Subhash Ramachandran (27) of Tamil Nadu, who was arrested a day after he allegedly set five coaches of the three trains on fire on November 11, told police that the arson was part of an operation of a terror module.
The interceptor is a 7.5-meter long single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator, the sources said.
While the Centre has spent Rs 30 crore for setting up the doppler radar centre here, another Rs 20 crore is required for the facility at Gopalpur, said IMD director general L S Rathore.
Despite police claims of Maoist movement in the area, Jaya’s mother Gandari Majhi claimed she had never seen any Maoists near her village.
While villagers alleged that the deceased were all innocent and had no links with Maoists, Kalahandi SP Brijesh Rai said the police team were combing the Karlapat forest after receiving specific intelligence inputs about Maoist movement.
According to her, as punishment, she and 20 other Dalit students were insulted, faced casteist slurs, were barred from offering prayers, and kept locked in the school for five hours.
Naveen wrote a three page letter to the MPs, MLAs and District Presidents of BJD asking them to tour the villages and meet the farmers to educate them about the welfare programmes of the government.
Odisha CM Patnaik told officials during a video-conference on October 14: “None of our districts should be a zero district at the national level. This has to be followed up very seriously.”
Special relief commissioner G V V Sarma said inquiry reports on the suicide of 41 farmers had been received and the government was examining the actual cause of deaths.
With the toll rising, Odisha home secretary Asit Tripathy has asked superintendents of police to monitor moneylenders under the OML Act.
Manpower shortage proved to be major hindrance in functioning of the 18 marine police stations on Odisha’s 480 km-long coastline.
The students belonging to Biju Chhatra Janata Dal were carrying balloons and flower bouquets to wish Naveen on his 70th birthday.
However, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, which probed the allegations against Gajbhiye, has given the 2002-batch Dalit officer a clean chit.
The report was submitted to the government late last month and due for discussion by state housing and urban development department and World Bank officials this week.
CID chief and additional DG BK Sharma said main accused in the case – Himadri Sekhar Das alias Rahim Khan, 33, and his wife Ayesha Begum, 29 were arrested from Rongpur village in Hailakandi district of Assam a day ago.