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Alert over violence on D-Day

New Delhi: The Home Ministry Wednesday put out a nation-wide alert to states about possible eruption of violence in different parts of the country in connection with the counting of votes. The Centre’s advisory comes just a day after former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha threatened of bloodshed in Bihar if...

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1301 candidates’ fate to be unveiled today

Bhubaneswar: The election results to be declared Thursday will decide the fate of 174 Lok Sabha and 1127 Assembly candidates including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Counting of votes for 21 Lok Sabha and 146 Assembly seats will be declared Thursday. However, election to Patkura Assembly seat has been put off. As the general election witnessed a straight fight between Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), all eyes are...

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Cong will slip to third position: Niranjan

Bhubaneswar: A day before the announcement of results of simultaneous polls, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Niranjan Patnaik Wednesday admitted that his party will slip to third position this time. Speaking to reporters here, Niranjan said he is in doubt whether the Congress will emerge as the principal Opposition party in the state Assembly. “The Congress will be the main Opposition party in the Assembly if the BJP joins hand...

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BDA installs LED screens for results day

Bhubaneswar: With the air of anticipation, predictions and excitement, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has made arrangements for easy and comfortable viewing of the counting process and live updates on results for the Capital citizens. While the Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha has installed a 10X12 feet LED screen at Biju Patnaik Park (Forest Park), BDA has taken up the sitting arrangements for 400 people. “There is excitement among the people for...

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City police chief fetes ODRAF units

Twin-city police commissioner Satyajit Mohanty and Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahu along with ODRAF units at the felicitation ceremony, Wednesday op photo

Bhubaneswar: Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty Wednesday felicitated six units of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) which worked with the twin city police after cyclone Fani. Mohanty hailed the efforts of ODRAF personnel from the OSAP First Battalion, Dhenkanal, the OSAP Second Battalion, Jharsuguda, Fourth IR Battalion, Deogarh, OSAP Seventh Battalion, Bhubaneswar, ODRAF Balasore district and First IR Battalion, Koraput, for their services after the cyclone. Odisha has been hit...

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1301 candidates’ fate to be unveiled today

Bhubaneswar: The election results to be declared Thursday will decide the fate of 174 Lok Sabha and 1127 Assembly candidates including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Counting of votes for 21 Lok Sabha and 146 Assembly seats will be declared Thursday. However, election to Patkura Assembly seat has been put off. As the general election witnessed a straight...

NIT student’s death: Suicide, love ruled out

Bhubaneswar: The death of a second year student of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Rourkela Monday has sent shock waves across the state. The police Wednesday put at rest speculations about possible causes of death by ruling out suicide or love angle behind the incident. Sources at Sector 3 police station in Rourkela who deal...

Cong will slip to third position: Niranjan

Bhubaneswar: A day before the announcement of results of simultaneous polls, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Niranjan Patnaik Wednesday admitted that his party will slip to third position this time. Speaking to reporters here, Niranjan said he is in doubt whether the Congress will emerge as the principal Opposition party in the state Assembly. “The Congress...

BDA installs LED screens for results day

Bhubaneswar: With the air of anticipation, predictions and excitement, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has made arrangements for easy and comfortable viewing of the counting process and live updates on results for the Capital citizens. While the Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha has installed a 10X12 feet LED screen at Biju Patnaik Park (Forest Park), BDA has taken...

Alert over violence on D-Day

New Delhi: The Home Ministry Wednesday put out a nation-wide alert to states about possible eruption of violence in different parts of the country in connection with the counting of votes. The Centre’s advisory comes just a day after former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha threatened of bloodshed in Bihar if any attempt is made to steal “the...

Main accused in LIC agent murder case nabbed

Jatni: Jatni police Wednesday claimed to have arrested the main accused in the murder of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) agent Rabindra Kumar Nayak December 1, last year. Police said they have arrested main accused Sahabaaz Khan, 27, of Rajabazar area of Jatni from Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Police also seized a few iron rods, plastic pipes and...

Twin-city police commissioner Satyajit Mohanty and Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahu along with ODRAF units at the felicitation ceremony, Wednesday op photo

City police chief fetes ODRAF units

Bhubaneswar: Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty Wednesday felicitated six units of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) which worked with the twin city police after cyclone Fani. Mohanty hailed the efforts of ODRAF personnel from the OSAP First Battalion, Dhenkanal, the OSAP Second Battalion, Jharsuguda, Fourth IR Battalion, Deogarh, OSAP Seventh Battalion, Bhubaneswar, ODRAF Balasore district and...

Experts urge conservation of state’s biodiversity

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Biodiversity Board celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity at the office of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Odisha Aranya Bhawan here Wednesday. The event was organised to create awareness among students, researchers, scientists, academicians, foresters, policy makers, media personnel and general public on issues related to benefits arising out of the conservation of biological resources....

Kids revel in photo shoot

BHUBANESWAR: Setting the trend in fashion and lifestyle, Esplanade One organised ‘Wonderkids’, a new and innovative campaign to promote brands associated with kids, here recently. Several kids participated in the programme as models for national brands. Children were allowed to choose apparel from the brand and participate in the shoot. These photographs will be shared on digital...

Winds of change blow in India

Following Odisha sprint queen Dutee Chand’s revelation, Orissa Post takes a look at the changing scenario in the country where films and web series have started to showcase progressive social reforms to generate public interest and opinion   BHUBANESWAR: The Hindi film industry was for years reluctant to touch upon themes related the community due to the...

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