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Tag: Soro

Man dumps one-year-old daughter in Soro

Balasore: In another case of gender disparity, a man dumped his one-year-old daughter under a tree at Mendhagadia village under Soro block in Balasore block on Saturday evening. The man identified as Kailash Chandra Sahoo of Itua village was married to daughter of one Mayadhar Dey of Mendhagadia village. Kailash was staying with his in-laws […]

Defunct water projects mounts water crisis in Balasore

Soro: Even though the State government is spending crores of rupees for setting up water tanks at several places, people are still facing problems due to water crisis in Soro block of Balasore district. Several water supply projects have become defunct after a few days of its inauguration at a few places while some projects […]

ATM set on fire in Soro

Balasore: Unidentified miscreants have reportedly set an ATM of Bank of India on fire at Uttereswar market in Soro last night. As per sources, a police patrol team saw the ATM on fire and called the fire brigade unit, which doused the flames within minutes. Meanwhile, Inspector-in-Charge of Soro police station has initiated a probe. […]

12 minors rescued from Soro station

Balasore: Police today rescued 12 minor migrant labourers from Soro railway station in Balasore district while they were being transported to Hyderabad on Monday. As per sources, all the minors belong to Thakuramunda area of Mayurbhanj district. Police said they were all waiting to board a train at the Soro station in which they were […]

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Fire breaks out in multi-storeyed star hotel in Puri

Puri/Balasore: A major fire broke out at a multi-storeyed star hotel on VIP road in Puri late Monday night. However, no casualties were reported in the incident. Getting information, fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the flames. Though the exact cause of fire is still unclear, it is suspected that the mishap occurred […]

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Locals vent ire on police vehicle, detain it alleging negligence

Balasore: Tension erupted in Digibhanra village under Gopinathpur panchayat in Soro block of Balasore district after locals detained a police vehicle which had arrived to arrest two persons accused of looting ornaments from a woman here on Thursday. As per sources, two bike-borne miscreants intercepted one Rangabati Mallick in the village when she was on […]

Man arrested for torturing mentally challenged girl in Soro

Soro: A man was arrested on Monday for tying a mentally challenged minor girl with a rope and beating her up in Sajanpur village under Soro block of the district. The arrested person, identified as Bipin Sahoo along with some others tortured the minor girl, Rachana Lenka, for allegedly stealing firewood from the house of […]

Mentally challenged girl tied, beaten up for stealing firewood

Soro: The video of a mentally challenged minor girl being beaten up severely after being tied with a rope by a group of persons for allegedly stealing firewood at Sajanpur in Soro block of Balasore district has gone viral. Though no formal complaint has been lodged with police till now, the incident reportedly took place […]

Anganwadi centres in Soro lie in neglect

Soro: At a time when Odisha government is making tall claims of launching schemes for welfare of women and children in the State, condition of Anganwadi centres in Soro municipality belie the assurances and promises made by senior officials and ministers. Some Anganwadi centres are running in mud houses and lack even basic facilities such […]

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Farmer ends life over crop loss in Balasore

Soro: In yet another case of farmer death in the State, a sharecropper of Nuagaon village under Khaira block of Balasore district committed suicide allegedly due to crop loss. The deceased, identified as Gaurang Barik, was under severe mental stress due to his failure to repay loans that he had taken from banks and private […]

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Miscreants intoxicate elderly man, loot cash in train

Balasore: In yet another incident of robbery that has raised questions on the safety of railway commuters, unidentified miscreants intoxicated an elderly man and looted cash from him near Soro railway station of Balasore district on Saturday. The old man, Baikunth Gocchayat (55) has been identified to be a resident of Sirapur village in Soro. […]

Woman farmer attempts suicide in Soro over crop damage

Soro: Distressed over damages to crop due to pest attack, a woman farmer attempted suicide on Thursday night by consuming poison in Gojadihara village in Soro, Balasore district. The farmer, identified as Saraswati Patra, became critical after consuming poison and was admitted to the Soro Community Health Centre (CHC) by locals. She was in distress […]

Supporters of illegal liquor trader attack Excise staff outside Soro court

Soro: A staff of the Excise department was beaten up by supporters of an illegal liquor trader near the Soro court square in Balasore last evening. The Excise department staff, identified as Prabhas Mohanty was attacked by supporters of the liquor businessman who was arrested and taken to the Soro jail. The video footage available […]

