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K’pada youth dies in Mumbai jail

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

An undertrial prisoner hailing from Chhanda village under the Marshaghai police limits in Kendrapada district died at the Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai on Thursday. The deceased Batakrushna Swain was arrested by the Mumbai police on March 12 for his alleged involvement in ganja peddling. After rejection of his bail plea...

Paddy seed crunch: Nuapada farmers worried

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | AJIT PANDA | NUAPADA | in Bhubaneswar

At the outset of the Kharif season, farmers of Nuapada district are desperate. A majority of them were not able to save paddy seed last year due to severe drought. They are now queuing up in front of the seed distributors to buy seeds. The cooperative society of Khariar which is...

Yoga Day: Plantation drive held in ITR

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | BALESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

The 4th International Yoga Day was observed at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur in a grand manner on Thursday. On the occasion, a yoga camp was organised in collaboration with Patanjali Yoga Committee, Baleswar where all employees of ITR participated and practiced various Yoga Asanas and Pranayams. The camp was organised...

Boy drowns in Bhargabi for sand lifting

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | BALANGA | in Bhubaneswar

The villagers of Haripur blocked the road demanding stopping of sand lifting from the nearby Bhargabi river after a 14-year-old boy, Jagan Patra, of the village drowned in the river on Thursday. Later, Bhagabatipur Revenue Inspector (RI) Ashutosh Sahoo on Friday lodged an FIR at the Balanga police station alleging...

Missing woman’s murder cracked in B’pur

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Berhampur | in Bhubaneswar

Police have cracked a case of murder of a missing woman on the Haladiapadar-Ralab Road under the Sadar police station. The body of the woman, identified as Sanju Behera (40), was found from a field on the outskirts of the village on June 19. Police have arrested the accused Tuna Dakua...

A’garh cop commits excesses on pregnant woman

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | ATHAGARH | in Bhubaneswar

In what can be termed as police highhandedness, a pregnant woman has alleged that Athagarh police station IIC Padarabinda Tripathy forced her and her husband to stand in 42-degree Celsius sun for hours, pushed them down and asked her to change contents in an FIR lodged by her two days...

Privatisation of education has become a scourge

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | MANAS JENA | in Bhubaneswar

Primary education is the foundation of life of all individuals and most important in the life of a nation. Developed countries in the world have invested a fair portion of their GDP in early education that resulted in their overall development of quality of life and growth. The ten most educated nations,...

2 Maoists held for killing ‘police informer’ in Malkangiri

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | MALAKANGIRI | in Bhubaneswar

The Kalimela police on Friday arrested two hardcore Maoists for their alleged involvement in the murder of Ganga Madkami on June 20 night in the district. The Red rebels had murdered Ganga, a resident of Sudhakanta village, under Telerai panchayat in the district, suspecting him to be a police informer....

INBRIEF

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | in Bhubaneswar

Man gets 10-yr RI for raping minor in K’mal Phulbani: The Phulbani POCSO Court on Friday sentenced one Suryakanta Nayak of Chanchedi village in Kandhamal district to undergo 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) for raping a minor. He was also directed to pay a fine of Rs2,000, in default, to undergo one...

Day of Yoga, Day of India, but…

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Romit Bagchi | in Dehradun

When I am writing this the International Day of Yoga is just a couple of days away. The well-oiled State machinery has been set into motion to make things spectacular by a mammoth turnout of the Yoga enthusiasts as the Prime Minister is coming to attend a commemorative programme in...

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