• Low-pressure area intensifies in Bay of Bengal, Odisha to witness heavy rains for couple of days 23 Oct 2020 05:24 Image Source : @INDIACOASTGUARD Low pressure over Central BoB likely to intensify into depression next 24 hours. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), a low pressure area which is developing over West Central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify …
  • Case lodged against unidentified persons for rumour mongering about mass conversions in Ghaziabad 22 Oct 2020 15:45 Express News Service LUCKNOW: In a twist to the controversy over alleged mass conversion of 236 members of Dalit Valmiki community to Buddhism in Karhera village in Ghaziabad, the district police, on Thursday, lodged an FIR under Sahibabad police station …
  • Daily spike of COVID-19 cases drops below 2,000-mark after two months in Odisha 20 Oct 2020 07:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As test rate continues to drop in the State, the daily spike in COVID-19 cases plunged below 2,000-mark after a gap of two months. A total 1,982 cases were reported in the State in last 24 hours. Only 38,740 tests were …
  • Khurda records below 500 Covid cases after 40 days 07 Oct 2020 07:15 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the new infections across the State declining to below 3,000 level for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, the worst-hit Khurda district reported less than 500 cases for the first time in the last 41 days. …
  • Odisha’s Covid tally drops below 3K mark 06 Oct 2020 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: AFTER a gap of 35 days, the Covid-19 tally of Odisha fell below the 3,000-mark with 2,617 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. The previous lowest count of 2,602 cases had been reported on August 30. …
  • All anti-state Maoist offensives in 2019 took place in Odisha 03 Oct 2020 09:19 The finding assumes significance amid the state government’s claim that LWE-related crimes have seen a sharp decline in the last few yearsBHUBANESWAR: The country had witnessed 13 crimes by Maoists, relating to offences against the State and sedition, in …
  • Odisha: Heavy rain forecast for next four days 01 Oct 2020 03:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With a fresh low pressure area brewing over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast, the IMD on Wednesday forecast heavy rainfall in many parts of the State till October 4. The met office …
  • Deputy Collector held for torturing wife in Odisha 29 Sep 2020 16:55 Share00 Bhubaneswar, Sep 29 (IANS) A Deputy Collector posted in Odisha’s Boudh district has been arrested for allegedly torturing his wife, police said on Tuesday. Jharsuguda Town police arrested the Deputy Collector Sarat Bag after his wife lodged a …
  • Odisha tourism looking to a new winter 27 Sep 2020 02:21 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Travellers can eye a whole new experience of Odisha as the State Government is all set to roll out a string of campaigns to boost regional tourism in the post-Covid era. Marking World Tourism Day on Sunday, the launch of ‘ …
  • Odisha reports more recoveries than new COVID cases 18 Sep 2020 01:02 Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported more recoveries of COVID-19 patients than new cases on Tuesday as 3,714 people were cured of the disease while 3,645 got infected with it, a health department official said. The number of recoveries in the state is now 1,25,738 …
  • NDA, Naval Academy exams held in Odisha amid pandemic 06 Sep 2020 15:43 Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) and (II)-2020 were conducted at 23 examination centres in two cities (Cuttack and Sambalpur) of the state on Sunday. While Cuttack got the highest 19 examination centres, …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 1.16 lakh, 90,331 recovered 05 Sep 2020 05:32 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: There is no let-up in Covid-19 cases as Odisha reported 3,267 new infections from all districts with Khurda, Puri, Keonjhar and Sonepur witnessing single-day biggest spike pushing the tally to 1,16,678.  The death toll …
  • Watch: Child trapped between rocks rescued in Odisha’s Boudh 03 Sep 2020 11:57 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 …
  • Odisha: 5-year-old boy, trapped between two rocks in a river, rescued by fire department workers 03 Sep 2020 11:22 Sep 03, 2020, 03:21PM ISTSource: Mirror NowA 5-year-old boy was rescued from a rock crevice by the fire department workers in Odisha’s Boudh district. The minor was trapped between two rocks while bathing in the river. He was rescued after a 3-hour long …
  • Covid: TN extends lockdown till Sept 30 30 Aug 2020 18:34 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Caseload rises to 38,435; death toll mounts to 410. Ladakh: Six more COVID-19 deaths Total number of fatalities rise to 34. Delhi's weekly markets can open on trial basis till September 6 The Delhi Disaster …
  • Over 14 lakh affected, 17 killed in Odisha floods 30 Aug 2020 16:44 Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 (IANS) As many as 17 people have died while over 14 lakh people in 20 districts were affected due to floods in Odisha, the state government said here on Sunday. A total of 112 blocks, 896 gram panchayats, 3,256 villages, 21 urban local …
  • Odisha logs one lakh COVID-19 cases in 167 days, ranks second in India in delaying spread 30 Aug 2020 16:13 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 3,014 more people testing positive in last 24 hours, the coronavirus tally breached one lakh mark in Odisha in 167 days becoming the eleventh state in the country to record those many infections. The state had …
  • India's Covid recoveries crossed 27 lakhs 30 Aug 2020 12:57 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Standing down from today’s launch of Starlink due to inclement weather during pre-flight operations. Next launch op… https://t.co/o3jJOrsjEZ— SpaceX (@SpaceX) 1598788153000 'GST council …
  • Delhi Metro: No tokens will be issued 30 Aug 2020 07:46 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Yesterday at Pantha Chowk (Srinagar) check post, a bike-borne youth fired at personnel posted there. After a prolonged exchange of fire, 3 terrorists were neutralised. They were affiliated to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT …
  • As Mahanadi water levels rise, Hirakud dam opens 46 sluice gates 30 Aug 2020 03:36 People with their belongings move across the flood-affected area after the water level rises in Bhargavi river following heavy rainfall, at Balakati in Khordha, Friday, Aug 28, 2020. (PTI Photo) With water levels of the Mahanadi river continuing to rise, …
  • Death toll due to floods in Odisha rises to 12; over 4 lakh affected 29 Aug 2020 13:31 Image Source : PTI Khordha: People with their belongings move across the flood-affected area after the water level rises in Bhargavi river following heavy rainfall, at Balakati in Khordha, Friday, Aug 28, 2020. Fear of flood looms large in the Mahanadi …
  • Over 4.15 lakh affected, medium flood in Mahanadi feared 29 Aug 2020 04:50 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Over 4.15 lakh people in 10 districts of Odisha have been hit by floods in major rivers as the State Government evacuated over 18,500 people from the low lying areas by Friday. More than 3.83 lakh people have been …
  • Boudh villages submerged as heavy rains lash Odisha 29 Aug 2020 02:50 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 …
  • Heavy rains in Odisha create flood-like situation in many districts 28 Aug 2020 11:06 Share0 Heavy rainfall in Odisha continued to wreak havoc in the state, creating flood-like situation in many districts with as many as 7 lives lost while 2 having gone missing in the last three days. Giving details of the prevailing situation, Special …
  • Odisha farmers fear loss with crops inundated 28 Aug 2020 05:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  As fear of flood looms large in several districts with water flowing over danger level and rivers inundating farmlands, farmers are fearing crop loss.The State is experiencing incessant rainfall since Tuesday due to …
  • Maha: Stamp duty on flats now 2% till Dec 31 26 Aug 2020 15:14 Odisha: Special relief commissioner's office issues red, orange and yellow alert for heavy rainfall in various districts. Red alert issued in Sambalpur, Sunepur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Boudh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Keonjhar, …
  • Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal to trigger heavy rains in Odisha: MeT 24 Aug 2020 13:04 Bhubaneswar: With formation of a new low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal likely to trigger heavy rain in most parts of Odisha till Thursday, the state government has asked district collectors to deal with possible flash flood, landslide and water- …
  • Skilling Up: Bhubaneswar girls weld lockdown gaps to chart success 20 Aug 2020 04:50 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A welding workshop in City’s Chandaka area grabs the attention of any person walking past the outlet. Packed with rusty junks, it could barely be of any interest to the commoners. But things changed since April. Even as …
  • Odisha officials asked to remain alert for flood- like situation 19 Aug 2020 15:57 Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday asked the district collectors to remain prepared for any water-logging and flood-like situation in view of the heavy to very heavy rainfall predictions. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep …
  • Collectors of 10 Odisha districts put on high alert 18 Aug 2020 06:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: District  Collectors of 10 districts have been directed by State Government to submit detailed reports on the damage due to the heavy rainfall to the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) at the earliest.Chief Secretary …
  • More rains likely in Odisha as fresh low-pressure area brews 17 Aug 2020 13:21 Rain-soaked Odisha, which witnessed a flood-like situation in several areas, is likely to encounter more downpour over the next few days with a fresh low-pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal, officials said on Monday. While many parts of the State …
  • Odisha reports highest single-day spike of 2,496 corona cases 15 Aug 2020 09:41 Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Odisha reported its highest single-day spike of 2,496 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s total tally to 57,126, the Health Department said on Saturday. The Covid-19 death toll climbed to 333 in Odisha …
  • Well marked low pressure to bring more rains 15 Aug 2020 06:03 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The low pressure over North coastal Odisha and adjoining Norst-West Bay of Bengal, Gangetic-West Bengal has become well marked and is expected to develop into a depression in the next 24 hours. India Meteorological …
  • COVID-19: Over 120 persons succumb in Odisha in last 10 days 12 Aug 2020 04:07 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the case positivity rate dropped from 10.7 per cent (pc) a couple of days back to 5.8 pc, Covid-19 related deaths continued unabated in Odisha with 12 more including three women succumbing in the last 24 hours …
  • OJEE 2020 likely to be held in September second week 11 Aug 2020 11:19 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Joint Entrance Examinations (OJEE) 2020 is likely to commence from September 9. OJEE chairman SK Chand said the dates are tentative and the committee will announce the dates for the examination and …
  • Security forces, Maoists exchange fire in Gandhamardhan forest of Odisha 09 Aug 2020 10:39 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: An exchange of fire took place between the security forces and CPI (Maoist) cadres at Gandhamardhan reserve forest within Paikmal police limits on Sunday morning. On a tip-off that the Naxals were planning to carry out …
  • More rains in offing for Odisha 08 Aug 2020 03:45 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday sounded another heavy rainfall alert for the State with a fresh low pressure area  expected to develop over north and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal around …
  • Odisha rationalizes 905 posts in police stations 07 Aug 2020 13:09 Currently, the Odisha police have around 59,500 personnel as against the sanctioned strength of 67,150. BHUBANESWAR: In a significant move to address the shortage of manpower in police stations in the state, chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday …
  • Odisha govt approves rationalisation of 905 police posts, creation of 6 police stations 07 Aug 2020 10:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday approved rationalisation of 905 posts in Odisha police and creation of six additional police stations for better crime control and efficient delivery of citizen-centric services. …
  • Heavy rains in Odisha, to persist till Sunday 05 Aug 2020 10:57 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Heavy rains trigerred by a low pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal battered many parts of Odisha and the weather office on Wednesday forecast that rainfall in the state will persist till Sunday. The low pressure area, which has …
  • Piped water for all of rural Odisha by 2024 04 Aug 2020 00:19 Bhubaneswar: Odisha has set a target to enable all rural households to have access to safe and adequate drinking water within the premises of their house by 2024. A whopping Rs 50,000 crore is projected to be spent under different schemes and projects to …
  • Low pressure rain in Odisha from today 03 Aug 2020 05:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha is bracing for widespread rainfall this week with the likely formation of a low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal by August 4. This is expected to aid the revival of the southwest monsoon.The India …
  • Heavy rain in many parts of Odisha in next few days: MeT 03 Aug 2020 05:31 Image Source : PTI Heavy rain in many parts of Odisha in next few days: MeT A low-pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger heavy rain in many parts of Odisha in next few days and make the sea condition rough, prompting the MeT …
  • Ministers to promote plasma donation 25 Jul 2020 00:07 Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday roped in his cabinet colleagues to promote plasma donation in the state after critically-ill Covid patients responded well to the plasma therapy. Naveen has assigned different districts to his ministers, …
  • Heavy rain forecast for 7 districts in Odisha 24 Jul 2020 05:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said south-west monsoon is active over Odisha and heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places in seven districts of the State on Friday.It has issued a yellow warning …
  • 2 'Maoists' gunned down in Odisha's Kandhamal 23 Jul 2020 18:29 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: Drought fear on horizon as 11 districts record less rainfall 23 Jul 2020 11:23 BHUBANESWAR: While several states in India are experiencing severe flood-like situation, most rivers in Odisha are running dry and a possible drought-like situation is looming large over the state. Nearly 11 coastal districts of the state have, so far, got …
  • HC moved to ensure nutrition of infants, pregnant women 19 Jul 2020 00:38 Cuttack: The Orissa high court has sought a response from the state government on a PIL seeking its intervention in ensuring the nutritional requirement of infants and pregnant mothers in 12 districts during the Covid-19 pandemic. Social activist Prafulla …
  • Lockdown misery for street vendors 19 Jul 2020 00:38 Bhubaneswar: The economic woes of vendors are unlikely to end soon as parts of the state, including the capital city, entered another 14-day lockdown. The vendors, who earn their living by selling a variety of things on the footpath, street corners and in …
  • More doctors, officers rushed to Covid hotspot Ganjam 15 Jul 2020 04:52 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR/BERHAMPUR: Odisha Government on Tuesday rushed more doctors and officers to Covid hotspot Ganjam district where coronavirus crisis is showing no signs of relenting. As many as 30 MBBS doctors, 100 Ayush doctors, five …
  • Heavy rains to lash Odisha till Friday 15 Jul 2020 04:52 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted heavy rainfall at some places in the State till Friday. According to IMD, south-west monsoon is active over the State. A few places in Bargarh, Deogarh, …
  • Odisha: Thunderstorm likely in 14 districts 13 Jul 2020 09:46 Heavy rainfall is likely to occur in one or two places over the districts of Sonepur, Sambalpur, Angul, Keonjh...Read More BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow warning for several districts in northern Odisha and a few …
  • COVID-19 cases spiral in Odisha, critical care infrastructure needs support 13 Jul 2020 04:10 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the COVID-19 cases spiraling, Odisha has started to feel the pinch of shortage of health infrastructure to deal with the fast intensifying crisis. Critical care is falling far short of requirement in the face of …
  • Five districts in Odisha see Maoist exodus 11 Jul 2020 07:29 Representative image BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts. These districts did …
  • COVID-19: With 755 cases, daily positivity rate hits 11 per cent mark in Odisha 11 Jul 2020 05:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported a record 755 new COVID cases and six deaths in last 24 hours pushing the daily positivity rate to over 11 per cent. As the tally inched closer to 12,000, the death toll rose to 73, including 56 due to …
  • Odisha removes five districts from Centre’s SRE scheme capacity building in Maosit-hit areas 11 Jul 2020 03:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government has approved State Police’s proposal to take Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh districts out of the purview of Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme meant for capacity building in …
  • Odisha govt declares five districts as Maoist-free belts 10 Jul 2020 09:01 Image used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts …
  • Bhubaneswar: Social worker found dead by railway tracks 08 Jul 2020 14:31 The tracks near Lingaraj station where the body of social worker Aditya Dash was found on Tuesday BHUBANESWAR: Aditya Dash, a well-known social worker, philanthropist and motivational speaker of the city, was found dead by the railway tracks near Lingaraj …
  • Odisha plans solar power projects to ramp up renewable energy generation 07 Jul 2020 08:04 BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government is planning several solar power projects to enhance the renewable energy generation in the state, officials said on Tuesday. Chief Secretary A K Tripathy, during a high-level meeting on Monday, directed officials to work …
  • Odisha to scale up solar power production to 1,500 MW 07 Jul 2020 02:53 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: THE Odisha Government has decided to increase solar power production capacity to 1500 MW by 2022 to promote carbon neutral green energy and meet its renewable power obligation (RPO). As of now, around 474 MW ongrid …
  • Four Maoists killed in Odisha's Kandhamal district 05 Jul 2020 08:41 Representative image BERHAMPUR: At least four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fires between the security forces with the ultras at Sirla jungle under Kandhamal district’s Tumudibandh police station limits on Sunday morning. Police said that an equal …
  • Four Maoists killed during encounter with security forces in Odisha’s Kandhamal 05 Jul 2020 08:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with the security forces in Kandhamal district on Sunday morning. Odisha Police said the security forces also recovered four automatic guns from the spot apart from …
  • Cloudy sky may play spoilsport for viewing solar eclipse in Odisha 21 Jun 2020 06:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Cloudy weather in the State has cast a shadow over the viewing of partial solar eclipse that will play out on Sunday. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cloudy weather since Friday morning is likely to …
  • Record 237 single-day corona recoveries in Odisha (Ld) 20 Jun 2020 14:45 Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Odisha on Saturday reported a record recovery of 237 coronavirus patients in a single day, taking the total number of such patients to 3,534 in the state, the Health Department said. “The untiring efforts of our Covid Warriors …
  • Elephant found dead with bullet wound in Odisha’s Mundeswar Reserve Forest 20 Jun 2020 00:11 Jun 20, 2020, 04:30AM ISTSource: ANIAn elephant was found dead on June 18 in the Mundeswar Reserve Forest under Madhapur forest range in Boudh. The elephant had bullet wounds and was sent for post mortem. Locals of Dakapadar village saw the carcass and …
  • Elephant found dead in Odisha with bullet mark on body 19 Jun 2020 07:48 By ANI BOUDH: An elephant was found dead with a bullet injury in Mundeswar reserve forest under Madhapur forest range in Boudh on Thursday, Divisional Forest Officer Jasobanta Sethi said. According to forest officials, locals saw the carcass and informed …
  • 14 elephants died in Odisha during COVID-19 lockdown: Forest department 19 Jun 2020 03:36 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In last two-and-half months of lockdown, at least 14 elephants died in Odisha. The deaths are attributed to poaching, electrocution and other unknown reasons. The last four deaths, though, are clearly instances of poaching …
  • Carcass of elephant found in Odisha's Boudh 18 Jun 2020 06:20 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Days after two elephants were found dead in Keonjhar district, carcass of a tusker with bullet wounds was found in Mundeswar reserve forest under Madhapur forest range in Boudh on Wednesday. Locals of Dakapadar village …
  • COVID-19 brake on Rath Yatra celebrations in over 40 temples across Odisha due to virus fears 18 Jun 2020 06:11 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Odisha awaits with bated breath the outcome of hearing by Supreme Court on petitions over Rath Yatra at Puri on Thursday, managing committees of nearly 40 Jagannath Temples across the State have decided to cancel …
  • Orissa High Court asks accused to plant 100 saplings 16 Jun 2020 06:45 By Express News Service CUTTACK: In a novel way of promoting environmental awareness, a Judge of Orissa High Court granted bail to youth on a condition that he plants saplings in his village at Boudh district. Granting bail to the youth accused of criminal …
  • Murder bid accused gets bail with plantation rider 15 Jun 2020 23:12 Cuttack: The Orissa high court has granted bail to a man facing prosecution in an attempt to murder case on the condition that he will plant 100 saplings in his village under Baunsuni police station limits in Boudh district. The accused had been booked on …
  • Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: World Meteorological Organisation praises IMD for its accurate prediction of Cyclone Amphan 08 Jun 2020 08:53 With a low pressure area shaping up over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD Sunday predicted a prolonged rainfall warning in Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall in many areas in next three days. On Monday, thunderstorm with lightning and accompanied by gusty …
  • Odisha Fire Services ready with water cannons for the locust firefight 04 Jun 2020 06:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: To tackle locust attack in the State, Odisha Fire Services has decided to deploy 101 high capacity fire fighting vehicles in nine high risk districts. It has also put 91 fire stations on high alert over locust attack. …
  • With 156 new COVID-19 cases, Odisha reports highest single-day spike 02 Jun 2020 08:03 Image Source : PTI Odisha reports highest single-day spike of 156 fresh COVID-19 cases Odisha registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Monday with 156 new infections, taking the state's tally to 2,104, a Health Department official …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 156 new COVID-19 cases, state tally at 2,104 01 Jun 2020 10:52 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 156 new COVID-19 cases, state tally at 2,104 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 2,104 after 156 new cases were reported, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said on Monday. With the …
  • Severe thunderstorm, rain lash Bhubaneswar early morning 29 May 2020 17:19 Trees were damaged in the gale BHUBANESWAR: At around 3.45am on Friday, severe thunderstorm and lightning with heavy rain lashed the twin city. The thunderstorm continued for around 45 minutes and surprised city denizens. Gusty wind damaged trees in twin …
  • Titlagarh hottest at 45.5 degrees 24 May 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With mercury breaching 41 degree Celsius in 12 districts, the IMD on Saturday sounded heatwave alert for Odisha till May 27. At 45.5 degree Celsius Titlagarh was hottest for second consecutive day. Other places that …
  • Brick kiln workers not keen to return home 23 May 2020 00:55 Bhubaneswar: Migrants from western Odisha who work in brick kilns of southern India feel that they need not hurry to return home since they are safe, working and earning. Labourers from Balangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Sonepur, parts of Bargarh and Boudh …
  • 86 more people test COVID-19 positive in Odisha, total cases rise to 1,189 22 May 2020 17:40 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: As many as 86 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, raising the total number of such cases in the state to 1,189, the Health department said on Friday. Of the 86 new cases, 80 were reported from quarantine centres in …
  • COVID-19 cases cross 1,000 mark, virus spreads to 24 districts in Odisha 21 May 2020 08:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The number of Covid-19 positive persons zoomed past 1,000 mark in Odisha after 85 new cases were reported from 11 districts in the last 24 hours. The State also registered one more death taking the toll to six.With the …
  • Covid-19 cases in Odisha breach 1,000-mark, death toll touches 6 21 May 2020 02:26 Bhubaneswar: With 85 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Odisha in the past 24 hours, the total number of persons who have tested positive for the virus in the state crossed the 1,000 mark on Wednesday. The state has recorded 1,063 Covid-19 positive …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 48 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 876 18 May 2020 14:43 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 48 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 876 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 876 after 48 new cases were reported on Monday, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said. With the latest …
  • Odisha revises COVID-19 death toll from 5 to 4 as Ganjam deceased's report tests negative, tally at 828  17 May 2020 15:30 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Sunday revised the COVID-19 death toll in the state from five to four, saying one person who died the previous day tested negative to the highly infectious virus. The state reported 91 new cases taking the total …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 65 new COVID-19 cases, Ganjam tally reaches 277; state total at 737 16 May 2020 09:49 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 65 new COVID-19 cases; state tally at 737 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 737 after 65 new cases were reported on Saturday, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said. With the …
