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  • Odisha braces for multiple cyclonic circulations and more rain in next 10 days September 19, 2021 12:49 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After witnessing a flood-like situation in its coastal region due to incessant rain in the last week, Odisha is bracing for a series of cyclonic circulations over the Bay of Bengal that may trigger heavy rains across …
  • Rajat Bedi supports accident victim's family September 19, 2021 3:06 am Rajat Bedi recently made news after his car accident resulted in the death of a person. He was booked for causing death due to negligence and the case is currently under investigation. While he provided immediate help to the victim Rajat has now revealed …
  • Heavy rainfall continues in Odisha; schools closed in 12 districts September 13, 2021 9:46 am Heavy rainfall continued in many parts of Odisha for the past 24 hours, breaking old records in capital city Bhubaneswar and pilgrim city Puri, the IMD said on Monday. The government closed schools in 12 districts for two days. The depression over …
  • Massive rainfall in Odisha, alert for Chhattisgarh, MP too September 13, 2021 6:55 am Massive rainfall was recorded in several parts of Odisha as the depression over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast moved west-north-westwards to turn into Deep Depression in the early hours on Monday. Odisha, north Chhattisgarh and Madhya …
  • Odisha to inoculate 4 lakh Covid vaccine doses, city target drops to 7000 September 13, 2021 2:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government has decided to ramp up vaccination in seven districts in view of rising Covid infection. While the daily target for Bhubaneswar has been brought down to 7,000 a day from 30,000, it has been …
  • Heavy rain lashes several parts of Odisha September 12, 2021 2:42 pm Several parts of Odisha including capital city Bhubaneswar on Sunday experienced heavy downpour, under the influence of a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, officials said. “The well-marked low pressure area lies over northwest and …
  • Well marked low pressure triggers heavy showers in Odisha  September 12, 2021 11:04 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The low-pressure area on Sunday concentrated into a well-marked low pressure over northwest and adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal. The well-marked low pressure is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate …
  • Nuakhai – The harvest festival of western Odisha September 11, 2021 6:59 am Nuakhai is the harvest festival of Western Odisha. ‘Nua’ means new, and ‘Khai’ means to eat. The occasion marks the consumption of the first harvested crops and falls on the Bhadraba Shuklapakhya Panchami tithi, which is the day following Ganesh Chaturthi. …
  • Indo-Canadian actor Rajat Bedi booked for rash driving September 7, 2021 8:48 am The Mumbai Police on Tuesday booked Rajat N. Bedi, an Indo-Canadian Bollywood and television producer for alleged rash and negligent driving which led to a serious accident, officials said here. The incident occurred on Monday evening when Bedi was driving …
  • Actor’s car hits drunk man on road in Andheri September 7, 2021 1:46 am Representative imageMUMBAI: A drunk man is recuperating at Cooper Hospital after he was allegedly hit by a car driven by Bollywood actor Rajat Bedi in Andheri (W) on Monday evening. The actor was heading home when Rajesh Boudh (40), in an inebriated …
  • Covid infection among children at 20% in Odisha September 6, 2021 1:43 pm The daily coronavirus infection rate among children and adolescents reached the all-time high of 20 per cent in Odisha on Monday as 122 of 609 fresh patients are below 18 years of age, a health department official said. The single-day positivity ratio …
  • Odisha districts on alert amid heavy rain warning September 6, 2021 9:29 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Monday put several districts on alert as the weather office predicted that a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal may trigger heavy rainfall across the state, officials said. The district collectors were …
  • Odisha: Second dose vaccine coverage low in 18 districts September 4, 2021 3:39 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha may be among the states having administered single dose Covid vaccine to over 50 per cent (pc) of targeted population but the second dose coverage has been abysmally low in 18 districts. As per the vaccination …
  • 12.95 lakh people missed their second COVID vaccine shot in Odisha August 27, 2021 6:20 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 12.95 lakh people in Odisha have missed the second dose despite completing the maximum 112 days gap for Covishield and 42 days for Covaxin. Overall, around 15.88 lakh people are due for their second Covid jab by …
  • Odisha records over 30 pc deficit rainfall August 24, 2021 12:45 am With the entire Odisha experiencing deficit rainfall this monsoon, the state government on Monday asked all district collectors to prepare necessary action plans to mitigate the “dry spell”, officials said. Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra, during a high- …
  • Odisha to prepare contingency plan to tackle drought-like situation August 23, 2021 8:24 pm With the state recording 30 per cent deficit rainfall in this monsoon, the Odisha government is preparing a contingency plan to tackle a possible drought-like situation, officials said on Monday. “At least 30 blocks in 15 districts are experiencing …
  • COVID-19 tally breaches 10-lakh mark in Odisha August 22, 2021 10:36 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 911 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally breached the 10-lakh mark in the state on Saturday. Barring one-day, the infections have remained below 1000 throughout the week for the first …
  • Odisha crosses two crore Covid vaccination landmark August 18, 2021 6:05 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has crossed an important landmark of two crore vaccinations on Wednesday. With 2,08,541 jabs on the day, the State has administered 2,01,59,443 doses so far. While almost half of the projected population has got …
  • Low-key Independence Day celebrations in Odisha August 15, 2021 7:22 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha will celebrate the 75th Independence Day on Sunday in a subdued manner without public participation in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will unfurl the National Flag at the …
  • Odisha government directs districts not to reduce COVID-19 testing August 7, 2021 4:59 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has decided not to reduce COVID-19 testing even if districts report zero cases until the targeted population is fully vaccinated. The Health and Family Welfare department has directed all …
  • Odisha forest department to open new eco-retreat spots for tourists August 7, 2021 4:58 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As economic activities have resumed after the graded unlocking, the State government on Friday asked the Forest department to open the newly developed eco-retreat spots. Reviewing the progress of these spots including …
  • Maoist cadre from Chhattisgarh surrenders before Odisha Police August 1, 2021 12:31 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In yet another blow to CPI (Maoist), a senior Maoist cadre of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh surrendered before Odisha Police on Sunday. Kandhamal-Kalahandi-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division's area committee member …
  • One more week to clear Covid death backlog: Odisha Health officials July 28, 2021 5:36 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as 60 more people from Odisha succumbed to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, health officials on Tuesday said it will take at least one more week to clear the backlog of deaths in the State. “More than 300 death …
  • OJEE-2021 application deadline extended, 12 exam centres added July 27, 2021 11:21 am In view of the current situation arising from COVID-19 pandemics, the Odisha state government has extended the last date of the application form submission for OJEE-2021. The last date for submission of online application forms for all the courses (except …
  • Odisha: Zero infection in Nuapada and Boudh, rest record 1,833 cases July 26, 2021 5:51 am
  • Very heavy rainfall lashes Odisha in last 24 hours, another low pressure area may form next week July 23, 2021 9:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: About 10 places in Odisha received very heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours under the influence of the low pressure area over the north-west Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood. Birmaharajpur received 202 mm rainfall, …
  • 30 convicts in Odisha get premature release July 23, 2021 5:52 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Thursday issued premature release order of 30 convicts for their good behaviour in the jails and on the basis of State Sentence Review Committee’s recommendations.  As per the provisions of CrPC, …
  • Odisha STF seizes leopard hide in Boudh district, poacher arrested July 21, 2021 4:40 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a poacher and seized a leopard hide and one single barrel muzzle loading (SBML) gun from his possession. Poacher Hara Rana of Gochhangi village in …
  • Odisha police seize 15 leopard skins in past one year July 21, 2021 9:56 am The Special Task Force (STF) under the Crime Branch of the Odisha police has seized 15 leopard skins during the past one year, officials said here on Wednesday. During the past one year, the STF has conducted a special drive against wildlife criminals/ …
  • Odisha breaches 5,000 COVID-19 death mark July 19, 2021 5:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid death toll in the State crossed 5,000-mark as the State government announced 66 more fatalities on Sunday. The State also reported 2,215 new infections in last 24 hours. Health department sources said the …
  • Covid deaths cross 5,000-mark in Odisha July 18, 2021 6:56 am With the reporting of fresh 66 fatalities, the total deaths due to Covid-19 in Odisha crossed 5,000 mark on Sunday. Now, the death toll stands at 5,058. According to the state health department, the highest 23 deaths were reported from Khurda district, …
  • Covid situation in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has plateaued, say officials July 17, 2021 5:57 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha on Friday reported 2,070 new cases and 64 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 4,925. The State has added 37,042 new cases and 862 deaths in last 15 days. Of the fresh infections, Khurda and Cuttack …
  • Odisha extends partial lockdown till Aug 1, eases some curbs. Check details July 15, 2021 5:30 pm The Odisha government Thursday allowed the movement of passenger buses, and barber shops and beauty parlours to resume business, while extending the partial lockdown till 6 am of August 1. Briefing journalists, Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra said, the …
  • Puri set to hold second devotee-less Ratha Jatra; curfew imposed for two days July 11, 2021 7:38 pm By PTI PURI: As countdown begins for the second consecutive devotees-less Ratha Jatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri, the district administration imposed curfew from 8 PM of Sunday for two days, official sources said. The administration imposed curbs across the …
  • Satkosia gorge sancutary to guard gharial hatchlings in view of Hirakud's flood water release July 11, 2021 5:24 am By Express News Service ANGUL: With Hirakud Dam set to release first flood water into river Mahanadi on Sunday,  authorities of Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary have ramped up measures to keep the recently spotted gharial hatchlings out of danger.  With the water …
  • Odisha DGP Abhay changes schedule to airlift 2 injured jawans in clash with Maoists July 10, 2021 8:26 pm Met Dept forecasts heavy rains in Odisha, West Bengal and Andamans; Fishermen warned In an act of bravery, the Odisha Director General of Police, who was on a tour to Malkangiri and Koraput districts, changed his programme and diverted his chopper to Boudh …
  • Commandos sustain bullet injuries during exchange of fire with Naxals, airlifted to Bhubaneswar July 10, 2021 12:55 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Two commandos of Odisha Police's Special Operations Group (SOG) sustained bullet injuries during an exchange of fire with naxals under Gochhapada police limits in Kandhamal district on Saturday. They were brought to …
  • Odisha DGP changes schedule, airlifts two injured jawans July 10, 2021 10:40 am In an act of bravery, the Odisha Director General of Police, who was on a tour to Malkangiri and Koraput districts, changed his programme and diverted his chopper to Boudh to airlift two jawans injured in an anti-Maoist operation. According to Odisha …
  • 61 more Covid deaths reported in Odisha July 9, 2021 6:29 am The Odisha government on Friday reported the death of 61 more people due to Covid-19, taking the death toll to 4,471. According to the state health department, death of 11 persons were reported from Khurda district, while six persons each died in Bargarh, …
  • Fighting Covid: RT-PCR labs in all Odisha districts by August-end July 9, 2021 3:17 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  All district headquarters in the State will have RT-PCR laboratories by the end of August. The laboratories were supposed to be set up by this month but the process was delayed as several districts failed to submit …
  • Odisha reports record 52 COVID-19 fatalities, 2,803 new cases  July 5, 2021 8:54 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha on Monday registered 52 COVID-19 fatalities, the highest-ever in a single day, pushing the toll to 4,248, while 2,803 new cases raised the tally to 9,24,699, a health department official said. Nine fatalities were reported from …
  • Odisha: Poor students unable to enrol in private schools under Right to Education Act for lack of digital awareness July 3, 2021 8:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  When the School and Mass Education (SME) department took the online route for admission of students from economically weaker sections (EWS) to private schools in their neighbourhood under the Right to Education (RTE) …
  • Odisha to receive eight lakh more doses of Covishield vaccine by July 2 July 3, 2021 8:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid-19 vaccination drive in Odisha would be streamlined from Monday, July 12, 2021, as 8.4 lakh more doses of Covishield are slated to arrive here on Friday, July 2. The State received one lakh doses of Covishield …
  • Times Alternative Career Survey: East Zone July 3, 2021 6:51 am Education plays an essential role in empowering young minds and helping them to face life challenges independently. It helps in developing their self-confidence, enhancing knowledge and honing their skills. It is needless to say that education is crucial …
  • Odisha extends partial lockdown till July 16 with graded unlocking June 30, 2021 3:29 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Wednesday extended the partial lockdown further by 15 days with the relaxation of restrictions for 12 hours in 20 districts where the Covid-19 test positivity rate is below 5% and eight hours in …
  • COVID-19: Odisha government extends partial lockdown till July 16 June 30, 2021 12:45 pm By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Wednesday extended the partial lockdown in the state for 15 more days till 5 AM on July 16, a senior official said. The existing restrictions will end at 5 AM on Thursday. The state government has divided the 30 …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik lays stones for oxygen plants June 26, 2021 6:13 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated healthcare infrastructure and laid foundation stones for multiple medical oxygen storage and generation plants at different hospitals in seven districts to strengthen …
  • Six per cent of targeted population vaccinated against COVID-19 in Odisha June 24, 2021 5:38 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha is among 12 states in the country to have crossed one crore vaccination mark, only around six per cent (pc) age appropriate people in the State have been fully inoculated so far. As per the CoWIN portal, the …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik announces COVID package for Western Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced another package of Rs 25 crore for management of Covid situation in western Odisha districts. He also dedicated medical equipment worth Rs 25 crore purchased by Western …
  • Monsoon arrives a day early in Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha received heavy rain on Thursday as south-west monsoon arrived a day ahead of its normal date. The monsoon current, India Meteorological Department said, covered Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, …
  • Monsoon arrives in Odisha a day earlier, likely to cover entire state in next 48 hours June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha on Thursday, a day earlier than its normal onset date. The earlier than usual arrival of monsoon can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is …
  • COVID cases down in Odisha, but early unlock may prove disastrous June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State government is preparing to start the unlock process in the districts recording a test positivity rate of less than five per cent (pc), health experts warned that the early relaxation may prove …
  • Odisha records highest single-day COVID deaths June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as new Covid-19 cases are declining for the last few days, Odisha logged its highest single day fatalities with 45 patients succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours.  As many as 5,896 new cases were detected …
  • Low pressure to end heat chain in Odisha by June 10 June 7, 2021 4:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Relief from Covid transmission may take some time in Odisha but with the low pressure forming over north Bay of Bengal, it could break the heat and humidity chain in the State, finally. The system is expected to pull …
  • Odisha to divert surplus Covaxin doses for 18-plus age group in Bhubaneswar June 5, 2021 3:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Caught in a catch-22 situation over slowing down vaccination of 18-44 age group people amidst shortage of doses, the State government is  set to divert its surplus Covaxin doses for the segment in Bhubaneswar. Health …
