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Cancellation of license of Urban Co-op bank puts depositors in disarray

Baripada: A large number of customers of Urban Cooperative bank in Baripada of Mayurbhanj district are grappling with mental agony since the Reserve Bank India had cancelled the license of the bank citing financial crisis. The depositors have become frustrated after running from pillar to post to withdraw their hard earned money. “We have run […]

Man killed over business rivalry in Baripada

Baripada: A businessman was shot dead by unidentified miscreants over suspected business rivalry near Palabani on NH-18 under Baripada Town Police Station in Mayurbhanj district late last night. The deceased was identified as Partha Sarathi Das, a wholesaler of Station Bazaar. Sources said Partha did not return home from his shop last night and his […]

‘Dadi Ke Nuskhe’, Anyone?

A couple of weeks ago, my wife had an attack of cold while on a trip to Baripada. What followed was a particularly severe and seemingly endless bout of dry cough. As usual, I rushed to the neighbourhood chemist who, as usual, gave three medicines to be taken for the next three days and asked, […]

Odisha hikes salary of contractual teachers in medical colleges

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to attract faculty members for the newly-opened medical colleges at Baripada and Koraput and three upcoming colleges at Balangir, Balasore and Puri, the State government today announced a hike in salary of contractual medical teachers. As per the announcement, the salary of contractual professors has been increased to Rs 1.25 lakh […]

12 vehicles, 5 shops gutted in Baripada fire

Baripada: Twelve parked vehicles and five shops were gutted after a fire broke out at Madhuban Garage chhak area here late on Sunday night. No one was injured in the incident. Locals noticed the fire at around 3 am and informed the fire and emergency services who rushed to the spot and took hours to […]

Miscreants tie up SDO, loot Rs 2.5 lakh from Nesco office

Baripada: Armed miscreants have looted Rs 2.5 lakh and a laptop from Nesco office at Khunta Bazar area in Udala late Friday night. According to reports, five miscreants barged into the office and after tying up the sub-divisional officer (SDO), Prasanna Kumar, looted cash and other valuables. Also Read: Miscreants loot Rs 2.4 lakh from […]

Miscreants on spree in Mayurbhanj, target jewellery shop

Baripada: Taking advantage of poor security measures and patrolling by police, miscreants looted gold and silver ornaments from a jewellery shop in Badasahi town in Mayurbhanj district in the wee hours on Monday. Armed miscreants committed the crime after holding hostage the family members of a fire officer staying on the second floor of the […]

MPC College mired in faculty shortage, students express resentment

Baripada: Students of MPC Autonomous College, Baripada, have expressed displeasure over vacant faculty member positions in the college. This has affected the completion of courses in the college, they said. According to reports, there are three faculty members in English department as compared to sanctioned number of posts for nine lecturers. Similarly, one faculty member […]

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Police personnel caught red handed while accepting bribe

Baripada: Vigilance sleuths today arrested the IIC and ASI of Kaptipada police station in Mayurbhanj district while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a person to solve a group clash case. As per sources, a group clash had erupted on September 29 this year in which police, during its investigation, seized four bikes and […]

Miscreants loot jewellery shop after attacking home guards

Baripada: Miscreants looted gold and silver ornaments by breaking the wall of a jewellery shop at Betnoti near here in Mayurbhanj district last night. They tied up two home guards on duty at an ATM counter in front of the jewellery shop and attacked them before looting the gold items. Passersby traced the home guards […]

Headmaster tied to pole, beaten up for misbehaving with girl student

Baripada: Tension prevailed in Bangriposi block of Mayurbhanj district today when some locals thrashed the Headmaster of a project school in the block accusing him of misbehaving with a girl student of the school. As per the complaint, Tapas Giri, Headmaster of the Andola Project School, has been misbehaving with the girl for the last […]

Students made to slog in paddy fields of teacher!

