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Mercury crosses 44 deg C in 9 places as Odisha swelters under intense heat wave

Bhubaneswar: The heat wave condition continues to intensify in Odisha with nine places of the State recording temperatures above 44 degree Celsius today. As per data of the Meteorological department, Titlagarh seemed to have turned into a burning cauldron as it recorded temperature of 46.5 degree Celsius, the maximum for any station this summer. Other […]

Law student found dead in hostel room in Cuttack

Cuttack: Mystery shrouds the death of a second year student of Madhusudan Law College in Cuttack whose body was found hanging inside the hostel room on Saturday night. The deceased, Ajit Kumar Sethi, hailed from Athmallik of Angul and was staying at the college hostel located at Rehman Chhak in Jobra area in Cuttack. After […]

Naveen targets Centre over KALIA scheme, coal royalty

Angul: The BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today campaigned at four places of Angul district. During his public address in Ghantapada area of Talcher Assembly constituency, he slammed the Centre and BJP leaders for neglecting Odisha. The Chief Minister accused the Centre of hatching a conspiracy to stop KALIA scheme and targeted […]

Elephant tramples 5 persons to death in Angul

Angul: At least five persons including two girls and a woman were killed by a stray elephant in separate incidents in Talcher late night on Thursday. Panic gripped Sandha village after an elephant trampled three persons of a family to death. One Kalia Saaar along with his two-year-old daughter Anita and his cousin Sarathi who […]

Heat wave intensifies in Odisha; 12 places record temperature above 40 degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continued to reel under intense heat wave as 12 places in the State recorded maximum temperature above 40 degree Celsius on Monday. Talcher recorded the highest temperature at 43.8 degrees Celsius, followed by Angul which recorded 43.7 degrees Celsius. The mercury stood at 43 degrees Celsius in western Odisha town Titlagarh. The maximum […]

Five killed in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Mayurbhanj/Angul/Bhawanipatna: As many as five persons were killed in separate road accidents in Mayurbhanj, Angul and Kalahandi districts on Wednesday. In Mayurbhanj, three bikers were killed after a speeding truck ran over them on NH-18 at Dantimuha Chhak near Betnoti in the district. The deceased were identified as Dhan si, Gal Si and Mang Si […]

Former MLA Jogesh Singh among 4 persons injured in road mishap

Angul/Sambalpur: Four persons including former Sundergarh MLA Jogesh Singh were injured in a road accident near Khandanali, 15 km from Angul, in the wee hours today. The mishap occurred when Singh along with three others was travelling from Sundergarh to Bhubaneswar. Following the incident, some locals present at the spot detected smoke emanating from the […]

Police bust cattle trafficking racket, rescue more than 100 cows

Angul: Police busted a cattle trafficking racket and seized four trucks carrying more than 100 cattle near Banarpal area of the district  today. After receiving a tip-off on the illegal transportation of cattle from Athmallik to Kolkata, a team of cops reached the spot and conducted raids. As per reports, more than 100 cows were […]

BJD opposes inauguration of Talcher medical college building

Angul: A controversy has surfaced over the inauguration of the new building of Talcher medical college following allegations that the whole process is being done in haste by the Centre. BJD claimed that the new college is yet to get permission from the Medical Council of India(MCI) and even the infrastructure is not ready. “The […]

Illegal coal depots busted in Angul

Angul: Police today unearthed two illegal coal depots near Brahamani River basin in Santhapda village under Talcher Police limits of Angul and seized more than 350 tonnes of coal. As part of their drive to check illegal mining and smuggling, police have been conducting several raids in the district. Acting on a tip-off, police officials […]

Road mishaps claim 15 lives across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The day following the conclusion of the Road Safety Week could not have been more ironical with as many as 15 people across Odisha losing their lives in separate road mishaps today. Besides, a total of 29 persons were injured in the accidents. At least four persons including two women were killed and 11 […]

Rising leopard deaths in Odisha raise concern

Bhubaneswar: The rising number of leopard deaths in Odisha has raised major concerns on the safety of wild animals in the State. As per reports, three leopards have died in past 25 days in separate places of the State. On January 16, one leopard was found dead in Rengali reservoir area of Pallahara in Angul […]