  • Rs 8.56 cr AYUSH drugs rot, Odisha plans to buy more 16 May 2020 04:53 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the AYUSH Ministry and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have started working together on validating four Ayush formulations against Covid-19, drugs worth `8.56 crore purchased in December …
  • 73 fresh COVID-19 cases in Odisha; count rises to 611 14 May 2020 09:02 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: As many as 73 people, including 71 lodged in quarantine centres, tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Thursday, taking the virus count in the state to 611, a Health Department official said. Ganjam district accounted for 42 of the …
  • Odisha: 101 new COVID-19 cases, Ganjam tally reaches 210; state tally at 538 13 May 2020 11:40 Image Source : PTI Odisha: 101 new COVID-19 cases, Ganjam tally reaches 210; state tally at 538 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 538 after 101 new cases were reported on Wednesday, the Health and Family Welfare Department said. With …
  • 23 more COVID-19 patients in Odisha, all but two had returned from Surat 12 May 2020 10:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Twenty-three more COVID-19 cases were reported in Odisha on Tuesday, pushing the state's overall tally to 437. Fifteen of the new cases were reported from Balasore, three each from Ganjam and Jajpur and one each …
  • Odisha: 14 new COVID-19 cases reported, state tally rises to 391 11 May 2020 09:27 Image Source : PTI Odisha: 14 new COVID-19 cases reported, state tally rises to 391 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 391 after 14 new cases, mostly Surat returnees, were reported on Monday, the Health and Family Welfare Department …
  • Covid-19: Odisha records highest single day spike with 83 cases 10 May 2020 17:02 Representative image BHUBANESWAR: In the highest ever single day spike in cases, 83 patients have tested positive for Covid-19 in the state on Sunday. With this the total number of cases jumped to 377 in Odisha. The deadly virus spread to two districts of …
  • Odisha declares Ganjam COVID-19 hotspot after 7 new cases. Check new red, green, orange zones list 07 May 2020 20:52 Image Source : PTI Odisha declares Ganjam district COVID-19 hotspot Odisha government on Thursday declared Ganjam district as COVID-19 red zone as seven fresh cases of coronavirus reported in the district. All the new patients had returned from Surat and …
  • COVID-19 lockdown: Three districts, Bhubaneswar included in Odisha's red zone 04 May 2020 07:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With Odisha entering lockdown 3.0 from Monday, the State Government on Sunday issued a notification, categorising districts as red, orange and green zone basing on the last confirmed Covid-19 case and number of patients …
  • COVID-19 lockdown: Odisha's Ganjam district on edge as migrants flee, others throw tantrums 04 May 2020 05:26 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The worst fears over return of migrant workers have come true for Ganjam with the detection of two Covid positive cases among the returnees from Surat. If this was not enough, unruly migrant workers throwing tantrums over …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, May 3: Cases cross 40,000; relaxations for movement given to migrant workers only, says MHA 03 May 2020 16:40 As the metro construction resumed in Pune, workers rest under a tree with masks on their face near Sangam bridge on Saturday. (Express photo/Ashish Kale) Coronavirus India Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India crossed the 40,000 mark on Sunday even as …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, May 3: Cases cross 40,000; over 800 migrants return to UP 03 May 2020 14:18 As the metro construction resumed in Pune, workers rest under a tree with masks on their face near Sangam bridge on Saturday. (Express photo/Ashish Kale) Coronavirus India Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India crossed the 40,000 mark on Sunday even as …
  • Migrants fleeing quarantine centres will be arrested, sent to non-home districts, warns Odisha chief secretary 03 May 2020 12:24 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Sunday decided to be strict with implementation of guidelines on the migrant returnees following reports of fleeing from the quarantine centres in Ganjam district. Announcing the decision, chief …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches Rs 114 crore worth projects for Boudh district 03 Jan 2020 04:27 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As New Year gift for the people of Boudh, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation stone for 27 infrastructure projects worth Rs 114 crore. Naveen launched the projects through video …
  • Class-IX girl raped in Boudh 29 Jan 2018 19:44 Bhubanezswar: A Class IX girl was allegedly raped in Kantamal police limits in Boudh district on Sunday. A complaint has been lodged at Kantamal police station in connection with the incident. On Sunday, the girl arrived at Kodibahal village to attend the …
  • Ruins of ancient temple found in Boudh 12 Jul 2017 03:53 BOUDH:The recovery of remains of a purportedly 10th century temple from a farm land in Jhinkerpali village under Palsagora gram panchayat in Kantamal block of the district has opened up a new chapter in the history of temples under Somvansi rulers. As per …
  • Odisha: Police seize 250 kg Cannabis, arrests two from Boudh district 22 Apr 2017 10:01 [India], Apr 22 (ANI): Police have arrested two people caught with 250 kilograms of cannabis near Kapasira village of Odisha's Boudh district. The two accused have identified as Bhim Singh and Arjun Singh and belonged to Bihar. Manamunda Police …
  • Animals spared of sacrifice in pandemic-hit Odisha 24 Oct 2020 13:45 Chatar festival in the Bhawanipatna town of Odisha’s Kalahandi district, which is usually marked by the sacrifice of thousands of animals and birds, passed off without much bloodshed on Friday. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kalahandi district …
  • Critical care needs a relook as fatality rate goes up in Odisha 18 Oct 2020 05:48 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the test positivity rate (TPR) dropped by one per cent during last 10 days in Odisha, the case fatality rate (CFR) rose during the period indicating that critical care facilities in the State need a relook. As per …
  • Apex court stays Orissa High Court order on animal sacrifice 18 Oct 2020 03:45 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:  The Supreme Court has issued an interim stay on Orissa High Court order banning animal sacrifice during Chatar Yatra at the Manikeswari temple here.  On January 6, a division bench of the High Court comprising Chief …
  • Man paddles wife 90km to hospital in Odisha's Puri district 11 Oct 2020 11:38 In an incident quite identical with the 2016 Dana Majhi case, a 70-year-old man from Sakhigopal in Odisha’s Puri district on Friday paddled his sick wife for 90 kms on a rented trolley rickshaw after he failed to hire an auto-rickshaw to take her for …
  • Odisha: COVID count declines as high burden districts conduct less tests 11 Oct 2020 04:31 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With the daily Covid count going southwards, if you think the coronavirus infection is under control in Odisha, hold your breath. The number of new cases announced by the State Government may not be indicating the actual …
  • Rise of the street beat: India spits rhymes in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Odia 11 Oct 2020 01:05 The Indian counterculture milieu is in the middle of a metamorphosis. A perennially fertile landscape, the Indian underground has always been a hive of activity that has spawned everything from rock bands and heavy metal juggernauts to DJs and electronic …
  • CAG questions continuance of  WODC in present form 07 Oct 2020 07:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Misplaced priorities in utilisation of funds, execution of unwarranted projects and huge unspent money have led the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to question the continuance of Western Odisha Development …
  • Odisha Police seeks AP like joint coop with Chhattisgarh 04 Oct 2020 03:49 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Riding high on its success against Left Wing Extremism, Odisha Police on Saturday pitched for enhanced inter-state coordination with neighbouring Chhattisgarh, a constant source of active cadre, to tackle the menace. In a …
  • All anti-state Maoist offensives in 2019 took place in Odisha 03 Oct 2020 09:19 The finding assumes significance amid the state government’s claim that LWE-related crimes have seen a sharp decline in the last few yearsBHUBANESWAR: The country had witnessed 13 crimes by Maoists, relating to offences against the State and sedition, in …
  • Golamunda to get irrigation soon: Odisha Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra 25 Sep 2020 04:13 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The drought-prone areas of Golamunda and Bhawanipatna blocks in Kalahandi district are likely to get perennial flow irrigation in next couple of years. Talking to TNIE on Wednesday, Minister of State for Industries and …
  • Odisha sees record one-day spike of 4,330 COVID-19 cases, death toll breaches 700-mark 20 Sep 2020 10:13 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha on Sunday registered its highest single-day spike of 4,330 COVID-19 cases, which pushed the state's infection count to 1,79,880, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 701 with 10 more people succumbing to …
  • It’s miles to go for a safer childbirth in Odisha’s Kalahandi 19 Sep 2020 23:31 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 19 Sep 2020 04:20 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 …
  • Odisha government draws ire on restriction for Covid-19 patients in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack 17 Sep 2020 06:12 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has come in for sharp criticism from the Opposition BJP and Congress for asking district administrations not to refer Covid patients to the Twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar where the intensive …
  • After shocks of Sonia Gandhi’s Congress reshuffle: Pain mostly felt in South; Punjab worried 13 Sep 2020 18:33 Even as Congress president Sonia Gandhi  set off for United States  over the week-end for medical treatment  along with her  son Rahul Gandhi,  party units  across the  country are   still  recovering  from aftershocks of a reshuffle that  she initiated …
  • Debashis laid to rest with State honours 12 Sep 2020 06:58 By Express News Service ANGUL: AFTER mortal remains of SOG jawan Debashis Sethi reached his native village Angapara under Athmallick sub-division of Angul district, hundreds of villagers gathered at his house to pay their last respects.The 27-year-old …
  • Villagers bid tearful adieu to martyr Sudhir Tudu 12 Sep 2020 04:48 By Express News Service BARIPADA: TEARS have not stopped rolling down Jamuna Tudu’s eyes ever since she received the news of her son Sudhir Kumar Tudu’s martyrdom. Mortal remains of the 28-year-old SOG jawan were brought to his birthplace San Badhadua …
  • 3,996 new corona cases in Odisha, another Minister tests +ive 11 Sep 2020 08:43 Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) As many as 3,996 more persons, including a Minister, tested coronavirus positive in the last 24 hours in Odisha, taking the state’s total cases to 1,43,117, an official said on Friday. This is the highest single-day spike in the …
  • State police confirm death of two cops in Kalahandi anti-Maoist op 10 Sep 2020 23:57
  • Two SOG commandos killed fighting Maoists in Odisha's Kalahandi district 10 Sep 2020 18:24 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 10 Sep 2020 12:11 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 10 Sep 2020 10:38
  • Two security personnel killed in gunfight with Maoists in Odisha's Kalahandi 10 Sep 2020 08:26
  • Two jawans killed in gunfight with Maoists in Odisha 10 Sep 2020 08:04 Share00 Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) Two Special Operation Group (SOG) jawans were killed in an exchange of fire with the Maoists in a forest on the Kalahandi-Kandhamal border, said police on Thursday. The deceased have been identified as Sudhir Kumar Tudu ( …
  • Odisha: Two SOG commandos, five Maoists killed in Kalahandi encounter 10 Sep 2020 07:34 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 10 Sep 2020 01:36
  • Financial situation in Pondy 'very critical' 09 Sep 2020 15:38 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Jammu and Kashmir: Two CRPF perosnnel injured after a grenade was lobbed at security personnel in Lal Chowk area of… https://t.co/Mpg0JDQvpg— ANI (@ANI) 1599664188000 External Affairs …
  • Four Maoists killed in gunfight with forces in Odisha's Kalahandi 09 Sep 2020 12:47 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 …
  • Monsoon to remain weak over Odisha for next 4-5 days with thunder-storms, moderate rainfall: IMD 07 Sep 2020 19:38 Sep 07, 2020, 11:30PM ISTSource: ANIDirector of Bhubaneshwar Meteorological Centre on September 07 informed that Monsoon will remain weak over Odisha for the next 4-5 days with likely thunder-storms and light to moderate rainfall. “In the next 24 hours, …
  • COVID-19: Maha records 16,429 new cases 07 Sep 2020 18:23 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Maharashtra records 16,429 new COVID-19 cases, 14,922 discharges and 423 deaths today. The total cases in the state rise to 9,23,641, including 6,59,322 recoveries and 27,027 deaths. Active cases stand at 2,36,934 …
  • Covid-19: Odisha reports yet another highest single-day spike of 3861 cases 07 Sep 2020 11:31 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha on Monday reported its biggest single-day spike of 3,861 Covid-19 cases and 10 more fatalities, a day after it took a place among the top-six states which have been fueling India's case tally in the recent …
  • Odisha’s record single-day spike of 3,861 corona cases 07 Sep 2020 07:56 Share00 Bhubaneswar, Sep 7 (IANS) Odisha reported a record single-day spike of 3,861 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s tally to 1,27,832 cases, the Health Department said on Monday. Ten more Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours …
  • Probe ordered into Bhubaneswar doctor's death after discharge 03 Sep 2020 04:21 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Wednesday ordered a probe into the alleged death of a doctor a day after he was discharged from a Covid Hospital in the city. Additional Chief Secretary of Health and Family Welfare department PK …
  • Odisha logs one lakh COVID-19 cases in 167 days, ranks second in India in delaying spread 30 Aug 2020 16:13 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 3,014 more people testing positive in last 24 hours, the coronavirus tally breached one lakh mark in Odisha in 167 days becoming the eleventh state in the country to record those many infections. The state had …
  • Expedite farmers’ registration, says Odisha government 27 Aug 2020 04:14 By Express News Service  BHUBANESWAR:  With only five days left for online registration of farmers for sale of surplus paddy under MSP during 2020-21 kharif marketing season, the State Government on Wednesday directed the field officers of the Cooperation …
  • Maha: Stamp duty on flats now 2% till Dec 31 26 Aug 2020 15:14 Odisha: Special relief commissioner's office issues red, orange and yellow alert for heavy rainfall in various districts. Red alert issued in Sambalpur, Sunepur, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Boudh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Keonjhar, …
  • Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal to trigger heavy rains in Odisha: MeT 24 Aug 2020 13:04 Bhubaneswar: With formation of a new low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal likely to trigger heavy rain in most parts of Odisha till Thursday, the state government has asked district collectors to deal with possible flash flood, landslide and water- …
  • Nuakhai sans ‘bhetghat’ across western Odisha 24 Aug 2020 03:16 By Express News Service SAMBALPUR/BHAWANIPATNA/BALANGIR: The major agrarian festival of western Odisha, Nuakhai was celebrated across the region sans pomp and gaiety on Sunday. This year, the celebrations were largely subdued due to the Covid-19 …
  • Odisha: Scared with human presence, wild bear attacks man in residential area in Kalahandi 21 Aug 2020 14:26 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 …
  • Despite online success, Odisha rapper steers clear of Bollywood, wants to keep telling truth to power 21 Aug 2020 13:27 Written by Avantika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: August 21, 2020 6:07:03 pm Having closely experienced the crisis, Duleshwar Tandi was compelled to write about it through powerful rap songs.“Khane ko nhi chawal dana par bank mai khata khulvaenge…” Thus …
  • Odisha’s Kalahandi district continues to receive heavy rainfall 20 Aug 2020 19:08 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 …
  • Breaking news: August 20, 2020 | As it happened 20 Aug 2020 18:29 Aug 20, 2020 11:29 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao Punjab: 1,741 new COVID-19 cases reported 1,741 new COVID-19 cases reported in Punjab today. The total number of cases rises to 37,824, including 13,830 active cases, 23,037 recovered cases, and 957 deaths so …
  • Kalahandi youth’s spiritual journey to dragon fruit success 10 Aug 2020 03:59 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 16 Jul 2020 05:56 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 09 Jul 2020 00:53
  • Odisha: Two VCs get additional charges of Rajendra University, Kalahandi University 20 Jun 2020 06:53 Berhampur University VC, Govind J Chakrapani, will act as VC of newly created Kalahandi University, Bhawanipatna, in addition to his duties for a period of one year or till regular VC joins in Kalahandi University or until further orders, whichever is …
  • Odisha: Tired of official apathy, Hariharpur villagers in Kalahandi district repair road 17 Jun 2020 04:40 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: After all their appeals to officials concerned went in vain, residents of Hariharpur in Junagarh block took it upon themselves to repair the village road.  The residents joined hands to repair the 2 km stretch of the …
  • Said to have come in contact with 60 people, COVID-19 positive local big concern for Kalahandi admin 23 May 2020 04:59 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: While  Kalahandi district battles with an increase in COVID cases fuelled by migrant returnees, one local case has become a cause of greater concern for the administration. The woman service provider attached with the …
  • Kalahandi police counsels lockdown violators 02 May 2020 22:54
  • Woman leads swab collection team in Kalahandi 18 Apr 2020 07:06 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Women from different spheres including those in the healthcare are helping the Government navigate safely though the pandemic. A microbiologist in the district, Nilima Dash is one among them who has been single-handedly …
  • Coronavirus hospital at Kalahandi, 5T Secretary reviews work 16 Apr 2020 05:17 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/SAMBALPUR: A 50-bed dedicated Covid hospital was opened in Kalahandi district on Wednesday in the presence of 5T Secretary VK Pandian and Special Development Commissioner Suresh Mohapatra. The hospital which has …
  • One more tests positive in Odisha's Kalahandi 11 Apr 2020 06:52 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The second corona positive case of Kalahandi district has been reported again from Beheraguda village. The 20-year-old patient is a friend of the youth of the village who had tested positive a week back. Like the first …
  • Kalahandi man tests positive for coronavirus, Odisha total rises to 21 04 Apr 2020 18:47
  • Kalahandi district administration extends help to villagers for laying road 17 Feb 2020 02:14 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Kalahandi district administration has extended a helping hand to the residents of Turisemel who are constructing a 5 km road on their own to link their village to the mainland. A team of officials, led by Lanjigarh …
  • Workers resent payment at Odisha's Kalahandi mandis 08 Dec 2019 08:46 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Discontentment is brewing among labourers engaged for weighing and lifting paddy bags in mandis across Kalahandi district. The labourers, engaged by Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) and Self-Help Groups …
  • Mega lift irrigation project a non-starter in Odisha's Kalahandi village 01 Dec 2019 02:18 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The first mega lift irrigation project of the state on Ret river in Laitara village in Kesinga block has failed to achieve its objective. The project, dedicated to people by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on December 12 …
  • Nobel connection of a remote Kalahandi village 21 Oct 2019 01:51 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Maligaon, an obscure village located in a remote corner of the State, stands testimony to the change brought around by lithium cell batteries, whose developers Akira Yoshino, M Stanley Whittingham and John B Goodenough …
  • Seven arrested in Odisha in connection with gang-rape of woman in Kalahandi 26 Sep 2019 07:46 Odisha Police had on Monday registered case against several men for gang-raping woman at knife-point in Kalahandi district. Kalahandi: Seven people, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a woman and circulating …
  • Odisha: 7 arrested in connection with gang-rape of woman in Kalahandi 26 Sep 2019 07:08 Kalahandi: Seven people, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a woman and circulating the video of the incident, in Odisha's Kalahandi. The Odisha Police had on Monday registered a case against several men …
  • Woman gang-raped in Odisha's Kalahandi 24 Sep 2019 11:03 The police said that it took cognizance of the matter after the video of the incident went viral on social media. Kalahandi: The Odisha Police on Monday registered a case against several men for gang-raping a woman at knife-point in Odisha's Kalahandi …
  • Five blocks of Kalahandi cut off due to heavy rains 08 Aug 2019 03:30 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Large parts of Kalahandi have been cut off from the mainland with incessant rain lashing the district since Tuesday. The worst affected are Lanjigarh, Thuamul Rampur, M Rampur, Kalampur, Jaipana and  Karlamunda blocks …
  • Dreaded Fall Army Worms pest spreads to new areas in Kalahandi 07 Aug 2019 02:41 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: THE dreaded Fall Army Worms (FAW) that were first sighted maize crops in Khaichuan village a week back, have now spread to other parts of the district. Agriculture Department officials said FAW pests have been sighted …
  • India- Kalahandi soon to get a MSME Park 27 Jul 2019 19:14 (MENAFN - KNN India) Kalahandi soon to get a MSME Park Bhubaneswar, July 27 (KNN) The Odisha Government is planning to establish a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Park in Kalahandi district. Keeping focus on local entrepreneurs to grow startup …
  • Dharmendra Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital 19 Jul 2019 17:39 Image Source : PTI Dharmendra Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains -- Bhubaneswar- …
  • Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital 19 Jul 2019 13:15 Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains — Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur and Bhubaneswar-Junagarh — for the convenience of the people in Odisha’s …
  • ‘Surplus’ worry for farmers of Kalahandi, Jeypore 03 Jul 2019 04:01 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: A large number of farmers are yet to sell their produce from the rabi season even as  paddy procurement concluded on Monday. The process of paddy procurement was marred by delay and distress sale by farmers. The …
  • Odisha: Uprooted tree kills minor girl, injures seven other children in Kalahandi 28 May 2019 14:45 Image Source : PTI Representational Image  A minor girl was allegdly killed and seven other children were injured after an uprooted tree fell on them on Tuesday. According to sources, the tree was uprooted during a thunderstorm and fell on a group of …
  • One dead, 7 children injured after tree uprooted in Odisha's Kalahandi 28 May 2019 03:28 , (ANI): A 12-year-old girl died and seven others suffered injuries after a tree uprooted during a thunderstorm and fell down on a group of children collecting mangoes in Odisha's Dharamgarh on Monday. The injured were admitted to the Dharamgarh …
  • Kalahandi Mahua collectors in lurch 18 Apr 2019 05:40 Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Even as the Tribal Ministry has added 17 new minor forest produces (MFPs), including Mahua flower, to the Government’s minimum support price (MSP) scheme last year, thousands of Mahua collectors in Kalahandi district have …
  • Connectivity a key challenge for locals in these 16 Kalahandi villages 11 Apr 2019 07:23 Kalahandi: 16 villages in Odisha's Kalahandi district remain cut off as the area is deprived of roads, forcing locals of these water-locked villages to turn to waterways for their commute. Locals in Thuamal Rampur (Block) of Kalahandi claim they are …
  • Kalahandi: where the royals still hold sway 08 Apr 2019 18:30 Kalahandi, the western Odisha Lok Sabha constituency, where star campaigners, right from the Prime Minister to the Chief Minister and from the BJP president to the Congress chief have so far addressed public meetings, is poised for a close triangular fight …
  • Bengaluru doctor awarded for taking healthcare to Kalahandi tribes 03 Dec 2018 05:51 Express News Service BENGALURU: Dr Aquinas Edasserya, 66, from Bengaluru, has pitched a tent where no doctor has set foot before — the inaccessible villages of Odisha’s Kalahandi district. Dr Edasserya, from Bengaluru’s St John’s Hospital, has set up a …
  • Rice millers continue halt of paddy purchase in Kalahandi 20 Nov 2018 04:46 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:  Statement over paddy procurement continues in Kalahandi district due to non-cooperation of rice millers. Kharif paddy procurement, which was scheduled to start on November 1 in the district, is yet to begin through 30 …
  • Rain brings relief for farmers in Kalahandi 12 Oct 2018 03:36 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Heavy rainfall induced by the very severe cyclonic storm Titli has come as a blessing for paddy and cotton growers of Kalahandi. The district received moderate rainfall since Thursday morning. According to reports, in …
  • Torrential rain hits life in Kalahandi 14 Aug 2018 23:53 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Incessant rain since Monday night has paralysed life in Bhawanipatna, Kesinga, Lanjigarh,  Karlamunda and M Rampur. The diversion road on NH-26 at Kantesir, 6 km from Kesinga, was washed away disrupting road …
  • Kalahandi to cover 1.85 Lakh hectares in kharif 10 May 2018 02:07 By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Kalahandi district administration has planned to cover 1,85,557 hectares (ha) of land under paddy cultivation during 2018-19 kharif season. It was decided at a meeting chaired by Collector Anjan Kumar Manik held here …
  • Kalahandi on world map 20 Mar 2018 19:41 Bhawanipatna: Speakers appreciated the district's rich culture during the closing ceremony of the Lok Kala Mahotsav here. The curtains fell on the two-day Lok Kala Mahotsav organised by the Kalahandi district administration on Sunday evening. Speaking …
