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.

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.

Pangolin Scales Seized
Pangolin Scales Seized In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj, 15 Detained

As many as 15 persons have been detained by the police for smuggling the wildlife product. Police have also seized three bikes and other incriminating materials from their possession

When A River Turns Sorrow For People: A Report From Mayurbhanj
Know Why This River Is A Source Of Constant Worry For These Mayurbhanj Villagers

Sanja river has been the sorrow of people living in Kendugadi village under Khunta block of Mayurbhanj district. In the absence of a bridge, the villagers are facing a lot of hardships in commuting.

Power Bill Shocks Odisha Villagers
Power Bill Shocks Odisha Villagers Living In Darkness

Irked villagers reportedly staged a road blockade at Patharakhani Chhak demanding immediate electric connection to their village

Similipal National Park Closed For Tourists For Indefinite Period
Similipal National Park Closed For Tourists For Indefinite Period

The authorities said that most trails in the park have become slushy under the impact of rainfall for last few days and thick blanket of fog engulfing the national park could become dangerous for the travelers or safari, so it has been decided to keep visitors away from the biosphere reserve. 

Similipal National Park To Reopen From Nov 1
Similipal National Park To Reopen From Nov 1, Tourists Can Avail Bicycle Tours, No Plastic

The famous Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district is all set to welcome back tourists this year from November 1.

Baripada Showdown: JMM Protest Near Biju Statue Irks BJD
Baripada Showdown: JMM Protest Near Biju Statue Irks BJD

Protesting the incident, hundreds of JMM workers today used placards with slogans against BJD during their agitation and placed them near Biju Patnaik's statue. Even though the police were present at the spot, it has been alleged that it did not stop the protesters. 

BJP’s 12-Hour Bandh Affects Normal Life In Mayurbhanj
BJP’s 12-Hour Bandh Affects Normal Life In Mayurbhanj

BJP members including the workers of the party’s women wing picketed at Palabani Chhak on National Highway-49 in Baripada disrupting traffic movement on the route. The BJP supporters also stopped vehicles at Udala, Karanjia and Rairangpur.

Naveen's Mayurbhanj Tour: BJD Workers Punched BJP, JMM Activists For Black Flag Protest
Naveen's Mayurbhanj Tour: BJD Workers Punched BJP, JMM Activists For Black Flag Protest

As per reports, the BJD workers had assaulted two activists of JMM and BJP for attempting to show black flags to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik near the helipad when they were chased and attacked by the ruling party workers. who had come to welcome their party president.

Mayurbhanj Gangrape
Woman Gangraped, Stick Inserted In Private Parts In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj

Dr Dhananjay Soren, a doctor at Sukruli CHC said, “The woman was admitted to the hospital by the Fire Services staff at around 7 pm. The survivor told us that she had been gang-raped by two men. She has received critical injuries on her head and private parts. She has been given primary treatment here,” he added.