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Bargarh is a district on the Western border of Odisha connecting to Chhattisgarh. Prior to 1992; it was a subdivision of Sambalpur district. Bargarh is well known for the quality and Unique designed Cotton Sambalpuri handloom textile products that have wide demand in India and abroad. It is also famous for Dhanuyatra, the largest open air theater in the world. Debrigarh wild life Sanctuary which has miscellaneous forest fringing the Hirakud reservoir and is an abode of Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Sambar, Spotted deer and Chowsingha is in Bargarh district.

Covid Cases
Covid 19: Odisha Adds 10,649 New Cases, 19 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Odisha again crossed 10, 000 mark in single-day Covid spike with 10, 649 people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours. The fresh cases took the State's cumulative count to 57, 6297.

Covid cases
Covid-19: After dip in daily spike, Odisha sees surge in new cases with 10982 fresh infections, 17 deaths 

After witnessing a steady decline in number of daily covid-19 cases,  Odisha once again registered an upswing in the infection figures with 10982 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours,  causing significant worry for the State which is currently under lockdown to check rising cases.

Thunderstorm, Rain Pummel Twin Cities, Several Other Parts Of Odisha

Heavy rain accompanied by strong gusty winds lashed the Twin Cities of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar and several other areas in the State. 

covid 19
Covid-19: At 10,031 New Infections, Odisha Sees Dip In Daily Cases

Odisha continues to witness a dip in number of Covid 19 cases for last three days. The number of daily infections which stood at 10,635 yesterday has come down to 10,031 today. The total caseload has  mounted to 54, 4873 following today’s figures.

Dead Body Left 'Unattended' For Over 20 Hours In Odisha's Bargarh
Covid Stigma: Dead Body Left 'Unattended' For Over 20 Hours In Odisha's Bargarh

Bargarh: The body of a Covid-19 patient was reportedly left abandoned for over 20 hours after villagers refused to help the family in his cremation at Ghanamal village under Padampur…

Chardhapalli panchayat
Upset Over Govt Apathy, Odisha Villagers Move To Merge With Chhattisgarh

Bargarh: At a time when border controversy over Kotia villages in Koraput district has emerged a major headache for the Odisha Government, another report that would eventually drag the State government into an embarrassment has come from a village in the district bordering Chhattisgarh. Residents of Chhardhapalli panchayat under Paikamal block near Padmapur in the […]

Odisha: Ornaments Worth Over Rs 33 Lakh Go 'Missing' From SBI Locker In Bargarh

Bargarh: Gold ornaments worth over a whopping Rs 33 lakh is allegedly missing from a bank locker in the town. According to the complainant identified as Snigdha Tripathy, a resident of Mohantypada area in the town, she found that her bank locker at the State Bank of India, Main Branch at Bargarh was empty when […]

farmer's son in ISRO
From A Sleepy Hamlet To ISRO: The Journey Of Odisha Farmer's Son To The Stars

Bargarh: Years of hard work and determination paid off for a youth in a farmer’s family in Odisha’s Bargarh district when he received an appointment letter from the elite Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently. Nihar Ranjan Pradhan, a resident of Jharpali village under Ambabhona block of Bargarh district has been shortlisted as a Scientist/Engineer […]

Odisha: Age No Bar For This Medical Student Who Passed NEET At 64

Sambalpur: Learning and education know no age bar. Ask this 64 year- old father of three from Bargarh–who recently qualified the NEET examinations to get enrolled into the VIMSAR Medical College in Burla for MBBS courses– and he will tell you those are just numbers. Meet Jay Kishore Pradhan from Attabira in Bargarh who realised […]

Paddy procurement
Odisha: Paddy Procurement Comes To A Halt In Bargarh

Bargarh: The farmers across Bargarh district, known as Odisha’s rice bowl, have been repeatedly complaining about irregularities in the paddy procurement process, but strangely the district administration has just lent a deaf ear to their plight. Token system has been made compulsory for the farmers at the time of entry in the Mandis. But it […]

Vigilance Raids Head-Master In Bargarh

Bargarh: A day after the vigilance sleuths discovered ‘ill-gotten’ properties worth crores from the possession a teacher in Gajapati district, the anti graft agency on Wednesday carried out similar raids at houses of a head-master in Bargarh district. Acting on a tip-off, the officials of the anti-corruption wing carried out searches at five places including […]

Vigilance Raids PEO Over Charges Of Amassing DA

Bargarh: Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday conducted series of raids at the residence of Purandar Bhoi, a Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) of Dahita Panchayat in the district and several other locations in connection with charges of amassing disproportionate assets levelled against his name. As per reports, the state’s anti-corruption wing is conducting searches on Bhoi’s properties […]

