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Odisha: Panchayat Samiti Vice-Chairman Held For Manhandling Assistant Engineer In Bolangir

Bolangir: Police on Wednesday arrested vice-chairman of Punitala panchayat samiti Santosh Gurandi for allegedly manhandling to an assistant engineer in the district. Gurandi who had allegedly been terrorising block staffers many times had allegedly manhandled engineer Narendra Kumar Naik recently. Naik lodged a complaint with police in this regard. Similarly, Puintala Block Development Officer (BDO) […]

Secure Phone Number For Informants Helps Odisha Police Foil Smuggling Bid

Bolangir: Two persons were arrested and a large cache of cough syrup being smuggled from Bhubaneswar was seized by Bolangir Police following a valuable piece of tip-off. Bolangir Police was able to intercept the illegal consignment based on a tip-off received through a mobile number that had been released by Bolangir SP to receive information […]

Five Injured In Clash Between Two Neighbouring Families In Odisha

Bolangir: At least five persons sustained injuries after a clash broke out between two neighbouring families at Mahimunda village under Puintala Police limits of the district last night. As per reports, a long-standing disagreement between the families of Mukteswar Gadtiya and Samaru Pradhan of the village intensified into a quarrel late night on Tuesday when […]

OTV Impact: Official Suspended Over Charges Of Demanding Bribe

Bolangir: A Village Agricultural Worker (VAW) of Puintala block of Bolangir district was suspended by the collector after a video purportedly showing the VAW demanding bribe went viral. The news was first telecast on OTV this morning. Making a mockery of Odisha government’s 5T policy, the accused VAW of Puintala, Subhendu Kumar Behera was seen […]

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Four Arrested For Murdering Youth Over Hanuman Coin In Bolangir

Bolangir: Police today arrested four persons including the prime accused in connection with the murder of one Srikant Nanda on August 8. The accused allegedly kidnapped and murdered Srikant over a Hanuman coin, informed police. Addressing a press conference, Puintala Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Srimant Barik said that Srikant was abducted by one Suresh […]

Teacher misbehaves with Divyang girl in school; CWC begins probe

Bolangir: A divyang girl student was allegedly misbehaved with by her teacher during school hours at Chhatamakhana village under Puintala block of Bolangir district today. As per reports, the girl student studying in Class VIII alleged that her Science teacher behaved inappropriately with her during the class. After a complaint in this regard was made […]

Villagers stage hunger strike demanding relocation of booze shop

Bolangir: Opposing establishment of a country liquor shop in Bubel village under Puintala block of Bolangir district, hundreds of residents of the area on Monday staged hunger strike. They allege the wine shop is having adverse effect on school going children and creates family issues. Therefore, they have been demanding relocation of the shop. Despite […]

Panchayat polls: BJP makes inroads into BJD bastion

Bhubaneswar: The outcome of the first phase Panchayat polls in Odisha the unofficial results of which was declared yesterday, has become more disconcerting for the ruling BJD as the BJP, its erstwhile ally, has made inroads into its bastion. As per the unofficial results, out of the four Zilla Parishad seats in Narasinghpur block in […]

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1 woman killed, 2 more injured in cracker factory blast in Bolangir

One woman was killed and two others injured while making crackers at Bhalera village under Puintala block of the district today

Crackers factory blast in Bolangir

Bolangir: In a shocking incident, a labourer was killed and four others injured critically in an explosion while they were making fire crackers at Bhaler village under Puintala block in Bolangir district today. The injured labourers are undergoing treatament at district headquarters hospital.