In a shocking incident, two groups fought over liquor consumption leaving three persons critical in a hotel in Mahidharpur village under Athagarh sub-division in Cuttack district today. The incident spread chaos in the area for quite some time.
In yet another incident of crime against women in the city, an ASHA worker sustained critical injuries in Dhenkanal district today after being attacked by a miscreant. The incident raised serious concern among the residents in the district which witnessed a brutal rape case at Balikuma village in Kankadahada area crating ripple across the State.
BJP State president Basanta Panda today removed Sukanta Dwivedi as the party’s Kendrapara district unit president.
The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has sought a report from the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissioner of Police in case involving the utter insensitivity of the Nayapalli police station officials in dealing with a case of minor tribal boy Ishak Digal who died and was cremated unidentified despite his parents filing a missing report.
In a bid to end the raging feud in the party over Lok Sabha member Tathagat Satpathy’s ‘chor’ remarks on party vice-president Debi Prasad Mishra, BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today summoned the duo to Naveen Niwas and hammer out a compromise between them.
Ahead of the implementation of a New High Education Policy in the State, a crucial meeting would be held on June 23 under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi to discuss the draft policy.
Vehicular movement on Gaandia-Bhuban road in Dhenkanal district was severely hit as locals blocked the road at Mandar in protest against death of a local youth due to electrocution.
The body of a youth was found hanging from a black-berry tree under mysterious conditions at a playground at Sharashankha village under Soro area in Balasore district this morning.
Household articles, furniture, windows and doors and motor vehicles worth lakhs of rupees were burnt to ashes as a three-storied building caught a fire at at Basudev Nagar in Bhadrak town early this morning.
In a tragic mishap, a devotee died after feeling uneasiness and falling on the Sata Pahacha (Seven Steps) in the Shree Jagannath Temple premises at Puri early this morning.