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Tag: Balangir

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