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Tag: Khurda

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Khurda registers maximum accidents, Keonjhar most fatalities

Bhubaneswar: The number of fatalities due to road accidents in a span of eight months from January to August 2017 spiralled to 3,184 with average 398 deaths recorded in a month in various districts of Odisha. While Khurda registered the maximum number of accidents, Keonjhar topped number of fatalities in such mishaps. According to reports, […]

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15 ft injured python rescued near Barunei hills

Khurda: Forest department officials today rescued an injured python near Barunei hills of Khurda district. According to the officials, the 15 ft long reptile was spotted by the locals lying near the hills, who in turn informed the forest department. Soon, the officials rushed to the spot to facilitate its treatment. After a preliminary treatment, […]

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Daya pollution: Khurda residents demand supply of Naraj barrage water

Khurda: Following the State government’s announcement few days ago that water of Daya river is not fit for use, residents of Khurda town today demanded immediate measures to avail Naraj barrage water instead of harmful water from Daya. The locals questioned as to why the Khurda Public Health Department is supplying polluted Daya river water […]

Excise sleuths bust brown sugar, spurious liquor racket

Bhubaneswar: Excise sleuths busted a brown sugar racket today and arrested a person from Thengahata near Samantarapur in Khurda district. As per reports, contraband weighing 22 gram along with a Bajaj Boxer motorcycle was seized from the accused identified as Prasanna Sahoo. Approximate value of seized property is stated to be Rs 4 lakh. In […]

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Man-elephant conflict: One trampled, baby jumbo rescued in separate incidents

Khurda: A baby elephant landed in trouble when it fell into a well accidentally after venturing into the human habitation at Manjaripatana near Nirakarpur in the district today. The villagers spotted the elephant calf inside the well of Prabhakar Behera in the morning when it was trying to reach out of water body. A crowd […]

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan indeed! Two classrooms for 110 students of 8 classes!

Khurda: Huge shortfall of classrooms at primary and upper primary levels has raised concerns over the poor condition of school education in the state. One such school under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan highlighting the problems is the Diniyari Project Primary School under Begunia block of Khurda district which has only two classrooms for the 110 […]

Odisha official seeks ban on videos promoting cruelty against animals

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to curb cruelty against animals, honorary wildlife warden of Khurda district, Subhendu Mallik has written to the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) urging for a ban on online videos displaying ways to capture wild animals. Mallik in his letter stated that the procedures shown in the videos promote cruelty against animals […]

Body of woman recovered under rock dust, murder suspected

Khurda: A woman was found murdered and dumped under rock dust near a crusher site at Tapang Chhak of Khurda district here on Tuesday. The deceased, Sukumari Das has been identifed as a resident of Dhananjayapur village in Keonjhar district. After a complaint was registered, Sadar police rushed to the spot and recovered the body […]

Prabhat Biswal shifted to SCB, moves court for bail

Bhubaneswar: BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal, who is currently behind bars in connection with Seashore chit fund scam, was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today. He has also applied for bail in Khurda District and Sessions Court here today. He was shifted to Cuttack following the advice of a four-member team of […]

Missing student’s body found on city outskirts

Bhubaneswar: A missing college student was found dead on the outskirts of the city near Khurda, police said on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Godavarish Palei of Baleri village under Banapur police limits. According to reports, Godavarish was missing since September 17 and his body was recovered from near Ghantasila hillock in Khurda […]

5 killed in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least five persons were killed and seven others injured in separate road accidents in Nuapada and Khurda districts on Tuesday. Three persons died while six others were injured in near Kurumakari after a Bolero vehicle in which they were travelling was hit by a speeding bus. Similarly, a woman and her sister-in-law were […]

Jatni trader injured in attack over previous enmity

Jatni: A salon owner was brutally attacked by four miscreants at Golei market in Jatni of Khurda district today. According to sources, the victim was standing near his salon when the miscreants arrived on a motorcycle and attacked him with swords. They fled the spot immediately after the attack. Locals with help of police first […]

Ragging: Ex-MLA Surendra Singh Bhoi's son, friend arrested

Khurda: Probing into the alleged ragging of a first year student of a private engineering college in Baniatangi area of Khurda, police today arrested Titlagarh ex-MLA Surendra Singh Bhoi’s son Sobhen and his friend. Sobhen and his classmate Baba Shankar Das, both third year students of the institute, were arrested after the duo was found […]

