Parida attack arrest: Dhenkanal police arrested Mr Manas Nath in connection with the attack on president of district unit of Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD) Yosabant Parida. A resident of Nua Alutama village of Kamakshyanagar subdivision, Mr Nath was arrested from Angul district and produced in a local court on Monday.  Mr Nath admitted to be a contract killer and abetted in the crime for money, said police.  A total of three persons have so far been arrested in the case. 
Watery grave: A boy in his teens  met with his watery grave in Baitarani river while taking a bath near Gandhi Ghat in Bhadrak district on Sunday afternoon. Two friends, aged about 13, of Sahalpur village had been to take bath in the river. Both of them slipped into the water while bathing. While one could manage to reach the river bank safely, Priyabrata Sahu drowned.
Railway appoinment: Mr Shailendra Kumar Singh, an officer of Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers cadre, has taken over as the new Divisional Railway Manager, Khurda Road division of East Coast Railway. He was previously working as chief safety officer, Eastern Railway. A post graduate in electrical engineering, Mr Singh had joined Indian Railways in 1984. He has worked in various higher capacities in Eastern, South Eastern and Metro Railway.