Tag: Athgarh

Anganwadi Workers Protest Inaction Over 'ICDS Project Fund Fraud' In Odisha

Cuttack: Alleging inaction by the district administration in connection with reported misappropriation in the funds of Athagarh Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Project, many anganwadi workers staged a demonstration outside the office of the Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) here on Sunday. According to sources, a District Programme Officer (DPO) named Anjana Mohanty reportedly embezzled […]

Devotees throng Dhabaleswar Temple for 'Gaja Bhoga'

Cuttack/Puri: The ‘Gaja Bhoga’ and ‘Tarana’ were distributed among devotees at Dhabaleswar Temple in Athagarh today. The prasad was offered to Lord Dhabaleswar in the midnight on Bada Osa yesterday. A large number of devotees have been thronging the temple since morning to witness ‘Harihar Besha’ of the Lord on the fourth day of Panchuka […]

Youth chased, attacked over suspected political rivalry in Athgarh

Cuttack: The ongoing political rivalry between two groups took a violent turn after a youth was chased and attacked with sharp weapons by his opponents at Sasang village of Gurudijhatia in Athgarh on Monday. The youth Shivaram Rout was attacked by four to five miscreants of the same village, minutes after he had left home […]

Plus-II girl student molested inside classroom by classmates

Bhubaneswar: On a day when Odisha police laid out plans to make educational institutions ‘crime free’ zones, an incident of a girl student being molested inside a classroom in Athgarh in Cuttack couldn’t have proved more shocking. The incident was reported from SST College in Gurudijhati under Cuttack rural police limits on Tuesday. The victim, […]

5 human skulls 'stuffed' in bag found in Tigiria

Athgarh: Panic gripped the locality after five human skulls were recovered from a garbage dump near Nuapatna Sri Jagannath spinning mill complex under Tigiria police limits in Athgarh of Cuttack district on Tuesday. The skulls were stuffed inside a gunny bag and were found by a few villagers who then reported the local police. It […]

Family beaten up, ostracised for staying away from rally

Athgarh: A family was allegedly beaten up and later ostracised by villagers at Kumarpur under Gurudijhatia police station here in Cuttack district for not taking part in a rally held in Bhubaneswar recently to protest elimination of subsidy on cooking gas. According to an FIR filed by Babaji Padhan, a local BJD leader Ranjan Acharya […]

Kangaroo Justice: Family ostracised for bumping into Sarpanch son’s vehicle

Cuttack: Instances of kangaroo court justice continue to surface in Odisha with another such shocking incident being reported from a village in Athgarh here wherein a family has been ostracised for running into the Sarpanch’s son’s vehicle. Other villagers have been threatened to be fined Rs 5,000 if they talk to the members of the […]

Jumbo herd halts traffic on Athgarh-Mundali road

Athgarh: A herd of elephants created a flutter on Athgarh-Mundali road near Dalakhai temple in Cuttack district paralysing traffic for more than an hour on Wednesday afternoon. Around 15 jumbos stood ground near the temple preventing commuters to pass the road. The animals also reportedly damaged a bike and chased people. Some locals informed the […]

Godman detained for raping minor relative

Cuttack: A self-styled godman was detained on Thursday for allegedly raping a minor girl in Baulanga village under Tigiria police limits. The self-proclaimed godman Ramesh Nayak was staying in the village as a house husband while his in-laws have accused him for sexually assaulting niece last night. Also Read: ‘Red Flag’ tag for minor rape […]

'Nirbhaya' rerun: 2 arrested for raping, murdering girl in bus

Athgarh: In a chilling reminder of the ghastly Nirbhaya gang-rape case in New Delhi that shook the conscience of the entire nation, the driver and conductor of a bus have been arrested for abducting, raping, murdering and later dumping her body in Mahanadi river here in Cuttack district. The mystery behind the death of the […]

Athgarh: Body of youth with gunshot injury found

Athgarh: The blood stained body of a youth was found on the roadside near Tarasingh village in Athgarh this morning. According to sources, a gunshot wound is seen on the hand of the youth. Moreover, empty cartridge is also seen at the crime scene. Given the circumstantial evidences, sources expect that the youth has been […]

Decomposed carcass of tusker found with tusks missing

Athgarh: A decomposed carcass of a tusker was recovered from the Hatimundia Hill jungle within the Khuntuni forest range of Athgarh today. The tusker is said to be around 25 years old. According to sources, the trunk of the tusker was found chopped. As per preliminary investigation, it is suspected that the elephant was killed […]

Two elephant carcasses found

Athagarh: Two elephants were found dead here on Sunday morning. According to reports, the bodies of a female elephant and its calf were found between Pushupangi and Chhashiapata under Athagarh forest division area in Cuttack district. The calf was found lying at around 1 km from the place where the female elephant lay dead. On […]

Mines officer, society secy in vigilance net

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths today raided houses of Phulbani mines officer and Athgarh cooperative society secretary in separate cases. The vigilance team conducted raids at nine places, including the ancestral house of mines officer Prafulla Sethy. Cash worth lakhs has been seized from his house at GGP colony area in Bhubaneswar. Properties worth over Rs 5 […]

UTP dies in hospital

Badamba: An under-trial prisoner (UTP) died at Athagarh sub divisional hospital on Sunday morning. Report said the deceased Abhaya Pradhan (45) was arrested and lodged in Badamba Jail on March 9 in connection with a dowry torture case. On Sunday morning, he complained about acute chest pain to the jail authorities who admitted him to […]