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Child marriage bid foiled by Childline in Rayagada

Rayagada: Timely intervention of Childline officials foiled a family’s bid to marry off their minor daughter at Rekhaliguda village under Kalyansinghpur block in the district on Sunday. However, no action has been taken against the families of both bride and groom as they have agreed to solemnise the wedding after the girl attains the right […]

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Bride at 14 years! Class VII girl saved from being married off

Baripada: An attempt to marry a minor girl studying in class VII went kaput when the authorities of the district child protection unit raided the marriage and took the girl into custody. The incident occurred in Sunamunhi Sahi on the outskirts of Baripada town, when the minor girl was being taken to the Shiva Temple […]

9 arrested for assaulting OTV scribe covering child marriage

Cuttack: A day after the brutal attack on OTV correspondent Pravat Bisoyi while he was covering a child marriage, commissionerate police arrested nine accused, including the groom’s father and some others from the bride’s side. Seven vehicles have also been seized. A case has been registered against them under sections 147,148,307,323,294,379,149,34 of IPC and section […]

OTV scribe attacked for covering child marriage, hospitalised

Cuttack: In a bizarre incident, two journalists of OTV were beaten up mercilessly while covering a child marriage incident at Khalarda village under Sadar police limits in the district today. OTV’s Cuttack reporter Pravat Bisoyi, who has been critically injured in the attack, is undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital here while camera […]

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Child marriage foiled in Koraput

An attempt to marry off a 14-year-old girl to a boy two years older was foiled by the state administration at Choramaliputa in this district, officials said on Saturday