Woman ends life after obscene video goes viral; Congress launches protest

Angul: Congress activists of the Angul unit today burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bantala area of Angul district demanding arrest of the youth who allegedly posted of an obscene video of a woman following which she ended her life. The agitators alleged that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has failed to provide […]

2 infants found dead, another rescued in critical condition in Odisha

Khurda/Angul: Two infants were found dead while another was rescued in critical condition from two different places in the State on Tuesday. As per reports, Police recovered the bodies of two newborn boys from the backside of a hotel at Pitapalli on NH-16 in Khurda district Tuesday evening. Though the exact reason behind the death […]

Man detained for attempting to rape minor girl in Angul

Angul: An elderly man has been detained for allegedly allegedly attempting to rape a five-year-old girl at Bantala  area in the district yesterday. According to reports, the accused allegedly took the minor to an under construction house and attempted to rape her. According to reports,  the minor was playing with her friends when the accused […]

Locals stage road blockade over minor girl's death in Angul

Angul: Palpable tension prevailed in Angul town area today after locals staged a road blockade demanding action against the persons involved in the alleged murder of a minor girl. The agitators that also included political outfits staged protest demanding justice for the family of the deceased. Following the agitation, senior police officials reached the spot […]

Minor girl found dead in Angul; family alleges murder

Angul: Police on Sunday recovered the body of a minor girl near Dakhina Kali temple in Kangula village in the district. The deceased has been identified as Shrusti Maharana (12), daughter of Saroj Maharana of the village. As per a complaint lodged by her father at the Angul police station, the minor girl was on […]

Carcass of a leopard found at Rengali Dam in Angul

Angul: The carcass of a leopard was found floating on Rengali Dam near Mankadachua village under Khamar Forest Range of the district today. According to sources, some fishermen who were fishing in the reservoir spotted the tiger’s body floating on the waters early morning today and informed the local villagers about the incident. “We had […]

Two labourers die of asphyxiation in Angul

Angul: Two labourers allegedly died of asphyxiation while they were sleeping inside a house at Gadashila village under NTPC Town Police limits of Angul district last night. Though the identity of the deceased is yet to be established, the labourers were reportedly from West Bengal. According to sources, they had arrived in Angul two days […]

8 killed, 15 injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as eight persons were killed while 15 others sustained injuries in separate road mishaps across the state on Tuesday. In Jajpur, at least one person died and 13 others sustained injuries after a tourist bus travelling from Damdam in West Bengal to Puri collided with a truck on National Highway-16 near Jarka […]

Fate of Tigress Sundari hangs in balance

Angul: Even though the villagers of Satkosia are living without any threat after relocation of tigress Sundari to an enclosure on November 6, the future of the big cat, which was the first one to be shifted under the inter-State tiger translocation project, seems to be hanging in balance. “The State government should ensure that […]

Former Athamallik MLA found dead on rail tracks

Angul: The body of former MLA of Athamallik Rajkishore Pradhan was recovered near railway tracks at Kainphulia under Nalco police limits in the district last evening. He was 85. According to his family, Pradhan had left home yesterday saying he was going to Boinda. After he did not return, his family members made a frantic […]

Tiger translocation: Odisha draws up plan to restore confidence of Satkosia residents

Angul/Bhubaneswar: Following protests by residents within the Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul district over relocation of tigress ‘Sundari’ and death of tiger ‘Mahavir’ in recent past, the State Forest department has chalked out plans to win back the confidence of locals. As per reports, the department has planned to take villagers of Satkosia forest area […]

3 killed, 2 injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Paradip/Angul/Paralakhemundi: As many as three persons were killed while two others sustained critical injuries in three separate road mishaps in Jagatsinghpur, Angul and Gajapati districts on Tuesday. In Jagatsinghpur, a biker was killed after being hit by a truck at Tarinigadanear Paradip. The deceased was identified asPramod Das of nearby Chakradharpur village. Following the mishap, […]

Criminal nabbed after police encounter in Talcher

Talcher: A dreaded criminal reportedly involved in several loot cases was nabbed after a police encounter near Lingaraj mines in Talcher of Angul district late last night. The criminal, identified as Badal Rout of Nalagunda village in Bhadrak has sustained bullet injuries in right thigh in the encounter. He was initially rushed to the Talcher […]