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Tag: Baitarani

Very Heavy rainfall in Umerkote, Sonepur, Boudh, Rourkela & Keonjhar; All eyes on Brahmani, Baitarani

Bhubaneswar: With an associated low level circulation persisting over Odisha, very heavy rainfall is predicted at places like Umerkote in Nabarangpur district, many places in districts like Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh and adjoning areas of Kandhamal. The precipitation will amount to over 204 mm today. However, the heavy rainfall will not trigger any flood, though high […]

Odisha's Five Major Rivers Polluted!

Bhubaneswar: Amid concerns over rising pollution in water bodies, State Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh today, in reply to BJP MLA Mohan Majhi in Assembly, said that five major rivers in Odisha- Mahanadi, Shankha, Koel, Brahmani and Baitarani, have become polluted as they are fed with discharges from industries and urban local bodies. […]

Disproportionate assets case: Assistant engineer in Vigilance net

Keonjhar: The Vigilance sleuths today conducted simultaneous raids on office and houses of an Assistant Engineer of Shalapada division of Baitarani Irrigation Basin on charges of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. As per reports, four teams led by the Keonjhar Vigilance DSP conducted the searches at the houses and office of […]

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3 women, minor boy drown in separate incidents in Odisha

Angul/Keonjhar/ Jagatsinghpur: In a string of unfortunate incidents three women and a minor boy drowned in separate places across Odisha today. In Angul, two sisters reportedly met their watery grave while taking bath in a pond. The deceased have been identified as Runu and Jhunu Sahoo.  Sources said both the sisters were taking bath in […]

Weak embankments: Flood threat haunts people in Bhadrak and Balasore

Balasore/Bhadrak: Though the fresh spell of monsoon rains provided much needed relief to people in several parts of the State, residents of Balasore and Bhadrak are having sleepless nights due to poor weak embankments in their respective districts. According to sources, the left embankment of Baitarini river is in dilapidated condition while the British-era anicut […]

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3 youths drown while taking bath in Baitarani

Bhadrak: Three youths drowned while taking bath in Baitarani River near Nerada panchayat under Bhandaripokhari of Bhadrak district today. As per sources, the three have been identified as Jagannath Boitai (15), Diptiranjan Boitai (17) and Pradeep Bal (20), all residents of Boitai Sahi. Sources informed that the trio went missing after getting trapped in a […]

BJP protests diversion of Baitarani water to companies

Keonjhar: The district unit of BJP today took out a protest rally demanding protection of river Baitarani in the interest of farming community. Around 10,000 activists from 42 mandals took part in the rally and staged demonstration in front of the Collector’s office. They alleged the government has betrayed the farmers as it diverted their […]

Flood alert issued for six districts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Met department has forecast heavy rains due to low pressure over Bay of Bengal following which the Odisha government today directed six Collectors to remain alert for possible flash flood in some rivers. The Collectors of Jajpur, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Sundergarh have been alerted to face any possible eventuality, deputy relief commissioner […]

Two kids drown while taking bath in Keonjhar

Anandpur: In saddening cases, two kids including baby girl drowned in Baitarani river while taking bath at different places in Keonjhar district today. Of the two deceased, a two-and-half-year-old girl met watery grave at a ghat in Baitarani river near Kantipala village in Anandpur while taking bath along with mother Hemalata Naik. Another two-year-old boy […]

Kumbh Mela kicks off on bank of Baitarani; hundreds take holy dip

Jajpur: Hundreds of devotees took holy dip at the Dasaswamedha ghat on the bank of river Baitarani in Jajpur as the Kumbh Mela began early Saturday. As per the belief, if someone takes holy dip in Baitarani river and offers oblation to forefathers on the occasion of the ‘Mahabaruni Snana’, the ancestors will achieve ‘Moksha’ […]