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Odisha chief electoral officer holds preparatory meeting for simultaneous elections

Odisha chief electoral officer holds preparatory meeting for simultaneous elections

BHUBANESWAR: Chief electoral officer (CEO) of the state Surendra Kumar on Saturday started preparation for upcoming elections and conducted an orientation programme for police, crime branch, excise and income tax officers. Kumar said special teams will be formed for smooth conduct of the elections. “The main objective of the orientation […]

Day before PM Modi visit, Naveen Patnaik asks Gadkari to improve NHs in Odisha

Day before PM Modi visit, Naveen Patnaik asks Gadkari to improve NHs in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: Day before Prime Minister is scheduled to lay foundation stone for three national highway (NH) projects at Baripada, chief minister on Friday asked the Centre to improve condition of existing highway projects in . In a letter to Union highways minister , the chief minister said is suffering a […]

Cyclone Pabuk: Seven districts in Odisha on alert

Cyclone Pabuk: Seven districts in Odisha on alert

BHUBANESWAR: The government has put seven districts on alert in view of cyclonic activities in the South China Sea. In this regard, the revenue and disaster management department of the Odisha government issued an advisory on Thursday. “A cyclonic storm Pabuk lay centered at 0830 hours IST of January 3 […]

Odisha constables, havildars get power to investigate petty offences

Odisha constables, havildars get power to investigate petty offences

BHUBANESWAR: Bringing a significant reform in the , the state government has delegated power to constables and havildars to investigate petty offences, involving imprisonment up to three years. TOI has the copy of the home department’s resolution in this regard. According to the home department’s order, constables and havildars with […]

Naveen Patnaik demands more trains on Khurda-Balangir line

Naveen Patnaik demands more trains on Khurda-Balangir line

BHUBANESWAR: Chief minister on Friday urged the Centre to introduce a passenger train on the newly-constructed Balangir-Bhainsapalli section of the 289-km Khurda -Balangir project. The 16-km line is expected to be inaugurated by Prime Minister during his proposed visit to on January 16. Naveen, in a letter to Union railways […]

No lessons learnt despite frequent boat mishaps

No lessons learnt despite frequent boat mishaps

BHUBANESWAR: The drowning of nine persons in a boat capsize in Kendrapada district on Wednesday happened barely months after six persons died in a similar mishap in in June. More than 50 people have been killed in five major boat capsizing incidents in the state in the past five years. […]

Govt to launch scheme to promote self employment among transgenders

Govt to launch scheme to promote self employment among transgenders

BHUBANESWAR: The social security and empowerment of persons with disabilities department has decided to collaborate with different financial institutions, mainly banks, to help provide self to people in the state. The department has decided to promote self employment of transgender persons through bank financing with low interest. Deputy secretary of […]

Govt move to make schools build infrastructure for disabled

Govt move to make schools build infrastructure for disabled

BHUBANESWAR: The state government pulled up district education authorities for not responding to its letters regarding making government elementary schools disabled-friendly. The Primary Education Programme Authority () has sent a final reminder on Wednesday, asking the district authorities to inform the action taken to make the campuses disabled-friendly by March […]

Cops opt for ossification test of girl ‘sold’ for Rs 2 lakh

Cops opt for ossification test of girl ‘sold’ for Rs 2 lakh

ROHTAK: The police have decided to go in for a bone test to verify the age of a young girl from who has claimed to be 15 years old. The girl has told the cops that she was sold off to her husband in November by a relative. Following the […]

Cops on alert ahead of New Year’s Eve revelry

Cops on alert ahead of New Year’s Eve revelry

BHUBANESWAR/CUTTACK: The twin city police have prepared themselves to tackle any emergency on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. As the cities get ready to welcome 2019 and revellers fix plans to party the night away, security has been beefed up across the two […]