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Archbishop gets 1 year in prison for concealing child sex abuse

Canberra: A Catholic archbishop in Australia was on Tuesday given a maximum sentence of 12 months in detention for concealing child sexual abuse in the 1970s. Philip Wilson, now archbishop of Adelaide, is the most senior Catholic globally to be convicted of the crime, the BBC reported. He was found guilty by a court in […]

Youth found dead in office, two including girlfriend detained

Bhubaneswar: Body of a young marine engineer was found inside office of a private company at Buddha Nagar in Bhubaneswar today. Two persons, including the youth’s girlfriend were detained by the Laxmisagar police in connection with the incident. The deceased has been identified as Baijayant Prasad Mohanty, a resident of Cuttack. “The detained duo – […]

Couple found hanging inside rented house in Khurda

Khurda: A couple was found hanging inside a rented house at Samantarapur near Thengahat Chhak under Khurda Town police limits yesterday night. The deceased couple has been identified as Soumyakant and Suchismita Patnaik of Pathuripada in Banki area of Cuttack district. According to sources, Soumyakant was working in Thiruvalla Petrochemicals Company in Khurda and was […]

Woman raped on pretext of marriage, accused held

Gajapati: A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman on pretext of marrying her at Dumiguda village under Adava police limits in Gajapati district. The accused has been identified as Chitra Mallick. Sources said Chitra Mallick of Dumiguda village was into a love relationship with the woman. Later, he allegedly raped the woman […]

Cuttack contractor found dead with bullet injuries in head

Cuttack: Body of a contractor with bullet injuries in head was recovered from his house at Postal Colony in Kalyani Nagar area of Cuttack today. The deceased has been identified as Biswabhusan Singh (45). Family members spotted Singh lying in a pool of blood in the house with a pistol near him. Though they rushed […]

Bodies of two women found, rape and murder suspected

Berhampur/Balasore: Despite various steps by the State Government to create awareness, there seems to be no let up in crime against women in Odisha. Bodies of two women were recovered under mysterious conditions from two separate places in the state on Tuesday. In the first incident, decomposed body of a woman was found from bushes […]

Rape accused jawan marries survivor in temple in Kandhamal

Kandhamal: An army jawan arrested on June 16 for allegedly raping a woman home guard, married the woman in a temple at G Udaygiri area of Kandhamal district on Sunday evening. The accused, identified as Tulu Pradhan, hailing from Penagabhari village under Tikabali police limits in the district is posted as a jawan in the […]

Girl raped & left unconscious musters courage to file FIR, accused nabbed

Phulbani: Police today arrested a youth for allegedly raping a girl on the Sarangad High School hostel premises in Kandhamal district on Saturday evening. The incident came to light after the rape survivor and family members lodged an FIR at Sarangad police station yesterday. The accused has been identified as Achyutananda Sahoo of PurunaSahi, Sarangad […]

Huge cache of country-made liquor seized in Balasore

Balasore: Odisha excise sleuths Saturday seized huge amount of country-made liquor near Matiapalli under Soro block of the district and arrested seven persons involved in transporting the liquor. The sleuths informed that the illegal liquor business had been on a rise on National Highway-16 in the area. However, acting on a tip-off, the officials conducted […]

WB youth lands in Odisha jail after failed ATM loot bid

Balasore: A youth from West Bengal is now behind bars for allegedly trying to steal cash by breaking the SBI’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM) on Jaleswar railway station premises. According to reports, the accused identified as Subodh Ray of Kumursal village in the neighbouring State entered the ATM kiosks Saturday night. Sources said Ray had […]

Eight-month-old case cracked! 4 arrested for murdering youth over love affair

Bhawanipatna: After almost eight months of investigation, the Koksara police claimed to have cracked the murder case of Ganpati Majhi of Aainli village in Kalahandi district with the arrest of four persons on Saturday. Dharmagarh Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) SN Satpathy, in a press conference yesterday informed that Ganpati was murdered over his alleged […]

Body of missing minor girl found from forest; rape & murder suspected

Baripada: The body of a minor girl, missing since yesterday was recovered from a forest near Gurudabasa village under Betnoti of Mayurbhanj district early this morning. It is being suspected that the Class IV girl was raped and subsequently murdered, police sources said. A youth, identified as Jami Kanta Mahanta of the same village has […]

