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Pari Murder Case: Senior IPS Officer Arun Bothra To Head SIT

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government today constituted a five-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the sensational Pari murder case of Nayagarh district. Yesterday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has assured the same in the Odisha Assembly Reportedly, Senior IPS officer & IG of Police, Arun Bothra, will be heading the SIT to inquire into the [] The post Pari Murder Case: Senior IPS Officer Arun Bothra To Head SIT appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 9:04 pm
Odisha Govt Offices To Function With 75% Staff During December

Bhubaneswar: All Departments of Odisha Govt and Sub-ordinate Offices in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will function with 75% strength of employees during December, 2020 and ensure that the office work does not suffer. All the government offices throughout the state will remain closed on Saturdays. The General Administration and Public Grievances department have issued an order [] The post Odisha Govt Offices To Function With 75% Staff During December appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 6:07 pm
278 MSME Units Provided Financial Incentive During Current FY

Bhubaneswar: Fulfilling the promises for promotion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), State Government have extended various financial incentives to 278 units during the current fiscal, thereby taking the total incentivized units to 639 from April, 2019. The amount of incentive has touched Rs.69.99 cr. This was known from State Level Empowered Committee meeting [] The post 278 MSME Units Provided Financial Incentive During Current FY appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 5:39 pm
Man held for illegally selling foreign liquor in Ganjam

Ganjam: A man has been arrested for illegally selling foreign liquor in Durbandha village under Hinjali police station limits in Ganjam district. The accused has been identified as Narahari Behera from the same locality. The cops have seized 26.140 litres of foreign liquor of several brands. Acting on a tip-off, the excise sleuth conducted the [] The post Man held for illegally selling foreign liquor in Ganjam appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 5:36 pm
Driver killed as iron ore-laden truck falls into gorge in Keonjhar

Barbil: The driver of an iron ore-laden truck was killed after the vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a 20ft deep gorge near KP Takurani Iron Ore Mines under Barbil police limits in Keonjhar district today. The deceased has been identified as Prakash Jena (29), a resident of Rekutia village near Anandapur area [] The post Driver killed as iron ore-laden truck falls into gorge in Keonjhar appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 5:35 pm
Fake Currency Racket Busted; Cops Nab 3

Jharsuguda: Jharsuguda Police claimed to have busted a fake currency notes racket and arrested at least persons in this connection. The cops seized fake currency of Rs 97, 000 from their possession, S.P PR Rahul said. The fake notes were in the denomination of Rs 100 (918) and Rs 500 (8). The accused were identified [] The post Fake Currency Racket Busted; Cops Nab 3 appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 4:03 pm
Natural Remedies To Stop Hair Fall

New Delhi: Hair loss is a very common cause of the problem for both men and women. One in four women suffers from some degree of hair loss or thinning hair. In men, balding can begin as early as the age of 21 and by the age of 35, 30% of men will already be [] The post Natural Remedies To Stop Hair Fall appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 2:13 pm
Trailer of Varun-Sara Starrer Coolie No 1 Out!

Mumbai: The first trailer for Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khans Coolie No.1 is out. The movie also stars Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav and Jaaved Jaaferi. The trailer begins with Paresh Rawal looking for the richest man in India to wed his daughter (Sara Ali Khan) to. He lands on Varun Dhawan, a rich son [] The post Trailer of Varun-Sara Starrer Coolie No 1 Out! appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 1:34 pm
Ganja Cultivation Destroyed In Kandhamal

Kandhamal: In a major crackdown, Kandhamal police along with excise officials destroyed around 190 acres of ganja cultivation in Kandhamal district. Reportedly, the Kandhamal police and the Excise officials conducted a joint raid and set ablaze the illegal ganja cultivation spread on 190 acres of land in Binjarkuti and Daungia areas. The estimated value of [] The post Ganja Cultivation Destroyed In Kandhamal appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 1:18 pm
Minor Boy Killed In Road Mishap; Locals Gherao Sambalpur Town PS

