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Rs 59 lakh unaccounted cash seized in different places of Odisha

Rairangpur/Bolangir: At a time when polls are a few days away, the police and poll officials continue to seize large amounts of unaccounted cash from vehicles from different places of the State. During a search near Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj district today, police recovered more than Rs 34 lakh from a car. Similarly, the cops seized […]

Huge cache of illegal cough syrup seized; 4 detained

Bolangir: The Town Police today seized huge quantities of Corex syrup and detained four persons for illegally transporting the cough syrups in two trucks. Acting on reports of cough syrup smuggling in the area, the Town Police conducted multiple raids at several places besides intensifying vehicle inspection drive to nab the drug peddlers. Based on […]

Woman's body found hanging, murder over extra-marital affair suspected

Bolangir: Mystery shrouds the death of a woman whose body was found hanging from a tree at Samalei Nagar near Ichhapada in Bolangir district today. The deceased is a resident of Khuntpali village and was missing from her in-laws’ house since yesterday. According to the woman’s in-laws, she went missing from the house at 4 […]

Newborn boy stolen from Patnagarh hospital rescued by police, 2 arrested

Bolangir: Police today rescued the newborn boy who was stolen by a woman from the Patnagarh Hospital on February 6 (Wednesday). The police have also arrested the woman, who had taken away the baby, and one more person in connection with the incident. A team of police reportedly initiated an investigation based on the CCTV […]

Ornaments, cash looted from Dhabaleswar Temple in Bolangir

Bolangir: Miscreants looted ornaments and cash from a Shiva temple at Khujenpali under Sadar police limits in Bolangir district. According to sources, the miscreants first looted ornaments and cash from donation boxes kept inside Dhabaleswar Temple and then robbed valuable items from a Durga Temple located in the same premises by breaking its door. As […]

Patnagarh child theft: ASI suspended for assaulting father of infant

Bolangir: The Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Patnagarh police station Anadi Matari was suspended by SP K.Siva Subramani today on charges of assaulting a man, whose new born boy was allegedly stolen from the Patnagarh hospital ward on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the ASI beat up the man in full public glare when he was protesting the […]

13 Odisha labourers 'held captive' at brick kiln in Telangana

Nabarangpur: In another shocking incident of unspeakable harassment of Odisha labourers outside the State, 13 migrant labourers from the state have allegedly been held captive and being exploited at a brick kiln in Telangana. The matter came to light after the labourers reportedly informed their family members about their plight. According to sources, the 13 […]

Traffic stalls ambulance for 4 hours in Bolangir

Bolangir: A tuberculosis patient from Tepsa village in Kalahandi district today faced a testing four hours when an ambulance carrying him was stuck in a traffic jam on Bolangir-Titlagarh road. As per reports, the patient identified as Hari Majhi was being carried in the ambulance from Titlagarh hospital to Bolangir district headquarters hospital. However, the […]

CRPF jawans bust Maoist camp in Patnagarh

Bolangir: A team of CRPF jawans busted a Maoist camp during a combing operation at Gandhamardhan hills of Patnagarh of Bolangir district on Sunday. Several articles including some diaries, uniforms, naxalite literature and other items used by red rebels have been seized. Sources said all the articles were stuffed in a box and hidden inside […]

Worms in piped water supply triggers outrage in Bolangir Town

Bolangir: Squirming with worms, the water supplied by the Public Health Division (PHD) has become a major source of concern for the residents of Bolangir town. The residents of ward no. 10 of the municipality have alleged they have been getting the worm-infested water for the past one month. The PHD supplies water in most […]

Forest officials seize timber worth lakhs in Bolangir

Bolangir: The officials of Bolangir Forest Division seized a truck transporting timber illegally worth lakhs near Deogaon rail crossing in Bolangir district today. According to sources, the forest division had received a tip-off yesterday about illegal transportation of the timbers to Bargarh district. Following instructions of Bolangir DFO, Sameer Satpathy, a squad from Saintala range […]

Pradhan slams Odisha government at BJP's OBC meet in Bolangir

Bolangir: Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan lambasted the Odisha government alleging it of being unable to resolve even the basic issues like drinking water across the State. The union minister was addressing a conference for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) organised by the BJP at Kantabanji of Bolangir district today. The meeting was […]

Man shot at for protesting damage to sugarcane crop

Bolangir: A man was allegedly shot by four youths for protesting damage to his sugarcane crop at Samara village under Tusura Police limits in Bolangir district today. The man was admitted to Tusura CHC and has been shifted to Burla hospital. According to sources, the sugarcane farmer identified as Mangalu Seth was guarding his farm […]

