Odisha tigress Sundari mauls man to death, second attack in 45 days

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BHUBANESWAR: Tigress Sundari, who was brought to Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Odisha from Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh earlier this year, allegedly killed a man and left another person — a journalist — injured in Angul district on Sunday. This is the second human kill attributed to the tigress; it was accused of fatally attacking a woman in the same district on September 12. Sources said residents of Tainsi village found the corpse of farmer Trinath Sahoo, 60, around 6am on Sunday. The tigress later attacked a TV journalist, who had…

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Fake army man arrested in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: Kharvel Nagar police and Military Intelligence Bhubaneswar team have arrested a fake army man for allegedly duping many job aspirants of lakhs of rupees. The team nabbed him from Paradeep on Tuesday. The accused was identified as Anirudha Mishra of Tigiria in Cuttack district. He was serving as an operational manager in Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Paradeep, before his arrest. “He was availing canteen facilities in both grocery and liquor card from Coast Guard CSD canteen. He was also found selling various expensive items purchased from Army CSD…

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Dharmendra Pradhan appeals Naveen Patnaik to resolve deadlock in courts

BHUBANESWAR: Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday appealed chief minister Naveen Patnaik to solve the issues of lawyers, who are on the strike over alleged thrashing of a lawyer by the state police during last one and a half months. In a Facebook video message, Pradhan said common people are facing a lot of problem as their cases are pending in courts due to the lawyers’ strike. “Land disputes, employment, bails and other issues concerning the common man have been severely affected due to the deadlock in court proceedings.…

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Bhubaneswar residents like SC advice to hold community bursting of crackers

BHUBANESWAR: City denizens and resident welfare associations liked the advice of Supreme Court to hold community bursting of firecrackers during Diwali like festivals. They said it will reduce accidents and add more fun to the festival. The apex court on Tuesday asked the Centre to encourage people to hold community bursting of firecrackers at designated places. The place can be identified prior to the event and organise the event with community members. Dilip Das Sharma, general secretary of VSS Nagar Unnayan Parishad, said the SC advice is a great idea…

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Woman cop allegedly molested by two brothers

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VADODARA: A woman head constable with Panigate police station alleged that the two owners of an ice-cream parlour molested her and tore her uniform when she and other police personnel asked them to close their shop at midnight on Monday. According to police, the woman cop, two lok rakshak dal personnel and a sub-inspector were patrolling in a PCR van late on Monday night to get foodcarts and shops that had remained open beyond midnight to shut. When the cops reached the Vrundavan Heights Complex near Parivar Crossroads on Dabhoi…

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10 more nabbed for burning 22-yr-old to death

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RAJKOT: Dhari police in Amreli district arrested 10 more persons on Tuesday in connection with the brutal case of honour killing where a 22-year-old man was tortured and charred to death in Bhanvad village near Mahua in Bhavnagar district in August. Police had found the bones and finger ring of victim Nitesh Patadia, who belonged to the Koli community, from a canal near the village on October 3. Patadiya and a woman named Panna Bhukhan, who belonged to Kathi Darbar community, were deeply in love, but her family members were…

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Surat man gets life term for raping 7-yr-old girl

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SURAT: A 24-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday for raping a seven-year-old girl from Althan area in 2015. The minor suffered serious injuries after she was raped at some isolated location around agriculture university farms in City Light area. Swaminath Raghuvir, who was 20-year-old at time of the crime, was convicted by a local court for kidnapping, rape and sexual assault under various sections of Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO). Announcing punishment under various sections Raghuvir was sentenced maximum life imprisonment.…

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