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News from Jharsuguda

Mineral rich District, Jharsuguda is one of the most industrially developed District of Odisha. Jharsuguda District was established on 1st January, 1994. Earlier it was a part of Sambalpur District. It was created by amalgamation of the erstwhile Jamindars of Rampur, Kolabira, Padampur and Kudabaga. Major portion of the land area covering hilly region has a radish stony soil. The economy of the Jharsuguda District can be judged through its natural resources. The District is rich in minerals like coals, quartzite and fire clay. Several industrial units like Vendanta Alumina, Bhusan Steel and Power, TATA Refractories are operating in the District that contributes to the economic growth of the District. There are also some major forest products like Kendu leaves, wood, rice and leather that also contribute significantly to the economy of Jharsuguda District.

Brajarajnagar by-poll: Political parties launch high-voltage campaign
Brajarajnagar by-poll: Political parties launch high-voltage campaign

Addressing the gathering, Dipali said, “If you turn the pages of history, you will surely find out that except Biju Janata Dal, no other political parties have prioritised women.”

Odisha CHSE Plus-2 exams postponed for Brajarajnagar bypoll
Why postpone exams? It's just a bypoll, after all!

The decision to postpone CHSE Plus-2 examinations scheduled on May 31 marks the height of callousness. After all, it's just a by-election!

Brajrajnagar bypoll: Live webcasting facility to be provided in 50 pc booths
Brajrajnagar bypoll: Live webcasting facility to be provided in 50 pc booths

Arrangements for live webcasting have been made in 50 cent of the polling booths in Brajrajnagar assembly segment

Brajrajnagar bypoll: Polling in 279 booths, videography in half of booths
Brajrajnagar by-election: Polling in 279 booths, videography in half of booths

Sushil Kumar Lohani, the chief electoral officer (CEO) of Odisha on Friday said the polling in the upcoming bypoll to the Brajrajnagar Assembly constituency will be held at a total of 279 booths including five pink booths exclusively reserved for women voters.

Mahanadi on Chhattisgarh side of Kalma a 'sea', on Odisha side a 'desert'
Mahanadi on Chhattisgarh side of Kalma a 'sea', on Odisha side a 'desert'

“It is unfortunate that the Chhattisgarh government is not letting Mahandi water to flow by closing 66 gates of the barrage.  Up to seven kilometres from the barrage along Chhattisgarh, the river gives an illusion of a sea while the same river on the Odisha side looks like desert. We will demand the Chhattisgarh government to open at least five sluice gates in order to ensure water inflows to Hirakud dam. The government should let the river flow.”

Brajrajnagar by-poll: CM Naveen among BJD’s 40 star campaigners
Brajrajnagar by-poll: CM Naveen among BJD’s 40 star campaigners

The BJD has picked Alaka Mohanty, the widow Kishore Mohanty, as its candidate for the by-election while the BJP nominated former MLA Radharani Panda. The Congress party has fielded Kishore Chandra Patel as its candidate.

Congress fields Kishore Patel for Brajarajnagar by-election
Congress fields Kishore Patel for Brajarajnagar by-election

Congress President Sonia Gandhi approved Patel’s candidature on Monday after recommendation of his name by the OPCC. 

BJP Jharsuguda chief quits ahead of Brajrajnagar by-poll
BJP Jharsuguda chief quits ahead of Brajrajnagar by-poll

Mangal Sahoo's resignation came a day after BJP named Radharani Panda as party candidate for Brajrajnagar by-poll.

Brajrajnagar Bypoll: Radharani Panda named BJP candidate
Brajrajnagar Bypoll: Radharani Panda named BJP candidate

Senior BJP leader Radharani Panda has been named as BJP candidate for the by-election to the Brajrajnagar Assembly constituency in Odisha.

Brajarajnagar Bypolls
Notification issued for bypolls to Brajarajnagar assembly seat

As per the Election Commission of India (ECI), the voting for the Brajarajnagar bypolls will take place on May 31 and the candidates can file nominations till May 11.

Election Commission of India
Brajarajnagar to go for by-polls on May 31

The Election Commission of India (ECI) issued a press note on Monday announcing the dates for by-polls in Brajarajnagar Assembly Constituency lying vacant since December 2021 after the death of MLA Kishore Mohanty.

