Balasore

  • India successfully conducts trials of 'Akash' missile April 26, 2014

    Balasore: India on Saturday successfully conducted two rounds of trials of its indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile as part of a user trial by the air force from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore in Odisha. "The sophisticated Akash missile was test fired twice in quick succession from...
  • Surface to air missile Akash test-fired from Odisha coast February 24, 2014

    India on Monday test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air missile 'Akash' from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 km from Balasore. The missile targeted a floating object supported by Pilotless Target Aircraft 'Lakshya'. "Lakshya was sent at 11.31 AM before Akash test fired from the launch complex-3 at 11.42 AM,"...
  • Akash missile test-fired from Odisha coast February 21, 2014

    India on Friday test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile from the Integrated Test Range launch complex at Chandipur near Balasore. The missile targeted a floating object supported by Pilot Less Target Aircraft (PTA) 'Lakshya', defence officials said. "Akash was test fired from launch complex-3 at 11.22 AM," a defence official...
  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile December 23, 2013

    Balasore: India on Monday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of more than 3,000 km as part of a user trial by the Army from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast, defence sources said. The operation of the surface-to-surface missile was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command...
  • India successfully test fires nuclear-capable missile Dhanush from Odisha coast November 23, 2013

    India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast on Saturday. "Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully tested the Dhanush missile on Saturday from a naval ship," said MV K V Prasad, Director of the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur near Balasore. The surface-to-surface Dhanush, a naval variant...
  • Odisha: Centre agrees to increase man-days under MGNREGS in flood affected areas November 13, 2013

    The Centre has agreed to increase man-days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to 150 in recent cyclone and flood-affected districts of Ganjam, Puri, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in Odisha. The present limit for guaranteed employment to rural households under the scheme is 100 days a year. Panchayati Raj...
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc in Andhra, Odisha, 30 killed, lakhs displaced October 26, 2013

    Bhubaneswar/ Hyderabad: Massive flood triggered by heavy rains has hit the coastal districts of Odisha leaving 10 people dead and lakhs marooned. The helicopter rescue operations in the flood-hit regions of the state began on Friday. Over 5.32 lakh people in 2276 villages spread over several districts were affected by...
  • Odisha: Flood victims await relief even as death toll mounts October 18, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The flood waters after cyclone Phailin might be receding in Odisha but the big challenge for the state government remains to rehabilitate almost a crore people that have been affected by the cyclone. The state government has warned officials to ensure that relief and rehabilitation measures are implemented in...
  • 200 falls sick after consuming contaminated food in Odisha August 17, 2013

    About 200 people fell ill after consuming food at a family function of a villager at Kadreiyan in Odisha's Balasore district on Saturday, official sources said. The villagers complained of vomiting and loose motion after taking food at the house of a villager in Basta police station area, they said. According...
  • Odisha Police breaks open Saradha Group's office May 4, 2013

    Balasore: The Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Friday broke open the office of the Saradha Group in Balasore and seized certain documents relating to alleged duping of gullible investors in the district. The officials of the EOW with the help of the local police...
  • Court to consider ex-minister Mohanty's bail plea April 2, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: On the eve of a Balasore court taking up bail petition of former Odisha Law Minister Raghunath Mohanty and his wife for consideration, their daughter-in-law on Monday demanded the arrest of the two other accused in the dowry torture case slapped by her. Mohanty and his wife Pritilata, arrested...
  • Odisha: Man raped, burnt 20-yr-old to death, alleges mother January 20, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: A woman died after being raped and burnt by a man in Odisha's Balasore district November, 2012, her mother alleged on Sunday. The daily wage earner, a resident of Soro, 170 km from Bhubaneswar, said her 20-year-old daughter had gone to the house of a family friend at Teliaganj,...
  • Odisha: Ex-minister threatens self immolation November 2, 2012

    Balasore: A former Odisha minister was taken into preventive custody on Thursday for threatening self immolation on the demand for establishment of a government medical college, police sources said. According to sources, the former minister, Bhupal Chandra Mahapatra, had threatened self immolation before the Balasore district collector's office. Mahapatra was a minister...
  • Agni-IV missile test-fired off Odisha coast September 19, 2012

    Balasore: India on Wednesday test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic missile Agni-IV with a strike range of about 4000 km from a test range off Odisha coast. It was test launched with the help of a mobile launcher from launch complex-4 of ITR at Wheeler Island, about 100 km from Balasore, at...
  • All steps taken to counter terror attack: Odisha DGP June 26, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Police on Tuesday said it was taking "appropriate steps" to counter any possible terror attack after receiving intelligence inputs about such attack in the state. "We have been taking precautionary steps in Puri where lakhs of devotees congregate for the annual car festival of Lord Jagannth," Director General of...
  • Two Akash missiles test-fired, 3rd in five days May 28, 2012

