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BJD lawmaker blew off river embankment that flooded villages, claims BJP

BJP state general secretary Lekhasri Samantsinghar alleged that the 300-feet breach in one of the embankment of Kelua river was deliberately created by blowing it off using dynamite.
The floods in Odisha have left 17 people dead and over 10,000 houses damaged while affecting 1.4 million people in 20 districts. (HT Photo)
The floods in Odisha have left 17 people dead and over 10,000 houses damaged while affecting 1.4 million people in 20 districts. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 04:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

5 more die due to floods in Odisha, toll goes up to 12

The state’s Special Relief Commissioner had issued an ‘orange alert’ for the affected regions on Wednesday.
Fire services personnel of Bari Fire Station rescue people from a flooded village in Jajpur on Friday.(ANI photo)
Fire services personnel of Bari Fire Station rescue people from a flooded village in Jajpur on Friday.(ANI photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 07:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

Elderly couple burnt to death in another witch-hunt in Odisha

Villagers suspected the couple of practising witchcraft after about half a dozen people of Nimapali died due to different causes over the last two weeks.
The police in Odisha’s Jaipur district said they are looking into allegations that the couple was killed over suspicion of practising witchcraft.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
The police in Odisha’s Jaipur district said they are looking into allegations that the couple was killed over suspicion of practising witchcraft.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 03:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Odisha’s Covid tally inches to 1,000 with 84 new cases

The death toll also went up to 5 after a 75-year-old patient with respiratory problems and other comorbidities passed away at AIIMS Bhubaneswar on Sunday within few hours of his admission to the hospital
Though Ganjam district continued to be the Covid hotspot with 307 cases, Jajpur district reported the highest number of positive cases today with 31 migrant workers testing positive.(Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Though Ganjam district continued to be the Covid hotspot with 307 cases, Jajpur district reported the highest number of positive cases today with 31 migrant workers testing positive.(Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 19, 2020 09:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Odisha student designs glasses for visually-impaired, will help deaf people too

The idea of making a special glass came to the teenager’s mind when he saw visually-impaired people of his village wear dark glasses, but it did not help them.
Priyabrata Sahoo, a class 8 student at the Prahallad Chandra Brahmachari High School at Adanga in Purushottampur in Jajpur district of Odisha has come up with the prototype of guiding sensor glasses for visually impaired people.(HT PHOTO.)
Priyabrata Sahoo, a class 8 student at the Prahallad Chandra Brahmachari High School at Adanga in Purushottampur in Jajpur district of Odisha has come up with the prototype of guiding sensor glasses for visually impaired people.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 10:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Odisha primary school teacher dismissed for coming to work drunk

Makarand Mahant, a temporary teacher of Balia primary school under Lembo panchayat in Sukinda area of Jajpur district was dismissed after a video of his forcing the students to kneel down outside the school went viral.
Jajpur district collector in-charge Mihir Mohanty said on Wednesday that Mahant was found in school in an inebriated state. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Jajpur district collector in-charge Mihir Mohanty said on Wednesday that Mahant was found in school in an inebriated state. (Image used for representation).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 11:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByHT Correspondent

3 years after 19 tribal kids died, NHRC notice to Odisha on lack of development

Nagada, a group of three village, was in the news in 2016 when 19 tribal children died of malnourishment and diseases prompting chief minister Naveen Patnaik to form a taskforce for the development of the area.
The tribals are impoverished and their staple diet is still rice and dal or rice and salt despite intervention and investment by the government, according to human rights activists.(HT PHOTO.)
The tribals are impoverished and their staple diet is still rice and dal or rice and salt despite intervention and investment by the government, according to human rights activists.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 12:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Video of Odisha hostel warden thrashing students over poor marks goes viral

Biswaranjan Rana, the hostel warden of Gandhi Science College, reportedly thrashed two students with a long stick on August 11, officials said.
A video clip of a hostel warden beating two students of a privately-run college in Bhubaneswar over poor marks has gone viral on social media.(HT Photo)
A video clip of a hostel warden beating two students of a privately-run college in Bhubaneswar over poor marks has gone viral on social media.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 08:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByHT Correspondent

Upset with son’s ‘ill-treatment’, Odisha man wills his land to the government

Mishra, who lives with his nephew in his native village of Muraripur in Dasrathpur block of Jajpur district for the last 3 years, told District Collector Ranjan Das that he wanted an old-age-home built on the land he wanted to donate to the government.
Jajpur District Collector Das said though he was disturbed by the complaint, he will try to get the will registered so that the government can take his share of property.(HT Photo)
Jajpur District Collector Das said though he was disturbed by the complaint, he will try to get the will registered so that the government can take his share of property.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 02:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Hit by Fani, coconut farmers stare at an uncertain future

In Puri district, 11.59 lakh coconut trees were damaged. As many as 1.96 lakh were uprooted in Khurdha district. In Jajpur district, 14,910 coconut trees fell.
In Puri district, 11.59 lakh coconut trees were damaged. As many as 1.96 lakh were uprooted in Khurdha district. In Jajpur district, 14,910 coconut trees fell.(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
In Puri district, 11.59 lakh coconut trees were damaged. As many as 1.96 lakh were uprooted in Khurdha district. In Jajpur district, 14,910 coconut trees fell.(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 21, 2019 07:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Puri | ByDebabrata Mohanty

‘There’s nothing wrong with it’: Dutee first athlete to admit she’s gay

Chand, who was at the centre of a lengthy international gender row, said she had been in a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from her village for four years.
A 100m national record holder, Chand said she feared social ostracism — including at the hands of her family — while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship(Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
A 100m national record holder, Chand said she feared social ostracism — including at the hands of her family — while her parents have not yet raised any objection to her relationship(Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
Updated on May 20, 2019 10:32 AM IST
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Cyclone Fani survivors protest delay in relief, demand restoration of power

Around 1.5 lakh kilometres of power lines were wrenched away by 250 kmph-strong winds on the morning of May 3. The gales caused extensive damage to the power infrastructure in Puri, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack and Jajpur districts.
A central team led by the union power secretary is scheduled to visit Odisha on Monday to assess the damage caused to the power infrastructure in the state. Another team of the Ministry of Home Affairs will also visit the state next week.(BLOOMBERG PHOTO)
A central team led by the union power secretary is scheduled to visit Odisha on Monday to assess the damage caused to the power infrastructure in the state. Another team of the Ministry of Home Affairs will also visit the state next week.(BLOOMBERG PHOTO)
Updated on May 11, 2019 09:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Puri/Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Cyclone Fani survivors block road in Odisha to protest lack of electricity

More than a week after cyclone Fani battered the Odisha coast lakhs of survivors continue to live in squalid conditions without power supply and food.
People in Puri queue up for food and water being distributed by a private company.(HT PHOTO)
People in Puri queue up for food and water being distributed by a private company.(HT PHOTO)
Published on May 11, 2019 02:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Man, family members get life term for wife’s death over dowry demands in Odisha

A local court here has sentenced a man and three members of his family to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife over dowry within five months of the wedding in 2014.
Akhaya’s brother, Ajay Kumar Pal, another accused in the case, died in jail during the trial of the case.((Representative Picture/AFP Photo))
Akhaya’s brother, Ajay Kumar Pal, another accused in the case, died in jail during the trial of the case.((Representative Picture/AFP Photo))
Updated on Feb 16, 2019 03:36 PM IST
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