Heatwave in Odisha: IMD puts 9 districts on alert, govt issues special advisory
Heatwave in Odisha: IMD puts 9 districts on alert, govt issues special advisory

Issuing ‘Yellow Warning’ to the above mentioned districts, the IMD bulletin also states that maximum temperature is likely to be above normal by 3 to 5 degree Celsius at many places over districts of interior Odisha and likely to be above normal by 2 to 3 degree Celsius at a few places of coastal Odisha during next four to five days.  

Sec 144 in Jharsuguda
Death of Odisha health minister's cook: Sec 144 clamped in view of BJP, BJD dharna

Jharsuguda district administration on Sunday clamped Section 144 of Cr.P.C in front of the Town police station and on the stretch from Jhanda chowk to Dharmasala chowk in view of the separate demonstrations called by the BJP and BJD in connection with the incident.

Heat Wave In Odisha
Bhubaneswar sears under intense heat, max temperature hits 40 degree by 11:30 am

As per India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre, heat wave conditions will prevail across Odisha as there is a possibility of rise in mercury by 3 to 5 degrees from today.

Odisha health minister cook's death case: Lalit died by suicide, claims family
Odisha health minister cook's death case: Lalit died by suicide, claims family

Lalit’s father Belarsan Sahu and his brother Biranchi Sahu on Thursday visited Jharsuguda police station to lodge a written complaint, declaring that his son died by suicide.

Death of Naba Das' Cook
BJP sniffs bigger conspiracy behind death of Minister Naba Das’s cook

The death of Lalit Kumar Sahu, who worked as a cook in the Jharsuguda residence of Odisha health minister Naba Das is gradually snowballing into a larger political storm after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged that the death in all probability was a murder.

Odisha woman ‘sold’ for Rs 1.5 lakh in Rajasthan, 5 arrested
Odisha woman ‘sold’ for Rs 1.5 lakh in Rajasthan, 5 arrested

It is pertinent to mention here that the victim, who was already married, was allegedly trafficked from Jharsuguda by a woman and two of her associates to Rajasthan

Ex-MLA Kishore Mohanty’s Wife, Health Minister Naba Das’ Daughter In Race For Ticket For Brajarajnag
Ex-MLA Kishore Mohanty’s Wife, Health Minister Naba Das’ Daughter In Race For Ticket For Brajarajnagar Assembly Seat

Given the party’s strategy, Kishore Mohanty’s wife Alaka may get the ticket. However, it has also been discussed that Health Minister Naba Das’s daughter Deepali Das is aspiring to get the ticket. 

Woman Beaten To Death In Jharsuguda, Husband Detained 
Woman Beaten To Death In Jharsuguda, Husband Detained 

Ramesh went on thrashing his wife till she collapsed on the ground. 

Rourkela ADM’s Property Raided By Vigilance Over DA Case
Rourkela: Assistant Collector In ADM's Office Raided By Vigilance Over DA Case

Simultaneous raids were carried out at five places by four teams of the anti-corruption wing comprising officials from Rourkela, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda and Deogarh. 

COVID Testing
Odisha Corona Updates: Positives See Record Fall Below 1500 Mark For First Time In Over A Month

The active cases in the State stand at 21,525 as a total of 12,37,976 people have so far recovered from the disease, including 3,624 on Sunday, said I&PR Department data.

Odisha Youth Arrested In Bulli Bai App Case: ‘My Brother Not Involved In Creating App’
Odisha Youth Arrested In Bulli Bai App Case: ‘My Brother Not Involved In Creating App’

Speaking to OTV, Neeraj Singh’s brother, Mukesh Kumar, claimed the Mumbai police team told him that Neeraj had not created the App.

Odisha Covid Update
Odisha's Daily Covid-19 Cases Breach 8000-Mark After Over 7 Months, Active Cases Surge To 35,242

With this, the Covid-19 positive tally in the State has surged to 10,91,547 while a total of 10,47,783 people have recovered from the virus infection. The active cases have gone up to 35,242.

IMD Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert For Several Odisha Districts
IMD Issues Heavy Rainfall Alert For Several Odisha Districts

The warning has been issued for the districts of Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda and Bolangir.

Odisha Covid-19 Cases
Odisha Reports 4,829 New Covid Infections, Active Cases Tally Breaches 20K Mark

With this, active cases in Odisha stood at 20,560. So far, 10,46,617 Covid-19 infected have recovered in the State since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Covid-19 cases in Odisha
Odisha Sees Massive Spike In Daily COVID-19 Cases, Active Cases Jump To 8237

Odisha so far has tested 2,59,63,037 samples, including 68, 970 in the last 24 hours, for Covid-19. The positivity rate in the State has now jumped to 3.92  per cent.