Sambalpur: Tension ran high after a minor boy was killed after being hit by a speeding four-wheeler in front of Town police station in Sambalpur town today. According to sources, the incident occurred while the boy (believed to be aged 7-10 yr-old) was crossing the road in front of the Town police station here when [] The post Minor Boy Killed In Road Mishap; Locals Gherao Sambalpur Town PS appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 1:05 pm
Another Self-Immolation Bid Outside Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: In another bid to make the voices heard, a mother-son duo of Kujang area attempted to commit suicide outside the high-security zone of Odisha Assembly in Bhubaneswar. The duo has been identified as Sulochana Das and her son Subrat Das, family members of deceased Amruta Das, who was presumed to have been killed in [] The post Another Self-Immolation Bid Outside Odisha Assembly appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 1:03 pm
Lamborghini Partners With Master & Dynamic

New Delhi: Lamborghini has partnered with headphone brand Master & Dynamic to launch MW65 over-ear headphones and MW07 Plus true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones. The MW65 headphones and the MW07 Plus earphones have been designed using materials like Alcantara, sapphire glass, Italian acetate, anodized aluminum, and stainless steel. The MW65 headphones are priced at EUR [] The post Lamborghini Partners With Master & Dynamic appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 12:16 pm
Bhadrak: Passenger bus fined for carrying goods

Bhadrak: The owner of a private bus has been fined Rs 10,000 for carrying a huge quantity of goods in the passenger vehicle. The incident has been reported from Bhadrak. According to available information, the incident took place late last night while the bus, named Sangeeta was en route to Kolkata from Chandabali area when [] The post Bhadrak: Passenger bus fined for carrying goods appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 12:07 pm
IIFL Loot Case: 2 Gold Traders Held

Cuttack: In another major development in the sensational IIFL loot case here, police have apprehended two more accused following which the number of arrests went up to 10. According to available information, the latest arrestees have been identified as the owners of two gold ornament stores in Cuttack city. Reportedly, Sarad Kumar Prusty of Manglabag [] The post IIFL Loot Case: 2 Gold Traders Held appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 11:47 am
COVID-19: Odisha Records 550 Fresh Infections, 12 More Deaths

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28 Nov 2020 11:42 am
Bada Osha: Kiratarjuna Besha Of Lord Shiva At Dhabaleswara Temple After 25 Years

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28 Nov 2020 11:41 am
Odisha: 12 More COVID Deaths, Tolls At 1730

Bhubaneswar: With 12 more fatalities due to COVID-19, the death toll in Odisha rose to 1730. This was informed by the health department today. Summary: 4 deaths in Sundargarh. 3 deaths in Bhubaneswar. 2 in Angul. 1 death each in Balasore, Jajpur & Dhenkanal. Details: 1.A 67-year-old male of Angul district [] The post Odisha: 12 More COVID Deaths, Tolls At 1730 appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 11:35 am
COVID-19: Odisha Records 550 Fresh Infections, Tally At 3,17,789

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Saturday reported 550 fresh cases of Covid-19 taking the total tally of the virus in the State to 3,17,789. Covid-19 Report For 27th November: New Positive Cases: 550 In quarantine: 317 Local contacts: 233 District Wise Cases: Angul: 53 Balasore: 21 Bargarh: 25 Bhadrak: 5 Balangir: 21 Boudh: 2 Cuttack: 35 Deogarh: [] The post COVID-19: Odisha Records 550 Fresh Infections, Tally At 3,17,789 appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 11:32 am
Balenciaga Makes Video Game To Debut The New Clothing Collection

Paris: Luxury fashion brand Balenciaga have a video game lined up to debut their next clothing line. Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow is an allegorical adventure set in the year 2031, in which a hero avatar advances throughout distinct zones, motivated by tasks and interactions. Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow, which will launch on December [] The post Balenciaga Makes Video Game To Debut The New Clothing Collection appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 11:22 am
40gms Brown Sugar Seized At Trisulia Chhak

Cuttack: The Central Excise department today seized brown sugar weighing 40 grams at Trisulia Chhak in Cuttack and arrested one person in this connection. The accused has been identified as Ramchandra Patra. Acting on a tip-off, a team of excise officials intercepted the man near Trisulia Chhak while he was en route to Silver City [] The post 40gms Brown Sugar Seized At Trisulia Chhak appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 11:13 am
Restrictions On Public Gathering At Gopalpur & Sunapur Beach

