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Odisha police arrest CRPF personnel for raping Uttarakhand woman

The accused had allegedly brought the woman to Bhubaneswar from Uttarkhand and had sex with her several times promising marriage.
The CRPF sub inspector was arrested under sections of rape, cheating and others relevant provisions of Indian Penal Code.(Representative photo)
The CRPF sub inspector was arrested under sections of rape, cheating and others relevant provisions of Indian Penal Code.(Representative photo)
Published on Feb 04, 2020 01:31 AM IST
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Woman dies after in-laws throw hot rice gruel on her over dowry

Police in Jajpur district said Tulasi Bari succumbed to her injuries after she was brutally beaten up and had rice gruel thrown on her by her in-laws in Shankakula village.
Police in Jajpur district said the woman was brutally beaten up.(HT file photo for representation)
Police in Jajpur district said the woman was brutally beaten up.(HT file photo for representation)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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Odisha plans police helpline for women facing sexual harassment

The police is awaiting an approval from the Home Department on the helpline proposal which is based on the Women Power Line Project of Uttar Pradesh.
The helpline is scheduled for launch on March 5, the birth anniversary of former chief minister Biju Patnaik.(Representative photo/Getty images)
The helpline is scheduled for launch on March 5, the birth anniversary of former chief minister Biju Patnaik.(Representative photo/Getty images)
Published on Jan 12, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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Orissa High Court Amicus Curiae says Odisha police biased in favour of ruling BJD

On the Foundation Day of BJD on December 26 last year, hundreds of party workers had taken out a motorbike rally through the main thoroughfare of Bhubaneswar drawing much criticism from opposition parties and general public.
A report by an Amicus Curiae of Orissa High Court says the state police is biased in favour of the ruling BJD(PTI Photo)
A report by an Amicus Curiae of Orissa High Court says the state police is biased in favour of the ruling BJD(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2020 10:47 PM IST
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In Odisha, body of 16-yr-old Dalit girl found; police suspect sexual assault

The police said a youth called Urjya Bagha was arrested in Kotpad police station area of neighbouring Koraput district where he is being interrogated. More arrests will follow, officials said.
Police said the deceased’s body had several wounds suggesting a tussle between her and those who assaulted her.(FILE PHOTO.)
Police said the deceased’s body had several wounds suggesting a tussle between her and those who assaulted her.(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 01:34 AM IST
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Headmistress’ husband ‘impregnates’ minor in Odisha SC-ST school, held

The police officer said the matter came to light after the minor was found to be three months pregnant a few days ago. Rath had threatened the girl to stay mum about the abuse.
The accused Rajendra Rath was arrested under the Indian Penal Code, Pocso Act and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act(AP Photo/Representative)
The accused Rajendra Rath was arrested under the Indian Penal Code, Pocso Act and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act(AP Photo/Representative)
Updated on Dec 07, 2019 10:48 PM IST
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Odisha police arrest 50 middlemen involved in trafficking labourers

Director General of Police BK Sharma said while 20 people were arrested in Nabarangpur, 15 people each were arrested in Rayagada and Kalahandi. The police have lodged 17 FIRs in this connection.
The arrests came within two days of similar arrest of 40 more agents and middlemen from Bolangir and Nuapada districts in Odisha.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The arrests came within two days of similar arrest of 40 more agents and middlemen from Bolangir and Nuapada districts in Odisha.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 05:51 AM IST
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Odisha police ask Army not to hold recruitment drives in Bhubaneswar after aspirants create nuisance

Bhubaneswar Police Commissioner Sudhansu Sarangi asked Territorial Army authorities not hold recruitment drives in Bhubaneswar three aspirants were arrested for eve teasing while several others who failed the test were baton charged for creating nuisance at the railway station.
A recruitment drive in Bhubaneswar for 83 posts in the Territorial Army has drawn 4000 aspirants to Odisha’s capital city.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
A recruitment drive in Bhubaneswar for 83 posts in the Territorial Army has drawn 4000 aspirants to Odisha’s capital city.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 16, 2019 11:29 PM IST
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20-year-old Maoist surrenders before Odisha police

