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Tag: Sonepur

Petrol Loot!
Petrol Tanker Overturns; People Scramble To Collect Spilled Oil

These are the images of an oil tanker which overturned in Odisha. The mishap took place in wee hours of Saturday (November 13) in Sonepur district. People from nearby villages rushed to the spot to collect petrol in jars and bottles.

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After Man Dies Of Covid-19, Wife Attempts To Kill Self In Odisha

Sonepur: In a tragic incident, wife of a 26-year-old man from Rugudipali village in the district reportedly attempted suicide after her husband died of Covid-19 on Friday. The woman has…

holi tragedy
Holi Tragedy: 5 Killed In Road Mishaps, 2 Drown In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Holi celebrations turned tragic for some people in Odisha on Monday with deaths of two persons including a minor in drowning while four others were killed in separate road mishaps. The drowning cases were reported from Sonepur and Keonjhar district while the road accidents that claimed four lives took place in Dhenkanal and Sambalpur […]

Odisha: Police Solves Rs 21 lakh Armed Dacoity Case At Sonepur, Arrests Five

Sonepur: The Sonepur police on Tuesday arrested five persons in connection with last week’s sensational dacoity case where miscreants snatched away Rs 21 lakh cash from an ATM Officer (ATMO) at Bhagalpur square under Birmaharajpur Police limits in the district on March 17 after holding him at gun point . The accused have been identified […]

35-Year-Old Contractor In Odisha's Sonepur Attempts Self-Immolation In Police Station
35-Year-Old Contractor In Odisha's Sonepur Attempts Self-Immolation In Police Station

Sonepur: A 35-year-old contractor allegedly attempted to end his life by setting himself on fire inside the Binika police station on Friday. Sources said the attempt on life by the contractor was over alleged non-payment of dues towards a road construction work which he undertook around 10 years ago at Jharbahali village under Ulunda block […]

Revenue Supervisor, Retired RI Arrested For Taking Rs 10,000 Bribe
Revenue Supervisor, Retired RI Arrested For Taking Rs 10,000 Bribe

Sonepur: A retired revenue inspector (RI) and a revenue supervisor were arrested by the Vigilance sleuths on charges of taking Rs 10,000 bribe from a person in Sonepur district. The accused duo has been identified as Nagendra Mahakud, revenue supervisor of Birmaharajpur tehsil and Babaji Charan Sahu, former RI of Subalaya. According to sources, the […]

Odisha: 6-YO Boy, Father Die As Boat Turns Turtle In Mahanadi

Sonepur: A pall of gloom descended on Sonepur on Friday after two persons were killed when their boat capsized in Mahanadi River. The deceased have been identified as Suleman Khan (48) and his six-year-old son Azlan Khan of Binika. The mishap occurred when both of them along with several others from Sonepur were returning from […]

Jumbo rampage in Odisha villages

Balasore/Sonepur/Sundergarh: Herd of elephants has wreaked havoc after sneaking into human habitation in search of food, damaging several houses and standing and harvesting crops at different places of Odisha on Wednesday night. Three elephants went rampage at several villages in Kuldiha sanctuary area in Nilagiri of Balasore district. The pachyderms destroyed huge quantities of paddy […]

Jumbo menace
Odisha: Elephant Herd Wreaks Havoc, Sleepless Villagers Allege Official Apathy

Sonepur: Villagers in Binika block who are spending sleepless nights as a herd of 60 elephants continues to terrorise the area for the last 15 days, alleged apathy of forest officials towards their plight. They have now demanded compensation from the department for the losses they have suffered due to the wild menace. According to […]

Sonepur: Herd Of 60 Elephants Wreaks Havoc, Locals In Panic

Sonepur: A herd of 60 wild elephants have been creating havoc in Binika area of Sonepur district reportedly since the last two weeks causing damage to property and destroying standing paddy crops in several acres of land. Locals said that due to the fear of the jumbos, they were forced to sleep on the terraces […]

