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Another woman delivers baby inside Shramik train in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Another new life was welcomed in a Shramik special train after a woman passenger gave birth to a baby boy at Titlagarh railway station in Odisha on Friday morning. The woman, identified as Meena Kumbhar (19) from Thodibahal village in Bolangir district, delivered the baby after the train arrived in Titlagarh at 5.40 a.m., […]

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Priest sacrifices man to end coronavirus in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A 70-year-old priest was arrested for allegedly sacrificing a 52-year-old man inside a temple in Odisha’s Cuttack district to appease the goddess and end the coronavirus pandemic. Priest Sansari Ojha engaged at Brahmani Dei Temple in Bandhahuda area under Narasinghpur police station allegedly beheaded a man inside the shrine on Wednesday night, said police on […]

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Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc in Odisha, two killed

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Amphan caused havoc in the coastal districts of Odisha as it triggered heavy rainfall, coupled with high-velocity winds while moving towards the West Bengal on Wednesday. Hundreds of trees were uprooted and electric and telecom infrastructure damaged. The government has received reports of two deaths from Bhadrak and Kendrapara districts due to the […]

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Odisha woman delivers baby in fire service vehicle during cyclone

Bhubaneswar: A woman gave birth to a girl inside a fire service vehicle in Odisha’s Kendrapara district amidst gusty winds and heavy rainfall during cyclone Amphan on Wednesday, said an official. The woman delivered the baby in the vehicle while being rescued by the fire service personnel in the morning. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep […]

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COVID19: Odisha announces lockdown in 5 districts, 8 towns

Bhubaneswar: In view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday ordered lockdown of 40 per cent parts of the state including capital city Bhubaneswar for a week. The lockdown will be in force in five districts — Khordha, Cuttack, Ganjam, Kendrapara and Angul as well as eight major towns — […]