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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.

Odisha: Missing Woman’s Body Exhumed From Forest

Dhenkanal: Decomposed body of a woman was exhumed near Gadanrusinghaprasad village under Bhuban police limits on Thursday. As per reports, the woman had gone missing five days back. A forensic team of Police recovered the body in presence of the magistrate. The family of the deceased alleged that her husband and in-law killed the woman. […]

Covid Scare Mars Unique Bullock Fest In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: The age-old annual bullock festival at Bhuban block in Dhenkanal district that marks the end of Dussehra was celebrated this year in a rather subdued manner because of the Covid-induced restrictions. The festival that usually sees participation of more than 50 bullocks in the event, was organised in a controlled situation with only two […]

Odisha MP Courts Controversy By Suggesting People To Drink 'Handia'

Dhenkanal: BJD MP from Dhenkanal, Mahesh Sahu has courted controversy after a video of him suggesting people to make handia (an indigenous alcoholic-fermented beverage) outof putrid rice went viral on social media. Sahu has reportedly made the remarks while distributing rice and other food materials to residents at Pendarabasa village in Palalhada area of Angul […]

Elephant Herd Wreaks Havoc In Dhenkanal, Damages Acres Of Crop
Elephant Herd Wreaks Havoc In Dhenkanal, Damages Acres Of Crop

Dhenkanal: Panic gripped the residents of Sogar village under Anlabereni forest section in the district after a herd of 23 elephants strayed into the village and wreaked havoc late last night. According to sources, the jumbos went on a rampage and damaged hundreds of acres of paddy crop along Brahmani River. On being informed about […]

Missing COVID Care Centre Inmate Found Dead In Cuttack

Dhenkanal/Cuttack: A man who had reportedly gone missing from a COVID Care Centre in Cuttack district was found dead on the premises of SCB Hospital on Sunday. Inspector-In-Charge of Dhenkanal Town Police Station confirmed the death of the inmate identified as Duryodhan Behera. The family of the deceased identified his body after the police showed […]

Special Status To Odisha: Odisha Man On Padayatra For Last 15 Months
Special Status To Odisha: Man On Padayatra For Last 15 Months

Dhenkanal: Satyabrata Das, a resident of Balikuda block in Jagatsinghpur, has been on a march for the last 15 months for the fulfilment of long-standing demand of special state status to Odisha. According to reports, Satyabrata who embarked on the mass awareness drive in July last year has so far visited 256 blocks in the […]

Major Fire Breaks Out In Dhenkanal, 5 Houses Gutted
Major Fire Breaks Out In Dhenkanal, 5 Houses Gutted

Dhenkanal: Property worth lakhs were reduced to ashes after a major fire broke out at Mangalpur village under Sadar block here on Saturday. While the exact reason behind the fire is yet to ascertained, sources said as many as five houses have been gutted in the mishap. Informed about the incident, fire tenders rushed to […]

One Dead, Over 50 Injured In Two Separate Mishaps In Odisha

Ganjam/Dhenkanal: One person was killed while as many as 50 others were injured in two separate road mishaps in Odisha. In Gangpur Police limits of Ganjam district, one man was killed and over 15 were injured on Wednesday night after a mini-bus they were travelling in, overturned. As per reports, the mini-bus named ‘Darpa’ was […]

Additional District Magistrate Manhandled by Lawyers In Odisha

Dhenkanal: Alleging misbehaviour by Dhenkanal district collector, a group of lawyers today manhandled the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) and ransacked the collectorate. As per reports, the lawyers who had come to the collectorate for hearing of a case had to wait for a long time to meet the collector. When they questioned about the delay, […]

Duty Is God: Dhenkanal Teacher Who Wades Through Neck-Deep Water Daily To Reach School

Even when Dhenkanal witnesses heavy showers and rivers get flooded, Binodini Samal, a teacher in Odapada of Dhenkanal district is seen wading through neck-deep flood water of Sapua river, saving her school bag in one hand above the muddy water to reach the 53 students waiting for her in the school. For her, ‘Duty is […]

Dhenkanal Boat Capsize: Bodies Of 2 Missing Men Found

Dhenkanal: Three days after a boat capsized in river Brahmani in Dhenkanal district, the ODRAF and fire personnel on Tuesday recovered two bodies while another person was still missing, police said. The rescue team on Tuesday recovered bodies of Ramnath Sahu (48) and Nijay Nayak (37) from the river while the body of another person […]

Dhenkanal Boat Capsize: Search On To Trace Four Missing Persons

Dhenkanal: Personnel of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and Fire Services continued search and rescue operation on Sunday to trace the four persons who went missing after the boat they were ferrying, capsized in Brahmani River near Khadakprasad ghat under Motanga Police limits in Dhenkanal district last night. Sources said, around nine people including […]

Girls' Hostel Inmates Of Dhenkanal College Protest Over Water shortage

Dhenkanal: Demanding basic amenities, inmates of the ladies hostel of Dhenkanal Autonomous College launched a protest today by locking the main gate of the college. As per reports, the boarders of the ladies hostel resorted to agitation and locked the main gate of the college today claiming that their complaints regarding water shortage and electricity […]