BUDHIA

  • HC notice to govt on petition seeking ban on liquor June 26, 2013

    Cuttack: Odhisa High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the state government, asking it to file counter affidavits on a petition, seeking a complete ban on manufacture and sale of liquor in the state. Holding preliminary hearing on the petition, a division bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice...
  • Killers of Budhia's coach get life term December 17, 2010

    Bhubaneswar: A fast track court on Friday sentenced gangster Sandeep Acharya alias Raja and his associate to rigorous life imprisonment for killing judo coach Biranchi Das, who had groomed the world's youngest marathon runner Budhia Singh. Four days after convicting the duo for gunning down...
  • Biranchi muder case: Bhubaneswar's top cop removed May 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Commissioner of Police (BhubaneswarCuttack) Binoy Behera was on Wednesday removed following controversy over probe into the murder case of Biranchi Das the former coach of marathon runner Budhia Singh. Behera's removal comes a day after the prime accused in the case, Raja Acharya, mentioned Behera's involvement in the...
  • Biranchi killer held in Goa, cops claim case cracked May 6, 2008

    New Delhi: The main accused in the Biranchi Das murder case, Raja Acharya, has surrendered in Goa. Acharya had been on the run ever since child prodigy Budhia Singh's coach was murdered last month. His associates, Saroj Sahu and Akshaya Behera, were arrested earlier from Bhopal and Cuttack. Acharya, wanted...
  • Main suspect in Biranchi Das murder arrested May 5, 2008

    Panaji/Bhubaneswar: Raja alias Sandip Acharya, the main suspect in the murder of 'marathon kid' Budhia Singh's former coach Biranchi Das, was Monday arrested in Goa, police said. "Raja has been arrested in Goa and a police party is already on its way to bring him back to Orissa," Bhubaneswar Police Commissioner...
  • I was involved in killing Biranchi: man tells channel April 22, 2008

    Bhopal/Bhubaneswar: A man claiming to be one of killers of marathon kid Budhia Singh's former coach Biranchi Das surrendered before he police in Bhopal on Tuesday. The man who identified himself as Chhagla contacted a TV channel's Bhopal office and said he was one of those involved in Biranchi's murder and...
  • Biranchi murder suspect claims frameup April 18, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: Seven IPS officers in Orissa have been transferred after allegations of a nexus between gangsters and a few policemen... Of those transferred, three are DCPs from Bhubaneswar. The action against these cops comes after the police commissioner of Bhubaneswar alleged a nexus between a few police officers in the state...
  • Biranchi murder suspect has history of intimidation April 16, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: More than 48 hours after child prodigy Budhia Singh's former coach Biranchi Das was shot dead, the main accused Raja Acharya is yet to be caught. Biranchi's wife Gitanjali believes the gangster remains a threat to the family and hopes the government will act fast. "Our only hope is on...
  • Love twist to Biranchi murder, gangster suspect April 14, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: Marathon kid Budhias excoach Biranchi Das's murder case sounds like a script of a typical Bollywood potboiler. Movie makers, a movie star, a sports coach, a gangster all involved in ways that's giving the state police sleepless nights. But who killed him and why? Initial inquiries point towards the...
  • Budhia excoach murder: love angle suspected April 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Police sources have told CNNIBN that there might have been a "love angle" behind the murder of Biranchi Das, who was on Sunday shot dead by unidentified gunmen. Police suspect local gangster Raja Acharya to have killed the controversial former coach of the sixyearold marathon runner Budhia Singh. They...
  • Marathon kid Budhia's excoach shot dead April 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Biranchi Das, the coach who trained child prodigy and marathon runner Budhia Singh, was shot dead in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, on Sunday evening. Das, a judo coach, was shot twice and died in a government hospital. Deputy Commissioner of Police Amitabh Thakur told CNNIBN that Das was shot at when...
  • Budhia gets new coach, dreams for Olympics September 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Marathon kid Budhia Singh has got a new coach and a hostel on Friday. It's a major leap forward for the child born in a Bhubaneswar slum. After months of confusion, Budhia Singh is all set to chart out a new course in life. On Friday, he got...
  • Budhia can't outrun poverty, returns to slum August 16, 2007

    Bhubaneswar: Child prodigy Budhia Singh became a marathon runner to escape from poverty but he couldnt outrun destiny. Budhia, 5, has returned to the slum where he was born and where his mother sold him to a coach for Rs 800. Budhia made international headlines when two years ago he began...
  • Orissa govt offers to take Budhia under its wings August 14, 2007

    New Delhi: With child marathon runner Budhia Singh separating from his trainer Biranchi Das, Orissa government on Monday offered to take him under its wings. ''The government will look after everything relating to Budhia Singh. We will make arrangements for the boy's boarding at a sports hostel and get him admitted...
  • Budhia Singh lodges FIR against coach for torture August 13, 2007

    Bhubaneshwar: He is the wonder kid, an extraordinary child runner and Limca Book Record holder for being the youngest marathoner. He completed a 65 kilometre run from Puri to Bhubaneswar in 2006. But now Budhia Singh is busy frequenting Baragada police station along with widowed mother Sukanti. He has...
  • Marathon trouble for 'wonder kid' Budhia's coach August 13, 2007