Baripada: School students being employed in sundry works by school teachers has become a trend of sorts in the State with one more case of a teacher asking girl students of her school to work in fields coming to fore. Three girls of class six Gulugulia Primary school in Thakurmunda were allegedly made to work […]

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Obscene videos go viral, police arrests accused in one case

Baripada: Close on the heels of an obscene video of a girl and a boy from Baripada going viral on social media, one more similar case has cropped up from the same place. Baripada Town Police today arrested a youth from Baiganabadia of the district in connection with the incident involving  another girl who was […]

Sexual harassment video: Police begins probe, three arrested

Bhubaneswar: Baripada Sadar police today arrested three accused Motilal Mahanta and Deepak Mahanta and Purshottam Mahanta from Jyotipur area in connection with the sexual harassment video of a girl that went viral on the social media on Wednesday. The father of the girl, a minor, has lodged a police complaint in connection with the incident […]

Newborn boy found wrapped in bag in Mayurbhanj

Baripada: A newborn boy was found wrapped in a bag at Badadeuli under Suliapada Police Station in Mayurbhanj district on Monday. Eyewitnesses said a man covered the infant in a bag and tied it to a roadside tree before fleeing the spot. Later, locals traced the baby from inside the bag after hearing his scream. […]

Similipal National Park thrown open to tourists

Baripada: The Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district, which remained closed since mid-June due to the monsoon, reopened for tourists from today. The tourists can now enter the national park through Pithabata or Kaliami points, an official said. The park authorities welcomed the first visitors by offering flowers. Some visitors came Assam and West Bengal […]

Women clash with police during anti-liquor protest, SDPO injured

Baripada: A senior police officer sustained severe head injury in a clash between police and locals that erupted during an anti-liquor protest in Musamari village under Rasgobindpur police limits of Mayurbhanj district on Monday. According to reports, around eight persons were injured in the clash. As per sources, hundreds of women took to the streets […]

Police solves Baripada missing teacher mystery

Baripada: Police claims to have cracked the mystery behind the Baripada missing teacher case after the body of the teacher Sudhir Mahant was recovered by police from Ambajoda forest under Betnoti block of Mayurbhanj district today. Mahant was missing since September 25. As per reports, Mahant was kidnapped from his house, taken to the forest […]

ASI suspended for thrashing minor girl during helmet checking

Baripada: Irate locals staged protest before the Town Police Station here after a police official thrashed a minor girl during a helmet checking drive on Monday. The policeman was later suspended for dereliction of duty today. ASI Sushant Mahakud of Town Police Station allegedly thrashed a minor girl during helmet checking drive following which locals […]

Woman pushed into flesh trade by husband, reunites with parents after 7 years

Baripada: She had a love marriage at the young age of 17 but her dreams were shattered after being pushed into flesh trade by her husband. Seven years later, family members found her in a pitiable condition at Baripada Medical College in Mayurbhanj district. The woman is undergoing treatment at the medicine ward of Baripada […]

Seeking sympathy, youth carries old-age parents on sling to get justice

Baripada: Kartik Singh’s attempt of carrying his old parents on a sling to appear in a woman harassment case before the court has caught everyone’s attention. Kartik walked nearly 40 km barefoot from his home at Mohanpur under Morada police limits with his old parents on a sling hung upon his shoulders. Sources said Kartik, […]

Woman hacked to death by nephew over suspected sorcery

Baripada: A woman was hacked to death by nephew on suspicion of practising sorcery at Thakursahi village under Kaptipada police limits last evening. When the deceased, identified as Gumi Murmu, had gone to a local market, nephew Rupal Murmu called his aunt to nearby river bank and slit her throat with a sharp weapon. Cops […]

SC order on illegal mining: BJP cries foul over delay in notices to erring firms

Bhubaneswar: Even three days after the Supreme Court judgment directing 100 per cent penalty on illegal mining, the State government is still in the dark on the amount of fine to be imposed on the lessees and analysing legal aspects of the order to finalise the amount. The delay in issuing notice to the illegal […]

Missing girl reunites with mother after 13 months

Baripada: After a wait for around 13 months, a girl child united with her mother in Baripada town of Mayurbhanj district on Thursday. The girl child, a resident of Ward number 17 of Baripada town, had gone missing and a police complaint on it was registered in June 8, 2016. Only after OTV telecast recently […]

Youth, three others roughed up for eloping with woman

Baripada: Four persons including three of a family were roughed for allegedly eloping with a married woman of Takatpur area in ward number 24 here on Sunday. Reports said Sashikant Chand resident of Bhelura village in Basta block of Balasore along with his father, uncle and their driver were beaten black and blue after being […]