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The District of Angul situated at the heart of Odisha was a part of Undivided Dhenkanal District till early March 1993. Angul District came into existence as a separate District on April 1, 1993. It is one of the major industrial towns in Western Odisha. This sleepy quaint vicinity transformed itself largely due to the presence of NALCO (National Aluminum Company) – that operates Asia’s largest Aluminum plant there and ancillary industries. Angul serves as an important junction or gateway to Central & Western Odisha. Anugul is also famous for the Satkosia Tiger reserve.

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Odisha: Father-Son Duo Arrested For Job Fraud In Angul

Angul: A man and his son were arrested for allegedly duping a youth on the pretext of giving him job at a multinational company. The accused identified as Ghanashyam Mishra and his son of Similipada area in the district had duped one Pranabandhu Jena of Benagadia in the same district of Rs 4.50 lakh on […]

Rs 25 Lakh Interest For Rs 5 Lakh: Loan Shark Relative Of IAS Officer Arrested In Odisha
Rs 25 Lakh Interest For Rs 5 Lakh: Loan Shark Relative Of IAS Officer Arrested In Odisha

Angul: A local businessman-cum-money lender has allegedly collected over Rs 25 lakh as interest from a school teacher after giving him a loan of Rs 5 lakh. The loan shark, Sunil Agarwal, who happens to be the relative of an senior IAS officer and former Collector, was recently arrested for allegedly collecting extortionate rate of […]

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Odisha: Elderly Couple Found Dead In Closed Room In Angul

Angul: An old couple was found dead inside a locked room at their own residence in Angul on Friday morning. The couple has been identified as Dukhabandhu Sahu and his wife Panchali Sahu, residents of Sanajoroda village under Karnapur Panchayat in the district. Family members of the couple said that they suspected something amiss when […]

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Odisha: 14 Houses Gutted, Livestock Burnt Alive In Angul Fire Mishap

Angul: In a tragic incident, 14 houses including seven sheds of four families were completely gutted in a devastating fire mishap at Kahlagaon under Bantala police limits in the district on Wednesday night. A cow and over 22 sheep were charred to death in the blaze that broke out in the village at around 10.30 […]

Odisha: Attack On Police Team In Angul, Nine Arrested
Odisha: Attack On Police Team In Angul, Nine Arrested

Angul/Dhenkanal: A group of villagers allegedly attacked a police team while the latter were escorting an accused from Amana village in Dhenkanal district after arresting him in an oil theft case on Tuesday. The attackers were in an inebriated condition and mistook the accused for a child lifter that led to the commotion, informed Angul […]

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Duplicate Edible Chips Factory Busted In Odisha's Angul, One Held

Angul: The bug of adulteration and supply of fake commodities has spread its tentacles to almost every nook and corner of Odisha as Police Saturday unearthed a spurious chips manufacturing unit in Bhandubar area of Angul. As per reports, acting on a tip-off a special squad of police today conducted a raid at the illegal […]

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Sundari's Return To MP May Delay, Experts Say Caution Necessary To Avoid Satkosia-Like Episode

Angul: The return of Tigress Sundari to its native Madhya Pradesh will be delayed by at least two months due to an ongoing training programme of two more tigers at Ghorela Re-wilding centre in Kanha Tiger Reserve, informed Madhya Pradesh forest department on Sunday. As per reports, Sundari or officially known as T-2, will be […]

Odisha MLA Moves Police After Woman Barges Into His House With Marriage Proposal
Odisha MLA Moves Police After Woman Barges Into His House With Marriage Proposal

Angul: In a bizarre incident, Pallahara MLA Mukesh Kumar Pal lodged a complaint against a woman, who reportedly barged into the legislator’s house at Balipasi village in Angul district with a marriage proposal. The woman, identified as a resident of Mayurbhanj district and presently settled in Keonjhar, has also lodged a counter police complaint against […]

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Odisha: Confusion Over Management Halts Operationalisation Of Talcher Medical College

Angul: Though Odisha government is facing serious challenge in providing healthcare facilities to the public, the ready-to-use Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MIMSAR) at Talcher in the district is yet to function due to the confusion over its management. According to sources, MIMSAR has been built at a cost of around Rs 500 […]

Odisha: 'Denied Justice', Woman Attempts Self-Immolation Outside Angul Collectorate
Odisha: 'Denied Justice', Woman Attempts Self-Immolation Outside Angul Collectorate

Angul: In a desperate attempt to end life, a woman Monday tried to set herself on fire in front of the Angul Collector office seeking justice in a land dispute case. The woman Damayanti Behera has been identified as a resident of Gobara village under Bikrampur police limits in Talcher. After her husband passed away […]

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Minor Two Wheeler Rider Slapped Rs 26,000 Fine In Odisha

Angul: In yet another incident of new Motor Vehicle rule violation, a minor boy in Pallahara under Angul district was fined Rs 26,000 by the Junior Motor vehicle Inspector (MVI) of Talcher RTO on Tuesday. Sources said, the minor boy was apprehended by the Jr MVI, Bipin Bihari Das while conducting a vehicle checking at […]

4 Years On, No Headway In Safibullah Khan Missing Case; Family Pleads For Justice
4 Years On, No Headway In Safibullah Khan Missing Case; Family Pleads For Justice

