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Tag: Phulbani

Bandh disrupts normal life in Kandhamal

Shops downed shutters and vehicular movement came to a grinding halt as the BJP and Congress, in a rare show of solidarity, observed a dawn-to-dusk bandh today in protest against the killing of six civilians at Krutamgada during an anti-Maoist operation

Inter-state dacoit injured in encounter

Phulbani: Inter-state dacoit Birendra Nayak sustained bullet injuries on his leg in a police encounter on Daringbadi-Gajalbadi road here on Saturday night. Acting on a tip off, a police team raided the Daringbadi-Gajalbadi area where Nayak and his two associates were allegedly hatching a plan to commit a crime in the area. When the police […]

Hunt on for two UTPs who escaped from jail

G Udayagiri: Police is on the hunt for two under-trial prisoners (UTPs), who escaped by jumping the boundary wall of G Udayagiri Sub Jail in Phulbani district on Tuesday evening. Sukuka Hansda, IIC of G Udayagiri Police Station said the two UTPs—Pankaj Digal of Upparadandi village under Phiringia police station limits and Suresh Naik of […]

Fire in SBI branch office, strong room safe

Several assets were reduced to ashes after fire hit the State Bank of India (SBI)’s Nuasahi Market branch office in Phulbani town on Sunday morning

Hunt on for UTP who escaped from Phulbani court

Phulbani: Police is on the hunt for an under-trial prisoner (UTP) who escaped from the sadar court on Wednesday. Talking to media persons on Thursday, IIC of Phulbani Town Police Station, Umakant Pradhan said police has received a complaint from the court sub-inspector (CSI) of Phulbani Sadar Court in which it has been mentioned that […]

Tribal murder: Court awards lifer to one, 3-year imprisonment to 31

Phulbani: The District Sessions Court on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to one person and three-year imprisonment to 31 in connection with the brutal murder of a tribal of Gadamaha village under Brahmanigan police station limits in April, 2010, suspecting him of practising sorcery. The court, in its verdict, awarded life imprisonment to prime accused Mathu […]

Intense cold wave sweeps Odisha, Phulbani reels at 2 deg

With most parts of Odisha coming under intense cold wave on Sunday with temperature dipping to below 10 degree Celsius in at 13 places, the local Met office has warned that the condition would prevail till next 72 hours

Five killed in lightning in Kandhamal

Phulbani: Five persons, including three women, were killed and seven others critically injured in three separate lightning incidents in three villages under in Kandhamal district, police said today. Three persons, including a woman, were killed and four sustained injuries at Raikhole when they were sitting in the verandah of a house and lightning struck it […]