News from Bhardak

Bhadrak is a city of Odisha state in eastern India. It came into existence on 1 April 1993. According to legend, the city derives its name from the Goddess Bhadrakali whose temple is on the banks of the Salandi River. Dhamra, one of the deep draft ports of India which can accommodate super cape-size vessels is situated in Bhadrak. Bhadrak is also famous for Palua Ladu, special kind of sweet.

Rare Jain sculpture of 7th century found on banks of Baitarani river in Odisha
Rare Jain sculpture of 7th century found on banks of Baitarani river in Odisha

A rare and ancient Jain Tirthankara sculpture from the 7th or 8th century was discovered on the banks of Baitarani river in Odisha's Bhadrak district. Locals found the half-buried idol and informed researcher Bisambhar Rout. The statue, though damaged, displays 24 inscribed Tirthankaras.

Odisha woman in record books for songs on road safety in memory of deceased son 
Odisha woman in record books for songs on road safety in memory of deceased son 

Sujata Khatua from Bhadrak, Odisha, has entered the India Book of Records for writing road safety songs in memory of her deceased son Soumitra Mohanty, who died in a road accident.

Odisha Sarpanch loses post for not knowing Odia
Odisha Sarpanch loses post for not knowing Odia

Kuntala Mallick, a woman elected as Sarpanch in Bayangdihi Panchayat, Odisha, lost her position due to her inability to read or write in Odia. This followed a legal challenge by her rival Bharati Behera.

BJYM activists gherao Odisha DGP office over attack on Avilash Panda; demand arrest of main accused
BJYM activists gherao Odisha DGP office over attack on Avilash Panda; demand arrest of main accused

Hundreds of BJYM workers from various parts of the state converged in front of the DGP office, clamouring for action against the main accused. They alleged that Chandbali MLA Byomakesh Ray was behind the attack on their leader Avilash Panda. 

Odisha man hacks wife to death in front of polling booth 
Odisha man hacks wife to death in front of polling booth 

Due to a family feud, Rashmirekha was staying at her parental house. She was married to Prabhakar Rout four years ago. The couple has a one-and-a-half-year-old son. She along with her uncle came to Muktadihi booth-4 for voting when the incident took place

 Odisha BJYM president injured in ‘attack by BJD workers’ in Chandbali
Odisha BJYM president injured in ‘attack by BJD workers’ in Chandbali

Avilash was returning after campaigning for the party candidates in Chandbali. A group of the ruling party workers assaulted Panda near Sasikadeipur. He sustained injuries in his head. Following the incident, the BJP workers filed a complaint at the Bansada Police Station. 

Odisha Elections 2024: Congress will create jobs for 30 lakh if voted to power, says Congress chief
Odisha Elections 2024: Congress will create jobs for 30 lakh if voted to power, says Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge  

President of the All India Congress Committee Mallikarjun Kharge came down heavily on the BJD government in the state and the NDA government at the centre on Wednesday. 

Odisha Crime Branch EOW arrests man for duping Rs 50 crore in Ponzi scheme 
Odisha Crime Branch EOW arrests man for duping Rs 50 crore in Ponzi scheme 

The accused was identified as Mohan Kumar Parida, a resident of Kandagardi under Chandbali Police limits of Bhadrak. The EOW in a press release said the accused was produced at the designated OPID Court in Cuttack today.

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Naveen Patnaik imposing Tamil CM on Odisha people; we will not tolerate this: Amit Shah

Who should run the government in Odisha? Whether it should be run by an elected leader (CM) or any Tamil babu, questioned Amit Shah while targeting the state of affairs in Odisha.

Odisha Elections 2024: Is BJD tense over defending ‘coastal ramparts’?
Odisha Elections 2024: Is BJD tense over defending ‘coastal ramparts’?

Ahead of the fourth and final phase of elections in Odisha slated on June 1, the BJD is reportedly tense over defending its stronghold in the coastal region against a rising BJP. After Nimapara MLA Samir Dash joined the BJP, the BJD has sent 16 leaders as observers to counter his influence in the Assembly seat.

BJP, BJD workers injured in scuffle in Odisha, hospitalised 
BJP, BJD workers injured in scuffle in Odisha, hospitalised 

Several BJP and BJD workers were injured in a scuffle in Bhadrak, Odisha, during the nomination filing process.

MLA, my husband will be responsible if I die: Ex-block chairperson's video goes viral in Odisha 
'MLA, my husband will be responsible if I die': Ex-block chairperson's video goes viral in Odisha 

In Odisha, a video featuring former block chairperson Manasi Sahoo claiming the MLA Bapi Byomakesh Ray and her husband, Ranjan Sahoo, would be responsible if she dies has gone viral. Recorded from a hospital, the video surfaced amidst election campaign after a photo was shared on social media.

Fake NEET candidate, 2 aides arrested
Fake NEET candidate, 2 aides arrested in Odisha

As per police sources, three other aides of the accused in this connection are on the run.

Amid soaring mercury, Odisha villagers grapple with acute drinking water shortage
Amid soaring mercury, Odisha villagers grapple with acute drinking water shortage

Upset over the drinking water crisis, women of Jatagaon in Oria panchayat under Telkoi block trooped straight to the block office carrying pots and buckets to lodge their protest.

Bhadrak decked up for Ram Navami celebrations 
Bhadrak decked up for Ram Navami celebrations 

Bhadrak town is now festooned with saffron flags while the air of festivity is sweeping the town and nearby villages. Various rituals, Yajna and recital of Hanuman Chalisa have started at the historic Gandhi Ground as a prelude to the celebration.  

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