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Blueprint to manage waste

The Odisha State Pollution Control Board has started devising a master plan for management of municipal solid waste here to improve the city's sanitation.
Sandeep Mishra May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Honk too loud for comfort

Rampant use of pressure horns in the city has become a menace for commuters and residents. But police and transport officials continue to ignore the problem despite it becoming a constant headache for others.
LELIN MALLICK May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Devotee assault charge on servitors

A devotee from Thane was allegedly assaulted by servitors inside the Puri Jagannath temple for refusing dakshina (donation) on Sunday.
Our Correspondent May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Thai girls in sex trade

Involvement of foreign nationals in flesh trade in the city continues to flourish with the police catching eight Thai nationals during a raid at a spa in Bapuji Nagar on Saturday.
Our Correspondent May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Naveen eyes 2019 polls

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik, who will complete four years of his fourth term on Monday, is gearing up his party for the next general election.
Subhashish Mohanty May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Date set for rail job

District collector Dasarathi Satapathy has set June 15 as the deadline for completion of land acquisition for the ongoing Sambalpur-Titilagarh doubling of railway line.
SUDEEP KUMAR GURU May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Stricter age test for cricketers

The Odisha Cricket Association has decided to conduct "necessary medical test" for age determination of players in addition to more stringent scrutiny of records following a string of controversy over selection of players with fudged certificates for state teams.
LALMOHAN PATNAIK May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Dancer to start academy for kids

Rajasmita Kar, Dance India Dance season-3 winner, plans to teach kids how to get their steps right by opening a dance academy here.
Sunil Patnaik May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Centres pass JEE test

More than 6,000 students wrote the JEE (Advanced) amid tight security in four centres across the state on Sunday. There were no reports of any incidence.
Our correspondent May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

No puja without helmet

Inspired by the example set by the management of Sarala Shakthi shrine in Jagatsinghpur district, priests of a 600-year-old Hindu temple here have stopped offering puja for two-wheeler owners having no helmets.
Our Correspondent May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

IOCL relents, to employ land losers

The fortnight-long protest by residents displaced by the refinery project paid dividends after company officials agreed to engage them on contractual basis.
Our Correspondent May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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