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Turtle helps save its namesake species


June 6th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Turtle Ltd, a leading menswear company that has been involved in conserving turtles, especially endangered Olive Ridley on the Odisha coast, is now mulling to expand ... Read more...

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Three killed as molasses tank bursts in Odisha


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) An elderly woman and two minor children died due to suffocation after the molasses tank of a sugar factory burst and the slurry entered their slum ... Read more...

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Maoists torch Odisha mobile phone towers’ equipment


December 17th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (IANS) In separate incidents, the Maoists Saturday set ablaze equipment of as many as five mobile phone towers in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said.A group of rebels ... Read more...

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NPCIL tying up with state-run firms for n-power


July 22nd, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rawatbhata (Rajasthan), July 22 (IANS) The Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) plans to tie up with state-run firms like ONGC, Indian Oil and NTPC to finance upcoming nuclear ... Read more...

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Security guard kills wife, sons


June 1st, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) A security guard of a state-run company axed his wife and two sons to death and later surrendered before the police, officials said Wednesday.The incident happened ... Read more...

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86 arrested for Orissa killings


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 1 (IANS) At least 86 people were arrested Sunday for their alleged involvement in the burning alive of eight people, including a woman, in Orissa's Ganjam district, police ... Read more...

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Mob burns seven to death in Orissa


April 30th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) Seven people, including a woman, were burnt to death by a mob in Orissa' Ganjam district over a dispute related to the operation of a stone ... Read more...

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Orissa lawmaker held for criminal activities


February 8th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) A Congress legislator was arrested Tuesday in Orissa for criminal activities including terrorising people and attacking police, an official said.Police arrested Ramesh Jena from Brahmagiri area of Puri ... Read more...

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Six criminals held from Orissa lawmaker’s house


February 1st, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 1 (IANS) Six criminals were arrested Tuesday from the house of a Congress legislator here, police said. Based on a tip-off, police raided the flat of Ramesh Jena in an ... Read more...

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Nalco signs pact for Rs.400 crore titanium project (Lead)


January 15th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Two public sector companies, the National Aluminium Company Ltd (Nalco) and Indian Rare Earths Ltd (IREL), have signed a pact to set up a titanium plant at an ... Read more...

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Nalco signs pact for Rs.400 crore titanium project


January 15th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Two public sector companies, the National Aluminium Company Ltd (Nalco) and Indian Rare Earths Ltd (IREL), have signed a pact to set up a titanium plant at an ... Read more...

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Sorry, we blew up ambulance: Maoists


December 4th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas issued a public apology Saturday for having blown up an ambulance and killing five "innocent" people in Orissa's Kandhamal district last month.The rebels issued a statement ... Read more...

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Maoists blow up ambulance, five killed (Lead)


November 28th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 (IANS) Five people, including two women and a child, were killed when Maoists blew up the ambulance they were travelling in in Orissa's Kandhamal district, police said Sunday.The landmine ... Read more...

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Four die in Orissa house wall collapse


October 27th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (IANS) Four members of a family, including a boy, died and one sustained critical injuries after a wall of their house collapsed early Wednesday in Orissa's Ganjam district, police ... Read more...

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Local journalists boycott Orissa chief minister


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 3 (IANS) Journalists in Orissa's Ganjam district Thursday boycotted functions of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to protest the government's failure to arrest those who attacked some media persons last ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Orissa


May 22nd, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) Heavy rains triggered by a low pressure area over the Bay Bengal lashed many parts of Orissa Saturday, affecting normal life in some places, officials said. People stayed indoors ... Read more...

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Cyclone Laila triggers rains in Orissa


May 21st, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Rains and powerful winds triggered by cyclonic storm Laila lashed Orissa's winding coast Friday. The storm was centred near Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh early in the day, said the ... Read more...

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Storm warning signal hoisted at Orissa ports


May 17th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 17 (IANS) Orissa Monday hoisted storm warning signal in four of its ports as a depression formed over south-east Bay of Bengal was likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm, ... Read more...

