Named after the headquarter town of Balangir, this district was formed on 1st November 1949. It is flanked in the northwest by the Gandhamardan hill. Many hill streams traverse it. The name Balangir is said to have been derived from Balaramgarh, a fort built here in the 16th Century by Balram Deo, the 19th Raja of Balangir and founder of Sambalpur kingdom. The Balangir District is surrounded by Subarnapur district in east, Nuapada District in the west, Kalahandi District in the south and Bargarh District in the north.
Sanjurani Debata, who teaches Sanskrit at Durgapalli UP school in Puintala, was reportedly attacked by her husband, Pradeep Kumar Panda, who is also a teacher by profession.
In all, the CM inaugurated and laid foundation stones for 128 welfare projects which will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 827 crore.
The 19-year-old victim, identified as Karuna Bhoi, has sustained serious injuries in the violent sexual attack
Locals have called the bandh from 6 am to 6 pm demanding immediate arrest of the miscreants and stringent action against them
The SRC has further instructed the Collectors that in case of any damage to communication/roads occur, the same be forthwith restored for effecting communication at the earliest.
A joint team of Muribahal Police headed by Sub Inspector Rajendra Behera and Belapada police arrested the teacher, identified as Bana Mahananda, from his house at Malapada village under Kanuta Panchayat yesterday.
The incident came on a day when people across western Odisha were busy celebrating Nuakhai festival. The daylight barbaric crime nevertheless turned the festive fervour gloomy in the region.
As several districts in Odisha reel under drought-like situation, a farmer in Bolangir district ended his life over alleged crop loss by consuming poison. As per reports, the deceased farmer, identified as Rechaka Banchor (60) of Kadobera village under Tureikela block, allegedly consumed poison on Thursday.
Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.
The Bolangir police on Thursday nabbed three wanted accused of the Dhumamara double murder case that rocked the district in 2015
A youth from Odisha has claimed of creating a world record in balancing hockey stick in one finger. Now he aspires to see his name enter the Guinness Book of World Records.
The CSC operators were involved in issuing forged crop insurances policies against land belonging to farmers in and around Turekela area.
The minor boy was seen carrying the body of his father on a bullock cart after relatives refused to lend shoulders in Patnagarh area of Bolangir
The anti-graft agency arrested Surendra Sahu, the assistant programme officer of Nakatideula in Sambalpur and carried out raids at multiple houses of Rabindra Mohanty, a senior clerk at Puintala block in Bolangir district.
A group of nursing staff staged a protest over their disengagement from service during the visit of Odisha Chief Secretary and 5T Secretary to Bolangir district on Wednesday.
The ultra has been identified as Aitu Korsa, an area committee member (ACM) of Committee of Kandhamal-Kalahandi-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division of the outlawed party.
The name of Rajendra University has been included in the list of Universities established as per section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956.
A joint team of vigilance officials from Bolangir, Sonepur, Bargarh and Sambalpur is carrying out the crackdown.
Odisha reported its highest toll of 68 deaths due to Covid infection taking the overall number of fatalities to 4,730 in the pandemic
Residents of Paruabhadi used to fall ill over unknown reasons, following which the villagers suspected Haribandhu of practicing sorcery on the locals.
From the detention of a family at gunpoint to five-hour-long rescue operation by police, a hostage drama created by an unruly youth which seemed like a scene straight out from a movie script unfolded before the residents of Bolangir like never before.
After a high drama, all three members of a family were rescued by police and fire services personnel from the captivity of a youth at Santipada area in Bolangir Town
A family feud turned tragic after a man allegedly strangled his wife to death with an electric wire at Dhamandanga village under Kantabanji police limits in Bolangir district late last night.
A group youths at Tusura area in the district have launched a ‘Padyatra’ to the district headquarters town from the Tusura NAC to protest the poor infrastructure at the village health centre.
With vulnerability of people at an all time high amid the second wave of the Covid pandemic crisis, the wrong doers have found perfect opportunities to make profits especially in health sector which is evident from the back to back incidents of seizure of spurious pharma drugs from several parts of the State.