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Another ashram school girl in Odisha found pregnant

Baripada: Yet again concerns have been raised over the safety and security of girls in the schools as a Class IX girl student of a residential school under Udala police limits was found pregnant today. The matter came to fore after the headmaster of the school filed a written complaint at the Udala police station. […]

Online Fraud: Odisha Crime Branch arrests two persons from Delhi

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Odisha Crime Branch arrested two persons from New Delhi on charges of online fraud. The accused, identified as Binod Kumar and Sanjeeb Kumar, had allegedly duped a Baripada resident of Rs 87 lakh. Earlier, the accused were produced before the Patiala court in Delhi on February 1. The court today allowed the […]

Naveen announces slew of welfare projects including Ring Road for Baripada

Baripada: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today laid foundation stones for a slew of development projects in Baripada town of Mayurbhanj district while making four big announcements for the people here. Addressing the ‘Mission Shakti’ convention at Chhau Ground in Baripada, the CM announced construction of a Ring Road to tackle flood situation in the town. […]

Elephant herd goes amok in Baripada

Baripada: A herd of elephants wreaked havoc in Karanjia village here after it went on a rampage at the Biswa Bandhu residential school late on Monday night, destroying property and food items kept for school meals. Though no student has been injured in the incident, the walls and gates of the school have completely been […]

Three killed, more than 20 injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Baripada/ Cuttack: At least three persons were killed and more than 20 persons injured in separate road mishaps across the State today. In the first incident, two persons were killed and more than 20 sustained injuries after a pick-up van they were travelling in turned turtle at Kanheibandha- Dhanagera road under Udala police limits in […]

Four-year-old girl raped in Baripada; 3 youths detained

Mayurbhanj: A 4-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped in Baripada and the matter came to light after a complaint was lodged at Badasahi Police Station today. The girl has been admitted to Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital while cops have detained 3 youths in connection with the case and have started interrogation. “An investigation […]

Op-Ed: 'Naveen in Odisha, Modi in Delhi' is the BJP’s new mantra

It’s now ‘official’! BJP has thrown in the towel even before the bout has begun in right earnest in Odisha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rather tame address at Baripada today left no room for any doubt that the top leadership of the party has read the writing on the wall and decided to present Odisha […]

Health care in disarray due to lack of beds at Baripada MCH

Baripada: The health care services at Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital of the district are in disarray owing to the shortage of beds at different wards in the hospital. As per reports, less number of beds has compelled the patients to sleep on floor even in this bone chilling cold. With less number […]

Miscreants loot Odisha Gramya Bank in Mayurbhanj

Baripada: In yet another bank robbery, the Odisha Gramya Bank’s Pratappur branch under Badasahi police limits in Mayurbhanj district was looted by three miscreants late last night. However, the amount of cash looted from the bank has not been ascertained yet. As per the security guard of the panchayat office, the incident took place at […]

BJD workers vandalise party office in Baripada

Baripada: BJD workers vandalised the party office at Baripada in Myurbhanj district late on Monday night. According to reports, a group of youths barged into the party office on Monday night and damaged the property inside the office which houses the youth and students wings of the party and is situated close to the Mayurbhanj […]

Six ambulance workers thrashed after their vehicle hits rickshaw

Baripada: Six ambulance employees were thrashed by some locals after a 108 ambulance hit a rickshaw at Chauliashola Chhak in Mayurbhanj district today early morning. The employees received injuries in the attack and were later given preliminary treatment at a nearby hospital. According to reports, two ambulance employees were returning to Baripada after dropping a […]

Rape accused gives jail officials a slip in Baripada

Mayurbhanj: Two jail warders were placed under suspension after an undertrial prisoner escaped while undergoing treatment at Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital at Baripada today. The accused, identified as Kanhu Charan Marandi, was lodged at Baripada circle jail since November 25 after he was arrested in connection with a gangrape case. He was […]

Titli compensation
Two months on, 'Titli' hit victims still await compensation

Mayurbhanj: It has been 60 days since Cyclone Titli hit the district, but residents of several villages in the region are yet to get any compensation from the State government. As per reports 23 families of Kundasahi village were rendered homeless after the cyclone on October 10. The victims managed to survive with whatever assistance […]

