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Boudh Car Lifting Bid: 8 Arrested Youths Are Members Of Major Dacoity Gang, Say Police

Boudh: The eight persons, who were detained by Purunakatak police on Sunday night during a car lifting bid, are part of a major criminal gang involved in a series of loot and dacoity incidents in several parts of Odisha. One pistol, sharp weapons and several other articles have been seized from the eight accused, said […]

Man, 3-Yr-Old Son Killed As Bike Catches Fire After Collision With SUV

Bolangir: In a tragic incident, a man and his three-year-old son were killed when the bike they were riding caught fire after a SUV (Bolero jeep) hit it near Jambela square under Tusura police limits in the district on Friday. The wife of the deceased and another minor son sustained critical injuries in the accident. […]

Paschim Odisha Krushak Sanghatahan To Hit Streets On Dec 5

Sambalpur: The Paschim Odisha Krushak Sanghatahan, an outfit fighting for the rights of farmers in western Odisha, on Saturday warned the government of a massive protest from December 5 in protest against the current procedure of paddy procurement and the token system. At a press meet, the outfit announced that the activists of the organisation […]

Youth Set On Fire By Relatives In Odisha's Angul
Bolangir: Man Sets Minor Daughter On Fire, Girl Rescued By Neighbours  

Bolangir: A minor girl was admitted to the Bhima Bhoi Medical College and Hospital (BBMCH) in Bolangir with critical burn injuries on Monday morning. The uncle of the girl alleged that her father has set her on fire by pouring kerosene. She was rescued by her neighbours from her house at around 3 AM and […]

UP Brothers Defrauded Of Rs 70K On Pretext Of Marriage In Bolangir

Bolangir: The district of Bolangir which often hogs headlines for alleged selling of brides is once again in news for wrong reasons – marriage fraud. According to sources, a middleman reportedly vanished after defrauding two siblings of Rs 70,000 from Uttar Pradesh’s Lalitpur on the pretext of arranging suitable match for them. The matter came […]

Block Office
Odisha: BDO Sits On Dharna After Local Politician Manhandles Staff

Bolangir: The Block Development Officer (BDO) along with other staff members of the Deogaon block under Bolangir district sat on dharna on Thursday demanding police protection and immediate arrest of a contractor who allegedly manhandled the BDO on Wednesday. The dharna has led to the works of the block office come to a grinding halt […]

Odisha: Remains Of Temple Found During Excavation In Bolangir

Bolangir: Gigantic engraved rocks, believed to be the remains of a temple, have been discovered at Lower Suktel river ghat in Bolangir district. The site where rocks have been found is around two-and-half kilometres away from Roximunda village in the district, sources said. The large engraved rocks were found during excavation of sand with the […]

Three Killed, Eight Injured In Separate Road Mishaps In Odisha

Bolangir: At least three persons were killed and eight others sustained injuries in two separate road accidents in Odisha on Sunday. Three persons were killed following a head-on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw near Sarsara Chhak on Bargarh-Barpalli road. The identity of the three deceased could not be ascertained till the latest reports […]

23 Women, 8 Children Among 56 Migrant Labourers Rescued In Bolangir
23 Women, 8 Children Among 56 Migrant Labourers Rescued In Bolangir

Bolangir: Despite the tall claims of the government on enforcement of strict laws to curb trafficking of migrant labourers to and from Odisha, the illegal activity continues unabated in many parts of the State. Friday night, Bolangir Kantabanji police rescued as many as 56 migrant labourers including 23 women and eight children from Kantabanji station […]

After Wedding Gift Blast, Gruesome Sextuple 'Murder' Rocks Patnagarh

Patnagarh: More than two and a half years after the infamous Patnagarh wedding gift explosion which had hogged the headlines across the country, the residents of this small town in Odisha woke to a spine-chilling ‘murders’ of six members of a family. The six-member family including a couple and their four children were found dead […]

Odisha: Two Guns Seized From Youth After Road Mishap

Bolangir: Two guns were found in possession of a motorcyclist after he met with an accident near Phatabahal square on Bolangir-Kusang road on Monday. As per reports, locals found an injured youth lying unconscious near Phatabahal square after he met with an accident. However, upon close inspection, the locals found two guns in the possession […]

GST fraud
GST Fraud Worth Over Rs 1 Lakh Unearthed In Bolangir

Bolangir: In yet another instance of alleged tax evasion, a Goods and Services Tax (GST) fraud to the tune of Rs 1 lakh was reported under Saintala police limits of Bolangir district. The fraud was allegedly committed by one Rabindra Bhoi of Ghantamal village in the district. However, Bhoi pleaded his innocence about the tax […]

Self Help Group members stage protest
Bolangir: SHGs Allege Favouritism in Selection of Sattu Distribution, Stage Protest

Bolangir: Tension prevailed in the Paikamal block of the district on Thursday after members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) staged an indefinite protest in front of the block office over the alleged irregularities in the selection of Sattu distribution. The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) had reportedly issued a notice to all SHGs to apply […]

