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News from Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal District is centrally located on the Geo-Political map of Odisha. It is commonly believed that it owes its name to a Savara chief named ‘DHENKA’ who formerly ruled over in this tract. This district is best known for Joranda, famous as the religious headquarters of Mahima Dharma, Joranda houses the Samadhi of Mahima Gosain, the preacher and propounder of the Mahima Cult. Sptasajya and Kapilash are another place of attraction in the district. As far as special cuisine is concern Dhenkanal Bora is very tasty.

Orange Warning
IMD’s orange warning: Thunderstorm alert for 6 Odisha districts

Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 50- 60 kmph and heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Dhenkanal,Jajpur, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Khordha.

Tathagata says he is 'no longer associated with BJD'
Tathagata says he is 'no longer associated with BJD'

In 2019, Satpathy openly announced that he was bidding goodbye to electoral politics to actively concentrate on journalism following the wish of his son. 

Dhenkanal: More skeletons tumble out of pre-activated SIM card racket mastermind’s cupboard 
Dhenkanal: More skeletons tumble out of pre-activated SIM card racket mastermind’s cupboard 

“The cyber cell of Odisha Crime Branch had seized over 19,000 pre-activated SIM cards in Dhenkanal district few days ago. In this connection, the CB has taken mastermind Dushmant Sahu and his two aides on a five-day remand and launched an investigation,” said Crime Branch ADG Sanjeeb Panda. 

Matric exam student critical
Matric exam student, 2 others critical in road accident in Odisha’s Dhenkanal

The victim has been identified as class 10 student Amit Das Pradhan from Kankili village. Amit’s father and another person also sustained critical injuries in the accident

Animal Overpass
Jumbo Relief: Odisha’s first animal overpass to come up in Kapilash

In a bid to project the jumbos, a first-of-its-kind animal overpass will come up over the railway track at Kapilash Wildlife Sanctuary in Dhenkanal district.

IMD issues yellow warning for thunderstorm in 12 Odisha districts
IMD issues yellow warning for thunderstorm in 12 Odisha districts

As per IMD, people in Odisha will get relief from the scorching heat conditions in view of the rain and thunderstorm activities.

Man shot dead over digging of a pond in Odisha’s Dhenkanal
Dispute over pond: Man shot dead in Odisha’s Dhenkanal; relatives attack accused’s wife, son

As per the initial reports, the firing is believed to be the fallout of an ongoing land dispute between the two families.

Watch: Rare Albino Cobra Rescued in Dhenkanal
Watch: Rare Albino Cobra Rescued in Dhenkanal 

A rare albino cobra was rescued by snake helpline member from Renandapatna area in Bhuban police limits of Dhenkanal district on Monday.

Post-Poll Violence: Bombing At Dhenkanal Municipality Chairperson’s House
Post-Poll Violence: Bombing At Dhenkanal Municipality Chairperson’s House

On March 30, Jayanti had alleged that shots were fired in front of her house and death threats were issued to her. She had then accused the workers of the ruling BJD of resorting to blank firing and issuing death threats to her.

Banajaga Yatra In Dhenkanal
‘Untimely’ Banajaga Yatra Stopped After Protest From Srimandir Daitapati Nijog

The Banajaga Yatra, undertaken for the Nabakalebara of the idols at Sharana Srikshetra in Dhenkanal’s Ekagharia, was stopped on Monday by the temple trust following stiff opposition from Jagannath devotees and the Daitapati Nijog at Srimandir in Puri.

Nabakalebara Banajaga Jatra Of Lord Jagannath In Dhenkanal Sparks Controversy
Nabakalebara Banajaga Jatra Of Lord Jagannath In Dhenkanal Sparks Controversy

Senior servitor Jagdish Dash Mohapatra explained that if such rituals are organised everywhere without any respect to the tradition and the codes specified only for the chief abode of the Lord, it will cause a huge setback to the Jagannath faith. 

20 Passengers Hurt As ‘Overcrowded’ Bus Overturns In Dhenkanal 
20 Passengers Hurt As ‘Overcrowded’ Bus Overturns In Dhenkanal 

The private bus, named Maa Samalei, was headed to Banasingh from Dhenkanal when it overturned after the driver reportedly lost control over the vehicle.

