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News from Kendrapara. Odisha

Odisha: Teacher's Body Lies Unattended For 12 Hours For Marrying Dalit Woman In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: In an incident that has once again brought to light the deep-rooted caste divide in society,  members of Maa Sarala Help Foundation, a voluntary organisation performed the final rites of a government school teacher at Rajanagar last Friday after villagers and relatives allegedly refused to touch his body for cremation as the deceased had […]

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Drowning Deaths: Sec 144 Enforced Around Rajnagar Sea Beach

Kendrapara: Close on the heels of the death of two youths in last 15 days, the Kendrapara district administration has enforced CrPC section-144 around the pristine Pentha sea beach under Rajnagar block in the district. The public has been barred to enter the sea at the face of Chitaukola to Dobandhi along the Sea beach […]

Octogenarian Odisha Granny Sings Odissi Vocal With Ease & Elan

Kendrapara: Age seems to have become just numbers for octogenarian Koili Moharana of Atharabati village under Pattamundai block in Kendrapara district. Despite her advance age, she sings classical Odissi songs with utmost precision with the skills of a professional vocalist. Though Koili can’t see clearly, she plays the harmonium and teaches local children in classical […]

Odisha: Two Sentenced To Life For Human Sacrifice
Odisha: Two Sentenced To Life For Human Sacrifice

Kendrapara: A court in Kendrapara district on Thursday sentenced two persons to life imprisonment for killing an eight-year-old boy as part of an occult ritual five years ago. District and sessions judge Basudeb Panda awarded life term to Abhinash Choudhury, an ex-serviceman, and his accomplice Bairagi Das. There was no eyewitness to the crime committed […]

Fodder Grass Farm In Kendrapara Begs For Revival
Fodder Grass Farm In Kendrapara Begs For Revival

Kendrapara: A fodder grass farm spread over ten acres in Barimula GP under Derabish block of the district has now turned into a forest land. Local residents allege that due to lack of maintenance and laid-back attitude of the concerned authorities, the farm is languishing in neglect. According to sources, the farm was set up […]

Odisha: Pest Surge Poses Threat To Paddy Crop In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Farmers in Dihapada Panchayat under Kendrapara’s Pattamundai block are forced to spend sleepless nights as pest poses a massive threat to their paddy crop. As per reports, a pest named as “Patra Moda” is eating away the developing panicle of the rice plant concealed in the leaf stem. The worried farmers are reportedly in […]

Kidnapping Bid Foiled In Odisha’s Kendrapara; 4 Persons Detained, Gun Seized

Kendrapara: A group of alert villagers foiled an alleged kidnapping of a youth by four miscreants near Nalitapatia area in Kendrapara district on late Saturday night. As per reports, the youth from Talachua Tikayatnagar was abducted by the miscreants in a car. On getting information, a group of locals intercepted the car near Nalitapatia chhak […]

Kendrapara: Miscreants Set 3 Bikes On Fire, Reason Unknown
Kendrapara: 3 Motorcycles Set Ablaze By Miscreants, Past Enmity Suspected

Kendrapara: Unidentified miscreants set three motorcycles on fire parked outside a house at Ranapur village under Town police limits late on Saturday night. According to sources, the miscreants torched the vehicles using petrol. Though the exact reason behind the act is unknown, past enmity is believed to be the fallout of the incident. “We heard […]

Festivity Grips Kendrapara As Gajalaxmi Puja Nears

Kendrapara: With the Gajalaxmi Puja round the corner, preparations are on in full swing in the district. Festivity has gripped the Kendrapara town and adjoining areas as the week-long puja is all set to start this Friday (tomorrow). As many as 60 puja pandals have been set up by different puja committees across the town. […]

Gajalaxmi Puja: Kendrapara SP Issues COVID19 Guidelines

Kendrapada: In a bid to check social gathering in view of the COVID19 pandemic, Kendrapada SP Niti Shekhar today issued guidelines to be followed by pandals during the Gajalaxmi Puja. As per the guidelines, restrictions have been clamped on lighting, decoration, playing of music and cultural programmes at the pandals. In an attempt to prevent […]

Bhitarkanika National Park Fully Re-opens For Visitors

Kendrapara: The Bhitarkanika National Park here has been fully opened for public from today. However, a standard operating procedure (SOP) has been issued by the forest department to be followed by the employees and visitors in order to keep Covid-19 at bay. The park was closed by the forest department in March due to the […]

Bhitarkanika To Reopen For Visitors On October 19; COVID19 SOP Issued

Kendrapara: A standard operating procedure (SOP) will be in place in view of COVID-19 at Bhitarkanika National Park which is all set to reopen for all tourists from October 19. The SOP will be mandatory for employees as well as the visitors so as to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. It will be for […]

Odisha Girl Dies Due To 'Absence Of Doctors At PHC'

Kendrapara: Raising questions over the implementation of the 5T initiative in Healthcare service delivery, a four-year-old girl lost her life allegedly over medical negligence today. According to sources, one Subhalaxmi from Saradaprasad village under Rajnagar block of Kendrapara was rescued from a pond and admitted to the nearest Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Dangamal. However, […]

Odisha CM Sanctions Rs 8.5 Crore For Baladevjew Temple

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday sanctioned Rs 8.5 crore for the development of Baladevjew Temple and the grand road in front of the temple in Kendrapara district. The decision was taken after a high-level meeting with Kendrapara district collector, local public representatives, temple trust members, and the servitors through video conferencing on […]

Brown Sugar Trade In Banana Clusters! Video Shows Involvement Of College Students

Kendrapara: Incidents of rampant trade of brown sugar continue to prevail in Odisha. A fresh incident was reported from Rajnagar area of Kendrapara district on Tuesday where the drug peddlers seemed to have devised a new way to illegally smuggle the contraband items. What’s more shocking is that the contraband smuggling which roots from Cuttack, […]

No Complaints On Police Misbehaviour Lodged: Cuttack DCP In Response To MP Anubhav

Bhubaneswar: Within hours of BJD’s Kendrapara MP, Anubhav Mohanty’s tweet, alleging misbehaviour by police and inaction against his neighbour, Cuttack DCP Akhileswar Singh responded that the complaint has been looked into. He however clarified that no complaint with regard to allegations of police misbehaviour has been lodged by the MP. Tagging the Commissionerate Police on […]

Villagers Gherao Pattamundai Police Station Alleging Custodial Death

Kendrapara: Residents of Aradapalli village in the district gheraoed Pattamundai police station alleging police excess as reason behind custodial death of a local. As per reports, family members of one Sushant Behera alias Manguli, and hundreds of locals of Aradapalli village launched a gherao of Pattamundai police station last night protesting his death under suspicious […]

Four Crab Catchers Nabbed, 30 Kg Mud Crabs Seized In Odisha

Kendrapara: Forest officials have apprehended four crab catchers at Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district and seized around 30 kg live mud crabs from their possession. Crab catchers Sanjay Mandal, Shyamapada Mandal, Haripada Raptan and Bikas Raptan, residents of Debendranarayanpur village near the national park, had trespassed into the prohibited area and were nabbed […]

Alcoholic Headmaster Suspended In Odisha

Kendrapara: Headmaster of a government-run primary school in Odisha’s Kendrapara district was suspended for allegedly coming to the institute in an inebriated condition and misbehaving with students, an official said on Sunday. Saroj Kant Barik, the headmaster of Nilakatheswar primary school in Poshei village under Mahakalpada block had come in an inebriated state and allegedly […]