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Miscreants Brutally Thrash Recovery Agent In Odisha, Incident Caught On CCTV

Angul: In a shocking incident, a recovery agent was brutally thrashed by four youths in broad daylight near Gandhi Marg in Angul as passersby remained mere spectators to the brutality. However, the entire incident was captured by a CCTV camera installed nearby. According to information, the incident had taken place on October 1 afternoon. In […]

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Odisha Youth Held For Theft In Chennai

Keonjhar: A special team of Tamil Nadu Police arrested a youth from Odisha on the charges of committing theft in Chennai. The accused has been identified as Gauranga Jena of Anandapur in Keonjhar district. As per reports, Jena was working as a domestic help at the house of one Syed Liaquat Ali at Thiruvanmiyur in […]

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Kidnapped Man Rescued In Odisha's Sambalpur, 1 Held

Sambalpur: The police on Friday, after an exchange of fire, rescued a 22-year-old man from the clutches of a kidnapper in Odisha’s Sambalpur district. The man was abducted from Khetrajpur area of the district in the morning and the kidnapper had demanded a ransom of Rs 60,000 from the man’s family, a police officer said. […]

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Five More Persons Arrested In Witchcraft Torture Case In Odisha

Berhampur: Five more persons were arrested on Friday for their involvement in pulling out the teeth of six elderly persons and forcing them to consume human excreta at a village in Odisha’s Ganjam district suspecting them of practising witchcraft, a police officer said. With this, the total number of people arrested in connection with the […]

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Odisha School Headmistress Accused Of Corporal Punishment

Koraput: Despite the government making all schools ‘punishment-free zones’, an incident of corporal punishment has surfaced from Koraput district in Odisha. The Principal In-charge of Dhanpur High School here has been alleged of thrashing several Class 10 students following which a complaint was lodged against her by the parents at the Jeypore Sadar Police Station. […]

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29 Arrested For Forcing Six To Eat Human Excreta In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 29 people including 22 women have been arrested in Odisha’s Ganjam district for allegedly forcing six elderly men to consume human excreta and uprooting their teeth over suspicion of witchcraft, police said on Thursday. According to the police, the incident happened in Gopapur village on Monday night. The victims have been […]

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Sambalpur Ring road named Mahatma Gandhi Marg

Sambalpur: The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Wednesday named the ring road of the city after Mahatma Gandhi on the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. The 7.5 km road that originates from the Dr Nelson Mandela square and connects the National Highway-53, will now be called Mahatma Gandhi Marg. The ring […]

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Odisha Achieves 100% ODF Status

Bhubaneswar: After missing several deadlines, Odisha finally achieved 100 per cent Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, revealed data on Wednesday. As per data uploaded on the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) website, a total of 66,83,148 toilets have been constructed since October 2, 2014, an increase of 86.22 per cent in terms of households with toilets. […]

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Six Elderly Persons Forced To Consume Human Excreta In Odisha

Berhampur: A group of people pulled out teeth of six elderly persons and forced them to consume human excreta at a village in Odisha’s Ganjam district suspecting them of practising witchcraft, police said on Wednesday. A group of people of Goparpur village suspected that the six elderly men practised witchcraft which caused the death of […]

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MCL To Set Up Medical College In Odisha's Talcher

Bhubaneswar: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has decided to invite a reputed medical institution to run its state-of-the-art 500-bed medical institute set up in Odisha’s Talcher. After the Odisha government expressed its inability to run the Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MIMSAR), the company has taken the initiative to invite reputed medical institutions for […]

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Three-Time Odisha MLA Prafulla Majhi Is Back As Doctor!

Sundergarh: After some years of successful tryst in politics, three-time Congress MLA from Talsara Assembly segment in Sundergarh district, Dr Prafulla Majhi is now on a different mission. An active political leader a few months ago, Majhi is now seen serving people as a doctor. According to sources, Majhi has been appointed by Sundergarh district […]

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Inflatable Tube Used To Ferry Body Across Marooned Village In Odisha

Puri: After incidents of bodies being carried on shoulders, bikes, bi-cycles, cots or slings, now a report of woman’s body being carried on an inflatable tube has come to fore from Puri district of the State. According to reports, an elderly woman of Gaudaranapada Harijan sahi in Brahmagiri block passed away yesterday. However, her family […]

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Single-Use Plastic Ban In Odisha From Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Ban on the use of single-use plastics will come into force across Odisha on occasion of Gandhi Jayanti tomorrow. According to reports, the State government will enforce the ban on manufacturing, selling, trading, importing, storing, carrying, transporting and distributing with help of single-use plastics in all cities of the State from tomorrow. Earlier, the […]

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Two Odisha Universities Get New Vice Chancellors

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor and Chancellor of Universities, Ganeshi Lal on Monday appointed new Vice Chancellors for two Universities of the State. While Prof Govind J Chakrapani has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Berhampur University, Prof Hari Hara Hota has been posted as the Vice-Chancellor of Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya, Puri. Chakrapani and Hota have been […]

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Youth Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances In Odisha

Berhampur: A youth was reportedly found dead under mysterious circumstances from inside a well in Bidyutpuri area of the city this morning. Some locals reportedly spotted the body of one Ambika Prasad Padhi floating on the water of the well and informed the Baidyanathpur Police, who reached the spot and recovered the body before sending […]

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Odisha Students 'Tortured' By Warden, Lecturer

Berhampur: Unable to bear the alleged torture meted out, a Plus-II student of a residential college at Bhabenipur in Berhampur reportedly fled the college hostel recently. As per reports, three non-teaching staff along with a lecturer of the residential college allegedly thrashed five students for three consecutive days for some unknown reason. This apart, they […]

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