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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.

Khirachora Gopinath Temple
Odisha: Major Temples In Balasore Reopen For Devotees Today

Balasore: Devotees have no longer to wait to catch a glimpse of their revered deities as important temples and other religious shrines in the district are reopening today following the nine-month long hiatus due to the Covid-19 induced restrictions. Among the famous shrines in Balasore, Remuna Khirachora Gopinath Temple, Nilagiri Jagannath and Panchalingeswar temples, Mallikashpur […]

Superstition rules roost in Odisha
Forced Out Of Village, Family In Odisha Takes Shelter Under Culvert

Balasore: The pain that goes parallel with superstition and inhumanity has again reared its ugly head in the State, this time from a village in Balasore, where three members of a family were meted out physical torture and forced to leave their home allegedly on the charges of practising sorcery. This shocking incident reported from […]

Odisha: Jharkhand Jumbos Giving Sleepless Nights To Balasore Residents

Balasore: The human-elephant conflict seems to have taken a heavy toll at Gandarda Grama Panchayat in the district. A herd of over 30 elephants has been wreaking havoc in the area as locals continue to witness destruction of crops in acres of lands. The helpless villagers alleged negligence by forest officials in driving away the […]

MR-SAM Successfully Hits ‘Bansi’ Off Odisha Coast

Balasore: The medium-range surface to air missile (MR-SAM) indigenously developed for the Indian Army has been test fired successfully from the launch pad-III of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Balasore coast. The successful test-fire of the missile has been confirmed after it hit its target ‘Bansi’, the short range missile which had earlier […]

Around 8,000 Locals Evacuated Ahead Of Missile Test At Chandipur In Balasore
Odisha: Around 8,000 Locals Evacuated Ahead Of Missile Test At Chandipur In Balasore

Balasore: Around 8,000 people of five villages residing near Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district were evacuated on Wednesday ahead of a missile test in the area. People from four panchayats living within two and half kilometres range of the defence base were temporarily evacuated to nearby shelters in 21 vehicles, said […]

Artillery Gun
Indian Army To Get Indigenously Developed, Best-In-Class ATAGS Howitzers

Balasore: Giving a solid boost to the fire power of Indian Army, the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully completed its field trials at Chandipur in Balasore. Informing about the development, the Project Director of ATAGS, Shailendra Gade said, “We have completed the working trials […]

OTV Impact: 4 Girls, 5 Boys Rescued From 'House Arrest' In Andhra Spinning Mill

Balasore/Kadapa: A day after publication of a news in odishatv.in, on ordeal of some girls from Odisha who were subjected to ‘inhuman torture’ at a spinning mill in Andhra Pradesh, the Kadapa police in the neighbouring state on Friday jumped into action and rescued four girls and five boys from the mill. The development came […]

Female Migrant Workers From Odisha Allege 'Inhuman Torture' In Andhra Pradesh

Balasore: After relaxations in COVID-19 induced lockdown restrictions in the country, a group of girls from Odisha who went to Andhra Pradesh to work in a spinning mill have been allegedly subjected to torture and put under house arrest by middleman. The girls working at Digital Cotton Mill in Kadapa were reportedly beaten whenever they […]

missle part
Odisha: Suspected 'Missile Parts' Crash Land In Farmland At Balasore, Leaves 8 Ft Crater; Watch Video

Balasore: Panic gripped residents at Lunapahi village in Balasore district after some explosive materials, believed to be parts of a missile that was test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, fell in a farmland close to human settlement with a deafening noise on Wednesday night. The impact of the fallen object left 8 […]

Odisha: Missing Minor Girl Found Dead Near Pond In Balasore
Odisha: Missing Minor Girl Found Dead Near Pond In Balasore

Balasore: The body of a minor girl, who had been reported missing since Friday, was found near a pond at Sundarkoili village under Baliapal police limits in the district on Monday morning. A complaint about the missing of the seven-year-old girl Bishnupriya alias Neuli was lodged by her family members at Baliapal Police Station yesterday […]

Bangladeshi National Held With Brown Sugar Worth Rs 4 Lakh In Balasore
Bangladeshi National Held With Brown Sugar Worth Rs 4 Lakh In Balasore

Balasore: Sahadevkhunta Police on Sunday seized 42 grams of brown sugar from in front of Balasore jail during a raid and arrested a peddler. During the raid, 42 gram brown sugar worth Rs 4 lakh and Rs 20,000 in cash were seized from the accused. The arrested person was identified as Sheikh Babu Khan, who […]

Jaleswar accident
Odisha: 2 Including Minor Killed As Dumper Collides With Bike In Jaleswar

Balasore: In a tragic incident, two persons including a minor boy were killed when a speeding dumper knocked down their motorcycle on State Highway 57 near Satasulia area under Kamarda police limits in the district on Sunday morning. Upon receiving the information by some passersby, police reached the spot,and rushed the victims to the nearby […]

Jumbo rampage in Odisha villages

Balasore/Sonepur/Sundergarh: Herd of elephants has wreaked havoc after sneaking into human habitation in search of food, damaging several houses and standing and harvesting crops at different places of Odisha on Wednesday night. Three elephants went rampage at several villages in Kuldiha sanctuary area in Nilagiri of Balasore district. The pachyderms destroyed huge quantities of paddy […]