  • Odisha logs record 40 fresh COVID fatalities, 8,399 new cases June 2, 2021 10:26 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha on Wednesday registered 40 more deaths due to COVID-19, the highest so far in a single day, pushing the toll to 2,831, a health department official said. At least 8,399 new coronavirus-positive cases raised the caseload in the …
  • Odisha saw 3.19 lakh Covid-19 cases, 737 deaths in May alone June 2, 2021 8:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While new Covid-19 cases are declining in Odisha, the State reported the highest single-day fatalities as 37 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative death toll to 2,791. As many as 8, …
  • Test positivity rate declines but high share of RATs big concern in Odisha June 1, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded 8,313 cases on Monday marking a drop from  9,541 the previous day. The test positivity rate (TPR) also dropped to 13.5 per cent from 14.5 per cent a day before. However, even as the State government …
  • Covid-19 cases surge in Odisha as testing up after Cyclone Yaas June 1, 2021 12:06 am AFTER AN initial decline in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state amidst Cyclone Yaas, the numbers surged again as Odisha ramped up testing. On Sunday, the state reported 9,541 cases and on Monday 8,313 cases were reported with 35 more deaths. Apart …
  • COVID: Odisha extends lockdown till June 17 May 31, 2021 2:16 am Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Odisha extends coronavirus lockdown till June 17. The Odisha government on Sunday announced extension of the lockdown by 16 more days till June 17 to further stem the spread of coronavirus. The second phase of the …
  • COVID-19 cases on the rise in rural Odisha, containment zones emerge May 30, 2021 5:36 am However, there has been improvement in the overall test positivity rate of the State. During past three days, Kailash Chandra Behera, Block Development Officer (BDO) of Ersama in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district, has received distress calls about COVID-19 …
  • 'Better, cost effective than lockdown': Experts suggest to Odisha to go for massive vaccination May 29, 2021 9:11 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Doctors and health experts have suggested to the Odisha government to go for massive vaccination as it is better than lockdown and any other measure to arrest the spread of COVID-19 infection in the state. The doctors and health experts …
  • New COVID-19 cases from cyclone-hit districts add to Odisha's state tally May 29, 2021 6:55 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The tall claims of the State government on improved care in Covid hospitals notwithstanding, the fatality rate continued to rise in Odisha with 33 more succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. According to the …
  • Covid cases drop amid cyclone, fatalities high in Odisha May 28, 2021 4:05 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as the Covid count saw a drop of 42 per cent (pc) amid the cyclone following a 300 per cent dip in the number of tests, fatalities remained high as 34 more succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours. With this, …
  • Odisha records 33 Covid fatalities May 26, 2021 6:51 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  With 33 more deaths in the last 24 hours, Odisha’s daily fatalities due to Covid-19 touched a new peak even as there was a marginal drop in single-day spike during the period. Health officials said seven persons from …
  • Odisha records highest 32 deaths, cases cross 7L mark May 25, 2021 6:23 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported the highest single day spike in Covid-19 fatalities as 32 people succumbed to the disease taking the cumulative death toll to 2,516. With 11,059 more people testing positive for the virus, the tally …
  • Odisha sees highest single-day spike in Covid cases and death amid lockdown, active cases cross one lakh mark May 23, 2021 8:55 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Lockdown with morning hours relaxation seems not to be yielding the desired result in Odisha as the State reported the highest single-day spike in both new cases and death in the last 24 hours pushing the active cases …
  • Odisha records 25 Covid deaths, highest single-day spike so far May 21, 2021 3:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State on Thursday logged 25 deaths due to Covid-19, the highest single-day spike so far, as the daily caseload and positivity rate shot up again despite the lockdown. Odisha reported 11,489 fresh cases in the last …
  • Puri Rath Yatra: Eight carpenters test COVID-19 positive, making of chariots on May 20, 2021 5:50 pm By PTI PURI: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration Thursday said construction work on the chariots of the three deities of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra, and sister Subhadra, for the annual Rath Yatra in the pilgrim town here is going on as per …
  • COVID-19: High reproduction value of virus in 28 districts of Odisha May 20, 2021 7:17 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as the test positivity rate continues to remain stable at around 18 per cent (pc) for the last three days, the Covid-19 daily count slightly rose to 11,099 from 10,321 a day before. The disease claimed 21 lives. …
  • Bhubaneswar: Government's focus on urban areas leaves villages in lurch May 17, 2021 4:40 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A 22-year-old girl from Kanas in Puri district with Covid symptoms could not get herself tested as the primary health centre in the area has stopped collecting samples due to shortage of kits. Unable to go to the …
  • Odisha reports 11,805 new Covid cases, 21 deaths; infection tally crosses 6 lakh May 15, 2021 6:35 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid second wave continued to rage as Odisha added 11,805 more new infections in last 24 hours pushing the tally to cross six lakh. The disease claimed 21 more lives during the period. Of the fresh cases, 6,611 …
  • Odisha records highest single-day spike, infection spreading faster in rural areas May 14, 2021 7:33 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Lockdown across the state and complete weekend shutdown in urban localities notwithstanding, Odisha logged the highest single-day spike of 12,390 new Covid-19 cases and 22 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of cases …
  • Odisha inches closer to 1 lakh active cases May 14, 2021 5:59 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  The Covid-19 situation continued to remain grim in Odisha as the State reported over 10,000 cases in seven of the last eight days, taking the active cases closer to one lakh. As many as 10,649 people tested positive …
  • Covid-19 cases surge as testing ramped up, 17 more die in Odisha May 13, 2021 3:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  After the drop in new cases for the last two days, the number of infections soared again in the State following rise in testing. As many as 10,982 people tested positive for Covid-19 and 17 more succumbed to the virus …
  • Odisha proposes 40 medical oxygen plants May 13, 2021 3:42 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  In view of rising caseload and demand for medical oxygen, Odisha government on Wednesday proposed the Centre for installation of 40 oxygen plants in the State. The plants would be set up in all medical college and …
  • Take strong action against overcharging by private hospitals: CM to officials May 12, 2021 7:37 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed officials to keep a close watch on private hospitals treating Covid patients and ensure that they charge according to the rate fixed by the government. Strong action …
  • Rain, storm balm for scorching Odisha May 12, 2021 7:37 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  A norwester packing in strong wind and heavy showers hit Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Tuesday. There was power outage and trees were uprooted at many places while slum areas saw some damage to kutcha houses. Bhubaneswar …
  • 19 Odisha districts have positivity rate above 20% May 8, 2021 5:45 am Image used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: Nineteen of the 30 districts in Odisha are among 296 districts in the country with test positivity rate above 20%, a list published by Union health ministry shows. Sambalpur has the highest (56.8%). …
  • Thunderstorm to lash Odisha May 8, 2021 4:21 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Thunderstorm activity is likely to continue in Odisha for next three days. India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued a yellow warning for thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface winds reaching up to …
  • Odisha reports 10,000 plus cases; high TPR concern  May 7, 2021 4:53 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Keeping pace with the national trend, Odisha recorded its highest single-day spike of 10,521 new Covid-19 cases and 17 fatalities pushing the tally to over five lakh and toll to 2,121. This is the second time that the …
  • Phase III of COVID vaccination launched in Bhubneswar, 1,253 centres shut over vaccine shortage May 4, 2021 3:45 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Phase III of Covid-19 vaccination for people of the 18-44 age group was formally launched with 6,420 beneficiaries being administered the first dose of Covaxin in Bhubaneswar on Monday. A large number of young …
  • Dip in Odisha's Covid numbers after crossing 10,000 mark May 3, 2021 12:06 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the massive spike of 10,413 cases, the highest single-day total since the beginning of the pandemic, the daily Covid count dropped by 23 per cent (pc) as Odisha reported 8,015 new infections in the last 24 …
  • COVID-19: Odisha announces 14-day lockdown from May 5 May 2, 2021 12:50 pm Image Source : PTI COVID-19: Odisha announces 14-day lockdown from May 5 In the wake of a continuous rise in coronavirus cases, the Odisha government has announced a 14-day lockdown in the state. According to the Odisha government, the lockdown will be …
  • Odisha logs 8,015 new COVID-19 cases, 14 fresh fatalities  May 2, 2021 9:34 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha on Sunday registered 8,015 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally in the state to 4,62,622, while 14 fresh fatalities raised the toll to 2,068, a health department official said. Of the 8,015 new cases, 4,568 were reported from …
  • Covid-19: Odisha breaches 10,000 mark, state forms panel on use of Tocilizomab, other drugs May 1, 2021 11:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In yet another massive spike, the new Covid cases breached the 10,000 mark in Odisha with 10,431 people testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. Eleven people succumbed to the disease during the period. This …
  • Odisha gets 1.5 lakh doses of Covaxin, jabs for 18-44 years in Bhubaneswar from Monday April 30, 2021 5:18 pm BHUBANESWAR: The state government announced to start vaccination of people in the 18-44 years age group in Bhubaneswar from Monday after it received a consignment of 1.5 lakh doses of Covaxin on Friday evening. Disclosing this, additional chief secretary ( …
  • Don’t cross daily targets of RT-PCR tests: Bhubaneswar to district administrations April 30, 2021 10:16 am BHUBANESWAR: The state government has asked the district administrations not to cross the daily targets of RT-PCR tests set for them to avoid backlogs of reports amid rising infections in Odisha. The development came on a day the state reported 6,998 fresh …
  • Vaccine shortage halts inoculation drive in Odisha April 30, 2021 7:18 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Uncertainty over Phase III roll out of Covid vaccination shrouds as Odisha government is yet to be communicated about the schedule of vaccine dispatches by the manufacturers. The Health and Family Welfare department …
  • Odisha reports record 8,386 new COVID cases, most in Khurda district April 28, 2021 8:05 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded a steep rise in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as 8,386 people tested positive, a Health Department official said. The state also reported ten more deaths, taking the toll to 2,017, he said. The state's tally surged to …
  • BJP questions Odisha government's preparedness to tackle COVID April 28, 2021 5:45 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: AS the second wave of the Covid-19 continues to be in the upward swing raising concerns over the inadequate health infrastructure, the BJP on Tuesday questioned the preparedness of the State government to handle a …
  • Bhubaneswar burns at 43 degress Celsius, heatwave to prevail April 26, 2021 6:35 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bhubaneswar sizzled at 43.2 degree Celsius, recording the highest day temperature in the State on Sunday even as three more places - Boudh, Baripada and Titlagarh - recorded temperature between 42 degree and 42.5 degree …
  • 3,108 new cases in 24 hrs as state sees 30-fold rise April 17, 2021 7:39 pm The 10 western Odisha districts, where night curfew is in force and where weekend shutdown will begin from Friday night, together accounted for 1,407 new cases (Image used for representational purpose only)BHUBANESWAR: The state’s single-day Covid tally …
  • Watch: Child trapped between rocks rescued in Odisha’s Boudh September 3, 2020 11:57 am Sep 03, 2020, 03:21PM ISTSource: ANIA five-year-old child rescued by State Fire Service personnel in Odisha’s Boudh. He got trapped in the gap between two rocks in a stream. Later, he was taken to Purunakatak Community Health Centre for his health …
  • Boudh villages submerged as heavy rains lash Odisha August 29, 2020 2:50 am By Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Low-lying areas in Boudh district have been inundated by floodwater of Mahanadi river following heavy rains since the last two days. Though the rains have stopped, water from Mahanadi has submerged many villages and …
  • Carcass of elephant found in Odisha's Boudh June 18, 2020 6:20 am 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 …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches Rs 114 crore worth projects for Boudh district January 3, 2020 4:27 am 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 …
  • Class-IX girl raped in Boudh January 29, 2018 7:44 pm 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 July 12, 2017 3:53 am 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 April 22, 2017 10:01 am [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 …
  • Kalahandi locals celebrate Nuakhai festival September 17, 2021 6:36 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Locals of Kalahandi celebrated  Bhadraba Sukla Dasami with traditional fervour  on Thursday. The festival was observed in Bhawanipatna, Jaipatna, M. Rampur, Thuamul Rampur, Karlapat, Mahulpatna and Lanjigarh where the …
  • Sub centre for 24 tribal villages at shambles in Odisha's Kalahandi due to lack of doctors and infrastructure September 5, 2021 4:03 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:  Lack of doctors and infrastructure in the lower peripheral health centres in Maoist-dominated areas of Kalahandi have crippled health care in the region. A case in point is the sub centre in Trilochanpur village, …
  • Tiger skin, nails seized by forest officials in Odisha’s Kalahandi August 25, 2021 5:16 am Aug 25, 2021, 10:35AM ISTSource: ANIA tiger skin and nails were seized by the forest department during a raid in Kalahandi North Forest Division in Odisha. The smuggler who belongs to Jharkhand was detained by the forest officials. The accused has been …
  • Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw stresses on railway infra in Odisha's Kalahandi August 22, 2021 7:07 pm By PTI BHAWANIPATNA: Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Sunday said that his primary objective is to better the railway infrastructure in Kalahandi district and other backward regions of Odisha. Announcing that a railway project from Junagarh to Ambaguda in …
  • UGC grants recognition to Kalahandi University August 19, 2021 6:25 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday recognised the Kalahandi unitary university as a university under Section 2 (F) of UGC Act, 1956. Informing this, Union Minister of Education and Skill Development …
  • Kalahandi man kills two babies born out of wedlock with two from district in Goa August 17, 2021 8:01 am
  • Odisha DGP reviews anti-Naxal operations in Kalahandi   August 8, 2021 3:46 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:  DGP Abhay reviewed anti-Maoist operations in the district during his visit to Bhawanipatna on Saturday. He was here to inaugurate the District Intelligence and Operational Centre. Accompanied by DIG SWR Rajesh Pandit, …
  • Odisha: Kalahandi loco POH project caught in land hurdle July 29, 2021 8:33 am
  • Prepare action plan for Kalahandi development: Odisha chief secretary July 26, 2021 4:42 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR : Principal Advisor to Chief Minister and Chairman of Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) Asit Tripathy on Sunday asked Kalahandi administration to work out definite action plan for elevating the development of the …
  • 'Black spots' identified to curb accidents in Odisha's Kalahandi July 23, 2021 3:32 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: With road accidents in Kalahandi showing no signs of abating, district road safety committee has decided to take precautionary measures to curb the menace. In its virtual meeting on Thursday, the committee, chaired by …
  • Forest department sniffs more leopard skins in Kalahandi July 12, 2021 4:13 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Continuing its offensive against wildlife trade, the Forest department on Sunday zeroed on another smuggler of Kalahandi in possession of four more leopard skins. “If the administration succeeds in nabbing him, the …
  • Skins of tiger, leopard seized from Odisha's Kalahandi, six held July 11, 2021 4:43 am An inter-state involved in wildlife crime was busted in Odisha's Kalahandi district on Saturday, and six people were arrested in this connection, an official said. In a joint operation conducted by forest officials of Odisha and Chhattisgarh and …
  • Cobra, hatchlings rescued from house in Odisha’s Kalahandi July 10, 2021 6:41 pm Jul 10, 2021, 10:32PM ISTSource: ANIA cobra and its 26 hatchlings were rescued from a house in Odisha’s Kalahandi district. After the rescue, the cobra and all the hatchlings were released to their safe and natural habitat by Kalahandi Forest Department.
