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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.

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Odisha: 2 Persons Killed In Separate 'Physical Assault' Incidents

Baripada/Khordha: Two persons were allegedly thrashed to death in two separate incidents in Odisha on Saturday. The first incident was reported from Asurkhal village under Kaptipada police limits in Mayurbhanj district where one Rabindra Nayak was allegedly beaten to death by his brother-in-law, KartikNayak over a dispute involving an Ox. As per reports, Rabindra had […]

Odisha Govt Needs To Come Clear On CM’s Aerial Survey: BJP’s Prithviraj Harichandan

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday took a dig at the Odisha government over Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s recent aerial survey of the flood-hit districts. Instead of harassing journalists under the guise of media report on CM’s aerial visit, the State government should present a clear picture on the entire issue, BJP general […]

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Low Pressure Over Bay of Bengal; These Odisha Districts To Experience Heavy Rainfall

Bhubaneswar: India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar on Saturday issued fresh heavy rainfall warning for several parts of Odisha. As per the latest bulletin, a cyclonic circulation lies over west-central Bay of Bengal off south Andhra Pradesh. Moreover, a fresh low pressure is likely to form over the central Bay of Bengal around […]

Questions Raised Over CM Naveen Patnaik’s Aerial Survey Of Flood-Hit Districts
RTI Activist Poses Five Questions To Odisha CM Naveen On Claims Of His Aerial Flood Survey

Bhubaneswar: Raising serious questions over Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s aerial survey over flood-hit districts, RTI activist Pradip Pradhan has asked why the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) is mum over the row. Addressing a presser in the State capital, Pradhan questioned, “Has the CM really made an aerial survey of the flood-hit districts?  If yes, why […]

Raja Acharya arrested on extortion charges
Gangster Raja Acharya Arrested On Extortion Charges

Bhubaneswar: In a major development, the anti-extortion wing of the Commissionerate Police has arrested gangster Raja Acharya on charges of extortion. Raja was reportedly picked up by police and interrogated at the Capital Police Station this morning. This comes a day after the twin city police announced the formation of an anti-extortion task force under […]

Loot Of Rs 1 Crore Cigarette Consignment: 2 Traders Nabbed From Madhya Pradesh

Khurda: Carrying out probe into the loot of cigarette-laden truck on NH-16 near Ugratara chhak in Tangi of Khurda, a special team of Odisha Police managed to nab two persons from Indore in Madhya Pradesh. The accused have been identified as Amit Chopra and Amit Choudhary of Pitambar Ram Ratan colony of the city. Both […]

15 Robberies In A Night Triggers Panic In Odisha Village

Khurda: A series of robberies at Atri village in Baghamari Police limits of Khurda district rocked the area after no less than 15 households reported theft on Wednesday night. As per reports, the miscreants allegedly broke into the homes and looted cash and jewelleries. However, the exact amount of cash and property robbed is yet […]

Odisha Minor Boy Sold Off By Relatives For Rs 4,000

Khurda: A 15-year-old boy, who has been missing from Nirakarpur area in Khurda district for the last 13 days, was allegedly sold off by his relatives for Rs 4,000. The incident came to light after a video purportedly showing the uncle and aunt of the minor boy confessing to have sold him went viral on […]

Raid at Torque Pharmaceuticals for supplying medicines to unlicensed firm

Bhubaneswar: The drugs control administration (DCA) raided Torque Pharmaceuticals in Bhubaneswar yesterday for allegedly selling medicines to unlicensed companies in Bhubaneswar. The raids were conducted after the drugs control administration officials received a complaint against the pharmaceutical company. During the raid, nine samples of medicines were collected and sent for testing. Later, an FIR was […]

Several Panchayats Reeling Under Flood In Khurda, Puri; Met Predicts More Showers

Khurda/Puri: Residents of several panchayats in Khurda and Puri district have been battling with flood-like situation following heavy spells of rainfall in river upstream areas since past few days. Under the impact of incessant rainfall, swelling of floodwater from Rajua river, a tributary of Daya river has submerged around 25 villages in five Panchayats of […]

Man Along With His Two Sons Killed In Road Mishap

Khurda: A pall of gloom descended on Malipada village in Khurda district after the death of a local resident along with his two sons in a road accident on NH-16 near Gada Khordha last night. Krushna Palta Singh along with his two sons Bikram Palta Singh and Sanjay Palta Singh of Malipada were killed after […]

Khurda Illegal Stone Mining: Tehsildar, Sadar IIC appear before Crime Branch STF

Bhubaneswar: Khurda Tehsildar Suvendra Samal and Sadar IIC Bikram Jena today deposed before the Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch probing the collusion between mining mafia, corrupt government officials and politicians in the illegal stone mining operations in Khurda. Earlier, the STF had served notices to  Samal and Jena and they were asked to […]

BJD, BJP exchange words over change in I-Day parade venue, format

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government’s decision to change the venue and format of the state-level Independence Day function this year has triggered a sparring between opposition BJP and the ruling BJD. The state government has decided to hold the function at the IDCO Exhibition ground this time, instead of the old venue at Mahatma Gandhi Marg. […]