Latest Odisha Breaking News Updates - Saturday, 09 December 2023

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  • Manoj Kumar Jena
  • 6 months ago
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Woman kills mother-in-law for switching on light in Odisha’s Cuttack

Police arrested a woman on the charges of killing her mother-in-law for switching on light in their house in Madhupur area under Baranga police limits in Cuttack district.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 6 months ago
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Commissionerate Police returns 27 stolen bikes, 80 phones to rightful owners

Police seized an ‘Enfield Bullet’ which was stolen from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. The owner getting back his bike thanked the Odisha police for its efforts. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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BJP, BJD & Congress in Odisha plan strategies for 2024 general elections 

With the general elections being less than five months away, the state units of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress and the incumbent BJD have started flexing their muscles.  More
  • Manoj Kumar Jena
  • 6 months ago
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Drunk, reckless driving major cause of accident deaths in Odisha; experts pin blame on govt

Drunk and reckless driving are the major reasons behind the surge in road accident deaths in Odisha, as per the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 6 months ago
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'Who's Inspector Tiwari'? Rs 5L cash in polythene bag brings fresh twist to I-T raids, hints at cop link

People are curious about the real identity of the person, wondering if the person is a pecuniary beneficiary from the liquor makers. Why this packet was specially kept for the mystery person and what the person was doing with the liquor makers? More
  • Manoj Kumar Jena
  • 6 months ago
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Odisha man beheads wife over suspected affair, surrenders with severed head

A man allegedly beheaded his wife on suspicion of infidelity and reached the police station with the severed head to surrender.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 6 months ago
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Row erupts as NAC chief lays foundation stones before MLA in Nayagarh

Before the local legislator laying the foundation on Sunday, the chairperson of the NAC Poonam Priyadarshini allegedly did the job in a hurry which was strongly opposed by workers of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD). More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Odisha turned haven for non-Odia criminals: BJP VP Jay Panda on big cash haul  

Bharatiya Janata Party’s National Vice President Baijayant Panda on Saturday expressed his astonishment over the recovery of a huge amount of cash during I-T raids and asked whether it is possible without the involvement or knowledge of the leaders and officers of the Odisha government.  More
  • Manoj Kumar Jena
  • 6 months ago
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Rs 220 cr cocaine seizure in Paradip: Vietnamese interpreters roped in to make headway in probe

The Customs Department has roped in two Vietnamese language interpreters after the language barrier reportedly hampered the ongoing probe. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Women protest sand transportation on village road in Odisha’s Jajpur, erect fence across road 

With the district administration turning a deaf ear to the demand to stop sand transportation on the road, the agitating women of Markandapur and Kamalpur villages continued their roadblock by erecting a fence in the middle of the road. More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
  • 6 months ago
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Cash-for-query row: BJP alleges BJD MP Pinaki Misra's link with expelled TMC lawmaker Mohua Moitra, seeks CM’s clarification

The saffron party has demanded clarification from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about BJD MP Pinaki Misra's complicity with the cash-for-query imbroglio. More
  • Manoj Kumar Jena
  • 6 months ago
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25 Odia migrant labourers stuck in Karnataka brick kiln, seek govt help to return home

As many as 25 migrant labourers from Odisha, who had gone to work in Karnataka and got stranded there, have requested the state government to rescue them.  More
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  • 6 months ago
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I-T raids in Odisha: Titlagarh SBI branch finishes count at Rs 11 cr; BJP burns Congress MP’s effigy in UP & Rajasthan  

So far the State Bank of India’s Sambalpur and Bolangir branches have counted over Rs 50 crore of the money seized during I-T raids, informed Sambalpur deputy general manager (DGM) Manmohan Swain informed this on Saturday.  More
  • Himansu Shekhar Rout
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Odisha will have double-engine govt in 2024: BJP's Manmohan Samal

The BJP leader said his party leaders have covered 11,000 panchayats while the rest 5000 plus panchayats will be covered. All leaders, functionaries, workers, and MPs will go to the villages as part of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra. More
  • Cassian Baliarsingh
  • 6 months ago
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I-T raids and cash seizure in Odisha: BJP fires salvo at BJD, Congress; says corruption will not be tolerated 

Three dozen machines have been deployed by the central agency to count the seized amount. More
  • Vikash Sharma
  • 6 months ago
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STF rescues Pangolin, arrests two wildlife criminals from Rayagada

The raid was conducted based on credible information regarding a dealing/possession of wildlife products by wildlife criminals, STF sources said. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 6 months ago
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Breach in OPGC ash pond inundates farmlands in Jharsuguda, crops damaged

As per reports, crops in several acres of farmlands in three villages—Rengali, Kantatikira, and Saradhabali were damaged in the ash slurry. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 6 months ago
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Bangladeshi woman claims Balasore man as husband, lodges police complaint

As per the complaint, Ruma Mariam from Amtoli area in Bangladesh had married Birendra Pratap Bhanja from Buddhakusumi village under Balasore’s Kamarda police limits following a love affair over Facebook. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
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Illegal Pre-activated SIM card business busted in Bhadrak, 1 arrested

The incident came to the fore after the Ministry of Telecommunications, flagging concern about a duplicate SIM card activation racket in Odisha, shot a letter to the Bhadrak SP through the CID (Crime Branch). More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 6 months ago
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Rs 32 lakh for 2 welcome gates! Corporators allege corruption in Cuttack Bali Yatra

As per reports, the two temporary gates (welcome arch) made with bamboo and other materials installed at Bell View Square and Telengapentha have been estimated at Rs 32 lakh. Similarly, the laser show at Bali Yatra, which was of so poor quality that it could only run for the first two days, has been billed at Rs 96 lakh. More
  • Mrunal Manmay Dash
  • 6 months ago
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I-T raids in Odisha: More cash recovered from country-liquor manager’s home, shifted to Bolangir SBI for counting

It is suspected that the cash found from Bunty's house would be around Rs 100 crore. However, there is no confirmation from the I-T department about the exact amount of the money recovered from Bunty's premises. More
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  • 6 months ago
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IT raids continue in Odisha, over Rs 200 cr cash seized from premises linked to Jharkhand Congress MP   

Income Tax officials have seized unaccounted cash to the tune of over Rs 200 crore during searches at multiple premises in Odisha and Jharkhand linked to Baldeo Sahu and Group of Companies Ltd, a country-liquor manufacturing and selling firm, sources said. More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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17 people die by suicide in Odisha every 24 hours: NCRB 

As per the NCRB report, on average 17 people are dying by suicide on a daily basis.   More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Banana served instead of egg in MDM in Odisha school; teachers, parents fume  

Students of Hanaguda Upper Primary School in Jeypore of Koraput district had an unusual menu for their mid-day meal. A banana, instead of an egg, was given to each of them alongside alleged sub-standard rice and watery dal.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Integrated public health laboratory to come up in every Odisha district 

On the sidelines of a workshop, Odisha Public Health director, Dr Niranjan Mishra informed about the plan of establishing such laboratories in the districts and CHCs.  More
  • Pradeep Pattanayak
  • 6 months ago
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Trouble mounts for Ollywood singer Sourin Bhatt, NBW issued

A non-bailable warrant (NBW) has been issued against singer Sourin Bhatt in connection with the harassment case against him.   More
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