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News from Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj district the largest district of Odisha by area of 10,418 km². Mayurbhanj district shares it boundary to Jharkhand and West Bengal. Thick green forests, extensive meadows, twinkling waterfalls, meandering rivers, high peaks – entire diversity of nature is in one place. It was once the hunting place of the Maharaja of Mayurbhanj. Mayurbhanj is best known for Simlipal National Park which is the 7th largest national park in India. It is also considered as one of the main tiger project in India and UNESCO listed Biosphere Reserves. The park is home to Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, gaur, and chausingha. The undulating terrain and its perennial sources of water are the two striking features of the entire area. Even the quality of the forest in the buffer zone at Similipal is superior to most other forests in the country. Mudhi (puffed rice) and Mansa (mutton) combination is a popular food in the district.

Odisha winter update
Cold Wave Conditions In Odisha Likely From Tomorrow, IMD Issues Yellow Warning

The Met Centre also issued yellow warning for cold wave conditions over the districts of Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Bolangir, Sonepur, Sundargarh and Keonjhar tomorrow.

Self-Styled Godman Held In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj For Raping Minor Divyang Girl, Panchayat Under Scanne
Self-Styled Godman Held In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj For Raping Minor Divyang Girl, Panchayat Under Scanner

The Panchayat called a meeting, which was attended by 25-30 other villagers, where it was decided to settle the matter between the survivor’s family and the accused. At the meeting, the accused was imposed a penalty of Rs 90, 000 which was to be paid to the survivor’s family.

Biker Refuses To Pay Rs 500 Fine After Odisha Traffic Police Issues 'Wrong' Challan
Biker Refuses To Pay Rs 500 Fine After Odisha Traffic Police Issues 'Wrong' Challan

Surprised over the challan, Senapati verified the same on Vahan website. After verification on the website, he allegedly found that the challan was against one Abhijit Biswas for driving without a driving license. 

Odisha Minister Seeks Union Minister Bisheswar Tudu's Scalp Over Beating Of Govt Officials
Odisha Minister Seeks Union Minister Bisheswar Tudu's Scalp Over Beating Govt Officials

Revenue Minister of Odisha, Sudam Marndi on Sunday lashed out at Union Tribal Affairs Minister of State Bisheswar Tudu for allegedly thrashing two State government officials on Friday.

Odisha Reports 8845 New Covid-19 Cases In Past 24 Hours
Odisha Logs 8845 New Covid-19 Cases, 7 More Deaths

The I &PR department on Saturday informed that out of the 8845 new Covid-19 cases, 972 were from the 0-18 years age group

Odisha's Daily Covid Cases Drop Below 10K Mark, 6 More Deaths Reported 
Odisha's Daily Covid Cases Drop Below 10K Mark, 6 More Deaths Reported 

The last time the State recorded below 10,000 cases was on January 12 when 8778 people had tested positive for the virus.

Newborn Baby
Newborn Baby Declared Dead By Doctors, Found Alive During Funeral In Odisha’s Keonjhar

The shaken family took the baby in a bag and arranged for a funeral at their village. However, when they were about to bury the baby, the newborn was found to be breathing and crying

Rairangpur Sub-Jail
Murder Convict Lodged At Rairangpur Sub-Jail In Odisha Dies During Treatment

The deceased has been identified as Daman Murmu, a native of Sapaghara village under Tiring police station. He had been lodged in the jail since 2015 after a court sentenced him to life imprisonment in a murder case

Odisha Covid Update
Odisha's Daily Covid-19 Cases Breach 8000-Mark After Over 7 Months, Active Cases Surge To 35,242

With this, the Covid-19 positive tally in the State has surged to 10,91,547 while a total of 10,47,783 people have recovered from the virus infection. The active cases have gone up to 35,242.

Odisha Covid-19 Cases
Odisha Reports 4,829 New Covid Infections, Active Cases Tally Breaches 20K Mark

With this, active cases in Odisha stood at 20,560. So far, 10,46,617 Covid-19 infected have recovered in the State since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Leopard Skin Smuggling
Odisha STF Seizes Two Leopard Hides, Arrests 2 Poachers In Mayurbhanj

The STF which works to tackle organised crimes further said the special drives against wildlife criminals and poachers have been launched since 2020.

