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Woman dies In house fire

A woman was charred to death in a fire that broke out in her house at Deulipada village in Kendrapara district, police said today. The charred skeletal remains of the woman, identified as Diptimayee Das, was retrieved this morning from the gutted house, they ... Business Standard, 1 month ago

Police arrests elderly couple

Police today arrested an elderly couple from Marshaghai area in Kendrapara district today on murder charge while leaving their 6-year-old and 18-month-old grand daughters alone in the house to fend for themselves. The neighbours took pity and looked after the ...
 Business Standard1 month ago

Rape attempt in broad daylight: Locals block National Highway

Angry locals staged a road blockade paralysing vehicular traffic on Paradip-Daitary Expressway today in protest against an alleged rape attempt of a college girl in broad daylight.The girl was waylaid by an unidentified man and had tried to sexually assault ...
 Business Standard5 days ago

60-year-old-woman injured in croc attack

A 60-year-old woman was grievously injured as an estuarine crocodile pounced upon her at a bathing ghat in Rajapur village in Kendrapara district, officials said today.The injured woman is undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital here with ...
 Business Standard3 weeks ago

Hundreds of animals sacrificed in Chhatar Jatra festival

Hundreds of animals were sacrificed today at Bhawanipatna in Odisha's Kalahandi district on the occasion of famous Chhatar Jatra of the goddess Manikeswari, officials said.Meanwhile, people in Kendrapara district stopped the age-old tradition of killing ...
 Business Standard3 weeks ago

Man arrested with 13 kg of venison

Forest officials today arrested a man and recovered 13 kg of venison from his possession on the fringes of Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district.Kunmun Rout (45) allegedly hunted down a spotted deer in the mangrove forest areas within the park, ...
 Business Standard3 weeks ago

Saving the crocodiles

Saltwater crocodiles are the world's largest reptiles, and these had already disappeared from the coasts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh by the 1970s. In all of Bhitarkanika, there were only 96 of them left.The census this January noted their count at 1,682.Nikita Puri reports. IMAGE: In the 1970s, there were only 96 saltwater crocodiles in Bhitarkanika.As of January this year, their number has increased to 1,682.Photograph: Kind courtesy Charlesjsharp/Wikimedia Commons A turquoise ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Unable to pay hospital bill, parents sell newborn to childless couple

Unable to settle their hospital bill, a couple had to allegedly sell their newborn girl for Rs 7,500 to a childless couple in Odisha's Kendrapara district. The baby's father Nirakar Moharana lodged an FIR on Friday stating the ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) worker of his village was instrumental in taking them to a private nursing home which suggested him to sell the baby, to settle the bills. However, the nursing home refused to comment. Moharana and his wife Gitanjali, residents of ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia for each family of lightning victims : CM

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each for the families of 18 persons who died after lightning struck them yesterday. The death toll was 11 till last reports came in yesterday. A press release issued by the chief ...
 Business Standard2 months ago

Lightning strikes in Odisha kill 11, flood-related deaths in

Eleven people were killed as lightning struck them in Odisha today while landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in many parts of the country killing several people. In Delhi, the skies were partly cloudy with the maximum ...
 Business Standard2 months ago
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