Today News | 2021 | April 25 |Odisha: Rs 9.32 Crore Approved For Development Of Hingula Temple in Talcher

Today News | 2021 | April 25 |Odisha: Rs 9.32 Crore Approved For Development Of Hingula Temple in Talcher

Sambalpur: The Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) has approved sanction of Rs 9.32 crore for the development of Hingula Temple in Talcher, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan who had earlier sought final assistance for the development of the shrine.

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“I have been informed that MCL Board has approved sanction of Rs.9.32 Cr. under their CSR Fund for construction of certain facilities at Gopalprasad, Talcher, Angul, Odisha, for benefit of the local population in general and for providing impetus to tourism in the area in particular,” said Pradhan.

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The Union Minister further said, “MCL has a special bond with the Maa Hingula Temple in Gopalprasad. I was touched to know about the generosity of MCL employees, who voluntarily contributed funds from their salary towards the construction of the main temple building.”

“I also understand that recently, the Maa Hingula Thakurani Trust Board, Gopalprasad, Talcher had submitted a proposal to the management of MCL for CSR project involving construction of Natya Mandapa and Jagyan Mandapa of an estimated cost of Rs. 16.64 crores. These developments will not only improve the devotee facilities and experience at the temple but also boost tourist footfalls in the region,” he added.

Maa Hingula temple at Gopalprasad in Talcher is considered one of the most sacred religious sites in Odisha. The temple is believed to have been built by the mythical King Nala of Vidharbha as his tribute to Lord Jagannath. The fire used to cook Mahaprasad in the kitchens of the Jagannath temple at Puri symbolically represents Maa Hingula.

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Today odisha News | April 24 |Covid Norms Thrown To Wind: Matric Students Seen Appearing Test At Mayurbhanj School!

Baripada: Despite Odisha government announcing cancellation of annual Matric board examinations and shutting down classroom teaching due to the prevailing second wave of Covid pandemic situation, some students were seen sitting in the examination at a school in Mayurbhanj district on Saturday.

Govt Norms Thrown To Wind: Matric Students Seen Appearing Test At Mayurbhanj School!

According to reports, the headmaster of Sri Chaitanyadev government high school at Paika Sahi under Rasgovindpur block in the district called all the standard 10 students to the class and conducted some practice tests, which were supposed to be completed in January.

Students appeared the test for different papers including mathematics, science, English, reports said

According to sources, the District Education Officer (DEO) had recently issued a notification to the headmaster of all high schools in the district to submit detailed reports of the practice tests of the class-10 students by Monday.

All the schools had already finished the practice tests in January-February while the Sri Chaitanyadev School had reportedly not completed the task. The district authorities’ order is said to have forced the headmaster to conduct the tests in a hasty manner.

Meanwhile, the headmaster too has admitted his mistake even as the district authorities has declined to comment on the matter.

Odisha government had on Wednesday announced cancellation of the annual Class 10 board exam due to rising covid-19 cases in the State. The results will be published based on an objective criterion to be developed by the Board of Secondary Education.

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Elephant Attack Kills 4 In Odisha | today news | odisha news| 2021

Bargarh: As many as four persons were trampled to death by wild tuskers in different areas of the State on Wednesday.

According to reports, three persons including an elderly man were killed by marauding jumbos while attending call of nature at Umarad village under Gaisilet Block in Bargarh district in the wee hours today.

The deceased have been identified as Mal Seth (50), Biranchi Kumbhar (60) and Natha Pali (70).

Tension gripped the area following the incident. The police and forest officials rushed to the spot after they were informed about the incident by villagers. Police have registered a case and launched further investigation.

In another similar incident, a farmer fell prey to a pachyderm at Darlipali village under Loisingha police station in Bolangir district. The deceased has been identified as Biranchi Sahu.

According to reports, Sahu went to the agriculture field in the morning. Noticing, a group of pachyderms reportedly attacked and trampled him to death.

Local villagers who are in a state of panic have demanded monetary compensation for the hapless family. However till the latest reports came in, forest personnel and police officials had not reached the place.

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It may be noted that wild elephants frequently go on a rampage in the villages in these districts damaging crops and attacking villagers.