Similipal National Park
Similipal National Park To Remain Closed For Tourists, Here's Detail

Notably, it has been raining in Mayurbhanj district for the past two days due to which a heavy veil of fog has blanketed the region and it might have an impact on safari visitors.

Covid Vaccination Team Detained By Villagers In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj
Covid Vaccination Team Detained By Villagers In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj

Anganwadi worker, Soumya Sucharita Murmu said, “I reached the village at around 2 pm and since then I was kept detained by the villagers. I tried to pursue them to get vaccination but they did not hear us. They told that there is nothing called Coronavirus.”

Dense Fog Alert For 7 Odisha Districts, Rain Likely In 8 Districts; Check IMD’s Forecast
Dense Fog Alert For 7 Odisha Districts, Rain Likely In 8 Districts; Check IMD’s Forecast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted that there will be no significant change in the minimum temperature during the next three days. However, the minimum temperature will gradually fall by 2 to 4 degree Celsius thereafter.

Cold Wave Alert: Minimum Temp To Drop Below Normal By 4-5 Degrees In Interior Odisha
Cold Wave Alert: Minimum Temp To Drop Below Normal By 4-5 Degrees In Interior Odisha

It is pertinent to mention here that normal life across Odisha has been adversely hit due to intense cold wave conditions that have been prevailing for the past couple of days. 17 places in Odisha recorded temperature as low as 10 degree Celsius on Tuesday night.

Cold wave Continues In Odisha
Chilly Spell Continues In Odisha, Mercury Slides Below 10 Degree Celsius In 17 Places 

Kandhamal district continued to shiver with intense ice-cold chill nights. Phulbani recorded the season’s coldest night as mercury plunged to 3.6 degree Celsius.

Mayurbhanj Triple Murder: Wrongfully Convicted Odisha Man Freed After 19 Years
Mayurbhanj Triple Murder: Wrongfully Convicted Odisha Man Freed After 19 Years

The amicus curiae handed over the investigation reports to the District and Sessions Court. The investigation showed that Sindhu was clear after which the court directed to release him.

62 YO Odisha Man Awarded 10 Year Imprisonment For Sexually Assaulting Minor Girl
62 YO Odisha Man Awarded 10 Year Imprisonment For Sexually Assaulting Minor Girl

A special POCSO court in Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday awarded a 62-year-old man to 10 years rigourous imprisonment after convicting him of sexually assaulting a two-and-a-half year old girl in 2014. 

Fake Gold Loan Scam: Rs 38 Lakh Swindled In Customers’ Name In Odisha
Fake Gold Loan Scam: Rs 38 Lakh Swindled In Customers’ Name In Odisha

Customers alleged that the gold appraiser, branch manager and cashier are involved in the fraud.

Elephant death in Similipal
Elephant Death In Similipal: Forest Authorities Say Mishap Due To Fall From Hill

Forest staff engaged in the head counting of tigers and birds in the Similipal Wildlife Sanctuary spotted the carcass of the giant stuck in the tree and recovered it.

Covid-19 Positive
26 Girl Students Of Residential School In Odisha's Mayurbhanj Test Covid-19 Positive

Covid test of the students were conducted after majority of them showed symptoms of cold and cough

Tiger Census Kicks Off In Similipal
Tiger Census Kicks Off In Similipal

The first phase of the quadrennial tiger census is being conducted in 55 beats under the Karanjia Forest Division. Similarly, 70 beats of the north wildlife division under the supervision of Deputy Director Similipal Tiger Reserve, Sai Kiran will also see the tiger census.

Naib Subedar Nuduram Soren's wife receives Vir Chakra
Galwan Martyr From Odisha, Naib Subedar Nuduram Soren, Awarded Vir Chakra

Apart from Soren, Havildar K Palani, Naik Deepak Singh, Sepoy Gurtej Singh also received their Vir Chakras (posthumously) for their gallant actions against the vicious attack by the Chinese Army in the Galwan valley in June last year as part of the Operation Snow Leopard.

River Erosion
River Erosion Triggers Concern Among Villagers In Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj Districts

The nearby Deo River which flows alongside the village has engulfed large tracts of agricultural land. The situation gets aggravated during the monsoon.

Drowning & Bee Attack Incidents
4 Killed In Separate Drowning & Bee Attack Incidents In Odisha

In Mayurbhanj, a person died after being stung by bees at Kharambeda village under Bisoi Police Station on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Krushna Munda.

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