Kendrapara

  • 500yearold banyan tree gets tourist spot status in Odisha May 23, 2014

    Kendrapara: A 500yearold banyan tree, mute witness to times gone by, has been accorded tourist spot status at Sakhibata in Kendrapara district. The gigantic tree, spread across 1.3 acres of land with about 600 trunks and subtrunks, has been granted the tourist spot status by the state government following visits...
  • Odisha: 86 government employees booked for violation of Model code April 29, 2014

    Kendrapara: The district administration of Kendrapara has registered cases against 86 government employees on charge of violation of model code of conduct under Representation of the People Act. "The district election office submitted a report of negligence of general election duty against the 86 employees. Legal action is being initiated against...
  • Odisha: 1 dead, 4 injured in post-poll related violence April 20, 2014

    Kendrapara: One person died and four others suffered serious injuries in a post-poll related violence between the BJD and Congress workers on Sunday in Kendrapara district of Odisha. In a separate incident, a block development officer (BDO) was beaten up by political workers after he was found with demo EVM...
  • Odisha: Coastal districts alerted as cyclone Lehar approaches landfall November 26, 2013

    After the devastation of Cyclone Phailin, Lehar is possibly to hit coastal areas of Odisha, along with Andhra as well. The state government on Tuesday put district authorities on alert, especially those of 10 southern and coastal districts, as the severe cyclonic storm is expected to make a landfall between Kalingapatnam...
  • Odisha: Man pours acid on girl as she refuses love proposal September 6, 2013

    A 19-year-old girl sustained burn injury after a jilted lover poured acid on her as she turned down his proposal, police said. The critically injured girl was rushed to SCB medical college hospital in Cuttack. She was admitted to the casualty department and later shifted to special burn ward with 40...
  • Turtle smuggling racket busted in Odisha, one arrested August 19, 2013

    A freshwater turtle smuggling racket was busted with the arrest of its kingpin from near Bhitarkanika Nationak Park in Kendrapara district, a forest official said on Monday. Sekhar Jena (24) was arrested from Madanpur, adjacent to the national park, with 14 turtles by forest personnel on Sunday, Divisional Forest Officer, Rajnagar...
  • Ramesh slams Naveen for Posco delay August 17, 2013

    Mounting a scathing attack on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for inept governance, senior Congress leader and Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday held BJD government responsible for inordinate delay in implementation of Posco steel project. "As the proposed Posco steel plant near Paradip is billed as India's largest foreign direct...
  • Odisha: Congress demands dismissal of Naveen government August 10, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Accusing Odisha government of failing to control rising crimes against women belonging to dalit and tribal communities, opposition Congress on Saturday sought Governor SC Jamir's intervention and dismissal of the BJD government in the state. The demand was made though a memorandum submitted by a delegation of Odisha Pradesh...
  • Odisha gangrape: Violence erupts in Bhubaneswar as BJP calls for bandh August 10, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A day after 14yearold girl died after being gangraped and set on fire, BJP workers announced a bandh and held protest on Saturday in Bhubaneswar in Odisha. The rail and road services have been hit by the bandh. The protestors also attacked college buses trying to pass through. ...
  • Odisha rape case: Political parties protest over minor girl's death, allege negligence August 10, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The 14yearold girl who was gangraped and then set on fire, in Kendrapara district of Odisha succumbed to her injuries on Thursday. The death of the rape victim immediately sparked off violent protests in Bhubaneswar with Congress workers trying to break open the gate of the Odisha Health Minister...
  • Odisha: 14yearold girl, who was allegedly gangraped, set on fire, dies August 9, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The 14yearold girl, who was allegedly gangraped in Kendrapara district in July 2013, died in a hospital in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. After being raped, the woman was allegedly set on fire by the accused. Tensions prevailed outside the hospital due to constant protests by the women activists. Police was deployed...
  • Odisha: 22 teachers caught cheating in an examination July 26, 2013

    Kendrapara (Odisha): Twentytwo teachers of governmentrun primary schools appearing for the certified training (teaching) examination were caught cheating in Kendrapara district, official sources said on Friday. The teachers, who had no qualification for training, were writing the examination on Thursday, they said. The teachers were debarred from taking examination in other subjects,...
  • Odisha: Women attack liquor shop in Kendrapara April 18, 2013

    Kendrapara (Odisha): Grudging over growing alcoholism among local youths, a group of women attacked a liquor shop at Choudkulat in Kendrapara district, police said on Thursday. The women picketed in front of the shop and attacked it before police reached the area and controlled them on Wednesday. "We have drawn the...
  • Government identifies 3,987 Bangladeshi infiltrators in Odisha March 19, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: There were 3987 infiltrators in Odisha and all of them hail from Bangladesh, the state assembly was told on Monday. "The state has no infiltrators from any country except Bangladesh," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said while replying to a written question in the assembly. While the highest number of 1,649...
  • Orissa floods: 2,600 villages submerged, 8 dead September 11, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: Flood's fury in Mahanadi and other rivers has wreaked havoc in Orissa submerging about 2,600 villages spread over 19 districts and leaving eight dead as the state government on Sunday stepped up relief and rescue operations for 11 lakh affected people. The floods, which claimed eight lives and left...
  • Heavy rain triggers floods in Orissa October 5, 2009

    Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain for the fifth day on Saturday caused flash floods in several districts of Orissa, officials said. Several rivers in Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Cuttak and Bhadrak districts are in spate. Several rivers are flowing close to the danger mark. The Baitarani river is flowing above the danger mark at...
  • Five killed, scores injured in Orissa tornado April 1, 2009

    Kendrapara (Orissa): At least five persons were killed and scores of people injured on Tuesday evening as tornado wrought havoc and left trails of devastation at Rajkanika block of Orissa's Kendrapara district. According to official sources, at least five persons, including a child, died in the tornado and more than 50...
  • Daring Dalit starts green revolution against myth June 1, 2008

    Kendrapara: In Orissa there was an age-old belief that if a Dalit grows a coconut tree, then a member of his family would die. But in the last two decades, a Dalit man has broken the myth and brought about a green revolution. Barely a few hundred metres from the...
  • Man locks up mentally ill son in loo for 14 years March 20, 2008

    Kendrapara (Orissa): Yet another shocking story of a man who kept his mentally ill son locked for more than decade years in a toilet has come to light in Orissa. There have been at least 12 such in the state over the last year. 34-year-old Bikash Chandra Mohanty of Kapleshwar in...
  • Temple off limits, Dalits to convert June 15, 2007

    Orissa: More than a month after the Orissa High Court's order, Dalits are yet to enter the 300-year-old Jagannath temple at Keradagada in Kendrapara district. Complaining that the upper caste have prevailed over the district administration, which is working out a formula allowing entry only upto a certain point inside...
  • Whom to save—turtles or humans? December 10, 2006

    Kendrapara: Environmental laws have helped save Olive Ridley turtles in Orissa's Gahirmatha marine sanctuary from extinction. But efforts to save the turtles have dealt a death knell for local fishermen. One of the many families afflicted by the environment laws is that of 51-year-old Buddhananda Saraswati, who committed suicide on...
  • 20 lakh marooned in Orissa floods September 3, 2006

    Kendrapara, Orissa: After the central India rain havoc, floods have now affected large swathes of eastern India. More than 20 lakh people in Orissa are living in misery as flood waters of Mahanadi have destroyed their houses, crops and cattle. Desperate villagers in the flood-affected areas of Kendrapara in Orissa...