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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.

DRDO Espionage Case
7 Days Odisha Crime Branch Custody For 5 Accused In DRDO Espionage Case, Probe To Intensify

The five contractual DRDO employees, arrested on charges of leaking sensitive information to foreign agents,  were remanded to the Crime Branch custody for seven days by a court on Saturday.

Odisha Floods: Water Level In Major Rivers Recede, Many Low-Lying Areas Marooned
Odisha Floods: Water Level In Major Rivers Recede, Many Low-Lying Areas Marooned

As per a report received at 6 am today, 6.79 lakh cusec water per second was being discharged at Mundali while the water level has receded to 628.21 feet at Hirakud Dam by 9 am today.

Subarnarekha River
Odisha Rains: Subarnarekha Flowing Over Danger Level In Balasore; 28 Gates Of Hirakud Dam Opened

The flood-like situation in Subarnarekha river further turned grim after the authorities of Galudiha barrage released 6100 cusec water from the reservoir

NIA In Odisha To Unravel Mystery Behind High-Profile DRDO Chandipur Espionage Case
NIA In Odisha To Unravel Mystery Behind High-Profile DRDO Chandipur Espionage Case

A two-member NIA team reached Balasore to find out if any mastermind is involved behind the spy ring of which five contractual as well as permanent staff of Integrated Test Range (ITR) have been arrested so far.

Saturday Night Alert: Low To Medium Flood May Hit Kendrapara, Puri; Says Odisha SRC
Saturday Night Alert: Low To Medium Flood May Hit Kendrapara, Puri; Says Odisha SRC

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said the peak flood will pass through Kendrapara and Puri on Saturday evening and night.

NDRF Teams Deployed
4 NDRF Teams Deployed As Odisha Faces Flood Situation

4 NDRF teams, having 25 members each, have been allotted from Mundali centre following a request by the Odisha government

Odisha Crime Branch To Probe DRDO Chandipur Espionage Case
Odisha Crime Branch To Probe DRDO Chandipur Espionage Case

A four-member team of the Odisha Crime Branch headed by Additional SP Prasant Kumar Bisoyi left for Balasore to take charge of the investigation.

DRDO Chandipur
4 DRDO Chandipur Staff Arrested Over Espionage Charges Were ‘Honey-Trapped’

The four arrested contractual employees at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Chandipur in Odisha's Balasore district, who were leaking secret information to the Pakistani agents, are reportedly honey-trapped

Police Pick Up 3 DRDO Staff On Espionage Charges
Odisha Police Detain 5 DRDO Contractual Staff Over Espionage Charges

The special squad, led by the Eastern Range IG, detained the five staff from the main gate of the DRDO’s integrated test range (ITR) for allegedly passing on vital information about the high-security defence installation to some ‘foreign agents’ over telephone and other means.

tree uprooted in Bhubaneswar
Weather Update: Deep Depression In Bay Of Bengal, Red Warning Issued For 8 Odisha Districts

Most of the streets, sahis and lanes in different parts of Cuttack were waterlogged while the Badambadi Bus Stand area has remained inundated since yesterday affecting normal life in the millennium city.

Bichitrapur Mangrove Reserve In Odisha's Balasore
Bichitrapur Mangrove Reserve In Odisha's Balasore Is Too Tempting To Miss

Want to experience the bliss of life? Then there are a number of such locations in Odisha where a simple ride or a few moments of deep breath can infuse the feeling of heavenly tranquillity. Bichitrapur Mangrove Reserve is just one such site that is enough to inspire wanderlust even in the most reserved.

Udayapur Beach In Balasore
West Bengal Intrudes Into Odisha, Balasore Admin Stops Unauthorised Construction

The local administration in Balasore on Wednesday stopped an unauthorised construction of boundary wall by the West Bengal government at Udayapur beach under Bhogorai block in the district.

 Jalaka River Swells
Flood Threat Looms Large In Odisha’s Balasore As Jalaka River Swells

Jalaka River in Balasore has started swelling following heavy rainfall due to the low pressure over Bay of Bengal. The situation has triggered chances of flood like situation in the district

Soro Sub-Jail Inmate Alleges Torture, Death Threats By Officials, Video Goes Viral
Soro Sub-Jail Inmate Alleges Torture, Death Threats By Officials, Video Goes Viral

A video of Soro Sub-jail inmate alleging torture and death threats by the Sub-jail officials has now gone viral on social media

Businessman Murder In Balasore
Businessman Hacked To Death In Odisha Over Suspected Land Dispute

Land dispute might be the reason behind the murder. He might have been called to the spot by some known people, alleges brother of the deceased.

Brown Sugar Seized
Odisha's Balasore Turns 'Brown Sugar Hub': Contraband Worth Rs 15 Lakh Seized, 2 Arrested

Jaleswar Excise Department Officials seized 150 gram of brown sugar worth around Rs 15,00,000 at Chalanti Square along NH-16 in the area

Heavy Rain In Odisha Till Aug 29; IMD Alert For Thunderstorm, Lightning In Next 24 Hrs
Heavy Rain In Odisha Till Aug 29; IMD Alert For Thunderstorm, Lightning In Next 24 Hrs

The alert has been issued for the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati,Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Kandhamal and Rayagada.

COVID19
12 Infants Test Positive For Covid-19 In Odisha’s Balasore; We Are Prepared, Says DMET Chief

When asked whether the rise in the number of Covid infection among children can be attributed to the third wave, Jagdev said that it is too early to draw any conclusion.

Covid-19 Pandemic Curbs Leave Odisha Artisans In Lurch
Covid-19 Pandemic Curbs Leave Odisha Artisans In Lurch

Unable to find buyers for their products due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the stone artisans of Soro in Balasore district are staring at an uncertain future.

Minor Minerals Smuggling Rampant In Odisha’s Balasore, Keonjhar
Minor Minerals Smuggling Rampant In Odisha’s Balasore, Keonjhar

Illegal smuggling of minor minerals has become rampant in some parts of Balasore and Keonjhar. An OTV ground report from the two districts unearthed some shocking details. Unequivocally, people have squarely blamed the administration for allowing the mafia a free run in plundering natural resources. 

 IMD Issues Thunderstorm, Lightning Alert For Odisha; Yellow Warning For Several Districts
IMD Issues Thunderstorm, Lightning Alert For Odisha; Yellow Warning For Several Districts

IMD has predicted thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places over the districts of Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Khordhaa, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in the next 24 hours.

Police Rescue Woman Under House Arrest For Witchcraft
Odisha: Police Rescue Woman Held In Captivity Over ‘Witchcraft’

The Berhampur Police in Balasore rescued a woman suspected to have been practicing witchcraft on Monday.

Thriving Brown Sugar Trade In Odisha's Balasore Puts Police On Toes
Thriving Brown Sugar Trade In Odisha's Balasore Puts Police On Toes 

Illegal narcotic drugs trade continues to thrive in Jaleswar of Balasore district which is fast turning into a hub for the evil trade in spite of regular crackdowns by the Police and Excise departments.

Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar Worth Rs 2.50 Crore Seized In Odisha’s Balasore, 3 Arrested

The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime branch seized brown sugar worth around Rs 2.50 crore and arrested three persons in this connection at Jaleswar market in Balasore

Odisha Army Officer Performs World Record Yoga Stunt
Odisha Army Officer Scripts New Guinness World Record On I-Day

An Army Officer from Odisha has now added a new world record to his long-list of envious super-human abilities in doing yoga and stunts.