Police turn charioteers

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With the safety and security of pilgrims being of paramount importance, the police on Saturday kept devotees at arms length while they themselves pulled the chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings – Balabhadra and Subhadra – during the Rath Yatra in Puri on Saturday.

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Rath Yatra fest celebrated in Bhubaneswar

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BHUBANESWAR: Rath Yatra festival was celebrated in the city with joy and religious fervor. Devotees took part in the festival in different Jagannath temples in the city to witness the festival amid rain. International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) temple at Nayapalli is the major crowd puller during the festival. The temple celebrated the festival in a big way. Three chariots of the deities were pulled by the devotees from the temple front to Mausima Temple at Unit 8. Pulling of chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and goddess Subhadra got…

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Formalin content found in Pomfret fish in Bhubaneswar market

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BHUBANESWAR: Formalin content has been found in Pomfret fish sold in Unit-4 market of the city on Friday. A team of experts from the fisheries and animal resources development (FARD) department conducted laboratory tests on nine types of fish samples collected from the market and found this content in the marine fish. The team of 12 technical officers headed by PR Rout, joint director of fisheries (coastal), conducted raid on Unit-4 wholesale fish market at 4am and collected samples from the transport vehicles, wholesale counters and other sale points inside…

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STF to interrogate gangster Tito’s wife Benazir

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BHUBANESWAR: The special task force (STF) of state Crime Branch has turned the heat against gangster Syed Usman Ali alias Tito’s wife Benazir Bibi, suspecting her of abetting his crime syndicate. STF’s deputy inspector general Himanshu Lal said she would soon be questioned. The STF had arrested Tito, 56, following an encounter in Jajpur district on June 30. Tito, who was arrested several times by police in the past, is a known history-sheeter having more than 50 cases of murder, attempt to murder and extortion against him. “We found that…

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