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News from Balangir

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.

Odisha: Lady Teacher’s Throat Slit By Husband For Filing Dowry Complaint
Odisha: Lady Teacher’s Throat Slit By Husband For Filing Dowry Complaint  

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. 

CM Naveen Patnaik Launches Rs 827 Cr Worth Welfare Projects In Bolangir, Visit Marked By Protests
CM Naveen Patnaik Launches Rs 827 Cr Worth Welfare Projects In Bolangir, Visit Marked By Protests

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.

Youth Sexually Assaulted
Youth Sexually Assaulted By 4 Drunkards, Violated With Steel Glass In Odisha’s Bolangir

The 19-year-old victim, identified as Karuna Bhoi, has sustained serious injuries in the violent sexual attack

Bangomunda Bandh
Woman Hacked To Death In Robbery Bid: Locals Observe 12-Hour Bangomunda Bandh Today

Locals have called the bandh from 6 am to 6 pm demanding immediate arrest of the miscreants and stringent action against them

Odisha rainfall
Odisha Rains: SRC Asks Collectors To Remain Alert For Rescue And Restoration Works, Schools In Bolangir Closed

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.

Odisha Govt School Teacher Arrested For Submitting Forged Certificates To Get Job
Odisha Govt School Teacher Arrested For Submitting Forged Certificates To Get Job

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.

Woman Hacked To Death In Odisha’s Bolangir In Suspected Robbery Bid, 1 More Critical
Woman Hacked To Death In Odisha’s Bolangir In Suspected Robbery Bid, 1 More Critical

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.

Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Alleged Crop Loss Due To Deficient Rainfall
Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Alleged Crop Loss Due To Deficient Rainfall

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.

Weather Update: IMD Predicts Thunderstorm, Lightning In Several Odisha Districts
Weather Update: IMD Predicts Thunderstorm, Lightning In Several Odisha Districts

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.

Murder
3 Wanted Accused In Dhumamara Double Murder Case Held

The Bolangir police on Thursday nabbed three wanted accused of the Dhumamara double murder case that rocked the district in 2015

Odisha Youth Claims Of Making Guinness World Record
Odisha Youth Claims World Record In Balancing Hockey Stick On Finger

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. 

3 CSC Operators Arrested, 3 Detained Over Crop Insurance Irregularities In Bolangir
3 CSC Operators Arrested, 3 Detained Over Crop Insurance Irregularities In Bolangir

The CSC operators were involved in issuing forged crop insurances policies against land belonging to farmers in and around Turekela area.

Body on cart
Dead Denied Dignity: Untouched By Relatives, Body Carried On Bullock Cart In Bolangir

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

Vigilance raid
Vigilance Nets Two Govt Officials In Western Odisha

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.

Odisha Chef Secy, 5T Secy Face Wrath Of Laid Off Nursing Staff In Bolangir
Odisha Chief Secy, 5T Secy Face Wrath Of Laid Off Nursing Staff In Bolangir

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.

Top Maoist Cadre Surrenders Before Odisha Police
Top Maoist With Rs 4 Lakh Bounty On Head Surrenders In Odisha

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.

Rajendra University Gets UGC Recognition
Rajendra University In Bolangir Gets UGC Recognition 

The name of Rajendra University has been included in the list of Universities established as per section 2(f) of UGC Act, 1956.

Vigilance raid
Vigilance Raids PACS Secretary In Bolangir

A joint team of vigilance officials from Bolangir, Sonepur, Bargarh and Sambalpur is carrying out the crackdown.

Covid Cases
Odisha Sees Its Biggest Toll Of 68 Covid Fatalities

Odisha reported its highest toll of 68 deaths due to Covid infection taking the overall number of fatalities to 4,730 in the pandemic

Odisha: Youth Thrashed, Forced To Drink Urine Over Suspicion Of Sorcery In Bolangir
Odisha: Youth Thrashed, Forced To Drink Urine Over Suspicion Of Sorcery In Bolangir

Residents of Paruabhadi used to fall ill over unknown reasons, following which the villagers suspected Haribandhu of practicing sorcery on the locals.

Hostage Drama In Odisha
The Filmy Unfolding Of A Hostage Drama In Odisha

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.

Hostage Crisis
Hostage Crisis In Odisha's Bolangir Ends, Police Rescue Family From Armed Youth

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

Murder
Bolangir Man Strangles Wife With Electric Wire Following Tiff

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.

Padyatra
Youths Take Out 32-Km Padyatra To Meet Collector Over Poor Health Infra

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.

Fake Medicines Seized In Odisha
Spurious Drugs Scare: Authorities Raid Pharmaceuticals In Bolangir 

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.