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Odisha: Boat Gets Stuck In Mid-Chilika Lake, Passengers Rescued Safely

Khurdha: Fire officials have safely rescued all the passengers of a boat that got stuck in the middle of Nalabana in Chilika lake on Sunday evening. The incident took place when the boat was returning from Kalijai temple. “The machine developed technical glitch at Nalabana when we are returning from Kalijai temple.  We all the […]

Odisha: 22 Antique Idols Stolen From Ancient Temple In Khordha

Khordha: As many as 22 antique idols, some of them are made up of ‘Astadhatu’, have allegedly been stolen from an ancient temple at Banpur near Balugaan in Khurdha district late on Monday night. Police sources said, unidentified miscreants barged into the sanctum sanctorum of the 300-old Dakheswar temple by breaking open the locks of […]

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Sarua Land Issue: Khurdha SDJM Directs Police To Register Complaints Filed By OTV

Khurdha: The court of the Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM), Khurdha has directed the officials at the Baghamari police station to register all complaints filed by Odisha Television Ltd (OTV) in three cases related to the Sarua land issue. The court also ordered the police to submit a detailed report by December 15 after conducting proper […]

Odisha: Two Group Clash Over Cremation Ground; Forces Deployed

Khurdha: Tension erupted at Tansipatana village under the Tangi police station in the district on Tuesday after two groups of people clashed over a land dispute related to a cremation ground. The clashes broke out when some people were performing a cremation in the vicinity of some residential settlements to which another group opposed. The […]

OTV Targeted Again: Police Forcibly Pick Up Sarua Site In-Charge At 3.30 AM

Bhubaneswar: In yet another instance of police excess against OTV, another official of Odisha’s leading news channel was picked up forcibly by a posse of police personnel, who woke him up from sleep at 3.30 am on Tuesday, after barging into the channel’s studio campus at Sarua in Khurdha. A team of around 15 to […]

Bhubaneswar Reports 329 New COVID19 Cases, 349 Recoveries

Bhubaneswar: With 329 new COVID19 positive cases getting detected in the last 24 hours, the total cases in the city rose to 22,876, according to the data shared by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC). Of the fresh cases, a whopping 219 were local contact cases while the remaining 110 were quarantine cases, the civic body […]

Odisha: Bike Theft Racket Busted After Khordha Police Tracks Pattern From CCTV Footage

Bhubaneswar: Khordha Police successfully tracked down a bike lifting gang after studying the CCTV footages of previous thefts executed by the gang members. According to sources, five persons from the gang allegedly involved in stealing motorcycles from different parts of the district and the State have been nabbed by police. Moreover, 19 bikes and a […]

Post Fani, Odisha struggles to provide basic services

Bhubaneswar: Even after two days of cyclone ‘Fani’ hitting the Odisha coast, the state government is struggling to provide basic amenities to people in the affected areas. The office of Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said massive relief and restoration work was underway to provide basic facilities – electricity, water supply and mobile connectivity – to […]

Mafia threatens to crush tehsildars under truck for raiding illegal stone quarries

Khurdha: Unidentified members reportedly belonging to mafia involved in illegal stone quarrying today threatened to kill a group of tehsildars who were returning with seized trucks and JCB machines after raiding illegal stone quarries in Nirakarpur area of Khurdha district. Tehsildar of Tangi and Khurdha along with the additional tehsildar of Chilika had raided seven […]

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Delang JE in Vigilance Net

Khurdha: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday raided office and residence of Delang Block junior engineer (JE) Minaketan Rath here on charges of amassing properties disproportionate to his known source of income. Officials of the anti-corruption body conducted simultaneous raids on Rath’s residence and his relatives’ houses at Golabai under Jankia police limits in the district. More […]

Odisha govt's new criteria put orphanages in a fix

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government’s fresh instructions for orphanages has now put the authorities of several child care institutions in a dilemma in the State. As per the government guidelines, children who are not orphans would no longer be allowed to stay at any such child care centres. The officials of  district administration have been asked to […]

