Tag: Khariar

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Disproportionate Assets Case: Vigilance Raids Forest Ranger In Nuapada

Nuapada: Vigilance sleuths today carried out raids at the residence and office of forest ranger Sadhanan Sarangi at Khariar in the district and six other places including the house of his son-in-law Birendra Khara, an assistant engineer of Public Works Department (PWD) in Rayagada, on charges of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of […]

Sisters meet watery grave in Nuapada

Nuapada: Two sisters were killed after drowning while taking bath in a pond at Nuapada village under Khariar police limits of the district today. The mishap occurred while the duo, Sheetal Baghel (19) and Tanisa Baghel (13) had gone to their village pond to take bath along with their grandmother. The two girls accidentally slipped […]

Farmers hit streets demanding drought-hit status for Nuapada

Nuapada: Palpable tension prevailed in Khasbahal panchayat under Khariar block of the district after farmers along with the locals staged a 12-hour road blockade today over various demands including drought-hit status to their panchayat. According to sources, road communication between Khariar and Bhawanipatna was severely disrupted due to the protest staged near Dohelpada village, which […]

Villagers dig canal on their own to irrigate farmland in Nuapada

Khariar: After their repeated pleas fell on deaf ears, the villagers of Balipati under Khariar block of Nuapada district dug up a temporary canal to irrigate their farmland. The move came after the government officials failed to expedite the work on the Sahakata small irrigation project. Without waiting for help from district administration, the villagers […]

Leopard scare again at Nuapada village after 2 injured in attack

Nuapada: Barely a month after a four-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard, two persons including a minor girl were injured in an attack by a leopard in the same village Haladi under Khariar range in the district last night. Both have been admitted to district headquarters hospital. The animal strayed into the […]

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Odisha houses 40 Royal Bengal Tigers: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has at least 40 Royal Bengal Tigers (RBT) and 318 leopards in different tiger reserves and forests. This was informed by Forest and Environment minister B K Arukha while replying a written question in the assembly. While highest number of 26 RBTs live in Similipal Tiger Reserve, remaining 14 tigers are located in […]

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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 […]

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 […]