  • Acid attack revisits Kalahandi, student faces ire of jilted lover 16 Jan 2018 03:34 BHAWANIPATNA: The gruesome Poonam Singhal acid attack incident revisited Kalahandi once again as a 22-year-old student was attacked by a jilted lover near Kalampur on Monday.The victim Debanti Bibhar, a native of Khandi Dangriguda, was on her way to …
  • Fate of Kalahandi medical college hangs in balance 02 Jan 2018 02:50 Site for the proposed medical college at Bhangabari | Express BHAWANIPATNA: With no progress of the proposed medical college at Bhangabari near Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters town of Kalahandi district, the fate of the institute hangs in balance. …
  • Vedanta official abducted in Kalahandi 09 Dec 2017 19:53 Bhawanipatna: An official of Vedanta Allumina Limited and his driver have allegedly been abducted by a criminal gang in Kalahandi district, police said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday night when assistant manager (environment) Satya Ranjan …
  • Kalahandi hospital inspection 08 Dec 2017 20:44 Bhawanipatna: A two-member central team consisting of a senior official and a doctor of the health department of the Union government visited Kalahandi district on Thursday to supervise the infrastructure for a proposed cancer hospital. Regional director …
  • Pestering pests threaten paddy crop output in Kalahandi dist 31 Oct 2017 08:15 BHAWANIPATNA: Pest attack has assumed an alarming proportion in Kalahandi district. The field report of Agriculture Department has pegged the paddy crop damage at 41,619 hectares (ha) and of this, crops in 18,000 ha have been damaged by brown planthopper ( …
  • Kalahandi to celebrate Chatar Yatra today 28 Sep 2017 03:58 File picture of Chatar Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari BHAWANIPATNA:Festive fervour has gripped Kalahandi district which is all set celebrate the famous Chatar Yatra of Bhawanipatna on Thursday.Following Sandhi Puja in the temple on Wednesday night, the …
  • Minor girl from Kalahandi district refuses marriage for education 26 Sep 2017 02:59 BHAWANIPATNA:A minor girl has set an example by going against her father’s wishes and refusing to marry an alcoholic man double her age in Kalahandi district. The incident came to fore two days back and on Monday, the girl’s parents were counselled by …
  • Mid-day meal lands over 150 students in hospital in Kalahandi district 15 Sep 2017 11:12 Over 150 students of 5 primary schools fell ill after consuming mid-day meal in Kalahandi's Lanjigarh yesterday. (Photo | ANI) BHAWANIPATNA: Over 150 students from five different schools fell sick after consuming mid-day meals in Lanjigarh block of …
  • 2 arrested for mishap at irrigation project site in Odisha’s Kalahandi 15 Sep 2017 11:07 Bhawanipatna (Odisha), September 15 Two people, including an engineer, were arrested in connection with a mishap at an irrigation project site near Kutingpadar in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, which left a worker dead and another injured, police said on …
  • Mid-day meal lands 80 students in hospital in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district 15 Sep 2017 06:20 Students undergoing treatment at Government hospital in Biswanathpur | Express BHAWANIPATNA: As many as 80 students of five different schools fell sick after consuming mid-day meals in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district on Thursday. These schools are …
  • Heavy rain breaches Indravati canal at 3 places in Kalahandi 29 Aug 2017 07:56 The 30-ft breach that occurred in the right canal of Indravati project near Ranibahal in Kalahandi district | Express BHAWANIPATNA/MALKANGIRI/NABARANGPUR: The low pressure-induced heavy rains on Sunday caused large scale flooding in three districts …
  • Doctor vacancies cripple healthcare in Kalahandi district 27 Aug 2017 06:09 BHAWANIPATNA: Healthcare in Kalahandi district is ailing due to vacant doctor positions. Of the sanctioned 212 doctor positions in the district, only 125 doctors are available.  In the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) at Bhawanipatna, of 71 sanctioned …
  • Railway tracks at two places in Kalahandi submerged, train services affected 17 Jul 2017 16:41
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  • Flood triggered by heavy rains in Odisha's Kalahandi blocks NH-26 17 Jul 2017 09:28 Floods in Odisha’s Kalahandi (Source: ANI photo) As incessant rains continued in Odisha for the second day, the National Highway 26 was blocked on Monday due to the flood situation in Kalahandi district. NH-26 connects Raipur in Chhattisgarh and passes …
  • Cong plans farmers’ stir in Kalahandi 28 Jun 2017 04:20 BHAWANIPATNA: THE Congress will launch a farmers’ agitation in Kalahandi in September this year in protest against the negligence of the State and the Centre towards the farming sector. Informing this to mediapersons on Tuesday, senior Congress leader …
  • Kalahandi livestock on depletion path 27 Jun 2017 03:16 BHAWANIPATNA: THE cattle population in Kalahandi district has witnessed substantial decline since 2001. With no support from the local administration, the animal husbandry sector is a victim of manpower shortage and poor infrastructure. Kalahandi district …
  • Kalahandi Anganwadi worker throws hot rice water on four-year-old girl, suffers burns 03 Jun 2017 12:13 The child has suffered burns. (Picture sources ANI) A four-year-old child suffered burns after an Anganwadi worker allegedly threw hot rice water on her in Kalahandi, Odisha, reported ANI. Kalahandi district falls in the southwestern region of Odisha.  …
  • Rain cloud over paddy stock in open mandis in Odisha's Kalahandi 30 May 2017 03:05 BHAWANIPATNA: With Met office forecasting rain from first week of June, farmers of Kalahandi district apprehend heavy loss of their paddy crop which is lying in the open at various mandis. According to sources, 50 per cent of paddy crop have been harvested …
  • Odisha government to include Kalahandi in list of LWE-affected districts 04 May 2017 01:10 Image for representational purpose only. BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Government has decided to seek inclusion of Kalahandi as one of the worst affected districts by Left Wing Extremism (LWE). Currently, Malkangiri and Koraput are among the 34 worst LWE- …
  • House on boil over Kalahandi death 27 Mar 2017 21:21 Narasingha Mishra Bhubaneswar, March 27: The Opposition today stalled the Assembly proceedings, demanding a statement from the state government on the alleged starvation death in Kalahandi. Members of the Congress and the BJP rushed to the Well, shouting …
  • Maoist posters warn informers in Odisha's Kalahandi district 24 Mar 2017 03:27 BHAWANIPATNA: A couple of Maoist posters appealing to the villagers not to become police informers was found at Lakhbahali near Pahadpadar village under Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district on Thursday. The Maoists have also appealed to the locals to …
  • One of three abducted villagers found dead in Kalahandi 18 Mar 2017 11:12 BHAWANIPATNA: The body of one of the three villagers, who had been abducted by armed Maoists in Kalahandi three days ago, was found in Karlapat village of the district today.       While the body of Banamali Naik (32) with gunshot marks was found in a pool …
  • New Covid infections drop further in Odisha 24 Oct 2020 03:50 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The number of new infections in the State dropped further to 1,793, lowest in last two and a half month.On August 6, the daily Covid-19 count was 1,833. With this, the State tally touched 2,77,887. The daily positivity …
  • Low-pressure area intensifies in Bay of Bengal, Odisha to witness heavy rains for couple of days 23 Oct 2020 05:24 Image Source : @INDIACOASTGUARD Low pressure over Central BoB likely to intensify into depression next 24 hours. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), a low pressure area which is developing over West Central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify …
  • Odisha likely to receive heavy rains next week; authorities prepare for floods, landslides 17 Oct 2020 09:44 Image Source : PTI Odisha likely to receive heavy to very heavy rains next week A fresh low-pressure area, brewing over the Bay of Bengal, is likely to trigger heavy to very heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha early next week, weather officials said …
  • Young woman victim of anti-Christian violence takes part in beauty pageant 15 Oct 2020 02:19 University student says that at the age of 7 she had to hide in the jungle. “Being a Christian in the region is a great challenge. Thanks to my strong faith I have not forgotten God despite the threat to my life ". Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) – A young …
  • 2 contract killers held for murdering sweetmaker for Rs 50,000 12 Oct 2020 12:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Police on Monday arrested two contract killers for killing a sweetmaker in the Samantarapur area on October 4 for Rs 50,000. Shritik Biswal of Nuagaon had hacked makeshift sweets stall owner Prabhakar Sahoo to death …
  • Khurda records below 500 Covid cases after 40 days 07 Oct 2020 07:15 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the new infections across the State declining to below 3,000 level for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, the worst-hit Khurda district reported less than 500 cases for the first time in the last 41 days. …
  • State to source DMF funds for infrastructure complex 05 Oct 2020 04:26 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Faced with delay in taking up projects resulting in cost overruns as well as funds crunch, Odisha Government has decided to go for construction of integrated infrastructure complex, including old age homes, with the …
  • Kandhamal tribals lay bamboo pipelines to bring water to their homes 04 Oct 2020 05:48 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 …
  • Odisha Police seeks AP like joint coop with Chhattisgarh 04 Oct 2020 03:49 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Riding high on its success against Left Wing Extremism, Odisha Police on Saturday pitched for enhanced inter-state coordination with neighbouring Chhattisgarh, a constant source of active cadre, to tackle the menace. In a …
  • All anti-state Maoist offensives in 2019 took place in Odisha 03 Oct 2020 09:19 The finding assumes significance amid the state government’s claim that LWE-related crimes have seen a sharp decline in the last few yearsBHUBANESWAR: The country had witnessed 13 crimes by Maoists, relating to offences against the State and sedition, in …
  • Odisha: Heavy rain forecast for next four days 01 Oct 2020 03:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With a fresh low pressure area brewing over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast, the IMD on Wednesday forecast heavy rainfall in many parts of the State till October 4. The met office …
  • Odisha records 13,000 cases in three days; some districts declare partial shutdown 26 Sep 2020 22:35 Covid-19 cases in Odisha have breached the 2-lakh mark. (Representational)With a jump of nearly 13,000 cases over the past three days, Covid-19 cases in Odisha have breached the 2-lakh mark, leading authorities of several districts to announce partial …
  • Odisha crosses two lakh COVID-19 cases 26 Sep 2020 04:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid-19 tally in Odisha surged past two lakh cases with detection of 4,208 new infections on Friday. The death toll climbed to 822 as 15 more patients succumbed to the disease. Even as the 4,000 plus trend …
  • With 4,208 new cases, Odisha’s Covid-19 tally breaches 2L mark 25 Sep 2020 08:21 Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Odisha’s Covid-19 tally breached the 2 lakh-mark with the detection of 4,208 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, said a health official on Friday. The Covid-19 tally has reached 2,01,096 in the state. The death toll due to …
  • Odisha man sues Modi after failing to get Aadhaar card despite 21 attempts 24 Sep 2020 09:50 A daily wager in Odisha’s Kandhamal district has moved the Lok Adalat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he allegedly failed to get an Aadhaar card registered in his name despite 21 attempts. Jitendra Kumar Sethy, a resident of Khetapaju village in …
  • Coronavirus India Update, Sept 23: Delhi records 3,714 new cases; MoS Suresh Angadi dies of virus 23 Sep 2020 17:26 Thermal screening of students being done before entering one of the examination centres in Chandigarh Sector 40 during CBSE Compartment exam on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)India saw a single-day increase of 83,347 new coronavirus cases as …
  • Coronavirus India Update, Sept 23: Daily recoveries exceed daily cases for 5th day; Kerala Agriculture Minister tests positive 23 Sep 2020 12:18 Thermal screening of students being done before entering one of the examination centres in Chandigarh Sector 40 during CBSE Compartment exam on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)India saw a single-day increase of 83,347 new coronavirus cases as …
  • Maharashtra education minister tests positive; KEM Hospital starts Covishield vaccine trials 23 Sep 2020 09:04 Thermal screening of students being done before entering one of the examination centres in Chandigarh Sector 40 during CBSE Compartment exam on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)India saw a single-day increase of 83,347 new coronavirus cases as …
  • Odisha reports 4,242 new Covid-19 cases, state tally touches 1,84,122 21 Sep 2020 11:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported 4,242 new cases of novel coronavirus and nine more fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing the Covid-19 tally of the state to 1,84,122 and death count to 763. Of the new cases reported from 30 districts …
  • Forces go after Maoists in Kalahandi, Kandhamal 19 Sep 2020 04:20 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 …
  • Odisha reports more recoveries than new COVID cases 18 Sep 2020 01:02 Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported more recoveries of COVID-19 patients than new cases on Tuesday as 3,714 people were cured of the disease while 3,645 got infected with it, a health department official said. The number of recoveries in the state is now 1,25,738 …
  • Odisha reports record 4,198 new COVID cases, 11 fresh fatalities 15 Sep 2020 17:45 Bhubaneswar: Odisha registered its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Monday as 4,198 more people, including state BJP chief Samir Mohanty, tested positive for the infection, a health official said. The fresh infections have pushed the state’s …
  • No takers for Kandhamal’s famed turmeric in Odisha 14 Sep 2020 18:07 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 …
  • Gurpreet Singh: India loses a true guiding light during these difficult times 13 Sep 2020 23:03 The passing away of Swami Agnivesh on Friday (September 11) has come as a huge shock for secularist and progressive forces in South Asia. A social justice activist and a well-known liberal spiritual Hindu leader, he died due to liver cirrhosis in Delhi at …
  • SVNIRTAR help for Kandhamal girl with brittle bone disease 12 Sep 2020 06:58 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 04 Sep 2020 06:09 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 26 Aug 2020 23:49
  • Maoists torch vehicles engaged in road construction in Odisha's Kandhamal 17 Aug 2020 17:18 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 09 Aug 2020 03:57 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 30 Jul 2020 01:24 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 23 Jul 2020 18:29 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 13 Jul 2020 17:05
  • Odisha: Maoists killed in Kandhamal encounter carried Rs 34 lakh reward 09 Jul 2020 11:20 Security personnel at encounter site in Kandhamal BHUBANESWAR: Odisha police said the five suspected Maoists, who were gunned down in Kandhamal district following an exchange of fire on July 5, together carried Rs 34 lakh reward on their heads. This is the …
  • Rebels killed in Kandhamal encounter carried Rs 34L reward 09 Jul 2020 00:53 Bhubaneswar: Police said the five suspected Maoists who were gunned down in Kandhamal on July 5 together carried a reward of Rs 34 lakh on their head. This is the first time that rebels carrying this kind of high reward were killed in a single-day in the …
  • Security forces gun down four Maoists in Kandhamal 06 Jul 2020 09:42 Representative image BERHAMPUR: Security forces gunned down four suspected Maoists, including two women, following an exchange of fire in Sirla jungle, under the Tumudibandh area of southern Odisha's Kandhamal district, early on Sunday. Four rebels, as …
  • Security forces kill 4 Maoists in Kandhamal encounter 05 Jul 2020 09:23 Acting on a tip-off, a team of Special Operations Group and District Voluntary Force officers launched a combing operation in the forest Bhubaneswar: At least four Maoists were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in a dense forest in …
  • Kandhamal encounter: Security forces gun down 4 Maoists 05 Jul 2020 09:03 Bhubaneswar: At least four Maoists were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in a dense forest in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Sunday, a top police officer said. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Special Operations Group personnel and …
  • Four Maoists killed in Odisha's Kandhamal district 05 Jul 2020 08:41 Representative image BERHAMPUR: At least four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fires between the security forces with the ultras at Sirla jungle under Kandhamal district’s Tumudibandh police station limits on Sunday morning. Police said that an equal …
  • Four Maoists killed during encounter with security forces in Odisha’s Kandhamal 05 Jul 2020 08:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with the security forces in Kandhamal district on Sunday morning. Odisha Police said the security forces also recovered four automatic guns from the spot apart from …
  • Kandhamal dist back on Covid map 05 Jul 2020 00:29
  • Maoist camp busted in Odisha's Kandhamal 03 Jul 2020 11:39 BERHAMPUR: Security personnel busted a Maoist camp, which was operating from a reserve jungle under the Phiringia police station limits in Kandhamal district, and seized around 15kg explosives from the spot on Wednesday. Tipped-off about the Maoists …
  • Odisha cops bust Maoist camp in Kandhamal, seize huge cache of explosives 02 Jul 2020 12:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Odisha Police busted a Maoist camp in Kandhamal district, police sources said on Thursday. On a tip-off, SOG had launched an operation in Samarbandha forest area within Phiringia …
  • Odisha's Kandhamal reports first Covid-19 case, four tribal districts still untouched by virus 18 May 2020 08:33
  • Kandhamal tribals appeal: We have no money, no food, no shelter. Help us! (video) 06 May 2020 14:50 The government-imposed quarantine has left hundreds of millions of people unemployed, unable to go home to their villages of origin., “My people are helping India develop and grow,” says Archbishop John Barwa. They “must be treated with respect and dignity …
  • Bus carrying migrants from Surat overturns in Odisha's Kandhamal; 1 dead, 40 injured 03 May 2020 00:50 Hundreds of migrant workers stage protest in Chennai A bus carrying migrant workers from Gujarat's Surat overturned at Kalinga Ghati in Odisha's Kandhamal district, according to reports. At least one person died and 40 others sustained injuries in …
  • In Kandhamal, Hindus and Christians ask the Virgin for her protection ahead of school exams 22 Feb 2020 13:15 About 700 children who survived the 2008 massacres will take this year’s Grade 10 examination. Christian and Hindu pray at a shrine destroyed during the pogrom. Bishops wish good luck to all students. Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) – In Kandhamal, the …
  • ASIA/INDIA - The innocent seven of Kandhamal, witnesses of faith 19 Feb 2020 05:44 Bangalore (Agenzia Fides) - They spoke of their experience and witnessed their faith in Christ before the Indian Bishops: the seven innocent men - involved in the story of the anti-Christian massacres that took place in 2008 in Kandhamal, in the Indian …
  • Coronavirus awareness drive in Odisha's Kandhamal district 03 Feb 2020 05:30 By Express News Service PHULBANI: The Kandhamal district administration has started an awareness campaign on novel Coronavirus (nCoV). A van, equipped with loudspeaker system, was launched by CDMO Dr Rajshree Pattnaik to spread information on the deadly …
  • Archbishop Barwa: SCI’s acquittal of 3,700 involved in the Kandhamal massacres is an ... 27 Jan 2020 18:45 In 2008, Hindu extremists killed more than a hundred Christians because of the murder of a Hindu cleric by Maoists but blamed on Christians. Out of approximately 6,600 arrests, only 79 ended in a conviction. In 2020-2021 the local Church will host the …
  • First communions in Kandhamal (Odisha), land of martyrs 30 Nov 2019 17:01 The service took place at the church in Raikia, one of the villages that suffered the most at the hands of Hindu radicals in 2008. For the Bishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, Christians are “ready for sacrifice, even death, to bear witness to the King of peace …
  • For survivors of the 2008 pogrom, the martyrs of Kandhamal will live on forever 02 Sep 2019 21:33 About 50,000 people attended the commemorations of the 11th anniversary. For one survivor, "The martyrs inspire us to bear witness to Christ". "We cannot accept the hatred against Christians spread by extremists in India,” said president of …
  • Kandhamal Collector directs to stop payments of teachers for schools’ poor results 21 Aug 2019 01:33 By Express News Service PHULBANI: Headmasters and teachers of several schools in the district will lose pay for the poor performance of students in this year’s High School Certificate (HSC) examinations. Kandhamal Collector Dr Brunda D has directed to stop …
  • Kandhamal, a battle between two outsiders 18 Apr 2019 03:23 Achyuta Samanta is neither a tribal nor from Kandhamal, a tribal-dominated constituency in Odisha that he hopes to represent in the Lok Sabha as a Biju Janata Dal member. This educational entrepreneur heads Kalinga group of institutes in Bhubaneswar, which …
  • Migrant workers across Kandhamal return home to cast votes 17 Apr 2019 06:44 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Even as the hustle and bustle of campaigning ended on Tuesday, the Berhampur railway station witnessed hectic activity with migrant workers from across Kandhamal district returning home to cast their votes. The rural areas …
  • Odisha: Turmeric produced by tribal farmers gets GI tag as 'Kandhamal Haldi' 13 Apr 2019 19:28 [India], Apr 13 (ANI): Turmeric produced by farmers is now called Kandhamal Haldi after the product acquired this Geographical Indication (GI) tag on April 1 this year. Talking to ANI, Sanjit Kumar Patnaik, Secretary, Kandhamal Apex Spices Association for …
  • Archbishop Barwa to the Christians of Orissa: We are gathering evidence on the Kandhamal martyrs 05 Apr 2019 18:50 The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar initiated the formal canonization process for Christians killed by Hindu radicals during the pogroms of 2008. "It is our joy and task to collect all the documents to be brought to the Vatican," he says. …
  • Kandhamal documentary exposing Sangh fraud released in Dimapur 03 Apr 2019 03:40 Innocents Imprisoned’ was first released in New Delhi in August 2018 to mark 10th anniversary of Kandhamal Morung Express News Dimapur | April 2 ‘Innocents Imprisoned,’ a documentary that exposes the massive Hindu nationalist fraud behind the orchestrated …
  • On Foundation Day, Odisha receives GI tag for 'Kandhamal Haldi' 01 Apr 2019 16:04 'Kandhamal Haldi', a variety of turmeric indigenous to southern Odisha, has earned the Geographical indication (GI) tag from Intellectual Property India, an organisation functioning under the auspices of the Union ministry of commerce & …
  • Kharbela returns to BJP, to contest from Kandhamal LS seat 26 Mar 2019 06:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After an agonising wait, Utkal Bharat president and former MP Kharbela Swain returned to BJP on Monday with his formal induction into the saffron party and nomination from communally sensitive Kandhamal Parliamentary …
  • BJD MP in BJP, may get Kandhamal ticket 23 Mar 2019 17:26 BHUBANESWAR: BJD Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh joined BJP on Saturday after quitting the party, becoming the third parliamentarian of the regional party to do so ahead of the simultaneous general and assembly elections in Odisha. As the BJP is yet …
  • Kandhamal MP to join Congress: OPCC president 21 Mar 2019 10:04 She is likely to formally join the party on March 23 or 24," Patnaik said. Bhubaneswar: Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh will join the opposition Congress, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik said Thursday. Singh had …
  • Not enough money for the victims of the Kandhamal pogroms 31 Jan 2019 12:50 In Delhi, the Church held the first national consultation for the victims of anti-Christian violence of 2008. At least 6,495 people were arrested in connection with the pogroms, but so far only 78 have been convicted. A total of 4,822 houses were a total …
  • Faith is reborn from the ashes of the pogroms in Kandhamal 23 Jan 2019 15:08 Four priests were ordained yesterday in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, the same that was torched on Christmas Eve of 2007, a prelude to the wave of anti-Christian persecution of August 2008. The ordination ceremony was marred by a serious car accident …
  • Odisha: 8 killed, over 25 injured after truck overturns in Kandhamal 22 Jan 2019 17:13 Image Source : ANI Image Eight people were killed and more than 25 got critically injured after a truck overturned at Poiguda ghat near Baliguda in Kandhamal district, in Odisha, on  Tuesday.  The rescue operation was underway, reported ANI. Injured were …
  • Kandhamal school shame: Baby girl dies, NHRC seeks report 15 Jan 2019 02:10 By Express News Service PHULBANI/BHUBANESWAR: The baby girl born to the student of a residential school at Daringibadi died in MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur on Monday morning even as the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) issued a …
  • Bishop Barwa to attend public hearing on Kandhamal violence on Saturday 10 Jan 2019 18:13 The hearing will take place at Vijay High School in Raikia, one of the villages hit by the anti-Christian pogrom. Persecution by Hindu radicals forced 56,000 people to flee. Meanwhile, seven innocent Christians “are still languishing in prison”. Chennai ( …
  • Maoists kill watchman, torch five vehicles in Kandhamal district 07 Jan 2019 11:15 The Maoists also set ablaze five vehicles. (Representational) Maoists have gunned down a watchman at a road construction site in Odisha’s Kandhamal district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said. The armed Maoists struck at a contractor’s …
  • ‘A familiar pattern of mass killings in Mumbai in 1993, in Gujarat in 2002, in Kandhamal, Odisha, in 2008, in Muzaffarnagar, UP, 2013 to name a few’ 18 Dec 2018 02:06 NEW DELHI: Lamenting repeated targeting of minorities “engineered by political actors” and “facilitated by indifferent law enforcement agencies”, the Delhi HC has called for revisiting crime laws. Neither “crimes against humanity” nor “genocide” are part …
  • No water, power, road in this Kandhamal village  28 Nov 2018 05:42 Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Development is still a far cry in several villages of tribal-dominated Kandhamal district. The district had shot to national prominence a decade ago due to communal violence. Since then, special programmes are being …
