The warning shot here is cyber crimes related to sexual exploitation had clocked a massive 75 per cent surge in the pandemic year in Odisha. Odisha police could file chargesheets in only 1 in every 3 cases.
Odisha has been witnessing a corresponding increase in the cases of fraud, harassment and threats in cyber space. Online frauds to the tune of around Rs 6 Crore have been reported in the Twin City in the last six months
The Odisha government on Friday floated a global e-tender for procurement of 3.8 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines from leading manufacturers across the world.
Bhubaneswar: The place is a posh area at Saheed Nagar in Bhubaneswar. While checking his Facebook status, Manish Swain (name changed) saw a friend request from a girl nicknamed ‘Jasmine’ from Chandigarh. Post checking her profile, he accepted the request. Online chatting began thereafter and continued for a month. Nearly after 45-days, while chatting together, […]
Subarnapur: 7 people including 4 minors who had hacked into the bank account of a farmer in Subarnapur and looted Rs. 3.7 lakhs from it, were arrested by the police on Monday. The alleged fraud came to light only when the farmer went to the bank to withdraw money and he alerted the bank authorities […]
Nabarangpur: Days after cyber crooks hacked Facebook accounts of some users in Koraput district to swindle money from their contacts, an similar online fraud has been reported from Nabarangpur this time. Banka Bihari Bisoi, a local journalist in Nabarangpur, has fallen prey to conmen. The cyber fraudsters after breaking into Bisoi’s social media account chatted […]
Bhubaneswar: In the epoch where mobile and digital applications control our lives, the exponential growth of cyber-crime via social networking platforms, has become a matter of concern in Odisha. Reports suggest that the sitting ducks are mostly children, women, elderly, with a major chunk being technologically challenged. While experts believe that there is an urgent […]
Rourkela: A former woman employee of an incense stick company at Chhend Colony in Rourkela has brought rape and blackmailing charges against the owner of the company, Maheswar Prusty. The matter came to the fore after the woman lodged a complaint at Raghunathpalli Police Station on Saturday. As per the complaint filed by the woman, […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid rising cases of cyber crime in Odisha, DGP RP Sharma today said three more cyber police stations will come up soon in the State. The upcoming cyber police stations are to be set up in Bhubaneswar, Balasore and Jeypore to deal exclusively with IT offences. The strength of cyber crime unit in the […]
Cuttack: A man was arrested for allegedly posting obscene pictures of his wife and sending her derogatory messages on social media at Kerilo village under Nemalo police limits in Cuttack district on Wednesday. Based on a complaint filed by the woman and her family members, the accused Bikash Ranjan Singh was arrested by the Nemalo […]