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Municipality Assistant Tax Collector Caught Taking Bribe
Odisha: Municipality Assistant Tax Collector Caught Taking Bribe

Deogarh: An Assistant Tax Collector of Deogarh Municipality, Rajendra Nayak was caught red-handed by the Vigilance officials while accepting a bribe of Rs 1700 on Thursday. As per reports, Rajendra had demanded Rs 6,400 from one Shibsankar Nayak of Ward No. 5 under the municipality area for approving his House Building Plan. However, when Shibasankar […]

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Deogarh: Utkal Gramya Bank Loot Bid Foiled

Deogarh: An attempt to loot the Utkal Gramya Bank’s Balam branch in Deogarh district was foiled late last night. The robbers entered the bank by breaking open the locks of main door between 2 AM to 3 AM. Later, when they tried to enter the strong room of the bank, the siren installed inside went […]

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Deogarh Murder: Kin Of 10 Accused Allege Pressure Tactics By Police

Deogarh: The family members of 10 accused who were arrested in connection with alleged murder of a man at Kankarkhol village under Reamal Police Station limits in Deogarh district have brought serious allegations against the inspector-in-charge (IIC) of the police station. Holding a presser today, the family members of the accused persons alleged that Reamal […]

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Carcass Of 3-Year-Old Elephant Recovered In Odisha

Deogarh: The carcass of a three-year-old elephant was recovered by the Forest department officials from Baradanali village under Riamal range of Deogarh forest division today. As per reports, one Fakir Nayak of Baradanali village spotted the elephant calf lying dead in his backyard near the cowshed and informed the Forest department. Subsequently, the forester and […]

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Husband, In-laws Among 4 Arrested For Murder Of Woman, her 2 Children In Odisha

Deogarh: Police arrested four persons including three members of a family on charges of killing a woman and her two children in Balinali Forest reserve under Barkote Police limits in Deogarh district. As per reports, the prime accused Bikram Kumar Pradhan used a sharp weapon to slit the throat of his wife, his 4-year-old son […]

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Forest Officers Seize Leopard Skin In Odisha; 6 Nabbed

Bhubaneswar: Six persons have been apprehended for allegedly trying to smuggle leopard hide in Odisha’s Deogarh district, forest officials said on Tuesday. The skin of a full grown leopard was seized during an operation by a team of forest personnel near Chatabarghat when it was being smuggled from Sundargarh to Sambalpur on Monday night, the […]

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RTI Report Reveals Lavish Expenses Of Odisha Babus

Deogarh: A Right To Information (RTI) enquiry has revealed startling facts about trifling expenditures made on the renovation of Deogarh Collector’s residential office. As per reports, lakhs of rupees were allegedly spent on repairing and renovating the district collector’s government quarters in Deogarh. Various IAS officers occupying the quarters had spent a lot of tax […]

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BJP Stages Road Blockade In Deogarh Over Poor Condition Of NH

Deogarh: Vehicular movement on National Highway-49 have been affected due to a dawn-to-dusk road blockade observed by members of the Deogarh district unit of BJP today. The agitators led by Deogarh BJP MLA Subash Chandra Panigrahi have been demanding immediate repair of the NH passing through Deogarh town. They alleged because of poor condition of the […]

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Weather Alert: Heavy Rainfall Warning Issued For 7 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar today issued heavy rainfall warning for seven Odisha districts- Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh and Puri. Duty officer, Ajay Nayak informed that the yesterday’s low pressure area over coastal Odisha moved towards Northwest Odisha and its neighbourhood and under its impact several parts will experience light to moderate […]

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Weather Update: Odisha To Experience Heavy Rainfall In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of interior Odisha will experience heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours as under the influence of yesterday’s cyclonic circulation over West Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh, a low pressure area has formed over Central parts of Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand. The low pressure system will trigger rainfall in the next 24 […]

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Rivers on rise in Odisha but no flood threat for State as rains to abate from today

Bhubaneswar: Even as water-level in almost all the rivers in Odisha are on the rise and are nearing the danger level, no threat of flood looms large over the State as the rainfall is set to abate from today. But the water level in Mahanadi, Budhabalanga, Brahmani and Baitarani is likely to post a rise […]

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Was Wednesday Deogarh tremor a trailer only? Seismic earth station need of the hour

Bhubaneswar: Are the mild tremors felt in western Odisha on Wednesday an indication of any big quake in the making in that part of the State? As per reports, in the dusk hours of Wednesday, western Odisha was jolted mildly by a quake epicentered at Deogarh. “A mild earthquake, with its epicentre in Deogarh district, […]

