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Man held for raping minor

Jajpur: A 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his 13-year-old niece. The accused has been identified as Lala Das of Champapur Kelasahi under Barachana police area in Jajpur district. According to the FIR filed by the father of the victim, Lala took his daughter to show the flood affected areas and then raped her twice at two different places. The Barachana police arrested the accused from his village on Tuesday night. “The accused was produced in court on Wednesday and he has confessed to his crime,” said Prasanta Kumar Majhi, inspector-in-charge of Barachana police station.

Coal import

Bhubaneswar: National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco), a Navratna PSU under ministry of mines, has placed an order to import two lakh tonnes of coal to tide over the present crisis. A committee of directors took the decision on Tuesday evening. Sourcing coal from Mahanadi Coalfields (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, Nalco’s 1,200MW thermal captive power plant at Angul in Orissa supplies power to the company's aluminium smelter located nearby. The imported coal would start arriving after a week.

Night shelters

Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to construct five night shelters in Cuttack. These shelters will be set up at Arunodayanagar, Nimpur, Rajabagicha, Dakhina Deulasahi and Barabati Killa by the housing and urban development department.

Bribe arrest

Balasore: Balasore vigilance sleuths on Wednesday arrested Sushil Seth, a junior engineer of Khaira block for accepting bribe of Rs 15,000 from Anirudha Maharana, a contractor, for clearing a bill for construction of a road, built under the Gopabandhu Gramin Yojana, that connects Kantigadia-Jiasirda.

Man rescued

Rourkela: Rourkela police on Wednesday rescued Amit Gupta, the 32-year-old businessman who was kidnapped from the New Market area in Calcutta on September 9. The kidnappers had been demanding a ransom of Rs 5 crore for releasing him. Acting on a tip-off, the police on Wednesday followed the kidnappers and rescued Gupta from Ranchi.
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