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JE Sit-Up Case: Junior Engineer's wife accuses Patnagarh MLA's supporters of threatening her family

Bolangir: Trouble seems to be mounting for jailed Patnagarh BJD MLA Saroj Meher, after Praveena Rajahans, wife of PWD Junior Engineer Jaykant Sabar, whom the legislator had forced to do sit-ups for alleged poor road construction, accused supporters of the MLA of threatening her family. Speaking to media persons, Praveena said, “Supporters of Patnagarh BJD […]

Minor siblings suffer critical injuries in cracker blast in Bolangir

Bolangir: Two minor siblings sustained critical burn injuries after some crackers went off at Routmuinda village under Tureikela block in Bolangir district on Friday night. The injured siblings have been  identified as 5-year-old Kabita Chhatria and 3-year-old Ganesh Chhatria, children of one Muniram Chhatria. Both the minors sustained severe burn injuries on face, legs and […]

Patnagarh MLA arrested by police in sit-up case

Bolangir: The district police today arrested BJD Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher following his detention for allegedly forcing a Public Works Department (PwD) engineer to do sit-ups. Later, he was produced before the Additional District Judge (ADJ) court. Earlier this morning, the legislator was detained by the police in Nuapada and brought to Bolangir for questioning. […]

Rs 4.85L looted from bizman's manager in Bolangir

Bolangir: Two unidentified bike-borne miscreants allegedly looted Rs 4.85 lakh cash from the manager of a businessman in Kantabanji town of the district on Thursday. According to reports, the incident took place in broad daylight when one Sunil Sharma, manager of local businessman Kishor Kumar Aggarwal, was heading towards the latter’s residence on his scooty […]

Late abortions post big rise in 10 Odisha dists in 2019

Bhubaneswar: In what comes as a shocker, Odisha has reported a big rise in cases of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) or say induced abortions over the years. What is concerning is the proportion of MTPs in Odisha in 2018-19 is  a whopping 31 per cent of total abortions (spontaneous and induced) in Odisha last […]

Dreaded criminal nabbed after Police encounter in Bolangir

Bolangir: Police nabbed a hardcore criminal after a fierce encounter near Mahimunda area under Puintala Police limits in the district on Sunday. During the exchange of fire, criminal Sitaram Rana, involved in several cases of robbery and firing, sustained bullet injuries on his left leg and was admitted to District Headquarters Hospital (DHH). Later, he […]

Despite serious charges, no Police action against Patnagarh MLA in sit-up case

Bolangir: Despite serious charges levelled against Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher, who forced a PWD official to do sit ups in public, police are yet to take any action against him and others involved in the case. Following police inaction, family members of the Junior Engineer (JE), Jayakanta Sabar, have left Patnagarh and are currently staying […]

Patnagarh MLA forces govt official to do sit-ups; video goes viral

Bolangir: Newly-elected BJD Patnagarh BJD MLA Saroj Meher has stoked a controversy by forcing a government official to do sit-ups as punishment for alleged poor quality of road work near Belpada in Bolangir district. A video purportedly showing the legislator asking the official to do sit-ups in front of the public has gone viral on […]

Odia labourer dies in Hyderabad; kin allege murder

Bolangir: A migrant labourer from Odisha died under mysterious circumstances in Hyderabad. The deceased, has been identified as Bhajan Kata of Lathakenda village under Belpada police limits in Bolangir district. Bhajan had reportedly migrated to Hyderabad last month and died there two days back. His body reached the village in Bolangir on Saturday. Bhajan is […]

One killed, 2 injured in separate ambulance mishaps in Odisha

Bolangir: One person was killed while two others sustained critical injuries in two mishaps involving three ambulances at separate places of the State on Saturday morning. In the first mishap, one person died and another was injured after a speeding truck rammed into two ambulances near Ratanpur Chhak under Deogaon police limits on Bolangir- Titlagarh […]

Odisha reels under heat wave, Mercury above 40 degC in 12 places

Bhubaneswar: Heat wave continues to intensify in Odisha with 12 places across the State recording temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius today. As per the data of the regional Meteorological department, Sambalpur seemed to have turned into a boiling cauldron as it recorded temperature of 44.7 degrees Celsius, the maximum across the State today. Similarly, Sonepur […]

Man arrested for ‘murdering’ wife over dowry in Bolangir

Bolangir: Police have arrested a man from Kansaripada area under Bolangir Town Police limits of the district for allegedly murdering his wife over dowry. The accused, Biman Gajendra, was arrested after family members of the deceased, Puspanjali Parida, lodged a complaint. As per reports, Puspanjali was found hanging in her house in a critical condition […]

