News from Rourkela

Known as the Industrial Capital of Odisha, It is the third-largest Urban Agglomeration in the State. The city is also popularly known as Ispat Nagar and Steel City. Rourkela Steel Plant which was set up with German collaboration is located in the city.

Accident Near Bonai
15 injured as Rourkela-bound bus collides head-on with truck in Sundargarh

The bus named Anupama had approximately 30 passengers on board when the mishap occurred. The bus was en route to Rourkela from Bhubaneswar.

Youths Go Door-To-Door For Fundraising
Youths go door-to-door for ambulance fee, last rites of neighbours died in LPG cylinder blast

As per reports, a cylinder blast at Ada Bariha’s home at Kanut village on February 10 resulted in serious injury to three of the same family. They were admitted to a hospital in Rourkela for treatment where one person died on February 12 and the other two died yesterday.

Bharat Bandh Observed In Rourkela
Bharat Bandh: Mixed effect of trade unions' stir witnessed in Odisha

The day-long protest which began at 6 am will continue till 4 pm in the rural parts of India on Friday where the protesters are seen picketing in front of all the Central government offices.

BJD-BJP Are Same
BJD-BJP doing shadowboxing in Odisha; only difference is ‘D’ and ‘P’, says Congress’ Jairam Ramesh

According to Ramesh, the only difference is P and D while B and J are common in BJP and BJD. “In one party, there is double ‘P’ and you know them who are running the government. One P is running the government in the name of another P.

Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra
There is partnership govt in Odisha, alleges Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra

While addressing a massive gathering during Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra at Panposh in Rourkela, Rahul Gandhi said that the BJP and RSS are spreading hatred which is affecting the country. He suggested to open ‘Mohabat Ki Dukan’.

Cholera outbreak in Rourkela: NGT seeks report from Sundargarh administration 
Cholera outbreak in Rourkela: NGT seeks report from Sundargarh administration 

The NGT held a hearing of the case on January 25. The Sundargarh Collector, the Rourkela Municipal Corporation, the Odisha State Pollution Control Board, the secretary of the Forest, Environment and Climate Change Department, and the Central Pollution Control Board have been made parties/respondents in the case. 

Devotee from Rourkela missing in Ayodhya since Pran Pratishtha 
Devotee from Rourkela missing in Ayodhya since Pran Pratishtha 

In Ayodhya, Rohit has been moving about the streets holding the photograph of his missing father Manoj Bebarta to get clues about his whereabouts. He has also filed a missing complaint at the police station.     

Odisha Police busts cryptocurrency racket operating from Cambodia
Odisha Police busts cryptocurrency racket operating from Cambodia

Rourkela SP Mitrabhanu Satpathy said, “The accused usually make fake applications and lure people into investing in various shares by promising high returns. They made an India SEBI App through which they received investments from various parts of the country and even abroad. About 210 cases are pending against the gang in different states.”

CBI arrests senior GST superintendent for accepting Rs 20,000 bribe in Odisha 
CBI arrests senior GST superintendent for accepting Rs 20,000 bribe in Odisha 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday caught the Goods and Services Tax (GST) superintendent red-handed while accepting bribe from a contractor in Sundargarh district’s Rourkela. 

Parrot smuggling cracked; two arrested by forest department in Odisha's Rourkela
Parrot smuggling cracked; two arrested by forest department in Odisha's Rourkela

Acting on a tip-off about the bird smuggling, forest officials raided an area in Rourkela and on the borders of Jharkhand on Tuesday. They seized a large number of parrots which were being smuggled into other states for sale.

Diya Made In Rourkela
‘Odisha’s largest diya’ to be lit in Rourkela to mark Ram Temple consecration ceremony on Jan 22

As per reports, the artisans in Rourkela are making a diya which has a width of 12-feet and height of 5.5 feet. An organisation, Smile Forever Foundation has taken the initiative to make the diya. It will hold 6500 litres of ghee. It is claimed to be the largest diya ever made in Odisha.

BJP Meeting In Rourkela
2024 Elections: Western Odisha now on BJP’s radar, focus on booth management

Senior BJP leaders informed that several top Central leaders of the party, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, and others will be visiting Odisha in a phased manner.

Bisra Police Station
New Year feast turns tragic as youth shoots brother dead in Rourkela, accused detained

As per reports, some friends including the sibling duo, Khiradhara and his elder brother Umesh Singh, were having a feast at Teterkela ghat on the occasion of new year on Monday.

Cholera outbreak: Central team reviews situation in Rourkela
Cholera outbreak: Central team reviews situation in Rourkela

Two members of a five-member expert team visited the Rourkela Government Hospital (RGH) and held discussions with senior doctors and other staff of the hospital about the reasons for the spread of cholera.

Rourkela DSP, Nalita Modi
Four arrested in Sundargarh minor girl rape case

The accused have been identified as Bisra government hospital pharmacist Sanat Kumar Mohanty, owner of a private nursing home Sanjay Kumar Panda, Mahavir Mahato, his brother, and prime accused Sanjit Mahato.

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