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Samaleshwari Express engine catches fire in Odisha; 3 dead

Bhubaneswar:  At least three persons were killed when the Howrah-Jagadalpur Samaleshwari Express’ engine caught fire after the train rammed into a tower car engaged in repair work between Singapur Road and Keutguda in Odisha’s Rayagada district on Tuesday, authorities said. The engine, luggage van and one general 2nd class coach of Samaleshwari Express derailed after […]

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FIR against BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty for abusing woman scribe

Bhubaneswar:  A woman journalist on Friday filed a complaint against Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty for allegedly misbehaving and assaulting her. In her complaint filed at Purighat Police Station in Cuttack, the woman alleged that the actor-turned-politician misbehaved with her when she had gone to his residence on June 12 to report that […]

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Minor boy held for creating fake Facebook profiles of Odisha politicians

Bhubaneswar:  A minor boy was on Thursday arrested on the charges of duping people by creating fake social media accounts in the name of politicians and other noted personalities in Odisha’s Sambalpur district. The Sambalpur police arrested the youth for allegedly trying to cheat people after creating fake Facebook profiles of Odisha Health and Family […]

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Engineer harassed by BJD MLA rescued in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  A junior engineer in Odisha’s Bolangir district, who was forced to do sit-ups by Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) Patnagarh MLA Saroj Kumar Meher, was rescued by the police after being allegedly abducted. Patnagarh sub-divisional police officer Suresh Nayak said that Jaykant Sabar was rescued from Khariar area of Nuapada district, following a complaint lodged […]

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BJD MLA forces engineer do sit-ups for poor road work

Bhubaneswar:  Newly-elected Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator from Patnagarh in Odisha has courted controversy by forcing a government official to do sit-ups as punishment for alleged poor quality of road construction in his constituency. A video clip of Saroj Kumar Meher forcing a junior engineer of the Public Works Department (PWD) of Belpada block to […]