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Tag: Boudh

Leopard Skin Seized In Odisha's Boudh, 1 Arrested
Leopard Skin Seized In Odisha's Boudh, 1 Arrested

The STF has already launched a special drive against wildlife criminals/poachers. During last one year, the STF seized as many as 21 leopard skins, 11 tusks, two deer skins, rescued seven live pangolins, 15 kilograms of pangolin scales, and arrested 46 wildlife criminals. 

Hundreds In Odisha Gather For Fishing In Village Pond During #COVID19 Lockdown

Hundreds of people gathered for fishing in a pond in Uma Panchayat under Kantamal block of Boudh district violating the Covid-19 lockdown guidelines.

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Bus Accident
18 Injured In Two Separate Road Mishaps In Odisha

Boudh/Subarnapur: As many as 18 persons sustained critical injuries in two separate road mishaps in the State late last night. Around 10 passengers were injured when the bus in which they were travelling collided head on with a truck on National Highway No.57 near Khajuripada in the district on Thursday night. Three of the injured […]

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Odisha: Man, Son Arrested For Setting Forest Ablaze

Boudh: A man and his son were arrested for allegedly setting a forest ablaze at Madhapur in Boudh district on Monday. The accused duo identified as Asan Majhi and his son Shyamghan, residents of Madhapur Colony sahi were setting dry leaves on fire in Mundeswar reserve forest under Madhapur range. Axes and match box have […]

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Odisha: 4 Critical As Bhubaneswar-Bound Bus Overturns In Boudh

Boudh: At least four passengers were seriously injured after the bus they were travelling in overturned on National Highway-57 near Khuntabandha in the district in the wee hours of Monday. The identities of the injured passengers are yet to be ascertained and they are undergoing treatment at a nearby hospital. Sources said, the ill-fated bus- […]

Giant Fish Caught From Mahanadi River In Odisha's Boudh
WATCH: Giant Fish Caught From Mahanadi River In Odisha's Boudh

Boudh: An enormous fish reportedly weighing over 25 kilograms was caught by a local fisherman from Mahanadi River in Boudh district this morning. The fish was caught by one Sripati Behera of Tutusinga village under Sadar block of Boudh district. The fish which locals call ‘Buda’ resembled catfish. Behera had gone fishing in the nearby […]

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 […]

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Boudh: Two Killed, 25 Injured As Bus Rams Into SUV

Boudh: At least two persons were killed while 25 others sustained injuries after a bus they were travelling in rammed into an SUV at Kiakata Chhak on the border of Boudh-Angul late Sunday night. The two deceased have been identified as the drivers of the bus and the SUV. Eight of the 25 persons, who […]

Odisha: Two Arrested For Killing Businessman

Boudh: Two persons were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of businessman, Pramod Prasad, whose body was recovered from Mahanadi river bed in Boudh. Boudh Superintendent of Police, V. Raghunath Rao informed about the arrests at a press conference on Wednesday. The accused have been identified as Milan Patra and Abhishek Sahani, both […]

OTV Impact: Homeless Elderly Man Shifted To Old-Age Home, Thanks To Boudh Admin

Boudh: Days after OTV social media team brought to light the plight of an elderly man reportedly abandoned by his family members, assistance poured in from the Boudh district administration officials as he is finally shifted to an old-age home. A traditional ‘Ghuduki’ player all his life, Kulamani Pradhan was rendered homeless following the demise […]

Case Registered Against Boudh Dy Collector For Allegedly Thrashing Wife

Boudh: A complaint has been lodged against the Deputy Collector of Boudh district on charges of manhandling his wife. The victim in her complaint addressed to the BTM police outpost mentioned that her husband Sarat Bag along with one of his relatives had gone to Jhursuguda for some work. However, when Bag came to know […]

Watch: 2-Hour-Long Operation To Rescue Child Stuck Between Rocks In Raging River

Boudh: In a daredevil operation that lasted for more than two hours, a team of Odisha fire fighters rescued a child stuck between rocks in a raging river in Boudh district on Wednesday. As per the reports, the 5-year-old boy from Buruguda village under Purunakatak police limits in the district got stuck in the cavity […]

'Ivory Smuggling' Behind Elephant Deaths In Odisha; PCCF Demands Crime Branch Probe

Bhubaneswar: The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden of Odisha, Hari Shankar Upadhyay on Saturday sought a crime branch probe into the deaths of two elephants in Keonjhar and Boudh districts. Upadhyay informed, “There was a bullet wound on the elephant which found dead in Boudh, while the tusks of the elephant […]

