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Tag: Athagarh

Woman accuses husband, in-laws of torture over dowry

Cuttack: A woman on Sunday lodged a complaint with Kanpur Police in the district alleging torture at the hands of her husband and in-laws. The woman in her complainant alleged that her husband Bibhu Prasad Nayak, who is working as Subedar in Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF) and currently posted at Daitari in Keonjhar district, […]

Forest officials save life of severely ill elephant in Athagarh

Cuttack: A team of veterinary doctors and officials of Forest Department have managed to save the life of an ailing elephant, whose health condition had severely deteriorated in Athagarh forest. As per reports, the Athagarh forest officials received information about an ailing 50-year-old elephant inside Balikiari forest reserve under Narsinghpur range nearly five days back. […]

House reduced to cinders after electric short circuit in Athagarh

Cuttack: A house was reduced to cinders when a major fire broke out following a short circuit at Sadar Sahi under Kantol Police limits in Athagarh of Cuttack district late last night. According to sources, the blaze originated around 3 AM and subsequently engulfed the entire house within a few minutes. Fortunately, the family members […]

Athagarh DFO confirms poaching behind death of female elephant

Athagarh: The involvement of poachers has come to the fore in the death of the female elephant near Sabar Taila village under Rajnagar area of Athagarh forest range in the district on Wednesday. The Athagarh Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sasmita Lenka on Thursday informed that the elephant was trapped and killed by some unidentified miscreants. […]

Body of elephant found in Athagarh forest range

Cuttack: Body of a 7-year-old female elephant was recovered near Sabar Taila village under Sukasan reserve of Athagarh forest range in the district  today. According to sources, some locals spotted the body of the elephant and later informed the forest officials. Though the exact reason behind the death of the elephant is yet to be […]

Over 40 children taken ill after consuming stale food in Cuttack

Cuttack: Panic gripped Parbatipur village in Kandarei panchayat under Athagarh block of Cuttack district as more than forty children were taken ill today after consuming leftover food from a feast arranged in their village yesterday. According to sources, a funeral dinner was arranged in the village on Sunday.  In a bid to avoid wastage, the […]

Devotees throng Dhabaleswar temple on 'Bada Osa'

Cuttack: Thousands of devotees have thronged Dhabaleswar Temple to have a darshan of Lord Shiva at the shrine located in Athagarh block of the district, on the occasion of ‘Bada Osa’ today. ‘Bada Osa’ holds a special relevance among other fests and is celebrated at different Shiva shrines across the state. It is observed in […]

Baby elephant abandoned by herd rescued by villagers

Athagarh: A seven-month-old baby elephant abandoned by its herd was rescued from a canal by villagers of Nuagaon near Khuntuni today. A few villagers, who spotted the animal this morning, rescued it and carried the calf to the village on their shoulders. On being informed, forest officials rushed to the village and sent the baby […]

Loot complaint filed against Cuttack Zilla Parishad vice-president

Cuttack: A loot complaint has been filed against Cuttack Zilla Parishad vice-president Sunil Parida at the Athagarh police station. One Prabhas Kumar Jena of Hemamalapur village in the district has filled a written complaint against Parida at the police station. As per the complaint, Sunil along with his four associates intercepted Prabhas while he was […]

One killed as car falls into well

Athagarh: In a tragic incident, a man was killed when a car he was driving fell into an open well near Jenapada under Athagarh police limits here on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Biswajit Sahu. As per sources, the mishap occurred this morning when Sahu was on his way to Jenapada from Icchapur […]

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Couple electrocuted to death in Athagarh

Cuttack: A couple died under tragic circumstances after coming in contact with a live wire in Baunsatangara village in Kundharei panchayat under Khuntuni police limits of Athagarh here on Tuesday. The deceased have been identified as Niranjan Bhujabala and his wife Narmada. As per sources, the incident occurred this morning when Niranjan went to sprinkle […]

Carcass of elephant calf found in Athgarh

Cuttack: The carcass of a female elephant calf was recovered from Paikerapur village under Khuntuni forest range in Athagarh of Cuttack on Tuesday morning. Though the exact reason behind the death is still unclear, it is suspected that the elephant calf died of electrocution as electric cables were found near the spot. On getting information, […]

Sarpanch attacked over political enmity in Athagarh

Athagarh: Sarpanch of Kandarpur panchayat under Athagarh police limits was attacked by four miscreants over alleged political rivalry on Friday night. The incident occurred when the sarpanch identified as Paramananda Behera was travelling to Athagarh on a motorcycle. Four miscreants intercepted Paramananda and attacked him with cricket bat and wooden sticks. The sarpanch alleged the […]

Foundation stone laid for new bridge to Dhabaleswar temple

Cuttack: The foundation stone for the much awaited second bridge to popular Dhabaleswar temple was laid by Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera today. Official sources said the project has been envisaged by the administration keeping in view the safety of devotees visiting the Shiva temple. The cost of the project has been […]

Youth dares elephant, runs through its legs!

