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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.

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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Extremely Severe Cyclone Amphan will move very close to Odisha coast: ECMWF

Bhubaneswar:  With every passing hour, cyclone Amphan seems getting fiercer. The central pressure of system. which was earlier estimated at around 975 hecta pascal (hPa), has fallen  steeply to around 919 hpa during the mid-day today. For which, IMD has already categorised this swirling Amphan as super cyclone. However, the big respite is the moment […]

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2 Versions Of BrahMos Missile Successfully Test-Fired

Balasore: India on Tuesday successfully conducted separate trials of two variants of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos to check its capability to hit targets with precision and accuracy, Defence sources said. A land-attack version of the missile was test-launched from a mobile autonomous launcher at Launch Pad-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near […]

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Already In Jail, Odisha Police Registers Case against UTP

Balasore: The working of Balasore Police has now come under scanner after it registered a case against an undertrial prisoner. According to reports, Khaira Police had arrested one Ranjit Nayak of Chintamanipada village in Balasore district in connection with a case on January 19, 2019. After staying in jail for nearly seven months, Nayak was […]

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DRDO Conducts First Night Trial Of Agni-III Missile In Odisha

Balasore: The first night trial of the nuclear-capable Agni-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile was carried out from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range at the APJ Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on Saturday, Defence sources said. The trajectory of the missile is being monitored and the outcome of the trial is awaited, the […]

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Integrated B.Ed, M.Ed Students Of Odisha's FM Varsity Stage Night-Long Demo

Balasore: Braving the winter chill, hundreds of integrated B.Ed and M.Ed students of Fakir Mohan University staged a night-long dharna outside Balasore Collectorate on Tuesday demanding revocation of State Government’s decision to bar them from appearing in Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET). Earlier on November 5, the students had taken out a rally from Balasore […]

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Nine Tourists From Gujarat Injured In Road Accident In Odisha

Balasore: At least nine persons of a family hailing from Gujarat sustained injuries after the van they were travelling in hit a truck near Talanagar under Soro Police limits on National Highway-16 in Balasore district Friday morning. All the injured have been identified as residents of Aravalli area in Gujarat. Three persons who received critical […]

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Cyclone Bulbul impact on Odisha ticks from Nov 8 midnight, landfall in WB on Nov 9 evening!

Bhubaneswar: With the very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul now being stationed at nearly 500 km away from Vishakapatnam at 12 hours today, Odisha will be witnessing the Bulbul impact from midnight of November 8. As per the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre’s (JTWC) latest bulletin, Bulbul will come closest to Odisha coast at midnight today, and […]

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Caught While Stealing, 3 Miscreants Thrashed By Villagers In Odisha

Balasore: Three persons were nabbed and allegedly thrashed by the locals after being caught while stealing from a house in Shyamrayapur village under Singla police limits here late last night. Two other associates managed to escape from the scene. As per sources, almost all the people were at a fair organised on the village outskirts […]

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Ghost Fear: 5 Students Vacate 'Haunted Hostel' In Balasore

Balasore: Five boy students of Banchhakalpa Sanskrit Vidyapitha in Balasore district fled their hostel on Sunday morning fearing paranormal activity in the hostel premises. The panic-stricken students left the hostel this morning without informing the authorities and reached Udala bus terminal. Some locals spotted them at the bus stop and rescued the students before handing […]

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5 Successful Test-Flights Of Astra Missile Conducted

New Delhi: The Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) conducted five successful test-flights of air-to-air missile Astra between September 16 and 19 over the Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast, officials said here on Thursday. The Beyond Visual Range missiles were fired from the Sukhoi-30 MKI platform from Chandipur. An official said the trials were […]

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Sheer Negligence! Odisha Kid Locked Inside School, Headmistress Suspended

Balasore: Call it sheer negligence on part of authorities as a student was locked inside the school premises for nearly an hour in Balasore. As per reports, the class-I student had gone to the toilet yesterday when the teachers and peon allegedly locked the school gate and left. As soon as the news spread, an […]