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Move to resume ropeway service at NZP

Bhubaneswar: The state Forest and Environment department will conduct a public hearing next month to resume the ropeway service in Nandankanan to attract more tourists to the Zoological Park. According to Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray, the public hearing will take place May 18 on Nandankanan High School premises and three

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State may not qualify for agri award this year

State may not qualify for agri award this year

Bhubaneswar: The state government may not qualify for the Krishi Karman Award from Centre this year as the state has procured about 6 lakh tonne less paddy during this kharif season. According to official sources, the state government has so far procured 38 lakh tonne paddy in kharif 2017-18 while it had procured 43.85 lakh tonne during kharif 2016-17. The crop in state was affected by pest attack, drought and unseasonal...

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Congress joins Mahanadi battle

Congress joins Mahanadi battle

Bhubaneswar: Following the footsteps of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), principal opposition Congress Wednesday announced to join the battle for Mahanadi. Jharsuguda MLA and working president of Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) Naba Kishore Das Wednesday said his party will highlight the issue in every village, block and district of western Odisha, wherever the river flows through. “Day by day the water flow in Mahanadi River is dwindling. In coming days,...

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Small-time contractor marries orphanage inmate

Small-time contractor marries orphanage inmate

Cuttack: Soudagar, a small-time contractor in construction sector, won applause from several quarters when he tied the knot to Rinki, an inmate of orphanage Basundhara, here Wednesday. Many social activists, government officials and eminent people from various walks of life were present at the wedding ceremony at Basundhara to greet the newly-wed couple and wish them a happy married life. The orphanage authorities also threw a special party to mark the event. Basundhara...

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Minor rapes 5-year-old, 3 others suffer molestation

Minor rapes 5-year-old, 3 others suffer molestation

Burla/Kakatpur: Local police Tuesday arrested a 16-year-old youth on charge of raping a Class I girl here in Sambalpur district Monday. In another incident, the headmaster of Sunaribasta Project Primary School here was arrested Tuesday on charges of sexually harassing three minor girls of the school Monday According to reports, the teenager raped the five-year-old girl, a student of Shishu Mandir, of Ghudukatikra village under Dhanakauda block, at a secluded place...

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Heat wave: Schools close for summer vacation from Wednesday

Heat wave: Schools close for summer vacation from Wednesday

Bhubaneswar: Even as many parts of the state continue to sizzle under heat wave, the state government Tuesday announced early summer vacations for all schools from April 25. A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said that the decision has been taken in view of the prevailing heat wave conditions in the state. “The summer vacations were supposed to start from May 5. However, the date has been advanced in...

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Over 5,500 dead voters in MP’s Kolaras constituency: CEO to EC

Over 5,500 dead voters in MP’s Kolaras constituency: CEO to EC

Bhopal: Over 5,500 dead voters and 1,900 multiple entries were found in the voters list of Madhya Pradesh’s Kolaras assembly constituency, where bye-polls were held February 24, according to a letter from the state’s CEO to the Election Commission (EC). In the letter, sent earlier this month to the EC, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Saleena Singh blamed the district collector and district electoral officer for the lapse. There were 1,918...

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