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Lifeline On Bamboos
Rain Havoc: Mayurbhanj Villagers Put Life At Stake By Crossing River With Bamboo On Trees

Hundreds of residents of Dangadiha village at Mayurbhanj district in Odisha were seen putting their lives at stake by crossing Salandi River over two pieces of bamboos. The area is completely cut-off from the mainland due to incessant rain which caused swelling in the Salandi River.

Odisha Man Administered COVID Vaccine Twice In 5 Minutes

A man from Odisha was allegedly administered two doses of Covid-19 vaccine within a span of five minutes. This incident was reported from Betanati in Mayurbhanj district. 

Odisha: ‘Couple’ Found Hanging From Tree In Mayurbhanj, Suicide Suspected

In a suspected case of suicide, a youth and a woman were found hanging from a tree a little away from Dhanasola village under Rasagobindapur Police Limits in Mayurbhanj district. On Friday (June 4) morning, a few locals found the bodies hanging from a tree, one with a stole and the other with a towel.

Tribal Heartlands
Odisha’s Tribal Heartlands Fight With Covid-19, Lack of Awareness Major Challenge For Local Admin

As Odisha continues to fight the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic, protecting the tribals in the interior areas of the State from infection pose a tricky challenge for the local administration

Wildfire Continues To Rage In Similipal Forest Park
Odisha: Wildfire Continues To Rage In Similipal Forest Park

Baripada: Forest fire again broke out in different ranges of Similipal National Park on Sunday resulting in the increase in temperature in the region. Smoke has enveloped the area triggering…

Odisha: Forest & Fire Brigade Teams Rescue Elephant Calf From Well

Baripada: After hours of frantic efforts forest and fire brigade teams rescued an elephant calf which fell into a dug-well near Ghasamari reserve forest in Mayurbhanj district on Friday, forest…

Odisha: Constable Suspended For Beating Biker During Helmet Check

Baripada: A day after a woman police officer was suspended for gross misconduct and dereliction of duty in Mayurbhanj district, another incident of police excess has been reported from the same district on Tuesday. A police constable has been placed under suspension for allegedly beating a man during helmet checking at Saharapada bypass road near […]

Odisha: Woman Police Officer Suspended For Making Pregnant Woman Walk 3 Kilometres

Mayurbhanj: A senior woman police officer has been suspended after she allegedly made a pregnant woman walk for 3 kilometres when the latter was found not wearing a helmet while riding pillion on a bike. Mayurbhanj Superintendent of Police (SP) Smit P. Parmar suspended the Officer-in-charge (OIC) of Sarat Police Station, Reena Baxala, on Sunday […]

Similipal Wildfire
Similipal Wildfire: BJP Sends Delegation To Take Stock Of Situation

Baripada: Odisha BJP on Sunday has sent a 15-member team to Similipal to take stock of the situation as the unprecedented wildfire in the biosphere is yet to be controlled. The team is led by senior party MLA Jay Narayan Mishra. According to party sources, the team will assess the impact of the fire on […]

Odisha Govt Sends Team
Odisha Sends Team To Control Fire In Similipal

Bhubaneswar: As fire continued to ravage the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, the state government on Wednesday sent a high-level team to the spot to examine the forest fire situation and control the raging inferno. Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh directed the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) and other […]

Similipal fire
Not A Good Sign For Asia As Similipal Is Burning, Says Pratap Sarangi; Odisha Forest Minister Seeks Report

Baripada/Bhubaneswar: Nearly 10 days after a devastating wildfire broke out in the Similipal Tiger Reserve and the adjoining sanctuary and continue to devour large chunks of the park in quick succession, the Odisha government seems to have woken up to the unprecedented environmental and ecological disaster now. On Wednesday Odisha’s Forest and Environment Minister Bikram […]

Odisha Govt Sends Team
Odisha Forest Fire: Similipal Tiger Reserve Burns As Fire Devours One Third Of The Park

Bhubaneswar: Even as more than 10 days have passed since a devastating fire broke out in the wilds of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR), India’s largest biosphere reserves in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, the State Forest Department is still to bring the situation under control. The raging flames continue to spread from one part to another devouring […]

Odisha: 5 Including Minor Injured In Forest Fire After Accident

Karanjia: At least five passengers including a minor boy sustained burn injuries after they got trapped inside a forest fire in Mayurbhanj district following a road mishap on Sunday. All the injured were travelling in an auto-rickshaw when their vehicle collided with another auto near Thakurmunda-Karanjia road. Sources said the occupants of the auto-rickshaw sustained […]

ivory seized
Posing As Buyers, Forest Officials Seize Eight Ivories, Arrest Two Poachers