    Bhubaneswar: Marathon kid Budhia Singh's trainer Biranchi Das has been detained by the police after the boy's mother lodged an FIR against him alleging "physical torture". Budhia says Das beat him up and did not feed him well. The sevenyearold boy, whose exploits at longdistance running had stunned the sporting world,...
  • Your Say: What should Budhia do now? August 13, 2007

    Child marathon runner Budhia Singh's trainer Biranchi Das was, on Monday, arrested by the police after the boy's mother lodged an FIR against Das alleging physical torture and criminal intimidation. ...
  • Coach held for torturing 'wonder kid' Budhia August 13, 2007

    New Delhi: Wonder marathon kid Budhia Singh's trainer Biranchi Das was on Monday arrested by the police after the boy's mother lodged an FIR against him alleging physical torture and criminal intimidation. Budhia had also accused his mentor for physically torturing him. Budhia said Biranchi Das beat him up and did...
  • 'Wonder kid' Budhia alleges physical torture by coach August 13, 2007

    New Delhi: He was Indias wonder kid who showed the potential to run his way into record books. Then, the success story began to sour for marathon kid Budhia Singh when allegations of child torture came to fore. And finally, on Sunday, the child prodigy broke his silence and admitted...
  • 'Wellwishers' entangle Budhia June 6, 2007

    Bhuvaneshwar: Budhia the wonder kid from Orissa is back in the news. His muchhyped walkathon to Kolkata failed to take off on Wednesday morning. Police intervened and stopped it from being flagged off from the Orissa Judo Association office in Bhubaneshwar. Budhia was to cover the 500km to...
  • Cops stop Budhia's walk to Kolkata June 6, 2007

    New Delhi: Wonder boy Budhia Singh's muchhyped walkathon to Kolkata failed to take off on Wednesday morning. Budhia was to start a 500 kilometer walk from the Orissa Judo Association office in Bhubaneswar. However, Khurda district's Child Welfare Committee (CWC) had banned the event, which was to go on for...
  • Budhia walks into trouble with govt May 17, 2007

    Bhubaneshwar: Little Budhia from Orissa is making news again. This time, though, he's walking and not running. But the Orissa government has refused to let him go forward with a 500 kilomtere walk from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata. Ever since the Child Welfare Council imposed a ban on the fiveyearolds...
  • Budhia's dreams run out of money May 6, 2007

    Bhubaneshwar: We all remember Budhia Singh the wonder kid who all believed to be India's future bet for an Olympic gold, but now he has been forgotten after being promised lakhs of rupees as financial help. Exactly a year ago, fiveyearold wonder kid Budhia Singh ran into the Limca...
  • HC dismisses petition against Budhia's coach January 25, 2007

    New Delhi: The Orissa High Court has dismissed a petition filed against the coach of child marathon runner Budhia, Biranchi Das. The court dismissed an arrest warrant issued against Das, who was accused of forcing Budhia to run marathons. Das had filed plea against the arrest warrant in...
  • Bouncing cheques distress Budhia December 17, 2006

    Bhubaneswar: Budhia Singh, the fiveyearold Orissa boy who shot to fame last year for his ability to run long distances, is running from pillar to post to get his dues as several gift cheques handed over to him have bounced. "Many individuals and companies encouraged me to run in different places...
  • Budhia II creates fresh debate September 26, 2006

    Mumbai: First Buddhia and now sevenyearold runner Mrityunjay Mandals 72 km run has created debate on whether minors should be allowed to attempt such daredevil acts. On his first trip to Mumbai, Mrithyunjay made headlines by running 72 km at a stretch. His run organized by an NGO in support...
  • 8yrold boy collapses in 80km run September 24, 2006

    Mumbai: Another Budhia in the making, eightyearold Mrityunjay Mandal from Orissa was on his way to blaze a record in Mumbai on Sunday. But the young boy collapsed at Kemps Corner while running. Mrityunjay was to run 80 kilometres from Kalyan to the Gateway of India and was aiming to achieve the...
  • Girl tries to match Budhia's feat September 17, 2006

    Sundergarh: Tenyearold Anastasia Barla has always dreamt of becoming a marathon runner. She is inspired by Budhia and has been training for hours on end. Anastasia, a farmer's daughter, became locally famous in July after she covered 60 kms in five hours and 23 minutes. Encouraged by her whole village Anastasia...
  • 10yearold girl runs for 12 hours September 11, 2006

    Rourkela: Denied permission by the local administration to run 100 km at a stretch, a 10yearold tribal girl ran for about 12 hours in Orissa's Sundargarh district. In a throwback to the Budhia Singh controversy, Anastasia Barla of Panchara village began her run at around 11:30 hours IST on Thursday....
  • Andhra boy equals Budhia's feat September 3, 2006

    Vishakapattinam: Termed as the Budhia Singh of Andhra Pradesh, eightyearold Addola Sainath covered a distance of 65 kilometres on Saturday from Srinagavarapukota to Vishakapattinam in sixandhalf hours to match Budhia's record. Sainath, who hails from Srinagavarapukota in Vijayanagaram district, also wants to earn a place in the Limca Book of...