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.

Balasore man marries wheelchair bound ladylove
Balasore man marries wheelchair bound ladylove

Subhranshu, who hails from Balasore, did not leave Debasmita and opt for other girl for marriage.

Balasore: 9-year-old begs to raise funds for after-death rituals of father who died of cancer
Balasore: 9-year-old begs to raise funds for after-death rituals of father who died of cancer

The family of the deceased doesn’t have enough money to conduct the after-death rituals. Left with no other option, Umesh’s 9-year-old son Chandrakanta Jena is knocking on every door and begging for some alms so that he can conduct the after-death rituals of his father. 

Balasore man arrested for running sex trade in woman’s guise in Surat
Balasore man arrested for running sex trade in woman’s guise in Surat

Chiranjit Khilar, a resident of Mulisingh village under Soro police limits, used to run a sex trade through WhatsApp groups in Surat.

Brown sugar worth Rs 11 cr seized in Balasore, 6 including kingpin arrested
Brown sugar worth Rs 11 cr seized in Balasore, 6 including kingpin arrested

As many as six persons, including the kingpin from Madhya Pradesh were arrested.

Accused can’t access case diary, rules Orissa High Court
Drones to monitor illegal prawn ponds in Odisha wetlands

The districts in which the drones will be deployed are Balasore, Kendrapara, Puri and Ganjam.

Fuel price updates
Fuel price update: Check rates of petrol, diesel in Odisha on Oct 22

Petrol and diesel prices vary depending upon several factors such as the local taxes, VAT, freight charges, etc. The prices of petroleum products change as per market rates.

BDO's parents receive ration
Simulia BDO’s parents receiving rations under PDS; locals demand probe

As per the allegations, the BDO Abhishek Das’ parents who reside at Matha Sahi of Sahira Panchayat under Aul block in Kendrapara district have been receiving food grains for the last three years. They have been obtaining rice from dealer of a neighbouring village so that residents of his locality would not come to know about it.

Cyclonic storm Sitrang fear grips paddy farmers in Balasore
Cyclonic storm Sitrang fear grips paddy farmers in Balasore

Not only paddy, but vegetable and other small marginal farmers who had cultivated other crops are also a worried lot about the impending storm.

Fissures continue to surface in BJD; this time from Balasore
Fissures continue to surface in BJD; this time from Balasore

The disappointed members of the BCJD threatened that they would stage an agitation in front of Naveen Niwas in Bhubaneswar if steps to dismantle the committee are not taken at the earliest. 

petrol
Fuel price update: Check rates of petrol, diesel in Odisha on Oct 18

Petrol and diesel prices vary depending upon several factors such as the local taxes, VAT, freight charges, etc. The prices of petroleum products change as per market rates.

Saving tribal language and culture: Meet Odisha elderly man who ‘transforms’ school into museum
Saving tribal language and culture: Meet Odisha elderly man who ‘transforms’ school into museum

There are paintings depicting the tribal lifestyle pinned onto the school walls. These apart, there are installations as well made by arranging pieces of woodcuts and bamboo pieces showing tribal art and culture. 

Fuel price update: Check rates of petrol, diesel in Odisha on Oct 17
Check rates of petrol, diesel in major towns of Odisha on Oct 17

Petrol, and diesel are being sold at Rs 103.04 and Rs 94.61 respectively in the capital city of Bhubaneswar

APJ Abdul Kalam
Remembering APJ Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary: The Missile Man’s Odisha connection

Kalam had spent considerable time in Bhadrak and Balasore districts of Odisha as part of his efforts to launch missiles for the protection of the country.

Illegal Sand Mining At Subarnarekha Riverbed
Subarnarekha illegal sand mining: NGT seeks FIR against tehsildar, slaps Rs 1cr fine on lessee

As an interim measure, the NGT directed one Rajesh Khatua from Jaleswar, Balasore to deposit Rs 1 crore towards environmental compensation to Odisha Pollution Control Board (PCB) within a period of one month till final computation of environmental compensation is carried out by SEIAA, Odisha.

IMD's Forecast On Cyclonic Circulation
IMD’s latest update on southwest monsoon withdrawal and cyclonic circulation

The southwest monsoon is likely to further withdraw from remaining parts of Gujarat, some parts of Maharashtra and some parts of east India during subsequent two days.

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