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Orissa Diary

Four Maoists killed in gunfight

Bhubaneswar: Four Maoists were reportedly killed in an exchange of fire between naxals and SoG jawans at Malkangiri on Friday. The encounter took place at Cherukuru forest of the district on the Orissa-Andhra border. The operation began at 3pm after security forces got a tip-off on a camp being held in the forest. ombing operations have been intensified and security has been beefed up in the area, said police. More police force have been mobilised to the spot.

2 jumbos dead

Bhubaneswar: Two female elephants were electrocuted on Friday when they came in contact with solar fences at Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal district. he animals belonged to a heard of 12 elephants that had been creating problems in local villages. Forest officials said that a probe would be conducted to look into how electricity passed into the fence. The bodies have been sent for autopsy.

Tribal protest

BHUBANESWAR: Hundreds of tribals under the banner of Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha from Nrarayanpatna, staged a protest outside the office of the block development officer demanding the withdrawal of BSF from the area. The presence of the security forces was causing inconvenience to them, said the protesters. There would be no peace in the region unless the jawans were removed, they said.

Woman killed

Cuttack: A woman labourer was killed on Friday after she fell from the gallery no 1 of Barabati stadium where construction work was on. he deceased has been identified as N. Ejia (45). he incident occurred around 3:30pm. The body has been sent for autopsy and investigation is on, police said.


BHUBANESWAR: Ahalya Jena, wife of the bank official who allegedly branded a minor girl with a hot iron rod, was arrested and forwarded to court on Friday. The girl was working as a maid at Jena's house in Bhadrak. eports said the girl was branded on her hand and body because she wished to go home. The incident came to light after she managed to flee from the bank officer's residence.

Cold wave

BHUBANESWAR: The cold wave continued to affect normal life in several parts of the state. Temperaure fell to as low as 8°C in Sundergarh and Koraput on Friday. ercury dipped to 9°C in Bhawanipatna, Baripada, Titlagarh, Jharsuguda and Keonjhar. hubaneswar and Cuttack today experienced a minimum of 12°C.
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