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Tag: Nilagiri

Did DJ Music Prove Fatal To Over 60 Fowls In Odisha’s Balasore?
Did DJ Music Prove Fatal To Over 60 Fowls In Odisha’s Balasore? 

A three-member team of the Animal Husbandry department visited the village to ascertain the cause behind the death of so many broiler chickens.

ABVP Supporters Carry Out Flag Rally In Balasore On Independence Day Eve

On the eve of India's Independence Day, ABVP supporters in #Balasore carried out a flag rally in honour of the sacrifices made by freedom fighters and remembrance of the resolution of 'Akhand Bharat'.

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Odisha: Man Kills Friend After Losing In Card Game

Balasore: Upset over his defeat in a card game, a man allegedly stabbed one of his friends to death in Odisha. The shocking incident has been reported from Gudikhania area under Niligari police limits of Balasore district. The deceased has been identified as Kuna Bhol. As per reports, Kuna was playing cards with one of […]

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Nilagiri Minor Girl Rape And Murder: Childline Members Meet Victim’s Family

Balasore: In a new twist to the alleged rape and murder of the 13-year-old girl in Nilagiri, a Childline team on Saturday said that the victim was engaged at the brick kiln as a child labourer. During their visit, the delegates discussed about the incident with the victim’s family members after conducting an on-the-spot investigation […]

Odisha: Minor Girl Dies After ‘Rape And Poisoning’ in Balasore

Balasore: In a shocking incident, a 13-year-old minor girl in Balasore’s Nilagiri area was allegedly poisoned after she was raped by unknown miscreant. The girl was rushed to a hospital in Balasore where she died during treatment. As per the complaint lodged at the Nilagiri Police Station, the girl was raped by a miscreant while […]

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Jumbos From Jharkhand Wreak Havoc In Odisha's Nilagiri

Balasore: The human-elephant conflict seems to getting worse in Balasore’s Nilagiri forest range as locals continue to witness destruction of crops in acres of land. Reason, a herd of over 40 elephants has been wreaking havoc in the area for the last one week. According to sources, the pachyderms from Dalma forest in Jharkhand entered […]

Covid-19 Casts Shadow On Centuries Old Traditional 'Bali Nayak' Sport Of Nilagri

Balasore: ‘Bali Nayak’ sport of ancient Kalinga city Nilagiri, is organised during the Dussehra festival. Since the early 18th century, this sport has been an integral part of Navratri celebration in Nilagiri. Bali Nayak sport is a modern Tag alike game which is played on a ground involving two or more players’ chasing other players […]

Tension Grips Nilagiri Over Contractual Worker’s Death

Nilagiri: Tension prevailed on premises of Nilagiri hospital here on Monday after a contractual worker was electrocuted to death while working on top of an electric pole. The deceased has been identified as a resident of Naranpur village under Berhampur Police limits. As per the report, the contractual worker fell down from the top of […]

Days Before Wedding, Odisha Youth Murderously Attacked Over Suspected Love Affair

Balasore: In a gruesome incident that has become the talk of the town, three unidentified miscreants allegedly inflicted deep wounds on the body of a youth with a blade in Nilagiri area on Friday. The victim Manoj Behera had reportedly gone to Kalijhati area to invite some guests to his marriage scheduled on January 19. […]

Unseasonal Rain Adds To Winter Chill, Damages Crops In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Cloudy weather coupled with moderate rainfall, particularly in the western and southern districts have added to the chilling cold conditions hitting the normal life of people across the State. According to the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, a trough line created in the interior parts of the State going straight through north Odisha is […]

10 cattle electrocuted to death in Nilagiri

Balasore: As many as 10 cattle were electrocuted to death in Oladanga village under Nilagiri police limits of the district today. The cattle came in contact with a live 11 kv wire while grazing in a farm land causing the mishap, locals said. Strong winds accompanied by rain last night reportedly snapped the transmission wire, […]

Ponzi firm dupes loan seekers in Nilagiri

Balasore: A fraudulent company allegedly looted lakhs of rupees from a group of women on the pretext of providing low-interest loans in Sajanagarh area under Nilagiri police limits of Balasore district. As per the allegations by the duped depositors, a ponzi firm had opened an office in Sajanagarh area and collected Rs 5,000 each from […]

