Asish Mehta

Odisha fire fighters on their toes in Capital

“All the puja pandals have been directed to ensure that there are no loose connections in the electrical wiring to avoid incidents of short-circuit,” said a fire officer.

04 Oct 2022

Odisha transport dept planning to enhance infra for high-security registration plates

Sources said STA is also planning to start HSRP booking through Mo Seva Kendras and Common Service Centres in remote areas of the State where the applicants are facing internet connectivity issues.

03 Oct 2022

When there is stress, there is BLISS for Odisha police

Commissionerate Police has opened Basic Life Improvement Skills and Strategies Centre to help police personnel get over addiction, writes Asish Mehta

02 Oct 2022

Rain may play spoilsport during Durga Puja: IMD

However, the rainfall activity might not be very strong as the south-west monsoon’s withdrawal process in Odisha commences around October 10.

26 Sep 2022

On de-addiction journey, youths find purpose in life 

15 youths previously addicted to drugs, have started life afresh by selling food on the Capital streets. Asish Mehta finds out their stories of reformation

25 Sep 2022

Demand grows but international flights nowhere in sight

Direct flights from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok stand suspended

22 Sep 2022

Crime graph upwardly mobile, special crime unit in Twin City idle

 In the last 20 days, three cases of murders were registered including one that occurred just a few hundred metres away from the DCP office in Vani Vihar on August 30 night.

19 Sep 2022

Police schemes draw a blank as drug trade proliferates in Odisha

The situation has only grown grim as drug kingpins continue to target the young population.

12 Sep 2022

Odisha government plans tourist-friendly police stations

Once approved, the capacity of the police stations having jurisdiction over such places will  be augmented.

11 Sep 2022

Drug trade spills blood in Bhubaneswar streets, cops clueless

A resident said his relative’s daughter, student of a private college in the city started consuming drugs under peer pressure.

11 Sep 2022

Cyrus Mistry mishap sends seat belt alert in Odisha, enforcement likely soon

Although not wearing a seat belt is punishable under the law, most people are either unaware of this rule or simply ignore them.

08 Sep 2022

Stage set for Durga Puja without curbs in Capital

Huge footfall of devotees expected at pandals across the city

06 Sep 2022

Odisha reports zero custodial deaths last year: NCRB report

Gujarat recorded the maximum deaths (22) in this category, followed by Maharashtra (15)

02 Sep 2022

Conviction rate plummeting in Odisha: NCRB report

At 5.7 per cent for offences under Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 3.8 per cent under Special and Local Laws (SLL), the conviction rate has plummeted. 

31 Aug 2022

Crimes against women surge in Odisha, fifth among states: NCRB

The Crime in India Report which was released on Monday revealed that the State registered a whopping 14,853 cases of outraging modesty.

30 Aug 2022