  • The sufferings of the Christians of Kandhamal at the Synod of Bishops 29 Oct 2018 09:34 In 2008, the most ferocious persecution against Christians occurred in the State of Orissa. The archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar recalled the murder of the Christian Rajesh Digal. The episode was also taken up by Pope Francis. Mumbai (AsiaNews) - At the …
  • DMC meet calls for expediting the appeal of Kandhamal’s seven innocent Christians 11 Oct 2018 21:38 New Delhi: The delay in disposing of the appeal of the seven innocent Christians of Kandhamal in Odisha, who have been languishing in jail for the murder of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, came in for wide criticism on October 11 at the release of the Hindi …
  • Violence Against Christians in India: A Decade After Kandhamal 01 Sep 2018 02:15 2008 was the most violent year for Christians in India. Daily newspaper headlines captured the senseless violence in the form of death, destruction, and displacement that unfolded in the states of Karnataka and Odisha. On the ten-year anniversary of these …
  • Kandhamal, ten years after the pogroms, solemn and sober service in remembrance of the victims 27 Aug 2018 17:48 A Mass of thanksgiving, reconciliation and grace was held on 25 August. For the Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, "God works in our lives and in the life of the Church through mysterious ways. The blood of the martyrs of Kandhamal has brought many …
  • India: Remembering Kandhamal riots after 10 years 25 Aug 2018 18:14 It was pure journalistic instinct that made me travel to the remote Kandhamal jungles in India’s Odisha state after an arson attack destroyed over 100 churches and Christian institutions in December 2007. I then had no clue that I was embarking on a life- …
  • Letter to Pope Francis: The victims of Kandhamal are 'martyrs of the faith' 25 Aug 2018 13:58 Today is the tenth anniversary of anti-Christian pogroms. In 2008 120 Christians died and 300 churches were destroyed. The mother of a raped nun remembers the attack against her daughter. New Delhi (AsiaNews) – Pope Francis should acknowledge that the …
  • Kandhamal without closure 24 Aug 2018 22:20 Written by Apoorvanand | Updated: August 25, 2018 12:30:37 am Security personnel stand guard outside a church during Christmas celebrations in Kandhamal. (PTI Photo/File) Kandhamal is yet another milestone in the journey of independent India. It …
  • 10 years after Kandhamal riots, both sides say they await justice 23 Aug 2018 21:52 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Updated: August 24, 2018 2:00:44 am Lawyers for the riot-affected Pana Catholics say they still await legal closure on cases related to the riots. Surendra Nayak, a survivor of riots in Odisha’s Kandhamal, says he …
  • Violence Against Christians in India: A Decade After Kandhamal 23 Aug 2018 16:49 2008 was the most violent year for Christians in India. Daily newspaper headlines captured the senseless violence in the form of death, destruction, and displacement that unfolded in the states of Karnataka and Odisha. On the ten-year anniversary of these …
  • Bishop Barwa: 10th anniversary of Kandhamal violence, 'an occasion for peace' 04 Jul 2018 14:34 The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar invites everyone to participate in the solemn Mass on August 25th. In 2008, Hindu radicals implemented the most ferocious persecution against Christians ever recorded in India. Special ceremonies scheduled to support …
  • Six Maoists gunned down in Odisha's Kandhamal, Balangir districts 14 May 2018 01:48 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Stepping up their operation against Maoists, security forces gunned down six cadres of Red rebels in separate encounters on Sunday. While a divisional committee member carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh and an area …
  • Live Breaking News: 6 naxals killed in Balangir, Kandhamal districts of Odisha, encounter underway 13 May 2018 18:21 IndiaTV Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page: 11:10 pm: 6 naxals killed in Balangir and Kandhamal …
  • Orissa, 534 confirmations in the persecuted Church of Kandhamal 23 Jan 2018 22:38 Three Confirmation ceremonies were held in the district. In 2008, the Indian state was the scene of the most violent anti-Christian pogroms. 175 young people confirmed in the parish of St. Peter of Pobingia; 88 other young people in the parish of Saint …
  • GI tag appeal for Kandhamal Haladi 12 Jan 2018 19:20 Kandhamal Haladi (turmeric powder) being sold at a shop in Bhubaneswar. Picture by Ashwinee Pati Bhubaneswar: Amid the hoopla over the geographical-identification (GI) tag for Jagannath Rasagolla, the state government has sought the tag for Kandhamal …
  • Odisha seeks GI tag for Kandhamal turmeric 12 Jan 2018 09:33 This is the second time Odisha has applied for a GI tag, the first being for a variation on the classic sweet rasagolla. Representative image. The Odisha government has applied for a GI tag on Kandhamal Haladi (turmeric variety). The golden yellow spice, …
  • Rasagola awaits as GI tag for Kandhamal turmeric filed 12 Jan 2018 02:56 BHUBANESWAR: As Odias continue to await State Government’s action on geographical indication (GI) tag for the savoury sweet after West Bengal bagged the honours for Banglar Rasogulla last year, Kandhamal Haladi (turmeric) appears to have has stolen a march …
  • Advent in Kandhamal, thousands of Christians come out for four new deacons and 348 confirmed 21 Dec 2017 23:04 Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) - Thousands of Catholics took part in the ordination of four young deacons and the confirmation in Christ of 348 people in Kandhamal. Both ceremonies took place last Sunday in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Bamunigam. The two …
  • Christian Kandhamal victims deserve greater compensation, says Bishop Barwa 26 Oct 2017 02:00 Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) – "Christian victims of Kandhamal deserve more compensation,” Mgr John Barwa, archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, told AsiaNews. The prelate backs a memorandum presented today by some Christian leaders in Odisha (Orissa) …
  • Kandhamal’s violence-hit Christians continue to inspire 06 Oct 2017 09:40 Catholic women leaders have drawn inspiration from the faith shown by survivors of the violent anti-Christian Kandhamal attacks when they recently visited the region in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.  On Oct. 5 a group of 20 women visited the remote, …
  • Orissa, 3,000 people at anniversary of Kandhamal pogrom against Christians 29 Aug 2017 09:00 The celebrations took place on August 26 at G. Udayagiri. The violence of 2008 "the largest and best-planned attack on Christians". "Shameful that even today the victims have not got justice." "The struggle for justice in Kandhamal …
  • Kandhamal Day recalls 2008 anti-Christian pogrom 24 Aug 2017 20:37 Catholic World News August 24, 2017 On August 25, the Church in Kandhamal, a district in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, will commemorate the ninth anniversary of a massive anti-Christian pogrom. In 2008, an estimated 56,000 Christians were driven from …
  • Bishop Barwa: Kandhamal Day in memory of the suffering of Christians 24 Aug 2017 17:37 Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) - "My prayer is that Kandhamal Day is remembered as a people’s movement and that the struggle, the suffering of our people - the lost, the last and the least – are witnesses of the faith  for everyone".  This is the …
  • Indian Associations: On 25 August we remember the Christian victims of Kandhamal 16 Aug 2017 12:17 New Delhi (AsiaNews) - The National Solidarity Forum invites all Indians to observe the "Kandhamal Day", a platform for Indian civil society born in the aftermath of the violent pogrom against Christians of 2008. The event will take place next …
  • Odisha: 3 killed, 10 injured as jeep turns turtle in Kandhamal 04 Jul 2017 21:39 PHULBANI (ODISHA): Three people were killed and ten others injured, seven of them critically, when a jeep carrying them overturned on a ghat road in Odisha's Kandhamal district today. The mishap took place at Deplanga ghat near Sirtiguda under K Nuagam …
  • Three killed, 10 injured as jeep turns turtle in Kandhamal 04 Jul 2017 16:37 By: PTI | Phulbani (odisha) | Published:July 4, 2017 9:40 pm Three people were killed and ten others injured, seven of them critically, when a jeep carrying them overturned on a ghat road in Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Tuesday. The mishap took place at …
  • Kandhamal conjoined twins to head for AIIMS under Government care 30 Jun 2017 05:19 BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Thursday announced to facilitate treatment of the conjoined twins of Kandhamal. Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena said the twins would be sent to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi …
  • 146 panchayats still off bank map in Kandhamal 27 Jun 2017 03:16 PHULBANI: Despite the Central Government's efforts to extend banking service in unbanked areas of the country under its financial inclusion plan, 146 out of 171 gram panchayats in Kandhamal district continue to lack a branch of any nationalised bank. …
  • Kandhamal administration dismisses hearse driver 16 Jun 2017 01:42 PHULBANI : The Kandhamal administration has decided to take action against driver of a Mahaparayan vehicle, a clerk in the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) and an agency that was in charge of DHH security for alleged negligence of duty in the Monday’s …
  • Maoists attack security forces convoy in Kandhamal, one jawan killed, six hurt 05 Jun 2017 17:34 The SOG team was returning from an operation when their convoy came under attack. | EPS BERHAMPUR: A Special Operation Group (SOG) jawan was killed and six others injured when Left Wing Extremists (LWEs) attacked a convoy of the security forces near …
  • Kandhamal’s Christian Widows Still Await Closure 05 Apr 2017 14:46 Their husbands were murdered in attacks on Christians in 2008, but justice has yet to be done. By Vishal Arora and Parul Abrol for The Diplomat April 04, 2017 Their husbands were brutally killed in a spate of violence against Christians in Kandhamal …
  • Illegal gun factory in Odisha's Kandhamal unearthed 28 Mar 2017 12:39 For representational purpose PHULBANI: With the arrest of a man and seizure of eight crude pistols from him, police today claimed to have unearthed an illegal gun factory in Odisha's Kandhamal district. The man, the owner of the illegal gun factory and …
  • Kitchen garden scheme turns barren in Koraput 21 Oct 2020 02:45 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 20 Oct 2020 04:56 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 20 Oct 2020 04:55 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 13 Oct 2020 02:44 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 30 Aug 2020 04:11 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 29 Aug 2020 04:50 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 28 Aug 2020 05:04 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 23 Aug 2020 00:59 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 15 Aug 2020 06:03 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 04 Aug 2020 03:03 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 01 Aug 2020 04:03 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 20 Jul 2020 03:01 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 14 Jul 2020 05:11 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 10 Jul 2020 04:15 By Express News Service KORAPUT: Four years since it was planned, the proposed NH bypass to connect Koraput railway junction with Jeypore road via Janiguda village continues to hang fire as the stakeholders, particularly the Railways, have failed to reach …
  • 1,700 kg of ganja seized from Odisha’s Koraput 27 Jun 2020 05:41 In a major haul, Odisha Police have seized 1,700 kilograms of ganja and arrested 26 people in this connection from Koraput district, an official said on Friday. Police said the banned drug was procured from Machkund area of the district, from where it was …
  • Ganja seized in Ganjam and Koraput 18 Jun 2020 09:33 Representative image BERHAMPUR/KORAPUT: Three persons were arrested for smuggling 45 kg ganja under Aska police limits in Ganjam district on Tuesday night. Police seized a pickup van, motorcycle and Rs 3,010 in cash from their possession. The arrested …
  • Inter-State travel worry for Koraput 15 Jun 2020 06:48 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Even as the Koraput administration has lifted restriction on entry of people from Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh into the district, the neighbouring states are yet to reciprocate the gesture. The border gates at Chandili …
  • Koraput’s kitchen gardens boost diet of pregnant women 05 Jun 2020 00:27 Koraput: The Borigumma block administration has launched a ‘nutrition garden’ initiative to ensure that women have access to healthy and nutritious food during pregnancy, and their families have opportunity to earn some cash during this time of hardship. …
  • Six more test positive in Koraput district 25 May 2020 23:56 Koraput: Nearly a month after the first Covid-19 positive case was detected in Koraput district, six more patients, including two women, were tested positive for coronavirus in the district on Monday. The first case was detected on April 27. An official …
  • NHRC registers complaint against Centre, state for inaction over HC bench in Koraput 16 May 2020 23:24 Cuttack: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday registered a fresh complaint of inaction by the Centre and the state over the demand for the establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa high court in Koraput. The NHRC registered the …
  • Mini chariot on standby at Koraput’s Sabar Srikhetra 10 May 2020 00:49 Koraput: The authorities of the Sabar Srikhetra here have built a mini-chariot, to be rolled within the temple premises for the Rath Yatra, scheduled on June 23, even as the Centre has allowed the state government to start building regular chariots for the …
  • Akshaya Tritiya a low-key affair in the tribal-dominated Koraput district of Odisha 27 Apr 2020 03:54 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The Akshaya Tritiya festival was a low-key affair in the tribal-dominated Koraput district with most of the farmers skipping it due to lockdown restrictions on Sunday. As per traditions, farmers of Kotpad, Borrigumma and …
  • Jackfruit growers of Koraput in distress 15 Apr 2020 09:42 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The restrictions on transport activities amid the lockdown have brought misery for jackfruit farmers of Koraput district who are now staring at huge losses due to total failure of the marketing network. Farmers of Pottangi, …
  • COVID-19: Koraput's visually-challenged teacher shows way for online teaching 11 Apr 2020 05:21 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  During the uncertain times of lockdown, a visually-challenged teacher of Koraput is showing the way to the sighted. Putting technology to best use, 56-year-old History professor Kamakhi Das is utilising his ‘stay home’ …
  • Odisha lockdown: Essentials vanish from Koraput markets 28 Mar 2020 01:59 By Express News Service JEYPORE:  The lockdown affecting truck movement across the country, Koraput is beginning to suffer a shortage of essential commodities. Grocery items and foodgrains besides, vegetables like onions and potatoes are brought to …
  • Koraput villagers erect bamboo checkposts to restrict movement of visitors 28 Mar 2020 00:38
  • Koraput seals borders with AP, Chhattisgarh 25 Mar 2020 23:20
  • Cashew units in Odisha's Koraput defy safety norms, despite state being under lockdown 25 Mar 2020 04:01 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Even as the State Government has enforced strict social distancing norms and other precautionary measures to prevent spread of coronavirus, some cashew nut processing mills in Koraput district continue to engage workers in …
  • Hospitals in Odisha's Koraput found unfit to face coronavirus threat 21 Mar 2020 17:23 By Express News Service JEYPORE: At a time when the State is staring at an epidemic outbreak, hospitals at Koraput district do not have basic equipment or infrastructure to deal with coronavirus. The District Headquarters Hospital does not yet have an ICU …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: Tourist from France refused rides in Koraput 19 Mar 2020 12:48
  • Frenchman quarantined for a day in Odisha's Koraput 19 Mar 2020 02:58 By Express News Service JEYPORE: A French national, who arrived in Koraput from Nirakarpur in Khurda district on Wednesday, was asked to undergo quarantine at his hotel room for 24 hours by the district administration on Wednesday. The visitor had arrived …
  • Tourist from France refused rides in Koraput 19 Mar 2020 01:55
  • Koraput administration shifts focus on foreigners 13 Mar 2020 07:28 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The Koraput administration has asked the local tourism and travel industry to provide all information on international visitors to the district in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.  The health department officials …
  • Excess paddy lends to sleepless nights for Odisha's Koraput farmers  04 Feb 2020 08:10 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Even as procurement for Kharif marketing season is nearing end, excess paddy is giving sleepless nights to farmers of Koraput district. The State Government had given the procurement target of 20.4 lakh quintal and the …
  • Rs 51 lakh cash seized from vehicle in Odisha's Koraput district 24 Dec 2019 04:56 By Express News Service JEYPORE: BSF personnel seized Rs 51 lakh in cash from an SUV in Lamtaput of Koraput district on Monday.The vehicle was going from Jeypore to Gotramunda, a village on Odisha-Andhra border, when BSF jawans intercepted it near …
  • 1,300 km cyclothon from Bhubaneswar to Koraput 08 Dec 2019 08:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The 5th edition of community cycling expedition ‘Tour-de-Kalinga’ organised by ROOTS of Odisha Foundation and CRESPAI will commence from the city on Sunday morning. The 13-day ride, considered longest community cycling …
  • Koraput: Dog bites cobra to pieces to save master's family 12 Nov 2019 01:22 Koraput: A brave pariah dog named ‘Doggie’ saved six members of his master’s family by fighting off a cobra that had entered into the house. The pet severed a giant cobra and prevented the family from being its victims. The incident took place at …
  • Minister rates mid-day meals ‘sub-standard’ in Koraput 30 Oct 2019 02:00 By Express News Service KORAPUT: School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash resented the sub-standard quality of mid-day meal being served at a Government-run school in Koraput district during a surprise visit on Tuesday. Dash visited Upper …
  • Millers of Koraput demand custom milled rice dues 19 Sep 2019 04:15 By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Millers of Koraput on Tuesday demanded immediate payment of bills towards custom milling of rice in the last Kharif season. In a memorandum to the Commissioner of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department, Koraput …
  • Odisha eyes Rs 5 cr from online sales of recently launched Koraput Coffee 16 Sep 2019 14:57 Odisha is eyeing a turnover of Rs five crore this fiscal year from online sales of its recently launched Koraput Coffee. The beverage is already quite popular, with stocks being replenished by the hour due to brisk sales at the state-owned offline retail …
  • Task Force Set Up To Check Child Marriages In Odisha's Koraput District 15 Sep 2019 10:25 Official says rate of child marriages in Koraput higher than state, national average. (Representational) Koraput: A task force has been constituted in Odisha's Koraput district to check the practice of child marriage, common among the tribal …
  • Rains snap link to 100 villages in Odisha's Koraput 08 Sep 2019 07:16 By Express News Service JEYPORE/KORAPUT: Continuous rains for the last six days have marooned nearly 100 villages in Koraput district. With rain water flowing over roads, communication to villages of Dasmantpur, Lamtaput, Kundra, Boipariguda, Kotpad, …
  • Teachers in Odisha's Koraput curb drop-out rate with dance 25 Aug 2019 03:21 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Teachers of an upper primary school in Lamtaput block are all over social media for their novel way of imparting lessons to students. They use drama, dance and songs to reach out to the students and this has helped lower …
  • Koraput district administration's plans to register farmers through self-help groups opposed by farmers 23 Aug 2019 01:37 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Koraput district administration’s decision to register farmers online through self-help groups (SHGs) for Kharif paddy procurement was opposed by the farming community in Jeypore block on Thursday. Protesting over the issue …
  • Mentally challenged woman raped in Odisha's Koraput district 12 Aug 2019 06:17 By Express News Service KORAPUT: In a shocking incident, a mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped near Banuaguda village within Dasmanthpur police limits on Saturday night. Sources said the victim, a resident of Tudijhola village, had been residing …
  • Health Ministry’s thumbs up to Koraput malaria model 11 Jul 2019 06:35 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The Union Health Ministry will use Koraput model of malaria eradication as an example for curbing the vector-borne disease across the country.  The Ministry has asked the Koraput Collector to present the model to collectors …
  • Rain brings cheer for Odisha's Koraput farmers 07 Jul 2019 05:20 By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Heavy rains lashed several parts of Koraput bringing cheers among farmers in the district.  An average of 50 mm rainfall has been recorded in the last 24 hours in different blocks and urban areas of the district. As per …
  • Koraput University only one in India without single professor: MP to HRD Ministry 05 Jul 2019 07:37 Central University of Odisha (File Photo) Koraput’s newly elected MP from the Congress Party Saptagiri Ulaka has written to the Union HRD Ministry stating that the Central University in his Lok Sabha constituency is the only one in India “where there is no …
  • Stray dogs have a field day in Koraput town of Odisha 05 Jul 2019 04:45 By Express News Service JEYPORE: For residents of Koraput town venturing out in the evening has become a risky affair as the stray dog menace has assumed alarming proportions. Cases of dog bites are reported almost every day from across the town. The …
  • Stubble pollution makes inroads into Odisha's Koraput 11 Jun 2019 07:06 By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Air pollution due to stubble burning, which has turned a critical health hazard in North India, seems to be making fast inroads into Koraput district. It is encouraged by a switch to modern technology of farming and …
  • Goods train derails in Koraput district; rail services hampered 03 Jun 2019 16:02 [India], June 3 (ANI): Train services in Koraput district were disrupted after a wagon of a goods train derailed between Jeypore and Chhatriput on Monday. According to reports, the goods train was en-route to Vishakhapatnam from Jagdalpur when the mishap …
  • Will ensure growth of Koraput: Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati 28 May 2019 06:32 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati said he will now focus on ensuring government jobs for local unemployed youths. Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday, the Congress leader said hundreds of educated youths have not got …
  • Rabi paddy purchase from May 25 in Koraput 05 May 2019 04:52 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The district administration would start procuring paddy for the ensuing rabi season from May 25 at different mandis across Koraput district. Sources said farmers of Jeypore Upper Kolab ayacut areas have cultivated paddy on …
  • Women SHGs can make or break ruling BJD in Koraput 29 Mar 2019 04:47 Express News Service JEYPORE: The large network of women self-help groups (SHGs) in Koraput district can be a decisive force in swinging fortunes of BJD in the Assembly segments under Koraput Parliamentary constituency.  The district has 23,165 SHGs with …
  • Odisha: Anti-incumbency roadblock for Koraput MP Jhina Hikaka 15 Mar 2019 05:52 Express News Service RAYAGADA: With Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announcing to field 33 per cent women from the Parliamentary constituencies in the State, Koraput is likely to see Kaushalya Hikaka, wife of MP Jhina Hikaka, being given the ticket for the …
  • Abandoned newborn girl rescued in Koraput 29 Jan 2019 05:48 By Express News Service JEYPORE: AN abandoned newborn girl was rescued by locals in Kebidi village under Sadar police limits on Monday morning. Some youths of the village heard the baby crying while passing through the bridge. On search, they found the …
  • Paddy straw potential yet to be tapped in Koraput district 24 Dec 2018 03:58 Express News Service JEYPORE: AT a time when the cattle are struggling for fodder across the tribal region round the year, thousands of tonnes of paddy straw were left to rot in different villages of Koraput district. Lack of interest among the farmers to …
  • Open air mandis  bane for Koraput farmers 22 Dec 2018 03:50 Express News Service JEYPORE: Paddy bags lying in the open in mandis, run by Regulated Marketing Committees (RMCs), is a common sight in Koraput district every procurement season.This season has been no different but for the unexpected rains. Lack of basic …
  • Tribal villagers in Koraput protest boundary wall work of NALCO 02 Dec 2018 05:09 By Express News Service KORAPUT:  A Clash erupted between tribal villagers and some supporters of Odisha Stevedores Ltd (OSL) over construction of a boundary wall of NALCO under Damanjodi police limits on Saturday. NALCO had awarded the tender for …
  • CBI books eight HAL employees of Koraput unit for conspiracy 26 Oct 2018 06:31 Express News Service BENGALURU: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed an FIR against eight employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) attached to its Engine Division in Koraput, Odisha. The employees have been accused of criminal conspiracy, …
  • Dengue patient denied bed in Koraput MCH 02 Sep 2018 03:52 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Even a year after being operational, the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital (MCH) - the  first MCH in KBK region - continues to function sans adequate infrastructure and health professionals. Patients are the …
  • Teachers’ Day: Koraput teacher finds local resources for science practicals, to be awarded 30 Aug 2018 13:13 By: PTI | Koraput | Published: August 30, 2018 6:31:48 pm The 48-year-old teacher is all set to receive the National Award for Teachers-2017 in New Delhi on September 5 (Image source: unsplash.com)  Taking science practical classes in rural schools of …
  • Landslides in Koraput hit rail, road link 20 Aug 2018 02:25 By Express News Service JEYPORE: Rail and road connectivity to Koraput district has been badly affected due to frequent landslides resulting from incessant rains for the last two weeks. The railway line linking Koraput with Rayagada has become a dangerous …
  • Focus on relief in Koraput 23 Jul 2018 01:54 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The rain-ravaged Koraput district is slowly limping back to normalcy as water level of different rivers started receding on Sunday. Despite rain in some areas in the last 24 hours, water started receding in Kolab, Saveri, …
