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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Odisha

Sex Racket Busted In Angul, 2 Held

Angul: Angul police today conducted raid at a guest house in the town and busted a sex racket operating from the guest house. Angul police have detained two persons in this connection including the owner of the guest house. According to reports, acting on a tip off police today conducted raid at the MM Guest House in Angul town...

3 Wild Bears Attack Old Man In Ganjam

Berhampur(PTI): A 55-year-old man was injured after three wild bears attacked him in Ganjam district today, forest officials said. The incident happened at Rampuda village under the jurisdiction of Polasara police station, the police said. The injured was identified as Yudhistira Nayak, a resident of the same village, they said. The bears attacked him when he was on his way to take...

45 People Affected By Diarrhoea In 2 Villages In Ganjam & Kandhamal

Berhampur(PTI): At least 45 people are affected by diarrhoea in two villages of Ganjam and Kandhamal districts of Odisha, health officials said today. Medical teams have been rushed to Sabarapalli village in Ganjam district and Ghumara village in Kandhamal district and the water-borne disease has not claimed any life in the two villages, they said. While at least 22 people were...

Carcasses Of 2 Jumbos Found In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal(PTI): Decomposed carcasses of an adult elephant and a calf were recovered in Dhenkanal forest division in Odisha today, forest officials said. The bodies were found near Raghubal village under Mahabirada forest range in Parjang block of Dhenkanal district, they said. According to Assistant Forest Conservator Jitendranat Das, the locals spotted the carcasses in the forest near Raghubala village and informed...

Kalinga Sena Activists Taken Into Preventive Custody

Bhubaneswar: The police today took at least 30 activists of Kalinga Sena into preventive custody, apprehending trouble by the local outfit on the occasion of Valentine's Day. The outfit on February 12 had threatened to raid parks and malls in the city to stop couples from celebrating Valentine’s Day, police said. The activists were detained at Baramunda here near the Kalinga...

Miscreants Snatch Away Cows Seized From Cattle-Laden Trucks In Amgul

Angul: Tension mounted up in village Gadasantri under Banarpal tehsil limits in the district in the early morning today after police seized at least four cattle-laden trucks while some miscreants managed to snatch away the cows from them after few hours. Two unidentified persons were also arrested by the police in this connection. A joint team of Bantala and...

We Will Win In Bijepur By-Poll By Large Margin: Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today confidently claimed that his party will win the Bijepur by-poll in Bargargh district comfortably. The by-election is scheduled to be held on February 24. “We will be winning the Bijepur by-poll with good margin as our development works and welfare schemes will work for our benefits,” said Patnaik before embarking on...

108 Sand Shiva Lingas Created At Puri Beach

Puri(PTI): Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today created 108 sand Shiva Lingas at Puri beach on the occasion of 'Maha Shivaratri'. While each Shiva Linga is about 2 feet high, there is also a 5 feet high idol of Lord Shiva. "We pray to Lord Shiva for World peace", said Sudarsan who participated in over 50 international sand art championships and...

Naveen Patnaik Calls Up Andhra CM, Seeks Special Agency Probe In Student’s Death

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu to appoint a special agency for conducting a probe into the death of a student at a Vishakhapatnam college. Patnaik spoke to Naidu over telephone after meeting the parents of the deceased student Shreyas Kesharwaini, a resident of Odisha's Sambalpur district, at the state secretariat, an...

Odisha DGP Asks For ‘Special Drive’ To Arrest All ‘Wanted Criminals’

Bhubaneswar: The Director General of Police R P Sharma today issued an order asking his officials to begin a month-long ‘Special Drive’ to arrest all ‘Wanted Criminals’ across the state. R P Sharma, during a video conference with the district SPs, Range IGs and DIGs, asked the police officers to strengthen their intelligence network and take steps to avoid...

Berhampur Mayor K Madhavi Loses Job Over False Marital Status Affidavit

Berhampur: The first lady Mayor of Berhampur r K Madhavi lost post after Ganjam District and Sessions Court today declare her election null and void on allegations of submitting false affidavit on her marital status. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2000 on her. The court’s judgment came following a case filed by former Berhampur Mayor Siba Sankar...

Humiliated Over Physical Punishment, Class 9 Student Ends Life In Ganjam

Bhanjanagar: Humiliated over physical punishment meted out in school compounded by further embarrassment from members of own family, a class IX student committed suicide by consuming poison in Sunapali village under Kabisuryanagar police station limits in Ganjam district today. The deceased minor boy has been identified as Sourabh Sahu. Sourabh Sahu who was studying in class IX in Saibani...

One More Arrested In Attack On Pandian’s Residence Case In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In continuation of its crackdown on the workers of the saffron party accused in attacking the residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s private secretary VK Pandian on February 10, the Commissionerate Police today arrested another accused from Sarakantara area here. The accused has been identified as Balaram Khuntia alias Balia. The accused Balia was the part of the group of...

Bricks-Laden Dumper Overturns In Gajapati; 9 Killed, 7 Injured

Gajapati: At least nine persons were killed, five on the spot and another four persons breathed their last while undergoing treatment and seven others sustained injury after a brick-laden dumper carrying them skidded off Luhajhar Ghati road under Kashinagar block in the district and turned turtle. The deceased include four women who have been identified as Ishwani Gamang, Sita...