Odisha: Suktel Project Panel Faces Stern Opposition

Bolangir: A high-level committee headed by Jyotirmaya Rath, Chief Engineer of the State Water Resource Department faced stiff protest from locals displaced for Suktel Irrigation Project here on Wednesday. As per reports, the committee which had Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation Director, Rajendra Patnaik as its member, was at the project site to oversee the restart […]

Wedding Gift Blast Case: Prime Accused Punjilal Meher ‘Thrashed’ Inside Jail

Bolangir: Punjilal Meher, the key accused in the Patnagarh wedding gift blast case was allegedly thrashed inside Bolangir jail by the concerned jailor. The lawyer of Meher has brought such allegations and reported the matter to Patnagarh SDJM court. The lawyer has also prayed for necessary steps for the treatment of his client. On February […]

Girl Child Becomes Unwanted In Odisha Again! Abandoned Baby Girl Rescued From Forest

Bolangir: An abandoned baby girl was rescued from the forest near Salepali village under Patanagarh block of Bolangir district on Monday. As per reports, the locals spotted the child in the forest following which they immediately informed the local ASHA worker who in turn rescued her and admitted to the Patanagarh hospital. Sources said, the […]

Bike Theft Gang Busted In Bolangir, 3 Arrested

Bolangir: The Kantabanji Police in Bolangir on Sunday reportedly busted a motorbike theft gang. The police has also arrested three persons involved in the crime and recovered seven stolen motorcycles. The accused have been identified as Siba Pradhan, Hiralal Patel and Prabhat Kumar Behera. One more member of the gang was earlier arrested by the […]

Odisha: Bodies Of 2 Missing Sisters Fished Out From River

Bolangir: The bodies of two sisters, who allegedly had jumped into Tel river in Bolangir district two days back, were recovered from two different spots on Saturday. It was alleged that both the girls, identified as daughters of Ramatar Agarwal, had jumped into the river for reasons unknown on October 15. While the body of […]

Watch: 11-Feet-Long Python Rescued From Bolangir

Bolangir: An eleven-foot-long Indian rock python was rescued from PR High School premises in Bolangir town on Tuesday. Locals to their utter dismay spotted the huge reptile coiled in a big tree in front of a temple and immediately called up Bolangir Snake Helpline officials. However the reptile did not harm anyone. Soon after, Snake […]

Bolangir girl suicide
Odisha: Girl Immolates Self As Marriage Called Off Multiple Times, Dies At Hospital

Bolangir: A girl committed suicide at Kultajor village under Kantamal Police limits here in the district on Monday allegedly due to cancellation of her marriage several times. The deceased has been identified as Panchami Bhoi daughter of Chhabila Bhoi of Kultajor village. Panchami’s father alleged that one Kuna Dharua of Ghatul village had come with […]

Odisha: Rs 5 Lakh Looted From Outside Bank In Bolangir

Bolangir: Two unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants allegedly looted Rs 5 lakh from a businessman, Sanjay Satpathy outside SBI branch at College Chhak in Bolangir town on Monday. According to reports, the incident took place when Sanjay was returning home after withdrawing the money. It is alleged that two miscreants came on a black motorcycle and snatched […]

Pvt Company Slapped Rs 7.5 Crore Penalty For 'Illegal Stone Mining'
Odisha: Pvt Company Slapped Rs 7.5 Crore Penalty For 'Illegal Stone Mining'

Bolangir: In a major crackdown on illegal stone quarrying, the authorities in Bolangir district have imposed a fine of over Rs 7.5 crore on a private company engaged in stone crushing and illegal mining and transportation of the same in excess. As per the locals of Nirmuha village under Titlagarh Tehsil, the company was allegedly […]

Sexual Harassment Allegation
Bolangir Sub-Collector Accused Of Misbehaviour, Team Formed To Probe Allegation

Bolangir: A few days after a lady working in the Bolangir collector’s office accused the district sub-collector of misbehaviour, a three-member team was formed on Friday to probe the allegations. The team, led by a woman official, will probe the allegations. It has already recorded the statement of the lady, who has demanded strong action […]

Bolangir Girl Lone Candidate From India To Bag Seat In Oxford University

Bolangir: Bringing laurels for the State, a girl from Bongomunda of Odisha’s Bolangir district Sheetal Jain has been selected to pursue PhD in the prestigious University of Oxford in England. Sheetal is one among the 54 aspirants from across the globe and the only student from India to get a seat in the University of […]

Patnagarh Hospital
Patients Treated Under Mobile Torchlight In Odisha Hospital

Bolangir: Claims by the Odisha government to provide healthcare to all received another crude jolt as doctors in Patnagarh govt hospital were forced to administer emergency treatment on trauma patients under the light of a mobile phone torch. The incident came to fore on Sunday following a road accident near Patnagarh that left several people […]