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A massive fire broke out at an incense stick factory in Jagatpur Industrial Estate in Cuttack on Sunday. As per sources, the blaze erupted at the factory named SS Enterprises and its godown which manufactures incense sticks under the brand name Mangaldeep. There was however no reports of any casualties in the incident. Even though the exact reason behind the fire is unknown, it is believed that a short circuit might have led to the mishap. A fire brigade team has been pressed into service to bring the flames under control. As per sources, lakhs of rupees worth of raw materials used in the manufacture of incense sticks was reduced to ashes in the fire.
Odisha is behind states like Bihar, UP, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Study reports blame it on low education level, poor vocational training and high poverty among SC/ST/OBCs More
The combing operation was launched by a joint team comprising BSF jawans, SOG and DVF Malkangiri after receipt of credible inputs regarding presence of the ultras on October 14, 2021. More
It remains a mystery that the New Bhubaneswar Railway Station has not yet been put to meaningful use. A full-fledged satellite station for Bhubaneswar is absolutely necessary. The city has expanded towards the north and the New Station should have better access and amenities without further delay. More
A Plus 3 girl student was allegedly gang raped by three youths in front of his male friend near Kalama Chhak under Baisinga police limits of Baripada in Mayurbhanj district on Friday evening. More
The Met Department has also issued heavy rainfall warning for several Odisha districts in the next 24 hours. The alert has been sounded for the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur. More
Five Police pesonnel were injured after the pilot vehicle of Tribal Development Minister Jagannath Saraka overturned near Uliapada village under Adaba Police limits of Gajapati district on Sunday.
Sources said, the mishap occurred when the Minister was on his way to Rayagada from Bhubaneswar on Sunday morning. The police vehicle gave escort to the Minister's vehicle from Paralakhemundi. However, the driver lost control over the vehicle when it was approaching Uliapada and overturned, injuring all the five occupants.
As per reports the injured have been admitted to the nearby Birikot medical for treatment.
The Infocity Police had produced the three accused- Amrit Pritam Biswal, Dinesh Mohapatra and Mrutyunjay Mishra before the court today and had sought five–day custody of the accused. More
Vigilance officials said that simultaneous searches are being done at the residences of relatives and other associates of Pradeep Panigrahi. More
In a shocking incident, a man hacked his wife to death at their house at Bharatbahal village under Larambha Police Station limits in Patnagarh sub-division of Bolangir district on Sunday.
The deceased has been identified as Lipi Nayak while her husband, Purandar Nayak has been absconding after the incident.
Reports said, Purandar married Lipi around five years ago and they were having a cordial relationship. However, the couple had an argument on some unknown issue last night.
Following this, an enraged Purandar attacked Lipi with an axe leading to her death on the spot.
Later, Larambha Police rushed to the spot after receiving the information from the neighbours. Police have sent the body for post-mortem and launched a manhunt to nab Purandar.
The incident took place between 2 am to 3 am while thieves entered from the balcony door at the backyards of the building. The main door was locked so the thieves entered from the back door. Later, police reached the spot and entered the house by breaking open the main door. The entire house was vandalised. More
The four bookies were operating in coordination with their accomplice in Chhattisgarh and were receiving a commission of only thirty percent. More
Odisha Joint Entrance Examination-2021 (OJEE - 2021) web-based counselling for B.Tech, B.Arch, B.Plan, B.CAT and Integrated M.Sc. courses will commence tomorrow (October 17). More
The computer skill test has been rescheduled to November 2, 2021 considering the representations of a large number of candidates. More
Odisha government's ban on the sale and use of firecrackers as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus has left thousands of traders in dire straits. More
The lethal combo of the active involvement of local organised gangs in the crime and a poor conviction rate has emboldened the perpetrators in the district. Odisha 5th in gangrapes in country More
Senior IAS officer and Additional Chief Secretary to Health Department, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra was appointed Chairman of Odisha Forest Development Corporation in a minor reshuffle effected by the State government on Saturday. More