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Government roads, potholes killed 1,046 in Odisha in 2018!

Bhubaneswar: When the new MVA act has put the glare on accidents caused by human error, the shocker is nonchalant attitude of government-owned road utilities (Odisha Works department, Municipal and National Highway Authorities) killed nearly 3 lives every day in 2018. Poor road features account for 19 per cent of road fatalities in Odisha. As […]

2,788 road fatalities in Odisha in 2018 for not using helmets, seat-belts!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s tryst with the new Motor Vehicles Act (MVA) has turned out to be a soap opera of the year, with people virtually spending sleepless nights on roads and CM Naveen Patnaik recommending another extension, albeit with a rider of no more extension. The moot point here is, in implementing the amended motor Vehicles […]

DGP appointment row: Police reforms in Odisha stand on shaky ground!

Bhubaneswar: How shaky the police reforms are in Odisha was to the fore, when the State government in complete violation of the apex court directions went ahead in appointing acting or incharge DGP in August this year. The country’s apex court in its landmark ruling last year had directed states/UTs not to appoint acting or […]

Odisha Police Gears Up To Reduce Road Mishaps During Picnic Season

Bhubaneswar: It is that time of the year when the winter chill draws people out for a picnic trip with their friends and family. However, during this period, road mishaps also rise and in a bid to minimise loss of human lives, Odisha Police has decided to intensify patrolling near picnic spots starting from December […]

1 cop for 1,388 common man vs a cop for a VIP in Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: VIP culture still rules the roost in Odisha, at least in the realm of policing. The common men on streets in the State are getting a raw deal. When there is only 1 cop to guard a massive 1,388 aam admi, VIPs have their way with each VIP (Ministers, MP, MLAs, Judges & bureaucrats) […]

Man Already In Jail Booked For Theft By Odisha Police

Baripada: Bizarre as it may sound, a man in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district was allegedly arrested by the police on charges of theft from a temple that occurred on the day when he was already lodged in jail. As per reports, a man named Ramakant Nayak from Nuasahi village under Udala police limits in Mayurbhanj district […]

25 Odisha Cops Felicitated For Probe Into Critical Cases

Bhubaneswar: Director General of Police of Odisha, B K Sharma, on Friday, felicitated 25 officers for investigating critical cases, leading to the conviction of the accused. Seven women officers were among the 25 personnel who were felicitated at a programme held at the Crime Branch Office in Cuttack. Appreciating the efforts of the investigating officers, […]

5 Held For Duping Person On Pretext Of Installing Mobile Tower

Rourkela: The cyber wing of Odisha police on Friday arrested five people for allegedly duping a person on pretext of installing mobile tower on his land, police said. The accused were arrested from Salt Lake, on the eastern fringes of Kolkata in West Bengal, they said. The person used to get calls from the accused […]

Once Wanted, Former Maoists Now Embark On A New Journey

Malkangiri: The hands which once wielded guns and smeared with the blood of innocent people are now serving tea and snacks to people. Former Maoists Bhima Madhi and Dinesh Madkami who once topped the State Police list of most wanted left wing extremists are now self-employed and leading a life of esteem by running a […]

Lady PEO Death: Victim's Father Alleges Threat To Life

Jajpur: As outcry over alleged lapses in probe into the death of Haridaspur PEO, Smitarani Biswal, continue to grow, the victim’s father, Sadananda Biswal, on Friday said that he will move outside the State alleging threat to his life. While expressing dissatisfaction over the probe into his daughter’s death, Biswal said that those who have […]

25 Odisha Cops Get Home Minister's Spl Op Medal For Bringing Down 5 Naxals

Bhubaneswar: 25 police officers from Odisha on Thursday were decorated with the first ‘Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal’ for their operation in which five Maoists were killed in Koraput on May 8, 2019. The officers include SP Kanwar Vishal Singh, Additional SP Niranjan Sahu, SI Manoj Pradhan, Deputy Subedar Lakhindas Singh among others. It is […]

RBI Officer Who Killed Self Was Depressed: Odisha Police

Bhubaneswar: The General Manager of RBI’s Guwahati branch, who allegedly committed suicide in Odisha’s Jajpur, was depressed after failing to get a job transfer from Assam to his native state of Odisha, the police said on Saturday. “According to the deceased Asish Ranjan Samal’s wife, he wanted a job transfer to Odisha from Guwahati. Samal […]

Retired Odisha Cop Polishes Shoes For Free Protesting 'Negligence' By Police Dept

Balasore: It’s hard to believe, but a retired Superintendent of Police in Balasore is polishing shoes in front of the SP office in Balasore. Not to earn a livelihood but to protest against the degrading ethics of the Police department. By polishing shoes free of cost, retired Vigilance SP Ujjwal Kumar Bramha who had worked […]

'Smile' loses charm for 4,400 girl children missing since 2012!

