News from Kendrapara. Odisha

In 1st April, 1993 Kendrapara District was created form the mother District Cuttack. The District covers an area of 2, 644 sq km. It has the second largest mangrove ecosystem in the country and home to saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) the largest Indian Lizard at Bhitarkanika National Park. It the Batighar, the first lighthouse installed in eastern coast of India. Rasabali is the famous delicious dessert of kendrapada district.

No more perilous boat journey, bank mitras to disburse pension in Kendrapara villages
OTV Impact: No more perilous boat journey, bank mitras to disburse pension in Kendrapara villages

The directive from Kendrapara Collector came after Odisha’s leading news channel OTV aired the news on the plight of these beneficiaries who used to cover a distance of 17 kilometres to get a pension of Rs 700, putting their lives at risk.

Elderly beneficiaries embark on perilous boat journey to get pension in Odisha's Kendrapara
Elderly beneficiaries embark on perilous boat journey to get pension in Odisha's Kendrapara

To reach Keradagada where the branch of the Bank of Borada is located, their family members first carry them in slings to the river bank. From there, they embark on a boat ride to reach the other side of the river. And from there, they go to the bank. 

UK-based Odia woman turns heads as she completes marathon in Sambalpuri saree
UK-based Odia woman turns heads as she completes marathon in Sambalpuri saree

A high school teacher in Manchester, Forty-one-year old Madhusmita Jena turned many heads when she arrived draped in a Sambalpuri saree to run the marathon. She was the lone one in the saree. 

Good sign: Over 5 lakh Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs at Gahirmatha, hatchlings make their way to sea
Good sign: Over 5 lakh Olive Ridley turtles lay eggs at Gahirmatha, hatchlings make their way to sea in Rushikulya 

Gahirmatha is the only marine wildlife sanctuary in Odisha. Gahirmatha coast being the safest place for Olive Ridley sea turtles, their number keeps increasing every year which, according to animal lovers and environmentalists, is a good sign from an environmental point of view. 

Man stabbed to death over ‘political rivalry’ in Kendrapara
Man stabbed to death over ‘political rivalry’ in Kendrapara

While the duo was returning home, another person from the village attacked them with a knife leaving them critically injured.

Defunct water project spews water woes in Kendrapara
Defunct water project spews water woes in Kendrapara

Built at an expense of over Rs 1 crore, the 10 HP solar pump-powered water project could not even run for a year. Now, it is gathering dust while wild plants and weeds have taken over the solar panels.

Under-Construction Bridge Collapse In Kendrapara
Kendrapara bridge collapse: 3 engineers suspended for compromised quality of work

The engineers suspended are; Prasan Kumar Samal, A.E., Section-I, under Sub-Division-I, Kendrapara (R&B) Division-I, Khirod Chandra Behera, E.E., Kendrapara (R&B) Divn.-I, and Nihar Ranjan Majhi, A.E.E., Kendrapara (R&B) Divn-I.

Leopard preys on calf in Nuapada; unknown animal kills 25 sheep in Kendrapara
Leopard preys on calf in Nuapada; unknown animal kills 25 sheep in Kendrapara

In another such incident, as many as 25 sheep were killed and around five sheep were wounded in an unknown animal attack at a village under Mahakalpada block in Kendrapara. 

India Post GDS job applicant's matric certificate found to be fake  
India Post GDS job applicant's matric certificate found to be fake  

The aspirant, identified as Anita Jena of Lunia village in Bhadrak district reportedly submitted the fake Matriculation certificate. 

Item dance row: Would boycott stage if Nisha Maharana performs, threaten Jatra artistes
Item dance row: Would boycott stage if Nisha Maharana performs, threaten Jatra artistes

It was rumoured that actress Nisha Maharana would perform an item dance in the show. At this, the artistes went off the handle and started opposing her.

Postal Department Fraud
Depositors unable to withdraw money from Kendrapara sub-post office

As per depositors, most of them have savings account in the post office and when some of them went to withdraw their money, the then postmaster informed them that there was a deficit in their account.

Kendrapara bridge collapse: High-level committee begins probe 
Kendrapara bridge collapse: High-level committee begins probe 

The three-member committee expressed dissatisfaction after finding the construction company destroyed about 10 meters of the broken part of the bridge without any consent from the concerned authorities. 

The girl has been admitted to Pattamundai Hospital in a critical condition.
Class 10 girl student attacked with blade for resisting kidnap bid in Kendrapara

However, the girl somehow managed to escape. She has been admitted to Pattamundai Hospital in a critical condition.

Under-Construction Bridge Collapse In Kendrapara
Close shave for labourers as under-construction bridge collapses in Odisha’s Kendrapara

As per reports, the bridge is being constructed over the southern part of Gobari river and meant to connect the Kendrapara bus terminal with Tinimuhani.

Olive Ridley Turtles At Gahirmatha Beach
Nearly 5 lakh olive ridley turtles lay eggs in 3 days at Gahirmatha

As per the forest department report, while 88 thousand turtles laid eggs on March 9, the number grew to 2,14,058 the next day, on March 10.

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