Baleshwar

Baleshwar

(bə`lĭshwär', bä–) or

Balasore

(bä`ləsôr), town (1991 pop. 101,829), Odisha (Orissa) state, E India, near the Bay of Bengal on the Burhabalang River. It was the first British settlement (1657) in what was then Bengal; French, Dutch, and Danish trading posts were established later. Goods were unloaded there for transport by boat to Bengal. Baleshwar was an important trade center for rice and salt in the 18th cent. The Dutch and Danish areas were ceded to Great Britain in 1846, but a French settlement remained until the French administration of Chandannagar was relinquished to the Indians in 1947. It is a district administrative center with trading in fish, hardware, and rice. There is also rice milling, fish curing, weaving, and a number of light manufactures. Baleshwar is linked by road and rail to Kolkata (Calcutta) and towns in the Odisha.
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It is the worst flood in the last 100 years," said Mr Asim Kumar Vaishnav, a chief administrator in Baleshwar.
Yesterday, hundreds of villagers huddled on flooded roads in Baleshwar, begging for food as relief helicopters waited in nearby towns for weather to clear.
Baleshwar Manjhi, an aging resident of Chiraiyantand Musahari Tola under Neura panchayat, unfurled the national flag and even took the guard of honours in the presence of Manjhi and other ministers.
We will be further compelled to go on indefinite strike if the High Court did not withdraw its order," said State Bar Council chairman Baleshwar Prasad Sharma.
A confusing array of casualty reports trickled in from various districts - 42 dead from the port city of Paradwip; 39 from the industrial city of Cuttack; 20 from Baleshwar.
While some members were demanding ticket for senior party leaders Baleshwar Tyagi or Atul Garg, others said Sardhana MLA Sangeet Som, an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots, could be fielded from there.
Hundreds of villagers huddled on flooded roads in Baleshwar yesterday, begging for food as relief helicopters waited in nearby towns hoping for the weather to clear.