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Tag: Kb Singh

No More Waiting In Long Queues, Puri Admin To Shorten Barricades On Bada Danda

Puri: The district administration has decided to remove the long barricades erected on the Bada Danda of the Sri Jagannath Temple for devotees to come in queue for darshan of the deities. Informing the development, Puri SP KB Singh said that barricades between Jagannath Ballav mutt and Marichikote Chhak will be removed following complaints of […]

The Damocles Sword over Odisha DGP post

Bhubaneswar: The trend of shunting out Director Generals (DG) of Police in untimely and unceremonious manner continues in Odisha with KB Singh too failing to continue in the top post till his superannuation. It is now almost a decade that not a single IPS officer after Gopal Nanda has been able to hold the top […]

DGP RP Sharma assumes office

Cuttack: Senior IPS officer Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma took over as the Director General of Police (DGP) from incumbent KB Singh in presence several senior police officials at State police headquarters here today. The newly appointed police chief was given guard of honour before he paid tributes at martyrs’ memorial. Soon after taking charge, Sharma […]

RP Sharma replaces KB Singh as new DGP of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a major reshuffle in IPS cadre, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma has been appointed the new DGP of Odisha today. The former Commissioner of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack police Commissionerate and the current director of Vigilance department will replace KB Singh. Singh has been named as the chairman of OSRTC. Moreover, the current special DG (CID), Bijay […]

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Blue Whale: DGP instructs top cops to remove game from social media

Bhubaneswar: Following the suicide of a Class 10 girl in Dhanakauda of Sambalpur district, Odisha DGP KB Singh on Wednesday issued a letter to top police officials of the State asking them to take steps for removal of Blue Whale game from social media. The girl’s mother had suspected her daughter to have been playing […]

NSG IG meets DGP over security in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A crucial meeting on security of prominent places across the State was held between officials of the National Security Guard (NSG), Director General of Police KB Singh and Police Commissioner YB Khurania here at the DG’s camp office today. The State’s preparedness to tackle any kind of terror attack in future was discussed during […]

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Odisha-C’garh border sealed to curb Maoist infiltration, says DGP

Bhubaneswar: The Director General of Police (DGP) K.B. Singh on Tuesday asserted that the security forces are on high alert along the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border to prevent the influx of Maoist cadres in Odisha. An elite anti-Maoist Special Operation Group (SOG), District Voluntary Force (DVF) and jawans of the CRPF and the BSF have been deployed […]

Martyr’s kin traced: After BJP, Ama Odisha chief smells foul play

Bhubaneswar: The controversy surrounding the mysterious disappearance of Babula Panda, grandson of freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda, on Friday turned murkier with Ama Odisha chief Soumya Ranjan Patnaik joining the ongoing tussle between BJD and BJP on the issue. Even though Babula Panda was traced at Mancheswar area here yesterday, Patnaik on Friday suspected political […]

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Odisha border on high alert after Sukma onslaught

Bhubaneswar: With the Ministry of Home Affairs fixing a meeting on May 8, two days after the deadliest Naxal encounter in Sukma of Chhattisgarh in which 25 security personnel were killed, Odisha police has intensified its operation and sealed the border areas apprehending influx of rebels from the bordering State. Director General of Police Kunwar […]

Bhadrak situation under control, says DGP

Bhadrak:  Though there has been a considerable improvement in the overall situation in Bhadrak, the curfew clamped in the town will continue for some time, said Director General of Police K.B. Singh after a review here on Saturday. “Barring few incidents of shop looting and ransacking, there has been no large-scale violence or casualties reported […]

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Security beefed up for Republic Day celebrations in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Security has been beefed up across Odisha, especially in the Maoists affected areas, for smooth celebrations of the Republic Day on Thursday. Director General of Police K.B. Singh said elaborate security arrangements have been made for celebrations across the state. All district collectors and superintendents of police have been asked to stay alert during […]

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No involvement of Maoists in train derailment: DGP

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police today ruled out involvement of Maoists in the derailment of the Hirakhand Express in which the railways are suspecting sabotage. “There is no indication of Maoist hand behind the derailment of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express,” Odisha DGP K B Singh told reporters after attending a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik […]

DGP reviews security arrangements for panchayat poll in Kalahandi dist

Bhawanipatna: After reviewing Maoist situation and preparation for three-tier panchayat poll in tribal dominated Malkangiri district yesterday, Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh on Saturday visited Kalahandi district and took stock of security arrangement for the ensuing panchayat poll there. The DGP also discussed about the Maoist situation with SP Brijesh Ray, Nuapada SP […]

CBI SP, Odisha DGP meeting sparks guessing game

Bhubaneswar: A day after raids were conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at 36 places across Odisha in connection with the chit-fund scam case, a meeting in between the central probe agency’s SP Rajeev Ranjan and Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh at the camp office here has left many tongues wagging […]

