It is the largest city of northern Odisha and the administrative headquarters of Balasore district bordering to West Bengal. It is the region which witnessed the first settlement of Britishers as early as 1634, followed by the Dutch and the Danes. Balasore is best known for Chandipur beach, integrated test range (ITR) is an Indian Defence laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Being a famous sea town of Odisha, sea food varieties are high in this district.
As per official sources, Barla had allegedly demanded Rs 20,000 from the complainant for issuance of ROR (Land Patta) in his favour in the mutation case.
As per reports, 3000 sharecroppers and sub-tenants of land in Balasore districts were called on to a government programme on Tuesday to receive ‘Sikkim Record of Rights’ (Sikkim Patta) for their lands. Being a government programme, the Collector had invited Balasore MLA and MP to the programme.
As per reports, the district is grappling to provide sufficient playgrounds to children. The government is spending crores of rupees on sports and players. However, most of the grounds in Balasore town do not have the necessary equipment along with the infrastructure.
The incident was reported on late Sunday night when the IIC of Talasari Marine Police Station Champabati Soren reached a shop in Udaypur village to stop gambling activities.
The matter came to light after some villagers found the gates of the temple broken and informed the priest about the theft.
Days after a youth identified as Bhabani Rout and his friend Manoranjan Mohapatra were killed by contract killers engaged by Bhabani's elder brother and sister-in-law, the people of Kansa village under Nilagiri Police limits of Balasore reportedly ostracised the family of the accused couple.
“When my mother-in-law, father-in-law, and their daughter attacked me with a crowbar, I covered my head with my hands. My right hand was broken. They are always forcing me to go for divorce. They are demanding a dowry of Rs 10 lakh and a bike,” the woman lamented.
Meanwhile, a team from the Odisha Fire Services Department and ODRAF are conducting an intensive search operation in the nearby pond.
When most love stories don’t end in marriages, Maheswar Mallick, a diploma holder who is working out of the state, and Rukmani, a Divyang, have the luck of the devil.
Saroj Mohanty, a resident of Kendrapara said, “Crores of Odias who love Lord Jagannath are hurt by daily rituals of Srimandir getting affected often. Why is this happening again and again? The matter should be investigated. Those responsible for this should be punished."
A six-year-old girl was killed and her father suffered critical injuries after a tractor knocked down their bike at Nidhibani Square under Bhogarai Police limits of Balasore district on Saturday.
As per reports, the marriage party bus was en route to Jajpur from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand carrying around 40 baraatis. On the way, the bus rear-ended a stationery truck near Tata on National Highway 220.
The plight of a visually-impaired elderly woman at Mardarajpur village in Balasore brought a lump to Odisha Governor Raghubar Das’ throat on Friday.
As per reports, a woman with the baby had gone to the Soro Hospital to obtain a death certificate for one of her relatives. However, she somehow lost her baby while she was at the hospital.
In a major breakthrough, Balasore Police on Tuesday busted a dacoit gang and arrested three persons. The police also seized 22 motorcycles and one car from their possession.