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Additional SP, Cuttack Rural
'Poacher' death in Odisha Forest dept custody: DFO, ACF, Ranger charged with murder

An FIR was registered under sections 302, 401, 341, 294, 354, 365, Arms Act and Atrocities Act following a complaint by the wife of the deceased, Dhaneswar Behera.

Vehicle Scrap Yard
Private vehicle owners in fix as Odisha orders to scrap old govt vehicles by March 31

All government vehicles under different departments, PSUs, organizations, Autonomous Councils, ULBs etc. above 15 years of age will be mandatorily scrapped through a Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility (RVSF) on or before 31st March, 2023 in the RVSF Centers established in the State.

Naba Das Murder
Opposition condemns BJD’s concern over bypoll during Naba Das’ condolence meeting

The opposition parties have slammed the ruling BJD for putting more emphasis on the bypoll and vote margin instead of trying to unravel the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Naba Das.

Odisha PCCF, Debidutta Biswal
Odisha likely to witness more wildfires this summer, warns PCCF

He feared that given the climatic conditions, similar kind of wildfires seen in last few years cannot be ruled out.

Heat Wave
Get ready to experience above-normal day temp in February: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that several parts of Odisha will witness above-normal maximum (day) temperature.

Blackbucks In Ganjam
Blackbucks thriving in Ganjam, Odisha; numbers rise by 200: Census

As per reports, the blackbuck population has risen to 1979 this year from 1773 in 2021. Out of the total, 331 are male, 1366 are female and 282 are calves.

Rabindra Jena
Seashore chit fund scam: Setback for former MP Rabindra Jena 

Notably, the alleged involvement of some leaders of the BJD including Jena in the multi-crore ponzi scam came to light after the national probe agency took over the case in May 2014. The Supreme Court of India had directed the CBI to investigate the matter.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar
AIIMS Bhubaneswar announces multiple vacancies for a research project

As per the official advertisement, these are tenure vacancies under funded project and are not employment from AIIMS Bhubaneswar pay roll.

President’s Odisha visit: Tight security arrangements will be in place, says twin city police commis
President’s Odisha visit: Tight security arrangements will be in place, says twin city police commissioner 

“Our preparation for the President’s visit has already been started. We will take all the steps as per the security guidelines to make sure that the President’s visit ends well,” informed Commissioner of Police Soumendra Priyadarshi.  

Utkal University
Utkal University is offering certificate course in German language, check details

The duration of the certificate course will be three months and it aims at enabling the primary knowledge about the language studies.

BJP alleges political conspiracy behind Naba Das’ murder, Congress seeks CM's resignation  
BJP alleges political conspiracy behind Naba Das’ murder, Congress seeks CM's resignation  

Linking the health minister murder case to business rivalry, BJP MLA Subash Panigrahi said, “He had set up a huge business empire. He was also a strong leader in western Odisha. Someone might have killed him with the intention to take his place.

Man sells newborn for Rs 10,000 over ‘family feud’, 1 detained
Man sells newborn for Rs 10,000 over ‘family feud’, 1 detained

Acting on the complaint lodged by the grandmother, the local police and members of the Child Protection Unit launched a search operation and rescued the baby. The police have also detained Mallick, who has bought the baby boy.

Worst Maoist attack makes February 6, 2004, a red letter day in Odisha’s Koraput history
Worst Maoist attack makes February 6, 2004, a red letter day in Odisha’s Koraput history

Nineteen years have passed since the incident and much water has since flowed under the bridge and the situation has changed for the better. The fear of Red Rebels is no longer haunting the residents of villages adjacent to jungles, even in the dead of night. 

10 Odisha forest officials detained after elephant poaching accused dies in custody 
10 Odisha forest officials detained after elephant poaching accused dies in custody 

Among the detainees are two assistant conservators of forests (ACFs)- Ghanashyam Muduli and Harekrushna Mallick- and Badamba ranger Subrat Behera. They have been detained at Athagarh police station.     

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