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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.

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KBC Fraud In Jharsuguda: Prime Accused Arrested From Indo-Nepal Border

Jharsuguda: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested the prime accused in the ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC) lottery fraud in which a daily wager family of Belpahar had lost over Rs 1 lakh. A special team of Jharsuguda police arrested the accused identified as Niraj Kumar from a place on Indo-Nepal border, said Bikash Das, […]

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Jharsuguda-Chennai SpiceJet Flights From March 28, Ticket Booking Begins

Jharsuguda: SpiceJet is all set to commence flight services between Jharsuguda and Chennai from March 28. Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda, director Kishore Senapati informed that the SpiceJet flights between the said destinations will be available all seven days a week. SpiceJet flight will leave Chennai at 1:10 PM and reach Jharsuguda airport at 3 […]

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Odisha: Tubectomy Goes Awry, Woman Allegedly Left With Severed Food Pipe

Jharsuguda: A woman from Jharsuguda’s Lakhanpur was left struggling for life after her food pipe was allegedly severed by a doctor performing tubectomy (family planning surgery) on her at Lakhanpur community health centre on Tuesday. The disturbing report came to fore after Sarita Bhoi, the victim was admitted to VIMSAR in Burla after she complained […]

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Woman Loses Rs 1.69 Lakh To 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' Fraud In Odisha

Jharsuguda: Have you received a call or text message claiming that you have won lottery in Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC)? If yes, then don’t just jump to a conclusion that you have hit the jackpot because it might be a trap. A woman from Jharsuguda district of the State fell for a fake KBC lottery […]

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Centre Sets Up Coal Bearing Tribunal At Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: There is something to cheer about for the land oustees of coal mines in Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and Sundergarh district as the Government of India has decided to set up a Coal Bearing Tribunal (CBT) at Jharsuguda to deal with the long-standing disputes related to payment and compensation of the land losers. In a letter […]

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Odisha: Farmers Block Road In Two Districts Over Delay In Paddy Procurement

Kalahandi/Jharsuguda: Hundreds of farmers blocked road at two separate places in as many districts on Monday morning during protests over the alleged delay in procurement of paddy crop in the State. As per reports, hundreds of farmers registered at the Kalampur Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) stacked their paddy bags on the road near Pandigaon […]

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Odisha: Veer Surendra Sai Statue Unveiled At Jharsuguda Airport

Jharsuguda: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan unveiled a life-size statue of legendary freedom fighter and martyr Veer Surendra Sai in front of the VSS Airport in the district on his birth anniversary on Saturday. Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi also joined the inaugural ceremony in virtual mode. […]

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Cold Wave Returns To Odisha, Yellow Warning For Two Districts

Bhubaneswar: After a rise in minimum temperature for the past few days, the cold wave conditions have returned to Odisha throwing normal lives out of gear in several parts of the State. The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar on Thursday said that night temperature will fall by two to three degrees at many places of […]

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Odisha: Jharsuguda-Mumbai-Bengaluru Flight Services From Today

Jharsuguda: The much awaited flight services connecting Jharsuguda to Mumbai-Bengaluru has commenced today with the landing of first Spice Jet’s Boeing 737 at the Veer Surendra Sai airport here. The flight which landed at 12.30pm was given traditional water salute on its arrival. Odisha Health Minister and Local MLA Naba Das, MPs like Nitesh Gangdev, […]

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Odisha: 4 Members Of A Family Critical After House Catches Fire

Jharsuguda: As many as four members of a family suffered serious burn injuries after their house caught fire at Hari Om Vihar area under Brajarajnagar Block in the district on Sunday night. The injured have been identified as Baljit Kaur, Manjit Kaur, Rajinder Singh and Ismit Kaur. They have been admitted to the Ispat General […]

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Odisha: Covid-19 Resurgence Brings Back Containment Zone At Brundaban Colony In Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: At a time when Odisha has been reporting zero fatalities due to coronavirus since last few days and the schools for class X and XI have reopened across the State, the Covid-19 infection has witnessed resurgence with the return of containment zones. Following the declaration of containment zones in Athagarh and Kantapada of Cuttack […]

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SpiceJet To Launch Jharsuguda-Mumbai Jharsuguda-Bengaluru Flights From January 12