    Balasore (Odisha): For the third time in five days, India test-fired two indigenously developed surface-to-air anti-aircraft 'Akash' missiles from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near Balasore in Odisha. The double test-fire came after trials of the missile, with a range of 25 km and capable of carrying a warhead of...
  • Field trials of upgraded Bofors gun in Jan 2013 March 20, 2012

    Kolkata: An upgraded version of the 155mm Bofors gun, the Indian Army's most potent artillery weapon, will be ready for field trials in January 2013, a top official of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) said on Tuesday. "We are working on this upgraded version. This has been tried out in PXE...
  • DRDO to test-fire short-range missile Prahaar July 20, 2011

    Balasore: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is all set to conduct trial of new indigenously developed quick reaction, short-range Prahaar missile on Thursday from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea. "Ground preparation for the test-flight of a short range ballistic missile is complete and it would be taken...
  • Jindal's Steely Resolve January 7, 2011

    There was no sign of a sleepless night on Sajjan Jindal's face as he strode in for the 3 pm press conference on December 21. Just 10 hours earlier, at 5 a.m., he and his company JSW Steel's board members had finished a five-hour meeting at Jindal Mansion, the Mumbai...
  • India test-fires BrahMos cruise missile December 2, 2010

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday test fired the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a military base in Orissa, defence sources said. The missile was tested from the Integrated Test Range of Chandipur in Balasore, about 230 km from here, the sources said. India and Russia are jointly designing the BrahMos missile, which is...
  • Prithvi missile fails to take off during trial September 24, 2010

    Balasore (Orissa): India's indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile failed to take off during a user trial from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Orissa coast on Friday apparently due to a technical problem, defence sources said. Though the ITR authorities were not immediately available for comment, defence...
  • Tribal woman flogged, accused of prostitution October 17, 2009

    Balasore (Orissa): A 25-year-old tribal woman in Balasore district of Orissa was reportedly tied to a tree and beaten up for her alleged involvement in flesh trade. The incident reportedly took place in a busy market place of village Soro in Balasore district. “I was walking on the road when...
  • Landmine found near polling station in MP April 23, 2009

    Bhopal: A landmine planted by Maoist rebels was detected near a polling station in Madhya Pradesh's Balaghat district, the police said on Thursday. The landmine was found in Lanji sub-district, about 450 km from Bhopal, by a police patrol party late on Wednesday. "Maoists intending to trigger off explosions had planted the...
  • Orissa MP builds electorate, postcard by postcard March 20, 2009

    Bhubaneswar: In these high-tech times of the cell phone and email, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Orissa, M A Kharabela Swain, has faith in the old method of sending personally signed post cards to voters. And why not? It has helped him build a personal bond with the electorate...
  • Woman jumps off train to escape molester, loses arm December 3, 2008

    Bhubaneshwar: In a shocking incident in Balasore, Orissa a 24-year-old woman was forced to jump off a moving train to save herself from a molester. In the process, the victim also lost her arm while she hit the ground after jumping off the moving train. She was running from a co-passenger...
  • Floods throw normal life out of gear in Orissa June 18, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: It has been raining heavily in Orissa for the last four days and floods have claimed the lives of two people and also thrown train services out of gear. A depression in the Bay of Bengal has led to floods in the Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts of Orissa. The waters have...
  • Deaf-mute girl raped by hospital sweeper in Orissa March 25, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: A shocking incident took place in Bhubaneswar's biggest government hospital when a deaf-mute girl was raped by an employee. Twenty-three-year-old Sanju was allegedly raped by the hospital sweeper in the toilet. She is now suffering from trauma, ruling out the possibility of conducting a medical examination to determine the rape. "Basing...
  • Orissa mob thrashes rape suspect, cops March 3, 2008

    Balasore (Orissa): It was another instance of mob justice when angry villagers in Orissa's Balasore district attacked the Haldiapur police station. The agitating mob was baying for the blood of Karmakar Das, arrested for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl. The victim's mother, Sumati Pradhan says, "My...
  • Mentally ill woman chained for seven years | Your Say November 12, 2007

    Balasore (Orissa): In a bizarre incident, a 30-year-old woman from Orissa's Balasore district has been chained to a pillar for seven years because she is mentally ill. Maunabati, mother of a girl, developed the illness after she gave birth to her daughter and was chained because her parents couldn’t afford...
  • Astra missile test fired from Chandipur June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: India’s medium-range air-to-air missile called Astra was on Sunday launched from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore. News agency PTI quoted defence sources as saying that the sleek beyond visual range missile was fired from the launch complex-II of ITR, 15 km from here, at 1156...