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Orissa Congress legislator arrested in Andhra


May 14th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 14 (IANS) An Congress legislator from Orissa's Ganjam district, who had been on the run after his alleged involvement in the murder of a criminal in his constituency early this ... Read more...

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Three die while cleaning well


April 3rd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 3 (IANS) Three people died when they inhaled some toxic gas while cleaning a well in Orissa's Ganjam district Saturday, police said. The deaths occurred in Badapada village in Bhanjanagar area ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Olive Ridley turtle eggs washed away


April 1st, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) Despite various preservation measures, hundreds of rare Olive Ridley turtle eggs were washed away in tidal waves in Rushikulya beach, one of the three mass nesting sites in ... Read more...

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Courts sentences minor’s rapist, murderer to death


March 29th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) A court in Orissa's Ganjam district Monday sentenced a man to death for raping and murdering an eight year old girl three years ago, officials said. District and Sessions ... Read more...

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Protests in Orissa as Togadia barred from Kandhamal (Lead)


March 20th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) Thousands of people held demonstrations in several parts of Orissa Saturday against Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia being arrested and prevented from entering Kandhamal ... Read more...

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Togadia released after trying to enter Kandhamal


March 20th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia, who was arrested late Friday for attempting to enter Orissa's Kandhamal district, was released early Saturday, police said. Togadia was stopped at ... Read more...

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Olive Ridley turtles begin nesting at second Orissa beach


March 15th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 15 (IANS) Thousands of Olive Ridley turtles crawled ashore from the Bay of Bengal Monday, after a month's delay, at the Rushikulya beach in Orissa's Ganjam district to lay their ... Read more...

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170,000 Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs in Orissa’s Gahirmatha


March 6th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 6 (IANS) At least 170,000 endangered female Olive Ridley turtles have laid their eggs in the protected Gahirmatha sanctuary, a famed nesting site in coastal Orissa, during the past 11 ... Read more...

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Bear injures over 10


February 24th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24 (IANS) A wild bear strayed into Dhanurjaypur village in Orissa's Ganjam district Wednesday and injured over 10 people, police said. The bear first attacked a woman plucking flowers. As the ... Read more...

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Four killed as bus skids off hill road


February 5th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 (IANS) At least four people were killed and more than 20 injured when a bus carrying them plunged down a hilly road in Orissa's Ganjam district Friday, police said. The ... Read more...

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Cooking gas cylinder blast kills three in Orissa


January 19th, 2010 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) Two women and a boy were killed and five injured after a cooking gas cylinder burst in a village in Orissa's Ganjam district, police said Tuesday. The cylinder burst ... Read more...

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Elephant found dead in Orissa forest


December 13th, 2009 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) A seven-year-old female elephant was found dead Saturday in the forest area of Orissa's Ganjam district, an official said. Locals Saturday morning spotted the elephant's body near Kuradiha village, ... Read more...

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This snake helpline helps humans and snakes alike


November 10th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Byomakesh Biswal Ganjam (Orissa), Nov 10 (IANS) The trick in catching poisonous snakes with bare hands lies not in the technique but in the attitude and belief that these reptiles are "not ... Read more...

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Orissa prays for dance group’s success on TV


August 17th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) Hundreds of slum dwellers are visiting temples in Orissa's Ganjam district every day to seek blessings for the success of 26 kids who have reached the final round ... Read more...

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Heavy rains cause flash floods in Orissa


July 21st, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (ANI): With all major rivers nearing their danger marks due to heavy rains, flash floods have affected 10 districts of Orissa.The state government has sounded an alert and ... Read more...

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Mob lynches bear after it mauls woman to death


July 13th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 13 (IANS) A group of villagers lynched a bear after it mauled a woman to death in Orissa's Ganjam district, police said Monday. Khali Behera, 55, resident of Badamahuri village under ... Read more...

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Its a three-way fight in Orissa polls


April 13th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 13 (IANS) With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) parting ways after an 11-year alliance, Orissa's two-phased elections for the Lok Sabha and the ... Read more...

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