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Odisha Briefs

Casting couch

Bhubaneswar: The state home department directed police on Monday to conduct a probe into the allegations of casting couch brought by a Bengali girl against an Odia film producer. The girl alleged producer Birat Mohapatra brought her to Odisha promising that he would cast her as the lead actor in Odia films. She said the producer inflicted physical and mental torture on her after she came to the state.    

One arrested

Bhubaneswar: Vice-chairperson of the Anandpur municipality Suresh Sahu was arrested on Wednesday in Bhubaneswar for his alleged involvement in a group clash during the Raja procession at Ghasipura in Keonjhar district. 

Nyaya Sanjog

Bhubaneswar: Cuttack: Odisha State Legal Services Authority opened Nyaya Sanjog, a single point establishment for legal facilities under one roof, in Cuttack on Wednesday. Chief Justice of Orissa high court Justice Vineet Saran inaugurated the facility. Nyaya Sanjog’s objective is to promote “Access to Justice” and “Justice at Door Step”, said the deputy secretary of Odisha State Legal Services Authority, Deepak Ranjan Sahoo.

Buried alive

Baripada: Two persons were buried alive and two others were admitted to the hospital in a critical condition following a mudslide at an irrigation project site in Mayurbhanj district on Wednesday. The mishap occurred at Jharbeda village under Karanjia block in the district. 


Bhubaneswar: Supporters of Odisha Congress demanded arrest of BJP leader Sashi Sahoo for his alleged involvement in cases of land fraud, money laundering scam and human sacrifice. The Congress workers protested in front of the DCP office. They tried to barge into the office resulting into a scuffle with police.

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