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.

Villagers of Draupadi Murmu
Puja performed at Prez candidate Draupadi Murmu’s village praying for her win

The locals congregated at the village priest’s (Dehury) house in the morning and invited him to perform the puja. Following the invitation, the Dehury was dressed up in traditional attire and went to the Jahira to perform puja.

Draupadi Murmu's Village Electrified
Draupadi Murmu’s village electrified, locals thank her Presidential candidature & OTV

After 75 years of India’s independence, Dungurisaghi village under Mayurbhanj’s Kusumi block lit up for the very first time as the Odisha government electrified the village on Monday.

Electrification Begins At Draupadi Murmu's Village
Odisha govt on overdrive to electrify Prez candidate Draupadi Murmu’s village

The State government has begun putting electricity poles and installing transformers on a war footing at Murmu’s village in Dungurisahi under Mayurbhanj’s Kusumi block.

Thakurmunda CHC
Honey collection turns fatal; Odisha youth dies after falling from tree

Honey collection turned fatal for a youth in Karajia after he fell from the tree and died on Saturday night.

Body of dead Indian Army jawan
Body of Odia army jawan reaches village as mystery shrouds death

Chandrakant, who was posted in Rajasthan, had come to his village for his sister’s marriage and returned to his place of posting by train on May 9. However, he went missing on the way back.

Drones In Similipal National Park
Drones to help tackle forest fire in Similipal National Park

Drones will be used to help forest guards facing problems in the jungle. Besides, they will be used to drop ration and medicines in the interior parts of the forest inaccessible by road.

NGT Team Inspects Illegal Sand Mining
Illegal sand mining: Budhabalang riverbed under tight scanner of NGT

A four-member team of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday visited the Budhabalang riverbed at Mahupura under Badasahi tehsil in Mayurbhanj for the second time to inspect the magnitude of sand theft and its environmental impacts.

Badasahi Tehsildar Goes Missing
Illegal sand mining: Odisha Tehsildar missing after NGT whip

The Tehsildar of Badasahi in Mayurbhanj went missing just a day before a sand mafia Pradeep Bindhani was arrested on April 30 for lifting sand way beyond his lease area.

Odisha Adarsh Vidyalay
CBSE Class 10 exam: Resentment among parents as Board fixes exam centre 120 km away

Resentment brewed among parents and students of Adarsh Vidyalay at Badasahi in Mayurbhanj district after the centre for the CBSE Class 10 examination for the school was made in Rairangpur, more than 120 km away from Badasahi.

heatwave
Mercury Shoots Up In Odisha, 12 Places Record Temperature Over 40 Degree C

As per the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, Baripada recorded a temperature of 42.6 degree Celsius, the highest in the State

Displaced Tribals Denied Voting Rights
Displaced By Similipal Tiger Project, 144 Tribal Families Scout For Voting Rights In Panchayat Elections

Call it government apathy or travesty of fate, as many as 144 families belonging to the tribal Khadia community now stare at an uncertain future after they were allegedly omitted from the voter list for this Panchayat elections.

Self-Styled Godman Held In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj For Raping Minor Divyang Girl, Panchayat Under Scanne
Self-Styled Godman Held In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj For Raping Minor Divyang Girl, Panchayat Under Scanner

The Panchayat called a meeting, which was attended by 25-30 other villagers, where it was decided to settle the matter between the survivor’s family and the accused. At the meeting, the accused was imposed a penalty of Rs 90, 000 which was to be paid to the survivor’s family.

BJD Infghting
Panchayat Polls: Two Rival BJD Factions Come To Blows In Odisha’s Karanjia

As per reports, the supporters of the Thakurmunda Block president, Prashant Kumar Behera and the Karanjia MLA, Basanti Hembram got into a heated exchange of words at the party office which culminated in a scuffle.

Odisha Vigilance Raids Multiple Properties Linked To Police Constable In Mayurbhanj
Odisha Vigilance Raids Multiple Properties Linked To Police Constable In Mayurbhanj

The searches are currently underway by several Vigilance teams comprising 9 DSPs, 5 Inspectors, 5 ASIs and other personnel at seven different locations including residence and other properties associated with the constable.

Displaced Villagers Near Odisha’s Similipal National Park Deprived Of Jobs, Basic Amenities
Displaced Villagers Near Odisha’s Similipal National Park Deprived Of Jobs, Basic Amenities

While many of them are unable to find work for them, many families are unable to manage household chores with the interest gained on the Rs 10Lakh compensation they reportedly received two years back during the displacement.

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