Bandh observed in separate places across Odisha

Kalahandi/Dhenkanal: Normal life was thrown out of gear and vehicular traffic came to a grinding halt in Kalahandi, Dhenkanal and Bolangir on Tuesday following shut down in the districts over different issues. The Janmamati Surakshya Sangram Samiti today called for a 24-hour bandh in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district demanding distribution of land pattas for slum […]

Rising leopard deaths in Odisha raise concern

Bhubaneswar: The rising number of leopard deaths in Odisha has raised major concerns on the safety of wild animals in the State. As per reports, three leopards have died in past 25 days in separate places of the State. On January 16, one leopard was found dead in Rengali reservoir area of Pallahara in Angul […]

Mystery shrouds death of leopard in Bolangir

Bolangir: Days after a leopard was found dead in Saintala area of Bolangir district, the statements of Bolangir DFO Sameer Sadangi citing it as a ‘natural death’ and not due to any trap has now stirred a controversy. While a video clearly shows that the leopard was trapped in a wire entangled to a tree, […]

Punjilal-Meher shifted to bolangir jail
Wedding gift blast accused Punjilal Meher shifted to Bolangir jail

Bolangir: The mastermind of the sensational Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, Punjilal Meher was shifted from Patnagarh sub-jail to Bolangir jail today. In order to avoid any untoward situation in the jail due to the activities of Meher, a decision has been taken as per the order of district additional judge, informed sources. Recently, there […]

Dreaded criminal Krishna injured in police encounter in Bolangir

Bolangir: Police on Monday nabbed dreaded criminal Krishna after an encounter near Tusura chhak in Bolangir yesterday. With injury on his left leg, the criminal was initially admitted to Saintala hospital and later shifted to Bolangir hospital. However, he was rushed to Burla hospital after his condition deteriorated again. Acting on a tip-off, police attempted […]

Locals stage road blockade over accident in Bolangir

Bolangir: Tension erupted in Tusura area of the district after a senior citizen was hit by a truck today afternoon. Following the incident, a group of locals staged a road blockade in the area. The locals alleged that the trucks are blatantly disobeying the rules regarding the movement of heavy vehicles in the area. There […]

'Leopard on prowl' gives sleepless nights to Titlagarh residents

Bolangir: People in the periphery of Badmal and nearby areas under Titlagarh of Bolangir district are spending sleepless nights due to a leopard which has been spotted in the area. The residents are in a state of panic after the leopard was spotted moving around the Titlgarh Ordnance Factory a few days back. Earlier, a […]

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Wedding gift blast case: Crime Branch submits 76-page final chargesheet

Bolangir: After investigating the Patnagarh wedding gift blast case for almost 11 months, the Crime Branch of Odisha Police today submitted the final chargesheet before the Bolangir Additional District and Sessions Court. The Crime Branch submitted a 76-page final chargesheet against the prime accused Punjilal Meher after examining 76 witnesses in the Patnagarh wedding gift […]

ECoR removes its last mechanical signalling system in Odisha

Bolangir: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) today removed its last mechanical signals with arms, which was operational in at Tureikela Road Station near Kantabanji in Balangir district, and replace it with modern signalling system. With this, as part of its modernization plan, ECoR has now replaced all the mechanical signals with arms or Semaphore along […]

Media house employee murdered in Bolangir; 3 persons detained

Bolangir: An employee of a newspaper was allegedly brutally murdered by some miscreants in Bolangir town late last night. As per reports, the deceased, identified as Pratap Mohapatra of Jagatsinghpur was working as the Circulation Executive of ‘The Samaj’ newspaper. While going to office late last night, some miscreants allegedly attacked Mohapatra with sharp weapons […]

Maoist posters surface in 4 Odisha districts ahead of Republic Day

Kandhamal: Just ahead of the Republic Day, Maoist posters were found in several places in Kurtamgarh area of Kandhamal district opposing the policies of Central Government and the alleged violence of security personnel against the tribal communities. Posters were also put up by Maoists at several places in Bolangir and Malkangiri districts yesterday ahead of […]

Punjilal-Meher shifted to bolangir jail
Patnagarh wedding gift blast mastermind Punjilal throws tantrums in jail

Patnagarh: The scenes at the Patnagarh Sub-jail turned ugly today after seven dacoits tried to escape from the prison. Soon after foiling their attempt, Superintendent of the jail informed that Punjilal Meher, the sole conspirer of the sensational Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, who is also lodged at the Patnagarh Sub-Jail today, instigated the seven […]