Orissa HC grants anticipatory bail to BJP’s Satyabadi nominee Om Prakash

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court (HC) on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to BJP MLA candidate from Satyabadi, Om Prakash Mishra in connection with the alleged vandalisation of EVM at a polling booth in Puri district during the third phase polls on April 23. Mishra had moved the HC seeking anticipatory bail after Puri police issued […]

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Villagers thrash Telangana cops in Odisha’s Ganjam

Ganjam: Villagers of Rengali under Patapur police limits in Ganjam district allegedly thrashed police officials of Telangana suspecting them to be fake police officials. The police personnel were in civil uniform when the villagers attacked them and also damaged their two vehicles, said sources. They had come to the village for a probe in connection […]

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Spurious liquor claims four lives in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: At least four people died allegedly after drinking spurious liquor at in two villages in Tihidi area in Bhadrak district late on Monday night. Liquor sale was banned since Saturday evening in Bhadrak in view of elections on Monday. The deceased were identified as Sadhu Charan Nayak of Nimaisahi, Sarbeswar Das and Rama Chandra […]

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On eve of 3rd phase polls, BJD MLA candidate Pradeep Maharathy arrested

Puri: On the eve of third phase polling, BJD’s MLA candidate from Pipili Assembly constituency Pradeep Maharathy was arrested for allegedly assaulting polling party officials, including a Magistrate at his farmhouse at Hunkeipur under Pipili police station late on Sunday night. He was initially detained by Pipili police for interrogation in connection with the attack […]

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CM Naveen visits Anant in Capital Hospital ICU

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Jal (BJD) president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday visited Capital Hospital here to enquire about the health condition of Bhubaneswar-Central MLA candidate Anant Narayan Jena who sustained serious injuries following a bomb attack on him Sunday night. Jena is admitted in the Capital Hospital ICU following yesterday’s bomb attack on […]

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Maoists blow up polling party vehicles in Kandhamal, no casualty reported

Kandhamal: Maoists reportedly blew up two vehicles carrying polling party personnel at Mungunipadar under Sundarbandh panchayat in Phulbani district on Wednesday. According to sources, the red rebels stopped the two vehicles near Mungunipadar and asked the polling party personnel to come out of the vehicles. Later, the ultras blew up the two vehicles using explosives. […]

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Ex-CMC corporator Ranjita Biswal again arrested

Cuttack: Former Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) corporator and former BJD leader Ranjita Biswal was arrested once again today. Three guns and live bullets were seized from her possession. Chauliaganj police nabbed Biswal on charges of indulging in illegal arms trade. Further investigation is on in the case. Ranjita was arrested earlier in connection with her […]

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Landmine weighing 50 kg recovered in Gajapati

Gajapati: Barely 48-hours before the first phase of polling in Odisha’s four Lok Sabha seats and 28 Assembly constituencies on April 11, security forces on Tuesday recovered two landmines weighing 50 kg planted beneath a culvert on Adava-Paniganda route under Adava police station in Gajapati district, informed Gajapati SP Sara Sharma. Acting on a specific tipoff, […]

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Bike-borne duo snatches Rs 3 lakh from senior citizen

Khurda: A bike-borne duo snatched a bag containing Rs 3 lakh from a retired Government official near Totapada under the Town police station on Wednesday. The victim Ramakanta Rath has lodged a complaint with the Town Model Police. He was returning home in Kalupada in his motorcycle after withdrawing the cash from the SBI, Khurda […]

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