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.

Men feast on human flesh
Odisha shocker! 2 drunk men ‘feast’ on human flesh at crematorium

In one such incident, two men have been accused of feasting on human flesh collected from a crematorium in Odisha. The shocking incident has been reported from Dantunibindha village under Badasahi block of Mayurbhanj district.

Odisha bike mechanic builds replica of iconic Dakota aircraft using coconut shells
Odisha bike mechanic builds replica of iconic Dakota aircraft using coconut shells

The replica of the Dakota aircraft, which measures 3 feet 6 inches, was built using coconut shells only and it took almost two months to give the shape to the craft.

Illegal Gun Factory Busted
Illegal gun factory busted in Similipal fringe area; SP issues deadline to poachers to surrender

Mayurbhanj SP, B. Gangadhar said that a massive drive will be launched shortly and we appeal poachers and those involved in illegal gun manufacturing to surrender before July 30, or else stern action will be taken against them.

Woman sells baby
Woman sells 8-month-old daughter for Rs 800; baby rescued after FIR by husband

The woman, identified as Karami Murmu, decided to hand over her daughter to another woman in lieu of the meagre amount as she found it difficult to raise her second child. Her first child is a daughter.

10 arrested in connection with Forester murder in Similipal, Odisha 
10 arrested in connection with Forester murder in Similipal, Odisha 

Forester Mati Hansda was shot dead allegedly by poachers inside the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) on June 16.

Minor girl kidnapped
Minor girl ‘abducted’ in Mayurbhanj; two accused including woman punished in Kangaroo court

Meanwhile, on getting information Karanjia police reached the spot today and rescued the woman and the youth who were held captive by the locals.

Similipal forester killing: Forest dept employees launch symbolic protest
Similipal forester killing: Forest dept employees launch symbolic protest

Apart from holding the protest, the agitating forest department employees also demanded fulfillment of their five-point charter of demands at the earliest.

Forester shot dead
Forester shot dead by poachers in Similipal

As per initial reports, an exchange of fire broke out between a team of forest department officials and a group of poachers on late Friday night. The incident occurred when the forest department team was carrying out patrolling inside Similipal Sanctuary at Gamuchajharan.

Power outage During President Murmus Speech
'Security breach' during President Droupadi Murmu’s Odisha visit: Bhanja Sena calls for Mayurbhanj bandh on May 15

Earlier, an inconclusive meeting was held in this connection in the presence of the Mayurbhanj Collector and the SP, and members of Bhanja Sena.

Odisha pharmacist suspended for clicking selfies with President’s chopper
Odisha pharmacist suspended for clicking selfies with President’s chopper

With the photos going viral, it was seen as a serious lapse in the security of the President. Taking it seriously, Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Mayurbhanj, Rupabhanu Mishra suspended the pharmacist.

Power outage during President's address: Possibility of conspiracy can’t be ruled out, says MSCB University VC
Power outage during President's address: Possibility of conspiracy can’t be ruled out, says MSCB University VC

"There is the possibility of a conspiracy behind this. But we can’t tolerate the insult. We would bring out the truth behind it,” said MSCBU Vice Chancellor Santosh Kumar Tripathy.  

Not allowed to President’s programme despite invitation: Former Odisha Minister 
Not allowed to President’s programme despite invitation: Former Odisha Minister 

Former Minister Saraswati Hembram alleged that the university authorities have insulted her by not allowing her into the hall after inviting her to the event. 

President Droupadi Murmu
Be job givers instead of job seekers, President Droupadi Murmu urges students

During her address, the President also said that the world today is going through complex situation of global warming and climate change which have emerged as major challenges.

This soil taught me to walk, run & fly: President Droupadi Murmu at Home District in Odisha 
This soil taught me to walk, run & fly: President Droupadi Murmu at Home District in Odisha 

“I was born at Uparabeda. And, I was reborn at Rairangpur. You showered your love and affection on me so generously that I became a councillor. Three years later, it was you who sent me to the Odisha Legislative Assembly,” said the first citizen of India.  

Fraudster Who Duped Job Aspirants
Youth arrested in Bhubaneswar for duping Rs 25 lakh from job aspirants

The accused duped job aspirants by opening a consultancy firm Near Hanspal in Bhubaneswar. However, he was arrested after one of the job aspirants lodged a complaint against him accusing Palai of cheating.

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