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.
He was the only eyewitness in the heinous crime and was being threatened by the three suspended officials who have now been arrested after Orissa High Court came down heavily on the forest department and termed 2022 as the worst year for elephants in Odisha.
The carcass of the male elephant was recovered in Similipal South Wildlife Division on December 7.
Environmentalists slammed the forest officials for the widespread poaching activities in Similipal.
A bench of Orissa High Court comprising Chief Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Murahari Sri Raman expressed deep concern over killing of an elephant by three forest officials in Similipal Tiger Reserve in Mayurbhanj district recently.
Locals of Bakua and nearby villages in Similipal sanctuary had alleged that some employees of Jenabil range had killed a tusker and after extracting its tusks, they set the carcass on fire and threw the ash and remnants into a river in an attempt to destroy the evidence.
The complainant, meanwhile, demanded stringent action against the oil manufacturers.
Jatindranath was born on December 7, 1879, in Kayagram village under Kushtia district (Present-day Nadia, Bangladesh), in Bengal Presidency, British India. He was that Royal Bengal Tiger, whose claws even threatened the almighty British Empire.
The GI Registry has constituted a Consultative Group of Expert as per Rule 33 of Geographical Indications (Registration & Protection) Rules, 2002 to ascertain the correctness of the particulars furnished in the application.
While students are being taught in an unsafe building in Astaranga, shortage of classrooms prompts teachers to teach students from Class I to Class V in a classroom.
The President of India has granted working permission to government of Odisha on defence land admeasuring 160.35 acres at Amarda Road in the district of Mayurbhanj for development of airstrip at Rasgovindpur near Amarda Road in Mayurbhanj district
Simultaneous raids were conducted in eight places linked to Panda including Bhubaneswar, Kendrapara and Udala.
His father with tears rolling down his cheeks said, “All my hard work paid off as she cracked OJS with flying colours.”
If Droupadi Murmu's earlier visits to Srimandir brought joy for Mayurbhanj priests, the upcoming visit bears a special significance as she will be visiting as the President of India.
A youth of Kaptipada was accidentally electrocuted while he was trying to catch fish by dipping live electric wires in the water.
The southwest monsoon is likely to further withdraw from remaining parts of Gujarat, some parts of Maharashtra and some parts of east India during subsequent two days.