Tag: Astaranga

Rs 70 L But No Water?
Rs 70 Lakh Spent But No Drinking Water? Villagers In Puri Protest

Clean drinking water seems to be a distant dream for the residents of villages under Korana panchayat of Astranga block in Puri district. Water taps in this area are releasing contaminated salty water while many are lying defunct for years together now.

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  • Tuesday, 04 October 2022
Sisua bridge demand
Villagers in cut-off areas of Astaranga kept waiting for bridge

Puri: Country-made boats are the only option for the residents of Sisua Panchayat in Puri district owing to absence of a bridge in the region. Five villages-Chhenu, Tandahar, Udaykani, Katakana and Kalamkani are considered to be the cut-off areas of Astaranga as the region is surrounded by water of Bay of Bengal along with Prachee […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Youth arrested for attacking Tehsildar

Puri: A youth was arrested today for allegedly attacking Janmejay Sahu, Tehsildar of Astaranga in Puri. According to reports, the incident took place yesterday when the Tehsildar was returning from Astaranga on his vehicle. While Sahu was on his way he was chased by some youths after his vehicle overtook them. In Konark, Sahu was […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Illegal hatchling trade endangering Khainga fish of Astaranga

Konark: Known for its unique taste, Khainga Fish (Mugil Cephalus) found in Astaranga area of Puri district is staring at extinction amid rampant illegal trading of hatchlings. According to sources, huge amounts of seeds found at the Debi River confluence are being illegally fished and then sold off in West Bengal. The mafia involved in […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Indira Awaas Yojana: Vigilance detects irregularities, seizes many documents in Puri

Puri: Documents showing extensive irregularities in allotment of Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) houses in Astaranga Block of Puri district, during the year 2000-2006, has been seized by Odisha Vigilance. The seized documents include 27 files of six villages in Patalada panchayat and 35 files of three villages in Kendrapati panchayat. While money for construction of […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
bus mishap
3 die, 40 hurt in bus mishap in Konark

Konark: In a tragic incident, three were killed and 40 injured when a bus going towards Paradip from Astaranga overturned into a canal near Jiunti Chhak here this morning. Driver and another staff of the bus ‘HariOm’ were among the three persons who died on the accident spot. The injured passengers were rushed to the […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Olive Ridley hatchlings
Puri beaches turn mass nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtles

Puri: Thousands of Olive Ridley hatchlings crawling their way to the sea has turned out to be a spectacular site for environment lovers on the beaches of Odisha. And this is not in Rushikulya of Ganjam or Gahirmatha in Kendrapara district. The rare sighting of baby turtles has been found now in coastal areas of […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
4 years on, Talada bridge on Devi river hangs in balance

Puri: Even as four years have elapsed since Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid foundation stone of a bridge for the welfare of Talada islanders in Astaranga block of Puri district, the dream project of the local residents is yet to see the light of the day. As many as 10,000 inhabitants of the island rely […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
FISHFED, IOCL ink MoU for subsidized diesel to fishermen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Fisheries department’s FISHFED and IOCL inked a MoU to provide subsidized diesel for fishing trawlers and boats operated by fishermen in the State. The MoU was signed in presence of Odisha Agriculture minister, Pradeep Maharathy. As per the terms of the MoU, the fishermen will get 50 paisa subsidy on a litre of […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
drowning Odisha
Engineering student drowns in sea at Astaranga

Astaranga: An engineering student drowned in sea today near Jahania in Astaranga area. The deceased have been identified as Alok Jena from Sambalpur. Also Read:  Woman arrested for drowning daughters to death According to sources, Alok was a B-Tech student studying in a Bhubaneswar-based engineering college.

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Administration on toes as mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles begins

Kendrapara/Puri: It is now testing time for authorities as the mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley turtles has begun at Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Kendrapara and Astaranga in Puri district. Hundreds of Olive Ridley turtles are now thronging the two prominent locations in Odisha to lay eggs. This has prompted officials of the forest department […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Youth arrested while on way to get married

Puri: A youth was arrested by Astaranga Police in Puri district while he was on his way to get married based on a complaint lodged against him for maintaining physical relations with a minor girl on the pretext of marriage. The police arrested the youth along with his father, while he was on his way […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Youth Killed In Front Of His Father In Odisha

Puri: Ongoing dispute between two groups took an ugly turn after a youth was brutally murdered in front of his father at Alasahi village under Astaranga Police limits in Puri on Saturday night. The deceased has been identified as Dillip Swain. As per reports, Dilip’s family had a long standing dispute with some persons in […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Property Dispute
Odisha: Man Assaults Mother-Daughter Duo Over Property Dispute, Video Goes Viral

Puri: Tension prevailed at Patasundarpur village under the Astaranga police limits in the district on Wednesday after a man brutally assaulted a mother-daughter duo from his neighbourhood over a property dispute. A video of the barbaric attack which was captured in a mobile phone by some villagers has gone viral on the social networking sites. […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021