Rourkela: In a major breakthrough, the five persons, who had gangraped a married woman in front of her husband, were arrested by the police on Tuesday. They have been arrested after five days of the gruesome incident which took place on November 16 at Pitamahal dam of Sundergarh district.
Malkangiri: Apart from its ongoing war against the Maoists in this tribal-dominated district of southern Odisha, the jawans of Border Security Force (BSF) are these days simultaneously up in arms against the killer Japanese Encephalitis that has till date claimed innocent lives of over a hundred tribal children here.
Cuttack: A case has been registered in the Malgodown police here on Wednesday against four girls of Ravenshaw Junior College for allegedly ragging a physically-challenged girl, their roommate in the hostel.
The case was registered based on the written complaint of the victim’s father under Sec 341, 323, 294, 427, 34 of IPC, police sources said.
The victim is a student of Plus II first year and was staying in a room at Daya Hostel which was also shared by four other senior students.
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Bhubaneswar: With the opening of banks across the country on Thursday after they remained shut on Wednesday as per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s directive soon after the demonetisation decree imposed on the old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes since Tuesday midnight, anxious people in large number were spotted standing in long queues at banks across Odisha for their turn to exchange or deposit old possessions.
Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar has become the first Indian city selected as one of the finalists to compete for the World Smart City Awards, organised by Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), to be held at Barcelona in Spain later this month.
Confirming the news to OMMCOM NEWS, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Krishan Kumar said: “Bhubaneswar had submitted its proposal to the evaluating committee of the World Smart City Awards organised by Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC).”
Bhubaneswar: Who will replace Naveen Patanik as Chief Minister of Odisha? A question often asked and debated in the media and when the same question was asked to Naveen Patnaik himself he, as always, gave his answer with a one liner – people will choose their leader.
The Chief Minister said it’s neither his party (Biju Janata Dal) nor his duty to select the next leader who will take the chair after him rather it’s the people of Odisha will decide who will lead them.
In an interactive session with Prabhu Chawla, Editorial Director of The New Indian Express, at the concluding day of the fifth edition of the Odisha Literary Festival (OLF) here, Patnaik said: “ People in their own judgement will choose their own leader at the appropriate time and I don’t think it’s necessery to groom a leader.”
Rourkela: The 3-day long “Innovision-16” programme organized by NIT, Rourkela will conclude today. Around 1200 Students from various technical institutions of Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand participated in the event.
The event was inaugurated at Bhubaneswar Behera Auditorium on Friday evening. The main attraction of the event was the dance of a humanoid on Bollywood songs and the presentation of Brain control copter.