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.

Mayurbhanj's tribal communities bind with the best, tie rakhis to trees
Mayurbhanj's tribal communities bind with the best, tie rakhis to trees

In the summer season, people actively participate in clearing dried branches and dead trees from as many as 750 village forests in 21 blocks of the district.

Kudumi community stages 'rail roko' in Mayurbhanj demanding reinclusion in ST list
Kudumi community stages 'rail roko' in Mayurbhanj demanding reinclusion in ST list

The community has been excluded from scheduled tribe list in 1950 and listed under other backward caste (OBC) category.

Rain Forecast
Depression weakens; Low-pressure-triggered rain to intensity in coming days

As per IMD, the system is likely to move nearly northwestwards across Madhya Pradesh during next 48 hours.

Rain forecast for Odisha
Rain to intensify in Odisha from today, IMD issues Yellow Warning

Regional Met Centre of the IMD in Bhubaneswar today said that heavy rainfall will continue to lash one or two places in several districts of Odisha in the next 4 to 5 days.

37 students of Balasore and Mayurbhanj schools fall sick after eating Ganesh Puja prasad
37 students in Balasore, Mayurbhanj fall sick after eating Ganesh prasad

“Inmates had a lot of fun on Ganesh puja. They became tired due to dancing and merrymaking and suffered from fever in the evening. I took them to hospital without delay. All of them are stable now. So I took them back to hostel again," said the hostel warden.

Woman, niece among 3 killed in separate lightning strike incidents in Mayurbhanj
5 killed in separate lightning strike incidents in Odisha

A cowherd was killed after he was struck by lightning while he had gone to graze his cattle at Barudihi village under Tiring police limits. 

BJP slams Odisha govt over PMAY scheme, 'deaths due to house collapse'
BJP slams Odisha govt over PMAY scheme, 'deaths due to house collapse'

Addressing the media at a presser, Mohanty said, “I have a serious question for the Naveen-led government. Were the people who lost their lives due to wall collapse (during the floods in the State) not eligible beneficiaries? Why were they not given a ‘pucca’ house under PMAY-G?”

After Mahanadi system, flood alert in Subarnarekha River raises concern 
After Mahanadi system, flood alert in Subarnarekha River raises concern 

With 16 sluice gates of Galudih barrage in Jharkhand having been opened, the impact of floodwater has started visible from today morning itself. 

Balasore, Mayurbhanj receive heavy rainfall
Mayurbhanj, Balasore receive heavy rainfall, no flood threat in Budhabalanga: SRC

Addressing a presser here in Bhubaneswar, Jena said three blocks of Balasore received more than 200mm rainfall with Bhograi receiving highest 226mm rainfall. Similarly, 16 blocks of Mayurbhanj district received more than 100mm rainfall followed by 100-50mm rainfall in five blocks of Keonjhar district. 

IMD Forecast On Deep Depression
Depression to intensify into deep depression; check wind speed & rain forecast

As per the IMD bulletin, the system is likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify into a deep depression during next six hours.

Flood fear looms large as Jalaka river crosses danger mark in Balasore
Flood fear looms large as Jalaka river crosses danger mark in Balasore

Morada, Rasgobindapur and Suliapada which are situated in the upper catchment of Jalaka river in Mayurbhanj district received heavy rainfall in the past couple of days. 

De-addiction centre’s owner, aide arrested for torturing divyang inmate in Mayurbhanj
De-addiction centre’s owner, aide arrested for torturing divyang inmate in Mayurbhanj

The incident was one year old but its video went viral recently, laying bare how ruthlessly and inhumanly the inmates were being tortured in the name of treatment at the hand of the centre’s owner and his aide. 

Headmaster buries 16 quintals of MDM rice in Mayurbhanj
Headmaster buries 16 quintals of MDM rice in Mayurbhanj

According to the allegation of the local residents and parents, the headmaster of Kochilaghati Primary School has buried something around 16 quintals of MDM rice for reasons best known to him. 

Thunderstorm with lightning alert
Subdued monsoon over Odisha; IMD issues thunderstorm with lightning alert

Southwest monsoon has subdued over Odisha with considerable drop in the rainfall activities in the past couple of days.

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