Tension at Christ College
Cuttack: Tension prevailed at Christ College as the students locked the main gate protesting against the allegedly misbehaviour shown to former principal Raghunath Behera by the management members.
The students said that though Behera was to retire on July 31, he was forced to hand over charge a day before on July 30. Moreover, the students said the official had misbehaved with Behera on that day. The students burnt tyres on the campus. Principal Snigdha Mishra has, however, refuted the allegations levelled by the students. “There is no controversy and the outgoing principal was intimated much in advance regarding the handover a day before as July 31 was a Sunday,” she said.
Tipsy on top
Bhubaneswar: A tipsy man sustained severe burn injuries as he came in contact with an electric line on Tuesday night while trying to climb on top of the Rajdhani Express at the railway station here. The Government Railway Police rushed him to hospital and said the man was heavily drunk.
The injured, identified as Srikant Satpathy from Pipili, was shifted to S.C.B. Medical College and Hospital after his condition had deteriorated.
Berhampur: Eight students of MR Boys High School and Mahendragiri High School at Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district were arrested for alleged theft of four computers and accessories on Wednesday.
"These students studying in Class IX and X took away four computers and accessories from Shyam Sundar Rajguru Upper Primary School about one week ago and were trying to sell these computers to a cellphone shop here,” said Tapan Padhi, inspector in-charge of Paralakhemundi police station. The students have confessed to their crime.
Berhampur: Gurandi police have seized four Maoist posters and one red flag from Machamara in Gajapati district on Wednesday. These posters written in red letters in Telugu were pasted at the bus halt on the penultimate day of the Martyrs Week of the Maoists.
"We would never let off the persons who are in our hit list. We would also not pardon the persons, who are tarnishing the Maoist image through propaganda under the disguise of the rebels,” the poster read.