Trains affected: Trains service was affected in Khurda Road division of East Coast Railway due to a rail roko agitation at Delanga station in Khurda Road-Puri section from morning till late afternoon. “Some trains were short terminated and cancelled, and the services resumed after the stir was called off at 1.40pm,” a railway official said.
Death mourned: People from all walks of life mourned the death of Rukuna Nayak, the daughter-in-law of tribal freedom fighter and martyr Laxman Nayak, at Tentuligumma in Boipariguda block of Koraput district. She was 75 and was bed-ridden with illness for last many days, informed DIPRO Mr PK Mallik.
Shot dead: Unidentified masked miscreants shot dead a shop owner at Khajuriapalli near Humma railway station in Ganjam district today, the police said. The victim, Prasad Behera (25), a native of the same village, was sitting in his pan-shop, when at least three motorcycle-borne masked men fired at him and fled.
Constable held: An excise constable was arrested on charges of attacking and injuring a female excise inspector in Jagatsinghpur district today. It was alleged that Mr Manoj Parida had been to the official residence of Ms Yogamaya Mallick and forced her to process a file as per his suggestions. When she refused he attacked her.