Cuttack: The current generation of selfie-maniacs and the trend of getting famous through videos on social media have increased the number of daredevilry acts that very often go awry. However, this young man from Athagarh in Cuttack district had a providential escape as he ran through the legs of a wild elephant that had strayed […]

GRS, ex-PEO booked for misappropriation of old age pension

Athagarh: Former Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) and Gram Rozgar Sevak (GRS) of Gurudijhatia Gram Panchayat in Athagarh block of Cuttack district landed in trouble after a complaint was registered with police against them for allegedly misappropriating old age pension. As per preliminary investigation, ex-PEO Phakir Jena and GRS Swagatika Mishra allegedly misappropriated pension funds to […]

Dhabaleswar suspension bridge to be history soon as admin plans new bridge

Cuttack: After catering to the needs of lakhs of devotees, the famous Jhoola (suspension) bridge at Dhabaleswar will soon become history as the Cuttack district administration has planned for a permanent bridge. “Keeping in view the safety of devotees, we have decided to construct a new bridge which will be much wider,” said Collector, Sushant […]

Monkey menace
Monkey menace: Terrified villagers picket on roads seeking action

Cuttack: For one of the most strangest of reasons, distressed locals of Nuagada village in Athagarh today blocked the Mundali Swapneswar road. They were protesting violence by a troop of monkeys who had been creating nuisance in the village, injuring one villager grievously today morning. According to sources, since last few days, people of Katakia […]

Combing operations over suspected Maoists’ presence in Narsinghpur

Athagarh: Panic gripped Narsinghpur area here in Cuttack district following police inputs on suspected Maoists movement in Satkosia forests. According to reports, around 20 suspected extremists are roaming in Satkosia forest which spreads from Narasinghpur to Angul. Meanwhile, Cuttack and Angul police have intensified combing operations in the area. “It is not confirmed whether they […]

Police, Public face off during public hearing on cement plant

Athagarh: A public hearing on proposed plant of UltraTech Cement near Khamara Nuagaan here in Cuttack district was disrupted following a scuffle between police and local residents on Thursday. The tussle ensued after police intervened in a quarrel between two rival groups over the establishment of the industry. Tension mounted further when the cops used […]

Two killed, 19 passengers hurt in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Cuttack/Balasore: Two persons were killed and as many as 19 others injured in two separate road mishaps in the State today. In Cuttack district, two persons including the driver of a bus were killed as the vehicle hit a stationary truck from behind near Bainchua under Tangi police limits on NH-16 late last night. While […]

Lawyers observe Athagarh bandh demanding sub-jail relocation

Athagarh: Normal life was affected in Athagarh as vehicles stayed off the roads and shops were shut due to an eight-hour bandh observed by the local bar association demanding relocation of the sub-jail from Choudwar. The strike received support from local bus association and other social outfits as well. Members of the bar association demanded […]

Now, Betanati, Athagarh in clutches of mysterious animal scare

Cuttack/Baripada: After Niali, Bhanjanagar and Jagatsinghpur, Athagarh of Cuttack and Betanati of Mayurbhanj district are now in the grip of panic due to the alleged mysterious animal that has killed at least eight sheep and left six others injured on Tuesday night. The unidentified animal strayed into Panchaggan village under Tigiria block near Athagarh and […]

Sanjeev Arora
Bomb hurled at Athagarh MLA's house over previous enmity says Cuttack DCP

Cuttack: Previous enmity was the reason behind the bomb hurling incident at the house of Athagarh MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain on Monday night, informed Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora in a Press Meet today. Arora said that the accused took this step over previous enmity with the MLA’s nephew Amarendra Swain. The accused Riyaz Khan of […]

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Elephant herd halts vehicular traffic on NH-55

Athgarh: Barely a month after a wild elephant herd blocked the Cuttack-Angul national highway (NH-55) here, the pachyderms once again created panic among the locals and travellers by disrupting vehicular traffic between the two towns for more than an hour on Sunday. Around eight jumbos stood ground on the NH at Bali Baula square near […]

Athagarh Loot
Miscreants open fire, loot biker in Cuttack

Cuttack: Two unidentified miscreants opened fire at a biker and looted him near Athagarh on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Balaram Behera of Kaijanga under Biridi police limits in Jagatsinghpur district. The incident occurred when Behera, who works at a private firm in Narsinghpur block, was returning home in Jagatsinghpur after his duty. […]

