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Seven women report domestic violence in Odisha
7 Women Report Domestic Violence During Phone-Up Programme Of Odisha Police

Bhubaneswar: Seven women have complained of abuse when the Odisha Police made calls to them, as part of the ‘Phone-Up’ programme – which is aimed at curbing domestic violence in the State, a top officer said. A total of 304 calls were made on Saturday to women, who had in the past reported domestic abuse, […]

Covid-19 Horror Returns, Odisha Govt Reimposes Old Restrictions   
Odisha Police Gets Special Powers For Coronavirus Lockdown Enforcement

Bhubaneswar: Taking stern note of violations of lockdown norms put in place to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, Odisha government has decided to empower police officers to take necessary action against violators. As per the latest notification, State Home Department has authorised Officers-In-Charge of various police stations to file complaints in the courts under their […]

Odisha Policemen attacked by intruders from Jharkhand during COVID-19 lockdown

Baripada: Four police personnel were injured in Mayurbhanj district on Thursday as a group of people from neighbouring Jharkhand attacked them after being denied entry into Odisha in view of lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, police said. Around 20 people riding motorcycles from Jharkhand tried to forcibly enter into Odisha at Benisagar on […]

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Domestic violence victims need not visit police stations during lockdown: Odisha DGP

Bhubaneswar: Hours after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked law enforcers to take stern action against people involved in domestic violence, Odisha Police on Tuesday said complainants need not go to police stations for lodging FIRs during the lockdown period. The police will reach the complainant upon receiving a call and also lodge an FIR, if […]

‘Over 1500 Coronavirus Lockdown, 61 Quarantine Violation Cases Registered In Odisha’

Bhubaneswar: Over 1500 cases of coronavirus lockdown violation have been registered in Odisha, informed DGP Abhay on Monday. Terming the lockdown enforcement as unprecedented, Abhay said that Odisha Police got ample time for enforcement as it was implemented in a phased manner in the State. “We have deployed 162 platoons of police force, over 700 […]

Coronavirus Advisory Issued For Cops In Odisha, Restrictions Clamped On Police Functions

Bhubaneswar: With the continuous rise in the number of coronavirus positive cases across the country, Odisha Police on Saturday issued advisory for all its officers and personnel. The move comes after the State government declared the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as State disaster. Moreover, the State government has notified a new ‘Odisha COVID-19 Regulation-2020.’ […]

On International Women's Day, Odisha Police take a bow at women cops

Bhubaneswar: Odisha police on International Women’s Day joined the world to dedicate the day to the women cops serving in the police force for their tireless services in maintaining law and order in the State. Hitting upon a novel way to express gratitude, the Odisha Police took to the twitter and posted photographs of all […]

Trader ‘Robbed Of’ Rs 44K Inside Mo Bus In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A trader was robbed of Rs 44000 while travelling in Mo Bus in the State capital on Saturday. The loot incident has now put a serious challenge before the Commissionerate Police. Reports said that one Karunakar Pradhan, who is stated to be a businessman, was travelling in a Mo Bus when someone allegedly plundered […]

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10,054 Posts In Odisha Police Lying Vacant: Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra

Bhubaneswar: The State government on Monday told the Assembly that 10,054 posts in the state police were lying vacant as of December 2019. Replying to a question raised by Congress MLA Narasingh Mishra, Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra said that these vacancies were out of the 72,119 sanctioned posts in the police, […]

5T blooper: Odisha police expenditure lowest in country!

Bhubaneswar: Here is a shocker.When CM Naveen Patnaik has been emphasising on 5T in police, the Odisha police seems to be most fund-starved force in the country, despite having mounting challenges and third largest workforce in the State. Even, the budget 2020-21, where 5T has been the preamble, has failed in correcting the lean cash-flow […]

Hardcore Maoist Carrying Rs 4 Lakh Reward On His Head Surrenders In Odisha

Bhawanipatna: A hardcore Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 4 lakh on his head surrendered before the police in Odisha’s Kalahandi district on Tuesday. Kesab Veladi (27) of Chhattisgarh, who had joined the CPI (Maoist) in 2009 and was involved in many crimes, surrendered before the police, Kalahandi Superintendent of Police, B Ganagadhar said. Veladi […]

Police Seize Fake Notes With A Face Value Of Rs 4.7 Lakh In Odisha

Jajpur: Odisha Police on Wednesday busted a fake currency note racket and seized counterfeit currency with a face value of Rs 4.77 lakh from Danagadi Hat Padia area in Jajpur district. The police also arrested six persons and seized a note printing machine, three mobile phones and two motorcycles from their possession, a police officer […]