  • Hides of tiger, three leopards seized from Kalahandi, six arrested  July 10, 2021 10:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a major crackdown, a joint team of officials from Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and Odisha and Chhattisgarh forest departments busted an inter-state smuggling racket and seized four big cat skins from …
  • Dana Majhi's daughter from Kalahandi clears lass 10 board exams June 26, 2021 10:22 am Chandini Majhi, the daughter of Dana Majhi who carried his wife's corpse on his shoulders for 10 km after allegedly being denied a hearse by the government hospital in Odisha's Kalahandi district, was among the 2,81,658 girls who cleared the class …
  • Odisha CM inaugurates 200-bed COVID hospital in Kalahandi June 20, 2021 5:05 am Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated a 200-bed COVID-19 hospital set up by aluminium major Vedanta Resources in Kalahandi district. The hospital with all the modern facilities was funded by the company but will be managed by the …
  • Ganja seized from secret chamber of truck in Odisha's Kalahandi district May 24, 2021 5:29 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Kesinga police on Saturday seized 5.52 quintal ganja from the secret chamber of a truck that met with an accident near Kasurpada on NH-26 on April 24. The vehicle from which the contraband was seized had collided with …
  • Odisha: Kalahandi varsity gets land for campus May 13, 2021 8:58 am The land meant for permanent campus of Kalahandi University in BhawanipatnaBHUBANESWAR: Newly created Kalahandi University has received the land for setting up its permanent campus at Karlapada near Bhawanipatna, which is the district headquarters of …
  • Kalahandi University gets land for permanent campus May 12, 2021 12:45 pm BHUBANESWAR: Newly created Kalahandi University got its permanent campus at Karlapada near Bhawanipatna, district headquarters of Kalahandi. This is situated at a distance of 18km from the existing campus at Bhawanipatna. In September, 2019, the state …
  • Odisha records massive surge, 1 in 2 persons Covid positive in Kalahandi April 29, 2021 3:09 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The worst fears of Odisha entering the explosive phase of Covid-19 that has the potential to overrun the healthcare system has begun to come true with the State registering a massive surge of 8,386 new cases on …
  • COVID-19: Odisha's Kalahandi testing lab to be functional in a week April 27, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The Kalahandi administration is planning to set up a testing laboratory in a week’s time to overcome the delay in receiving RT-PCR test reports. Collector Harshad Parag Gavali said infrastructure for the lab is ready …
  • Steep TPR drives Kalahandi’s virus burden April 25, 2021 5:26 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: With a test positivity rate (TPR) of 38 per cent, Kalahandi has steadily turned into one of the Covid hotspots of the State and its impact can be felt at the hospitals.   The district, which reported 282 cases in last …
  • Odisha's Kalahandi to ramp up COVID testing March 25, 2021 8:14 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: With Kalahandi reporting 36 new Covid-19 cases in the last one week, the administration has decided to scale up vaccination drive and testing.  Two of the active cases have been admitted to Covid hospital in …
  • Jilted lover kills girl’s mother in Odisha's Kalahandi March 9, 2021 10:34 am
  • Folk dance troupe from Kalahandi gets Republic Day stage January 19, 2021 1:36 pm The dance troupe from Kalahandi who will be performing Bajasal folk dance on Republic Day parade in New Delhi. BHUBANESWAR: When Guru Dhyanananda Panda (41) arrived in New Delhi early this month, he was a happy man. This was not his first visit to the …
  • Naveen Patnaik launches projects worth over Rs 2,000 crore in Kalahandi January 15, 2021 3:04 am Kalahandi district is no longer the “land of hunger” and an example of extreme poverty, but has transformed into Odisha’s rice bowl and a model of development said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday while launching a slew of projects worth over Rs 2 …
  • Odisha CM launches projects worth over Rs 2085 cr in Kalahandi, addresses first public meeting in nine months January 14, 2021 3:06 pm By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Kalahandi is no longer a laboratory to study poverty, it has become a role model of development in the country, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Thursday at his first public meeting in the aftermath of Covid- …
  • DSP questioned for ‘harassing’ woman constable in Odisha's Kalahandi district December 19, 2020 9:15 am
  • Mahurat of freedom fighter Rendo Majhi biopic held in Kalahandi December 17, 2020 2:16 pm
  • Sexual harassment victim manhandled in police station at Odisha's Kalahandi district November 19, 2020 6:40 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: A 20-year-old woman on Wednesday was manhandled by some miscreants inside the M Rampur police station, when she went there to file a complaint of sexual harassment against a sarpanch. The woman of Kacharpali village …
  • Red posters surface in Kalahandi November 4, 2020 12:48 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Panic gripped locals after Maoist posters and leaflets were found at several places in Manikera and Jurakhaman within M Rampur police limits of Kalahandi on Tuesday. The hand-written posters, claimed to be of Kalahandi …
  • DGP Abhay reviews anti-Maoist operations in Odisha's Kalahandi, Kandhamal November 2, 2020 3:58 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/PHULBANI: DGP Abhay reviewed anti-Maoist operations in south Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh during his visit to Bhawanipatna on Sunday. Accompanied by Special DG, CRPF Kuldip Singh, he …
  • New housing complex in Kalahandi wallows due to Odisha government's neglect October 29, 2020 4:05 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:  In a glaring example of official apathy, lack of planning and timely implementation of projects, the residential cluster building complex in Thuamul Rampur block in Kalahandi district has been lying incomplete and …
  • It’s miles to go for a safer childbirth in Odisha’s Kalahandi September 19, 2020 11:31 pm Women brave arduous journeys to reach hospitals. After walking down two hills, taking a boat across a huge reservoir and then finally travelling 30 km on bumpy country roads in a rickety autorickshaw, the actual process of giving birth was not difficult at …
  • Forces go after Maoists in Kalahandi, Kandhamal September 19, 2020 4:20 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Security forces have seized arms and ammunition following an exchange of fire with Maoists in the forests of M Rampur block of Kalahandi district. On a tip off about movement of a group of 20-25 Maoist cadres in Jerka …
  • State police confirm death of two cops in Kalahandi anti-Maoist op September 10, 2020 11:57 pm
  • Two SOG commandos killed fighting Maoists in Odisha's Kalahandi district September 10, 2020 6:24 pm The martyrs were identified as Sudhir Kumar Tudu (28) and Debashish Sethy (27), both commandos of the special operation group (SOG), a specialized anti-Naxal force of the state policeBHUBANESWAR: An anti-Maoist operation that led to the elimination of five …
  • Five Maoists killed in encounter in Odisha's Kalahandi September 10, 2020 12:11 pm The exchange of fire started around 11 am on Wednesday and lasted for about half an hour Bhubaneswar: Two security personnel lost their lives in the gunfight with Maoists in Odisha's Kalahandi district, police said on Thursday. Five Maoists were also …
  • Four women among 5 ‘Maoists’ gunned down in Kalahandi September 10, 2020 10:38 am
  • Two security personnel killed in gunfight with Maoists in Odisha's Kalahandi September 10, 2020 8:26 am
  • Odisha: Two SOG commandos, five Maoists killed in Kalahandi encounter September 10, 2020 7:34 am Written by Aishwarya Mohanty | Bhubaneshwar | Updated: September 10, 2020 12:59:35 pm Five Maoists, including a woman, were also neutralised in the gun fight that took place in Bhandarangu Sirki forest area, Kalahandi police confirmed. (File)Two Special …
  • 4 women among 5 ‘Maoists’ gunned down in Kalahandi September 10, 2020 1:36 am
  • Four Maoists killed in gunfight with forces in Odisha's Kalahandi September 9, 2020 12:47 pm By PTI BHUBNASWAR: Four Maoists were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Odisha's Kalahandi district on Wednesday, a senior officer said. The exchange of fire, in which a jawan of the Odisha Police's Special Operations Group (SOG) was …
  • Odisha: Scared with human presence, wild bear attacks man in residential area in Kalahandi August 21, 2020 2:26 pm Aug 21, 2020, 07:02PM ISTSource: TOI.inA wild bear entered a residential area of the Bhawanipatna city in Odisha's Kalahandi district, triggering panic among citizens. The bear got scared after seeing so many people in the residential area and attacked …
  • Odisha’s Kalahandi district continues to receive heavy rainfall August 20, 2020 7:08 pm Aug 20, 2020, 10:31PM ISTSource: ANIKalahandi district of Odisha continues to receive heavy rainfall. Odisha has received 58.5 mm average rainfall in last 24 hours, across the 30 districts. Four districts including Cuttack, Jajpur, Koraput and Kendrapara …
  • Kalahandi youth’s spiritual journey to dragon fruit success August 10, 2020 3:59 am Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: If accessing the marketplace has been a challenge during the prevailing pandemic which brought in lockdowns and shutdowns, 30-year-old Vaishnava Charan Sahu, son of a small farmer in M Rampur block of Kalahandi went to …
  • In post-COVID-19 digital world, Odisha Kalahandi tribals make long trek to bank July 16, 2020 5:56 am Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Even before the day breaks, the State Bank of India branch in Thuamul Rampur sees a steady stream of visitors every working day of the week. By the time the bank’s doors open, at least 300 of them are ready to walk in, …
  • Part-time migrant worker now Kalahandi’s favourite rapper July 9, 2020 12:53 am
  • Odisha: Two VCs get additional charges of Rajendra University, Kalahandi University June 20, 2020 6:53 am 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 June 17, 2020 4:40 am 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 …
  • Said to have come in contact with 60 people, COVID-19 positive local big concern for Kalahandi admin May 23, 2020 4:59 am 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 …
  • Kalahandi police counsels lockdown violators May 2, 2020 10:54 pm
  • Woman leads swab collection team in Kalahandi April 18, 2020 7:06 am 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 April 16, 2020 5:17 am 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 April 11, 2020 6:52 am 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 April 4, 2020 6:47 pm
  • Kalahandi district administration extends help to villagers for laying road February 17, 2020 2:14 am 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 December 8, 2019 8:46 am 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 December 1, 2019 2:18 am 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 October 21, 2019 1:51 am 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 September 26, 2019 7:46 am 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 September 26, 2019 7:08 am 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 September 24, 2019 11:03 am 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 August 8, 2019 3:30 am 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 August 7, 2019 2:41 am 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 July 27, 2019 7:14 pm (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 July 19, 2019 5:39 pm 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 July 19, 2019 1:15 pm 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 July 3, 2019 4:01 am 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 May 28, 2019 2:45 pm 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 May 28, 2019 3:28 am , (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 April 18, 2019 5:40 am 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 April 11, 2019 7:23 am 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 April 8, 2019 6:30 pm 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 December 3, 2018 5:51 am 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 November 20, 2018 4:46 am 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 October 12, 2018 3:36 am 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 August 14, 2018 11:53 pm 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 May 10, 2018 2:07 am 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 March 20, 2018 7:41 pm 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 January 16, 2018 3:34 am 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 January 2, 2018 2:50 am 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 December 9, 2017 7:53 pm 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 December 8, 2017 8:44 pm 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 October 31, 2017 8:15 am 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 September 28, 2017 3:58 am 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 September 26, 2017 2:59 am 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 September 15, 2017 11:12 am 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 September 15, 2017 11:07 am 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 September 15, 2017 6:20 am 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 August 29, 2017 7:56 am 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 August 27, 2017 6:09 am 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 …
  • Flood triggered by heavy rains in Odisha's Kalahandi blocks NH-26 July 17, 2017 9:28 am 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 June 28, 2017 4:20 am 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 June 27, 2017 3:16 am 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 June 3, 2017 12:13 pm 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 May 30, 2017 3:05 am 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 May 4, 2017 1:10 am 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 March 27, 2017 9:21 pm 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 March 24, 2017 3:27 am 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 …
  • Odisha braces for multiple cyclonic circulations and more rain in next 10 days September 19, 2021 12:49 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After witnessing a flood-like situation in its coastal region due to incessant rain in the last week, Odisha is bracing for a series of cyclonic circulations over the Bay of Bengal that may trigger heavy rains across …
  • From Odisha to Rajasthan, cannabis trade on a new high September 18, 2021 6:25 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: On September 10, a jute bag carrying truck was intercepted on a highway near Samola in Rajasthan by a joint team of Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh and Alwar Police. When the cops checked the bags, out came at least 2. …
  • Christian boy who suffered burns to 65% of his body in anti-Christian attack has slim chance of survival September 17, 2021 11:48 pm By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor | Friday, September 17, 2021 Christians meet near their rebuilt church in Kandhamal. In 2008, almost every church in the area was destroyed by Hindu nationalists. | John FredricksA Christian boy who suffered …
  • 3 dead, over 19 lakh affected by heavy rains in Odisha (Ld) September 13, 2021 6:29 pm Over 19.53 lakh people in 11 districts of Odisha have been affected by heavy rains in the state since Sunday morning, officials said on Monday. According to a report prepared by the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), over 19.53 lakh people in …
  • Heavy rain lashes several parts of Odisha September 12, 2021 2:42 pm Several parts of Odisha including capital city Bhubaneswar on Sunday experienced heavy downpour, under the influence of a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, officials said. “The well-marked low pressure area lies over northwest and …
  • Well marked low pressure triggers heavy showers in Odisha  September 12, 2021 11:04 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The low-pressure area on Sunday concentrated into a well-marked low pressure over northwest and adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal. The well-marked low pressure is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate …
  • Chief secretary takes stock of Kandhamal medical college August 30, 2021 8:27 am
  • Kandhamal riots seared in memory of India’s Christians August 26, 2021 12:33 am   Feb. 24, 1784, was the day the Christian community in India shed its innocence, discovering its vulnerability in a land where social, religious and other identity groups jostled for power, some with notional or virtual alliances, others with armed gangs …
  • Gumili Sunamajhi, wife of one of Kandhamal's innocents, has died August 21, 2021 2:57 am In 2008 seven Christians were arrested for the death of the Hindu guru who triggered the pogrom against Christians in Orissa. Victims of a sham trial, they were released on bail only after 11 years in prison. Yesterday the wife of one died. She had been a …
  • Odisha: Maoist surrenders in Kandhamal district August 9, 2021 7:46 am
  • Biking fest, eco-camps during winter to boost Kandhamal tourism July 25, 2021 3:20 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR : Principal Advisor to Chief Minister Asit Tripathy on Saturday advised the Kandhamal administration to promote the district as a destination for bikers by organising a biking festival and eco-camps during the ensuing …
  • Odisha: Firearms seized from gunfight spot in Kandhamal July 13, 2021 8:07 am
  • Sal leaf plates pile up so does agony of Kandhamal’s tribal women July 13, 2021 5:05 am By Express News Service PHULBANI: Marginalized forest dwellers of Kandhamal, especially women, who depend on minor forest produce like sal leaf for a living, have been badly affected during the pandemic. With limited access to markets and traders unable to …
  • Odisha: Two SOG jawans injured in anti-Maoist operation in Kandhamal district July 11, 2021 8:55 am
  • Summer of woes for Kandhamal mango farmers of Odisha June 28, 2021 5:36 am Express News Service PHULBANI: Kandhamal mango farmers have a bumper crop but very few takers, this year. Poor marketing coupled with absence of storage facilities apart, disruption in transport service due to lockdown has added to the woes of the tribals …
  • More women test +ve in Kandhamal June 13, 2021 7:29 am
  • Kandhamal: the families of pogrom victims celebrate the feast of Divine Mercy April 12, 2021 1:46 pm In Raikia parish, Father Purushottam Nayak led the liturgy in the presence of Antita Pradhan, widow of one of the martyrs of persecution in 2008 in Odisha.  The cause of beatification of the victims is ongoing. Bhubaneshwar (AsiaNews) – The Feast of Divine …
  • Churches in Kandhamal, Gajapati to open with curbs December 24, 2020 4:23 am By Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Kandhamal and Gajapati districts have allowed entry of devotees into churches for celebration of Christmas on December 25 with certain restrictions.Kandhamal Collector D Brunda said while 50 worshippers will be allowed …
  • Village in Kandhamal mourns death of 5-year-old November 27, 2020 9:50 am
  • World Mission Sunday for Kandhamal’s most affected parish November 24, 2020 3:44 am Despite COVID-19 restrictions, many worshippers took part in Christ the King celebrations. Our Lady of Charity parish was vandalised in 2004 and 2008. Raikia (AsiaNews) – Yesterday, Catholics celebrate Christ the King of Kings in Raikia, Archdiocese of …
  • DGP Abhay reviews anti-Maoist operations in Odisha's Kalahandi, Kandhamal November 2, 2020 3:58 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/PHULBANI: DGP Abhay reviewed anti-Maoist operations in south Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh during his visit to Bhawanipatna on Sunday. Accompanied by Special DG, CRPF Kuldip Singh, he …
  • Kandhamal tribals lay bamboo pipelines to bring water to their homes October 4, 2020 5:48 am Express News Service BERHAMPUR/BHUBANESWAR: For more than 150 years, villagers in two tribal-dominated hamlets of Kandhamal district considered safe drinking water a treasured item in their households. A glass of water could trigger disputes between …
  • Forces go after Maoists in Kalahandi, Kandhamal September 19, 2020 4:20 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Security forces have seized arms and ammunition following an exchange of fire with Maoists in the forests of M Rampur block of Kalahandi district. On a tip off about movement of a group of 20-25 Maoist cadres in Jerka …
  • No takers for Kandhamal’s famed turmeric in Odisha September 14, 2020 6:07 pm Though Kandhamal saw a bumper yield this year, less than 20% of raw turmeric has been sold so far, leaving the rest of the produce with farmers. A year after the famed organic turmeric of Odisha’s Kandhamal district received the geographical indication (GI …
  • SVNIRTAR help for Kandhamal girl with brittle bone disease September 12, 2020 6:58 am By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR) at Olatpur here has extended a helping hand to a two-year-old girl of Kandhamal’s Dahu village who has been suffering from a rare …
  • Nabarangpur, Kandhamal among top five aspirational districts September 4, 2020 6:09 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Two districts of Odisha figured among the top five most-improved aspirational districts in NITI Aayog’s Delta Ranking for July 2020, a report of which was released at New Delhi. Nabarangpur and Kandhamal have emerged as …
