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Odisha unaware of export details, loses ASIDE funds

Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Odisha is losing a sizable amount of Central funds through the ASIDE (Assistance to States for Infrastructure Development of Exports) scheme as it has failed to asses correctly its annual export performance. Sources in the Union Ministry of Commerce said the ASIDE funding to the State could have been much higher…

German tourist burnt to death in Puri hotel

Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | PNS | PURI | in Bhubaneswar

The death of a 23-year-old foreign tourist, whose half-burnt body was recovered by the police from inside a hotel room at the CT Road here in the late night hours on Friday, is shrouded in mystery. Sources said German national Vincent Julian during his visit to the pilgrim city was staying…

`22.48 lakh seized from Kusa Apat’s kin

Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | PNS | CHAMPUA | in Bhubaneswar

The Champua police on Sunday seized `22.48 lakh from one Soren Barik house in Naradpur village under the Champua Assembly constituency in Keonjhar district. The seizure came to the light when a flying squad comprising Champua Sub-Collector Arabindam Dakua, DSP PK Jena and IIC Kalandi Behera conducted a surprise raid on…

Post-election brawl continues in Rourkela

Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | PNS | ROURKELA | in Bhubaneswar

Tension continued to prevail here as two groups of the ruling BJD are not relenting from attacking each other amidst police inaction since Thursday. Source said the uproar started as some locals cordoned off sitting MLA and BJD candidate for the Rourkela Assembly seat Sarada Nayak at Gopabandhupalli on Thursday alleging…

Woman casts vote using dead mother’s Id

Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | PNS | ROURKELA | in Bhubaneswar

A woman belonging to Rengali village in Sundargarh district’s Lahunipada block cast her vote on Thursday fraudulently by using the Voter Identity card of her deceased mother who had died ten years ago.Sources said Suka Konha (45) showed her deceased mother Menjuri Konha’s Voter Id card at booth number 297,…

Drain water enters houses: Locals block city road

Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Upset over the lackadaisical attitude of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in sorting out their issues, a large number of locals of Amrapali and Saswat Vihar in the Sailshree Vihar area blocked the Damana-Nandankanan road on Saturday afternoon. Vehicular movement on this route was disrupted for some hours as the…

Naveen not friend but foe of people: BJP

Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The BJP on Saturday dubbed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as the enemy of poor people while alleging that he was shedding crocodile tears by announcing various welfare schemes before the elections. Slamming Chief Minister Patnaik for promising to provide subsidised rice at Re 1-a-kg in his election meetings, BJP State spokesperson…

TDP leader wants Naveen at national level

Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) vice-president Peddi Reddy on Saturday argued in favour of Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik as a “national leader”. “I appeal to the people to elect BJD candidates (in large numbers),” said Reddy at a Press conference here. Patnaik is a secular leader who…

Cong calls Koraput Bandh today

Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | PNS | JEYPORE | in Bhubaneswar

The Congress on Friday announced to hold a Koraput Bandh on Saturday, in protest against the attacks on the brother and nephew of senior Congress leader and candidate for Jeypore Assembly constituency Tara Prasad Bahinipati. “If culprits are not arrested by tonight, we will hold a district-wide bandh on Saturday,” Bahinipati…

Dissidents pose threat to BJP, BJD, Cong in Soro

Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | UBACHAK MOHANTY | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The Soro Assembly constituency is another important segment in Baleswar district. It comes under the Bhadrak Parliament seat. The constituency has been known as a forte of Congress. Despite adverse conditions, the party could retain the seat for the last 30 years. This time although six candidates are in fray, it…


I am confident that the people of Vidisha will enhance my victory margin to over four lakh votes this time. I have shouldered my responsibility well.

Senior BJP leader —Sushma Swaraj

I am a fakir. I have no money. I will run the campaign on your money. You, the people, decide what you want.

AAP supremo —Arvind Kejriwal

If my party comes to power, organisations such as the RSS and the BJP will be banned. They all spread hatred

RJD chief —Lalu Prasad
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