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.

Blot on Khaki: Two cops arrested for raping minors
Blot on Khaki: Two cops arrested for raping minors 

The duo identified as ASI Ananda Majhi and home guard Debananda Patra of Jamda Police Station was booked under the POCSO Act and produced in court on Tuesday.

Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu lambasts Odisha govt again over Amarda Airstrip
Union Minister Bishweswar Tudu lambasts Odisha govt again over Amarda Airstrip

Minister Tudu has been repeatedly pitching for the revival of the Armada Airstrip which will cater to the travel needs of the people from the Mayurbhanj, Balasore, and Keonjhar districts of Odisha.

Similipal National Park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj opens its gate to visitors 
Similipal National Park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj opens its gate to visitors 

For the first time this year, the park has been declared as a plastic-free area.

MLA, locals make NHAI official walk 2 km on potholed road in Odisha’s Jashipur 
MLA, locals make NHAI official walk 2 km on potholed road in Odisha’s Jashipur 

While commuting on the stretch, being absent-minded for even a second means to invite danger. This road has reportedly claimed three lives in the past week. 

12-year-old girl 'beaten to death' for stealing marigold plant in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj  
12-year-old girl 'beaten to death' for stealing marigold plant in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj  

The incident occurred on Wednesday night but it has now become a matter of discussion in the locality. 

Union Minister fumes over Odisha govt's 'non-cooperation' in Amarda airstrip land transfer process
Union Minister fumes over Odisha govt's 'non-cooperation' in Amarda airstrip land transfer process

Inordinate delay in the land transfer for the ambitious project has affected its work, said Tudu while talking to reporters in Baripada.

T-shirt with CM's logo controversy
Collector, SP in t-shirts with CM’s logo: Matter reaches NHRC

An organization, Nyay Pain Ladhei Parivar (NPLP) has filed a complaint with the NHRC.

'Unfortunate & ridiculous': Mayurbhanj Collector, SP spark row by wearing t-shirts with CM’s logo  
'Unfortunate & ridiculous': Mayurbhanj Collector, SP spark row by wearing t-shirts with CM’s logo  

Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi took to her X handle and described the incident as very unfortunate and ridiculous. 

Surat Police arrests two persons from Odisha for stealing diamond-studded idol from temple 
Surat Police arrests two persons from Odisha for stealing diamond-studded idol from temple 

The black-granite idol, which was stolen by the accused, was studded with a diamond, and its value is pegged at over Rs 7 lakh.

Normal life hit as BJP observes 6-hour bandh in Mayurbhanj’s Jashipur over poor road condition 
Normal life hit as BJP observes 6-hour bandh in Mayurbhanj’s Jashipur over poor road condition 

From early morning, the BJP workers were seen picketing at strategic locations. While traffic movement on the National Highway 49 and other roads has come to a grinding halt, educational institutions, business establishments, markets and shops remained closed. 

Despite abject poverty, these two Odisha girls crack NEET, set example for others 
Despite abject poverty, these two Odisha girls crack NEET, set example for others 

Subhalaxmi Sahu and Jambimani Sawayan are now MBBS students. But their journeys so far have been full of obstacles. 

Love for animals: Odisha villagers observe 10th-day ritual after elephant death, tonsure heads 
Love for animals: Odisha villagers observe 10th-day ritual after elephant death, tonsure heads 

The tenth day of the pachyderm's death coincided with World Elephant Day today.

President Droupadi Murmu's Childhood Friend
On Friendship Day, President Droupadi Murmu’s childhood friend expresses desire to meet her

Both President Droupadi Murmu and her childhood friend Tapti Mandal studied together at Uparbeda high school from standard one to five.

Meet Odisha’s first photojournalist, a centenarian, who witnessed entire gamut of transformation in
Meet Odisha’s first photojournalist, a centenarian, who witnessed entire gamut of transformation in photography

He has clicked photographs of not only kings but also of British rulers and aristocrats. On one occasion, the king of Nepal was so pleased that he gifted him a German-made camera. 

2 Forest department employees axed for throwing fireballs at elephant herd in Odisha 
2 Forest department employees axed for throwing fireballs at elephant herd in Odisha 

The villagers of Dumuria village were trying to drive away a herd of elephants on Wednesday. Then, Deepak Munda and Bapi Majhi allegedly threw fireballs at the herd. 

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