  • Kandhamal takes just 13 days to reach 2,000-mark August 26, 2020 11:49 pm
  • Maoists torch vehicles engaged in road construction in Odisha's Kandhamal August 17, 2020 5:18 pm By PTI PHULBANI (Odisha): Maoists on Monday torched four vehicles of a company engaged in road construction work in Odishas Kandhamal district, police said. The Maoists stormed the road construction site at Kanjal Ghat under Balliguda police station limits …
  • 55-year-old Kandhamal SI succumbs to COVID-19 August 9, 2020 3:57 am By Express News Service KANDHAMAL: A sub-inspector (SI) of Kandhamal district lost his life to Covid-19 infection on Friday. The 55-year-old Mahajan Pradhan, 55, was posted at Linepada outpost under Chakapad police station.  Pradhan was admitted to the …
  • Lockdown brings Kandhamal turmeric trade to grinding halt July 30, 2020 1:24 am Bhubaneswar: The business of Kandhamal haldi (turmeric), which had received the GI tag on April 1 last year, has been badly hit owing to the lockdown. Farmers also faced difficulties in marketing this cash crop this year. The Kandhamal Apex Spices …
  • 2 'Maoists' gunned down in Odisha's Kandhamal July 23, 2020 6:29 pm Representative image. BHUBANESWAR: Security personnel on Thursday shot dead two suspected Maoists, including a woman cadre in a forest of Tumudibandha area in Kandhamal district. This was the second successful anti-Maoist operation in Kandhamal district …
  • Odisha: 81-year-old from Kandhamal beats coronavirus July 13, 2020 5:05 pm
  • Odisha: Maoists killed in Kandhamal encounter carried Rs 34 lakh reward July 9, 2020 11:20 am 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 July 9, 2020 12:53 am 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 …
  • Security forces gun down four Maoists in Kandhamal July 6, 2020 9:42 am 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 …
  • Security forces kill 4 Maoists in Kandhamal encounter July 5, 2020 9:23 am 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 July 5, 2020 9:03 am 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 …
  • Four Maoists killed in Odisha's Kandhamal district July 5, 2020 8:41 am 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 July 5, 2020 8:37 am 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 …
  • Kandhamal dist back on Covid map July 5, 2020 12:29 am
  • Maoist camp busted in Odisha's Kandhamal July 3, 2020 11:39 am 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 July 2, 2020 12:25 pm 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 Kandhamal reports first Covid-19 case, four tribal districts still untouched by virus May 18, 2020 8:33 am
  • Kandhamal tribals appeal: We have no money, no food, no shelter. Help us! (video) May 6, 2020 2:50 pm 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 May 3, 2020 12:50 am 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 February 22, 2020 1:15 pm 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 February 19, 2020 5:44 am 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 February 3, 2020 5:30 am 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 ... January 27, 2020 6:45 pm 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 November 30, 2019 5:01 pm 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 September 2, 2019 9:33 pm 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 August 21, 2019 1:33 am 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 April 18, 2019 3:23 am 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 April 17, 2019 6:44 am 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' April 13, 2019 7:28 pm [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 April 5, 2019 6:50 pm 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 April 3, 2019 3:40 am 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' April 1, 2019 4:04 pm '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 March 26, 2019 6:25 am 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 March 23, 2019 5:26 pm 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 March 21, 2019 10:04 am 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 January 31, 2019 12:50 pm 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 January 23, 2019 3:08 pm 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 January 22, 2019 5:13 pm 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 January 15, 2019 2:10 am 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 January 10, 2019 6:13 pm 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 January 7, 2019 11:15 am 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’ December 18, 2018 2:06 am 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  November 28, 2018 5:42 am 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 October 29, 2018 9:34 am 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 October 11, 2018 9:38 pm 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 September 1, 2018 2:15 am 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 August 27, 2018 5:48 pm 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 August 25, 2018 6:14 pm 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' August 25, 2018 1:58 pm 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 August 24, 2018 10:20 pm 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 August 23, 2018 9:52 pm 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 August 23, 2018 4:49 pm 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' July 4, 2018 2:34 pm 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 May 14, 2018 1:48 am 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 May 13, 2018 6:21 pm 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 January 23, 2018 10:38 pm 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 January 12, 2018 7:20 pm 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 January 12, 2018 9:33 am 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 January 12, 2018 2:56 am 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 December 21, 2017 11:04 pm 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 October 26, 2017 2:00 am 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 October 6, 2017 9:40 am 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 August 29, 2017 9:00 am 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 August 24, 2017 8:37 pm 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 August 24, 2017 5:37 pm 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 August 16, 2017 12:17 pm 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 July 4, 2017 9:39 pm 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 July 4, 2017 4:37 pm 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 June 30, 2017 5:19 am 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 June 27, 2017 3:16 am 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 June 16, 2017 1:42 am 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 June 5, 2017 5:34 pm 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 April 5, 2017 2:46 pm 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 March 28, 2017 12:39 pm 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 …
  • Odisha-Andhra Pradesh panchayat row: Koraput administration to hold rural polls in Kotia September 21, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: A day after Andhra Pradesh announced results of its Mandal Parishad elections in villages of Kotia, the Koraput administration on Monday said steps are being taken to hold the upcoming panchayat polls in the disputed area …
  • Coffee farming empowers tribals in Odisha's Koraput September 19, 2021 3:35 am (MENAFN - IANS) By Biswa Bhusan Mohapatra Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) Coffee farming is transforming the lives of the tribal population of Odishas Koraput district, which is considered one of the most backward in India. Koraput, which is located in the …
  • Maoist with 20 lakh bounty on head held in Odisha's Koraput September 15, 2021 8:37 am
  • Maoist with Rs 20 lakh bounty and 75 cases arrested from Koraput September 15, 2021 5:59 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: A dreaded Maoist cadre, believed to be involved in a series of attacks on security forces in Odisha as well as Andhra Pradesh was arrested from a forest near Petaguda in Boipariguda here on Monday. He was booked in at least …
  • Koraput admin seeks report on ICDS cheque scam September 13, 2021 5:12 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: The district administration has sought a report from Borigumma child development project officer regarding role of the ICDS office cashier in the cheque scam that took place in June.Cashier Pabitra Jena is under scanner for …
  • Manda buffalo of Odisha's Koraput gets national recognition September 7, 2021 3:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In yet another milestone for the State in indigenous animal breed registration, Manda buffalo, found mainly in Koraput region, has been recognised as the 19th native breed of buffaloes in the country. Native to the …
  • Border row with Andhra: Koraput administration sanctions PMAY unit within 24 hours September 5, 2021 4:03 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Surprised by Andhra Pradesh on more than one occasion, the Koraput administration is not taking any chances to woo tribal residents of disputed Kotia panchayat in Pottangi block.  In a bid to checkmate their Andhra …
  • In Koraput, police fight cash-rich ganja trade and creative peddlers August 30, 2021 4:46 am Express News Service KORAPUT: 13,000 kilogram ganja and close to 500 vehicles seized in the last five years. Yet the green contraband flows in Koraput. A watchful police network notwithstanding, huge profit from the trade continues to drive hemp …
  • Odisha: Rs 2.44 crore fraud occurred in 3 post offices of Koraput division August 27, 2021 3:12 pm
  • Officials rush from Odisha's Koraput to Kotia for damage control August 21, 2021 3:52 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  A day after being caught unawares by Andhra Pradesh in Kotia, Pottangi officials rushed to the disputed panchayat to take stock of the situation on Friday, August 20, 2021. Revenue and block officials inspected the sites …
  • Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw dances with Koraput villagers in Odisha | Watch August 20, 2021 8:21 pm Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday embarked on the BJP's 'Jan Ashirwad Jatra’ in Odisha and described the state as his “karma bhoomi”. The bureaucrat-turned-politician received a rousing welcome by the saffron party workers on his …
  • Watch: Minister of Railways dances with tribal women in Koraput August 20, 2021 7:04 pm
  • Koraput admin on toes as Kotia in AP focus again August 10, 2021 3:38 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: The border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh (AP) has once again come to a boil with the neighbouring state allegedly planning to rename villages in disputed Kotia panchayat on August 15. Sources said, AP has been …
  • Tata to market Odisha's Koraput Coffee August 9, 2021 10:59 am has decided to market the beans produced in tribal-dominated Koraput district of Odisha across the country and abroad, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said. Appreciating the effort of Tribal Development Co-operative Corporation of Odisha (TDCCOL), …
  • Koraput coffee in Odisha to get Tata boost August 9, 2021 6:42 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Tata Coffee has agreed to market coffee grown in Koraput district in national and international markets. Announcing this, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said Tata will procure coffee from growers in Koraput district and …
  • Low-key Independence Day at Koraput August 4, 2021 2:38 am By Express News Service KORAPUT:  Independence Day will be celebrated in a low-key manner by the district administration in view of the pandemic. At the district level independence day celebration committee meeting chaired by Collector Md Abdaal Akhtar, it …
  • Rooftop solar plant inaugurated at Koraput railway station July 21, 2021 8:44 am A rooftop solar power plant was commissioned at the Koraput station in Odisha, the East Coast Railway said on Wednesday. Chief Electrical Engineer Chitta Ranjan Hait inaugurated the 27.5-kilowatt-peak (kWp) plant, which is installed on the sheds at …
  • MPLAD funds unused, Koraput MP Saptagiri Ulaka upset July 9, 2021 3:17 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Raising concern over the delay in carrying out development works in Jeypore, Koraput MP Saptagiri Ulaka has accused government agencies of failing to utilise MPLAD funds in implementation of various projects.  Ulaka said of …
  • ‘Sabji coolers’ in backyards, Koraput farmers breathe sigh of relief July 7, 2021 3:08 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Though cold storages are still a distant dream for many villages in Odisha, farmers in Koraput have some alternative to cheer about. With innovative sabji or vegetable coolers set up in many villages, the farmers now hope …
  • Koraput district to resume vaccination drive from today July 5, 2021 4:42 am By Express News Service JEYPORE/ROURKELA:  The Koraput administration will resume the vaccination programme across the district from Monday. The drive was suspended for the last four days due to a shortage of Covid doses.  The vaccination drive is …
  • 1243 kg ganja worth 1.2 crore seized in Koraput, two held July 4, 2021 8:52 am
  • Police roughed up by villagers in Odisha's Koraput July 4, 2021 6:11 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: A police team was roughed up by a mob in Kakrigumma village under Laxmipur block in Koraput on Friday evening following a road accident. Sources said, a youth Lalit Kumar of Keraga was injured after being hit by a tipper …
  • Odisha: COVID negative report must for Snana Yatra sevayats in Koraput Sabar Srikhetra June 21, 2021 7:16 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  The temple administration of the Koraput Sabar Srikhetra has decided that COVID-19 negative certificate is mandatory for sevayats who will conduct the rituals for Snana Yatra scheduled on June 24. The administration of the …
  • Dalit rapper from Odisha's Koraput raises Rs 37 lakh to study in Oxford University June 6, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Crowdfunding helped an Odia dalit rapper of Koraput raise Rs 37 lakh for pursuing a course at the Oxford University in London. Sumit Samos Turuk of Narayanpatna block applied for MSc in Modern South Asian Studies in …
  • Three Covid hospitals become functional in Koraput district May 10, 2021 4:18 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  In the wake of spike in cases, all three Covid hospitals in Koraput have been made functional by the district administration. The district now has three Covid hospitals at Jeypore, Koraput and Sunabeda. While the facility …
  • Koraput urges Andhra Pradesh to stop people from entering Odisha May 7, 2021 8:23 am
  • Odisha's Koraput district manages to minimise wastage of doses and administer maximum jabs May 7, 2021 2:13 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: At a time when the inoculation drive is being hit by vaccine shortage across the State, Koraput district has managed to exceed its target by minimising wastage of doses and administering maximum jabs. Since the first phase …
  • Ganja worth Rs 1 crore seized in Odisha's Koraput, 3 arrested May 4, 2021 3:31 pm Addressing media persons, Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Sanjaya Mohapatra said, "Police detained a jackfruit-laden truck traveling to Guntur, Andhra Pradesh which was carrying 1,008 kg of ganja." (Representative image)KORAPUT: Odisha's …
  • Koraput reactivates care centre April 21, 2021 7:23 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Witnessing a daily spike in positive cases, the Koraput administration reopened a 70-bed Covid care centre at Jeypore on Tuesday. The district now has two functional facilities for Covid patients, one at Jeypore and the …
  • Rs 7.9 cr fake notes seized, 3 held in Odisha’s Koraput March 3, 2021 6:28 pm Mar 03, 2021, 02:55PM ISTSource: ANIPolice seized counterfeit currency notes with face value of Rs 7.9 crore in Sunki Village of Odisha’s Koraput district. Cops arrested three persons in this connection. All the notes were of the Rs 500 denomination. The …
  • Odisha: 10 killed, 15 injured as pick-up van overturns in Koraput; PM expresses grief February 1, 2021 1:38 pm Image Source : ANI Odisha: 10 killed, 15 injured as pick-up van overturns in Koraput At least 10 people were killed and 15 others injured after a pick-up van carrying them overturned in Odisha's Koraput district on Sunday, a police officer said. While …
  • Bears roam Odisha's Koraput village, people panic January 1, 2021 3:06 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: A sleuth of six bears is giving sleepless nights to villagers of Lodijodi under Borrigumma block here for the last four days. With sundown, the bears are venturing into the village and roaming in the streets in the night …
  • Mercury dips below 3 degree Celsius in Koraput, admin opens night shelters December 23, 2020 5:40 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  As Koraput begins to feel the winter chill after a long wait, the district emergency office asked the administration to open night shelters for the needy in schools and other available public buildings with immediate …
  • OSRTC buses resume service in Koraput dist December 5, 2020 6:03 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: After an eight-month hiatus, the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) resumed its bus service from Jeypore depot on Friday. However, regular bus service on all the routes will restart only after the People’s …
  • Koraput: Consumer forum pulls up bank for not closing education loan account November 21, 2020 9:38 am
  • Andhra Pradesh intrudes into state’s territory in Koraput district November 17, 2020 7:54 am
  • Farmers of Odisha's Koraput district have no clue where paddy purchase kicks off November 17, 2020 7:29 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Paddy procurement in Koraput district is likely to be delayed this season as the administration is yet to notify the first mandi where the process would take off. With a day to go before market yards open for the ensuing …
  • Koraput Collector visits disputed sites amid Andhra Pradesh land row November 3, 2020 2:45 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Days after Andhra Pradesh officials distributed land records in bordering CK Bhadra village under Langalbeda panchayat in Narayanpatana block, a team led by Koraput Collector Madhusudan Mishra visited the disputed sites on …
  • Kitchen garden scheme turns barren in Koraput October 21, 2020 2:45 am By Express News Service KORAPUT: The kitchen garden programme implemented by the Odisha Government in its schools in the district has turned dry owing to absence of required infrastructure. This has not only deprived the students of consuming freshly grown …
  • Odisha: Koraput administration on its toes after heavy rain warning October 20, 2020 4:56 am The Koraput administration has sounded a high alert across the district following heavy rainfall warning under the influence of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal (File photo)KORAPUT: The Koraput administration has sounded a high alert across the district …
  • Explosives seized from Maoist hideout along Odisha's Koraput-Malkangiri border October 20, 2020 4:55 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: A joint team of BSF and DVF unearthed a huge cache of explosives stored by Maoists in Machkund forest along Koraput-Malkangiri border on Sunday night.  Basing on intelligence inputs about presence of around 20 Maoists in …
  • Two new COVID-19 hospitals in Sambalpur, Koraput October 13, 2020 2:44 am By Express News Service SAMBALPUR/KORAPUT: Two new Covid hospitals began functioning in Sambalpur and Koraput districts on Monday. While the one at Sambalpur, with 120 beds, has been set up in a building on the premises of VIMSAR, Burla, the facility …
  • Maoist activities on wane in Odisha's Malkangiri, Koraput: DGP August 30, 2020 4:11 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/JEYPORE: DGP Abhay on Saturday said there has been a significant decline in Maoist activities in the left wing extremism (LWE)-hit areas of the state. During his visit to Malkangiri and Koraput districts on the day, …
  • Koraput to get more doctors, Covid hospital at SLNMCH August 29, 2020 4:50 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: To handle the steep rise in Covid-19 cases, the State Government will soon depute more number of doctors to Koraput, Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra said on Friday. Reviewing the …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates plasma bank at Koraput August 28, 2020 5:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated the sixth plasma bank of the State at Sahid Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput through video conference. Reiterating the commitment of the …
  • Flood situation improves in Odisha's Koraput district August 23, 2020 12:59 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: The flood situation in Koraput district is gradually improving with a decrease in water level of Indravati and Johar rivers at Koptad and Borrigumma blocks.  Excess water from the two rivers had entered Sadaranga, Belgam, …
  • Koraput to rope in another 250 health personnel August 15, 2020 6:03 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: With coronavirus cases continuing to surge, the district administration has decided to recruit 250 more health personnel in Covid-19 hospitals and care centres. At present, around 3,000 medical staff are deployed in Covid- …
