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High Cannabis seizures make Odisha climb to top in country

Bhubaneswar: In an alarming trend of sorts, Odisha has topped the country with maximum seizures of cannabis (Ganja). The big concern is the State has emerged as the prime supplier of Indian cannabis in the country, a dubious tag held earlier by the north-eastern states nationally. Even, the National Capital Region (NCR) now banks on […]

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Attack On Scribe: 'Kendrapara SP Can't Escape With A SORRY'

Bhubaneswar/Kendrapara: Media is considered as the fourth pillar of democracy. However, it seems Odisha government is finding it knotty to acknowledge this fact which, in turn, has made journalists the biggest victims. The recent alleged attack on a journalist by a Superintendent of Police (SP) in poll-bound Patkura is a glaring example of this. On […]

Kendrapara SP attacks Odisha journalist
Odisha Police Dabanggiri! Kendrapara SP 'Attacks' Journalist

Kendrapara: The Kendrapara district Superintendent of Police, Niti Sekhar landed in trouble after a video, purportedly showing him raising his hand to slap a local television journalist, surfaced today. The video footage of the SP’s misbehaviour with journalist at the Barimula helipad in the district has gone viral on social media. As per reports, Chief […]

Odisha Cop Assaults Woman For Not Selling Land, Arrested

Bolangir: A tribal woman was allegedly assaulted by a constable in Bolangir Town Police Station last night after she denied signing a stamp paper for sale of her land. The constable, Anjan Pradhan was allegedly mediating between the woman, who is a widow, and the land purchaser, her brother-in-law Vikash Jain for sale of her […]

Odisha sees 85-90 thousand new offenders vs police fleet of 40 thousand

Bhubaneswar: How can the aam aadmi feel safe on Odisha’s roads? When around 85,000 – 90,000 new criminals (as per Police records, 2018 saw arrest of 85-90K first time offenders) joined the State’s crime world last year,  there were around 39,715 policemen only, including District Armed Reserve Force (DARF) on duty. But the DARF is […]

CM releases documentary on good work done by police during cyclone Fani

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday released a short documentary film on the good work done by police personnel during cyclone Fani which hit the state on May 3 this year. Patnaik said the documentary film will be useful in future for disaster mitigation activities. Sixty four people lost their lives in cyclone Fani […]

552 rape cases between January & March 2019; filing of charge-sheet drops to new low!

Bhubaneswar: When the State is aghast over the rising cases of rape with as many as 6 cases being reported in a day, what shocks  is charge-sheeting rate in the State has hurtled down to a new low in the first 3-months of the year 2019. This is so when it is mandated by law […]

Odisha DGP asks RPF to train GRP on bomb detection

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police has urged the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to train Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel of the state to detect and defuse bombs, officials said. Odisha Director General of Police R P Sharma came up with the suggestion during the first quarterly meeting of the state level security committee for the railways […]

Villagers thrash Telangana Policemen in Ganjam

Berhampur: Residents of Dengadi village under Patapur Police limits of Ganjam district thrashed some policemen from Telangana presuming them to be child lifters. As many as five policemen were injured in the process. As per reports, a team of 10 Policemen from Telangana dressed in civil clothes came to Dengadi village to nab an accused […]

BJP leader murder case: Crime Branch detains 2 suspects

Khurda: The Crime Branch of Odisha Police has detained two suspects in connection with BJP leader Manguli Jena’s murder. Moreover, IG Soumendra Priyadarshi has assured that the accused will be arrested soon. Earlier today, DGP In-charge of Odisha, BK Sharma had confirmed that Crime Branch will investigate the murder case and DSP Pramod Rath, will […]

Senior citizens in Bhubaneswar to give road safety lessons to children

Bhubaneswar: Now senior citizens will give road safety lessons to children in Bhubaneswar by helping them in crossing roads. The initiative will be launched by the Forum for Smart Citizens in Bhubaneswar and a decision in this regard was taken at the Road Safety Campaign – 2019 event held in the city today. The campaign […]

Odisha cops bag gold medals in All India Police Wrestling Cluster 2019

Berhampur: Two Odisha Police personnel bagged two gold medals in All India Police Wrestling Cluster 2019 held in Jaipur, Rajasthan recently. According to reports, Jitesh Das and Balal Khan won in the 75kg and 70kg categories respectively. Both the cops, who serve for Ganjam police, were lauded with a grand welcome after they arrived at […]

Odisha Police stops agitating farmers on way to mega rally

Bhubaneswar: Tension erupted at different places across the State today when thousands of farmers were taken into preventive custody while they were on their way to attend a mega rally organised by Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) in Bhubaneswar today. In Jajpur, several farmers were detained by police personnel near Chandikhol leading to tension in […]

