Total number of deaths in Odisha has reached 924, with 17 more adding to the list in past 24 hours. 2617 new COVID positive patients have been detected in the state, making the tally reach 2,35, 330. Among these, 1521 cases have been found among those in quarantine center, and 1096 through local contacts.
5 Lakh INR Looted in Balangir in Broad Daylight
A bag with 5 lakh has been looted being snatched in broad daylight in Balangir. The incident has occurred in front of ADB bank, around college square. The victim was set for returning home post withdrawing the cash when two miscreants on a Pulsar snatched the bag from him with massive cash.
3 Minors Severely Injured as Truck Rams into a Roadside House; Driver Missing
Losing the balance, a truck has reportedly rammed into a house in Keonjhar. The incident has occurred near Dabri square area, which falls under Balani police. This made three minors sleeping inside the same house get critically injured. Driver of the vehicle is still missing, ever since the accident occurred.
Flood Threat Rises as Jalaka River Flows above Danger Mark
Consistent rain for past few days due to low pressure in Bay of Bengal has created untimely flood threats with Jalaka River flowing above danger mark. This makes locals in a panic for past few days. Reportedly, flood water has already started flowing around areas near Mathani. Situation is looming to get worse with new depressions in forecast.
310 Grams Brown Sugar Seized in Puri; 6 Arrested
Six people have been arrested in Puri after brown sugar worth 27 lakh, i.e., 310 grams is seized by the police. Anil Baral, Somanath Bhujbal, Balaram Bhoi, Krushna Chandra Bhujabal, Bauna Naik, and Bubuna Behera are reportedly the five people arrested by the Puri Police. Live bullets, a bike, a Safari Van, and smartphones have also been seized.
Heavy Rainfall Forecasted for Several Districts with Yellow Warning Issued
According to the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, heavy rainfall is predicted in several districts, including Ganjam, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Rayagada, Boudh, Balangir, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Khorda, Balasore, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, and Bhadrak. The department has issued a tallow warning for districts like Ganjam, Bargarh, Sonepur, Nabarangpur, Angul, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Keonjhar, Nuapada, Deogarh, and Mayurbhanj.
3 Ganja Peddlers Arrested with Ganja of around 50 Lakh
Ganja, which is estimated to be worth 50 lakhs, has been seized in Malkangiri. Reportedly, the 3 people have been arrested by the police in this context. The incident has occurred at Saraiguda village of Malkangiri district. The early stage of investigation suggests that the Ganja was being delivered beyond the border of the state.