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha sees three children going missing every day and the State police takes nearly 10 days to  recover three missing children. With such a snail’s pace of recovery, the State languishes at the bottom in the country. And the big worry for Odisha is the whereabouts of a massive around 4,400 girls who have […]

Crackdown on middlemen in hospitals, RTOs continues in Odisha, 75 arrested

Bhubaneswar: As a part of a sustained campaign to weed out corruption and harassment, Odisha Police on Friday arrested 75 middlemen (dalals) who were active in several hospitals and offices of the regional transport officer (RTOs) across the State. While 31 middlemen were arrested from the premises of various private hospitals, 44 middlemen were arrested […]

Pro-active Odisha Police hit FICN jackpot in 2019; seizures touch a record Rs 7.3 cr till date!

Bhubaneswar: Fake currency circulation is still posing a real challenge in Odisha. Post dipping to a historic low in the demonetisation year, the total seizure value of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) has again picked up pace to a record seizure of over Rs 7.3 crore in mere 9-months of 2019. However, the paradigm shift […]

Mo Sarkar: 5T Mantra Key To Get Promotion, Naveen’s Message To Cops

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has witnessed numerous instances where Police had to face wrath of public. From allegations of bribe to dispose off cases or lack of timely action, a dent has been made on the image of men-in-khakhi. In a bid to bring a change in the scenario, Odisha government is now gearing up to make […]

Police-Public face-off: New MVA puts State's 5T model to test!

Bhubaneswar: With rage of common man outpouring on road over the implementation of the amended Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) right in the heart of the State’s Capital city, the 5T initiative with transparency at its core, being recently launched in Odisha police, faces its first public test. Since the implementation of the MVA 2019, the outrage on road […]

Are police picking low-hanging fruits than rooting out factors behind fatal mishaps?

Bhubaneswar: While the amended Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) 2019 is being implemented to ensure road safety and curb the rising fatalities on the road, however, for the last 96 hours, none in Odisha was penalised for over speeding or overloading. In fact, speed is the prime culprit behind the road accidents, as nearly 60 per […]

82 Odisha children rescued from other states

Bhubaneswar: As many as 82 children from Odisha, including 21 girls, have been rescued from other states under the ‘Operation Paree-III’ initiative, an official said here on Wednesday. Under ‘Operation Paree-III’, a total of eight teams comprising officers of Odisha Police and officials of the Women and Child Development (WCD) Department had gone to various […]

Odisha Cop Dismissed For Remaining Absent For Five Years

Bhubaneswar: A police officer in Odisha was dismissed from service on Friday for remaining absent from duty without notice for more than five years. Besides unauthorised absenteeism, Inspector Prafulla Kumar Sahu was dismissed by Odisha Director General of Police BK Sharma on the grounds of gross misconduct, dereliction of duty and disobedience of orders. Sahu […]

'Mo Sarkar' in Odisha police? 53% cops open up on ‘political meddling’ during investigation!

Bhubaneswar:  No sooner than ‘Mo Sarkar’ in Odisha Police was launched by CM Naveen Patnaik, the state police have come up with a shocker accepting facing political pressure during crime investigation. A massive 53 per cent police personnel in Odisha felt the nightmare of political pressure in crime investigation. While 14 per cent had felt […]

For realising CM's 5T, Odisha cops first need the right SHAPE!

Bhubaneswar: It’s quite well said that for a policeman bravery is not the absence of fear, but action (the mastery of it) in the face of fear. And for the rough and tough action, a cop needs to have the bursts of speed and power. For this, one needs to have the guts, not the […]

Ensure safety & security of Kashmiri students: Odisha DGP to educational institutions

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police on Friday asked educational institutions where Kashmiri students are studying to ensure their safety and security. Director General of Police (DGP) B K Sharma issued such a direction while reviewing law and order situation in the state, an official said. Sharma has categorically said that though there is no such threat to […]

Dreaded criminal Sheikh Mehtab injured in police encounter

Kendrapara: Dreaded criminal Sheikh Mehtab was injured in a police encounter near Kendrapara-Gandakhia road here on Tuesday. Mehtab, who sustained a bullet injury during exchange of fire with police, has been admitted to hospital in a critical condition. Acting on a tip off, a team of Sadar Police and special squad intercepted Mehtab and one […]