Tag: Mayurbhanj

60-year-old mother takes care of her two differently abled sons

Mayurbhanj: Being a mother to children with special needs means being a caregiver for entire lifetime and expecting nothing in return. Meet this mother from Siripur village in Mayurbhanj district who is tirelessly working round the clock providing unconditional love to her two ailing disabled sons. 60-year-old Bhagabati Sahoo  is the only support for her […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Woman rendered roofless by elephants delivers baby in culvert

Mayurbhanj: In absence of a roof over her head, a tribal woman in Sukruli block of Mayurbhanj disrict reportedly delivered a baby inside a culvert. As per sources, the house of the woman was destroyed six months back by a herd of elephants. However, without any support from the district administration, she had taken shelter […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Kudumi Sena observes 6-hr Mayurbhanj bandh

Mayurbhanj: Normal life has been disrupted at various places in Mayurbhanj district today with Kudumi Sena activists observing a six-hour bandh from 6 am to 12 noon demanding Scheduled Tribe(ST)  status for Kudumi community. The protestors staged a road blockade on National Highway 18 and 49 in the district affecting vehicular movement in the area. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Snake bites claim 1,716 lives across Odisha in 3 years!

Bhubaneswar: Snake bites have led to more than 1,700 deaths in Odisha in the last three years, data furnished by the State government revealed. Interestingly, the state government has categorized snake bites as a ‘state specific disaster,’ but such alarming rate of fatalities has raised concerns. According to a state government report, while 4,689 people […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
3 killed in unseasonal rain in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Deputy Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) today informed that 3 people have been killed in unseasonal rain in Balasore, Bargarh and Mayurbhanj districts. While two persons were killed after tree branches fell on them in Balasore and Bargarh districts during rain, another person was killed in wall collapse in Mayurbhanj district. “Major damages to […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
1 killed, 7 injured in lightning

Rajgangpur/Baripada: One person was killed and seven members of a family injured in separate incidents of lightning strike during a Nor’wester in the State on Monday. As per reports, the deceased has been identified as Sido Hansdah, a resident of Ghumala village in Mayurbhanj district. The mishap occurred when he  was returning home after finishing […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Pradhan to launch Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in Odisha today

Mayurbhanj/Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharemendra Pradhan will launch the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan scheme in the State from Haripur in Badasahi of Mayurbhanj district today. Under the scheme, the Centre has targeted to identify 400 neglected villages of the State and extend benefits of seven central schemes to every household of the villages. On the other […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Forgotten airstrip at Amarda reels under neglect

Mayurbhanj: The Amarda airstrip in Mayurbhant district, which was built during the World War II, is now crying for urgent measures for its revival. Built by the Royal Air Force (RAF) of the British government with an investment of Rs 3 crore on an area of 900 acres, the airstrip and its runway is lying […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Elderly woman dies in jumbo attack in Dhenkanal

Mayurbhanj:  An elderly woman was trampled to death by a wild elephant near Pithabata range at Baripada in Mayurbhanj district on Wednesday. The incident took place this morning when the deceased, identified as Nirmala Mohanta of Ahari village, had gone to the forest to pick firewood. When Nirmala did not return home, her family launched […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Expectant moms made to return from OT table as machine goes kaput

Baripada: Pregnant women admitted to Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College here in Mayurbhanj district for delivery had a harrowing time as they were asked to move to other nearby hospitals after being taken to the operation theatre(OT) for C Section delivery. The reason the hospital authorities cited was some technical glitch in the autoclave machine […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Gaon Sathi shot dead in Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: Unidentified miscreants today shot dead a ‘Gaon Sathi’ at Suleipat village near Badampahar of the district. The deceased has been identified as Jyotindranath Giri. According to reports, some youths reached Giri’s house and asked him to accompany them to the nearby Suleipat dam. Later, his bullet-ridden body was recovered from the spot. Although the […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Locals carry youth's body on cot as ambulance fails to turn up

Baripada: Protesting non-arrival of ambulance and fire brigade, locals of Kainphulia village carried  body of a youth, who reportedly died after drowning, to Collector’s office on a cot here on Sunday. The deceased youth, Arjun Singh had drowned while taking bath in a dam. As Arjun’s  condition was critical, locals had called up the 108 […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Students walk miles to get grievances redressed in Mayurbhanj

Baripada: Protesting repeated harassment by authorities, nearly 100 students of SSD School, Shyamakhunta walked for 15 kms to meet Mayurbhanj Collector seeking his intervention for resolving several grievances. According to reports, students of Class V to Class X decided to lodge complaint against several irregularities and harassment by school authorities to the Collector as their […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Raging Forest fire in Similipal Reserve causes irreversible damage

Mayurbhanj: A major fire has erupted in the Similipal Tiger Reserve under the Pithabata forest range of Mayurbhanj district engulfing vast areas affecting the endangered flora and fauna. The intensity of fire is so high that it has spread to peripheries making life difficult for the villagers living on the foothills of the mountain range […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Global award for Mayurbhanj school

Bhubaneswar: An upper primary school at Rasagovindpur block in Mayurbhanj district has earned global recognition for adopting interactive methods of teaching. Rajesh Pradhan, block education officer of Rasgovindpur block had recently received the Commonwealth Education Good Practice Award 2018 on behalf of the school at Nadi in Fiji . The students at the school are being […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021