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Man uses venomous snake to kill wife and daughter; arrested

Bhubaneswar |  A 25-year-old man in Odisha’s Ganjam district has been arrested for allegedly using a venomous snake to bite his wife and daughter, an official said on Thursday, adding both died after they were bitten by the reptile. The arrested individual has been identified as K. Ganesh Patra. The incident took place in Kabisuryanagar […]

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Odisha train tragedy: School used as makeshift mortuary to be demolished and rebuilt, but why?

Bhubaneswar | The Odisha government on Friday decided to demolish and reconstruct a part of the Bahanaga High School, including the premises used as makeshift mortuary to preserve bodies of people who lost lives in the triple train tragedy took place on June 2 evening. The government has taken this decision after holding discussion with teachers, […]

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Odisha train tragedy: What is the condition of loco pilot of Coromandel Express?, Where is he now?

Bhubaneswar | Three days after the tragic triple train accident in Odisha’s Balasore, it was revealed that the loco pilot and assistant loco pilot of Coromandel Express that met the severe accident on June 2 are alive, stable and under treatment. Coromandel Express loco pilot Gunandhi Mohanty and assistant loco pilot Hajari Behera have suffered injuries […]

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Railway recommends CBI probe into Odisha train tragedy

Balasore | Under fire from the opposition over the horrific Odisha train tragedy, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday said that the Railway Board has recommended for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the accident. Speaking to media here, Vaishnaw said, “Keeping in mind the circumstances and situation and administration information that we […]

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50 dead in major accident in Odisha as express train hits derailed coaches of another train

Bhubaneshwar/New Delhi | At least 50 people were killed and over 150 injured as 3-4 coaches of Yashwantpur Howrah Superfast Express derailed and fell on opposite track, near the Bahanaga railway station in Odisha’s Balasore district on Friday evening, where the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express collided with them, leading to derailment of 10-12 more coaches, officials said. […]

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‘Be humane’: Nirmala Sitharaman tells SBI after video of old barefoot woman going to collect pension

New Delhi | Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday pulled up country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI), asking it to act humanely, after tagging a video on her Twitter handle of an old village woman, walking barefoot in scorching heat with the help of a broken chair, to collect her pension from the nearest […]

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Man missing after 1999 super cyclone reunited with family

Kolkata | Miracles do occur and the Baral family from Puri, Odisha, will certainly agree. An octogenarian, presumed killed by the super cyclone that lashed the Odisha coast 23 years ago, has been reunited with his family. After the cyclone that left over 10,000 people dead in Odisha, Kritichandra Baral landed up in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. […]