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Tag: Aska

Ex-Aska MLA Saroj Padhi goes missing, kin suspect kidnapping
Ex-Aska MLA Saroj Padhi goes missing, kin suspect kidnapping

Padhi's son alleged that the ex-MLA has been missing since May 12. 

Odisha Woman Raped Multiple Times By Friend's Cousin, Accused Arrested

Berhampur: Police on Thursday arrested a man from Berhampur for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman multiple times for months by threatening to make her obscene photographs and videos viral. The arrest was made on the basis of a written complaint filed by the woman against one Kailash Chandra Sahu (32) aka Samir at Aska police […]

Couple electrocuted
Odisha: Couple Electrocuted In Vegetable Field

Aska: In a tragic incident, a couple was electrocuted after coming in contact with an 11 KV live transmission wire which has reportedly snapped at Burupada village under Hinjilicut police station here on Saturday morning. The deceased have been identified as Bishnu Samal and his wife Hina Samal. According to local sources, the mishap took […]

Tusker Electrocuted In Sambalpur, Elephant Calf Dies In Aska

Sambalpur: Carcass of a 12-year-old wild elephant found on Tuesday in a paddy field at Jadu Loisinga area under Sadar forest range. The elephant died after coming in contact with a live wire, reports said. Some miscreants deliberately laid the live electric wires to prevent elephant herd entering into paddy fields which caused the death […]

8 Criminals Arrested, 10 Firearms Seized In Ganjam

Aska: In a major crackdown, Aska police in Ganjam district on Sunday arrested eight criminals and seized huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession. Cops from Dharakote, Badagada and Aska police stations police station launched a special operation and seized 10 pistols, 53 rounds of ammunition, 12 crude bombs and other sharp-edged weapons […]

9 Held For Illegal Extraction And Transportation Of Sand In Odisha

Berhampur: Nine persons have been arrested for alleged involvement in illegal extraction and transportation of sand from the Rushikulya river bed in Ganjam district as police stepped up crackdown on the racket, a police officer said on Thursday. Nine tractors loaded with sand were seized after a police team raided the site at Jeypur under […]

7 Arrested For Illegally Extracting Sand From River Bed

Berhampur: A former councillor of Aska urban local body and six others were arrested in Ganjam district for illegally extracting and transporting sand from the Rushikulya river bed at Sunambha sand quarry, police said. The arrest was made on Sunday when police carried out a raid at the site following a tip-off, a police officer […]

Criminal Held In Odisha After Exchange Of Gunfire With Cops

Berhampur: A 32-year-old man, allegedly involved in a series of criminal activities including attempt to murder, has been arrested here following an exchange of gunfire with police, an officer said. The accused, P Siba Shankar Dora, sustained injuries, along with two other police constables, during the encounter at Charimaili Chhaka in Aska police station area […]

Two criminals nabbed in separate police encounters

Berhampur: In a major crackdown on criminals in the State, two wanted law breakers were arrested today following separate police encounters in two places–Aska of Ganjam district and Kujang of Jagatsinghpur. Three policemen were also injured in the encounters. In Aska, an encounter took place near Charimile square on Aska-Balipadar Road at around 5 AM […]

Aska residents stage protest opposing IIC’s transfer to Rourkela

Ganjam: Hundreds of residents of Aska on Saturday blocked all the roads connecting the town demanding revocation of the transfer orders of the local Police Station Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) Santosh Kumar Jena to Rourkela. Opposing the transfer of the IIC, locals and members of various organisations of the town burnt tyres and sat on demonstration on […]

BJD workers accused of thrashing BJP leader

Ganjam: BJP leader Pradip Patri was allegedly thrashed by BJD workers today during a public hearing meeting chaired by the Collector in Aska of Ganjam district. The incident took place at Dharakot panchayat samiti office following which Patri suffered injuries. Patri, who is the president of the Farmers’ cell of BJP’s Ghumsar organisational district, had […]

Man hangs self after son ends life in Ganjam

Ganjam: A pall of gloom descended upon Kusapada village under Dharakote police limits in Ganjam after an elderly man and his son were found dead on Saturday. The deceased have been identified as Rajendra Panda (55) and his son Kalpabat (20). It is suspected that both committed suicide over some family dispute. Sources said Kalpabat […]