Police said Munda, deputy to Sambalpur-Deogarh-Sundargarh Division chief Anmol was reportedly tortured by his boss. A native Ranchi of Jharkhand, Munda joined the Maoists at the age of eight in 2007.
A 20-year-old Maoist, who often worked as the bodyguard of CPI(Maoist) central committee member Misir Besra, surrendered before Odisha police on Saturday evening.(Representative Image/AP File Photo)
A 20-year-old Maoist, who often worked as the bodyguard of CPI(Maoist) central committee member Misir Besra, surrendered before Odisha police on Saturday evening.(Representative Image/AP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 11:59 AM IST
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Facing public wrath, Odisha gives 3 month breather on MV Act implementation

From the day of roll-out of the Act on September 1, Odisha has reportedly collected penalty of over Rs 1 crore from errant motorists under the MV Act with auto-rickshaw driver and two wheeler riders fined anything between Rs 23,000 to Rs 47,500.
Chief ministers Kamal Nath of Madhya Pradesh, Naveen Patnaik of Odisha and Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh during Union Home Minister's review meeting at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.(File photo: PTI)
Chief ministers Kamal Nath of Madhya Pradesh, Naveen Patnaik of Odisha and Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh during Union Home Minister's review meeting at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.(File photo: PTI)
Updated on Sep 10, 2019 10:19 AM IST
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Bhubaneswar child molester held finally, 10 days after minor’s assault was caught on CCTV

The accused who was riding a motorcycle and accosted a minor girl who was on her way to attend tutions early morning on August 21
Odisha police faced flak for not being able to arrest a child molester whose hedeous act was recorded on a CCTV camera(AFP/Getty Images/Representative)
Odisha police faced flak for not being able to arrest a child molester whose hedeous act was recorded on a CCTV camera(AFP/Getty Images/Representative)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 06:35 PM IST
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Odisha police set up special cell to probe crime against women

The special cell will monitor all red flag cases and ensure prompt investigation and finalisation of rape cases within 60 days.
The conviction rate of crime against women in Odisha was a measly 6.2 per cent against a national average of 18.7 per cent in 2016.(Representative photo/HT PHOTO)
The conviction rate of crime against women in Odisha was a measly 6.2 per cent against a national average of 18.7 per cent in 2016.(Representative photo/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 12:47 PM IST
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Top Maoist commander, policeman killed in Odisha encounter

Rakesh Sodhi (40) was the platoon leader of Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee of Maoists and was accused of multiple attacks on security forces for 12 years in which many troopers were killed.
Police said the Maoist killed in Malkangiri district Wednesday morning was a platoon leader of Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee of Maoists.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Police said the Maoist killed in Malkangiri district Wednesday morning was a platoon leader of Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee of Maoists.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 05:04 PM IST
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Odisha cops to use drone cameras to catch traffic violators in Bhubaneswar

The police said it will use drone cameras to keep a tab on violators who resort to rash driving or those who drive out of their lanes.
Odisha Police will use drone cameras for next 2-3 months to observe the traffic in Bhubaneswar and pin down violators,(HT PHOTO)
Odisha Police will use drone cameras for next 2-3 months to observe the traffic in Bhubaneswar and pin down violators,(HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 26, 2019 11:18 PM IST
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Odisha woman arrested for strangulating stepdaughter to death

The victim’s maternal uncle Sobhaben Shah lodged a complaint at Narla police station. Police sent the body for post-mortem and interrogated the father and the stepmother.
A three-year-old girl Nandini was strangulated by her stepmother in Kalahandi district in Odisha.(HT Photo)
A three-year-old girl Nandini was strangulated by her stepmother in Kalahandi district in Odisha.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 04:19 PM IST
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Odisha police’s timely help to pregnant women saves the ‘flooded’ day