  • Market worry for Koraput's veggie growers 12 Jul 2018 12:41
  • Cabinet nod for water projects in Koraput 22 Jun 2018 01:34 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:The State Government has decided to implement rural piped water projects under one package to provide safe drinking water in Koraput district.A proposal in this regard was approved at the meeting of the State Cabinet …
  • Illegal stone mining continues unabated in Odisha's Koraput 17 Jun 2018 01:18 By Express News Service KORAPUT: Despite the recent Bariput stone quarry tragedy which claimed the lives of two persons,  the district administration of Koraput is yet to curb illegal blasting and exploration of stones in the tribal areas. Over 100 stone …
  • Potato mission fails in Koraput 19 May 2018 02:07 By Express News Service KORAPUT: The much-hyped potato mission launched in 2014-15 to achieve self-sufficiency in tuber production and storage capacity in four years has proved to be a failure in the district.Though the officials in the district …
  • Two Koraput tribal villages to be declared ‘smokeless’ 17 Apr 2018 10:37 By: PTI | Koraput (odisha) | Published: April 17, 2018 3:49:36 pm On the occasion, at least 18 LPG panchayats with 500 women in each panchayat, will be created in the 14 blocks of the district. Representational Image/ Reuters Two tribal villages in …
  • Natural dye lesson from Koraput 25 Mar 2018 18:58 Koraput: Natural way is the best way to go. And this is true of the dyes that colour your clothes as well. Working on this principle, the mirigan community of Kotpad, situated at a distance of about 70 kilometres from here in the district, prepare dyes …
  • Tribal woman makes it to plan board, brings cheer to Koraput 24 Mar 2018 01:37 JEYPORE: The announcement of making a 56-year-old tribal woman of Patraput village in Koraput district a member of the State Planning Board has brought cheer for the widow as well as the locals. Villagers and elected representatives of Jeypore block are …
  • Students' unrest at Koraput Central University: Vice-Chancellor declares sine die 19 Mar 2018 16:28 The Koraput Central University Vice-Chancellor Sachidananda Mohanty declared sine die and instructed the students to vacate the hostels immediately before 10 am on Thursday after a students' unrest. The students were seen outside the university campus …
  • Maoist hideout busted by BSF in Odisha's Koraput 09 Mar 2018 07:24 File Photo of BSF soldiers. | PTI BHUBANESWAR: The BSF busted a Maoist hideout and seized arms and explosives in the Chiliba forest in Koraput district in Odisha, BSF sources said. Acting on a tip-off, BSF's 13 battalion conducted combing operation in …
  • Maoist hideout busted by BSF in Odisha's Koraput district 09 Mar 2018 06:35 File Photo of BSF soldiers. | PTI BHUBANESWAR: The BSF busted a Maoist hideout and seized arms and explosives in the Chiliba forest in Koraput district in Odisha, BSF sources said. Acting on a tip-off, BSF's 13 battalion conducted combing operation in …
  • Public hearing on displaced organised at Koraput: 'Historical injustice towards the displaced', says jury 28 Feb 2018 08:06 A day-long public hearing of the displaced people was organized at the campus of Tribal Museum in Koraput of Odisha state on February 27, 2018. Many displaced people deposed before an esteemed jury comprising of Prof Manoranjan Mohanty, Dr Bidyut Mohanty, …
  • Koraput victim's brother moves Supreme court... 11 Feb 2018 03:44
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  • Koraput museum houses neglect 08 Feb 2018 20:14 Koraput: The district museum in Jeypore is a picture of neglect. It resembles more a haunted house with its dust-laden floors, cobwebs hanging from every nook and cranny than a home for artefacts. Sources attributed its sorry state to irregularities and …
  • Rights team in Koraput to probe death 05 Feb 2018 20:45 Koraput: A five-member team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday reached Koraput and started its probe into the circumstances that led to the suicide of the Kunduli gang-rape victim. The team - led by deputy superintendent of police …
  • Crime Branch team visits Koraput for Kunduli probe 31 Jan 2018 00:11 KORAPUT: A five-member State Crime Branch team, which is investigating the Kunduli gang-rape incident, visited the forensic department of district police and Laxman Nayak Medical college here on Tuesday to gather information pertaining to the case. Earlier …
  • Koraput rape case: Odisha DGP asks crime bra... 29 Jan 2018 10:37
  • Koraput rape case: Odisha DGP asks crime branch to probe forensic test discrepancy 29 Jan 2018 10:25
  • Daughter of the first Collector of Odisha's Koraput district under British India arrives on a visit 29 Jan 2018 09:59 Alex Tanner, daughter of RCS Bell (ICS) was born in Vellore in 1947 when RCS Bell was the Collector of North Arcot district of the then Madras State. RCS Bell was a civil servant in British India. He was the first Collector of undivided Koraput distirct …
  • Poaching threat to quails in Koraput 27 Jan 2018 19:25 Koraput: Mountain quails, found in the hilly areas of Koraput, locally known as Gunduri, are on the verge of extinction because of rampant poaching. According to the Wildlife Protection Act, capturing and killing of these birds is a non-bailable offence. …
  • Koraput rape: BJP, Congress term forensic flip-flop a cover-up 27 Jan 2018 12:24
  • Koraput gang-rape: Congress calls for bandh 24 Jan 2018 05:45 [India], January 24 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday called for a state-wide Bandh to protest against the suicide of an alleged gang-rape victim in Kunduli village of Odisha's Koraput district. The Congress workers also blocked railway tracks at …
  • Nalco seeks approval for Pottangi bauxite mining lease in Koraput 16 Jan 2018 13:10 National Aluminium Company (Nalco) has sought green flag for the Pottangi bauxite mining lease spread over 697 hectares in Koraput district in Odisha. The company's application would be vetted on January 19 by the expert appraisal committee of the …
  • Koraput plastic ban 07 Jan 2018 19:02 Koraput: The district administration has decided to ban the use of polythene bags and plastic cups in the town. It held a meeting on Saturday in this regard with various stakeholders and appealed to town residents and others concerned, including …
  • Neglect trips tourist flow in Koraput 04 Jan 2018 19:38 SCENIC: The Duduma waterfalls in Koraput district. Telegraph picture Koraput: Lack of basic infrastructure and marketing of the travel destinations has resulted in poor tourist footfall in the district, which is other otherwise regarded as a scenic place …
  • Koraput shivers, worries over fog 27 Dec 2017 19:48 Koraput: Tuesday night became the coldest night in the district so far with the mercury-level going down by 6 degrees Celsius from the normal. People woke up to dense fog on Wednesday morning that brought the visibility down to zero in several parts of the …
  • Koraput shivers in extreme cold 27 Dec 2017 07:24 JEYPORE: With the night temperature dipping below 7 degree Celsius in Koraput, the district administration has asked officials of Revenue and Health departments to remain alert. As per reports, both day and night temperatures fell four degrees as compared …
  • 15 BSF jawans hurt as vehicle carrying them skids off Laxmipur-Rayagada road in Odisha's Koraput 20 Dec 2017 12:08 BHUBANESWAR: At least 15 personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) were injured on Wednesday after the van in which they were traveling skidded off the road and fell into a 10-feet deep pit in Koraput district. Sources said the incident occurred when about …
  • Odisha: Tribal woman denied entry in Koraput hospital, gives birth in near drain 17 Dec 2017 14:58 People take 30-year-old woman inside the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital, after she gave birth to a baby in a drain.Twitter Even before the Dana Majhi incident in Odisha where he walked 10 km carrying his wife's corpse faded from …
  • Damaged rail bridge on Kottavalasa-Koraput-Kirandul line repaired, services to resume on 09 Dec 2017 13:54 For representational purposes | PTI BHUBANESWAR: The railway bridge on the Koraput-Visakhapatnam line, which was badly damaged after a huge rock fell on it, has been repaired and the route will be opened for trains from December 11, the East Coast Railway …
  • Anti-Maoist posters found in Odisha’s Koraput district 04 Dec 2017 11:20 By: PTI | Koraput | Published: December 4, 2017 3:48 pm Anti-Maoist posters condemning violence have surfaced in various parts of Odisha’s Koraput district, in a significant setback to the ultra outfits that are observing People’s Liberation Guerilla Army …
  • 'Raped' girl escorted to Koraput 27 Nov 2017 19:25 Cuttack: Government officials on Monday escorted back the alleged gang-rape survivor to Koraput from the SCB Medical College and Hospital here amid protest and tension. Tension had prevailed outside the medicine department for a while when Congress leader …
  • Koraput gangrape victim discharged from hospital 27 Nov 2017 14:21 CUTTACK: Amid high tension, the minor tribal girl, who was allegedly gang-raped in Koraput district in October, was discharged from SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Monday. Bowing to the pressure from her family, SCB authorities had to abruptly …
  • Koraput gangrape victim discharged from hosp... 27 Nov 2017 14:14 CUTTACK: Amid high tension, the minor tribal girl, who was allegedly gang-raped in Koraput district in October, was discharged from SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Monday. Bowing to the pressure from her family, SCB authorities had to abruptly …
  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik orders judicial probe into Koraput gang rape case 08 Nov 2017 16:55 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:November 8, 2017 8:18 pm Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday ordered a judicial inquiry into the alleged gang rape of a minor tribal girl in Koraput district last month. …
  • Explosives seized from Maoist hideout along Odisha's Koraput-Malkangiri border 20 Oct 2020 04:55 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 15 Oct 2020 19:25 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 07 Oct 2020 09:15 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 24 Sep 2020 08:09 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 16 Sep 2020 03:27 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 08 Sep 2020 03:14 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 07 Sep 2020 17:18
  • Maoist activities on wane in Odisha's Malkangiri, Koraput: DGP 30 Aug 2020 04:11 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 24 Aug 2020 03:16 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 21 Aug 2020 05:02 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 18 Aug 2020 11:23 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 14 Aug 2020 04:56 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 13 Aug 2020 17:04 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 06 Aug 2020 10:19 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 05 Aug 2020 04:45 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 20 Jul 2020 03:01 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 14 Jul 2020 03:07 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 03 Jul 2020 05:49 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: In a shocking incident, villagers of Kaladapalli under Podia block in Malkangiri district hanged a live crocodile from a tree till it died and later distributed its meat among them on Wednesday. The incident came to …
  • Crocodile allegedly killed and eaten by villagers in Odisha’s Malkangiri 02 Jul 2020 18:46 Jul 02, 2020, 11:56PM ISTSource: ANIA horrific incident came to light where a crocodile was allegedly killed and eaten by some people at Kaladapalli village under Podia block in Odisha’s Malkangiri. District Forest Officer Pradeep Mirase said, “Three teams …
  • 29 BSF jawans test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha's Malkangiri in highest single day spike 01 Jul 2020 02:21 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri reported its biggest single-day spike in coronavirus cases with 36 persons including 29 Border Security Force (BSF) jawans testing positive on Tuesday. All the infected BSF jawans were lodged at different …
  • Four portable sample collection units on the move in Malkangiri 23 Apr 2020 01:07
  • Top cadre surrenders to police as Maoists kill villager in Odisha's Malkangiri district 26 Feb 2020 06:52 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: A wanted cadre of the banned CPI(Maoist) outfit surrendered after Naxals killed a civilian holding him responsible for the killing of two cadres in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri. On Tuesday, a Maoist wanted by police …
  • Maoist bastion in Odisha’s Malkangiri ‘crumbling’, say police 08 Feb 2020 10:24 Securitry forces in Odisha claim to have established ‘domination’ in 70% of the area in Swabhiman Anchal in the State’s Malkangiri district, which was considered a bastion of the outlawed CPI (Maoist). Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a press …
  • In Maoist hotbed of Malkangiri, DGP assures ‘abhay’ 02 Feb 2020 02:22 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : Director General of Police Abhay visited security camps in the erstwhile cut-off region of Malkangiri district and reviewed security scenario on Saturday.  A week after the face-off between villagers of Janturai and …
  • In Chasing Away Maoists, Odisha's Malkangiri Village Delivers Telling Message This R-Day 28 Jan 2020 15:24 It had never happened before. The long-tormented people of what, for long, was known as the "cut off area" have spoken loud and clear. Driven to the end of the tether by four decades of blood-soaked insurgency, the tribals of Janturai in the …
  • Maoist killed by villagers in Odisha's Malkangiri district 26 Jan 2020 09:23
  • Bondas celebrate ‘festival of brotherhood’ in Malkangiri 26 Jan 2020 04:53 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Festive fervour has gripped the Bonda settlement in Malkangiri with the community members celebrating the annual Jatimara festival, also called Pus Parba, with much enthusiasm. The festival began in Bonda Hill under …
  • Family facing Maoist threat flees village in Odisha's Malkangiri 15 Jan 2020 05:54 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: After a brief lull, Maoists made their presence felt in Malkangiri district by forcing a family to flee village under Mathili block limits. Threatened by the Maoists, the family of Ganga Madhi, a native of Katua Padar …
  • Odisha: In remote Malkangiri, cellphones and roads are bridging distances 06 Jan 2020 05:58 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Chitrakonda | Updated: January 6, 2020 5:36:05 am Arjun Tangul, 17, in his mobile shop. A few kilometres from one of Odisha’s most heavily guarded pieces of public infrastructure, 17-year-old Arjun Tangul of Badapader village …
  • Malkangiri Collector’s missing PA found dead 29 Dec 2019 06:43 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri Collector’s personal assistant Deba Narayan Panda, who was missing since Friday, was found dead on Saturday. His body was recovered from the reservoir of  Satiguda dam. Panda had come to his residential …
  • Malkangiri Collector's PA found dead 28 Dec 2019 14:54 By Express News Service Malkangiri Collector's personal assistant Deba Narayan Panda, who was missing since Friday, was found dead on Saturday. His body was found in Satiguda dam.  Panda had left his office chamber yesterday at around 1 pm but did not …
  • First Mandia mandi in Odisha's Malkangiri district 24 Dec 2019 03:36 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: The district’s first Mandia (millet) mandi was opened in Swabhiman Anchal by Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Monday. Set up under the Odisha Millet Mission, the procurement centre was …
  • Mutilated body of newborn found in Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital 21 Dec 2019 01:54 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Police recovered the mutilated body of a newborn girl from the premises of District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here on Friday. Some hospital staff spotted the body near the Aahar centre and alerted the police.With …
  • Cement-Treated Base technology fails in Malkangiri 11 Nov 2019 05:14 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Cement-Treated Base (CTB) technology, basing on which more than 100 roads were constructed across the district, has proved counter-productive. Almost 90 per cent of such roads, built under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak …
  • Six infants die in 27 days in Odisha's Malkangiri 11 Nov 2019 01:16 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/BHUBANESWAR: AT Least six children in the age group of one to three months have died in Tamanpalli village under Kalimela block of Malkangiri district due to multiple reasons within a span of 27 days bringing back the …
  • SHG to purchase paddy in Malkangiri 06 Nov 2019 05:12 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: The Malkangiri administration will buy around 8 lakh quintal paddy from farmers during kharif procurement that begins from November 15. For the first time, a women SHG in MV-45 has been roped in by the administration to …
  • Housing clusters for teachers in remote Malkangiri district 04 Nov 2019 03:00
  • The good doctors of Odisha’s Malkangiri village 29 Sep 2019 16:32 When Kumulu Kirsani, a tribal teenager, fell seriously ill on a dull grey morning on September 17, all the ills that keep Odisha’s Malkangiri district backward seemed to conspire against him. Kumulu’s problems rose from just the fact that he lived in …
  • Meet Anupriya Lakra, first female pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri 10 Sep 2019 14:10 Image Source : ANI Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the …
  • Odisha's Maoist-hit Malkangiri gets its first pi... 10 Sep 2019 13:40 BHUBANESWAR: A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27-year-old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this backward …
  • Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri 10 Sep 2019 10:43 Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha’s Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this …
  • Reservoirs in Malkangiri swell 07 Sep 2019 06:05 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Incessant rains since Thursday have led to a rise in water level of Balimela reservoir in Chitrakonda and Satiguda reservoir in Malkangiri.Chitrakonda dam division officials said water level of Balimela reservoir stood …
  • A bridge too far for this tribal village in Malkangiri 23 Aug 2019 01:37 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Even after 72 years of Independence, a tribal village in Mathili block continues to remain water-locked due to failure of the State Government to construct a bridge over Dharmadhara river. Situated around seven km from …
  • Rivers of Rayagada and Malkangiri in spate, schools to remain closed today 07 Aug 2019 02:41 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/RAYAGADA: Water level in major rivers in Rayagada and Malkangiri is rising with incessant rains lashing the districts since Monday night. Communication between Malkangiri and Balimela was disrupted in the evening as …
  • Rains damage crops, roads in Malkangiri 06 Aug 2019 04:16 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Heavy rains that lashed Malkangiri last week have caused massive damage to crops and roads in the district. Three persons died due to the rains. According to the preliminary damage assessment report, seven houses were …
  • 5 districts put on alert, schools shut in Malkangiri as IMD predicts heavy rains in Odisha 03 Aug 2019 04:18 BHUBANESWAR (Odisha): Odisha government on Friday directed collectors of five districts to remain alert in view of the heavy rain forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). In a letter, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed …
  • Rains claim two lives in Malkangiri 31 Jul 2019 02:58 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Flood has claimed two lives in Undrukonda panchayat of Malkangiri district. The district has been receiving incessant rains for the last four days leaving many villages inundated and cut-off from the mainland. Kawasi …
  • Rain, Maoist bandh hit normal life in Malkangiri 29 Jul 2019 04:08 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Normal life was paralysed in the tribal-dominated district on Sunday due to torrential rains and bandh called by Maoists to observe Martyr’s Week.  The district headquarters town remained cut off from Motu, Kalimela and …
  • Odisha's Malkangiri losing its green cover to road projects 12 Jun 2019 06:14 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Infrastructure projects have come at a huge environmental cost in Malkangiri. As many as 2,532 trees of various varieties have been felled over the years to pave way for at least 19 road projects in the district, as per …
  • Husband sets 23-year-old woman on fire in Malkangiri 10 Jun 2019 08:19 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: A 23-year-old woman is battling for her life after being set on fire by her husband. The victim, 23-year-old Samari Jani, a resident of Banglaguda locality in Malkangiri,  sustained 90 per cent burn injuries and is …
  • Ganja worth Rs 2.5 crore seized in Malkangiri 22 May 2019 06:58 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Ganja weighing 2,160 kg, being smuggled outside the State, was seized by Malkangiri Police in two different incidents on Monday. SP Jagmohan Meena said the contraband is worth `2.5 crore. In the first incident, …
  • Campaigning a low key affair in Malkangiri 01 Apr 2019 06:12 Express News Service MALKANGIRI: With just 10 days to go for the first phase polling of the General Elections, campaigning remains a low key affair in the district. Stringent enforcement of Model Code of Conduct across the district has taken the spark out …
  • Development, a far cry for Koya tribals in Malkangiri 26 Mar 2019 06:25 Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Marigeta was once a safe haven for Maoists. Today, the only reminder of their presence is a “martyrs pillar” that stands in the centre of the village. When Maoists left the village five years back following setting up of a …
  • Is Dhali losing Bengali base in Malkangiri? 19 Mar 2019 02:49 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : The BJD on Monday withheld declaration of candidate for the Malkangiri Assembly seat even as it announced names for five segments under Nabarangpur Lok Sabha constituency.  The open warnings issued by its strong vote …
  • Odisha: Naxals kill youth, torch vehicles in Malkangiri 12 Mar 2019 08:28 [India], Mar 12 (ANI): A group of Naxals on Monday night killed a youth at Kukurakunda village in Malkangiri district of Odisha and torched several vehicles, police said. According to reports, several armed Naxals had asked a contractor to stop road …
  • Shortage of doctors cripples health care system in Malkangiri 23 Jan 2019 05:34 Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Crippled by an acute shortage of doctors and paramedical staff, health care system in Malkangiri district is in dire straits. Nearly half of the posts of the doctors are lying vacant across the public health institutions …
  • Tribal girl from insurgent-hit Malkangiri clears civil service exams 22 Dec 2018 12:24 Malkangiri district is one of the remotest areas and a hotbed of Naxals in India. Bhubaneswar: 23-year-old Sandhya Samarath is in the limelight for clearing the Odisha Civil Services Examination-2017 from insurgent-hit Malkangiri. Malkangiri district is …
  • Malkangiri police counter underage driving 15 Nov 2018 04:09 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : District  police on Wednesday launched a drive to track down college students violating traffic norms. Police visited various colleges, including the Model Degree College and Malkangiri College, and collected …
  • Five Maoists Including Two Women Killed In Encounter In Odisha’s Malkangiri 05 Nov 2018 23:28 At least five Maoists, including two women, were killed in an encounter in a forest in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Monday, a senior police official said. Maoist leader 'Randev', however, managed to escape from the area which is considered …
  • Five Maoists killed in encounter in Odisha's Malkangiri district 05 Nov 2018 15:32 Image Source : PTI Representational Image Five Maoists including a woman were killed in cross firing, during an encounter with the Police, at Kalimela in the forest area in Malkangiri district, early this morning.  Additional Director General (ADG), …
  • Cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ wreaks havoc in Malkangiri 22 Sep 2018 01:27 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri is facing a flood-like situation in the wake of heavy rainfall triggered by cyclonic storm ‘Daye’. Korukonda block in the district is the worst hit as it received 403 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. The …
  • Cyclone Daye hits Odisha coast, trigger heavy rainfall; Malkangiri worst-hit 21 Sep 2018 09:53 Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic storm ‘DAYE’ hit the Odisha coast near Gopalpur early Friday causing heavy rain and Malkangiri district, which bore the brunt, was virtually cut off from the rest of the state. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said no loss …
  • Odisha: Malkangiri's first 'train' halts at a school 11 Sep 2018 03:38 KORAPUT: The Malyabanta Express has arrived in remote Malkangiri and 13-year-old Lachmi Madkami is ecstatic. So what if there’s no rail link to connect one of Odisha’s most dangerous districts, home to deep forests and deadly Maoist activity. The ' …
  • Two persons swept away in swollen rivers in Malkangiri 21 Aug 2018 23:16 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Torrential rains that triggered floods on Monday has hit life and submerged agriculture lands in the district. Two persons, who were swept away in rivers on Monday, are yet to be traced. Nilankantha Kollakora (60) of …
  • Class 10 girl found dead inside school hostel in Odisha's Malkangiri 03 Aug 2018 10:10 She was found with cut injury on her left wrist in the computer room of the hostel. Malkangiri: A Class 10 girl was found dead in the hostel of a government-run residential school at Sikhapali in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said on Friday. The …
  • After 46 years, 151 villages in Odisha’s Malkangiri get a bridge to mainland 26 Jul 2018 23:26 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: July 27, 2018 3:29:24 am Gurupriya Bridge in Malkangiri district. (Express Photo) THE LONG-AWAITED Gurupriya Bridge in Odisha’s Malkangiri district was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on …
  • Malkangiri at top Niti Aayog ranks for making improvement in key areas 01 Jul 2018 12:02 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI (ODISHA): Acknowledging the achievements made by Malkangiri district administration in various key fields, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, the Centre's policy think tank has put the tribal …
  • ‘Paree Express’ gets warm response in Malkangiri 11 Jun 2018 00:31 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI:‘Paree Express’, the specially designed vehicle meant to sensitise people on various laws to deal with sexual abuse of girls and women, received warm response in Malkangiri. The vehicle, which had reached Malkangiri on …
