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Tag: Balangir

‘Book Minister’
Mamita Murder Case: Congress’ Randeep Surjewala's Demands Before Odisha Govt

Congress’ National Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala met the family members of murdered lady teacher Mamita Meher on Thursday and demanded the Odisha government to take strict action.

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Nuakhai Festival In Western Odisha Is A Tribute To Nature

The traditional agrarian festival of Nuakhai is celebrated in Odisha with much splendor. People in the western part of the state celebrate and worship nature during the festival. Nuakhai is celebrating the oneness of nature and people.

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Odisha: Herd Of 30 Elephants Wreaks Havoc In Bolangir

Bolangir: A herd of wild elephants has been creating havoc in Ramoda and Routa Munda village under Turekela block of Bolangir district. The herd strayed into villages and destroyed acres of paddy and vegetable crops. The villagers alleged that they have been spending sleepless night for the last 15 days to guard their crops and […]

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Cycling For Change: WB Youth Aiming To Cover 5 States In Bicycle Reaches Odisha

Subarnapur: In bid to create awareness among people regarding social problems and their eradication, Tanmaya Dash of West Bengal is on a mission to cover 5 states in 40 days on bicycle. Tanmaya Dash recently reached Odisha’s Subarnapur from Kolkata on his bicycle and he plans to cover at least 4000 kilometers in a short […]

Suktel Bridge Collapse: Odisha Govt Blacklists Construction Firm

Bhubaneswar: Nearly half a month after the collapse of Suktel bridge in Patnagarh block of Bolangir district which had claimed lives of two labourers, the Odisha government blacklisted the construction company Ram Kumar Agrawal Engineers Private Limited in charge of the project. While Bolangir Police had earlier arrested G. Nair, the construction company supervisor, the […]

Summer Heat
Come May 22, West Odisha to sizzle at 48-49 deg C; Hot & sultry weekend predicted for Capital city

Bhubaneswar: For the Capital denizens, this weekend will be very hot and sultry. The maximum day temperature which has been hovering at around 37 degree Celsius, post Fani, will see rise from today. And by the weekend, the mercury will shoot up to touch 42 degree Celsius. And with humidity level reigning at around 70 […]

Elections 2019: Dozen claimants in every seat put Balangir on boil

Balangir: With Balangir going to polls on April 18, the not so hot month of March in the district gets hotter as dozens of ticket aspirants in each constituency line up at major political party hubs with expectations galore. Though Balangir district has five assembly segments, the Balangir Sadar constituency hogs the limelight in elections […]

Sorcerer attempts to resurrect dead boy in Bolangir DHH

Bolangir: In yet another case of black magic in hospital premises, family members of a 15-year-old boy, who died of snake bite, took help of a sorcerer to resurrect the deceased in Bolangir district headquarter hospital Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Madhu Payasingh of Digasira village under Sindhekela police limits in the district. According […]

EOW to take over 4 cases against arrested contractor Banti

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Odisha Crime Branch will take over four out of 19 cases registered against arrested Bhawanipatna-based blacklisted superclass contractor Banti Agarwal and his family. The rest 15 will be considered as special cases and will be investigated with assistance of the EOW, said sources. Nuapada SP Parmar Smit […]

Tissue paper instead of tablets in medicine strip!

Balangir: Exposing poor healthcare services in the State, a woman of Bileisarada village under Puintala block in the district was shocked to find tissue papers in a medicine strip instead of tablets, on Saturday. According to reports, the woman patient, identified as Sita Rana, consulted a doctor for some ailment. The doctor prescribed a tablet […]

Gangtok Road Mishap: Bodies of Four Odias reach village

Balangir: The dead bodies of four Odias, who were killed in a road accident in Gangtok recently, reached here late on Friday night. A pal of gloom descended on Talpalipada village of the district when the dead bodies arrived here for burial. The deceased have been identified as Michael Bag, his wife Minu Bag, daughter […]

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No distress sale of onion in Odisha, says Minister

Bhubaneswar: Rebuffing media reports, food supplies and consumer welfare minister Surya Narayan Patro on Monday said there is ‘no distress sale of onion’ in western Odisha. Following reports of distress sale of onions by farmers in districts like Balangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada and Deogarh, a three member team comprising officials from the food supplies and consumer […]

Sunstroke toll rises to 10 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Sunstroke toll climbed to 10 in Odisha with the death of one person reported from Sambalpur on Thursday. While scorching heat gripped most parts of the state, Titlagarh remained the hottest place recording 45.5 degree Celsius. The number of heat-related deaths, which stood at nine till yesterday, climbed to ten this summer following one […]

