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Tag: Nilgiri

Miscreants break open ATM, loot cash in Balasore

Balasore: Miscreants looted an unspecified amount of money from an ATM at Tala Bazaar Market Complex in Santaragadia area of Balasore district after breaking it open with the help of a gas-cutter late on Thursday night. According to reports, locals first spotted the ATM of Axis Bank vandalized early morning and subsequently informed the police […]

Elephant herd sparks panic in Nilagiri; forest officials on standby

Balasore: The residents of Tinikosia area under Nilagiri block of the district are now in panic after an elephant herd from Jharkhand caused massive destruction to standing crops in the region. It is now almost for the past five days that nearly 58 elephants are camping in the region. Though the villagers along with forest […]

Google launches project to preserve, digitize Indian Railways' culture

New Delhi: In a first-of-its-scale heritage mapping and digitization project, Google and Ministry of Railways on Friday launched a project that aims to preserve the cultural heritage of the Indian Railways. The two-year digitization project “The Railways-Lifeline of a Nation” is a comprehensive digital document viewable on Google’s Arts and Culture website. It was launched […]

Headmaster accused of making 'obscene gestures' at girl students

Balasore: Tension ran high at Nijagada Upper Primary High School under Nilgiri in Balasore district after locals gheraoed the headmaster of the school today for allegedly making objectionable gestures at three girl students. The headmaster, Bhaskar Chandra Panda allegedly used to show obscene videos in his mobile phone to the girl students of Class IV […]

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Voices of protest: Rise in minor rape cases a disgrace to humanity!

Bhubaneswar: When the nation was trying to come to terms with the ghastly Unnao and Kathua incidents, the rape of a four-year-old girl at Nilagiri in Odisha’s Balasore district sent shockwaves in the state again.  Heinous to an inexcusable limit, the minor was admitted to Nilagiri hospital in a critical condition with her private parts […]

Elephants wreak havoc in Nilagiri, damage property 

Balasore: Residents in the periphery of Tinikonia forest reserve at Nilagiri of Balasore district are in panic after a herd of wild elephants strayed into Kamarkhalia village last night. According to sources, the herd comprising of three elephants went on a rampage and destroyed the house of one Banamali Singh. The pachyderms also caused massive […]

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Elephant count begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: An elephant counting exercise has begun on Tuesday in Similipal, Kuldiha and Soro to estimate the number of pachyderms in the sanctuaries. The process is likely to continue till May 13. The forest officials are using both line-transect and dung count methods to ascertain the exact numbers of elephants. The forest department has constituted […]

Prince of Nilgiri to tie knot with Kothi king’s granddaughter

Nilagiri: Prince of erstwhile Nilgiri princely state Janmejay Harichandan will tie the knot with the granddaughter of Kothi princely state king Raja Bahadur Govind Pratap Singh on January 22. The ‘Tilak Utsav’ or engagement ceremony was held in a traditional way on December 9 at the Nilgiri royal palace in presence of the Kothi prince, […]

Herbivore count begins today

Balasore/Bhubaneswar: The annual herbivore animal census began in Odisha from today and will continue till February 11.