India: Prithvi-2 missile successfully testfired at night

Balasore (Odisha) November 20 (PTI) India successfully testfired on Wednesday the indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-2 missile at night as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range off Odisha coast, an official said.

Two Prithvi-2 missiles were test fired consecutively and both tests met all parameters, the official said from the Interim Test Range at Chandipur.

India: 956 minor rape cases registered in 9 months in Odisha state

Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (PTI) Odisha has registered 1,865 rape cases including sexual assault on 956 minor girls, 7,706 molestation incidents and 337 dowry death cases during the first nine months of 2019, the assembly was informed on Monday.

The state government, however, said the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data putting Odisha at the top of molestation and fourth in dowry death cases in the country are not correct.

India: Ayodhya case: BJD silent on Supreme Court verdict

Bhubaneswar, Nov 9 (PTI) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal on Saturday maintained silence on the Supreme Court judgment on the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case.

The state BJP also kept mum on this issue, though the Congress came out with a reaction.

Before the pronouncement of the judgement, BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appealed to the people to maintain peace.

India: Woman raped in moving car, dumped near college in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Nov 7 (PTI) A woman was allegedly raped in a moving car and dumped in a critical condition near a college in Odisha's Khurda district, around 25 km from here, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place on Wednesday night when the woman was on her way to Khurda town from Bhubaneswar. She was found in an unconscious state by the local people and rushed to the district headquarters hospital at Khurda, the police said.

India: Rapist policeman arrested

Baripada (Odisha), Nov 5 (PTI) An assistant sub- inspector (ASI) of police who allegedly molested a sleeping woman by entering her house at night in May last year was arrested on Tuesday.

The victim had attempted self-immolation in front of the residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in September 2018 claiming that no action was taken against the accused policeman.

Mayurbhanj Superintendent of Police PS Parashattamdas said the ASI was arrested.

India: Physically challenged woman sexually abused

Bhawanipatna, Nov 3 (PTI) A physically challenged woman was allegedly sexually abused and impregnated by the son of the owner of a house where she was working as a maid in Odishas Kalahandi district, police said on Sunday.

The deaf and dumb woman, aged about 30 years and working as a maid in the house of a person of Badaldeipur village has alleged that she is 7-month pregnant due to sexual abuse by the son of the house owner against her will, the police said.

India: Woman raped by boyfriend, his accomplices

Rourkela (Odisha), Oct 31 (PTI) A woman was raped allegedly by her boyfriend and his two associates in Odisha's Sundergarh district, while her female companion managed to flee, police said on Thursday.

All the three accused were arrested.

The victim went near a forest under Kumarmunda police station limits on Tuesday evening after her boyfriend called her up asking her to meet him there. She went there along with another woman, according to the FIR.

India: No ration to 20 Odisha families for defecating in open

Berhampur (Odisha), Nov 1 (PTI) Over 20 families in Ganjam district have not been given ration supply after a panchayat body decided to stop the benefits from reaching people who were found defecating in open.

According to a decision taken at a panchayat meeting on October 20, the distribution of ration under the public distribution system (PDS) was stopped to over 20 families in last 11 days, Sushant Swain, the sarpanch of Goutami panchayat in Sanakhemundi block, said.

India: RSS aims at organising the entire society : Bhagwat

Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (PTI) RSS aims at organising the entire society in the country and not just the Hindu community to transform and take India towards a better future, its chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Saturday.

The right approach is to prepare the best person who can play an important role in changing the society and transform the country as it will not be possible to change the 130 crore people in it, he told a meeting of intellectuals here.

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