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Bus owners meet CM
A delegation of the State Bus Owners’ Association met chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday and urged him to initiate steps for increasing fares with immediate effect. “We will wait till the rath yatra is over. After the festival, we will go on an agitation,” said association member Prakash Mishra. The government has assured the delegation that the expert committee constituted by the state government would look into the issue and take necessary steps in this regard.
10 lakh looted
: Goons looted around Rs 10 lakh by attacking a bank manager at Sukarpur near Salipur. The incident took place when Bipin Bihari Nayak, manager of UCO Bank, Orti branch, was returning to his office after withdrawing the money from Bajrakabati Road in Cuttack. The accused chased him, attacked him with a dagger and fled with the money. Nayak has been admitted to a nearby hospital.
: In a broad daylight robbery on Monday, a businessman was robbed of Rs 9.4 lakh and injured seriously by four armed goons near Kaltax Square here. Dillip Purusottam was riding a scooter and taking the money to a nearby bank to deposit it. Just 200 meters from his residence, he was intercepted by a youth with a bhujali, who hit him on his chest. After he fell down, the accused snatched his money away, said police. “We have launched massive search operations to nab the culprits who appear to be local and known to the victim,” said superintendent of police Satsih Gajviye.
: A 19-year-old man, identified as Manas Samantray of Sarakantara area on the city outskirts sustained injuries as his neighbour attacked him on Sunday night over an earlier dispute. Khandagiri police rescued him from his neighbour, identified as Sukant Khuntia, and rushed the former to Capital Hospital. The police have also detained Khuntia. ccording to Rajendra Samantray, father of the victim, his son had helped his friend in eloping with Khuntia’s daughter a month ago. “Though the matter has been solved after police intervention, Khuntia attacked my son over that,” he said.
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