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News from Balasore

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.

Odisha's Daily Covid Cases Drop Below 10K Mark, 6 More Deaths Reported 
Odisha's Daily Covid Cases Drop Below 10K Mark, 6 More Deaths Reported 

The last time the State recorded below 10,000 cases was on January 12 when 8778 people had tested positive for the virus.

FM Medical College
30 More Students Of FM Medical College In Odisha’s Balasore Test Positive

As many as 220 students of the college had undergone RT-PCR test of which 30 tested positive

Odisha Covid Update
Odisha's Daily Covid-19 Cases Breach 8000-Mark After Over 7 Months, Active Cases Surge To 35,242

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.

FM Medical College
FM Medical College's Hostel Declared Containment Zone After 15 Students Catch Covid

The infected students have been kept under isolation and necessary medical assistance is being provided to them

Thunderstorm With Hail To Lash Odisha Districts; IMD Issues Yellow Warning Till Jan 14
Thunderstorm With Hail To Lash Odisha Districts; IMD Issues Yellow Warning Till Jan 14

The IMD said light to moderate rainfall activity is likely in Odisha between January 11 and January 14, 2022 due to anticipated western disturbance towards eastern India and strong moisture incursion from Bay of Bengal.

Omicron Update
28 New Omicron Cases Detected In Odisha, Mutant Infection Tally Breaches 100-Mark

With the fresh cases, the total number of Omicron infection has reached 103 in the State.

Odisha Covid-19 Cases
Odisha Reports 4,829 New Covid Infections, Active Cases Tally Breaches 20K Mark

With this, active cases in Odisha stood at 20,560. So far, 10,46,617 Covid-19 infected have recovered in the State since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Brown Sugar, Ganjam Seized
Odisha: Huge Quantity Of Brown Sugar, Ganja Seized In Separate Raids, 9 Peddlers Arrested

In another incident, a team of Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Police's Crime Branch along with Commissonerate Police arrested three persons in Bhubaneswar and recovered more than 40 kilograms of Ganja from their possession. 

Rail Minister Vaishnaw Relishes Odia Cuisine At MP Pratap Sarangi’s Kutcha House
Rail Minister Vaishnaw Relishes Odia Cuisine At MP Pratap Sarangi’s Kutcha House

Earlier, the Minister laid the foundation stone for the proposed track renewal project ahead of starting passenger train service to Balasore's Nilagiri.

Road Peels Off Just Days After Carpeting In Odisha’s Balasore District
Road Peels Off Just Days After Carpeting In Odisha’s Balasore District

“The money that has been sanctioned has been raised from the tax collected from ordinary people like us. In exchange, we got this shoddy work.”

Pratap Sarangi
Former Union Minister Pratap Sarangi, An Unlikely Politician Who Still Lives In A Thatched House

Sarangi still continues to live in his humble dwelling as the construction of his dream pucca house is yet to start

Balasore MLA Swaroop Das
Sarpanch, Supporters Scuffle With BJD MLA Over Pension Distribution In Balasore

MLA Swaroop Das along with the Block chairman and other officials were in a meeting at the Balasore Sadar Block office when the Sarpanchs of Kasipada and Bahabalpur Panchayats barged in and asked why they were not informed about the distribution programme.

House lifted by 4-feet in Odisha's Balasore
Odisha Man Jacks Up House By 4 Feet To Escape Flooding

On the cost-effectiveness of the house raising facility, Prince Sisodia, a worker of engaged in the project said, "It is quite cheap as compared to the entire cost of constructing an entirely new building."

Quarrel Over Kite-Flying
Quarrel Over Kite-Flying Leads To Clash In Balasore, 3 Of A Family Injured

Narrating the case, Anup Saha said, “I saw many youths thrashing my sons. I ran to save them and requested the attackers to resolve the matter through talks. But they refused and attacked me too.”

Money Swindled From Customer's Account Of IndusInd Bank
Couple Accuses Bank Of Swindling Money From FD Account, Stages Dharna

A couple from Baligohiri village under Balasore’s Nilagiri area sat on dharna in front the IndusInd Bank’s branch office in Balasore accusing the staff of swindling money from their fixed deposit and saving accounts, on Thursday.

Doctors' Strike
NEET PG Counselling Delay: Odisha Resident Doctors Strike Work Supporting Nation-Wide Protest

As many as 260 resident doctors from the Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) in Cuttack and Fakir Mohan Medical College in Balasore have called on a one-day seize-work strike.

Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Crop Damage, Debt Burden
Odisha Farmer Ends Life Over Crop Damage, Debt Burden

Kundu was under depression for many days following the loss of the ripe crop. Feeling helpless over the debt burden and the huge loss, Kundu allegedly consumed poison around a week back.

Minor Girl Rape
Man gets life term for raping minor Dalit girl in Odisha

The Special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) court judge charged the accused guilty of committing the crime in Soro area of Balasore district and awarded the sentence.

Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana: Buses Gather Rust As People In Rural Odisha Struggle For Transport   
Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana: Buses Gather Rust As People In Rural Odisha Struggle For Transport   

Launched in 2014 to provide accessible and affordable transport facilities to people in rural Odisha, the Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana seems to be on its last leg. 

Brown Sugar Seized
Odisha Under Grip Of White Poison: Over 45 KG Brown Sugar Seized Till Oct 2021

As per the data presented at the Winter Session of the Odisha Assembly recently, the State seems to have slipped further deep into the clutches of the ‘White Poison': Brown Sugar.

Chit Fund Depositors Oscillate Between Hope And Despair In Odisha
Chit Fund Depositors Oscillate Between Hope And Despair In Odisha

Pushpabati Parida, a resident of Shaymsundarpur village in Balasore district. Pushpabati, who runs a grocery shop in the village to keep the wolf from the door, has a bitter story to narrate.

Vigilance Raid
Odisha Vigilance Nets ITDA Official, Makes Highest Ever Recovery Of Rs 41.77 Lakh Cash

Meanwhile, a Vigilance team has brought Das to his Bargarh, Britt Colony residence in the Capital City where his one more property is likely to be searched today.

BJP BJD Face Off In Balasore
Politics Heats Up In Balasore Ahead Of CM Naveen’s Visit Tomorrow

The members of BJP and BJD faced off on Thursday during the foundation laying ceremony of new railway station building at Balasore ahead of CM Naveen’s visit to the town tomorrow.

Did DJ Music Prove Fatal To Over 60 Fowls In Odisha’s Balasore?
Did DJ Music Prove Fatal To Over 60 Fowls In Odisha’s Balasore? 

A three-member team of the Animal Husbandry department visited the village to ascertain the cause behind the death of so many broiler chickens.

3 Odisha Temples Looted Of Lakhs, Probe Begins
3 Odisha Temples Looted Of Lakhs, Probe Begins

Cases of loot from temples is not new in Odisha. Several instances of loot from temples have been reported across the State in the last couple of years.

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