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Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case: ‘Complaint Filed Late, Possibility Of Destruction Of Evidence Looms Large’

Bhubaneswar: The delay in the filing of complaint in connection with the alleged gang rape of a minor in Bhubaneswar could have resulted in the destruction of crucial evidence, Chairman of the Odisha State Commission For Protection of Child Rights( OSCPCR) Sandhyabati Pradhan said on Monday. Pradhan made the observation while responding to a question […]

BJP's WB In-Charge Kailash Vijayvargiya's Security Upgraded To 'Z Plus'
BJP's WB In-Charge Kailash Vijayvargiya's Security Upgraded To 'Z Plus'

New Delhi: The Centre has upgraded West Bengal’s BJP in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya’s security to ‘Z Plus’ category from ‘Z’ after four days of an attack on the convoy of BJP national President JP Nadda and Vijayvargiya in South 24-Parganas district of the State. Vijayvargiya enjoys ‘Z’ category security by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) since […]

Boudh Car Lifting Bid: 8 Arrested Youths Are Members Of Major Dacoity Gang, Say Police

Boudh: The eight persons, who were detained by Purunakatak police on Sunday night during a car lifting bid, are part of a major criminal gang involved in a series of loot and dacoity incidents in several parts of Odisha. One pistol, sharp weapons and several other articles have been seized from the eight accused, said […]

Broad Daylight Loot: Miscreants Snatch Gold Chain From Woman In Ganjam

Berhampur: In a broad daylight incident, two bike-borne miscreants allegedly snatched a gold chain from a woman in Chhatrapur of Ganjam district on Monday. The incident reportedly occurred near Chhatrapur court station lane when the woman, identified as Asha Devi, was on her way to one of her relatives’ house after visiting Thakurini temple. Two […]

Policemen At Day, Poachers At Night: 2 Police Constables Nabbed For Poaching Barking Deer In Similipal

Baripada: At a time when the wildlife authorities are leaving no stone unturned to ensure animals’ security in Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district, two police constables were arrested on Monday for allegedly poaching a female barking deer in the wild division. The accused have been identified as Purna Chandra Madhei and Hemant Kumar Mohanty […]

Odisha Govt Allows Reopening Of Ayurvedic, Homeopathic Medical Colleges

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has allowed reopening of Ayurvedic and Homeopathic Medical Colleges across the State from Monday. The move is likely to prompt the government officials to go for gradual reopening of higher educational institutions including universities and colleges in a phased manner. The Health and Family Welfare Department informed that the Ayurvedic and […]

New Farm Laws: 10 Farmers' Groups Extend Support To Govt
New Farm Laws: 10 Farmers' Groups Extend Support To Govt

New Delhi: A new group of 10 farmers’ unions on Monday extended their support to the Central government over its decision to undertake the necessary amendments in the three contentious farm laws. Under the banner of the All India Kisan Coordination Committee (AIKCC), the group of farmers belonging to states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, […]

Lingaraj Temple To Reopen From December 27
Odisha Cabinet Approves Lingaraj Temple Ordinance In Line With Sri Jagannath Temple Act

Bhubaneswar: In a major decision, the Odisha cabinet on Monday approved the much-awaited ordinance for better management of the affairs of Lingaraj Temple. As the Odisha Legislative Assembly is not in session, the new Special Act is proposed to be enacted through this ordinance, sources said. The State Cabinet has also cleared the proposal for […]

Determined To Free ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ From Maoist Menace: Odisha DGP

Malkangiri: The morale of security forces is high after the recent success in the anti-naxal operations in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district, said Director General (DG) of Police Abhay on Monday. Abhay visited Malkangiri’s Swabhiman Anchal (cut off area) a day after two Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces on […]

PM Modi Hopeful About India Becoming Manufacturing Hub Of Space Assets Soon
PM Modi Hopeful About India Becoming Manufacturing Hub Of Space Assets Soon

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with key industries, startups and academia from the Space sector via video conferencing on Monday to encourage their participation in space activities. The Union Cabinet led by the Prime Minister took the historic decision in June 2020 to open up the Space sector and enable the participation of […]

Odisha Girl Falls At Additional Collector's Feet Begging Justice For ‘Murdered’ Sister

Kendrapara: In a heart rendering incident, a girl was seen begging justice for her ‘murdered’ sister by falling at the feet of Kendrapara additional collector. The girl along with her mother, who staged a dharna in front of the collector’s office demanding justice, alleged that her sister was murdered by her in-laws over dowry but […]

Man Loses Wife In Gambling, Pours Acid On Her Later
Shocking! Man Loses Wife In Gambling, Pours Acid On Her Later

Patna: A man in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district bet his wife and lost her while gambling. He then forced her to have sex with his gambler friends and poured acid on her when she refused to continue sexual relations. The 30-year-old victim refused to have sexual relations with other men after two or three times and […]

On Arrest of Cops in Bhubaneswar Gang Rape Case: Action Will Be Based On Evidence, Says DGP

Bhubaneswar: Even as questions are being raised over the conspicuous silence of the Odisha Police over the involvement of some of its own personnel in the alleged gang rape of a minor girl in Bhubaneswar, Director General (DG) of Police Abhay on Monday categorically stated that the police action will be based on the evidence […]

Indian Navy's Indigenous Advanced Frigate 'Himgiri' Makes First Contact With Water
Indian Navy's Indigenous Advanced Frigate 'Himgiri' Makes First Contact With Water

Kolkata: ‘Himgiri’, the first of the three Project 17A ships being built at Kolkata’s Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), made her first contact with the waters of Hoogly River on Monday. Project 17A has upheld India’s vision for Atmanirbhar Bharat. P17A ships have been indigenously designed by Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship […]

Puri Custodial Death: Rs 5 Lakh Compensation Approved To Kin Of Deceased, Police Tell HC

Cuttack: The Puri police informed Orissa High Court on Monday that the state government has sanctioned Rs five lakh as interim compensation to the family of the person who was allegedly killed in custody by the district police as per the HC’s order. Puri superintendent of police(SP) Kanwar Vishal Singh in a counter affidavit informed […]