Police have reaped the benefits of a crackdown on sex trade in the city with the number of cases related to Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act seeing a sharp decline in 2017 compared to the previous year.
When a team from Jagatpur police station left for Dihasahi after a tip-off at 4.45am on Saturday that three criminals were planning "to commit a crime", little did they know that they were up against the perpetrators of a than two-month-old loot case.
The body a 21-year-old MBBS student of Hi-Tech Medical College was found hanging in his hostel room on Sunday morning. The college authorities suspected that Nihar Ranjan Rout of Soro in Balasore, committed suicide due to poor results.
Vigilance sleuths on Saturday arrested an assistant project manager of the Odisha State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation Ltd for allegedly possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.
Newly appointed Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik admitted here on Sunday that the party had slipped to become a third force in the state after the BJP, but he exuded confidence to win back lost ground.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday called upon his party supporters to reach out to the people and sensitise them on how the BJP-ruled governments at the Centre and in Chhattisgarh were working against the interest of the state on the Mahanadi issue.