Elephants Wreak Havoc In Sundargarh, Sonepur

Bonai/Binika: A herd of wild elephants created havoc in Bonai area under Jarada forest range in Sundargarh district on Sunday. The animals have caused enormous damages to the standing crops at Lachhada, Kundeidiha, Tankasahi, Balia areas in the district. Locals said that the herd has stayed at Barghat forest area and sneaked into the human […]

Odisha: After Delivery Boy, Farmer Gets Notice For Rs 10 Cr. GST Evasion

Sonepur: Naveen Bag, a farmer in Sonepur district got the biggest shock of his life recently. The farmer, who ekes out a living by toiling in his one acre agricultural land, recently received a notice for alleged Goods and Services Tax (GST) evasion to the tune of a whopping Rs 10 crore. Naveen felt the […]

Vigilance Nabs Tehsildar While Accepting Bribe In Odisha's Sonepur

Sonepur: A Tehsildar was arrested by the vigilance sleuths on charges of accepting bribe of Rs 20,000 from a person at his official residence at Tarabha in Sonepur district on Monday night. Tarabha Tehsildar Subrat Kumar Behera, who was also in-charge of Tarabha sub-registrar, demanded illegal monetary gratification from one Kanhu charan Das of Ghatakaintara […]

Minor Electrocuted To Death By Live Wire Laid To Hunt Wild Boars, Locals Blame Forest Division

Sonepur: A minor boy died while his uncle suffered critical injuries after being electrocuted by a live wire laid on the roadside to hunt wild boars near Silati village under Binika Police limits in Sonepur district. The deceased Trilochan Sathua is a 17-year-old from Salepali village under Bheden block in Bargarh district. His uncle, Manoj […]

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Mercury Continues To Dip In Odisha, Sonepur Coldest At 9.2 Degrees

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of Odisha saw a dip in mercury with at least five places in the state recording below 11 degrees Celsius. Sonepur was the coldest in the State recording its lowest night temperature of 9.2 degree Celsius, the regional centre of the India Meteorological Department informed Tuesday. As per the weather department, the […]

Sonepur Shivers At 9.6°C, Mercury Slips Below 15 Deg At 11 Places

Bhubaneswar: With the onset of winter, minimum temperature continued to plummet in Odisha as 11 places in the State recorded temperature below 15 degree Celsius for the second consecutive day on Sunday. The minimum temperature fell below 10 degree Celsius to 9.6 degree Celsius in Sonepur, making it coldest town in the State, informed the […]

Mercury Dips In Odisha; Sonepur Coldest At 11.8 Degree C

Bhubaneswar: As per the earlier forecast of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), many places in Odisha witnessed a dip in the mercury with Sonepur emerging the coldest with temperature falling below 15 degree Celsius. The district recorded 11.8 degree Celsius while Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded 20.6 and 19 degree Celsius respectively. Temperature in five other […]

Elephant tramples man
Elephant Tramples Man To Death In Odisha's Sonepur

Sonepur: Tension gripped Hatipahula village under Ulunda Range in the district after a man was trampled to death by a wild elephant on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as one Ugrasena Bhoi. According to reports, a herd of around 40 elephants entered the village late last night and wreaked havoc by destroying paddy crops. […]

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2 Killed, 2 Injured In Separate Road Mishaps In Odisha

Sonepur/Angul: Two persons were killed while two others reportedly sustained critical injuries in separate road mishaps in Odisha on Wednesday morning. As per reports, a youth died while his driver was critically injured after the car they were travelling in hit a cable laying machine, parked on the roadside on NH-57 near Arjunpur forest in […]

Odisha: LPG Cylinder Explodes At Tea Stall In Sonepur

Sonepur: A fire broke out at a tea stall near Sub-Collector chhak in Birmaharajpur area of Sonepur district late last night. According to sources, a fire broke out at the tea shop owned by one Pitambar Thanapati of Champamal village late in the night and the flame subsequently engulfed a gas cylinder triggering a loud […]

