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Several hurt as Odisha Congress protest turns violent (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) At least a hundred people, including protestors and several policemen, were injured when a Congress rally against the Naveen Patnaik-led government turned violent in the Odisha ... Read more...

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Mild tremor felt in parts of Odisha


August 31st, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (IANS) An earthquake of low intensity measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of Odisha Friday, an official said. No loss of life or ... Read more...

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Cross-LOC trade declining on Poonch route


August 27th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 27 (IANS) Trade along the Line of Control (LOC) with Pakistan near Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir is falling due to the delay in expansion of the list ... Read more...

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205 players for blind Chess Olympiad


August 9th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) In all, 205 competitors, including 19 International Masters and over 90 FIDE-rated players representing 26 countries will be taking part in the 15th Chess Olympiad for ... Read more...

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Patnaik reshuffles ministry, drops five (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday dropped five ministers and inducted nine in his council ministers.With this, the number of ministers (including the chief minister) ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh suicide: Minister claims innocence


July 31st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 31 (IANS) A day after the Chhattisgarh High Court ordered a probe into a farm market worker's suicide, Agriculture Minister Chandrashekhar Sahu Tuesday denied allegations that he had ... Read more...

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Goyat snaps 800m National record


July 15th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 15 (IANS) Mandeep Goyat of Maharashtra won the boys' 800 metres run in a National and meet record time of one minute, 52.66 seconds as the curtains came ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s former MP Laxman Seth gets bail


July 13th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) A West Bengal court Friday gave bail to former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) parliamentarian Laxman Seth, who was in custody for 118 days for allegedly ... Read more...

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Dara Singh among top five trends on Twitter


July 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh's demise has been the most talked about topic on Twitter Thursday and it featured among top five trends on the microblogging site.As ... Read more...

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US court absolves Union Carbide in Bhopal gas tragedy (Second Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 29 (IANS) A US federal court has ruled that neither Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) nor its former chairman Warren Anderson were liable for any environmental remediation or ... Read more...

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Monsoon now covers whole of Odisha


June 19th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) The southwest monsoon which moved into Odisha two days ago advanced rapidly and covered the entire state Tuesday, the weather office here said."The southwest monsoon ... Read more...

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Raman writes to Krishna to rescue engineer from pirates


June 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 16 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has written to External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna seeking his intervention to rescue a man from the state allegedly held hostage ... Read more...

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Huge cache of explosive seized in UP


June 9th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 9 (IANS) A huge cache of explosives was recovered from a village in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba district Saturday and three people arrested, police said.The seizure of over 200 ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik suspends Mohapatra, drops two ministers (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday suspended Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra and four others, including two ministers, from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik suspends Mohapatra, drops two ministers


June 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday suspended Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra and four others, including two ministers, from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Heat wave strikes Odisha, toll rises to 19 (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) A blistering heat wave Saturday swept across Odisha with the state recording a new high temperature of 46.7 degrees Celsius, as officials confirmed nine deaths, mostly ... Read more...

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No respite from heat wave in Odisha


May 26th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) The blistering heat wave in Odisha is likely to continue for the next four-five days, the weather office here said Saturday.Many places in the western parts ... Read more...

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Maoists strike again, kill cop in Odisha (Fourth Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 8 (IANS) Upping the ante, suspected Maoist guerrillas in Odisha Tuesday shot dead a 43-year-old police officer, just hours after they had abducted him, and left his ... Read more...

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Man held for distributing plagiarised poems of Mamata


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) A man was arrested from central Kolkata Thursday and booked under the Copyright Act for illegally publishing and distributing books containing several poems of West ... Read more...

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‘Congress MP offered me Rs.25 lakh bribe’


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 23 (IANS) Amid the CBI investigating the March 30 countermanded Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand, a Congress legislator alleged Monday that his own party's upper house MP Dheeraj ... Read more...

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She braves bullets to bring healthcare to women (Feature)


April 16th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) The frail and seemingly calm Udasi Sahu manages to conceal the excitement of her first plane journey. But the 42-year-old health worker can't conceal the thrill ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M MP, aides jailed for Nandigram violence


March 27th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) A West Bengal court Tuesday sent former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP Laxman Seth and two of his associates, who allegedly plotted the violent incidents ... Read more...

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Former CPI-M lawmaker, aides sent to 3 days’ CID custody


March 20th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) A court Tuesday sent former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP Laxman Seth and two of his associates, arrested in connection with the 2007 Nandigram ... Read more...

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Maoists raise fresh demands, Italians untraced (Night Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) Maoists who abducted two Italians five days ago Monday made further demands, ignoring Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's appeals to free the two.India meanwhile assured Italian Foreign ... Read more...

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No news of Italians abducted by Maoists


March 19th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Monday intensified efforts for the release of two Italian national, abducted by Maoist guerrillas five days ago, an official said.State Home Secretary U.N. ... Read more...

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Opposition rejects chargesheet on Odisha gangrape (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 12 (IANS) The opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as well as several social activists in Odisha, Monday rejected a police chargesheet on the alleged gangrape ... Read more...

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Opposition rejects charge sheet on ‘Odisha gang rape’


March 12th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 12 (IANS) The opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Odisha Monday rejected the police charge sheet on the alleged gang rape of a woman in ... Read more...

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Mercury crosses 40 degree in Bhubaneswar


February 26th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) This Odisha capital Sunday witnessed hot weather conditions as the day's maximum temperature climbed to 40.1 degree Celsius, an official said.It was the highest temperature of ... Read more...

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One killed in Jharkhand Maoist attack


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 23 (IANS) One villager was killed when Maoists first attacked a police station and then blasted a house in Jharkhand's Latehar district, police said Thursday.According to police, Maoist ... Read more...

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Maoist couple killed in Odisha gun battle


January 27th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 27 (IANS) A Maoist couple was gunned down by police in Odisha's Koraput district, an official said Friday.Chitrakam Reddy alias Sitru, 30, and his wife were killed in ... Read more...

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Odisha orders poultry cull after detection of bird flu


January 11th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) Odisha Wednesday decided to cull poultry in at least 18 villages of its Khordha district after bird flu was detected in the area, an official said."The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Two held with deer antlers in Chhattisgarh


January 11th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 11 (IANS) Two men were arrested with 10 pieces of deer antlers Wednesday in Chhattisgarh, police said.The arrests were made in Abhanpur area in Raipur district, some 45 ... Read more...

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Mercury dips to 3.6 degree Celsius in Odisha


December 22nd, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Cold wave continued to swept several parts of Odisha with Phulbani town in Kandhamal district Thursday recording 3.6 degree Celsius, the lowest of this season in ... Read more...

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Balco’s bauxite mining displaces Chhattisgarh tribals


December 22nd, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 22 (IANS) Several families belonging to the poverty-hit Baiga tribe in Chhattisgarh were hit by bauxite mining operations of aluminium major Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (Balco), Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Two Maoists among six killed in Jharkhand


December 8th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 8 (IANS) Six people, including two Maoist guerrillas, were killed in three separate incidents in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said Thursday.Jitan Sahu, 24, axed his grandfather and grandmother ... Read more...

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