Veteran Leader Kishore Mohanty’s Mortal Remains Consigned To Flames
Veteran Leader Kishore Mohanty’s Mortal Remains Consigned To Flames 

The mortal remains of former Speaker of Odisha Legislative Assembly and Brajarajnagar MLA Kishore Mohanty were consigned to flames.

BJD MLA Kishore Mohanty No More; Condolences Pour In
BJD MLA Kishore Mohanty No More, Condolences Pour In

A veteran leader from Western Odisha, Kishore Mohanty was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly thrice from Jharsuguda assembly constituency and won the Brajarajnagar assembly seat in the 2019 elections. He was first elected as MLA in 1990.

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.

Cold wave Continues In Odisha
Chilly Spell Continues In Odisha, Mercury Slides Below 10 Degree Celsius In 17 Places 

Kandhamal district continued to shiver with intense ice-cold chill nights. Phulbani recorded the season’s coldest night as mercury plunged to 3.6 degree Celsius.

Omicron Scare: International Travellers Under Stricter Scrutiny At Jharsuguda Airport
Omicron Scare: International Travellers Under Stricter Scrutiny At Jharsuguda Airport

Amid growing concerns over Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19, international travellers arriving at Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar as well as Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda are being strictly monitored.

Retd Teacher's Kidnapping Bid Foiled By Locals In Odisha's Deogarh, Armed Miscreants Thrashed Black
Retd Teacher's Kidnapping Bid Foiled By Locals In Odisha's Deogarh, Armed Miscreants Thrashed Black & Blue

Three armed miscreants abducted him at gunpoint and forced him to sit in the back seat of his car. While one of the miscreants settled beside him pointing a gun on his head, another youth was driving the car.

Man Hacks Mother
Man Hacks Mother To Death After She Refuses To Cook Egg Curry In Odisha’s Jharsuguda

“A case under IPC Section 302 (murder) has been registered and Rajesh Bhoi has been arrested. A scientific team was called upon for a detailed investigation of the crime spot and the dead body has been sent to Sadar Hospital for post-mortem,” said the SDPO.

Plans Afoot For Greenfield Airport In Puri, Ball In Odisha Govt’s Court: Union Minister Scindia
Plans Afoot For Greenfield Airport In Puri, Ball In Odisha Govt’s Court: Union Minister Scindia

The Civil Aviation Minister further said that his Ministry is also expecting a report from the State government to resolve the issues of permission and licensing for Jeypore and Utkela airports.

2000 Hirakud Dam Project Displaced Families To Get Homestead Land: CM Naveen
2000 Hirakud Dam Project Displaced Families To Get Homestead Land: CM Naveen

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made the announcement on the occasion of distribution of BSKY smart health cards programme held virtually.

Odisha Woman Journalist Among Two Scribes Detained In 'Tripura Violence' Case
Odisha Woman Journalist Among Two Scribes Detained In 'Tripura Violence' Case

Meanwhile, the Editors Guild of India (EGI) and Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC) have condemned the detention and demanded the immediate release of the two journalists.

Odisha winter
Cold Weather Begins To Grip Odisha, Mercury Down Below 15 Deg In 8 Stations

The places that recorded 20 degree Celsius or below are-- Malkangiri (15.5), Angul (16), Hirakud (16.2), Nayagarh (16.5), Sambalpur (16.7), Chandbali (16.8), Baripada (16.8), Talcher (17), Balasore (17.6), Sundargarh (18.5), Paradip (19.2), Gopalpur (19.6) and Puri (20).

Mamita Murder Case
Mamita Murder Case: BJP Shuts Down Gajapati, Jharsuguda, Demands Removal Of Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra

Similarly in Jharsuguda, business establishments, government and private offices, banks and educational institutions remained closed while vehicular movement came to a grinding halt as the saffron party observed 8-hour, from 6 am to 2 pm, bandh across the district.

Injured Ambulance Driver Dies Due To Unavailability Of Ambulance In Odisha’s Jharsuguda
Injured Ambulance Driver Dies Due To Unavailability Of Ambulance In Odisha’s Jharsuguda

"The unfortunate death of Jatis occurred due to the incompetence of the medical system in availing timely treatment to the critical patient."

 Youth Arretsed For Making Aadhaar Cards With Fake Seal
Odisha Youth Arrested For Making Aadhaar Cards With Fake Seal, Documents Of Doctor

Police have also seized some Aadhaar cards and the fake seal and stamp from Parija’s possession. Further investigation into the case is underway.

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