DGP reviews Maoist situation in Rourkela

Rourkela: Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh on Sunday visited Rourkela and reviewed Maoist situation there. During his one-day visit to the steel city, the DGP also discussed about the law and order situation of the twon with Intelligence department director Suni Kumar Ray, western range IG Radha Krushna Sharma and SP. Also read: […]

Withdraw all cases against fake NFSA beneficiaries by Sept 25: DGP

Cuttack: Acting on the decision of the Odisha government, Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh has asked all district superintendents of police to withdraw cases against fake beneficiaries who had fraudulently obtained ration cards. Talking to media persons here today, Singh said as per the order issued by the State Police Headquarters, the SPs […]

3 suicide notes, diary found in house of ex-manager of Parala king: DGP

Bhuabneswar: Three suicide notes and a dairy have been recovered from the house where the bodies of Anang Manjari Patra, the palace manager of Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb, the successor of Gajapati dynasty of Pralakhemundi, and two of her siblings were found dead on Sunday afternoon, Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh revealed this […]

Asit Tripathy
All data on CCTNS intranet by Mar 31

Bhubaneswar: To help police in tracking down criminal elements in the shortest possible time, the Odisha government has decided to upload all data relating to all crimes and criminal activities in the intranet network of the State Police under Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) project. A decision to this effect was taken […]

NCW to summon Home secy on alleged insult of member by DGP

Bhubaneswar: The National Commission for Women (NCW) will summon the Odisha Home secretary on the issue of alleged insult of its member Sushama Sahu by the Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh. Sources said the Commission’s move is based on the complaint lodged by its member Sushama Sahu on the incident. Briefing the media […]

Bahuda Jatra
Lakhs witness Bahuda Jatra in Puri

Puri: Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad thronged this pilgrim town to witness the Bahuda Jatra (return journey) of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, with concluded peacefully amid tight security today. The festival began with a series of rituals performed by the servitors in the wee hours today. Due to […]

SIT probe into Kandhamal deaths to begin soon: DGP

Bhubaneswar: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the Odisha government to probe into the death of six tribals, who were killed during an alleged encounter between the security personnel and the Maoists inside Malapanga forest near Kurtamgarh in Kandhamal district on July 8, will begin very soon. “The SIT will begin its investigation very […]

Elaborate security for Nabajoubana darshan of deities

Puri: Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the Nabajoubana darshan of the deities in the Shri Jagannah temple tomorrow. Giving details of the arrangements, IG (Operation) Soumendra Priyadarshi said as the deities would come out of the Anasara Gruha tomorrow and give darshan to the devotees in Nabajoubana attire, the State Police have made […]

DGP takes stock of security for Ratha Jatra

With only three days left for the world famous Ratha Jatra in Puri, Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh today reviewed the security arrangements for the mega festival

Kalahandi Maoist encounter a big success for Odisha Police this year: DGP

The killing of three Maoists during an encounter with the Special Operation Group (SOG) commandos at Aampani ghat in the Kalahandi police district on Saturday is the big success of the Odisha Police against the left wing ultras this year, said Director General of Police (DGP), KB Singh on Sunday

High alert across Odisha after intel on Pak terrorists' entry in country

Bhubaneswar: High alert has been sounded across Odisha after intelligence inputs suggested that three terrorists have entered the country. Places like Bhubaneswar Airport and the Hirakud Dam area have been put on high alert. Moreover, all the important cities have also been alerted. “High alert has been issued for the Airport and other vital installations […]

Maoists have no local support in South-west Odisha: DGP

Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh on Saturday claimed that the Maoists have no support among local people especially in South-west Odisha

Efforts on to eliminate tender mafia from Odisha: DGP

Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh on Monday said the State Police is trying to make sustained efforts to eliminate tender mafia from Odisha

363 ASIs promoted to SI rank

The Odisha Police has promoted 363 assistant sub inspectors (ASIs) to the rank of sub inspector (SI)

Former DGP Marik’s steno transferred

Bhubaneswar: Rabindra Kumar Sethi, the then steno of the former Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjeev Marik, has been transferred to South-Western range DIG office from Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC), said DGP KB Singh. Informing this to media, Singh said, “He has been transferred as his work was unsatisfactory.” It’s worthwhile to mention here […]

SC rejects PIL against Odisha DGP’s appointment

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: In a major relief to Odisha’s Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging his appointment filed by Utkal Bharat president and former MP Kharavela Swain. A three-member bench of the apex court rejected the PIL, which sought to declare the […]

Odisha Police to intensify anti-Maoist operation: DGP

The Odisha Police would intensify its operation against the Maoists, said Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh here on Friday

Winning people’s trust, better services to be top priority of State Police: DGP

Director General of Police, KB Singh on Thursday said winning people’s trust and providing better services would be the top priority of the Odisha Police