Youth jumps before moving train after recording video, blames ‘lover’

Cuttack: A youth committed suicide after recording a video and blaming his ‘lover’ for him taking the drastic step. After turning off the video, he allegedly jumped in front of moving train on the embankment of Taladana Canal near Matru Bhavan on Saturday afternoon. Maonj Swain was a resident of Niali area in Cuttack district. […]

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Woman journalist attacked in Esplanade Mall for shooting parking fee collection

Bhubaneswar: A woman journalist was allegedly assaulted by employees of the Esplanade Mall in Rasulgarh area under Saheed Nagar police station here. Police have registered a case in this regard and detained one person. The crew from the Argus News Web Channel comprising reporter Swati Jena and cameraman Pramod Mohapatra visited the Esplanade Mall to […]

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“Half Pant Babu”, “Nil” arrested for links with notorious drug smuggler Sk Raja

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of CID Odisha has arrested “Half Pant Babu” alias Basant Behera and “Nil” alias Niladri Das for their alleged links with notorious drug smuggler Sk Raja of Balasore, who was arrested in September this year. One Yamaha scotty, three mobiles and some incriminating documents were seized from their possession. […]

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604 minor rape cases reported in Odisha in six months

Bhubaneswar: Despite stringent laws and awareness campaigns, as many as 604 minor rape cases have been reported in Odisha in the first six months of this year, giving an indication of continuing atrocities against women in the State. In 2018, 1,430 cases of sexual assault against minor girls have been registered in the State. “Between […]

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Odisha Govt ‘compulsorily retires’ Deputy Excise Commissioner, RTO

Bhubaneswar: In a major step to clean up the Government departments, the Odisha Government has “compulsorily retired” a Deputy Commissioner of Excise and Regional Transport Officer (RTO) facing charges ranging from corruption to disproportionate assets. The Government gave premature retirement to Deputy Commissioner of Excise Dilip Kumar Nag and Dhenkanal RTO Basanta Kumar Behera. The […]

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13 Ganesh puja ‘Chanda’ seekers arrested in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A total of 13 persons have been arrested for forcibly collecting donation (chanda) for Ganesh puja celebrations in the State. According to a communiqué of State Police Headquarters, police have so far registered five cases in Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal, Sundergarh, Rayagada and arrested 13 persons for collecting donations. While Khandagiri police in Bhubaneswar has registered […]

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Kendrapara man booked for giving triple talaq to his wife over phone from Hyderabad

Kendrapara: A case of instant “triple talaq” was registered in Pattamundai in Kendrapara district after a man allegedly divorced his wife over phone and said “talaq” thrice. The matter came to light days after the Triple Talaq Bill passed by both houses of Parliament became a law after getting the President’s assent. The accused identified […]

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‘Cuttack serial killer was enjoying watching his victims die’

Cuttack: Commissionerate police on Monday arrested a serial killer who has committed three murders within 24 hours in Cuttack city last week, and also come out with some startling details about the accused, who has reportedly confessed to killing three men. Forensic reports claimed that all the murders executed in similar fashion. Police arrested Narayan […]

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POCSO court gives death to man for rape, murder of 12-year-old in Angul  

Angul: A Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court on Friday awarded death sentence to a man after convicting him for rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Angul on January 20. Srinibas Dehruy alias Anam raped the Class-VII girl and stoned her to death after kidnapping her near Lingarajodi nullah of Kangula […]

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Inter-State cyber criminal arrested in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Malkangiri police has arrested an inter-State cyber criminal for his alleged involvement in several cyber crime related cases in the State. A special team of the Cyber Cell led by Inspector SS Tripathy on Wednesday arrested Supravat Mohapatra (23) of Hiranyapada village under Satyabadi in Puri district. He was involved in at least six […]

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