Road mishaps claim 8
Bhubaneswar: At least eight persons died and 11 others were injured in two separate road mishaps in the state. In the first incident, six youths of Balangir town were killed and another was injured when the van in which they were travelling crashed against a roadside tree near Kareldhua village on National Highway 26 under Saintala police station. One of the victims was identified as Rinku Parua, 23, while identities of five others were yet to be ascertained. In another incident at Tangi of Khurda district, two persons were killed and 10 others were injured in a truck accident. The accident took place when the truck hit the car in which the victims were travelling.
Bhubaneswar: One tusker was found dead on Sunday at Kumurtangar of Dhenkanal district. The tusker, aged around 40, was lying dead on the railway tracks as a running train hit it. Forest officials said the death took place on Saturday night.
Keonjhar: Keonjhar police have arrested eight inter-district dacoits on Sunday. The police have also seized Rs 30,000 and weapons from them. According to police sources, one of the dacoits had fled away from jail in the past. Numbers of robbery cases were lodged against the gang at various police stations of the state.
Bhubaneswar: The six-day strike called by the Truck Owners' Association of Paradip, was called of on Saturday evening. The associations had called for the strike over two demands. The strike had paralysed the fertiliser unit of Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited in Paradip. The unit had also stopped its operation because of non-availability of raw materials.
Bhubaneswar: Keeping an eye on the bird census, officials of Nalabana, the bird sanctuary at Chilka, have prohibited entry into the sanctuary. The ban would be in force till January 8. According to official sources, counting of the birds will be held on January 7 and 8 in the Chilika lake spreading over around 1,100sqkm.
Bhubaneswar: Two persons were arrested in connection with the Patras Purty murder at the Maoist-affected interior Topadihi village in Sundergarh district on Sunday. Earlier, Rourkela police clarified that the murder had taken place over monetary disputes and had nothing to do with the Maoist outfit. The police are conducting further probe into the matter.
Bhubaneswar: Four persons, who had killed a 65-year-old woman at Rangamatia on Saturday over a land dispute, were sent to jail on Sunday, after their bail pleas were rejected by a local court. The four accused were relatives of the deceased, Rajani Behera. Three others were also injured in the midnight attack.