Tribal outfit observes 12-hr Baripada bandh

Mayurbhanj: Normal life was thrown out of gear at various places in Mayurbhanj district today as members of the district Adivasi Revolutionary Youth and Student Association observed a  12-hour bandh pressing for four-point charter of demands including effective implementation of Adivasi reservation system. According to sources, the protestors demanded amendment of reservation system, filling vacancies […]

Vigilance arrests pharmacist in disproportionate assets case

Baripada: Vigilance sleuths raided the house of a pharmacist in Baripada and arrested him for amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. According to sources, the millionaire pharmacist Sandeep Pati, was working as a contractual worker at Rangmatia hospital for the last eight years and was made permanent two months back. The sleuths […]

Youth thrashed by woman for eve-teasing in Baripada

Baripada: A youth was chased and thrashed by a woman for allegedly eve-teasing her near Gandhi Park in Baripada of Mayurbhanj district on Sunday evening. According to the complaint, the woman had gone to Gandhi Park with her child. While returning, four youths including Govind Singh and Laxman Panda, residents of Rupsa area in Balasore […]

Odisha man arrested for duping Rs 5 crore on pretext of providing jobs

Baripada: A man was arrested from Chandipur in Mayurbhanj district by Khunta Police on charges of duping nearly Rs 5 crore from job aspirants. The accused has been identified as Lakshman Hansda. According to sources, Hansda took money from youths and their parents on the pretext of giving jobs and later vanished. “He was my […]

Youth held for impersonating IRS officer in Baripada

Baripada: A youth was arrested for impersonating as an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer and demanding money from people of the town on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Rajat Kumar Panda, a resident of Boulapal village under Tihidi block of Bhadrak district. According to reports, the accused Rajat had demanded Rs 30,000 from […]

Locals attack West Bengal tourists in Baripada

Baripada: In an unfortunate incident, tourists from West Bengal visiting Sitakund in Similipal of Mayurbhanj district were allegedly thrashed by some locals today. According to reports, local youths had allegedly made some obscene gestures to the tourists hailing from Digha in West Bengal. This led to an altercation between them, following which the locals allegedly […]

Dawn-to-dusk bandh in Mayurbhanj by JMM

Mayurbhanj: Demanding fulfilment of long standing three-point charter of demands, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is observing a 12-hour bandh in Mayurbhanj district. The district lawyers’ body has also extended its support to the bandh. Mahesh Hembram, President of Odisha unit of JMM, stated, “The bandh is being observed to press for the establishment of […]

Three minors of a family drown in pond

Baripada: Three minor girls on Tuesday drowned while taking bath in a pond at Tadisahi of Badabila village under Sadar police limits in Mayurbhanj district. The deceased have been identified as three sisters- Parbati Murmu (12) and Rajashree Murmu (10), and their cousin Kabi Murmu (8). As per sources, the three sisters along with their […]

Elderly couple murdered over witchcraft suspicion

Baripada: Bodies of an elderly couple were recovered from their house at Kukudajodi village under Sadar police limits in Baripada. The deceased were identified as Purna Hembram and his wife Singh Hembram. It is suspected that the couple was murdered last night as their throats were found slit. While Purna’s body was found lying on […]

Earthquake hits northern parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  Earthquake was reported in northern parts of Odisha today. Met department sources confirmed an earthquake measuring 5.0 in magnitude on Richter scale with an epicentre at Hooghly in West Bengal. “The earthquake of moderate intensity with its epicentre in Hooghly district of West Bengal at latitude 22.9 degree north and longitude 87.7 east was […]

JMM stages road blockade demanding revival of Amarda air strip

Baripada: Activists of JMM today staged a road blockade at different places in Baripada and Balasore town demanding revival of the Amarda air strip at Rasgobindpur. The activists led by the party’s State president stopped vehicles on NH-18 and shouted slogans against the government alleging government apathy towards the airstrip. Vehicular traffic remained stranded on […]

Braving crocodile fear, kids attend classes in Bhadrak school

Bhadrak: Come rainy season, the students of Karanjadia Majhisahi Primary School have to wade through knee-deep water to reach school in Basudevpur area in Bhadrak. The school which is situated on the banks of Mantei river remains flooded for four months every year. As a result, the students are forced to attend classes by risking […]