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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.

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 […]

Mihir Panda
Odisha: Balasore Engineer Mihir Panda To Receive NCST Award

Balasore: Good news for the denizens of the State. Mihir Kumar Panda, an engineer from Bahanaga area of the district, has been selected by the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) to receive the coveted National Award. He will be conferred the award for his outstanding effort in the popularisation of science and technology […]

One-Year-Old Girl Dies After Falling In Bore Well Pit In Balasore

Balasore: A one-year-old girl died after falling into a bore well pit at Goapala village under Khaira block of Balasore district on Thursday morning. The victim has been identified as Sarojini Naik, daughter of one Saniya Naik of the village. As per reports, Sarojini’s mother had come to visit her relative’s house at Goapala few […]

Odisha: Balasore Receives First Batch Of 12,000 ‘Pariksha Darpan’ For Matric Exam Aspirants
Odisha: Balasore Receives First Batch Of 12,000 ‘Pariksha Darpan’ For Matric Exam Aspirants

Balasore: With around three months left for the matriculation examinations in the State, the first batch of 12,000 ‘Pariksha Darpan’ books were delivered at the district education office on January 30 for distribution among standard 10 students who will be appearing for the tests in May. Officials in the district education office said that a […]

Odisha: Five Including Minor Girl Injured In Bear Attack

Balasore: At least five persons including a nine-year-old girl were injured after they were attacked by a wild bear at Mitrapur village in Nilagiri area of Balasore district on Tuesday. As per reports, the animal entered the residential area and started chasing and attacking the locals while they were out in the open to perform […]

Odisha Govt Initiates Process For Refund Of Money To Small Chit Fund Depositors In Balasore
Odisha Govt Initiates Process For Refund Of Money To Small Chit Fund Depositors In Balasore

Balasore: The State government has initiated process to refund the small depositors duped in the high-profile chit fund scam in Odisha. The government has decided to return the money to the small depositors in Balasore district by the end of February. The depositors have been asked to submit their indemnity bond or details of bank […]

Fakir Mohan Medical College
'Medical Negligence': Tension Erupts At Balasore Hospital Over Youth's Death

Balasore: Tension erupted at the Fakir Mohan Medical College and Hospital in Balasore district after a youth died while undergoing treatment at the hospital on Monday. Alleging medical negligence, the family members of the deceased sit on protest and also staged a road blockade by burning tyres on the road in front of the hospital. […]

India Successfully Test-Fires New-Generation Akash Missile Off Odisha Coast
India Successfully Test-Fires New-Generation Akash Missile Off Odisha Coast

Balasore: India on Monday successfully test-fired the new-generation Akash missile from an integrated test range off the Odisha coast. The surface-to-air missile was launched from Chandipur ITR in the afternoon, an official statement said. The Akash-NG (new-generation) missile will be used by the Indian Air Force to intercept high-manoeuvring low radar cross-section aerial threats, it […]

Post Office Set On Fire By Miscreants In Odisha

Balasore: The Branch Post Office (BO) at Sampei under Khaira police limits in Balasore was allegedly set ablaze by miscreants on Sunday night, burning many vital documents in the process. As per reports, the miscreants broke open the door before burning down the post office. A grocery shop owner beside the post office saw smoke […]

Brandishes gun
Odisha: Miscreants Brandish Gun, Sword In Balasore Village, Video Goes Viral #WATCH

Balasore: In an incident that showcases the deteriorating law and order situation in the State, a video where in two miscreants brandishing gun and sword at Kesharpur village under Balasore Sadar block in the district went viral on Monday. According to reports, the village witnessed a violent clash over a trivial issue on Monday morning. […]

Former Balasore MLA Jeeban Pradip Das joins BJP
Odisha: Former Balasore MLA Jeeban Pradip Das joins BJP

Balasore: Former MLA from Balasore, Jeeban Pradip Das, who was suspended from the BJD in November last year, has joined the BJP on Thursday in presence of Union Minister and local MP Pratap Chandra Sarangi here at party office. The move is a home-coming for Das who had earlier deserted the BJP and joined the […]

Odisha: Youth Assaulted, Robbed Of Rs 35,000 Inside ATM Kiosk
Odisha: Youth Assaulted, Robbed Of Rs 35,000 Inside ATM Kiosk

Balasore: Three unidentified miscreants attacked a youth inside an ATM counter and looted Rs 35,000 from him in Soro area of Balasore district on Sunday. The victim, Ajay Barik of Saud area in the district, lodged a complaint in this regard at Soro police station following which an investigation has been launched. According to the […]