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.

Chargesheet in Similipal elephant poaching witness death case soon: Forest dept to HC
Chargesheet in Similipal elephant poaching witness death case soon: Forest dept to HC

Manoj Nair, Chief Conservator Forests (CCF) and the Field Officer of the Similipal Tiger Reserve assured the court that a chargesheet will be filed in the death of Turam Purti at an early date and the case will be taken to its logical conclusion.

Similipal witness death: Three forest staff booked after deceased's wife cries murder
Similipal witness death: Three forest staff booked after deceased's wife cries murder

In her complaint, she accused three forest officials of assaulting her husband and forcibly making him consume the poison.

Cook dons teacher’s hat at Anganwadi centre in Odisha 
Cook dons teacher’s hat at Anganwadi centre in Odisha 

In the absence of an Anganwadi didi, the cook has been managing the show, by donning the teacher’s hat.  

Lone witness in Similipal tusker poaching case dies at Cuttack SCB
Lone witness in Similipal tusker poaching case dies at Cuttack SCB

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.

Similipal jumbo poaching: 3 forest staff arrested after HC rap
Similipal jumbo poaching: 3 forest staff arrested after HC rap

The carcass of the male elephant was recovered in Similipal South Wildlife Division on December 7.

Tiger skin seized
After elephant, Royal Bengal tiger poaching haunts Similipal; skin seized, 1 arrested

Environmentalists slammed the forest officials for the widespread poaching activities in Similipal.

‘Worst year for elephants in Odisha’: HC pulls up PCCF, JTF over jumbo poaching in Similipal
‘Worst year for elephants in Odisha’: HC pulls up PCCF, JTF over jumbo poaching 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.

Ranger, two forest guards suspended over alleged tusker poaching in Odisha’s Similipal 
Ranger, 2 guards suspended over alleged tusker poaching in Odisha’s Similipal 

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. 

Local oil marketing firm in trouble for using Prez Droupadi Murmu’s photo in hoardings
Local oil marketing firm in trouble for using Prez Droupadi Murmu’s photo in hoardings

The complainant, meanwhile, demanded stringent action against the oil manufacturers.

Bagha Jatin
Bagha Jatin: Odisha connection of this great freedom fighter who died fighting British forces

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.

Mayurbhanj Kai Chutney just a step away from attaining GI tag
Mayurbhanj Kai Chutney just a step away from attaining GI tag, crucial meeting on Dec 6

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.

Lack of infrastructure affecting quality education in Odisha schools
Lack of infrastructure affecting quality education in Odisha schools

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.

Airstrip Odisha
Centre grants working permission for development of Rasagobindapur airstrip in Odisha

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

Office Of Udala RWSS Asst Exec Engineer
Odisha RWSS engineer in vigilance net, raids underway in Bhubaneswar

Simultaneous raids were conducted in eight places linked to Panda including Bhubaneswar, Kendrapara and Udala.

Beating all odds snack seller’s daughter cracks OJS with flying colours
Beating all odds snack seller’s daughter cracks OJS with flying colours

His father with tears rolling down his cheeks said, “All my hard work paid off as she cracked OJS with flying colours.”

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