State

White Paper-2016 Claims Surge In Crime

Odisha witnessed a marginal surge in overall crimes with registration of 1,03,702 cases in 2016 as against 1,03,200 cases in the previous year.

The White Paper which was tabled by the Home department in the Assembly today, however, claimed a fall in rape cases in 2016. Rape cases nosedived to 2144 last year from 2184 in 2015, the report revealed.

Similarly, 1328 murder cases have been registered during 2016-17 while 566 dacoity and 2012 loot cases occurred during the period, the report said.

According to police report the State witnessed 10,532 road mishaps. The Home department report claimed that there is subsequent progress in Maoist situation. Naxal related cases have been recorded in 11 districts, it mentioned.

Huge cache of contraband seized in Khurdha

Khurdha: A joint team of Khurdha police and excise officials on Friday conducted simultaneous raid at three different places in Khurdha and seized a h...

Four critical in wild boar attack

Athagarh: Four persons sustained grievous injuries after they were attacked by a wild boar at Kandarpur village near Athagarh forest range in Cuttack ...

Man beaten to death in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: A 40-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death at Hirma village near Mundapada under Badamala police limits in Jharsuguda district last n...

After encounter, criminal injured; nabbed in Khurda

Bhubaneswar: In a fierce encounter with local police, a dreaded criminal was injured and subsequently arrested by police near Nirakarpur here on Thurs...