3 dead, 19 injured in tanker-bus collision in Khurda

Khurda: At least three persons were killed and 19 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and an oil tanker on NH-57 near Sarua petrol pump here this morning. While one died on the spot, two others succumbed to injuries at the Khurda district headquarters hospital. The injured were rescued and rushed to […]

Miscreants slit youth’s throat over suspected past enmity

Khurda: A youth sustained severe injuries after unidentified miscreants slit his throat over suspected past enmity here on Friday. The incident occurred on Friday night near Rameswar Chhak of the district when a few unidentified miscreants attacked the youth with sharp weapons, slit his throat and fled. The victim, identified as Papuna Kheta Singh was […]

Youth killed, 2 others injured in Khurda over past enmity

Khurda: A youth was hacked to death while two other members of his family were injured in an attack by unidentified miscreants at Sandhapur near Jatni last night.The deceased has been identified as Anup Behera. It is suspected that Anup was allegedly killed by his neighbours over some past dispute. However, the exact reason behind […]

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated across State amid religious fervour

Bhubaneswar/Khurda/Talcher: Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi was celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the State today. Apart from several pandals that have come up in all cities for celebrations, people almost in every house prayed Lord Ganesh for good health, wealth and prosperity. Educational institutions across the State were no exception with students […]

Probe ordered into assault of elderly inmates at Asha Kiran shelter home

Bhubaneswar: Asha Kiran, a Khurda based shelter home is again in news for the wrong reasons. A probe has been ordered after a video capturing the torture of elderly inmates of the shelter home went viral. In the video, Hemant Sastri, the caretaker of the shelter home is seen assaulting few inmates with pliers. At […]

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Paika Rebellion: Dharmendra urges Union Culture Minister for memorial

Bhubaneswar: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday wrote to Union Minister of State, Tourism and Culture, Mahesh Sharma requesting him to send a team to identify a suitable place in the Barunei fort for establishment of a memorial to commemorate the Paika Rebellion. He had earlier asked the Centre to erect the proposed national monument […]

8 killed in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Khurda/Sambalpur: As many as eight persons were killed in separate road accidents in the State on Thursday morning. Three persons died on the spot after a Haiwa truck collided head-on with a tractor on NH-16 near Gadakhurda in Khurda district in the wee hours. Industrial Police extricated the bodies from mangled remains of tractor with […]

Students detain teachers protesting headmaster’s transfer

Tangi: As many as six teachers of Nara Manabi Government UG High School in Tangi block of Khurda district were detained by students and guardians in protest against the transfer order of school headmaster. Around eight hours after, the teachers were released following assurance of block officials. The guardians alleged there are only seven teachers […]

Swine Flu death toll rises to 16

Bhubaneswar: The death toll due to Swine Flu reached 16 in Odisha with two more deaths today. Similarly, 11 more swabs out of 30 tested positive for the H1N1 virus. Total 649 samples have been tested so far out of which 227 have tested positive. Out of the 11samples, five were in SCB Medical College […]

Death toll in Khurda explosion rises to 5

Khurda: The death toll in an explosion at Siko village under Jankia police limits here on Saturday has reached 5. According to sources, a blast occurred in the house of one Sanei Sethi in the wee hours of today. The exact reason behind the blast is still unclear while police have started an investigation into […]

Probe ordered into substandard mid-day meal in Khurda school

Khurda: A day after more than hundred students of Deulatangi Model Primary School were taken ill by consuming mid-day meals, a probe was ordered in connection with the incident today. School and Mass Education Department has directed the Khurda CDMO to conduct an investigation and submit a report at the earliest. According to reports, several […]

Over hundred taken ill after eating MDM in Khurda

Khurda: Over hundred students of a primary school here were taken ill after eating food served in the mid-day meal (MDM) program today. According to sources, some students of the Deulatangi Model Primary School here complained of vomiting and nausea after consuming the food served in the MDM. Soon after, the Headmaster and other school […]

KISS defies government guidelines: CWC

Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) school, a residential institute for tribal students, is under the lens of district administration for not following necessary guidelines to function such a school in the State. The discrepancies came to light after a spot visit by Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Khurda. Earlier in June, the […]

2 killed in a road mishap in Khurda

Khurda: Irate locals set a truck on fire following death of two persons who were killed after a speeding truck hit their motorcycle they were riding on, near Kuradhamala square here today. According to reports, both persons died on the spot. The accident triggered tension in the area. Locals also staged a road blockade demanding […]

