News from Khurda

Khordha district has carved out of the former Puri District on 1st April, 1993. Despite repeated onslaughts from Maratha and Muslim cavalry, it managed to maintain the glory of its independence of royal fort till 1803. Therefore, the Royal Fort is spelt with reverence as “Khordhagada” and is referred as the “last independent fort” which remained free from the clutches of East India Company for a long period (from 1757, the Battle of Plassey after which the East India Company established company rule in Bengal till 1803).This resistance movement of Odias was recorded by the British historians as “Paik Rebellion”, which was in fact, the first Independence war of India. It originated in Khordha soil and spread to other parts of Odisha in 1817 much prior to the outbreak of the historical Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.Khordha is famous for Kora khai which is traditional Odia food offered to Lord Lingraj (Shiva) as Prasad.

Khurda Collector IAS Sudarshan Chakravarthy accused of mentally harassing his PA
Harassed and mentally tortured by Khurda Collector, alleges his PA

If anything happens to me or my family, the IAS officer will be responsible, says Hemant Bhoi, personal assistant of Khurda Collector K Sudarshan Chakravarthy.

Rs 22 lakh seized
Cash worth Rs 22 lakh seized from a car in Khordha; drug peddler escapes

As per senior police officials, the drug peddler, identified as Sarat Behera, was wanted in a narcotics case registered recently.

Rakesh Samantaray, alias Raka.
Notorious drug peddler nabbed by STF, brown sugar worth Rs 2 crore seized

The peddler arrested from near Khordha-Jatni bypass, has been identified as Rakesh Samantaray, alias Raka.  As per reports, the accused hails from Andharua under Ranapur Police limits in Nayagrah District.

NGT slaps Rs 12 cr fine on SJTA for illegal stone mining in Khordha’s Tapang
NGT slaps Rs 12 cr fine on SJTA for illegal stone mining in Khordha’s Tapang

The Khordha Collector is instructed to form a committee and carry out the renovation, reclamation, and restitution of the excavated areas with the penalty amount.

Woman held for ‘killing’ daughter-in-law
Woman held for ‘killing’ daughter-in-law

Upon reaching, Sushree's family members found that the body had been taken to AIIMS in Bhubaneswar. Taking Sushree to hospital before their arrival made them believe their daughter had been killed. 

Block Agriculture Office, Banapur
From fake farmers to 25 people visiting Bolangir on a bike, corruption galore in Khordha Agri dept

100 farmers visited district agriculture fair at Khordha in 2016 which was sponsored by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Khordha. However, the list of 100 farmers was allegedly filled with ghost farmers.

Chilika Buffalo Getting Milked
Chilika buffalo milk rakes NBAGR interest, could have life-saving properties

Sources said, the milk obtained from a specific type of buffalo, close to the region surrounding the brackish water lagoon is believed to have some unique properties and can treat cancer.

Monkey menace in Khordha; Efforts underway to tranquilise animals
Monkey menace in Khordha; Efforts underway to tranquilise animals

The move to capture followed several incidents of monkey attacks in which over 10 persons were injured in the area in the past five to six days.

Girl Student Ends Life After Intimate Picture Goes Viral
+2 girl student kills self after ‘intimate picture’ goes viral

The deceased girl was reportedly a plus 2 college student under Nirakarpur police limits.

IMD's Forecast On Cyclonic Circulation
IMD’s latest update on southwest monsoon withdrawal and cyclonic circulation

The southwest monsoon is likely to further withdraw from remaining parts of Gujarat, some parts of Maharashtra and some parts of east India during subsequent two days.

Thunderstorm Warning
IMD predicts thunderstorm and lightning in 15 Odisha districts

The alert has been issued for the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Koraput, Kandhamal and Rayagada.

IMD Predicts Rain In Odisha On Kumar Purnima
Rain intensity to increase from Kumar Purnima in Odisha: IMD

As per IMD, several parts of the state are likely to experience heavy rainfall activities for the next couple of days.  A yellow warning for thunderstorm and heavy rainfall has been issued for various districts till October 11.

Low Pressure Triggers Rainfall In Odisha
Low pressure update: Rain lashes several parts of Odisha on Maha Navami

As per IMD, the intensity of rainfall is likely to increase as a low pressure system has formed over Westcentral Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood.

Khordha IT officer caught red-handed by CBI while accepting bribe
Khordha IT officer caught red-handed by CBI while accepting bribe

Sahoo was brought to the CBI office in Bhubaneswar for further interrogation after he was arrested.

Bhagabati Temple At Banapur
A different puja: Symbolic sacrifice at this shrine marks beginning of Dussehra

When it comes to Shakti Peeths of Odisha, Maa Bhagabati temple at Banapur in Khordha needs no introduction. The famous shrine that houses Goddess Bhagabati, an avatar of Goddess Durga, attracts huge numbers of devotees all throughout the year.

Congress veteran Sura Routray refutes rumours of quitting party
Will not quit Congress until Rahul Gandhi becomes PM: Veteran Sura Routray

There is no question of quitting Congress in this birth until Rahul Gandhi becomes the Prime Minister of India, he said

Orange Warning For Heavy Rainfall
Low pressure update: IMD issues orange warning for heavy rainfall in Odisha districts

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued heavy rainfall alert for several districts in Odisha.

Satellite Image Of Weather Over Odisha
Low pressure in 24 hrs; landslide, yellow warnings issued

Under the influence of a cyclonic circulation, a low pressure area is likely to form over West-central Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours. The Met department has issued yellow warning for many districts of Odisha over the period of next 5 days.

Rain forecast for Odisha
Rain to intensify in Odisha from today, IMD issues Yellow Warning

Regional Met Centre of the IMD in Bhubaneswar today said that heavy rainfall will continue to lash one or two places in several districts of Odisha in the next 4 to 5 days.