Heavy rains in Malkangiri district in Odisha led to flooding of a road connecting some villages to nearest health centres. Odisha cops helped a pregnant lady and some other villagers cross the flooded road
Met officials predicted more rain in Malkangiri district, policemen are keeping a watch over several bridges in the district.(AFP Photo/Representative)
Met officials predicted more rain in Malkangiri district, policemen are keeping a watch over several bridges in the district.(AFP Photo/Representative)
Published on Aug 07, 2019 08:45 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Cash seized from BJP candidate’s car in Odisha

The cash was seized after Ashok Nayak, who is contesting from Hindol assembly seat, could not provide satisfactory answers about the source of the money, Dhenkanal SP Anupama James said.
Image for representation(PTI file photo)
Image for representation(PTI file photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 08:29 PM IST
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Jagannath temple reform triggers violent backlash in Puri, police stage flag march

Police used teargas shells and lathicharge to control the mob.
Protesters outside Jagannath temple in Pune on October 3.(HT Photo/Arabinda Mahapatra)
Protesters outside Jagannath temple in Pune on October 3.(HT Photo/Arabinda Mahapatra)
Updated on Oct 03, 2018 11:40 PM IST
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Journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra arrested for ‘derogatory remarks’ on Konark temple, released on bail

A case was lodged following Abhijit Iyer-Mitra’s tweets on September 16 mocking the erotic sculptures of the 13th century Sun temple at Konark as well as another disparaging post on the 12th century Jagannath temple.
A Odisha police team from Konark arrived at Delhi’s Nizamuddin police station with an arrest warrant against Abhijit Iyer-Mitra accusing him of deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings.(Abhijit Iyer-Mitra/ Twitter)
A Odisha police team from Konark arrived at Delhi’s Nizamuddin police station with an arrest warrant against Abhijit Iyer-Mitra accusing him of deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings.(Abhijit Iyer-Mitra/ Twitter)
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 08:22 PM IST
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Odisha police summon former MP Jay Panda for allegedly flying chopper over Chilika

The Odisha police on Tuesday summoned former BJD MP Baijayant Panda and his two co-passengers to record their statement after filing a case against him on Monday for flying his chopper low over lake Chilika, Asia’s largest brackish water lake and a “No-Fly Zone”.
The Chilika Development Authority had lodged a case with police on Monday over allegations that a chopper reportedly piloted by Baijayant Panda on September 15 flew very low over the Chilika lake, a “No Fly Zone”.(HT File Photo)
The Chilika Development Authority had lodged a case with police on Monday over allegations that a chopper reportedly piloted by Baijayant Panda on September 15 flew very low over the Chilika lake, a “No Fly Zone”.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 01:41 AM IST
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From Chhattisgarh jail, a killer sends Rs 50-crore ransom letter to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Police said the convict confessed to have writing the letter to Naveen Patnaik, adding that his objective was only to “garner public attention”.
In the letter, the prisoner had demanded Rs 50 crore from Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, police said but refused to divulge the content of the letter and the exact threat mentioned in it.(PTI)
In the letter, the prisoner had demanded Rs 50 crore from Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, police said but refused to divulge the content of the letter and the exact threat mentioned in it.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 04, 2018 10:50 AM IST
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Odisha teacher assaulted, garlanded with shoes for ‘quitting work’ at coaching centre

The teacher said he had quit the institute after not being paid his dues for several months. This angered the accused, who accosted him on the street.
The owner of the coaching institute allegedly assaulted Mayadhar Mohapatra and garlanded him with shoes after he stopped coming to his institution to teach.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
The owner of the coaching institute allegedly assaulted Mayadhar Mohapatra and garlanded him with shoes after he stopped coming to his institution to teach.(Shutterstock/Representative image)
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 02:50 PM IST
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Woman Maoist with 4 lakh reward surrenders