Illegal Liquor Seized
‘Pushpa’ Style Foreign Liquor Smuggling Bid Foiled By Odisha Excise, 3 Held

Inspired by the super hit Telugu movie ‘Pushpa’, three men in Odisha allegedly tried to smuggle gallons of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in a water tanker before they ran out of luck.

OTV Unearths Underground Secret Chamber Of Matric Fail Fake Doctor At Clinic In Dhenkanal
OTV Unearths Underground Secret Chamber Of Matric Fail Fake Doctor At Clinic In Dhenkanal

OTV unearthed a secret chamber in the basement of a clinic at Swain’s Kamakhyanagar residence in Dhenkanal district on Wednesday.

1 Killed, 1 Critical As Trailer Falls Of Bridge In Odisha's Kamakhyanagar
1 Killed, 1 Critical As Trailer Falls Of Bridge In Odisha's Kamakhyanagar

The driver of the vehicle lost control over the steering and it fell into the river by breaking the barricades on the bridge, sources said.

Violence In 1st Phase Odisha Panchayat Polls: SEC Summons DGP, Chief Secretary Ahead Of 2nd Phase
Violence In 1st Phase Odisha Panchayat Polls: SEC Summons DGP, Chief Secretary Ahead Of 2nd Phase

Further, the DGP has assured that strict security measures will be in place for the remaining four phases of rural elections so as to ensure the conduct of the election in a free and fair manner.

Odisha Panchayat Polls
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Another Booth Capturing Video During First Phase Voting Goes Viral

Dhenkanal district Collector Saroj Kumar Sethi said that four persons involved in rigging booths in the district have been arrested and further investigation in connection with the violent incident is underway.

Magha Mela At Joranda
Dhenkanal’s World Famous Joranda Magha Mela Kicks Off Amid Covid Restrictions

The famous Magha Mela of Mahima cult at Joranda in Dhenkanal district began on Tuesday amid strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocols.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP Accuse Police Of Harassment During Campaigning In Dhenkanal
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP Accuse Police Of Harassment During Campaigning In Dhenkanal

Meanwhile, BJP leaders accused the police of bending rules for the ruling BJD party. “They (police) stopped us at different points from the beginning of the rally. No one can stop us from campaigning as it is our Constitutional right to reach people,” said State BJP President Sameer Mohanty.

Dhenkanal Murder Mystery Solved: Mutt Mahant Held, Killed Youth In Fit Of Rage
Dhenkanal Murder Mystery Solved: Mutt Mahant Held, Killed Youth In Fit Of Rage

the police informed that the accused (Dasrath) had earlier killed his wife in 2011 and went underground. Later, he had changed his identity and disguised himself as a saint (baba). He then started living at Chaitanya mutt near Gondia temple.

Kamakhyanagar Sub-Divisional Hospital
Woman's Hand Gets Severed In Dhenkanal Brick Kiln Mishap

A woman labourer's right hand got severed after it accidently trapped in a machine while she was working at a brick kiln at Urbengi village under Dhankanal’s Kamakhyanagar block on Saturday.

Son Kills Father In Dhenkanal
Refused Money For Bike, Youth Slits Father’s Throat In Odisha’s Dhenkanal; Held

A youth in Korian under Dhenkanal Town Police Station killed his father on Tuesday by slitting his throat with a blade and later bludgeoning his head by a stone after the latter allegedly refused to give him money to buy a bike.

Samiti Member Candidate Subrat Behera
Samiti Member Aspirant Goes Missing In Dhenkanal , Family Brings Abduction Allegation

Maoist posters have appeared in the Swabhiman Anchal under Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district demanding the candidates and people of the region to keep themselves away from the panchayat polls.

Anjali Behera
Former Odisha Minister Anjali Behera Files Nomination For Samiti Member Post

Behera was a two-time former Minister and held important portfolios like Handloom and Women's and Child Welfare Department of the State government

Dhenkanal Hospital
Odisha Man Dies In Accident After Hearing Wife’s Death

The tragic incident occurred when Dillip’s bike crashed into a tree near Biswanathpur village under Gondia Police limits when he was rushing back home after hearing about his wife's death.

Bank Robberies In Odisha Raise Questions Over Safety Of Strong Rooms
Bank Robberies In Odisha Raise Questions Over Safety Of Strong Rooms

The police on Monday apprehended nine members of a gang that had robbed the Rasol branch of Odisha Gramya Bank in Dhenkanal district on January 12.

