Chill Brings Tourists to Koraput
Jeypore: With drop in temperature in Koraput district, the flow of tourists to this part of the State has increased in the last few days. Tourists from neighbouring Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh besides different parts of Odisha have been thronging Machkund waterfall, Kolab reservoir, Mali Dududma waterfall and Deomali peak. While the day temperature has dipped to 18 degree Celsius in the last two days, at night the mercury has been hovering around eight degree in all most all pockets of the region. The cold weather has also boosted sale of winter garments in Jeypore town. Though the region started experiencing cold from the last week of October, the chill increased only last week and the temperature plummeted sharply forcing people to remain indoors after sunset.
Two Die in Accident
Salepur: Two persons were killed and four others sustained serious injuries when their four wheeler hit a stationary truck on Cuttack-Paradip SH near Fakirpada toll gate under Kandarpur police limits here on Monday. The deceased are Hemant Maharana (38), driver of Rasalo in Jagatsinghpur district and Amiya Kumar Mohanty (47) of Odapada under Jashapada gram panchayat in Cuttack Sadar block. They were coming from Cuttack when the accident took place. The injured were admitted to SCB Medical, Cuttack.
Woman Held for Killing Husband
Sakhigopal: One Rina Bhoi of Danda village under Satyabadi police limits was arrested by police for killing her husband Nabaghana Bhoi (45) on Sunday night. Police said Nabaghana, a rickshaw puller, used to come home drunk and assault Rina and their daughter. On Sunday, when Nabaghana came home in an inebriated condition and beat up the two, Rina hit him on the head with an iron rod, killing him on the spot. Rina informed police, who arrested her.
Parikrama around Puri Temple in Offing
Puri: The Sri Jagannath Temple Administration would spend `three crore to develop a ‘Parikrama’ around Jagannath temple and `5 crore will be utilised to construct 42 housing units for the Jagannath temple servitors, who do not own houses. The housing units would come up near Gopal Tirth Mutt complex. This was decided at a meeting of the Sri Jagannath Temple Project Sub-committee on Monday. These apart, two Dharmasalas would be constructed close to Town police station along the Grand Road and near the District Jail. The committee headed by temple chief administrator, Suresh Mohapatra also reviewed the progress of Nabakalebara building work, which is being constructed adjacent to temple administration office. Collector Arvind Agarwal was present.