  • As online education takes roots, tree classrooms become a norm in Odisha's Koraput August 4, 2020 3:03 am Express News Service KORAPUT: Trees on the hills bordering Dudhari village in Similguda block of the district bear a peculiar sight these days. Precariously perched on the branches are young kids with mobile phones in hand, struggling to keep balance while …
  • COVID-19: Record spike in Koraput, MCH OPDs shut down August 1, 2020 4:03 am By Express News Service JEYPORE/KORAPUT: Koraput district reported its biggest single-day spike of 80 Covid-19 cases on Friday.Of the new cases, 17 were in quarantine while 63 are local contacts. Three health workers and five police personnel have also …
  • Nalco suspends COVID-19 positive employee for dancing in Koraput hospital July 20, 2020 3:01 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: If one is infected with coronavirus, should the patient be in a state of gloom? Well, Nalco seems to thinks so because a grade II employee of the Central PSU was placed under suspension for dancing to a popular Bollywood …
  • Record COVID-19 spike in Odisha's Koraput July 14, 2020 5:11 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Amid the burgeoning Covid-19 cases in Koraput, the district administration is now faced with the challenge of providing hospital beds to new patients. With Koraput reporting yet another biggest single-day spike of 50 …
  • Four years on, National Highway bypass plan to connect Koraput with Jeypore a non-starter July 10, 2020 4:15 am 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 June 27, 2020 5:41 am 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 June 18, 2020 9:33 am 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 June 15, 2020 6:48 am 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 June 5, 2020 12:27 am 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 May 25, 2020 11:56 pm 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 May 16, 2020 11:24 pm 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 May 10, 2020 12:49 am 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 April 27, 2020 3:54 am 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 April 15, 2020 9:42 am 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 April 11, 2020 5:21 am 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 March 28, 2020 1:59 am 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 March 28, 2020 12:38 am
  • Koraput seals borders with AP, Chhattisgarh March 25, 2020 11:20 pm
  • Cashew units in Odisha's Koraput defy safety norms, despite state being under lockdown March 25, 2020 4:01 am 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 March 21, 2020 5:23 pm 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 March 19, 2020 12:48 pm
  • Frenchman quarantined for a day in Odisha's Koraput March 19, 2020 2:58 am 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 March 19, 2020 1:55 am
  • Koraput administration shifts focus on foreigners March 13, 2020 7:28 am 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  February 4, 2020 8:10 am 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 December 24, 2019 4:56 am 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 December 8, 2019 8:47 am 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 November 12, 2019 1:22 am 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 October 30, 2019 2:00 am 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 September 19, 2019 4:15 am 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 September 16, 2019 2:57 pm 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 September 15, 2019 10:25 am 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 September 8, 2019 7:16 am 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 August 25, 2019 3:21 am 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 August 23, 2019 1:37 am 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 August 12, 2019 6:17 am 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 July 11, 2019 6:35 am 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 July 7, 2019 5:20 am 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 July 5, 2019 7:37 am 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 July 5, 2019 4:45 am 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 June 11, 2019 7:06 am 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 June 3, 2019 4:02 pm [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 May 28, 2019 6:32 am 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 May 5, 2019 4:52 am 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 March 29, 2019 4:47 am 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 March 15, 2019 5:52 am 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 January 29, 2019 5:48 am 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 December 24, 2018 3:58 am 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 December 22, 2018 3:50 am 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 December 2, 2018 5:09 am 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 October 26, 2018 6:31 am 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, …
  • Teachers’ Day: Koraput teacher finds local resources for science practicals, to be awarded August 30, 2018 1:13 pm 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 August 20, 2018 2:25 am 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 …
  • Odisha: Marijuana worth Rs 2.25 crore seized in Malkangiri, 3 held September 23, 2021 12:38 am Sep 23, 2021, 05:00AM ISTSource: ANIOdisha Police arrested three persons for smuggling Rs 2.25 crore worth of Marijuana in a coal-laden trailer truck during patrolling in Malkangiri district on September 21. 2,256 kg of ganja packed in 97 gunny bags are …
  • Odisha: Five years on, two bridges too far for Malkangiri September 1, 2021 2:44 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Five years after construction started, the two high-level bridges near Korukonda at MV-37 on Malkangiri-Balimela road await completion. The projects were planned to replace the existing low-lying bridges that get …
  • Odisha: Malkangiri collector scraps 48 mining tenders cleared by predecessor August 25, 2021 7:03 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI:  Malkangiri Collector Vishal Singh has scrapped 48 mining tenders including the seven stone quarries awarded to Andhra Pradesh-based trader Ch Venu Gopal. Singh on Tuesday said the decision to cancel the tenders was …
  • Odisha CM launches Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana in Malkangiri August 20, 2021 4:02 pm Aug 20, 2021, 07:25PM ISTSource: ANIChief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on August 20 launched Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana and distributed smart health cards under the scheme in Malkangiri. The scheme will cover 3.5 crore people of the state out of 4.3 …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to distribute health cards during Malkangiri visit today August 20, 2021 9:01 am
  • Odisha's Malkangiri Collector scraps Andhra trader's Rs 1 crore solvency certificate August 9, 2021 3:53 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri Collector Vishal Singh has cancelled the solvency certificate for Rs 1 crore issued favour of Andhra Pradesh-based trader Ch Venu Gopal putting an end to the stone quarry tender fixing controversy leading to …
  • Odisha government effects IAS reshuffle, Malkangiri Collector shifted June 28, 2021 7:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a massive rejig in the IAS cadre, the State government on Sunday transferred Malkangiri Collector Yeddula Vijay as the Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Cuttack. Vijay is embroiled in a tender …
  • Malkangiri collector fixed stone quarries' tender for Rs 1 crore: Congress leader Pradeep Majhi June 23, 2021 8:07 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Bringing serious allegations of tender fixing against Malkangiri collector Yedulla Vijay, senior Congress leader and former Nabarangpur MP Pradeep Majhi on Tuesday accused the district head of taking bribe of Rs 1 crore …
  • Six Maoists killed in encounter with police in AP; security forces-Maoists exchange fire in Odisha's Malkangiri June 17, 2021 3:12 am Six members, including three women, of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) were killed in an alleged exchange of fire with the elite Greyhounds of Andhra Pradesh Police in Visakhapatnam district on Wednesday, while a fierce gunbattle took place between security …
  • COVID-19: Home isolation fuels biomedical waste concern in Odisha's Malkangiri May 24, 2021 5:28 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: With spike in COVID-19 cases and majority of patients recovering under home isolation, management of biomedical waste from households has emerged as a serious concern for the district administration in Malkangiri as it …
  • COVID fight: To allow entry or not is Malkangiri’s dilemma May 6, 2021 5:53 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI:  The State government directive to Collectors of six districts to close their borders with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in wake of emergence of more virulent N440K strain of coronavirus has put the Malkangiri …
  • Around 100 fall ill after consuming ‘lassi’ in Odisha’s Malkangiri May 1, 2021 6:02 pm May 01, 2021, 10:57PM ISTSource: ANIAs many as 100 villagers including children were admitted to civil hospital after consuming 'Lassi' in Odisha. The incident took place in Kurti village under Padia block, Malkangiri district. 20 patients are …
  • From Naxal-hit Malkangiri to Puri beach, budding sand artist sculpts success story April 1, 2021 9:01 am From a remote village in Naxal-hit Malkangiri district to the world-famous beach in Puri, 24-year-old budding sand artist Muka Kabasi is making waves with his creations. Born and brought up in a farming family with limited resources to make ends meet, …
  • Night curfew in Odisha's Malkangiri for nine days March 23, 2021 9:43 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Apprehending a surge in Covid-19 cases during the upcoming festivals, the administration on Monday imposed night curfew across the district from March 23 to 31.  As per an order issued by Collector Yedulla Vijay, the …
  • Covid-19 in Odisha: Night curfew returns to Malkangiri March 23, 2021 8:45 am The Malkangiri district administration notified the curfew from 9pm to 6am from March 23 to March 31 to avoid gatherings for Dola, Holi and Bada yatra festival.BHUBANESWAR: Night curfew returned to Malkangiri district while the state government decided to …
  • Covid fear: Night curfew in Malkangiri on eve of badayatra March 23, 2021 8:45 am Government has decided not to put restrictions immediately and is keeping a close eye on the evolving scenario (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: Amid rising infections in some parts of the state, night curfew made a comeback to Malkangiri district, which …
  • Curbs imposed on 'Badayatra' in Odisha's Malkangiri district amid COVID surge March 20, 2021 1:24 pm By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Amid fears of COVID resurgence in the State, the Malkangiri district administration on Thursday imposed restrictions on celebration of biennial festival 'Badayatra' in the headquarters town. The festival is …
  • Odisha: Malkangiri forest division holds public meetings to create awareness on forest fires March 16, 2021 3:13 pm Mar 16, 2021, 03:03PM ISTSource: ANIMalkangiri forest division held public meetings and created awareness on forest fires on March 15. They also organised nukkad natak at various spots to raise awareness. Speaking to ANI, Divisional Forest Officer said, …
  • Excise dept seizes 800 kg ‘ganja’ in Odisha’s Malkangiri February 26, 2021 5:48 pm Feb 26, 2021, 02:33PM ISTSource: ANIThe excise department has seized around 800 kg of ‘ganja’ in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on February 25. ‘Ganja’ was being transported in a jackfruit vehicle in Chitrokonda area of Malkangiri district. The 800 kg of ‘ …
  • BSF IG reviews security in Malkangiri February 25, 2021 5:41 pm By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: BSF IG Madhusudan Sharma on Wednesday visited Mahupadar and Temrupalli villages bordering Chhattisgarh to assess the security scenario in the area. In a meeting with officers of BSF and Odisha police, Sharma stressed the …
  • Children in Malkangiri village take charge, repair road to school February 21, 2021 2:00 am Last week, a group of students from a village in Odisha’s Malkangiri district took it upon themselves to repair a road leading to their school. The children, mostly upper primary students of the Talakata government school, picked up shovels, heaved plastic …
  • Woman Maoist surrenders before Malkangiri SP, BSF January 25, 2021 10:16 am Jan 25, 2021, 03:13PM ISTSource: ANIA woman Maoist surrendered before the Superintendent of Police (SP) and Border Security Force (BSF) on January 24 in Odisha’s Malkangiri. The ultra, Lachchi Khara alias Lachhi alias Gita, was an active member of the …
  • BSF recovers landmine in Malkangiri January 11, 2021 4:58 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: A live landmine weighing around 5 kg was recovered by Border Security Force (BSF) during an operation at Handikhal forest in Chitrakonda block on Saturday.  The landmine was hidden in a huge drum under a tree. The BSF …
  • Maoist bandh on December 21, Malkangiri on alert December 21, 2020 4:42 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : The Maoists have given Malkangiri bandh call on Monday protesting the Singaram encounter in Swabhiman Anchal on December 13 which claimed lives of two of their prominent cadres.  Terming the recent exchanges of fire …
  • Bonda tribe of Malkangiri sensitised about rights of people with disabilities December 17, 2020 4:49 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: For the first time, a sensitization program for people with disabilities was held at the remote Bonda Hills in the tribal-dominated Malkangiri district on Tuesday. Held at Mudulipada panchayat under Khairput block, the …
  • Malkangiri collector shifted after being booked for ‘murder’ November 17, 2020 7:54 am
  • Malkangiri women set up roadside library for kids November 17, 2020 7:54 am The library, inspired by a similar one in Arunachal Pradesh, was inaugurated on DiwaliBHUBANESWAR: A group of 20-odd tribal women in Malkangiri district have taken it upon themselves to inculcate a reading habit among youngsters, who they feel spend more …
  • Odisha: Govt shifts Malkangiri collector a day after police files murder case against him November 16, 2020 11:21 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after police registered a murder case on Malkangiri collector Manish Agrawal on a case relating to the death of his personal assistant Deba Narayan Panda, the Odisha government has shifted him as deputy secretary …
  • War against malaria: Malkangiri eyes at zero cases in December November 8, 2020 4:43 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : Once considered a malaria hotspot, Malkangiri district has registered a substantial decline in the vector-borne disease in the last one year. The district, which once contributed around 40-50 per cent (pc) of the total …
  • Odisha: Tribal women in Malkangiri come together to debunk menstrual taboo October 28, 2020 1:22 pm Bada Didi volunteers connect with girls at Goudguda village in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district recentlyBHUBANESWAR: With mothers and older women shying away from talking about puberty and menstruation, and most importantly, lacking proper knowledge …
  • Explosives seized from Maoist hideout along Odisha's Koraput-Malkangiri border October 20, 2020 4:55 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: A joint team of BSF and DVF unearthed a huge cache of explosives stored by Maoists in Machkund forest along Koraput-Malkangiri border on Sunday night.  Basing on intelligence inputs about presence of around 20 Maoists in …
  • 3 Dead, 2 Critical Due To Suspected Food Poisoning In Odisha’s Malkangiri District October 15, 2020 7:25 pm Three minor siblings died due to suspected food poisoning at a village in Odisha's tribal-dominated Malkangiri district on Thursday, a senior official said. The mother and another sister of the deceased are also critical, he said. All of them, …
  • Tribal women in Malkangiri come together to debunk menstrual taboo October 7, 2020 9:15 am Bada Didi volunteers connect with girls at Goudguda village in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district recentlyBHUBANESWAR: With mothers and older women shying away from talking about puberty and menstruation, and most importantly, lacking proper knowledge …
  • What is COVID? ask Bonda tribals of Malkangiri September 24, 2020 8:09 am Far from the madding crowd, they live on the top of Bonda hills under Khairiput block of Odisha’s Malkangiri district. Little do they know that the world has plunged to a major health crisis called Covid-19 pandemic. The Bondas, one of the primitive tribal …
  • Odisha: 4 deaths, 13 from village in hospital, Malkangiri district probes unknown disease September 16, 2020 3:27 am An ambulance on duty. (Express Photo/ Arul Horizon/Representational)The health department in Odisha’s Malkangiri district has initiated a probe after four people belonging to Koya tribe from a remote village in the district died in less than a …
  • Government school teachers in Odisha's Malkangiri remain absent during lockdown but get full salary September 8, 2020 3:14 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: With schools remaining closed following the COVID-19 lockdown, a large number of school teachers in Malkangiri have violated Government order and remained absent from their headquarters in the district.   As per reports, …
  • Maoist-hit Malkangiri's Swabhiman Anchal gets cellphone connectivity September 7, 2020 5:18 pm
  • Maoist activities on wane in Odisha's Malkangiri, Koraput: DGP August 30, 2020 4:11 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/JEYPORE: DGP Abhay on Saturday said there has been a significant decline in Maoist activities in the left wing extremism (LWE)-hit areas of the state. During his visit to Malkangiri and Koraput districts on the day, …
  • Maoist from Chhattisgarh Mahadev Madkami surrenders in Odisha's Malkangiri August 24, 2020 3:16 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: A Maoist cadre from Chhattisgarh Mahadev Madkami surrendered before Malkangiri SP Rishikesh D Khilari on Sunday.  Madkami, a native of Kankerpara village in Dantewada district, had joined the Mahupadar LOS of Kangerghati …
  • Woman lights pyre of husband in Malkangiri, breaks age-old stereotypes August 21, 2020 5:02 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Breaking the age-old stereotypes of social customs that hold back women from cremating their family members, wife of a block education officer (BEO) lit her husband’s pyre in Mandapalli village under Mathili block on …
  • Fire Station teams rescued 35 people from flood-affected area in Odisha’s Malkangiri August 18, 2020 11:23 am Aug 18, 2020, 03:04PM ISTSource: ANITotal of 35 people including women and children were evacuated to a safer place from the flood-affected area near Saberi River by teams from Podia and Malkangiri Fire Stations. Many villages of Malkangiri are marooned …
  • Flood spectre over Odisha's Malkangiri August 14, 2020 4:56 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Heavy downpour has caused a flood-like situation in several areas of Malkangiri disrupting normal life in the district. Communication between Kalimela and Podia has been badly affected as water was flowing over the …
  • Heavy rains trigger flood-like situation in Odisha's Malkangiri August 13, 2020 5:04 pm Aug 13, 2020, 09:59PM ISTSource: ANIHeavy rains triggered flood-like situation in Odisha's Malkangiri district. Several part of the Malkangiri district area have been submerged in the water. Road communication was disrupted following heavy rains. …
  • BSF jawan from Rajasthan kills self in Malkangiri August 6, 2020 10:19 am KORAPUT: A BSF jawan engaged in anti-Maoist operations in Malkangiri district committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle late on Tuesday night. Police said the deceased was identified as Shesha Karan, a resident of Rajasthan and a member …
  • Caseload worry for Malkangiri town August 5, 2020 4:45 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri reported 34 cases on Tuesday with the majority 26 from the municipality area.The municipality has registered 298 cases against a total of 663 reported from across the district till date. The rest of the eight …
  • Malkangiri man rides horse to supply milk in COVID-19 containment zone July 20, 2020 3:01 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Desperate times call for desperate measures. With restrictions imposed on movement of vehicles in Malkangiri municiplaity area, a containment zone, the local milkman has adopted a unique mode of transport, on horseback, …
  • Two hardcore Maoists lay down arms in Odisha's Malkangiri district July 14, 2020 3:07 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Two hardcore Maoists including a woman cadre surrendered before SP Rishikesh D Khilari at the district police office here on Sunday. They are Kanna Madi, an area committee member of military platoon under the Malkangiri- …
  • Kaladapalli villagers in Odisha's Malkangiri district hang crocodile, throw dinner party of its meat July 3, 2020 5:49 am 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 July 2, 2020 6:46 pm 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 …
  • 29 BSF jawans test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha's Malkangiri in highest single day spike July 1, 2020 2:21 am 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 …
  • Four portable sample collection units on the move in Malkangiri April 23, 2020 1:07 am