Odisha Gramya Bank Loot Case: Dhenkanal Police Arrests 9 Miscreants Including 4 Conspirators
Odisha Gramya Bank Loot Case: Dhenkanal Police Arrests 9 Miscreants Including 4 Conspirators

Senior police officials said that out of the nine miscreants, who have been arrested in connection with the crime, four persons have been booked on the charges of conspiracy. A total of 11 persons, including six conspirators, are involved in the entire robbery case.

Robbers Loot Gold Worth Rs 1 Cr, Rs 8L Cash From Bank Locker In Dhenkanal
Robbers Loot Gold Worth Rs 1 Cr, Rs 8L Cash From Bank Locker In Dhenkanal

The police arrived at the spot after they were informed and have launched a hunt for the fleeing looters.

Bus Services Suspended
Private Bus Operators Suspend Services On Bhubaneswar-Sambalpur Route

“People are afraid of travelling on the route due to the poor condition of road and dust. Besides, drivers find it difficult to drive because of the large potholes that damage the buses. If the government fails to take notice of this strike, we will intensify our protest,” said a driver.

Cold Wave Alert: Minimum Temp To Drop Below Normal By 4-5 Degrees In Interior Odisha
Cold Wave Alert: Minimum Temp To Drop Below Normal By 4-5 Degrees In Interior Odisha

It is pertinent to mention here that normal life across Odisha has been adversely hit due to intense cold wave conditions that have been prevailing for the past couple of days. 17 places in Odisha recorded temperature as low as 10 degree Celsius on Tuesday night.

Drug Peddlers Nabbed From Dhenkanal
Odisha STF Nabs 2 Notorious Brown Sugar Peddlers, 1.9 Kg Contraband Seized

Acting on a tip off, a special team of the STF raided a house in the village and recovered the illegal substance before the consignment was sold to potential customers.

Brown Sugar Worth Rs 1 Cr Seized In Odisha; Two Held
Brown Sugar Worth Rs 1 Cr Seized In Odisha; Two Held

In this connection, the STF has registered a case under sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, and further investigation is on.

OTV Impact: Dhenkanal College Gets Higher Education Notice Over Unsafe Hostel Building
OTV Impact: Dhenkanal College Gets Higher Education Notice Over Unsafe Hostel Building

In a letter, the Higher Education Department has asked Principal of Dhenkanal Autonomous College to submit a status report within three days. 

Kamakhyanagar Police Station
2 Arrested For Stealing Toddler In Odisha’s Dhenkanal

Two persons, including a woman were arrested by the Kamakhyanagar Police on Monday for allegedly stealing a nine-month-old child from his parents in Jiridimali village under Kanapura Gram Panchayat in Dhenkanal district.

Sarpanch Found Dead In Jungle
Odisha: Body Of Missing Sarpanch Found Hanging In Jungle, Family Alleges Murder

Some locals of Bijadihi village found the Sarpanch of Kadua Gram Panchayat under Dhenkanal’s Kamakhyanagar block hanging from a tree and informed the police.

Educational Institution In Containment Zone Raided For Conducting Classes In Dhenkanal  
Educational Institution In Containment Zone Raided For Conducting Classes In Dhenkanal  

Throwing caution to the wind, the authorities of a private college located in Kunjakanta area, a containment zone, under Town police limits in Dhenkanal district had been conducting classes in night till Saturday when the police raided the institution. 

 Residential College Sealed After 33 Students Tests Positive For Covid-19 In Dhenkanal
Residential College Sealed After 33 Students Tests Positive For Covid-19 In Dhenkanal

A show-cause notice has also been issued to the concerned authorities of the Residential College for allowing students to vacate the building without following the requisite protocols.

Covid positive
33 Students Of Plus 2 College Test Covid Positive In Dhenkanal

Following the detection of the positive cases, Dhenkanal Collector Saroj Kumar Sethy has declared Kunjakanta area as Containment zone for a period of 10 days from December 1 to December 10

Low Pressure On Nov 30, Depression In Next 48 Hrs: Yellow Warning For Odisha Districts
Low Pressure On Nov 30, Depression In Next 48 Hrs: Yellow Warning For Odisha Districts

As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the system is likely to move west-north-westwards and concentrate into a Depression over Southeast and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48 hours.

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