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OTV impact: Helps pour in for Bolangir’s Septuagenarian woman living in termite mound-like hut
OTV impact: Helps pour in for Bolangir’s Septuagenarian woman living in termite mound-like hut

The local legislator and the administration, who had been in deep slumber till OTV carried a news showing the plight of Dukhadei, have now extended their helping hands to make the rest of her life comfortable. 

Ashish Kumar Nag and Jyoti Ranjan Thanapati
Village Erupts In Joy & Celebration After Getting Its First CRPF Jawans

This unassuming village of Jhulenbar under Patnagarh at Odisha’s Bolangir is basking in joy and celebrations.

Apsara Rani aka Anketa Maharana: Unknown facts about Apasara Rani

In barely three to four days, Apsara Rani of Odisha has turned an internet sensation. Reason, her promotion as an actress by none other than filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma who is launching her in his upcoming web film “Thriller” by the new name. In less than a week, Anketa was the most searched name on […]

Odisha: Six Of Family Found Dead Inside Home

Patnagarh: In a bizarre incident, six members of a family were found dead inside their house at Sanrapada under Patnagarh police limits in Bolangir district on Wednesday. Additional Superintendent of Police of Bolangir Manoranjan Pradhan informed that the body of a man along with his wife and four children were recovered from their house. Reason […]

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Suktel River Bridge In Bolangir Collapses, Two Labourers Killed

Bolangir: Two labourers engaged in the repair of a bridge over Suktel River in Patnagarh block of Bolangir district were killed after the structure collapsed today morning. Officials of district administration and local police have launched a rescue and search operation on the spot apprehending that some others might also be trapped inside the debris. […]

Have Lost Faith In Police & Govt: Wedding Gift Blast Survivor Reema Rani

Bolangir: On February 23, 2018, a bomb disguised in a gift parcel exploded inside the house of a newly-wed couple at Patnagarh in Bolangir district, killing the groom Soumyasekhar Sahoo and his grandmother, while bride Reema Rani sustained grievous injuries. Later, Crime Branch’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by Arun Bothra cracked the case and […]

Odisha Teacher's Husband Thrashes Students Inside Primary School

Bolangir: Despite stringent laws in place to make schools corporal punishment-free, incidents to the contrary continue to rise in Odisha. In one such incident, some class 1 students of Jalpali primary school in Patnagarh area of Bolangir were allegedly thrashed for not drawing a picture properly. The shocking part is that they were thrashed inside […]

Patnagarh sit-up case: BJD MLA Saroj Meher gets bail

Bolangir: BJD Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher who was arrested by police for allegedly forcing a Public Works Department (PwD) engineer to do sit-ups in public last month has been granted bail in connection with the incident. Hearing the case, a Special ADJ-II Court in Bhubaneswar granted conditional bail to the legislator on surety of Rs […]

JE sit-up case: Patnagarh BJD MLA shifted to Bhubaneswar for bail plea hearing

Bhubaneswar: A Special Judge in the Additional District and Session Court in Bhubaneswar will hear the bail plea of Patnagarh BJD MLA Saroj Meher today for which the latter was shifted from Patnagarh jail to Bhubaneswar at 3 am today amid tight security. Meher was arrested for forcing junior engineer Jaykant Sabar of the Public […]

Patnagarh MLA arrested by police in sit-up case

Bolangir: The district police today arrested BJD Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher following his detention for allegedly forcing a Public Works Department (PwD) engineer to do sit-ups. Later, he was produced before the Additional District Judge (ADJ) court. Earlier this morning, the legislator was detained by the police in Nuapada and brought to Bolangir for questioning. […]

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Protests erupt over police inaction against MLA who forced official to do sit-ups

Bolangir: Tension prevailed in front of the Bolangir Collector’s office today after members of the Bolangir District Tribal Welfare Association scuffled with police while trying to forcibly enter the collectorate demanding arrest of Patnagarh MLA Saroj Meher, who had forced the Public Works Department (PWD) junior engineer Jayakanta Sabar to do sit-ups. Earlier, the Tribal […]

Patnagarh child theft: ASI suspended for assaulting father of infant

Bolangir: The Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Patnagarh police station Anadi Matari was suspended by SP K.Siva Subramani today on charges of assaulting a man, whose new born boy was allegedly stolen from the Patnagarh hospital ward on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the ASI beat up the man in full public glare when he was protesting the […]

CRPF jawans bust Maoist camp in Patnagarh

Bolangir: A team of CRPF jawans busted a Maoist camp during a combing operation at Gandhamardhan hills of Patnagarh of Bolangir district on Sunday. Several articles including some diaries, uniforms, naxalite literature and other items used by red rebels have been seized. Sources said all the articles were stuffed in a box and hidden inside […]

Punjilal-Meher shifted to bolangir jail
Wedding gift blast accused Punjilal Meher shifted to Bolangir jail

Bolangir: The mastermind of the sensational Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, Punjilal Meher was shifted from Patnagarh sub-jail to Bolangir jail today. In order to avoid any untoward situation in the jail due to the activities of Meher, a decision has been taken as per the order of district additional judge, informed sources. Recently, there […]

Punjilal Meher
Wedding gift blast case: Crime Branch submits 76-page final chargesheet

Bolangir: After investigating the Patnagarh wedding gift blast case for almost 11 months, the Crime Branch of Odisha Police today submitted the final chargesheet before the Bolangir Additional District and Sessions Court. The Crime Branch submitted a 76-page final chargesheet against the prime accused Punjilal Meher after examining 76 witnesses in the Patnagarh wedding gift […]

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Patnagarh wedding gift blast mastermind Punjilal throws tantrums in jail

Patnagarh: The scenes at the Patnagarh Sub-jail turned ugly today after seven dacoits tried to escape from the prison. Soon after foiling their attempt, Superintendent of the jail informed that Punjilal Meher, the sole conspirer of the sensational Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, who is also lodged at the Patnagarh Sub-Jail today, instigated the seven […]

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Wedding Gift Blast: Crime Branch files 300-page chargesheet

Bolangir: The Crime Branch today filed a 300-page chargesheet against Punjilal Meher- the sole accused in the sensational wedding gift blast case at the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Court in Patnagarh. The chargesheet mentioned that Punjilal had hatched the conspiracy to settle his personal scores with Sanjukta- mother of deceased Soumyashekhar after she took over […]

Atul Kulkarni to star in movie based on Wedding Gift Blast case

Bollywood actor Atul Kulkarni, of the ‘Rang De Basanti’ fame, has been roped in to play the role of Crime Branch IG Arun Bothra in the upcoming Odia film ‘Patnagarh’ based on the real life wedding gift blast case. It will be Kulkarni's first Odia film.

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Wedding gift blast: Accused Punjilal Meher's bail plea rejected

Bolangir: Additional District and Sessions Court of Bolangir, on Friday, rejected the bail application of Punjilal Meher, the prime accused in Patnagarh wedding gift blast case in which two persons including newly-wed Soumya Sekhar Sahu was killed on February 23. The Court had yesterday reserved the verdict after completion of the hearing on Punjilal’s bail […]

Wedding gift blast: Bereaved newlywed Reema will stay with in-laws

Patnagarh: The lone survivor in the Patnagarh parcel bomb blast case Reema Sahu, who after being discharged from SCB Medical College and Hospital on April 12 was residing with her parents, has now moved into the house of her in-laws in Patnagarh. When OTV reached out to Reema to know about her condition, she said […]