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Orissa Diary

One killed in mishap

Bhubaneswar: A 46-year-old man was killed in a road accident in front of Iskon temple in Nayapalli on NH-5 on Tuesday morning. The deceased, identified as Sukant Das, was an employee of a nearby petrol pump and was hit by a speeding truck while he was going to his workplace on his bicycle. he driver fled with his vehicle after the accident. Nayapalli police rushed the injured to Capital Hospital where he was pronounced brought dead. Police have lodged an accident case.

Gold win

Bhubaneswar: Oriya weightlifter Minati Das on Tuesday won a gold in the 44-kg category weightlifting event at the Junior Commonwealth Games in Cape Town, South Africa. The young weightlifter, who hails from Berhampur, had earlier won two silver medals in the 48-kg segment of this year's Youth National Weightlifting Championship, which was held at Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, in January 2011.

Train fire

Sambalpur: An air-conditioned bogey of 13287 (Durg-Danapur south Bihar Express) caught fire at Bamara railway station of Sambalpur district on Tuesday. o casualties or injuries have been reported yet. It is believed that bogey number 94084, a two-tier air-conditioned coach, caught fire from a short circuit in the battery. The railway officials managed to control the fire. he passengers were shifted to another compartment and the train left the station at 2.55pm.

Flood relief

Bhubaneswar: The state government has decided to provide relief to below poverty line flood victims for another 10 days. Nearly 7 lakh families of 21 districts will be benefited by this move. The decision came at a high-level review meeting regarding renovation and reconstruction after the flood. It was also decided at the meeting to prepare crop damage assessment before October 31 and input subsidy would be provided to farmers between November 1 and November 15.

‘Rape’ case

Bhubaneswar: The Mahila police have detained a 32-year-old studio owner, identified as Suratha Panda, on the charges of kidnapping and raping a 22-year-old girl. The accused, who was running a studio at Damana Square in Chandrasekharpur, allegedly kidnapped the girl on September 10 when she had come to his shop. he girl’s father, who resides in Raghunathpur, lodged a complaint with Nandankanan police station, which in turn referred the case to Mahila police.


Bhubaneswar: The tenure of B.L. Bagra as the chairman-cum-managing director of National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) has been extended up to December 2011. Bagra was given this additional charge on February this year. Bagra started his career with the Rajasthan State Electricity Board in 1977.
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