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India successfully test-fires medium range surface-to air missile off Odisha coast

The missile was fired from a ground mobile launcher at launch pad number-1 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) near here at 3.55 pm, and it hit the target with accuracy, the sources said.The DRDO has jointly developed the missile in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries.
After its induction into the Indian army, the missile will significantly enhance the combat effectiveness of the defence forces(PTI)
After its induction into the Indian army, the missile will significantly enhance the combat effectiveness of the defence forces(PTI)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 06:20 PM IST
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Balasore | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

Odisha: Girl’s uncle arrested for killing her, hiding her body

Police said her 21-year-old uncle and his sister-in-law had murdered the minor as she had seen them in a compromising position multiple times
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Updated on Dec 14, 2020 05:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

India wraps up 1st round of tests for missile that can shoot plane 30 km away

The DRDO completed the developmental trials for the short-range missile system with Friday’s test and wil soon start user trials by the army and the air force before its induction by the military
India test-fired Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles - QRSAM - from the integrated test facility in Odisha’s Balasore(DRDO/Photo)
India test-fired Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missiles - QRSAM - from the integrated test facility in Odisha’s Balasore(DRDO/Photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 06:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik holds virtual poll rally, opposition asks why he is not present in person

Patnaik addressed around 10,000 people of 8 gram panchayats in Tirtol constituency through video conferencing from Naveen Nivas.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik began his virtual campaigning and expressed his inability to attend the rally in person due to Covid-19 restrictions on Wednesday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik began his virtual campaigning and expressed his inability to attend the rally in person due to Covid-19 restrictions on Wednesday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 01:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

India’s anti-tank missile Nag test-fired in Pokhran, ready for Ladakh deployment

The Nag anti-tank missile is ready for deployment by the military, ending the need for India to import this weapon from either Israel or the US for the range of four kilometres.
The Nag anti-tank missile, test-fired with a live warhead, destroys an old tank at Pokhran army range on Thursday morning(DRDO)
The Nag anti-tank missile, test-fired with a live warhead, destroys an old tank at Pokhran army range on Thursday morning(DRDO)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 12:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

6 armed robbers loot Rs 20 lakh from UCO bank branch in Odisha’s Balasore

Police officials said five robbers entered the UCO Bank in branch Chowki area of Bhograi block of Balasore district at 2 pm and threatened the bank staffers with guns while another waited outside.
The bank robbers were armed with guns and knives.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
The bank robbers were armed with guns and knives.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Published on Oct 14, 2020 02:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Goods train damages FOB in Odisha, services disrupted on Kolkata-Chennai route

The track has been shut for safety reasons as repairing is underway and train services will resume soon, an official said.
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Updated on Oct 06, 2020 02:55 PM IST
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Balasore, Odisha | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral

Govt okays induction of nuke-capable Shaurya missile amid Ladakh standoff

The test firing of 4 missiles by DRDO in a month - the fourth will be tested around mid-October - is a message to the country’s adversary that India will not cow down to any coercion, military or diplomatic
A new version of Shaurya missile, was successfully test-fired last week.(Photo courtesy: DRDO)
A new version of Shaurya missile, was successfully test-fired last week.(Photo courtesy: DRDO)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 02:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

India successfully tests longer range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

Defence minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation and BrahMos Aerospace for the successful flight testing of the missile.
The extended-range variant was tested from the Integrated Test Range at Balasore in Odisha on Wednesday.(TWITTER.)
The extended-range variant was tested from the Integrated Test Range at Balasore in Odisha on Wednesday.(TWITTER.)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 12:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Odisha police arrest man who sacrificed 7-year-old boy to become grandfather

The body of the boy who went missing on September 13, was found near a pond a day later.
The accused allegedly sacrificed the boy in the hope that his daughter-in-law could become a mother.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
The accused allegedly sacrificed the boy in the hope that his daughter-in-law could become a mother.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
Published on Sep 20, 2020 09:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhuaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Odisha govt tells officials not to rush Covid cases to Bhubaneswar

With 4613 active cases in Bhubaneswar and 2213 cases in Cuttack city till Monday, the twin cities have now become Covid hotspots while the hospitals in the two cities are struggling to admit new patients.
In Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, just about 20 per cent of the beds are occupied by patients from both the cities while the rest have been taken over by people from other districts.(AP)
In Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, just about 20 per cent of the beds are occupied by patients from both the cities while the rest have been taken over by people from other districts.(AP)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 10:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Unique and rare yellow turtle rescued in Balasore, Odisha. Watch

“The whole shell and the body of the rescued turtle is yellow. This is a rare turtle, I have never seen one like this,” Bhanoomitra Acharya, the Wildlife Warden, said.
A unique and rare yellow turtle was rescued by locals from Sujanpur village.(Twitter/@susantananda3)
A unique and rare yellow turtle was rescued by locals from Sujanpur village.(Twitter/@susantananda3)
Published on Jul 20, 2020 09:00 AM IST
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Balasore, Odisha | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Odisha’s Covid-19 tally rises to 16,701, death toll now 86