Rain Fury In Odisha Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured

Boudh/Bolangir: Heavy rain accompanied by hailstones threw normal life out of gear in several parts across Odisha on Friday. One person was killed while three others were injured in separate rain-related mishaps in Boudh and Bolangir districts. As per reports, two persons were trapped after a bamboo bush reportedly got uprooted and fell on them […]

Bus Challaned 'Highest' Fine Rs 6.72 Lakhs For Violating New MV Act In Odisha

Boudh: A private bus in Odisha was on Thursday challaned probably the highest ever fine of Rs 6.72 lakh for violating various regulations under the amended Motor Vehicles Act -2019. The incident reportedly happened at Landibandh in Boudh district. As per reports, the challan was issued to a bus named ‘Minar’ plying between Bhubaneswar and […]

Eight persons killed in separate road mishaps across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of Odisha government’s announcement to make traffic rules stricter from March 1 in a bid to reduce the number of accidents, as many as eight people died today in separate road accidents across several districts of Odisha. In Sambalpur, four persons were killed while six others were injured after a […]

Odisha Teacher Turns Guardian Of Environment

Boudh: Nilambar Khamari might be a school teacher but his dedicated efforts in conservation of environment have made him an inspiration for many. Apart from teaching in Kundipadar UP School, Khamari spends time for the safety and protection of trees and birds especially the grey herons and bats. With his immense love for nature and […]

Cannabis Plants Worth Crores Torched In Gajapati, Boudh

Gajapati/Boudh: Intensifying the drive against ganja (Dry Cannabis) smuggling in the wake of the harvesting season of the contraband crop, a joint team of Mohana Police and excise department conducted raids in forests near Nijuma and Ruamba villages in Gajapati district and destroyed cannabis plants worth around Rs 15 crore. The total cultivation spread over […]

Poor health services seed superstition in Odisha tribal hinterlands?

Bhubaneswar: Are the poor health services in the State seeding superstition in the minds of poor tribal communities dwelling in remote places of the State? It seems so. Consider this. The Lundurujhari village situated in the Boudh district bordering Nayagarh has been now under the spell of intense superstition. The tribal village in Talagaon Panchayat […]

Youth Thrashed By Odisha Police Constable In Public, Video Goes Viral

Boudh: A police constable was suspended for thrashing a youth in full public glare in Bankapada area of Boudh district, informed Superintendent of Police Raghunath Rao. The move came after a video of the incident went viral on various social media platforms. The constable has been identified as Ranjan Mohapatra. As per reports, a team […]

Woman Dies In Attack By Nephew For Resisting Rape

Boudh: A youth in Odisha allegedly slit the throat of his aunt with a knife for resisting rape. The shocking incident was reported from Kantamal area of Boudh district on Sunday. According to sources, accused Binod Deep allegedly tried to rape his relative aunt after finding her alone in the house. When his aunt resisted, […]

Journalist attacked during second phase polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In yet another attempt to throttle the voice of media, supporters of a political party allegedly attacked a journalist while covering second phase polls at a booth in Kantamala of Boudh district on Thursday. The matter came to fore after the journalist today met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha and lodged a […]

Infighting in BJD: Kantamal MLA candidate's vehicle vandalised

Boudh: As elections are getting closer, intra-party fighting in BJD only seems to be intensifying. A group of BJD workers allegedly damaged the vehicle of Kantamal MLA candidate Mahidhar Rana in Ratakhandi village under Ghikundi panchayat in Boudh today. According to sources, the incident took place during the poll campaigning of Rana when supporters of […]

Huge cache of Ganja seized in Odisha

Rayagada/Boudh/Kandhamal: In a major crackdown on the illicit narcotics trade ahead of crucial elections, Odisha Police and Excise officials seized 483 kilograms of dry cannabis (Ganja) following raids in different parts of Rayagada, Boudh and Kandhamal districts in the past couple of days. After getting a tip-off regarding the movement of a vehicle transporting Ganja […]

3 killed, 1 critically injured in separate accidents across Odisha

Balasore/Boudh: Three persons lost their lives in separate road accidents in Balasore and Boudh in last 12 hours. At least two persons were killed and one sustained critical injuries in a multi-vehicle accident near Dandakali temple under Khantapada police limits in the district late night on Thursday. The incident occurred when a stone-laden truck hit […]

Car smuggling ganja meets with accident in Odisha

Boudh: A car smuggling ganja met with an accident near Court chhak in the district on Thursday. The driver of the car sustained critical injuries in the mishap while the other two persons, who were smuggling the cannabis in the vehicle, managed to flee the spot. As per reports, the car was en route to […]

Dumping yard at centre of Boudh town chocking residents

Boudh: Residents of Boudh town are living under the choking miasma of rotting garbage emanating from a dumping yard right in the middle of the city. Once the boating arena of Boudh king; the Gadakhai pond in the middle of the town has withered into a massive dumping yard not only marring the beauty of […]

