• Odisha govt declares five districts as Maoist-free belts 10 Jul 2020 09:01 Image used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts …
  • Bhubaneswar: Social worker found dead by railway tracks 08 Jul 2020 14:31 The tracks near Lingaraj station where the body of social worker Aditya Dash was found on Tuesday BHUBANESWAR: Aditya Dash, a well-known social worker, philanthropist and motivational speaker of the city, was found dead by the railway tracks near Lingaraj …
  • Odisha plans solar power projects to ramp up renewable energy generation 07 Jul 2020 08:04 BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government is planning several solar power projects to enhance the renewable energy generation in the state, officials said on Tuesday. Chief Secretary A K Tripathy, during a high-level meeting on Monday, directed officials to work …
  • Odisha to scale up solar power production to 1,500 MW 07 Jul 2020 02:53 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: THE Odisha Government has decided to increase solar power production capacity to 1500 MW by 2022 to promote carbon neutral green energy and meet its renewable power obligation (RPO). As of now, around 474 MW ongrid …
  • Four Maoists killed in Odisha's Kandhamal district 05 Jul 2020 08:41 Representative image BERHAMPUR: At least four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fires between the security forces with the ultras at Sirla jungle under Kandhamal district’s Tumudibandh police station limits on Sunday morning. Police said that an equal …
  • Four Maoists killed during encounter with security forces in Odisha’s Kandhamal 05 Jul 2020 08:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with the security forces in Kandhamal district on Sunday morning. Odisha Police said the security forces also recovered four automatic guns from the spot apart from …
  • Cloudy sky may play spoilsport for viewing solar eclipse in Odisha 21 Jun 2020 06:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Cloudy weather in the State has cast a shadow over the viewing of partial solar eclipse that will play out on Sunday. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cloudy weather since Friday morning is likely to …
  • Record 237 single-day corona recoveries in Odisha (Ld) 20 Jun 2020 14:45 Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Odisha on Saturday reported a record recovery of 237 coronavirus patients in a single day, taking the total number of such patients to 3,534 in the state, the Health Department said. “The untiring efforts of our Covid Warriors …
  • Elephant found dead with bullet wound in Odisha’s Mundeswar Reserve Forest 20 Jun 2020 00:11 Jun 20, 2020, 04:30AM ISTSource: ANIAn elephant was found dead on June 18 in the Mundeswar Reserve Forest under Madhapur forest range in Boudh. The elephant had bullet wounds and was sent for post mortem. Locals of Dakapadar village saw the carcass and …
  • Elephant found dead in Odisha with bullet mark on body 19 Jun 2020 07:48 By ANI BOUDH: An elephant was found dead with a bullet injury in Mundeswar reserve forest under Madhapur forest range in Boudh on Thursday, Divisional Forest Officer Jasobanta Sethi said. According to forest officials, locals saw the carcass and informed …
  • 14 elephants died in Odisha during COVID-19 lockdown: Forest department 19 Jun 2020 03:36 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In last two-and-half months of lockdown, at least 14 elephants died in Odisha. The deaths are attributed to poaching, electrocution and other unknown reasons. The last four deaths, though, are clearly instances of poaching …
  • Carcass of elephant found in Odisha's Boudh 18 Jun 2020 06:20 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Days after two elephants were found dead in Keonjhar district, carcass of a tusker with bullet wounds was found in Mundeswar reserve forest under Madhapur forest range in Boudh on Wednesday. Locals of Dakapadar village …
  • COVID-19 brake on Rath Yatra celebrations in over 40 temples across Odisha due to virus fears 18 Jun 2020 06:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Odisha awaits with bated breath the outcome of hearing by Supreme Court on petitions over Rath Yatra at Puri on Thursday, managing committees of nearly 40 Jagannath Temples across the State have decided to cancel …
  • Orissa High Court asks accused to plant 100 saplings 16 Jun 2020 06:45 By Express News Service CUTTACK: In a novel way of promoting environmental awareness, a Judge of Orissa High Court granted bail to youth on a condition that he plants saplings in his village at Boudh district. Granting bail to the youth accused of criminal …
  • Murder bid accused gets bail with plantation rider 15 Jun 2020 23:12 Cuttack: The Orissa high court has granted bail to a man facing prosecution in an attempt to murder case on the condition that he will plant 100 saplings in his village under Baunsuni police station limits in Boudh district. The accused had been booked on …
  • Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: World Meteorological Organisation praises IMD for its accurate prediction of Cyclone Amphan 08 Jun 2020 08:53 With a low pressure area shaping up over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD Sunday predicted a prolonged rainfall warning in Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall in many areas in next three days. On Monday, thunderstorm with lightning and accompanied by gusty …
  • Odisha Fire Services ready with water cannons for the locust firefight 04 Jun 2020 06:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: To tackle locust attack in the State, Odisha Fire Services has decided to deploy 101 high capacity fire fighting vehicles in nine high risk districts. It has also put 91 fire stations on high alert over locust attack. …
  • With 156 new COVID-19 cases, Odisha reports highest single-day spike 02 Jun 2020 08:03 Image Source : PTI Odisha reports highest single-day spike of 156 fresh COVID-19 cases Odisha registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Monday with 156 new infections, taking the state's tally to 2,104, a Health Department official …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 156 new COVID-19 cases, state tally at 2,104 01 Jun 2020 10:52 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 156 new COVID-19 cases, state tally at 2,104 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 2,104 after 156 new cases were reported, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said on Monday. With the …
  • Severe thunderstorm, rain lash Bhubaneswar early morning 29 May 2020 17:19 Trees were damaged in the gale BHUBANESWAR: At around 3.45am on Friday, severe thunderstorm and lightning with heavy rain lashed the twin city. The thunderstorm continued for around 45 minutes and surprised city denizens. Gusty wind damaged trees in twin …
  • Titlagarh hottest at 45.5 degrees 24 May 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With mercury breaching 41 degree Celsius in 12 districts, the IMD on Saturday sounded heatwave alert for Odisha till May 27. At 45.5 degree Celsius Titlagarh was hottest for second consecutive day. Other places that …
  • Brick kiln workers not keen to return home 23 May 2020 00:55 Bhubaneswar: Migrants from western Odisha who work in brick kilns of southern India feel that they need not hurry to return home since they are safe, working and earning. Labourers from Balangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Sonepur, parts of Bargarh and Boudh …
  • 86 more people test COVID-19 positive in Odisha, total cases rise to 1,189 22 May 2020 17:40 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: As many as 86 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, raising the total number of such cases in the state to 1,189, the Health department said on Friday. Of the 86 new cases, 80 were reported from quarantine centres in …
  • COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 mark, virus spreads to 24 districts in Odisha 21 May 2020 08:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The number of Covid-19 positive persons zoomed past 1,000 mark in Odisha after 85 new cases were reported from 11 districts in the last 24 hours. The State also registered one more death taking the toll to six.With the …
  • Covid-19 cases in Odisha breach 1,000-mark, death toll touches 6 21 May 2020 02:26 Bhubaneswar: With 85 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Odisha in the past 24 hours, the total number of persons who have tested positive for the virus in the state crossed the 1,000 mark on Wednesday. The state has recorded 1,063 Covid-19 positive …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 48 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 876 18 May 2020 14:43 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 48 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 876 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 876 after 48 new cases were reported on Monday, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said. With the latest …
  • Odisha revises COVID-19 death toll from 5 to 4 as Ganjam deceased's report tests negative, tally at 828  17 May 2020 15:30 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Sunday revised the COVID-19 death toll in the state from five to four, saying one person who died the previous day tested negative to the highly infectious virus. The state reported 91 new cases taking the total …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 65 new COVID-19 cases, Ganjam tally reaches 277; state total at 737 16 May 2020 09:49 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 65 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 737 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 737 after 65 new cases were reported on Saturday, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said. With the …
  • Rs 8.56 cr AYUSH drugs rot, Odisha plans to buy more 16 May 2020 04:53 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the AYUSH Ministry and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have started working together on validating four Ayush formulations against Covid-19, drugs worth `8.56 crore purchased in December …
  • 73 fresh COVID-19 cases in Odisha; count rises to 611 14 May 2020 09:02 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: As many as 73 people, including 71 lodged in quarantine centres, tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Thursday, taking the virus count in the state to 611, a Health Department official said. Ganjam district accounted for 42 of the …
  • Odisha: 101 new COVID-19 cases, Ganjam tally reaches 210; state tally at 538 13 May 2020 11:40 Image Source : PTI Odisha: 101 new COVID-19 cases, Ganjam tally reaches 210; state tally at 538 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 538 after 101 new cases were reported on Wednesday, the Health and Family Welfare Department said. With …
  • 23 more COVID-19 patients in Odisha, all but two had returned from Surat 12 May 2020 10:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Twenty-three more COVID-19 cases were reported in Odisha on Tuesday, pushing the state's overall tally to 437. Fifteen of the new cases were reported from Balasore, three each from Ganjam and Jajpur and one each …
  • Odisha: 14 new COVID-19 cases reported, state tally rises to 391 11 May 2020 09:27 Image Source : PTI Odisha: 14 new COVID-19 cases reported, state tally rises to 391 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 391 after 14 new cases, mostly Surat returnees, were reported on Monday, the Health and Family Welfare Department …
  • Covid-19: Odisha records highest single day spike with 83 cases 10 May 2020 17:02 Representative image BHUBANESWAR: In the highest ever single day spike in cases, 83 patients have tested positive for Covid-19 in the state on Sunday. With this the total number of cases jumped to 377 in Odisha. The deadly virus spread to two districts of …
  • Odisha declares Ganjam COVID-19 hotspot after 7 new cases. Check new red, green, orange zones list 07 May 2020 20:52 Image Source : PTI Odisha declares Ganjam district COVID-19 hotspot Odisha government on Thursday declared Ganjam district as COVID-19 red zone as seven fresh cases of coronavirus reported in the district. All the new patients had returned from Surat and …
  • COVID-19 lockdown: Three districts, Bhubaneswar included in Odisha's red zone 04 May 2020 07:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With Odisha entering lockdown 3.0 from Monday, the State Government on Sunday issued a notification, categorising districts as red, orange and green zone basing on the last confirmed Covid-19 case and number of patients …
  • COVID-19 lockdown: Odisha's Ganjam district on edge as migrants flee, others throw tantrums 04 May 2020 05:26 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The worst fears over return of migrant workers have come true for Ganjam with the detection of two Covid positive cases among the returnees from Surat. If this was not enough, unruly migrant workers throwing tantrums over …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, May 3: Cases cross 40,000; relaxations for movement given to migrant workers only, says MHA 03 May 2020 16:40 As the metro construction resumed in Pune, workers rest under a tree with masks on their face near Sangam bridge on Saturday. (Express photo/Ashish Kale) Coronavirus India Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India crossed the 40,000 mark on Sunday even as …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, May 3: Cases cross 40,000; over 800 migrants return to UP 03 May 2020 14:18 As the metro construction resumed in Pune, workers rest under a tree with masks on their face near Sangam bridge on Saturday. (Express photo/Ashish Kale) Coronavirus India Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India crossed the 40,000 mark on Sunday even as …
  • Migrants fleeing quarantine centres will be arrested, sent to non-home districts, warns Odisha chief secretary 03 May 2020 12:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Sunday decided to be strict with implementation of guidelines on the migrant returnees following reports of fleeing from the quarantine centres in Ganjam district. Announcing the decision, chief …
  • Odisha to change route of transporting stranded migrants after accidents on hilly road kill two 03 May 2020 11:30 The Odisha government on Sunday decided to change the route of transporting stranded migrant workers from Gujarat’s Surat after two buses ferrying them met with accidents on a hilly road in the State, leading to two deaths and several injuries. The State …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, May 3: Military salutes Covid-19 heroes; Yogi blames Tablighi for spike in cases 03 May 2020 09:20 As the metro construction resumed in Pune, workers rest under a tree with masks on their face near Sangam bridge on Saturday. (Express photo/Ashish Kale) Coronavirus India Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India inched towards the 40,000 mark on Sunday …
  • First special train to Odisha carrying 1,150 migrants arrives in state 03 May 2020 07:55 The first 'Shramik Special' train to Odisha carrying around 1,150 migrant workers stranded in Kerala due to the lockdown arrived in Ganjam district on Sunday, officials said. The train had left Ernakulam railway station on Friday evening and …
  • COVID-19: All you need to know about the new Red, Orange and Green Zones in India 01 May 2020 08:11 Express News Service NEW DELHI: As the nationwide lockdown in order to contain COVID-19 outbreak comes to an end on Sunday, the Centre has revised the zonal classification of districts across India, based on the severity of infection spread, for the week …
  • Coronavirus | Another five COVID-19 patients recovered in Odisha 14 Apr 2020 00:05 Five COVID-19 patients recovered, bringing down the number of active cases in Odisha to 36 on Monday. Of the total 55 COVID-19 positive cases detected so far, 13 had recovered and one had died earlier. “It is indeed a pleasure to share that another five …
  • Collectors on heatwave alert 30 Mar 2020 03:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Already battling a pandemic, the rising heat in the State has brought additional responsibility for the Government officers. After several districts recorded a rise in day temperature, Odisha State Disaster Management …
  • Odisha CM launches 26 industrial projects 07 Mar 2020 09:51 Bhubaneswar, March 7 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday launched 26 industrial projects worth Rs 5,567 crore. Patnaik did the ground-breaking for 23 industrial units across various sectors and inaugurated the three others. The projects …
  • Bhubaneswar bus owner fined Rs 6.72 lakh for MVA violations 07 Mar 2020 08:16 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A bus owner having Bhubaneswar registration number was issued a challan of whopping Rs 6,72,445 by Boudh RTO recently for various violations under the Motor Vehicles Act.  The vehicle’s owner Tallat Parween of Badagada …
  • Rain disrupts normal life in Odisha 25 Feb 2020 15:02 Image Source : PTI Rain disrupts normal life in Odisha Unseasonal rain, coupled with squally winds, threw life out of gear in parts of Odisha,uprooting trees and causing massive traffic snarls during the morning rush hour. Several areas reeled under power …
  • ‘Denied’ visit to Mangta village, Chandrashekhar Azad meets injured Dalits in Kanpur hospital 22 Feb 2020 04:38 Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad with the victims in Kanpur Friday. Express FOUR DAYS after opposition parties raised the issue of alleged atrocities against Dalits in Mangta village of Kanpur Dehat in the state Assembly, which were later denied by …
  • Rain spell for four days in Odisha from February 23 22 Feb 2020 03:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Almost entire Odisha, except southern parts, will experience rainfall under the influence of strong western disturbance for four days from Sunday. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), light to moderate …
  • Old hands back as BJD heads in 14 districts of Odisha 22 Feb 2020 03:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While several old hands have been elected as presidents of organisational districts of BJD, more than half of them are new faces. The ruling BJD on Friday announced presidents of 33 organisational districts, election …
  • Fresh bid to revamp Congress in Odisha 17 Feb 2020 03:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha in-charge of Congress Jitendra Singh will come on a three-day visit to the State from Monday to discuss organisational matters with senior leaders. Singh will visit Puri, Berhampur and Balasore to meet senior …
  • Beggars number decreases, Cuttack at top with 1,060  16 Feb 2020 07:32 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The number of beggars in the State has decreased from 6390 to 5950.  In a written reply to a question from Souvik Biswal (BJD), Minister of State for Social Security and Empowerment Ashok Panda said 5,950 beggars have …
  • Odisha has 5,950 beggars: Minister 15 Feb 2020 13:16 Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) A total of 5,950 beggars have been identified in Odisha, informed Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) Minister Ashok Chandra Panda on Saturday. Replying to a written question of Biju Janata …
  • Elephant poacher arrested in Odisha 10 Feb 2020 05:41 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  A team of forest officials on Sunday arrested notorious poacher Babuli Mahalik (45) for his alleged involvement in hunting of around 20 elephants in the State. The team of Athagarh Divisional Forest Office (DFO) …
  • New forum set up in Odisha to demand formation of autonomous council 08 Feb 2020 08:41 By: PTI | Nabarangpur | Published: February 8, 2020 1:12:09 pm Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (File) A new forum has been set up in Odisha to demand formation of an autonomous regional council for KKBK region – undivided Koraput, Kalahandi, Bolangir …
  • Congress govt in Madhya Pradesh announces plan to build ‘grand’ Sita temple in Sri Lanka 28 Jan 2020 02:53 Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published: January 28, 2020 5:43:24 am Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Monday formally cleared the proposal. He said a committee of officials from the state and Sri Lanka, and members of Mahabodhi Society, will soon be …
  • Odisha’s telephone feedback system reaches out to citizens, allays concerns 20 Jan 2020 00:17 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: January 20, 2020 4:38:13 am Mo Sarkar portal on the Urban Development Department website Odisha govt. A small conference room, right opposite Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s office on the third …
  • Odisha announces steps to check distress migration from four districts 15 Jan 2020 21:30 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: January 16, 2020 2:00:31 am Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (File) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a series of steps to check distress migration from the state, …
  • ‘Financial inclusion still remains poor in nine dists’ 13 Jan 2020 07:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Financial inclusion (FI) activities in nine districts of the State have remained below average, revealed economic experts here on Sunday.While financial inclusion activities, which intend to help people secure financial …
  • 7,000 unemployed Odisha youths get placement in job fair 11 Jan 2020 04:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In spite of the present employment crisis across the country, 7000 rural youths of Kandhamal Parliamentary Constituency got placements in 71 companies during a two-day mega job fair held at Phulbani and Boudh. The job …
  • Alert farmers, protect paddy: Collectors in Odisha informed 09 Jan 2020 08:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast rainfall in several parts of Odisha this week, the State Government on Wednesday asked the Collectors to alert farmers and take necessary measures at mandis …
  • Maoists gun down tribal man in Odisha 04 Jan 2020 02:48 By Express News Service PHULBANI: Maoists on Thursday night shot dead a tribal on suspicion of him being a police informer at Burdamaha village of Latingia panchayat under K Nuagaon in Kandhamal district. He was identified as Ranjan Digal of Mardudi …
  • Mercury rises slightly in north India, Odisha experiences rainfall 03 Jan 2020 15:19 NEW DELHI: The mercury rose slightly on Friday in north India, which has been experiencing a prolonged cold spell, while light to moderate rainfall affected normal life in most parts of Odisha. It was a clear morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches Rs 114 crore worth projects for Boudh district 03 Jan 2020 04:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As New Year gift for the people of Boudh, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation stone for 27 infrastructure projects worth Rs 114 crore. Naveen launched the projects through video …
  • IMD predicts rain in Bhubaneswar, SRC alerts farmers 01 Jan 2020 06:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With IMD predicting moderate rainfall in parts of Odisha from January 1 to 4, the State Government on Tuesday asked district administrations to take measures to prevent damage to paddy at procurement centres (mandis). …
  • Odisha forest cover up by 274 sq km in two years 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha forest cover has increased by 274 square km in the last two years, as India State of Forest report (ISF) 2019 released on Monday. The forest area of Odisha, known for its rich biodiversity, wildlife sanctuaries …
  • Odisha shivers in intense cold for third consecutive day, 16 places record temperatures below 10 degree Celsius 31 Dec 2019 04:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha continued to reel under intense cold wave for the third consecutive day with 16 places recording below 10 degree Celsius on Monday. Paradip was the coldest in the State with the temperature recorded at 5.4 degree …
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in all districts of Odisha 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Worried over declining child sex ratio and rising crimes against women, State Government has decided to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme of the Centre in all 30 districts. Launched in 2015, the scheme …
  • Odisha in grip of cold wave, Sonepur records 4 degrees Celsius 28 Dec 2019 13:22 Bhubaneswar: Cold wave conditions prevailed in most parts of Odisha on Saturday, with Sonepur town recording the season's lowest temperature in the state at four degrees Celsius, the MeT department said. The IMD has forecast that similar conditions …
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to dedicate Balangir LPG plant to nation on December 27 23 Dec 2019 08:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has completed construction of its second LPG bottling plant at Balangir in a record 19 months. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate the plant to the nation on …
  • Vice President to dedicate LPG bottling plant in Odisha 22 Dec 2019 14:17 Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate a LPG bottling plant in Odisha’s Balangir district on December 27, said an official on Sunday. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has set up the new state of the art LPG …
  • Road accidents, fatalities on the decline 19 Dec 2019 04:32 BHUBANESWAR: Road accidents and fatalities in the State are on the decline. Implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act that came into force on September 1, is one of the major contributing factors in bringing down the mishaps. As per a report …
  • Though HIV cases decline in Odisha, challenges persist 02 Dec 2019 06:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Killer AIDS continues to spread its tentacles in Odisha from where thousands of youth migrate to neighbouring States in search of jobs and livelihood. As per the statistics available with Odisha State AIDS Control …
  • 217 teachers submitted fake certificates in Odisha: Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash 28 Nov 2019 06:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: At a time when State Government has asked all schools to verify the genuineness of certificates of school teachers, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash informed the Assembly that at least 217 teachers …
  • 43 died in police custody in 10 years: Odisha government 26 Nov 2019 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the State during the last 10 years. In a written reply to a …
  • 43 died in police custody, 165 killed in encounter in last 10 years in Odisha 25 Nov 2019 18:08 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the state in the last 10 years, Minister of State for Home, D S Mishra said this …
  • 35 NDRF teams assigned for Odisha, West Bengal to combat Cyclone Bulbul 07 Nov 2019 15:04 New Delhi: After the prediction of Cyclone Bulbul to intensify in the areas of Odisha and West Bengal, 35 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been assigned to these states to combat the cyclone. "We are fully equipped to combat the …
  • Cyclone Bulbul may skip Odisha coast, head for Bangladesh 06 Nov 2019 20:25 The chances of the cyclone hitting Odisha coast are remote, as per the latest bulletin of the India Meteorological Department The depression over the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm — Bulbul — and eventually into a very …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression 06 Nov 2019 10:08 Image Source : PTI Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression The depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a deep depression on Wednesday and is set to intensify into a cyclone, an IMD official said. As it is likely to trigger …
  • Suspense over Bulbul course, Odisha government issues rain alert 06 Nov 2019 06:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Amid apprehension of the depression building up into a cyclonic storm and State Government’s rain alert to some districts, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said the system’s current projected course …
  • Projects galore, execution doubtful in Odisha 03 Nov 2019 04:46 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Mo Sarkar charter implemented by Odisha government under its 5T Initiative from October 2 has, no doubt, brought to focus the need to streamline functioning of police stations and hospitals and it has helped services …
  • CM’s b’day gift : Medical College at Phulbani 17 Oct 2019 04:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday, when he turned 74, announced expansion of the district headquarters hospital at Phulbani in Kandhamal district to a medical college and hospital. This would be the first …
  • Odisha CM announces new medical college in Phulbani 16 Oct 2019 15:08 Bhubaneswar, Oct 16 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced the setting up of a medical college and hospital in Phulbani in the state’s Kandhamal district. “I am happy to announce that a government medical college and hospital …
  • Farmer modifies cycle to electric bike for Rs 15k – Video 03 Oct 2019 03:04 Dilip Mohapatra from Odisha is no automobile engineer and neither does he have any factory premises or technical know-how. Yet he has been successful in constructing a battery operated bicycle at fraction of a cost of a factory bought electric bike. He has …
  • Govt to implement NRC in West Bengal 01 Oct 2019 21:00 Kolkata: Union home minister Amit Shah asserted on Tuesday that the Centre would implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in West Bengal, and infiltrators will be removed from “every inch of India” and thrown out. “No matter how much the Trinamul …
  • Azharuddin elected Hyderabad Cricket Association president 27 Sep 2019 20:46 Mohammad Azharuddin. (File Photo) Mohammad Azharuddin’s cricketing life came full circle on Friday when the former India captain, who was indicted for match-fixing and banned forever from playing, was elected as president of the Hyderabad Cricket …
  • Odisha approves investment proposals worth Rs 2,435 crore 27 Sep 2019 05:16 BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha government has approved investment proposals worth Rs 2,435 crore in different sectors which would provide direct employment to 5,432 people in the state, an official said. The investment projects were approved at the State Level …
  • Single window nod for 10 projects 27 Sep 2019 04:03 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Thursday approved 10 investment proposals with an estimate of around `2435.57 crore in different sectors like food processing, chemical, metal, infrastructure, power and renewable energy. These …
  • Heavy rain lashes Odisha, causes inundation of several areas 25 Sep 2019 17:03 Image Source : FILE Heavy rain lashes Odisha, causes inundation of several areas Incessant rain lashed several parts of Odisha on Wednesday causing inundation of several low-lying areas in the state. With the Meteorological Centre here predicting more …
  • Heavy rain likely to lash Odisha in next 3-days: MeT 25 Sep 2019 03:17 Image Source : FILE Heavy rain likely to lash Odisha in next 3-days: MeT Heavy downpour is likely to batter many parts of Odisha for the next three days due to a cyclonic circulation in the region, the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar said on Tuesday. …
  • Fighting Malnutrition In Odisha’s Angul, A Story That Inspires All 22 Sep 2019 07:07 Located in a remote corner of Odisha is a small district of about 6,232 square km, named Angul. A small district, it has got its own story to tell about its efforts in battling malnutrition and showing its people the path towards healthy life. Angul is …
  • Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights meet over welfare migrant workers’ children 14 Sep 2019 03:47 By Express News Service BALANGIR : A district level consultation meeting on welfare of migrant workers’ children was held here on Friday. A draft action plan to address the plights of these children was prepared in the presence of officials of six Western …
  • Odisha alerts district collectors on possible flooding 05 Sep 2019 15:14 Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday asked all district collectors to remain prepared for any possible flooding and water-logging in view of the heavy rainfall. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a heavy downpour …
  • Heavy rains likely to lash Odisha in next five days, districts put on alert 31 Aug 2019 19:44 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: With heavy rains likely to pound many parts of Odisha in the next five days due to a fresh low-pressure area taking shape over Bay of Bengal, the state government on Saturday asked the districts to be prepared to meet the possible flood …
  • Berhampur-Sambalpur railway line work in Odisha put on track 25 Aug 2019 03:21 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  The much-awaited Berhampur-Sambalpur railway line is likely to see the light of the day as the Railway Board has given green signal for its Preliminary Engineering-cum-Traffic Survey (PETS) recently. Odisha Rail …
  • Class-IX girl raped in Boudh 29 Jan 2018 19:44 Bhubanezswar: A Class IX girl was allegedly raped in Kantamal police limits in Boudh district on Sunday. A complaint has been lodged at Kantamal police station in connection with the incident. On Sunday, the girl arrived at Kodibahal village to attend the …
  • Ruins of ancient temple found in Boudh 12 Jul 2017 03:53 BOUDH:The recovery of remains of a purportedly 10th century temple from a farm land in Jhinkerpali village under Palsagora gram panchayat in Kantamal block of the district has opened up a new chapter in the history of temples under Somvansi rulers. As per …
  • Odisha: Police seize 250 kg Cannabis, arrests two from Boudh district 22 Apr 2017 10:01 [India], Apr 22 (ANI): Police have arrested two people caught with 250 kilograms of cannabis near Kapasira village of Odisha's Boudh district. The two accused have identified as Bhim Singh and Arjun Singh and belonged to Bihar. Manamunda Police …
  • Odisha govt declares five districts as Maoist-free belts 10 Jul 2020 09:01 Image used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts …
  • Wedding reception stopped midway for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Odisha 10 Jul 2020 06:23 Image Source : FILE Wedding reception stopped midway for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Odisha  A wedding reception was stopped at Ayatpur village in Odisha for violating the COVID-19 guidelines set to check the spread of coronavirus. A team of Patkura …
  • Odisha COVID-19 death count rises to 61, seven succumb in a day; tally at 10,624 09 Jul 2020 03:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rising Covid-19 fatality has begun to cause concern even as Odisha continues to register big increase in daily case additions. Seven more patients succumbed on Tuesday, the highest in a single day, pushing the death …
  • Ganjam seals borders with three districts 09 Jul 2020 00:52 Berhampur: The Ganjam administration on Wednesday sealed the district’s borders with Nayagarh, Gajapati and Khurda after the number of infections touched 2,836. It also restricted people from heading towards Bhubaneswar, and has intensified checking of …
  • Paralakhemundi to be shut for 3 days from tomorrow for door-to-door survey 09 Jul 2020 00:52 Berhampur: The Gajapati district administration has decided to impose a complete shutdown of its district headquarters town — Paralakhemundi — for three days from Friday. “The decision to impose the shutdown was taken to facilitate the medical teams to …
  • Swargadwar made out of bounds for non-Puri residents 08 Jul 2020 05:52 By Express News Service PURI: AS Covid-19 tightens its grip on several districts across the State, Collector Balwant Singh on Tuesday imposed a ban on cremation of bodies at Swargadwar by people from outside Puri. The restriction was imposed after a large …
  • Gajapati sees 56 new cases 08 Jul 2020 04:46 Berhampur: Gajapati reported 56 fresh cases on Tuesday, taking the total number of infected persons to 518 in the district. The district has, so far, reported one fatality. Among the infected persons, nine are close contacts, 22 are frontline workers and …
  • Delhi cases cross 1-lakh mark; Mumbai records lowest cases in nearly 2 months 07 Jul 2020 17:39 A Covid-19 screening camp in Mankhurd Transit Camp in Mumbai on Monday. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty) Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Updates: India’s coronavirus tally crossed 7 lakh on Tuesday, with around 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths reported in …
  • Coronavirus India Updates, 07 July: Face masks, hand sanitisers no more essential items, says Centre 07 Jul 2020 13:16 A Covid-19 screening camp in Mankhurd Transit Camp in Mumbai on Monday. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty) Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Updates: India’s coronavirus tally crossed 7 lakh on Tuesday, with around 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths reported in …
  • Face masks, hand sanitisers no more essential items, says Centre 07 Jul 2020 12:33 A Covid-19 screening camp in Mankhurd Transit Camp in Mumbai on Monday. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty) Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Updates: India’s coronavirus tally crossed 7 lakh on Tuesday, with around 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths reported in …