Baripada: A team of forest officials seized eight ivories weighing around 45 kg and arrested two poachers from Angarapada village under Udala forest range here in Mayurbhanj district. The team conducted raids at the village in the guise of customers and nabbed Paghuram Hansda and Ramachandra Hansda allegedly involved in several elephant poaching cases. “We […]

Odisha: Forest Officials Attacked By Villagers Over Sambar Deer Poaching In Mayurbhanj
Odisha: Forest Officials Attacked By Villagers Over Sambar Deer Poaching In Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: A team of officials led by the Udala Forest Ranger were attacked by some 30-40 people while they were returning after arresting two accused in a suspected case of deer poaching at Jamudiha village in Mayurbhanj district on late Tuesday night. Acting on a tip off about the hunting of a sambar deer in […]

Elephant Calf 'Killed By Tiger' In Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: Amid concerns over the death of as many as six elephants in Karlapat Sanctuary in Kalahandi district in just a fortnight, an elephant calf is suspected to have been killed by a tiger in Tangro reserve forest under Bisoi range of the Rairangpur forest division in Mayurbhanj, a forest department official said on Monday. […]

Smugglers Arrested
Odisha: Elephant Tusks, Leopard Skins Seized In Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj; 3 Wildlife Smugglers Arrested

Keonjhar: The allegation by animal lovers that Odisha is a happy hunting ground for elephant and leopard poachers has once again received credence as the State Crime Branch officials on Sunday seized  a number of elephant tusks and leopard skins from Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts. Three wildlife smugglers were arrested in this connection. According to […]

Odisha: Worker Dies After Falling Into Deep Pit Dug For Biju Setu Construction

Baripada: A worker engaged in the construction of a bridge under Biju Setu Yojana died after falling into a deep pit near Badasahi under Betanati police station here in Mayurbhanj district on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Deepak Singh, a resident of Rasgovindpur in Mayurbhanj district. According to reports, Singh accidentally fell into […]

RD University Girl Death: Two Accused Identified, One Detained

Jajpur/Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police has reportedly detained one of the accused Rakesh Swain in connection with the death of Jharaphula Nayak- the student of Ramadevi University, Bhubaneswar. Jajpur police may take Swain into its custody for interrogation. Earlier today, they had claimed to have identified the accused who carried the body of Jharaphula and dumped it […]

Superstition Reigns: Where Kids Wed Dogs To Keep Evils At Bay!

Baripada (Mayurbhanj): Have you ever heard about a marriage between a human and dog with all rituals? At a time when man continues to march into the digital age in leaps and bounds, you will be surprised to see such customs still rule the roost in Odisha. People of the Ho community who form a […]

Youth Detained
Odisha: Locals Thrash Youth For Clicking Woman’s Photo In Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: A youth was thrashed and later detained by the irate locals for allegedly clicking photographs of a woman without her permission at Udala area in the district on Saturday. According to reports, passersby accosted the youth after the latter started taking multiple photographs of a woman on his mobile phone despite the woman’s objection. […]

Murder mystery
Odisha: Mystery Of Man’s Body In A Well At Odisha-Jharkhand Border Cracked, 2 Arrested

Mayurbhanj: The Karanjia police on Friday claimed to have solved the mystery surrounding the recovery of a mutilated body, from an abandoned well at Panduaburu village near the border with Jharkhand, on January 15 with the arrest of two suspects. Two nephews of the deceased, identified as Jaypal Hembram have been arrested on charges of […]

Martyr's family
Army Day: Life Will Never Be The Same For Galwan Vally Martyr Naib Subedar Nuduram Soren’s Family

Rairangpur: On this Makar Sankranti, baby Sonali kept asking her mother, Laxmi, why did Papa not come home? Laxmi was helpless as the little girl would be devastated to know he was no more. Sonali, who will step into her primary school this year, is the youngest among the three daughters of Indian Army Naib […]

twitter war
Odisha: BJP, BJD Locked In Twitter War

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP and the BJD went into a twitter war once again over alleged disregard to former CM of the State, Biju Patnaik in Mayurbhanj. Sources said some leaders of both the parties exchanged heated arguments at the ‘Disha’ meeting in Baripada on Tuesday over putting of stickers mentioning ‘Biju Pucca […]

Odisha: Woman Hacked To Death Over Sorcery Suspicion In Mayurbhanj

Udala: In a superstition-related crime, a woman was allegedly hacked to death by two brothers on the suspicion of practising sorcery at Sarisua village under Sarat police limits here in Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday evening. Two brothers identified as Kalia and Balia Mohanty of the same village were believed to have committed the crime. The […]