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Orissa Diary

Public poll on Sindol

Sambalpur: The local people on Wednesday held a public hearing in Sambalpur. It was organised by the newly floated Sindol Sangharsha Samiti. “We will not allow the government to go ahead with the Sindol project. If the project takes up, a number of villages will be submerged. People have woken up to protect their rights,” said former Balangir MP Balgopal Mishra. Energy minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak said: “The government would not go ahead with the project without taking people into confidence. The public hearing will be held to elicit the public opinion on this project.”

Air service

Bhubaneswar: Air taxi services between Rourkela and Calcutta will be launched from September 1. As a promotional fare, a one way trip per person (inclusive of all charges) would cost Rs 4,189 for Rourkela-Calcutta sector from September 1 till 11. Thereafter, the full fare of Rs 6,494 (inclusive of all charges) will be levied on the sector. The bookings on the Calcutta-Rourkela-Calcutta route is already on and available on the website www.dtdsindia.com

Deer dies

Bhubaneswar: One of the three Manipuri deer that arrived on Tuesday at Nandankanan zoo died in its enclosure on Tuesday. The deer, which were brought from the Assam State Zoo along with seven other animals, died of injury during travel and after-shock. However, rest of the nine animals are doing fine at the zoo. “As the animals were brought in wooden boxes from Assam, there could be some major injury leading to trans-location trauma. As the deer was suffering from possible injury on the cervical region of the neck, the after-shock could have been fatal,” said a zoo veterinary expert.

Arms seized

Bhubaneswar: Police recovered a huge cache of weapons and ammunition from a Maoist camp while conducting a combing operation at Narayanpatna. The Maoist camp was operating in Kanchanpadu forest, 10 kilometres away form Narayanpatna. An exchange of fire took place between the jawans and red army. However, no casualty has been reported yet from both sides.

Road mishap

Cuttack: Tension prevailed at Telengapentha after a person died in a road mishap on the National Highway No.5. The deceased has been identified as Parikhita Sahu, 65, of Sainda village. The incident occured at around 5am when Sahu, a vegetable vendor, was on his way to Chhatrabazar on a bicycle and a vehicle hit him. Sahu died on the spot. Irate over the incident, local residents blocked the NH-5 for almost an hour.

Witchcraft

Bhubaneswar: A 40- year-old woman was assaulted and paraded naked by villagers in Purulia village in Mayurbhanj for allegedly practicing witchcraft. The women was identified as Baisakhi Singh was attacked after a few villagers fell ill. Police have registered a case.
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