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Odisha man sentenced to 20 years RI for raping minor

Phulbani: A fast track court in Odisha's Kandhamal district has sentenced a 26-year-old man to 20 years rigorous imprisonment on the charge of kidnapping and raping a minor girl seven years ago, an official said Friday. The fast track court judge Mihir Ranjan Parida also...

Law and Order

20-yr RI to man for minor’s rape

Bhadrak: A special fast-track court here convicted a man for rape of a minor and handed him down 20 years of rigorous imprisonment (RI), Thursday. The convict was identified as Mohan Kumar Kundu, 34, a resident of Bhagibindha village under Dhamnagar police limits in this...

Flight-test of very short range missile successful

New Delhi/Chandipur: The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted two successful flight tests of the Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORADS) missile Wednesday and Thursday. The tests were conducted from a ground-based portable launcher from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, off the...

CIL, BHEL to jointly set up ammonium nitrate unit in state

New Delhi: Public sector giants Coal India Limited (CIL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement for setting up an ammonium nitrate plant based on surface coal gasification technology in Odisha. The Coal Ministry announcement Wednesday said the plant...

ESI official in Vigilance net

Rourkela: Vigilance sleuths Thursday trapped and caught red-handed a senior assistant working at the ESI Dispensary at Jail Road here for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant, an accident victim. Sources said the accused employee identified as Abhiram Sahu was...

Nua-O scholarship for 30,926 Balasore students

Bhubaneswar: Acting on the direction of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, 5T and Nabin Odisha Chairman Kartik Pandian visited Balasore district Thursday and attended the Nua-O Scholarship Distribution Programme where he announced that altogether 30,926 eligible students from 71 colleges of the district will get the...

Head-on collision between bikes claims 3 lives in Mayurbhanj

Baripada: Three persons were killed in a head-on collision between two motorcycles in Mayurbhanj district Thursday, police said. The accident happened near Gudialbandh on Baripada-Udala Road in Barasahi police station area, they said. The deceased were identified as Akash Bindhani (29), Laxman Singh (19) and...

President Droupadi Murmu

Tribals should live their life in full: Droupadi Murmu

Keonjhar: President Droupadi Murmu Thursday said tribals should live their life in full with the support from government and society. Murmu said this while interacting with Juang tribe, a PVTG (particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group) at Gonasika in Keonjhar district. "There is a proverb in Odia...

 

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