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.

MUKTA Scheme
Rs 600 cr-corruption alleged in MUKTA scheme in Odisha

Some recent reports have painted a contrasting picture of the scheme that has been touted as a success by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led State government.

Lightning strike at Chilika
Lightning strike in mid-Chilika wipes out happiness of Odisha family as father-son killed

As per initial reports, the father-son duo had reportedly gone to Chilika for fishing when they were struck by lightning in the middle of the lake near Kalijugeswar hill on Sunday.

Theft at Ugratara temple
Miscreants loot ornaments from Ugratara Shakti Peeth in Odisha

As per reports, the miscreants allegedly looted gold ornaments and other articles from the Ugratara temple at Tangi in Khordha district on Saturday night.

MLA Suresh Routray Inaugurating Incomplete Flyover
Odisha Congress MLA inaugurates ‘incomplete’ flyover, draws criticism

While the MLA said the work is complete, the Municipality Chairman criticised the act of the MLA saying the work is still unfinished and the people should not use it.

BJP & BJD spar over Paika Rebellion Memorial; Congress holds both responsible  
BJP & BJD spar over Paika Rebellion Memorial; Congress holds both responsible  

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are at loggerheads over the delay of the construction of Paika Rebellion Memorial at Barunei in Khordha.

STF seizes brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore in Odisha; 1 held 
STF seizes brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore in Odisha; 1 held 

During the investigation, the Crime Branch came to know that Suresh used to go to Murshidabad to procure brown sugar.

Crime Branch STF seizes brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore in Odisha 
Crime Branch STF seizes brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore in Odisha 

The STF personnel nabbed Suresh when he went to Baghmari area in Khordha district. Besides the contraband, a motorcycle was also seized from his possession. 

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik under house arrest: BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi 
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik under house arrest: BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Bhubaneswar, Aparajita Sarangi launched a verbal attack at the BJD while addressing a gathering at the party’s zone-level meeting held at Malipada in Khordha. 

Paika Rebellion Memorial Project
Dharmendra Pradhan, Bhartruhari Mahtab express concerns over delay in Paika Rebellion Memorial project

Though Odisha government had provided 10 acres of land for the project, it is now demanding funds under various heads. As a result, the project is yet to see the light of the day.

Dacoit gang busted
Dacoit gang involved in NH loot cases busted in Khordha

Khordha SP, Siddharth Kataria said the dacoity gang was arrested from Tangi area. Mainly the gang was active in Nirakarpur, and Tangi areas and they used to snatch gold chains and other valuables from people mainly on the National Highway.

Hotel Where Girl's Body Was Found
Girl’s body found hanging in hotel room in Khordha

Sources said, she along with another youth who named himself Smruti Ranjan Jena checked into the hotel on Sunday evening as a married couple. However, Smruti never returned to the hotel after leaving the room at 11pm to bring dinner.

Couple ends life over loan debt
Reeling under debt, elderly couple ends life in Odisha's Puri district

It is suspected that the couple took the extreme step after failing to repay the loan they had availed from a private finance company recently. On getting information, police rushed to the spot and rushed the couple to the hospital in Khordha. But they were declared dead by the doctors, sources said.

MLA Suresh Routray's Son, Manmath Routray
Want to play decisive role in Jatni’s development: MLA Suresh Routray’s son on joining politics

Manmath, the youngest son of Suresh Routray has been helping his father in politics and constituency management for the last few years.

4 arrested for killing contractor
Contractor murder in Khordha: 4 accused arrested, SP reveals motive behind killing

Senior police officials said that the accused Manoj Parida of Ganjam district is a noted criminal and around 13 cases are pending against him at various police stations. All the four accused involved in the contractor's murder have been produced before the court.

Contractor shot dead by bike-borne miscreants in Khordha, probe launched
Contractor shot dead by bike-borne miscreants in Khordha, probe launched

The miscreants opened three rounds of fire at Ramesh, leading to his death on the spot.

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