K Lakshmi, who joined the Maoist ranks in 2008, worked as member of the Gumma Area Committee of the Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee and surrendered on Thursday.
A file photo of a Maoist training camp in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.(AFP file photo)
A file photo of a Maoist training camp in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.(AFP file photo)
Published on May 25, 2018 09:50 AM IST
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6 rapes of minors reported in 24 hours in Odisha

The Odisha police has announced ‘Pari Pain Kathatie’ campaign between May 28 and June 12 to create awareness on curbing crime against women, particularly minor girls.
The Odisha police has announced ‘Pari Pain Kathatie’ campaign between May 28 and June 12 to create awareness on curbing crime against women, particularly minor girls.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Odisha police has announced ‘Pari Pain Kathatie’ campaign between May 28 and June 12 to create awareness on curbing crime against women, particularly minor girls.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 18, 2018 06:02 PM IST
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7 Maoists killed in two encounters in Odisha, top cop calls it a ‘red letter day’

The slain Maoists included Badal and Sanjeeb, divisional committee members of Kandhamal-Kalahandi-Boudh-Nayagarh and Bolangir-Bargarh-Mahasamund divisions. Both carried a reward of 5 lakh on their heads.
While four bodies were recovered on Sunday night, the next morning one more body was recovered. Among the dead were two women.(PTI File Photo)
While four bodies were recovered on Sunday night, the next morning one more body was recovered. Among the dead were two women.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2018 11:40 AM IST
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Two Maoists killed in police encounter in Odisha

Police said nearly 10 to 12 Maoists had assembled near the village when the security forces raided the spot. During the encounter, the other rebels managed to escape.
In March, police in Narayanpatna block engaged Maoists in a fire exchange during which for women cadre of the rebels were killed.(HT File Photo)
In March, police in Narayanpatna block engaged Maoists in a fire exchange during which for women cadre of the rebels were killed.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 13, 2018 03:05 PM IST
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BJD MP Baijayant Panda booked on charge of filing incorrect poll affidavit

Panda represents Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency and was suspended by BJD in January for alleged anti-party activities.
File photo of Biju Janata Dal MP Baijayant Panda.
File photo of Biju Janata Dal MP Baijayant Panda.
Updated on May 04, 2018 10:26 PM IST
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4,749 minor girls raped in Odisha in four years: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Odisha police registered 385 cases of gangrape between 2014 and 2017. While 92 gangrape cases were registered in 2017, the number was 93 in 2016, 109 in 2015, and 91 in 2014, Patnaik said.
Naveen Patnaik said police arrested 4,462 persons in connection with the 4,749 incidents of rape of minor girls, including 752 persons in connection with gangrape cases.(HT/File Photo)
Naveen Patnaik said police arrested 4,462 persons in connection with the 4,749 incidents of rape of minor girls, including 752 persons in connection with gangrape cases.(HT/File Photo)
Published on May 01, 2018 09:17 AM IST
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Odia actor Hara Rath to star in a movie based on parcel bomb case

Odia director Sridhar Martha is planning on making a movie based on Odisha parcel bomb case.
Odiya actor Hara Rath will be working on the film inspired by the Odisha parcel bomb incident.
Odiya actor Hara Rath will be working on the film inspired by the Odisha parcel bomb incident.
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 06:55 PM IST
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Odisha police arrest lecturer for fatal parcel bomb masked as wedding gift

Investigators said the accused, Punjilal Meher, who teaches at Jyoti Vikas College in Bolangir district, was aggrieved over the software engineer’s mother replacing him as the principal.
Software engineer Soumyasekhar Sahu, his great-aunt was killed and his wife critically injured after a parcel bomb wrapped as a wedding gift exploded on February 23.(ANI FIle Photo)
Software engineer Soumyasekhar Sahu, his great-aunt was killed and his wife critically injured after a parcel bomb wrapped as a wedding gift exploded on February 23.(ANI FIle Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 11:53 PM IST
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