Five highway robbers arrested in Khurda

Khurda: Police officials foiled a highway robbery bid, arresting five inter-district highway robbers from NH-16 near Ugratara temple in the district on Tuesday. The arrested, identified as Mohammed Arif, Jamshed Shah, Mohammed Rijuam, Tukuna Behera and Muna Sahu, reportedly operated in Khurda, Puri and Nayagarh districts and are alleged to be involved in around 12 […]

Paika Rebellion is one of the earliest freedom movements of India: Pranab Mukherjee

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Paika Rebellion is the first war of Independence in India said President Pranab Mukherjee today at the event held at New Delhi to commemorate 200th year celebration of Paika Rebellion of Khurda. “I will not call it a rebellion by the Paikas but frankly speaking it is one of the earliest freedom movements […]

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President to inaugurate Paika rebellion commemoration day today

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a function in New Delhi to commemorate 200th year celebration of Paika Rebellion of Khurda today. The President is scheduled to felicitate 150 Paika descendants at the function to be held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. Meanwhile, politics over the Paika Rebellion has intensified after the State […]

Naveen demands First War of Independence tag for Paika Rebellion

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today demanded the Paika Rebellion of Khurda be called as the first war of Independence in the Country. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Patnaik said “The Paika Rebellion (1817 AD) of Odisha, which took place 40 years before the Sepoy Mutiny (1857 AD) eminently qualifies to […]

 ‘Paika Academy’ to be proposed during Paika Rebellion's 200th year celebration

Bhubaneswar: The Paikas of Khurda will put forth their proposal before Centre to set up a ‘Paika Academy’ in State at a special function on July 20 in Delhi marking the 200th anniversary of Khurda Paika Rebellion. “The Paikas will be felicitated at the function there. We will also reiterate our demand to set up […]

Baby girl found abandoned in Khurda

Khurda: Beti Bachao initiative of the Central government has come a cropper  as incidents of abandonment of baby girls keep rising every day. One such incident has been reported from Tankol village under Jankia police limits in Khurda district today where a newborn girl was found abandoned. According to reports, the infant was left alone […]

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Pharmacist treating patients: Another incident in Jajpur as no doctors available

Jajpur: After Khurda, another case of pharmacist treating patients due to lack of staff, especially doctors has surfaced from Kolhasingh Medical Centre under Badachana block of Jajpur district. According to reports, residents of nearly 45 villages are dependent on the medical centre but they are unable to get a well facilitated medical service. A pharmacist […]

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Amit Shah’s Odisha visit from July 3

Bhubaneswar: BJP national president Amit Shah would be visiting Odisha on a three-day tour from July 3 and is scheduled to attend a party workers’ conference in Ganjam district the next day. The party workers conference will be held at Ambapua Ground at Hungulapada village in Kukudakhandi of Ganjam district, informed Odisha BJP President Basant […]

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Pharmacist treats patients as no doctors available

Khurda: Lack of staff, especially a doctor, has affected functioning of the community healthcare centre of Bhingarpur under Balianta block in Khurda District. Though the centre has all the basic facilities, the post of the doctor remains vacant. So, the patients visiting the healthcare centre are treated by a pharmacist. “Six beds are available for […]

Brown sugar worth Rs 20 lakh seized, 1 arrested in Khurda

Bhubaneswar: Excise sleuths today busted a brown sugar racket by arresting a trader from Thengahata near Samantarapur in Khurda district today. Contraband weighing 175 gram worth Rs 20 lakh, cash Rs 2.35 lakh, a gun and live bullets were seized from Somanath Bhujabal’s possession. He brings the illegal drug items from Jaleswar area in Balasore […]

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Public hearing for setting up dumping yard at Daruthenga held

Bhubaneswar: The Khurda district administration is conducting a public hearing of seven panchayats today for setting up a dumping yard at Daruthenga panchayat on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. The public hearing started at the Chandaka Inspection Bungalow of Works Department. It may be mentioned that local residents have been protesting against the dumping yard at […]

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Fast food vendor stabbed in Khurda

Khurda: A fast food vendor was stabbed by some unidentified miscreants over suspected past enmity near Siko Bazaar under Jankia police limits in Khurda district late Wednesday night. The body of the deceased, identified as Sanjay Majhi of Siko Dalei Sahi, was found lying near the bazaar. On being informed, police rushed to the spot, […]

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Rape survivor’s husband helps her get justice  

Khurdha: Intense as it may seem, a man’s decision to hold the hands of a rape survivor as his better half when she battles life at all stages, certainly is laudable. More so, when the man also chooses to give her justice for the wrong meted out to her. One such larger-than-life incident has come […]

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