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Odisha: Family Of Missing Girl 'Pihu' Cries Foul Over Police Probe

Jajpur: Even as six months have elapsed, the plight of Pihu’s family looks never-ending. The parents of two-year-old girl Subhalaxmi Nayak aka ‘Pihu’ who has been missing since August 9 last year from Madhusudanpur village in Jajpur district, have now questioned police’s failure to trace their girl. Alleging laxity in police probe, the family knocked […]

Rising Crimes Against Women & Children: Odisha Congress Plans Massive Protests On Dec 21

Bhubaneswar: Amid the sudden spurt in crimes against women and children in Odisha, the State unit of Congress on Friday turned the heat on the BJD government and announced that the party will launch massive state-wide demonstrations over the deteriorating situation. OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik said the Congress will stage peaceful demonstrations in front of […]

Odisha: Families Of Missing Children Narrate Their Journey Of Hope Against Hope

Bhubaneswar: Sleepless nights, endless tears and the memories of their missing children. Who knows what these families are going through! Seems the only thing that has kept them alive is a rare hope to see their kids back home. Recalling the past horrors that still haunt many, two incidents from Bolangir district have rubbed salt […]

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Amid 'Pari' Outrage, 'Pihu' Pain Threatens To Haunt Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Jajpur: At a time when Odisha politics is already boiling with the murder case of five-year-old Nayagarh girl, Pari, shocking story of another missing minor girl named ‘Pihu’ from Jajpur district grabbed headlines on Thursday. As per reports, two-year-old Subhalaxmi Nayak, aka Pihu from Madhusudanpur village under Binjharpur Police Station in Jajpur has been missing […]

Trafficking at work? Odisha saddles with 5,703 missing girl child & 8,605 missing women!

Bhubaneswar: Is Odisha emerging as the child and women trafficking hub in the country? The yawning gap between the missing and tracing rate of the girl child/women in the State alludes so. Sample the enormity. As per statement laid in the Assembly, when as many as 502 girl child had gone missing in the period […]

Missing Children: Trace-out rate in Odisha dips to 14% in 2018

Bhubaneswar: It is a distressing sign! The tracing rate of missing children had fallen to mere 14 per cent in 2018 from over 23 per cent in 2017. The dip in tracing rate looks quite nagging as Odisha is yet to trace a whopping 5,648 children missing since the year 2010. According to the data […]

Surat rape & murder: Was the victim from Odisha?

Surat: At a time when the identity of the minor girl, who was brutally raped and murdered in Surat, is yet to be established, the Gujarat government suspects that the victim might be from Odisha. Gujarat Home Minister PS Jadeja on Monday stated that “The identity of the victim minor girl is still not clear […]

Operation Muskan-III to trace missing children in Odisha begins

Cuttack: On the first day of Operation Muskan-III, as many as six children were rescued from the capital city here today. A joint team of the State Crime Branch and Commissionerate Police rescued the six children, who were working as child labourers at Khandagiri Square. They were later sent to an open shelter home at […]

Operation ‘Muskan-II’ to trace missing children begins

Cuttack: A fresh round of Operation ‘Muskan’ to trace missing children in and outside Odisha began today in Cuttack. As part of the operation, teams will go outside the State in search of missing children from Odisha. Accourding to sources, the operation is a joint initiative by the Crime Branch and Labour and Child Welfare […]