Pharmacist attack
Odisha: Drunk Pharmacist Attacks Villagers With Sword, Leaves 2 Critically Injured

Balasore: Two persons were injured when a pharmacist, allegedly in an inebriated condition, attacked them with sword at Idida village under Singla police limits in the district on Tuesday night. The accused identified as Subasish Tudu has been appointed as a pharmacist in the Primary Health Centre of the village. According to reports, Tudu was […]

Brick kiln
Nilagiri Minor Girl Rape And Murder: Childline Members Meet Victim’s Family

Balasore: In a new twist to the alleged rape and murder of the 13-year-old girl in Nilagiri, a Childline team on Saturday said that the victim was engaged at the brick kiln as a child labourer. During their visit, the delegates discussed about the incident with the victim’s family members after conducting an on-the-spot investigation […]

ATM loot
Odisha: Miscreants Again Loot Cash From Bank ATM In Balasore

Balasore: A group of miscreants allegedly broke open an ATM of a bank at Kamarda market in Bhograi block under Jaleswar police limits and looted cash from the cash dispenser. According to sources, the miscreants broke open the machine of Axis Bank on Thursday night with the help of gas cutter. They damaged the cash […]

ATM loot
Miscreants break open two ATMs, loot lakhs of rupees in Soro

Soro: A group of miscreants allegedly broke open two ATMs here in Balasore district on late Wednesday night and looted lakhs of rupees from the dispensers. One ATM is of Axix Bank while another was of a private finance company at Bagudi Bazar in Soro. The miscreants used gas cutters to break open the machines […]

Brick Kiln Owner In Balasore Detained Over Minor Girl’s Rape And Murder
Brick Kiln Owner In Balasore Detained Over Minor Girl’s Rape And Murder

Balasore: Police on Tuesday detained the owner of a brick kiln in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl in Nilagiri area of the district. According to reports, police have detained one Lulu Behera, owner of Jay Durga brick kiln, at Sahadevkhunta police station for interrogation over the case. A team […]

Big Shift! Meet This Tribal Man From Odisha Who Gave Up Hunting To Grow Veggies On Mountains
Big Shift! Meet This Tribal Man From Odisha Who Gave Up Hunting To Grow Veggies On Mountains

Balasore: Sooner or later in the journey of life, every person gets at least one chance to undergo a complete self-transformation. Grabbing that infrequent opportunity with both the hands, Padmalochan Soren is now making a lasting contribution to the forest ecosystem. Padmalochan, a resident of Khumakuta village under Oupada block of the district, survived by […]

Odisha: Minor Girl Dies After ‘Rape And Poisoning’ in Balasore

Balasore: In a shocking incident, a 13-year-old minor girl in Balasore’s Nilagiri area was allegedly poisoned after she was raped by unknown miscreant. The girl was rushed to a hospital in Balasore where she died during treatment. As per the complaint lodged at the Nilagiri Police Station, the girl was raped by a miscreant while […]

4 Critical In Brawl With Dacoits In Soro

Balasore: A brawl took place between a gang of dacoits and local residents at Pitapalia square on NH 16 near Soro in Balasore district on Sunday. Four persons of Pitapalia sustained critical injuries in the scuffle. They have been admitted to Soro Community Health Centre. The injured have been identified as Sudam Charan Bauli, Ajay […]

Toilet Ek Love Story - Man From Odisha's Nilagiri Is A True Swachhata Ambassador
Toilet Ek Love Story - Man From Odisha's Nilagiri Is A True Swachhata Ambassador

Balasore: When we think of a public toilet, the first thing that strikes mind of people is unhygienic. But, what makes a public toilet near Gundicha temple in Balasore’s Nilagiri to stand out from others is the toils of a good Samaritan named Narendra Pradhan. Once with a dream of making name in the glitz […]

Odisha: Five Arrested In Gold Loot Case; 400 Gm Gold Seized In Balasore

Balasore: Police today claimed to have arrested five persons in connection with a gold loot incident that took place on November 5 in Soro of Balasore district. Police also seized 400 gram gold, two bikes, 10 mobile phones and sharp weapons from their possession. All the accused have been produced before a local court, police […]

River Tragedy
I Regret I Could Not Save Even One: Says Survivor Of Balasore River Tragedy

Balasore: “The trauma of losing my bosom friends before my eyes will hunt me throughout my life,” cried Ranjana Sala, one of the two youths who survived the terrible tragedy at Kathasingeda River Remuna in Balasore on Tuesday. The mishap occurred when five young friends were caught in the strong currents while taking bath in […]

2nd Flight Test Of Quick Reaction Surface To Air Missile Conducted Successfully Off Odisha Coast
2nd Flight Test Of Quick Reaction Surface To Air Missile Conducted Successfully Off Odisha Coast

Balasore: India successfully test-fired its Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha on Tuesday for the second time in four days. As per official sources, the test was conducted around 3.42 pm from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur. The missile accurately […]