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Tag: Khurda

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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 […]

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Miscreants break open ATM, flee with cash

Khurda: After a respite of few days, unidentified miscreants looted cash again from a TATA Indicash Automated Teller Machine (ATM) at Bajpur under Sadar police limits in the district late last night. As per reports, the miscreants broke open the ATM and allegedly looted cash from the machine. Besides, CCTV cameras installed inside the ATM […]

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Police detain 3 persons in connection with Rs 60 lakh loot in Khurda

Khurda: A joint team of Begunia police and a special squad today detained three persons involved in the loot of Rs 60 lakh from the officials of a private finance company on November 8 in Khurda. According to sources, a cash bag containing Rs 27 lakh was recovered from the backyard of a house owned […]

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Two killed, several injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Khurda: Two persons were killed and at least 27 others were injured in separate road mishaps across the state today. In the first instance, two people were killed and two others were critically injured after a mini truck rammed into another stationary truck near Tangi-Chandpur on National Highway 16 in Khurda district in the wee […]

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Miscreants uproot ATM, decamp with cash in Khurda

Khurda: Unidentified miscreants uprooted a TATA Indicash Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and decamped with cash in Tulasipur under town police limits in the district late night on Sunday. According to sources, a few locals this morning spotted the machine has been uprooted. “I heard some noise late night yesterday. It is suspected that a group […]

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Bike-borne miscreant loots Rs 5.15 lakh from businessman in Cuttack

Cuttack: An unidentified bike-borne miscreant allegedly looted Rs 5.15 lakh from a businessman in Malgodown area of the town late night on Thursday. According to sources, Ajit Panigrahy who owns a business in Malgodown area was returning to his house late yesterday night when suddenly a bike-borne person way laid him and snatched a cash […]

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BJD MP Soumya Patnaik says Chief Secretary unaware of govt schemes, later clarifies

Khurda: BJD Rajya Sabha member Soumya Ranjan Patnaik today courted a controversy by saying that Odisha Chief Secretary is unaware of many schemes of the State government. His comments came while addressing a meeting during Abani Baral’s statue uneveiling ceremony in Khurda. “Nobody would be able to tell how many types of schemes are there […]

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ATM vandalised in Khurda, no confirmation of robbery

Khurda: A State Bank of India (SBI) ATM was vandalised by some unidentified miscreants at Baghamari bazaar chhak in Khurda district on Tuesday late night. According to reports, locals passing by the ATM spotted the broken kiosk cabin and damaged machine. Subsequently, they informed the police. Later, officials of Town Police station rushed to the […]

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Body of woman with throat slit found near Khurda

Khurda: Body of a woman with her throat slit was found near Tikatala on Khurda-Bolangir Road of national highway-57 under Begunia police limits of Khurda district today. On being informed senior police officials reached the spot and have started an investigation. As per reports, the deceased has been identified as Diptimayee Sethi of Bhoisahi in […]

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Intelligence sleuths seize brown sugar, ganja in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In separate instances, intelligence sleuths today seized brown sugar and ganja in Bhubaneswar.  According to sources, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence intercepted a truck near Chandaka area which was transporting ganja worth Rs 9 Lakh from Andhara Pradesh to Bihar. Around, 44 packets of the contraband item were seized, though the driver managed to escape from […]

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Stranded Odia youth returns home after Jay Panda’s intervention

Bhubaneswar: An Odia youth of Khurda district who was stranded in Abu Dhabi united with his family following intervention of former Kendrapra MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda. The youth, Santosh Kumar Swain, a native of Kalanga Paikasahi under Bolagada police limits today met Panda and thanked him for his assistance. As per reports, Swain had gone […]

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Dacoity bid foiled in Khurda; 7 miscreants arrested

Khurda: Khurda police today nabbed seven miscreants from OCC square on NH 16 while they were allegedly hatching a plot to rob a jewellery shop in the town. Acting on a tip-off, the cops arrested Sujit Behera, Suresh Sahu, Dibyankara Gajendra, Nihar Ranjan Samantray, Saroj Kahalsingh, Tapas Mangaraz and Altabh Hussain. Besides, two mousers, ten […]

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Slow pace of farmers' registration for Kharif crop raises concerns

Bhubaneswar: With only a week left for the online registration of farmers for Kharif crops for the ensuing KMS 2018-19, the Co-operation department has raised concerns over the slow pace of registration process as only 65 per cent farmers in Odisha have registered so far. The Registrar of Cooperative Societies has reportedly shot a letter […]

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Potholes on NH 16 & 57 give tough time to commuters in Khurda

Khurda: Due to big potholes and rough patches, the National Highway – 16 and 57 in Khurda district have turned into a death trap for commuters passing through the stretch. According to reports, the Khurda-Berhampur NH-16 near Kuradhamala is filled with large potholes giving a tough time to drivers. Even someone finds it difficult to […]

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Bombs hurled at vehicle of MP Prashanta Nanda’s son

Khurda: Unidentified miscreants allegedly hurled bombs at the vehicle of MP Prashanta Nanda’s son Rishab Nanda Monday night. However, no injuries or casualty were reported after the bombing. As per sources, the incident occurred while he was on his way to Bhubaneswar along with his driver and personal assistant after attending a programme in Anantapalli […]

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Police-public clash over youth’s unnatural death

Khurda: Death of a youth in Bajapur of Khurda led to violent clash between the locals and police today. According to sources, body of a local youth was found hanging in Bajapur following which the family members of the deceased reportedly asked the police to lodge a complaint of murder at the local police station. […]

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Dowry harassment case lodged against former Khurda MLA

Khurda: A dowry harassment case has been lodged against former Khurda MLA Jitu Mitra at the Town police station. Mitra’s daughter-in-law has reportedly lodged the complaint alleging that she was harassed for dowry. Names of Mitra’s wife, daughter and younger son are also mentioned in the complaint. Mitra’s eldest son, who had married the girl […]

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ATM loot bid foiled in Khurda

Khurda: Miscreants made an unsuccessful attempt to loot an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) of UCO bank at Jatni in Khurda late last night. Though the miscreants managed to break the ATM cabin and some parts of the machine, they failed to lay hands on the money stored in the ATM. On being informed, police reached […]

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Four die in separate road mishaps across Odisha

Khurda/Dharmagarh: As many as four persons died in separate road mishaps across the State late last night. Two people were killed in a gruesome accident when a car they were travelling in fell off a bridge near Talakheta in Jatani. According to reports, the mishap occurred when three persons including the driver were returning in […]

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Two more children meet watery grave in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In yet another incident of death due to drowning, two minor girls were killed while bathing in a pond at Atri village near Baghamari of Khurda district today. Both the deceased, who were cousins in relation to each other, have been identified as Alisha Behera (5) daughter of Ramesh Behera, and Shrabani Behera (4), […]

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