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Odisha Youth Duped By Fake Loan Offer

Bolangir: A youth of Chalki village under Muribahal block in Bolangir district was allegedly duped by a fake finance company. After coming across alluring advertisements in a newspaper, the youth, Nadia Bag, had contacted the finance company for a loan of Rs 3 lakh. As per the enticing offer, a BPL category individual was being […]

Five Injured In Clash Between Two Neighbouring Families In Odisha

Bolangir: At least five persons sustained injuries after a clash broke out between two neighbouring families at Mahimunda village under Puintala Police limits of the district last night. As per reports, a long-standing disagreement between the families of Mukteswar Gadtiya and Samaru Pradhan of the village intensified into a quarrel late night on Tuesday when […]

Two Including Prime Accused Arrested In Bolangir Co-Op Bank Fraud Case

Bolangir: Days after an OTV report on a fraud worth lakhs of rupees at Bolangir Central Co-operative Bank, the district police on Sunday arrested two persons including the prime accused involved in the racket. Based on the FIR registered on 4th October 2019, police arrested one Nilamani Tripathy, the contractual employee of the bank suspected […]

Odisha Teacher's Husband Thrashes Students Inside Primary School

Bolangir: Despite stringent laws in place to make schools corporal punishment-free, incidents to the contrary continue to rise in Odisha. In one such incident, some class 1 students of Jalpali primary school in Patnagarh area of Bolangir were allegedly thrashed for not drawing a picture properly. The shocking part is that they were thrashed inside […]

Mob Thrashes Girl, 3 Youths On Sex Racket Suspicion in Bolangir

Bolangir: Residents of Burobhadi village under Puintala police limits in the district on Tuesday night thrashed a girl and three other youths suspecting them of running a sex racket in the area. According to reports, the girl and other youths were staying together in the village in a rented house for quite some time. The […]

Bank Staff Loots Rs 10 Lakh From Customer In Odisha

Bolangir: In what could turn out to be a major concern for bank account holders, a temporary staffer of Central Cooperative Bank in Bolangir allegedly looted nearly Rs 10 lakh from a customer after stealing the ATM card. However, it is alleged that police are yet to take any action. As per reports, the accused […]

Fraud Surfaces In Co-operative Bank In Odisha

Bolangir: After the news of Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC Bank) fraud, an alleged scam running into lakhs of rupees in Bolangir Central Co-operative Bank has surfaced leaving the account holders in lurch. As per reports, at least 12 account holders of Bolangir Central Co-operative Bank were duped to the tune of Rs 10 […]

Doctor 'Attacked' By Patient’s Kin In Odisha Hospital

Bolangir: A doctor was allegedly attacked by the husband of a pregnant woman at Titlagarh Sub-Divisional Hospital in Bolangir district on Thursday evening alleging medical negligence. As per reports, a pregnant woman was admitted to the Titlagarh Sub-Divisional Hospital at around 9 PM last night after she started to feel unwell. Later, her husband allegedly […]

Bolangir Lawyers' Association Calls Two-Day Bandh Demanding HC Bench

Bolangir: Pressing for their longstanding demand for establishment of permanent High Court bench in Bolangir, the District Lawyers’ Association has called for a two-day bandh in all government offices and banks. While all the government offices, banks and post offices in the district have been shut down, shops and business establishments are exempted from the […]

Brother-Sister Duo Killed In Road Mishap In Odisha

Bolangir: In a tragic incident, a brother-sister duo was killed in a road accident at Mahipur Square under Tushura Police Limits of Bolangir district, today morning. The deceased have been identified as Mantu Benia and his sister Sanju of Phangania village under Muribahal block. Reportedly, Mantu was going to drop Sanju at her school after […]

OTV Impact: Official Suspended Over Charges Of Demanding Bribe

Bolangir: A Village Agricultural Worker (VAW) of Puintala block of Bolangir district was suspended by the collector after a video purportedly showing the VAW demanding bribe went viral. The news was first telecast on OTV this morning. Making a mockery of Odisha government’s 5T policy, the accused VAW of Puintala, Subhendu Kumar Behera was seen […]

OTV IMPACT - Odisha DGP suspends havildar for seeking bribe

Bolangir: Greed can lead to disastrous consequences and often one has to pay a high price for it. Following a report by OTV about a video purportedly showing a havildar taking bribe from a truck driver in Bolangir, the concerned cop was suspended from duty immediately. As per reports, the havildar Sankirtan Putel of Kantabanji […]

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Attempt To Sell Baby Girl Foiled In Odisha

