News from Sundargarh

Sundargarh district occupies a prominent position in the mineral map of Odisha and is rich in iron ore, limestone, and manganese. True to its name, this beautiful District of Sundargarh with about 43 percent of its total area under forest cover and numerous colorful tribes dotting its landscape and with abundant mining potential is bounded by Ranchi District of Jharkhand on the North; Raigarh District of Chhatisgarh on the west .Sundargarh is recognized as an industrial district of Odisha. Steel Plant, Fertilizer Plant, Cement factory, Ferro Vanadium Plant, Machine building factory, Glass and china clay factory and Spinning mills are some of the major industries of this District. The Steel Plant of Rourkela in this District has the first government sector plant built with foreign collaboration and was the first in India to use LD oxygen technology.

3 including 2 minors go missing in Odisha’s Ib River 
3 including 2 minors go missing in Odisha’s Ib River 

A picnic turned tragic after three including two minors went missing while taking a bath in Ib River in Sundargarh on Saturday. 

Koida Forest Range Officer's Office
Woman dies in elephant attack in Odisha’s Sundargarh

As per reports, the woman was sleeping in her home when the wild tusker came to her house in search of paddy grains. Smelling danger, Bhadra ran out of her house, but the elephant chased her and reportedly trampled her to death.

Power blackout for 2 years! Odisha village living in dark
Power blackout for 2 years! Odisha village living in dark

As per reports, the two-year-long blackout has resulted from three defunct transformers. Locals lamented that a transformer installed at Munda Sahi went kaput two years ago, but the distribution company has not set it right despite repeated pleas of consumers.

Villagers Demanding Electricity In Front Of Koida Panchayat Samiti Office
Travesty! These Odisha villages yet to see 'light' even 77 years after Independence

Looking at these villages, one can easily fathom the neglect these villagers have been subjected to all these years.

Four bike-borne miscreants rob petrol pump staffer of Rs 2 lakh in Odisha’s Sundargarh 
Four bike-borne miscreants rob petrol pump staffer of Rs 2 lakh in Odisha’s Sundargarh 

Four bike-borne unidentified miscreants allegedly attacked a petrol pump staff with sharp weapons and decamped with Rs 2 lakh at Lamloi Square in Sundargarh’s Rajgangpur on Thursday. 

Sans electricity, tribal students in Odisha's Sundargarh struggling during exam time
Sans electricity, tribal students in Odisha's Sundargarh struggling during exam time

Contrary to the state government’s claim on the reformation in the energy sector, tribal students including those of Class-X have been struggling to prepare for the exams under the light of oil lamps in the absence of electricity for the last three months.

Four mutilated bodies found on rail track on Odisha-Jharkhand border
Four mutilated bodies found on rail track on Odisha-Jharkhand border

DSP Rakesh Minj and a team of the Government Railway Police along with a forensic team rushed to the spot and started an investigation into the matter. The bodies have been seized for post-mortem.

Odisha Governor's social media post exposes drinking water problems of villagers 
Odisha Governor's social media post exposes drinking water problems of villagers 

Odisha Governor Raghubar Das once again unmasked the state government with a post on his social media handle X.

Carcass of elephant calf found in Odisha’s Sundargarh  
Carcass of elephant calf found in Odisha’s Sundargarh  

A carcass of a male elephant calf was found in the teak forest near Malda village under the Koida range of Sundargarh district on Tuesday. 

Odisha Guv interacts with farmers, students in Sundargarh
Odisha Guv interacts with farmers, students in Sundargarh

The farmers of Subdega block in Sundargarh district are hopeful that their problems will soon be addressed as Governor Raghubar Das heard their grievances during his one-day visit to the district on Monday. 

I am here to listen to people's grievances: Rahul Gandhi in Odisha 
I am here to listen to people's grievances: Rahul Gandhi in Odisha 

I will stay in Odisha for three days and listen to people’s grievances, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at a meeting in Odisha’s Biramitrapur on Tuesday.

Odisha’s Smashan Bandhu members go off beaten path to ensure dignity for the dead
Odisha’s Smashan Bandhu members go off beaten path to ensure dignity for the dead

In this world, when most people are worshipping at the altar of their own interest, a bunch of like-minded people are going the extra mile to ensure dignity for the dead.

Students Hospitalised in Sundergarh
30 girl students of Sevashram school in Sundergarh hospitalised

Following the incident, the girl students were immediately rushed to the hospital and were provided necessary treatment by doctors. Some of the students were discharged after treatment at Bonai hospital.

Two persons critical in murderous attack in Odisha’s Sundargarh
Two persons critical in murderous attack in Odisha’s Sundargarh

Police detained three miscreants for allegedly attacking two persons at Sagadabhanga village under Koida Police limits of Sundargarh on Saturday. 

Sore over ‘perennial’ jumbo mayhem, Odisha's Bonai people lay siege to road
Sore over ‘perennial’ jumbo mayhem, Odisha's Bonai people lay siege to road

A villager of Godua alleged, “Entry of elephants in our village is a routine affair. Four houses were demolished by an elephant. We demand immediate compensation for the loss.” The villagers alleged that the forest department is doing nothing to curb the elephant mayhem. 

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