  • Top cadre surrenders to police as Maoists kill villager in Odisha's Malkangiri district February 26, 2020 6:52 am 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 February 8, 2020 10:24 am 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’ February 2, 2020 2:22 am 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 January 28, 2020 3:24 pm 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 January 26, 2020 9:23 am
  • Bondas celebrate ‘festival of brotherhood’ in Malkangiri January 26, 2020 4:53 am 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 January 15, 2020 5:54 am 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 January 6, 2020 5:58 am 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 December 29, 2019 6:43 am 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 December 28, 2019 2:54 pm 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 December 24, 2019 3:36 am 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 December 21, 2019 1:54 am 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 November 11, 2019 5:14 am 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 November 11, 2019 1:16 am 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 November 6, 2019 5:12 am 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 November 4, 2019 3:00 am
  • The good doctors of Odisha’s Malkangiri village September 29, 2019 4:32 pm 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 September 10, 2019 2:10 pm 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... September 10, 2019 1:40 pm 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 September 10, 2019 10:43 am 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 September 7, 2019 6:05 am 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 August 23, 2019 1:37 am 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 August 7, 2019 2:41 am 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 August 6, 2019 4:16 am 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 August 3, 2019 4:18 am 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 July 31, 2019 2:58 am 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 July 29, 2019 4:08 am 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 June 12, 2019 6:14 am 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 June 10, 2019 8:19 am 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 May 22, 2019 6:58 am 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 April 1, 2019 6:12 am 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 March 26, 2019 6:25 am 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? March 19, 2019 2:49 am 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 March 12, 2019 8:28 am [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 January 23, 2019 5:34 am 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 December 22, 2018 12:24 pm 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 November 15, 2018 4:09 am 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 November 5, 2018 11:28 pm 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 November 5, 2018 3:32 pm 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 September 22, 2018 1:27 am 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 September 21, 2018 9:53 am 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 September 11, 2018 3:38 am 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 August 21, 2018 11:16 pm 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 August 3, 2018 10:10 am 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 July 26, 2018 11:26 pm 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 July 1, 2018 12:02 pm 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 June 11, 2018 12:31 am 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  April 19, 2018 1:53 am 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 ​ March 6, 2018 9:54 pm 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 …
  • National R&D labs bring livelihoods to Odisha’s poorest district September 19, 2021 2:07 pm   In 2019, a consortium of 12 national research and development laboratories joined hands in a rare effort to transform livelihoods in Odisha’s Nabarangpur, one of India’s poorest districts. Two years later, the interventions appear to be creating quite a …
  • Ex-MP Pradeep Majhi dismisses rumours of joining ruling BJD September 17, 2021 6:37 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With intense speculation in political circles over former Nabarangpur MP Pradeep Majhi joining the BJD in the next two days, the senior Congress leader dismissed it as a propaganda against him. There were talks in …
  • Mother bear entertains her cub with a football after stealing it from children in an Indian village September 14, 2021 3:11 pm Un-bear-lievable ball skills! Mother bear entertains her cub with a football after stealing it from children as they played match in an Indian village Two wild black bears stole a football from children in Sukigaon, eastern India Footage, taken on …
  • Viral video: When bears play with football in a Odisha village September 14, 2021 10:43 am Sep 14, 2021, 01:57PM ISTSource: TOI.inTwo wild bears were seen playing with a football at Sukhigaon village in Odisha's Nabarangpur. The incident has been caught on camera which has gone viral. The two wild bears were spotted by a group of children …
  • Odisha orders evacuation from low-lying areas as rain batters State September 14, 2021 9:05 am With heavy rain pounding Odisha for the last 36 hours leading to a rise in water levels in most rivers, the State government on Tuesday asked all the district collectors to evacuate people from low-lying areas as three persons were killed in incidents …
  • Mother bear, cub play football in Odisha village, video goes viral September 13, 2021 6:29 pm A rare sight of two wild bears playing with an abandoned football in a remote village in Odisha’s Nabarangpur has been caught on video and has gone viral. The incident was reported from Sukhigaon village under Umerkote block of Nabarangpur on Sunday. A …
  • Fake job racket busted in Odisha, two held September 13, 2021 5:12 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: The district police on Sunday busted an inter-district fake job racket and arrested two persons who duped several youths by promising them government jobs.The accused, Sadan Pangi of Hanumal village within Machhkund …
  • Odisha to inoculate 4 lakh Covid vaccine doses, city target drops to 7000 September 13, 2021 2:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government has decided to ramp up vaccination in seven districts in view of rising Covid infection. While the daily target for Bhubaneswar has been brought down to 7,000 a day from 30,000, it has been …
  • Heavy rain lashes several parts of Odisha September 12, 2021 2:42 pm Several parts of Odisha including capital city Bhubaneswar on Sunday experienced heavy downpour, under the influence of a well-marked low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, officials said. “The well-marked low pressure area lies over northwest and …
  • New buildings for district courts inaugurated in Odisha's Jeypore September 11, 2021 2:32 am By Express News Service JEYPORE/MALKANGIRI:  Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Dr S Muralidhar virtually inaugurated the new building of the Koraput District and Sessions Court in Jeypore on Friday, September 10, 2021. Inaugurating the four-storey …
  • Orissa High Court unhappy with coronavirus testing  September 9, 2021 3:41 am By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday also expressed disappointment over the State government’s failure to present a clear picture on availability of Covid-19 testing facilities throughout the State, especially in the rural …
  • Odisha: Heavy rain lashes 11 districts as IMD forecasts formation of fresh low-pressure area September 8, 2021 1:55 am Low pressure-induced heavy rainfall lashed 11 districts of Odisha as the MeT Department forecast the formation of a fresh depression over the Bay of Bengal around September 11. The weatherman issued a 'yellow' warning (be updated) for 14 districts …
  • 29% rise in rape cases in first half of 2021 in Odisha September 7, 2021 12:45 pm Representative imageBHUBANESWAR: The Covid-induced lockdown and weekend shutdowns could not ensure safety of women as the state witnessed about 29% rise in rape cases in the first half of 2021 compared to the corresponding period of 2020. According to a …
  • Manda buffalo of Odisha's Koraput gets national recognition September 7, 2021 3:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In yet another milestone for the State in indigenous animal breed registration, Manda buffalo, found mainly in Koraput region, has been recognised as the 19th native breed of buffaloes in the country. Native to the …
  • Odisha districts on alert amid heavy rain warning September 6, 2021 9:29 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Monday put several districts on alert as the weather office predicted that a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal may trigger heavy rainfall across the state, officials said. The district collectors were …
  • NHAI to build first road tunnel in Odisha as part of Raipur-Vizag corridor September 5, 2021 4:35 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  In a first for Odisha, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is going to construct two big tunnels in southern region of the State as part of the 465 km Raipur-Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor. Approved under …
  • COVID-19 spread: Sero survey underway in rural Odisha September 5, 2021 4:03 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE : As part of the ongoing serological survey drive of ICMR’s Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), sampling in Badabasini gram panchayat of Umerkote block was completed on Wednesday.  A total of 40 blood samples (four in …
  • Odisha: Second dose vaccine coverage low in 18 districts September 4, 2021 3:39 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha may be among the states having administered single dose Covid vaccine to over 50 per cent (pc) of targeted population but the second dose coverage has been abysmally low in 18 districts. As per the vaccination …
  • Odisha: Covid death audit ends, 6K fatalities added in 4 months September 3, 2021 4:06 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While confirming only six Covid fatalities in the last 24 hours, the State government on Thursday, September 2, 2021, announced the end of the backlog death data audit. The State added around 6,000 deaths in the last …
  • Covid death toll crosses 8K in Odisha September 1, 2021 1:28 pm (MENAFN - IANS) Bhubaneswar, Sep 1 (IANS) With 53 more persons dying of Covid-19, the total deaths due to the coronavirus has crossed 8,000 mark in Odisha, the health department said on Wednesday. Now, the Covid death toll in the state stands at 8,022. As …
  • Bamboo craft to undergo makeover in Odisha August 31, 2021 3:20 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Handicrafts department is set to partner with the Odisha Bamboo Development Agency to develop seven bamboo handicrafts clusters in the State. The clusters will work to effect wide ranging value addition to bamboo …
  • 105 children among 779 new coronavirus cases in Odisha, 68 more die August 28, 2021 12:39 pm By PTI BHUBANESWAR: At least 779 more people, including 105 children, tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the tally in the state to 10,05,654, a health department official said on Saturday. Sixty-eight fresh fatalities raised the death toll to 7 …
  • 12.95 lakh people missed their second COVID vaccine shot in Odisha August 27, 2021 6:20 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 12.95 lakh people in Odisha have missed the second dose despite completing the maximum 112 days gap for Covishield and 42 days for Covaxin. Overall, around 15.88 lakh people are due for their second Covid jab by …
  • Vande Bharat Express train to connect Puri in Odisha soon, says Railways Minister August 25, 2021 8:06 pm Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw during his visit to Odisha last week announced that soon India's premier train Vande Bharat Express will be connected to Shree Jagannath Dham Puri soon. His statement came a couple of days after Prime Minister …
  • Naveen Patnaik's counter BJP mode set to be switched on by western Odisha tour August 23, 2021 5:03 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR : With political activities gaining momentum and BJP launching an aggressive campaign at the grassroots level in view of the panchayat elections scheduled early next year, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is set to visit …
  • COVID-19 tally breaches 10-lakh mark in Odisha August 22, 2021 10:36 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 911 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally breached the 10-lakh mark in the state on Saturday. Barring one-day, the infections have remained below 1000 throughout the week for the first …
  • Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw links railway to development of Odisha's tribal districts August 21, 2021 6:20 am By Express News Service BERHAMPUR/JEYPORE/KORAPUT: Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday, August 20, 2021, said his Ministry will prepare a holistic programme for development of Odisha in which tribal-dominated districts like Koraput, …
  • Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw dances with Koraput villagers in Odisha | Watch August 20, 2021 8:21 pm Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday embarked on the BJP's 'Jan Ashirwad Jatra’ in Odisha and described the state as his “karma bhoomi”. The bureaucrat-turned-politician received a rousing welcome by the saffron party workers on his …
  • Odisha CM launches smart health cards for free medical treatment up to Rs 10 lakh per year August 20, 2021 10:33 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched the distribution of smart health cards under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana at Malkangiri. Sukri Dhangda Majhi from the Bonda community was the …
  • Vaishnaw embarks on journey to fulfil PM’s Purvodaya vision August 20, 2021 8:42 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday called for collective efforts to complete the unfulfilled tasks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the rapid progress of the State under Mission Purvodaya. …
  • Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw embarks on BJP's 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' in Odisha August 19, 2021 10:42 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday embarked on the BJP's 'Jan Ashirwad Jatra' in Odisha and described the state as his "karma bhoomi". The bureaucrat-turned-politician received a rousing welcome by the …
  • CPM demands all party meet to assess State’s loss in Polavaram August 18, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The CPM has urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for an all-party meeting to assess the loss Odisha is likely to incur due to the Polavaram project. Led by Basant Nanda and Judhistir Behera, the Left party members reached …
  • Odisha begins mapping of Covid-19 among children August 17, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  With 242 children in the 0-18 age group testing positive in the last couple of days, the State government has started monitoring Covid-19 cases among the paediatric population of the State ahead of a possible third …
  • Covid-19: Odisha to conduct serosurvey in 12 districts August 16, 2021 9:04 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government on Monday decided to conduct serosurvey in 12 districts to estimate the age-specific prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the general population and healthcare workers. The serological …
  • Record 90% Arts students clear Annual Plus II Exam in Odisha August 15, 2021 6:59 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A record 89.49 per cent (pc) students in Arts stream passed the Annual Plus II Examination-2021, the results of which were published by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) on Saturday.  The overall pass …
  • Solvency certificate: Sub-Collector, tehsildar at fault, says Collector August 10, 2021 3:38 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Cancellation of the Rs 1 crore solvency certificate issued in favour of an Andhra Pradesh-based trader by Malkangiri Sub-Collector has exposed the deep rot in the district’s governance system. On the recommendation of …
  • 11 districts in Odisha receive deficit rainfall in 2 months August 1, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Eleven districts in Odisha have received deficit rainfall between June 1 and July 31. Jajpur has received 51 per cent (pc) deficit rainfall, Bhadrak 45 pc, Gajapati 38 pc, Nabarangpur and Balangir 33 pc each, Rayagada …
  • Three ethanol plants, two hotel projects get govt nod July 31, 2021 3:20 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  As many as seven industrial projects envisaging investment of around Rs 2,083.88 crore and direct employment opportunities for 2,144 persons were accorded in-principle approval during a meeting of State Level Single …
  • Odisha government approves industrial projects worth Rs 2,083 crore July 31, 2021 2:10 am The Odisha government on Friday approved seven industrial projects worth Rs 2083.88 crore, which will generate employment opportunities for over 2,144 people in the state, officials said. The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) headed by …
  • Odisha approves industrial projects worth Rs 2,083 cr July 30, 2021 8:43 pm The Odisha government on Friday approved seven industrial projects worth Rs 2083.88 crore, which will generate employment opportunities for over 2,144 people in the state, officials said. The State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) headed by …
  • Virulent D2 strain found as Bhubaneswar sees dengue surge July 29, 2021 5:06 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Researchers have found dengue virus serotype-2 (DENV-2 or dengue virus 2 or D2), the most virulent strain, and co-infection of D1 and D2 in samples drawn from patients in Bhubaneswar that has witnessed a sudden spurt, …
  • Commercial flights to Jeypore soon: Chief Secretary July 29, 2021 2:22 am By Express News Service JEYPORE/KORAPUT/UMERKOTE: A decision on operation of commercial flights from Jeypore airstrip will be taken soon, informed Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra on Wednesday. Addressing mediapersons at Jeypore airstrip …
  • OJEE-2021 application deadline extended, 12 exam centres added July 27, 2021 11:21 am In view of the current situation arising from COVID-19 pandemics, the Odisha state government has extended the last date of the application form submission for OJEE-2021. The last date for submission of online application forms for all the courses (except …
  • Poor rains and irrigation bane for Nabarangpur farmers in Odisha July 25, 2021 4:55 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: With kharif season underway, farmers across Nabarangpur are a distressed lot as inadequate rainfall and irrigation have affected transplantation and subsequent activities in the district. According to the meteorological …
  • Very heavy rainfall lashes Odisha in last 24 hours, another low pressure area may form next week July 23, 2021 9:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: About 10 places in Odisha received very heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours under the influence of the low pressure area over the north-west Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood. Birmaharajpur received 202 mm rainfall, …
  • 30 convicts in Odisha get premature release July 23, 2021 5:52 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government on Thursday issued premature release order of 30 convicts for their good behaviour in the jails and on the basis of State Sentence Review Committee’s recommendations.  As per the provisions of CrPC, …
  • Odisha extends partial lockdown till Aug 1, eases some curbs. Check details July 15, 2021 5:30 pm The Odisha government Thursday allowed the movement of passenger buses, and barber shops and beauty parlours to resume business, while extending the partial lockdown till 6 am of August 1. Briefing journalists, Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra said, the …
  • COVID vaccination likely to be affected as Odisha promised only 19.38 lakh doses this month July 15, 2021 9:22 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid vaccination in Odisha will be largely affected this moth as the state has been promised only 19,38,880 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines up to August 2 against second dose requirement of 28.31 lakh doses. As per …
  • COVID-19: Odisha government bans Bol Bom Jatra second year in row July 13, 2021 5:00 pm By PTI BHUBANESWAR: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in Odisha, the state government Tuesday announced a ban on the religious activities and congregations of 'Kaudias' or 'Bol Bom' devotees. The 'Bol Bom' devotees are …
  • Chidambaram slams Centre's vaccination drive, points to shortfall in Odisha, TN July 13, 2021 11:51 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has mocked the Centre and Odisha for Covid vaccine shortage in the state. As the vaccination in the State has been disrupted due to inadequate supply, in a series of tweets, …
  • Nabarangpur farmers allege black marketing of fertiliser July 13, 2021 2:27 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: Farmers in Nabarangpur district facing the challenges of the pandemic have alleged that the Regional Cooperative Marketing Societies in the district have failed them in supplying fertilisers. As a result, they are being …
