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Police station ransacking: 16 persons arrested

Khurda: Police have arrested sixteen persons for allegedly ransacking Begunia Police Station in Khurda on Wednesday. As per reports, three teams of police officials carried out raids in Bolgarh and Begunia area of the district to nab the accused. During the raid, the cops have also seized 12 vehicles. Besides, the police have intensified patrolling […]

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Irate locals vandalise Begunia Police Station demanding BJD MLA's arrest

Khurda: Demanding arrest of local BJD MLA Prasant Jagdev for allegedly threatening a former sarpanch, some enraged locals today ransacked the Begunia Police Station in Khurda after barging into the premises forcibly. As per allegations, the BJD MLA had threatened former sarpanch Nanda Kishore Swain. Jagdev had threatened to physically assault Swain following which the […]

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Cash, jewellery worth lakhs of rupees looted from temple in Khurda

Khurda: Unidentified miscreants looted ornaments worth lakhs of rupees from  Madanamohana temple in Patrapada area under Jatni police limits of Khurda district late on Saturday night. According to reports , some miscreants allegedly looted cash, gold and silver jewellery worth lakhs of rupees after breaking open the lock of the temple late last night. The […]

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Wait for Khurda-Bolangir railway project gets longer

Khurda: Delay in land acquisition and environmental clearances have come in the way of early completion of much awaited Khurda-Bolangir railway project.The State government has failed to complete the land acquisition process for the project as most of the land patches come under private or forest land category. Out of 298 km Khurda-Bolangir railway project, […]

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Elephants give harrowing time to locals in Odisha

Cuttack/Bolangir/Khurda: Locals in several places of Odisha continue to grapple with stray elephants, which are increasingly intruding into human settlements in search of food. Today, a tusker strayed into Angarapada village in Khurda and reportedly attacked a villager and critically injured him. The villager has been admitted to the Khurda District Headquarters Hospital following the […]

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Woman injured in elephant attack in Khurda

Khurda: A herd of elephant wreaked havoc after straying into human settlement near Chitrakoot hills under Nirakarpur police limits in Khurda district today. According to sources, a woman sustained critical injuries after being attacked by an elephant at Brundabanpur village. After rescuing the woman, locals rushed her to district headquarters hospital (DHH).  Besides, the elephant […]

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'Voter awareness vehicle' flagged off from Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to create awareness among voters about Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) & voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machine ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state, a ‘voter awareness vehicle’ was flagged off from the capital city today. As per reports, Khurda collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra flagged […]

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240 grams brown sugar seized in Khurda, two arrested

Bhubaneswar: A day after officials of the Excise department seized brown sugar worth Rs 38 lakh from Chintamaniswar and Haldipadia area in Bhubaneswar, the sleuths today seized 240 grams of the contraband item in Khurda and arrested two suspected peddlers. Reports stated a joint team of the Cuttack Excise Intelligence and Khurda Excise departments conducted […]

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Youth's body recovered from pond in Khurda; murder suspected

Khurda: Tension prevailed in Khurda after body of a youth was found floating in a pond at Jamala village under Bolagarh police limits today. The deceased, identified as Uttam Sahu, hails from Japur district and was working as a mechanic in a garage at Rajsunakhala in Khurda. According to reports, locals spotted the mutilated body […]

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Pradhan seeks Odisha CM’s intervention in land allocation process of LPG bottling unit

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s intervention to speed up land allocation process for setting up a LPG bottling unit in Khurda. In the letter written to the CM on Friday, Pradhan stated that the Chief Minister should direct the concerned authorities for issuance of necessary permission so that work […]

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Burglars rob six shops in a series loot in Khurda

Khurda: Throwing an open challenge at the cops, unidentified miscreants Wednesday night looted at least six shops near Taratua Chhak in Sharadhapur area of Khurda district, one of which was located some ten meters away from the Khurda SDPO office. The matter came to fore after locals spotted the shutter of the shops open this […]

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Jatni Municipality executive officer arrested by Vigilance

Khurda: Vigilance sleuths today arrested the executive officer of Jatni Municipality in Khurda district while she was accepting Rs 5000 bribe. As per the allegations, the accused identified as Lalita Kapoor had demanded a bribe amount of Rs 10,000 from one Bhikhyakari Sahu for sanctioning the latter’s pending gratuity amount. Reportedly, Sahu retired three years […]

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Brown sugar worth Rs 29.50 lakh seized in Khurda, two arrested

