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.

President Droupadi Murmu’s childhood friend Chinmayee
President Droupadi Murmu’s childhood friend Chinmayee reminisces unforgettable memories

As per Chinmayee, the President’s villagers must be on cloud nine for her visit there.

President Droupadi Murmu arrives at Pahadpur
President Murmu begins three-day visit to her home district

Murmu was given a ceremonial welcome at the Badampahad helipad by Governor Ganeshi Lal, Union Minister Bisheswar Tudu, Odisha steel and mines minister Prafulla Mallick and local MLAs.

President Droupadi Murmu's Odisha Visit
President Droupadi Murmu Odisha visit LIVE UPDATES: President Murmu addresses in darkness amid power outage during MSCB University convocation

President Droupadi Murmu has arrived on a three-day visit to her home district Mayurbhanj on Thursday and visited her in-law's village Pahadpur in

Thunderstorm Warning
Moderate thunderstorm activity with gusty wind likely in Odisha: IMD

“Under the influence of a prevailing low-level moist easterly from Bay of Bengal and middle and upper-tropospheric westerly trough, an increase in thunderstorm activity is very likely over districts of Odisha during next 4-5 days,” said IMD.

Elephant poacher arrested, 4 tusks seized in Odisha 
Elephant poacher arrested, 4 tusks seized in Odisha 

Acting on a tip-off, a team of the Forest Department conducted raids at his house and seized the tusks. Three others are still on the run in connection with the case. 

Thunderstorm Alert
Relief from heat wave likely as IMD issues yellow warning for thunderstorm and lightning

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), several parts of Odisha are likely to experience thunderstorm activity in the next five days.

3 women killed, 4 critical in lightning strike in Odisha
3 women killed, 4 critical in lightning strike in Odisha

According to sources, all the victims had come to the village to attend the last rites of a deceased person. Suddenly, a lightning struck the house where all of them were present. 

School students carrying MDM plates walk 1.5kms to meet BDO in Odisha  
School students carrying MDM plates walk 1.5kms to meet BDO in Odisha  

The students of Binod Ray Upper Primary School at Rasgovindpur village were being given mid-day meals today. However, the school ran out of curry and when the students asked for more, they were denied. 

Odisha Weather Updates
Max temp to rise by 2 to 4 degrees in Odisha, thunderstorm likely on April 7: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday informed that the maximum temperature is very likely to rise by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius during the next two days.

Once a lecturer, this Odisha man now gives shape to creativity with colours and brushes   
Once a lecturer, this Odisha man now gives shape to creativity with colours and brushes   

You would be forgiven for thinking him to be a professional artist. But he is an engineer. After B. Tech in 2002 and M. Tech in 2010, he joined a private engineering college as a lecturer. 

3 including youth who abducted and shot at minor girl arrested in Odisha  
3 including youth who abducted and shot at minor girl arrested in Odisha  

The police recovered a pistol, three live bullets and four mobile phones from their possession. The injured girl is recuperating at PRM Medical College and Hospital in Baripada. 

Similipal wildfire
Forest fires continue to rage in Similipal National Park in Odisha, pose threat to wild animals

Even though forest officials are trying to douse the fires, they have not been able to contain the blaze fully.

25 injured as Bhubaneswar-bound bus turns turtle in Mayurbhanj
25 injured as Bhubaneswar-bound bus turns turtle in Mayurbhanj

Upon being informed about the incident, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) ambulances and Fire Services personnel reached the spot and rescued the injured passengers. The rescue operation was carried out for around half an hour.

Accident in Bolangir
Odisha school girl's miraculous escape from horrific accident caught on camera

Baisinga police seized the tractor and detained the driver. His questioning is currently underway.

KGF in Odisha! Gold deposits found in Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Deogarh districts
KGF in Odisha! Gold deposits found in Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Deogarh districts

Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallik informed in the House that Dimirimunda, Kushakala, Gotipur, and Gopur in Keonjhar district; Joshipur, Suriaguda, Ruansila, Dhushura hill in Mayurbhanj district and Adas area in Deogarh district have gold deposits. 

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