Gang-rape in Ganjam village

Polsara: Police Thursday arrested four suspects for allegedly gang-raping a girl at Polsara area in Ganjam district. According to reports, the girl, who lives with her brother and younger sister, was asleep Wednesday night when four miscreants broke the door open and barged into the...

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Sub-Division status eludes Muniguda

Muniguda: The residents alleged that the state government has been showing an apathetic attitude to their demands for sub-division status to Muniguda. The state government had provided Notified Area Council (NAC) status to Muniguda, Baliguda and Dharmagarh. While the mechanism has started functioning at Baliguda...

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Another bear caught in boar trap

Malkangiri: Another bear was caught after it got stuck in a trap laid for boars near Mallikeswar hill in Malkangiri district Thursday morning. According to reports, locals after hearing the animal’s roaring, spotted the bear which was trying to free itself from the trap that...

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Meneka calls for CM’s intervention

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concern over frequent elephant deaths in the state, animal rights activist and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi sought personal intervention of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to prevent such incidents. In a letter to Patnaik, Maneka said the electrocution deaths of seven elephants in Dhenkanal...

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Elephants damage crops, house

Lanjigarh: At least 40 wild elephants Tuesday evening entered Bairikupuli village under the block and destroyed crops and a house of the village. According to sources, the herd first damaged paddy, cotton and vegetables in the farmland belonging to Sani Majhi, Purna majhi, Karil majhi....

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