  • Tech Mahindra campus sealed after 7 COVID-19 cases in a week as Odisha tally crosses 10,000 07 Jul 2020 10:29 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday sealed the Tech Mahindra campus in the city after the detection of multiple COVID-19 cases. The campus has been sealed for 72 hours till Thursday for sanitisation. …
  • It’s business as usual at Puri's Jagannath temple 06 Jul 2020 04:47 By Express News Service PURI: With Rath Yatra coming to an end with Niladri Bije of the Trinity on Saturday, it was business as usual at Sri Jagannath Temple. On Sunday, regular priests took charge from the daita servitors who conducted the nine-day …
  • Rourkela administration makes isolation mandatory for returnees 05 Jul 2020 04:00 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Amid rising concern over increasing Covid-19 cases, the Rourkela administration on Saturday made 14 days of quarantine mandatory for returnees and travellers from 14 districts of the State. Rourkela ADM Aboli Sunil …
  • Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation bars workers from other states due to COVID-19 fear 04 Jul 2020 04:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday asked all contractors and business organisations not to bring labourers and workers to the city from outside Odisha till July end. The direction comes after 34 …
  • BMC bars labourers from outside state after 34 test +ve 03 Jul 2020 23:35 Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided not to engage labourers from outside the state in large construction and industrial work after 34 such migrant workers tested positive for Covid-19 in the past three days. All industrial …
  • Odisha: Four more districts opt for weekend shutdowns 03 Jul 2020 11:39 SAMBALPUR/ANGUL/BALANGIR: While the state government has decided to impose weekend shutdowns in July in 10 districts having more than 50 active positive cases, the administrations of four other districts — Bargarh, Balangir, Kendrapada and …
  • Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases, tally zooms past 8000-mark 03 Jul 2020 09:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported its biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours pushing the total number of cases to zoom past the 8000 mark. Two more persons also succumbed to the highly infectious disease …
  • Devotees missing, Jagannath Trinity appears in golden glory for Suna Besha ritual in Odisha's Puri 03 Jul 2020 05:49 By Express News Service PURI: Seated in their chariots, the Trinity was decked up in gold attire during the Suna Besha ritual, also called Rajrajeswar Besha, on Thursday. However in a deviation from the tradition, there were no devotees to witness the …
  • A quiet homecoming for the deities 02 Jul 2020 01:11 Bhubaneswar: Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra concluded their nine-day sojourn at Gundicha Temple, their birthplace, to return home on the occasion of Bahuda Yatra on Wednesday. Unlike previous years, when devotees would bid a tearful …
  • Lord Jagannath's 'Bahuda Jatra' begins sans devotees as Puri remains under COVID-19 curfew 01 Jul 2020 16:46 Image Source : AP Lord Jagannath's 'Bahuda Jatra' begins sans devotees The Lord Jagannath's 'Bahuda Jatra' -- the return car festival -- began on Wednesday in the absence of devotees, and amid tight security and curfew, as the …
  • Puri under curfew for Bahuda Yatra 01 Jul 2020 11:20 Bhubaneswar: Puri district came under curfew from Tuesday evening as the government fine-tuned arrangements for smooth conduct of the Bahuda Yatra, the return car festival, without devotees on Wednesday. In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court …
  • Odisha unlocks with caution amid COVID-19 cases surge 01 Jul 2020 04:31 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to strike a balance between life and livelihood, the Odisha Government on Tuesday announced guidelines for Unlock- 2 by relaxing night curfew hours across the state but continued with weekend shutdown in 10 …
  • Live: India had 4L Covid cases, 12k deaths in June 30 Jun 2020 22:34 Odisha government announces weekend shutdown in 10 districts with high active caseloads to prevent crowding during easing of lockdown. The districts are: Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and …
  • Night curfew eased across Odisha; weekend shutdown to continue in 10 districts 30 Jun 2020 19:09 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to strike a balance between life and livelihood, the Odisha Government on Tuesday announced guidelines for 'Unlock 2' by relaxing night curfew hours across the State but continued with the weekend …
  • Airtel Xstream to live stream Puri’s Rath Yatra from 1 July 30 Jun 2020 09:30 Bharti Airtel-owned digital content and streaming app, Xstream will live stream the traditional Rath Yatra at Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri from 1 July, allowing all mobile and broadband customers of the telecom operator to watch the proceedings for …
  • 66 per cent COVID-19 cases from 11 Odisha districts that shut down on weekends 30 Jun 2020 04:43 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As anticipated, Odisha has added a whopping 4647 cases to its Covid-19 tally this month.The number of cases recorded in the last 28 days is more than twice the cases registered in 77 days till May 31. With 245 new cases in …
  • With Covid surge unabated, Odisha may continue restrictions in Unlock 2 28 Jun 2020 04:00 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government’s limited Unlock 1 is set to end on June 30 but the rising count of Covid-19 may prompt it to stick to the restrictions well into end of July. On June 6, the Government enforced weekend shutdowns in …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 6000 mark; two-day curfew in Puri from June 30 ahead of return car festival 27 Jun 2020 19:17 By PTI PURI: Odisha reported one more COVID-19 fatality on Saturday, taking the death toll to 18 as 170 more people, including an NDRF jawan, tested positive for the virus, pushing the tally to 6,350. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Health …
  • Battling COVID-19: Out of government radar, has Cuttack been left to its fate? 27 Jun 2020 06:36 By Express News Service CUTTACK: Has the State Government forsaken Cuttack and left it to its fate in the midst of portends for a serious Covid-19 flare up, while focussing all its energy on the Capital city of Bhubaneswar? Or, the Cuttack Municipal …
  • 14-day institutional quarantine for people coming to slums in Bhubaneswar 27 Jun 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Faced with a new wave of local cases with potential threat to the slums, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday went for stricter control measures, announcing compulsory 14-day institutional quarantine …
  • Cyclone prone Odisha to build Rs 19,000-cr disaster immune power infra 26 Jun 2020 14:44 Having faced the wrath of natural disasters in the form of devastating cyclones, Odisha has firmed up plans to install a disaster resilient power infrastructure system. The ambitious project estimated to cost Rs 19,000 crore, is slated to be taken up in a …
  • Six frontline workers infected with coronavirus in Bhubaneswar 26 Jun 2020 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bhubaneswar’s coronavirus spike is turning out to be a concern for frontline health workers. On Thursday, the city reported 38 new cases six of which were from hospitals. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) said …
  • Odisha to conduct sero-survey in Puri, Bhubaneswar and three other districts 26 Jun 2020 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The surge in Covid-19 cases has prompted Odisha Government to go for sero-survey of people to ascertain the extent of spread of the virus in the hotspots of the State. With the ongoing Rath Yatra festival in focus, the …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 5,962 with 210 new cases 25 Jun 2020 22:29 Bhubaneswar: With 210 new coronavirus cases in Odisha, the COVID-19 tally in the state rose to 5,962 on Thursday, an official from the Health Department said. He said 174 of the 210 new cases were detected in quarantine centres and 36 were local contact …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, July 10: Kerala’s COVID-19 tally nears 7000-mark; Pune to go on 10-day lockdown starting Jul 14 10 Jul 2020 16:52 The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted nearly 2.9 lakh COVID-19 tests since July 09. Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Updates: With over 26,500 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s total caseload has now climbed to 7,93, …
  • Odisha records big Covid surge; Karnataka overtakes Telangana in number of cases 10 Jul 2020 13:21 The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) conducted nearly 2.9 lakh COVID-19 tests since July 09. Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Updates: With over 26,500 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s total caseload has now climbed to 7,93, …
  • Odisha govt declares five districts as Maoist-free belts 10 Jul 2020 09:01 Image used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts …
  • Wedding reception stopped midway for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Odisha 10 Jul 2020 06:23 Image Source : FILE Wedding reception stopped midway for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Odisha  A wedding reception was stopped at Ayatpur village in Odisha for violating the COVID-19 guidelines set to check the spread of coronavirus. A team of Patkura …
  • Slum residents resent Bhubaneswar civic body's apathy amid COVID-19 spread 10 Jul 2020 04:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Residents of Salia Sahi on Thursday expressed strong resentment accusing BMC of not taking adequate measures to check spread of the virus in the city’s biggest slum. They alleged that despite repeated requests to …
  • COVID-19: Odisha government plans 2,000 more beds in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack 10 Jul 2020 04:30 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Thursday decided to set up six more Covid Hospitals in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and add over 2000 beds following steady rise in Covid-19 cases. Collectors and Municipal Commissioners have also been …
  • Odisha COVID-19 death count rises to 61, seven succumb in a day; tally at 10,624 09 Jul 2020 03:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rising Covid-19 fatality has begun to cause concern even as Odisha continues to register big increase in daily case additions. Seven more patients succumbed on Tuesday, the highest in a single day, pushing the death …
  • Ganjam seals borders with three districts 09 Jul 2020 00:52 Berhampur: The Ganjam administration on Wednesday sealed the district’s borders with Nayagarh, Gajapati and Khurda after the number of infections touched 2,836. It also restricted people from heading towards Bhubaneswar, and has intensified checking of …
  • Paralakhemundi to be shut for 3 days from tomorrow for door-to-door survey 09 Jul 2020 00:52 Berhampur: The Gajapati district administration has decided to impose a complete shutdown of its district headquarters town — Paralakhemundi — for three days from Friday. “The decision to impose the shutdown was taken to facilitate the medical teams to …
  • 10-feet-long King Cobra rescued from premises of Jarada Jagannath Temple in Odisha 08 Jul 2020 16:06 Jul 08, 2020, 02:36PM ISTSource: ANIForest officials along with members of People for Animals rescued a 10-feet-long King Cobra on July 07. The snake was found from the premises of Jarada Jagannath Temple of Ganjam district. It was later released into the …
  • No stoppage of trains in Odisha district due to Covid-19 08 Jul 2020 15:23 Share00 Bhubaneswar, July 8 (IANS) With the increase of COVID-19 positive cases in Ganjam district, the Odisha administration has sealed its borders and requested the railways to withdraw all train stoppages in the district, said an official on Wednesday. …
  • 5-day complete lockdown in all urban areas of Odisha's Ganjam 08 Jul 2020 14:31 Image Source : PTI FILE A five-day lockdown has been imposed in all urban areas and five block headquarters of Odisha's Ganjam amid the coronavirus crisis. The restrictions will be in place from July 9 till July 13. Essential services will, however, …
  • Odisha govt bars foreign tours by its employees, new cars to save costs 08 Jul 2020 10:35 Odisha on Tuesday issued the expenditure rationalisation measures for all government departments in the wake of the economic downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic. "We are going through a crisis of unprecedented nature due to the global pandemic …
  • Gajapati sees 56 new cases 08 Jul 2020 04:46 Berhampur: Gajapati reported 56 fresh cases on Tuesday, taking the total number of infected persons to 518 in the district. The district has, so far, reported one fatality. Among the infected persons, nine are close contacts, 22 are frontline workers and …
  • Delhi cases cross 1-lakh mark; Mumbai records lowest cases in nearly 2 months 07 Jul 2020 17:39 A Covid-19 screening camp in Mankhurd Transit Camp in Mumbai on Monday. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty) Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Updates: India’s coronavirus tally crossed 7 lakh on Tuesday, with around 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths reported in …
  • Coronavirus India Updates, 07 July: Face masks, hand sanitisers no more essential items, says Centre 07 Jul 2020 13:16 A Covid-19 screening camp in Mankhurd Transit Camp in Mumbai on Monday. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty) Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Updates: India’s coronavirus tally crossed 7 lakh on Tuesday, with around 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths reported in …
  • Face masks, hand sanitisers no more essential items, says Centre 07 Jul 2020 12:33 A Covid-19 screening camp in Mankhurd Transit Camp in Mumbai on Monday. (Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty) Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Updates: India’s coronavirus tally crossed 7 lakh on Tuesday, with around 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths reported in …
  • Tech Mahindra campus sealed after 7 COVID-19 cases in a week as Odisha tally crosses 10,000 07 Jul 2020 10:29 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday sealed the Tech Mahindra campus in the city after the detection of multiple COVID-19 cases. The campus has been sealed for 72 hours till Thursday for sanitisation. …
  • Sishu Bhawan OPD shut after patient tests positive 07 Jul 2020 00:41 Cuttack: After Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre and SCB Medical College and Hospital, the out patient department (OPD) of Sishu Bhawan or Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics was shut on Monday till further notice after a …
  • Kuwait expat bill may hurt Odia workforce hard 07 Jul 2020 00:41 Bhubaneswar: Seventy per cent of the passengers who flew into the state on special flights during the lockdown, arrived from the Gulf, including Kuwait. But with that country deeming ‘constitutional’ a bill to reduce its Indian expatriate population to …
  • July 1st week accounts for 40% of Ganjam’s case count 07 Jul 2020 00:41 Berhampur: Over 40% of the total Covid cases in Ganjam, the worst pandemic-hit district, were reported in the first six days of July while total Covid 19 positive cases increased to 2,348 with detection of 166 new cases on Monday. Similarly the death toll …
  • Odisha MLA tests corona positive 06 Jul 2020 14:10 Share00 Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Sukanta Kumar Nayak in Odisha has tested coronavirus positive, said an official on Monday. The MLA from Nilgiri segment in Balasore district is the first legislator in Odisha to get …
  • Opposition slams Odisha government over COVID-19 mismanagement 06 Jul 2020 03:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Odisha reported nearly 1,000 Covid-19 cases during the last two days, Opposition Congress and BJP on Sunday targeted the State Government for its mismanagement of migrant problem which has led to surge in the number …
  • Crisis in Odisha's Ganjam amid coordination gap to mitigate COVID-19 spread 06 Jul 2020 03:11 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Amid the deteriorating Covid- 19 situation in Ganjam, lack of a coordinated effort by the administration and law enforcement agencies has seemingly thrown a spanner in management of the crisis. Till mid-June, the Covid-19 …
  • AHPGIC reports 38 more Covid cases 05 Jul 2020 05:33 By Express News Service CUTTACK: At least 38 more Covid-19 cases were detected at Acharya Harihar Postgraduate Institute of Cancer(AHPGIC) on Saturday, taking the total number of cases at the hospital to 111. The new cases include 37 patients and an …
  • With lapses galore, SCB MCH sitting on Covid-19 bomb 05 Jul 2020 05:33 By Express News Service CUTTACK: After Acharya Harihar Postgraduate Institute of Cancer(AHPGIC), the SCB Medical College and Hospital(SCB MCH) may soon become a hotspot for Covid-19 infection  with an increasing number of frontline health workers and …
  • Rourkela administration makes isolation mandatory for returnees 05 Jul 2020 04:00 By Express News Service ROURKELA: Amid rising concern over increasing Covid-19 cases, the Rourkela administration on Saturday made 14 days of quarantine mandatory for returnees and travellers from 14 districts of the State. Rourkela ADM Aboli Sunil …
  • Government rushes IAS, OAS officers to Ganjam 05 Jul 2020 02:35 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the number of Covid-19 cases crossing 2,000 mark in Ganjam, Odisha Government on Saturday posted two IAS officers as special Additional District Magistrate (ADM) for managing the situation. Similarly, six senior …
  • Worst-hit Ganjam gets bureaucratic help 05 Jul 2020 00:29 Bhubaneswar: In view of the rising number of Covid cases in Ganjam district, the state government on Saturday deputed two young IAS and six senior OAS officers to the district. Ganjam, which has emerged as the worst-hit district in the state, has reported …
  • Parents hang selves in Ganjam after losing only son to Covid 05 Jul 2020 00:29
  • Odisha's COVID-19 death toll mounts to 34; virus count rises to 8,601 04 Jul 2020 17:27 Bhubaneswar: Five more people died of COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the death toll to 34, while the total number of cases reached 8,601 with the detection of 495 fresh infections, a health official said on Saturday. Ganjam reported three fresh deaths while …
  • Five more succumb to COVID-19 in Odisha taking death toll to 34 04 Jul 2020 12:05 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Five more COVID-19 patients, all men, succumbed to the virus in Odisha in the last 24 hours in the biggest single-day toll in the state so far. With this, the number of deaths in the state due to COVID-19 rose to 34. …
  • Odisha reports 5 more corona deaths, 495 positive cases 04 Jul 2020 07:18 Share00 Bhubaneswar, July 4 (IANS) Five more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Odisha taking the death toll to 34 in the state, informed the Health department on Saturday. The state also reported 495 new corona positive cases in the last 24 hours. Three …
  • Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation bars workers from other states due to COVID-19 fear 04 Jul 2020 04:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday asked all contractors and business organisations not to bring labourers and workers to the city from outside Odisha till July end. The direction comes after 34 …
  • Return and WFH, IT firms tell techies 04 Jul 2020 03:31 Offices want employees to move work to secure office systems, but employees now in hometowns balk at challenges, shift After allowing work from home (WFH) for over three months, IT companies have suddenly woken up to fears of security breach and are …
  • Parents end life after 27-year-old son succumbs to COVID-19 in Odisha's Ganjam 04 Jul 2020 02:14 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Unable to bear the loss of their son reportedly to Covid-19, a couple died by suicide at Narayanpur village under Kabisuryanagar block in Ganjam district on Friday night. The victims were a 56-year-old tax collector of …
  • Spike in cases exposes chinks in AHPGIC coronavirus armour 04 Jul 2020 02:14 By Express News Service CUTTACK: With over 60 persons being infected by coronavirus in Acharya Harihar Postgraduate Institute of Cancer (AHPGIC), the only Government-run cancer hospital in the state may well turn out to be a super spreader of Covid-19. …
  • BMC bars labourers from outside state after 34 test +ve 03 Jul 2020 23:35 Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided not to engage labourers from outside the state in large construction and industrial work after 34 such migrant workers tested positive for Covid-19 in the past three days. All industrial …
  • Over 300 samples collected from Puri in 3 days of sero test 03 Jul 2020 23:35 Bhubaneswar: The Regional Medical Research Centre(RMRC) has collected more than 300 samples on the third day of the serological survey in Puri. The survey, which was started in Puri on June 27, resumed on Friday after the Rath Yatra festival got over. …
  • Odisha: Four more districts opt for weekend shutdowns 03 Jul 2020 11:39 SAMBALPUR/ANGUL/BALANGIR: While the state government has decided to impose weekend shutdowns in July in 10 districts having more than 50 active positive cases, the administrations of four other districts — Bargarh, Balangir, Kendrapada and …
  • Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases, tally zooms past 8000-mark 03 Jul 2020 09:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported its biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours pushing the total number of cases to zoom past the 8000 mark. Two more persons also succumbed to the highly infectious disease …
  • Odisha reports highest 1-day spike of 561 COVID-19 cases 03 Jul 2020 07:14 Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) Odisha has reported 561 COVID-19 positive cases, highest single-day spike in last 24 hours, and two death cases due to the virus, informed the health department on Friday. The death toll due to COVID-19 increased to 29 while the …
  • 55 persons test positive for COVID-19 at Cuttack's Acharya Harihar Post Graduate Institute of Cancer 03 Jul 2020 06:05 By Express News Service CUTTACK: In a development that would spark a major concern for the State Government, two premier medical institutions reported a whopping 66 COVID-19 positive cases, of which 55 alone came in from a top cancer centre on Thursday. Of …
  • Covid-19: Odisha government restricts entry of visitors to state secretariat and other top offices 02 Jul 2020 18:24 Representative image BHUBANESWAR: In view of a steep rise in number of Covid-19 positive cases in the city, the state government on Thursday restricted entry of visitors to the state secretariat, the seat of power and other top offices like Kharavel Bhawan …
  • Pvt buses resume services in Kolkata; number of tests crosses 9 million 02 Jul 2020 14:49 Workers sanitize the Ambience Mall in Gurgaon, Haryana, a day ahead of the reopening of malls in the NCR region on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Coronavirus (Covid-19) India News Updates: The number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in …
  • Number of tests crosses nine million; cases now over 6 lakh 02 Jul 2020 10:46 Workers sanitize the Ambience Mall in Gurgaon, Haryana, a day ahead of the reopening of malls in the NCR region on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Coronavirus (Covid-19) India News Updates: The number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in …
  • Coronavirus India updates, July 2: Cases cross 6-lakh mark; Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu worst-affected 02 Jul 2020 09:00 Workers sanitize the Ambience Mall in Gurgaon, Haryana, a day ahead of the reopening of malls in the NCR region on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Coronavirus (Covid-19) India News Updates: The number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in …
  • Contact tracing for Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation falters as COVID-19 cases rise 02 Jul 2020 04:43 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  In what appears to be a fallout of mishandling of COVID-19 cases, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) building was shutdown on Wednesday as one more person from the office tested positive for the virus in the last …
  • No end to misery for people of Odisha's Ganjam district even after defeating COVID-19 02 Jul 2020 04:32 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Even as Ganjam is on top in terms of COVID-19 cases and deaths, there are several people who have recovered from the disease fighting all odds. However, it has not put an end to their miseries. A trader from Patrapur …
  • Odisha clears five investment proposals worth Rs 609 crore 01 Jul 2020 11:20 Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (File photo) BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Monday approved five investment proposals worth Rs 609 crore in sectors like metal, food processing, logistics and infrastructure. The state level single window clearance authority …
  • Bhubaneswar grapples to catch up in handling COVID-19 spike 01 Jul 2020 04:41 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Bhubaneswar reports a spike in local coronavirus cases, inadequate tracking and isolation in the slums apart from addressing key issues of shared amenities has left the residents in a tizzy. So far, Bhubaneswar …
  • Odisha unlocks with caution amid COVID-19 cases surge 01 Jul 2020 04:31 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to strike a balance between life and livelihood, the Odisha Government on Tuesday announced guidelines for Unlock- 2 by relaxing night curfew hours across the state but continued with weekend shutdown in 10 …
  • Live: India had 4L Covid cases, 12k deaths in June 30 Jun 2020 22:34 Odisha government announces weekend shutdown in 10 districts with high active caseloads to prevent crowding during easing of lockdown. The districts are: Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and …
  • Night curfew eased across Odisha; weekend shutdown to continue in 10 districts 30 Jun 2020 19:09 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to strike a balance between life and livelihood, the Odisha Government on Tuesday announced guidelines for 'Unlock 2' by relaxing night curfew hours across the State but continued with the weekend …
  • Odisha: Dolphin sighted in Palur canal 30 Jun 2020 17:15 Susanta Nanda, chief executive of Chilika Development Authority (CDA), said the sighting of dolphin in Palur c...Read More BHUBANESWAR: Irrawaddy dolphins were sighted in Palur canal in Ganjam district after a few decades. This canal connects Chilika lake …
  • 66 per cent COVID-19 cases from 11 Odisha districts that shut down on weekends 30 Jun 2020 04:43 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As anticipated, Odisha has added a whopping 4647 cases to its Covid-19 tally this month.The number of cases recorded in the last 28 days is more than twice the cases registered in 77 days till May 31. With 245 new cases in …
  • COVID-19 death toll rises to 21 in Odisha as cases touch 6,614 29 Jun 2020 05:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Three more persons succumbed to COVID-19, the highest on a single day so far, taking to the death toll to 21 in the State. The deaths have been reported from Ganjam, Cuttack and Khurda districts. According to Health and …
  • Cuttack cancer hospital stops admissions after two nurses test positive for COVID-19 29 Jun 2020 03:21 By Express News Service CUTTACK: Two staff nurses of Acharya Harihar Postgraduate Institute of Cancer (AHPGIC) on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19 prompting the only Government-run cancer hospital to go for curtailment of admissions and attend to …
  • COVID-19 claims one more life in Odisha's Ganjam district 29 Jun 2020 03:09 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Ganjam district, the COVID-19 hotspot of Odisha, reported 76 new cases and one more death due to coronavirus on Sunday. The latest victim of the district, a 75-year-old male, was also suffering from hypertension and …
  • With Covid surge unabated, Odisha may continue restrictions in Unlock 2 28 Jun 2020 04:00 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government’s limited Unlock 1 is set to end on June 30 but the rising count of Covid-19 may prompt it to stick to the restrictions well into end of July. On June 6, the Government enforced weekend shutdowns in …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 6000 mark; two-day curfew in Puri from June 30 ahead of return car festival 27 Jun 2020 19:17 By PTI PURI: Odisha reported one more COVID-19 fatality on Saturday, taking the death toll to 18 as 170 more people, including an NDRF jawan, tested positive for the virus, pushing the tally to 6,350. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Health …
  • Battling COVID-19: Out of government radar, has Cuttack been left to its fate? 27 Jun 2020 06:36 By Express News Service CUTTACK: Has the State Government forsaken Cuttack and left it to its fate in the midst of portends for a serious Covid-19 flare up, while focussing all its energy on the Capital city of Bhubaneswar? Or, the Cuttack Municipal …
  • 14-day institutional quarantine for people coming to slums in Bhubaneswar 27 Jun 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Faced with a new wave of local cases with potential threat to the slums, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday went for stricter control measures, announcing compulsory 14-day institutional quarantine …
  • Odisha: 170 health workers and officials test COVID-19 +ve in Ganjam 27 Jun 2020 05:57 Image Source : PTI (FILE) Odisha: 170 health workers and officials test COVID-19 +ve in Ganjam (Image for representation) Corona warriors fighting at the frontline of the battle against Coronavirus are often at risk of getting infected. In Odisha, 170 suck …
  • Cyclone prone Odisha to build Rs 19,000-cr disaster immune power infra 26 Jun 2020 14:44 Having faced the wrath of natural disasters in the form of devastating cyclones, Odisha has firmed up plans to install a disaster resilient power infrastructure system. The ambitious project estimated to cost Rs 19,000 crore, is slated to be taken up in a …
  • Six frontline workers infected with coronavirus in Bhubaneswar 26 Jun 2020 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bhubaneswar’s coronavirus spike is turning out to be a concern for frontline health workers. On Thursday, the city reported 38 new cases six of which were from hospitals. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) said …
  • Odisha to conduct sero-survey in Puri, Bhubaneswar and three other districts 26 Jun 2020 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The surge in Covid-19 cases has prompted Odisha Government to go for sero-survey of people to ascertain the extent of spread of the virus in the hotspots of the State. With the ongoing Rath Yatra festival in focus, the …
  • Odisha's Ganjam to shut down for four days a week 26 Jun 2020 03:56 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Amid the worsening coronavirus crisis in Ganjam, the administration on Thursday decided to enforce total shutdown in the district for four days in a week. In a video message, Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange said the …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 5,962 with 210 new cases 25 Jun 2020 22:29 Bhubaneswar: With 210 new coronavirus cases in Odisha, the COVID-19 tally in the state rose to 5,962 on Thursday, an official from the Health Department said. He said 174 of the 210 new cases were detected in quarantine centres and 36 were local contact …
  • Odisha: 65-year-old man beaten to death by two sons 20 Jun 2020 13:40 Image Source : FILE Odisha: 65-year-old man beaten to death by two sons A 65-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by his two sons at a village in Odishas Ganjam district, police said on Saturday. The incident happened in Kalamba village in the …
  • Odisha govt declares five districts as Maoist-free belts 10 Jul 2020 09:01 Image used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts …
  • PRAHAR calls for industrial growth in remote regions 09 Jul 2020 19:42 PATIALA: Public Response Against Helplessness and Action for Redressal(PRAHAR), an NGO dedicated towards finding solutions for problems of the helpless, on Thursday called for a comprehensive national strategy targeting accelerated industrial growth in …
  • Part-time migrant worker now Kalahandi’s favourite rapper 09 Jul 2020 00:53
  • Indian ‘Rapper Duel Rocker’ Questions Government Through Rap Song in Viral Video 08 Jul 2020 11:19 Viral 10:56 GMT 08.07.2020Get short URL https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107982/82/1079828237_79:0:1279:675_1200x675_80_0_0_ba4a3d3b41d50c2cf94439a6a9824d15.jpg Sputnik International https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/ …
  • World: 553 concerned agencies are calling for urgent action to make gender-based violence a key response priority of humanitarian response plans 07 Jul 2020 12:41 Dear Under-Secretary-General Lowcock, The below 553 concerned agencies are calling for urgent action to make gender-based violence (GBV) a key response priority of humanitarian response plans, moving to action the commitments of the “End SGBV Conference,” …
  • Four Maoists killed in Odisha's Kandhamal district 05 Jul 2020 08:41 Representative image BERHAMPUR: At least four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fires between the security forces with the ultras at Sirla jungle under Kandhamal district’s Tumudibandh police station limits on Sunday morning. Police said that an equal …
  • Four Maoists killed during encounter with security forces in Odisha’s Kandhamal 05 Jul 2020 08:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with the security forces in Kandhamal district on Sunday morning. Odisha Police said the security forces also recovered four automatic guns from the spot apart from …
  • Odisha cops bust Maoist camp in Kandhamal, seize huge cache of explosives 02 Jul 2020 12:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Odisha Police busted a Maoist camp in Kandhamal district, police sources said on Thursday. On a tip-off, SOG had launched an operation in Samarbandha forest area within Phiringia …
  • Odisha to conduct sero-survey in Puri, Bhubaneswar and three other districts 26 Jun 2020 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The surge in Covid-19 cases has prompted Odisha Government to go for sero-survey of people to ascertain the extent of spread of the virus in the hotspots of the State. With the ongoing Rath Yatra festival in focus, the …
  • Powerless away, powerless at home 24 Jun 2020 15:33 What would be your reaction if you happened to read the following: “The Department of Labour and ESI has already constituted the State Coordination Cell for Migrant Workers at the office of Labour Commissioner, Odisha and the District Level Facilitation …
  • Kitchen gardens to mitigate Covid impact on nutrition 24 Jun 2020 04:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Faced  with long-term nutritional challenges owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent reverse migration, the State Government is now laying emphasis on creation of nutri-gardens in 750 panchayats.An extension of …
  • Revival hope for Konark Spinning Mill 22 Jun 2020 05:18 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The recent announcement of State MSME Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra about plans of setting up a food and textile park at Kesinga has raised hopes of revival of the Konark Spinning Mill there. Established in 1993 with …
  • Record 237 single-day corona recoveries in Odisha (Ld) 20 Jun 2020 14:45 Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Odisha on Saturday reported a record recovery of 237 coronavirus patients in a single day, taking the total number of such patients to 3,534 in the state, the Health Department said. “The untiring efforts of our Covid Warriors …
  • Odisha: Two VCs get additional charges of Rajendra University, Kalahandi University 20 Jun 2020 06:53 Berhampur University VC, Govind J Chakrapani, will act as VC of newly created Kalahandi University, Bhawanipatna, in addition to his duties for a period of one year or till regular VC joins in Kalahandi University or until further orders, whichever is …
  • Odisha: Tired of official apathy, Hariharpur villagers in Kalahandi district repair road 17 Jun 2020 04:40 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: After all their appeals to officials concerned went in vain, residents of Hariharpur in Junagarh block took it upon themselves to repair the village road.  The residents joined hands to repair the 2 km stretch of the …
  • Odisha’s Covid curve keeps climbing 13 Jun 2020 07:33 By Express News Service Two doctors of a health centre in Kalahandi are among the 112 new coronavirus positive cases that were reported in the State on Friday. Among three cases that came to fore in the Western Odisha district, two are AYUSH doctors of …
