Husband arrested: Bargarh police arrested Mr Debashis Dash, a senior engineer in Wesco, on charges of torturing his wife ~ Mamata Panda,over dowry.   Mamata, in her FIR, alleged that her husband tortured her both physically and mentally demanding more dowry. “Mr Dash&’s bail application has been rejected,” said IIC, Bargarh Arjun Sahu.    SNS
Activist dies: Gloom descended over Nayagarh as well-known social activist, Manmohan Mohapatra breathed his last today, at the Bhubaneswar residence of his son-in-law.  He was ailing for past some time. His body was taken to his native village ~ Kridaspur in Nayagarh district and later creamted at Swargadwar in Puri.    SNS
Dharna staged: The panchayati samiti members of Bhograi block in Balasore  staged a dharna near Bhusundeswar temple to protest the alleged percentage system and prevalent corruption in project work. Out of 25 members, 21 took part. It was led by Nisikanta Sahu, Kamal Pattnaik, Subal Behera. They accused the local MLA and block chairman, and sought CM&’s intervention in the matter.    sns
Police seize van: Conducting a joint raid, the forest officials and police seized a pick-up van carrying wooden planks and logs near Remuna Golai in Balasore today.  Two persons, Kartik Chandra Parida (42) of Sankhudi in Basta and Santosh Roul (24) of Singla were arrested. Forest officials informed that the seized materials would be worth over Rs 1 lakh.    SNS
ECoR fines 14285: The East Coast Railway has realised a fine of over Rs 9.42 lakh, penalising as many as 14285 persons who have violated the Indian Railways (Penalties for Activities Affecting Cleanliness at Railway Premises) Rules, 2012, as per a release issued here.    SNS