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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.

Attack Inside Police Station
Odisha: Two Critical In Violent Mob Attack Inside Police Station In Balasore

Balasore: In a bizarre incident, a group of people allegedly attacked two persons causing critical injuries inside a police station in Balasore district on Tuesday night. The incident took place…

KalaGhar Empowering Odisha Women, Reviving Handicraft

New Delhi: Starting its journey from a small village in Odisha’s Balasore district with six artisans five years ago, KalaGhar is not only creating employment opportunities for rural women artisans, but also reviving handicrafts in Odisha. The craft-based social enterprise has empowered over 200 rural women aged between 19 and 50 years. Now, these women […]

chadak mela
Covid Casts Shadow On Famous Chadak Mela

Balasore: The famous Chadaka Mela of Lord Baba Chandaneswar at Bhograi in the district has been cancelled this year due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It was decided in a meeting attended by Bhograi MLA Anant Das, District Collector K Sudarshan Chakravarti, temple servitors, president of Chandaneswar Trust Board and some local intellectuals. However, the district […]

Gold Jewellery Showroom Owner Kidnapped In Balasore
Odisha: Gold Jewellery Showroom Owner Kidnapped In Balasore

Balasore: A businessman dealing in gold and silver ornaments of Attapur village under Soro police limits in Balasore district was allegedly kidnapped by his customer at Dandaharipur village here on Thursday. The family members of Prahllad Mallick, owner of Shubham Jewellery located at Belada Chhak, have lodged a complaint about the abduction with the Soro […]

Odisha: Two Youths Thrashed On Suspicion Of Being Child Lifters In Balasore
Odisha: Two Youths Thrashed On Suspicion Of Being Child Lifters In Balasore

Balasore: Two youths were thrashed by villagers on suspicion of being child lifters at Rasalpur village under Kamardha Police limits of Balasore district late on Thursday night. As per reports, four youths been identified as residents of Deula area under Bhogarai block came in a car to the village and tried to barge into a […]

Chandipur Firing
Trawler Owner Shot Dead In Balasore: 'SP Not Fit Enough To Be A Home Guard'

Balasore: “The Superintendent of Police in Balasore is not fit enough to be a Home Guard,” said former MLA and Biju Janata Dal leader Arun Dey after unidentified miscreants shot a fishing trawler owner dead at Balaramgadi under Chandipur Marine police limits on Monday. As per reports, the trawler owner, Bijay Kumar Pradhan suffered 4-5 […]

remuna MLA
Scam In Govt Scheme For Farmers: BJD MLA Accused Of Siphoning Subsidy Amount

Balasore: Amid the allegations of massive corruption in the State during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling-BJD MLA from Remuna Sudhanshu Sekhar Parida has been accused of swindling subsidy amount meant for the purchase of farm equipment. A complaint has been filed before Odisha Lokayukta against the Remuna MLA. The complainant Tanmaya Mohanty alleged that Nigamananda […]

Watch: People Panic As Bear Strays Into Village In Odisha’s Balasore

Balasore: Panic gripped the Rainga village under Nilagiri NAC in the district after a wild bear was spotted by locals wandering about in the rice fields on the outskirts of the village on Monday morning. According to sources, the animal first sneaked into human settlements in the village before moving to the farmlands. In a […]

Odisha: 20 Injured As Bus Overturns In Soro

Balasore: Over 20 passengers sustained injuries, some of them critically after a bus they were travelling in overturned on NH-16 near Soro in the district on Sunday. The bus -Chakadola- carrying around 40 passengers including children was coming to Balasore from Bhubaneswar. The speeding vehicle lost control over the wheels and skidded off the road […]

Odisha: Women Accuse Priest Of Casteist Remarks During Mahashivratri Offerings

Balasore: A complaint has been lodged at the Simulia Police Station in the district by a group of women alleging casteist remarks by the priest at the Rameswar Temple in Chalunigaon village during Mahashivaratri floral offerings on Thursday. Sources said a group of more than 10 women belonging to a certain caste had visited the […]

Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 1 Crore Seized In Balasore, 2 Arrested
Crackdown On Drug Racket: Over Rs 1 Cr Of Brown Sugar Seized In Odisha

Balasore: A Special Task force (STF) team of the State Crime Branch seized around 1.5 kgs of Brown sugar from a person in Balasore on Wednesday. The approximate market value of the contraband seized is estimated to be over Rs 1 Crore. Acting on a tip from a source, the STF team launched an operation […]

Fire in Kuldiha
Odisha: Fresh Forest Fire Erupts In Kuldiha Sanctuary

Balasore: Even as fire brigades and forest personnel in the district are finding it tough to contain the wildfires that continue to spread to several areas in the Kuldiha sanctuary for the last four days, fresh incident of fire has been reported from near Balichua in the protected forest last night. Panicked local residents accompanied […]

Balasore Youth Dies Mysteriously While Returning From Puri
Balasore Youth Dies Mysteriously While Returning From Puri

