Daily Archives: July 20, 2012

Teacher’s molestation triggers Burla bandh

Markets remained closed in Burla on Thursday as people of the town observed a bandh seeking immediate arrest of a man accused of molesting a teacher. Source said the victim, a 26-year-old unmarried woman from the town, is a teacher at a local English medium school. She was molested and forced to pose nude in

Odisha tops list of tobacco chewers: Survey

Odisha has the highest percentage of tobacco chewers among nine surveyed states, according to the latest annual health survey (AHS). Odisha with 38 per cent tobacco chewers in the above-15 age group is ahead of Assam (36.6%), Chhattisgarh (32.5%), Jharkhand (24.1%), Bihar (22.5%), Uttar Pradesh (21%), Madhya Pradesh (18.9%), Uttarakhand (8.8%) and Rajasthan (6.9%), the