Bolangir: The Childline and local police have reportedly foiled an attempt to sell off a baby girl in Bolangir district on Sunday. As per sources, one Sarojini Mahakud from Fapasi village under Saintala Police limits of the district was allegedly trying to sell her baby girl to one Balamati Suna of the same village when […]

1 Dead, 5 Critical After Diarrhea Outbreak In Bolangir

Bolangir: At least 20 to 25 people were admitted to hospital after a reported diarrhea outbreak in Sirol village of Muribahal block in Bolangir district. Five among them are said to be critical and undergoing treatment at Titlagarh hospital. As per reports, panic gripped villagers after a diarrhea contamination in their area turned epidemic and […]

Odisha Resident Shortlisted For ISRO's Gaganyaan Project

Bolangir: In what could be considered as a matter of pride and honour for Odisha, a Bolangir resident working with Indian Air Force has been shortlisted for the much awaited Gaganyaan project of ISRO. As per reports, Wing Commander Nikhil Rath, has been included in the preliminary list of astronauts to undertake training for ISRO’s […]

At least 7 districts in Odisha likely to go the parched Chennai way by 2030!

Bhubaneswar: As non-heeding to the warnings in 2010 made Chennai face the scary travails of a parched land in 2019,  the apparent date for a similar condition in Odisha is likely  around 2030, when its big coastal towns, including the Capital city, would go the Chennai way. The shocker here is as many as seven […]

Expired Medicines Distributed in Bolangir, Health Dept Launches Probe

Bolangir: While the State government continues to boast about its public healthcare services, reports of distribution of expired medicines in Bolangir have raised many eyebrows on the government’s tall claims. As per sources, locals in Saintala block here alleged that they were supplied with expired deworming medicines at several schools by the district health department. […]

50 Girl Students Leave Hostel To Vent Grievances Before Bolangir Collector

Bolangir: Over 50 girl students of central government-run Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) at Loisingha in Bolangir district left hostel on Sunday to vent their grievances before the district Collector. The girl students alleged that they were not being served proper food in the hostel and were often scolded by the headmaster and hostel warden. […]

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Four Arrested For Murdering Youth Over Hanuman Coin In Bolangir

Bolangir: Police today arrested four persons including the prime accused in connection with the murder of one Srikant Nanda on August 8. The accused allegedly kidnapped and murdered Srikant over a Hanuman coin, informed police. Addressing a press conference, Puintala Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Srimant Barik said that Srikant was abducted by one Suresh […]

Supporters of Bolangir MP Sangeeta Singh Deo & BJD leader face off

Bolangir: Supporters of BJD leader Lalit Nayak today staged protest against BJP’s Bolangir Lok Sabha MP Sangeeta Singh Deo accusing her of obstructing a scheduled meeting with Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Delhi. The Bolangir MP was on a visit to the district today along with Pradhan to review the flood situation when Nayak’s supporters […]

JE in Odisha caught on cam while taking bribe, admin begins probe

Bolangir: In a disgraceful act, a Junior Engineer (JE) posted at Puintala block of Bolangir district was caught on camera while accepting bribe from a person. The video which is in possession of OTV, purportedly shows JE Satya Narayan Tripathy accepting bribe from a ward member to clear pending bill on account of road construction […]

'Speaker Unable To Control Odisha Assembly Proceedings'

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today targeted the Speaker of the Odisha Assembly alleging that the House is not being run properly. During zero hour, senior Congress leader and Bolangir MLA Narasingha Mishra targeted the Speaker and accused him of failing to control the legislators. Mishra also alleged that State Ministers are not giving relevant answers to […]

Humanity hits a new low; HIV-infected minor girl raped by shelter home chief!

Bolangir: Amid the rising number of sexual harassment cases in Odisha, alleged rape of an HIV infected minor girl by the chief of a shelter home in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district has now shocked the entire State. As per reports, the minor girl, a native of Bolangir, staying at the shelter home ‘Prayas’ located at […]

Man burns alive bed-ridden mother in Bolangir

Bolangir: A regular family feud turned fatal in Radabahala village under Belpada police limits after a man beat his father and set ablaze his 75-year-old ailing mother inside their house Saturday morning. As per sources, the accused Santosh had a heated argument with his father Rushi Kharsel over some issue. The quarrel soon took an […]

Man beaten to death for refusing sister's marriage proposal in Bolangir

Bolangir: A man was beaten to death after he rejected a marriage proposal for his sister at Ankariapada village under Puintala Police limits in the district on Sunday. According to sources, the deceased Gobardhan Giri, a native of Kutrapali village had come to his in-laws’ house at Ankariapada where he was brutally attacked by one […]