Balasore: A youth died under mysterious circumstances while returning to his home in Balasore district from Puri on Friday. The family members of the youth alleged that his death was unnatural and suspected foul play. However, his friends claimed that while they were returning home in a car yesterday, Mantu suddenly became unconscious and died. […]

Consuming Prasad
Odisha: Over 50 Fall Sick After Consuming 'Prasad' In Balasore

Balasore: More than 50 people were taken ill after consuming prasad at Gilajodi village under Basta block in the district on Friday. All of them have been admitted to the nearby Paunsakuli and Basta hospitals. Most of them are reportedly children who are suffering from diarrhoea. According to reports, around 600 persons of the village […]

Sand Mafia
Odisha: Sand Mafia Tries To Eliminate RI By Running Him Over By Dumper

Balasore: A Revenue Inspector (RI) in the district sustained severe injuries after he was allegedly run over by a dumper by a sand mafia at Ambaliaatha square under Jaleswar police limits on Thursday. The RI has been identified as Dilip Chand. The victim has been admitted to a nearby hospital in a critical condition. According […]

Odisha Man Held Captive In Kolkata For Ransom Rescued

Balasore: The man, who was held captive by miscreants in Kolkata for ransom, has been rescued by a joint team of Soro Police and cops of 24 Parganas of the neighbouring state, West Bengal. A joint team of the police from both the states reportedly carried out an operation and raided the place where the […]

Man held captive
Odisha Man Held Captive In Kolkata For Ransom

Balasore: A man from the district has allegedly been held captive by some miscreants at gun-point in Kolkata for ransom. The miscreants allegedly have demanded Rs 8 lakh ransom from the family members of the victim, identified as Tapas Mohanty of Keshapur under Soro Police station in the district. Sukanti Mohanty, wife of the victim […]

Border Issues
Odisha, West Bengal Officials Meet To Resolve Border Issues

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to discuss modalities in resolving disputes arising out of several bordering villages near Jaleswar and Bhograi in Balasore district, a meeting of top officials of Odisha and West Bengal governments is underway at West Medinipur on Thursday. The development has come as a relief for both the neighbouring states following a […]

Odisha: Woman Kills Son, Dumps Body In House In Balasore
Odisha: Woman Kills Son, Dumps Body In House In Balasore

Balasore: In a macabre act, a woman thrashed his younger son to death and dumped his body in her house at Bahanaga area under Soro police limits here in the district. The deceased has been identified as Balaram Jena. According to sources, Balaram’s mother Sukuri Jena had an altercation with him over a family dispute. […]

DRDO Conducts 2 Successful Launch Of VL-SRSAM Missile System Off Odisha Coast
DRDO Conducts 2 Successful Launch Of VL-SRSAM Missile System Off Odisha Coast

Balasore: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday conducted two successful launches of vertical launch short range surface- to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) off the Odisha coast here. The launches were carried out from a static vertical launcher from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur. Indigenously designed & developed Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile […]

People of three villages being shifted to temporary shelter homes ahead of nuclear missile test at Chandipur in Balasore
Villagers Shifted Ahead Of Missile Test In Odisha's Balasore

Balasore: The Balasore district administration shifted the people of three revenue villages, located in proximity to the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea prior to the trail of a nuclear-capable missile on Monday indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Around 4,000 people from Khadupahi, Jaydevkasaba Pahi and Baliapalpahi were shifted to […]

Old And Abandoned: Sordid Tale Of Two Elderly Odisha Couples

Cuttack: Taking care of parents in old age is a responsibility every child is expected to shoulder. Parents usually pin hope in a son for care and love at advanced age. Unfortunately not every child stands by the parents when they need him/her the most. Instances of torture and abandonment of old parents by their […]

Mongoose Fight
Caught On Camera: Deadly Fight Between Mongoose And King Cobra In Odisha Forest

Bhubaneswar: While most animals would avoid going even close to a venomous and deadly King Cobra, the mongoose is certainly not the one to back off. In fact, the agile and gutsy mongooses are known to be the worst predators of snakes of all species, including cobras. One such fierce wild encounter between the arch […]

Watch: Tiger On Prowl Triggers Panic In Balasore Village

Balasore: Panic prevailed at Tipisigadia village in Balasore district after a tiger was spotted roaming near Bakreswar temple on the bank of Kansabansa River recently. Reportedly, a few villagers spotted the big cat wandering on the river bank early on Wednesday morning and recorded the visual on their cell phones. As the news of the […]

Road Blockade
Odisha: Villagers Attack Police After Youth Dies In Accident In Balasore, Woman Cop Critical

Balasore: A woman constable sustained severe injuries in alleged brick-batting by a group of villagers in Angula who staged a road block in their locality following the death of a youth in an accident, on Friday. The incident took place under Soro police limits in the district. The injured woman constable has been shifted to […]