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ACF Death Case
ACF Death Case: Watchman Claims He Saw DFO Visiting Soumya’s House At Midnight

A former watchman on Saturday claimed that he had once seen the DFO Sangram Behera visiting Mohapatra’s residence at midnight

ACF Death Mystery
Odisha ACF Death Mystery: Diary Purportedly Written By Late ACF Reveals Shocking Details

The case of mysterious death of Paralakhemundi ACF Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra is seeing new chapters unfolding every day.

Paralakhemundi ACF Death: Victim’s Uncle Alleges Tiff After A Bachelor’s Party

The mystery behind the death of Paralekhamundi Assistant Conservator of Forest, Soumyaranjan Mohapatra, seems to be deepening with each passing day. On Monday (July 19) the uncle of the deceased revealed some shocking details about a bachelor’s party that the couple allegedly attended.

ACFO Death
Was Paralakhemundi ACFO Murdered? No Evidence To Prove Fire Mishap At ACFO’s Residence, Says Lawyer

With each passing day, the mystery behind the death of Assistant Conservator of Forest Officer (ACFO), of Paralakhemundi District Headquarters, Soumyaranjan Mohapatra, seems to be deepening further.

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Posing As Buyers, Forest Officials Seize Eight Ivories, Arrest Two Poachers

Baripada: A team of forest officials seized eight ivories weighing around 45 kg and arrested two poachers from Angarapada village under Udala forest range here in Mayurbhanj district. The team conducted raids at the village in the guise of customers and nabbed Paghuram Hansda and Ramachandra Hansda allegedly involved in several elephant poaching cases. “We […]

Missing deer from Balukhand sanctuary traced: Divisional Forest Officer

Puri: The spotted deer which went missing from Balukhand sanctuary in Puri district during cyclone Fani, have been spotted, informed Divisional Forest Officer Harshvardhan Udgata today. The DFO informed that the deer were spotted yesterday by the cameras set up in the meadows and said that the speculations that the missing animals were killed in […]

Mystery shrouds death of leopard in Bolangir

Bolangir: Days after a leopard was found dead in Saintala area of Bolangir district, the statements of Bolangir DFO Sameer Sadangi citing it as a ‘natural death’ and not due to any trap has now stirred a controversy. While a video clearly shows that the leopard was trapped in a wire entangled to a tree, […]

Panic grips locals after elephants romp into Keonjhar villages

Keonjhar: Panic gripped locals of Nahabeda village under Jhumpura block of Keonjhar after a herd of 22 wild elephants strayed into the village and  damaged crops and other property. “The elephants have been damaging our crops from past three days and also destroying  houses in the village, forcing  us to stay awake all night to […]

DFO possessing disproportionate assets over Rs3.22 crore sent to jail

Berhampur: Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Ghumusar South Division under Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district, Bijoy Ketan Acharya was on Monday sent to judicial custody by a Special Vigilance court for amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 3.22 crore. According to reports, a team of anti-graft officials of Berhampur division on Saturday conducted simultaneous […]

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Elephant hit by train dies in Dhenkanal

Dhankanal: A wild elephant, which had suffered multiple injuries after being hit by a train on Friday, died Tuesday afternoon at the Matharagadi forests in Hindol range of Dhenkanal district. Locals spotted the carcass of the elephant in the forest and immediately informed the Forest Department whose officials rushed to spot, recovered the carcass and […]

Jumbo Deaths on Railway Tracks: DFO suspends 4 forest officials

Jharsuguda: Two days after four elephants were killed by a speeding train at the railway track crossing near Bagdihi range in Jharsuguda district, the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) today suspended four forest personnel for negligence in duty. DFO Sushant Kumar has reportedly suspended Forester Basanta Pradhan and forest guards Biswanath Pradhan, Sunil Bhoi and Rohit […]

Kendu Leaf DFO caught while accepting bribe

Nuapada: Vigilance sleuths today arrested Khadial Kendu Leaf Division’s DFO Laxmikanta Mishra while he was demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 2.20 lakh from a Ranger here in Nuapada district. According to sources, a government project of Rs 13 lakh has been sanctioned for Lakhna Range in the district to construct houses and kendu […]

