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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.

Fishermen Net Rare Fish From Subarnarekha River
Fishermen Net Rare Catch From Mayurbhanj’s Subarnarekha River

Local fishermen caught a rare fish from Subarnarekha river at Jamashola area in Mayurbhanj district on Sunday.

Lone Teacher Runs College In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj
Lone Teacher Runs College In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj

Maa Kichakeswari College in Khiching of Mayurbhanj district having hundreds of students is presently run by a single lecturer, Mukesh Behera.  

15 ZP Members Of BJP's Mayurbhanj Unit Resign
15 ZP Members Of BJP's Mayurbhanj Unit Resign Ahead Of Panchayat Polls

In a massive setback to the BJP ahead of the upcoming three-tier Panchayat Elections in the State, as many as 15 Zilla Parishad members of the party's Mayurbhanj unit resigned from their post as well the primary membership of the party on Friday.

Mob Scuffle With Cops During Sheep Fighting Competition In Odisha
Mob Scuffles With Cops During Sheep Fighting Competition In Odisha

A group of policemen from Jamada police station found themselves at the receiving end of mob fury when they tried to intervene during a sheep fighting competition at Guduta village in Mayurbhanj district.

Covid Claims 2 Kids In Odisha
Two Children Succumb To Covid-19 In Odisha

The State Health Department of Odisha on Friday informed about the death of as many as two children due to Covid infection.

Covid-19 Pandemic Curbs Leave Odisha Artisans In Lurch
Covid-19 Pandemic Curbs Leave Odisha Artisans In Lurch

Unable to find buyers for their products due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the stone artisans of Soro in Balasore district are staring at an uncertain future.

Weather Update: IMD Predicts Thunderstorm, Lightning In Several Odisha Districts
Weather Update: IMD Predicts Thunderstorm, Lightning In Several Odisha Districts

Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.

 IMD Issues Thunderstorm, Lightning Alert For Odisha; Yellow Warning For Several Districts
IMD Issues Thunderstorm, Lightning Alert For Odisha; Yellow Warning For Several Districts

IMD has predicted thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places over the districts of Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Khordhaa, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in the next 24 hours.

3 Arrested For Selling Infant In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj
3 Arrested For Selling Infant In Odisha’s Mayurbhanj 

The mother of the baby, identified as Malati Diga of Sankhabhanga village under Jharpokharia police limits in the district, had filed an FIR with the Jharpokharia Police on Sunday in this regard. 

Heritage Rail Museum
Heritage Rail Museum In Baripada: A Slice Of History To Soon Become Reality

South Eastern Railway, Kharagpur has undertaken the construction work of heritage railway museum project in Baripada with an estimated cost of Rs 1.55 Crore

oman, Daughter Attacked Over Suspicion Of Sorcery
Witch Hunting In Odisha: Woman, Daughter Attacked Over Suspicion Of Sorcery

The victim duo has taken shelter at the house of a local resident Sibashankar Hansda, who is a teacher by profession.

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Cultivation Takes A Hit Due To Fertiliser Scarcity During Peak Farming Period In Odisha

Shortage of Urea that severely hit the agricultural activities in various parts of Odisha pushed the farming community in despair

BJD MP, MLAs Throw Covid Norms To Wind At ‘World Tribal Day’ Event In Mayurbhanj
BJD MP, MLAs Throw Covid Norms To Wind At ‘World Tribal Day’ Event In Mayurbhanj

It was observed that most of the leaders had no masks on their faces and they didn't even maintain social distancing during the program in clear defiance to the Covid appropriate behaviour norms.

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Heavy Rain Forecast: 14 Districts Of Odisha Put On Alert Today

Several low-lying areas are likely to get waterlogged due to the heavy rain induced by low-pressure over the Bay of Bengal

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Tribal Woman Beheaded Over Suspicion Of Witchcraft In Odisha

Jamira Singh beheaded the woman with an axe and threw the body at a place near the village on July 9, police said.

ACF death
'My Husband Had Affairs With Other Women': Claims Late ACF Soumya Ranjan's Widow

Soumya had changed the password of his mobile phone after she learnt his relationship. Even he had removed the contact lists and cleared Whatsapp chat history, Bidya further alleged.

Covid Cases
Odisha Sees Its Biggest Toll Of 68 Covid Fatalities

Odisha reported its highest toll of 68 deaths due to Covid infection taking the overall number of fatalities to 4,730 in the pandemic

Little Dancing Prodigies From Odisha, Divyangana And Archita,To Represent India In International For
Little Dancing Prodigies From Odisha, Divyangana And Archita,To Represent India In International Forum

Divyangana bagged the title in senior event while Archita won the show in the junior level.

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Covid-19: Odisha Sees 46 Deaths, Over 3K New Cases

Odisha reported 46 fatalities due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours taking the virus toll to 4,109 even as 3,222 people tested positive for the virus during the period pushing the cumulative positive tally to 91,6109 in the State.

Odisha Lockdown
Will Odisha Completely Unlock From July 1; Major Announcement Today On New Covid Guidelines

Though the Covid-19 graphs in majority of districts in the State have waned, the situation is still far from satisfactory in some districts, especially in the coastal belts of Odisha.

Mona Biswarupa Mohanty
Odisha Artist Gets UAE's Golden Visa

Mona Biswarupa Mohanty, an artist from Odisha's Mayurbhanj district, has received the UAE's coveted 'golden visa' or long-term residence visa for 10 years.

IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts
IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts

Light to moderate rain or thundershower is also likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar.

Odisha Govt Orders Streamlining Covid Testing Process In State
Odisha's Daily Covid Tally Drops To 2,640, New Fatalities 40

The vacillating trend of the daily Covid cases in Odisha for the past several days saw a big drop on Tuesday with the State recording 2,640 positives, its record low in over last two months. The new cases have taken the State's cumulative virus count tally to 9,06,429.