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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News channel crew attacked in Patkura

Kendrapara: In a shocking incident, a group of ruling BJD workers on Friday allegedly attacked a crew of Argus – a leading web news channel – on Friday while they covering and shooting the cash distribution of cash to voters at Karilopatna village under Garadpur block in Patkura Assembly constituency in Kendrapara district. The deplorable […]

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40 best performing cops felicitated in Odisha

Cuttack: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma on Thursday felicitated 40 best performing investigating officers, including two IPS officers and nine women police personnel of different districts, whose good investigations led to enhancement of convictions. The CID Crime Branch, as the nodal agency of crime investigation has taken many proactive steps for enhancement of […]

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Three members of family hacked to death near police outpost in Puri

Puri: Throwing an open challenge to Puri police, miscreants on Sunday hacked three members of a family to death near a police outpost near Pattnaikiya Chhak under Satyabadi police station in Puri district. The deceased were identified as Krushna Behera, Panchu Behera and Purna Behera. As per reports, the miscreants hacked the trio with sharp […]

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MM Das Commission submits 7th interim report on chit fund to Govt

Bhubaneswar: The MM Das Commission, probing into the multi thousand-crore chit fund scam in Odisha, submitted its seventh interim report to the State Government on Friday. Sources said the Commission’s Secretary submitted the 16,957 pages report to the Home Home Department. The report provides all details of the identified small investors so that State Government, […]

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