carry son’s body; NHRC issues notice to UP

The NHRC has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government after a labourer had to carry his teenage son’s body on his shoulders as he was allegedly denied an ambulance by a hospital in Etawah district.The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said it has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports and issued the

Currency exchange racket busted in Odisha; Rs 1.42 cr seized

Bhubaneswar: Police on Sunday busted a currency exchange racket in scrapped notes with the seizure of over Rs 1.42 crore and arrest of eight persons in Sambalpur district. The Sambalpur police also recovered two pistols, five live rounds of bullets and a car from their possession. The police have seized Rs 1,42,91,000 out of which

Temples affected, tourist footfalls down in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes by the Union government has affected the temples and tourist footfalls in Odisha. The tourist footfalls in Jagannath temple in Puri have decreased significantly following demonetisation. The Suar Nijog (temple cooks), who sell Mahaprasad (food first offered to the deity), are not accepting the old

Odisha CM shown black flags

Baripada (Odisha):  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was today shown black flags and an egg was hurled at him allegedly by the opposition Congress activists during his one day tour to Mayurbhanj district. An unknown person allegedly hurled an egg at the pandal where Patnaik was present at Suliapada government high school field, a district

Rajnath warns Pakistan, mend ways

Rajnath speaks to Odisha CM after forces killed 24 Maoists

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today took stock of the situation along the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border where 24 Maoists were gunned down by security forces in a fierce gun-battle. Singh, who is in Bahrain, called up Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who apprised him about the incident and the prevailing situation in the state.

Odisha hospital owner surrenders 56 hours after hospital fire

Bhubaneswar:Odisha police on Thursday arrested SUM Hospital’s owner Manoj Nayak in connection to the fire tragedy earlier this week that killed 21 persons. Nayak surrendered before the Khandagiri police early Thursday morning and was later arrested, said Director General of Police (DGP) K.B. Singh. “He surrendered at about 3.30 a.m. He is being interrogated,” said

Odisha hospital fire toll 19

Bhubaneswar: Odhisha health authorities on Tuesday confirmed that the toll of a major fire at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar was 19. On Monday night, the state government announced that 22 persons were killed due to the fire that broke out in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the dialysis ward

Durga Puja celebrations pick up pace in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Durga Puja celebrations have picked up pace in the twin cities of Odisha — Bhubaneswar and Cuttack — with people thronging the pandals to seek blessings of Goddess Durga. More than 300 major puja pandals and innumerable smaller ones in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar have come alive with stunning decorations and sparkling lights. People are

Teenage girl attacked with acid in Odisha

Berhampur (Odisha): A teenage girl sustained burn injuries after she was allegedly attacked with acid in her house in Badagada area of Odisha’s Ganjam district, a police official said. The 17-year-old girl was admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here in a critical condition after the incident took place last night, the official said.

Odisha recalls Mother Teresa with fondness

Bhubaneswar: As in rest of India and the world, Mother Teresa is much revered in Odisha, where she is remembered with fondness by people from all walks of life ahead of her canonisation in the Vatican on Sunday.Among those who knew Mother Teresa well is Sister Merry Olivet, the regional superior of the Missionaries of

Two youths arrested for raping minor girl in Odisha

Kendrapara: Two youths were arrestedfor allegedly raping a minor girl in the seaside Baradanga village in Odisha’s Kendrapara district. The 15-year-old girl student of a government-run school was raped allegedly by the duo when she had gone out to relieve herself in the backyard of her house on Thursday evening, police said. Umakanta Rout (22)

Odisha man Carried wife’s body 10km with daughter from hospital

Bhubaneswar: In odisha district a man Dana Majhi’s walked 10 km with his wife’s body on his shoulder with his weeping 12-year-old daughter by his side,today. As government hospital authorities in Kalahandi did not provide him any vehicle to take his wife’s body, who died of tuberculosis on Tuesday

30 killed, 36 injured in lightning strike in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least 30 people died and 36 more seriously injured in lightning in several places across Odisha on Saturday. Of the 30 killed, eight are from Bhadrak, seven from Balasore district, six from Khurda district, three from Jajpur, two from Nayagarh and one each from Kendrapara, Sambalpur, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts. Reports from Balasore

Odisha to conserve 700 sacred groves to protect tribal culture

Bhubaneswar: An integral part of tribal culture, 700 sacred groves in Odisha — out of 2,100 identified by the state government — will be conserved this year with the involvement of local communities, with the project to be completed by 2019, an official said. “We have decided to protect 700 sacred groves this year. Massive