Man's body found from septic tank in Aska

Berhampur: Panic gripped Jayapur village under Aska police limits after a decomposed body of a 30-year-old person was recovered from the septic tank of his residence on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Kabula Patra. According to reports, Kabula was untraceable for the last two days and it is suspected that he was brutally […]

Mason hacked to death over suspected rivalry in Aska

Aska: A youth was brutally hacked to death in broad daylight by two unidentified miscreants near Sunamba Sahi Chhak in Ganjam district over suspected past rivalry. The deceased has been identified as Mitu Das, who worked as a mason. According to reports, Mitu was attacked by the miscreants when he was working at a construction […]

Bus owner shot dead

Berhampur: A bus owner was killed after two unknown miscreants shot at him inside a bus at Karanjei square near Aska in Ganjam district on Monday night. Pratap Pallai of Pakalapalli in Ganjam was going to Berhampur from Aska while the miscreants intercepted the bus near Karanjei and opened two rounds of fire before fleeing […]

Youth killed in bomb attack in Aska

Aska: A youth was killed after two unidentified miscreants hurled bombs and fired at him in Aska of Ganjam district on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Susant Jena of Humuki village under Aska police limits. According to sources, the incident occurred near Humuki School when Susant was returning home from market when two […]

Another criminal injured in police encounter in Berhampur

Berhampur: Continuing with its ongoing crackdown on criminals, police nabbed a hardcore anti-social Muna Sahu and one of his aides after an encounter. This is the second encounter to be reported in the district in the last two days while four criminals have been nabbed in such special operation. According to reports, Muna and his […]

Dreaded criminal nabbed after police encounter in Aska

Berhampur: A criminal wanted in several cases was today caught by police following a scuffle near Karanjei chhak under Aska police limits in wee hours today. Acting on a tip-off, local police officials were frisking vehicles near Karanjei chhak when the dreaded criminal Anant Narayan Patnaik along with an aide crossed the locality on a […]

12-hr bandh cripples normal life in Aska

Aska: Normal life was thrown out of gear in various parts of Aska in Ganjam district as lawyers observed a dawn-to-dusk bandh demanding sub-division status to the town. As part of their protest, the lawyers under the banner of the Lawyers Association and Kriyanusthan Committee staged a road blockade at Badanadi and Rusikulya bridges on […]

Brundaban Swain
Farmer commits suicide over loan burden in Aska

Aska: One more farmer identified as Brundaban Swain of Nuagaon under Aska Block in Ganjam district has committed suicide by consuming poison. Swain had consumed poison yesterday morning. He was earlier rushed to Aska hospital and later shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur where he breathed his last. Family members of Swain […]

chit fund
Chit fund scam: CBI team begins probe in Aska

Aska: A three-member team of CBI officials today arrived in Aska in Ganjam district to probe into the chit fund scam. Reports said the officials of the central investigating agency led by SP, Rajiv Ranjan Singh and Additional SP, Rajiv Sinha, after their arrival in Aska town, went to Revenue Inspection bungalow where they verified […]

No veterinary doctor at blackbuck treatment centre

Berhampur: Opened by the Odisha government in August last year, the blackbuck treatment dispensary-cum-rescue centre at Charimaili near Aska in Ganjam district does not have a veterinary doctor. The centre was established at an expenditure of Rs 18 lakh from the blackbuck habitat development fund, officials said. The government had sanctioned for the post of […]

Bear trapped in poacher’s snare

Aska: A bear got trapped in snare laid by poacher to catch boar at Budhamba village under Polasara block in Ganjam district on Sunday morning. According to source, the bear sustained injuries on its waist after the poacher cut the snare. Also read: Elephant, its calf found dead Meanwhile, locals expressed dissatisfaction as no forest […]

Dreaded criminal injured in police encounter in Aska

Aska: Notorious criminal Chakanayan Nahak sustained bullet injuries on his leg in a police encounter at Jhagadei area late on Friday night. According to police sources, a police team attempted to overpower Nahak and his associate when the duo was roaming in the city on a motor cycle. When the police tried to nab them, […]