In a tragic road mishap, one person was killed and five others sustained serious injuries as a bus and a truck collided head on National Highway-16 at Bidu Nayak Bandha under Soro police limits in Baleswar district late on Thursday night.
In another man-animal conflict, a woman sustained critical injuries in an elephant attack in Sogar Nuasahi village under Kamakshanagar forest range in Dhenkanal district this morning.
Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (PMCC) president Sasmita Behera on Thursday termed the BJD Government as anti-woman stating that five women are being subjected to rape and 47 women atrocity cases are being filed every day in the State.
In a shocking finding, it has come to notice that the BJD MP family-owned India Metals and Ferro Alloys (IMFA) company authorities are using labour resentment against the government to get back its chormite mines in Sukinda, recently banned over violation of air and water pollution norms. More importantly the company is taking such a stand when its Choudwar power plant is reeling under labour unrest over security issues.
Speakers participating at the “Draft Odisha Transgender Policy-2017” here have sought form a Third-gender Welfare Board in the State in the line of State Commission for Women (CWC) to easily address the plights and grievances of the third genders.
Titlagarh remained the hottest place in the State on Thursday with maximum temperature at 45.5 degree Celsius against 47 degree Celsius on Monday becoming the hottest place in the country. Today, at least 10 places recorded above 40 degree Celsius in the State.
The State Government today appointed new chairmen for the planning committees of 17 districts. A notification to this effect was issued following the approval of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Taking ahead its efforts to counter Bharatiya Janta Party’s (BJP) plan to bolster the saffron party’s booth level presence in the State, the ruling BJD today appointed three senior party leaders as office-bearers for its ‘Aama Gaon, Aama Vikas’ (Our village, Our Development) campaign schedule to start from July 1.
It seems the oil-mafias have taken Paradeep-Haldia pipeline passing through Balasore into hostage with two cases of crude oil theft by puncturing the pipeline surfacing within a week. In the recent one in the list today, police foiled a loot attempt at Radhaballabhpur area today and seized a tanker being used to transport the oil.
In a shocking incident in the Umerkote Sub-Division in Nabarangpur district today, a woman and a child met watery grave while bathing in a pond. The deceased duo happened to be aunt and niece in relationship.