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.

Class-IX student stabbed to death in Odisha 
Class-IX student stabbed to death in Odisha 

Subham was profusely bleeding after being stabbed in the stomach thrice while his throat was slit open. What his parents saw immediately was a person darting out of their house.

A Matric Exam Centre In Odisha
Odisha Matric exam 2024: Sunischita Initiative to ensure 100 pc result, 5 pc A1 grade in schools

To ensure the desired results, the district administration has launched an education programme, ‘Sunischita’. This initiative is a planned teaching and learning programme for Class-X students of all secondary schools of Khordha district with a clear-cut objective to achieve 100% results (Zero 'F' Mission) and 5% students to be secured Al Grade in all Secondary Schools of Khordha district in Annual HSC Examination, 2024.

Two critical in firecracker explosion in Odisha
Two critical in firecracker explosion in Odisha

Locals suspected that two persons were making firecrackers inside a building located on the banks of Bhargabi river on the outskirts of Jainabad village.

Begunia IIC transferred in row over negligence in handling seized crackers & liquor 
Begunia IIC transferred in row over negligence in handling seized crackers & liquor 

At about 1 AM, home guard Prakash Muduli and a driver were going out of the police station in a private van loaded with the seized crackers and liquor. 

Blot on Khaki: Cop held on charges of illegal trade of seized crackers, liquor in Odisha
Blot on Khaki: Cop held on charges of illegal trade of seized crackers, liquor in Odisha

What will be done if police are involved in illegal trade of seized items...ask locals in Khordha

Homeguard arrested for trafficking seized items
Homeguard among 2 held for trafficking seized firecrackers and liquor in Khordha

As per initial reports, some villagers intercepted the vehicle and later detained the home guard and the constable when they were trying to shift the seized firecrackers and liquor. Both the home guard and the constable were handed over to the SDPO.

Odisha labourer dies in Tamil Nadu; family urges admin to bring body back 
Odisha labourer dies in Tamil Nadu; family urges admin to bring body back 

Litas Bhoi of Srirampur village was working as a labourer at a company in Tamil Nadu for the last eight years. On Monday, his family members received a phone call from Tamil Nadu, informing them about his death. 

Deras MIP Land Controversy
'Is this conscious DESIGN to protect MIGHTY?': MP Aparajita Sarangi questions non-demarcation of disputed Deras land

In the letter, Sarangi wrote that Deras MIP irrigation canal has been blocked. Out of the 1850 mts of the canal, more than 1707 mts have been cleared. However, more than 100 mts is yet to be cleared.

Meet saree-clad Odisha woman who catches snakes like experts 
Meet saree-clad Odisha woman who catches snakes like experts 

Clad in a saree and armed with a snake-catching stick, Riya can often be found in her village or in neighbouring villages catching snakes, from small to big, from poisonous to non-poisonous. 

Jankia Police Station
Police ASI suspended for ‘attacking’ ward member

The accused ASI, Niranjan Mohanty was suspended by the district SP Sidhharth Kataria after a written complaint by the ward member.

Politics heats up over Odisha govt’s nod to set up Paika Academy in Khordha
Politics heats up over Odisha govt’s nod to set up Paika Academy in Khordha

Such a hurried decision by the State government to set up the Paika Academy and Research Centre has invited criticism from the Opposition BJP and Congress.

Couple dies by suicide over family dispute in Odisha 
Couple dies by suicide over family dispute in Odisha 

While the family members were taking Samarendra to a nearby hospital, they got the news of Sunita’s death due to electrocution.

Drinking Water Crisis
'Promises are meant to be broken': 5T Secy’s claim to supply drinking water to parched villagers proves hollow

The residents said that the 5T Secretary’s assurance was to resolve their drinking water issues within 48 hours, but the promise fell flat. Such promises were made by the 5T Secretary during his visit to the district on August 22 and 23. Even though 12 days have passed to such announcement, things are yet to change for the local residents.

Lightning Strike
Seven including four students injured in lightning strike in Khordha

As per reports, the students and teachers were returning from a coaching centre when it rained heavily. They were taking shelter under a tree when the lightning struck injuring them all.

5T Secretary VK Pandian
5T Secretary VK Pandian’s Khordha visit opposed

A scuffle also broke out between the members of the organisation and police personnel when the protestors tried to march towards the programme venue

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