Mentally disabled twins killed by uncle in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, mentally disabled twins were killed by their maternal uncle here, who wanted to relieve his sister from the hardships of looking after the them, police said on Saturday. Srijana Reddy and her twin brother Vishnuvardhan Reddy, both aged 12, were strangulated to death by Mallikarjun Reddy in his rented house […]

Rape Shame continues! 12-year-old girl raped in Angul, accused held

Angul: In yet another incident of sexual assault against minor girls, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man at Khantapasi village under Pallahara block in Angul district Thursday. The accused, identified as Guru Badra of nearby Barihamunda village, has been arrested by police. The incident came to the fore after the survivor along […]

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Woman, daughter gang raped in Bihar

Patna: A woman and her daughter were allegedly gangraped by nearly a dozen youths in Bihar’s Gaya district, police said on Thursday. “The police have detained 20 youths and are interrogating them to identify the main accused among them,” Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police Rajeev Mishra told the media.The incident took place on Wednesday night […]

Tehsildar arrested, retired Revenue Supervisor detained by Cuttack Vigilance

Bhubaneswar: Sleuths from the Cuttack Vigilance Cell today arrested a Tehsildar of Sundargarh district after unaccounted money amounting over Rs 5 lakh was seized from his vehicle. The accused Lathikata Tehsildar Bijay Behera was on his way to his paternal house in Chhatrapur of Ganjam district when vigilance sleuths intercepted his car at Pallahara in […]

Man asleep in house shot dead by miscreant

Sonepur: A 40-year-old man, identified as Jayant Das, was shot dead while he was sleeping in his house at Binika in Subarnapur district last night. As per sources, Das was sleeping keeping the door of his house open due to power cut, when an unidentified miscreant barged inside, opened fire at him and fled the […]

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Minor girl raped, impregnated by uncle, cousin in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped and impregnated by her paternal uncle and cousin brother in Pattamundai area of Kendrapara district. The matter came to light after the survivor, now seven-months pregnant, lodged an FIR at the Pattamundai police station on Wednesday. The minor girl had left studies after the death of her mother […]

Boy attacks minor girl over share of dates in Odisha

Jajpur: A 14-year-old boy allegedly attacked a girl with a sickle and injured her seriously following a dispute over share of dates they collected together in Jajpur district, police said on Wednesday. The 11-year-old girl suffered multiple injuries in the attack and has been admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. She received […]

Letter mentioning assassination plot of PM Modi seized by police

Pune: A letter allegedly found in the house of one of the five persons arrested for “links” with the banned CPI (Maoist) talks about the ultras mulling “another Rajiv Gandhi incident”, Pune police told a court yesterday. Police yesterday arrested Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, lawyer Surendra Gadling, activists Mahesh Raut and Shoma Sen and Rona […]

Man found dead inside temple in Bhubaneswar, family smells foul play

Bhubaneswar: Body of a man was found under mysterious circumstances on premises of the Kapileshwar temple at Kanan Vihar here early this morning.The deceased identified as Dilip Parichha of Agarpada area in Bhadrak district was working as a security guard in a private company in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, locals spotted the body of Dilip […]

Drugs worth Rs 2 cr seized in Manipur, 3 held

Imphal: Police along with commandos of the 11 Assam Rifles have seized narcotics worth nearly Rs 2 crore from Manipur’s Moreh border town and arrested three drug traffickers. Tengnoupal Police Superintendent S. Ibomcha said some more arrests connected to an international drug cartel were likely following the arrest of the kingpin. The drug haul and […]

Miscreants hurl bombs on restaurant in Bhubaneswar, employee hurt

Bhubaneswar: One person was injured after unidentified assailants hurled bombs on a restaurant at Bapuji Nagar here late Monday night. An employee of the restaurant injured in the incident was immediately rushed to a hospital. According to sources, four bike-borne miscreants came near the main gate of the restaurant, threw two country-made bombs and fled […]

Seven suspected child lifters face mob fury in Berhampur

Berhampur: Tension prevailed at Gate Bazar in Berhampur after locals thrashed seven persons suspecting them to be child lifters. According to sources, six people from Tamil Nadu were initially detained while they were roaming around in Gate Bazar area under Town Police Station on Saturday night. On finding them suspiciously moving around in the area, […]

Youth's half-burnt body found in Kandhamal

Phulbani: A half-burnt body of a youth was recovered under mysterious circumstances from an isolated place near a petrol pump at Baliguda in Kandhamal district on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Tapan Behera of Baragada village in Muniguda. Though the exact reason behind Tapan’s death is still unclear, it is suspected that he […]