  • South-west monsoon touch for Odisha 12 Jun 2020 04:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon entered Odisha on Thursday and covered Malkangiri, Koraput districts along with parts of Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam districts, stated a release of India Meteorological Department ( …
  • Back from Amphan duty in Bengal, 54 more firemen test positive 11 Jun 2020 23:09 Bhubaneswar: The number of rescue personnel, who have tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from post-Amphan restoration work in West Bengal, rose to 115 in the state with 54 fresh such cases on Thursday, government authorities said. Odisha added …
  • Monsoon may arrive tomorrow, IMD warns of rain in eight dists 09 Jun 2020 23:59 Bhubaneswar: The southwest monsoon is likely to hit the state in the next three days, the India Meteorology Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. The official date of arrival of the monsoon in Odisha is Thursday. A low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal …
  • College lecturer among two held with leopard, deer skins in Nayagarh 08 Jun 2020 22:42 Bhubaneswar: The special task force (STF) of the Crime Branch on Monday arrested two persons, including a lecturer at a private arts college, in a forest in Nayagarh district on charges of smuggling wildlife organs. The STF seized two leopard skins and two …
  • STF nabs two, including lecturer in Odisha for smuggling leopard skins 08 Jun 2020 10:12 BHUBANESWAR: The special task force (STF) of Crime Branch on Monday arrested two persons, including a lecturer of a private arts college, from a forest in Nayagarh district on charges of smuggling wildlife organs. The STF seized two leopard skins and two …
  • 22 fresh positive cases in Ganjam 05 Jun 2020 04:53 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR/ BHAWANIPATNA : Ganjam district reported 22 new Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday. With this, the total number of positive cases in the district rose to 521 including three deaths. On the day, 14 coronavirus patients …
  • Odisha Fire Services ready with water cannons for the locust firefight 04 Jun 2020 06:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: To tackle locust attack in the State, Odisha Fire Services has decided to deploy 101 high capacity fire fighting vehicles in nine high risk districts. It has also put 91 fire stations on high alert over locust attack. …
  • 2 woman guest workers die in brick kiln accident 03 Jun 2020 15:02 The accident happened around 9am when the two and 10 others were engaged in loading bricks on to a minitruck. CHENNAI: Two woman guest workers from Odisha died when a pile of bricks fell on them while they were working in a brick kiln near Minjur in …
  • Jagannath quits BJP 03 Jun 2020 06:41 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:   Differences in the BJP came to the fore with the resignation of State executive member Jagannath Pradhan over selection of president for Bhubaneswar district unit. Pradhan, one of the aspirants for the post, tendered …
  • Govt advisory for dists, officials on possible locust attack 03 Jun 2020 02:02 Bhubaneswar: The state government on Tuesday asked officials to remain vigilant for the next 10 days in view of a possible invasion of locusts in Odisha. Chairing a high-level review meeting, chief minister Naveen Patnaik emphasised on creating awareness …
  • Lakhs of farmers put on high alert over locust attack as Odisha identifies nine vulnerable districts 02 Jun 2020 15:13 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has identified nine districts vulnerable to possible locust invasion, and has put the farmers and the agriculture department on high alert, officials said on Tuesday. Most of the districts bordering Andhra Pradesh, …
  • Odisha CM orders vigil on locust movement 02 Jun 2020 13:46 Bhubaneswar, June 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, here on Tuesday, asked officials to keep vigil on the locust movement at least for the next 10 days. Chairing a review meeting, the Chief Minister stressed the importance of farmers’ …
  • Two health workers in Kendrapada among 105 new cases in Odisha 01 Jun 2020 12:18 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: The state reported 105 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to 1,948. Ten of those who tested positive are locals, including two health workers in …
  • Odisha government alerts farmers of possible locust attack, advises precautions, says no need to panic 01 Jun 2020 09:35 Share0 Alerting farmers of the state about a possible locust invasion, the Odisha government on Sunday, May 31, advised the farmers to take precautions while stressing to not panic. State Agriculture Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo said that there is a …
  • 96 more test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha 31 May 2020 16:16 Bhubaneswar: As many as 96 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Saturday, taking the state’s tally to 1,819, a health department official said. The fresh cases were reported from 18 districts and the new patients had returned from worst- …
  • Four frontline workers positive as cases in Odisha see biggest jump of 120 31 May 2020 10:24 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: On a day Odisha saluted the spirit of Covid-19 warriors, four frontline workers were among the 120 who tested positive for the virus on Saturday in the single biggest spike the state has seen so …
  • ‘Migrant children at risk of dropping out of school after moving back to hometowns’ 31 May 2020 09:20 By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 31, 2020 1:54:21 pm Child rights NGOs have expressed concern over migrant children dropping out due to closure of schools. Representational image/ file Sunita Majhi (name changed) wants to become a doctor. Her father …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 96 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 1,819 30 May 2020 08:38 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 96 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 1,819 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 1,819 after 96 new cases were reported, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said on Saturday. With the …
  • Hunger, In Black And White 29 May 2020 11:58 On World Hunger Day, an ace photographer’s walk down hunger lane is made more poignant by the pandemic which haunts us today. It does not happen often with a photographer that he cannot bear to look at the image he has captured. But then he realises that …
  • Nor'wester thunderstorms, gales wreak havoc in Bhubaneswar, trees uprooted 29 May 2020 09:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Nor'wester rains wreaked havoc in Bhubaneswar and other parts of the state in the wee hours of Friday. The Odisha IMD said winds up to 93 km/hr occurred in Bhubaneswar for a few minutes at 4 am. Strong winds, …
  • 67 fresh COVID-19 cases in Odisha; count rises to 1,336 26 May 2020 03:47 Bhubaneswar: As many as 67 people tested positive for coronavirus in Odisha, taking the state’s virus tally to 1,336, a health department official said on Sunday. Of the 67 new patients, 60 were housed in quarantine centres and four were in home isolation. …
  • Migrants de-boarding midway headache for govt 25 May 2020 23:56 Bhubaneswar: Cases of migrant workers getting down from Shramik Special trains by pulling chains in places other than scheduled stoppages during the past three days have become a headache for the local administrations. “Workers should get down at the …
  • Two more districts affected, COVID-19 cases surge to 1335 25 May 2020 05:08 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 66 more testing positive for Covid-19 in 14 districts in the last 24 hours, the number of total cases swelled to 1,335 in Odisha. Of the new cases, 59 are from quarantine centers, four from home quarantine zone and …
  • With 66 new cases, state Covid count touches 1,335 25 May 2020 00:01 Bhubaneswar: The number of persons infected with Covid-19 in the state touched 1,335 on Sunday with 66 new cases detected in the last 24 hours. The virus spread to another district, Nuapada, which reported its maiden case. This takes the total number of …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 67 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 1,336 24 May 2020 09:32 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 67 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 1,336 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 1,336 after 67 new cases were reported on Sunday, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said. With the …
  • Titlagarh hottest at 45.5 degrees 24 May 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With mercury breaching 41 degree Celsius in 12 districts, the IMD on Saturday sounded heatwave alert for Odisha till May 27. At 45.5 degree Celsius Titlagarh was hottest for second consecutive day. Other places that …
  • Said to have come in contact with 60 people, COVID-19 positive local big concern for Kalahandi admin 23 May 2020 04:59 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: While  Kalahandi district battles with an increase in COVID cases fuelled by migrant returnees, one local case has become a cause of greater concern for the administration. The woman service provider attached with the …
  • Brick kiln workers not keen to return home 23 May 2020 00:55 Bhubaneswar: Migrants from western Odisha who work in brick kilns of southern India feel that they need not hurry to return home since they are safe, working and earning. Labourers from Balangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Sonepur, parts of Bargarh and Boudh …
  • Odisha districts gear up for return of migrants 22 May 2020 04:11 By Express News Service NUAPADA/BHAWANIPATNA: The district administration has set up 927 temporary medical centres across 131 gram panchayats in the district to accommodate returning migrant workers. This apart, 25 TMCs have been set in three NACs …
  • COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 mark, virus spreads to 24 districts in Odisha 21 May 2020 08:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The number of Covid-19 positive persons zoomed past 1,000 mark in Odisha after 85 new cases were reported from 11 districts in the last 24 hours. The State also registered one more death taking the toll to six.With the …
  • Covid-19 cases in Odisha breach 1,000-mark, death toll touches 6 21 May 2020 02:26 Bhubaneswar: With 85 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Odisha in the past 24 hours, the total number of persons who have tested positive for the virus in the state crossed the 1,000 mark on Wednesday. The state has recorded 1,063 Covid-19 positive …
  • Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh holds nationwide protest against changes in labour laws by states 20 May 2020 12:12 The Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, which is a trade union affiliated to RSS, on Wednesday held nationwide protest against unilateral changes in labour laws by several states and the plight of migrant workers during the lockdown period, demanding Centre issue …
  • Kalahandi police counsels lockdown violators 02 May 2020 22:54
  • Woman leads swab collection team in Kalahandi 18 Apr 2020 07:06 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Women from different spheres including those in the healthcare are helping the Government navigate safely though the pandemic. A microbiologist in the district, Nilima Dash is one among them who has been single-handedly …
  • Coronavirus hospital at Kalahandi, 5T Secretary reviews work 16 Apr 2020 05:17 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/SAMBALPUR: A 50-bed dedicated Covid hospital was opened in Kalahandi district on Wednesday in the presence of 5T Secretary VK Pandian and Special Development Commissioner Suresh Mohapatra. The hospital which has …
  • One more tests positive in Odisha's Kalahandi 11 Apr 2020 06:52 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The second corona positive case of Kalahandi district has been reported again from Beheraguda village. The 20-year-old patient is a friend of the youth of the village who had tested positive a week back. Like the first …
  • Kalahandi man tests positive for coronavirus, Odisha total rises to 21 04 Apr 2020 18:47
  • Kalahandi district administration extends help to villagers for laying road 17 Feb 2020 02:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Kalahandi district administration has extended a helping hand to the residents of Turisemel who are constructing a 5 km road on their own to link their village to the mainland. A team of officials, led by Lanjigarh …
  • Workers resent payment at Odisha's Kalahandi mandis 08 Dec 2019 08:46 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Discontentment is brewing among labourers engaged for weighing and lifting paddy bags in mandis across Kalahandi district. The labourers, engaged by Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) and Self-Help Groups …
  • Mega lift irrigation project a non-starter in Odisha's Kalahandi village 01 Dec 2019 02:18 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The first mega lift irrigation project of the state on Ret river in Laitara village in Kesinga block has failed to achieve its objective. The project, dedicated to people by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on December 12 …
  • Nobel connection of a remote Kalahandi village 21 Oct 2019 01:51 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Maligaon, an obscure village located in a remote corner of the State, stands testimony to the change brought around by lithium cell batteries, whose developers Akira Yoshino, M Stanley Whittingham and John B Goodenough …
  • Seven arrested in Odisha in connection with gang-rape of woman in Kalahandi 26 Sep 2019 07:46 Odisha Police had on Monday registered case against several men for gang-raping woman at knife-point in Kalahandi district. Kalahandi: Seven people, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a woman and circulating …
  • Odisha: 7 arrested in connection with gang-rape of woman in Kalahandi 26 Sep 2019 07:08 Kalahandi: Seven people, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a woman and circulating the video of the incident, in Odisha's Kalahandi. The Odisha Police had on Monday registered a case against several men …
  • Woman gang-raped in Odisha's Kalahandi 24 Sep 2019 11:03 The police said that it took cognizance of the matter after the video of the incident went viral on social media. Kalahandi: The Odisha Police on Monday registered a case against several men for gang-raping a woman at knife-point in Odisha's Kalahandi …
  • Five blocks of Kalahandi cut off due to heavy rains 08 Aug 2019 03:30 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Large parts of Kalahandi have been cut off from the mainland with incessant rain lashing the district since Tuesday. The worst affected are Lanjigarh, Thuamul Rampur, M Rampur, Kalampur, Jaipana and  Karlamunda blocks …
  • Dreaded Fall Army Worms pest spreads to new areas in Kalahandi 07 Aug 2019 02:41 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: THE dreaded Fall Army Worms (FAW) that were first sighted maize crops in Khaichuan village a week back, have now spread to other parts of the district. Agriculture Department officials said FAW pests have been sighted …
  • India- Kalahandi soon to get a MSME Park 27 Jul 2019 19:14 (MENAFN - KNN India) Kalahandi soon to get a MSME Park Bhubaneswar, July 27 (KNN) The Odisha Government is planning to establish a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Park in Kalahandi district. Keeping focus on local entrepreneurs to grow startup …
  • Dharmendra Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital 19 Jul 2019 17:39 Image Source : PTI Dharmendra Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains -- Bhubaneswar- …
  • Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital 19 Jul 2019 13:15 Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains — Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur and Bhubaneswar-Junagarh — for the convenience of the people in Odisha’s …
  • ‘Surplus’ worry for farmers of Kalahandi, Jeypore 03 Jul 2019 04:01 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: A large number of farmers are yet to sell their produce from the rabi season even as  paddy procurement concluded on Monday. The process of paddy procurement was marred by delay and distress sale by farmers. The …
  • Odisha: Uprooted tree kills minor girl, injures seven other children in Kalahandi 28 May 2019 14:45 Image Source : PTI Representational Image  A minor girl was allegdly killed and seven other children were injured after an uprooted tree fell on them on Tuesday. According to sources, the tree was uprooted during a thunderstorm and fell on a group of …
  • One dead, 7 children injured after tree uprooted in Odisha's Kalahandi 28 May 2019 03:28 , (ANI): A 12-year-old girl died and seven others suffered injuries after a tree uprooted during a thunderstorm and fell down on a group of children collecting mangoes in Odisha's Dharamgarh on Monday. The injured were admitted to the Dharamgarh …
  • Kalahandi Mahua collectors in lurch 18 Apr 2019 05:40 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Even as the Tribal Ministry has added 17 new minor forest produces (MFPs), including Mahua flower, to the Government’s minimum support price (MSP) scheme last year, thousands of Mahua collectors in Kalahandi district have …
  • Connectivity a key challenge for locals in these 16 Kalahandi villages 11 Apr 2019 07:23 Kalahandi: 16 villages in Odisha's Kalahandi district remain cut off as the area is deprived of roads, forcing locals of these water-locked villages to turn to waterways for their commute. Locals in Thuamal Rampur (Block) of Kalahandi claim they are …
  • Kalahandi: where the royals still hold sway 08 Apr 2019 18:30 Kalahandi, the western Odisha Lok Sabha constituency, where star campaigners, right from the Prime Minister to the Chief Minister and from the BJP president to the Congress chief have so far addressed public meetings, is poised for a close triangular fight …
  • Bengaluru doctor awarded for taking healthcare to Kalahandi tribes 03 Dec 2018 05:51 Express News Service BENGALURU: Dr Aquinas Edasserya, 66, from Bengaluru, has pitched a tent where no doctor has set foot before — the inaccessible villages of Odisha’s Kalahandi district. Dr Edasserya, from Bengaluru’s St John’s Hospital, has set up a …
  • Rice millers continue halt of paddy purchase in Kalahandi 20 Nov 2018 04:46 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:  Statement over paddy procurement continues in Kalahandi district due to non-cooperation of rice millers. Kharif paddy procurement, which was scheduled to start on November 1 in the district, is yet to begin through 30 …
  • Rain brings relief for farmers in Kalahandi 12 Oct 2018 03:36 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Heavy rainfall induced by the very severe cyclonic storm Titli has come as a blessing for paddy and cotton growers of Kalahandi. The district received moderate rainfall since Thursday morning. According to reports, in …
  • Torrential rain hits life in Kalahandi 14 Aug 2018 23:53 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Incessant rain since Monday night has paralysed life in Bhawanipatna, Kesinga, Lanjigarh,  Karlamunda and M Rampur. The diversion road on NH-26 at Kantesir, 6 km from Kesinga, was washed away disrupting road …
  • Kalahandi to cover 1.85 Lakh hectares in kharif 10 May 2018 02:07 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Kalahandi district administration has planned to cover 1,85,557 hectares (ha) of land under paddy cultivation during 2018-19 kharif season. It was decided at a meeting chaired by Collector Anjan Kumar Manik held here …
  • Kalahandi on world map 20 Mar 2018 19:41 Bhawanipatna: Speakers appreciated the district's rich culture during the closing ceremony of the Lok Kala Mahotsav here. The curtains fell on the two-day Lok Kala Mahotsav organised by the Kalahandi district administration on Sunday evening. Speaking …
  • Acid attack revisits Kalahandi, student faces ire of jilted lover 16 Jan 2018 03:34 BHAWANIPATNA: The gruesome Poonam Singhal acid attack incident revisited Kalahandi once again as a 22-year-old student was attacked by a jilted lover near Kalampur on Monday.The victim Debanti Bibhar, a native of Khandi Dangriguda, was on her way to …
  • Fate of Kalahandi medical college hangs in balance 02 Jan 2018 02:50 Site for the proposed medical college at Bhangabari | Express BHAWANIPATNA: With no progress of the proposed medical college at Bhangabari near Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters town of Kalahandi district, the fate of the institute hangs in balance. …
  • Vedanta official abducted in Kalahandi 09 Dec 2017 19:53 Bhawanipatna: An official of Vedanta Allumina Limited and his driver have allegedly been abducted by a criminal gang in Kalahandi district, police said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday night when assistant manager (environment) Satya Ranjan …
  • Kalahandi hospital inspection 08 Dec 2017 20:44 Bhawanipatna: A two-member central team consisting of a senior official and a doctor of the health department of the Union government visited Kalahandi district on Thursday to supervise the infrastructure for a proposed cancer hospital. Regional director …
  • Pestering pests threaten paddy crop output in Kalahandi dist 31 Oct 2017 08:15 BHAWANIPATNA: Pest attack has assumed an alarming proportion in Kalahandi district. The field report of Agriculture Department has pegged the paddy crop damage at 41,619 hectares (ha) and of this, crops in 18,000 ha have been damaged by brown planthopper ( …
  • Kalahandi to celebrate Chatar Yatra today 28 Sep 2017 03:58 File picture of Chatar Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari BHAWANIPATNA:Festive fervour has gripped Kalahandi district which is all set celebrate the famous Chatar Yatra of Bhawanipatna on Thursday.Following Sandhi Puja in the temple on Wednesday night, the …
  • Minor girl from Kalahandi district refuses marriage for education 26 Sep 2017 02:59 BHAWANIPATNA:A minor girl has set an example by going against her father’s wishes and refusing to marry an alcoholic man double her age in Kalahandi district. The incident came to fore two days back and on Monday, the girl’s parents were counselled by …
  • Mid-day meal lands over 150 students in hospital in Kalahandi district 15 Sep 2017 11:12 Over 150 students of 5 primary schools fell ill after consuming mid-day meal in Kalahandi's Lanjigarh yesterday. (Photo | ANI) BHAWANIPATNA: Over 150 students from five different schools fell sick after consuming mid-day meals in Lanjigarh block of …
  • 2 arrested for mishap at irrigation project site in Odisha’s Kalahandi 15 Sep 2017 11:07 Bhawanipatna (Odisha), September 15 Two people, including an engineer, were arrested in connection with a mishap at an irrigation project site near Kutingpadar in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, which left a worker dead and another injured, police said on …
  • Mid-day meal lands 80 students in hospital in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district 15 Sep 2017 06:20 Students undergoing treatment at Government hospital in Biswanathpur | Express BHAWANIPATNA: As many as 80 students of five different schools fell sick after consuming mid-day meals in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district on Thursday. These schools are …
  • Heavy rain breaches Indravati canal at 3 places in Kalahandi 29 Aug 2017 07:56 The 30-ft breach that occurred in the right canal of Indravati project near Ranibahal in Kalahandi district | Express BHAWANIPATNA/MALKANGIRI/NABARANGPUR: The low pressure-induced heavy rains on Sunday caused large scale flooding in three districts …
  • Doctor vacancies cripple healthcare in Kalahandi district 27 Aug 2017 06:09 BHAWANIPATNA: Healthcare in Kalahandi district is ailing due to vacant doctor positions. Of the sanctioned 212 doctor positions in the district, only 125 doctors are available.  In the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) at Bhawanipatna, of 71 sanctioned …
  • Railway tracks at two places in Kalahandi submerged, train services affected 17 Jul 2017 16:41
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  • Flood triggered by heavy rains in Odisha's Kalahandi blocks NH-26 17 Jul 2017 09:28 Floods in Odisha’s Kalahandi (Source: ANI photo) As incessant rains continued in Odisha for the second day, the National Highway 26 was blocked on Monday due to the flood situation in Kalahandi district. NH-26 connects Raipur in Chhattisgarh and passes …
  • Cong plans farmers’ stir in Kalahandi 28 Jun 2017 04:20 BHAWANIPATNA: THE Congress will launch a farmers’ agitation in Kalahandi in September this year in protest against the negligence of the State and the Centre towards the farming sector. Informing this to mediapersons on Tuesday, senior Congress leader …
  • Kalahandi livestock on depletion path 27 Jun 2017 03:16 BHAWANIPATNA: THE cattle population in Kalahandi district has witnessed substantial decline since 2001. With no support from the local administration, the animal husbandry sector is a victim of manpower shortage and poor infrastructure. Kalahandi district …
  • Kalahandi Anganwadi worker throws hot rice water on four-year-old girl, suffers burns 03 Jun 2017 12:13 The child has suffered burns. (Picture sources ANI) A four-year-old child suffered burns after an Anganwadi worker allegedly threw hot rice water on her in Kalahandi, Odisha, reported ANI. Kalahandi district falls in the southwestern region of Odisha.  …
  • Rain cloud over paddy stock in open mandis in Odisha's Kalahandi 30 May 2017 03:05 BHAWANIPATNA: With Met office forecasting rain from first week of June, farmers of Kalahandi district apprehend heavy loss of their paddy crop which is lying in the open at various mandis. According to sources, 50 per cent of paddy crop have been harvested …
  • Odisha government to include Kalahandi in list of LWE-affected districts 04 May 2017 01:10 Image for representational purpose only. BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Government has decided to seek inclusion of Kalahandi as one of the worst affected districts by Left Wing Extremism (LWE). Currently, Malkangiri and Koraput are among the 34 worst LWE- …
  • House on boil over Kalahandi death 27 Mar 2017 21:21 Narasingha Mishra Bhubaneswar, March 27: The Opposition today stalled the Assembly proceedings, demanding a statement from the state government on the alleged starvation death in Kalahandi. Members of the Congress and the BJP rushed to the Well, shouting …
  • Maoist posters warn informers in Odisha's Kalahandi district 24 Mar 2017 03:27 BHAWANIPATNA: A couple of Maoist posters appealing to the villagers not to become police informers was found at Lakhbahali near Pahadpadar village under Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district on Thursday. The Maoists have also appealed to the locals to …
  • One of three abducted villagers found dead in Kalahandi 18 Mar 2017 11:12 BHAWANIPATNA: The body of one of the three villagers, who had been abducted by armed Maoists in Kalahandi three days ago, was found in Karlapat village of the district today.       While the body of Banamali Naik (32) with gunshot marks was found in a pool …
  • Odisha govt declares five districts as Maoist-free belts 10 Jul 2020 09:01 Image used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts …
  • Odisha: Maoists killed in Kandhamal encounter carried Rs 34 lakh reward 09 Jul 2020 11:20 Security personnel at encounter site in Kandhamal BHUBANESWAR: Odisha police said the five suspected Maoists, who were gunned down in Kandhamal district following an exchange of fire on July 5, together carried Rs 34 lakh reward on their heads. This is the …
  • Rebels killed in Kandhamal encounter carried Rs 34L reward 09 Jul 2020 00:53 Bhubaneswar: Police said the five suspected Maoists who were gunned down in Kandhamal on July 5 together carried a reward of Rs 34 lakh on their head. This is the first time that rebels carrying this kind of high reward were killed in a single-day in the …
  • Another Maoist killed in gunfight with forces in Odisha 08 Jul 2020 03:52 By Express News Service PHULBANI: A Maoist was gunned down in an exchange of fire with security forces at Sirla forest within Tumudibandha police limits, two days after four of them were killed in an encounter in the same area. Kandhamal SP Prateek Singh …
  • 4 Maoists Killed In Odisha Encounter Had Sophisticated Arms, Explosives 06 Jul 2020 11:13 Four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Odisha's Kandhamal district. Mumbai: Four Maoists, whose identity is unconfirmed, were killed on Sunday in an exchange of fire with the security forces in Odisha's Kandhamal …
  • Security forces gun down four Maoists in Kandhamal 06 Jul 2020 09:42 Representative image BERHAMPUR: Security forces gunned down four suspected Maoists, including two women, following an exchange of fire in Sirla jungle, under the Tumudibandh area of southern Odisha's Kandhamal district, early on Sunday. Four rebels, as …
  • Defence news: PM's visit boosted morale of the forces 05 Jul 2020 14:07 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli holds talks with Nepal's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Purna Chandra Thapa: Sources Modi's Ladakh visit underscored India's resolve to beat back Chinese …
  • Security forces kill 4 Maoists in Kandhamal encounter 05 Jul 2020 09:23 Acting on a tip-off, a team of Special Operations Group and District Voluntary Force officers launched a combing operation in the forest Bhubaneswar: At least four Maoists were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in a dense forest in …
  • Kandhamal encounter: Security forces gun down 4 Maoists 05 Jul 2020 09:03 Bhubaneswar: At least four Maoists were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in a dense forest in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Sunday, a top police officer said. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Special Operations Group personnel and …
  • Live: Heavy rainfall continues to lash Mumbai 05 Jul 2020 08:51 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates DHFL has defaulted on payment of Rs 50 crore on bonds, saying the company is not in a position to make payments to the lenders as it is under moratorium since last November. The payment has not been made by the …
  • Four Maoists killed in Odisha's Kandhamal district 05 Jul 2020 08:41 Representative image BERHAMPUR: At least four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fires between the security forces with the ultras at Sirla jungle under Kandhamal district’s Tumudibandh police station limits on Sunday morning. Police said that an equal …
  • Four Maoists killed during encounter with security forces in Odisha’s Kandhamal 05 Jul 2020 08:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with the security forces in Kandhamal district on Sunday morning. Odisha Police said the security forces also recovered four automatic guns from the spot apart from …
  • Four Maoists gunned down in encounter in Odisha 05 Jul 2020 07:46 Share00 Bhubaneswar, July 5 (IANS) At least four Maoists were killed in an encounter with security personnel in Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Sunday morning. A joint team of District Voluntary Force (DVF) and Speical Operation Group (SOG) was conducting a …
  • Kandhamal dist back on Covid map 05 Jul 2020 00:29
  • Maoist camp busted in Odisha's Kandhamal 03 Jul 2020 11:39 BERHAMPUR: Security personnel busted a Maoist camp, which was operating from a reserve jungle under the Phiringia police station limits in Kandhamal district, and seized around 15kg explosives from the spot on Wednesday. Tipped-off about the Maoists …
  • Odisha cops bust Maoist camp in Kandhamal, seize huge cache of explosives 02 Jul 2020 12:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Odisha Police busted a Maoist camp in Kandhamal district, police sources said on Thursday. On a tip-off, SOG had launched an operation in Samarbandha forest area within Phiringia …
  • 66 per cent COVID-19 cases from 11 Odisha districts that shut down on weekends 30 Jun 2020 04:43 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As anticipated, Odisha has added a whopping 4647 cases to its Covid-19 tally this month.The number of cases recorded in the last 28 days is more than twice the cases registered in 77 days till May 31. With 245 new cases in …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 5,962 with 210 new cases 25 Jun 2020 22:29 Bhubaneswar: With 210 new coronavirus cases in Odisha, the COVID-19 tally in the state rose to 5,962 on Thursday, an official from the Health Department said. He said 174 of the 210 new cases were detected in quarantine centres and 36 were local contact …
  • Church leaders in India praise Catholic soldier who died in clash with China 21 Jun 2020 17:20 MUMBAI, India – India’s Catholic Church has remembered the “heroic sacrifice” of Chandrakant Pradhan, one of 20 Indian soldiers killed in a border clash with China on June 15. Archbishop John Barwa of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, located in the state of Odisha, …
  • Covid-19: Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 304 cases as state tally touches 5160 21 Jun 2020 09:32 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the highest recovery of 237 Covid-19 patients, Odisha recorded its biggest single-day spike of 304 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of infected persons to 5160 on Sunday. Two more patients …
  • Part of Dumduma declared containment zone 21 Jun 2020 06:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) declared a part of  Dumduma as containment zone after detection of five coronavirus positive cases from Subash Nagar slum of the locality in the last 24 hours.  The area will …
  • No let-up in Covid cases in Odisha 21 Jun 2020 05:59 By Express News Service The Covid-19 cases across the State climbed by 179 in the last 24 hours with Ganjam reporting the highest of 57 cases. In the last three days, the district has reported 155 cases, including 31 frontline workers. Ganjam’s tally …
  • ‘Vocal for Local’ focus on Odisha’s agri products 21 Jun 2020 05:59 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said a special scheme will be launched to promote local produce like Kandhamal turmeric, Kuchinda chilli and milk-based products of Nimapara in international market. …
  • Record 237 single-day corona recoveries in Odisha (Ld) 20 Jun 2020 14:45 Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Odisha on Saturday reported a record recovery of 237 coronavirus patients in a single day, taking the total number of such patients to 3,534 in the state, the Health Department said. “The untiring efforts of our Covid Warriors …
  • Farewells and gun salutes across states as more martyrs cremated 20 Jun 2020 01:56 Tear-laden farewells and patriotic sentiments were witnessed yet again in many parts of the country – from Punjab to Bihar and Odisha to Jharkhand — on Friday, as a few of the soldiers who lost their lives in Galwan Valley on Monday night were cremated in …
  • Orissa, Catholic tribal among dead in Delhi and Beijing border clashes 19 Jun 2020 19:04 Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar: Chandrakant Pradhan died for the homeland. The family is devastated but also proud of his sacrifice. Another soldier from Orissa died in the clashes. Raikia (AsiaNews) - "Kandhamal's son died for India, we are …
  • Opinion | China knows its game is up 18 Jun 2020 17:35 Image Source : INDIA TV Aaj Ki Baat: India-China faceoff | Opinion As the coffins of 20 Indian army martyrs moved to their native places on Wednesday, a tearful nation paid homage to the brave warriors who gave the supreme sacrifice in defence of the …
  • Five of 20 soldiers who died in Ladakh laid to rest; mortal remains of others being taken home 18 Jun 2020 16:34 NEW DELHI: Five of the 20 Indian soldiers, including a colonel, who died fighting Chinese troops in Ladakh, were laid to rest at their native places on Thursday amid patriotic slogans, gun salutes and barely held back tears. The mortal remains of the other …
  • Bravehearts' last journey: India salutes 20 heroes who died protecting the borders 18 Jun 2020 12:18 Image Source : INDIA TV Nation pays tribute to 20 bravehearts who laid their lives protecting borders in sub-zero temperatures From Hyderabad to Hamirpur and Saharsa, crowds of thousands came out on the streets to pay homage to 20 Indian soldiers who laid …
  • Two from Odisha among 20 martyred in Ladakh 18 Jun 2020 09:33 BERHAMPUR/BALASORE: Two jawans from the state, Sepoy Chandrakant Pradhan (28) and Naib Subedar Nandu Ram Soren (42) were among the 20 who died in the violent clash between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan Valley of eastern Ladakh on Monday night. …
  • Ganja seized in Ganjam and Koraput 18 Jun 2020 09:33 Representative image BERHAMPUR/KORAPUT: Three persons were arrested for smuggling 45 kg ganja under Aska police limits in Ganjam district on Tuesday night. Police seized a pickup van, motorcycle and Rs 3,010 in cash from their possession. The arrested …
  • Galwan Valley Faceoff: Wave of grief as mortal remains of soldiers reach their native places 18 Jun 2020 07:55 Image Source : ANI Galwan Valley Faceoff: Wave of grief as mortal remains of soldiers reach their native places A wave of grief swept across the country as the mortal remains of the soldiers who laid down their lives fighting the Chinese Army in Galwan …
