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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: Cash Over Rs 25 Lakh Looted From ATM In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: Unidentified miscreants broke open an ATM of the State Bank of India in Dhenkanal district and looted cash worth over Rs 25 lakh. The loot took place last night and came to light today after the cash disperser machine was found damaged. The miscreants reportedly cut the cash disperser machine of the ATM counter […]

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Country Calling: Veterans In This Odisha Village Train Hundreds To Join Armed Forces

Dhenkanal: A soldier is a soldier, with or without uniform. Even years after hanging their boots following retirement from the Indian army, a group of seven ex-servicemen, led by veteran Sukant Kumar Parida continue to serve the motherland in a unique way. The group has now taken up the responsibility to train and prepare the […]

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Odisha: Man Thrashed Over Suspicion Of Being Child Lifter In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: In an inhumane incident, a man was severely thrashed by angry mob over suspicion of being a child lifter at Mina Bazar in the district on Sunday. Upon being informed, police rushed to the spot and rescued the victim from the clutches of the angry villagers. According to reports, the youth, name of whom […]

Ex-Jawans Preparing Youths To Realise Dreams To Guard Nation's Frontiers
Ex-Jawans Preparing Youths To Realise Dreams To Guard Nation's Frontiers

Dhenkanal: Once served the country with blood and sweat, their passion and dedication to safeguard the sovereignty of the nation is as strong as ever. This is a story of a group of former servicemen who are providing free training to youths in tribal-dominated Kankadahad area of Dhenkanal district with an aim to help build […]

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Odisha: 7 Forest Officials Seriously Injured In Attack By Mining Mafia

Dhenkanal: As many as seven forest department employees including two forest guards and five forest watchers sustained serious injuries after they were attacked with sticks, stones and missiles by a group of miscreants belonging to a local stone quarry mafia at Karadabani area under Nihalprasad police limits in the district on Saturday. The miscreants also […]

Tortured By Father, Three Kids Found Sleeping Under Bush In Odisha

Dhenkanal: Three siblings including a girl were rescued by police from a bush in Dhenkanal town late on Wednesday night. As per reports, the residents of an apartment building at Dakshina Kali Road in the city spotted three teenagers lying under a bush and called the police. After getting information, a team of night patrol […]

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Dhenkanal: Teacher During Day, Poacher At Night

Dhenkanal: In a sensational raid, a school teacher in the district was held by the Forest department for allegedly slaughtering wild animals in the Kapilasa Wildlife Sanctuary for smuggling their hides and body parts, on Monday. A massive cache of wildlife products, including two leopard skins, several elephant and wild boar tusks, deer antlers, skins, […]

Contractual Employee Of Dhenkanal Town Planning Office Found Hanging

Dhenkanal: A contractual employee with office of the District Town Planning here was found hanging from the iron railing of the window at a government quarters in the town on Friday. The deceased identified as Suryakant Swain of Pathakhamba village under Parjang police limits in the district was engaged in the job on a contractual […]

Brave Odisha Sepoy To Get Award For Thwarting Firing Bid Inside Bus

Dhenkanal: An OSAP sepoy has earned praise from all quarters for showing exemplary bravery and thwarting a firing attempt inside a bus in Bhuban police limits of Dhenkanal district. The braveheart sepoy, Himanshu S Patra, will be conferred with DGP disc as a mark of recognition for his bravery. Patra confronted miscreants when they tried […]

Rape And Murder Of 4-Year-Old Girl In Dhenkanal: Police Arrest Prime Accused

Dhenkanal: The police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested the prime accused in the alleged rape and murder of a four-year-old girl whose mutilated body was found in a nullah at Kharakhari village in the district on Saturday. The Kankadahada police station, which is investigating the case, will produce the accused in a local court […]

Heights Of Shame: 4-Year-Old Girl 'Raped & Murdered' In Odisha

Dhenkanal: In an incident which has crossed all limits of insanity, a four-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Kharakhari village under Kankadahada police limits of the district. Sources said, body of a girl child was spotted lying in the Maramburu nullah near the daily market of the village today morning. The locals immediately […]

Vigilance Catches Asst Engineer Accepting Rs16k Bribe
Vigilance Catches Asst Engineer Accepting Rs16k Bribe

Dhenkanal: An assistant engineer working with the District Rural Development Department in Dhenkanal was arrested by the vigilance sleuths on Monday for accepting a bribe of Rs 16,000 through a middleman to clear the bills of a contractor. As per reports, the anti-graft sleuths laid a trap and arrested engineer Bipin Dash while he was […]

Odisha: 5 Deer Skin Seized In Dhenkanal, 3 Including Poacher Held

Dhenkanal: Three persons including a poacher have been arrested by the forest department officials in Dhenkanal district on Sunday. Senior officials informed that five deer hides, two unlicensed guns have also been recovered from their possession. As per reports, all the three persons were arrested following a raid at Pradhantangar village under Kapilash forest range. […]

Officer Injured In Attack At Rungta Mines In Dhenkanal; 2 Arrested

Dhenkanal: A senior officer of a contract organisation working under Rungta Mines at Jhadabandha here was critically injured in an attack by a group of local youths, police said Sunday. The injured official identified as Ajay Majumdar, the project manager of the organisation, has been admitted to hospital. The incident took place on Friday when […]

Odisha: Finance Firm Employee Attacked, Robbed Of Rs 43,000 In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: Three bike-borne miscreants allegedly looted Rs 43,000 cash from an employee of a private finance company after attacking him with sharp weapons on Muktapashi-Karla road near Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal district on Tuesday. As per reports, Mahendra Sagar Barik, the collection agent of the finance firm was returning from Muktapashi after collecting cash from a […]

Odisha: Tension At Hospital After Patient Dies Due To 'Empty Oxygen Cylinder Support'

Dhenkanal: The death of a 42-year-old man at Kamakhyanagar Sub-Divisional Hospital in Dhenkanal district due to alleged medical negligence sparked outrage on Friday. Saroj Kumar Rout of Kanapura village under Kamakhyanagar police limits was admitted to the hospital at around 2 pm after he complained of illness and breathing problem on Friday. However, he died […]

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, […]