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    Stormwater leaves Dhenkanal municipality waterlogged

    Dhenkanal: With no stormwater drainage system in place, even light rains leave people residing in Town Planning area and left side of Karigar Sahi under Dhenkanal municipality waterlogged. The residents alleged that their repeated pleas have fallen on deaf ears of the civic body officers. About 500 families reside in Town Planning area and over 400 families in left side of Karigar Sahi. Both...

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    Western Odisha: Sambalpur to get its first elephant shelter home at Jujumura

    Sambalpur: The forest department in Sambalpur district is planning to set up a 10-acre elephant shelter home for wild elephants at Jujumura far away from human settlement. According to forest officials, there are many elephants in the jungle who are rejected by their herds owing to old age and many baby elephants who are suffering from various difficulties in the...

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    3-day long shutdown declared in Nabarangpur district

    Nabarangpur: The Nabarangpur district administration Friday announced a three-day long shutdown in the district starting from Saturday. In view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Nabarangpur, district collector Ajit Kumar Mishra imposed the shutdown while exercising the power conferred under section 2, 3 and 4 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897. The shutdown will be effective from...

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    Western Odisha: Delay in bridge construction irks Sundargarh residents

    Bedabyasha: Delay in construction of the Dandiapali-Garjan bridge in Lathikata block in Sundargarh district has led to resentment among residents of Dandiapali and Garjan villagers. Work on the project was started January 2019 by a Rourkela based private firm under the supervision of Rural Welfare Department (RWC) Rourkela division. Even as almost one and half years have...

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    Posing as insurance agent Talcher girl swindles Rs 4.57L from local doctor, arrested

    Talcher: A girl belonging to Majhika village under Colliery police limits in Angul district has swindled Rs 4,57,385 from a local doctor posing as an insurance agent of a private company. Talcher police arrested the girl and forwarded her to court Friday. The girl has been identified as Deepa alias Supriya Swain. Deepa had come in contact with retired doctor...

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    Two-day shutdown announced in Sundargarh's Rajgangpur municipality area

    Rourkela: Following the detection of several COVID-19 cases, the Sundargarh district administration Friday declared a two-day shutdown in the Rajgangpur municipality area. The shutdown will be in force from August 8 to August 9. During the two-day shutdown period, the district administration will undertake containment measures like contract tracing, symptom checking,...

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    Gas agency owner robbed of Rs. 1.38 lakh in Bolangir

    Bolangir: Four armed miscreants looted Rs. 1.38 lakh from a gas agency owner near Jharani bus stand on Turekela-Kantabanji road in Bolangir district, Thursday afternoon. The person who has been robbed has been identified as Khirodh Meher. The incident happened, when Meher was going to the bank on his bike to deposit the said amount after closing the shop. The miscreants also on motorcycles...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Ganjam man dies as iron rod perturbing from drain pierces his chest

    Berhampur: In a freak mishap, a man died after an iron rod perturbing from an under construction drain pierced through his left chest near Aankuli over-bridge under Baidyanathpur police limits in Ganjam district late Thursday night. Local residents spotted the body Friday morning and immediately informed the police. Later, Baidyanathpur IIC Sarada Prasanna Das, Berhampur SDPO...

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    Odisha farmer stumbles upon ancient gold coin; people make bee line at his house to see it

    Jajpur: A farmer found a gold coin from his farmland at Radhanagar village under Dharmasala block in Jajpur district. Benudhar Nayak, the farmer, was ploughing his farmland Wednesday when he stumbled upon the coin. Nayak at first kept his discovery a secret but later confided in some of the elderly villagers. As the news spread, anxious people from his...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Odisha records highest single-day spike of 1,833 new coronavirus cases

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered the highest single-day spike for coronavirus with 1,833 persons testing positive for the disease. Among the new infections 1,118 persons were undergoing quarantine while the remaining 715 were local contacts. The new coronavirus positive patients took the total number of cases in Odisha to 42,550. Currently there are 15,370 active cases of...

    • 4 hrs ago

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