  • COVID-19 brake on Rath Yatra celebrations in over 40 temples across Odisha due to virus fears 18 Jun 2020 06:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Odisha awaits with bated breath the outcome of hearing by Supreme Court on petitions over Rath Yatra at Puri on Thursday, managing committees of nearly 40 Jagannath Temples across the State have decided to cancel …
  • He loved chopper rides in Ladakh: Kin remembers LAC stand off martyr Chandrakant Pradhan 18 Jun 2020 04:04 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: In the dizzying heights of the Himalayas, where death lurks at every step for a soldier, Chandrakant Pradhan was happy that he was one of the 14 from his unit to have been selected to be flown in choppers. Chandrakant joined …
  • India-China border face-off: ‘Maarte maarte mare hain’ 18 Jun 2020 00:40 20 Indian Army personnel, including the commanding officer of 16 Bihar, were killed Monday night in violent clashes with Chinese troops in the Galwan valley of Ladakh where disengagement of troops on either side was underway. The 20 soldiers who died came …
  • The 20 bravehearts who were martyred in violent face-off with Chinese troops at LAC 17 Jun 2020 15:53 Image Source : INDIA TV Colonel Santosh Babu was killed in action during faceoff at LAC At least 20 Indian Army personnel including a colonel were killed in a fierce clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on Monday night. This was …
  • Odisha CM announces Rs 25 lakh each for kin of martyred jawans 17 Jun 2020 14:40 Bhubaneswar, June 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh each from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) to the next of the kin of the two Odia jawans, who were killed during a clash with Chinese soldiers in …
  • 20 soldiers who died in Galwan valley came from all over India 17 Jun 2020 13:29 New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The 20 soldiers, including a commanding officer who were killed in action in Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh, came from almost all parts of India: from Punjab in the west to West Bengal and Bihar in the east. Colonel Bikumalla …
  • Two tribal villages in Odisha mourn deaths of their sons in Ladakh clashes 17 Jun 2020 12:57 By PTI PHULBANI: Two nondescript tribal villages in Odisha are mourning the deaths of their sons killed in a clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh amid tales of pride and sacrifice. Chandrakanta Pradhan (28) hailed from Biarpanga village in Kandhamal …
  • Sad but proud, say kin of two Odisha jawans martyred in Galwan Valley standoff 17 Jun 2020 12:57 By Express News Service BARIPADA/PHULBANI: Two jawans from Odisha were among the 20 soldiers martyred at Galwan Valley along the India-China border during a violent face-off with their Chinese counterparts on Monday night. The two are Naib Subedar …
  • Odisha Covid tally crosses 4,000 mark 16 Jun 2020 06:44 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With 146 more testing positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the number of total cases crossed the 4,000 mark in Odisha in exactly three months.The first positive case was detected on March 15 when a 31-year-old …
  • Cuttack, Khurda overtake Ganjam in active +ve cases 15 Jun 2020 23:12 Bhubaneswar: Ganjam seems to have turned a corner as far as the coronavirus crisis is concerned. The district — which has the highest Covid-19 case count in the state — has only 71 active cases. Even as the migration-prone district is doing relatively …
  • Odisha's Kandhamal reports first Covid-19 case, four tribal districts still untouched by virus 18 May 2020 08:33
  • Kandhamal tribals appeal: We have no money, no food, no shelter. Help us! (video) 06 May 2020 14:50 The government-imposed quarantine has left hundreds of millions of people unemployed, unable to go home to their villages of origin., “My people are helping India develop and grow,” says Archbishop John Barwa. They “must be treated with respect and dignity …
  • Bus carrying migrants from Surat overturns in Odisha's Kandhamal; 1 dead, 40 injured 03 May 2020 00:50 Hundreds of migrant workers stage protest in Chennai A bus carrying migrant workers from Gujarat's Surat overturned at Kalinga Ghati in Odisha's Kandhamal district, according to reports. At least one person died and 40 others sustained injuries in …
  • In Kandhamal, Hindus and Christians ask the Virgin for her protection ahead of school exams 22 Feb 2020 13:15 About 700 children who survived the 2008 massacres will take this year’s Grade 10 examination. Christian and Hindu pray at a shrine destroyed during the pogrom. Bishops wish good luck to all students. Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) – In Kandhamal, the …
  • ASIA/INDIA - The innocent seven of Kandhamal, witnesses of faith 19 Feb 2020 05:44 Bangalore (Agenzia Fides) - They spoke of their experience and witnessed their faith in Christ before the Indian Bishops: the seven innocent men - involved in the story of the anti-Christian massacres that took place in 2008 in Kandhamal, in the Indian …
  • Coronavirus awareness drive in Odisha's Kandhamal district 03 Feb 2020 05:30 By Express News Service PHULBANI: The Kandhamal district administration has started an awareness campaign on novel Coronavirus (nCoV). A van, equipped with loudspeaker system, was launched by CDMO Dr Rajshree Pattnaik to spread information on the deadly …
  • Archbishop Barwa: SCI’s acquittal of 3,700 involved in the Kandhamal massacres is an ... 27 Jan 2020 18:45 In 2008, Hindu extremists killed more than a hundred Christians because of the murder of a Hindu cleric by Maoists but blamed on Christians. Out of approximately 6,600 arrests, only 79 ended in a conviction. In 2020-2021 the local Church will host the …
  • First communions in Kandhamal (Odisha), land of martyrs 30 Nov 2019 17:01 The service took place at the church in Raikia, one of the villages that suffered the most at the hands of Hindu radicals in 2008. For the Bishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, Christians are “ready for sacrifice, even death, to bear witness to the King of peace …
  • For survivors of the 2008 pogrom, the martyrs of Kandhamal will live on forever 02 Sep 2019 21:33 About 50,000 people attended the commemorations of the 11th anniversary. For one survivor, "The martyrs inspire us to bear witness to Christ". "We cannot accept the hatred against Christians spread by extremists in India,” said president of …
  • Kandhamal Collector directs to stop payments of teachers for schools’ poor results 21 Aug 2019 01:33 By Express News Service PHULBANI: Headmasters and teachers of several schools in the district will lose pay for the poor performance of students in this year’s High School Certificate (HSC) examinations. Kandhamal Collector Dr Brunda D has directed to stop …
  • Kandhamal, a battle between two outsiders 18 Apr 2019 03:23 Achyuta Samanta is neither a tribal nor from Kandhamal, a tribal-dominated constituency in Odisha that he hopes to represent in the Lok Sabha as a Biju Janata Dal member. This educational entrepreneur heads Kalinga group of institutes in Bhubaneswar, which …
  • Migrant workers across Kandhamal return home to cast votes 17 Apr 2019 06:44 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Even as the hustle and bustle of campaigning ended on Tuesday, the Berhampur railway station witnessed hectic activity with migrant workers from across Kandhamal district returning home to cast their votes. The rural areas …
  • Odisha: Turmeric produced by tribal farmers gets GI tag as 'Kandhamal Haldi' 13 Apr 2019 19:28 [India], Apr 13 (ANI): Turmeric produced by farmers is now called Kandhamal Haldi after the product acquired this Geographical Indication (GI) tag on April 1 this year. Talking to ANI, Sanjit Kumar Patnaik, Secretary, Kandhamal Apex Spices Association for …
  • Archbishop Barwa to the Christians of Orissa: We are gathering evidence on the Kandhamal martyrs 05 Apr 2019 18:50 The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar initiated the formal canonization process for Christians killed by Hindu radicals during the pogroms of 2008. "It is our joy and task to collect all the documents to be brought to the Vatican," he says. …
  • Kandhamal documentary exposing Sangh fraud released in Dimapur 03 Apr 2019 03:40 Innocents Imprisoned’ was first released in New Delhi in August 2018 to mark 10th anniversary of Kandhamal Morung Express News Dimapur | April 2 ‘Innocents Imprisoned,’ a documentary that exposes the massive Hindu nationalist fraud behind the orchestrated …
  • On Foundation Day, Odisha receives GI tag for 'Kandhamal Haldi' 01 Apr 2019 16:04 'Kandhamal Haldi', a variety of turmeric indigenous to southern Odisha, has earned the Geographical indication (GI) tag from Intellectual Property India, an organisation functioning under the auspices of the Union ministry of commerce & …
  • Kharbela returns to BJP, to contest from Kandhamal LS seat 26 Mar 2019 06:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After an agonising wait, Utkal Bharat president and former MP Kharbela Swain returned to BJP on Monday with his formal induction into the saffron party and nomination from communally sensitive Kandhamal Parliamentary …
  • BJD MP in BJP, may get Kandhamal ticket 23 Mar 2019 17:26 BHUBANESWAR: BJD Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh joined BJP on Saturday after quitting the party, becoming the third parliamentarian of the regional party to do so ahead of the simultaneous general and assembly elections in Odisha. As the BJP is yet …
  • Kandhamal MP to join Congress: OPCC president 21 Mar 2019 10:04 She is likely to formally join the party on March 23 or 24," Patnaik said. Bhubaneswar: Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh will join the opposition Congress, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik said Thursday. Singh had …
  • Not enough money for the victims of the Kandhamal pogroms 31 Jan 2019 12:50 In Delhi, the Church held the first national consultation for the victims of anti-Christian violence of 2008. At least 6,495 people were arrested in connection with the pogroms, but so far only 78 have been convicted. A total of 4,822 houses were a total …
  • Faith is reborn from the ashes of the pogroms in Kandhamal 23 Jan 2019 15:08 Four priests were ordained yesterday in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, the same that was torched on Christmas Eve of 2007, a prelude to the wave of anti-Christian persecution of August 2008. The ordination ceremony was marred by a serious car accident …
  • Odisha: 8 killed, over 25 injured after truck overturns in Kandhamal 22 Jan 2019 17:13 Image Source : ANI Image Eight people were killed and more than 25 got critically injured after a truck overturned at Poiguda ghat near Baliguda in Kandhamal district, in Odisha, on  Tuesday.  The rescue operation was underway, reported ANI. Injured were …
  • Kandhamal school shame: Baby girl dies, NHRC seeks report 15 Jan 2019 02:10 By Express News Service PHULBANI/BHUBANESWAR: The baby girl born to the student of a residential school at Daringibadi died in MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur on Monday morning even as the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) issued a …
  • Bishop Barwa to attend public hearing on Kandhamal violence on Saturday 10 Jan 2019 18:13 The hearing will take place at Vijay High School in Raikia, one of the villages hit by the anti-Christian pogrom. Persecution by Hindu radicals forced 56,000 people to flee. Meanwhile, seven innocent Christians “are still languishing in prison”. Chennai ( …
  • Maoists kill watchman, torch five vehicles in Kandhamal district 07 Jan 2019 11:15 The Maoists also set ablaze five vehicles. (Representational) Maoists have gunned down a watchman at a road construction site in Odisha’s Kandhamal district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said. The armed Maoists struck at a contractor’s …
  • ‘A familiar pattern of mass killings in Mumbai in 1993, in Gujarat in 2002, in Kandhamal, Odisha, in 2008, in Muzaffarnagar, UP, 2013 to name a few’ 18 Dec 2018 02:06 NEW DELHI: Lamenting repeated targeting of minorities “engineered by political actors” and “facilitated by indifferent law enforcement agencies”, the Delhi HC has called for revisiting crime laws. Neither “crimes against humanity” nor “genocide” are part …
  • No water, power, road in this Kandhamal village  28 Nov 2018 05:42 Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Development is still a far cry in several villages of tribal-dominated Kandhamal district. The district had shot to national prominence a decade ago due to communal violence. Since then, special programmes are being …
  • The sufferings of the Christians of Kandhamal at the Synod of Bishops 29 Oct 2018 09:34 In 2008, the most ferocious persecution against Christians occurred in the State of Orissa. The archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar recalled the murder of the Christian Rajesh Digal. The episode was also taken up by Pope Francis. Mumbai (AsiaNews) - At the …
  • DMC meet calls for expediting the appeal of Kandhamal’s seven innocent Christians 11 Oct 2018 21:38 New Delhi: The delay in disposing of the appeal of the seven innocent Christians of Kandhamal in Odisha, who have been languishing in jail for the murder of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, came in for wide criticism on October 11 at the release of the Hindi …
  • Violence Against Christians in India: A Decade After Kandhamal 01 Sep 2018 02:15 2008 was the most violent year for Christians in India. Daily newspaper headlines captured the senseless violence in the form of death, destruction, and displacement that unfolded in the states of Karnataka and Odisha. On the ten-year anniversary of these …
  • Kandhamal, ten years after the pogroms, solemn and sober service in remembrance of the victims 27 Aug 2018 17:48 A Mass of thanksgiving, reconciliation and grace was held on 25 August. For the Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, "God works in our lives and in the life of the Church through mysterious ways. The blood of the martyrs of Kandhamal has brought many …
  • India: Remembering Kandhamal riots after 10 years 25 Aug 2018 18:14 It was pure journalistic instinct that made me travel to the remote Kandhamal jungles in India’s Odisha state after an arson attack destroyed over 100 churches and Christian institutions in December 2007. I then had no clue that I was embarking on a life- …
  • Letter to Pope Francis: The victims of Kandhamal are 'martyrs of the faith' 25 Aug 2018 13:58 Today is the tenth anniversary of anti-Christian pogroms. In 2008 120 Christians died and 300 churches were destroyed. The mother of a raped nun remembers the attack against her daughter. New Delhi (AsiaNews) – Pope Francis should acknowledge that the …
  • Kandhamal without closure 24 Aug 2018 22:20 Written by Apoorvanand | Updated: August 25, 2018 12:30:37 am Security personnel stand guard outside a church during Christmas celebrations in Kandhamal. (PTI Photo/File) Kandhamal is yet another milestone in the journey of independent India. It …
  • 10 years after Kandhamal riots, both sides say they await justice 23 Aug 2018 21:52 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Updated: August 24, 2018 2:00:44 am Lawyers for the riot-affected Pana Catholics say they still await legal closure on cases related to the riots. Surendra Nayak, a survivor of riots in Odisha’s Kandhamal, says he …
  • Violence Against Christians in India: A Decade After Kandhamal 23 Aug 2018 16:49 2008 was the most violent year for Christians in India. Daily newspaper headlines captured the senseless violence in the form of death, destruction, and displacement that unfolded in the states of Karnataka and Odisha. On the ten-year anniversary of these …
  • Bishop Barwa: 10th anniversary of Kandhamal violence, 'an occasion for peace' 04 Jul 2018 14:34 The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar invites everyone to participate in the solemn Mass on August 25th. In 2008, Hindu radicals implemented the most ferocious persecution against Christians ever recorded in India. Special ceremonies scheduled to support …
  • Six Maoists gunned down in Odisha's Kandhamal, Balangir districts 14 May 2018 01:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Stepping up their operation against Maoists, security forces gunned down six cadres of Red rebels in separate encounters on Sunday. While a divisional committee member carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh and an area …
  • Live Breaking News: 6 naxals killed in Balangir, Kandhamal districts of Odisha, encounter underway 13 May 2018 18:21 IndiaTV Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page: 11:10 pm: 6 naxals killed in Balangir and Kandhamal …
  • Orissa, 534 confirmations in the persecuted Church of Kandhamal 23 Jan 2018 22:38 Three Confirmation ceremonies were held in the district. In 2008, the Indian state was the scene of the most violent anti-Christian pogroms. 175 young people confirmed in the parish of St. Peter of Pobingia; 88 other young people in the parish of Saint …
  • GI tag appeal for Kandhamal Haladi 12 Jan 2018 19:20 Kandhamal Haladi (turmeric powder) being sold at a shop in Bhubaneswar. Picture by Ashwinee Pati Bhubaneswar: Amid the hoopla over the geographical-identification (GI) tag for Jagannath Rasagolla, the state government has sought the tag for Kandhamal …
  • Odisha seeks GI tag for Kandhamal turmeric 12 Jan 2018 09:33 This is the second time Odisha has applied for a GI tag, the first being for a variation on the classic sweet rasagolla. Representative image. The Odisha government has applied for a GI tag on Kandhamal Haladi (turmeric variety). The golden yellow spice, …
  • Rasagola awaits as GI tag for Kandhamal turmeric filed 12 Jan 2018 02:56 BHUBANESWAR: As Odias continue to await State Government’s action on geographical indication (GI) tag for the savoury sweet after West Bengal bagged the honours for Banglar Rasogulla last year, Kandhamal Haladi (turmeric) appears to have has stolen a march …
  • Advent in Kandhamal, thousands of Christians come out for four new deacons and 348 confirmed 21 Dec 2017 23:04 Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) - Thousands of Catholics took part in the ordination of four young deacons and the confirmation in Christ of 348 people in Kandhamal. Both ceremonies took place last Sunday in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Bamunigam. The two …
  • Christian Kandhamal victims deserve greater compensation, says Bishop Barwa 26 Oct 2017 02:00 Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) – "Christian victims of Kandhamal deserve more compensation,” Mgr John Barwa, archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, told AsiaNews. The prelate backs a memorandum presented today by some Christian leaders in Odisha (Orissa) …
  • Kandhamal’s violence-hit Christians continue to inspire 06 Oct 2017 09:40 Catholic women leaders have drawn inspiration from the faith shown by survivors of the violent anti-Christian Kandhamal attacks when they recently visited the region in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.  On Oct. 5 a group of 20 women visited the remote, …
  • Orissa, 3,000 people at anniversary of Kandhamal pogrom against Christians 29 Aug 2017 09:00 The celebrations took place on August 26 at G. Udayagiri. The violence of 2008 "the largest and best-planned attack on Christians". "Shameful that even today the victims have not got justice." "The struggle for justice in Kandhamal …
  • Kandhamal Day recalls 2008 anti-Christian pogrom 24 Aug 2017 20:37 Catholic World News August 24, 2017 On August 25, the Church in Kandhamal, a district in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, will commemorate the ninth anniversary of a massive anti-Christian pogrom. In 2008, an estimated 56,000 Christians were driven from …
  • Bishop Barwa: Kandhamal Day in memory of the suffering of Christians 24 Aug 2017 17:37 Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) - "My prayer is that Kandhamal Day is remembered as a people’s movement and that the struggle, the suffering of our people - the lost, the last and the least – are witnesses of the faith  for everyone".  This is the …
  • Indian Associations: On 25 August we remember the Christian victims of Kandhamal 16 Aug 2017 12:17 New Delhi (AsiaNews) - The National Solidarity Forum invites all Indians to observe the "Kandhamal Day", a platform for Indian civil society born in the aftermath of the violent pogrom against Christians of 2008. The event will take place next …
  • Odisha: 3 killed, 10 injured as jeep turns turtle in Kandhamal 04 Jul 2017 21:39 PHULBANI (ODISHA): Three people were killed and ten others injured, seven of them critically, when a jeep carrying them overturned on a ghat road in Odisha's Kandhamal district today. The mishap took place at Deplanga ghat near Sirtiguda under K Nuagam …
  • Three killed, 10 injured as jeep turns turtle in Kandhamal 04 Jul 2017 16:37 By: PTI | Phulbani (odisha) | Published:July 4, 2017 9:40 pm Three people were killed and ten others injured, seven of them critically, when a jeep carrying them overturned on a ghat road in Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Tuesday. The mishap took place at …
  • Kandhamal conjoined twins to head for AIIMS under Government care 30 Jun 2017 05:19 BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Thursday announced to facilitate treatment of the conjoined twins of Kandhamal. Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena said the twins would be sent to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi …
  • 146 panchayats still off bank map in Kandhamal 27 Jun 2017 03:16 PHULBANI: Despite the Central Government's efforts to extend banking service in unbanked areas of the country under its financial inclusion plan, 146 out of 171 gram panchayats in Kandhamal district continue to lack a branch of any nationalised bank. …
  • Kandhamal administration dismisses hearse driver 16 Jun 2017 01:42 PHULBANI : The Kandhamal administration has decided to take action against driver of a Mahaparayan vehicle, a clerk in the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) and an agency that was in charge of DHH security for alleged negligence of duty in the Monday’s …
  • Maoists attack security forces convoy in Kandhamal, one jawan killed, six hurt 05 Jun 2017 17:34 The SOG team was returning from an operation when their convoy came under attack. | EPS BERHAMPUR: A Special Operation Group (SOG) jawan was killed and six others injured when Left Wing Extremists (LWEs) attacked a convoy of the security forces near …
  • Kandhamal’s Christian Widows Still Await Closure 05 Apr 2017 14:46 Their husbands were murdered in attacks on Christians in 2008, but justice has yet to be done. By Vishal Arora and Parul Abrol for The Diplomat April 04, 2017 Their husbands were brutally killed in a spate of violence against Christians in Kandhamal …
  • Illegal gun factory in Odisha's Kandhamal unearthed 28 Mar 2017 12:39 For representational purpose PHULBANI: With the arrest of a man and seizure of eight crude pistols from him, police today claimed to have unearthed an illegal gun factory in Odisha's Kandhamal district. The man, the owner of the illegal gun factory and …
  • Four years on, National Highway bypass plan to connect Koraput with Jeypore a non-starter 10 Jul 2020 04:15 By Express News Service KORAPUT: Four years since it was planned, the proposed NH bypass to connect Koraput railway junction with Jeypore road via Janiguda village continues to hang fire as the stakeholders, particularly the Railways, have failed to reach …
  • 1,700 kg of ganja seized from Odisha’s Koraput 27 Jun 2020 05:41 In a major haul, Odisha Police have seized 1,700 kilograms of ganja and arrested 26 people in this connection from Koraput district, an official said on Friday. Police said the banned drug was procured from Machkund area of the district, from where it was …
  • Ganja seized in Ganjam and Koraput 18 Jun 2020 09:33 Representative image BERHAMPUR/KORAPUT: Three persons were arrested for smuggling 45 kg ganja under Aska police limits in Ganjam district on Tuesday night. Police seized a pickup van, motorcycle and Rs 3,010 in cash from their possession. The arrested …
  • Inter-State travel worry for Koraput 15 Jun 2020 06:48 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Even as the Koraput administration has lifted restriction on entry of people from Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh into the district, the neighbouring states are yet to reciprocate the gesture. The border gates at Chandili …
  • Koraput’s kitchen gardens boost diet of pregnant women 05 Jun 2020 00:27 Koraput: The Borigumma block administration has launched a ‘nutrition garden’ initiative to ensure that women have access to healthy and nutritious food during pregnancy, and their families have opportunity to earn some cash during this time of hardship. …
  • Six more test positive in Koraput district 25 May 2020 23:56 Koraput: Nearly a month after the first Covid-19 positive case was detected in Koraput district, six more patients, including two women, were tested positive for coronavirus in the district on Monday. The first case was detected on April 27. An official …
  • NHRC registers complaint against Centre, state for inaction over HC bench in Koraput 16 May 2020 23:24 Cuttack: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday registered a fresh complaint of inaction by the Centre and the state over the demand for the establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa high court in Koraput. The NHRC registered the …
  • Mini chariot on standby at Koraput’s Sabar Srikhetra 10 May 2020 00:49 Koraput: The authorities of the Sabar Srikhetra here have built a mini-chariot, to be rolled within the temple premises for the Rath Yatra, scheduled on June 23, even as the Centre has allowed the state government to start building regular chariots for the …
  • Akshaya Tritiya a low-key affair in the tribal-dominated Koraput district of Odisha 27 Apr 2020 03:54 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The Akshaya Tritiya festival was a low-key affair in the tribal-dominated Koraput district with most of the farmers skipping it due to lockdown restrictions on Sunday. As per traditions, farmers of Kotpad, Borrigumma and …
  • Jackfruit growers of Koraput in distress 15 Apr 2020 09:42 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The restrictions on transport activities amid the lockdown have brought misery for jackfruit farmers of Koraput district who are now staring at huge losses due to total failure of the marketing network. Farmers of Pottangi, …
  • COVID-19: Koraput's visually-challenged teacher shows way for online teaching 11 Apr 2020 05:21 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  During the uncertain times of lockdown, a visually-challenged teacher of Koraput is showing the way to the sighted. Putting technology to best use, 56-year-old History professor Kamakhi Das is utilising his ‘stay home’ …
  • Odisha lockdown: Essentials vanish from Koraput markets 28 Mar 2020 01:59 By Express News Service JEYPORE:  The lockdown affecting truck movement across the country, Koraput is beginning to suffer a shortage of essential commodities. Grocery items and foodgrains besides, vegetables like onions and potatoes are brought to …
  • Koraput villagers erect bamboo checkposts to restrict movement of visitors 28 Mar 2020 00:38
  • Koraput seals borders with AP, Chhattisgarh 25 Mar 2020 23:20
  • Cashew units in Odisha's Koraput defy safety norms, despite state being under lockdown 25 Mar 2020 04:01 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Even as the State Government has enforced strict social distancing norms and other precautionary measures to prevent spread of coronavirus, some cashew nut processing mills in Koraput district continue to engage workers in …
  • Hospitals in Odisha's Koraput found unfit to face coronavirus threat 21 Mar 2020 17:23 By Express News Service JEYPORE: At a time when the State is staring at an epidemic outbreak, hospitals at Koraput district do not have basic equipment or infrastructure to deal with coronavirus. The District Headquarters Hospital does not yet have an ICU …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: Tourist from France refused rides in Koraput 19 Mar 2020 12:48
  • Frenchman quarantined for a day in Odisha's Koraput 19 Mar 2020 02:58 By Express News Service JEYPORE: A French national, who arrived in Koraput from Nirakarpur in Khurda district on Wednesday, was asked to undergo quarantine at his hotel room for 24 hours by the district administration on Wednesday. The visitor had arrived …
  • Tourist from France refused rides in Koraput 19 Mar 2020 01:55
  • Koraput administration shifts focus on foreigners 13 Mar 2020 07:28 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The Koraput administration has asked the local tourism and travel industry to provide all information on international visitors to the district in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.  The health department officials …
  • Excess paddy lends to sleepless nights for Odisha's Koraput farmers  04 Feb 2020 08:10 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Even as procurement for Kharif marketing season is nearing end, excess paddy is giving sleepless nights to farmers of Koraput district. The State Government had given the procurement target of 20.4 lakh quintal and the …
  • Rs 51 lakh cash seized from vehicle in Odisha's Koraput district 24 Dec 2019 04:56 By Express News Service JEYPORE: BSF personnel seized Rs 51 lakh in cash from an SUV in Lamtaput of Koraput district on Monday.The vehicle was going from Jeypore to Gotramunda, a village on Odisha-Andhra border, when BSF jawans intercepted it near …
  • 1,300 km cyclothon from Bhubaneswar to Koraput 08 Dec 2019 08:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The 5th edition of community cycling expedition ‘Tour-de-Kalinga’ organised by ROOTS of Odisha Foundation and CRESPAI will commence from the city on Sunday morning. The 13-day ride, considered longest community cycling …
  • Koraput: Dog bites cobra to pieces to save master's family 12 Nov 2019 01:22 Koraput: A brave pariah dog named ‘Doggie’ saved six members of his master’s family by fighting off a cobra that had entered into the house. The pet severed a giant cobra and prevented the family from being its victims. The incident took place at …
  • Minister rates mid-day meals ‘sub-standard’ in Koraput 30 Oct 2019 02:00 By Express News Service KORAPUT: School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash resented the sub-standard quality of mid-day meal being served at a Government-run school in Koraput district during a surprise visit on Tuesday. Dash visited Upper …
  • Millers of Koraput demand custom milled rice dues 19 Sep 2019 04:15 By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Millers of Koraput on Tuesday demanded immediate payment of bills towards custom milling of rice in the last Kharif season. In a memorandum to the Commissioner of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department, Koraput …
  • Odisha eyes Rs 5 cr from online sales of recently launched Koraput Coffee 16 Sep 2019 14:57 Odisha is eyeing a turnover of Rs five crore this fiscal year from online sales of its recently launched Koraput Coffee. The beverage is already quite popular, with stocks being replenished by the hour due to brisk sales at the state-owned offline retail …
  • Task Force Set Up To Check Child Marriages In Odisha's Koraput District 15 Sep 2019 10:25 Official says rate of child marriages in Koraput higher than state, national average. (Representational) Koraput: A task force has been constituted in Odisha's Koraput district to check the practice of child marriage, common among the tribal …
  • Rains snap link to 100 villages in Odisha's Koraput 08 Sep 2019 07:16 By Express News Service JEYPORE/KORAPUT: Continuous rains for the last six days have marooned nearly 100 villages in Koraput district. With rain water flowing over roads, communication to villages of Dasmantpur, Lamtaput, Kundra, Boipariguda, Kotpad, …
  • Teachers in Odisha's Koraput curb drop-out rate with dance 25 Aug 2019 03:21 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Teachers of an upper primary school in Lamtaput block are all over social media for their novel way of imparting lessons to students. They use drama, dance and songs to reach out to the students and this has helped lower …
  • Koraput district administration's plans to register farmers through self-help groups opposed by farmers 23 Aug 2019 01:37 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Koraput district administration’s decision to register farmers online through self-help groups (SHGs) for Kharif paddy procurement was opposed by the farming community in Jeypore block on Thursday. Protesting over the issue …
  • Mentally challenged woman raped in Odisha's Koraput district 12 Aug 2019 06:17 By Express News Service KORAPUT: In a shocking incident, a mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped near Banuaguda village within Dasmanthpur police limits on Saturday night. Sources said the victim, a resident of Tudijhola village, had been residing …
  • Health Ministry’s thumbs up to Koraput malaria model 11 Jul 2019 06:35 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The Union Health Ministry will use Koraput model of malaria eradication as an example for curbing the vector-borne disease across the country.  The Ministry has asked the Koraput Collector to present the model to collectors …
  • Rain brings cheer for Odisha's Koraput farmers 07 Jul 2019 05:20 By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Heavy rains lashed several parts of Koraput bringing cheers among farmers in the district.  An average of 50 mm rainfall has been recorded in the last 24 hours in different blocks and urban areas of the district. As per …
  • Koraput University only one in India without single professor: MP to HRD Ministry 05 Jul 2019 07:37 Central University of Odisha (File Photo) Koraput’s newly elected MP from the Congress Party Saptagiri Ulaka has written to the Union HRD Ministry stating that the Central University in his Lok Sabha constituency is the only one in India “where there is no …
  • Stray dogs have a field day in Koraput town of Odisha 05 Jul 2019 04:45 By Express News Service JEYPORE: For residents of Koraput town venturing out in the evening has become a risky affair as the stray dog menace has assumed alarming proportions. Cases of dog bites are reported almost every day from across the town. The …
  • Stubble pollution makes inroads into Odisha's Koraput 11 Jun 2019 07:06 By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Air pollution due to stubble burning, which has turned a critical health hazard in North India, seems to be making fast inroads into Koraput district. It is encouraged by a switch to modern technology of farming and …
  • Goods train derails in Koraput district; rail services hampered 03 Jun 2019 16:02 [India], June 3 (ANI): Train services in Koraput district were disrupted after a wagon of a goods train derailed between Jeypore and Chhatriput on Monday. According to reports, the goods train was en-route to Vishakhapatnam from Jagdalpur when the mishap …
  • Will ensure growth of Koraput: Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati 28 May 2019 06:32 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati said he will now focus on ensuring government jobs for local unemployed youths. Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday, the Congress leader said hundreds of educated youths have not got …
  • Rabi paddy purchase from May 25 in Koraput 05 May 2019 04:52 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The district administration would start procuring paddy for the ensuing rabi season from May 25 at different mandis across Koraput district. Sources said farmers of Jeypore Upper Kolab ayacut areas have cultivated paddy on …
  • Women SHGs can make or break ruling BJD in Koraput 29 Mar 2019 04:47 Express News Service JEYPORE: The large network of women self-help groups (SHGs) in Koraput district can be a decisive force in swinging fortunes of BJD in the Assembly segments under Koraput Parliamentary constituency.  The district has 23,165 SHGs with …
  • Odisha: Anti-incumbency roadblock for Koraput MP Jhina Hikaka 15 Mar 2019 05:52 Express News Service RAYAGADA: With Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announcing to field 33 per cent women from the Parliamentary constituencies in the State, Koraput is likely to see Kaushalya Hikaka, wife of MP Jhina Hikaka, being given the ticket for the …
  • Abandoned newborn girl rescued in Koraput 29 Jan 2019 05:48 By Express News Service JEYPORE: AN abandoned newborn girl was rescued by locals in Kebidi village under Sadar police limits on Monday morning. Some youths of the village heard the baby crying while passing through the bridge. On search, they found the …
  • Paddy straw potential yet to be tapped in Koraput district 24 Dec 2018 03:58 Express News Service JEYPORE: AT a time when the cattle are struggling for fodder across the tribal region round the year, thousands of tonnes of paddy straw were left to rot in different villages of Koraput district. Lack of interest among the farmers to …
  • Open air mandis  bane for Koraput farmers 22 Dec 2018 03:50 Express News Service JEYPORE: Paddy bags lying in the open in mandis, run by Regulated Marketing Committees (RMCs), is a common sight in Koraput district every procurement season.This season has been no different but for the unexpected rains. Lack of basic …