  • Three sisters die of burn injuries in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police suspects suicide  19 Apr 2018 01:53 Image used for representational purpose. MALKANGIRI: IN shocking incident, three unmarried sisters allegedly committed suicide by burning themselves alive in their house at Talasahi in the Malkangiri town on Wednesday . Even as their charred bodies were …
  • Flagged off at Malkangiri, bus enroute Hyderabad torched by Maoists in Chhattisgarh ​ 06 Mar 2018 21:54 Charred remains of the luxury bus | EPS MALKANGIRI: Hours after it was flagged off from Malkangiri, a luxury private bus en route to Hyderabad was torched by Maoists on National Highway- 30 at Kudthi within Dornapal police limits in neighbouring …
  • Govt approves 6 railway projects, Naxal-affected Malkangiri to get first rail line 21 Feb 2018 09:45
  • Naxal-hit Malkangiri to get first rail line 21 Feb 2018 09:44
  • Malkangiri rail connect 20 Feb 2018 21:30 Bhubaneswar: Maoist-dominated district Malkangiri is all set to get railway connectivity with Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approving a 130-km-long Jeypore-Malkangiri new line project. Railway …
  • CCEA approves Rs 2,676 crore Jeypore-Malkangiri railway project 20 Feb 2018 19:42 BHUBANESWAR: The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved the crucial 130-km Jeypore-Malkangiri railway project at a cost of Rs 2676.11 crore. The project sanctioned in 2016-17 that would pass through the left wing extremism ( …
  • Odisha: Cabinet approves 130 km Jeypore-Malkangiri new railway project costing Rs 2,676.11 crore 20 Feb 2018 12:18 Image of Indian Railways used for representational purpose only. (PTI) BHUBANESWAR: The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved 130 km long Jeypore-Malkangiri New Line project at a …
  • Naxal-affected Malkangiri to get 1st railway line by 2022: Goyal 20 Feb 2018 11:15 Press Trust of India, New Delhi, Feb 20 2018, 15:34 IST Piyush Goyal. file photo. Odisha's Naxal-affected Malkangiri is set to get its first railway line by 2022 with the Union Cabinet giving its nod to the project that is expected to cost over Rs 2, …
  • BSF troops ferry woman patient to hospital in Malkangiri 17 Feb 2018 17:35 [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): In yet another humanitarian gesture, the Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Saturday came to the rescue of a woman patient, who needed immediate medical attention after giving birth in Malkangiri. BSF troops in the cut-off area …
  • Odisha-Andhra Pradesh plan anti-Maoist action in cut-off areas of Malkangiri 31 Jan 2018 00:11 BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Police chalked out an action plan with its Andhra Pradesh counterparts and Border Security Force (BSF) for strategic deployment of security forces and area domination in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district which continues to be …
  • Odisha: 12 Maoist militia arrested in Malkangiri 27 Dec 2017 12:35 Image used for representational purpose. BHUBANESWAR: Malkangiri Police Wednesday arrested 12 militia members of CPI (Maoist) during a combing operation from different parts of the district. The district police intensified combing after the Maoists killed …
  • Red terror bleeds Malkangiri 21 Dec 2017 05:12 One of the vehicles torched by Maoists at Nilapadri village under Chitrakonda block | Express MALKANGIRI: In a second incident of Red terror in two days, Maoists brutally killed a tribal man in Piplapadar village of Nakamamudi panchyat within Chitrakonda …
  • Rebels kill another Malkangiri 'informer' 20 Dec 2017 20:11 Koraput: Maoists continued to defy security forces with another offensive in Malkangiri district with the murder of a farmer for allegedly being a police informer on Tuesday night. This is third consecutive day of rebel action in the district after they …
  • Red terror: Maoists kill man in Malkangiri 20 Dec 2017 03:30 MALKANGIRI: IN yet another instance of Red terror, Maoists on Monday night killed the abducted tribal man for being a police informer after keeping him hostage for two days. The deceased was identified as Muya Kawasi of Jandhraguda village under Temrupalli …
  • Maoists kill villager in Malkangiri 10 Dec 2017 19:33 Malkangiri: Alleged Maoists killed a man living in a remote Malkangiri village on Sunday morning in the latest incident of rebel violence. The suspected Maoists executed murdered the man suspecting him to be a police informer, said Malkangiri police …
  • Maoists gun down 'informer' in Malkangiri 22 Oct 2017 20:05 Bhubaneswar: Maoists on Sunday gunned down an alleged police informer who they also suspected of ferrying ration for security forces deployed in the "cut-off" area of Malkangiri district. Sources said that Sama Pangi was shot dead by a group of …
  • Maoists gun down 45-year-old boat driver in Malkangiri 22 Oct 2017 12:38 Image used for representational purpose. MALKANGIRI: Throwing a serious challenge to security forces, the Left Wing Extremists gunned down a 45-year-old launch driver at Chitrakonda reservoir in presence of locals at 11 am on Sunday. After killing Sama …
  • Odisha: Maoists shoot dead boat driver in Malkangiri 22 Oct 2017 11:01 Image used for representational purpose. MALKANGIRI: Throwing a serious challenge to security forces, the Left Wing Extremists gunned down a 45-year-old launch driver at Chitrakonda reservoir in presence of locals at 11 am on Sunday. After killing Sama …
  • Odisha's Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital faces blood shortage 16 Oct 2017 03:03 MALKANGIRI: The District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here is facing an acute shortage of blood. The blood bank does not have sufficient stock of blood as there has been a decline in the number of voluntary donors in the recent past. While there is a demand …
  • Death lurks again in Malkangiri 07 Oct 2017 00:15 Panic after mystery disease kills four children in Odisha district. Bhubaneswar: A “mystery” disease has killed four children in Odisha’s Malkangiri district even as the state government seems to have failed to learn from the recurrent killer Japanese …
  • Odisha: BSF jawan shoots self to death in Malkangiri 05 Oct 2017 07:45 Malkangiri (Odisha): A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier, Dharam Singh, allegedly committed suicide on late Wednesday night in Odisha’s Malkangiri. The incident took place in Nayakguda area. Singh was immediately rushed to the Malkangiri District …
  • BSF to intensify anti-Maoist operations in Malkangiri 29 Sep 2017 06:01 For representational purposes (File | PTI) BHUBANESWAR: Anti-Naxal operations will be intensified in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district and along Odisha’s border with Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. The focus will be on Malkangiri and Tulsi Dongri …
  • Malkangiri stone quarry blast: Two dead, one injured 27 Sep 2017 03:25 [India], September 27 (ANI): At least two workers were killed and one severely injured following a blast at a stone quarry in the outskirts of the Malkangiri district headquarters in Odisha on Tuesday morning. The deceased have been identified as 55-year- …
  • Much-awaited Gurupriya bridge work nearing completion in Malkangiri 21 Sep 2017 06:22 Construction work on Gurupriya bridge underway in Malkangiri district | Express MALKANGIRI: Construction work on the much-awaited 910-metre long Gurupriya bridge project over Janbai river in Malkangiri district, is nearing completion.The Rs 172 crore …
  • Family flees village after Maoist threat in Malkangiri district 19 Sep 2017 06:00 MALKANGIRI :At least eight members of a family of Palem in the cut-off area of Malkangiri district have fled their village following Maoist threat. The incident had taken place on Wednesday last but came to fore on Monday when the family members informed …
  • Police introduces free education plan for surrendered Maoists in Malkangiri district of Odisha 29 Jul 2017 04:15 Surrendered Maoists during ‘Mission Education’ programme | Express MALKANGIRI:The district police has launched a new initiative 'Mission Education' to educate the surrendered Maoists and other unemployed poor and tribal youths. Speaking to …
  • Maoist couple carrying Rs 9 lakh reward surrenders in Odisha’s Malkangiri district 07 Jun 2017 11:33 Rama Kawasi (38) and wife Weli Madkami alias Malati (25) at the Malakangiri district police station. (Source ANI) A Maoist couple carrying a reward of Rs 9 lakh on their heads surrendered before the police in Malkangiri district in Odisha Wednesday. The …
  • Chhattisgarh cops pick up four villagers of Malkangiri 24 May 2017 02:35 Family members of Biswanath Madkami and Sukri Madkami | Express MALKANGIRI: Panic has gripped Maoist-hit Mahupadar village under Mathili police limits of Malkangiri district after Sukma police of Chhattisgarh picked up four tribal villagers including a …
  • Odisha: Bonda woman forced to pay bribe for C-section delivery in Malkangiri hospital 10 May 2017 02:40 In picture, Bonda woman Adibari Namni (Express Photo) A gynaecologist in Maoist-affected Malkangiri district was transferred out after a woman from Bonda tribe, one of the particularly vulnerable tribal groups, in Malkangiri district had to bribe him for C …
  • Maoists gun down 2 persons in Odisha’s Malkangiri 28 Apr 2017 21:20 The rebels have killed as many as seven persons this year in Koraput and Malkangiri districts branding them as police informers. Bhubaneswar: A week after killing a youth at Pedaitiki village under Narayanpatna block in Koraput district, suspected Maoists …
  • Odisha: Maoist surrenders before police in Malkangiri district 05 Mar 2017 11:00 By: PTI | Malkangiri (odisha) | Published:March 5, 2017 3:47 pm A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, surrendered before police in Malkangiri district on Sunday. The ultra, identified as Waga Kawasi (35) alias Raju of Kalimela area in the …
  • Two maoist operatives surrender in Malkangiri  23 Feb 2017 16:35 By: PTI | Malkangiri | Published:February 23, 2017 8:20 pm Two women Maoist operatives who carried Rs four lakh reward each on their heads, surrendered before the Police in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Thursday. The two, identified as Sumitra Madvi …
  • New Covid infections drop further in Odisha 24 Oct 2020 03:50 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The number of new infections in the State dropped further to 1,793, lowest in last two and a half month.On August 6, the daily Covid-19 count was 1,833. With this, the State tally touched 2,77,887. The daily positivity …
  • New low-pressure area forming over Bay of Bengal, heavy rainfall expected in Odisha till October 22 18 Oct 2020 17:44 Bhubaneswar: A low-pressure area, likely to form over the Bay of Bengal by Monday, is expected to trigger heavy rainfall in many parts of Odisha in the next four days, the Meteorological Centre here said. A cyclonic circulation lies over east-central Bay …
  • Odisha likely to receive heavy rains next week; authorities prepare for floods, landslides 17 Oct 2020 09:44 Image Source : PTI Odisha likely to receive heavy to very heavy rains next week A fresh low-pressure area, brewing over the Bay of Bengal, is likely to trigger heavy to very heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha early next week, weather officials said …
  • Odisha's Gajapati bears brunt of depression fury 14 Oct 2020 07:08 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR/BHUBANESWAR: The deep depression that crossed north Andhra Pradesh coast near Kakinada on Tuesday wreaked havoc in Gajapati and Ganjam, triggering landslide, disrupting communication lines and damaging houses in both …
  • Khurda records below 500 Covid cases after 40 days 07 Oct 2020 07:15 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the new infections across the State declining to below 3,000 level for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, the worst-hit Khurda district reported less than 500 cases for the first time in the last 41 days. …
  • Odisha’s Covid tally drops below 3K mark 06 Oct 2020 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: AFTER a gap of 35 days, the Covid-19 tally of Odisha fell below the 3,000-mark with 2,617 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. The previous lowest count of 2,602 cases had been reported on August 30. …
  • State to source DMF funds for infrastructure complex 05 Oct 2020 04:26 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Faced with delay in taking up projects resulting in cost overruns as well as funds crunch, Odisha Government has decided to go for construction of integrated infrastructure complex, including old age homes, with the …
  • All anti-state Maoist offensives in 2019 took place in Odisha 03 Oct 2020 09:19 The finding assumes significance amid the state government’s claim that LWE-related crimes have seen a sharp decline in the last few yearsBHUBANESWAR: The country had witnessed 13 crimes by Maoists, relating to offences against the State and sedition, in …
  • Odisha stares at protection challenges as wildlife feels poaching heat 03 Oct 2020 03:42 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Odisha lost around 17 elephants till mid-September and in the last week alone, three gentle giants succumbed. While one succumbed to bullet injury in Dalijoda reserve forest in Cuttack and another tusker was electrocuted …
  • Odisha crosses two lakh COVID-19 cases 26 Sep 2020 04:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid-19 tally in Odisha surged past two lakh cases with detection of 4,208 new infections on Friday. The death toll climbed to 822 as 15 more patients succumbed to the disease. Even as the 4,000 plus trend …
  • Heavy rain lashes several parts of Odisha 22 Sep 2020 03:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: HEAVY rain, under influence of a low pressure over Bay of Bengal, lashed several parts of the State on Monday. It has also left the South-west monsoon active. Sonepur district’s Ullunda received the highest rainfall of …
  • Odisha reports 4,242 new Covid-19 cases, state tally touches 1,84,122 21 Sep 2020 11:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported 4,242 new cases of novel coronavirus and nine more fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing the Covid-19 tally of the state to 1,84,122 and death count to 763. Of the new cases reported from 30 districts …
  • Minor among three arrested for poaching wild animals in Odisha 20 Sep 2020 13:45 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The forest officials on Sunday arrested three persons including a minor on the charges of poaching wild animals in Nuapada range of Khariar forest division and seized a leopard skull, hide, body parts of pangolin and …
  • It’s miles to go for a safer childbirth in Odisha’s Kalahandi 19 Sep 2020 23:31 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 …
  • Odisha records more than 88 percent turnout for NEET 2020 14 Sep 2020 03:05 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: More than 88 percent medical aspirants from Odisha appeared the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 on Sunday, amid special measures in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The test was conducted by the …
  • Home isolation blues for COVID patients in Odisha 13 Sep 2020 08:48 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The Covid-19 patients in home isolation are fighting a twin battle - one with the virus and the other with the system that is supposed to absorb their stress, fears and concerns by facilitating support if they develop …
  • 3,991 new cases, COVID positivity rate up to 8.5 per cent in Odisha 11 Sep 2020 04:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha continues to maintain low-levels of testing in the face of worsening Covid-19 situation, the State on Thursday reported its highest single-day numbers of 3,991 new cases, taking the total count close to 1 …
  • 67 per cent students in Odisha clear Plus II Arts 06 Sep 2020 05:56 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  At least 67.56 per cent (pc) students cleared the Plus Two Examination 2020 in Arts stream, results of which were announced by the Council of Higher Education (CHSE) on Saturday.  School and Mass Education Minister ( …
  • Nabarangpur, Kandhamal among top five aspirational districts 04 Sep 2020 06:09 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 …
  • Odisha logs one lakh COVID-19 cases in 167 days, ranks second in India in delaying spread 30 Aug 2020 16:13 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 3,014 more people testing positive in last 24 hours, the coronavirus tally breached one lakh mark in Odisha in 167 days becoming the eleventh state in the country to record those many infections. The state had …
  • Covid-19 cases in Odisha cross 1 lakh-mark 30 Aug 2020 08:31 Share00 Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Odisha crossed 1 lakh-mark as 3,014 more positive cases were detected in the last 24 hours, informed the health department on Sunday. The total positive cases rose to 1,00,934. The death …
  • Odisha farmers fear loss with crops inundated 28 Aug 2020 05:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  As fear of flood looms large in several districts with water flowing over danger level and rivers inundating farmlands, farmers are fearing crop loss.The State is experiencing incessant rainfall since Tuesday due to …
  • 3 dead as Odisha faces flood-like situation 27 Aug 2020 17:01 Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Many districts in Odisha are facing a flood-like situation as incessant rainfall triggered by a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal battered the state. While low-lying areas including paddy fields have been submerged and …
  • JEE and NEET aspirants in Odisha talk of distance, travel and stress amid COVID-19 26 Aug 2020 04:49 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Sudeep Sudarshan Rana topped this year’s Plus II Science examination conducted by the Council of High Secondary Education. Originally from Bhuban block in Dhenkanal district, Sudeep had applied for Joint Entrance …
  • Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal to trigger heavy rains in Odisha: MeT 24 Aug 2020 13:04 Bhubaneswar: With formation of a new low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal likely to trigger heavy rain in most parts of Odisha till Thursday, the state government has asked district collectors to deal with possible flash flood, landslide and water- …
  • As Labourers Return To Cities, Is Govt Ready To Avoid Future Migrant Crisis? 19 Aug 2020 22:48 The images of lakhs of migrant workers stranded on highways or walking back to their villages during Coronavirus-induced lockdown still haunt many of us. Several migrants could not make it to their homes. Despite all those distressing images, the main …
  • COVID-19: Over 120 persons succumb in Odisha in last 10 days 12 Aug 2020 04:07 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the case positivity rate dropped from 10.7 per cent (pc) a couple of days back to 5.8 pc, Covid-19 related deaths continued unabated in Odisha with 12 more including three women succumbing in the last 24 hours …
  • OJEE 2020 likely to be held in September second week 11 Aug 2020 11:19 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Joint Entrance Examinations (OJEE) 2020 is likely to commence from September 9. OJEE chairman SK Chand said the dates are tentative and the committee will announce the dates for the examination and …
  • Security forces, Maoists exchange fire in Gandhamardhan forest of Odisha 09 Aug 2020 10:39 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: An exchange of fire took place between the security forces and CPI (Maoist) cadres at Gandhamardhan reserve forest within Paikmal police limits on Sunday morning. On a tip-off that the Naxals were planning to carry out …
  • More rains in offing for Odisha 08 Aug 2020 03:45 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday sounded another heavy rainfall alert for the State with a fresh low pressure area  expected to develop over north and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal around …
  • Odisha Covid tally zooms past 40,000-mark with 1,699 fresh cases 06 Aug 2020 10:46 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a massive surge, Odisha reported 1699 new Covid-19 positive cases, the biggest single-day spike, in the last 24 hours taking the State’s tally to 40,717. Eleven more patients also succumbed during the period. The …
  • Odisha reports highest single-day spike of 1,699 cases 06 Aug 2020 08:12 Bhubaneswar, Aug 6 (IANS) Odisha’s Covid-19 tally breached 40,000-mark with detection of 1,699 new positive cases, highest single-day spike, in the last 24 hours, informed the health department on Thursday. Total positive cases in Odisha rose to 40,717, it …
  • Odisha government alerts districts as heavy rains predicted 05 Aug 2020 06:56 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the low pressure over Bay of Bengal bringing the prolonged dry spell in the State to an end and triggering heavy rainfall in many parts, the Government on Tuesday put the Collectors on alert to monitor the …
  • COVID-19: Record spike in Koraput, MCH OPDs shut down 01 Aug 2020 04:03 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 …
  • Odisha police mourns the death of a star tracker 30 Jul 2020 09:32 Tara (13), who was posted in Nabarangpur district, had joined the police force (K-9 squad) in May 2009 BHUBANESWAR: Odisha police bid a tearful adieu to Tara, one of the best tracker dogs of the force, following her death due to illness on Wednesday. Tara …
  • Doctor shortage becomes concern in Odisha's Balangir district amid rising COVID-19 cases 27 Jul 2020 03:53 By Express News Service BALANGIR: Even as COVID-19 cases continue to pile up in Balangir, shortage of doctors has added to the coronavirus concern in the district. Balangir has so far reported 332 positive cases and the number is expected to jump in the …
  • Ministers to promote plasma donation 25 Jul 2020 00:07 Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday roped in his cabinet colleagues to promote plasma donation in the state after critically-ill Covid patients responded well to the plasma therapy. Naveen has assigned different districts to his ministers, …
  • Heavy rain forecast for 7 districts in Odisha 24 Jul 2020 05:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said south-west monsoon is active over Odisha and heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places in seven districts of the State on Friday.It has issued a yellow warning …
  • Odisha sees highest single day surge of 1,078 cases 23 Jul 2020 04:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: IN a massive surge, Odisha’s daily case-load crossed 1000 mark for the first time during the last 24 hours witnessing a jump of over 66 per cent (pc) over the previous day’s count, following the rise in number of tests. …
  • Four months of lockdown with no sign of early exit 22 Jul 2020 01:47 Bhubaneswar: On March 22, the Centre observed the Janata Curfew throughout the country. It was also the day Odisha began its lockdown, three days before the Narendra Modi government announced its nationwide lockdown, and days ahead of other states taking …
  • HC moved to ensure nutrition of infants, pregnant women 19 Jul 2020 00:38 Cuttack: The Orissa high court has sought a response from the state government on a PIL seeking its intervention in ensuring the nutritional requirement of infants and pregnant mothers in 12 districts during the Covid-19 pandemic. Social activist Prafulla …
  • Centre asks West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Odisha to strengthen efforts against COVID-19 18 Jul 2020 05:28 By PTI NEW DELHI: With a surge in COVID-19 cases in Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Odisha, the Union Health Ministry has asked these states to make renewed efforts to contain transmission of the virus and keep case fatality rate below one per cent. With …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik focus on Covid hospital infrastructure 15 Jul 2020 04:52 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: AS Covid-19 cases continue to surge, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed his officials to ramp up infrastructure in dedicated Covid hospitals (DCHs) and Covid Care Centres (CCCs) so that more patients can be …
  • Heavy rains to lash Odisha till Friday 15 Jul 2020 04:52 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted heavy rainfall at some places in the State till Friday. According to IMD, south-west monsoon is active over the State. A few places in Bargarh, Deogarh, …
  • COVID-19 tally crosses 13,000 mark in Odisha 13 Jul 2020 04:10 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As anticipated, July has been crucial for the State so far as the number of COVID-19 positive cases went past 13,000 mark with 595 new infections detected from 21 districts in the last 24 hours. With an average daily …
  • Five districts in Odisha see Maoist exodus 11 Jul 2020 07:29 Representative image BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts. These districts did …
  • Odisha removes five districts from Centre’s SRE scheme capacity building in Maosit-hit areas 11 Jul 2020 03:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government has approved State Police’s proposal to take Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh districts out of the purview of Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme meant for capacity building in …
  • Odisha govt declares five districts as Maoist-free belts 10 Jul 2020 09:01 Image used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts …
  • No proper roads, pregnant women taken to hospital on makeshift basket in Chhattisgarh 08 Jul 2020 11:10 Pregnant woman carried on makeshift basket in Chhattisgarh In a shocking replay of past several incidents, in which a husband, father, or relatives were forced to carry pregnant ladies due to the lack of proper roads or unavailability of hospital transport …
  • COVID-19 death toll rises to 21 in Odisha as cases touch 6,614 29 Jun 2020 05:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Three more persons succumbed to COVID-19, the highest on a single day so far, taking to the death toll to 21 in the State. The deaths have been reported from Ganjam, Cuttack and Khurda districts. According to Health and …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 6000 mark; two-day curfew in Puri from June 30 ahead of return car festival 27 Jun 2020 19:17 By PTI PURI: Odisha reported one more COVID-19 fatality on Saturday, taking the death toll to 18 as 170 more people, including an NDRF jawan, tested positive for the virus, pushing the tally to 6,350. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Health …
  • Fresh positive cases in Odisha include two BSF jawans 26 Jun 2020 05:58 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Coronavirus cases maintained a steady rise in the State on Thursday. Balangir reported 11 new positive cases, all migrant returnees housed in quarantine centres. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases rose to …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 5,962 with 210 new cases 25 Jun 2020 22:29 Bhubaneswar: With 210 new coronavirus cases in Odisha, the COVID-19 tally in the state rose to 5,962 on Thursday, an official from the Health Department said. He said 174 of the 210 new cases were detected in quarantine centres and 36 were local contact …
  • Two die of Covid, Odisha death toll 17 24 Jun 2020 03:40 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Two more patients succumbed to Covid-19, taking the death toll to 17 in the State.  While a 71-year-old man who was suffering from infected diabetic foot, diabetes and chronic kidney disease died during treatment, …
