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Mother poisons children

Balangir: A 32-year-old woman killed her two children by poisoning them and then committed suicide in Belpada villager under Bangomunda police limit about 85km from here on Thursday. he woman, identified as Rebati Putel, took the step following a quarrel with her husband who works in a brick kiln in Hyderabad and was insisting that she should shift there.

Poacher held

Balasore: The Mayurbhanj forest department on Thursday arrested a poacher, Gajna Soren, from the buffer zone of Similipal Sanctuary and seized the skin of a barking deer, its meat, two tusks, two canine teeth of a leopard, three country-made guns, 125 rounds of bullets and 500 grams of gunpowder from his possession. The patrolling staff of Bisoi range in Rairangpur forest division caught Soren while two others managed to flee. The accused allegedly fired two rounds at the forest staff.

Gutka ban

Bhubaneswar: The state government on Thursday issued a direction to the collectors and superintendents of police of all districts to intensify enforcement of ban on gutka and pan masala containing tobacco and nicotine. The state health department had notified the state-wide ban on gutka on January 3.

Liquor arrest

Bhubaneswar: Laxmi Sagar police arrested three accused from Banaphool slum for their alleged involvement in the Wednesday morning attack on Buddha Nagar residents that left five injured. The residents had been opposing illegal liquor trade. Following a meeting, Bhubaneswar DCP Nitinjeet Singh assured them that he would send a squad to check illegal business in that area regularly.

Traffic chaos

Keonjhar: Traffic between Keonjhar and Panikoili on National Highway No. 215 was paralysed for several hours on Thursday after local people at Nenkada staged a road blockade. The agitators were demanding compensation for the family of a victim who was trampled to death by an elephant at Nenkada late on Wednesday night. The elephant had allegedly destroyed four houses in the village.