  • Tribal villagers in Koraput protest boundary wall work of NALCO 02 Dec 2018 05:09 By Express News Service KORAPUT:  A Clash erupted between tribal villagers and some supporters of Odisha Stevedores Ltd (OSL) over construction of a boundary wall of NALCO under Damanjodi police limits on Saturday. NALCO had awarded the tender for …
  • CBI books eight HAL employees of Koraput unit for conspiracy 26 Oct 2018 06:31 Express News Service BENGALURU: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed an FIR against eight employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) attached to its Engine Division in Koraput, Odisha. The employees have been accused of criminal conspiracy, …
  • Dengue patient denied bed in Koraput MCH 02 Sep 2018 03:52 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Even a year after being operational, the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital (MCH) - the  first MCH in KBK region - continues to function sans adequate infrastructure and health professionals. Patients are the …
  • Teachers’ Day: Koraput teacher finds local resources for science practicals, to be awarded 30 Aug 2018 13:13 By: PTI | Koraput | Published: August 30, 2018 6:31:48 pm The 48-year-old teacher is all set to receive the National Award for Teachers-2017 in New Delhi on September 5 (Image source: unsplash.com)  Taking science practical classes in rural schools of …
  • Landslides in Koraput hit rail, road link 20 Aug 2018 02:25 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Rail and road connectivity to Koraput district has been badly affected due to frequent landslides resulting from incessant rains for the last two weeks. The railway line linking Koraput with Rayagada has become a dangerous …
  • Focus on relief in Koraput 23 Jul 2018 01:54 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The rain-ravaged Koraput district is slowly limping back to normalcy as water level of different rivers started receding on Sunday. Despite rain in some areas in the last 24 hours, water started receding in Kolab, Saveri, …
  • Market worry for Koraput's veggie growers 12 Jul 2018 12:41
  • Cabinet nod for water projects in Koraput 22 Jun 2018 01:34 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:The State Government has decided to implement rural piped water projects under one package to provide safe drinking water in Koraput district.A proposal in this regard was approved at the meeting of the State Cabinet …
  • Illegal stone mining continues unabated in Odisha's Koraput 17 Jun 2018 01:18 By Express News Service KORAPUT: Despite the recent Bariput stone quarry tragedy which claimed the lives of two persons,  the district administration of Koraput is yet to curb illegal blasting and exploration of stones in the tribal areas. Over 100 stone …
  • Potato mission fails in Koraput 19 May 2018 02:07 By Express News Service KORAPUT: The much-hyped potato mission launched in 2014-15 to achieve self-sufficiency in tuber production and storage capacity in four years has proved to be a failure in the district.Though the officials in the district …
  • Two Koraput tribal villages to be declared ‘smokeless’ 17 Apr 2018 10:37 By: PTI | Koraput (odisha) | Published: April 17, 2018 3:49:36 pm On the occasion, at least 18 LPG panchayats with 500 women in each panchayat, will be created in the 14 blocks of the district. Representational Image/ Reuters Two tribal villages in …
  • Natural dye lesson from Koraput 25 Mar 2018 18:58 Koraput: Natural way is the best way to go. And this is true of the dyes that colour your clothes as well. Working on this principle, the mirigan community of Kotpad, situated at a distance of about 70 kilometres from here in the district, prepare dyes …
  • Tribal woman makes it to plan board, brings cheer to Koraput 24 Mar 2018 01:37 JEYPORE: The announcement of making a 56-year-old tribal woman of Patraput village in Koraput district a member of the State Planning Board has brought cheer for the widow as well as the locals. Villagers and elected representatives of Jeypore block are …
  • Students' unrest at Koraput Central University: Vice-Chancellor declares sine die 19 Mar 2018 16:28 The Koraput Central University Vice-Chancellor Sachidananda Mohanty declared sine die and instructed the students to vacate the hostels immediately before 10 am on Thursday after a students' unrest. The students were seen outside the university campus …
  • Maoist hideout busted by BSF in Odisha's Koraput 09 Mar 2018 07:24 File Photo of BSF soldiers. | PTI BHUBANESWAR: The BSF busted a Maoist hideout and seized arms and explosives in the Chiliba forest in Koraput district in Odisha, BSF sources said. Acting on a tip-off, BSF's 13 battalion conducted combing operation in …
  • Maoist hideout busted by BSF in Odisha's Koraput district 09 Mar 2018 06:35 File Photo of BSF soldiers. | PTI BHUBANESWAR: The BSF busted a Maoist hideout and seized arms and explosives in the Chiliba forest in Koraput district in Odisha, BSF sources said. Acting on a tip-off, BSF's 13 battalion conducted combing operation in …
  • Public hearing on displaced organised at Koraput: 'Historical injustice towards the displaced', says jury 28 Feb 2018 08:06 A day-long public hearing of the displaced people was organized at the campus of Tribal Museum in Koraput of Odisha state on February 27, 2018. Many displaced people deposed before an esteemed jury comprising of Prof Manoranjan Mohanty, Dr Bidyut Mohanty, …
  • Koraput victim's brother moves Supreme court... 11 Feb 2018 03:44
  • Koraput victim's brother moves Supreme court for justice 11 Feb 2018 02:13
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  • Koraput museum houses neglect 08 Feb 2018 20:14 Koraput: The district museum in Jeypore is a picture of neglect. It resembles more a haunted house with its dust-laden floors, cobwebs hanging from every nook and cranny than a home for artefacts. Sources attributed its sorry state to irregularities and …
  • Rights team in Koraput to probe death 05 Feb 2018 20:45 Koraput: A five-member team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday reached Koraput and started its probe into the circumstances that led to the suicide of the Kunduli gang-rape victim. The team - led by deputy superintendent of police …
  • Crime Branch team visits Koraput for Kunduli probe 31 Jan 2018 00:11 KORAPUT: A five-member State Crime Branch team, which is investigating the Kunduli gang-rape incident, visited the forensic department of district police and Laxman Nayak Medical college here on Tuesday to gather information pertaining to the case. Earlier …
  • Koraput rape case: Odisha DGP asks crime bra... 29 Jan 2018 10:37
  • Koraput rape case: Odisha DGP asks crime branch to probe forensic test discrepancy 29 Jan 2018 10:25
  • Daughter of the first Collector of Odisha's Koraput district under British India arrives on a visit 29 Jan 2018 09:59 Alex Tanner, daughter of RCS Bell (ICS) was born in Vellore in 1947 when RCS Bell was the Collector of North Arcot district of the then Madras State. RCS Bell was a civil servant in British India. He was the first Collector of undivided Koraput distirct …
  • Poaching threat to quails in Koraput 27 Jan 2018 19:25 Koraput: Mountain quails, found in the hilly areas of Koraput, locally known as Gunduri, are on the verge of extinction because of rampant poaching. According to the Wildlife Protection Act, capturing and killing of these birds is a non-bailable offence. …
  • Koraput rape: BJP, Congress term forensic flip-flop a cover-up 27 Jan 2018 12:24
  • Koraput rape: BJP, Congress term forensic fl... 27 Jan 2018 12:12
  • Koraput gang-rape: Congress calls for bandh 24 Jan 2018 05:45 [India], January 24 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday called for a state-wide Bandh to protest against the suicide of an alleged gang-rape victim in Kunduli village of Odisha's Koraput district. The Congress workers also blocked railway tracks at …
  • 'Rape' survivor commits suicide in Odisha's Koraput district 22 Jan 2018 11:32
  • Nalco seeks approval for Pottangi bauxite mining lease in Koraput 16 Jan 2018 13:10 National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has sought green flag for the Pottangi bauxite mining lease spread over 697 hectares in Koraput district in Odisha. The company's application would be vetted on January 19 by the expert appraisal committee of the …
  • Koraput plastic ban 07 Jan 2018 19:02 Koraput: The district administration has decided to ban the use of polythene bags and plastic cups in the town. It held a meeting on Saturday in this regard with various stakeholders and appealed to town residents and others concerned, including …
  • Neglect trips tourist flow in Koraput 04 Jan 2018 19:38 SCENIC: The Duduma waterfalls in Koraput district. Telegraph picture Koraput: Lack of basic infrastructure and marketing of the travel destinations has resulted in poor tourist footfall in the district, which is other otherwise regarded as a scenic place …
  • Koraput shivers, worries over fog 27 Dec 2017 19:48 Koraput: Tuesday night became the coldest night in the district so far with the mercury-level going down by 6 degrees Celsius from the normal. People woke up to dense fog on Wednesday morning that brought the visibility down to zero in several parts of the …
  • Koraput shivers in extreme cold 27 Dec 2017 07:24 JEYPORE: With the night temperature dipping below 7 degree Celsius in Koraput, the district administration has asked officials of Revenue and Health departments to remain alert. As per reports, both day and night temperatures fell four degrees as compared …
  • 15 BSF jawans hurt as vehicle carrying them skids off Laxmipur-Rayagada road in Odisha's Koraput 20 Dec 2017 12:08 BHUBANESWAR: At least 15 personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) were injured on Wednesday after the van in which they were traveling skidded off the road and fell into a 10-feet deep pit in Koraput district. Sources said the incident occurred when about …
  • Below 10 degree celsius at Phulbani, Koraput 20 Dec 2017 03:30 A thin layer of ice in Daringbadi | Express PHULBANI: Normal life was hit after mercury dropped to 4.5 degrees Celsius, the lowest this season so far, in Phulbani town of Kandhamal district on Tuesday. Similarly, the temperature stood at 8 degree Celsius …
  • Odisha: Tribal woman denied entry in Koraput hospital, gives birth in near drain 17 Dec 2017 14:58 People take 30-year-old woman inside the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital, after she gave birth to a baby in a drain.Twitter Even before the Dana Majhi incident in Odisha where he walked 10 km carrying his wife's corpse faded from …
  • Damaged rail bridge on Kottavalasa-Koraput-Kirandul line repaired, services to resume on 09 Dec 2017 13:54 For representational purposes | PTI BHUBANESWAR: The railway bridge on the Koraput-Visakhapatnam line, which was badly damaged after a huge rock fell on it, has been repaired and the route will be opened for trains from December 11, the East Coast Railway …
  • Anti-Maoist posters found in Odisha’s Koraput district 04 Dec 2017 11:20 By: PTI | Koraput | Published: December 4, 2017 3:48 pm Anti-Maoist posters condemning violence have surfaced in various parts of Odisha’s Koraput district, in a significant setback to the ultra outfits that are observing People’s Liberation Guerilla Army …
  • 'Raped' girl escorted to Koraput 27 Nov 2017 19:25 Cuttack: Government officials on Monday escorted back the alleged gang-rape survivor to Koraput from the SCB Medical College and Hospital here amid protest and tension. Tension had prevailed outside the medicine department for a while when Congress leader …
  • Koraput gangrape victim discharged from hospital 27 Nov 2017 14:21 CUTTACK: Amid high tension, the minor tribal girl, who was allegedly gang-raped in Koraput district in October, was discharged from SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Monday. Bowing to the pressure from her family, SCB authorities had to abruptly …
  • Koraput gangrape victim discharged from hosp... 27 Nov 2017 14:14 CUTTACK: Amid high tension, the minor tribal girl, who was allegedly gang-raped in Koraput district in October, was discharged from SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Monday. Bowing to the pressure from her family, SCB authorities had to abruptly …
  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik orders judicial probe into Koraput gang rape case 08 Nov 2017 16:55 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:November 8, 2017 8:18 pm Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday ordered a judicial inquiry into the alleged gang rape of a minor tribal girl in Koraput district last month. …
  • Congress strike hits Koraput 16 Oct 2017 19:16 Bhubaneswar: Life was thrown out of gear by a seven-hour Koraput strike called by the Congress on Monday. The Congress was protesting against police's inability to arrest four security personnel allegedly involved in the gang-rape of a girl in the …
  • ‘Red flag’ tag for Koraput gang-rape, CB team rushed 12 Oct 2017 03:39 BHUBANESWAR/JEYPORE/KORAPUT: With the gang-rape of 14-year-old tribal girl snowballing into a major controversy over alleged involvement of uniformed men, the State police was on its toes even as Opposition Congress warned of a Koraput bandh if …
  • Red-flag tag on rape in Koraput 11 Oct 2017 22:01 Activists of various social organisations protest against the Koraput gang-rape at Master Canteen Square in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. Picture by Ashwinee Pati Bhubaneswar, Oct. 11: Police today decided to treat yesterday's alleged gang-rape of a 14- …
  • Odisha police "red flags" gang rape of Koraput minor 11 Oct 2017 21:11 BHUBANESHWAR: The state police promised prompt and decisive action in the case of gang rape of a schoolgirl in Koraput that has shocked Odisha. Tension prevailed in the southern Odisha district of Koraput over the gang rape, allegedly by four security …
  • Girl gang-raped in Koraput forest 11 Oct 2017 08:10 Bhubaneswar, Oct. 10: A 14-year-old girl, a student of a government-run residential school for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe, was allegedly gang-raped at gunpoint by a group of four persons, who were in security uniform, in a Maoist-affected village …
  • Landslide hits rail traffic on Rayagada-Koraput route 05 Oct 2017 05:52 Stones on the railway track I Express RAYAGADA/KORAPUT: A Landslide occurred between Sikarpai and Keutagada railway stations in Rayagada district, disrupting train movement on Rayagada-Koraput route under East Coast Railways (ECoR) on Wednesday evening …
  • Congressmen lock district education office in Koraput 22 Sep 2017 06:47 Congress MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria interacting with the DEO in Koraput | Express KORAPUT: Koraput Congress MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria, along with his supporters, on Thursday gheraoed the District Education Office (DEO) protesting transfer of a primary …
  • Gorakhpur, Koraput and Thane to launch Zero Hunger Programme on October 16 18 Sep 2017 17:20 NEW DELHI: Three districts - Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra - will initiate India's ambitious 'Zero Hunger' programme through interventions in farm sector on October 16 (World Food Day). Though many more …
  • Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College inaugurated in Koraput by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik 05 Sep 2017 07:56 The Koraput Medical College in the name of Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College (named after Saheed Laxman Nayak renowned tribal freedom fighter) was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik in Koraput on Monday. The Koraput Saheed Laxman …
  • Koraput gets medical college 04 Sep 2017 21:13 Bhubaneswar, Sept. 4: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital at Koraput in southern Odisha, about 500km from here, to improve health care standard of KBK region, considered to be the most …
  • Odisha govt declares five districts as Maoist-free belts 10 Jul 2020 09:01 Image used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts …
  • Odisha: Maoists killed in Kandhamal encounter carried Rs 34 lakh reward 09 Jul 2020 11:20 Security personnel at encounter site in Kandhamal BHUBANESWAR: Odisha police said the five suspected Maoists, who were gunned down in Kandhamal district following an exchange of fire on July 5, together carried Rs 34 lakh reward on their heads. This is the …
  • Rebels killed in Kandhamal encounter carried Rs 34L reward 09 Jul 2020 00:53 Bhubaneswar: Police said the five suspected Maoists who were gunned down in Kandhamal on July 5 together carried a reward of Rs 34 lakh on their head. This is the first time that rebels carrying this kind of high reward were killed in a single-day in the …
  • Another Maoist killed in gunfight with forces in Odisha 08 Jul 2020 03:52 By Express News Service PHULBANI: A Maoist was gunned down in an exchange of fire with security forces at Sirla forest within Tumudibandha police limits, two days after four of them were killed in an encounter in the same area. Kandhamal SP Prateek Singh …
  • Household survey begins 05 Jul 2020 04:00 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: With the weekend shutdown in place, the Malkangiri administration began household survey in areas under Malkangiri Municipality to trace out people suffering from Covid-19 symptoms on Saturday.  While health and …
  • Kaladapalli villagers in Odisha's Malkangiri district hang crocodile, throw dinner party of its meat 03 Jul 2020 05:49 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: In a shocking incident, villagers of Kaladapalli under Podia block in Malkangiri district hanged a live crocodile from a tree till it died and later distributed its meat among them on Wednesday. The incident came to …
  • Crocodile allegedly killed and eaten by villagers in Odisha’s Malkangiri 02 Jul 2020 18:46 Jul 02, 2020, 11:56PM ISTSource: ANIA horrific incident came to light where a crocodile was allegedly killed and eaten by some people at Kaladapalli village under Podia block in Odisha’s Malkangiri. District Forest Officer Pradeep Mirase said, “Three teams …
  • BJP seeks independent probe into crimes against women in Odisha 01 Jul 2020 04:31 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Mounting pressure on the state government to act against the accused in the rape and murder of a tribal woman at Malkangiri and sexual abuse of a minor girl at Birmitrapur, the BJP on Tuesday demanded an independent …
  • 29 BSF jawans test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha's Malkangiri in highest single day spike 01 Jul 2020 02:21 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri reported its biggest single-day spike in coronavirus cases with 36 persons including 29 Border Security Force (BSF) jawans testing positive on Tuesday. All the infected BSF jawans were lodged at different …
  • Live: CAD narrows to 0.9% of GDP in 2019-20 30 Jun 2020 13:10 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Current account deficit narrows to 0.9 pc of GDP in 2019-20, down from 2.1 pc of GDP in previous fiscal, as trade deficit reduces: RBI Number of cases rises to 948 in Himachal Pradesh, death toll at 8 131 persons …
  • 29 more BSF jawans test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha 30 Jun 2020 10:41 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Twenty-nine more BSF jawans have tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha's Maoist-hit Malkangiri district, a senior official said on Tuesday. Earlier, nine BS jawans were diagnosed with the disease in Nabrangpur district. The 29 who …
  • Boy Killed By Crocodile In Odisha: Police 28 Jun 2020 13:49 A 10-year-old boy has been killed by a crocodile in a reservoir in Odisha. (Representational) Malkangiri (Odisha): A 10-year-old boy has been killed by a crocodile in a reservoir in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said on Sunday. The incident …
  • 10-year-old boy killed by crocodile in Odisha 28 Jun 2020 13:41 A 10-year-old boy has been killed by a crocodile in a reservoir in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, police said on Sunday. The incident happened when two school students from Jholaguda Operate Colony in Chitrakonda went to the reservoir on Sileru river for a …
  • Work on high level bridges far from over 28 Jun 2020 05:43 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Work on high level bridges at Tarlakota and Korukonda on Malkangiri-Balimela road in the district, started four years back, is far from over. The projects were undertaken by Parlakhemundi based RR Infratech India Limited …
  • Four portable sample collection units on the move in Malkangiri 23 Apr 2020 01:07
  • Top cadre surrenders to police as Maoists kill villager in Odisha's Malkangiri district 26 Feb 2020 06:52 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: A wanted cadre of the banned CPI(Maoist) outfit surrendered after Naxals killed a civilian holding him responsible for the killing of two cadres in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri. On Tuesday, a Maoist wanted by police …
  • Maoist bastion in Odisha’s Malkangiri ‘crumbling’, say police 08 Feb 2020 10:24 Securitry forces in Odisha claim to have established ‘domination’ in 70% of the area in Swabhiman Anchal in the State’s Malkangiri district, which was considered a bastion of the outlawed CPI (Maoist). Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a press …
  • In Maoist hotbed of Malkangiri, DGP assures ‘abhay’ 02 Feb 2020 02:22 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : Director General of Police Abhay visited security camps in the erstwhile cut-off region of Malkangiri district and reviewed security scenario on Saturday.  A week after the face-off between villagers of Janturai and …
  • In Chasing Away Maoists, Odisha's Malkangiri Village Delivers Telling Message This R-Day 28 Jan 2020 15:24 It had never happened before. The long-tormented people of what, for long, was known as the "cut off area" have spoken loud and clear. Driven to the end of the tether by four decades of blood-soaked insurgency, the tribals of Janturai in the …
  • Maoist killed by villagers in Odisha's Malkangiri district 26 Jan 2020 09:23
  • Bondas celebrate ‘festival of brotherhood’ in Malkangiri 26 Jan 2020 04:53 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Festive fervour has gripped the Bonda settlement in Malkangiri with the community members celebrating the annual Jatimara festival, also called Pus Parba, with much enthusiasm. The festival began in Bonda Hill under …
  • Family facing Maoist threat flees village in Odisha's Malkangiri 15 Jan 2020 05:54 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: After a brief lull, Maoists made their presence felt in Malkangiri district by forcing a family to flee village under Mathili block limits. Threatened by the Maoists, the family of Ganga Madhi, a native of Katua Padar …
  • Odisha: In remote Malkangiri, cellphones and roads are bridging distances 06 Jan 2020 05:58 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Chitrakonda | Updated: January 6, 2020 5:36:05 am Arjun Tangul, 17, in his mobile shop. A few kilometres from one of Odisha’s most heavily guarded pieces of public infrastructure, 17-year-old Arjun Tangul of Badapader village …
  • Malkangiri Collector’s missing PA found dead 29 Dec 2019 06:43 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri Collector’s personal assistant Deba Narayan Panda, who was missing since Friday, was found dead on Saturday. His body was recovered from the reservoir of  Satiguda dam. Panda had come to his residential …
  • Malkangiri Collector's PA found dead 28 Dec 2019 14:54 By Express News Service Malkangiri Collector's personal assistant Deba Narayan Panda, who was missing since Friday, was found dead on Saturday. His body was found in Satiguda dam.  Panda had left his office chamber yesterday at around 1 pm but did not …
  • First Mandia mandi in Odisha's Malkangiri district 24 Dec 2019 03:36 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: The district’s first Mandia (millet) mandi was opened in Swabhiman Anchal by Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Monday. Set up under the Odisha Millet Mission, the procurement centre was …
  • Mutilated body of newborn found in Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital 21 Dec 2019 01:54 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Police recovered the mutilated body of a newborn girl from the premises of District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here on Friday. Some hospital staff spotted the body near the Aahar centre and alerted the police.With …
  • Cement-Treated Base technology fails in Malkangiri 11 Nov 2019 05:14 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Cement-Treated Base (CTB) technology, basing on which more than 100 roads were constructed across the district, has proved counter-productive. Almost 90 per cent of such roads, built under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak …
  • Six infants die in 27 days in Odisha's Malkangiri 11 Nov 2019 01:16 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/BHUBANESWAR: AT Least six children in the age group of one to three months have died in Tamanpalli village under Kalimela block of Malkangiri district due to multiple reasons within a span of 27 days bringing back the …
  • SHG to purchase paddy in Malkangiri 06 Nov 2019 05:12 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: The Malkangiri administration will buy around 8 lakh quintal paddy from farmers during kharif procurement that begins from November 15. For the first time, a women SHG in MV-45 has been roped in by the administration to …
  • Housing clusters for teachers in remote Malkangiri district 04 Nov 2019 03:00
  • The good doctors of Odisha’s Malkangiri village 29 Sep 2019 16:32 When Kumulu Kirsani, a tribal teenager, fell seriously ill on a dull grey morning on September 17, all the ills that keep Odisha’s Malkangiri district backward seemed to conspire against him. Kumulu’s problems rose from just the fact that he lived in …
  • Meet Anupriya Lakra, first female pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri 10 Sep 2019 14:10 Image Source : ANI Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the …
  • Odisha's Maoist-hit Malkangiri gets its first pi... 10 Sep 2019 13:40 BHUBANESWAR: A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27-year-old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this backward …
  • Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri 10 Sep 2019 10:43 Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha’s Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this …
  • Reservoirs in Malkangiri swell 07 Sep 2019 06:05 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Incessant rains since Thursday have led to a rise in water level of Balimela reservoir in Chitrakonda and Satiguda reservoir in Malkangiri.Chitrakonda dam division officials said water level of Balimela reservoir stood …
  • A bridge too far for this tribal village in Malkangiri 23 Aug 2019 01:37 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Even after 72 years of Independence, a tribal village in Mathili block continues to remain water-locked due to failure of the State Government to construct a bridge over Dharmadhara river. Situated around seven km from …
  • Rivers of Rayagada and Malkangiri in spate, schools to remain closed today 07 Aug 2019 02:41 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/RAYAGADA: Water level in major rivers in Rayagada and Malkangiri is rising with incessant rains lashing the districts since Monday night. Communication between Malkangiri and Balimela was disrupted in the evening as …
  • Rains damage crops, roads in Malkangiri 06 Aug 2019 04:16 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Heavy rains that lashed Malkangiri last week have caused massive damage to crops and roads in the district. Three persons died due to the rains. According to the preliminary damage assessment report, seven houses were …
  • 5 districts put on alert, schools shut in Malkangiri as IMD predicts heavy rains in Odisha 03 Aug 2019 04:18 BHUBANESWAR (Odisha): Odisha government on Friday directed collectors of five districts to remain alert in view of the heavy rain forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). In a letter, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed …
  • Rains claim two lives in Malkangiri 31 Jul 2019 02:58 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Flood has claimed two lives in Undrukonda panchayat of Malkangiri district. The district has been receiving incessant rains for the last four days leaving many villages inundated and cut-off from the mainland. Kawasi …
  • Rain, Maoist bandh hit normal life in Malkangiri 29 Jul 2019 04:08 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Normal life was paralysed in the tribal-dominated district on Sunday due to torrential rains and bandh called by Maoists to observe Martyr’s Week.  The district headquarters town remained cut off from Motu, Kalimela and …
  • Odisha's Malkangiri losing its green cover to road projects 12 Jun 2019 06:14 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Infrastructure projects have come at a huge environmental cost in Malkangiri. As many as 2,532 trees of various varieties have been felled over the years to pave way for at least 19 road projects in the district, as per …
  • Husband sets 23-year-old woman on fire in Malkangiri 10 Jun 2019 08:19 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: A 23-year-old woman is battling for her life after being set on fire by her husband. The victim, 23-year-old Samari Jani, a resident of Banglaguda locality in Malkangiri,  sustained 90 per cent burn injuries and is …
  • Ganja worth Rs 2.5 crore seized in Malkangiri 22 May 2019 06:58 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Ganja weighing 2,160 kg, being smuggled outside the State, was seized by Malkangiri Police in two different incidents on Monday. SP Jagmohan Meena said the contraband is worth `2.5 crore. In the first incident, …
  • Campaigning a low key affair in Malkangiri 01 Apr 2019 06:12 Express News Service MALKANGIRI: With just 10 days to go for the first phase polling of the General Elections, campaigning remains a low key affair in the district. Stringent enforcement of Model Code of Conduct across the district has taken the spark out …
  • Development, a far cry for Koya tribals in Malkangiri 26 Mar 2019 06:25 Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Marigeta was once a safe haven for Maoists. Today, the only reminder of their presence is a “martyrs pillar” that stands in the centre of the village. When Maoists left the village five years back following setting up of a …
  • Is Dhali losing Bengali base in Malkangiri? 19 Mar 2019 02:49 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : The BJD on Monday withheld declaration of candidate for the Malkangiri Assembly seat even as it announced names for five segments under Nabarangpur Lok Sabha constituency.  The open warnings issued by its strong vote …
  • Odisha: Naxals kill youth, torch vehicles in Malkangiri 12 Mar 2019 08:28 [India], Mar 12 (ANI): A group of Naxals on Monday night killed a youth at Kukurakunda village in Malkangiri district of Odisha and torched several vehicles, police said. According to reports, several armed Naxals had asked a contractor to stop road …
  • Shortage of doctors cripples health care system in Malkangiri 23 Jan 2019 05:34 Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Crippled by an acute shortage of doctors and paramedical staff, health care system in Malkangiri district is in dire straits. Nearly half of the posts of the doctors are lying vacant across the public health institutions …
  • Tribal girl from insurgent-hit Malkangiri clears civil service exams 22 Dec 2018 12:24 Malkangiri district is one of the remotest areas and a hotbed of Naxals in India. Bhubaneswar: 23-year-old Sandhya Samarath is in the limelight for clearing the Odisha Civil Services Examination-2017 from insurgent-hit Malkangiri. Malkangiri district is …
  • Malkangiri police counter underage driving 15 Nov 2018 04:09 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : District  police on Wednesday launched a drive to track down college students violating traffic norms. Police visited various colleges, including the Model Degree College and Malkangiri College, and collected …
  • Five Maoists Including Two Women Killed In Encounter In Odisha’s Malkangiri 05 Nov 2018 23:28 At least five Maoists, including two women, were killed in an encounter in a forest in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Monday, a senior police official said. Maoist leader 'Randev', however, managed to escape from the area which is considered …
  • Five Maoists killed in encounter in Odisha's Malkangiri district 05 Nov 2018 15:32 Image Source : PTI Representational Image Five Maoists including a woman were killed in cross firing, during an encounter with the Police, at Kalimela in the forest area in Malkangiri district, early this morning.  Additional Director General (ADG), …
  • Cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ wreaks havoc in Malkangiri 22 Sep 2018 01:27 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri is facing a flood-like situation in the wake of heavy rainfall triggered by cyclonic storm ‘Daye’. Korukonda block in the district is the worst hit as it received 403 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. The …
  • Cyclone Daye hits Odisha coast, trigger heavy rainfall; Malkangiri worst-hit 21 Sep 2018 09:53 Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic storm ‘DAYE’ hit the Odisha coast near Gopalpur early Friday causing heavy rain and Malkangiri district, which bore the brunt, was virtually cut off from the rest of the state. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said no loss …
  • Odisha: Malkangiri's first 'train' halts at a school 11 Sep 2018 03:38 KORAPUT: The Malyabanta Express has arrived in remote Malkangiri and 13-year-old Lachmi Madkami is ecstatic. So what if there’s no rail link to connect one of Odisha’s most dangerous districts, home to deep forests and deadly Maoist activity. The ' …
  • Two persons swept away in swollen rivers in Malkangiri 21 Aug 2018 23:16 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Torrential rains that triggered floods on Monday has hit life and submerged agriculture lands in the district. Two persons, who were swept away in rivers on Monday, are yet to be traced. Nilankantha Kollakora (60) of …
  • Class 10 girl found dead inside school hostel in Odisha's Malkangiri 03 Aug 2018 10:10 She was found with cut injury on her left wrist in the computer room of the hostel. Malkangiri: A Class 10 girl was found dead in the hostel of a government-run residential school at Sikhapali in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said on Friday. The …
  • After 46 years, 151 villages in Odisha’s Malkangiri get a bridge to mainland 26 Jul 2018 23:26 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: July 27, 2018 3:29:24 am Gurupriya Bridge in Malkangiri district. (Express Photo) THE LONG-AWAITED Gurupriya Bridge in Odisha’s Malkangiri district was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on …
  • Malkangiri at top Niti Aayog ranks for making improvement in key areas 01 Jul 2018 12:02 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI (ODISHA): Acknowledging the achievements made by Malkangiri district administration in various key fields, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, the Centre's policy think tank has put the tribal …
  • ‘Paree Express’ gets warm response in Malkangiri 11 Jun 2018 00:31 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI:‘Paree Express’, the specially designed vehicle meant to sensitise people on various laws to deal with sexual abuse of girls and women, received warm response in Malkangiri. The vehicle, which had reached Malkangiri on …
  • Three sisters die of burn injuries in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police suspects suicide  19 Apr 2018 01:53 Image used for representational purpose. MALKANGIRI: IN shocking incident, three unmarried sisters allegedly committed suicide by burning themselves alive in their house at Talasahi in the Malkangiri town on Wednesday . Even as their charred bodies were …
  • Flagged off at Malkangiri, bus enroute Hyderabad torched by Maoists in Chhattisgarh ​ 06 Mar 2018 21:54 Charred remains of the luxury bus | EPS MALKANGIRI: Hours after it was flagged off from Malkangiri, a luxury private bus en route to Hyderabad was torched by Maoists on National Highway- 30 at Kudthi within Dornapal police limits in neighbouring …
  • Govt approves 6 railway projects, Naxal-affected Malkangiri to get first rail line 21 Feb 2018 09:45
  • Naxal-hit Malkangiri to get first rail line 21 Feb 2018 09:44
  • Malkangiri rail connect 20 Feb 2018 21:30 Bhubaneswar: Maoist-dominated district Malkangiri is all set to get railway connectivity with Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approving a 130-km-long Jeypore-Malkangiri new line project. Railway …
  • CCEA approves Rs 2,676 crore Jeypore-Malkangiri railway project 20 Feb 2018 19:42 BHUBANESWAR: The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved the crucial 130-km Jeypore-Malkangiri railway project at a cost of Rs 2676.11 crore. The project sanctioned in 2016-17 that would pass through the left wing extremism ( …
  • Odisha: Cabinet approves 130 km Jeypore-Malkangiri new railway project costing Rs 2,676.11 crore 20 Feb 2018 12:18 Image of Indian Railways used for representational purpose only. (PTI) BHUBANESWAR: The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved 130 km long Jeypore-Malkangiri New Line project at a …