One killed in accident during MVI inspection

Khurda: A person was killed in a road accident allegedly due to the carelessness of a Motor Vehicle Inspection (MVI) staff on NH-16 near the Prananatha College here on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Jaladhar Sahu of Bhagabati Sahi under Banpur police station. The incident took place when the MVI staff had stopped a […]

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Armed miscreants loot petrol pump in Khurdha

Bhubaneswar: In a late night loot, armed miscreants looted a petrol pump at Kudiari near Jatani in Khurdha district on Sunday. The miscreants barged into the Sundaray filling station and locked its employees in a room at gun point. The looters then decamped with lakhs along with the CCTV camera and hard disk fitted at […]

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Debt-ridden farmers commit suicide in Balasore, Khurdha

Balasore: In yet another incident of farmer suicide in the State, a farmer of Mulukaida village under Soro block of Balasore district attempted to end his life allegedly over debt burden. Identified as Sukura Mallik, the 70-year-old farmer had taken a loan of Rs 18000 from a self-help group (SHG). He used up the money […]

Odia labourers in Kerala tortured by locals, police

Calicut/Bhubaneswar: A group of Odia labourers working in Kerala alleged that they were tortured and threatened by the locals without any reason. Even they accused the police of taking sides with the local people instead of coming to their rescue. The labourers from different areas of Nayagarh, Ganjam, Puri and Khurdha districts have been working […]

71% turnout in first phase of Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: With first phase three-tier panchayat polls ending today, 71 percent voters turned up to exercise franchise even as incidents of poll violence including looting of ballot boxes were reported at some places. “Elaborate arrangements were made for 58,28446 voters to exercise franchise for 189 Zilla Parishad zones,1506 gram panchayats and 20369 wards under 65 […]

Man shot dead, woman escapes unhurt

Khurda: Panic gripped Pichukuli area in Khurda district after a man was shot dead near a paint factory this evening. According to police, Rachita Panda, supply inspector of Nayagarh block, and her husband Sunil Parida, were staying separately due to a dispute between them since last few months. Rachita was on the way to Nayagarh […]

2 killed, 3 hurt as truck hits gas tanker in Khurdha

Khurdha: At least two persons died and four others were injured when a speeding truck loaded with tomatoes dashed a stationery gas tanker on the roadside from behind on the NH-16 at Brahmanakoshadiha village near Balugaon in Khurdha district today. After hitting tanker, the truck overturned and fell on a cabin there crushing two persons […]

90 students taken ill after taking chocolates

Khurdha: As many as 90 school students fell sick after consuming chocolates during celebration of their friend’s birthday at Manikapur near Banpur in the district on Tuesday. All of them were first admitted to Banapur community health centre. Some of them were later shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. Their condition is stated to […]

Close shave for Bikram Arukh

Forest and Environment minister Bikram Keshari Arukh had a close shave when a truck hit the rear side of his car he was travelling in near Daleiput here on Tuesday night.

Vehicles gutted in Khurda stone crusher unit bombing

Khurda: Four vehicles including a car and a tipper were gutted after miscreants hurled bombs at a stone crusher unit here late last night. The impact of the explosion was so high that the bikes parked near the boundary wall of the unit were thrown for about 15-20 metres, the investigating officials said. Fifteen to […]

Crusher owner stoned to death

Khurdha: A crusher owner was stoned to death by miscreants at Dadhimachhgadia under Sadar police limits in the district last night. The deceased Sujit Biswal was returning home with his friend Santosh Pradhan on a bike. A car coming from the opposite site hit them on the way and they fell down. Later the miscreants […]

Girl's body found on rail tracks, kin allege murder

Khurda: A 17-year old girl was found dead on the rail tracks near Kuhudi station in the district today. The victim, identified as Saswati Priyadarshini of Sananairia village near Chilika, was an intermediate student of Ravenshaw junior college in Cuttack. Saswati left her home to board a train for Cuttack at Balugaon station yesterday. She […]