News from Nayagarh

Nayagarh State was one of the princely states of India from the period of the British Raj. It was created in 1992 when the erstwhile Puri District was split into three distinct districts, namely Khurdha, Nayagarh and Puri. It is home to the Baisipali Wildlife Sanctuary.

Odisha Elections 2024: Dasapalla voters want pro-poor leader, can parties deliver?
Odisha Elections 2024: Dasapalla voters want pro-poor leader, can parties deliver?

With the 2024 Lok Sabha and Odisha Assembly elections approaching fast, the political atmosphere in Dasapalla has already started to heat up. 

SHG women ‘hold Kangaroo court’ over family dispute in Odisha’s Nayagarh!
SHG women ‘hold Kangaroo court’ over family dispute in Odisha’s Nayagarh!

It was even alleged that some SHG members ‘delivered justice and forced the members of a family -- Gajendra Sahu and his wife Molisa Sahu -- to grind their noses on the ground as punishment’. The couple tendered apologies but refused to grind their noses on the ground.

Police At The Crime Scene
Woman kills husband, buries body at home to hide extra-marital affair in Odisha’s Nayagarh

As per sources, Nayak used to stay at her in-laws' house. His father had lodged a missing complaint at Odagaon police station after he got suspicious over a bulge on the floor in his in-laws' house.

Nayagarh Police Station
Odisha medical staff 'attempts to outrage modesty of minor girl in hospital lift', detained

As per reports, the minor victim, who is the daughter of a patient getting treatment at the Nayagarh DHH, had gone to fetch medicine last night. However, Pratap, who was also in the same lift with the girl, allegedly misbehaved with her and tried to outrage her modesty.

Pari Rape And Murder Case
Pari rape and murder case: Accused sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment; victim's family not happy over judgment

As there were no eyewitnesses in the case, the Court gave the verdict after going through the circumstantial evidence and examination of over 31 witnesses.

Patient Carried On Makeshift Stretcher
No end to plight: Patient carried on makeshift stretcher for 2 km in absence of motorable road

Shocking pictures emerged from Sadabhuin village under Dasapalla block where a patient was carried on a makeshift stretcher for 2 km due to the unavailability of a motorable road connecting the village.

Injured Students Sent To Hospital For Treatment
3 students dead, 11 critical after picnic bus hits truck in Odisha’s Nayagarh

The mishap occurred on Friday night when more than 50 students from a coaching centre at Daspalla were on their way to Harishankar and Nrusinghanath in Bolangir for a picnic.

Poachers ‘electrocute’ elephant for tusks in Odisha
Poachers ‘electrocute’ elephant for tusks in Odisha 

The Nayagarh DFO, DCF, and a joint task force are carrying out the probe. As per sources, forest officials have detained three persons who are being interrogated in connection with the matter.

Broken Bridge In Nayagarh
2 years after major accident, commuters still forced to take ‘dangerous’ bridge in Nayagarh

As per reports, the bridge shakes dangerously whenever a heavy vehicle goes over it. The dilapidated old bridge is broken in many places and poses a grave threat to commuters.

Vigilance Raid On Nayagarh MVI's Home
Nayagarh MVI in vigilance lens over disproportionate assets, raids underway

Simultaneous house searches were conducted by Odisha Vigilance teams led by 6 DSPs, 3 Inspectors, 8 ASIs and other staff after obtaining search warrants issued by Special Judge, Vigilance, Bhubaneswar at 7 places in Khordha (Bhubaneswar), Nayagarh and Cuttack districts.

BJD MLA Arun Sahoo left squirming as farmers fume over 'Katni Chhatni' 
BJD MLA Arun Sahoo left squirming as farmers fume over 'Katni Chhatni' 

No sooner was a paddy procurement centre opened in Nayagarh than the issue of ‘katni chhatni’ (weight reduction in per quintal of paddy) raised the heat in Nayagarh on Wednesday. 

Elephant Carcass In Nayagarh
Nayagarh jumbo with ‘bullet wound’ succumbs after 3 days’ battle for life

As per reports, the tusker had a wound on its leg suspected to be caused by a bullet and it was being treated by a veterinary team from Nandankanan Zoological Park.

Nag Idols Recovered From River
8 antique ‘Nag idols’ found in Mahanadi river near Nayagarh

It is pertinent to mention here that a 500-year-old Gopinath Temple was also discovered in the same area a few years back. Now, the recovery of Nag idols is said to be connected to either the Gopinath Temple or any other Temple submerged in the river.

Treatment of injured elephant begins
Nandankanan team reaches Nayagarh for treatment of injured elephant

The five-member expert team started treatment after tranqulising the injured elephant. Khordha DFO and other senior officials of the Forest department are also at the spot.

Mini Bus Rear-Ends Truck Parked On NH
1 dead, 5 critical as van carrying picnickers hits parked truck in Odisha’s Nayagarh

As per reports, the van with a picnic party of 15-16 youths was returning from Daringibadi in Kandhamal district to Cuttack’s Athagarh.