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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.

India Conducts 2nd Test-Fire Of New Generation Surface-To-Air Akash Missile
India Conducts 2nd Test-Fire Of New Generation Surface-To-Air Akash Missile

The missile, equipped with a radio frequency seeker, successfully intercepted a high speed unmanned aerial target, a DRDO spokesperson said.

Low Pressure Over Bay of Bengal Persists, Odisha Continues To Receive Rainfall

Due to the low pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal and neighborhood, many parts of the State have been receiving light to moderate rainfall since the last two days.

India Successfully Flight-Tests New Generation Akash Missile
India Successfully Flight-Tests New Generation Akash Missile

The flight trial was conducted at around 12.45 p.m. from a land-based platform with all weapon system elements such as multi-function radar, command, control and communication system, and launcher participating in deployment configuration.

Labourer Death
Odisha Migrant Labourer Dies In Tamil Nadu, Kin Refuse Last Rites Alleging Murder

Body of the migrant labourer reached his village in Balasore district three days ago even as he died on last Wednesday in Tamil Nadu

ACF death
'My Husband Had Affairs With Other Women': Claims Late ACF Soumya Ranjan's Widow

Soumya had changed the password of his mobile phone after she learnt his relationship. Even he had removed the contact lists and cleared Whatsapp chat history, Bidya further alleged.

ACF Death
Paralakhemundi ACF Death: ‘Soumya And His Wife Had One Year Agreement Over Relationship’

Tulasi, Soumya's mother alleged that Bidya had an affair with another man near her village before marriage. She could be wanting to elope with him after mopping up my son's properties, She alleged.

Chit fund scam
Chit Fund Scam: CBI Arrests Brothers Of Green Ray CMD In Odisha

The probe agency today arrested two accused in the Green Ray International Ltd (GRIL) chit fund case in Balasore. The duo has been identified as Mir Jamir and Kalo. They are the two brothers of the company CMD Mir Sahiruddin alias Gora.

Girl In Odisha’s Balasore Held For Duping SHG Women Members Of Rs 50 Lakh

A girl was arrested on charges of duping women members of various Self Help Groups (SHGs) at Muleswar village in Balasore district to the tune of Rs 5o lakh

Covid Cases
Odisha Sees Its Biggest Toll Of 68 Covid Fatalities

Odisha reported its highest toll of 68 deaths due to Covid infection taking the overall number of fatalities to 4,730 in the pandemic

Covid cases
Odisha Sees Record Dip In Single-Day Covid Cases, Deaths Surge

Odisha on Tuesday witnessed a fall in the single day Covid 19 cases with 2,487 new infections even as daily fatalities showed no sign of abatement with 51 infected persons succumbing to the virus in last 24 hours.

‘Betrayed’ Woman Attempts Self-Immolation At Police Station, Accuses Cops Of Assaulting Brother
‘Betrayed’ Woman Attempts Self-Immolation At Police Station, Accuses Cops Of Assaulting Brother 

Alleging that no action has been taken by cops, the complainant allegedly attempted to commit suicide by pouring kerosene on her

Covid pandemic
Covid-19 Less Of A Pandemic, More A Poverty Trap

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only proved to be a health disaster for humanity, but the deadly virus also robbed people of livelihood, even pushing many affluent families into acute poverty.

Archaeological Excavation
Remains of 4000 Yr Old Pre-Historic Civilization Found In Odisha

An archaeological excavation at a coastal village in Balasore district has revealed an urban civilization and use of developed agriculture tools which are believed to be over 2,000 years old.

Covid testing
Covid-19: Odisha Sees 46 Deaths, Over 3K New Cases

Odisha reported 46 fatalities due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours taking the virus toll to 4,109 even as 3,222 people tested positive for the virus during the period pushing the cumulative positive tally to 91,6109 in the State.

Odisha Lockdown
Will Odisha Completely Unlock From July 1; Major Announcement Today On New Covid Guidelines

Though the Covid-19 graphs in majority of districts in the State have waned, the situation is still far from satisfactory in some districts, especially in the coastal belts of Odisha.

Odisha Govt Orders Streamlining Covid Testing Process In State
Odisha's Daily Covid Tally Drops To 2,640, New Fatalities 40

The vacillating trend of the daily Covid cases in Odisha for the past several days saw a big drop on Tuesday with the State recording 2,640 positives, its record low in over last two months. The new cases have taken the State's cumulative virus count tally to 9,06,429.

District-Wise Unlock Decision After Review Of Covid Situation: DMET
District-Wise Unlock Decision After Review Of Covid Situation: DMET

Few districts in the State are witnessing a declining trend in the daily Covid cases for some days and subsequent rise afterwards.

 Balasore Hospital
Shocking Apathy In Balasore Hospital: Corpses Not Cremated, Dumped In Room

A shocking apathy came to light at Balasore Medical when it was found that the unidentified dead bodies of the patients have been dumped in a small room near the postmortem center

Crowd for Vaccination
Covid Norms Thrown To Wind; Heavy Rush At Vaccination Centres In Balasore, Cutttack

Following the implementation of offline registration for the mass Covid19 vaccination programme, large number of beneficiaries, especially the young mass, were found crowding at different inoculation centres in the State, throwing covid protocols to wind.

Covid-19 cases In odisha
Covid Cases In Odisha Dip To Record Low In Over Two Months, No Let Up In Deaths

There is no relief from the single-day Covid-19 fatalities in Odisha even as the daily positive cases on Tuesday dipped to below 3000-mark, a record low in over last two months.

Crackdown on chariot construction
10 Servitors Held For Making Chariots For Banned Rath Yatra 

As many as 10 Maharana servitors engaged in the construction of chariots in violation of Odisha government’s order were arrested in Nilgiri area of Balasore in a joint raid by the district administration and police on Monday. 

BJP Ruckus
BJP Activists Protest Absence Of PM Modi's Photo At Vaccination Site In Balasore

BJP leaders and activists created ruckus at a mass vaccination site in Balasore town moments before the inauguration of the much awaited programme on Monday.

Covid-19 In Odisha: Dip In Daily Cases Continues, No Let Up In Fatalities

The single-day Covid-19 fatalities continue to remain above 40 even as the daily case count has been witnessing a dip for last several days in Odisha.

Boy Hangs Self
Boy Hangs Self After Father Refuses To Give Mobile Phone For Gaming

Upset with his father for refusing him to give mobile phone to play online game, a 15-year-old boy allegedly killed himself.

Rs 10 Lakh Loot
Jeweller Robbed Of Rs 10 Lakh In Balasore

Unidentified miscreants decamped with Rs 10 lakh after holding a trader at gunpoint in Balasore district on Thursday.