The District of Angul situated at the heart of Odisha was a part of Undivided Dhenkanal District till early March 1993. Angul District came into existence as a separate District on April 1, 1993. It is one of the major industrial towns in Western Odisha. This sleepy quaint vicinity transformed itself largely due to the presence of NALCO (National Aluminum Company) – that operates Asia’s largest Aluminum plant there and ancillary industries. Angul serves as an important junction or gateway to Central & Western Odisha. Anugul is also famous for the Satkosia Tiger reserve.
Southwest monsoon has subdued over Odisha with considerable drop in the rainfall activities in the past couple of days.
After witnessing incessant rainfall last week, Odisha is all set to get some relief as no major warning for heavy rainfall has been issued by the India Meteorological Department for the next 2 to 3 days.
They threatened that they would gherao the Odisha Legislative Assembly if no step is taken to make the medical college functional.
Under the MCRL's Phase-I, the 14-km-long Angul-Balram corridor, expected to be operationalised by this year, will have movement of 25 MT coal from MCL mines in Talcher Coalfields, the Coal Ministry statement said.
The Union Minister visited and had dinner at the house of Dukhabandhu Nayak, a Dalit resident of Ward no-11 in Angul town.
At present, a cyclonic circulation lies over East Jharkhand and adjoining north Odisha between 1.5 km and 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height.
The protesters demanded to include the 192 acre land at Phase-3 in Gopal Prasad under the rehabilitation scheme and provide jobs to each member from the 140 families evicted from the land for mining.
Before ending his life, Rahul reportedly narrated his ordeal in a video which has now gone viral on social media. In the video, he alleged that his elderly parents were suffering as they had to make rounds of courts.
The deceased has been identified as Shibaram Sahu. He was a former Sarpanch of Balramprasad Gram Panchayat
Issuing ‘Yellow Warning’ to the above mentioned districts, the IMD bulletin also states that maximum temperature is likely to be above normal by 3 to 5 degree Celsius at many places over districts of interior Odisha and likely to be above normal by 2 to 3 degree Celsius at a few places of coastal Odisha during next four to five days.
As per IMD, people in Odisha will get relief from the scorching heat conditions in view of the rain and thunderstorm activities.
The National Aluminium Company (NALCO) at Angul in Odisha is apparently grappling with an imminent coal crisis with a reported stock of coal for only five days being left with the PSU.
Four members of the Sarpanch’s family suffered grievous injuries in the attack.
The police apprehended two accused identified as Sushanta Kumar Sahoo, presently working as clerk-cum-cashier in State Bank of India, Kishore Nagar Branch and Jugal Sahoo, both belong to Angul district, they said.
They were accused of indulging in malpractices and acquiring huge wealths. The accused were in possession of disproportionate assets worth Rs 5.05 crore.
Daytime temperature also remained above 36 degrees in 10 cities of the State in the last 24 hours. Titlagarh remained the hottest city with 38 degree Celsius on Sunday.
As many as six persons, including a child and a woman, were killed after a car in which they were travelling in lost control and hit a road-side tree near Sunsunia on Nuapara-Bargarh road in the afternoon on Monday afternoon.
Alleging discrepancy, the Pallahara Block unit of the saffron party alleged that the number of ballot papers used for voting didn’t match with the number of ballot papers found in the ballot boxes.
The delegation urged the Commission to take stringent action against the BJD candidate and the BDO.
Manoj Sethi went out of his home on Tuesday afternoon and did not return. Suspecting foul play by rival candidates, Sethi’s family members lodged a missing complaint at the Chhendipada Police station.
The active cases in the State stand at 21,525 as a total of 12,37,976 people have so far recovered from the disease, including 3,624 on Sunday, said I&PR Department data.
An 11 ft King Cobra was spotted near the village while gobbling up its prey - a python which measured around 4 feet
Triggering the fears of the Satkosia tiger reserve in Odisha going tiger-less, the lone tigress left in the park has reportedly gone missing. There has been no sighting of her since the past two months in the 795 square km tiger reserve.
Fluorosis, a public health problem is caused by excess intake of fluoride through drinking water, food products and industrial pollutants over a long period. It results in major health disorders like dental fluorosis, skeletal fluorosis and non-skeletal fluorosis
With this, the Covid-19 positive tally in the State has surged to 10,91,547 while a total of 10,47,783 people have recovered from the virus infection. The active cases have gone up to 35,242.
With the fresh cases, the total number of Omicron infection has reached 103 in the State.
The association alleged that due to the bad road condition in the route from Cuttack via Angul to Sambalpur, their vehicles get damaged and it forces them to shell out a huge sum towards maintenance on regular basis.
“People are afraid of travelling on the route due to the poor condition of road and dust. Besides, drivers find it difficult to drive because of the large potholes that damage the buses. If the government fails to take notice of this strike, we will intensify our protest,” said a driver.
It is pertinent to mention here that normal life across Odisha has been adversely hit due to intense cold wave conditions that have been prevailing for the past couple of days. 17 places in Odisha recorded temperature as low as 10 degree Celsius on Tuesday night.
The students have been kept in isolation in separate rooms on the premises of the school and undergoing treatment, informed Siddharth Shankar Swain, Angul district Collector.
The eastern Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Kolkata has imposed a fine of Rs 2 crore on Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), Angul taking cognizance of the damages allegedly caused by the steel major to the ecology of Nandira River in Angul.
Castigating the BJD, the BJP leader said people of Angul will never tolerate to this sycophancy and the 4.5 cr Odias will give a give befitting reply to the ruling party at an appropriate time.
Describing the district is famous for industries and even more popular for Baji Rout hostel and ‘sadhana petha’ of former Chief Minister Nabakrushna Choudhury and his wife Malati Choudhury, he said, in a video message, that he was delighted to launch several projects worth Rs1176 crore. This will help speed up the district’s progress.
A local leader of the BJP women’s wing, Sanju Sahu was allegedly attacked by the BJD workers when she had gone to the DHH to meet the bereaved family members of a BJD activist Banita Sahu
All the schools in Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Sonepur and Bargarh will remain closed for two days- September 13 and 14.
The Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued advisory for several Odisha districts as major rivers and their tributaries continue to swell due to incessant rain in the basin and upper catchment areas under the influence of the low pressure.
Police said the arrests were made in connection with the inter-state fake job racket which surfaced in Odisha in February this year. So far nine persons, including two from Jharkhand, have been arrested in six different cases registered by various police stations in Angul district.
A security guard posted at a government hospital in Odisha has invited serious trouble by administering an injection to a patient. The incident which has happened at Angul District Headquarters hospital has now stoked serious questions on the ground level implementation of Odisha government's strict guidelines.
A sub-inspector in Angul district has been arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a woman at her house in an inebriated condition
IMD has predicted thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places over the districts of Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Khordhaa, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in the next 24 hours.