Summer Heat
Two more sunstroke deaths reported in Odisha

Jajpur/Baripada: Amid intensifying heat wave, the reports of suspected sunstroke deaths from different places of the State are increasing day by day. Two death cases from Jajpur and Mayurbhanj were reported today. As per reports, Natabar Nayak, a resident of Raghunathpur under Sadar Police limits of Jajpur collapsed today allegedly after a heatstroke. Some locals […]

Rampant illegal stone blasting forces residents to desert village in Bolangir

Bolangir: Nestled in nature’s lap, the Basupali village had all the credentials of becoming a model village with several facilities including a school, road connectivity, drinking water facilities and provision for toilets under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. However, there is nobody left to reap the benefits as residents have started to desert the village owing […]

Woman found hanging near Bolangir railway station, murder alleged

Bolangir: A day after the Government Railway Police (GRP) recovered the body of a woman hanging from a tree behind the Bolangir Railway Station, the investigation took a new twist after the family of the deceased woman claimed that she has been murdered by her husband. Reportedly, Pushpanjali Barik’s body was recovered on Monday noon […]

10 places across Odisha record temperature above 40 degree Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Temperature in as many as 10 districts of Odisha soared above 40 degree Celsius as heat wave conditions remained unabated in the State on Monday. The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority said heat wave conditions will persist for at least five days in around 15 districts including some in coastal and southern region. Titlagarh in western […]

Heat wave singes western Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the summer sun spewing fire, a heat wave is sweeping the State, especially Western Odisha. The day temperature in western and interior parts of Odisha has been hovering over 40 degrees Celsius for the past few days. In the coastal parts of the State, which is largely out of power after being ravaged […]

Man killed in Bolangir over 'past rivalry'

Bolangir: A man was allegedly killed over past enmity at Jharabahali village under Saintala Police limits of Bolangir district last night. The deceased has been identified as Jagadish Manhira. While the exact reason behind Manhira’s death is yet to be ascertained, his relatives have alleged that he has been killed by a co-villager over some […]

Paddy Procurement
New Modus operandi in PDS rice diversion detected in Titlagarh

Bolangir: In what appears to be a case of officials of Odisha State Warehousing Corporation (OSWC) cocking a snook at State’s much vaunted PDS system, local residents of Titlagarh revealed how the staff took out 3-4kg of rice/wheat from each gunny bags and later sprinkled water on the bags to gain weight. “We are being […]

Turnout to be key clincher as swing constituencies voted today

Bhubaneswar: With voting for the second phase polls in Odisha having ended at 5 PM and around 64 per cent polling was recorded, the turnout in the constituencies went to polls in this phase indicate less polling vis-a-vis the 2014 elections. Though the figures are tentative, it is expected to touch around 71 per cent […]

Preparations begin for 2nd phase elections in Odisha

Bargarh/Bolangir/Ganjam:  With the end of high-voltage campaigning for the 2nd phase polls today, polling officers and security personnel have begun preparations to ensure smooth conduct of the elections in the upcoming phase. In the 2nd phase, polling will take place in Aska, Kandhamal, Sundergarh, Bargarh and Bolangir Lok Sabha constituencies and 35 Assembly constituencies under […]

Odisha Elections 2019: Pre-poll violence hits Bolangir

Bolangir: A few days ahead of the second phase elections on April 18, pre-poll violence erupted in Bolangir with a BJD worker sustaining critical injuries after being allegedly attacked by some Congress activists. As per reports, some Congress workers allegedly barged into the ruling BJD’s office at Chandanbhati village under Sadar Police Station in the […]

BJD MLA & candidate Tukuni Sahu faces wrath of locals during campaigning

Titlagarh: The sitting MLA and BJD’s candidate for Titlagarh Assembly constituency in Bolagir district, Tukuni Sahu had to face the ire of the locals who alleged that the legislator had failed to ensure development of the region in the past five years. A video purportedly showing Tukuni being questioned by locals during her campaigning has […]

Elections 2019: BJP hopes 'high' as Bolangir votes for stable Centre

Bolangir: The western Odisha district of Bolangir, known for intense temperatures in summer, will witness an intense fight between BJD and BJP in the 2019 polls on April 18,  though presence of Congress in the poll fray will make it a triangular fight. While Sangeeta Singh Deo, wife of senior BJP leader K V Singhdeo, […]

Villagers bereft of roads, threaten to boycott polls

Bolangir/Ganjam: Fed up with false promises, people of two villages in Odisha have threatened to boycott the upcoming polls. The residents of Beherenasilet village under Tureikela block in Bolangir and Nua Golabandha village under Gopalpur constituency of Ganjam district have decided to boycott the polls as a mark of protest against the government’s apathy in […]