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Odisha prosecutor with a record for getting corrupt convicted sacked for bribery

India, July 23 -- Odisha's anti-corruption department has sacked a special public prosecutor who was allegedly caught red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs.1 lakh earlier this month, a senior government ... Read More


Tribal girl, family toil on others' farmlands to buy smartphone for online classes

India, July 23 -- A 19-year-old tribal girl in Odisha's Rayagada district had to work on farmlands along with her widowed mother and older sister to buy a mobile phone so that she could attend virtual... Read More


Remain prepared for third Covid-19 wave: Patnaik

India, July 23 -- Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asked officials to remain prepared for the third Covid-19 wave likely to hit the state by August-end. "Though...(the) positivity rate h... Read More


Orissa HC asks guv to dispose of plea to disqualify MLAs for holding office of profit

India, July 21 -- The Orissa high court has directed the governor of Odisha to dispose of a plea seeking the disqualification of nearly two dozen Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLAs for holding office of profi... Read More


Two sentenced to 20-year rigorous imprisonment for raping minor in Odisha

India, July 20 -- A special court in Odisha's Nayagarh has sentenced two men to 20-year rigorous imprisonment after convicting them of raping a 14-year-old girl in 2017. The two, who were juveniles at... Read More


Two elephant carcasses found in Odisha's Keonjhar district

India, July 20 -- Two elephant carcasses have been recovered from Odisha's Keonjhar district, wildlife department officials said on Tuesday. The exact cause of their deaths was unknown yet, they added... Read More


Bride, groom flee own wedding as Odisha cops raid venue for Covid rule violation

India, July 19 -- A bride and groom in Odisha's Balasore district fled from their wedding on Sunday evening after police raided the venue over violation of Covid containment guidelines. Police offici... Read More


Major blow to Maoists as senior leader leaves party, 3 others surrender

India, July 19 -- A senior Maoist leader has left the insurgent ranks allegedly due to differences with the non-tribal leaders in the outfit who were ordering the killing of innocent tribal villagers ... Read More


Odisha to resume offline classes for class 10 and 12 from July 26

India, July 18 -- Almost 3 months after the schools in Odisha were closed due to the second wave of Covid pandemic, the state government on Saturday decided to reopen schools for class 10 and 12 stude... Read More


Senior Maoist quits, 3 others surrender before Odisha Police

India, July 18 -- A senior Maoist leader has left the insurgent ranks allegedly due to differences with the non-tribal leaders in the outfit who were ordering the killing of innocent tribal villagers ... Read More