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.

India: Officer suspended for eating chicken curry during school visit

Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (PTI) An Education department officer in Odisha's Sundergarh district had been placed under suspension for eating chicken curry in a school while the children were served rice and dal only under mid-day-meal scheme, officials said on Saturday.

Sundergarh District Collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan suspended Binay Prakash Soy, Block Education Officer (BEO), Bonai, after a video of the BEO eating chicken curry brought from outside alongside the school children went viral, the officials said.

India: Minor girl gangraped in Odisha

Kendrapara (Odisha), Oct 9 (PTI) A minor girl in Kendrapara district was allegedly raped by two men while she had gone outside to attend to nature's call, police said on Wednesday.

The accused have been arrested, they said.

"The duo have confessed to the crime. They gangraped her while the 14-year-old girl had gone to a field to answer to nature's call.

India: Gangraped college student names driver as main accused

Bhawanipatna/Bhubaneswar, Sep 27 (PTI) The college student who was gangraped in Odisha's Kalahandi district nearly two weeks ago, on Friday named a bus driver as the main culprit, prompting the police to launch a fresh probe.

The fresh allegation by the 22-year-old woman came two days after the police arrested six persons, including a juvenile, for allegedly raping her in a forest near Junagarh on September 14. Three others were also apprehended for uploading a video of the act on social media.

India: College student gangraped in Odisha

Bhawanipatna (Odisha), Sep 23 (PTI) A college student was allegedly gangraped inside a forest in Odisha's Kalahandi district and a probe has been launched to apprehend the culprits, police said on Monday.

The incident took place on the afternoon of September 14 near Junagarh, 25 km from here and the police swung into action after the woman lodged an FIR late on Sunday night, Kalahandi superintendent of police B Gangadhar said.

India: Air-to-air missile Astra test-fired from Sukhoi-30 MKI

Balasore (Odisha), Sep 17 (PTI) India on Tuesday successfully flight-tested its indigenously developed air-to-air missile Astra, off the coast of Odisha.

The state-of-the-art missile was launched from Sukhoi-30 MKI as a part of user trials by the Indian Air Force, an official statement said.

"The live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability of first indigenous air-to-air missile," it said.

Stranded Malaysian cargo ship towed into deep sea from Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 (PTI) A Malaysian cargo ship which had been stranded near Odisha's Chilika Lake since August 7 was finally towed into deep sea on Sunday night, a district official said.

A special tug boat from Singapore and a 15-member team from Malaysia successfully towed the stranded ship into the deep sea after several hours of effort, the official said.

India: Six sentenced to 20-yr jail term for raping minor girl

Keonjhar, Sep 10 (PTI) A court here sentenced six men to 20-year jail term each for raping a minor girl four years ago.

Special POCSO court of Additional District Judge Loknath Sahu also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each on the six for convicts, stipulating an additional one-year imprisonment if they fail to pay the fine.

Public Prosecutor Ganesh Prasad Mohapatra said the case dated back to November 6, 2015, when the six raped the nine-year-old girl after finding her alone in her house in Sidingbasti area under Barbil police station limit.

India: Man rapes minor girl in Odisha

Jajpur, Sep 5 (PTI) A minor girl was allegedly raped by a man in Odisha's Jajpur district, police said on Thursday.

The incident happened on Wednesday night when the 14-year-old girl was alone at her home in Pokharipada village.

The accused allegedly raped the girl finding her alone and threatened her with dire consequences if she discloses the matter to anybody, said Inspector-in-Charge of Binjharpur police station, Shiba Charan Behera.

India: UP man held in Odisha for raping Chhattisgarh woman

Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (PTI) The police on Tuesday arrested a top executive of a private company here for allegedly raping a woman on the pretext of giving her a job.

The accused is a resident of Uttar Pradesh, while the victim hails from Chhattisgarh, a police officer said.

The incident happened here last week.

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