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Illegal sex determination tests: Two staff of a nursing home detained in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Acting on the allegations of illegal sex determination and pregnancy termination, the Nayagarh district administration sealed a private nursing home after conducting a raid on Saturday night. Two employees of the nursing home have been detained in this connection. The raid was conducted in the presence of the Nayagarh Tehsildar and senior officials of […]

1 killed as Nor’wester rains wreak havoc in several parts of Odisha

Nuapada/Jharsuguda/Nayagarh: Nor’wester rains lashed several parts of Odisha on Wednesday killing one person and causing extensive damage to houses and properties. Thunder squall accompanied with hail and gusty surface wind speed wreaked havoc in various parts of Nuapada and Komna blocks of Nuapada district. Torrential rain and wind pounded several houses, snapped power lines and […]

Four injured in LPG cylinder blast in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Four persons were injured in LPG cylinder explosion at Bahadajhola village under Odagaon police limits of Nayagarh district on Saturday. According to reports one Bijay Ghatua of the village had called a mechanic soon after he detected some problem in the LPG cylinder at his house yesterday. However, the LPG cylinder reportedly exploded when […]

Denied AC, Plus-II answer sheet evaluators stage protest

Nayagarh: Evaluation of Plus-II examination answer sheets was hampered at Nayagarh Autonomous College today as more than 150 evaluators boycotted the evaluation and resorted to a demonstration in front of the evaluation centre after being denied air conditioning. According to reports, the teachers engaged in the evaluation process staged a sit-in after the Principal of […]

Maoists vandalize & loot Forest Range Office in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Despite heightened security in view of the ongoing general elections, seven armed Maoists allegedly looted and vandalized the office of Banigochha Forest Range near Daspalla Police Station in the district late night on Tuesday. According to sources, the ultras robbed four guns, seven mobile phones and have caused huge damage to the office property. […]

Pre Poll Violence: Six injured in group clash in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Ahead of the third phase polls in Odisha, at least six persons were injured in a violent clash between two groups at Kalikaprasad village under Sadar Police limits in Nayagarh district on Saturday. According to sources, three persons who sustained critical injuries during the clash were admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH). Later, […]

Miscreants set fire to Banigochha forest in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Several rare and medicinal trees have been destroyed after fire broke out inside Banigochha forest under Dasapalla area in Nayagarh district.  Sources said unidentified miscreants allegedly set the forest on fire on Saturday. As per reports, several teams of fire services personnel and forest officials have launched a massive operation to douse the flames. […]

Drunken youths damaged Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Odisha

Nayagarh: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Timiria village under Ranpur police limits in the district was damaged by some miscreants, triggering a protest by locals who have demanded arrest of the accused. According to sources, some local youths vandalised the statue in an inebriated condition late last night. The desecration of the statue of […]

Youth murdered over 'past enmity' in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Panic gripped Sorada village under Nuagaon tehsil of Nayagarh district after a man was found dead near his house early morning today. The deceased, identified as Krushna Chandra Rout, was working as a cook in a hotel in Daspalla. As per the allegations of his family members, Rout left for home after finishing his […]

Teacher beaten for 'misbehaving' with girl student

Nayagarh: A teacher, who allegedly misbehaved with a girl student of a school under Fatepur police limits in Nayagarh district, was tied to a pole and beaten black and blue by the locals on Wednesday evening. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media. The accused, identified as PT (Physical Training) teacher […]

Miscreants hurl bombs at ATM cash van, loot Rs 1.62 lakh

Nayagarh: Armed miscreants allegedly looted Rs 1.62 lakh after hurling bombs at an ATM cash van near Kainthapali on Khandapada-Nayagarh road today. According to sources, four bike-borne miscreants looted the cash after terrorising the occupants of the vehicle at ‘gunpoint.’ “We were carrying the cash from Narasinghpur and the money was being transported to Andhra […]

Illegal firearm manufacturing unit busted in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: A country-made pistol manufacturing unit was busted in Gopinathpur area of Nayagarh district today following which police have arrested one person. According to sources, the Nayagarh Police received a tip-off about manufacturing of country-made firearms at a factory located in Gopinathpur area. Following the lead, police raided the factory and recovered pistol-making equipment and […]

Huge stash of 'govt' medicines found dumped under bridge in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Huge stash of drugs with government stamps were found dumped under a bridge in Gochabari area under Khandapada police limits in Nayagarh district today morning. While some of the dumped medicines were expired, many of them are good stock. The matter came to light after a few locals spotted the medicines and informed the […]

