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Goons shoot at man

Paradip: Unidentified hoodlums on Friday shot at a man from close range in Deobhog village in Jagatsinghpur police limits, about 65km from here, triggering tension in and around the locality. The victim has been identified as Narayan Nayak. Extortion might be the motive behind the crime, said police. The motorcycle-borne criminals shot two rounds at Nayak near his house in his native village. The victim, who was a trader, was rushed to Jagatsinghpur District Headquarters Hospital. Later, he was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital as his condition deteriorated.

Nalco awards

Bhubaneswar: The National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) has bagged three prestigious awards - CEO with HR Orientation, HR Leadership Award and Organisation with Innovative HR Practices - at the Global HR Excellence Awards ceremony during the World HRD Congress-2012. While B.L. Bagra, chief managing director, Nalco received the CEO with HR Orientation and Organisation with Innovative HR Practices awards, Joy Varghese, director (personnel & administration), received the HR Leadership Award.

Bhadrak loot

Bhubaneswar: Motorcycle-borne armed assailants allegedly looted Rs 9 lakh cash at gunpoint from employees of a private finance company in Bhardak near Charampa on Friday. The hoodlums sped away towards Balasore, the victim said. The incident occurred while thee employees of Spandan, a micro-finance company, were returning to their office on a bike after withdrawing the amount from Axis Bank. “The goons snatched away the cash bag and disappeared. We are trying to nab them,” said Manoj Rout, inspector in-charge, Bhadrak rural police station.

Fatal fall

Bhubaneswar: A 35-year-old man on Friday fell from the rooftop of the State Bank of India (SBI) head office at Unit I. The deceased was identified as Nilakantha Sahu. He was painting the bank wall when he fell off the roof. Capital Police have registered a case of unnatural death and sent the body for post-mortem.

Damages

Bhubaneswar: The state human rights commission has ordered the home department to pay a compensation of Rs 25,000 to a person who had been illegally detained by Saheed Nagar police in 2010. The commission had instructed the deputy commissioner of police, Bhubaneswar, to conduct in enquiry after getting the complaint from Asit Kumar Badajena alias Papu whose nickname matched that of an accused.

Bodies found

Rourkela: The bodies of two persons, including that of a woman, were recovered from two different places in Sundargarh district. The body of an unidentified youth was found hanging from a banyan tree outside Fakarapada village in Rajgangpur police limits. Police found injury marks on the head and body.