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Death of youth and girl

Bhubaneswar: The body of a 25-year-old youth was found hanging from a tree near the Shirdi Sai temple in Tankapani area. case of unnatural death was registered and the body was sent for post-mortem. In a separate incident, a 12-year-old girl was found hanging inside her home in VSS Nagar and is said to have killed herself after her parents left for work. Police, however, have not ruled out murder.

Rescued

Bhubaneswar: Jharsuguda police have rescued a four-year-old boy, who was kidnapped three days ago from his school and arrested the man, who had been calling up the boy’s parents demanding ransom. The accused confessed to the crime.

Gherao

Bhubaneswar: Local residents gheraoed the office of the revenue inspector of Chandragiri in Gajapati district demanding action against illegal construction of houses by Tibetans in the area. They alleged that the district administration had failed to take any action despite several complaints.

Passport mela

Bhubaneswar: The regional passport office will conduct passport melas on February 2 and February 23 at the Passport Seva Kendra on its premises. The melas would facilitate the authorities to meet the increased rush of passport applicants.

Rail session

Bhubaneswar: A session on participative models for rail connectivity and capacity augmentation projects through public-private-partnership route was held on Wednesday with the participation of government officials, major rail users and potential investors. The aim was to familiarise prospective investors to invest in rail infrastructure.

Four held

Bhubaneswar: Police arrested four persons in connection with various cases of chain snatching in the city. Cases against the accused persons had been pending in at least 15 police stations of Bhubaneswar. Around16 gold chains, three motorcycles, three knives and an iron rod were recovered from their possession.

RTE fair

Bhubaneswar: A Right to Education (RTE) Mela will be held in the capital on January 29. Around 400 children from Cuttack and Mayurbhanj will take part in the event.

Donation

Rourkela: Rourkela Steel Plant donated Rs 70 lakh to Sundargarh district administration to carry out developmental activities. hile Rs 25 lakh will be used for development of infrastructure of Adrut, a shelter home for orphan and destitute children, Rs 20 lakh will be utilised for construction of a rest shed at the Rourkela Government Hospital. The remaining would be spent on sports, tribal art and culture activities.