News from Sonepur

Subarnapur district has figured on the political and cultural map of Odisha since the pre-historic period. The chronological history of Subarnapur starts from 8th century AD. Suvarnapur or modern Subarnapur occupies a place of prime importance at different period under the rule of different royal families like the Bhanjas, the Somovamsis, and the Telgu–chodas, the kalachuais, the Gangas and the chouhans who ruled over this territory. The chronological history of Subarnapur district can be dated from 8th century AD, when it was known as Swarnapur and was a part of Khinjali Mandal, ruled by the Bhanjas as the feudatory of the Bhaumakaras of Toshali. The District was ruled by many dynasties from its past. It is known as the second temple city of Odisha. Pancharatha Temple is a highly revered shrine at Sonpur, in Odisha. This beautiful temple, constructed in a chariot size, resembles Lankeswari Temple is located inside the river Mahanadi in Subarnapur district. Subarnapur is also famous for its tie and dye work on handlooms.

Odisha Police seizes Rs 55L cash from Andhra-bound car
Odisha Police seizes Rs 55L cash from Andhra-bound car

Police were checking vehicles at College Chhak in Binika. On searching a car, police recovered cash of Rs 55.20 lakh. There were six occupants in the car which was on its way to Kakinada in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

Odisha village women beat utensils in protest demanding drinking water
Odisha village women beat utensils in protest demanding drinking water

Upset over water shortage, hundreds of women from Sargaj village under Tarbha block in Subarnapur carrying pots and buckets staged protests at the block office on Saturday. They beat utensils in unison, shouting for immediate steps for drinking water. 

Retired forest officer in Subarnapur turns Tulsi farming a profitable venture
Retired forest officer in Subarnapur turns Tulsi farming a profitable venture

Purohit is earning handsomely from this farming by selling Tulsi oil offline and online. In every two months, he harvests around 9 quintals of Tulsi leaves from which four litres of oil is extracted. Tulsi oil is in high demand for preparation of Ayurvedic medicines.  

Train At Puri Station
PM Modi to flag off Puri-Sonepur weekly express train tomorrow

PM Modi will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects worth more than Rs 68,000 crore during his visit to Odisha tomorrow (Saturday).

Odisha Governor Raghubar Das interacts with students in Sonepur
Odisha Governor Raghubar Das interacts with students in Sonepur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been guiding students, parents and teachers in his Pariksha Pe Charha (PPC) programme, said Odisha Governor Raghubar Das on Monday. 

Hyva truck 'kills 2' in Sonepur, angry locals 'vandalise police van'
Hyva truck 'kills 2' in Sonepur, angry locals 'vandalise police van'

With palpable tension prevailing at the spot, a tussle was reported between the police and the public, prompting a mild lathi charge by police to disperse the mob. 

MP couple smuggling ganja from Odisha by writing 'Media' on car arrested
MP couple smuggling ganja from Odisha by writing 'Media' on car arrested

Excise officials of Sonepur received a tip-off about the ganja trafficking and followed the car on Sonepur-Binika Road. They finally intercepted the vehicle at Kartang Chhak. 

Rescue Operation
Elderly woman dies after falling into abandoned borewell in Odisha

As per reports, she was rushed to the Sonepur hospital for treatment after her rescue. However, doctors at the hospital declared her brought dead.

Rescue Ops Launched To Rescue Woman From  Abandoned Borewell
Elderly woman falls into abandoned borewell in Odisha, rescue ops launched

Following the fall, the villagers and her family members informed the fire services department which launched a rescue operation at the spot.

Sexual harassment slur against homeguard
'Sexual favour for transfer' - Lady ASI brings sexual harassment allegations against homeguard in Sonepur

Though the lady ASI later lodged a complaint with the SP, no action was allegedly taken against Pradhan. Later, the complainant lodged a formal complaint in connection with the matter with the Northern-range IG.

From mathematics to friendship sarees, Subaranapur weavers weaving magic
National Handloom Day: From mathematics to friendship sarees, Subaranapur weavers weaving magic

The saree has been designed by Arindra Meher from Sagarpalli. Earlier in 2017, he was awarded a state award for the design.

National Handloom Day
National Handloom Day: Schemes galore still Odisha weavers in distress

Though handloom sector is a symbol of our country’s rich and varied cultural heritage, the handloom-weaving community in Odisha feels neglected as there has been no change in their financial condition.

Incessant rain triggers flood-like situations in several parts of Odisha
Incessant rain triggers flood-like situations in several parts of Odisha

The residents of Biramaharajpur area in Subarnapur district have been severely affected as floodwater has entered many low-lying villages. Manisapali, Manisapali Jungle, Brahmanipalli, Baraghat and Krushnapalli villages are marooned after Harihara Jore dam released floodwater on Tuesday night.

Patient carried On Trolley To Hospital
Patient fails to get ambulance in Odisha Health Minister’s home district

The incident was reported from Binika in Sonepur, which incidentally is the home district of Odisha Health Minister Niranjan Pujari.

Egg Attack On 5T Secretary's Carcade
Eggs hurled on 5T Secy VK Pandian’s carcade in Sonepur

As per initial reports, eggs were hurled at 5T Secretary’s carcade during his visit to the district by the activists of the Aam Aadmi Party. A group of activists of the party hurled eggs protesting 5T Secretary’s visit.

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