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’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with 11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.
Two persons including a woman were injured critically in attack by wild animals in separate incidents in Balasore and Dhenkanal district on Wednesday.
Along with the lockdown, the weekend shutdown will be remain in force in the weekends starting from 6 pm of Fridays to 5 am on Mondays in Odisha.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday urged his Cabinet colleague and Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to help setting up of 19 more Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) medical oxygen plants in 15 districts of Odisha urgently.
Odisha on Saturday witnessed a concerning figure in the single-day covid cases with 11, 805 more people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours taking the cumulative virus infection count to 6,00,492.
Odisha again crossed 10, 000 mark in single-day Covid spike with 10, 649 people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours. The fresh cases took the State's cumulative count to 57, 6297.
A rice-laden truck from a local rice mill- BDN reached the district civil supply office. During inspection, the lady procurement officer found the rice is of substandard quality and denied to procure it.
After witnessing a steady decline in number of daily covid-19 cases, Odisha once again registered an upswing in the infection figures with 10982 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours, causing significant worry for the State which is currently under lockdown to check rising cases.
Several places across Odisha especially coastal parts are likely to experience thunderstorm activities including light to moderate rain accompanied by gusty surface winds on Tuesday.
The number of daily Covid -19 positive cases continues to drop for the fourth consecutive day in Odisha. The State reported 9,793 fresh cases with 18 fatalities in last 24 hours.
Odisha continues to witness a dip in number of Covid 19 cases for last three days. The number of daily infections which stood at 10,635 yesterday has come down to 10,031 today. The total caseload has mounted to 54, 4873 following today’s figures.
Dhenkanal: A 30-feet breach in the Rengali Left Bank Canal Division No-III near Lembupala village under Baunsapala panchayat of Dhenkanal district inundated acres of farmland near Lembupala and Baunsapala villages…
Dhenkanal: In a tragic incident, a worker lost his life due to mudslide while installing concrete well rings inside a well on Tuesday. The incident occurred at Alatuma village of…
Dhenkanal: As many as three persons have been arrested on charges of setting fire at Ranjagada reserve forest here in Dhenkanal district. The accused caught by the forest department personnel have been identified as Hrudananda Singh, Sahadeb Behera and Anirudha Behera. Hrudananda belongs to Mandiapada village under Kankadahada police station in the district while two […]
Dhenkanal: A major fire broke out at the grid substation of Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL) near Meramundali in the district on Sunday. The incident took place during noon after a high voltage cable went off suddenly. There was no report of any casualty in the incident. The reason behind the burst of cable […]
Dhenkanal: The Inspector In Charge (IIC) of Nihal Prasad Police Station in Dhenkanal was arrested by vigilance sleuths for accepting a bribe of Rs 6000 on Friday. As per reports, the inspector, Chittaranjan Behera had demanded bribe from one Aintha Sethi whose daughter-in-law had lodged an FIR at the same police station against him, his […]
Dhenkanal: In a shocking incident, a youth from Chaulia village under Sadar Police limits in Dhenkanal allegedly killed his father by slitting the latter’s throat with a sharp weapon. The reason behind the dastardly act remains unknown as the police begins probe. As per the reports, the accused fled the spot after committing the crime […]
Dhenkanal: Amid strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocols, the famous Magha Mela of Mahima cult at Joranda in the district has begun on Thursday with a low key manner. The fair will continue for three days. With fear of Covid-19 resurgence, the district administration has imposed certain restrictions for entry of sadhus and devotees into […]
Dhenkanal: The famous Joranda Mela, held on Magha Purnima, will be organised amid COVID-19 restrictions from February 25 to February 27 this year. As per a letter issued by the Dhenkanal district administration, general public and sadhus (saints) from outside the district and state will not be allowed to take part in the event. Only […]
Dhenkanal: A major fire broke out at OPTCL (Odisha Power Transmission Corporation) power grid near Meramundali in Dhenkanal district on Sunday. The reason of fire has not immediately been ascertained. It is suspected that blast in feeder due to over heating might lead to the mishap. No human casualty or injury has been reported so […]
Dhenkanal: A newlywed woman was found hanging at her in-law’s residence in Bidyabandha village under the Sadar police station on Saturday. The deceased, identified as Jharana Nayak, was a resident of Kalanda village of Hindolo who was married to Madanmohan Nayak a resident of Bidyabandha village just three days ago (February 17). As per reports, […]
Dhenkanal: An elderly man in Kankadasoda village under Parjang police limits was allegedly hacked to death by miscreants on Friday over passing of lewd comments to his granddaughter. As per reports, two youths allegedly attacked Purnachandra Bai and his son Mohan Bai after Mohan’s daughter and Purnachandra’s granddaughter complained of eve-teasing by some lechers of […]
Dhenkanal: A full grown elephant was shot dead by poachers for tusks in the Kandara forest of Bhejia village of Hindolo Block in Dhenkanal on February 9. The incident occurred on Tuesday night. The miscreants who killed the elephant using firearms managed to escape with the tusks under the cover of darkness after opening fire […]
Kamakhyanagar: Furious with his wife for speaking on mobile phone for a long time, a man allegedly killed her by setting her ablaze at Chunaragadi village under Kankadahada police limits here in Dhenkanal district on Friday. The accused identified as Naba Kishore Kabat has been detained and is being questioned in the custody, police sources […]
Dhenkanal: As if all the corruptions in various departments of the government was not enough, a fresh allegation of an Anganwadi worker siphoning money meant for foods of pregnant women and school children rocked Dhenkanal district on Monday. The accused anganwadi worker, Mamina Nayak from Govindpur village under Jayapurakateni Gram panchayat in Dhenkanal’s Parjang block […]