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.

Fire In Goods Train
Fire reported in coal-laden goods train at Balugaon station in Khordha

The train was reportedly parked on platform number 2 at the station when some people spotted smoke emanating from a wagon.

'Love jihad' angle surfaces in Odisha
'Love jihad' angle surfaces in Odisha as girl alleges brainwashing, religious conversion; protest held in Bhubaneswar

A 27-year-old girl recently lodged a written complaint with Khordha Model Police station alleging that a youth brainwashed her into converting to Islam with false promise of marriage after a relationship of eight years.

metro rail project
Odisha Metro railway project work to start before 2023-end: Minister

G Mathi Vathanan, Urban Development Department secretary said, “CM has approved the metro rail project for Bhubaneswar capital region which will also include Cuttack and connect with Jatni-Khordha and later Puri.”

Accident
IIT Bhubaneswar PhD scholar dies in freak mishap on campus

The deceased has been identified as Abhinandan Panda. He was married and residing in a mess in Jatni.

Love story of this divyang couple will melt your heart
Love story of this divyang couple will melt your heart

Babuli Khanda is a native of Bishnupur village in Balasore’s Baliapal area. Kakatpur in Puri district, far kilometers away from Bishnupur, is the village of Kiranbala Nayak. They have one thing in common. They are deaf and dumb. 

Block chairperson's husband booked for forging BDO’s signature to withdraw Rs 15 lakh in Odisha 
Block chairperson's husband booked for forging BDO’s signature to withdraw Rs 15 lakh in Odisha 

For a construction work, Kishore had signed an agreement and pledged Rs 15 lakh towards security money. He was to get back the deposit money after the completion of the work. 

Train Manager Sasmita Sarkar
Marching to different beats, this Odia girl made guard van of freight trains her second home

If you see a girl standing in place of a man on the gurd van of a goods train, then don’t get surprised. Because she would be Sasmita Sarkar from Nabarangpur in Odisha, who is posted at Khordha Road Railway Division as a Goods Train Manager.

Heights of corruption! Family of 3 'receives Rs 16 lakh' under two yojanas in Odisha 
Heights of corruption! Family of 3 'receives Rs 16 lakh' under two yojanas in Odisha 

Surprisingly, the beneficiaries were members of one family identified as -Bichitrananda Jena, his wife Ananya Routray, and their son Biswajit Routray. 

5T healthcare in sickbed! Sans doctors, pharmacists and sweeper attend to patients in Khordha
5T healthcare in sickbed! Sans doctors, pharmacists and sweeper attend to patients in Khordha

Though it sounds unbelievable, in the absence of doctors for over months, pharmacists are attending to patients while sweepers are testing blood pressure and attendants are administering injections. Such a situation reportedly prevails in several healthcare centres in Khordha district. 

Thunderstorm Warning
Moderate thunderstorm activity with gusty wind likely in Odisha: IMD

“Under the influence of a prevailing low-level moist easterly from Bay of Bengal and middle and upper-tropospheric westerly trough, an increase in thunderstorm activity is very likely over districts of Odisha during next 4-5 days,” said IMD.

Odisha CRCC suspended for selling textbooks of school students as scrap 
Odisha CRCC suspended for selling textbooks of school students as scrap 

According to sources, Deuli CRCC, identified as Manoranjan Mishra, was apprehended by the villagers while he was allegedly selling textbooks during summer vacation.

Spontaneous fires in village near Bhubaneswar trigger panic; firefighters camping on spot
Spontaneous fires in village near Bhubaneswar trigger panic; firefighters camping on spot

Thatched houses and haystacks catching fire on their own have left even the firefighters in a dilemma. 

Thunderstorm Alert
Relief from heat wave likely as IMD issues yellow warning for thunderstorm and lightning

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), several parts of Odisha are likely to experience thunderstorm activity in the next five days.

Manas Das' Poster In Begunia
Manababad Sangathan rears head again, threatens to establish parallel govt in Odisha

The issue came to the fore when posters and banners of Das were spotted in several villages under Khordha and Begunia on Utkala Dibasa (April 1). Though the posters did not have the organisation’s name on them, they featured pictures of Das prominently.

Odisha patient dies after ‘wrong injection’, kin stage sit-in at hospital 
Odisha patient dies after ‘wrong injection’, kin stage sit-in at hospital 

Alleging medical negligence, the family members of the deceased patient staged a sit-in at the hospital, demanding justice. 

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