  • Corona stigma dogging even the doctors & nurses :: SK Singh 24 Jun 2020 03:00 Corona stigma dogging even the doctors and nurses SK Singh * Testing in progress in Churachandpur in June 2020 :: Pix - TSE According to Oxford Dictionary, Stigma is “illegitimacy shame, disgrace, slur, taint...”. Some people stigmatize others for causing, …
  • Cloudy sky may play spoilsport for viewing solar eclipse in Odisha 21 Jun 2020 06:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Cloudy weather in the State has cast a shadow over the viewing of partial solar eclipse that will play out on Sunday. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cloudy weather since Friday morning is likely to …
  • Residents witness heavy downpour in Odisha's Rourkela 17 Jun 2020 10:52 Jun 17, 2020, 03:03PM ISTSource: TNNResidents witnessed heavy downpour in Odisha's Rourkela. Of late, monsoon arrived in the state. The streets were looking deserted. Due to heavy rainfall, people faced waterlogging in some areas. On Saturday, Banki in …
  • Cuttack, Khurda overtake Ganjam in active +ve cases 15 Jun 2020 23:12 Bhubaneswar: Ganjam seems to have turned a corner as far as the coronavirus crisis is concerned. The district — which has the highest Covid-19 case count in the state — has only 71 active cases. Even as the migration-prone district is doing relatively …
  • Banki receives 100 mm rainfall 13 Jun 2020 23:45 Bhubaneswar: With rainfall continuing in several parts of the state, the south-west monsoon covered entire Odisha by the third day of its onset, on Saturday. Banki in Cuttack district received 100 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending Saturday morning. Dabugan …
  • Covid death toll rises to 10, total cases 3,498 13 Jun 2020 05:52 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: One  more person died of Covid-19 taking the death toll to 10 in Odisha in the last nearly three months. The 55-year-old man from Ganjam district succumbed while undergoing treatment in a Covid hospital. Official …
  • South-west monsoon touch for Odisha 12 Jun 2020 04:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon entered Odisha on Thursday and covered Malkangiri, Koraput districts along with parts of Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam districts, stated a release of India Meteorological Department ( …
  • Weather Forecast Today LIVE Updates: World Meteorological Organisation praises IMD for its accurate prediction of Cyclone Amphan 08 Jun 2020 08:53 With a low pressure area shaping up over the Bay of Bengal, the IMD Sunday predicted a prolonged rainfall warning in Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall in many areas in next three days. On Monday, thunderstorm with lightning and accompanied by gusty …
  • Coincidence! Daily COVID count drops by 56% in Odisha as 11 districts observe shutdown 07 Jun 2020 13:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The daily count of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Odisha dropped by over 56 per cent on the day the State-enforced shutdown in its 11 high virus burden districts. It may be a mere coincidence, the number of …
  • Odisha Fire Services ready with water cannons for the locust firefight 04 Jun 2020 06:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: To tackle locust attack in the State, Odisha Fire Services has decided to deploy 101 high capacity fire fighting vehicles in nine high risk districts. It has also put 91 fire stations on high alert over locust attack. …
  • Govt advisory for dists, officials on possible locust attack 03 Jun 2020 02:02 Bhubaneswar: The state government on Tuesday asked officials to remain vigilant for the next 10 days in view of a possible invasion of locusts in Odisha. Chairing a high-level review meeting, chief minister Naveen Patnaik emphasised on creating awareness …
  • Lakhs of farmers put on high alert over locust attack as Odisha identifies nine vulnerable districts 02 Jun 2020 15:13 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has identified nine districts vulnerable to possible locust invasion, and has put the farmers and the agriculture department on high alert, officials said on Tuesday. Most of the districts bordering Andhra Pradesh, …
  • Odisha CM orders vigil on locust movement 02 Jun 2020 13:46 Bhubaneswar, June 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, here on Tuesday, asked officials to keep vigil on the locust movement at least for the next 10 days. Chairing a review meeting, the Chief Minister stressed the importance of farmers’ …
  • Stone quarrying draws NGT lens 30 May 2020 23:38 Cuttack: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered a high-level probe into the alleged grant of permit to a private party for quarrying, collecting and removing road metal stones (minerals) from 9.68 acre under Papadahandi tehsil in Nabarangpur …
  • Covid-19: Odisha's cure rate goes up as 90 more recover 30 May 2020 14:26 BHUBANESWAR: The state is witnessing a steady increase in the number of recoveries from Covid-19 as 90 more got discharged from hospitals on Friday even as 63 people tested positive for the virus. Two Covid-19 patients also died on the day, but the health …
  • Odisha’s COVID-19 recovery rate at 56 per cent, third highest in India 30 May 2020 04:19 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: On a day when 63 new cases were reported, Odisha posted a recovery rate of 56 per cent with discharge of 90 more Covid-19 patients on Friday. In terms of recovery, it is ranked third among States that have recorded more …
  • Nor'wester thunderstorms, gales wreak havoc in Bhubaneswar, trees uprooted 29 May 2020 09:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Nor'wester rains wreaked havoc in Bhubaneswar and other parts of the state in the wee hours of Friday. The Odisha IMD said winds up to 93 km/hr occurred in Bhubaneswar for a few minutes at 4 am. Strong winds, …
  • 80 new COVID-19 cases reported in Odisha, total rises to 1,269 24 May 2020 08:33 Bhubaneswar: At least 80 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the total number of such cases in the state to 1,269, a health department official said on Saturday. Of the new patients, 71 were reported from quarantine centres in …
  • Covid-19 curve gets steeper in Odisha 24 May 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The Covid-19 tally in the State continues to surge with 80 new cases being reported across the State on Saturday. With 14 fresh Covid-19 positive cases reported in the last 24 hours, the tally in Jajpur district rose …
  • COVID-19 spreads to 26 dists with rise in returnees 24 May 2020 06:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With a steady rise in movement of migrants from different states, Covid-19 spread to 26 districts in Odisha after two more districts reported positive cases, all imported. As many as 80 new cases were detected in the …
  • NHRC registers complaint against Centre, state for inaction over HC bench in Koraput 16 May 2020 23:24 Cuttack: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday registered a fresh complaint of inaction by the Centre and the state over the demand for the establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa high court in Koraput. The NHRC registered the …
  • Former Odisha MP Balabhadra Majhi seeks change in land laws 16 May 2020 04:53 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: BJP leader and former Lok Sabha member from Nabarangpur Balabhadra Majhi on Friday urged Odisha Government to bring amendments to the existing land laws in the State and open a window for tribals to sell their land to …
  • Rs 8.56 cr AYUSH drugs rot, Odisha plans to buy more 16 May 2020 04:53 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the AYUSH Ministry and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have started working together on validating four Ayush formulations against Covid-19, drugs worth `8.56 crore purchased in December …
  • Nabarangpur villagers revive defunct well 12 May 2020 01:51 Koraput: Residents of a remote village in Nabarangpur district have utilised the lockdown to build a water distribution system from scratch, beginning with the revival of a defunct well. Always faced with acute shortage of water in summer, the residents of …
  • Odisha declares Ganjam COVID-19 hotspot after 7 new cases. Check new red, green, orange zones list 07 May 2020 20:52 Image Source : PTI Odisha declares Ganjam district COVID-19 hotspot Odisha government on Thursday declared Ganjam district as COVID-19 red zone as seven fresh cases of coronavirus reported in the district. All the new patients had returned from Surat and …
  • COVID-19 lockdown: Three districts, Bhubaneswar included in Odisha's red zone 04 May 2020 07:18 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With Odisha entering lockdown 3.0 from Monday, the State Government on Sunday issued a notification, categorising districts as red, orange and green zone basing on the last confirmed Covid-19 case and number of patients …
  • COVID-19 lockdown: Odisha's Ganjam district on edge as migrants flee, others throw tantrums 04 May 2020 05:26 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: The worst fears over return of migrant workers have come true for Ganjam with the detection of two Covid positive cases among the returnees from Surat. If this was not enough, unruly migrant workers throwing tantrums over …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, May 3: Cases cross 40,000; relaxations for movement given to migrant workers only, says MHA 03 May 2020 16:40 As the metro construction resumed in Pune, workers rest under a tree with masks on their face near Sangam bridge on Saturday. (Express photo/Ashish Kale) Coronavirus India Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India crossed the 40,000 mark on Sunday even as …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, May 3: Cases cross 40,000; over 800 migrants return to UP 03 May 2020 14:18 As the metro construction resumed in Pune, workers rest under a tree with masks on their face near Sangam bridge on Saturday. (Express photo/Ashish Kale) Coronavirus India Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India crossed the 40,000 mark on Sunday even as …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, May 3: Military salutes Covid-19 heroes; Yogi blames Tablighi for spike in cases 03 May 2020 09:20 As the metro construction resumed in Pune, workers rest under a tree with masks on their face near Sangam bridge on Saturday. (Express photo/Ashish Kale) Coronavirus India Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India inched towards the 40,000 mark on Sunday …
  • First special train to Odisha carrying 1,150 migrants arrives in state 03 May 2020 07:55 The first 'Shramik Special' train to Odisha carrying around 1,150 migrant workers stranded in Kerala due to the lockdown arrived in Ganjam district on Sunday, officials said. The train had left Ernakulam railway station on Friday evening and …
  • COVID-19: All you need to know about the new Red, Orange and Green Zones in India 01 May 2020 08:11 Express News Service NEW DELHI: As the nationwide lockdown in order to contain COVID-19 outbreak comes to an end on Sunday, the Centre has revised the zonal classification of districts across India, based on the severity of infection spread, for the week …
  • Odisha increases bed capacity to 5,000 for Covid-19 patients 20 Apr 2020 11:39 Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Odisha’s bed capacity for Covid-19 patients has increased to 5,000 as five more government Covid-19 hospitals were opened on Monday. These five hospitals are in Sundargarh, Bargarh, Angul, Jagatsinghpur and Nabarangpur. They …
  • Odisha to have a Covid-19 hospital in each district 19 Apr 2020 18:26 BHUBANESWAR: Odisha is racing to become the first state in the country to have a dedicated Covid19 healthcare facility in each of its 30 districts with a combined bed strength of 6000. It is expected to announce six new hospitals on Monday. Less than a …
  • Duty-bound health worker forced to self-isolate 19 Apr 2020 05:45 By Express News Service UMERKOTE: A female health worker of Pujariguda community health centre (CHC), who decided to return to duty despite losing two of her family members, was forced to remain in quarantine by villagers of Jamrunda under Umerkote police …
  • Coronavirus | Another five COVID-19 patients recovered in Odisha 14 Apr 2020 00:05 Five COVID-19 patients recovered, bringing down the number of active cases in Odisha to 36 on Monday. Of the total 55 COVID-19 positive cases detected so far, 13 had recovered and one had died earlier. “It is indeed a pleasure to share that another five …
  • Collectors on heatwave alert 30 Mar 2020 03:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Already battling a pandemic, the rising heat in the State has brought additional responsibility for the Government officers. After several districts recorded a rise in day temperature, Odisha State Disaster Management …
  • Minor girl ‘gang-raped’, murdered in Odisha's Nabarangpur district 15 Dec 2019 05:17 By Express News Service NABARANGPUR : A 16-year-old tribal girl, who had gone missing from home on Friday night, was allegedly found murdered after gang-rape in Gumundoli village in Nabarangpur district on Saturday.  Villagers found her dead body on the …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik launches pilot project to aid Nabarangpur farmers 29 Aug 2019 04:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to improve the socio-economic condition of farmers, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a multi-dimensional farm-based scientific and technology intervention pilot project in tribal-dominated …
  • Odisha-drought-Nabarangpur 01 Nov 2018 14:34 [India], Nov 1 (ANI): The Odisha government on Thursday declared droughts of moderate and severe nature in 19 districts of the state. The calamity covers a total crop area of 2.33 lakh hectares covering 5,533 villages of 66 blocks in nine districts namely …
  • Nabarangpur​ anganwadi centres function sans buildings, basic infrastructure 27 Jul 2018 01:54 Express News Service NABARANGPUR: Children studying and having meals in the open and polythene-covered huts do not make for an ideal campaign picture for the Anganwadi programme. But, that is how the Anganwadi centres function in Nabarangpur district. Due …
  • Another baby branded in Nabarangpur to treat his respiratory problem 20 Jun 2018 01:02 By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: In yet another case of inhuman practice, a six-month-old baby was branded with hot iron bangles to treat his respiratory problem in Nabarangpur district. The baby was admitted to the district headquarters hospital on …
  • Jeypore-Nabarangpur Railway project yet to start rolling 08 Aug 2017 04:27 NABARANGPUR: Even as the Railways Ministry sanctioned the new 38-km broad gauge (BG) line between Jeypore and Nabarangpur last month as per the announcement in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, paper work for land acquisition for the project is yet to start. …
  • Nabarangpur district finds place on Railway map 10 Jul 2017 05:07 BHUBANESWAR: With the Ministry of Railways sanctioning the new broad gauge (BG) line between Jeypore and Nabarangpur as per the announcement in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, Nabarangpur district will now come in the railway map of India. The Odisha …
  • Chief Minister reviews Nabarangpur welfare plans 13 Apr 2017 02:41 BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the Health and Family Welfare Department to fill up vacant posts of doctor and paramedical staff in Nabarangpur district. As part of his special focus on development programme undertaken in four …
  • Odisha Panchayat elections: Nabarangpur leader says Congress may tie up with BJP to stop BJD 22 Feb 2017 21:02 WHILE “CONGRESS-MUKT Bharat” has been PM Narendra Modi’s mantra from before he assumed office, in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district a senior Congress leader said the party is not averse to coming to an understanding with the BJP to stop the “bigger enemy” — …
  • Daily spike of COVID-19 cases drops below 2,000-mark after two months in Odisha 20 Oct 2020 07:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As test rate continues to drop in the State, the daily spike in COVID-19 cases plunged below 2,000-mark after a gap of two months. A total 1,982 cases were reported in the State in last 24 hours. Only 38,740 tests were …
  • Critical care needs a relook as fatality rate goes up in Odisha 18 Oct 2020 05:48 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the test positivity rate (TPR) dropped by one per cent during last 10 days in Odisha, the case fatality rate (CFR) rose during the period indicating that critical care facilities in the State need a relook. As per …
  • Khurda records below 500 Covid cases after 40 days 07 Oct 2020 07:15 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the new infections across the State declining to below 3,000 level for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, the worst-hit Khurda district reported less than 500 cases for the first time in the last 41 days. …
  • Odisha Police seeks AP like joint coop with Chhattisgarh 04 Oct 2020 03:49 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Riding high on its success against Left Wing Extremism, Odisha Police on Saturday pitched for enhanced inter-state coordination with neighbouring Chhattisgarh, a constant source of active cadre, to tackle the menace. In a …
  • All anti-state Maoist offensives in 2019 took place in Odisha 03 Oct 2020 09:19 The finding assumes significance amid the state government’s claim that LWE-related crimes have seen a sharp decline in the last few yearsBHUBANESWAR: The country had witnessed 13 crimes by Maoists, relating to offences against the State and sedition, in …
  • Odisha Assembly's monsoon session begins amid COVID-19 curbs 30 Sep 2020 05:22 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The eight-day Monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly began on Tuesday with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols with several members including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik opting for the digital mode to participate …
  • Visually-challenged brothers from Boden teach chess online 26 Sep 2020 16:57 In a visionary feat, a visually challenged tutor from rural Odisha is teaching chess online to students in faraway New Jersey, United States. Soundarya Kumar Pradhan from Boden in Nuapada district is a self-taught chess player and a silver medallist in the …
  • Odisha crosses two lakh COVID-19 cases 26 Sep 2020 04:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid-19 tally in Odisha surged past two lakh cases with detection of 4,208 new infections on Friday. The death toll climbed to 822 as 15 more patients succumbed to the disease. Even as the 4,000 plus trend …
  • Man acquitted of murder charges after 16 years in jail 25 Sep 2020 06:37 By Express News Service CUTTACK: Sixteen years after a trial court sentenced one Anupram Yadav to life imprisonment for murder; Orissa High Court acquitted him of the charges and ordered his immediate release on Wednesday. The Court of the Additional …
  • Coronavirus India Update, Sept 23: Delhi records 3,714 new cases; MoS Suresh Angadi dies of virus 23 Sep 2020 17:26 Thermal screening of students being done before entering one of the examination centres in Chandigarh Sector 40 during CBSE Compartment exam on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)India saw a single-day increase of 83,347 new coronavirus cases as …
  • Coronavirus India Update, Sept 23: Daily recoveries exceed daily cases for 5th day; Kerala Agriculture Minister tests positive 23 Sep 2020 12:18 Thermal screening of students being done before entering one of the examination centres in Chandigarh Sector 40 during CBSE Compartment exam on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)India saw a single-day increase of 83,347 new coronavirus cases as …
  • Maharashtra education minister tests positive; KEM Hospital starts Covishield vaccine trials 23 Sep 2020 09:04 Thermal screening of students being done before entering one of the examination centres in Chandigarh Sector 40 during CBSE Compartment exam on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)India saw a single-day increase of 83,347 new coronavirus cases as …
  • Minor among three arrested for poaching wild animals in Odisha 20 Sep 2020 13:45 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The forest officials on Sunday arrested three persons including a minor on the charges of poaching wild animals in Nuapada range of Khariar forest division and seized a leopard skull, hide, body parts of pangolin and …
  • Low pressure over Bay of Bengal to trigger rains in Odisha 20 Sep 2020 06:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  A fresh low pressure area is likely to bring in heavy showers to the State next week. The system, the India Meteorological Department said, is likely to form over north-east Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood by Sunday. …
  • Odisha records 4,198 Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike so far  14 Sep 2020 13:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded its highest single-day spike of 4,198 coronavirus positive cases and 11 more fatalities on Monday, pushing the state’s Covid tally to 1,55,005 and death toll to 690. Of the new infections, 2,476 were in …
  • Odisha: Two SOG commandos, five Maoists killed in Kalahandi encounter 10 Sep 2020 07:34 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 …
  • Odisha man held in Chhattisgarh with diamonds worth Rs 25 lakh 07 Sep 2020 09:44 By PTI RAIPUR: An Odisha-based man has been arrested in Chhattisgarh's Gariaband district for allegedly smuggling diamonds worth around Rs 25 lakh, police said on Monday. As many as 171 pieces of rough diamonds were seized from the possession of the …
  • Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 1.16 lakh, 90,331 recovered 05 Sep 2020 05:32 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: There is no let-up in Covid-19 cases as Odisha reported 3,267 new infections from all districts with Khurda, Puri, Keonjhar and Sonepur witnessing single-day biggest spike pushing the tally to 1,16,678.  The death toll …
  • Covid: TN extends lockdown till Sept 30 30 Aug 2020 18:34 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Caseload rises to 38,435; death toll mounts to 410. Ladakh: Six more COVID-19 deaths Total number of fatalities rise to 34. Delhi's weekly markets can open on trial basis till September 6 The Delhi Disaster …
  • Over 14 lakh affected, 17 killed in Odisha floods 30 Aug 2020 16:44 Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 (IANS) As many as 17 people have died while over 14 lakh people in 20 districts were affected due to floods in Odisha, the state government said here on Sunday. A total of 112 blocks, 896 gram panchayats, 3,256 villages, 21 urban local …
  • Odisha logs one lakh COVID-19 cases in 167 days, ranks second in India in delaying spread 30 Aug 2020 16:13 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 3,014 more people testing positive in last 24 hours, the coronavirus tally breached one lakh mark in Odisha in 167 days becoming the eleventh state in the country to record those many infections. The state had …
  • As Mahanadi water levels rise, Hirakud dam opens 46 sluice gates 30 Aug 2020 03:36 People with their belongings move across the flood-affected area after the water level rises in Bhargavi river following heavy rainfall, at Balakati in Khordha, Friday, Aug 28, 2020. (PTI Photo) With water levels of the Mahanadi river continuing to rise, …
  • Death toll due to floods in Odisha rises to 12; over 4 lakh affected 29 Aug 2020 13:31 Image Source : PTI Khordha: People with their belongings move across the flood-affected area after the water level rises in Bhargavi river following heavy rainfall, at Balakati in Khordha, Friday, Aug 28, 2020. Fear of flood looms large in the Mahanadi …
  • Flood Threat In Mahanadi Adds To Woes Of Odisha 29 Aug 2020 11:43 While floods in rivers Budhabalanga, Subarnarekha, Brahmani and Baitarani have already played havoc in vast areas in the northern districts of the state, incessant rains in the upper catchment areas have raised the spectre of floods in the downstream of …
  • National Sports Day: Prez to honour 60 athletes 29 Aug 2020 05:57 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates President Ram Nath Kovind virtually confers the National Sports and Adventure Awards 2020. https://t.co/f0VZoDoz9y— ANI (@ANI) 1598680174000 Kiren Rijiju defends govt's decision to confer …
  • Over 4.15 lakh affected, medium flood in Mahanadi feared 29 Aug 2020 04:50 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Over 4.15 lakh people in 10 districts of Odisha have been hit by floods in major rivers as the State Government evacuated over 18,500 people from the low lying areas by Friday. More than 3.83 lakh people have been …
  • Newborn, 5 others rescued in flooded Odisha village 28 Aug 2020 20:09 By ANI JAJPUR: A total of six people including a newborn baby were rescued from a village in Odisha's Jajpur district by a Bari Fire Service rescue team on Friday after the village was inundated by floodwaters from the Brahmani and Kharasrota rivers. …
  • Odisha sounds another flood alert as heavy rains swell Mahanadi 28 Aug 2020 11:16 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A medium intensity flood is anticipated in the Mahanadi river system following heavy rains in the upper catchment areas during the last 24 hours. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena said collectors of all …
  • 3 dead as Odisha faces flood-like situation 27 Aug 2020 17:01 Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Many districts in Odisha are facing a flood-like situation as incessant rainfall triggered by a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal battered the state. While low-lying areas including paddy fields have been submerged and …
  • Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal to trigger heavy rains in Odisha: MeT 24 Aug 2020 13:04 Bhubaneswar: With formation of a new low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal likely to trigger heavy rain in most parts of Odisha till Thursday, the state government has asked district collectors to deal with possible flash flood, landslide and water- …
  • COVID-19 recoveries cross 50K mark in Odisha 22 Aug 2020 05:52 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Recoveries crossed 50,000 mark in Odisha after 1,927 Covid-19 patients recovered on Friday. While six districts reported more than 100 recoveries each, maximum 246 patients recovered in Khurda followed by 190 in Ganjam, …
  • Heavy rainfall disrupts normal life in several parts of Odisha 15 Aug 2020 13:50 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Heavy downpour triggered by a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal disrupted normal life in several parts of Odisha on Saturday snapping road connectivity, submerging low lying areas and damaging mud houses in some places, officials …
  • COVID-19: Over 120 persons succumb in Odisha in last 10 days 12 Aug 2020 04:07 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the case positivity rate dropped from 10.7 per cent (pc) a couple of days back to 5.8 pc, Covid-19 related deaths continued unabated in Odisha with 12 more including three women succumbing in the last 24 hours …
  • Security forces, Maoists exchange fire in Gandhamardhan forest of Odisha 09 Aug 2020 10:39 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: An exchange of fire took place between the security forces and CPI (Maoist) cadres at Gandhamardhan reserve forest within Paikmal police limits on Sunday morning. On a tip-off that the Naxals were planning to carry out …
