District and sessions judge Gopal Chandra Behera found Munna guilty of murder of Shahnawaz Khan, a fertiliser businessman from Aul area in Kendrapara district in 2013.
Adding to their woes, standing paddy crops in several hectares of agricultural land in the Derabish block of Kendrapara district have remained submerged in waist-deep water for the last few days due to poor drainage system in the region.
BJP on Monday targeted the Odisha government alleging that there was no eco-impact survey conducted by the IIT Hyderabad which had been cited by the Kendrapara district administration to get a go-ahead for the Bharigada drinking water project in Kendrapara
The IMD said that heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh and Ganjam between 8 am of September 25 and 8 am of September 26.
As per sources, some locals of the village were surprised to find the massive reptile in a pond while taking bath. The panicked residents immediately sought the help of the Forest department for capturing the croc.
Unidentified bodies were reportedly found half buried in sand at Kajala Swargadwar cremation ground in Ward No 21 of Kendrapara Municipality.
"The victim tried to pacify them by saying that her husband would send money to her account which they (the women) can distribute among themselves. However, the mob was not in a mood to listen to her and forcefully dragged her. After thrashing her, they shaved off her head, painted her face black and stripped her off."
As per a report received at 6 am today, 6.79 lakh cusec water per second was being discharged at Mundali while the water level has receded to 628.21 feet at Hirakud Dam by 9 am today.
Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said the peak flood will pass through Kendrapara and Puri on Saturday evening and night.
4 NDRF teams, having 25 members each, have been allotted from Mundali centre following a request by the Odisha government
Simultaneous searches are being carried out by the officers of the anti-corruption agency at six different properties associated with Mathan. The sleuths have raided Mathan's maternal property in Pattamundai as well as her in-laws' house in Jagatsinghpur's Balikuda.
All the schools in Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, Sonepur and Bargarh will remain closed for two days- September 13 and 14.
The Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued advisory for several Odisha districts as major rivers and their tributaries continue to swell due to incessant rain in the basin and upper catchment areas under the influence of the low pressure.
Das said after the fraud came to light he tried to lodge an FIR at the Kendrapara Town Police around three months back. However, the police refused to register the offence, he alleged.
Maximum number of birds were witnessed at three locations, Matha Dia, Laxmiprasad Dia and Durga Prasad Dia.
Former 4-time Kendrapada MP and BJP National VP Baijayant Panda lambasted at the State government over the proposed mega drinking water project at Bharigada in Rajkanika.
The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) for the day stood at 1.11%.
Termed Kharasrota mega drinking water project as ‘anti-people’, BJP National Vice-President Baijayant Panda on Tuesday said the Odisha government has started the project without holding public hearing.
The Rs 892 crore Buxi Jagabandhu Assured Water Supply to Habitations (BASUDHA) water project had evoked angry protests across Kendrapara district since past fortnight after it came to the light that the Kharasrota river water will be diverted to Bhadrak
The alert has been issued for the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati,Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Kandhamal and Rayagada.