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Betel shop owner in Odisha capital pays with life for refusal to give drinking water bottle !

Reported by Santosh Jagdev Bhubaneswar, Oct 24: A 60-year-old betel shop owner, Bhagaban Sahoo, was beaten to death by a group of unidentified miscreants at Bharatpur basti under Khandagiri…

Jittery Odisha govt out to delay hearing on ex DGP’s petition in High Court

Jittery Odisha govt out to delay hearing on ex DGP’s petition in High Court

Odisha Sun Times Bureau Bhubaneswar, Oct 24: Hellbent on preventing former Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra from being considered for the post of CBI director,the Naveen Patnaik government is…

Victims of Hudhud can wait; Phailin-hit farmers yet to get Odisha govt aid !

Victims of Hudhud can wait; Phailin-hit farmers yet to get Odisha govt aid !

Reported by Chinmaya Dehury Bhubaneswar, Oct 24: Victims of Cyclone Hudhud can wait.Nearly one sixth of the money released by the Odisha government as special calamity assistance in…

Huge amount of explosives seized in Odisha’s Malkangiri district

Huge amount of explosives seized in Odisha’s Malkangiri district

Reported by Ranjan Rath Malkangiri, Oct 24: The BSF personnel seized huge explosives during combing operations in Odisha’s Malkangiri district today. According to reports, the Central forces, acting…

Odisha court allows Seashore chief to be produced in Khordha court on Oct 28

Odisha court allows Seashore chief to be produced in Khordha court on Oct 28

Odisha Sun Times Bureau Jeypore, Oct 24: The Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court here today allowed Prashant Dash, Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of Seashore Group of Companies, one of the…

Odisha chit fund scam: CBI grills MMTC official over Seashore’s gold buy

Odisha chit fund scam: CBI grills MMTC official over Seashore’s gold buy

Reported by Santosh Jagdev Bhubaneswar, Oct 24: The CBI team probing the multi-thousand crore chit fund scam in Odisha this evening grilled Mineral Metal Trading Corporation (MMTC) Bhubaneswar branch…

Odisha police to put in place tight security for India-Lanka one-dayer

Odisha police to put in place tight security for India-Lanka one-dayer

Odisha Sun Times Bureau Cuttack/Bhubaneswar, Oct 24: The Bhubaneswar-Cuttack commissionerate police today had the first preparatory meeting on security arrangements for the one-day international match between India and…

Popular Odisha film actress Runu Parija dead

Popular Odisha film actress Runu Parija dead

Odisha Sun Times Bureau Bhubaneswar, Oct 24: Popular comedy actress of Odia film industry Runu (Sadhana Parija) today died of heart attack. She suffered a heart stroke at…

Jual says he wasn’t consulted by Odisha BJP leaders before Sahu’s suspension

Jual says he wasn’t consulted by Odisha BJP leaders before Sahu’s suspension

Reported by Chinmaya Dehury Bhubaneswar, Oct 24: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram today said he was not consulted by any senior leader including the Odisha BJP president…

INDIA & BEYOND

Pankaj Advani clinches World billiards title

Pankaj Advani clinches World billiards title

Leeds, Oct 24 : Displaying sublime touch, Pankaj Advani crowned himself World billiards champion for…

Rare feline may be reintroduced to the wild

Rare feline may be reintroduced to the wild

Lisbon, Oct 24 : Portugal plans to reintroduce the Iberian lynx, the world’s most endangered…

Jethmalani attacks Jaitley over handling black money issue

Jethmalani attacks Jaitley over handling black money issue

New Delhi, Oct 24 : Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani has written a fiery letter to…

Harsh Vardhan offers to help Pakistan fight polio menace

Harsh Vardhan offers to help Pakistan fight polio menace

New Delhi, Oct 24 : Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday offered Pakistan full cooperation in…

Special police teams set up in Hyderabad for women’s safety

Hyderabad, Oct 24 : Hyderabad Police Friday set up 100 special teams to check harassment…

Bangalore school secretary arrested in child rape case

Bangalore school secretary arrested in child rape case

Bangalore, Oct 24 : Karnataka Police Friday arrested the secretary of a society that runs…

CBI registers PE against steel company, officials for mining in forest land

CBI registers PE against steel company, officials for mining in forest land

New Delhi, Oct 24 : The CBI Friday registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Jindal…

17 soldiers killed in Egypt car bomb blast

Cairo, Oct 24 : At least 17 soldiers were killed and 25 injured in a…

IS abducts three journalists in Iraq

IS abducts three journalists in Iraq

Mosul (Iraq), Oct 24 : The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group Friday kidnapped three Iraqi…

Rajnath’s Rs.175-crore package to ITBP for Arunachal projects

Rajnath’s Rs.175-crore package to ITBP for Arunachal projects

Greater Noida, Oct 24 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday announced Rs.175 crore for the…

BJP wary over Badals at ML Khattar’s swearing-in ceremony Sunday

BJP wary over Badals at ML Khattar’s swearing-in ceremony Sunday

Chandigarh, Oct 24 : All set to assume power in Haryana for the first time…

ECONOMY

IRDA slaps Rs 50 lakh fine on ICICI Lombard

IRDA slaps Rs 50 lakh fine on ICICI Lombard

Chennai, Oct 24 ; The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has fined private non-life insurer ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd. Rs.50 lakh for various violations, the…

Centre turns down SSTL’s FDI proposal

Centre turns down SSTL’s FDI proposal

New Delhi, Oct 24 : The central government has rejected Sistema Shyam Teleservices’ (SSTL) proposal to up its foreign stake to 100 percent due to conversion of redeemable…

Aditya Birla Group to enter health insurance business

Aditya Birla Group to enter health insurance business

Chennai, Oct 24 : India’s Aditya Birla Group (ABG) has decided to venture into the health insurance sector, joining hands with South African MMI Holdings Ltd. According to…

Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush

Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush

New Delhi, Oct 24 : With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from Oct 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts to accommodate the hundreds of people heading…

Kerala liquor sale falls after new liquor policy

Kerala liquor sale falls after new liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 : Sales have fallen with the new liquor policy being in force in Kerala since September, a minister said Friday. Excise Minister K. Babu told…

Banks need to fund MSMEs liberally at lower rates: Study

Banks need to fund MSMEs liberally at lower rates: Study

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 : Three-fourth of the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) do not have any access to institutional finance and time has come for banks…

STATE

Birth anniversary of first Odisha barrister Biswanath Mishra observed

Birth anniversary of first Odisha barrister Biswanath Mishra observed

Odisha Sun Times Bureau Bhubaneswar, Oct 24:Utkal Ratna Barrister Biswanath Mishra Smruti Trust observed the 136th birth anniversary of eminent social…

Girl student complains of severe beating by teacher in Odisha school

Odisha Sun Times Bureau Bhogarai, Oct 23: The Baleswar district administration in Odisha has begun investigation into alleged severe thrashing of…

Woman Maoist nabbed in Odisha’s Sambalpur district

Odisha Sun Times Bureau Redhakhol, Oct 23: A hardcore woman Maoist was arrested by the CRPF personnel from Taparasingha village under…

Odisha-based SOA varsity organises seminar on tropical cyclone

Odisha-based SOA varsity organises seminar on tropical cyclone

Odisha Sun Times Bureau Bhubaneswar, Oct 22: In the context of ever-increasing number of cyclones and their disastrous impact in coastal…

86% target achieved in health insurance coverage under BKKY in Odisha

86% target achieved in health insurance coverage under BKKY in Odisha

Odisha Sun Times Bureau Bhubaneswar, Oct 22: In a significant achievement, Odisha has been able to cover more than 86% of…