Jumbos block traffic in Athagarh

Cuttack: A heard of wild elephants disrupted vehicular traffic on NH-55 near Balisuniamuha under Khuntuni range in the district after they tried to cross the road in the early hours here on Saturday. Official sources said, a herd of nearly 18 elephants instead of crossing the road unexpectedly stood on the national highway for long […]

Couple dies, son critical in car-truck head-on collision

Athagarh: In tragic road accident, a couple died while their minor son was rescued in a critical condition after the car in which they were travelling collided head on with a truck here near Kajalakana square on NH-55 in Cuttack district today. The identity of the deceased has not yet been ascertained. Police said the […]

Post-poll violence:  Dalit houses set ablaze in Athagarh 

Athagarh: Post-poll violence has taken a serious proportion at Kumarpur village in Athagarh as several houses were allegedly set ablaze by some villagers following a group clash today. Sources said two groups of people clashed with each other in the village last night. They hurled stones at each other. Later, police reached the spot and […]

Sleepless nights for wildlife personnel as limping tusker’s hide & seek continues

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: For the wildlife personnel, a distressed pachyderm with a motor tyre stuck in one of its legs nearly two months back continues to be a cause of worry. Last sighted in Athgarh forest area in Cuttack district, the forest officials have renewed its exercise to disentangle the ‘foreign’ object from the animal’s leg by […]

Enforcement Directorate
ED grills D-brothers’ associates

Bhubaneswar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) which is probing into the financial dealing of the Dhalasamant brothers, grilled more than five businessmen including scrap dealer Bhola Bhagat today in connection with their financial dealing with the criminal siblings. The Commissionerate Police. in course of its investigation into the criminal antecedents of Dhalasamant brothers, had come to […]

7 forest staff injured in elephant attack

Athagarh: Seven Forest staff were injured, one of them seriously when an injured elephant attacked them inside Sukasana forest under Athagarh Forest Range in Cuttack district this afternoon. According to reports, the Forest staff had found a limping elephant inside Athagarh Forest Range five days ago as an abandoned tyre got stuck on its front […]

30 injured as picnic bus hits truck

Athagarh: Over 30 persons were injured when a picnic bus carrying them hit a hyva truck at Khuntuni Bazaar in Cuttack district in the wee hours today. Condition of five of them is stated to be critical. All injured belong to Motalibandha village under Balianta police limits in Khurdha district. All the injured were admitted […]

Locals block NH at Athagarh; protest elephant attack

Athagarh: Road traffic on the NH-55 at Kapursingh under Gurudijhatia police limits was disrupted as locals staged a road blockade protesting the frequent elephant attack at Brahmanabasta village under Athagarh sub-division today. Hundreds of vehicles, including bus and trucks were stranded on both sides of the road. Notably, one Prashant Khuntia was attacked by an […]

Man killed in road accident in Athagarh

Athagarh: A person was killed when the bike he was riding on collided with a dumper near a petrol pump on Ansupa road under Athagarh police station in Cuttack district this morning. The person died on the spot. However, the identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. The Athagarh police sent the body […]

Labourer injured in jumbo attack

Athagarh: A labourer of a rerolling plant was seriously injured after he was attacked by a wild elephant at Kapursingh village under Gurudijhatia police station limits this morning. Report said a man of Bhadrak district was working as a labourer of Karma Re Rollers Pvt Ltd near Kapursingh village and staying inside the plant. He […]

Bandh disrupts normal life in Athagarh

Athagarh: Normal life in Athagarh came to a standstill on Saturday as various organaisations and political parties called for a dawn-to-dusk bandh in protest of attack on a journalist by BJD workers and deteriorating law and order situation in the town. Members of various social organisations and workers of Congress and BJP blocked roads at […]

‘Bada Osha’ rituals performed at Dhabaleswar shrine

Athagarh: People in large number throng Dhabaleswar shrine to offer prayer to Lord Shiva on the occasion of ‘Bada Osha’ today. The temple witnessed a heavy footfall as it was the last auspicious day of the holy month of Kartika. As part of the rituals, ‘Gaja Bhoga’ was offered to the deity and later the […]

Athagarh MLA, minister shown black flags, 5 Cong workers detained

Athagarh: Police detained five Congress workers for showing black flag to local BJD MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain and Urban Development minister Pushpendra Singhdeo today. According to reports, Swain and the minister were on the way to attend the centenary celebration of a school at Karikol when some Youth Congress workers had a scuffle with the […]

Elderly villager stomped to death by wild pachyderm

Athagarh: In a tragic incident, an elderly man of Bali village under the Khuntuni range was trampled to death by a wild elephant in today morning. The deceased, identified as Gopal Sahu, was attacked by the pachyderm while he has gone outside to attend nature’s call. Following the death of the elderly villager, locals blocked […]