Four killed, ten injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Kendrapara/Nayagarh/Jagatsinghpur: As many as four persons were killed while ten others sustained critical injuries in separate road mishaps in Kendrapara, Nayagarh and Jagatsinghpur districts today. In Kendrapara, at least three persons were killed and five others sustained critical injuries after an SUV collided with a truck at Katia Chhak on Cuttack-Chandbali road due to poor […]

Schoolboy found hanging in Nayagarh; family alleges murder

Nayagarh: A minor boy was found hanging from a tree near Karadabani UP School in Nayagarh district today morning. Though initial reports claimed it as a suicide, his family members have alleged that he has been murdered. As per reports, the minor boy studying in Class IX was missing since last seven days and a […]

Army jawan, wife physically assaulted in Odisha

Nayagarh: An army jawan and his wife were allegedly beaten up by their neighbour in Pimphal village under Ranpur Police limits of Nayagarh. Complainant Pradeep Kumar Das, who is reportedly an army jawan, alleged that the incident took place 10 days ago but no action has been taken by the police against the accused. The […]

Two killed, 3 injured in attack by mentally retarded man in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: In a shocking incident, two persons were killed and more than three persons injured in an attack allegedly by a mentally retarded person in Odagaon bazaar of Nayagarh district early morning today. According to sources, the mentally disabled person suddenly attacked people in the area with a stick and hurled stones at them killing […]

3 killed, 16 injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Sundergarh/Nayagarh: As many as three persons were killed while 16 others sustained injuries in separate road mishaps in Sundergarh and Nayagarh districts. In Sundergarh, at least three persons were killed and two other sustained critical injuries after they were hit by a speeding SUV near Telanadihi village in Lephripara area of the district on Monday. […]

Wait for Khurda-Bolangir railway project gets longer

Khurda: Delay in land acquisition and environmental clearances have come in the way of early completion of much awaited Khurda-Bolangir railway project.The State government has failed to complete the land acquisition process for the project as most of the land patches come under private or forest land category. Out of 298 km Khurda-Bolangir railway project, […]

Nayagarh artists allege irregularities in pension distribution

Nayagarh: The artists of Itamati area in Nayagarh district have leveled serious allegations of irregularities in the distribution of pension under Mukhya Mantri Kalakar Sahayata Yojana (MMKSY) to the actual beneficiaries. Bhagirathi Sahoo, a known brass founder and Basant Kumar Sahoo, who makes costumes for opera artistes of Itamati area, have alleged that they are […]

30 injured in bus accident in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: At least 30 persons were injured while one person suffered critical injuries in a bus accident near Akurabandh chhak under Gania police limits in Nayagarh today morning. As per reports, the mishap took place after the tourist bus, travelling from Chhattisgarh to Cuttack lost its balance and rammed into a roadside tree. Subsequently, after […]

Man throws hot oil at dhaba owner for delay in serving tea

Nayagarh: A dhaba owner sustained critical burn injuries after a customer threw hot oil from a frying pan at him. The incident occurred at Bakalabandha village under Nuagaon police limits. According to reports, the customer lost his temper and attacked the dhaba owner who allegedly failed to serve tea on time. The critically injured dhaba owner […]

Irregularities alleged in CM's matric scholarship scheme

Nayagarh: Several students have brought allegation of discrepancies in the Chief Minister’s scholarship scheme for the annual high school certificate (HSC) examination in Nayagarh district. The students alleged that the Chief Minister during State-level Children’s Day celebrations last year had announced for a scholarship of Rs 5,000 for 20 students who will secure highest marks […]

Five persons attacked for not attending BJD rally in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Five persons of two families received critical injuries after some miscreants attacked them on Sunday allegedly for not attending a padyatra of BJD at Sankhei village under Itamati police station in Nayagarh district two days back. All the injured have been admitted to the Nayagarh District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) where they are undergoing treatment. […]

Women 'forced' to join ruling-BJD’s padyatra in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Serious allegations of women being forced to participate in a padyatra organised by the ruling-BJD in Bhapur block of Nayagarh surfaced today. Local women have alleged that they were threatened by BJD leaders that they will not be provided Indira Awas Yojana benefits and pension if they do not attend the padyatra. The ruling […]