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Govt refutes charges
The state government refuted allegations on Thursday that there was forcible land acquisition and violation of Forest Rights Act at the proposed plant site of Posco. There is no violation of any law for the Posco project,” chief secreatry Bijay Patnaik said. Earlier, several political parties as well as social activists alleged that forceful land acquisition was going on at the site. Patnaik said the government has so far acquired more than 1,800 acres of land in Gada Kujanga and Nuagaon gram panchayat areas. The district administration of Jagatsingpur is in constant touch with the local people for carrying forward the suspended land acquisition work,” he added.
: Sambhav Kumar Acharya, 24, of Balichandrapur in Jajpur district, who allegedly conned several persons by withdrawing money from accounts of ATM card holders, was arrested on Thursday. Acharya used to withdraw money from ATM card users by using several tricks. He used to help elderly people to draw money and then withdrew cash from their accounts,” said deputy commissioner of police Praveen Kumar. olice have recovered Rs 85,000 in cash, two mobile phones, one motorcycle and a sharp weapon from Acharya.
: Police began a probe on Thursday into the alleged murder of a person, whose body was found near the Gajaamba railway level-crossing near Khuntuni. The identity of the youth, who is suspected to have been between 25 and 30, is yet to be ascertained. According to police, the man is suspected to have been killed by two unidentified persons around 10pm on Wednesday. Some local residents also claimed to have seen the miscreants dragging the body near the tracks. Later, the accused allegedly fled from the scene in a sports utility vehicle.
: Saheed Nagar police on Thursday arrested three persons in connection with a loot and a theft case in the capital. In the loot case, Santosh Sahu of Kodala in Mayurbhanj and Litu Behera of Phulbani were arrested for robbing a truck in the Rasulgarh industrial area. n the other case, one Raja Sabar of Baripada, who had been staying in the Master Canteen area and working as a rag-picker was arrested for stealing a laptop from a private hostel in Acharya Vihar. he police forwarded all the accused to the court and they were sent to jail after their bail pleas were rejected.
: The first selection list of the graduation e-admission for 162 colleges was out on Thursday. The admissions would begin on June 29 and would continue till July 1. The second selection list for e-admissions would be published on July 6. Under the e-admission process, students can seek admission in arts, science, commerce and other self-financing courses.
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