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.

Odisha Woman Dies During Attempt To Save Husband From Self-Immolation
Odisha Woman Dies During Attempt To Save Husband From Self-Immolation

Pattamundai: A woman died after sustaining severe burn injuries while saving her husband, who attempted self-immolation at Sanajaria village here in Kendrapara district in the early hours of Sunday. Police identified the deceased as Bandita Mallick while her husband Sailendra Mallick has been admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack in a critical […]

Kendrapara SP Humanitarian Gesture
Kendrapara SP Wins Hearts With A Humanitarian Gesture

Kendrapara: An act of promptness and generosity by Kendrapara SP Sandeep Sampad Madkar, who helped save the life of a critically injured accident victim in the district, has garnered praises from all and sundry. According to sources, at around 2 PM on Tuesday when Sampad was on his way to Tantiapala area, he saw a […]

Olive Ridley Mass Nesting Likely On Odisha's Gahirmatha Beach Within Fortnight: Official

Kendrapara:  Despite the erosion of Gahirmatha Beach in Kendrapara district, wildlife officials are optimistic about the convergence of lakhs of Olive Ridley turtles on the nesting ground for mass nesting any time within a fortnight. Notwithstanding the eroded physical profile of the nesting beach at the Nasi-II Island, a large turnout of female turtles for […]

Odisha: Over 10 Injured As Bhubaneswar-Bound Bus Overturns In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: At least ten passengers were injured after the bus they were travelling in overturned near Khumbaruni in Mahakalpara in the district. Carrying over 50 persons, the bus was reportedly en-route to Bhubaneswar from Kendrapara when the driver of the bus lost control over the vehicle near Khumbaruni resulting in the mishap. Meanwhile, the injured […]

Olive Ridley turtles
Odisha: Experts Panel Takes Stock Of Turtle Conservation At Gahirmatha

Kendrapara: A three-member panel constituted by Orissa High Court Saturday made a field trip to Gahirmatha marine sanctuary here and assessed the measures taken for the conservation of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles, forest officials said. The panel comprises wildlife and environment activist Kartik Shankar, the director (environment) Sushant Nanda and advocate Mohit Agarwal made […]

Man Sets Brother On Fire Over Land Dispute In Odisha

Kendrapara: In a gruesome act of violence, a man on Sunday allegedly set his elder brother on fire over land dispute in Jhadamal village under Rajkanika Police limits in the district. As per the reports, one Pabitra Pradhan poured petrol on his elder brother Bichitra Pradhan in a bid to kill him while he was […]

Tutor arrested
Odisha: Tutor Arrested For Beating Students In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A tutor has been arrested for allegedly beating two class-III students at Purusottampur under Marshaghai police limits in Kendrapara district on Sunday. The accused, Rajendra Rout was nabbed following a complaint lodged by a guardian at Marshaghai police station. Rout has been forwarded to court today, police said. According to reports, Manabaditya Dash (9) […]

Prabhat Kumar Barik
Body Of Odisha Man Brought Home From Qatar Following Jay Panda’s Intervention

Kendrapara: The mortal remains of Kendrapara resident Prabhat Kumar Barik, who died in Doha, Quatar last month, was brought to Bhubaneswar on Wednesday evening following personal intervention of senior leader and BJP National Vice-President Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda. According to reports, Prabhat was working as a wielding mechanic in a private company in Doha. On March […]

Odisha Putting In Place Floating Buoy Barriers To Check Trawler Intrusion In Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary
Odisha Putting In Place Floating Buoy Barriers To Check Trawler Intrusion In Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary

Kendrapara: The Odisha Forest Department has undertaken an exercise to demarcate the Gahirmatha Wildlife Sanctuary, widely regarded as the world’s largest habitat for Olive Ridley sea turtles, by installing floating buoys to ensure the safety of marine animals. The installation work of the buoys along the boundary of the sanctuary to prevent entry of fishing […]

5 Trawlers Seized, 36 Fishermen Arrested For Fishing In Gahirmatha
5 Trawlers Seized, 36 Fishermen Arrested For Fishing In Gahirmatha

Kendrapara: 36 fishermen were arrested for unlawful fishing activity in the turtle concentration zones of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in the Kendrapara district. Five fishing trawlers were also seized as these are banned in the area. Those arrested are traditional marine fishermen from Balasore, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts. The fishing vessels had trespassed into the prohibited […]

Odisha Girl Falls At Additional Collector's Feet Begging Justice For ‘Murdered’ Sister

Kendrapara: In a heart rendering incident, a girl was seen begging justice for her ‘murdered’ sister by falling at the feet of Kendrapara additional collector. The girl along with her mother, who staged a dharna in front of the collector’s office demanding justice, alleged that her sister was murdered by her in-laws over dowry but […]

Winter Scenes: Bhitarkanika Abuzz With Migratory Birds

Kendrapara: As winter sets in, Bhitarkanika in Odisha’s Kendrapara district is echoing with chirpy cacophony with the arrival of thousands of avian guests to the wetland spots of the National Park. Every year in this season, migratory birds from Siberia, Eastern Europe, China and other continents fly over a thousand mile to take shelter at […]

Puri Srimandir Out Of Bounds For Most Devotees: Covid Test Cost Goes High, Footfall Goes Down
Puri Srimandir Sees Reopening Preparations, Baladevjew Shrine To Open For Public From Jan 3

Bhubaneswar: The preparations to reopen Srimandir in Puri from December 23 have begun keeping in mind all the Covid-19 protocols. The 12th century shrine has been closed for the last nine months due to the ongoing pandemic situation. A closed door meeting in this regard was held between Puri district collector Balwant Singh, SP Kanwar […]

Resentment Over ‘Faulty’ Bhitarkanika Demarcation, People Demand Exclusion Of Villages From Sanctuary

Kendrapara: The delineation of boundary of Bhitarkanika in Kendrapara district has sparked antipathy among the residents of the villages that remained under the jurisdiction of the wildlife sanctuary. Locals have alleged that several villages that are far away from the sanctuary continued to remain under its jurisdiction due to the faulty demarcation. As the villages […]