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Tag: Khurda

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8 held on charges of attempting to kill Tehsildar, Addl Tehsildar

Khurda: Police today arrested eight persons in connection with the attack on two Tehsildars and one Additional Tehsildar allegedly after the trio conducted raids on seven illegal stone quarries near Patrapada area under Tangi block of Khurda district. Acting on a tip-off, eight platoon forces led by SP raided Badapokharia village and nabbed the eight […]

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One-sided love affair: Youth held for killing minor girl

Khurda: A youth was arrested on Sunday for allegedly stabbing to death a minor girl over unrequited love at Annapurnanagar under Balugaon police limits in Khurda district on Saturday. The accused R. Gopi reportedly attacked the girl when she was returning home after completing her work at a tailoring shop in the village yesterday. It […]

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Banapur rape victim's suicide: Main accused held

Khurda: The  main accused in connection with the rape and suicide of a minor girl at Suanpadia in Banapur of Khurda district was arrested along with his brother today. The duo has been identified as Nimai Palei and Kedar Palei. The move comes after some locals blocked the Banapur main road yesterday alleging police inaction […]

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After Kunduli, one more minor girl commits suicide after rape

Khurda: At a time when screams from Kunduli are echoing through the state, yet another minor girl allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at Suanpadia near Banpur in Khurda district on Wednesday. As per the family members, the girl was allegedly raped on December 31 last month following which they lodged a complaint with the […]

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Widow in Odisha forced to pay bribe for son’s post mortem report

Khurda: In a shocking incident, a widow was forced to pay bribe to get the post mortem report of her son at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Khurda. As per sources, Kataki Bewa, a resident of Mansingpur village in Khurda, had given some prawn, crabs and Rs 8,000 to sweeper Jagu Dalei to get […]

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Lady school teacher brutally murdered in Khurda

Khurda: Tension prevailed after body of a lady teacher was recovered from an agricultural field at Nirakarpur in Khurda district on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Anjali Dehury. It is suspected that Anjali was brutally beaten to death as her face has been severely disfigured and a bamboo plank was found lying near […]

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5 bikes torched after group clash in Khurda

Khurda: Five motorcycles were set abalze after a group clash turned violent in Samantarapur village under Khurda Town police limits late last night. Besides, three persons have also been injured in the clash and admitted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar. According to reports, two groups of Samantarapur and Uparasahi were engaged in a pitched battle […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 21 lakh seized in Khurda; 1 arrested

Khurda: A joint team of Excise officials and police late last night seized 105 grams of brown sugar worth Rs 21 lakh from Christiansahi in the town and arrested one person after a raid. The sleuths also seized Rs 58,000 cash from possession of the arrested person, identified as Brundaban Pradhan. Sources said Pradhan will […]

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11 students fall ill after consuming sprouts

Khurda: At least 11 students of an Anganwadi centre in Aseli village under Lendu Panchayat near Nirakarpur here were taken ill on Tuesday allegedly after consuming sprouts. According to sources, the students started vomiting and complained of stomach pain soon after having sprouts Monday night following which they were admitted to Khurda District Headquarters Hospital […]

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Youth's mutilated body found, murder suspected

Khurda: Police today recovered the mutilated body of a youth found lying near Malipada of Khurda district. The deceased was identified as Arjun Nayak of Harijan Sahi here. According to sources, locals found the body of Arjun lying near Malipada on NH-16 following which they informed the Jankia police. Later, Jankia police along with a […]

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Jumbos wreak havoc in Khurda

Khurda: Residents of Tangi area in Khurda district are now having sleepless nights for the last couple of days as a herd of nearly 20 elephants is wreaking havoc in the region. The elephant herd has reportedly destroyed standing paddy crops and houses in Golabai, Mota, Kalibati areas under Tangi block in the last 10 […]

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Odisha begins process to set up new airport in Khurda

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has begun the process of constructing a new airport on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. A meeting in this regard was held in the State Secretariat today. During discussions in presence of Ministry of Civil Aviation’s joint secretary Usha Padhi and Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi among others, the Khurda district administration […]

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Heavy rain likely to lash 10 districts

