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Orissa Diary

20-year-old killed in road accident

Bhubaneswar: A 20-year-old youth died on Sunday as a speeding bus going from Bhubaneswar to Cuttack hit him at Rasulgarh square. he youth identified as Dhaneswar Gochhi was walking on the footpath beside the National Highway-5 when the bus hit him behind after one of its tyres got leaked. he Mancheswar police have seized the bus and sent the body for postmortem. The bus driver absconded after the incident.

Cop trapped

Berhampur: Vigilance sleuths caught the inspector-in-charge of Sadar police station on Sunday while he was eceiving a bribe of Rs 30,000 from Panchanan Sahu to facilitate smooth running of government liquor outlet in Barigaon. “The accused Umakanta Biswal has been produced in court,” said Pratik Mohanty, SP, vigilance, Berhampur.

Red menace

BHUBANESWAR: Maoists beat up a liquor trader at Simgamuin village in Rayagada district on Sunday. t least 40 rebels ransacked the shop and assaulted him. They left behind handwritten literature asking villagers not to open any liquor shops. Three other liquor traders of the area have absconded fearing assault by the rebels.

Jilted lover

Bhubaneswar: A jilted lover hacked his girlfriend on Sunday leaving her in a critical condition. he incident occured in the Patharkhamba village in Dhenkanal district. he accused had earlier threatened the girl on phone and attacked her on Sunday morning while she was out to fetch water from the well. he girl has been admitted to the SCB medical college with deep injuries in her neck and back. The police is yet to nab the accused.

Conflict ends

Bhubaneswar: The 10-day long conflict over the harvesting of paddy from a disputed land has come to an end on Sunday after the district administration harvested the crops at Sorada under Ganjam district taking the conflicting parties into confidence. arlier, there was a dispute between two groups of people the Lok Sangram Manch activists and the supporters of CPI (M). At least 16 persons were injured in the clash.

Culture fest

BHUBANESWAR: The seventh edition of the Dhauli Mahotsav began on Sunday at the foothills of the Dhauli peace pagoda on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. he annual Buddha Samman presented during the festival was awarded to eminent Odissi music guru, Banamali Maharana. The festival of classical and folk dance and music will continue till December 14.
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