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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.

Odisha By-polls: Woman Caught While Allegedly Distributing Money
Odisha By-polls: Woman Caught While Allegedly Distributing Money

Balasore: A woman was caught by locals for allegedly distributing money to voters in ward number-1 of Balasore Sadar Assembly constituency during polling, here on Tuesday morning. The woman is stated to be a resident of Mayurbhanj. According to sources, locals gheraoed the woman when she, along with some of her associates, were allegedly found […]

STF nabs 5
Brown Sugar Case: STF Nabs 5 Men From Jaleswar

Balasore: In a joint raid, a Special Task Force (STF) and two police teams on Monday nabbed five men, including two ring leaders, in connection with a case involving the smuggling of brown sugar which was registered at Jaleswar, recently. The ring leaders have been identified as Chhota Sajan and Muna. After tracing the link […]

Pre-poll violence
Pre-Poll Violence Surfaces In Balasore, 2 Critical

Balasore: A day before the by-polls, two persons sustained critical injuries after being allegedly attacked by a group of miscreants at Chandipur area here in the district on Monday. According to sources, miscreants from a particular political party attacked another group with weapons leaving two critically injured. The injured were initially admitted to Balasore hospital […]

Odisha Bypolls: Security Beefed Up In Jagatsinghpur, Balasore   
Odisha Bypolls: Security Beefed Up In Jagatsinghpur, Balasore   

Bhubaneswar: With the by-elections to Tirtol and Balasore Sadar Assembly constituencies just round the corner, tight security arrangements have been put in place by the administration to ensure smooth conduct of the elections. Informing about the security arrangement in Jagatsingpur, district Collector Saroj Mishra said, “155 out of total 373 polling booths have been identified […]

Artists hit streets
Odisha: Melody Artists Seek Compensation Ahead Of Balasore By-poll

Balasore: Hundreds of melody and other stage artists hit the streets in the district on Saturday demanding compensation, stating that they have been deprived of their livelihood since the last eight months due to the Covid-19 induced lockdown. With just two days left for the by-poll in the constituency, the artists protested by holding placards […]

Odisha By-Elections: 200 Police Officers, 5 Flying Squads To Be Deployed In Balasore & Tirtol

Tirtol/Balasore: As the polling date of By-Elections for Tirtol and Balasore Sadar Assembly seats nears, Odisha Police has made security arrangements for the polls in both the constituencies. Odisha DGP, Abhay on Friday reviewed the security arrangements for the bypolls. Senior police officials informed that 200 officers, 10 senior Additional SPs and DSPs, 22 Inspectors, […]

'Insensitive & Irresponsible': Pratap Sarangi Condemns BJD's ‘Defunct Transformer’ Jibe At Late Balasore MLA

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Pratap Sarangi has condemned BJD leader Kuna Tripathy’s ‘defunct transformer’ jibe at late Balasore MLA Madan Mohan Dutta. Taking to twitter, Sarangi termed the remark of Kuna Tripathy as an insensitive and irresponsible behaviour towards the late Balasore MLA. “The ruling-BJD leaders are proving their insensitiveness and irresponsibleness […]

BJP Slams BJD Over 'Defunct Transformer' Jibe At Late Balasore MLA
BJP Slams BJD Over 'Defunct Transformer' Jibe At Late Balasore MLA

Balasore: Amid the high-voltage campaigning for the bypolls in the State, the BJP today came down heavily on BJD leader Kuna Tripathy for allegedly making irresponsible comments targeted at the late MLA of Balasore Sadar Assembly constituency, Madan Mohan Dutta, whose demise necessitated the bypoll. Tripathy courted controversy when he said that Odisha Chief Minister […]

Illegal Sale Of Liquor: Women Launch Protest Rally In Balasore

Balasore: Protesting the alleged illegal sale of liquor and inaction by police and district administration, women of Baunsabania panchayat under Oupada block of Balasore district organised a protest rally. Shouting slogan like ‘Jiban Chanhu, Mada Nuhen’, hundreds of women of the panchayat took out the protest rally from Dakhina Kuanrpur to Gobardhanpur. They alleged that […]

Bypolls in Odisha: Pratap Sarangi Slams Ruling-BJD Over Postal Ballot Fraud

Balasore: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Monday hit out at the ruling-BJD and the Odisha government over alleged irregularities in postal ballot system in the by-election to Balasore Sadar Assembly constituency. “Forgetting its responsibilities, the Odisha government seems to have shifted its base to Balasore just to beat a youth in the by-election. Such is […]

Covid-19 Casts Shadow On Centuries Old Traditional 'Bali Nayak' Sport Of Nilagri

Balasore: ‘Bali Nayak’ sport of ancient Kalinga city Nilagiri, is organised during the Dussehra festival. Since the early 18th century, this sport has been an integral part of Navratri celebration in Nilagiri. Bali Nayak sport is a modern Tag alike game which is played on a ground involving two or more players’ chasing other players […]

BJP Mounts Attacks On Odisha Minister for Remarks On The Late Balasore MLA

Balasore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has launched a scathing attack on BJD MLA and minister Ranendra Pratap Swain over his recent statement during campaigning for the by-polls in Balasore. The minister had courted controversy while addressing a poll meeting in Balasore three days back. He said, “The death of BJP MLA Madan Mohan Dutta […]

