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Odisha: 7- Day Bird Census At Bhitarkanika National Park Begins Today

The seasonal bird census at the famous Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapada district began today (Aug 23). The bird census will reportedly continue for seven days for which two teams have been set up.

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Odisha: Minor Boy Found At Anganwadi Centre In Kendrapada With Slit Throat

Kendrapada: Panic gripped after locals at Tubihuda village in the district found a seven year boy lying in a pool of blood at an Anganwadi centre with his throat slit on Wednesday night. It is assumed that the assailant/s had slit the throat of the boy using a sharp weapon before leaving the place. While […]

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Festivity Grips Kendrapara As Gajalaxmi Puja Nears

Kendrapara: With the Gajalaxmi Puja round the corner, preparations are on in full swing in the district. Festivity has gripped the Kendrapara town and adjoining areas as the week-long puja is all set to start this Friday (tomorrow). As many as 60 puja pandals have been set up by different puja committees across the town. […]

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Gajalaxmi Puja: Kendrapara SP Issues COVID19 Guidelines

Kendrapada: In a bid to check social gathering in view of the COVID19 pandemic, Kendrapada SP Niti Shekhar today issued guidelines to be followed by pandals during the Gajalaxmi Puja. As per the guidelines, restrictions have been clamped on lighting, decoration, playing of music and cultural programmes at the pandals. In an attempt to prevent […]

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COVID Crisis Compels Odia Bollywood Stuntman To Sell Vegetables

Bhubaneswar: With lockdowns and restrictions due to novel-Coronavirus the world seemed to have turned upside down. Economic activity and life of people have been hit with enormous proportions probably for the first time in at least a century. Faced with a financial crisis after being rendered jobless due to the pandemic, people have been forced […]

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Precious Astadhatu idols stolen from Radhakanta temple recovered

Kendrapara: The seven precious Astadhatu idols that were stolen from Radhakanata temple in Giria village under Rajkananika police station of the district were recovered today from a cashew field in the nearby Kantapada village. According to sources, the idols were found in a cashew field by the villagers, who in turn informed the Rajkanika police […]

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Odisha woman 'possessed by ghost of husband' narrates hubby's murder

Kendrapada: In a bizarre incident, a woman in Marsaghai area of Kendrapara allegedly possessed by the ghost of her deceased husband has narrated how her hubby was murdered and did not commit suicide. The deceased identified as Subodh Nayak was found hanging from an electric pole on July 2.  However, after 6 days, family members […]

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More Cobra hatchlings rescued from Odisha villages

Kendrapara: Amidst multiple reports on recovery of snake babies from different parts of the state, as many as 20 Cobra hatchlings were rescued today from Narilo village of Chakrada region in Kendrapara while later in the day 19 more Indian Cobra hatchlings rescued from a house in Nalanga village under Gelapur panchayat in Bhadrak. According […]

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Odisha farmers staring at uncertainty over lack of seeds

Kendrapara: Farmers in Odisha who are yet to get back on their feet after being knocked down by distress sale and pest attack, are staring at uncertainty again. In Kendrapara’s Patamundai area, farmers are facing a hard time amid lack of supply of seeds from the government. “Our lands are ploughed but there are no […]

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Supreme Court rejects bail plea of Sarathi

  Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court today refused to grant bail to self-styled godman Sarathi alias Santosh Raul in connection with harassment of a woman and her daughter at an ashram in Barimula, Kendrapara. The girl and her mother had lodged a complaint against Sarathi in October 2015, two months after he was arrested by Odisha […]

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4-yr-old girl raped by minor boy in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: In yet another shocking incident, a four-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 14-year-old boy in Mahakalpada area of Kendrapara district on Friday. The matter came to light after the family members lodged a complaint at the Marsaghai police station today. As per sources, the incident occurred on April 20 when the girl had […]

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Crocodile drags minor boy into river in Kendrapara

Kendrapada: In an unfortunate incident, a 14-year-old boy was attacked and dragged into Hansua river by a crocodile in Diapari village of Kendrapada district on Saturday. The victim, Shrikant Sethi, a class 10 student and son of Vichitra Sethi, was taking a bath in the river when the incident occurred at around 11:25 am. Following […]

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Mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles begins at Gahiramatha

Bhubaneswar: Mass nesting of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles has started at Gahiramatha Marine Sanctuary in Kendrapada district. Sources said, within two days more than 15,000 Olive Ridley turtles have laid eggs in the Abdul Kalam Island and Nasi Island areas of the sanctuary. On the other hand, Rajnagar forest official said more than 50,000 […]

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"Vinash Kaale...", Twitterati outpour on Jay Panda suspension

Bhubaneswar: As soon as BJD’s Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda was suspended from the party on Wednesday evening, a wave of shock and disappointment took over Twitter in support of the immensely popular parliamentarian, not only by people from Odisha but from across the country. The outpour was so vehement that at a point in time […]

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OHRC penalises doc for minor’s death due to medical negligence

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has directed the state government to provide compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of an eight-year-old girl, who died allegedly due to medical negligence in Kendrapada district two years back. The compensation amount would be recovered from Dr Bhaskar Chandra Kar, the medical officer of the […]

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10 injured, 3 critical in group clash over political rivalry in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: In an election-related violence at Madhuban village in Dimiripal panchayat under Aul police limits, 10 persons were injured while three others got critically injured. The group clash broke out late last night when one of the groups launched the attack on their rivals over defeat in the Panchayat elections. The injured persons, including three […]

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Thousands of country birds flock to Bhitarakanika

Kendrapara: More than 50,000 country birds have flocked to Bhitarakanika National Park here. According to reports, 11 species of herons, grey cranes, little cormorants and king-fisher in large numbers have thronged the national park. The number of birds is likely to increase in the coming days, sources said. Notably, the national park witnesses the footfall […]

Crocodile population rises in Bhitarkanika

Bhubaneswar: The crocodile population in Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park has gone up to 1,665, the annual census revealed Thursday. The number is 21 more than last year’s 1,644. The crocodiles sighted in the park’s water bodies during the census include 511 hatchlings, 380 yearlings, 317 juveniles, 149 sub-adults, 305 adults and three giant crocodiles measuring […]