  • COVID-19 vaccination drive stalled in 24 districts of Odisha July 12, 2021 4:09 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Shortage of vaccine has forced the State government to halt the inoculation drive in 24 districts on Monday. The State has a stock of only 40,460 doses of Covishield for which only 220 sessions in six districts have …
  • Odisha to receive rain for next 3 days July 12, 2021 4:09 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  A low pressure area formed over west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts on Sunday is expected to enhance rainfall activity in the State. India Meteorological …
  • Odisha govt effects minor reshuffle in IPS cadre, seven SPs transferred July 10, 2021 4:47 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government on Friday effected a minor reshuffle of district superintendents of police (SPs). According to a notification issued by the Home department, Akhileshvar Singh, present commandant of the SOG, has …
  • Fighting Covid: RT-PCR labs in all Odisha districts by August-end July 9, 2021 3:17 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  All district headquarters in the State will have RT-PCR laboratories by the end of August. The laboratories were supposed to be set up by this month but the process was delayed as several districts failed to submit …
  • Vaccines work: Only 0.13% test positive for COVID-19 after getting jab in Odisha July 7, 2021 10:38 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: COVID-19 vaccines, both Covaxin or Covishield, seem to have fared well in protecting people against different variants of SARS-CoV2 in Odisha. More than five months after COVID vaccinations were rolled out, only 0.13% …
  • Evicted families to be rehabilitated by Nabarangpur administration July 7, 2021 8:15 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/UMERKOTE:  The dispute between 35 migrant families from Nabarangpur living in the Sahajkhol reserve forest in Kalahandi and villagers of Gotomunda, was amicably settled by the administrations of both districts at …
  • NHRC to Odisha: Why not pay Rs 5 lakh to electrocuted student’s kin July 5, 2021 4:42 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: The National Human Rights Commission has sought to know from the Chief Secretary why an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh be not paid to the kin of an 11-year-old student who died after an electricity line snapped and fell on her two …
  • Odisha: For Nabarangpur farmers, fertilisers are a big deal  July 3, 2021 9:02 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: As the State witnesses widespread protests over paddy procurement woes, Nabarangpur is reeling under another farm crisis - fertlisers have either vanished from many parts of the district or being sold at exorbitant prices. …
  • Odisha to receive eight lakh more doses of Covishield vaccine by July 2 July 3, 2021 8:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid-19 vaccination drive in Odisha would be streamlined from Monday, July 12, 2021, as 8.4 lakh more doses of Covishield are slated to arrive here on Friday, July 2. The State received one lakh doses of Covishield …
  • Odisha logs 1,264 Covid deaths in June July 1, 2021 9:53 am With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in the northern and coastal districts of Odisha, the Patnaik government on Thursday decided to continue with limited lockdowns in 10 districts, even as an audit showed that as many as 1,264 people died in the …
  • Odisha halts vaccination drive in 16 districts due to ‘shortage’ of Covishield doses July 1, 2021 9:18 am The Odisha government on Thursday halted vaccination drive in 16 districts due to “shortage” of Covishield doses, amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in the state, an official said. The inoculation exercise was temporarily stopped during the day in Angul, …
  • Vaccine shortage forces inoculation drive to halt in Odisha July 1, 2021 4:17 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Shortage of Covid-19 vaccine forced the Odisha government to stop vaccination in 16 districts on Thursday. The inoculation was affected on Wednesday as only 223 centres were active in 18 districts.  There was no …
  • Odisha extends partial lockdown till July 16 with graded unlocking June 30, 2021 3:29 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Wednesday extended the partial lockdown further by 15 days with the relaxation of restrictions for 12 hours in 20 districts where the Covid-19 test positivity rate is below 5% and eight hours in …
  • COVID-19: Odisha government extends partial lockdown till July 16 June 30, 2021 12:45 pm By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Wednesday extended the partial lockdown in the state for 15 more days till 5 AM on July 16, a senior official said. The existing restrictions will end at 5 AM on Thursday. The state government has divided the 30 …
  • A ‘good old’ batch of honorary wildlife wardens June 27, 2021 3:35 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The new batch of honorary wildlife wardens (HWWs) appointed by the Forest and Environment department is an interesting set of people. Close to a fourth are senior citizens. The State government notified appointment of 41 …
  • Six per cent of targeted population vaccinated against COVID-19 in Odisha June 24, 2021 5:38 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha is among 12 states in the country to have crossed one crore vaccination mark, only around six per cent (pc) age appropriate people in the State have been fully inoculated so far. As per the CoWIN portal, the …
  • Malkangiri collector fixed stone quarries' tender for Rs 1 crore: Congress leader Pradeep Majhi June 23, 2021 8:07 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Bringing serious allegations of tender fixing against Malkangiri collector Yedulla Vijay, senior Congress leader and former Nabarangpur MP Pradeep Majhi on Tuesday accused the district head of taking bribe of Rs 1 crore …
  • Tribals in Odisha's Nabarangpur district take forest route to 'escape' COVID vaccination June 21, 2021 4:44 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: Tribals of remote villages in Nabarangpur district are running away from their homes to avoid being vaccinated for COVID-19. Misinformation about vaccines on social media appears to be prompting them to hide in the forests …
  • Monsoon arrives a day early in Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha received heavy rain on Thursday as south-west monsoon arrived a day ahead of its normal date. The monsoon current, India Meteorological Department said, covered Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, …
  • Monsoon arrives in Odisha a day earlier, likely to cover entire state in next 48 hours June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha on Thursday, a day earlier than its normal onset date. The earlier than usual arrival of monsoon can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik lays foundation stone for Liquid Medical Oxygen plants in seven districts June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for liquid medical oxygen (LMO) and pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen generating plants in seven districts besides, inaugurating several …
  • Tribals make merry, defy Covid curbs in Odisha's Nabarangpur June 6, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE:  The video of tribals throwing Covid restrictions to the wind during Balijatra festivities in Kanchamal village under Kosagumuda block here, has raised concerns of virus spread among locals in Nabarangpur. Residents in the …
  • Near Chhattisgarh but untouched by Covid June 4, 2021 4:40 am Express News Service UMERKOTE:  Even as the porous borders routes and poor healthcare system remain a challenge for Nabarangpur administration, Balenga village in Kosagumuda block has managed to remain untouched by the Covid pandemic despite its proximity …
  • IMD predicts low pressure over bay, monsoon advancement towards Odisha June 3, 2021 7:01 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A low pressure area is likely to form over north-west Bay of Bengal around June 10 and it will help in the advancement of south-west monsoon towards Odisha. The south-west monsoon usually reaches Odisha 10 to 12 days …
  • Odisha logs record 40 fresh COVID fatalities, 8,399 new cases June 2, 2021 10:26 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha on Wednesday registered 40 more deaths due to COVID-19, the highest so far in a single day, pushing the toll to 2,831, a health department official said. At least 8,399 new coronavirus-positive cases raised the caseload in the …
  • Odisha saw 3.19 lakh Covid-19 cases, 737 deaths in May alone June 2, 2021 8:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While new Covid-19 cases are declining in Odisha, the State reported the highest single-day fatalities as 37 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative death toll to 2,791. As many as 8, …
  • Nabarangpur districtto get RT-PCR lab within a week: Chief Secretary June 1, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The new RT-PCR laboratory sanctioned by the State government for Nabarangpur district recently will be made operational within a week and the district headquarters hospital (DHH) would have an oxygen plant within four …
  • Test positivity rate declines but high share of RATs big concern in Odisha June 1, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded 8,313 cases on Monday marking a drop from  9,541 the previous day. The test positivity rate (TPR) also dropped to 13.5 per cent from 14.5 per cent a day before. However, even as the State government …
  • COVID: Odisha extends lockdown till June 17 May 31, 2021 2:16 am Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Odisha extends coronavirus lockdown till June 17. The Odisha government on Sunday announced extension of the lockdown by 16 more days till June 17 to further stem the spread of coronavirus. The second phase of the …
  • Umerkote SNCU tops in child care May 30, 2021 7:39 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE:  The Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) at Umerkote SDH (Sub Divisional Hospital ) in Nabarangpur district has clinched the first place in the State for its dedicated service. A notification in this regard was shared by the …
  • Congress MLAs seek vaccination of 18-44 age group in West Odisha May 30, 2021 7:39 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  As the number of deaths due to Covid-19 has not gone down significantly in some western Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh, Congress MLA from Khariar Adhiraj Panigrahy on Saturday urged Chief Minister Naveen …
  • 'Better, cost effective than lockdown': Experts suggest to Odisha to go for massive vaccination May 29, 2021 9:11 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Doctors and health experts have suggested to the Odisha government to go for massive vaccination as it is better than lockdown and any other measure to arrest the spread of COVID-19 infection in the state. The doctors and health experts …
  • New COVID-19 cases from cyclone-hit districts add to Odisha's state tally May 29, 2021 6:55 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The tall claims of the State government on improved care in Covid hospitals notwithstanding, the fatality rate continued to rise in Odisha with 33 more succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. According to the …
  • Covid cases drop amid cyclone, fatalities high in Odisha May 28, 2021 4:05 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as the Covid count saw a drop of 42 per cent (pc) amid the cyclone following a 300 per cent dip in the number of tests, fatalities remained high as 34 more succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours. With this, …
  • In 2 Nabarangpur blocks, docs are lone rangers May 12, 2021 4:45 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE:  With Covid-19 cases on the rise, Nabarangpur MP Ramesh Chandra Majhi has written to the Additional Chief Secretary of Health department PK Mohapatra seeking an increase in the number of ICU beds and ventilators at the …
  • Odisha: Nabarangpur to set up five hospitals close to Chhattisgarh April 28, 2021 6:47 am
  • Night curfew in Odisha's Nabarangpur from today March 25, 2021 8:14 am By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: To stem the spread of Covid-19, night curfew will be imposed in Nabarangpur district from March 25, till further orders. Announcing this on Wednesday, Collector Ajit Kumar Mishra said the curfew will be observed from 8 …
  • Coronavirus fear grips Odisha's Nabarangpur March 22, 2021 2:25 pm By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: Amid the continuing spike in coronavirus cases in the State, Nabarangpur has reported 10 cases in less than a month, taking the total tally in the district to 5,954. Four people of Chaunriaguda village tested positive …
  • Nabarangpur, Kandhamal among top five aspirational districts September 4, 2020 6:09 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Two districts of Odisha figured among the top five most-improved aspirational districts in NITI Aayog’s Delta Ranking for July 2020, a report of which was released at New Delhi. Nabarangpur and Kandhamal have emerged as …
  • Nabarangpur villagers revive defunct well May 12, 2020 1:51 am 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 …
  • Minor girl ‘gang-raped’, murdered in Odisha's Nabarangpur district December 15, 2019 5:17 am 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 …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik launches pilot project to aid Nabarangpur farmers August 29, 2019 4:36 am 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 November 1, 2018 2:34 pm [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 July 27, 2018 1:54 am 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 June 20, 2018 1:02 am 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 August 8, 2017 4:27 am 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 July 10, 2017 5:07 am 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 April 13, 2017 2:41 am 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 February 22, 2017 9:02 pm 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” — …
  • Bhubaneswar’s active Covid positive cases up by nearly 500 in last 30 days September 20, 2021 7:26 am The state capital is the only place where active Covid cases are on the rise. A month back, the active case count was 3,292, which has now gone up to 3,778, a rise of 486. The city reported 218 new cases on Sunday against 176 recoveries.BHUBANESWAR: The …
  • Odisha braces for multiple cyclonic circulations and more rain in next 10 days September 19, 2021 12:49 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After witnessing a flood-like situation in its coastal region due to incessant rain in the last week, Odisha is bracing for a series of cyclonic circulations over the Bay of Bengal that may trigger heavy rains across …
  • Odisha government to develop land near dams for recreation September 19, 2021 3:18 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government has initiated steps to develop land adjacent to big dams for setting up museums and other tourism-cum-educational facilities. The proposal was discussed at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief …
  • Filth surfaces as rain water recedes in Cuttack September 16, 2021 6:29 am By Express News Service CUTTACK: Even as the rainwater has receded in low-lying areas of the city, there has been no respite for the residents due to unhygienic and unsanitary conditions, raising fear of serious outbreak of diseases. The city that reeled …
  • Odisha orders evacuation from low-lying areas as rain batters State September 14, 2021 9:05 am With heavy rain pounding Odisha for the last 36 hours leading to a rise in water levels in most rivers, the State government on Tuesday asked all the district collectors to evacuate people from low-lying areas as three persons were killed in incidents …
  • Nuakhai – The harvest festival of western Odisha September 11, 2021 6:59 am Nuakhai is the harvest festival of Western Odisha. ‘Nua’ means new, and ‘Khai’ means to eat. The occasion marks the consumption of the first harvested crops and falls on the Bhadraba Shuklapakhya Panchami tithi, which is the day following Ganesh Chaturthi. …
  • Odisha: Heavy rain lashes 11 districts as IMD forecasts formation of fresh low-pressure area September 8, 2021 1:55 am Low pressure-induced heavy rainfall lashed 11 districts of Odisha as the MeT Department forecast the formation of a fresh depression over the Bay of Bengal around September 11. The weatherman issued a 'yellow' warning (be updated) for 14 districts …
  • Covid infection among children at 20% in Odisha September 6, 2021 1:43 pm The daily coronavirus infection rate among children and adolescents reached the all-time high of 20 per cent in Odisha on Monday as 122 of 609 fresh patients are below 18 years of age, a health department official said. The single-day positivity ratio …
  • Odisha reports 805 fresh Covid cases September 6, 2021 9:05 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: Five districts — Balangir, Kalahandi, Subarnapur, Nuapada and Kandhamal — reported zero Covid infection on Sunday even as the state added 805 fresh cases from among the 72,412 samples tested. The …
  • Odisha: Second dose vaccine coverage low in 18 districts September 4, 2021 3:39 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha may be among the states having administered single dose Covid vaccine to over 50 per cent (pc) of targeted population but the second dose coverage has been abysmally low in 18 districts. As per the vaccination …
  • Odisha: Covid death audit ends, 6K fatalities added in 4 months September 3, 2021 4:06 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While confirming only six Covid fatalities in the last 24 hours, the State government on Thursday, September 2, 2021, announced the end of the backlog death data audit. The State added around 6,000 deaths in the last …
  • Odisha added 2,056 Covid deaths in August, the highest in a month during pandemic September 2, 2021 8:31 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as new Covid-19 cases are on the decline, the State reported the highest fatalities in August. With the announcement of 53 deaths on Wednesday, the cumulative death toll soared to 8,022, of which 2,056 were recorded …
  • 12.95 lakh people missed their second COVID vaccine shot in Odisha August 27, 2021 6:20 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As many as 12.95 lakh people in Odisha have missed the second dose despite completing the maximum 112 days gap for Covishield and 42 days for Covaxin. Overall, around 15.88 lakh people are due for their second Covid jab by …
  • Crop loss imminent as IMD rules out rainfall till August-end in Odisha August 25, 2021 3:53 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:With the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday ruling out the possibility of any significant rainfall in the State till the end of August, drought seems to have become imminent. IMD Director General Mrutyunjay …
  • BJD takes on Centre over unsettled PMFBY claims August 24, 2021 6:14 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The BJD on Monday targeted the Centre over non-settlement of farmers’ claims under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and demanded that only government insurance companies should be allowed to protect the interest …
  • Over Rs 1,000 cr crop insurance dues not paid, says BJD August 23, 2021 7:09 pm Biju Janata Dal raised the issue of non-settlement of claims under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), with party spokesman Sasmit Patra saying on Monday that claims amounting to be more than Rs 1,000 crore of Odisha farmers have not been settled by …
  • COVID-19 tally breaches 10-lakh mark in Odisha August 22, 2021 10:36 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 911 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally breached the 10-lakh mark in the state on Saturday. Barring one-day, the infections have remained below 1000 throughout the week for the first …
  • Project displaced villagers ransack Collector’s office August 20, 2021 3:53 am By Express News Service NUAPADA:  Miffed over delay in disbursal of compensation, hundreds of people displaced due to Lower Indra Irrigation Project (LIIP) at Khariar ransacked Nuapada Collector’s office on Wednesday. As many as 14 persons were detained in …
  • Odisha crosses two crore Covid vaccination landmark August 18, 2021 6:05 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has crossed an important landmark of two crore vaccinations on Wednesday. With 2,08,541 jabs on the day, the State has administered 2,01,59,443 doses so far. While almost half of the projected population has got …
  • Odisha: Two held for woman's murder in Nuapada district August 12, 2021 7:59 am
  • Odisha: Covid death audit likely to take another month August 7, 2021 5:11 am The government confirmed 66 more deaths, taking the cumulative count to 6,302. (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: The slow pace of Covid death audit has led to a situation where daily fatalities being reported is now close to new infections. With a huge …
  • Odisha forest department to open new eco-retreat spots for tourists August 7, 2021 4:58 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As economic activities have resumed after the graded unlocking, the State government on Friday asked the Forest department to open the newly developed eco-retreat spots. Reviewing the progress of these spots including …
  • Centre examining Bargarh to Nuapada rail project, says railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw July 31, 2021 8:26 am
