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Odisha CM says will not implement NRC: Muslim delegation

Bhubaneswar: A Muslim delegation on Friday said that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has assured them that the state government will not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The Muslim delegation from Bhadrak, Balasore and Jajpur districts on Friday met the Chief Minister after the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, now a law, […]

India conducts first night trial of Agni-II missile

Bhubaneswar: India on Saturday successfully conducted the first night trial of nuclear capable intermediate range ballistic missile Agni-II from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army test-fired the versatile surface-to-surface medium-range nuclear-capable missile from launching complex IV of the Integrated Test Range on Saturday evening, defence sources […]

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29 including 22 women arrested in Odisha for forcing six men to eat human excreta

Bhubaneswar: At least 29 people including 22 women have been arrested in Odisha’s Ganjam district for allegedly forcing six elderly men to consume human excreta and uprooting their teeth over suspicion of witchcraft, police said on Thursday. According to police, the incident happened in Gopapur village on Monday night. The victims have been identified as Jogi […]

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Odisha: Truck fined Rs 6.53 lakh for traffic violations

Bhubaneswar: A Nagaland-registered truck was fined a whopping Rs 6.53 lakh for seven traffic violations in Odisha’s Sambalpur. But, this was not under the new Motor Vehicles Act. The fine was imposed on August 10 for flouting traffic rules much before the amended Motor Vehicles Act came into being on September 1. The matter came to […]