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    4 fishermen hurt as 2 boats collide on Gopalpur Sea

    Gopalpur: Four fishermen were injured while 14 others had a close shave after two fishing boats collided on Gopalpur Sea Sunday due to dense fog and poor visibility. The accident happened when a fish-laden boat was returning to the shore while another was venturing out to get its catch. However, due to the dense fog in the area, the crew of the two boats failed to notice each and other and a...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Five child marriages foiled in Odisha's Ganjam district

    Berhampur: A total of five child marriages have been foiled across Odisha's Ganjam district following swift action by the administration, officials said Sunday. While three attempts to marry off three minor girls were thwarted in Hinjili block, two such attempts were foiled in Sanakhemundi and Bhanjanagar blocks Saturday, they said. All the girls were aged between 15 and 17 years, they...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Angul killer tusker finally tranquilised, to be shifted to Kapilash Zoo

    Bantala: After an operation that lasted two days, forest officials finally tranquilised the marauding tusker which has so far killed six people, Saturday, in Talcher range under Angul forest division Saturday evening. The tranquilised pachyderm will now be shifted to Kapilash Zoo and kept in confinement there and not released back in the forest. A team comprising Talcher...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Man injured in knife attack over past rivalry

    Angul: A man has been battling for life after sustaining multiple knife attacks by a couple over past rivalry in Basantpur village under Chhendipada police limits in Angul district. The incident took place late Saturday night. The victim has been identified as Bijay Sahu, a resident of Basantpur village. According to police officials, Bijay had past enmity with his neighbor Kshetrabasi Behera over a...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Dolphin census begins at Chilika

    Balugaon: Chilika Wildlife Division and Chilika Development Authority (CDA) Sunday began a day-long census of Irrawaddy dolphins in the lake. A detailed training was provided to the researchers at CDA research centre near Chandraput Saturday to carry out the census. A total of 18 experienced staff from both these departments and other organisations have been deployed for this census operation. 'Each team,...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Mandis open, but farmers sell paddy to middlemen

    Raisuan: Paddy procurement centres were opened in Raisuan area of Keonjhar, but many farmers alleged that they fail to sell paddy in mandis. They sell their produce to middlemen at underrates. This happens due to faults in the procurement system, a report said. Some farmers accused the administration of doing little to streamline the procurement system. 'We have invested a lot in terms of labour...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Parking near godowns causes traffic mess in Keonjhar town

    Keonjhar: Even as campaigns and rallies are organized to raise awareness on traffic rules and road safety on the occasion of National Road Safety week, smooth traffic and safety concerns in Keonjhar town have not been ensured till date. Traffic problem has become acute due to mindless parking of vehicles in front of godowns. At some places, an absence of certain facilities like signal...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Bravehearts set out for Delhi to receive National Bravery Award

    Kendrapara: 'I am happy that I and my cousin are going to receive Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) National Bravery Award -2019 on Republic Day celebration in New Delhi. However, we will continue to regret that we failed to save more lives in Nipania boat tragedy,' said Purnima Giri, who boarded the New-Delhi bound Rajdhani Express with her sister and family members...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Gobaragola waterfall in Kalahandi misses admin attention

    Junagarh: As tourist season and picnic times are round the corner, tourists and picnickers from and outside the state have started thronging Gobaragola waterfall in large numbers, a report said. However, the Gobaragola waterfall in Kalahandi district is famous for its tranquil environment as well as scenic beauty. Even as this tourist destination attracts many tourists round the year, it...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Sundargarh in tight grips of pollution

    Sundargarh: Even as industrialisation process has brought progress to Sundargarh, excessive pollution has taken the mineral-rich district to a dead end, a report said. According to reports, Sundargarh district has many large scale as well as small scale steel and sponge iron industries including Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP). Some areas of the district like Kansbahal, Lathikata, Rourkela, Kalunga, Bonai,...

    • 15 hrs ago

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