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Tag: Balangir

Scorching heat
Scorching heat continues unabated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Scorching heat continued in interior and western Odisha while coastal parts of State also reeled under intense heat wave conditions. Temperature at four places in the State was over 44 degree Celsius yesterday. Angul town recorded the highest temperature of 44.7 degree Celsius, followed by 44.5 degree at Balangir, 44.1 degree at Talcher and […]

Searing heat in western Odisha, nor'wester respite in coastal

Bhubaneswar: Searing heat persisted in western Odisha with Balangir becoming the hottest place in the state recording 43 degree celsius today, even as a nor’wester brought respite in the coastal region. The mercury breached the 40-degree mark in at least eight places in the state as Titlagarh, also in Balangir district, recorded a maximum temperature […]

Distress migration
OMEGA initiative checks distress migration in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: It wasn’t long ago that villages in western Odisha would wear a deserted look for much of the year due to distress migration of adults to other parts of the country in search of livelihood. Tens of thousands of workers would move to states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Delhi and even […]

Odisha sizzles, Bolangir hottest at 44 deg C

Bhubaneswar: Heatwave conditions intensified in many parts of Odisha today with Balangir recording the highest temperature of 44 degrees Celsius. The mercury hovered above 40 degrees Celsius in at least 10 places, mostly in western Odisha, while the coastal areas witnessed cloudy conditions, according to the Meteorological centre. The state capital, Bhubaneswar, recorded 35.8 degrees […]

Balangir Shame
Tribal girl thrashed, paraded on street in Balangir district

Balangir: As the world is celebrating International Women’s Day, a tribal girl lodged complaint of being thrashed and her hair cut off over alleged mobile theft at Paradhiapali village under Sadar Block of Balangir district. The girl reported that, on March 6, she had gone for a tailoring class at a neighbour’s house in her […]

BJP-Congress poll comparison
Panchayat Polls: BJP to form 8 ZPs, Cong has to content with one

Bhubaneswar: On the basis of the results of the three-tier Panchayat polls, BJP is all set to form eight Zilla Parishads (ZPs) in Odisha while Congress has to remain content with only one Zilla Parishad in Jharsuguda district. It is likely that the BJP may get Gajapati Zilla Parishad seat as a bonus, which will […]

BJP posters torn
BJP Zilla Parishad candidate files FIR against son of Kantabanji MLA

Balangir: Feroze Khan, son of BJD Kantabanji MLA Haji Md Ayub Khan was alleged of tearing a poster and ransacking property of a BJP Zilla Parishad candidate in Balangir district on late last night. BJP Zilla Parishad candidate of Zone no-21 Chhandarani Nayak has filed an FIR alleging Feroze of tearing her poster and damaging […]

For Manmohan Panda, business & social commitment go together

By Surya Narayan Pradhan Bhubaneswar: Like other businessmen, he too wants to make profits. But what distinguishes Manmohan Panda, a 31-year-old entrepreneur from Nabarangpur district, from others of his ilk is his desire is to contribute to the economic development and progress of the society.  He seeks to do this by making  the youth of the State, especially women […]

Panic grips Titlagarh area after Maoist posters found

Titlagarh: Hand-written posters and banners of outlawed CPI (Maoist) were found at Gudighat village in Titlagarh area of Balangir district today. The posters and banners mentioning the name of BBM division of the CPI(Maoist) demanded announcement of the area as drought-hit while opposing the Operation Green Hunt launched by the Ministry of Home Affairs and […]

Bodies of two women found in Balangir forest

Balangir: The decomposed dead bodies of two women were found inside Harishankar forest, only 500 metre from the Harishankar Peeth, under Khaprakhol police station in Balangir district on Wednesday night. Officials of the Harishankar police outpost traced the dead bodies in the presence of a Magistrate. Police said the bodies have been sent for post […]

Man kills father, brother over land dispute

Balangir: In an inhuman act, a man killed his father and younger brother over some land dispute at Dhulusara village under Sadar police station here. The deceased has been identified as Gopi Dalai (68) and Somanath Dalai (26). According to sources, Santosh Dalai, hacked his father Gopi and younger brother Somanath to death over some […]

CBI to probe Sargipalli dalit girl murder case

Balangir: The CBI will investigate into the brutal rape and murder of a minor dalit girl of Sargipalli village under Khaprakhol police station in Balangir district on May 22 last year. Talking to the media, Balangir Collector Ashish Thakre said since the CBI has taken up the case, the district police will take care of […]

2 die, 5 injured as mini truck falls off bridge

Balangir: Two persons were killed and five others sustained grievous injuries when a mini truck in which they were traveling in fell off a bridge on NH-26 in the wee hours of Monday.