  • Odisha: Govt examining Bargarh-Nuapada rail line project July 30, 2021 3:12 pm
  • Odisha logs 1,703 new COVID-19 cases, 69 more patients succumb July 28, 2021 9:29 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 9,72,517 on Wednesday as 1,703 more people tested positive for the infection, while 69 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 5,703, a health official said. The daily test …
  • OJEE-2021 application deadline extended, 12 exam centres added July 27, 2021 11:21 am In view of the current situation arising from COVID-19 pandemics, the Odisha state government has extended the last date of the application form submission for OJEE-2021. The last date for submission of online application forms for all the courses (except …
  • Odisha: Zero infection in Nuapada and Boudh, rest record 1,833 cases July 26, 2021 5:51 am
  • 2nd wave epicentre Nuapada stares at Covid resurgence July 26, 2021 4:29 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A fresh cluster emerged from Nuapada district as Odisha recorded 1,833 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 9,67,548 on Sunday. The death count mounted to 5,512 after the State government announced …
  • Over 1.5 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in Odisha July 24, 2021 4:41 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Notwithstanding the erratic supply of vaccines, over 1.5 crore people including frontline workers have been inoculated across Odisha till date. While over 37 per cent age appropriate beneficiaries have received first …
  • Road fatality on rise as Odisha misses Supreme Court deadline July 20, 2021 5:49 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has missed the deadline set by the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety for reducing road accident fatalities by 50 per cent (pc) in a period of five years. Reviewing road safety initiatives taken by various …
  • Out of seasonal hostels, children of migrants turn labourers: Study July 19, 2021 5:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Education of children of migrant labourers of the State has come to a halt with schools closed and classes going virtual since the Covid-19 outbreak. A large number of vulnerable children in the schoolgoing age had to …
  • Odisha: Group develops low-cost dryer machine to reduce moisture content in paddy July 19, 2021 3:08 am By Express News Service SAMBALPUR:  A group of four amateur researchers has come up with a unique dryer machine to help farmers reduce the moisture content in paddy and prevent deterioration of crop quality.  The team comprises head of Botany department in …
  • Covid situation in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack has plateaued, say officials July 17, 2021 5:57 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha on Friday reported 2,070 new cases and 64 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 4,925. The State has added 37,042 new cases and 862 deaths in last 15 days. Of the fresh infections, Khurda and Cuttack …
  • Odisha extends partial lockdown till Aug 1, eases some curbs. Check details July 15, 2021 5:30 pm The Odisha government Thursday allowed the movement of passenger buses, and barber shops and beauty parlours to resume business, while extending the partial lockdown till 6 am of August 1. Briefing journalists, Chief Secretary S C Mohapatra said, the …
  • COVID-19: Delta variant dominates Odisha, accounts for 98 per cent of sequenced samples July 15, 2021 5:29 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 that triggered the ferocious second wave in the country seems to be firmly dominating Odisha, accounting for nearly 98 per cent (pc) of the samples sequenced in the State this month. The …
  • COVID-19: Odisha government bans Bol Bom Jatra second year in row July 13, 2021 5:00 pm By PTI BHUBANESWAR: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in Odisha, the state government Tuesday announced a ban on the religious activities and congregations of 'Kaudias' or 'Bol Bom' devotees. The 'Bol Bom' devotees are …
  • Odisha's Nuapada district keeps vigil on fresh Covid surge in Chhattisgarh July 13, 2021 4:35 pm
  • Chidambaram slams Centre's vaccination drive, points to shortfall in Odisha, TN July 13, 2021 11:51 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has mocked the Centre and Odisha for Covid vaccine shortage in the state. As the vaccination in the State has been disrupted due to inadequate supply, in a series of tweets, …
  • Odisha govt effects minor reshuffle in IPS cadre, seven SPs transferred July 10, 2021 4:47 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State government on Friday effected a minor reshuffle of district superintendents of police (SPs). According to a notification issued by the Home department, Akhileshvar Singh, present commandant of the SOG, has …
  • Odisha declares 61 new Covid deaths July 10, 2021 4:47 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Under Opposition fire for under-reporting of Covid deaths, Odisha government on Friday announced 61 fatalities, highest in a day so far, taking the death toll to 4,476. Health department sources said, maximum 11 …
  • 61 more Covid deaths reported in Odisha July 9, 2021 6:29 am The Odisha government on Friday reported the death of 61 more people due to Covid-19, taking the death toll to 4,471. According to the state health department, death of 11 persons were reported from Khurda district, while six persons each died in Bargarh, …
  • Fighting Covid: RT-PCR labs in all Odisha districts by August-end July 9, 2021 3:17 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  All district headquarters in the State will have RT-PCR laboratories by the end of August. The laboratories were supposed to be set up by this month but the process was delayed as several districts failed to submit …
  • Monitor fatalities, ramp up testing, Union government tells Odisha July 8, 2021 4:44 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Odisha recorded its highest single-day fatalities due to Covid-19 despite declining new infections, the Centre has asked the State government to go for effective clinical management. The Centre has also flagged three …
  • Vaccines work: Only 0.13% test positive for COVID-19 after getting jab in Odisha July 7, 2021 10:38 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: COVID-19 vaccines, both Covaxin or Covishield, seem to have fared well in protecting people against different variants of SARS-CoV2 in Odisha. More than five months after COVID vaccinations were rolled out, only 0.13% …
  • Only 0.13 per cent people test positive post inoculation in Odisha July 7, 2021 8:15 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Five months after being rolled out, Covid vaccines have fared well in protecting people against different variants of the virus in Odisha, latest statistics released by the government on Tuesday revealed.  Only 0.13 …
  • Odisha reports record 52 COVID-19 fatalities, 2,803 new cases  July 5, 2021 8:54 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha on Monday registered 52 COVID-19 fatalities, the highest-ever in a single day, pushing the toll to 4,248, while 2,803 new cases raised the tally to 9,24,699, a health department official said. Nine fatalities were reported from …
  • PDS beneficiaries, workers face a double whammy in Odisha July 3, 2021 9:01 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Beneficiaries of food and income security in Odisha have been hit by the double whammy of lockdown and denial of ration and dues.The majority of these right-holders are differently-abled, aged or chronically ill persons …
  • Odisha logs 1,264 Covid deaths in June July 1, 2021 9:53 am With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in the northern and coastal districts of Odisha, the Patnaik government on Thursday decided to continue with limited lockdowns in 10 districts, even as an audit showed that as many as 1,264 people died in the …
  • Odisha extends partial lockdown till July 16 with graded unlocking June 30, 2021 3:29 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Wednesday extended the partial lockdown further by 15 days with the relaxation of restrictions for 12 hours in 20 districts where the Covid-19 test positivity rate is below 5% and eight hours in …
  • COVID-19: Odisha government extends partial lockdown till July 16 June 30, 2021 12:45 pm By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Wednesday extended the partial lockdown in the state for 15 more days till 5 AM on July 16, a senior official said. The existing restrictions will end at 5 AM on Thursday. The state government has divided the 30 …
  • Stricter norms for districts with high TPR: CM Naveen Patnaik June 30, 2021 10:06 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As the State government prepares for further unlocking of restrictions from July 1, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday cautioned that districts with higher infection rate will be under constant monitoring in the …
  • Eye on rural-urban polls, CM Naveen Patnaik appoints party observers June 27, 2021 3:35 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Signalling a revival of political activities with an eye on panchayat and urban local body polls next year, Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik on Saturday appointed senior observers and observers of the …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik lays stones for oxygen plants June 26, 2021 6:13 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated healthcare infrastructure and laid foundation stones for multiple medical oxygen storage and generation plants at different hospitals in seven districts to strengthen …
  • Six per cent of targeted population vaccinated against COVID-19 in Odisha June 24, 2021 5:38 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha is among 12 states in the country to have crossed one crore vaccination mark, only around six per cent (pc) age appropriate people in the State have been fully inoculated so far. As per the CoWIN portal, the …
  • Tenacious journey: Child labourer to startup entrepreneur, this Odisha youth's story is an inspiration for all June 20, 2021 4:04 am Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Over a decade back, 21-year-old Laxman Dundi was rescued by an NGO Lokdrusti while working along with his parents at a brick kiln in Andhra Pradesh and rehabilitated at a government-run seasonal hostel in Nuapada district …
  • Odisha coronavirus: Inoculation of 18 plus in 9 ULBs from Monday June 19, 2021 5:32 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Friday announced to start vaccination of people in 18-44 year age group in nine more municipalities/NACs of seven districts from Monday. The districts have been given 1.13 lakh doses of …
  • Monsoon advances in Odisha, to cover entire state on Sunday June 13, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The south-west monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Odisha and is expected to cover entire State in next 24 hours. On Saturday, the monsoon covered Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore, …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik announces COVID package for Western Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced another package of Rs 25 crore for management of Covid situation in western Odisha districts. He also dedicated medical equipment worth Rs 25 crore purchased by Western …
  • Monsoon arrives a day early in Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha received heavy rain on Thursday as south-west monsoon arrived a day ahead of its normal date. The monsoon current, India Meteorological Department said, covered Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, …
  • Monsoon arrives in Odisha a day earlier, likely to cover entire state in next 48 hours June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha on Thursday, a day earlier than its normal onset date. The earlier than usual arrival of monsoon can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is …
  • Biju Expressway gets Cabinet boost June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for construction and widening of Biju Expressway at an estimated cost of Rs 448.02 crore for enhanced connectivity in Western Odisha districts. The Cabinet presided over by …
  • COVID cases down in Odisha, but early unlock may prove disastrous June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State government is preparing to start the unlock process in the districts recording a test positivity rate of less than five per cent (pc), health experts warned that the early relaxation may prove …
  • Timing for shops selling farm inputs relaxed in Odisha June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State government has relaxed the timing for opening of shops selling agricultural inputs like seed, fertiliser, insecticides and farm implements during lockdown and weekly shutdown. The office of the Special Relief …
  • Odisha records highest single-day COVID deaths June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as new Covid-19 cases are declining for the last few days, Odisha logged its highest single day fatalities with 45 patients succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours.  As many as 5,896 new cases were detected …
  • India: PM Modi to address nation today as Covid... June 7, 2021 9:24 am Parts of the country are emerging from strict lockdowns as daily viral infection rates wane after a peak in April-May during the second wave. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the nation at 3:30pm UAE time on Monday, June 7. The …
  • Now, Chuktia Bhunjia tribals of Nuapada in virus grip June 4, 2021 7:28 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Nine members of Chuktia Bhunjia tribe, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group, of Nuapada district have come under the grip of novel coronavirus. Five Covid-19 positive cases have been detected from Salepada village and …
  • IMD predicts low pressure over bay, monsoon advancement towards Odisha June 3, 2021 7:01 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A low pressure area is likely to form over north-west Bay of Bengal around June 10 and it will help in the advancement of south-west monsoon towards Odisha. The south-west monsoon usually reaches Odisha 10 to 12 days …
  • Odisha saw 3.19 lakh Covid-19 cases, 737 deaths in May alone June 2, 2021 8:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While new Covid-19 cases are declining in Odisha, the State reported the highest single-day fatalities as 37 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative death toll to 2,791. As many as 8, …
  • Odisha's Nuapada district infection count dips, moves to green zone June 1, 2021 7:00 am
  • Nuapada: Covid count falls to significant low May 31, 2021 4:14 pm Not long ago on May 17, its active cases were more than 2, 000 and it had been reporting more than hundred cases daily till May 22. (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: Nuapada district, which until two weeks ago was as big a concern as Khurda and Sundargarh …
  • Covid-19 lockdown: Which states are extending and which ones are easing curbs May 31, 2021 10:05 am A man sleeps outside a closed shop during Covid-induced lockdown, at Khari Baoli market in New Delhi. The capital has eased restrictions for some businesses but lockdown remains till June 7. (Credit: PTI)NEW DELHI: Across India, states and Union …
  • COVID: Odisha extends lockdown till June 17 May 31, 2021 2:16 am Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Odisha extends coronavirus lockdown till June 17. The Odisha government on Sunday announced extension of the lockdown by 16 more days till June 17 to further stem the spread of coronavirus. The second phase of the …
  • Congress MLAs seek vaccination of 18-44 age group in West Odisha May 30, 2021 7:39 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  As the number of deaths due to Covid-19 has not gone down significantly in some western Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh, Congress MLA from Khariar Adhiraj Panigrahy on Saturday urged Chief Minister Naveen …
  • Covid cases drop amid cyclone, fatalities high in Odisha May 28, 2021 4:05 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as the Covid count saw a drop of 42 per cent (pc) amid the cyclone following a 300 per cent dip in the number of tests, fatalities remained high as 34 more succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours. With this, …
  • Odisha reports record 12,852 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths  May 23, 2021 12:32 pm By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 6,92,382 on Sunday as the state reported its highest single-day spike of 12,852 new cases, despite undergoing lockdown for more than two weeks, a health department official said. The state also …
  • Odisha: Community Radios help tribals to get update on Covid-19 May 21, 2021 3:09 pm These radio stations have adopted 81 villages to generate awareness among communities to deliver key messages on quarantine, social distancing, use of masks, proper handwashing and to prevent misinformation. BHUBANESWAR: Tribal people of some rural pockets …
  • COVID-19: High reproduction value of virus in 28 districts of Odisha May 20, 2021 7:17 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as the test positivity rate continues to remain stable at around 18 per cent (pc) for the last three days, the Covid-19 daily count slightly rose to 11,099 from 10,321 a day before. The disease claimed 21 lives. …
  • Odisha extends lockdown till June 1 May 19, 2021 7:09 am During the lockdown public transport and intra-state movement of public is banned, but people can use their own vehicles or auto-rickshaws and taxis to go for vaccination or Covid tests (PTI photo) BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Tuesday extended the …
  • Odisha yet to release its share of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme May 17, 2021 7:08 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The daily wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in 20 migration-prone blocks of the State have been slashed as the State government has not released its share. Labourers in …
  • Odisha reports 11,805 new Covid cases, 21 deaths; infection tally crosses 6 lakh May 15, 2021 6:35 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid second wave continued to rage as Odisha added 11,805 more new infections in last 24 hours pushing the tally to cross six lakh. The disease claimed 21 more lives during the period. Of the fresh cases, 6,611 …
  • 65 arrested for attacking cops May 14, 2021 5:59 am By Express News Service CUTTACK:  Madhupatna police on Thursday arrested 65 persons including 16 women for attacking Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) officials and police personnel at Nuapada Balisahi. The accused were involved in assaulting CMC …
  • Odisha inches closer to 1 lakh active cases May 14, 2021 5:59 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  The Covid-19 situation continued to remain grim in Odisha as the State reported over 10,000 cases in seven of the last eight days, taking the active cases closer to one lakh. As many as 10,649 people tested positive …
  • Odisha: Kalahandi varsity gets land for campus May 13, 2021 8:58 am The land meant for permanent campus of Kalahandi University in BhawanipatnaBHUBANESWAR: Newly created Kalahandi University has received the land for setting up its permanent campus at Karlapada near Bhawanipatna, which is the district headquarters of …
  • COVID cases in India for a week in Kumbh Mela | Coronavirus pandemic News May 13, 2021 6:49 am New Delhi, India – Participating in the Kumbh Mela or Pitcher Festival, India’s most important Hindu pilgrimage, was a matter of devotion to 36-year-old Neetesh Dubey. A government professor by profession, he traveled to the northern Haridwar district of …
  • Covid-19 cases surge as testing ramped up, 17 more die in Odisha May 13, 2021 3:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  After the drop in new cases for the last two days, the number of infections soared again in the State following rise in testing. As many as 10,982 people tested positive for Covid-19 and 17 more succumbed to the virus …
  • Odisha: Nuapada struggles to keep cases in check April 15, 2021 9:46 am
  • Covid-19: Single day spike in Bhubaneswar touches 50 after 4 months, Nuapada district continues to be vulnerable March 28, 2021 3:44 am
  • Nine CRPF jawans test COVID-19 in Odisha's Nuapada July 17, 2020 6:04 am By Express News Service NUAPADA: As many as nine CRPF jawans tested positive for COVID-19 in Nuapada on Thursday taking the tally to 100 in the district. The jawans had recently returned to the district to resume their duty. While four of them had come …
  • Body of newborn boy found in parents' bag at Odisha's Nuapada district June 19, 2020 3:36 am 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 …
  • Missing minor from Odisha's Nuapada found hanging near school February 25, 2020 7:06 am 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 …
  • Two Maoists held in Nuapada May 31, 2018 2:01 am 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 March 19, 2018 8:13 pm 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 January 25, 2018 8:00 pm 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  October 15, 2017 6:57 am 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 August 20, 2017 6:15 am 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 July 21, 2017 10:33 am 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 July 11, 2017 2:31 am 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 July 5, 2017 3:26 am 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 May 7, 2017 12:37 am 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 April 2, 2017 11:21 pm 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 …