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Rayagada,21/09/19:Town police Rayagada have busted a cricket betting racket with the arrest of five persons including the kingpin during a raid at Laxminayaran street in the town.
IIC,Nihar Ranjan Pradhan to scribe.we have arrested the persons who directly involved with betting were identified as K. Surya Rao, Sagar Sahu, Jyotiranjan Palei, Satyabrata Pradhan and P Kishore Rao, including the kingpin of the betting racket.
Acting on a tip-off, the Rayagada Town police team led by IIC, conducted a raid at a house in Laxminayaran street and apprehended the five persons red-handed. Besides, police have also seized Rs Rs 3.87 lakh cash, five mobile phones, three motorcycles from the possession of the accused persons.
A case has been registered and the accused persons booked under relevant Sections of the IPC, sources in the police informed.
“We became success to arrest five persons including the kingpin of this racket was being operated from one the house of arrested accused, K. Surya Rao. Its very surprising mainly, all are the college students were involved in this racket. They were using Google Pay and PhonePe for transferring money”, said Mr Pradhan.
Talcher,SSC ER-II, NTPC- Kaniha organized Special Vendor Development Programme for SC, ST and Women MSE Entrepreneurs on 21.09.2019 in association with MSME - DI Cuttack, NSSHO- NSIC Bhubaneswar and DIC Angul.
53 no.s of vendors participated in the event along with officer bearers of various related Industry associations in Odisha.
Director, MSME- DI Cuttack, Head of NSSHO –NSIC, Bhubaneswar and GM, DIC Angul participated in the meet and elaborated on various programs and initiatives of Govt. of India and Govt. of Odisha on MSE development.
Shri Ramesh Babu V, ED (Talcher Kaniha), Shri Anil Jana, CGM(TTPS, Talcher) and Shri Sudip Nag, CGM (SSC ER-II) were present and addressed the vendors present. C&M department of SSC ER-II explained the procurement procedures of NTPC and various steps taken to increase the share of MSE vendors especially the sub-categories of SC/ST and Women, in the procurement of goods and Services by NTPC.
The program ended with an interactive session between Vendors and NTPC on different issues and concerns of Vendors.
Jagatsinghpur;21/09/19: Odisha police today claimed to have cracked mysterious murder of a nurse, whose body stuffed in a sack was found on a river bed in Jagatsinghpur district on Tuesday.
Terming the murder as ‘pre-planned’, police sources said that the nurse identified as Niharika Patra was killed in Cuttack.
Police recovered a CCTV footage showing the incident while the body stuffed in a sack was being carried on a motorcycle for disposal in Jagatsinghpur, police sources said.
Detailed development in the case is likely to be revealed in a press conference by Jagatsinghpur SP in the evening today.
The revelation came a day after prime accused Kishore Anchal alias Raja, who is said to be the deceased’s boyfriend, was arrested after his surrender before Biridi police on Friday.
Raja was absconding since September 13 after Niharika’s murder.
A team of police had been formed to investigate the mysterious murder of Niharika, whose body was found on a river bed in Jagatsinghpur district.
Niharika Patra, a native of Bhingarpur village of Khordha district, stuffed in a sack was found on Biluakhai River bed near Nuapari area in Jagatsinghpur on Sept 17 morning.
According to reports, Niharika, who was working as a staff nurse at a private nursing home in Cuttack, was missing since September 9. A missing complaint in this regard had been lodged by her family at Madhupatna police station in Cuttack.
The family was suspecting that Niharika had eloped with her beau Raja, whose whereabouts were also not clear.
After the body was recovered from the river bed in Jagatsinghpur, the family alleged that she was murdered by her boyfriend.
New Delhi,21/09/19:It refers to ambitious plan to build a new most-modern and spacious building for Parliament, and a composite big complex to house offices of all the central ministries at one place. All this coupled with other related plans like to develop Rajpath and other areas of Leyton New Delhi will cost very heavily to the exchequer. Presently capital-city New Delhi has become over-saturated and unplanned with so many new buildings being erected from time to time to originally systematic planned New Delhi way back in the year 1931.
