Tag: Athagarh

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 […]