Bhubaneswar City DFO in Vig net

Bhubaneswar: The State Vigilance today conducted simultaneous raids at four places on the houses and office of Bhubaneswar City Division DFO Chittaranjan Mishra for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets. The sleuths searched Mishra’s residence located in Old Town, Bhubaneswar and ancestral house in Kanpur of Cuttack. Besides, Mishra’s office in Saheed Nagar and his father-in-law’s house […]

Wild Boar
Three injured in wild boar attack

Bhubaneswar: At least three persons were injured as a wild boar attacked them near Ghatikia locality on the outskirts of capital city today. “The animal which had sneaked into the locality lying on the fringe of Chandaka wildlife sanctuary, might have attacked them in self-defence after being frightened by human presence”, said Divisional Forest Officer, […]

Sleepless nights for wildlife personnel as limping tusker’s hide & seek continues

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: For the wildlife personnel, a distressed pachyderm with a motor tyre stuck in one of its legs nearly two months back continues to be a cause of worry. Last sighted in Athgarh forest area in Cuttack district, the forest officials have renewed its exercise to disentangle the ‘foreign’ object from the animal’s leg by […]

DFO in Vigilane net
Another crorepati DFO in Vigilance net

Bhubaneswar: Another DFO has landed in Vigilance net for amassing assets disproportionate to income. The DFO has been identified as Mahadeo Badaik. The Vigilance sleuths today conducted raids at four places across the State including Bhubaneswar in this connection. During raids the sleuths traced houses belonging to the DFO at Sundergarh and Rourkela along with […]

Sarat Chandra Panda DFO
Khariar DFO Sarat Chandra arrested in DA case

Khariar/Bhubaneswar: Khariar DFO Sarat Chandra Panda was arrested by the State Vigilance on Sunday evening on charges of amassing disproportionate asset. Properties worth Rs 5 crore have been traced in the name of Sarat and family members. Besides, from Sarat’s Khariar office, new currency notes worth Rs 6 lakh were seized by the Income tax […]

Khariar DFO
DA case: Vigilance raids Khariar DFO's house, office

Nuapada/Bhubaneswar: Vigilance on Thursday raided house and office of Khariar Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sarat Chandra Panda on charges of accumulating  assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. The sleuths are conducting raids at the DFO’s residence in Bhubaneswar and office at Khariar in Nuapada district. As bank deposits of Rs 4 crore in […]

Sarat Chandra Panda DFO
I-T raid on DFO's house, office continues on second day

Bhubaneswar: Income Tax (IT) officials continued their raid at the house and office of Khariar Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sarat Chandra Panda on the second day today. Panda is booked under charges of tax evasion. The house of Panda at Gouri Nagar in Bhubaneswar and another house at Anantapur under Soro block in Balasore district […]

Redhakhol DFO in Vigilance net

Redhakhol: Vigilance sleuths today undertake simultaneous raids at houses of Redhakhol Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Santosh Banchhor on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. Divided in different teams, the vigilance sleuths searched the official residence of Banchhor in Redhakhol, houses of the DFO in Kendrapara, Sundargarh and Patia in Bhubaneswar. As the search was going at […]

DFOs to be held responsible for forest fire in Odisha

With reports of forest fire in some parts of Odisha posing threat to the flora and fauna, the Forest department on Wednesday issued specific guidelines to bring down the incidence

Disproportionate assets case: Athgarh DFO arrested

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday arrested Athgarh divisional forest officer (DFO) Sudhansu Mishra from whom properties worth Rs six crore, disproportionate to his known source of income was seized yesterday. Vigilance officials said Mishra has been remanded to judicial custody for 15 days. “Since it is a clear matter of disproportionate of assets, a case […]

Vigilance detects properties worth Rs 6cr from DFO

Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday detected properties worth Rs six crore including gold ornaments weighing about 500 grams in the possession of a senior forest department officer. The properties, disproportionate to the known sources of income of Sudhansu Mishra, the divisional forest officer (DFO), Athagarh, Cuttack, were detected during simultaneous raids, Vigilance officials said. Besides […]