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Heat wave sweeps Odisha, Titlagarh sizzles at 47 deg C

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continue to sizzle under intense heat with Titlagarh in western region of the state becoming the hottest place recording 47 degrees Celsius today, highest in the state so far this summer. The entire state virtually turned into a boiling cauldron as the mercury breached the 43 degrees mark in at least nine places […]

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Odisha sizzles under intense heat wave

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continue to sizzle under intense heat despite marginal drop in some areas as the mercury breached the 40 degrees Celsius mark in 12 places today. The maximum temperature stood at 45 degrees Celsius at Bhawanipatna, Balangir and Titlagarh, making these places the hottest in the state. Sonepur came close second recording 43 deg […]

Odisha remains in the grip of intense summer heat

Bhubaneswar: Odisha remained in the grip of intense summer heat today despite the slight drop in temperature which brought respite in some areas. Malkangiri turned out to be the hottest place in the state at 45.4 degree celsius, the met office here said adding the mercury breached the 44 degree celsius mark at four places, while […]

WannaCry attack: One more case at Titilagarh Utkal Gramya Bank

Bolangir: Even as a three-member team of the cyber cell of State Crime Branch reached Berhampur today to probe into the WannaCry Ransomware attack in the Berhampur city hospital, another such cyber attack was detected in Bolangir district. According to a complaint filed by the bank authorities, computers at the Utkal Gramya Bank at Titilagarh in […]

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Heat wave sweeps Odisha; Balangir, Titlagarh turns into boiling cauldron

Bhubaneswar: Heatwave conditions continue to prevail across the State today with Balangir and Titlagarh recording the highest temperature of 46.5 degree Celsius. As many as six people have reportedly died due to sunstroke so far. The mercury breached the 46 degrees mark at four places, 43 degrees at ten places and 40 degree mark in […]

Heatwave intensifies in Odisha, Balangir hottest at 46.2 deg C

Bhubaneswar: Heatwave conditions intensified in many parts of Odisha today with Balangir recording the highest temperature reading of 46.2 degree Celsius, where five people have reportedly died due to sunstroke so far. The state, particularly western Odisha, virtually turned into a boiling cauldron as the mercury breached the 45 degree celsius mark at six places, […]

Odisha turns into boiling cauldron, Bolangir sizzles at 45.2 deg C

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has turned into a hot cauldron with sweltering heatwave conditions intensifying across the state today as Balangir recorded 45.2 degrees Celsius to become the hottest place. Mercury breached the 45 degree mark at two places, 43 degree mark in seven places and 40 degree mark in at least 15 places in the state, local […]

Heat stroke death toll mounts to 5 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  The sunstroke toll in Odisha this year mounted to five with a person succumbing at Angul on Saturday. This is the third heatstroke death to be reported from Angul while two others had died in Balangir and Bargarh districts, Special Relief Commissioner‘s office said. The searing heat wave conditions continued to sweep most parts […]

Thunderstorm, lightning kill 6 across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least 6 persons were reported to have lost their lives in thunderstorms and lightning at various places across Odisha today. In Rayagada district, three persons were killed in separate incidents at Kalyansinghpur and Ramnaguda block. Heavy rain with thunderstorm struck Shanti Nagar village under Pujariguda panchayat in Kalyansinghpur at around 1.30 pm. A […]

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Cop held for misbehaving with woman

Bargarh: The General Secretary of Havildar-Constable Sangha of Bargarh district, Subash Chandra Mishra, was arrested today on charges of misbehaving with a woman. The arrest was made after the victim lodged a complaint regarding the matter at Paikmal police station. According to police, the woman hailing from Khaprakhol of Bolangir district had visited Baisakhi Mela […]

Mercury dips in several parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A dip in temperature in many areas coupled with a nor’wester brought some respite from the scorching heat in Odisha today, even as the mercury shot up to 40.6 degrees Celsius here. The maximum temperature in Bhubaneswar which stood at 35.8 degrees Celsius yesterday, jumped to 40.6 degree C, while in neighbouring Cuttack the […]

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Sunstroke claims 3 lives in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Sunstroke claimed three lives in Odisha today with heatwave-like conditions, where Balangir recorded the highest temperature of 44.3 degrees Celsius. Scorching heat wave persisted in at least eight places breaching the 43 degree mark. “Sunstroke has claimed at least three lives in the state so far this summer with casualties reported from Bargarh, Angul […]