  • Naxal-affected Malkangiri to get 1st railway line by 2022: Goyal 20 Feb 2018 11:15 Press Trust of India, New Delhi, Feb 20 2018, 15:34 IST Piyush Goyal. file photo. Odisha's Naxal-affected Malkangiri is set to get its first railway line by 2022 with the Union Cabinet giving its nod to the project that is expected to cost over Rs 2, …
  • BSF troops ferry woman patient to hospital in Malkangiri 17 Feb 2018 17:35 [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): In yet another humanitarian gesture, the Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Saturday came to the rescue of a woman patient, who needed immediate medical attention after giving birth in Malkangiri. BSF troops in the cut-off area …
  • Odisha-Andhra Pradesh plan anti-Maoist action in cut-off areas of Malkangiri 31 Jan 2018 00:11 BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Police chalked out an action plan with its Andhra Pradesh counterparts and Border Security Force (BSF) for strategic deployment of security forces and area domination in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district which continues to be …
  • Odisha: 12 Maoist militia arrested in Malkangiri 27 Dec 2017 12:35 Image used for representational purpose. BHUBANESWAR: Malkangiri Police Wednesday arrested 12 militia members of CPI (Maoist) during a combing operation from different parts of the district. The district police intensified combing after the Maoists killed …
  • Red terror bleeds Malkangiri 21 Dec 2017 05:12 One of the vehicles torched by Maoists at Nilapadri village under Chitrakonda block | Express MALKANGIRI: In a second incident of Red terror in two days, Maoists brutally killed a tribal man in Piplapadar village of Nakamamudi panchyat within Chitrakonda …
  • Rebels kill another Malkangiri 'informer' 20 Dec 2017 20:11 Koraput: Maoists continued to defy security forces with another offensive in Malkangiri district with the murder of a farmer for allegedly being a police informer on Tuesday night. This is third consecutive day of rebel action in the district after they …
  • Red terror: Maoists kill man in Malkangiri 20 Dec 2017 03:30 MALKANGIRI: IN yet another instance of Red terror, Maoists on Monday night killed the abducted tribal man for being a police informer after keeping him hostage for two days. The deceased was identified as Muya Kawasi of Jandhraguda village under Temrupalli …
  • Maoists kill villager in Malkangiri 10 Dec 2017 19:33 Malkangiri: Alleged Maoists killed a man living in a remote Malkangiri village on Sunday morning in the latest incident of rebel violence. The suspected Maoists executed murdered the man suspecting him to be a police informer, said Malkangiri police …
  • Maoists gun down 'informer' in Malkangiri 22 Oct 2017 20:05 Bhubaneswar: Maoists on Sunday gunned down an alleged police informer who they also suspected of ferrying ration for security forces deployed in the "cut-off" area of Malkangiri district. Sources said that Sama Pangi was shot dead by a group of …
  • Maoists gun down 45-year-old boat driver in Malkangiri 22 Oct 2017 12:38 Image used for representational purpose. MALKANGIRI: Throwing a serious challenge to security forces, the Left Wing Extremists gunned down a 45-year-old launch driver at Chitrakonda reservoir in presence of locals at 11 am on Sunday. After killing Sama …
  • Odisha: Maoists shoot dead boat driver in Malkangiri 22 Oct 2017 11:01 Image used for representational purpose. MALKANGIRI: Throwing a serious challenge to security forces, the Left Wing Extremists gunned down a 45-year-old launch driver at Chitrakonda reservoir in presence of locals at 11 am on Sunday. After killing Sama …
  • Odisha's Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital faces blood shortage 16 Oct 2017 03:03 MALKANGIRI: The District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here is facing an acute shortage of blood. The blood bank does not have sufficient stock of blood as there has been a decline in the number of voluntary donors in the recent past. While there is a demand …
  • Death lurks again in Malkangiri 07 Oct 2017 00:15 Panic after mystery disease kills four children in Odisha district. Bhubaneswar: A “mystery” disease has killed four children in Odisha’s Malkangiri district even as the state government seems to have failed to learn from the recurrent killer Japanese …
  • Odisha: BSF jawan shoots self to death in Malkangiri 05 Oct 2017 07:45 Malkangiri (Odisha): A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier, Dharam Singh, allegedly committed suicide on late Wednesday night in Odisha’s Malkangiri. The incident took place in Nayakguda area. Singh was immediately rushed to the Malkangiri District …
  • BSF to intensify anti-Maoist operations in Malkangiri 29 Sep 2017 06:01 For representational purposes (File | PTI) BHUBANESWAR: Anti-Naxal operations will be intensified in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district and along Odisha’s border with Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. The focus will be on Malkangiri and Tulsi Dongri …
  • Malkangiri stone quarry blast: Two dead, one injured 27 Sep 2017 03:25 [India], September 27 (ANI): At least two workers were killed and one severely injured following a blast at a stone quarry in the outskirts of the Malkangiri district headquarters in Odisha on Tuesday morning. The deceased have been identified as 55-year- …
  • Much-awaited Gurupriya bridge work nearing completion in Malkangiri 21 Sep 2017 06:22 Construction work on Gurupriya bridge underway in Malkangiri district | Express MALKANGIRI: Construction work on the much-awaited 910-metre long Gurupriya bridge project over Janbai river in Malkangiri district, is nearing completion.The Rs 172 crore …
  • Family flees village after Maoist threat in Malkangiri district 19 Sep 2017 06:00 MALKANGIRI :At least eight members of a family of Palem in the cut-off area of Malkangiri district have fled their village following Maoist threat. The incident had taken place on Wednesday last but came to fore on Monday when the family members informed …
  • Police introduces free education plan for surrendered Maoists in Malkangiri district of Odisha 29 Jul 2017 04:15 Surrendered Maoists during ‘Mission Education’ programme | Express MALKANGIRI:The district police has launched a new initiative 'Mission Education' to educate the surrendered Maoists and other unemployed poor and tribal youths. Speaking to …
  • Maoist couple carrying Rs 9 lakh reward surrenders in Odisha’s Malkangiri district 07 Jun 2017 11:33 Rama Kawasi (38) and wife Weli Madkami alias Malati (25) at the Malakangiri district police station. (Source ANI) A Maoist couple carrying a reward of Rs 9 lakh on their heads surrendered before the police in Malkangiri district in Odisha Wednesday. The …
  • Chhattisgarh cops pick up four villagers of Malkangiri 24 May 2017 02:35 Family members of Biswanath Madkami and Sukri Madkami | Express MALKANGIRI: Panic has gripped Maoist-hit Mahupadar village under Mathili police limits of Malkangiri district after Sukma police of Chhattisgarh picked up four tribal villagers including a …
  • Odisha: Bonda woman forced to pay bribe for C-section delivery in Malkangiri hospital 10 May 2017 02:40 In picture, Bonda woman Adibari Namni (Express Photo) A gynaecologist in Maoist-affected Malkangiri district was transferred out after a woman from Bonda tribe, one of the particularly vulnerable tribal groups, in Malkangiri district had to bribe him for C …
  • Maoists gun down 2 persons in Odisha’s Malkangiri 28 Apr 2017 21:20 The rebels have killed as many as seven persons this year in Koraput and Malkangiri districts branding them as police informers. Bhubaneswar: A week after killing a youth at Pedaitiki village under Narayanpatna block in Koraput district, suspected Maoists …
  • Odisha: Maoist surrenders before police in Malkangiri district 05 Mar 2017 11:00 By: PTI | Malkangiri (odisha) | Published:March 5, 2017 3:47 pm A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, surrendered before police in Malkangiri district on Sunday. The ultra, identified as Waga Kawasi (35) alias Raju of Kalimela area in the …
  • Sports hostel in Naxal infested Malkangiri soon 28 Feb 2017 02:11 BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has planned to construct a sports hostel in the tribal dominated and Naxal infested Malkangiri district to promote sporting activities. At present, 15 sports hostels are functioning in 14 districts of the State covering …
  • Two maoist operatives surrender in Malkangiri  23 Feb 2017 16:35 By: PTI | Malkangiri | Published:February 23, 2017 8:20 pm Two women Maoist operatives who carried Rs four lakh reward each on their heads, surrendered before the Police in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Thursday. The two, identified as Sumitra Madvi …
  • Odisha panchayat polls: No vote in 13 Malkangiri booths for fear of Maoists 15 Feb 2017 12:41 By: PTI | Malkangiri | Published:February 15, 2017 5:20 pm A large number of Bonda people, a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG), made queues before polling booths in Khairput block of the district. (Source: PTI) No one turned up to cast vote for …
  • Odisha: Polling personnel traced after 12 hours in Maoist-hit Malkangiri 14 Jan 2017 14:09 By: PTI | Malkangiri (odisha) | Updated: January 14, 2017 6:31 pm All the five personnel as well as an ex-sarpanch have been traced and they are safe, the SDPO said. (Source: Google Maps) Six persons, including five polling personnel, who had gone missing …
  • Poll officers missing in naxal affected Malkangiri triggers panic 13 Jan 2017 14:59 BHUBANESHWAR: Poll officers, and a local escorting them, are feared to have been kidnapped by left wing extremists in Odisha’s southernmost district of Malkangiri. Police was yet to confirm whether the officials who had gone to areas cut off by a reservoir …
  • Maoists abduct 5 poll officials and a villager in Malkangiri 13 Jan 2017 12:08 BHUBANESWAR/KORAPUT: To disrupt the rural poll process, Maoists reportedly abducted six people including five poll officials and a civilian from the cut-off area under Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri district on Friday morning, the third day of filing …
  • Odisha: Maoists abduct 4 poll officials in Malkangiri 13 Jan 2017 11:45 A local villager Manoranjan Sisa too was abducted along with the officials. (File photo) Barely a month before the three-tier panchayat polls in the state are to be held, Maoists are reported to have abducted four officials in charge of elections and a …
  • Odisha govt declares five districts as Maoist-free belts 10 Jul 2020 09:01 Image used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts …
  • No proper roads, pregnant women taken to hospital on makeshift basket in Chhattisgarh 08 Jul 2020 11:10 Pregnant woman carried on makeshift basket in Chhattisgarh In a shocking replay of past several incidents, in which a husband, father, or relatives were forced to carry pregnant ladies due to the lack of proper roads or unavailability of hospital transport …
  • COVID-19 death toll rises to 21 in Odisha as cases touch 6,614 29 Jun 2020 05:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Three more persons succumbed to COVID-19, the highest on a single day so far, taking to the death toll to 21 in the State. The deaths have been reported from Ganjam, Cuttack and Khurda districts. According to Health and …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 6000 mark; two-day curfew in Puri from June 30 ahead of return car festival 27 Jun 2020 19:17 By PTI PURI: Odisha reported one more COVID-19 fatality on Saturday, taking the death toll to 18 as 170 more people, including an NDRF jawan, tested positive for the virus, pushing the tally to 6,350. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Health …
  • Fresh positive cases in Odisha include two BSF jawans 26 Jun 2020 05:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Coronavirus cases maintained a steady rise in the State on Thursday. Balangir reported 11 new positive cases, all migrant returnees housed in quarantine centres. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases rose to …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 5,962 with 210 new cases 25 Jun 2020 22:29 Bhubaneswar: With 210 new coronavirus cases in Odisha, the COVID-19 tally in the state rose to 5,962 on Thursday, an official from the Health Department said. He said 174 of the 210 new cases were detected in quarantine centres and 36 were local contact …
  • Two die of Covid, Odisha death toll 17 24 Jun 2020 03:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Two more patients succumbed to Covid-19, taking the death toll to 17 in the State.  While a 71-year-old man who was suffering from infected diabetic foot, diabetes and chronic kidney disease died during treatment, …
  • Corona stigma dogging even the doctors & nurses :: SK Singh 24 Jun 2020 03:00 Corona stigma dogging even the doctors and nurses SK Singh * Testing in progress in Churachandpur in June 2020 :: Pix - TSE According to Oxford Dictionary, Stigma is “illegitimacy shame, disgrace, slur, taint...”. Some people stigmatize others for causing, …
  • Cloudy sky may play spoilsport for viewing solar eclipse in Odisha 21 Jun 2020 06:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Cloudy weather in the State has cast a shadow over the viewing of partial solar eclipse that will play out on Sunday. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cloudy weather since Friday morning is likely to …
  • Residents witness heavy downpour in Odisha's Rourkela 17 Jun 2020 10:52 Jun 17, 2020, 03:03PM ISTSource: TNNResidents witnessed heavy downpour in Odisha's Rourkela. Of late, monsoon arrived in the state. The streets were looking deserted. Due to heavy rainfall, people faced waterlogging in some areas. On Saturday, Banki in …
  • Cuttack, Khurda overtake Ganjam in active +ve cases 15 Jun 2020 23:12 Bhubaneswar: Ganjam seems to have turned a corner as far as the coronavirus crisis is concerned. The district — which has the highest Covid-19 case count in the state — has only 71 active cases. Even as the migration-prone district is doing relatively …
  • Banki receives 100 mm rainfall 13 Jun 2020 23:45 Bhubaneswar: With rainfall continuing in several parts of the state, the south-west monsoon covered entire Odisha by the third day of its onset, on Saturday. Banki in Cuttack district received 100 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending Saturday morning. Dabugan …
  • Covid death toll rises to 10, total cases 3,498 13 Jun 2020 05:52 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: One  more person died of Covid-19 taking the death toll to 10 in Odisha in the last nearly three months. The 55-year-old man from Ganjam district succumbed while undergoing treatment in a Covid hospital. Official …
  • South-west monsoon touch for Odisha 12 Jun 2020 04:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon entered Odisha on Thursday and covered Malkangiri, Koraput districts along with parts of Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam districts, stated a release of India Meteorological Department ( …
  • Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: World Meteorological Organisation praises IMD for its accurate prediction of Cyclone Amphan 08 Jun 2020 08:53 With a low pressure area shaping up over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD Sunday predicted a prolonged rainfall warning in Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall in many areas in next three days. On Monday, thunderstorm with lightning and accompanied by gusty …
  • Coincidence! Daily COVID count drops by 56% in Odisha as 11 districts observe shutdown 07 Jun 2020 13:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The daily count of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Odisha dropped by over 56 per cent on the day the State-enforced shutdown in its 11 high virus burden districts. It may be a mere coincidence, the number of …
  • Odisha Fire Services ready with water cannons for the locust firefight 04 Jun 2020 06:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: To tackle locust attack in the State, Odisha Fire Services has decided to deploy 101 high capacity fire fighting vehicles in nine high risk districts. It has also put 91 fire stations on high alert over locust attack. …
  • Govt advisory for dists, officials on possible locust attack 03 Jun 2020 02:02 Bhubaneswar: The state government on Tuesday asked officials to remain vigilant for the next 10 days in view of a possible invasion of locusts in Odisha. Chairing a high-level review meeting, chief minister Naveen Patnaik emphasised on creating awareness …
  • Lakhs of farmers put on high alert over locust attack as Odisha identifies nine vulnerable districts 02 Jun 2020 15:13 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has identified nine districts vulnerable to possible locust invasion, and has put the farmers and the agriculture department on high alert, officials said on Tuesday. Most of the districts bordering Andhra Pradesh, …
  • Odisha CM orders vigil on locust movement 02 Jun 2020 13:46 Bhubaneswar, June 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, here on Tuesday, asked officials to keep vigil on the locust movement at least for the next 10 days. Chairing a review meeting, the Chief Minister stressed the importance of farmers’ …
  • Stone quarrying draws NGT lens 30 May 2020 23:38 Cuttack: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered a high-level probe into the alleged grant of permit to a private party for quarrying, collecting and removing road metal stones (minerals) from 9.68 acre under Papadahandi tehsil in Nabarangpur …
  • Covid-19: Odisha's cure rate goes up as 90 more recover 30 May 2020 14:26 BHUBANESWAR: The state is witnessing a steady increase in the number of recoveries from Covid-19 as 90 more got discharged from hospitals on Friday even as 63 people tested positive for the virus. Two Covid-19 patients also died on the day, but the health …
  • Odisha’s COVID-19 recovery rate at 56 per cent, third highest in India 30 May 2020 04:19 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: On a day when 63 new cases were reported, Odisha posted a recovery rate of 56 per cent with discharge of 90 more Covid-19 patients on Friday. In terms of recovery, it is ranked third among States that have recorded more …
  • Nor'wester thunderstorms, gales wreak havoc in Bhubaneswar, trees uprooted 29 May 2020 09:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Nor'wester rains wreaked havoc in Bhubaneswar and other parts of the state in the wee hours of Friday. The Odisha IMD said winds up to 93 km/hr occurred in Bhubaneswar for a few minutes at 4 am. Strong winds, …
  • 80 new COVID-19 cases reported in Odisha, total rises to 1,269 24 May 2020 08:33 Bhubaneswar: At least 80 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 1,269, a health department official said on Saturday. Of the new patients, 71 were reported from quarantine centres in …
  • Covid-19 curve gets steeper in Odisha 24 May 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The Covid-19 tally in the State continues to surge with 80 new cases being reported across the State on Saturday. With 14 fresh Covid-19 positive cases reported in the last 24 hours, the tally in Jajpur district rose …
  • COVID-19 spreads to 26 dists with rise in returnees 24 May 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With a steady rise in movement of migrants from different states, Covid-19 spread to 26 districts in Odisha after two more districts reported positive cases, all imported. As many as 80 new cases were detected in the …
  • NHRC registers complaint against Centre, state for inaction over HC bench in Koraput 16 May 2020 23:24 Cuttack: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday registered a fresh complaint of inaction by the Centre and the state over the demand for the establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa high court in Koraput. The NHRC registered the …
  • Former Odisha MP Balabhadra Majhi seeks change in land laws 16 May 2020 04:53 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: BJP leader and former Lok Sabha member from Nabarangpur Balabhadra Majhi on Friday urged Odisha Government to bring amendments to the existing land laws in the State and open a window for tribals to sell their land to …
  • Rs 8.56 cr AYUSH drugs rot, Odisha plans to buy more 16 May 2020 04:53 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the AYUSH Ministry and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have started working together on validating four Ayush formulations against Covid-19, drugs worth `8.56 crore purchased in December …
  • Nabarangpur villagers revive defunct well 12 May 2020 01:51 Koraput: Residents of a remote village in Nabarangpur district have utilised the lockdown to build a water distribution system from scratch, beginning with the revival of a defunct well. Always faced with acute shortage of water in summer, the residents of …
  • Odisha declares Ganjam COVID-19 hotspot after 7 new cases. Check new red, green, orange zones list 07 May 2020 20:52 Image Source : PTI Odisha declares Ganjam district COVID-19 hotspot Odisha government on Thursday declared Ganjam district as COVID-19 red zone as seven fresh cases of coronavirus reported in the district. All the new patients had returned from Surat and …
  • COVID-19 lockdown: Three districts, Bhubaneswar included in Odisha's red zone 04 May 2020 07:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With Odisha entering lockdown 3.0 from Monday, the State Government on Sunday issued a notification, categorising districts as red, orange and green zone basing on the last confirmed Covid-19 case and number of patients …
  • COVID-19 lockdown: Odisha's Ganjam district on edge as migrants flee, others throw tantrums 04 May 2020 05:26 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The worst fears over return of migrant workers have come true for Ganjam with the detection of two Covid positive cases among the returnees from Surat. If this was not enough, unruly migrant workers throwing tantrums over …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, May 3: Cases cross 40,000; relaxations for movement given to migrant workers only, says MHA 03 May 2020 16:40 As the metro construction resumed in Pune, workers rest under a tree with masks on their face near Sangam bridge on Saturday. (Express photo/Ashish Kale) Coronavirus India Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India crossed the 40,000 mark on Sunday even as …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, May 3: Cases cross 40,000; over 800 migrants return to UP 03 May 2020 14:18 As the metro construction resumed in Pune, workers rest under a tree with masks on their face near Sangam bridge on Saturday. (Express photo/Ashish Kale) Coronavirus India Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India crossed the 40,000 mark on Sunday even as …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, May 3: Military salutes Covid-19 heroes; Yogi blames Tablighi for spike in cases 03 May 2020 09:20 As the metro construction resumed in Pune, workers rest under a tree with masks on their face near Sangam bridge on Saturday. (Express photo/Ashish Kale) Coronavirus India Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India inched towards the 40,000 mark on Sunday …
  • First special train to Odisha carrying 1,150 migrants arrives in state 03 May 2020 07:55 The first 'Shramik Special' train to Odisha carrying around 1,150 migrant workers stranded in Kerala due to the lockdown arrived in Ganjam district on Sunday, officials said. The train had left Ernakulam railway station on Friday evening and …
  • COVID-19: All you need to know about the new Red, Orange and Green Zones in India 01 May 2020 08:11 Express News Service NEW DELHI: As the nationwide lockdown in order to contain COVID-19 outbreak comes to an end on Sunday, the Centre has revised the zonal classification of districts across India, based on the severity of infection spread, for the week …
  • Odisha increases bed capacity to 5,000 for Covid-19 patients 20 Apr 2020 11:39 Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Odisha’s bed capacity for Covid-19 patients has increased to 5,000 as five more government Covid-19 hospitals were opened on Monday. These five hospitals are in Sundargarh, Bargarh, Angul, Jagatsinghpur and Nabarangpur. They …
  • Odisha to have a Covid-19 hospital in each district 19 Apr 2020 18:26 BHUBANESWAR: Odisha is racing to become the first state in the country to have a dedicated Covid19 healthcare facility in each of its 30 districts with a combined bed strength of 6000. It is expected to announce six new hospitals on Monday. Less than a …
  • Duty-bound health worker forced to self-isolate 19 Apr 2020 05:45 By Express News Service UMERKOTE: A female health worker of Pujariguda community health centre (CHC), who decided to return to duty despite losing two of her family members, was forced to remain in quarantine by villagers of Jamrunda under Umerkote police …
  • Coronavirus | Another five COVID-19 patients recovered in Odisha 14 Apr 2020 00:05 Five COVID-19 patients recovered, bringing down the number of active cases in Odisha to 36 on Monday. Of the total 55 COVID-19 positive cases detected so far, 13 had recovered and one had died earlier. “It is indeed a pleasure to share that another five …
  • Collectors on heatwave alert 30 Mar 2020 03:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Already battling a pandemic, the rising heat in the State has brought additional responsibility for the Government officers. After several districts recorded a rise in day temperature, Odisha State Disaster Management …
  • Eight Maoists killed in 2019: standing panel on home 13 Mar 2020 07:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  At least eight Maoists were killed, 50 arrested and 13 surrendered during 2019 across Odisha, according to a Home department standing committee report. The report said 44 incidents involving the Left Wing Extremists …
  • Over 1000 assistant surgeons given appointment letters by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik 08 Mar 2020 09:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a major push to State’s rural health care, 1,038 doctors in the rank of Assistant Surgeons were handed over appointment letters by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday.They are set to join different primary and …
  • Special Development Councils' Cup final in Cuttack  04 Mar 2020 06:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The final match of ‘SDC Cup 2020’, a football championship organised by Special Development Councils (SDCs) will be played at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on March 5. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will attend as chief …
  • New forum set up in Odisha to demand formation of autonomous council 08 Feb 2020 08:41 By: PTI | Nabarangpur | Published: February 8, 2020 1:12:09 pm Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (File) A new forum has been set up in Odisha to demand formation of an autonomous regional council for KKBK region – undivided Koraput, Kalahandi, Bolangir …
  • New lines, doubling works grab big slice of railway budget 07 Feb 2020 05:19 By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Allocation of Rs 3 crore was made in the Union Budget giving the green signal for launching works relating to South Coastal Railway Zone and Rayagada Railway Division. It was estimated that Rs 170  crore was required …
  • Daily wage worker gets Rs 2.59 lakh Income Tax notice 04 Feb 2020 20:07 Image Source : PTI/FILE Daily wage worker gets Rs 2.59 lakh icome tax notice A tribal daily wage labourer in Odisha's Nabarangpur district has received a notice from the Income Tax department asking him to pay Rs 2.59 lakh tax for alleged …
  • Tax Blooper: Indian Daily Wager Slapped with Notice for More Than $3,000 04 Feb 2020 08:46 India 07:40 GMT 04.02.2020Get short URL New Delhi (Sputnik): After receiving a notice wrongfully, a labourer earning a meagre amount per day to make ends meet has alleged that his employer was behind the transaction that led to the notice. He claimed his …
  • Odisha daily wage labourer gets I-T notice for Rs 1.47 cr transaction 03 Feb 2020 17:54 Bhubaneswar, Feb 3 (IANS) Sanadhara Gand, a daily wage labourer from Odisha’s Nabarangpur district, was shocked when he received a notice from the Income Tax (I-T) Department for carrying out bank transactions of Rs 1.47 crore. The I-T Department has sent …
  • Trader commits fraud, Rs 2.5 lakh I-T notice slapped on daily wager former employee 03 Feb 2020 17:25 By Express News Service UMERKOTE/JEYPORE: A daily wager of Nabarangpur district has been served an Income Tax return notice for carrying out transaction of more than  Rs 1 crore in his bank account. Belonging to Pujari Bharandi villager under Umerkote …
  • IMD predicts rain in Odisha in next 24 hours 03 Feb 2020 11:18 Bhubaneswar: The India Metrological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning, predicting light to moderate rainfall in several districts of Odisha in next 24 hours. Umashankar Das, Scientist at IMD Bhubaneswar said, “There is a likelihood of light to …
  • World's most important human rights law: Roopa Ganguly on CAA 23 Jan 2020 06:25 Malkangiri (Odisha): Accusing the opposition parties of trying to mislead people, BJP MP Roopa Ganguly said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) should be regarded as the world's most important human rights law. Winding up her two-day Odisha visit, …
  • Odisha youth beaten over rape attempt 19 Jan 2020 20:23 BHUBANESWAR: A youth was beaten black and blue for allegedly attempting to rape a married woman in Dabugaon area of Nabarangpur district. Later, the villagers handed over the youth to police, reports said on Sunday. As per reports, the woman along with her …
  • Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just 2 passengers every day 17 Jan 2020 02:04 Image Source : FILE Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just two passengers every day (Image for representation) When a train arrives at a junction station, we would expect rush of passengers entering the coaches to get that ever elusive vacant …
  • Socialising twist to governance at Odisha's IAS officers meet in Konark 15 Jan 2020 07:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The first conference of IAS officers in Naveen Patnaik 5.0 is going to be a different affair. It will blend serious brainstorming on governance with bonding and socialisation. This year’s annual meet aims to break the …
  • ‘Financial inclusion still remains poor in nine dists’ 13 Jan 2020 07:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Financial inclusion (FI) activities in nine districts of the State have remained below average, revealed economic experts here on Sunday.While financial inclusion activities, which intend to help people secure financial …
  • School headmaster arrested by vigilance in Odisha in disproportionate asset case 09 Jan 2020 16:21 Image Source : PTI School headmaster arrested by vigilance in Odisha in disproportionate asset case The headmaster of a government-run boarding school in Odisha's Nabarangpur district has been arrested by anti-graft vigilance wing for allegedly …
  • Rains add chill to cold wave in Odisha 04 Jan 2020 02:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The unseasonal rain on Friday led to chilly weather almost across Odisha. Between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Friday, Balasore recorded 18 mm rainfall, followed by Talcher 15 mm, Keonjhar 14 mm and Angul 11 mm. The Twin City …
  • Former RS member AV Swamy passes away at 91 01 Jan 2020 05:06 By Express News Service NUAPADA : Former Rajya Sabha member and social worker Alajangi Viswanath Swamy died of prolonged illness at his Khariar Road residence on Tuesday. He was 91. Swamy is survived by two daughters and two sons. The family is waiting for …
  • Kosagumuda girl murdered, not raped: Odisha Police 01 Jan 2020 05:06 By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: In a new twist to the alleged minor rape and murder case of Kosagumuda, police have claimed that the girl was murdered and not raped. The victim’s family told media persons on Tuesday that police gave them the post- …
  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao in all districts of Odisha 30 Dec 2019 02:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Worried over declining child sex ratio and rising crimes against women, State Government has decided to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme of the Centre in all 30 districts. Launched in 2015, the scheme …
  • Lost patience, says Pradip Majhi on phone call 29 Dec 2019 04:21 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  After his phone call inciting party workers to resort to violence during Nabarangpur bandh drew all round condemnation, former MP Pradip Majhi on Saturday maintained that he will follow Congress ideology in future. In …
  • Trouble mounts for Congress Pradeep Majhi 28 Dec 2019 00:11 BHUBANESWAR: Trouble seems to be mounting for Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee working president and former Lok Sabha member Pradeep Majhi with Nabarangpur police on Friday registering a suo-motu case against him for purportedly provoking supporters to …
  • Odisha Congress leader Pradeep Manjhi booked for inciting violence 27 Dec 2019 17:05 By ANI BHUBANESWAR: A case has been registered against former MP from Nabarangpur and vice president of Odisha Congress, Pradeep Manjhi, after he was allegedly caught on camera asking workers to keep petrol and diesel ready, while talking to someone over …
  • 'Keep petrol, diesel ready to set everything on fire': Odisha Congress leader's shocker 27 Dec 2019 10:43 Congress leader Pradeep Majhi A senior Congress leader raked a controversy after he directed party workers to keep petrol ready to set ablaze everything once they receive instructions during the 12-hour strike in Odisha's Nabarangpur called against  …
  • Overcast sky conditions in Capital 27 Dec 2019 02:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:   The sky remained overcast on Thursday with light rain in isolated parts of the State. Parts of Angul, Sundargarh, Talcher and Keonjhar.“Light rainfall occurred at isolated places in the State under the influence of an …
  • Odisha ex-MP caught on camera asking supporters to ‘set fire’ to things during bandh 26 Dec 2019 21:11 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Updated: December 27, 2019 1:15:22 am Pradeep Majhi said the protest was against lack of progress in investigation of a case of rape and murder in the district. Congress leader from Odisha and former Nabarangpur MP …
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to dedicate Balangir LPG plant to nation on December 27 23 Dec 2019 08:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has completed construction of its second LPG bottling plant at Balangir in a record 19 months. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will dedicate the plant to the nation on …
  • In Odisha district, scientists team up to give farmers a new future 21 Dec 2019 23:58 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Nabarangpur | Published: December 22, 2019 3:50:18 am Krishna Nayak grows lemon grass on 2 acres. Sampad Patnaik IN ONE of India’s poorest districts, a team of scientists from premier central government institutes have joined …
  • No arrests yet in gang-rape, murder case 17 Dec 2019 03:32 By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: TWO days after the alleged gang-rape and murder of a minor girl, police are yet to make any headway in the case except for detaining two youths. The youths, Urio Bag and his friend Saroj Garajan of Bato Khudi village …
  • Odisha tribal rape and murder: Youth detained; BJP, Congress demand harsh sentence for culprits 16 Dec 2019 06:57 By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: A day after a minor tribal girl was found murdered after allegedly being gangraped in the district, police detained a youth for his alleged involvement in the incident with the BJP demanding the culprits to handed out …
  • Class 9 student of tribal residential school found pregnant 15 Dec 2019 15:17 Image Source : FILE Class 9 student of tribal residential school found pregnant (Representational image) A class 9 girl student of a state-run tribal residential school in Odisha's Nabarangpur district was found to be pregnant, officials said on Friday …
  • Minor girl ‘gang-raped’, murdered in Odisha's Nabarangpur district 15 Dec 2019 05:17 By Express News Service NABARANGPUR : A 16-year-old tribal girl, who had gone missing from home on Friday night, was allegedly found murdered after gang-rape in Gumundoli village in Nabarangpur district on Saturday.  Villagers found her dead body on the …
  • Missing girl found dead in Odisha, rape suspected 15 Dec 2019 02:18 The family members of the deceased girl alleged it to be a case of gang-rape and murdered as two pants were recovered from near the girl’s body. Bhubaneswar: The body of a 16-year-old girl, who had reportedly gone missing from her village under Kosagumuda …
  • Odisha to open 45 fast track courts 11 Dec 2019 03:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In order to ensure speedy disposal of sexual crimes against women and children, Odisha Government on Tuesday decided to set up 45 fast track courts in the State. The move comes after Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi …
