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Khurda to have model police station soon

Bhubaneswar/ Khurda: In an attempt to make proper use of latest technology and infrastructure, Town Police Station in Khurda has been chosen to be developed into a Model Police Station, revealed IG (Law and Order) Amitabh Thakur today following instructions from DGP Rajendra Prasad Sharma. Sources said, in order to add new technological and infrastructural […]

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Cattle-laden truck seized; 50 cows dead, 50 more rescued

Cuttack/Khurda: Fifty cows were found dead and 50 others were rescued from a truck by police near Batamangala over bridge in Khurda town on Thursday night. As per reports, the cattle with legs tied and stashed inside the vehicle were being illegally transported. The truck bore a registration number of Bhubaneswar RTO, reports said. The […]

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Recruitment fraud: Odisha man dupes lakhs from aspirants

Bhubaneswar/Jatni: More than 30 persons have allegedly been defrauded of lakhs of rupees on false promises of jobs. A case has been registered at the Jatni police station and investigation is on, said police officials today. As per complaints, Jayakrushna Barik of Siko village under Jankia police limits in Khurda district duped youths and collected […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 24 lakh seized in Khurda; 1 arrested

Khurda: The Excise department officials today arrested a person from Khurda after seizing 120 grams brown sugar and cash worth Rs 48,000 from his possession. While the value of the contraband is estimated to be Rs 24 lakh, the arrested has been identified as Dhaneswar Pradhan, police sources said. This apart, the officials also seized […]

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Woman dies under mysterious circumstances; family alleges murder over dowry

Khurda: Tension prevailed at Thanapalli village under Bolgarh police limits after a woman died under mysterious circumstances Saturday night. The deceased has been identified as Binati Behera. According to reports, Binati was rushed to the hospital by her husband Kalia after she fell sick yesterday. However, the doctors there declared her brought dead. “We were […]

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Dowry death in Khurda: 1 accused arrested

Khurda: A day after a woman from Khurda district succumbed to burn injuries, police today arrested her husband, who along with his parents had allegedly set her on fire for dowry. Debasish, the husband of deceased Chandrakanti had been on the run along with his parents since the matter came to fore, said sources. However, […]

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Mother of two set on fire for dowry in Odisha, dies

Khurda: The idea of a progressive society is still farfetched till incidents like this drag us back with their regressive fangs. Not very far from one of the smartest cities of the world Bhubaneswar, a woman was burnt alive on Tuesday by her in-laws at Dingara village in Khurda district of Odisha over dowry. The […]

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4 miscreants held while planning robbery

Khurda: The Khurda district police today nabbed four robbers from a house in Khurda Housing Board Colony while they were allegedly hatching a plot to execute a robbery. Acting on a tip-off, the cops arrested Pintu Majhi, Biswaranjan Samantsinghar, Anil Martha and Jaminikanta Sunderray. Besides a gun, two rounds of bullets, three motorcycles and mobile […]

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Couple found hanging inside rented house in Khurda

Khurda: A couple was found hanging inside a rented house at Samantarapur near Thengahat Chhak under Khurda Town police limits yesterday night. The deceased couple has been identified as Soumyakant and Suchismita Patnaik of Pathuripada in Banki area of Cuttack district. According to sources, Soumyakant was working in Thiruvalla Petrochemicals Company in Khurda and was […]

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Substandard road work in Khurda sparks resentment

Khurda: Poor quality of road work in Deuli area under Bolgarh block of the district has led to public discontent. The 4 km-long road between Deuli and Pichukuli with a cost of around Rs 1.80 crore was slated for completion in 2017 but the  project has not only been delayed but its substandard work has […]

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Strike demanding sub-division status for Banpur disrupts normal life

  Khurda: Normal life remained affected in Balugaon and Banpur blocks in the district today due to a six-hour bandh called by the Balugaon-Banpur-Chilika action committee demanding sub-division status for Banpur. As part of the strike, protesters were seen picketing at multiple locations even as government offices, private establishments and shops remained closed. However, vehicular […]

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Fed up with eve teasing, girl ends life in Khurda

Khurda: Fed up of facing repeated harassment and eve-teasing by a ‘stalker’, a college girl allegedly attempted suicide by consuming poison under Balugaon police limits area in Khurda. Though the victim, a +3 student, was rushed to Balugaon and later shifted to Berhampur hospital in critical condition, she succumbed while undergoing treatment. According to sources, […]

