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Miscellaneous News Updates

Custodial-torture
OHRC Directs Malkangiri SP To Probe 'Custodial Torture' Case

The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Tuesday issued a notice to the Superintendent of Police of Malkangiri directing him to conduct an inquiry into the matter

Hemant Das
Story Of A Habitual Thief With 500 Robberies In 35 Years | Odisha

In a major success, Odisha Police on Monday (Oct 4), arrested the notorious burglar, Hemant Das, who was allegedly involved in more than 500 robberies over a span of 35 years.

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Orissa High Court Dismisses Anticipatory Bail Plea Of Suspended BJD MLA Prashant Jagdev
Orissa High Court Dismisses Anticipatory Bail Plea Of Suspended BJD MLA Prashant Jagdev

Prashant Jagdev had been suspended by party Supremo Naveen Patnaik following reports of his alleged ‘hooliganism’.

Crowding For Vaccination
Mad Rush For COVID19 Vaccines At Vaccination Centre In Odisha

This is a swarm of people jostling for COVID19 vaccines. These are visuals from outside Athagarh's Gurudijhatia Primary Health Care Centre in Cuttack.

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Fuel Prices
Consumers React As Fuel Prices Touch Record Highs in Odisha

Fuel prices in Malkangiri district of Odisha hit all time high burning holes in common man’s pocket.

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Smart Prepaid Meters To Be Installed, Women SHGs To Collect Electricity Bills: Speaker SN Patro
Smart Prepaid Meters To Be Installed, Women SHGs To Collect Electricity Bills: Speaker SN Patro

Responding to media queries on irregularities in collection of electricity bills, Patro said that clear instructions have been issued to power distribution companies to ensure timely collection of outstanding bill amount.

Odisha Plans To Use Drones, Satellite-Based Technologies To Detect Hemp Cultivation
Odisha Plans To Use Drones, Satellite-Based Technologies To Detect Hemp Cultivation

Odisha police and excise department have jointly destroyed 22,217 acres of cultivation of hemp, a variety of cannabis, in 2020-21, as compared to 9,473 acres in 2018-19.

Special Funds For Covering Open Drains In Twin City: House Panel
Special Funds For Covering Open Drains In Twin City: House Panel 

Decision has been taken to cover open drains, install 10-feet-high net on both sides of drains, eviction of encroachments from drains and enhancement of catchment areas.

Arindam Dash Scholarship
‘Ekadasha’ of Journalist Arindam Das: OTV Announces Scholarship After Intrepid Journalist

On the occasion of 11th day ritual (Ekadasha) of Arindam Das, the Odisha Television Limited (OTV) on Monday announced a scholarship after him as a tribute to the ‘brave’ journalist who lost his life in the line of duty.

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Sambalpur Tragedy: 3 Of A Family Swept Away In Mahanadi River Current Found Dead
Sambalpur Tragedy: 3 Of A Family Swept Away In Mahanadi River Current Found Dead

A Fireman, with the help of a scuba diver and local fishermen, found the body of the girl trapped in a tree which was around 500 meters away from the spot where the trio had slipped off. The girl was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. However, she was declared brought dead by the doctor. 

4 More Odisha Officials Given Compulsory Retirement
4 More Odisha Officials Given Compulsory Retirement For Corruption, Inefficiency

Odisha government has so far taken action against 122 officials over graft charges and inefficiency

BMC Cap On Marriage, Other Functions Opposed In Bhubaneswar
BMC Cap On Marriage, Other Functions Opposed In Bhubaneswar

The members of the association gheraoed the BMC headquarters in protest of the revised guidelines which restricts the number of attendees in weddings, thread ceremonies and funerals to 50. During the protest, the association members also blocked the main road demanding immediate withdrawal of the BMC order.

Elephant In Well
Elephant Gets Stuck In A Well In Odisha, Rescued

These images are of an elephant stuck in a well in Bangiriposi Range in Mayurbhanj district. This elephant was stuck in a well while its herd was crossing the area from Similipal National Park. The elephant had lost its way in the dark and had fallen into the well.

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Fuel Price Rise In Odisha
Unabated Rise In Petrol, Diesel Prices Rattle Common Man In Odisha

Though the fuel prices differ from district to district depending on the freight charges, such a high fuel price in the tribal dominated Odisha district like Malkangiri has attracted sharp criticisms from people

OTV Announces Scholarship After ‘Brave Hero’ Arindam Das
OTV Announces Scholarship After ‘Brave Hero’ Arindam Das

Arindam Das lost his life in line of duty while covering the rescue operation of an elephant, along with an ODRAF team, at Mundali barrage in Cuttack last month. 

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