One killed, 23 injured in separate road accidents in Odisha

Bolangir/Balasore: One person was killed and as many as 23 critically injured in two separate road accidents in Bolangir and Balasore districts on Tuesday night. In Bolangir district, a passenger bus named ‘Sriram’ rammed into a dumper truck on NH-57 near Puintala area of the district leaving eight persons injured. The bus was on its […]

Normalcy hit in Soro due to 12-hr bandh

Balasore: Normal life in Soro in the district is affected as Congress is observing a dawn-to-dusk bandh in the town over poor health services at the Community Health Centre (CHC). Residents of Soro are facing difficulties to purchase essential items due to the closure of shops whereas commuters are having a harrowing time because of […]

Youth injured in a murderous attack in Balasore

Balasore: A youth sustained grievous injuries after being attacked by a group of miscreants in Agapada village under Sabira Panchayat of the district here on Sunday. The injured, identified as Narendra Nayak of Agapada village was allegedly attacked with sharp weapons by four miscreants after a chase when he was walking on the village road. […]

City bus services commence in Balasore

Soro: Finance Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera flagged off city bus services in Balasore district today. Ten buses will run on five routes in the first phase of the service. While two buses will run from Balasore town to Mitrapur via Remuna Golei, two others will ply from Station Chhak to Gandhi Smruti Bhawan via Phuladi. Similarly, two […]

Man's throat slit in front of wife

Soro: A man was murdered by slitting his throat in front of his wife at Kianalia village under Mangalpur police limits in Balasore on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Gobind Singh, a resident of the village. As per reports, Singh was returning from a nearby market with his wife when some miscreants attacked him […]

Newborn girl found abandoned in temple

Balasore: A new born girl was found abandoned from a temple near Gopinathpur Chhak under Soro police limits of the district here on Sunday. According to sources, the girl was found wrapped in a blanket inside a bag, which was placed inside the temple. On hearing the cries, few locals spotted the bag and rescued […]

One-side love: Man attacks girl with blade

Balasore: In a case of one-sided love, a girl sustained serious injuries after a man allegedly attacked her with a blade for refusing his marriage proposal in Soro of Balasore district here on Wednesday. According to sources, the incident occurred near Ashram Chhak in Soro when the girl was intercepted by the accused, Sheikh Zakir, […]

Road Mishap: 2 killed in Pipili; narrow escape for 35 passengers in Soro

Puri/Balasore: In two separate road mishaps today, two people were killed near Pipili in Puri district while at least thirty five passengers had a narrow escape when the bus they were travelling in rammed into the parapet of a bridge near Soro in Balasore district. A Bolero, which was on the way to Puri from […]

2 tribal girls raped in Balasore; one hospitalised

Balasore: Two tribal girls were allegedly raped by a person near Debgiri forests under Soro police limits in the district on Thursday. Following the incident, one of the victims attempted suicide and was hospitalised. The incident came to light only after the victims lodged a complaint with Soro police. As per reports, the accused Sashadhar […]

Man attacks girl in one-sided love affair

Balasore: In a case of one-sided love, a man allegedly tried to slit a girl’s throat after she turned down his proposal at Tantei village under Soro block of Balasore district. The incident took place on Monday night after the accused, Parsuram Biswal, stated to have developed one-sided love for the girl, barged into her […]

Two separate mishaps in Nayagarh, Balasore leave 3 dead

Nayagarh/Balasore: Three persons were killed and seven others critically injured in two separate road accidents in Nayagarh and Balasore districts today. Two persons were killed and three others sustained grievous  injuries when driver of a car, they were travelling in, lost control and rammed into a roadside tree on NH-17 near Nuagaon in Nayagarh district. […]

3 dead as ambulance crashes into truck in Balasore

Soro: Three persons were killed and three others injured as an ambulance hit a truck on National Highway-5 at Dahisada near Soro in Balasore district today. The ambulance was on its way from Kolkata to Cuttack when it lost its balance and crashed into a truck coming from the opposite side of the road. Talking […]

1 killed as truck rams into tourist bus

Soro: A 70-year-old man died and two others were critically injured after the tourist bus they were travelling in was hit by a truck on NH 5 near Maitapur Mahantipokhari under Semulia police limits in Balasore district late on Friday night. The deceased was identified as LN Naidu. According to reports, the truck rammed into […]

3 killed, five injured in separate road mishaps

Soro/Berhampur: At least three persons were killed and five injured in two separate road accidents in Balasore and Ganjam districts last night. According to sources, a person was killed and five injured when a private bus dashed against a truck near Nayak Bandha Chhak at Soro in Balsore district late last night. Five persons were […]