'Triple Murder In Binika': Couple, Son Found Dead At Home

Sonepur: Three persons including a couple and their son were found dead with grievous injury marks on their bodies in Silati Village under Binika PS limits of Sonepur on Thursday morning. As per reports, a man and his wife along with their 25-year-old son were found dead at their home in Silati village. While the […]

3 Killed, 12 Injured In Two Separate Road Mishaps In Odisha

Sonepur/Kalahandi: At least three persons died while 13 others including women sustained injuries in two separate road mishaps in Sonepur and Kalahandi district Friday night. According to sources, Tejraj Bag and Uttam Dangria of Khemalaya village under Ulunda police limits of Sonepur district were killed after the pickup van in which they were travelling along […]

Odisha Teachers Receive Applause For Their Unique Style Of Tutorial

Sonepur: Teaching could be a challenging job, but, two teachers of Binika block under Sonepur district have carved a niche for themselves in introducing unique styles in imparting lessons to students. Their initiative has been appreciated by students and others. As per reports, one Dhanwantari Narayan Bisi of Arigaon School in Binika block uses certain […]

Sonepur Elephant Poaching Case: Two More Accused Arrested, Tusks Recovered

Sonepur: Forest department officials on Saturday arrested two more persons for their alleged involvement in the 2019 elephant poaching case in Sonepur. The accused have been identified as Suresh Karna and Kalia Karna of Meghanand village in the district. Moreover, two tusks weighing nearly 3 kg have also been recovered from their possession. According to […]

Bizarre! Auto Rickshaw Driver In Odisha 'Fined For Not Wearing Helmet'

Sonepur: Bizarre as it may sound, but an auto driver was fined in Sonepur for not wearing a helmet. As per reports, one Ram Banchhor of Nilabandhapara in Bargarh, who owns an auto rickshaw bearing registration number of OR-17H-5743 was fined Rs 6,000 by Sonepur RTO for not wearing a helmet and using mobile phone […]

Viral Video: Odisha School Teacher Suspended For Talking Over Phone In Class!

Sonepur: A teacher of Tebhapadar Upper Primary School here has landed himself in trouble after a video purportedly showing him talking over mobile phone during class hours went viral on social media. Hours after the news was telecast, Block Education Officer (BEO) of Birmaharajpur suspended the accused teacher Muralidhar Sahu. Surprisingly, the concerned UP school […]

Ganja Peddler Nabbed After Car Overturns In Odisha

Sonepur: The Excise department officials on Thursday managed to nab a ganja smuggler in Binika area after the car in which he was travelling skidded-off road and plunged into a canal. Earlier, a team led by excise superintendent Samuel Hika tried to intercept the car after getting information that ganja (dry cannabis) was being illegally […]

Age Doesn't Matter! Septuagenarian Ties Knot In Odisha

Sonepur: Someone has rightly said that marriages are made in heaven and worked out on earth. Proving this adage, a 75-year-old man from Arda Village under Tarabha block of Sonepur district walked down the aisle with a woman (Mili-Name Changed) almost less than half his age. As per reports, one Debarchana Mendali, aged 75 years […]

Odisha Farmer Sets Crop On Fire

Sonepur: Dejected over extensive losses, a farmer of Chulimal village in Binika area of Sonepur district set his crop on fire on Wednesday. The farmer Mahadev Bhoi took the extreme step after crops were damaged due to lack of irrigation. As per reports, Bhoi had opted for lift irrigation because of lack of rainfall in […]

Group Clash During Ganesh Idol Immersion Ceremony Leaves 15 Injured In Sonepur

Sonepur: As many as 15 persons, including women and children were injured in a group clash that erupted during Ganesh idol immersion ceremony at Tikiripada village under Birmaharajpur police limits of the district on Wednesday. A minor verbal exchange between some youths of Tikiripada village and members of Jyoti Youth Club of Gandhipada village turned […]