Ganjam: The local administration of Ganjam district has imposed restrictions on public gathering at the sea beaches in Gopalpur and Sunapur for a period of three days till November 30. Reportedly, the move was adopted in view of the upcoming occasion of Kartika Purnima on Monday (November 30) and the pre-festivities. Gopalpur and Sunapur Beach [] The post Restrictions On Public Gathering At Gopalpur & Sunapur Beach appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 10:33 am
Dhabaleswara Temple: Kiratarjuna Besha Of Lord Shiva After 25 Years

Cuttack: While the auspicious Panchuka is being observed in Odia households, Lord Shiva is all set to don Kiratarjuna Besha at Dhabaleswara shrine after long 25 years on the occasion of Bada Osha today. Meanwhile, devotees are barred from visiting the temple due to COVID-19 restrictions. Besides, Prohibitory orders under Sec 144 imposed at the [] The post Dhabaleswara Temple: Kiratarjuna Besha Of Lord Shiva After 25 Years appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 9:41 am
Appeal court rejects Trump camps lawsuit in Pennsylvania

Washington: A US federal appeals court has firmly rejected the Trump campaigns attempt to block President-elect Joe Biden victory in Pennsylvania. The panel of three judges deemed the case was without merit, saying the Trump campaign had not made specific allegations or provided proof. The ruling is another major setback for President Trump in his [] The post Appeal court rejects Trump camps lawsuit in Pennsylvania appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 9:29 am
J&K Votes In Local Body Polls

Jammu/Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir has started holding its first election since being reorganised as a Union Territory last year with the maiden District Development Council (DDC) polls beginning today. Campaigning for the first phase came to an end on Thursday, with elaborate arrangements having been made for the smooth conduct of the democratic exercise, especially [] The post J&K Votes In Local Body Polls appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 9:28 am
Bada Osha: Know Its Significance In Odia Culture

Cuttack: One very important festival of Odisha is the Bada Osha of the Dhabaleshwar Temple. Bada in Odiya means major or big, and Osha means fasting. Dhabaleswar, Temple of Lord Mahadeva in the state of Odisha (Orissa) is an extremely famous and known among the natives of the state. On this special day womens wear [] The post Bada Osha: Know Its Significance In Odia Culture appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 9:14 am
France: Police Officers In Custody For Brutal Beating Of Black Man

Paris: Four French police officers have been suspended after a video of them brutally beating a Black man was posted online on Thursday. The incident has provoked an outcry across France and comes as President Emmanuel Macrons government is trying to push through controversial legislation that would restrict the filming of police. Civic and journalist [] The post France: Police Officers In Custody For Brutal Beating Of Black Man appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 9:00 am
Container catches fire on NH-16

Bhadrak: A moving container caught on fire after it hit a Bolero on NH-16 at Dahanigadia chhak in Bhadrak district late last night. According to sources, the incident occurred while the vehicle was carrying products of online shopping platform from Mumbai to Kolkata. Fortunately, the driver and cleaner of the vehicle escaped unhurt. On being [] The post Container catches fire on NH-16 appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 8:58 am
Farmers Protest: Agitator Who Turned Off Water Cannon Charged With Attempt to Murder

New Delhi: Navdeep Singh, a 26-year-old man from Haryanas Ambala who was seen climbing onto a police water cannon vehicle to turn it off during the protest march of farmers has been under charges of attempt to murder which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, rioting and violation of Covid-19 guidelines. In a video [] The post Farmers Protest: Agitator Who Turned Off Water Cannon Charged With Attempt to Murder appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 8:56 am
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Irans top nuclear scientist, assassinated

Tehran: Irans most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the capital Tehran. This has been confirmed by the countrys defence ministry. Irans top nuclear scientist, who American and Israeli intelligence have long charged was behind secret programs to design an atomic warhead, was shot and killed in an ambush on Friday as [] The post Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Irans top nuclear scientist, assassinated appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 8:43 am
Ganjam: Minor Boy Killed After Being Hit By Truck, Locals Block NH