  • Explained: Sowing a new Seeds regime 10 Dec 2019 00:34 Written by Harish Damodaran | New Delhi | Updated: December 10, 2019 12:38:26 am A hybrid seeds store in Nabarangpur, Odisha. (Express photo by Harish Damodaran) The existing 1966 law already provides for regulation of the quality of seeds. What does the …
  • 217 teachers submitted fake certificates in Odisha: Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash 28 Nov 2019 06:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: At a time when State Government has asked all schools to verify the genuineness of certificates of school teachers, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash informed the Assembly that at least 217 teachers …
  • Odisha Assembly: Members praise 5T initiative implemented by CM Naveen Patnaik 26 Nov 2019 04:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Members cutting across party lines praised the 5T charter implemented by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the health sector as a result of which services have improved. The issue cropped up on Monday during a discussion …
  • 43 died in police custody in 10 years: Odisha government 26 Nov 2019 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the State during the last 10 years. In a written reply to a …
  • 43 died in police custody, 165 killed in encounter in last 10 years in Odisha 25 Nov 2019 18:08 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government on Monday said at least 43 people have died in police custody and 165 persons killed in the exchange of fire with security personnel in the state in the last 10 years, Minister of State for Home, D S Mishra said this …
  • Nine-day Baliyatra festival in Cuttack ends on a high note 21 Nov 2019 01:46 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The historic Baliyatra festival, which concluded here on Wednesday, registered a record business in 9 days. Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS), which had come up with total 410 stalls, including 27 food …
  • Doctor shortage hits healthcare in Odisha 18 Nov 2019 06:10 By Express News Service UMERKOTE: Shortage of doctors has adversely affected healthcare services in Nabarangpur, one of the backward districts. Even as instances of pregnant women being carried on cot to hospitals are common in the district, little has …
  • Ayodhya verdict: Security tightened in sensitive pockets of Odisha 12 Nov 2019 03:33 By Express News Service ROURKELA: In the wake of Supreme Court judgment on Ayodhya case, police on Saturday tightened security across sensitive pockets here and also held multiple meetings of various peace committees. No untoward incident was reported from …
  • Set up police station in Kotia: House panel to Odisha Government 08 Nov 2019 04:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Odisha’s dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Kotia villages remains unresolved for years, an Assembly Committee headed by Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro recommended that schools should not be shifted from the area despite …
  • 35 NDRF teams assigned for Odisha, West Bengal to combat Cyclone Bulbul 07 Nov 2019 15:04 New Delhi: After the prediction of Cyclone Bulbul to intensify in the areas of Odisha and West Bengal, 35 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been assigned to these states to combat the cyclone. "We are fully equipped to combat the …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches Palliative Care in all district hospitals 07 Nov 2019 12:30 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched Palliative Care Programme in all the district headquarter hospitals of the state. The District Palliative Care Programme (DPCP) facility will be available in all district …
  • Cyclone Bulbul may skip Odisha coast, head for Bangladesh 06 Nov 2019 20:25 The chances of the cyclone hitting Odisha coast are remote, as per the latest bulletin of the India Meteorological Department The depression over the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm — Bulbul — and eventually into a very …
  • Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression 06 Nov 2019 10:08 Image Source : PTI Depression over Bay of Bengal turns into deep depression The depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a deep depression on Wednesday and is set to intensify into a cyclone, an IMD official said. As it is likely to trigger …
  • 17 girls rescued from bus in Odisha, suspected trafficker held 01 Nov 2019 10:16 By PTI KORAPUT: A group of 17 teenage girls have been rescued from a bus in Odisha's Koraput district, police said on Friday. One person, who was accompanying the girls, has been arrested on the charge of trafficking, a police officer said. Acting on a …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik launches pilot project to aid Nabarangpur farmers 29 Aug 2019 04:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to improve the socio-economic condition of farmers, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a multi-dimensional farm-based scientific and technology intervention pilot project in tribal-dominated …
  • Odisha-drought-Nabarangpur 01 Nov 2018 14:34 [India], Nov 1 (ANI): The Odisha government on Thursday declared droughts of moderate and severe nature in 19 districts of the state. The calamity covers a total crop area of 2.33 lakh hectares covering 5,533 villages of 66 blocks in nine districts namely …
  • Nabarangpur​ anganwadi centres function sans buildings, basic infrastructure 27 Jul 2018 01:54 Express News Service NABARANGPUR: Children studying and having meals in the open and polythene-covered huts do not make for an ideal campaign picture for the Anganwadi programme. But, that is how the Anganwadi centres function in Nabarangpur district. Due …
  • Another baby branded in Nabarangpur to treat his respiratory problem 20 Jun 2018 01:02 By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: In yet another case of inhuman practice, a six-month-old baby was branded with hot iron bangles to treat his respiratory problem in Nabarangpur district. The baby was admitted to the district headquarters hospital on …
  • Jeypore-Nabarangpur Railway project yet to start rolling 08 Aug 2017 04:27 NABARANGPUR: Even as the Railways Ministry sanctioned the new 38-km broad gauge (BG) line between Jeypore and Nabarangpur last month as per the announcement in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, paper work for land acquisition for the project is yet to start. …
  • Nabarangpur district finds place on Railway map 10 Jul 2017 05:07 BHUBANESWAR: With the Ministry of Railways sanctioning the new broad gauge (BG) line between Jeypore and Nabarangpur as per the announcement in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, Nabarangpur district will now come in the railway map of India. The Odisha …
  • Chief Minister reviews Nabarangpur welfare plans 13 Apr 2017 02:41 BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the Health and Family Welfare Department to fill up vacant posts of doctor and paramedical staff in Nabarangpur district. As part of his special focus on development programme undertaken in four …
  • Odisha Panchayat elections: Nabarangpur leader says Congress may tie up with BJP to stop BJD 22 Feb 2017 21:02 WHILE “CONGRESS-MUKT Bharat” has been PM Narendra Modi’s mantra from before he assumed office, in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district a senior Congress leader said the party is not averse to coming to an understanding with the BJP to stop the “bigger enemy” — …
  • Odisha govt declares five districts as Maoist-free belts 10 Jul 2020 09:01 Image used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts …
  • Coronavirus threat: Odisha government gives Rs 50 crore to improve hygiene in jails 28 Jun 2020 05:56 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government has allocated over Rs 50 crore fund to improve hygiene and sanitation in 86 jails and housing facilities for prison staff in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.In order to contain the spread of …
  • Powerless away, powerless at home 24 Jun 2020 15:33 What would be your reaction if you happened to read the following: “The Department of Labour and ESI has already constituted the State Coordination Cell for Migrant Workers at the office of Labour Commissioner, Odisha and the District Level Facilitation …
  • Kitchen gardens to mitigate Covid impact on nutrition 24 Jun 2020 04:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Faced  with long-term nutritional challenges owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent reverse migration, the State Government is now laying emphasis on creation of nutri-gardens in 750 panchayats.An extension of …
  • Odisha Needs Help To Stave Off Hunger And Starvation, Warn Experts 23 Jun 2020 00:01 Several eminent economists and experts said enhanced food distribution and employment schemes could ease the plight of the poor hit by the pandemic and lockdown . The Covid-19 outbreak and the consequent lockdowns across the country have aggravated food …
  • Cloudy sky may play spoilsport for viewing solar eclipse in Odisha 21 Jun 2020 06:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Cloudy weather in the State has cast a shadow over the viewing of partial solar eclipse that will play out on Sunday. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cloudy weather since Friday morning is likely to …
  • India Post comes to aid of Odisha woman with doorstep cash withdrawal facility 19 Jun 2020 13:53 By ANI NUAPADA: India Post Payments Bank has come to the aid of the bedridden centenarian woman in Odisha by opening a bank account for doorstep cash withdrawal facility for her. This comes in the wake of reports that the woman, identified as Labhe Baghel …
  • Body of newborn boy found in parents' bag at Odisha's Nuapada district 19 Jun 2020 03:36 By Express News Service NUAPADA: The body of a newborn baby was recovered from the bag of his parents at a transit centre for migrant workers in Khariar Road area here on Thursday. The baby’s parents, Tolaram Pandey (23) and Chaturbai (20), from Gadfuljhar …
  • Bank manager suspended for apathy towards elderly woman 16 Jun 2020 06:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Manager of Utkal Grameen Bank, Baragaon branch, in Nuapada district Ajit Kumar Pradhan was placed under suspension on Monday for allegedly insisting physical presence of a 100-year-old woman for withdrawal of money from …
  • Manager suspended after woman drags 100-year-old mother on a cot to bank 15 Jun 2020 22:25 The manager of a bank in Odisha’s Nuapada district was suspended after a 60-year-old woman dragged her 100-year-old mother on a cot to the bank for withdrawing money from a Jan Dhan account. The manager of the Bargaon branch of the Utkal Grameen Bank (UGB …
  • 70-yr-old woman drags mother on cot to bank 15 Jun 2020 08:47 Bhubaneswar, June 15 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 70-year-old elderly woman had to drag her 100-year-old bedridden mother on a cot to the nearby bank to withdraw pension money of Rs 1,500. The incident came to light after a video of the woman dragging …
  • Odisha: Woman drags mother on cot after bank demands physical verification to withdraw pension money 15 Jun 2020 06:47 Image Source : ANI Odisha: Woman drags mother on cot after bank demands physical verification to withdraw pension money In an unfortunate incident, a video of a woman dragging her mother on a cot to a bank in Odisha's Nuapada district surfaced recently …
  • Odisha: 70-year-old woman carries her centenarian mother on cot to avail pension 15 Jun 2020 03:23 Jun 15, 2020, 08:36AM ISTSource: ANIIn a shocking incident, a daughter had to take her centenarian mother to a bank in Nuapada district of Odisha to avail pension money after the bank demanded physical verification of the account holder. The woman was …
  • Woman ‘forced’ to drag elderly mother to bank 14 Jun 2020 23:53 Balangir: A video clip showing a 60-year-old woman dragging her 80-year-old bedridden mother to a bank in Nuapada district to withdraw Rs 1500 from her Jan Dhan account has gone viral, forcing district collector Madhusmita Sahu to seek answer from the bank …
  • South-west monsoon touch for Odisha 12 Jun 2020 04:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon entered Odisha on Thursday and covered Malkangiri, Koraput districts along with parts of Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam districts, stated a release of India Meteorological Department ( …
  • Coincidence! Daily COVID count drops by 56% in Odisha as 11 districts observe shutdown 07 Jun 2020 13:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The daily count of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Odisha dropped by over 56 per cent on the day the State-enforced shutdown in its 11 high virus burden districts. It may be a mere coincidence, the number of …
  • Migrants stranded outside Secunderabad station 05 Jun 2020 19:57 Scores of migrant workers can be seen outside the Secunderabad Railway Station for the past few days, unable to catch the trains they intend to board. Notwithstanding judgments by the Telangana High Court and Supreme Court of India seeking the respective …
  • Normalcy returns to border traffic flow 05 Jun 2020 00:27 Bhubaneswar: On day four of the unlock 1.0, the state government lifted restrictions at six inter-state border checkpoints (BCPs) and allowed normal flow of traffic from Thursday. However, six other border checkpoints will continue to remain sealed to …
  • Odisha Fire Services ready with water cannons for the locust firefight 04 Jun 2020 06:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: To tackle locust attack in the State, Odisha Fire Services has decided to deploy 101 high capacity fire fighting vehicles in nine high risk districts. It has also put 91 fire stations on high alert over locust attack. …
  • No let up in COVID-19 situation in Odisha 03 Jun 2020 06:41 By Express News Service A Six-year-old boy is among the 141 Covid-19 positive cases that were detected across the State on Tuesday. The child was lodged in a temporary medical centre (TMC) along with his parents at Angul district. Collector Manoj Kumar …
  • Govt advisory for dists, officials on possible locust attack 03 Jun 2020 02:02 Bhubaneswar: The state government on Tuesday asked officials to remain vigilant for the next 10 days in view of a possible invasion of locusts in Odisha. Chairing a high-level review meeting, chief minister Naveen Patnaik emphasised on creating awareness …
  • Lakhs of farmers put on high alert over locust attack as Odisha identifies nine vulnerable districts 02 Jun 2020 15:13 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has identified nine districts vulnerable to possible locust invasion, and has put the farmers and the agriculture department on high alert, officials said on Tuesday. Most of the districts bordering Andhra Pradesh, …
  • Odisha CM orders vigil on locust movement 02 Jun 2020 13:46 Bhubaneswar, June 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, here on Tuesday, asked officials to keep vigil on the locust movement at least for the next 10 days. Chairing a review meeting, the Chief Minister stressed the importance of farmers’ …
  • With 141 new COVID-19 cases, Odisha continues to post higher growth rate than national average 02 Jun 2020 09:11 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 141 new COVID-19 positive cases, Odisha continued to post higher growth rate than the national average for the second consecutive day on Tuesday. The daily growth rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State now …
  • With 156 new COVID-19 cases, Odisha reports highest single-day spike 02 Jun 2020 08:03 Image Source : PTI Odisha reports highest single-day spike of 156 fresh COVID-19 cases Odisha registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Monday with 156 new infections, taking the state's tally to 2,104, a Health Department official …
  • Two health workers in Kendrapada among 105 new cases in Odisha 01 Jun 2020 12:18 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: The state reported 105 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to 1,948. Ten of those who tested positive are locals, including two health workers in …
  • Workers returning to Odisha village shun quarantine centres, take to culverts and toilets 01 Jun 2020 11:37 After a back-breaking 1,300-km cycle ride from COVID-19 hotspot Mumbai to his village in Odisha’s Balangir district, Kishore Behera thought he had escaped hell, but little did the 31-year-old mason anticipate the shock and horror waiting for him in his own …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 156 new COVID-19 cases, state tally at 2,104 01 Jun 2020 10:52 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 156 new COVID-19 cases, state tally at 2,104 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 2,104 after 156 new cases were reported, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said on Monday. With the …
  • COVID-19- Odisha reports highest single-day spike 31 May 2020 16:17 Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases, with 129 more people testing positive for the infection, a health department official said. The total number of coronavirus cases in the state rose to 1,948, he said. Of …
  • 96 more test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha 31 May 2020 16:16 Bhubaneswar: As many as 96 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Saturday, taking the state’s tally to 1,819, a health department official said. The fresh cases were reported from 18 districts and the new patients had returned from worst- …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 129 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 1,948; death toll at 7 31 May 2020 11:14 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 129 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 1,948; death toll at 7 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 1,948 after 129 new cases were reported, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said on …
  • Four frontline workers positive as cases in Odisha see biggest jump of 120 31 May 2020 10:24 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: On a day Odisha saluted the spirit of Covid-19 warriors, four frontline workers were among the 120 who tested positive for the virus on Saturday in the single biggest spike the state has seen so …
  • Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 129 cases, state tally 1948 31 May 2020 09:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In the biggest spike in Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha so far, 129 new cases have been reported from 19 of its districts in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases close to 2000. Health and Family Welfare …
  • Odisha reports highest single day spike with 129 COVID cases 31 May 2020 06:38 Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) Odisha on Sunday registered its highest single day spike as 129 more persons tested positive for the coronavirus, said the Health Department. The total COVID-19 positive cases reached to 1,948 in the state. Out of the total 129 …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 96 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 1,819 30 May 2020 08:38 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 96 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 1,819 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 1,819 after 96 new cases were reported, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said on Saturday. With the …
  • Coronavirus cases in Odisha continue to surge, Sundargarh reports biggest single-day spike 30 May 2020 02:28 By Express News Service Coronaviraus  cases maintained the upward trend across Odisha on Friday. Sundargarh reported its biggest single-day spike with 13 Covid-19 positive cases. With this, the total positive cases jumped to 54 in the district. The fresh …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 recovery rate crosses 50 pc mark; total cases rise to 1,593 28 May 2020 07:58 Image Source : PTI Odisha's COVID-19 recovery rate crosses 50 pc mark Seventy-six people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Wednesday, taking the number of cases to 1,593, a Health Department official said. Of the fresh cases, 74 people returned …
  • Odisha fights back, has more recoveries than new infections 28 May 2020 07:01 Representative image BHUBANESWAR: In what could be a glimmer of hope for a state and its people fighting hard to contain Covid-19 infections, the number of patients to have recovered from the virus have surpassed active cases in the state, a first since …
  • COVID-19 recovery 50 percent in Odisha, tally rises to 1,593 28 May 2020 04:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded a recovery rate of over 50 percent after 79 Covid-19 patients recovered from nine districts of the State against 76 new cases reported from 10 districts. Of the 1,593 confirmed cases, 811 have recovered. …
  • With 76 new COVID-19 cases in Odisha, total rises to 1,593 27 May 2020 08:29 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: As many as 76 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,593, a Health department official said on Wednesday. Of the 76 cases, 74 people had returned to Odisha from other states and …
  • 67 fresh COVID-19 cases in Odisha; count rises to 1,336 26 May 2020 03:47 Bhubaneswar: As many as 67 people tested positive for coronavirus in Odisha, taking the state’s virus tally to 1,336, a health department official said on Sunday. Of the 67 new patients, 60 were housed in quarantine centres and four were in home isolation. …
  • Migrants de-boarding midway headache for govt 25 May 2020 23:56 Bhubaneswar: Cases of migrant workers getting down from Shramik Special trains by pulling chains in places other than scheduled stoppages during the past three days have become a headache for the local administrations. “Workers should get down at the …
  • Two more districts affected, COVID-19 cases surge to 1335 25 May 2020 05:08 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 66 more testing positive for Covid-19 in 14 districts in the last 24 hours, the number of total cases swelled to 1,335 in Odisha. Of the new cases, 59 are from quarantine centers, four from home quarantine zone and …
  • With 66 new cases, state Covid count touches 1,335 25 May 2020 00:01 Bhubaneswar: The number of persons infected with Covid-19 in the state touched 1,335 on Sunday with 66 new cases detected in the last 24 hours. The virus spread to another district, Nuapada, which reported its maiden case. This takes the total number of …
  • Coronavirus | Peace panels in Odisha help remove stigma associated with quarantine 24 May 2020 16:51 With conflicts and stigma associated with the COVID-19 creating bad blood among villagers, activists have come up with peace committees for instant dispute resolution especially relating to quarantining in three districts of Odisha. Also read: Casting out …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 67 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 1,336 24 May 2020 09:32 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 67 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 1,336 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 1,336 after 67 new cases were reported on Sunday, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said. With the …
  • COVID-19 spreads to 26 dists with rise in returnees 24 May 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With a steady rise in movement of migrants from different states, Covid-19 spread to 26 districts in Odisha after two more districts reported positive cases, all imported. As many as 80 new cases were detected in the …
  • Brick kiln workers not keen to return home 23 May 2020 00:55 Bhubaneswar: Migrants from western Odisha who work in brick kilns of southern India feel that they need not hurry to return home since they are safe, working and earning. Labourers from Balangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Sonepur, parts of Bargarh and Boudh …
  • Odisha districts gear up for return of migrants 22 May 2020 04:11 By Express News Service NUAPADA/BHAWANIPATNA: The district administration has set up 927 temporary medical centres across 131 gram panchayats in the district to accommodate returning migrant workers. This apart, 25 TMCs have been set in three NACs …
  • Two Odia smugglers nabbed in Chhattisgarh; diamonds worth Rs 20 lakh recovered 21 May 2020 22:50 Chhattisgarh man sets car on fire after spraying disinfectant The Chhattisgarh Police has arrested two persons hailing from Odisha for allegedly smuggling diamonds worth around Rs 20 lakh. The two men were trying to push in as many as 125 pieces of rough …
  • Transit camps in border dists keep migrants safe 20 May 2020 22:40 Bhubaneswar: Migrant workers and others returning to Odisha have been lodged in transit camps in border districts instead of being allowed to walk, cycle or travel in vehicles to cyclone-hit districts of Odisha and West Bengal to prevent them from coming …
  • Cyclone Amphan: Special train services in coastal Odisha affected, Paradeep port train operations suspended 20 May 2020 09:14 Photo used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: Keeping the effect of cyclone Amphan in mind, the railways has suspended Shramik Special train services in coastal areas in the state till May 21. No such special train carrying migrant workers came …
  • Odisha Police seeks 10,000 PPE sets to fight COVID-19 15 May 2020 04:39 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With lakhs of migrant workers expected to return to the State, Odisha Police urged the State Government to provide 10,000 sets of Personal Protective Equipment for the safety of police personnel deployed to maintain law …
  • Migrants from two different states wont be allowed to share accommodation in quarantine centers 12 May 2020 09:15 BHUBANESWAR: To reduce spread of coronavirus among migrants at the quarantine centres in the villages, administration of several districts have planned to segregate migrants on the basis of the place they return from. The district authorities said the ones …
  • Odisha government roadmap for cyclists, pedestrians at border checkpoints 11 May 2020 08:19 BHUBANESWAR: The state government has asked the police to intercept Odisha-bound pedestrians and cyclists at border checkpoints during the lockdown and inform the concerned district administrations. Though the government currently has a detailed standard …
  • Odisha declares Ganjam COVID-19 hotspot after 7 new cases. Check new red, green, orange zones list 07 May 2020 20:52 Image Source : PTI Odisha declares Ganjam district COVID-19 hotspot Odisha government on Thursday declared Ganjam district as COVID-19 red zone as seven fresh cases of coronavirus reported in the district. All the new patients had returned from Surat and …
  • Dengue worry for Cuttack residents 07 May 2020 06:14 By Express News Service CUTTACK: Amid coronavirus scare, resurfacing of dengue menace before the onset of monsoon has worried the city residents. A 55-year-old woman of Tulasipur area has been tested positive for dengue at SCB Medical College and Hospital …
  • COVID-19 lockdown: Three districts, Bhubaneswar included in Odisha's red zone 04 May 2020 07:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With Odisha entering lockdown 3.0 from Monday, the State Government on Sunday issued a notification, categorising districts as red, orange and green zone basing on the last confirmed Covid-19 case and number of patients …
  • Two test coronavirus positive in Odisha's Balangir district, 21 villages sealed 03 May 2020 03:57 By Express News Service BALANGIR: The Likhiria village under Rishida panchayat in Balangir district and 20 other villages in its vicinity were notified as containment zone after two Covid-19 positive cases were reported from the area on Friday. The …
  • COVID-19: All you need to know about the new Red, Orange and Green Zones in India 01 May 2020 08:11 Express News Service NEW DELHI: As the nationwide lockdown in order to contain COVID-19 outbreak comes to an end on Sunday, the Centre has revised the zonal classification of districts across India, based on the severity of infection spread, for the week …
  • Lockdown relaxation to boost economic work across Odisha 01 May 2020 03:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  As activities have been kickstarted to bring economy back on the rails, Odisha Government on Thursday made further relaxation of lockdown restrictions to ease difficulties faced by industrial units and corporate …
  • Odia migrants make frantic calls for transport arrangements 30 Apr 2020 06:46 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Registration for reverse migration has crossed 10 lakh and still counting. Nodal officers monitoring the preparation at panchayat level for accommodation of the returnees are flooded with calls about transport arrangements …
  • 70 migrant labourers sent home from Odisha's Jagatsinghpur 30 Apr 2020 04:09 By Express News Service JAGATSINGHPUR: The district administration on Wednesday sent back 70 migrant labourers to their native villages in Nuapada district. At least 158 migrants including their children were engaged at a brick kiln in Tirtol block. Of …
  • Odisha worker delivers baby in school van 29 Apr 2020 03:37 Express News Service HYDERABAD:  In a shocking instance of administrative apathy, a migrant worker from Odisha delivered a baby in a school van near the MGBS on Monday evening. The woman, Nabi Nihal and her husband Durga Prasad work in a brick kiln at …
  • Narrowcasting in rural Odisha to check outbreak 31 Mar 2020 05:42 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In it’s fight against coronavirus outbreak, rural Odisha is waking up to ‘narrowcasting’ by community radios which are playing a crucial role in advocating social distancing, hygiene protocol as well as lockdown. Be it by …
  • Ex-serviceman on frontline of coronavirus battle 30 Mar 2020 05:39 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Kanhu Charan Mishra, an ex-serviceman from Kantabanji, has been working tirelessly along with district officials and police to educate people on the importance of social distancing. Kanhu worked in the Army for 15 years …
  • Collectors on heatwave alert 30 Mar 2020 03:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Already battling a pandemic, the rising heat in the State has brought additional responsibility for the Government officers. After several districts recorded a rise in day temperature, Odisha State Disaster Management …
  • Coronavirus impact: All India lockdown brings tough time for Odisha migrant workers  25 Mar 2020 06:35 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Lakhs of migrant workers, returning from other states, appear to be the worst hit by the ongoing coronavirus scare and enforcement of the lockdown.  Most workers who travel in search of livelihood are not registered …
  • Eight Maoists killed in 2019: standing panel on home 13 Mar 2020 07:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  At least eight Maoists were killed, 50 arrested and 13 surrendered during 2019 across Odisha, according to a Home department standing committee report. The report said 44 incidents involving the Left Wing Extremists …
  • Eastern Zonal Council meet: Home Minister sets consensus formula to resolve key issues 29 Feb 2020 06:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Emphasising the Centre’s commitment to a federal democracy, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday called for resolution of inter-states and Centre-State issues though regular discussion at different fora besides the …
  • Infant dies in Odisha after putting live wire in mouth while playing on the floor 27 Feb 2020 04:44 By Express News Service NUAPADA: In a tragic incident, an eight-month-old child was electrocuted after putting a naked electric wire in his mouth in Nuapada district on Tuesday. The infant Kunal was the son of Prasanta and Bhumika Satnami of  Kandetara …
  • Odisha: Eight-month-baby puts live wire in mouth, dies 26 Feb 2020 14:50 By Express News Service NUAPADA: In a tragic incident, an eight-month-old baby died of electrocution after putting a live electric wire in his mouth at Kandetara village under Komna police limits in Nuapada district. Sources said Kunal, son of Prasanta …
  • Missing minor from Odisha's Nuapada found hanging near school 25 Feb 2020 07:06 By Express News Service NUAPADA: A Class IX student of SSD High School in Darlipada under Komna block was found hanging from a tree, hardly 500 metres away, on Monday. The 14-year-old Samanta Sabar of Chipjhar village under Nuapada block had gone missing …
  • Bhim Army bandh throws life out of gear in Odisha's Sambalpur 24 Feb 2020 12:35 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR: Normal life was affected in the district on Sunday due to a 12-hour dawn to dusk ‘Bharat bandh’ called by Bhim Army against the Supreme Court verdict on reservation. The apex court had ruled that States are not bound to …
  • Old hands back as BJD heads in 14 districts of Odisha 22 Feb 2020 03:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While several old hands have been elected as presidents of organisational districts of BJD, more than half of them are new faces. The ruling BJD on Friday announced presidents of 33 organisational districts, election …
  • Odia labourers rescued from Bengaluru kilns 12 Feb 2020 04:27 By Express News Service BALANGIR: At least 150 labourers of Balangir and Nuapada have been rescued from two brick kilns in Bengaluru and four persons detained in the connection. The rescue came following simultaneous raids conducted by the District Legal …
  • New forum set up in Odisha to demand formation of autonomous council 08 Feb 2020 08:41 By: PTI | Nabarangpur | Published: February 8, 2020 1:12:09 pm Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (File) A new forum has been set up in Odisha to demand formation of an autonomous regional council for KKBK region – undivided Koraput, Kalahandi, Bolangir …
  • Low railway budget allocation worries BJD 07 Feb 2020 07:16 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The  BJD on Thursday expressed concern over reduction in overall allocation for the State in the Railway Budget 2020-21 saying that railway coverage in Odisha remains one of the lowest in the country despite …
  • Bandh brings Western Odisha to its knees 06 Feb 2020 05:51 By Express News Service  SAMBALPUR/ROURKELA/BALANGIR: Normal life came to a standstill in eight districts of the Western Odisha region on Wednesday as the dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the bar associations demanding establishment of a High Court …
  • Twin city experiences rainfall 06 Feb 2020 04:23 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:   The Twin City of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar received 14.2 mm and 2.2 mm rainfall respectively between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Wednesday. Similarly, Daringbadi recorded 10 mm rainfall followed by Nayagarh 7.2 mm, Chandbali …
  • IMD predicts rain in Odisha in next 24 hours 03 Feb 2020 11:18 Bhubaneswar: The India Metrological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a warning, predicting light to moderate rainfall in several districts of Odisha in next 24 hours. Umashankar Das, Scientist at IMD Bhubaneswar said, “There is a likelihood of light to …
  • Girl child protection meet on Girl Child Day at Odisha's Sundargarh District Headquarters Hospital 25 Jan 2020 05:20 By Express News Service SUNDARGARH: A flurry of activities marked the National Girl Child Day at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here on Friday. Chief District Medical and Public Health Officer Dr S K Mishra flagged off an awareness rally of …
  • Odisha government's healthcare outreach: Cancer hospital in Bargarh 22 Jan 2020 05:53 By Express News Service BARGARH/SAMBALPUR: Extending the state government’s helping hand to healthcare facilities in western Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced establishment of a cancer hospital in Bargarh. Naveen made the …
  • Odisha Police win friends, trust with a skateboard 18 Jan 2020 18:10 A skating rink in Odisha’s backward and remote Nuapada district, which lacks even a decent community park, appears incongruous — a facility out of sync with its bucolic setting. But for the State police, the modern recreational facility set up on the …
  • Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just 2 passengers every day 17 Jan 2020 02:04 Image Source : FILE Ghost Train? Not quite, but THIS one ferries just two passengers every day (Image for representation) When a train arrives at a junction station, we would expect rush of passengers entering the coaches to get that ever elusive vacant …
  • Odisha announces steps to check distress migration from four districts 15 Jan 2020 21:30 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: January 16, 2020 2:00:31 am Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (File) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced a series of steps to check distress migration from the state, …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces special package for migrant workers on Sankranti 15 Jan 2020 11:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a special package for migrant workers for strengthening their livelihood and creation of assets in 20 migration prone blocks of four western Odisha districts on the occasion of …