Heavy Rain Batters Sonepur; Triggers Flood-Like Situation

Sonepur: With the intensification of a low pressure area over Bay of Bengal, incessant and heavy rainfall lashed many parts of Odisha including Sonepur where excess rainwater has triggered a flood-like situation on Wednesday. Several areas in Birmaharajpur, Ulunda and Sonepur blocks of the district have been marooned by floodwater hitting normal life. Vehicular communication […]

‘Repeated’ Loot From Odisha Temple Raises Concerns

Sonepur: Unidentified miscreants reportedly looted valuables worth lakhs from Maa Sureswari temple in Sonepur town of Subarnapur district late last night. Sources said robbers entered the temple by breaking open the lock of the entrance door and decamped with cash and gold jewellery kept in the donation box of the temple. The matter came to […]

Irate Odisha villagers plant paddy saplings on kutcha road

Sonepur: Angered over lack of proper roads, the villagers of Tileimal under Binika block in Sonepur district protested in a novel way today by planting paddy saplings on the kutcha approach road connecting the village. As per reports, Tileimal is located just four kilometres away from the main road and apart from connecting Tileimal; the […]

4 Days After Flood Water Receded, Affected Odisha Villagers Await Govt Aid

Sonepur: Heavy rain and subsequent flooding in river Nibruti that damaged the houses and destroyed crops in Narda village under Tarbha Tehsil of Sonepur district have thrown life out of gear for the villagers. However, no help has reached these villagers even though it has been four days since water receded. Losing all hope villagers […]

Overall flood situation improving in Odisha; 5 gates of Hirakud dam open

Bhubaneswar: There has been a substantial improvement in the overall flood situation in several parts of Odisha even though cooked food is being provided to over 22,000 people in Bolangir and Sonepur districts through free kitchens. The water level of major rivers is also on a receding trend, informed deputy relief commissioner, Prabhat Mohapatra. Three […]

Theft Accused Gives Cops A Slip During 'Tea Break'!

Sonepur: A youth arrested by Deogaon police on charges of stealing electric wires, escaped from the custody while he was being taken from Gunderpur village to Guruthu Bharasagar in the district on Saturday. A four-member team led by Deogaon IIC Lokanath Bhoi were reportedly taking the accused in police van to Deogaon via Subarnapur road. […]

1 killed, 11 injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Sonepur/Balsore: One person was killed while 11 others sustained injuries in separate road mishaps in Sonepur and Balasore districts today. In Sonepur, one person was killed while another person sustained critical  injuries after the two-wheeler they were riding collided with a car on the bridge over Anga river near Binika. The deceased has been identified […]

Over 50 affected as Cholera outbreak hits villages in Sonepur & Brahmagiri

Sonepur: More than 50 people have been taken ill following outbreak of Cholera at different villages in Sonepur and cyclone Fani-hit Brahmagiri of Puri district. According to sources, dozens of people complained of stomach pain and later showed symptoms of vomiting and dysentery at Janmura village in Sonepur district on Wednesday. At least 23 of […]

3 including woman killed in road mishap in Sonepur

Sonepur: Three persons including a woman lost their lives following a head-on collision between a motorcycle and a car near S.Patrapali area on Sonepur-Sambalpur road last evening. The deceased woman, identified as Suru Bhaena of Nadanmal village in Sonepur was returning home along with her 4-day-old baby in a car from Sambalpur when her vehicle […]

Odisha reels under intense heat wave; water scarcity hits Sonepur

Bhubaneswar: Normal life across Odisha, particularly in western districts, has been adversely affected following an intense heat wave condition, which is prevailing for the last one week. As many as 15 places of the State recorded temperature over 40 degree Celsius on Saturday. Mercury rose to 45 degree Celsius in Titlagarh followed by Bolangir and […]