Sources said locals were left dejected as they were looking forward to the grand event which had been stalled due to the pandemic and now, could not attend due to the downpour.
Sources said a target has been fixed to raise paddy over 1,24,600 hectare of agricultural land in the district. Following the showers, preparations have begun for the kharif crop.
A panchayat executive officer of Kuranti Gram Panchayat was suspended on Saturday for misappropriating funds under the Harishchandra Sahayata Yojana.
Sources said that the boat with the passengers and around 20 two-wheelers on board left for Satpada from Janhikuda and after covering around two km, the engine of the boat seized.
Sources said one Krupasindhu Sahoo of Bhatapada village sustained serious injuries in a road accident on Friday night for which he was admitted in the hospital.
A total of 467.26 cubic feet of Sal timber has been fetched for the 64-foot wooden chariot, touted as the second largest in the State, next only to Keonjhar.
Sources say that there are at least 5,000 beedi binders in the coastal district who are dependent on this precarious livelihood for a meagre Rs 80-150 per day.
Even local forest dwellers who illegally enter the forest areas to collect honey and wood, have been prohibited from entering the space.
The robbery took place in Ram temple at Juania, Krishna temple at Gobindapur and Mangala temple at Baramatia.
Even as Dana Majhi incident refuses to fade from memory, similar reports of bodies being wrapped in polythene and carried on bikes and shoulders keep pouring in from parts of the state.
In a tragic incident, a dalit man was forced to carry his eight-year-old daughter's body on a bike from a hospital to his village in Odisha's Kendrapara.
The irony couldn’t have been starker. Kendrapara’s well-known snake catcher Sk.
While the ruling party’s chairperson candidate Sarita Sahoo is aiming to retain the BJD fort against all odds, her Congress counterpart Laxmipriya Barik is not far behind.
Accused reportedly threaten Pradyumna and Rajnagar MLA Dhruba Sahoo at gunpoint
Considering their large-scale presence, the entry of many office-bearers of WSHGs in the poll worked as the trump card given the support they enjoy at ground level.