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Earthquake tremors felt in parts of Odisha

Sambalpur: Earthquake tremors were felt in several parts of western Odisha including Sambalpur, Kuchinda, Deogarh, Rourkela, Bonai and Jharsuguda around 05:48 PM today. As per reports, strong tremors were felt for few seconds following which people started to come out of their residences in the affected areas. “I was studying at home when our house started […]

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Women injured in clash while protesting liquor unit

Deogarh: Anti-liquor protests turned ugly when a number of women belonging to a Self Help Group (SHG) in Palasama panchayat of Deogarh district were injured after a clash erupted while they were protesting the establishment of a liquor unit in the area. As per sources, the administration had granted permission for establishment of a liquor […]

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Body of security guard with gunshot wounds found in Deogarh

Deogarh: A security guard was found dead with gunshot wounds in his house barely a few metres from the Superintendent of Police (SP)’s residence in Deogarh district. The deceased has been identified as Rajendra Balua. Locals spotted the body of Rajendra in his house and informed the police. It is suspected that Rajendra has been […]

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No let-up in plight of migrating Odisha labourers

Deogarh/Sonepur: The plight of labourers migrating outside Odisha continues with incidents of their exploitation surfacing frequently. Some are rescued from hazardous working conditions and others end up losing their lives while the administration continues to be lethargic in tackling the issue. In one such tragic incident, a youth named Mayadhar Bariha of Halkapalipada under Binika […]

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Farmers stage road blockade over delay in paddy procurement

Deogarh: Worried over the long delay in procurement of paddy at Naulipada mandi near Chhatabar under Reamal Police limits of Deogarh distirct, several farmers today hit the streets and staged road blockade on NH-53 by spilling paddy on the road. Road communication between Deogarh and Angul was affected on account of the protest. According to […]

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Executive Engineer caught taking bribe from contractor

Deogarh: An Executive Engineer of Minor Irrigation Division in Deogarh was arrested by the Vigilance sleuths on Saturday while accepting a bribe of Rs 21,000 from a contractor. The executive engineer, identified as Rabindra Kumar Mehto, had reportedly sought Rs 21,000 bribe from a contractor Dilip Kumar Padhi for passing the latter’s pending bills. “A […]

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Poor hostel facilities turn students' life miserable

Deogarh: At a time when the Odisha government is making tall claims of providing quality education and facilities to students, the girls’ hostel of the Government Educational Research and Training centre in the district tells a different story. More than 60 girl students are residing in the hostel which has only three rooms. The girls […]

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Tusker found dead in Prabhasuni Reserve Forest

Deogarh: Forest officials recovered a headless carcass of an elephant from Prabhasuni Reserve Forest near Niranjanhuli village in the district today morning. The elephant has been identified as a male tusker aged about 25 years. As per reports, some locals spotted the elephant body lying inside the forest and informed the officials. Deogarh Forest Range […]

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Three persons killed by sons in separate incidents in Odisha

Angul/Deogarh: In a set of two separate bizarre incidents, three persons including a couple were killed by their sons in separate incidents in the State last night. In Angul, a man and wife were beaten to death by his son Dukhishyam Baghar in Barapadar village under Kishorenagar police limits in Angul district. Police have detained […]

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Explosives, Maoist items seized in Deogarh forest

Deogarh: Security forces on Wednesday recovered a huge cache of explosives and items belonging to Maoists during a combing operation in a forest near Kerada village under Barkote area of Deogarh district, informed Deputy Commandant of OSAP (SS) Battalion, Laxman Singh today. Acting on a tipoff on presence of Maoist leader Sushant in the jungle, SP of […]

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Spurt in crime against teenage girls in Odisha raises concerns

Bhubaneswar: There has been a disconcerting rise in crime against teenage girls in Odisha over the last few days. While lives of these girls are at stake, no noticeable steps seem to have been taken to curb such atrocities. Today, body of a minor girl was recovered by police from a cashew orchard near Gadaharishpur […]

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Minor girl alleges sexual harassment by uncle

Deogarh: In a fresh incident of violation of child rights, a minor girl has alleged sexual harassment by the owner of a Dhaba she was working in at Khadinali village under Barkote police station of Deogarh district.   What is more shocking is that the girl happens to be the niece of the accused.    As per the […]

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Odia bonded labourer dies in Gujarat

Deogarh: The family of an Odia labourer, working as a bonded labourer at a factory in Gujarat, on Sunday sought the help of the district administration after he died following an accident in the factory. As per sources, Chintamani Sahu of Tinkbir village under Reamal Tehsil of Deogarh district was working as bonded labourer since […]