The Orissa High Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on a petition filed by an elected Zilla Parishad member of Sundargarh district who had moved the HC challenging amendments made by the State Government in the Zilla Parishad (ZP) Election Rules just four days before the elections for the ZP president.
Rejecting the allegations of slipshod attitude of on the part of district administration in clearing encroachments from Swargadwar crematorium, Puri Collector-cum-District Magistrate Arabinda Agarwal on Wednesday said that encroachments will be razed soon. He said criminal case would be filed against those who found guilty after the investigation.
A Samiti Member and husband of another elected Samiti Member of Jagatsinghpur district were allegedly kidnapped from a hotel in Puri on Wednesday, a day before the election for the post of Block Deputy Chairman to be held on Thursday.
As many as four school children were injured when a bus carrying them overturned near Amberapur under Odagaon police station in Nayagarh district on Wednesday.
In a first of its kind for any Smart City in the country, the pre-bid meet on the Master System Integrator (MSI), the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) on Tuesday witnessed a participation of 82 perspective bidders.
For the seventh consecutive day on Wednesday, the Odisha Legislative Assembly failed to transact the Question Hour as Congress and BJP members created ruckus demanding a unanimous resolution to be passed recommending to the Centre to raise the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy to Rs 2800 per quintal.
The Rourkela police nabbed three PLFI (People’s Liberation Front of India) members during a search operation in Saranda jungle early this morning.
The Bangiriposi-Bhubaneswar Express train fortunately escaped a possible major mishap as people stopped the train before it could reach a cracked track point in Balasore district.
In an incident of lawlessness, two persons, including one critically, were injured as a miscreant fired at them from a country-gun in Kalahandi district this morning.
People faced a lot of problems in moving to workplaces and markets in cities as auto-rickshaw drivers were on a stir across the State.