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Railway police busts mobile phone thieves’ gang; 2 women among 3 arrested

Khurda: The Railway Police Sunday busted a gang of inter-state mobile phone thieves and arrested three persons including two women at Khurda Road railway station. One of the arrested has been identified as Debraj Singh while the identity of the other two is yet to be revealed. All the three are residents of Purulia in […]

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Miscreants target three ATMs in Odisha, cash over Rs 10 lakh stolen

Bhubaneswar: Three automatic teller machines (ATM) of banks were targetted by unidentified burglars at different parts of Odisha including one at Jankia, college chhak under Nirakarpur police limits in Khurda and near Kanasa in Puri district early on Sunday. Cash over Rs 10 lakh is suspected to have been stolen from AXIS bank ATM at […]

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Two skill development centres to come up in Khurda: Union Minister

Khurda: The Union Government has planned to establish two skill development centres in Khurda district at the cost of Rs 1,000 crore, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. While one skill development institute will be set up near the foothills of Barunei at the cost of Rs 500 crore, a branch of the Indian Institute of […]

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Woman killed, 7 hurt in twin road mishaps

Khurda: One person was killed while seven others were injured in two separate road mishaps, on NH 57 near Pichukuli in Bolagarh of Khurda district this morning. In the first incident, four people were injured after a truck rammed into a roadside shop at Pichukuli bazaar. The injured were immediately rushed to a hospital. The […]

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Dreaded criminal injured in police encounter in Khurda

Jankia: Notorious criminal Silu Chhotray was injured in a police encounter at Chhanagiri under Jankia police limits of Khurda district, police sources informed today. Acting on a tip off, Jankia police had conducted a raid on the hideout of Chhotray in Chhanagiri forest. During the encounter Chhotray sustained bullet injuries on his right leg. Meanwhile, […]

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Vizag traders attacked near Khurda

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed near Godiapali Chhak in Khurda on Saturday after two bike-borne miscreants hurled bombs at a pickup van in which four traders from Vishakhapatnam were travelling . One trader has sustained critical injuries and shifted to the nearest hospital. It is suspected that the traders, who were on their way to Khurda to […]

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Newly married couple found dead in Khurda

Khurda: A newly-wed couple was found hanging at Khasamal vilage near Jatani in the district on Tuesday evening. The deceased have been identified as Asish Kumar Swain and his wife Mita Barik. Police have recovered a hand written note, suspected to be suicide note from the house where both Asish and his wife allegedly committed […]

4 held in Khurda murder case

Khurda: A day after a youth was brutally murdered in Khajuripada village of Khurda district during Holi celebrations, police arrested four persons including the prime accused on Saturday. According to reports, one Santosh Patra of Khajuriapada village was attacked and beaten to death by a group of youths soon after they entered into a verbal […]

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Women ransack liquor shop in Jatni

Jatni: A group of women on Friday ransacked a liquor shop at Jatni fish market in Khurda district. They reportedly broke open the door of the liquor shop and damaged the liquor bottles. As per reports, the locals have been protesting against the establishment of a country liquor shop in the market. Today, women anti-liquor […]

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Bhajan Maestro Arabinda Muduli passes away

Bhubaneswar: Bhajan Maestro Arabinda Muduli who captivated lakhs of people with his splendid bhajans passed away aged 56 in the wee hours today. He died of cardiac arrest at a private hospital here. Muduli was transferred to hospital after he complained of chest pain at around 2 am but he succumbed on the stretcher while […]

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Man kills wife over family quarrel

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly murdered by her husband following an argument over some petty issues at Kakarudrapur village under Balianta police limits of Khurda district today. Family members said the couple had a quarrel over some petty issues late last night. Later the woman was allegedly attacked by her husband […]

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Op-Ed: Question Paper Leaks Through The Ages

It was my first ‘scoop’ as a journalist. Sometime in the summer of 1988, an acquaintance who was then a student of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), desperately sought me out. What he told me was startling. Question papers of the Plus Two examination, he claimed, were being sold openly in Khurda town. I asked […]

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Dacoity gang busted in Khurda, 6 held

Khurda: Cracking whip against anti-social elements, police today arrested six notorious dacoits from various places in Jatani area of Khurda district. Cops also seized huge quantity of gold & silver jewelleries  and cash from their possession. As per sources, police seized Rs 25,000 cash, 140 gram gold, 2.5kg silver, a motorcycle, TV and mobile phone […]