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The sensational death case of Paralakhemundi Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra reached the Orissa High Court with the deceased’s family on Monday filing a petition seeking a CBI probe into the case. In the petition, the deceased officer’s family alleged that the Crime Branch probe yielded no results even as 81 days have passed since the mysterious death of the ACF. The family alleged that Odisha Police is carrying out a manipulated probe to ‘intentionally’ misdirect the case. Instead of collecting evidence, the police are destroying them, the petitioner added. Director General of Police, Crime Branch ADG, CBI director and State Home Secretary have been made respondents to the case.
At least three persons went missing after they were swept away by strong water currents while taking bath in Mahanadi river in Sambalpur district on Monday. According to sources, the trio was bathing at Daleipada ghat of the river when they were swept away by strong water currents. The locals have launched a search operation to trace them.
The mishap occurred when the student duo was putting up banners for a National Apprenticeship Mela scheduled to be held at the ITI campus today. More
Umashankar Dash, DCP, Bhubaneswar said that Hemant was studying in the BJB college at Bhubaneswar when he was first arrested in connection with a clash in the 1980s’. It was during his stay in jail when he developed proximity with a burglar who taught him the tricks of the trade. More
Police excess allegedly led to the death of Gobinda Kumbhar, a resident of Tora village in Odisha's Bargarh district. More
As per the latest notification, the presence of a maximum of 50 persons will be allowed in functions related to marriage, death rituals and thread ceremonies in Bhubaneswar. More
A large number of people had gathered at Gurudijhatia primary health centre today morning to receive vaccine shots. The crowd scrambled to get the jab as there was short supply of the vaccine doses. More
However, the SP, Malkangiri claimed the two youths had been beaten up by the villagers and not by the Motu Police. “An investigation into the incident is underway,” stated the SP. More
407 persons, including 74 in the 0-18 year age group tested positive for Covid-19 in Odisha in the last 24 hours. Similarly, the State recorded six deaths due to virus taking the cumulative death toll to 8,220. More
As per reports, the raids are currently underway in 12 cities including the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar to ascertain suspected evasion of GST by these stores. Sources said the sleuths are also carrying out checks for suspected violation of weight and measurement standards. More
Based on the allegations, the Bhawanipatna Town Police raided the office of the company and arrested five persons in connection with the case. More
In another success for the Odisha Police, Adava Police on Sunday seized over 20 quintals of marijuana from a granite-laden truck near Mandrabaju village in R.Udaigiri area of Gajapati district and arrested two persons. More
The Railway Board chairperson reviewed the ongoing projects of the ECoR with general manager Vidya Bhushan, senior officials, and divisional railway managers. More
Submission of online application forms, which commenced on September 13, will end tomorrow at 11.59 pm. More
The poll race in Odisha is back to the two party system after 3-long decades (since 1991). But the Pipili poll results also show BJD pocketing the Congress votes in a big way More
Sarangi is the third Lok Sabha member of the saffron party from Odisha to have contracted the disease More
Rudra Pratap polled 96,972 (53.6 per cent) votes while BJP’s Ashrit Pattanayak garnered 76,056 (42.04 per cent) votes. Congress candidate Bishwokeshan Harichandan Mohapatra emerged distant third and polled 4,261 votes, a meagre vote share of 2.36 per cent. More
As per reports, NCB got the whiff post the arrest of actor Arjun Rampal girl friend's brother Agisilaos Demetriades in September last week. Demetriades first popped up during NCB's investigation into the drug-link in SSR's death last year More