Here's How Odisha Police, BSF, CRPF Accomplished One Of The Biggest Counter-LWE Ops In Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar/Malkangiri: Huge cache of Maoist arms, ammunition, equipment and important documents were seized in the Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri following intense search and area domination exercises by Odisha Police in January. This is claimed as one of the biggest counter-LWE operations, as the seizures include 1 INSAAS Light Machine Gun, 3 INSAAS rifles, 3 carbine […]

Odisha Police Appeals To Maoists To Return To Mainstream

Malkangiri: The Odisha government has decided to make Malkangiri Maoist-free, police said on Saturday, urging left-wing extremists (LWE) to join the mainstream. The appeal by the state police comes a week after villagers killed a Maoist member and injured another. During his maiden visit to the LWE-hit area, Odisha DGP Abhay said, “The state government […]

Fake Cough Syrup Smuggling: Odisha Police Busts Factory In Gujarat, 2 Arrested

Nuapada: Odisha Police claimed a major breakthrough in busting a network of criminals involved in manufacture and sale of duplicate cough syrup by arresting two persons from Gujarat and Chandigarh. The two accused- Bhabesh Jewani and Sumit Kumar have been arrested by a team of Nuapada Police which was working on the case after it […]

Attack on Sikh Man
Column: Image of Police Takes A Beating

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The attack on a Sikh businessman in the city a few days ago in the presence of policemen manning a PCR van that had arrived following his SOS call has not done any good to the image of the men in khaki. In fact, the incident, which has since acquired a […]

Missing Odisha Woman's Body Found Buried, Exhumed By Police

Sambalpur: Body of woman, who went missing from Bahalpada village in Sambalpur district on January 1, was found buried following which Dhanupali Police exhumed the decomposed body today. A team of Dhanupali Police rushed to a jungle near Amburi village along with the deceased woman Arati Devi’s husband Kunal Singh and exhumed her body in […]

Five Arrested Over Rape-Blackmail Row Between Banker & Lady Lecturer

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Sunday arrested the lady lecturer of a private college and an official of a private bank on charges of rape and blackmail allegations levelled by them against each other respectively. Three others accused of being involved in the case have also been arrested by police. Chandrasekhar Police arrested one Sunil […]

Balika Badhu syndrome lingers, NCRB 2018 ranks Odisha 6th in child marriages!

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha ranks among top-10 states in prevalence of child marriages, State police could rescue only 22 victims under Prohibition of Child Marriages (PCM) Act in 2018. In contrast, Tamil Nadu, which is among top-10 low child marriage incidence states in country, registered a high of 67 cases. As per NCRB report 2018, […]

Lady Constable Of Odisha Police Now An OAS Officer!

Koraput: Taking a humongous leap in her career, lady constable Ritu Singh serving with Odisha Police has proved that women, though have one life to live like others, can do wonders like none else. She has cracked the State Civil Services Examination 2018 conducted by the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC), securing 204 rank leaving […]

Why BJD sees Red over Sudhanshu Sarangi's all-Pink Special Police Officers?

Bhubaneswar: True to the saying that politics is the art of looking trouble, ruling party spokesperson Lenin Mohanty discovers one in the Special Police Officer concept of Commissionerate Police. The BJD spokesperson finds the Women Empowerment for Gender Sensitive (WE GS) notion of police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi gender- biased. He went on to charge the […]

Pipili Bypoll
Odisha Police Is Biased: Amicus Curiae On BJD's 'Helmetless' Bike Rally

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court, based on a report of the Amicus Curiae, has directed Odisha Police DG to file an affidavit in connection with the alleged inaction of police during recent motorcycle rally by Biju Janata Dal (BJD), when hundreds of party workers were seen driving bikes without wearing helmet. The directive came when […]

Police Commissioner Throws Open Twitter Platform To Masses, Says 'Ask Your CP' Anything

Bhubaneswar: At a time when police action or inaction is frequently being questioned and the cops are shying away from responding, Twin City Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi has come up with a novel concept of facing it all. He has made his twitter handle open to all users for questioning him. Time and again, Sarangi […]

Mo Sarkar, 5T, Curbing Crime Against Women Top Priority: Odisha DGP Abhay

Bhubaneswar: Hailing the mechanism of Odisha police, senior IPS officer Abhay who took charge as the Head of Odisha Police Force at the State Police headquarters in Cuttack today, stressed on increasing the efficiency in implementation of Mo Sarkar and 5T model for better policing apart from improving standard of investigation process. The 1986-batch IPS officer of […]

New Traffic Rules: 8,583 Arrested In 3 Months For Drunken Driving In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: It seems that Odisha Police is now on a new mission – ‘zero tolerance’ towards traffic violations especially drunken driving. Going by the figures, Odisha Police has arrested 8,583 persons for drunken driving during special drives launched across the State during the last three months since the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles Act […]