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.

Olive Ridley Turtles Return For Mass Nesting At Gahiramatha

Kendrapara:  Mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles has started at Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary in Kendrapada district, forest officials said on Thursday. Forest personnel on patrolling drives have sighted pairs of mating turtles. For undisturbed breeding of the aquatic animals, prohibition on sea fishing continues to remain in force in the marine sanctuary, they […]

Odisha: 16 White Crocodiles Spotted In Bhitarkanika
Bhitarkanika Registers Marginal Drop In Mammal Count, Still Remains Ideal Habitat, Says Official

Kendrapara: The Bhitarkanika National Park and adjoining wetland sites along the Mahanadi deltaic regions in Odisha have yet again emerged as a congenial home to mammals despite a marginal drop in their population as per the latest headcount, a forest official said on Thursday. According to the latest headcount report released by the forest department, […]

Odisha Forest Dept Suspends Official For Embezzling Fish Seized From Gahirmatha
Odisha Forest Dept Suspends Official For Embezzling Fish Seized From Gahirmatha

Kendrapara: A forest department official, engaged in Olive Ridley turtle protection exercise at the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary, was suspended on Thursday for alleged embezzlement of fish seized from a trawler. Though around 18 quintals of sea fish had been recovered, the staff had put the quantity on record at only two quintals, Rajnagar Mangrove (Wildlife) […]

Activist Ranjan Das Murder: RTI Forum Demands CBI Probe, Calls For State-Wide Protest

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Soochana Adhikar Abhiyan, a forum of RTI activists in the State, has decided to launch state-wide protests from December 6 to 12 and a protest in front of the Chief Minister’s residence on December 14 over the alleged police inaction in the murder case of RTI activist Ranjan Das that took place […]

Women Observe ‘Jal Satyagraha’ To Protest Kharasrota Water Project

Kendrapara: The proposed mega water project on river Kharasrota in the district has once again faced stiff opposition with hundreds of local women under the banner of Kharasrota Banchao Sangram Samiti (KBSS) on Sunday observing ‘Jal Satyagraha’ in the river at Bharigada village under Rajkanika block of the district. The samiti members launched the protest […]

Odisha: Minor Siblings Drown In Pond In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A pall of gloom descended on Danigiri village under Rajkanika Police Limits in Kendrapara district after two siblings reportedly drowned while playing near a pond on Monday. As per reports, seven-year-old girl Mamuni and her three-year-old brother Biswajit suddenly went missing while playing near the pond this morning. After a frantic search throughout the […]

Bhitarkanika National Park To Remain Shut From January 15 For Crocodile Census

Kendrapara: Bhitarkanika National Park will remain out of bounds for tourists and visitors for nine days this month for annual census of estuarine crocodiles. The national park is being shut from January 15 to 23 for the annual census of the estuarine crocodiles. As many as 22 teams have been constituted to count the crocodiles […]

Odisha: Five Persons Including A Woman Injured In Wild Boar Attack In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Five people, including a woman, were reportedly injured in a wild boar attack at Dighi and Madhupur villages under Rajnagar block in Kendrapara on Wednesday. The injured have been identified as Panchanan Nayak, Lakshmidhar Behera and Banamali Behera from Madhupur village and Ajay Kumar Das, Purnima Das both Dighi village. Speaking about the incident, […]

Odisha: Croc Census At Bhitarkanika From Tomorrow, Entry Restricted 

Kendrapara: The Bhitarkanika National Park will remain out of bounds for nine days from tomorrow due to the annual headcount of estuarine crocodiles. The exercise will continue till January 23, officials said. The Forest Department has engaged 22 teams for the census drive. The officials will carry out headcount of the crocodiles in the creeks, […]

Loot caught on CCTV
Odisha: Rs 1 Lakh Looted From Bike In Kendrapara, Caught On CCTV

Kendrapara: In a broad daylight heist, unidentified miscreants looted Rs 1 lakh from the agent of a private company at Baniamala in the district on Friday and the entire incident was caught on the CCTV camera. The victim has been identified as one Balabhadra Panda. According to reports, Panda had withdrawn the amount from a […]

Dharmendra Pradhan
Coastal Highway To Become Lifeline Of Odisha: Dharmendra

Kendrapara: The Gopalpur-Digha proposed coastal highway has the potential to become the lifeline of Odisha, said Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday. Pradhan was speaking at a programme organised at the Circuit House here in Kendrapara after visiting Bhitarakanika sanctuary which reopened today after nine days of hiatus for crocodile census. During the occasion, […]

Odisha: 16 White Crocodiles Spotted In Bhitarkanika
Odisha: 16 White Crocodiles Spotted In Bhitarkanika

Kendrapara: Sixteen white crocodiles have been sighted in the brackish water bodies of Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park, the country’s lone habitation for albino estuarine crocodiles, as per the latest census report released on Monday. The crocodile population in Bhitarkanika has swollen to 1,768 from 95 four decades ago, the report said. There were only two […]

Odisha: Road To House 'Blocked', 8 Families Battling Kangaroo Court Diktat In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: “You cannot talk to anyone, neither are the villagers allowed to talk to you. Dare you violate this, remember that a penalty of Rs 151 is hovering over you for every single violation”. As many as eight families of Silapokhari village under Rajnagar block of the district have been at the receiving end for […]

Odisha: 3-YO Girl Charred To Death, Kin Critical In Paddy Field Blaze In Kendrapara
Odisha: 3-YO Girl Charred To Death, Kin Critical In Paddy Field Blaze In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: In a tragic incident, a three-year-old girl was charred to death in her sleep after a massive fire broke out at a paddy field in Kendrapara district late on Thursday night. The incident took place at Okilpal village under Rajnagar block of Pattamundai in the district. The minor girl’s parents and elder sister were […]

Odisha: Miscreants Loot Over Rs 42 Lakh From Two ATMs In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Miscreants allegedly broke open two ATMs of State Bank of India, one at Patrapur and another at Niala Haat in Aul area of Kendrapara district and stole lakhs of rupees from the kiosks late on Tuesday night. Separate teams of police have reached the theft sites and launched investigation. Bank officials also rushed to […]