The maximum of 182 fresh cases were reported from Ganjam, the worst-hit district by the coronavirus pandemic, 121 from Khurda, 38 from Cuttack, 35 from Bargarh, 22 each from Jagatsinghpur, Nabarangpur and Mayurbhanj, 20 from Sambalpur, 19 from Jajpur, 18 from Sundergarh, 13 from Balasore and 11 from Nayagarh.
Two men from Ganjam, aged 63 and 60, and a 48-year-old woman from Gajapati died of coronavirus infection.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Two men from Ganjam, aged 63 and 60, and a 48-year-old woman from Gajapati died of coronavirus infection.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 18, 2020 03:47 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Opposition to India’s biggest hydrocarbon complex in Odisha brews

The hydrocarbon complex near the proposed port at Subarnarekha river in Balasore to be developed by Haldia Petrochemicals Limited and it would comprise a 1.08 million tonnes per annum of polyethylene plant, a 1.6 million tonnes of paraxylene per annum and 1.25 million tonnes of purified purified terepthalic acid per annum.
Though the foundation stone for the port project was laid over a year and a half ago, no work has started yet.(HT photo. Representative image)
Though the foundation stone for the port project was laid over a year and a half ago, no work has started yet.(HT photo. Representative image)
Updated on Jul 15, 2020 10:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Bus with migrant workers plunges into ditch in Odisha, 3 seriously injured

This is the 13th road accident in Odisha involving migrant workers returning home since May 1 when lockdown conditions were eased for inter-state travel.
A crane lifting the bus out of the ditch where it fell in Odisha’s Balasore district on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)
A crane lifting the bus out of the ditch where it fell in Odisha’s Balasore district on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 30, 2020 03:36 PM IST
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By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Odia man travels from Mumbai to see father on deathbed, ends up in quarantine

After the death of his father, the sarpanch allowed Behera to perform the last rites on Friday afternoon but asked him to return to the quarantine centre by 5 pm.
As the lockdown was on, he could not be taken to Mumbai and instead admitted to the district headquarters hospital in Balasore where he died.(HT Photo)
As the lockdown was on, he could not be taken to Mumbai and instead admitted to the district headquarters hospital in Balasore where he died.(HT Photo)
Published on May 23, 2020 11:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

PM Modi announces Rs 500 crore assistance for cyclone-hit Odisha

PM Modi who conducted an aerial survey of the cyclone-affected districts of Balasore and Bhadrak along with chief minister Naveen Patnaik and Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, said he had a detailed review of the losses in agriculture, housing, power, communication and infrastructure.
As per preliminary estimates by the state government 44.80 lakh people have been affected in 1,500 gram panchayats.(Bloomberg)
As per preliminary estimates by the state government 44.80 lakh people have been affected in 1,500 gram panchayats.(Bloomberg)
Published on May 22, 2020 08:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

PM Modi announces Rs 500 crore advance relief for cyclone-hit Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement after an aerial survey of areas hit by cyclone ‘Amphan’ and holding a review meeting with Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that though the Odisha government has been able to save lives by undertaking preparations well in advance, the cyclone has caused damage to housing, power and infrastructure, besides the agriculture sector while moving towards West Bengal.(REUTERS)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that though the Odisha government has been able to save lives by undertaking preparations well in advance, the cyclone has caused damage to housing, power and infrastructure, besides the agriculture sector while moving towards West Bengal.(REUTERS)
Published on May 22, 2020 06:49 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Cyclone Amphan hit 44.8 lakh people, damaged power infrastructure in Odisha

The power infrastructure and the farm sector have also suffered a considerable damage, Chief Secretary A K Tripathy said. However officials said the telecom infrastructure is largely intact.
The cyclonic storm, which triggered heavy rains and accompanied high-velocity winds gusting up to 190 kmph in coastal areas, made a landfall in the Sunderbans in West Bengal on Wednesday evening.(PTI)
The cyclonic storm, which triggered heavy rains and accompanied high-velocity winds gusting up to 190 kmph in coastal areas, made a landfall in the Sunderbans in West Bengal on Wednesday evening.(PTI)
Published on May 21, 2020 07:18 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India

3 dead as Cyclone Amphan crosses Odisha before making landfall in Bengal

In Odisha, the maximum wind speed of 120 km per hour due to Cyclone Amphan was clocked in Dhamra coast in Bhadrak district while in Paradip it was around 100 km per hour. The cyclone uprooted trees and bent electric poles in coastal Odisha districts of Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak and Balasore.
Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force workers clearing roads in Balasore district after Cyclone Amphan uprooted trees as it made landfall on Wednesday afternoon.(HT PHOTO.)
Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force workers clearing roads in Balasore district after Cyclone Amphan uprooted trees as it made landfall on Wednesday afternoon.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on May 21, 2020 01:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Cyclone Amphan is expected to reach Kolkata by this evening: IMD chief

