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Puri temple to get AC, solar power

Bhubaneswar: Puri Sri Jagannath Temple will soon have air-conditioning and air-circulation facilities inside its garva griha (sanctum sanctorum) for the comfort of the devotees coming for darshan. Chief administrator of the temple Arabinda Padhi announced this. his apart, solar panels will be used on the temple premises for energy efficiency. “For this, we will hold discussions with the temple committee and seek the help of the Archaeological Survey of India,” Padhi said on Thursday.

Traders’ strike

Paradip: Commercial activities were thrown out of gear on Thursday as traders downed their shutters in Jagatsinghpur district headquarters township to protest against the deteriorating law and order situation here. usy marketplaces wore deserted look as all the shops and commercial establishments, including medicine shops and wholesale units, remained closed from dawn to dusk. The strike, however, passed off peacefully with no reports of untoward incident from anywhere, police said.


BHUBANESWAR: Rourkela police on Thursday registered a case based on a complaint of a 17-year-old girl, who alleged that a Bhubaneswar-based woman had forcibly engaged her into flesh trade. The girl, who was missing for the last 11 months, alleged that she was kidnapped by Kalpana Panda and her associates from Rourkela. She was beaten and tortured when she resisted to get into flesh trade.

Robbers held

cuttack: City police on Thursday arrested four persons who were allegedly planning to rob a petrol pump owner near Kathajodi Ring Road. Acting on a tip-off, the police raided a place near a Kali temple and nabbed the persons. Two persons, however, managed to escape. Two Mausers, 10 live bullets, two knives and other sharp-edged weapons and two stolen motorcycles were recovered from their possession.

VSS mishap

Bhubaneswar: Tension erupted at VSS Medical College and Hospital at Burla on Thursday after a portion of the hospital’s ceiling crashed at the paediatric ward. Although newborn escaped unhurt, panicked family members protested against the incident. The authorities later shifted the babies to the newborn unit of the paediatric ward.

School protest

BHUBANESWAR: Students of a government primary school at Bonei in Sundergarh on Thursday locked up the school demanding recruitment of adequate teachers. hey alleged that despite making repeated complaints to the authorities, there were no teachers in the school. They threatened not to open the school unless new teachers were appointed.

Cheating case

BHUBANESWAR: Balasore police on Thursday detained some officials of Sarada group of companies there on allegations of cheating. The police said that local residents complained that the company had cheated people of huge money promising them high returns. An investigation into the allegations is on.