Police-Villagers Face Off At Bargarh Village As Tension Erupts Over An Arrest
Police-Villagers Face Off At Bargarh Village As Tension Erupts Over Arrest

Bargarh: Tension flared at Burdha village under Bheden police limits of Bargarh following a faceoff between a team of police and local residents on Tuesday. According to sources, a police team reached the village to execute arrest of some accused in connection with a scuffle, however, the villagers prevented the cops from entering the village. […]

Never Say Never: Tale Of Two Unputdownable Divyangs

Bargarh: He lost his ability to walk, but didn’t give up hope. Driven by a strong will-power and commitment to do it big, 35-year old Premananda Mallick, a Divyang since birth, has never blamed his destiny, but proved himself as an abled man. Wheel chair-bound Mallick of Bhejipalli under Bheden block in Bargarh is an […]

Tension Grips Bargarh DHH Following Pregnant Woman's Death

Bargarh: Tension prevailed at Bargarh district headquarters hospital after a pregnant woman died due to alleged medical negligence on Wednesday. According to reports, Rekha Mallik, wife of Manas Mallik, a resident of Katakiapada village was admitted to district headquarters hospital following labour pain. However, Rekha died during the operation. Following her death, family members of […]

Fire breaks out
Odisha: Fire Breaks Out At Paediatric Ward Of Hospital In Bargarh, No Injury Reported

Bargarh: Property worth lakhs were gutted in a major fire that broke out in the paediatric ward of the Bargarh District Headquarters Hospital here late on Sunday night. Fortunately, no casualty or injury was reported in the mishap as the ward was closed and no patients were inside. Medicines and furniture worth lakhs of rupees […]

Bheden Police Station
Bargarh: Villagers Try To Storm Police Station Over Alleged Delay In Arresting ‘Murder’Accused

Bargarh: Tension erupted at the Bheden Police Station in Bargarh after residents from Burdha village scuffled with the police and tried to storm the police station. They alleged that the police are soft-peddling the investigation into a murder that took place in July this year and delaying the arrest of the accused for a protracted […]

Minor Boy 'Assaulted' In Police Station: OHRC Directs Rourkela SP To Submit Report By Feb 15
'Murdered' Minor Boy Returns Home After 2 Yrs: OHRC Asks IO To Pay Rs 5 Lakh To Arrestees

Bargarh: In a landmark decision, the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has directed a police officer to pay Rs 2.5 lakh compensation each to two persons who he had arrested on false charges of killing a minor boy. The rights panel has asked the State Home department to collect the compensation amount from the officer […]

Watch: Moving Car Catches Fire In Bargarh, Close Shave For Driver
Watch: Moving Car Catches Fire In Bargarh, Close Shave For Driver

Bargarh: The driver of a car had a narrow escape after the moving vehicle caught fire near Bhatili Chhak under Town police station here on Saturday. According to the sources, the driver of the ill-fated car immediately came out of the vehicle after he detected smoke. Soon after, the car caught fire. “While driving, I […]

Odisha's Jagannath Seth Plays Pivotal Role In International Movie 'Semkhor'
Odisha's Jagannath Seth Plays Pivotal Role In International Movie 'Semkhor'

Bargarh: A youth from Odisha will be seen in a lead role in an international movie ‘Semkhor’- based on the life of the indigenous Dimasa tribe of Assam, a north-eastern state of India. 34-year-old Jagannath Seth of Mohanapali village under Padampur block of Bargarh district will portray the character of a Dimasa tribal man who […]

No New Artistes In This Year’s Dhanu Jatra

Bargarh: The controversy over selection process of artistes for the main characters of world famous Dhanu Jatra in Bargarh was put to rest with the working committee finally deciding not to change the artistes for the open air theatre this year at a meeting on Thursday. The decision to cancel selection of new artistes was […]

Pro-active Odisha Police hit FICN jackpot in 2019; seizures touch a record Rs 7.3 cr till date!

Bhubaneswar: Fake currency circulation is still posing a real challenge in Odisha. Post dipping to a historic low in the demonetisation year, the total seizure value of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) has again picked up pace to a record seizure of over Rs 7.3 crore in mere 9-months of 2019. However, the paradigm shift […]

Odisha Youth Arrested For ‘Blackmail Using Minister’s Name'

Bargarh: A youth landed behind bars for allegedly blackmailing and extorting money using the name of Minister Sushant Singh. A team of Bargarh Police nabbed the accused Sushant Kumar Ranjit of Deogarh district from Jeypore, sources said. As per reports, Ranjit had reportedly created a fake Facebook account and using some photographs of the minister, […]