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Police Medals: 34 Odisha Police personnel awarded on Republic Day

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On the occasion of Republic Day, as many as 34 Odisha Police personnel were awarded Police Medals. SOG Chandaka Commandoes, Kumar Karmi and Pitabasa Pande were conferred Police Medal for Gallantry. 

Twin City Police Commissioner Soumendra Priyadarshi and Security Wing SP Saroj Mohapatra received President’s Police Medal. Priyadarshi and Mohapatra were awarded for their distinguished service. 

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A total of 34 police officers and staff were felicitated. 

Here is the list of awardees:

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Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) 

Kumar Karmi, Commando
Pitabasa Pande, Commando

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Police Medal for Meritorious Service

Praksah Kumar Naik, Additional SP, Vigilance Directorate, Cuttack

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Guruprasad Shivsankar Nanda, Deputy Superintendent of Police, B.P.S.P.A, Bhubaneswar

Banita Majhi, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rourkela

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N Trinath Dora, Sub-Inspector, CID, CB, Cuttack

Mohammed Jahangir, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Special Squad

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Bishnu Kumar Bura, Havildar, OSAP 2nd Battalion, Jharsuguda

Hrusikesh Barik, Driver Havildar, Angul

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Basant Kumar Dakua, Assistant Armourer, SOG, AET and RC Koraput

Anjan Kumar Mohanty, Constable, DFSL Sundargarh

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Prashant Parida, Sepoy, OSAP 3rd Battalion, Koraput

Similarly, 20 policemen received the Governor’s medal in seven categories.

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Railways lowers fare of AC-3 tier economy ticket, check details

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The railways ministry has issued an order to reduce the price of AC-3 tier economy class ticket with effect from Wednesday.

Along with this, bedding will be made available as before.

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According to railway officials, passengers who have booked tickets online and over the counter will be given a refund of the extra amount for the pre-booked tickets.

As per the order, the fare for a 3-tier economy class ticket, which had been made equal to the fare of an AC-3 tier ticket through a circular issued last year, has been reduced.

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Three tier economy coaches were introduced by the Railway Board to provide the ‘Best and Cheapest AC travel’ service. The fare of these coaches is 6-7 per cent less than the usual AC 3 tier.

According to officials, while an AC 3 tier coach has 72 berths, AC 3 tier economy has 80 berths.

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The Railways earned Rs 231 crore from the AC-3 tier economy class in the first year of its introduction.

According to data, during April-August, 2022, 15 lakh people travelled in these coaches, generating earnings of Rs 177 crore.

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Indian Air Force’s Mirage Jets Boom In UK Skies For First Time During Air Exercise

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IAF’s famed Mirage aircrafts joined an air exercise in UK for first time since induction. Mirage 2000 jets participated in multi-national exercise ‘Cobra Warrior 2023’ at Waddington. IAF has sent 5 Mirage-2000, two C-17 Globemaster-III & a IL-78 mid-air refueling jet to the drill. Mirage, India’s frontier fighter jets stunned the world with Balakot airstrikes in Pakistan in 2019. India has upgraded its entire Mirage fleet with advanced avionics, weapons & self-protection suites. Belgium, US, Finland and Saudi Arabia are participating in the Royal Air Force-hosted air exercise.

 

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Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 22 March 2023, 12:23 PM IST



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High drama in Bhubaneswar as man climbs atop hoarding, threatens to end life; rescued

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A high-voltage drama unfolded near Sishu Bhawan Square in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday morning after a man scaled a hoarding tower and threatened to end his life. 

However, the drama ended after he was rescued by fire service personnel after an hour-long operation. 

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The man has been identified as Tulu Patra from Balasore district. He is a driver by profession. However, the reason behind his suicide bid is yet to be ascertained.

Tulu has been detained at the Capital police station after his rescue operation. His questioning is currently underway.

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As per reports, Tulu climbed the tower, which is around 30 ft height, in the morning and attempted to commit suicide. He was spotted by local people shouting some slogans against the injustice meted out to him.

Upon being informed, police rushed to the spot and called up fire services personnel. Following this, a 10-member team from the fire services department rushed to the spot and rescued the man after an hour-long operation.

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“The investigation is currently underway. The reason behind Tulu’s suicide bid will be ascertained after his questioning,” said Capital Police Station IIC.

As per some local residents, Tulu was complaining that his wife and children are not obeying him.
 

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