Bhubaneswar:  Heavy to very heavy rain is likely to lash 10 districts of the state, including Khurda, Cuttack and Puri on December 9 and 10 due to a deep depression over central Bay of Bengal. According to a latest bulletin issued by the regional meteorological centre, heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or […]

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Elephant carcass found in Khurda

Khurda: An elephant carcass was recovered from Chitrakoot Mountain near Nirakarpur village under Tangi block of Khurda district on Saturday. As per sources, the carcass has been identified to be of a female pachyderm aged nearly 20 years. The female elephant is expected to have died 10-12 days ago due to old age, said forest […]

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11 cobras rescued from market in Khurda

Bhubaneswar: A joint team of Snake Helpline and Balipatna Forest Range officials rescued 11 cobras from a market at Basantmala village in Khurda district today. As per reports, acting on a tip-off the team conducted a raid at the market and rescued the snakes, while the person possessing them was able to flee from the […]

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Khurda registers maximum accidents, Keonjhar most fatalities

Bhubaneswar: The number of fatalities due to road accidents in a span of eight months from January to August 2017 spiralled to 3,184 with average 398 deaths recorded in a month in various districts of Odisha. While Khurda registered the maximum number of accidents, Keonjhar topped number of fatalities in such mishaps. According to reports, […]

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15 ft injured python rescued near Barunei hills

Khurda: Forest department officials today rescued an injured python near Barunei hills of Khurda district. According to the officials, the 15 ft long reptile was spotted by the locals lying near the hills, who in turn informed the forest department. Soon, the officials rushed to the spot to facilitate its treatment. After a preliminary treatment, […]

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Daya pollution: Khurda residents demand supply of Naraj barrage water

Khurda: Following the State government’s announcement few days ago that water of Daya river is not fit for use, residents of Khurda town today demanded immediate measures to avail Naraj barrage water instead of harmful water from Daya. The locals questioned as to why the Khurda Public Health Department is supplying polluted Daya river water […]

Excise sleuths bust brown sugar, spurious liquor racket

Bhubaneswar: Excise sleuths busted a brown sugar racket today and arrested a person from Thengahata near Samantarapur in Khurda district. As per reports, contraband weighing 22 gram along with a Bajaj Boxer motorcycle was seized from the accused identified as Prasanna Sahoo. Approximate value of seized property is stated to be Rs 4 lakh. In […]

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Man-elephant conflict: One trampled, baby jumbo rescued in separate incidents

Khurda: A baby elephant landed in trouble when it fell into a well accidentally after venturing into the human habitation at Manjaripatana near Nirakarpur in the district today. The villagers spotted the elephant calf inside the well of Prabhakar Behera in the morning when it was trying to reach out of water body. A crowd […]

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan indeed! Two classrooms for 110 students of 8 classes!

Khurda: Huge shortfall of classrooms at primary and upper primary levels has raised concerns over the poor condition of school education in the state. One such school under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan highlighting the problems is the Diniyari Project Primary School under Begunia block of Khurda district which has only two classrooms for the 110 […]

Odisha official seeks ban on videos promoting cruelty against animals

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to curb cruelty against animals, honorary wildlife warden of Khurda district, Subhendu Mallik has written to the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) urging for a ban on online videos displaying ways to capture wild animals. Mallik in his letter stated that the procedures shown in the videos promote cruelty against animals […]

Body of woman recovered under rock dust, murder suspected

Khurda: A woman was found murdered and dumped under rock dust near a crusher site at Tapang Chhak of Khurda district here on Tuesday. The deceased, Sukumari Das has been identifed as a resident of Dhananjayapur village in Keonjhar district. After a complaint was registered, Sadar police rushed to the spot and recovered the body […]

Prabhat Biswal shifted to SCB, moves court for bail

Bhubaneswar: BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal, who is currently behind bars in connection with Seashore chit fund scam, was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today. He has also applied for bail in Khurda District and Sessions Court here today. He was shifted to Cuttack following the advice of a four-member team of […]

Missing student’s body found on city outskirts

Bhubaneswar: A missing college student was found dead on the outskirts of the city near Khurda, police said on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Godavarish Palei of Baleri village under Banapur police limits. According to reports, Godavarish was missing since September 17 and his body was recovered from near Ghantasila hillock in Khurda […]

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