Seven girl students fall ill after eating food in college

Soro: At least seven girl students of a private science college at Badakhuri near here in Balasore district were taken ill after taking food last night. The students were later admitted to the Soro hospital. According to sources, the students of the Radhanath +2 Science Residential College complained of vomiting and dizziness after eating rice […]

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Man loses leg while trying to save mobile phone

Soro: In a bid to save his mobile phone from falling, a man lost his left leg. He fell off a train near Sabira railway station under Soro block in Balasore district. Standing beside the train compartment door during his journey to Bahanaga from Bhadrak on Thursday, the injured man, Dheera Sundar Sahu of Paikasta area […]

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Elephant count begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: An elephant counting exercise has begun on Tuesday in Similipal, Kuldiha and Soro to estimate the number of pachyderms in the sanctuaries. The process is likely to continue till May 13. The forest officials are using both line-transect and dung count methods to ascertain the exact numbers of elephants. The forest department has constituted […]

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Man thrashed for stealing baby in Soro

Soro: A man was thrashed by locals today near Bahanaga railway gate in Soro after being suspected of stealing a newborn baby. However, she was found to be dead. The locals grew suspicious about the man, identified as Biju Naik of Patharapentha village under Bahanaga block, seeing him with the baby near the railway gate. […]

Man killed in truck-bike collision in Balasore

Soro: A person was killed when the bike he was riding on collided with a truck near Betada Bazaar under Basudevpur police station in Balasore district this morning. The deceased has been identified as Sanatan Behera. The incident occurred when Sanatan was returning to his village Nairatapur after finishing his work at Jamujhadi. A speedy […]

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Woman killed by in-laws for dowry in Balasore

Balasore: In a shocking incident, a woman was allegedly killed by her husband and in-laws for dowry in Tundapada village under Soro block of the district here on Thursday. As per reports, the deceased, identified as Manini, was being tortured by her in-laws since her marriage to one Laxmidhar Nath. She was admitted to the […]

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Miscreants loot cash, valuables from house in Soro

Soro: Unidentified miscreants looted cash and ornaments worth lakhs of rupees from the house of one Abhaya Kumar Mohapatra near Uttareswar market in Soro block of Balasore district today. As per the complaint, the robbery happened when Abhaya and his family members had gone to Puri. The miscreants entered their house by breaking open the […]

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Minor boy dies in road mishap; father, brother hurt

Soro: In a tragic incident, a minor boy died today and two others including the deceased’s father were critically injured in a road mishap near Balanga Chhak under Soro block in Balasore district this morning. The mishap victim, identified as Arun and son of Arada resident Chakradhara Jena, died on the spot whereas Chakradhara and […]

Teachers boycott HSC paper evaluation midway in Soro
Teachers boycott HSC paper evaluation midway in Soro

Balasore: Evaluation of matriculation examination papers has stalled midway at Satyananda High School in Soro here due to the discontentment of the teachers. The teachers are staging a dharna in front of the school with their six-point charter of demands including hike in allowance for checking the papers. They have decided not to check the […]

30 houses gutted as fire breaks out in Soro

Soro: As many as 30 houses of 13 families gutted after a major fire broke out at Adibasi sahi in Badasahi village under Oupada block here late on Saturday night. According to sources, a woman was also injured in the fire mishap. Being informed about the incident, fire tenders from Nilagiri and Khaira rushed the […]

1 killed, 15 injured as bus hits dumper in Soro

Soro: In a tragic incident, one person was killed and 15 others sustained injuries after a private bus in which they were travelling lost control and hit a stone-laden dumper on National Highway-5 at Khantapada in Balasore district late on Friday night. According to sources, the incident took place around 2.30 am while the bus […]

Family denied cremation of AIDS patient in village cremation ground

Soro: In a shocking incident, the family members were forced to cremate a member, who died of AIDS, in front of their house at Tentei village under Soro police limits in Balasore district on late Friday evening as the villagers did not allow them to cremate at the village cremation ground. Reports said Nabaghana Mallick, […]

2 killed, 5 injured in trailer-SUV accident in Soro

Soro: In a tragic incident, two persons were killed and five others including a one-year-old baby sustained critical injuries after a speeding trailer hit a Scorpio vehicle in which they were travelling near an over bridge at Jamujhadi in Simulia late on Friday night. While one deceased has been identified as Ratnamani, the identity of […]