Class X student stabbed while returning from tuition
Class X student stabbed while returning from tuition, his books save his life

While no exact reason for the attack was ascertained immediately, locals suspect it to be a fallout over love affair. The miscreants wanted the victim to stay away from a girl that led to the attack, sources said.

Yellow Warning For Heavy Rainfall
IMD’s latest updates on cyclonic circulation, rainfall forecast for Odisha

Several parts of north Odisha, north interior and south coastal experienced moderate rain/thundershower in the past 24 hours.

House collapse fear, flood victims spend nights with farm animals in temporary camps
How grave the flood situation is in Odisha... Ground reality speaks much

With no electricity, oil lamps and torches are their only source of light. Open fields have turned into kitchens while flat rice is their only means to stay alive. 

A Flood Affected Village In Cuttack
Surrounded by water yet thirsty: Odisha flood woes worsen as admin ‘fails’ to provide drinking water

It is nothing less than an irony that you are left longing for water despite being surrounded by the same. The life-saving elixir has largely eluded the flood-affected people making their lives a mirage.

Odisha flood fury: River breach, inundation impact at these places
Odisha flood fury: River breach, inundation impact at these places

Several villages in Gop block of Puri district were inundated after a 25 feet wide breach occurred on the embankment of Kushabhadra river

Odisha floods: Normalcy affected, thousands suffer as overflowing rivers inundates low-lying areas
Odisha floods: Normalcy affected, thousands suffer as overflowing rivers inundate low-lying areas

Floodwater has marooned several villages after a rupture in Balarampur gheri embankment. Similarly, Dhiabalarampur village has been cut off from the rest of the region.

Low Pressure to trigger heavy rainfall
Low pressure over north BoB in 24 hours; IMD issues heavy rainfall alert for Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said the fresh low pressure system is likely to become more marked during subsequent 24 hours and move west-northwestwards thereafter.

Mo Bus drowns in floodwater at Jatni underpass, passengers rescued
Watch: Mo Bus submerges in floodwater at Jatni underpass, passengers rescued

A Mo Bus became the victim of urban flooding after heavy showers in Jatni area of Khordha leaving passengers battling for life before being rescued to safety.

Twin low pressure systems likely over Bay of Bengal by Aug 7 & 13; heavy rain in store for Odisha
Twin low pressure over Bay of Bengal by Aug 7 & 13; heavy rain in store for Odisha

As per sources, the second system may intensify into a depression triggering heavy rainfall. The enhanced rainfall activity may dampen the Independence Day celebrations in the State on August 15.

Odisha sees one more Covid death, 1,174 fresh infections 
Odisha sees one more Covid death, 1,174 fresh infections 

Khordha district reported the highest number of fresh infections at 316, followed by 261 in Sundargarh. 

Boat catches fire
Boat catches fire in Chilika, 9 fishermen rescued

Luckily, all the nine fishermen jumped into the water and were later rescued safely by another boat ‘Muktimandap'.

Thunderstorm, heavy rainafll alert
Odisha SRC issues alert for thunderstorms, rainfall in these districts

The alert has been issued for the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha (including Bhubaneswar city), Cuttack, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada and Kalahandi for the next three hours.

Illegal mining:104 crusher units sealed in Khordha, move triggers massive protest
Illegal mining: 104 crusher units sealed in Khordha, move triggers massive protest

Intensifying its action against stone mafia, the Khordha district administration sealed as many as 104 crusher units reportedly operating illegally in the district. However, the move by the administration was vehemently opposed by the owners of the crusher units and labourers working there.

Ex-servicemen going to meet Collector
Tarang studio CSO assault case: Demand to book accused under NSA Act 

The ex-servicemen demanded non-bailable arrest against the two main accused Dilip Mahabhoi and Mathura Mahabhoi. The two accused were repeated offenders and should be booked under the NSA Act, they demanded.

Tarang Studio At Sarua Industrial Estate
Tarang Studio’s chief security officer attacked by goons

As per reports, some locals came to the studio at around 10 am on Friday on the pretext of searching the land officer there and started abusing Khan and also threatened to kidnap him.

Daily Covid surge crosses 700 in Odisha
Vaccination done in 54% schools, remaining to be inoculated within 15 days

Khordha continues to post the biggest spike in the number of infections with the district on Wednesday reporting 303 cases. As many as 115 cases have also been detected from Cuttack

Rath Yatra On Boat: Kankana Srikhetra
‘Rath Yatra on water’ observed at Kankana Sikhari Srikhetra commemorating Lord’s exile

While the chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings are pulled on road all over the world, at Kankana Sikhari in Chilika near Nairi village under Khurda district the annual nine-day sojourn of the Holy Trinity is observed on boats in Chilika.

Odisha's daily Covid-19 tally touches triple digits with 113 fresh infections
Odisha's daily Covid tally touches triple digits with 113 fresh infections

With the fresh addition, the number of active cases in the State has jumped to 517.

Khordha District Headquarters Hospital sans BP machine; Collector expresses discontentment
Khordha DHH runs sans BP machine, patients call it 'shameful'; CDMO summoned

The district collector however expressed his displeasure after not finding blood pressure machine at the hospital.

Heavy Rain Alert
Heavy rain alert for 12 districts in Odisha; Check full IMD forecast

At present, a cyclonic circulation lies over East Jharkhand and adjoining north Odisha between 1.5 km and 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height.

Man picks up blind girl from matrimonial site and marries her
Man picks up blind girl from matrimonial site and marries her

When Manmohan wanted to marry Sujata, the latter revealed the dark reality of her life. However, Manmohan agreed to marry her with all her flaws