Tag: Jagatsinghpur

Bishnu Das’ speech at Jagatsinghpur mahotsav sparks row

Jagatsinghpur: The newly-elected deputy chairman of the Odisha State Planning Board, Bishnu Das’ speech at the Jagatsinghpur Zilla Mahotsav ‘Kallolla’ has sparked a controversy. Alleging that Das made a political speech at a cultural platform, the Congress took to streets on Tuesday. Congress party members staged demonstration in front of the Collectors office and burnt […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Wine shop relocation
Wine shop relocation worry for officials, protest brews

Paradip: Protest has been brewing among people of around 2000 highway-side villages in the state over relocation of wine shops into the village periphery. The issue of relocation was taken by the state government as per the Apex court ruling. The Supreme Court had issued directions to the states and union territories to desist from […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Five gangsters held, arms seized

Kendrapara: Police on Thursday arrested a gang of criminals who had let loose a reign of terror in Kendrapara and neighbouring Jagatsinghpur districts. Five members of the newly-floated gang were nabbed and arms were seized from their possession while they were plotting to perpetrate a crime, police said. The arrested gangsters were involved in three […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Bishnu Das resigns as RS member

Bhubaneswar: Two days after being appointed as the vice-chairman of the State Planning Board, BJD leader and former minister Bishnu Das has resigned as Rajya Sabha member. He has tendered his resignation to the chairman of the Upper House. “Ï have tendered my letter of resignation to Rajya Sabha chairman Md Hamid Ansari last night. […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Posco’s exit sparks speculation over fate of acquired lands

Bhubaneswar: After Posco-India’s exit from Odisha, the lands in Jagatsinghpur districts acquired by the State for the single largest FDI have become centre of attraction for many. Question arises that who will take this lands and for what purpose? After the steel major pulled out, speculation started doing rounds on the fate of these lands […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
8 years on, justice eludes acid attack victim

Bhubaneswar:  A horrifying acid attack eight years back has completely changed Pramodini Roul’s life leaving her visually impaired.  The girl, now 24, from Tirtol in Jagatsinghpur district is still running from pillar to post to see the accused behind bars. Pramodini was 16-years-old when a youth Santosh Bedanta had allegedly threw acid on her on […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Body of woman found stuffed in steel trunk in Tirtol

Tirtol: Decomposed body of an unidentified young woman with hands and legs tied was found stuffed in a locked steel trunk in Dhalatangagada forest under Tirol police limits of Jagatsinghpur district today. In presence of the Magistrate, the police this morning broke open the trunk and recovered the decomposed body of the young woman wearing […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
poll violence
Post-poll violence continues unabated in J’singhpur

Jagatsinghpur: Post-poll violence was witnessed at Ibirisingh square in Jagatsinghpur district on late last night as three shops at the square were allegedly set on fire by BJD supporters. Some Congress activists have alleged that following a dispute during rally of a victorious BJD candidate at the place, the supporters of the candidate set the […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Car passengers looted at gun point in Raghunathpur

Jagatsinghpur: Valuables including gold rings and mobile phones were allegedly looted from passengers of a car at gun point near Gadama Bazaar in Raghunathpur in the district late last night. While Tapas Mallick, Pradeep Kumar Samal, Manindra Rout and the car’s driver were returning to Paradip from Cuttack in the vehicle at 2 am, some […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Woman burnt alive in house fire

Jagatsinghpur: One woman was burnt alive and two others sustained injuries when a major fire broke out at Samantarapur village under Tirtol police limits in Jagatsinghpur district on Wednesday evening. Sources said when the deceased, identified as Chinmayee Sahu, was lighting a deepa during the evening prayer fire accidentally caught the thatched roof of her […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Sex racket busted in city, 6 held

Cuttack: Mangalabag police today busted a sex racket in Ranihat area in the city and arrested six persons. Acting on a tip-off about flesh trade in the locality, a team of Mangalabag police rushed to the spot and arrested two women and four customers. Police also seized some objectionable items from their possession. While the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Congress split down the middle over Bapi Sarkhel

Paradip: The arrest of Congress leader Bapi Sarkehl in connection with the murder of Seaways Shipping Company GM Mahendra Swain has created ripple in the political circle with top party leaders giving mixed statements. After the arrest of Sarkhel, who had contested 2014 poll unsuccessfully from Paradip Assembly constituency on Congress ticket, hundreds of supporters […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Supporters protest Bapi Sarkhel’s arrest

Paradip: Protesting the arrest of Congress leader Bapi Sarkhel, some of his supporters took to the streets at Kujang in Jagatsinghpur district today. Supporters of staged road blockade at Kunjang road by burning tyres. Later, they called off their stir after police intervention. Members of the Congress SC Cell also staged road blockade on the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
CM to visit Jagatsinghpur today; Cong up in arms

Jagatsinghpur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is visiting Jagatsinghpur district today to launch 20 new projects and address a public gathering at the district stadium. Patnaik will fly in a chopper to the district and land at the helipad prepared in the premises of the Nabakrushna Choudhury stadium at 11 am. Keeping the Chief Minister’s visit […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Ravan Podi marks end of Dussehra celebration

Bhubaneswar: Marking end to this year’s Dussehra celebrations, Ravan Podi was celebrated across the state with great fanfare on Tuesday evening to observe the victory of good over evil. Huge effigies of Ravana, the demon king of Ramayan epic, were set afire with colourful fireworks across the State. According to sources, many committees in the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021