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.

Sarpanchs In Koida Protest Nabin Odisha Programme
Sarpanchs up in arms against Nabin Odisha event in Sundargarh scheduled tomorrow

The Sarpanchs alleged the government has reduced their powers by excluding them from the decision-making in their panchayats under the Nabin Odisha project.

Rajgangpur MLA Attends Patients At Hospital
Odisha MLA attends to patients in Rajgangpur hospital as doctors remain absent

CS Raazen Ekka, who holds a medical degree, took up the doctor’s duty at the hospital after patients complained that there were no doctors at the hospital since the past few days.

Death Penalty
Odisha man gets death penalty for rape and murder of minor girl

In the complaint filed by the victim’s mother, it was stated that she and her 4-year-old daughter were asleep in their house. Someone managed to break into the house at night and kidnapped the girl.

Minister Showers Cash During Qawwali Programme
Odisha Minister showers cash during qawwali programme in Rourkela; video goes viral

Many people say that such scenes of showering money are quite common in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country. However, it is rare for a backward area in Odisha.

Two women walking naked on road rescued in Odisha’s Sundargarh 
Two women walking naked on road rescued in Odisha’s Sundargarh 

Sundargarh BJP MLA Kusum Tete, who was passing along the road, stopped, draped them with a shawl and rescued them. The incident has become the talk of the town here. 

 scrub typhus
2 more scrub typhus cases detected in Sundargarh, case tally rises to 330

Barring two to three districts, scrub typhus has been detected in rural and urban areas of all districts of Odisha. Over 22,000 tests have been conducted in the state and over 2,800 people have tested positive for scrub typhus.

BJP holds 12-hr Sundargarh bandh, demands CBI probe into lady Asst Collector, ASI deaths 
BJP holds 12-hr Sundargarh bandh, demands CBI probe into lady Asst Collector, ASI deaths 

Demanding a CBI probe into the deaths of the Assistant Collector, who was working at the Rourkela ADM office and the ASI of Uditnagar police station, the BJP Mahila Morcha and the BJP Adivasi Morcha have given the 12-hour bandh call. 

Scrub Typhus
Scrub Typhus cases rise in Sundargarh as 11 new cases reported in single day

he mite-borne bacterial disease has been on a steady rise in western Odisha, triggering concerns.

Martyr Anil Tappo & His Wife
27 years on, Odisha martyr family’s wait for govt aid seems unending

Tappo, a resident of Chutiatola village under Sundargarh’s Kuanramunda block, had joined CISF just seven years back when his bullet-riddled body returned to his village. His son, Sandeep Tappo was just 18 months old.

Landmine recovered
Train in target of Naxals? Landmine recovered near tracks in Odisha’s Sundargarh

The landmine was recovered during a search operation by police and DVF. Later, the explosive was defused by the bomb squad.

Elephant Menace
Elephants unleash terror in Bonai; damage houses, property

The Forest department officials are trying to drive away the wild tuskers from human settlements.

Kidnapping Case
School teacher abducted for Rs 1 lakh ransom rescued in Sundargarh; narrates ordeal

At gunpoint, the miscreants made him call his wife and demand Rs 1 lakh as ransom.

Home remedy claims snakebite victim’s life in Odisha 
Home remedy claims snakebite victim’s life in Odisha 

Family members said they couldn’t take him to the hospital as it was raining and the road from where they can get vehicles for the hospital is also not within walking distance from their house. This apart, elephants were on the prowl in the locality on that fateful night. 

Lady postmaster murder case cracked
Odisha lady postmaster's murder cracked; boyfriend held for stabbing victim multiple times over love dispute

Senior police officials said that both the deceased lady postmaster Snigdha Pradhan and Nayan were in a relationship. However, Nayan stabbed Snigdha to death multiple times using a knife.

Octogenarian walks miles on ghat road for allowance
No end to plight of elderly pensioners! Octogenarian walks miles on ghat road for allowance

In a glaring example of such apathy, one Bari Dehuri of Toda village under Kalta Panchayat in Sundargarh district, who is in her 80s, has to walk at least four kilometers through ghat roads every month to collect her pension.