Khurda: Continuing its crackdown on illegal trade of drugs, Excise officials arrested two persons and seized 295 grams of brown sugar from their possession in the wee hours today. The arrested persons have been identified as Rabindra Pradhan of Mathasahi and Krushna Chandra Palei of Radhamohanpur area under Khurda Town police limits. Acting on a […]

Youth arrested for killing woman, chopping her body

Bhubaneswar: Police on Wednesday arrested a youth for killing a woman and chopping her body into two parts in Chandaka area of Khurda district. According to sources, a woman of Chandaka area went missing on December 13 and after detailed investigation police recovered marriage related documents from her house. On basis of a police complaint […]

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Cattle-laden truck seized in Khurda

Khurda: Four cows were found dead while 54 others were rescued from a truck by police at Nirgundi toll gate on NH-16 of Khurda districts today. The matter come to light after locals detained the vehicle and later informed the police. As per reports, the cattle were being illegally transported from Begunia area of the […]

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Burglars loot ornaments & valuables from temple in Khurda

Khurda: Unidentified miscreants looted gold ornaments from a Kali temple in Gurujang area of the town late on Tuesday night. According to reports, some miscreants allegedly looted 200 grams of gold jewellery and utensils worth lakhs of rupees after breaking open the lock of the temple late yesterday night. They also decamped with the temple […]

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Brown sugar seized in Khurda, woman arrested

Khurda: Continuing its crackdown on illegal drugs trade, officials of the Excise department seized nearly 76 gm brown sugar after a raid in Bhaliabadi under Town Police limits of Khurda district today. The price of the seized contraband item is worth nearly Rs 8 lakh, informed sources. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of […]

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Demand for allocation of land for Paika memorial intensifies

Bhubaneswar: Raising the pitch for allocation of land for the proposed Paika Rebellion Memorial at Barunei on the foothills in Khurda district, the National Council for Martial Arts and Culture (NCMAC) also met the Governor on Sunday seeking his intervention to expedite the matter. An 18-member delegation of NCMAC led by senior BJP leader and […]

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Governor asks Khurda administration to identify sites for martyrs' memorial pillar

Khurda: Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal has directed the Khurda district administration to identify sites for construction of the martyr’s morial pillar in Khurda at the earliest. “I have asked the Collector to hold talks with local MLA, MP and general public to identify at least three places. A copy of the decision should be intimated […]

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Following student's death, hundreds leave school alleging HM's negligence in treatment

Banapur: As many as 260 students of Niladriparsad Ashram School under Banpur block in Khurda district have left the school alleging the headmaster of neglecting treatment of a Class VIII student who died on December 2. According to sources, parents of the 260 inmates took away their wards alleging that the ashram school headmaster, Bhabani Shankar […]

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Women lock up cops inside panchayat office campus in Khurda

Khurda: Hundreds of women residents of Gobindpur panchayat today locked up some policemen including inspector-in-charge of Begunia police station inside the premises of panchayat office in Khurda for stopping them on their way to meet Superintendent of Police (SP). “We were travelling in a bus to meet the SP at the Collectorate but some cops […]

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Odisha youth returns from Dubai after Jay Panda's intervention

Bhubaneswar/Khurda: Another youth from Odisha stranded overseas returned home safe after the intervention of former MP Baijayant Panda. Rabi Rout, a youth from Pariorada village under Tangi block of Khurda district had gone to work for a construction company in Dubai in 2013. During his stay in Dubai, there was a dispute between the labourers […]

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One killed, three hurt in separate elephant attacks in Odisha

Sundergarh/Khurda: One person was killed while three others injured in separate elephant attacks that were reported from Sundergarh and Khurda districts on Saturday. While a man of Kuleibaga village under Tamada forest range in Sundergarh district was trampled to death by a jumbo today, three persons sustained multiple injuries after being attacked an elephant at […]

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Miscreants loot cash, valuables from five shops in Khurda

Khurda: After a brief lull, miscreants looted cash and other valuables from five shops located at different places under Khurda Town Police limits late on Friday. It is the first major series loot incident to be reported in the district after a gap of couple of months. The robbers reportedly looted cash and other articles […]

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Allegations of irregularities in Nirman Shramik Yojana surfaces

Bhubaneswar: Hundreds of women from Balugaon and Banpur areas in Khurda district, who had registered themselves as building and other construction workers, levelled allegations of corruption in the Nirman Shramik Yojana of the State government. As per sources, the women met Khurda Collector on Tuesday and apprised their concerns alleging irregularities in the scheme by […]