The landfall process has triggered intense rain and gusty winds and will continue for about four hours, according to IMD.
Dark clouds over the iconic Howrah Bridge due to Cyclone Amphan which is likely to reach Kolkata later on Wednesday evening.(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
Dark clouds over the iconic Howrah Bridge due to Cyclone Amphan which is likely to reach Kolkata later on Wednesday evening.(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on May 20, 2020 08:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sohini Sarkar

With Cyclone Amphan circling over Bay of Bengal, Odisha to shift migrants away from coast

The cyclonic storm is likely to affect around 7 lakh people in 649 villages along the sea coast of Odisha.
There are 809 cyclone shelters in 12 districts expected to be affected by the cyclonic storm, of which 242 are being used as quarantine centres. (Image used for representation).(ANI PHOTO.)
There are 809 cyclone shelters in 12 districts expected to be affected by the cyclonic storm, of which 242 are being used as quarantine centres. (Image used for representation).(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on May 17, 2020 02:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

NDRF deploys teams in Odisha and Bengal as cyclone Amphan closes in

NDRF Director General Satya Narayan Pradhan said each of the four teams have been sent to the four coastal Odisha districts of Balasore, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Bhadrak that are likely to be affected by the cyclone. Another 20 NDRF teams are on standby.
Under its impact, rain is expected to start in coastal Odisha by May 18 evening and by May 19, northern coastal Odisha will receive very heavy rainfall, the IMD predicted.(ANI)
Under its impact, rain is expected to start in coastal Odisha by May 18 evening and by May 19, northern coastal Odisha will receive very heavy rainfall, the IMD predicted.(ANI)
Published on May 16, 2020 07:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent

Odisha bracing for possible cyclone, 12 districts on alert

Initially, it is likely to move northwestwards and then re-curve north-northeastwards towards the north of Bay of Bengal on Monday and Tuesday.
The cyclonic storm is likely to lash Odisha at a time when 21 of the state’s 30 districts are grappling with the pandemic, as 672 people have tested Covid-19 positive to date. (Representative Image)(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The cyclonic storm is likely to lash Odisha at a time when 21 of the state’s 30 districts are grappling with the pandemic, as 672 people have tested Covid-19 positive to date. (Representative Image)(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2020 08:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

In Odisha village without quarantine centre, man spends 3 days in toilet

The man’s woes are not yet over. The school has no quarantine bed and he had to sleep on the floor.
Migrants riding bicycles from Chennai on their way to their native places in Odisha pass through Vijayawada,.(PTI)
Migrants riding bicycles from Chennai on their way to their native places in Odisha pass through Vijayawada,.(PTI)
Published on May 12, 2020 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bheuaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Odia man buried after villagers boycott cremation over Covid-19 fears

Doctors said Sridhar Dalei died of a hepatic coma but villagers suspected that Coovid-19 took his life.
The man had returned from Kolkata on March 30 and showed no symptoms of Covid-19 during his quarantine.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The man had returned from Kolkata on March 30 and showed no symptoms of Covid-19 during his quarantine.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 04, 2020 09:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Naveen Patnaik pitches SOP on return of stranded persons across states

Naveen Patnaik was the first chief minister to declare a statewide lockdown on March 24 before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the 21-day lockdown
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik(ANI)
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik(ANI)
Updated on Apr 28, 2020 12:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Asha worker attacked for collecting data on Covid-19 patients in Odisha

The attack comes just days after the Centre brought in an ordinance to check the mounting attacks and protect health workers at the forefront of battle against coronavirus.
Seen here is ASHA worker Subhadra, who was attacked in her home on Thursday.
Seen here is ASHA worker Subhadra, who was attacked in her home on Thursday.
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 10:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

India conducts fresh night trial of Prithvi-2 missile: Report

The Prithvi-2 missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activities were carried out by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) of the armed forces and monitored by the scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of a training exercise.
Prithvi-2 is capable of carrying 500-1,000 kilograms of warheads and is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines.(DRDO official website)
Prithvi-2 is capable of carrying 500-1,000 kilograms of warheads and is powered by liquid propulsion twin engines.(DRDO official website)
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 08:56 AM IST
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Balasore (Odisha) | By Press Trust of India

90 women workers in Odisha prawn processing plant fall ill after chlorine gas leak

Senior district officials, who rushed to the plant run by Falcon Marine Exports at Panpana area under Khantapada police station soon after the incident, said no casualties have been reported so far and all of the workers are out of danger.
Around 90 women workers, many of whom were minors, fell ill after inhaling chlorine gas which had reportedly leaked from one of the units of a leading prawn processing plant in the coastal Balasore district of Odisha.(ANI/Twitter)
Around 90 women workers, many of whom were minors, fell ill after inhaling chlorine gas which had reportedly leaked from one of the units of a leading prawn processing plant in the coastal Balasore district of Odisha.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 14, 2019 07:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
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