Angul: “Can we ever get justice? Is justice not meant for us? Please, return us our father,” ask and plead daughters of Safibullah Khan while narating their struggle with extreme hardship since the day their father went missing on May 28, 2017. A lawyer from Athmallik in Odisha’s Angul district, Khan had gone to Mahanadi […]

Youth Set On Fire By Relatives In Odisha's Angul
Odisha Shocker: Youth Tied To Pole, Burnt Alive By Relatives In Angul

Angul: In a shocking incident, a youth in his mid-20s was on Tuesday set on fire allegedly by his relatives at Kendusahi village under Handapa Police limits in Angul district. As per initial reports, the deceased youth has been identified as Rajkishore Pradhan (25) of the village. It is being alleged that some of his […]

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Odisha: Angul Youth Sets Himself Ablaze Outside Police Station

Angul: In a bizarre incident, a youth today attempted suicide by setting himself on fire outside the Pallahara police station in Angul district before rushing into the station to seek justice over an alleged love affair. The victim happens to be a resident of Ishwar Nagar. Police sources claimed he took such a drastic step […]

Odisha: Construction Company Staff Abducted At Gunpoint in Angul

Angul: Unidentified miscreants have allegedly kidnapped two employees of a construction company that has been engaged in the construction of  a bridge on Kamparakela-Timi road under Pallahara block in the district. According to reports, around 12 unknown persons reached the construction site on Monday night and enquired about the employees who are on-duty. The miscreants, […]

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Orissa High Court Quashes Death Penalty In Rape And Murder Case

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday set aside the conviction and death penalty pronounced by a POCSO (protection of children from sexual offences) court to a man in connection with rape and murder of a minor girl that had taken place in Angul district in 2019. The High Court has also directed the trial […]

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Odisha: Brown Sugar Worth Rs 1.2 Lakh Seized In Talcher, 1 Held

Angul: Excise department seized brown sugar worth Rs 1.2 lakh at Hatatota in Talcher on Friday and arrested one person in this connection. Acting on a tip-off, the Excise department officials raided the ITI square area and seized the contraband from the possession of the drugs peddler. A case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances […]

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Odisha: Man Sets Own House Ablaze, Attempts Suicide Later

Angul: A mentally unstable man of Rangamatia village under Chendipada police limits in Angul set his own house ablaze and then attempted suicide by slitting his throat with a sharp weapon Thursday morning. The bizarre incident took place at around 8 AM this morning. Over reasons unknown, Khakan Behera who reportedly has a history of […]

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‘Sundari’ Turns A Tigress No State Wanted!

Bhubaneswar: Tigress ‘Sundari’, which was translocated from Madhya Pradesh to Odisha in 2018 with much fanfare under country’s first inter-state tiger translocation project, seems to be a nonessential business for both the States. Neither the government of Madhya Pradesh is taking measures to bring back the animal to its place of origin even after the […]

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Angul Farmers Resent Over Non-functioning Of Veterinary Hospitals

Angul: Strong resentment is brewing among the people in the district as they are not getting the opportunity for the treatment of their domestic animals in the veterinary hospitals, which are often found to be locked throughout the year. According to local sources, many people in the district depend upon animal husbandry for their livelihood. […]

NH-55 Turns Death Trap
Odisha: Stretch Between Manguli-Angul On NH-55 Turns Death Trap For Commuters

Angul: Filled with potholes and dust with raw materials scattered on both sides, the partially repaired stretch of National Highway No. 55 between Manguli and Angul has turned a death trap for commuters. Locals claimed that so far five commuters have lost their lives on the stretch due to accidents in the last two months […]

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NALCO Ash Breach: Locals Allege Shoddy Management

Angul: Ash-laced water from National Aluminium Company (NALCO) in Angul has been allegedly polluting the local Nandira nullah in the area surrounding the PSU Navratna Company. Locals alleged that the leaked residue from the company’s ash pond has been polluting the nullah and subsequently adding up to the pollution of Brahmani River. “This is a […]

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Men Seen Doing Sit-Ups Before Tehsildar During Covid Enforcement Drive, Probe Ordered

Angul: A probe has been ordered by the Collector of Angul over an incident of two men doing sit-ups for allegedly not properly wearing masks near college square under Kishorenagar Police Limits in Angul district on Saturday. In a video clip of the incident that went viral, two men are seen doing sit-ups in front […]

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Angul Rape Case: Former MLA Denies Involvement In Crime

Angul: Former MLA of Athamallik Sanjeeb Kumar Sahoo rubbished the reports of his involvement in the alleged rape case of a girl here and said that it is an attempt to defame him. A youth identified as Rajeeb Lochan Pradhan of Angapada village under Kishorenagar Police limits of the district, who was working as a […]

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Angul: Truck Driver Goes Missing Following Accident, Body Found Near Village After Six Days

Angul: The body of a 52-year-old truck driver who had gone missing following an accident near Dhenkanal six days ago was found in a paddy field near his village in Banarpal block under mysterious circumstances on Saturday morning. The body of Sanjay Samal was discovered by residents in Purikia village, not far from the former’s […]