Govt sounds alert on floods

Bhubaneswar: The state government Friday asked all district magistrates (DMs) to be prepared to tackle possible flood or waterlogging. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi has written to all collectors, revenue divisional magistrates (RDCs) and concerned police officers in this...

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9-yr-old girl raped under Brahma Taladhwaj chariot

Kendrapara: Kendrapara Town police Friday arrested a 26-year-old youth, Dillip Kumar Behera, son of Jagannath Behera, a resident of Jagulaipada under Sadar police station limits, for allegedly raping a 9-year-old girl under the Brahma Taladhawaj chariot on Ratha danda near Mausima temple here. Tapan Kumar Nayak, IIC of Kendrapara Town police station, said the victim, a student of class IV, was watching a cultural programme with her aunt and her elder...

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State police on toes against Maoists

Bhubaneswar: Security forces have been put on high alert in five districts of Odisha in the wake of Thursday's killing of eight Maoists in neighbouring Chhattisgarh, a senior police official said Friday. Security forces Thursday killed at least eight Maoist cadres, including four women, in a fierce encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur. Odisha Director General of Police R P Sharma Friday said the Naxals were under pressure in Chhattisgarh after Thursday’s encounter,...

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BJD, BJP are hand in-glove: OPCC

Bhubaneswar: With the BJD MPs walking out of the Lok Sabha ahead of the no-confidence motion debate against the NDA government, opposition Congress here came down heavily on the regional party and said both these parties were hand-in-glove with each other. “I have always said this and I reiterate, both these parties (BJD and BJP) are hand-in-glove with each other and have been deceiving Odisha all along. It’s Congress Vs BJD+BJP...

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LS passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, RS anti-corruption amendment

New Delhi: The second day of Parliament’s Monsoon Session on Thursday witnessed some productive time with the Lok Sabha passing the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill and the Rajya Sabha passing amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act. Both the houses, which were adjourned for the day after passing these two important bills, also expressed concern over incidents of mob lynching and fake news on social media, prompting Rajya Sabha Chairman M....

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