Fire breaks out at Big Bazaar in Cuttack

Cuttack: A major fire broke out at Big Bazaar near Buxi Bazaar in Cuttack in the wee hours of Monday. As per reports, the flames erupted in a dance bar on the fourth floor of the shopping mall. Subsequently, three fire tenders were pressed into action who managed to douse the flames after four hours […]

Resentment brews among Congress workers over ticket distribution in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Balasore/Jharsuguda/Jeypore: Following the announcement of candidates’ list for two Lok Sabha and 54 Assembly constituencies late on Friday, resentment is now brewing among Congress workers and supporters of several party leaders who have been denied a ticket. Tension erupted at the Congress party headquarters in Bhubaneswar when supporters of Amir Mohammed ransacked property at Congress […]

Jumbo attack victims await compensation in Balasore

Balasore: Nearly seven days after a herd of elephants damaged several acres of crops and destroyed two houses in Nilagiri area of Balasore, residents in the region are yet to get any compensation from the Forest Department. As per reports, Ujjwal Singh and Raju Singh were rendered homeless after the wild elephants destroyed their houses […]

Odisha farmers left in lurch amid paddy procurement 'irregularities'

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh/Balasore: All the promises, planning and preparations by the state government seem to be going up in smoke as allegations of irregularities and lapses have marred the paddy procurement process in the State. Paddy farmers in the State have alleged that while there has been a delay in opening of mandis, rice millers are also […]

Nilagiri turns tourist hotspot as winter sets in

Balasore: Every year, with the onset of winter, Nilagiri area of the district turns into a perfect destination for thousands of tourists. Panchalingeswara temple which is situated on the hilltop of the Eastern Ghats in the area becomes flooded with tourists from all around the state. The famous shrine is a beautiful place for darshan […]

Man killed in attack by relatives of daughter's 'lover'

Balasore: A man succumbed to his injuries after being attacked for barging inside the house of a youth who was allegedly having an affair with the former’s daughter in Raj Berhampur village under Nilagiri of Balasore. According to sources, the deceased identified as Bhalua Kabat, in an inebriated state attempted to attack the youth on […]

Forest personnel including ranger thrashed by villagers in Nilagiri

Balasore: Villagers of Hatimunda under Nilagiri area of Balasore district allegedly thrashed six forest personnel including a ranger and damaged two vehicles alleging failure of the forest department in preventing wild elephants from straying into the village. The incident took place yesterday night when the agitated villagers armed with sticks allegedly attacked the forest personnel […]

RTO seizes 3 vehicles in Balasore lacking permit & license

Balasore: The Regional Transport Office (RTO) today seized two school vans and a tractor in Nilagiri area of the district on charges of lacking permit and requisite license papers. However, the drivers of the vehicles are absconding. According to sources, the vehicles were seized after the district RTO and Nilagiri police conducted raids at various […]

Jumbos destroy standing crops in acres of land in Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: A week after a herd of elephants went on a rampage in Nilagiri in Balasore, more than hundred pachyderms have reportedly damaged property and standing crops in acres of land after entering the Rasagobindpur Forest range of Mayurbhanj district. More concerning, the district administration believes the hundred jumbos that strayed into the region from […]

Girl in 'same sex relationship' commits suicide  

Balasore: Close on the heels of Supreme Court’s landmark decision to scrap section 377, a female student in Odisha who was allegedly in a same sex relationship, committed suicide in Nilagiri area of Balasore after her partner refused to marry her. The deceased has been identified as Sasmita Dey, a Plus-III final year student of […]

Elephants damage crops in Nilagiri

Balasore: People of Nilagiri in Balasore district are surviving with immense fear as a herd of wild elephants has been frequently straying into human habitations damaging massive crops and property. Moreover, this constant fear has forced the villagers of Kuldiha and Mangad under Baunsabania panchayat to spend the whole night on treetop houses to guard […]

2 minor girls meet watery grave in Nilagiri

Balasore: A pall of gloom descended on Kahalia village in Nilagiri block in the district here after two minor girls met a watery grave in the village pond today. The deceased have been identified as Banashree Behera and Jyotirekha Behera. Sources said the incident occurred at around 10:30 am when both Banashree and Jyotirekha were […]

3 youths injured in knife attack in Balasore

Balasore: Three youths were injured after two groups clashed in Nilagiri of Balasore district on Saturday. Preliminary investigation by police reveals that the clash occurred due to some dispute over love affair involving two youths of the either group. According to sources the members of either side had entered into an altercation at Nilagiri road […]