Ganjam: Tension erupted near Langaleswar village under Khallikote police limits in Ganjam district last evening after an eight-year-old boy was mowed down by a truck here. The deceased has been identified as Kiran Kumar Palei (8), a class-III student. According to sources, the incident occurred while the minor boy was returning home after attending tuition [] The post Ganjam: Minor Boy Killed After Being Hit By Truck, Locals Block NH appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 8:37 am
PM Modi To Visit 3 Top Covid-19 Vaccine Makers Today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Indias top vaccine makers today to personally review the development and manufacturing process. He will visit the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India in Pune, PMO said. As India enters a decisive phase of the fight against COVID-19, PM [] The post PM Modi To Visit 3 Top Covid-19 Vaccine Makers Today appeared first on Pragativadi .

28 Nov 2020 8:24 am
Justice Bijay Krishna Patel Patel appointed chairperson of OHRC

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27 Nov 2020 9:36 pm
Odisha Govt Suspends Tainted IFS Officer Abhay Kant Pathak

Bhubaneswar: Senior IFS officer, Abhay Kant Pathak, who was arrested by Odisha Vigilance today for allegedly amassing assets worth crores disproportionate to his known sources of income. While Pathak was arrested on charges of amassing disproportionate assets, his son Akash was arrested for misusing the ill-gotten gains. Reportedly, the IFS officer and his son Akash [] The post Odisha Govt Suspends Tainted IFS Officer Abhay Kant Pathak appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 9:32 pm
Medical Colleges In Odisha To Reopen From Dec 1

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government has decided to reopen the medical colleges from December 1. A notification in this regard has been issued by the Health and Family Welfare department today. The medical college authorities have been asked to follow scrupulously all the SOPs /guidelines with respect to social distancing and prevention of spread of epidemic issued [] The post Medical Colleges In Odisha To Reopen From Dec 1 appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 8:57 pm
Himanshi Khurana celebrates her birthday with beau Asim Riaz!

New Delhi: Bigg Boss 13 contestant Himanshi Khurana rang her 29th birthday today. The Punjabi actress-model and singer was showered with sweet messages and good wishes from her fans after the clock struck midnight. Besides, Himanshi brought in her birthday with close friends and of course Asim Riaz. Pictures and videos from Himanshis grand birthday [] The post Himanshi Khurana celebrates her birthday with beau Asim Riaz! appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 12:31 pm
Nayagarh Minor Murder Case: Odisha CM Naveen Orders SIT Probe

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27 Nov 2020 12:24 pm
Malkangiri: Maoist commander eliminated in gunfight

Malkangiri: Security forces of Odisha claimed another success after eliminating a wanted Maoist commander the Swabiman area in Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district. According to available reports, while one rebel was gunned down on Thursday, another who sustained injuries has been detained & being interrogated. According to sources, a joint team of SOG, BSF and [] The post Malkangiri: Maoist commander eliminated in gunfight appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 12:08 pm
Coronavirus: Odisha Records 594 Fresh Cases, 14 More COVID Deaths

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27 Nov 2020 11:43 am
After 26 Years, Nagarjuna Besha Of Lord Jagannath Held In Puri

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27 Nov 2020 11:42 am
Odisha: 14 More COVID Deaths, Tally Goes Up To 1718

Bhubaneswar: With 14 more fatalities due to COVID-19, the death toll in Odisha rose to 1718. This was informed by the health department today. Summary: 4 deaths each in Sundargarh & Angul. 2 deaths each in Balasore & Bhubaneswar. 1 death each in Nayagarh & Puri. Details: An 87-year-old male of Angul [] The post Odisha: 14 More COVID Deaths, Tally Goes Up To 1718 appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 11:41 am
COVID-19: Odisha Records 594 Fresh Cases

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Friday reported 594 fresh cases of Covid-19, pushing the virus tally in the State to 3,17,239. Covid-19 Report For 26th November: New Positive Cases: 594 In quarantine: 343 Local contacts: 251 District Wise Cases: Angul: 37 Balasore: 34 Bargarh: 14 Bhadrak: 11 Balangir: 42 Boudh: 3 Cuttack: 55 Deogarh: 3 Dhenkanal: 2 [] The post COVID-19: Odisha Records 594 Fresh Cases appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 11:33 am
Bytedance gets 7-day extension on TikTok sale order

