News from Baripada

Baripada is a city and a municipality in Mayurbhanj district.  In recent years, it has emerged as an educational hub with the opening of numerous professional colleges. It also has many tourist places like Khiching, Debakunda, Similipal and others.

BJD MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik
Ruling party MLA targets Odisha govt over cancellation of student union elections

Addressing the students on the foundation day of the Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo (MSCB) University in Baripada, Patnaik asked, why does the government fear student leaders?

Security Forces Patrolling Similipal Forest
Cease-work protest by forest protection assistants: Police personnel deployed to patrol Similipal

As per reports, 30 police personnel were mobilized to different critical sectors of the forest on Monday morning. Three more platoons of police force will be deployed shortly too.

Elephant Tusks Seized
Four elephant tusks seized, 5 persons arrested in Odisha's Jashipur

As per initial reports, a team consisting of ACF, ROs and dedicated staff of Similipal south, Similipal north and Rairangpur Division headed by Deputy director Similipal south division conducted a raid and recovered the tusks.

Puffed rice in midday meal scheme
Instead of cooked rice, students served puffed rice in Odisha school

The incident has sparked widespread resentment among the parents and guardians and tension on the school campus. The parents have also brought the matter to the notice of the block education officer (BEO).

Forest Guard Confronts Minister Sudam Marndi
Similipal forester killing: Locals gherao Minister Sudam Marndi, accuse ACF of mental harassment

Locals of Jashipur in Mayurbhanj including a forest guard confronted the Minister and alleged apathy by the State government as a result of which forest department employees are getting killed by poachers in Similipal.

Kangaroo court
Kangaroo court: Man and woman detained by villagers over ‘illicit relationship’ rescued by Police

It is alleged that both the man and woman, who were detained by the villagers after a Kangaroo court, were allegedly thrashed. They were detained for the past three days.

Office Of Similipal RCCF
Forest Guard 'shot dead' by poachers in Similipal

As per reports, the deceased forest guard had seized arms and ammunitions from the poachers and was speaking over phone during patrolling when somebody shot him on the chest.

Power outage During President Murmus Speech
'Security breach' during President Droupadi Murmu’s Odisha visit: Bhanja Sena calls for Mayurbhanj bandh on May 15

Earlier, an inconclusive meeting was held in this connection in the presence of the Mayurbhanj Collector and the SP, and members of Bhanja Sena.

Minor girl dies as bus dragged her for half kilometer in Odisha, irate locals stage road blockade 
Minor girl dies as bus dragged her for half kilometer in Odisha, irate locals stage road blockade 

The incident triggered tension in the locality as hundreds of local ransacked the bus and staged a road block, demanding action against the driver.

President Droupadi Murmu
Be job givers instead of job seekers, President Droupadi Murmu urges students

During her address, the President also said that the world today is going through complex situation of global warming and climate change which have emerged as major challenges.

Power outage During President Murmu's Speech
Power outage during President Droupadi Murmu's address in Odisha varsity draws sharp criticism

As per reports, the whole auditorium in the University plunged into darkness for nine whole minutes just after President Murmu began her speech.

Indian Army Chopper Makes Trial Flight In Baripada
Mock drill conducted in Baripada ahead of President Murmu’s visit

The mock drill was conducted to prepare for a smooth and uneventful visit of the President to the district.

Similipal National Park reopens for visitors from today
Prez Droupadi Murmu’s Odisha visit: Similipal to be out of bounds for visitors for 2 days 

According to sources, the tiger reserve will remain closed on May 4 and 5 as President Murmu will visit the national park on May 5 and will spend the entire day inside the sanctuary.

President Droupadi Murmu
Odisha village gets facelift ahead of President Droupadi Murmu’s visit

The kutcha roads are now being replaced with proper concrete ones and even the President’s in-law's house is being renovated.

Kaptipada Sub-Divisional Hospital
Video of ‘Tipsy’ doctor attending patients goes viral; 'warned not to drink on duty'

The doctor has been identified as Sujit Kumar Tudu, a paediatrician posted at the govt hospital in Udala.