School teacher thrashes girl students in Boudh

Boudh: Two Class 3 students of  Mahakudpali primary school under Harabhanga Block in Boudh district were allegedly thrashed by a lady teacher yesterday. According to sources, after finding a hair in their mid-day meal, some Class 3 students had complained the school administration. As the children started to make a lot of noise, one of […]

BJP Yuva Morcha observes bandh in Boudh

Boudh: Normal life has been affected in Boudh district due to a dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the BJP Yuva Morcha today over three-point charter of demands. The activists were seen picketing on highways and in front of several government offices since early morning. One of their long standing demands has been recruitment of adequate staff […]

Deputy Director of Agriculture department dies in road mishap

Boudh: In an unfortunate incident, the Deputy Director of Agriculture department, Manoranjan Mallick, was killed and two others sustained critical injuries after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on NH-56 near Radhanagar Chhak in Boudh district late last night. As per reports, Mallick died on the spot while the injured were rushed to the […]

Biker loses life in road accident in Boudh

Boudh/ Sundargarh: One person lost his life in a road accident at Chari Chhak Bazaar under Puruna Cuttack police limits in Boudh today. The deceased has been identified as Ganesh Behera of Gunduribida village. Following the mishap, locals staged a road blockade on National Highway-57 demanding compensation for the kin of the deceased. According to […]

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Man axes father-in-law to death in Boudh

Boudh: A man allegedly axed his father-in-law to death over some trivial matters at Tikirasahi in Sarsara village of the district today. The deceased has been identified as Gundu Barik. As per reports, the accused Pankaj Sethi was staying at his in-laws’ house since the last 15 years. Gundu and Pankaj had gone to the […]

1 dead, several injured as bus turns turtle in Boudh

Phulbani: At least one person was killed and more than 15 others injured in a bus mishap at Mading chhak on National Highway-57 in Boudh district early this morning. According to sources, the bus ‘Jay Mataji’ carrying 40 passengers en route to Sinapalli of Nuapada district from Bhubaneswar met with the accident near Mading Chhak. […]

Undertrial prisoner of Boudh Sub Jail dies in DHH

Boudh: An undertrial prisoner lodged at Boudh Sub Jail died while undergoing treatment at the District Headquarters Hospital here today. The prisoner has been identified as Gopal Biswas of North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal. According to reports, Biswas suddenly fell sick yesterday late night and was rushed to the DHH. However, he died […]

Rift widens within Boudh district unit of BJD

Boudh: Rift in Boudh district unit of BJD seems to be widening as a faction of party workers condemned party MLA Mahidhar Rana in a meeting organised in Chepra of Kultajor panchayat in the district. “We had taken a pledge to uplift the poor and develop Boudh district for which we had chosen Rana as […]

Flood threat looms large in Boudh, Subarnapur; villagers in panic

Sonepur/Boudh: Villagers living alongside Mahanadi river in Boudh and Subarnapur districts are a harried lot as flood water is being released from Hirakud Dam through 25 gates today. Moreover, water flowing from upper catchment areas of Mahanadi has caused swelling of the river though rain has subsided. By now, acres of farmland have been inundated […]

Woman candidate dies during physical test for constable post

Boudh: A woman candidate died while undertaking a physical test for the post of constable in the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) near Murshundi in Boudh today. The deceased has been identified Pravasi Nayak from Nuagaon Block of Nayagarh. The incident occurred during the 5-km running test when Nayak’s health condition started to deteriorate. Before she […]

Rain fury: Odisha villages marooned, roads snapped

Bhubaneswar/Rayagada/Malkangiri: Flood-like situation prevailed in Rayagada, Malkangiri, Kalahandi and Boudh districts today following incessant rains for past 24 hours. Several villages have been cut off as flood water washed away roads at several places affecting road communication. Further, reports of flooding and rescue operations from various parts of the state are trickling in. A landslide […]

Tel River sparks erosion threat in Boudh

Boudh: People of nearly 30 villages including Kantamal in Boudh district are having sleepless nights as large chunks of landmass is now being consumed by Tel river. The residents stare at an uncertain future with the river marauding the region and triggering floods every year. Sources said the Tel river is advancing by 30 to […]

Ostracised man in Odisha carries relative's dead body on bicycle

Boudh: After locals of Krushnapali village under Brahmanipali panchayat of Boudh district refused to help an ostracised man in performing the last rites of his sister-in-law, the man was forced to carry the body on a bicycle to the crematorium. The man had to carry his relative’s dead body to the crematorium after tying it […]