  • ‘Financial inclusion still remains poor in nine dists’ 13 Jan 2020 07:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Financial inclusion (FI) activities in nine districts of the State have remained below average, revealed economic experts here on Sunday.While financial inclusion activities, which intend to help people secure financial …
  • Four Odisha government officials dismissed for corruption 11 Jan 2020 04:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government dismissed four officials from service after corruption charges were proved against them following a vigilance investigation recently. Three other officials were also given compulsory retirement. …
  • Bandh brings normal life to a grinding halt in Odisha 09 Jan 2020 06:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The nationwide bandh called by 10 central trade unions against the ‘anti-people’ policies of Centre and other issues evoked mixed response from people throughout the State on Wednesday.  Roads wore a deserted look and …
  • Two Maoists held in Nuapada 31 May 2018 02:01 By Express News Service NUAPADA: Police on Wednesday arrested two Maoists during a combing operation at Patpani village area under Komna police limits in the district. The duo was identified as Manoj Madkani (29) alias Rosan of Ponjer village under …
  • Maoist posters found in Nuapada 19 Mar 2018 20:13 Nuapada: Maoist posters demanding release of those who are in jail were found in many villages in the district on Monday. The posters were found pasted on the walls of villagers' houses and trees and houses in Nilji and Karlakhamar villages in Sinapali …
  • Bear deaths on rail tracks in Nuapada 25 Jan 2018 20:00 Nuapada: Forest officials of Nuapada range have seized the bodies of a mother bear and two cubs from the railway track near Hanspuri village in the district on Thursday morning. It is being suspected that a train had hit the three animals on Wednesday …
  • Balangir-Nuapada rail link demanded  15 Oct 2017 06:57 Residents of Patnagarh disrupt movement of trains at Balangir station | Express BALANGIR: Members of Patnagarh Citizen Committee staged a ‘rail roko’ agitation at Balangir railway station on Saturday to protest against the meagre allocation of funds by the …
  • Drought may revisit Nuapada in Odisha 20 Aug 2017 06:15 Drought I Express Photo Service NUAPADA: Farmers of Nuapada are apprehensive of drought with the rain playing truant in the region. The district has received merely 94.76 mm rainfall against the normal of 327.8 mm this month so far. Rainfall is crucial in …
  • BJP loses in Nuapada polls 21 Jul 2017 10:33 Basant Panda Bhubaneswar, July 20: Despite the euphoria over the BJP's performance in the last panchayat elections in Odisha, the state unit president Basant Panda today suffered a major setback when his party lost elections to the zila parishad seat …
  • Leopard strikes again in Nuapada village 11 Jul 2017 02:31 Injured Danabai undergoing treatment I Express NUAPADA: An elderly woman and her grand-daughter were injured in leopard attack in Haldi village under Dumerpani gram panchayat of Nuapada block on Sunday night. When locals rushed to the spot after the woman …
  • Death of goats triggers panic in Nuapada block 05 Jul 2017 03:26 NUAPADA: After Niali in Cuttack district and Kalampur in Kalahandi, recovery of carcasses of four goats has left villagers of Junani in Nuapada block panicked. A herd of goats had gone to graze in the reserve forest nearby on Monday and did not return. …
  • Sacked BJD leader bags Zilla Parishad post in Odisha's Nuapada 07 May 2017 00:37 NUAPADA: The BJD received a jolt after Bhanu Pratap Singh Majhi, who was suspended from the party recently, managed to grab the post of Nuapada Zilla Parishad (ZP) vice-president due to cross voting from the BJD. The election to the post was held here on …
  • Locals ransack liquor outlets in Nuapada 02 Apr 2017 23:21 Irate villagers smashing liquor bottles in Godtor on Sunday | Express NUAPADA:Palpable tension gripped Godtor and Sakhatora in the district on Sunday after locals ransacked liquor shops protesting opening of the units near residential areas. The owners of …
  • Wedding reception stopped midway for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Odisha 10 Jul 2020 06:23 Image Source : FILE Wedding reception stopped midway for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Odisha  A wedding reception was stopped at Ayatpur village in Odisha for violating the COVID-19 guidelines set to check the spread of coronavirus. A team of Patkura …
  • Odisha COVID-19 death count rises to 61, seven succumb in a day; tally at 10,624 09 Jul 2020 03:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rising Covid-19 fatality has begun to cause concern even as Odisha continues to register big increase in daily case additions. Seven more patients succumbed on Tuesday, the highest in a single day, pushing the death …
  • Paralakhemundi to be shut for 3 days from tomorrow for door-to-door survey 09 Jul 2020 00:52 Berhampur: The Gajapati district administration has decided to impose a complete shutdown of its district headquarters town — Paralakhemundi — for three days from Friday. “The decision to impose the shutdown was taken to facilitate the medical teams to …
  • Four Maoists killed during encounter with security forces in Odisha’s Kandhamal 05 Jul 2020 08:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with the security forces in Kandhamal district on Sunday morning. Odisha Police said the security forces also recovered four automatic guns from the spot apart from …
  • Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases, tally zooms past 8000-mark 03 Jul 2020 09:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported its biggest single-day spike of 561 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours pushing the total number of cases to zoom past the 8000 mark. Two more persons also succumbed to the highly infectious disease …
  • Odisha reports highest 1-day spike of 561 COVID-19 cases 03 Jul 2020 07:14 Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) Odisha has reported 561 COVID-19 positive cases, highest single-day spike in last 24 hours, and two death cases due to the virus, informed the health department on Friday. The death toll due to COVID-19 increased to 29 while the …
  • Odisha cops bust Maoist camp in Kandhamal, seize huge cache of explosives 02 Jul 2020 12:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Odisha Police busted a Maoist camp in Kandhamal district, police sources said on Thursday. On a tip-off, SOG had launched an operation in Samarbandha forest area within Phiringia …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 6000 mark; two-day curfew in Puri from June 30 ahead of return car festival 27 Jun 2020 19:17 By PTI PURI: Odisha reported one more COVID-19 fatality on Saturday, taking the death toll to 18 as 170 more people, including an NDRF jawan, tested positive for the virus, pushing the tally to 6,350. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Health …
  • Powerless away, powerless at home 24 Jun 2020 15:33 What would be your reaction if you happened to read the following: “The Department of Labour and ESI has already constituted the State Coordination Cell for Migrant Workers at the office of Labour Commissioner, Odisha and the District Level Facilitation …
  • Earthquake hits Maharashtra 24 Jun 2020 05:35 Image Source : FILE BREAKING: Earthquake hits Maharashtra BREAKING NEWS: A moderate-intensity earthquake hit Maharashtra Tuesday evening. The quake measuring 3.3 on the Richter Scale occurred 129 kilometers South of Akola at 5.28 PM, the National Centre …
  • Earthquake hits Chhattisgarh 23 Jun 2020 03:55 Image Source : FILE FILE A moderate-intensity earthquake hit Chhattisgarh on Monday. The quake measuring 3.6 on the Richter Scale occurred 125 km east northeast of Jagdalpur at 7:46 pm today, according to the National Centre for Seismology. No immediate …
  • Earthquake hits Odisha 22 Jun 2020 19:22 Image Source : FILE Earthquake hits Odisha A moderate-intensity earthquake hit Odisha this afternoon. The quake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale occurred in Kasipur area of Rayagada district, the National Centre for Seismology said. The tremors were felt …
  • ISO certification to 14 stations of East Coast Railway 18 Jun 2020 19:49 Bhubaneswar railway station BHUBANESWAR: As many as 14 railway stations of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) have been awarded with ISO 14001:2015 certification for environmental management system and providing facilities to the passengers in a clean and green …
  • Another low pressure area over Bay of Bengal  16 Jun 2020 06:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  A low pressure area is expected to develop over the north Bay of Bengal around June 19 causing heavy rainfall in the State, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre …
  • CESC, Adani, Tata  in race for Odisha discoms 14 Jun 2020 19:44 The Adani Group, RP-Sanjiv Goenka group’s CESC Ltd and Tata Power Co. Ltd have evinced interest in the three electricity distribution companies (discoms) being privatized by the Odisha government, said two people aware of the development. The discoms are …
  • South-west monsoon touch for Odisha 12 Jun 2020 04:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon entered Odisha on Thursday and covered Malkangiri, Koraput districts along with parts of Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam districts, stated a release of India Meteorological Department ( …
  • Southwest monsoon arrives in Odisha; several parts of state witness rainfall 11 Jun 2020 14:55 Image Source : PTI Southwest monsoon arrives in Odisha The southwest monsoon officially arrived in Odisha on Thursday, triggering rainfall in several parts of the state, the Meteorological Centre said. The onset of the monsoon brought cheers to the farmers …
  • Monsoon may arrive tomorrow, IMD warns of rain in eight dists 09 Jun 2020 23:59 Bhubaneswar: The southwest monsoon is likely to hit the state in the next three days, the India Meteorology Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. The official date of arrival of the monsoon in Odisha is Thursday. A low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal …
  • Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: World Meteorological Organisation praises IMD for its accurate prediction of Cyclone Amphan 08 Jun 2020 08:53 With a low pressure area shaping up over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD Sunday predicted a prolonged rainfall warning in Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall in many areas in next three days. On Monday, thunderstorm with lightning and accompanied by gusty …
  • Odisha: Intra-state train services to start from Monday 07 Jun 2020 19:41 Representative image. BHUBANESWAR: Intra-state train services will start from Monday onwards. Six major trains will run in Odisha connecting Bhubaneswar with Sambalpur, Rourkela, Bhadrak, Koraput, Berhampur and Balangir. Tickets are available on passenger …
  • Coronavirus: Odisha CM urges people to follow govt. guidelines 05 Jun 2020 05:30 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a message on Thursday urged the people of Odisha to strictly follow the guidelines issued by the State government to emerge successful in the fight against COVID-19. Stating that infections were at its peak at present, he …
  • Poor and Pestering: 2G-Online Classes ‘Killing Curiosity’ in Kashmir 05 Jun 2020 00:28 WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 11Shares At a time when students elsewhere are making the best use of the internet amid pandemic lockdown, Kashmiri students continue to grapple with poor connection and pestering online classes. Sajad Bhat | Jyotsna Bharti …
  • Normalcy returns to border traffic flow 05 Jun 2020 00:27 Bhubaneswar: On day four of the unlock 1.0, the state government lifted restrictions at six inter-state border checkpoints (BCPs) and allowed normal flow of traffic from Thursday. However, six other border checkpoints will continue to remain sealed to …
  • Odisha Fire Services ready with water cannons for the locust firefight 04 Jun 2020 06:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: To tackle locust attack in the State, Odisha Fire Services has decided to deploy 101 high capacity fire fighting vehicles in nine high risk districts. It has also put 91 fire stations on high alert over locust attack. …
  • Mosquito DAMaN for 10 more years in Odisha 03 Jun 2020 06:41 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State Government on Tuesday decided to extend the Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran (DAMaN) scheme, an Odisha initiative for elimination of malaria in remote areas, for 10 more years till 2030-31. The scheme was …
  • Five special trains from June 8 03 Jun 2020 04:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Tuesday will run five special passenger trains within the State from June 8 to 30. The trains are Sambalpur- Khurda Road-Sambalpur Special, Bhubaneswar- Balangir-Bhubaneswar Special, …
  • Govt advisory for dists, officials on possible locust attack 03 Jun 2020 02:02 Bhubaneswar: The state government on Tuesday asked officials to remain vigilant for the next 10 days in view of a possible invasion of locusts in Odisha. Chairing a high-level review meeting, chief minister Naveen Patnaik emphasised on creating awareness …
  • Lakhs of farmers put on high alert over locust attack as Odisha identifies nine vulnerable districts 02 Jun 2020 15:13 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has identified nine districts vulnerable to possible locust invasion, and has put the farmers and the agriculture department on high alert, officials said on Tuesday. Most of the districts bordering Andhra Pradesh, …
  • Odisha CM orders vigil on locust movement 02 Jun 2020 13:46 Bhubaneswar, June 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, here on Tuesday, asked officials to keep vigil on the locust movement at least for the next 10 days. Chairing a review meeting, the Chief Minister stressed the importance of farmers’ …
  • With 141 new COVID-19 cases, Odisha continues to post higher growth rate than national average 02 Jun 2020 09:11 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 141 new COVID-19 positive cases, Odisha continued to post higher growth rate than the national average for the second consecutive day on Tuesday. The daily growth rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State now …
  • Forest officials in Odisha's Bhadrak on toes as elephants wreak havoc 02 Jun 2020 07:15 By Express News Service BHADRAK/JEYPORE: Forest personnel of Bhadrak range are facing a tough task driving away elephants, which have sneaked into the district from Hadgad forest in Keonjhar. Residents of villages like Mohantypada, Patkana, Routrapur, …
  • COVID-19 lockdown: Huge arrival of migrants in Rourkela has officials in tizzy 02 Jun 2020 05:21 By Express News Service ROURKELA: The crisis handling skills of officials of the district administration and Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) were put to test as a Shramik Special train from Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu arrived here with more than double the …
  • Addl. DCP Rohit Yadav of Delhi police defeats Covid-19, to join duty on June 1 01 Jun 2020 02:52 Doctors at a Kolkata Hospital can now look after COVID-19 patients virtually Rohit Yadav, Additional DCP, Delhi Police who tested positive with COVID-19 earlier this month has fully recovered from the disease. The 2015 batch IPS officer will be re-joining …
  • Police recover 823 Kgs of tobacco, pan masala in Visakhapatnam 30 May 2020 06:06 By ANI VISAKHAPATNAM: As much as 823 kilograms of tobacco and pan masala have been recovered from a lorry in Sabbavaram area of Visakhapatnam on Friday, said Sabbavaram Circle Inspector Chandrasekhar. According to police, a lorry was moving from Rayagada …
  • Nor'wester thunderstorms, gales wreak havoc in Bhubaneswar, trees uprooted 29 May 2020 09:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Nor'wester rains wreaked havoc in Bhubaneswar and other parts of the state in the wee hours of Friday. The Odisha IMD said winds up to 93 km/hr occurred in Bhubaneswar for a few minutes at 4 am. Strong winds, …
  • COVID-19: Odisha police launches awareness drive, distributes 5,000 masks among poor 29 May 2020 03:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As people continue to blatantly violate the Covid-19 guidelines, Odisha Police on Thursday launched an awareness-cum-enforcement drive for wearing masks in public places across the State. “I appeal to all Odisha …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 recovery rate crosses 50 pc mark; total cases rise to 1,593 28 May 2020 07:58 Image Source : PTI Odisha's COVID-19 recovery rate crosses 50 pc mark Seventy-six people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Wednesday, taking the number of cases to 1,593, a Health Department official said. Of the fresh cases, 74 people returned …
  • With 76 new COVID-19 cases in Odisha, total rises to 1,593 27 May 2020 08:29 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: As many as 76 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,593, a Health department official said on Wednesday. Of the 76 cases, 74 people had returned to Odisha from other states and …
  • Cuttack doctor becomes first medic to test COVID-19 in Odisha 27 May 2020 06:15 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: For the first time in over two months, recovery cases in Odisha is higher than Covid-19 infected in a single day.  While 79 fresh positive cases, including a doctor from Cuttack, were reported from 15 districts in the …
  • Two more districts affected, COVID-19 cases surge to 1335 25 May 2020 05:08 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 66 more testing positive for Covid-19 in 14 districts in the last 24 hours, the number of total cases swelled to 1,335 in Odisha. Of the new cases, 59 are from quarantine centers, four from home quarantine zone and …
  • Odisha to pay Rs 5.5 crore to railways for migrant trains 24 May 2020 11:03 A shramik special train from Guntur arrives at JK Road railway station In Rayagada district on Saturday BHUBANESWAR: The state government has started the process of sanctioning Rs 5.5 crore to the Indian Railways towards the transport expenditure of …
  • COVID-19 spreads to 26 dists with rise in returnees 24 May 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With a steady rise in movement of migrants from different states, Covid-19 spread to 26 districts in Odisha after two more districts reported positive cases, all imported. As many as 80 new cases were detected in the …
  • Titlagarh hottest at 45.5 degrees 24 May 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With mercury breaching 41 degree Celsius in 12 districts, the IMD on Saturday sounded heatwave alert for Odisha till May 27. At 45.5 degree Celsius Titlagarh was hottest for second consecutive day. Other places that …
  • Transit camps in border dists keep migrants safe 20 May 2020 22:40 Bhubaneswar: Migrant workers and others returning to Odisha have been lodged in transit camps in border districts instead of being allowed to walk, cycle or travel in vehicles to cyclone-hit districts of Odisha and West Bengal to prevent them from coming …
  • Cyclone Amphan: Odisha readies plan to evacuate 11 lakh people 18 May 2020 05:55 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as cyclone Amphan, which has taken shape of very severe cyclonic storm, is predicted to skirt Odisha and make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh, the state government is not leaving anything to chance. The …
  • NHRC registers complaint against Centre, state for inaction over HC bench in Koraput 16 May 2020 23:24 Cuttack: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday registered a fresh complaint of inaction by the Centre and the state over the demand for the establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa high court in Koraput. The NHRC registered the …
  • Migrants from AP keep Rayagada on its toes 12 May 2020 23:31 Koraput: Every day hundreds of migrant labourers from Andhra Pradesh are entering Rayagada district on the way to their states and it has increased problem of the district administration. According to an official source, as the migrant labourers are being …
  • Reality check for Odisha government as 19 escape from quarantine centre in Rayagada 25 Apr 2020 05:35 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While  the State Government is looking at a possible return of more than five lakh migrant workers after May 3, who would straightaway be put in institutional quarantine, it has got a reality check on things to come …
  • Rayagada sends Chhattisgarh pilgrims home 28 Mar 2020 11:20
  • Rayagada sends Chhattigarh pilgrims home 28 Mar 2020 00:38
  • I am with CM Naveen Patnaik, not BJD: Independent MLA from Rayagada 14 Jan 2020 04:46 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Independent MLA from Rayagada Makaranda Muduli met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Nivas here on Monday and thanked him for approving the proposal of Hindalco Industries for an alumina refinery unit at …
  • Maoists torch vehicles Odisha's Rayagada district 29 Dec 2019 06:43 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Panic gripped Muniguda area of Rayagada district after Maoists set ablaze several construction vehicles on Friday night.A group of Maoists torched the vehicles engaged in construction of Saradapur-Thuapadi road in …
  • HC remands death penalty order back to trial court in Rayagada triple murder case 06 Nov 2019 05:12 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday remanded the Rayagada triple murder case back to Additional Sessions Judge court at Gunupur. The lower court had awarded death penalty to nine persons accused of killing three members of a …
  • Rayagada farmer turns innovator, transforms scooter into tiller 26 Aug 2019 06:07 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Lack of formal education or institutional training can hardly prove a hindrance for invention. A tribal farmer proved it right by coming up with a ploughing machine made from an old scooter. With mechanised farming and …
  • 12-foot-long python rescued in Rayagada 20 Aug 2019 04:24 20 Aug 2019, 08:15AM ISTSource: ANIA 12-foot-long python was rescued in Odisha’s Rayagada district on August 19. Python was rescued from Gayatri Nagar area of Rayagada. The python was later handed over to the forest department which released it in a forest …
  • Heavy rains railway track restoration work between Rayagada and Titilagarh 09 Aug 2019 04:29 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Movement of trains between Rayagada and Titilagarh could not be restored on Thursday as restoration work on railway track between Doikalu and Ambodala was affected on Wednesday following heavy rain. The torrential downpour …
  • Rivers of Rayagada and Malkangiri in spate, schools to remain closed today 07 Aug 2019 02:41 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/RAYAGADA: Water level in major rivers in Rayagada and Malkangiri is rising with incessant rains lashing the districts since Monday night. Communication between Malkangiri and Balimela was disrupted in the evening as …
  • Rayagada MLA Muduli's men attack petitioner for filing case against him 13 Jul 2019 03:10 By Express News Service RAYAGADA:  R Harish Patnaik, who had recently filed a case against Rayagada MLA Makaranda Muduli in the Orissa High Court challenging the validity of his caste certificate, was attacked by the legislator’s supporters here on Friday …
  • No takers for Biju Patnaik market complex at Rayagada even after eight years,  18 May 2019 06:02 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: A market complex that was set up in 2011 to accommodate vegetable vendors under one roof is lying unused. The vendors continue to encroach the roads in the town to sell their produce even as shops built for them in the …
  • Cyclone Fani: Rayagada CDMO suspended for not joining duty despite govt order 03 May 2019 00:21 [India], May 03 (ANI): The Odisha government has suspended Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of Rayagada, Siva Prasad Padhi, for not joining duty despite the government's order cancelling holidays of all employees in the Health Department in view …
  • Plant at Rayagada for LPG users of S Odisha 16 Feb 2019 06:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha will soon have its sixth LPG bottling plant at Rayagada as Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a Navaratna PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, is going to set up a new facility in …
  • 14 get life sentence for murder over sorcery in Odisha's Rayagada 25 Jan 2019 04:55 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: In a significant judgment, the Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADJ) Debadutta Dasmohapatra on Wednesday sentenced 14 persons to life imprisonment for killing a man on suspicion of sorcery. A fine of `25,000 each …
  • Jumbo herd destroys crops in Rayagada 07 Jan 2019 02:46 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Panic has gripped Anija, Bore Halua and Kerada villages under Rayagada block  following entry of a herd comprising seven elephants into the area. Despite efforts by the Divisional Forest Office of Rayagada, the herd has …
  • Malaria-prone Rayagada district prepares to tackle Japanese Encephalitis 04 Oct 2018 02:08 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: With diseases like Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) leading to panic among people of malaria-prone Rayagada district in past, the administration has taken steps for early detection and take …
  • JK Paper Ltd lifts lockout at Rayagada unit 04 Sep 2018 10:31 Some of the contract workers at JK Paper Ltd's Unit JKPM at Distt. Rayagada, Odisha, who had resorted to illegal and unlawful activities of stoppage of work thereat, have now called off such activities and accordingly, the lockout declared by the …
  • In Odisha’s Rayagada district, five die in septic tank 03 Sep 2018 14:34 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Updated: September 3, 2018 4:11:39 pm A female labourer first entered the tank and when she did not come out for some time, two other labourers went inside to see what happened. (Representational Image) Five people …
  • JK Paper Ltd declares lockout at Rayagada plant 31 Aug 2018 10:12 Some of the contract workers at Unit JKPM at Distt. Rayagada, Odisha, had resorted to illegal and unlawful stoppage of work, which has resulted in disruption of production thereat since Aug 25, 2018. The Company, due to their continued illegal and unlawful …
  • Production disrupted at Rayagada unit of JK Paper Ltd 25 Aug 2018 18:33 Some of the contract workers at Unit JKPM at Distt. Rayagada, Odisha, have resorted to illegal and unlawful stoppage of work, which has resulted in disruption of production since today early morning. The matter is being handled by the labour department and …
  • Rains wreak havoc in Rayagada 16 Jul 2018 02:48 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Torrential rains wreaked havoc in the district, throwing normal life out of gear on Sunday. While Nagavali and Bansadhara rivers were flowing above the danger mark, communication was disrupted in some places of …
  • Open defecation still rampant in Odisha's Rayagada 14 Jun 2018 01:59 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Despite massive awareness campaign, open defecation continues to be practised across the tribal-dominated Rayagada district.During a review meeting on Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) chaired by Collector Guha Poonam Tapas …
  • Malaria cases come down in Rayagada 04 May 2018 01:29 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: The tribal-dominated district that has remained endemic to malaria for decades, contributing heavily to the State’s disease burden, has now managed to tackle the vector-borne disease. Of the 24 deaths reported from the …
  • Stand-off at IMFA's Rayagada plant takes a political hue 27 Apr 2018 18:12 The latest episode of Biju Janta Dal (BJD) vs suspended MP Baijayant Panda is being played out at the site of his family’s six decade-old plant in Therubali, Rayagada. It has been five days since employees have been locked in at their plant, after …
  • CRPF digs tube well for Rayagada villagers 19 Mar 2018 20:14 Rayagada: Central force camps in Maoist-affected belts across India evokes mixed response from local villagers. But for residents of the remote Aragada village in the rebel-hit Chandrapur block here, their presence has been a blessing. A Central Reserve …
  • July deadline to light up Rayagada villages 08 Mar 2018 19:37 TARGET CHASE: Villagers pose in front of a newly installed transformer in Rayagada district. Telegraph picture Rayagada: The administration has set a July 31 deadline to light up the district as it continues with rural electrification work. Officials said …
  • Rayagada lessons for health care 07 Feb 2018 19:50 LIFE-SAVING PROGRAMME: A motorcycle ambulance in Rayagada. Telegraph picture Rayagada: The district, often in the headlines for all the wrong reasons such as deaths related to malaria, diarrhoea and cholera, has set a benchmark in the health care sector …
  • Sorcery killings haunt Rayagada 24 Dec 2017 03:55 RAYAGADA: Sorcery-related murder incidents are on the rise in Rayagada district. Two back-to-back such incidents have been reported from here. Days after police doubted the involvement of Maoists in the murder of one Nandu Nachika of Leleri village under …
  • 15 BSF jawans hurt as vehicle carrying them skids off Laxmipur-Rayagada road in Odisha's Koraput 20 Dec 2017 12:08 BHUBANESWAR: At least 15 personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) were injured on Wednesday after the van in which they were traveling skidded off the road and fell into a 10-feet deep pit in Koraput district. Sources said the incident occurred when about …
  • Rayagada seeks GI tag for Dongria shawl 31 Oct 2017 08:15 File photo of two Dongria Kondh women weaving a Kapdagunda RAYAGADA: Rayagada district administration will seek help of the Handloom, Science and Technology departments to get geographical indication (GI) tag for Kapdaganda, the prestigious shawl of …
  • Selfie craze turns disastrous again, two women tourists die in Odisha's Rayagada district 27 Oct 2017 15:33 The craze for selfie claimed the lives of two women tourists on Thursday in Odisha's Rayagada district as they drowned in a river while attempting it, police said. The duo hailed from Andhra Pradesh and were drowned in Nagabali River. The deceased have …
  • Landslide hits rail traffic on Rayagada-Koraput route 05 Oct 2017 05:52 Stones on the railway track I Express RAYAGADA/KORAPUT: A Landslide occurred between Sikarpai and Keutagada railway stations in Rayagada district, disrupting train movement on Rayagada-Koraput route under East Coast Railways (ECoR) on Wednesday evening …
  • JK Paper Ltd announces disruption in production at JKPM unit at Rayagada, Odisha 26 Sep 2017 06:53 There has been disruption in production process at Unit JKPM of JK Paper Ltd at Distt. Rayagada, Odisha, due to stoppage of water supply by some local villagers. However, all the officers and workers of the Company are working in the plant. Shares of JK …
  • Ambulance failure, BJD hartal force woman to deliver on road in Rayagada 19 Sep 2017 06:00 RAYAGADA: A Pregnant woman had to deliver on road in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district after 102 or 108 ambulances failed to turn up. Indubati Bachha of Palligaon village under Sunakhandi panchayat went into labour early on Monday morning and her …
  • No drinking water for patients at Rayagada's District Headquarters Hospital 14 Sep 2017 04:19 The tubewell outside blood bank in the District Headquarters Hospital in Rayagada I Express RAYAGADA: The District Headquarters Hospital at Rayagada has no provision of safe drinking water for patients.The 300-bed hospital was inaugurated by Chief Minister …
  • Flood havoc in Rayagada 16 Jul 2017 22:49 A portion of the railway bridge over the Nagabali river washed away after flash floods hit Rayagada district on Sunday. (PTI) Bhubaneswar, July 16: The state government today sought the help of army and air force as the flood situation in Rayagada and …
  • Flash floods in Rayagada district of Odisha; snap road, rail connectivity 16 Jul 2017 16:36 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Updated: July 16, 2017 9:37 pm Railway bridge washed away in fierce flow of Nagavali River following heavy rainfall in Odisha’s Rayagada. (Source: ANI photo) Heavy rains swelled two major rivers causing flash floods in Odisha’s …
  • Flash floods in Rayagada district of Odisha 16 Jul 2017 15:19 Heavy rains swelled two major rivers causing flash floods in Odisha's Rayagada district, prompting the state government to seek the help of defence forces, as four IAF choppers were pressed into service for relief and rescue operations, government …
  • IAF copters requisitioned for rescue operations in flood-affected Rayagada 16 Jul 2017 13:46 [India], July 16 (ANI): The Indian Air Force's (IAF) Mi-17 V5 detachment of Op-Triveni under Central Air Command, based at Raipur was on Sunday tasked for the rescue and relief operations in flood-affected Rayagada district of Odisha. Four helicopters …
  • Flashfloods hit Odisha's Rayagada district  16 Jul 2017 11:05 BHUBANESWAR: Hundreds of people were stranded and roads communications was snapped after flash floods hit Odisha’s Rayagada district in the wake of heavy rain since Saturday evening. At least 160 students were trapped inside the Buddaguda Ashram High …
  • Rayagada gets a new health centre 09 Jul 2017 05:50 Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena .| Express RAYAGADA: The Urban Primary Health Centre in Rayagada town was inaugurated by Health Minister Pratap Jena on Saturday. The health centre has been constructed at an expenditure of `77 lakh and is …
  • Rayagada: Dancing cobras enchant villagers 24 Jun 2017 08:17
  • Odisha's first mega food park opens in Rayagada dist 02 Jun 2017 03:18 RAYAGADA: MITS Mega Food Park would open the doors of economic  development for the tribals of Rayagada as well as Odisha, said Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal at the inaugural function of the park on Thursday. Besides …
  • Woman Maoist with bounty of Rs 1 lakh surrenders in Rayagada 07 May 2017 00:37 RAYAGADA: A woman Maoist cadre, carrying a cash reward of `1 lakh on her head, surrendered before Rayagada police on Saturday. She was identified as Drimbili Jakesika alias Manjula (22) of Gortha village under Muniguda police limits. Surrendered Maoist …
  • Vacant doctors positions cripple Rayagada District Headquarters Hospital 11 Apr 2017 02:07 The new building of Rayagada DHH | Express RAYAGADA: The Rayagada District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) that was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on November 15 last year continues to suffer from lack of doctors and para-medical staff. While the …
  • Maoists blow up railway station in Rayagada, urge villagers to protest Modi's visit 01 Apr 2017 01:46 Authorities investigating the site where tracks were blown up | EPS RAYAGADA/BHUBANESWAR: Left Wing Extremists late on Thursday night attacked Dahikhal (Daikallu) railway station in Rayagada district where they carried out two blasts. A group of about …
  • Derailment of Jagdalpur - Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express near Rayagada in Andhra Pradesh 23 Jan 2017 14:59
  • Rail services resume in Rayagada-Vizianagara... 23 Jan 2017 14:00
  • Derailment of Jagdalpur - Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express near Rayagada in Andhra Pradesh 23 Jan 2017 07:27 Andhra Pradesh, Mon, 23 Jan 2017 NI Wire The derailment of Train No 18448 Jagdalpur - Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express took place at Kuneru Railway Station in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh at Rayagada - Vizianagaram section at 2315 hrs on 21st …
  • Naveen Patnaik condoles loss of lives in Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailment, sends Chief Secy/DGP to Rayagada 22 Jan 2017 09:23 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:January 22, 2017 2:44 pm Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (Source: Express photo) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed grief over the death of at least 32 people in derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express, and …
  • 23 killed as Hirakhand Express derails in AndhraThe incident took place around 11 PM when the train was going to Bhubaneswar. Rayagada Sub-collector Muralidhar Swain said that the number of injured could be around 100. The casualty figure may go up as… 22 Jan 2017 04:38 BHUBANESWAR: At least 23 people were killed and over 100 were believed to be injured after nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed+ in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, officials said today. The incident took place around 11 PM when …
  • 23 dead, many injured as train derails in Andhra Pradesh; rescue onThe incident took place around 11 PM when the train was going to Bhubaneswar. Rayagada Sub-collector Muralidhar Swain said that the number of injured could be around 100. The casualty… 22 Jan 2017 03:41 BHUBANESWAR: At least 23 people were killed and over 100 were believed to be injured after nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed+ in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, officials said today. The incident took place around 11 PM when …