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Tag: Baitarani River

Youth Rescued From Baitarani River
Watch: Odisha youth jumps into crocodile infested river, rescued

The firefighters of Chandbali fire department in Bhadrak rescued a youth from the crocodile-infested Baitarani river near Aranya Niwas in Chandbali on Saturday night.

Biju Setu
Biju Setu Over Baitarani River 'Left Unfinished', Boats Only Lifeline For Villagers

The proposed bridge, which will connect as many as 30 gram panchayats of Keonjhar, Jajpur and Bhadrak districts, is yet to be completed due to alleged official apathy

Slice Of Ancient History
Antique Idols: Two ‘8th Century Buddha Idols Found Buried In River Bed In Odisha

There are two antique idols of Lord Buddha. They were buried in sand under Baitarani River water in Bhadrak district. However, locals stumbled upon these idols while lifting sand from the river bed.

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8th Century Buddha Idols Found From Baitarani River Bed In Odisha
8th Century Buddha Idols Found From Baitarani River Bed In Odisha

It is speculated that both the sculptures date back around the 8th century. The researchers have also informed that the idols are made from Khondalite stone and they strongly believe that it belongs to the era of Bhaumik Sashan in Solampur's Boudha Vihar. 

Flood In Baitarani
‘Yaas’ Impact: Similipal Receives Record Rainfall, Major Rivers In Spate

An all-time record rainfall triggered by the cyclone Yaas in Similipal on Wednesday night left many rivers originating from the area in spate disrupting communication at several places.

Baitarani river
Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Aftermath: Baitarani In Spate, Others Flowing Below Danger Mark B

There is no threat  of flash flood in major rivers in northen Odisha as the water level is flowing below danger mark in several rivers other than Baitarani despite overnight rains under the impact of the cyclonic storm. 

2 Human Skeletons Recovered From Baitarani River

Jajpur: The skeletal remains of two unidentified persons were recovered from the bank of Baitarani river near Dhanatri in Jajpur district on Saturday. According to initial reports, some local residents spotted the skeletons near the riverbed and contacted the cops. Later, Panikoili police and personnel of fire services department reached the spot and recovered the […]

Flood Alert Sounded For Jajpur, Bhadrak & Kendrapara

Bhubaneswar: Baitarani River may trigger flood in low-lying areas of Jajpur and Bhadrak districts by tomorrow morning, special relief commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said on Tuesday. “Even though there is no flood situation as of now, heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas of Baitarani in Keonjhar may lead to deluge. The river is flowing […]

Illegal Sand Mining Rampant In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The recent unrest over illegal sand mining, subsequent public agitation and police lathi-charge on protestors in Hinjili speaks volumes about the rampant misuse of natural resources in Odisha. A day after the unrest in Ganjam district’s Kolidaspur village, Purushottampur and Hinjili revenue officials conducted a joint inspection on Monday. The move came after massive […]

Illicit Sand Mining Corroding Baitarani Banks, People Blame Govt Apathy

Bhadrak: Illegal sand mining on Baitarani river banks in Bhandaripokhari block of Bhadrak district has grown over the years and so is the district administration’s alleged inaction which has been encouraging unhindered loot of the resources. Bairatarini river flows through Bhandaripokhari, Dhamnagar, and Chandabali blocks of Bhadrak district. Every year floods create havoc in these […]

Clash Over Sand Mining: More Than 300 People Flee Keonjhar Village Fearing Police Action

Keonjhar: Days after a violent scuffle broke out in Karagola village under Nandipada police limits here wherein locals were accused of attacking police and ransacking their vehicle, over 300 persons left the village in fear of getting arrested by the cops. A lease holder, whose identification is yet to be established, had reportedly taken permission […]

Half-eaten Body Of Youth Found In Baitarani River, Croc Attack Suspected

Bhadrak: A half-eaten body of a youth was found in the banks of Baitarani River near Nedhuali village under Chandbali block of Bhadrak district last evening. According to sources, the deceased Hemant Majhi had gone to his farmland Friday morning. When he did not return home till 2 PM, his family members started a frantic […]

Flood threat looms large as Baitarani River embankment caves in

Bhadrak: Panic gripped the villagers of Sathibankuda under Chandbali block in the district after a major portion of Baitarani River embankment collapsed late on Friday night. According to reports, the embankment which protects 10 villages of four panchayats including Olaga, Sundarpur, Nandapur and Aradi of the district developed a crack in the evening yesterday. Later […]

Baitarani Floods: Over 3 lakh people in Bhadrak & Jajpur affected

Bhadrak/Jajpur: Situation still remains grim in Bhadrak and Jajpur districts as over 53000 hectares area and hundreds of villages have remained submerged in flood waters due to rise in water level of Baitarani River. Reports claim as many as 3.26 lakh people have been trapped in flood water. Especially, people in the Bhandaripokhari block in […]

This Odisha bridge has gained notoriety as 'suicide point'

Bhadrak: The bridge over Baitarani River in Chandbali block of Bhadrak district is in news for some strange reasons. Be it family dispute or failure in love, people have used this bridge for all the wrong reasons. The locality is now earned the moniker ‘suicide point’ as data show more than 25 persons have attempted […]

Flood risk continues in State, informs SRC

Bhubaneswar: The flood situation continues to pose threat in the State as water level in Baitarani river is still above the danger mark at several places. As per the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) the river swelled to 39.120 metre crossing the danger mark of 38.360 at Anandpur in Keonjhar district. More than 10 villages under […]