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.
Among others, BJP's National Vice-President Baijayant Panda attended the meeting to pay his respect and homage to the departed soul.
When asked about Mohanty’s political career, Samantray said, “The rumours about him being sidelined by the party are baseless. He is the MP of Kendrapara and he is regularly invited to all the meetings in the district. As far as his election campaigning is concerned, he was nowhere to be seen during the Panchayat poll campaigns.”
The Sarpanch of Juania Gram Panchayat in Kendrapara’s Aul block has alleged that the mafias are indiscriminately lifting sand illegally from the Kharasrota riverbed posing a great danger to the ecology.
Police have identified the deceased as Draupadi Barik and the accused son as Sanjit Barik. In this connection, the cops have arrested Sanjit and his brother-in-law Nirakar Nayak, who reportedly helped the former destroy evidence.
"By scaling the boundary wall, the miscreants broke the window sliders and cut the innerwear of the girl sleeping near the window with a blade. They even away took away her mobile phone, charger and purse," alleged a hostel inmate.
Soumyaranjan Palei of Balibhanda village under Rajkanika block has developed a solar-powered bicycle which has now become the centre of attraction in the area.
Around 145 g of gold, 300 g of silver, Rs 90,000 in cash, two pistols, ammunition, swords, two motorcycles and a car were seized from them, he said.
Taking suo-motu cognizance of media report, the NHRC has sought a report from Odisha Chief Secretary on the incident within six weeks. The Commission has also sought details on the status of investigation in connection with the case registered by the police.
As per IMD, people in Odisha will get relief from the scorching heat conditions in view of the rain and thunderstorm activities.
One of the family members was even subjected to a punishment of rubbing his nose in his spit in full public view.
A recent report suggests that even though Rs 5 lakh has been sanctioned under MGNREGA for the development of play ground of the girl’s high school in the panchayat, the contractor is reportedly carrying out the work using machines.
A chartered vessel carrying heavy machinery has come to a standstill in the shallow waters of Luna river near Badapalagad under Kendrapara’s Marshaghai block. The stuck vessel has however raised curiosity among the local residents.
As per the accusation by the saffron party, though the level of the groundwater has declined to a great extent in Kendrapara and the people are facing an acute drinking water crisis, the district administration has turned a blind eye to their ordeal
On hearing the gunshot, local residents rushed to the spot and managed to nab two robbers while the four others decamped with the looted valuables and cash. One pistol and two motorcycles have been seized from the spot.
As informed by the father of the deceased, he was asked by the hospital staff after the post-mortem to take the body home without any detailed information for which he opted to carry the body in the two-wheeler.