Journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra Arrested for Rasagola Tweet!

Bhubaneswar: Defence analyst and journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra from national capital, who had courted controversy over his remarks on Konark Sun Temple,  was arrested in Bhubaneshwar in another case today. According to a report, the journalist was arrested in a case that related to a conversation on Twitter involving several people about the origin of Rasagola and Odisha. […]

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Seaplane on Chilika: Police Seize Baijayant’s Copter

Bhubaneswar: Puri Police on Monday seized IMFA’s helicopter flown by former Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda for allegedly violating flight rules and entering the no flying eco-sensitive zone of Chilika lagoon on September 15. However, Baijayant termed the action a vindictive attempt by the ‘third floor’ of the State secretariat to curtail his movement across the State. Panda took to […]

Maoists Link: Odisha Father-Son Duo Arrested by DRI

Mumbai: Two persons were arrested by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) weeks ago for their alleged link with Maoists. The father-son duo were identified as Vishnu Bhadra (56) and Premanand (35), both residents of Malkangiri in Odisha. They were arrested by DRI in July in Chhattisgarh. Now DRI is probing their links with naxalite groups. They reportedly told […]

Sardar Rajas Medical College chief arrested from Tamil Nadu

Bhubaneswar: Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch has arrested A. Johnsel Raja, managing trustee of Selvam Educational and Charitable Trust which was running the Sardar Rajas Medical College and Hospital in Kalahandi, Odisha. Raja is held from Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu, on charges of criminal breach of trust and cheating. A police team from Odisha arrested Raja, […]

Satyajit Mohanty takes charge as Bhubaneswar CP

Bhubaneswar: Senior IPS Officer Satyajit Mohanty took charge as Police Commissioner of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar today. After receiving the guard of honour, Mohanty took charge from the outgoing Police Commissioner YB Khurania, who has been appointed as Additional DGP (Provisioning). “Mohanty said to media, It’s a huge responsibility and an opportunity as well, to serve the people. I […]

Satyajit Mohanty to Assume Office as Police Commissioner Today

Bhubaneswar: The new Commissioner of Police of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, Satyajit Mohanty will assume charge today. He will be the sixth Police Commissioner of the Twin City. According to official sources, Mohanty, a 1988 batch IPS officer will take charge at 11.30 AM at the Commissionerate headquarters in Bhubaneswar. Mohanty, who was earlier in charge of Provisioning, […]

School Girl Dies Under Mysterious Circumstance at Hostel

Malkangiri: A student of Class X died under mysterious circumstances yesterday night at Sikhapali Residential School in Malkangiri. The deceased has been identified as Bandana Sarkar, who was found in a pool of blood with cut injuries in her hand in the computer room of the school. A blade was also recovered from the spot. The hostel warden […]

Lady Cop Slaps Odisha ADG’s Daughter

Bhubaneswar, August 3: A lady traffic police constable allegedly slapped the daughter of an IPS officer over rule violation at AG Square here yesterday afternoon. While some traffic personnel at the busiest AG Square backed their colleague, the victim reportedly filed a complaint at a city police station against the lady cop. The Bhubaneswar-Cuutack commissionerate […]

Tutor Arrested For Allegedly Raping Five Students

Deogarh: A private tutor was arrested for allegedly raping five minor girls in over two years in Deogarh district. The tortured girls are aged between 8 and 15 years. Inspector in-charge of Kundheigola police station Ratnakar Mallick said, The man was arrested from Taleisar village in Kundheigola area after the mother of a girl lodged a complaint […]

Bhubaneswar Esplanade has no Plan, Police Serves Notice

Bhubaneswar: As the newly opened Esplanade One created traffic woes in Bhubaneswar’s busy Rasulgarh area, yesterday Commissionerate Police reportedly asked the mall authorities to show the entry and exit plan of the building. However mall authorities failed to produce the document, police served notice under Urban Police Act, reported local media. Lack of proper action […]