City SI Pradhan suspended for taking bribe

City SI Pradhan suspended for taking bribe

Monday, 25 March 2024 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The Police Commissionerate on Sunday suspended Priyabrata Pradhan, Sub-Inspector (SI), Saheed Nagar police station, for allegedly taking bribe on Saturday.   The Police Commissionerate issued an order in this regard. “During the period of suspension, he will remain under the disciplinary control of the Dy. Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar UPD,” the order...

Ex-BJP leader Irani Ray joins BJD

Monday, 25 March 2024 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Irani Ray joined the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) during a programme here on Sunday.   Irani Ray had recently deserted the saffron party. She was inducted into the BJD in the presence of senior party leaders including Arun Sahoo, Manas Mangaraj and Sasmit Patra at the...

Damodar Rout critical, almost brain-dead

Friday, 22 March 2024 | NAlINI SAHU | BHUBANESWAR

BJD leader and former minister Dr Damodar Rout was almost brain-dead, informed his MLA-son Sambit Routray on Thursday. As per Sambit, his father suffered a cardiac arrest on March 18. Initially, the family rushed Dr Rout to the Capital Hospital and later shifted him to a private hospital here. However, according to...

Mercury likely to rise by 8 to 10 deg

Friday, 22 March 2024 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

  A couple of days after heavy rains in different parts of the State which brought the mercury down, the day temperature  is likely to rise by 8 to 10 degree Celsius in the next three days, predicted the Regional Office of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) here on Thursday. While the...

Headmaster swallows bank slip on seeing Vig team

Friday, 22 March 2024 | PNS | BHAWANIPATNA

  In a bizarre incident, a headmaster swallowed a bank deposit slip of cash that he had allegedly received as bribe after seeing a Vigilance team at a government-run school in Kalahandi district on Thursday. Drona Kumar Tandi, Headmaster at the Trishakti High School at Makaraguda under the Kegaon police limits, had...

ECI orders Dhenkanal DM’s transfer

Friday, 22 March 2024 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Ahead of the General Elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday issued transfer orders for three government officials of Odisha.   As per a release issued by the ECI, the commission ordered for transfer of Dhenkanal Collector and District Magistrate Manoranjan Mallick, Deogarh Superintendent of Police (SP) Ram Prasad Sahu...

Western outfits banned in VSSUT fest

Friday, 22 March 2024 | PNS | BURLA (SAMBALPUR)

  Western outfits have been banned for students during a cultural festival at the Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla.   As per an order of VSSUT Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Banshidar Majhi, all the students of VSSUT, Burla, are instructed to wear Indian traditional dresses during the ‘Techno-Cultural Festival-2024’.   Western/ vulgar/ short...

20 criminals to be shifted from Jharpada jail

Friday, 22 March 2024 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Following the violent clash between members of two groups and the seizure of narcotic substances, the authorities have now decided to shift 20 inmates of the Jharpada jail to other prisons. Permission has been sought from the concerned court to shift the Chakara and Shambu groups from Jharpada to other jails,...

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