NBWs issued against 10 Timan gang members

Following its success in nabbing dreaded criminal Timan Kumbhar and his 12 associates in the first phase of the Operation Clean Criminal, the district police has begun the second phase of the operation issuing non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against 10 anti-socials of Timan’s gang, including the mastermind Guruji Khirod Mishra

Man kills pregnant daughter for 'honour'

In a case of suspected honour killing, a young woman was killed by her father at Samalai village under Patnagarh block last night allegedly for marrying outside the caste

Razing of Timan’s illegal structures completed

The local administration on Sunday completed demolition of six illegal structures built by dreaded criminal Timan Kumbhar on encroached government land

Demolition of Timan Kumbhar’s house underway

Having resumed the demolition of the illegally constructed houses of Timan Kumbhar, a dreaded criminal, yesterday, the district administration began the demolition of his newly constructed three-storey building at Larkipalli area of the town this morning

Razing of Timan’s illegal structure suspended

Municipal authorities on Monday suspended the razing of the illegal structure constructed by notorious criminal Timan Kumbhar at Larkipali due to unavailability of the required machinery

Badmala ordnance factory catches fire; heavy loss reported

A major fire broke out at a godown at the Unit No-15 of the Badmala Ordnance Factory causing heavy damage to defence equipment and explosives

Rajendra College among five to get varsity status

Five colleges, including Rajendra College of Balangir, will be accorded university status, School and Mass Education minister Debi Prasad Mishra announced here on Thursday

Shifting of CRPF battalion from Baripada to Balangir underway

Taking note of increasing Maoist activities in Balangir district in western Odisha, the state government has initiated the process for shifting the CRPF battalion from Baripada to Balangir

Balangir farmer commits suicide

Balangir: One more farmer in the western Odisha district of Balangir committed suicide on Tuesday by hanging himself allegedly due to crop loss. The deceased has been identified as Nandighosha, a resident of Harabhanga village under Agalpur block here. According to sources, Nandighosha had grown rice, groundnut and pulses after taking loans from a local […]

Cancellation of RI, Amin appointments: SAT issues interim stay on Balangir admin’s decision

The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on Thursday issued an interim stay on the decision of the Balangir district administration to declare the appointment of 169 revenue inspectors (RIs), assistant revenue inspectors (ARIs) and amins made in 2013, as null and void

Appointment of RIs, ARIs, Amins in Balangir dist declared null and void

Acting on the directive of the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Northern Division, the Balangir district administration on Thursday declared the appointment of revenue inspectors (RIs), assistant revenue inspectors (ARIs) and amins made in 2013, as null and void

126 migrant workers of Balangir rescued from TN

A joint team of Balangir District Labour department and Tamil Nadu Police has rescued 126 migrant labourers, including children and women, and brought them back to Balangir on Monday

Consensus eludes election of BJD chiefs in 3 dists

Intra-party rift in ruling BJD has come to the fore following a demand raised by Kantabanjhi MLA Ayub Khan on Saturday for a change of guard in Balangir district president during the party organizational polls. At present, party MP Kalikesh Singhdeo is holding the Balangir district president's post

CM to visit Balangir, Kalahandi today

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to visit Balangir and Kalahandi districts today to lay the foundation stone for a mega irrigation project.

Battleground western Odisha: BJD, BJP to woo farmers

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to attend the Krukshak Samavesh (farmers' rally) in Bargarh on February 21 and chief minister Naveen Patnaik scheduled to visit Balangir and Kalahandi districts tomorrow, the political theatre has now shifted to Western Odisha with the ruling BJD and the BJP locked in a show of strength to woo the farmers

Talks fail; animal sacrifice to go ahead at Sulia Yatra

The district administration’s efforts to persuade tribals of the area to stop animal sacrifice during the annual Sulia Yatra tomorrow have failed. After the talks with the district administration failed today, the tribals have announced their decision to go ahead with their age-old ritual which they believe would save them from the wrath of the Nature

Preparation for Sulia Yatra on; priest opposes animal sacrifice

With the Supreme Court ruling out of any outside intervention in animal sacrifice practice that has been going on as per traditions and religious beliefs, tribals in the district are thrilled to celebrate Sulia Yatra on Tuesday

Sunstroke death toll mounts to 63 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The sunstroke death toll in Odisha went upto 63 even as monsoon covered the entire state by third week of June. The collectors of different districts have so far confirmed deaths of 63 persons due to sunstroke in recent months, a communication from the special relief commissioner’s (SRC) office said today. “The collectors sent […]

Minor girl raped, attacked with acid and murdered

A minor girl was allegedly raped and murdered by unidentified men who poured acid on her face apparently to stall investigation at Sargipalli in Balangir district of Odisha, police said here yesterday

Residents form human chain demanding agri univ in Balangir

Demanding setting up of an agriculture university in Balangir district of Odisha, residents today formed a human chain at the district headquarter town

Chahar shines, Rajasthan dominates Odisha on day 2

Deepak Chahar shone with both bat and ball, cracking a pacy unbeaten fifty before snapping three wickets to help Rajasthan reduce Odisha to 144-9 on the second day of their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match here today