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 Temples of Orissa
The temple of Kshirachora Gopinatha that stands here at a distance of about eight miles from Balasore district,is a modern one;but the image of Gopinatha is certainly much older than the time of Srichaitanya who visited it as evidenced by the Gaudiya Vaisnav literature.The deity had originally no image of Radha associated with it.
Badagaon is small village situated 5 miles from Bhanjanagar of the Ganjam district.
The fine execution of the temple with its superb proportion and exquisite finish of the scluptures and other decorations indicate a resurgent movement linked up probably with the advent of the Somavamsi dynasty. /domestic/orissa/temple.htm   (1659 words)

 NTI: Country Overviews: India: Missile Facilities
In 1986, the Indian government decided to build the National Test Range (NTR) at Baliapal in Orissa's Balasore district and announced plans for a range covering 160 square kilometers, necessitating the evacuation of nearly 100,000 villagers from 130 villages.
Pending the completion of the new test site, DRDO decided to build an interim facility adjacent to the Proof Experimental Establishment, Chandipur, in Orissa's Balasore district.
The new range was expected to become operational by 1990. /e_research/profiles/India/Missile/1769_1977.html   (662 words)

 Balasore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Balasore district is mostly known for cultivation of paddy and rice is the primary food of people.
Balasore was an early trading port for British, French and Dutch ships in the early age of Enlightenment.
It is now a launch station for sounding rockets on the east coast of India in Orissa state at 21°18' N and 86°36' E. Balasore has been in use since 1989, but unlike Sriharikota, it is not used for launching satellites. /wiki/Balasore   (344 words)

 BALASORE - LoveToKnow Article on BALASORE
The English settlement of Balasore, formed in 1642, and that of Pippli in its neighborhood seven years earlier, became the basis of the future greatness of the British in India.
In the 18th century Balasore rapidly declined in importance, on account of a dangerous bar which formed across the mouth of the river.
The district is traversed throughout its entire length by the navigable Orissa coast canal, and also by the East Coast railway from Calcutta to Madras. /B/BA/BALASORE.htm   (927 words)

 orissa state tourism guide, orissa india, tourist information to orissa, city guide to bhubaneshwar orisa, oriya, travel to coastal state of orissa, sun temple, puri, jagannath temple
Balasore, the headquarters of the district, was an important maritime town in medieval times through the river Budhabalanga.
It is 52-km from Bhadrak and 110-km from Balasore.
Balasore is having a railhead on the South Eastern Railway. /orissa/balasore   (727 words)

 Welcome to Tourist Beaches
Balasore, the district headquarters, once was an important maritime town in medieval times through the river Budhabalanga.
Balasore is also noted for its traditional handicrafts of lacquered toys, brass-works and stone carvings.
214 kms, north east of Bhubaneswar, Balasore is convenient base point for excursions to Chandikpur and Remuna. /tourist/beach.htm   (211 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Nation
On March 23, at least 256.5 tonnes of rice — loaded on to 17 trucks — was seized by police near Mathani Square under Basta police station in Balasore district Led by Balasore superintendent of police Sanjeeb Panda, a team of policemen stopped the trucks to check papers around midnight.
Days after Balasore police arrested a few truck drivers on charges of diverting rice meant for the food-for-work programme to West Bengal, legislators in the Orissa Assembly today demanded action against Mayurbhanj collector C.T.M. Suguna and another senior official for their alleged involvement in the racket.
Balasore has emerged as a haven for rice smugglers in the recent past. /1050405/asp/nation/story_4574365.asp   (529 words)

 New Page 2
Balasore a coastal district on the north-eastern sea board has the distinction of having been called the "Granary of Orissa" with vast stretches of green paddy fields, a network of rivers, blue hills, extensive meadows and an extraordinary beach together giving it an exotic and appealing appearance that beckons tourists.
Legend has it that these lingams were installed in this beautiful abode by King Banasura himself.its 30 kms away from Balasore.
Panchalingeswar:-Ensconced in the verdant environs of Nilagiri, the five lingams at Panchalingeswar, the revered venue for numerous devotees, are bathed by the iredescent and sparkling waters of a perennial stream. /MAINBALA.HTM   (237 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Jamshedpur
In the past 24 hours, Bhogarai block in Balasore district received 217 mm rainfall.
Balasore town, where several suburban areas were waterlogged since this morning, received 107 mm rainfall today.
The Bhubaneswar-bound Janshatabdi Express was sent back to Howrah at Balasore station after railway authorities expressed concern over the condition of the track. /1050915/asp/jamshedpur/story_5239563.asp   (187 words)