43 Odisha cops decorated with Police Medals on Republic Day

Bhubaneswar: As many as 43 personnel of Odisha Police were felicitated with the prestigious police medals by Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal during a special function at Jaydev Bhawan in Bhubaneswar on Republic Day today. Of them, 11 cops received Police Medal for Gallantry for anti-Maoist operations in Raiguda Forest of Koraput district in 2017 and […]

Odisha Police building capacity to tackle cyber crime

Bhubaneswar: From hacking air traffic systems to stealing data from cellphones, there has been a significant rise in the number of cyber crimes posing a serious challenge for the Odisha Police. During the 61st Senior Police Officers’ Conference in Bhubaneswar today, several sessions were organised to discuss and prepare strategies to tackle the challenges posed […]

IPS conference: Top cops of Odisha deliberate on 2019 elections, law and order

Bhubaneswar: Maintaining law and order besides regular crime control will be challenging for Odisha police during the upcoming general elections. However, a proactive strategy would be chalked out for effective policing, said DG RP Sharma after inaugurating the three-day Senior Police Officers’ conference in Bhubaneswar today. Official sources said a detailed strategy to combat left […]

Cyber crime, poll watch key aspects in annual IPS officers' meet from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Discussions on cyber crime and police preparedness in view of the upcoming general elections are likely to headline the three-day 61st Senior Police Officers’ Conference of Odisha Police scheduled to begin at the Police Bhawan here from tomorrow. DGP RP Sharma today informed that special sessions to discuss the challenges and issues which could […]

Preparations underway for simultaneous polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Preparations for the upcoming simultaneous elections have begun in Odisha as a crucial meeting of administrative officials, Police and Excise departments was held today to chalk out strategies. Additional chief secretary (home), police DG, Excise and Crime Branch officials attended the meeting held at the office of the Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of […]

Cook who decamped with 1 kg gold from Berhampur arrested in Rajasthan 

Berhampur: A cook accused of stealing more than 1 kg gold and Rs 10 lakh cash from Berhampur was arrested by Odisha Police in Rajasthan today. The accused has been identified as Shravan who was working for a gold trader Jitendra Singh in Patra Sahi area under Bada Bazaar police limits of Ganjam district. According […]

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Ruckus in Puri Srimandir cannot be ruled out on New Year: Odisha Police

Bhubaneswar: The Special Branch of Odisha Police today expressed apprehension about repetition of December 28-like ruckus inside Puri Srimandir on New Year tomorrow. In a letter to Puri SP, Home secretary and other senior officials, the special branch SP requested all concerned authorities to remain alert and take appropriate steps to prevent any unpleasant situation. […]

CB arrests 4 persons for misappropriating Rs 2 crore from rural bank

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch of Odisha Police today arrested four persons including a woman on charges of misappropriating Rs 2 crore from a regional rural bank. Police informed that the arrests were made based on a complaint lodged by the regional manager of the rural bank, Odisha Gramya Bank […]

Ganja, brown sugar trafficking at record levels

Bhubaneswar: Ganja and brown sugar trade has been on the rise in the State despite crackdown. This was evident from seizure of record quantity of ganja and brown sugar till October this year. Following a review meeting in Bhubaneswar, Odisha DGP RP Sharma stated that maximum quantity of ganja has been seized from Nabarangpur, Kalahandi […]

Police-lawyer standoff: 'Assaulted' advocate fails to depose before Crime Branch

Cuttack: Advocate Debi Prasad Patnaik, whose alleged assault by police led to the ongoing cease-work protest by High Court lawyers, failed to depose before the Crime Branch of Odisha Police today. Citing health concerns, Patnaik did not appear before the investigating agency and has sought four weeks’ time, informed sources. Earlier, a notice was issued […]

Social activists oppose seizure of Jay Panda's helicopter

Choudwar: Protests have gained momentum against the seizure of former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda’s helicopter on allegations of flying over Chilika Lake. Several social activists and intellectuals today staged a demonstration at Choudwar in Cuttack alleging that a conspiracy is being hatched by BJD-led Odisha government to target the former parliamentarian. “Several senior BJD […]

Being dragged into controversy out of political vendetta: Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: In the name of investigation into allegations of flying helicopter over Chilika Lake, Odisha Police is sending confusing and contradictory summons, said former Kendrapara MP Baijayat Panda today. Panda, who took to twitter to highlight such discrepancies in notices sent to him by police, asserted that he was initially summoned by the Inspector-in-charge of […]