In a tragic accident, three persons were killed and 20 others sustained severe injuries as a bus turned turtle at Malamachha on Astaranga-Kakatpur road in Puri district early this morning.
A scuffle was erupted between Congress workers and police when the former tried to barge into the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) office today. The protestors also damaged the iron gate at the main entrance.
In a tragic incident, four persons, including three women of a family drowned in Jhanjabati river in Rayagada district today afternoon. They all were residents of Andhra Pradesh.
Even as the Commissionerate Police sealed seven establishments, including hotels, beauty parlours and private houses for running sex rackets in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, there is no let up in the immoral activities. In the latest instance, a sex racket was busted in the city where three persons were arrested. Three girls were rescued by police personnel.
The ongoing repair work of the Jagmohan, the prayer hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of the Jagannath Temple, Puri will be completed before June 2 this year, said ASI Technical Core Committee Chairman GC Mitra today.
At least five minor children were being trafficked on bus. They were escorted by three agents. Within a few hours, they were to get engaged as child labourers. However, the prompt response from Chief Minister Naveeen Patnaik in response to a twitter post saved the lives of the five boys. Three traffickers were also arrested.
Titlagarh remained the hottest place in the State for the second day on Tuesday with maximum temperature at 46.5 degree Celsius against 47 degree Celsius on Monday. Today, at least 13 places recorded above 40 degree Celsius.
Cuttack-Choudwar MLA Pravat Biswal today met Kalpana Dash, the first Odia mountaineer to scale Mt Everest, who fell ill on Monday, at the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.
Thieves struck at the house of a software engineer at Canal Road near Garage Chhak under Badagada police station here and decamped with valuables worth lakhs, including the car after locking the family members from outside as they slept in their rooms late on Monday night. The thieves were suspected to have entered the house at 3 am carried out the heist for over an hour.
A woman and her daughter were killed after struck by lightning at Gohiribadu village under Nuagaon block in Nayagarh district.