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Tag: Locals

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Odisha: Locals Thrash CB STF Team During Drug Bust

Kandhamal: A seven-member Special Task Force (STF) team of the Crime Branch was allegedly beaten up and detained by locals during a drug bust at Kakendri Village under Kandhamal Sadar police limit in the district on Wednesday. According to sources, the Crime Branch sleuths closed in on the village in the wee hours after receiving […]

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Odisha: Locals Oppose Eco Retreat In Daringbadi

Kandhamal: Locals staged a protest against the proposed Eco Retreat Project at Daringbadi in this District on Tuesday alleging that the administration has not consulted with them before deciding to set up the project in the area. They took to the streets when the district administration was conducting a survey at Saringirpi village under Daringbadi […]

Odisha: Locals In Kendrapara Resent Frequent Change Of Ration Dealers

Kendrapara: Frequent change of ration dealers has triggered resentment among locals in the Pegarpada panchayat under Rajkanika block of Kendrapara district. While expressing their dissatisfaction over frequent changes in the appointment of dealers, around 300 beneficiaries have alleged that they have not got their ration since last two months. According to sources three dealers have […]

Scores of Dolphin Deaths in Chilika Baffle Locals

Puri: The recent rise in the number of dolphin deaths in Chilika lake has raised grave concerns with deaths of four dolphins already being reported so far this year. Locals, social workers and forest department officials have described the deaths as alarming. According to dolphin census statistics, there were 134 dolphins in the year 2015 […]

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Youth stabbed to death in Sambalpur; locals gherao police station

Sambalpur: A youth was stabbed to death by some miscreants at Budharaja area of Sambalpur yesterday following which locals gheraoed Ainthapali police station today demanding handing over of all the detained accused. The deceased identified as Bishal Khadia of Karamtola  village, had received grievous injuries on his neck and his body in the attack following […]

57 killed as bus falls into gorge in Telangana

Hyderabad: The death toll in Tuesday’s ghastly bus accident in Telangana rose to 57 even as the state government suspended an official of the state road transport corporation and ordered an inquiry. As many as 43 people were also injured in the accident that occurred when an overcrowded state-run bus fell into a gorge in […]

Locals nab chain snatcher, thrash him

Angul: Locals at Balaramprasad village under Nalco block of the district today nabbed a chain-snatcher while he was trying to escape after snatching a chain from a woman. Eyewitnesses said, the accused, who was on his bike approached the woman pedestrian walking down the street and snatched away the gold chain she was wearing. As […]

15 squads formed to drive away elephants in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: The Keonjhar forest department has constituted 15 squads to chase away rampaging elephant herd that has strayed into Champua range from neighbouring Jharkhand. More than 20 elephants including a wild tusker were spotted at Mukundpur, Sartalia, Mirigisinga and Mangalpur area yesterday. The herd destroyed standing crops on nearly two acres of land leading to […]

Brahmagiri residents irked with delay in bridge construction

Puri: The delay in completion of the bridge construction work at Bramhagiri has irked residents of the area. “It has been five years since the construction work began and all one can see is two incomplete pillars,” rued Jasobant Meher, a villager. The project is aimed at connecting Balikera and Tinikuda and make commutation easier […]

Hundreds gather at funeral of policeman killed by militants in J&K

Srinagar: Hundreds of locals in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday attended the funeral of a policeman killed by militants in Pulwama. Hundreds of men, women and children came out to attend the funeral of constable, Ghulam Hassan Wagay, in his ancestral Wohlutra village of Rafiabad area in Baramulla where he was buried. Wagay […]

Why tribals of Sundergarh are following rules written on a stone

  Sundergarh: Dissatisfied with the state government’s inability to fulfil their demands, thousands of tribals in Bardengra village of Sundergarh have been running a parallel government known as “Pathergadi”. Under the Pathergadi tradition, rules are framed by the villagers and written on a big stone which is supposed to be followed by the locals. “We […]

Locals torch police van after clash with cops

Puri: A police van was set afire by locals after clash with cops at Charichhak bazaar near Nimapara in the district today following which prohibitory order under section 144 of Cr PC has been clamped. The market area at Charichhak has turned into a virtual battle ground in the morning when the locals pelted stone […]

Locals attack marriage procession in city

Bhubaneswar: Tension ran high in Bhimatangi area here after some locals attacked a marriage procession over playing of loud music on Wednesday night leaving several people injured. According to sources, the irate locals attacked Asutosh Swain, who was part of the procession, with sharp weapons. Besides, they also ransacked bikes and procession lights during the […]