News from Jharsuguda

Mineral rich District, Jharsuguda is one of the most industrially developed District of Odisha. Jharsuguda District was established on 1st January, 1994. Earlier it was a part of Sambalpur District. It was created by amalgamation of the erstwhile Jamindars of Rampur, Kolabira, Padampur and Kudabaga. Major portion of the land area covering hilly region has a radish stony soil. The economy of the Jharsuguda District can be judged through its natural resources. The District is rich in minerals like coals, quartzite and fire clay. Several industrial units like Vendanta Alumina, Bhusan Steel and Power, TATA Refractories are operating in the District that contributes to the economic growth of the District. There are also some major forest products like Kendu leaves, wood, rice and leather that also contribute significantly to the economy of Jharsuguda District.

BJD fields assassinated Naba Das' daughter Dipali as Jharsuguda bypoll candidate
BJD fields assassinated Naba Das' daughter Dipali as Jharsuguda bypoll candidate

The bypoll was necessitated after the seat fell vacant following the assassination of Dipali's father & then Health Minister, Naba Das. 

Mystery shrouds abduction & murder of Jharsuguda businessman's minor son
Ransom or something else? Mystery shrouds abduction & murder of Jharsuguda businessman's minor son 

Though police have arrested the two accused- Amit Kumar Sharma of Jharsuguda and Dinesh Kumar Agarwal of Brajrajnagar in connection with the case, the motive behind the crime is yet to be established.

Businessman's minor son abducted, killed for Rs 50 lakh ransom in Odisha
Businessman's minor son abducted, killed for Rs 50 lakh ransom in Odisha

According to sources, some miscreants abducted the son of a businessman and demanded Rs 50 lakh ransom. A complaint in this regard was registered on March 27.

Jharsuguda bypoll
Jharsuguda bypoll on May 10, counting of votes on May 13: ECI

While submission of nominations for the bypoll will continue till April 20, scrutiny of the same will be held on April 21

Dipali Das, Tankadhara Tripathy
Jharsuguda bypoll: Naba Das’ daughter, BJP state secretary charging up political climate  

Dipali is said to have started her election campaigning on February 16 when she inaugurated an ambulance service in Jharsuguda.

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Father-in-law Naba Das wanted to see Dipali win and serve Jharsuguda people: Charvi Das

Charvi’s statements have certainly warmed up the ongoing debate over Dipali’s entry into active politics after her father’s demise.

Accused Gopal Das
Naba Das Murder: Court rejects Crime Branch plea for mental health evaluation of accused Gopal Das again

As per reports, the ADJ court rejected the revision petition on technical grounds after a lower court rejected the same petition earlier.

Motive behind Naba Das murder still elusive
One month on, motive behind Naba Das murder still elusive

Making a statement in Odisha Assembly, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the state government has decided to seek the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States of America for behavioural analysis of the main accused Gopal Das.

Murdered Naba Das' business empire under threat!
Murdered Naba Das' business empire under threat!

The assassinated minister used to have a stronghold over the coal and transportation business. His dominance over the ash and mineral transportation and coal business grew soon after 2004 when he entered into active politics.

Constable Saroj Das
Jharsuguda constable who held grudge against double murder convict Anup Sai shunted

Constable Saroj Das, who is working at Kolabira police station in Jharsuguda district, has been transferred to the reserve office of the district police headquarters following his remark against Sai.

Naba Das Murder
Moments before Naba Das murder! New photo showing Gopal & Naba Das in close range surfaces

The picture shows, Gopal at a very close range of Naba Das at Gandhi Chhak in Brajarajnagar on the fateful day of January 29.

Gopal Das Arrives At Choudwar Circle Jail
Naba Das murder accused sought transfer to Choudwar jail: Prisons DG

According to DG Prisons, Manoj Kumar Chhabra, Gopal himself had sought the transfer and made the request before the court.

Ganja Seized
Ganja, bombs recovered from SUV in Odisha; major racket suspected

As per reports, the ganja-laden SUV was detected by a police team during patrolling. Sources said that as the vehicle had a flat-tyre, the occupants of the car were replacing it when the police team reached the spot.

Accused Gopal Das at airport
Naba Das murder: Accused Gopal Das back in Jharsuguda after polygraph, narco tests in Gandhinagar

Das was brought to Raipur from Gandhinagar via air and then he was taken to Jharsuguda via road amid tight security. At present, he is lodged at the Airport police station located at Talapatia, sources informed.

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Naba Das murder: Lawlessness in Odisha, CM should take action, says Pradhan

The Union Minister also raised questions over the ongoing Crime Branch investigation into Naba Das murder.