 The first portal of Orissa
Balasore is famous for its forests and mines.This district is noted for the river Buhdabalanga and 3,824 feet high mountain Mahagiri.
It is situated on a hillock at a distance of 40 km from Balasore.
Balasore is appreciated for its salt, Brass utensils, stone and clay works. /links/DistrictInfo/Balasore.asp   (323 words) Toursim/Chandipur
A number of quality hotels are available in Balasore, a district headquarters town.
Balasore is well connected by rail and road -214 km from Bhubanewsar.
Chandipur is a peaceful sea side resort where the sea recede and proceed 5 km everyday-16 km from Balasore. /chandipur.htm   (94 words)

 Temples in Balasore
Balasore, the coastal district is known all over Orissa for its beautiful mountains and famous temples.
It is at a distance of 9kms from Balasore.
There is a guesthouse built by a religious lady with fairly nice facilities for those who want to stay overnight in Remuna to see the Deities. /id2.html   (992 words)

 PIB Press Release
One of the areas where the University can focus in Balasore district is the development of PURA (Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas) which involves creation of a cluster of villages and providing physical, electronic and knowledge connectivity to the entire cluster which will provide economic connectivity for a typical population of about 30,000 people.
The Balasore region is very close to me and Chandipur was my theatre of action for nearly two decades, when I was in DRDO.
Similarly, Fakir Mohan University can select and adopt a cluster of villages near Balasore on the sea coast and give a plan action for development to the Government or corporate houses. /release/release.asp?relid=14604   (2792 words)

 orissa travel guide, traveling to orissa, orissa tours, orissa tourism, travel agent for orissa
Balasore, a district head-quarter town, is part of a fertile belt called the Granary of Orissa.
Balangir is famous for it's green forests, wildlife, waterfalls and Gandhamardan hill.
Baragarh is spread in an area of 5832 /destinations/orissa/orissa-travel-guide.html   (422 words)

coastal district on the north-eastern sea board, Balasore has the distinction of having been called the "Granary of Orissa" with stretches of green paddy fields, a network of rivers, blue hills, extensive meadows and an extraordinary beach. /fp/district/balasore.htm   (116 words)

 Motorization of Dinghy Boats In Kasafal, Orissa-BOBP/MIS/05
The work was sponsored by NORAD (the Norwegian Agency for International Development) under an Indo-Norwegian bilateral project for assistance to traditional fisheries in Kasafal, Balasore district, and implemented through the Directorate of Fisheries in Orissa.
Director of Fisheries, Balasore, was responsible for the Directorate’s input.
The small-scale fisheries project of the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP) was engaged by NORAD for technical execution of the project. /docrep/007/ae498e/ae498e00.htm   (426 words)

 Our History
Dr R.P. Mahapatra, the curator of Orissa State museum has rightly said in Glimpses of history and culture of Balasore that Mangalpur region in Balasore district was once a flourishing center of various religious activities.
Settlement Officer under the British role, Balasore, dated 13th August 1898,
But this system of appointing chieftains in the border areas to ensure the safety and security of the empire may be traced back to the early part of Orissa history. /id1.html   (1329 words)

 Interim Test Range, Orissa - Special Weapons Facilities
The Balasore district authority organized the temporary evacuation of the people residing in four villages close to the range for facilitating launching of the Prithvi missile.
For launching missiles, rockets and flight test vehicles, a dedicated range known as Interim Test Range (ITR) was established in 1989 at Chandipur-On-Sea, 15 km from Balasore, Orissa.
In preparation for such tests, nearly 1000 people residing in Jayadev Kasaba, Kushumali, Bhimpur, and Sahajanpur villages [none of these placenames are recognized by the NIMA GEOnet Names Server], located within a one-kilometer radius of the launching pad, would be evacuated. /wmd/world/india/itr.htm   (639 words)

 The first portal of Orissa
Refuting the allegation, Baripada Bus Owners’ Association charged the Balasore owners of detaining its buses plying through Balasore district.
Passengers at the bus terminus here have been facing difficulties since Thursday as the bus service to Baripada has been stopped following a dispute between bus owners’ associations of both Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts.
Balasore Motor Owners’ Association claimed that the timing was fixed without mutual agreement between the associations. /News?NewsID=17574   (220 words)

 Christian priests beaten up near Balasore -
The incident ocurred at a meeting at Baidhar Singh's house in Gopinathpur Nuasahi village, Balasore district, on Sunday evening.
Christian priests beaten up near Balasore -
A priest in a Baptist Church and other missionaries were beaten up by some youth, who accused them of conversion attempts. /news/othernews/fullstory.php?id=13633921   (252 words)

 Nilgiri Hills,Trekking nilgiri hills,Trekking tours nilgiri hill, Balasore,orissa,trekking India,trekking nilgiri hills,trekking Tours India,Indian treks
Nilgiri Hills is Situated in the Balasore district, the Nilagiri hill in the Kuldiha jungle is a trekker's delight with its silvery streams and immense beauty.
Choose from a no. of trekking packages, trekking expeditions, trekking travel, trekking tourism in India.
Trekkers can camp at different camping outlets located here. /treks/nilgiri.html   (83 words)

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