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Rain deluge: High alert in state

Chief Minister reviews flood-like situation; offices to work Sunday for emergency Bhubaneswar: In view of the unprecedented rainfall across the state and the consequent disruption of normal life, a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday reviewed the flood-like situation at many places and ordered provision of relief measures...

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Deities set for homecoming amid tight security steps

Puri: Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra are all set for their return journey home from Srigundicha temple on the occasion of Bahuda Yatra Sunday amid tight security. The deities would, however, not enter the Srimandir, but stay outside its Lions’ Gate on their respective chariots for three days starting Sunday. The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), meanwhile, has turned Nandighosha, Taladhwaja and Darpadalan chariots around in...

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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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