Odisha: CBI arrests Paradip Port official, three others in Rs 25 lakh bribery case

Bhubaneswar, August 5: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested Paradip Port Trust’s Chief Mechanical Engineer Saroj Kumar Das and three others, including a senior executive of a stevedoring company in connection with an alleged bribery case. Das was accused of taking Rs 25 lakh bribe from Cuttack-based Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL), a […]

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Puri police initiates process to confiscate drug peddler Anirudh Jaisingh’s Rs 1 crore assets

Puri, April 28: Nearly a month after Puri police moved a competent authority under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act to confiscate assets worth over Rs 1 crore of brown sugar smuggler Anirudh Jaisingh alias Anu, the latter on Wednesday night passed an order for forfeiture of ill-gotten properties. This is the first […]

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Zero tolerance against children’s safety a dream only in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, March 28: Be it the tall claims of the State Government or people-friendly assurance of Odisha Police to protect children from all odds, all these have remained in words only with hundreds of examples substantiating the assertion. In the last incident, a five-year-old rape survivor, has not only been deprived of getting justice but […]

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Odisha: Cameraman Manas Swain’s murder case handed over to Crime Branch

Bhubaneswar, March 23: The kidnapping and murder case of 28-year-old web channel cameraman Manas Ranjan Swain was on Wednesday handed over to the Crime Branch (CB) of Odisha Police in view of the ‘gravity’ of the matter. “DGP, Odisha has ordered for taking up of investigation of Chandbali PS Case No. 63 dated 14.02.2022 of […]

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Puri Jagannath Temple servitor shot dead

Puri, March 16: Shree Jagannath Temple servitor Krushna Chandra Pratihari, who along with five others, were recently acquitted in the sensational murder of former BJD councillor and servitor Taluchha Bhagaban Mohapatra aka Guna Singhari in August 2012, was shot dead on Wednesday morning in Barabati area. Pratihari, a former member of the Jagannath Temple Managing […]

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Odisha: Liquor, contraband worth Rs 3 crore seized in excise raids

Cuttack, February 6: During the ongoing enforcement drive to curb manufacture, sale and distribution of illicit liquor in view of three-tier Panchayat elections, the State Excise Department has seized a huge amount of illegal excise liquor and other materials worth Rs 3 crore during the last one week from January 30 to February 5, said […]

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STF seizes two leopard hides, arrests 2 poachers in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj

Bhubaneswar, January 6: Two persons from near SCB Junior College at Ragdha under Betnoti Police limits of Mayurbhanj district on charges of poaching. Two leopard skins were also seized from their possession, informed the Special Task Force (STF) of the State Crime Branch on Thursday. The accused were identified as Prasanta Kumar Mohanty of Kuamara […]

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Odisha STF recovers live pangolin; Wildlife smuggler arrested

Bhubaneswar, January 4: The Special Task Force (STF) of the State Crime Branch on Tuesday recovered a live pangolin and arrested a wildlife smuggler following a raid near Khansumen Devi temple in Negipalli on Bargarh-Bheden Road under Bheden police station in Bargarh district. The smuggler has been identified as Jagat Thela, a resident of Negipalli […]

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CM inaugurates 14 Cybercrime & three upgraded police stations

Bhubaneswar, December 29: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday inaugurated 14 Police Stations that will investigate cybercrime and economic offences in the State. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that his government is committed to providing the people of Odisha with modern policing system with a well-trained police force to counter technology based […]

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