Many countries in the world and even states in India have preferred developing new capital-cities rather than spending too much for added requirements in the existing capitals. India presently virtually has a separate economic capital Mumba in in addition to main capital-city of New Delhi. Any heavy expenditure like on a new Parliament House in outdated capital-city will be like spending on a costly silky patch-work on an old costume.
Best is to develop an altogether new well-planned capital-city of India somewhere in middle of the country to be almost equi-distant from remote corners of India, and may also serve as economic capital of India. New city can be planned in a manner that residences of office-goers may be near to their offices requiring minimum local transport. Site for new capital should be chosen keeping in view future systematic expansion, and may be least affected by natural calamities like floods etc.
Delhi then be expanded to be a full state by taking some nearing areas of bordering Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
Puri:Termed as the world’s biggest coastal clean-up drive, the ‘Mo Beach’ initiative by Odisha Government was launched today morning.
While the drive witnessed the participation of over 10,000 volunteers on Puri beach since 6 am today, the event was later graced by the presence of Bollywood celebrity Vidyut Jammwal. He began his talk by greeting the participants with “Jai Jagannath”.
Earlier the Commando actor left a video message urging everyone to join him in the clean-up drive.
The places targeted for the drive included 10 spots under Puri Municipality, 10 under Konark NAC and 80 locations in Astaranga, Brahmagiri, Gop and Krushnaprasad.
As per the decision was taken at a preparatory meeting chaired by Puri Collector Balwant Singh, the district administration engaged 10 nodal officers to oversee the exercise at Puri and Konark, while BDOs of Astaranga, Brahmagiri, Gop and Krushnaprasad were deployed to look after the locations identified in their area.
Dhenkanal;The Dhenkanal Collectorate was reportedly ransacked by the lawyers after the district Collector allegedly misbehaved with some advocates today afternoon.
According to sources, some agitating lawyers manhandled the Additional Collector and also vandalised flower pots, nameplates, furniture and window panes of the office.
The lawyers alleged that the District Magistrate had badly treated some advocate by making them wait for a long time outside his chamber in connection with a land acquisition case.
The lawyers have staged a dharna in the office premises protesting over the incident, sources said. Reportedly, policemen have been deployed to avoid any untoward incident, sources added.
A meeting was held with the agitating lawyers and the district administration this evening. However, the meeting remained inconclusive.
The district lawyers’ association has demanded an unconditional apology from the District Collector for his misbehaviour and threatened to cease work.
Kodala,20/09/19:In broad daylight robbery, two unidentified bike-borne miscreants allegedly looted 7 kg of silver ornaments from a jewellery shop owner at Kodala Panda Sahi in Ganjam district.
The report says, the loot took place at 10.15 am today when two miscreants intercepted one Adikanta Sahoo of Jhuruda Sahi in the locality and snatched away the bag containing silver ornaments. The looters then sped away on a TVS Apache bike on Singhasani road.
Some village youths, who tried to chase down the duo on motorcycles, had to stop following them as the latter brandished mouser guns.
Further sources, the miscreants are from Balugaon area with the help of some local of Kodola and it was a pre planned manner(?).
On intimation, Kodala police swung into action and launched a manhunt to nab the looters.
Following a complaint, Kodala IIC Dillip Kumar Sahoo and ASI Anil Kumar Sahoo reached the spot and launched a probe.
When our correspondent interact with some locals they said now a days we are feeling unsecured due to lac of Police moment (!).
Bubaneswar: Eminent Odia fiction writer Dr. Pratibha Ray’s husband Akshaya Chandra Ray passed away in Bhubaneswar today. He was 77.
As per reports, Akshaya was undergoing treatment at a private hospital here due to prolonged illness. He was discharged from the hospital today but was readmitted to the hospital at around 4 pm as his condition deteriorated.
Akshaya breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital in Bhubaneswar. Akshaya Chandra Ray, a retired government engineer, was presently the publisher of Adya Prakashani.
While a pall of gloom descended among the ardent readers’ of Ray, condolences kept pouring in social media from various sections and personalities.