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Balasore By-poll: BJP Alleges Covid-19 Norms Violation By State Minister

Balasore: In what seems to be a game of music chairs, Odisha BJP leader Lekhashree Samantsinghar on Friday, alleged violation of Covid-19 guidelines by State Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain during the ongoing campaign for Balasore by-election. Samantsinghar submitted a complaint to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) […]

Odisha bypolls: Tension Over Casting Of Postal Ballot By ‘Ineligible Voter’

Balasore: Tension ran high at Old Balasore on Friday over a 40-year-old woman’s vote through postal ballot system for the by-election to the Balasore Sadar Assembly Constituency. Locals opposed her postal ballot alleging that the concerned woman voter from ward no.1 is neither a divyang, pregnant nor a COVID patient to qualify for inclusion in […]

Vigilance Unearths Cash Over Rs 2 Lakh From Civil Supplies Officer In Odisha

Balasore: A team of the anti-corruption wing has seized Rs 2,34,900 cash from the possession of district civil supplies officer (CSO) Raja Ali in Balasore district. The vigilance sleuths raided the house and office of the district civil supplies officer on charges of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Acting on a […]

By-polls In Odisha: Political Parties Campaign In Full Swing

Balasore: With just over a week to go for the Balasore Sadar and Tirtol by-elections in Odisha, campaigns are going on in full swing in both the assembly constituencies. Three major political parties, BJP, BJD and Congress are vying with one another to prove their mettle and capture the Assembly seats. The leaders of the […]

Odisha Bypolls: Political Atmosphere Warms Up In Balasore

Balasore: As Odisha gears up to witness the bypoll to Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Assembly constituencies, political parties have intensified their campaign and leaving no stone unturned to woo voters. Star campaigners of all the three major political parties in the State- BJD, BJP, Congress- have almost camped in the two constituencies and are reaching […]

Odisha Bypolls: Nonagenarian Barber In Fray From Balasore Sadar Hopes To Bring Social Change

Balasore: Even at an advance age of over 90 years, Benudhar Barik from Ward No. 21 of Gudipada in Balasore has not given up hopes of bringing about a social change through electoral politics. This nonagenarian recently filed his nomination as an independent candidate for the upcoming by-election to the Balasore Sadar Assembly Constituency with […]

Odisha: Man Killed In Yet Another Jumbo Attack In Nilagiri

Balasore: One person was killed in yet another elephant attack in the Panchalingeswar region near the Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary in Nilagiri, as per reports. The deceased has been identified as Ram Samal, a resident of the Juriapatana village. Ram had gone to the forest in search for firewood, when he was attacked by an elephant. […]

divyang-girl writes letter to CM Naveen Patnaik
Divyang Girl Pens Emotional Letter To Odisha CM, Seeks House Under Govt Scheme

Balasore: A 19-year-old divyang girl from Odisha’s Balasore district has written a letter to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik requesting him to grant her a house under government scheme. The girl, Madhumita Pani of Ishanpur village under Chalunigan panchayat of Balasore district, is suffering from speech impairment and left her studies after Class IX. Madhumita’s father […]

Abandoned Newborn Girl Rescued In Balasore; Dies During Treatment
Abandoned Newborn Girl Rescued In Balasore; Dies During Treatment

Balasore: A newborn baby girl who was rescued from under a tree in Soro area of Balasore district on Tuesday died while undergoing treatment at a hospital. According to sources, the infant was found lying under a tree behind a car showroom at Uttareswara area. One Surendra Nayak rescued her after hearing her cry and […]

Odisha Bypolls: Triangular Fight On Cards In Balasore

Balasore: The bypoll battles in Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Assembly constituencies are expected to be closely contested ones. While a victory in the byelection for the BJP and the Congress would be seen as a precursor to change in the political climate of Odisha by 2024, BJD’s win would put to rest, the claims of […]

Odisha Bypolls: 2 Senior BJD Leaders From Balasore Join BJP

Balasore: With the Balasore Sadar Assembly bypoll date drawing near, the political atmosphere in the constituency is seeing a major transformation. In a major shock to the ruling party, two senior leaders switched alliance from BJD to BJP. BJD Nagar President, Ashish Ghosh and Chairman of Balasore Cooperative Urban Bank, Dhukul Ghadei joined hands with […]

Miscreants Loot Gold & Silver Ornaments Worth Rs 5 Lakh From Jeweller

Balasore: Unidentified miscreants on Sunday allegedly looted gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 5 lakh from a jeweller near Baghaampuda Yogini Chhak in Soro of Balasore district. The jeweller, identified as Sudarshan Rana of Ruso village, was travelling with ornaments when six bike-borne miscreants waylaid him. As per reports, the miscreants dashed their vehicle against […]

Bypolls In Odisha: As Election Heat Rises, Parties Go On Offensive

Balasore/Tirtol: With just about couple of weeks to go for the bypolls in Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Assembly constituencies in Odisha, the three major political parties in the State have now gone into the attack mode. While the BJP and the Congress are focusing on door-to-door campaigning, the BJD is carrying out its ‘Mishrana Parba’ […]