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Short circuit burned everything of a house in Sambalpur

On 20th Jan Monday evening around 6 o clock,  a short circuit burned all items of a house hold in Dhuba Pada, Bada bazar, Sambalpur. The fire was controlled by the fire brigade people, as they came after knowing about the fire in Bada bazar. The area is under Khetrajpur police limit.


The owner of the house is Shiv Patnaik. Two rooms and its all item are burned along with Rs.40,000 cash according to him, the owner of the house.

It is believed that all items was purchased for the upcoming marriage of his doughtier.

Truck Runs Amok in Parmanpur, 4 people died

In the early morning a truck ran over a makeshift shop in Parmanpur, Sason. In this accident, 4 people are killed, and another 4 got injure. Actually 3 of them are died on the spot only and one died on the way to the Burla Hospital --Veer Surendra Sai Institute Of Medical Science And Research (VIMSAR).

The temporary shop was set up for the Dhanu Yatra festival which held at Parmanpur, Sason in Sambalpur. The another four people are in critical and under treatment. The deceased have been identified as Md Sayat, MD Teyat, MD Danish and Waqar Alam.

Prima facie evidence suggests that three of the four deceased are of a family. The truck has been seized and a probe is underway.

Two Students drowned in Debjharan Waterfall

Two students drowned in Debjharan waterfall in Sambalpur.
In a shocking incident, at least two students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) met watery grave waterfall near here on Saturday.

The deceased have been identified as Soumya Ranjan Beuria and Abhijit Samal. Both are 3rd  year Computer Science student of the institute.



Debjharan Waterfall

Debjharan Waterfall

As per the report, a group of 40 students had been to Debjharan waterfall for a picnic today morning when the mishap took place. While taking a bath in the waterfall, Abhijit went into the deep water and got swept away. In a bid to save him Soumya Ranjan jumped into the water and drowned.

Getting intimation, fire services personnel and local divers reached the spot and fished out the bodies of the victims from the water later.

The bodies have been rushed to the hospital for autopsy and an investigation into the mishap is currently underway.

Missing woman found buried, husband arrested

Missing woman found buried, husband arrestedBody of a woman missing for over two weeks was found buried 5 km away from her house at Sakhipara under Dhanupali police limits, Sambalpur on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Arati Debi (19), the wife of Kunal Singh, a native of Bihar. Kunal Singh is staying with family at Sakhipara for the last few years and he is an auto-rickshaw driver by profession. It had been a year that Arati was married to Kunal.

On January 1, Kunal had informed Arati’s father that she had gone missing and also lodged a complaint in this regard at Dhanupali Police Station on January 3. However, when he and his family members did not receive the calls of Arati’s parents, they arrived in Sambalpur on January 7 but found Kunal’s house locked.

After neighbours informed that the house is locked for the last two days, Arati’s family members reported the matter to police following which the house was opened in presence of a magistrate. Arati’s family members also complained that Kunal has an affair with another girl.

During course of the investigation, police detained Kunal who confessed that he and Arati got into an argument on December 31 last year, which culminated in her murder and burial of her body. Meanwhile, Arati’s body has been sent for post-mortem and Kunal arrested.

Odisha Health minister’s daughter and her friends shoot video at prohibited zone of Hirakud Dam

Odisha Health minister's daughter and her friends shoot video at prohibited zone of Hirakud Dam

Odisha Health minister’s daughter and her friends shoot video at Prohibited Zone of Hirakud Dam. The controversial video of the Health Minister’s daughter hanging out with three Odia actress at the prohibited zone of Hirakund Dam, hence the video has been going viral on the internet.

The purported video shows three Odia actress including Prakruti Mishra hanging out with the daughter of Odisha Health Minister, Naba Kishore Das in the prohibited area of Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur district. As a result Kanwar Vishal Singh, Sambalpur SP has sought a report from the Hirakud SDPO in this connection.

Reportedly Odia actresses Prakruti Mishra, Elina Samantray along with Deepali Das, daughter of Health Minister,  and a few other friends were travelling to Burla from Hirakud on Saturday. On their way, they halted at the prohibited zone of Hirakud dam and shot photos and some videos. They shared those on their Instagram which went viral and soon after the video drew flak.

Angry netizens are now raising questions regarding the security system at the reservoir.

Reacting to the controversy, Prakruti Mishra said influenced by the nature’s beauty, she had clicked photos and shot videos. But she promised that such a mistake would not happen again. Samantray also said such mistakes would never happen again.

Health minister Naba Kishore Das said he can’t speak for his daughter as she is no longer a minor. “Let the law take its own course,” he said.

Sambalpur Police SP, Kanwar Vishal Singh told IndiaTodayTV, “I have asked for a report from Hirakud SDPO in this connection, he has been asked to submit clarification on the matter by today evening. After the report comes we will take appropriate action.”