Washington: The Trump administration has granted ByteDance a new seven-day extension of an order directing the Chinese company to sell its TikTok short video-sharing app, according to a court filing. The new deadline is Dec. 4, TikTok said in the filing. Under pressure from the U.S. government, ByteDance has been in talks for months to [] The post Bytedance gets 7-day extension on TikTok sale order appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 11:23 am
Friends star Matthew Perry engaged to girlfriend Molly Hurwitz

New York: Friends actor Matthew Perry has proposed to his 29-year-old girlfriend, Molly Hurwitz. The 51-year-old sitcom star has gushed about his partner to People magazine, calling her the greatest woman on the face of the planet. Perry, popular for his role of Chandler Bing in sitcom Friends, revealed he had decided to get engaged [] The post Friends star Matthew Perry engaged to girlfriend Molly Hurwitz appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 11:03 am
Maoist banners surface in Kalahandi

Kalahandi: Banners of CPI (Maoist) surfaced in Trilochanpur panchayat under Bijepur police limits in Kalahandi district, police said on Friday. Reportedly, the Maoists, opposing the construction of the road on the foothills of Niyamgiri, put up their message loud and clear through the banners. Besides, the rebels have also appealed the locals to observe the [] The post Maoist banners surface in Kalahandi appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 10:41 am
India records 43,082 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 93 lakh-mark

New Delhi: India on Friday reported 43,082 new coronavirus cases and 492 deaths, taking total number of cases in the country to 93 lakh. The countrys coronavirus tally mounted to 93,09,787 while the death toll climbed to 1,35,715 and the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.46 per cent. The COVID-19 active caseload has risen [] The post India records 43,082 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 93 lakh-mark appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 10:35 am
Auspicious Nagarjuna Besha Concludes

Puri: The rare Nagarjuna Besha of Lord Jagannath and his divine siblings, that began after a delay of 3 hours early on Friday morning, concluded at around 9.30 am today. This was informed by Puri Collector Balwant Singh. As per the ritual, the deities are being dressed with golden attire and adorned with 16 types [] The post Auspicious Nagarjuna Besha Concludes appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 10:31 am
Trump says will leave office if Biden victory confirmed

Washington: Donald Trump said he will leave the White House if the Electoral College certifies Joe Biden as the winner of the November 3 presidential election. After a Thanksgiving videoconference with members of the US military on Thursday, Trump was asked if he would leave the White House if Biden, the US president-elect, officially wins [] The post Trump says will leave office if Biden victory confirmed appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 10:28 am
Nepal, China To Announce Mt Everests Revised Height: Reports

Kathmandu: Nepal and China will jointly announce the revised height of Mt Everest, the worlds highest peak, according to media reports on Thursday. The Nepal government aimed to measure the exact height of the mountain amid debates that there might have been a change in its height due to various reasons, including the devastating earthquake [] The post Nepal, China To Announce Mt Everests Revised Height: Reports appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 10:13 am
Fire At Gujarat Covid Hospital, 5 Patients Killed

Rajkot: At least five patients were reportedly killed after a fire broke out in the ICU of a designated COVID-19 hospital in Gujarats Rajkot in the early hours of Friday. According to reports, as many as 11 patients were inside the ICU at the time of the incident. While six out of 11 patients in [] The post Fire At Gujarat Covid Hospital, 5 Patients Killed appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 9:16 am
Nagarjuna Besha Delayed By 3 Hours!

Puri: After 25 years, the much-awaited ritual of the Holy Trinity which falls only in the year marked with six days of Panchuka period (last five days of Kartik month) is being celebrated today. This Besha commemorates the killing of Sahashrarjuna by Parsuram or battle between Aurjua and his son Nagarjuna. The rare Nagarjuna Besha [] The post Nagarjuna Besha Delayed By 3 Hours! appeared first on Pragativadi .

27 Nov 2020 9:12 am