State

Five trampled to death by elephant in Talcher

Talcher: Panic gripped the villages under Talcher forest range after five persons including two minor girls and a woman were trampled to death by an elephant in two different elephant attacks here.

According to sources, in Sandha village, the pachyderm went on a rampage and trampled four persons including three of a family to death while they were sleeping on their verandah at Sandha village last night.Similarly, in another incident, a 70-year-old man, identified as Bhramabara Samal, was killed by an elephant at Santhapada village when he had gone to attend nature's call last night.

On being informed, forest department officials reached the spots and seized the bodies for post mortem. However, the officials were not able to control the tusker till the last report came in.Efforts to drive the pachyderm away from human habitations are on, sources said.

Talcher MLA's Vehicles Set Ablaze

Bhubaneswar: The vehicles of Talcher MLA Braja Kishor Pradhan have been set ablaze by miscreants last night at his MLA Colony residence. Tension gripp...

Asit Tripathy Takes Charge As Chief Secretary

Bhubaneswar : Senior bureaucrat  Asit Tripathy today took charge as the Chief Secretary of Odisha. The 1986-batch IAS officer had held many impor...

Papu Pom Pom Clarifies On Controversial Film Poster

Bhubaneswar: The Ollywood actor Papu Pom Pom gave clarification by releasing a video over the controversial film poster of 'Mr Kanheya'. "The pos...

Thunderstorm, lightning alert for 14 districts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department Regional Centre issued thunderstorm and rainfall alert for 14 districts of Odisha till 7.30 pm today...