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.

Minor Children Tortured
Minor siblings thrashed, locked in bathroom by foster parents in Odisha

As per reports, the children were doing mischief and were hiding in nearby isolated places for which they were allegedly beaten up by the couple who had adopted them some years back.

Leopard carcass found in Dhenkanal forest
Wild animals in danger! Leopard carcass found in Dhenkanal forest

Though the exact reason behind the death of the leopard is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the big cat might have died a couple of days back.

Teacher crunch hits Dhenkanal school; students lock gate seeking teachers’ appointment
Teacher crunch hits Dhenkanal school; students lock gate seeking teachers’ appointment

Upset students and their parents meanwhile have drawn the attention of District Education Officer in this regard.

Elephant Tramples Two Persons
Elephant tramples two persons to death in Odisha

The forest department officials have reached the spot and rescued the bodies. Efforts are also on to monitor the movement of the elephant.

Young scientist Pratik earns kudos for amazing invention
Young scientist Pratik earns kudos for amazing invention

Pratik has used a sensor system in his device which helps control paralysis patients’ brain. Also, his device can measure stress level of paralysis patients.

Mahima Monks In Joranda
Fate of Joranda Magha Mela hangs in balance as dispute between two sects intensifies

A coordination meeting for this year’s Magha Mela was held at the Collectorate in Dehenkanal where representatives of both the sects were present along with the Collector and the SP.

Plus girl student among 4 dead in separate accidents in Odisha
Plus 2 girl student among 4 dead in separate accidents in Odisha

Tension erupted in the area following the mishap as students blocked NH 55 in front of the college protesting the death.

Fake liquor factory busted; BJD leader among 3 arrested
Fake liquor factory busted; BJD leader among 3 arrested

"I have good public contacts. That’s why a conspiracy has been plotted to ruin my political career", said the BJD Zila Parishad member.

New Year shocker! Woman 'given electric shock, hanged' over dowry demand in Odisha
New Year shocker! Woman 'given electric shock, hanged' over dowry demand in Odisha

On Sunday, when all were busy celebrating the New Year, Saharika was found hanging from a fan in the house.

256-metre-high chimney razed in Dhenkanal using 1000 kg explosive
256-metre-high chimney razed in Dhenkanal using 1000 kg explosive

The administration got the chimney demolished using around 1000 kilograms of explosives.

Decade-old murder case solved: Body of man killed over goat theft exhumed in Dhenkanal, 3 held 
Decade-old murder case solved: Body of man killed over goat theft exhumed in Dhenkanal, 3 held 

The deceased was in the habit of stealing goats from his neighbour Batakrushna Dehury’s goat pen. 

After ‘Rasagola’, Odisha’s famous sweet ‘Magaji Ladu’ to get GI tag
After ‘Rasagola’, Odisha’s famous sweet ‘Magaji Ladu’ to get GI tag

If Nimapara is famous for ‘Chhena Jhili’, Kendrapara is for ‘Rasabali’ and Nayagarh for ‘Chhena Poda’, Dhenkanal is famous for its ‘Magaji Ladu’.

Joranda: Know how it became the religious headquarters of the Mahima sect
Joranda: Know how it became the religious headquarters of the Mahima sect

The sect propounds the theory of monotheism or the concept of one God.

Meet Odisha girl who sells tea to become IAS officer
Meet Odisha girl who sells tea to become IAS officer

 At a time when girls of her age spend time on social media and parties, Subhalakhmi runs a tea stall to make her dream come true. 

2 temples in Dhenkanal’s Mahima Shrine pulled down; Kaupindhari Samaj to take refuge in SC 
2 temples in Dhenkanal’s Mahima Shrine pulled down; Kaupindhari Samaj to take refuge in SC 

Presently, barricades have been put up around the shrine to prohibit common people from entering the disputed site. 

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