Jharsuguda: The long wait has finally come to an end as budget carrier SpiceJet will be launching direct flight services from Veer Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport in Jharsuguda to Mumbai and Bengaluru from January 12, 2021. The State Commerce and Transport department made an announcement on Friday that the airline major will be running its […]

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Odisha: Girl Killed, Youth Loses Leg After Being Hit By Goods Train

Jharsuguda: A girl was killed while a youth lost his leg when the two were hit by a freight train in Jharsuguda district on Sunday. The mishap occurred near platform No 4 of Bagdehi railway station under Laikera police limits. According to sources, the girl, Sufia Mahananda was crossing the railway tracks to reach platform […]

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OFDC Official Dies Due To ‘Mental Harassment’, Grief-Stricken Daughter Attempts Suicide

Jharsuguda: An employee of the Odisha Forest Development Corporation Ltd (OFDC) in Jharsuguda died on Tuesday following alleged work pressure and mental harassment by higher authorities. According to sources, Basudev Pal, the sub-divisional manager of OFDC collapsed during his duty hours today. He was immediately rushed to the district headquarters hospital of Jharsuguda where doctors […]

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Jharsuguda Villagers Stage Protest Outside Vedanta Plant, Seek Compensation For Ash Pond Breach

Jharsuguda: Tension prevailed in Jharsuguda on Tuesday after residents from Katikela village staged a dharna in front of the main gate of the Vedanta Plant demanding compensation for the alleged breach of the ash pond. The villagers alleged that tonnes of ash slurry flow into Bheden river and the nearby paddy fields. The breach is […]

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Brajrajnagar Murder: 3 Women Among 5 Arrested For Killing Couple

Jharsuguda: At least five persons, including three women, were arrested on the charges of killing a couple at Rampur village under Brajarajnagar Police limits in Jharsuguda. As per reports, the accused allegedly killed the couple over past enmity. They also allegedly tried to eliminate evidence by burning the bodies. Meanwhile, the police have reportedly seized […]

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OTV Impact: Monkeys Stranded On Power Transmission Tower Rescued

Jharsuguda: A day after an OTV report showing ordeal of some monkeys struggling for their lives while being stranded on a High Tension (HT) electricity transmission tower at Tumermunda in Jharsuguda, the forest department successfully managed to rescue four of the six monkeys from the spot. As per reports, a tribe of monkeys were spotted […]

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Odisha among Top-5 poor states with 42% poor & 6% rich!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is yet to sit on the high table of prosperous states in the country, notwithstanding the claims made over bringing in faster reduction of poverty rate in country in the 2018-19 Odisha Economic Survey. What is shocking is the stare still figures among the top-5 states having the largest poorest people in the […]

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Student Dies After Immunization In Rourkela; Parents Allege Vaccine Misadministration

Rourkela: A class 5 student allegedly died after being administered wrong vaccine in Rourkela last night. As per report, Sumanjit Pradhan, a class 5 student studying in Mahima Vidya Mandir, in the Steel City fell ill after he was allegedly administered an anganwadi-supplied Tetanus Diphtheria vaccine in his school. He was immediately rushed to Ispat […]

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Viral Video: Dead man administered injection, saline in Odisha hospital

Jharsuguda: At a time when allegations of the healthcare system in Odisha being in a shambles are making headlines, a viral video purportedly showing nurses giving injection and saline drips to a dead man in a hospital that too, in the home district of the State Health Minister Naba Das has raised serious concerns. As […]

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Flight Services To Two More Cities From Jharsuguda Airport Soon

Jharsuguda: Good news for domestic flyers from Odisha as soon two more flight services will be rolled out from Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Jharsuguda. Informing about the development after chairing a meeting of the Regional Air Connectivity in Bhubaneswar, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said, “Jharsuguda Airport has five flight services at present. Two more […]

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Odisha Govt Suspends Jharsuguda Collector Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan

Jharsuguda: Odisha government on Wednesday suspended Jharsuguda district Collector Jyoti Ranjan Pradhan for scrapping licence of a liquor shop by defying a Orissa High Court’s ruling. ADM Pradip Sahu has now taken over as the additional charge of the new district Collector in place of the suspended Pradhan. Sources said, Sahu will remain as the […]