  • More rains in offing for Odisha 08 Aug 2020 03:45 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday sounded another heavy rainfall alert for the State with a fresh low pressure area  expected to develop over north and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal around …
  • Heavy rains in Odisha, to persist till Sunday 05 Aug 2020 10:57 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Heavy rains trigerred by a low pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal battered many parts of Odisha and the weather office on Wednesday forecast that rainfall in the state will persist till Sunday. The low pressure area, which has …
  • Missing for eight years, man from Odisha rescued in Chennai 05 Aug 2020 08:44  When Vanitha Rajesh and her colleague were going around Chennai as part of their outreach programme at around 6.30 a.m. on July 18, they noticed a young man, walking barefoot near Kovalam. “We immediately stopped and engaged in conversation with him -- …
  • Low pressure rain in Odisha from today 03 Aug 2020 05:33 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha is bracing for widespread rainfall this week with the likely formation of a low pressure area over north Bay of Bengal by August 4. This is expected to aid the revival of the southwest monsoon.The India …
  • Fewer meals for 54 pc households in migration-hit Odisha districts: Study 02 Aug 2020 05:20 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  A study has found that around 54 per cent (pc) households surveyed in Western Odisha have been eating fewer meals during coronavirus lockdown. These households reduced the quantity of food ever since the lockdown was …
  • Farmer's daughter from Odisha's Bargarh district secures 92 per cent in HSC exam 30 Jul 2020 03:40 By Express News Service BARGARH:  Kamala Rohidas, the daughter of a marginal farmer from Grinjel in Sohela block has set an example for other girls by scoring 92 per cent marks in the HSC examinations, the results of which were declared on Wednesday.  …
  • Odisha board class 10 results out, 78.76% students passed 29 Jul 2020 06:54 BHUBANESWAR: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha announced the annual High School Certificate (HSC) results on Wednesday. As many as 5.60 lakh students had appeared the examination of whom a total of 4, 21,256 students have passed in the class-X …
  • AYUSH doctor in Odisha tests positive for COVID-19 25 Jul 2020 03:57 By Express News Service NUAPADA: An AYUSH doctor from Udyanbandh under Komna block in the district tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. The doctor, who has a private clinic near Udyanbandh Chowk, developed symptoms of coronavirus on July 15 following …
  • Ministers to promote plasma donation 25 Jul 2020 00:07 Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday roped in his cabinet colleagues to promote plasma donation in the state after critically-ill Covid patients responded well to the plasma therapy. Naveen has assigned different districts to his ministers, …
  • Heavy rain forecast for 7 districts in Odisha 24 Jul 2020 05:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said south-west monsoon is active over Odisha and heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places in seven districts of the State on Friday.It has issued a yellow warning …
  • Record single-day spike of 1,264 cases in Odisha; 10,000 infected in 15 days 24 Jul 2020 05:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha logged 1,264 new Covid-19 cases, registering a new high in the last 24 hours. With this, total number of cases jumped to 21,099. The State reported more than 1,000 cases for the second consecutive days posting a …
  • Odisha sees highest single day surge of 1,078 cases 23 Jul 2020 04:49 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: IN a massive surge, Odisha’s daily case-load crossed 1000 mark for the first time during the last 24 hours witnessing a jump of over 66 per cent (pc) over the previous day’s count, following the rise in number of tests. …
  • HC moved to ensure nutrition of infants, pregnant women 19 Jul 2020 00:38 Cuttack: The Orissa high court has sought a response from the state government on a PIL seeking its intervention in ensuring the nutritional requirement of infants and pregnant mothers in 12 districts during the Covid-19 pandemic. Social activist Prafulla …
  • Nine CRPF jawans test COVID-19 in Odisha's Nuapada 17 Jul 2020 06:04 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 …
  • 16 officers transferred in IPS reshuffle 15 Jul 2020 04:52 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: IN a major reshuffle at the IPS level, the State Government on Tuesday transferred 16 senior officers. M Akhaya, a 1988 batch officer who returned from central deputation recently, was posted as Chairman and Managing …
  • Heavy rains to lash Odisha till Friday 15 Jul 2020 04:52 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted heavy rainfall at some places in the State till Friday. According to IMD, south-west monsoon is active over the State. A few places in Bargarh, Deogarh, …
  • Police to step up vigil over human trafficking fears 15 Jul 2020 00:31 Bhubaneswar: The coronavirus pandemic has not only claimed lives and caused economic hardship, but also made humans more vulnerable to organized criminal networks. In view of pay cuts and job loss, the Odisha government has asked its police to initiate …
  • Bhubaneswar, Cuttack get new DCPs 15 Jul 2020 00:31 Bhubaneswar: The state government on Tuesday appointed Uma Shankar Dash and Prateek Singh as the new deputy commissioners of police (DCPs) in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, respectively. This apart, the government has changed the superintendents of police (SPs) …
  • Odisha government appoints new DCPs for Bhubaneswar and Cuttack 14 Jul 2020 13:19 Uma Shankar Dash (L) and Prateek Singh BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Tuesday appointed Uma Shankar Dash and Prateek Singh as the new deputy commissioners of police (DCPs) in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, respectively. Besides, the …
  • COVID-19 cases spiral in Odisha, critical care infrastructure needs support 13 Jul 2020 04:10 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the COVID-19 cases spiraling, Odisha has started to feel the pinch of shortage of health infrastructure to deal with the fast intensifying crisis. Critical care is falling far short of requirement in the face of …
  • Five districts in Odisha see Maoist exodus 11 Jul 2020 07:29 Representative image BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts. These districts did …
  • COVID-19: With 755 cases, daily positivity rate hits 11 per cent mark in Odisha 11 Jul 2020 05:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported a record 755 new COVID cases and six deaths in last 24 hours pushing the daily positivity rate to over 11 per cent. As the tally inched closer to 12,000, the death toll rose to 73, including 56 due to …
  • Odisha removes five districts from Centre’s SRE scheme capacity building in Maosit-hit areas 11 Jul 2020 03:28 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government has approved State Police’s proposal to take Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh districts out of the purview of Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme meant for capacity building in …
  • Odisha govt declares five districts as Maoist-free belts 10 Jul 2020 09:01 Image used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: In a significant improvement in the left-wing extremism (LWE) situation in Odisha, the state government has declared five districts—Angul, Boudh, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Nayagarh—as Maoist-free belts …
  • Coronavirus threat: Odisha government gives Rs 50 crore to improve hygiene in jails 28 Jun 2020 05:56 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Government has allocated over Rs 50 crore fund to improve hygiene and sanitation in 86 jails and housing facilities for prison staff in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.In order to contain the spread of …
  • Powerless away, powerless at home 24 Jun 2020 15:33 What would be your reaction if you happened to read the following: “The Department of Labour and ESI has already constituted the State Coordination Cell for Migrant Workers at the office of Labour Commissioner, Odisha and the District Level Facilitation …
  • Kitchen gardens to mitigate Covid impact on nutrition 24 Jun 2020 04:04 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Faced  with long-term nutritional challenges owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent reverse migration, the State Government is now laying emphasis on creation of nutri-gardens in 750 panchayats.An extension of …
  • Odisha Needs Help To Stave Off Hunger And Starvation, Warn Experts 23 Jun 2020 00:01 Several eminent economists and experts said enhanced food distribution and employment schemes could ease the plight of the poor hit by the pandemic and lockdown . The Covid-19 outbreak and the consequent lockdowns across the country have aggravated food …
  • Cloudy sky may play spoilsport for viewing solar eclipse in Odisha 21 Jun 2020 06:06 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Cloudy weather in the State has cast a shadow over the viewing of partial solar eclipse that will play out on Sunday. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cloudy weather since Friday morning is likely to …
  • India Post comes to aid of Odisha woman with doorstep cash withdrawal facility 19 Jun 2020 13:53 By ANI NUAPADA: India Post Payments Bank has come to the aid of the bedridden centenarian woman in Odisha by opening a bank account for doorstep cash withdrawal facility for her. This comes in the wake of reports that the woman, identified as Labhe Baghel …
  • Body of newborn boy found in parents' bag at Odisha's Nuapada district 19 Jun 2020 03:36 By Express News Service NUAPADA: The body of a newborn baby was recovered from the bag of his parents at a transit centre for migrant workers in Khariar Road area here on Thursday. The baby’s parents, Tolaram Pandey (23) and Chaturbai (20), from Gadfuljhar …
  • Bank manager suspended for apathy towards elderly woman 16 Jun 2020 06:37 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Manager of Utkal Grameen Bank, Baragaon branch, in Nuapada district Ajit Kumar Pradhan was placed under suspension on Monday for allegedly insisting physical presence of a 100-year-old woman for withdrawal of money from …
  • Manager suspended after woman drags 100-year-old mother on a cot to bank 15 Jun 2020 22:25 The manager of a bank in Odisha’s Nuapada district was suspended after a 60-year-old woman dragged her 100-year-old mother on a cot to the bank for withdrawing money from a Jan Dhan account. The manager of the Bargaon branch of the Utkal Grameen Bank (UGB …
  • 70-yr-old woman drags mother on cot to bank 15 Jun 2020 08:47 Bhubaneswar, June 15 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 70-year-old elderly woman had to drag her 100-year-old bedridden mother on a cot to the nearby bank to withdraw pension money of Rs 1,500. The incident came to light after a video of the woman dragging …
  • Odisha: Woman drags mother on cot after bank demands physical verification to withdraw pension money 15 Jun 2020 06:47 Image Source : ANI Odisha: Woman drags mother on cot after bank demands physical verification to withdraw pension money In an unfortunate incident, a video of a woman dragging her mother on a cot to a bank in Odisha's Nuapada district surfaced recently …
  • Odisha: 70-year-old woman carries her centenarian mother on cot to avail pension 15 Jun 2020 03:23 Jun 15, 2020, 08:36AM ISTSource: ANIIn a shocking incident, a daughter had to take her centenarian mother to a bank in Nuapada district of Odisha to avail pension money after the bank demanded physical verification of the account holder. The woman was …
  • Woman ‘forced’ to drag elderly mother to bank 14 Jun 2020 23:53 Balangir: A video clip showing a 60-year-old woman dragging her 80-year-old bedridden mother to a bank in Nuapada district to withdraw Rs 1500 from her Jan Dhan account has gone viral, forcing district collector Madhusmita Sahu to seek answer from the bank …
  • South-west monsoon touch for Odisha 12 Jun 2020 04:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon entered Odisha on Thursday and covered Malkangiri, Koraput districts along with parts of Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam districts, stated a release of India Meteorological Department ( …
  • Coincidence! Daily COVID count drops by 56% in Odisha as 11 districts observe shutdown 07 Jun 2020 13:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The daily count of people testing positive for Covid-19 in Odisha dropped by over 56 per cent on the day the State-enforced shutdown in its 11 high virus burden districts. It may be a mere coincidence, the number of …
  • Migrants stranded outside Secunderabad station 05 Jun 2020 19:57 Scores of migrant workers can be seen outside the Secunderabad Railway Station for the past few days, unable to catch the trains they intend to board. Notwithstanding judgments by the Telangana High Court and Supreme Court of India seeking the respective …
  • Normalcy returns to border traffic flow 05 Jun 2020 00:27 Bhubaneswar: On day four of the unlock 1.0, the state government lifted restrictions at six inter-state border checkpoints (BCPs) and allowed normal flow of traffic from Thursday. However, six other border checkpoints will continue to remain sealed to …
  • Odisha Fire Services ready with water cannons for the locust firefight 04 Jun 2020 06:47 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: To tackle locust attack in the State, Odisha Fire Services has decided to deploy 101 high capacity fire fighting vehicles in nine high risk districts. It has also put 91 fire stations on high alert over locust attack. …
  • No let up in COVID-19 situation in Odisha 03 Jun 2020 06:41 By Express News Service A Six-year-old boy is among the 141 Covid-19 positive cases that were detected across the State on Tuesday. The child was lodged in a temporary medical centre (TMC) along with his parents at Angul district. Collector Manoj Kumar …
  • Govt advisory for dists, officials on possible locust attack 03 Jun 2020 02:02 Bhubaneswar: The state government on Tuesday asked officials to remain vigilant for the next 10 days in view of a possible invasion of locusts in Odisha. Chairing a high-level review meeting, chief minister Naveen Patnaik emphasised on creating awareness …
  • Lakhs of farmers put on high alert over locust attack as Odisha identifies nine vulnerable districts 02 Jun 2020 15:13 By PTI BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has identified nine districts vulnerable to possible locust invasion, and has put the farmers and the agriculture department on high alert, officials said on Tuesday. Most of the districts bordering Andhra Pradesh, …
  • Odisha CM orders vigil on locust movement 02 Jun 2020 13:46 Bhubaneswar, June 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, here on Tuesday, asked officials to keep vigil on the locust movement at least for the next 10 days. Chairing a review meeting, the Chief Minister stressed the importance of farmers’ …
  • With 141 new COVID-19 cases, Odisha continues to post higher growth rate than national average 02 Jun 2020 09:11 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 141 new COVID-19 positive cases, Odisha continued to post higher growth rate than the national average for the second consecutive day on Tuesday. The daily growth rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State now …
  • With 156 new COVID-19 cases, Odisha reports highest single-day spike 02 Jun 2020 08:03 Image Source : PTI Odisha reports highest single-day spike of 156 fresh COVID-19 cases Odisha registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Monday with 156 new infections, taking the state's tally to 2,104, a Health Department official …
  • Two health workers in Kendrapada among 105 new cases in Odisha 01 Jun 2020 12:18 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: The state reported 105 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours on Sunday, taking the total number of infections to 1,948. Ten of those who tested positive are locals, including two health workers in …
  • Workers returning to Odisha village shun quarantine centres, take to culverts and toilets 01 Jun 2020 11:37 After a back-breaking 1,300-km cycle ride from COVID-19 hotspot Mumbai to his village in Odisha’s Balangir district, Kishore Behera thought he had escaped hell, but little did the 31-year-old mason anticipate the shock and horror waiting for him in his own …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: 156 new COVID-19 cases, state tally at 2,104 01 Jun 2020 10:52 Image Source : PTI Coronavirus in Odisha: 156 new COVID-19 cases, state tally at 2,104 The total number of COVID-19 cases in Odisha surged to 2,104 after 156 new cases were reported, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said on Monday. With the …
  • 96 more test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha 31 May 2020 16:16 Bhubaneswar: As many as 96 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Saturday, taking the state’s tally to 1,819, a health department official said. The fresh cases were reported from 18 districts and the new patients had returned from worst- …
  • Four frontline workers positive as cases in Odisha see biggest jump of 120 31 May 2020 10:24 Picture used for representational purpose only BHUBANESWAR: On a day Odisha saluted the spirit of Covid-19 warriors, four frontline workers were among the 120 who tested positive for the virus on Saturday in the single biggest spike the state has seen so …
  • Odisha reports biggest single-day spike of 129 cases, state tally 1948 31 May 2020 09:57 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In the biggest spike in Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha so far, 129 new cases have been reported from 19 of its districts in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases close to 2000. Health and Family Welfare …
  • Coronavirus cases in Odisha continue to surge, Sundargarh reports biggest single-day spike 30 May 2020 02:28 By Express News Service Coronaviraus  cases maintained the upward trend across Odisha on Friday. Sundargarh reported its biggest single-day spike with 13 Covid-19 positive cases. With this, the total positive cases jumped to 54 in the district. The fresh …
  • Missing minor from Odisha's Nuapada found hanging near school 25 Feb 2020 07:06 By Express News Service NUAPADA: A Class IX student of SSD High School in Darlipada under Komna block was found hanging from a tree, hardly 500 metres away, on Monday. The 14-year-old Samanta Sabar of Chipjhar village under Nuapada block had gone missing …
  • Two Maoists held in Nuapada 31 May 2018 02:01 By Express News Service NUAPADA: Police on Wednesday arrested two Maoists during a combing operation at Patpani village area under Komna police limits in the district. The duo was identified as Manoj Madkani (29) alias Rosan of Ponjer village under …
  • Maoist posters found in Nuapada 19 Mar 2018 20:13 Nuapada: Maoist posters demanding release of those who are in jail were found in many villages in the district on Monday. The posters were found pasted on the walls of villagers' houses and trees and houses in Nilji and Karlakhamar villages in Sinapali …
  • Bear deaths on rail tracks in Nuapada 25 Jan 2018 20:00 Nuapada: Forest officials of Nuapada range have seized the bodies of a mother bear and two cubs from the railway track near Hanspuri village in the district on Thursday morning. It is being suspected that a train had hit the three animals on Wednesday …
  • Balangir-Nuapada rail link demanded  15 Oct 2017 06:57 Residents of Patnagarh disrupt movement of trains at Balangir station | Express BALANGIR: Members of Patnagarh Citizen Committee staged a ‘rail roko’ agitation at Balangir railway station on Saturday to protest against the meagre allocation of funds by the …
  • Drought may revisit Nuapada in Odisha 20 Aug 2017 06:15 Drought I Express Photo Service NUAPADA: Farmers of Nuapada are apprehensive of drought with the rain playing truant in the region. The district has received merely 94.76 mm rainfall against the normal of 327.8 mm this month so far. Rainfall is crucial in …
  • BJP loses in Nuapada polls 21 Jul 2017 10:33 Basant Panda Bhubaneswar, July 20: Despite the euphoria over the BJP's performance in the last panchayat elections in Odisha, the state unit president Basant Panda today suffered a major setback when his party lost elections to the zila parishad seat …
  • Leopard strikes again in Nuapada village 11 Jul 2017 02:31 Injured Danabai undergoing treatment I Express NUAPADA: An elderly woman and her grand-daughter were injured in leopard attack in Haldi village under Dumerpani gram panchayat of Nuapada block on Sunday night. When locals rushed to the spot after the woman …
  • Death of goats triggers panic in Nuapada block 05 Jul 2017 03:26 NUAPADA: After Niali in Cuttack district and Kalampur in Kalahandi, recovery of carcasses of four goats has left villagers of Junani in Nuapada block panicked. A herd of goats had gone to graze in the reserve forest nearby on Monday and did not return. …
  • Sacked BJD leader bags Zilla Parishad post in Odisha's Nuapada 07 May 2017 00:37 NUAPADA: The BJD received a jolt after Bhanu Pratap Singh Majhi, who was suspended from the party recently, managed to grab the post of Nuapada Zilla Parishad (ZP) vice-president due to cross voting from the BJD. The election to the post was held here on …
  • Locals ransack liquor outlets in Nuapada 02 Apr 2017 23:21 Irate villagers smashing liquor bottles in Godtor on Sunday | Express NUAPADA:Palpable tension gripped Godtor and Sakhatora in the district on Sunday after locals ransacked liquor shops protesting opening of the units near residential areas. The owners of …
  • New Covid infections drop further in Odisha 24 Oct 2020 03:50 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The number of new infections in the State dropped further to 1,793, lowest in last two and a half month.On August 6, the daily Covid-19 count was 1,833. With this, the State tally touched 2,77,887. The daily positivity …
  • Low-pressure area intensifies in Bay of Bengal, Odisha to witness heavy rains for couple of days 23 Oct 2020 05:24 Image Source : @INDIACOASTGUARD Low pressure over Central BoB likely to intensify into depression next 24 hours. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), a low pressure area which is developing over West Central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify …
  • Odisha: Koraput administration on its toes after heavy rain warning 20 Oct 2020 04:56 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 …
  • Vaccine storage issues could leave three billion people out in the cold 19 Oct 2020 22:19 Workers move boxes inside Snowman Logistics, India's largest cold storage company in Taloja on the outskirts of Mumbai. Photos / APThe chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working …
  • Left out in the cold: Vaccine storage issues could leave a third of the globe without access 19 Oct 2020 08:54 Video above: Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine trial after participant develops 'unexplained illness'The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator. From factory to …
  • Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access 19 Oct 2020 07:46 GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator.From factory to syringe, the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need non-stop sterile …
  • Low pressure to trigger rains in Odisha from today 19 Oct 2020 04:25 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A low pressure area is expected to form over east-central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood on Monday and the system is likely to become more marked in the subsequent 24 hours, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) …
  • New low-pressure area forming over Bay of Bengal, heavy rainfall expected in Odisha till October 22 18 Oct 2020 17:44 Bhubaneswar: A low-pressure area, likely to form over the Bay of Bengal by Monday, is expected to trigger heavy rainfall in many parts of Odisha in the next four days, the Meteorological Centre here said. A cyclonic circulation lies over east-central Bay …
  • Gangster Raja Acharya among 10 arrested for extortion 18 Oct 2020 06:02 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  A day after Police Commissioner warned stringent action against those demanding extortion, 10 anti-socials including gangster Raja Acharya, were arrested from various parts of the city for their alleged involvement in …
  • Odisha likely to receive heavy rains next week; authorities prepare for floods, landslides 17 Oct 2020 09:44 Image Source : PTI Odisha likely to receive heavy to very heavy rains next week A fresh low-pressure area, brewing over the Bay of Bengal, is likely to trigger heavy to very heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha early next week, weather officials said …
  • Odisha's Gajapati bears brunt of depression fury 14 Oct 2020 07:08 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR/BHUBANESWAR: The deep depression that crossed north Andhra Pradesh coast near Kakinada on Tuesday wreaked havoc in Gajapati and Ganjam, triggering landslide, disrupting communication lines and damaging houses in both …
  • Former Odisha CM Gamang writes to PM Modi on Soura 13 Oct 2020 02:45 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Former Chief Minister of Odisha Giridhari Gamang on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include Soura language, spoken by tribals in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India …
  • PPEs to cashew cartons: Odisha drug seizures hint at peddlers turning innovative 07 Oct 2020 14:31 On Sunday night, a patrol team of Ganjam police intercepted an ambulance carrying 256 kg cannabis hidden inside PPE kits near Budhamba crossing in Kabisuryangar police station area.Odisha has reported seizure of substantially high quantities of ganja and …
  • Khurda records below 500 Covid cases after 40 days 07 Oct 2020 07:15 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the new infections across the State declining to below 3,000 level for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, the worst-hit Khurda district reported less than 500 cases for the first time in the last 41 days. …
  • OSRTC Jeypore depot shut over irregularities 06 Oct 2020 06:29 By Express News Service JEYPORE: The Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) has shut down its depot at Jeypore following alleged irregularities in reimbursement of diesel cost by drivers who had been engaged to transport migrants to their native …
  • Odisha’s Covid tally drops below 3K mark 06 Oct 2020 04:13 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: AFTER a gap of 35 days, the Covid-19 tally of Odisha fell below the 3,000-mark with 2,617 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. The previous lowest count of 2,602 cases had been reported on August 30. …
  • East, North-East India bracing for even more rain 05 Oct 2020 12:48 The 24 hours ending Monday morning saw heavy to very heavy rainfall being over North-East and adjoining East India as the laggard low-pressure area over North-West Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast held on gamely for the third day. Areas benefiting …
  • COVID kills all males of an Odisha family 05 Oct 2020 08:25 How cruel the Covid pandemic could be? Sample this. It has poached all the earning male members of a family in Odisha’s Ganjam district.   A few months ago, the joint family of Dhabaleswar Sahu of Angargaon village under Beguniapada block was bubbling with …
  • State to source DMF funds for infrastructure complex 05 Oct 2020 04:26 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Faced with delay in taking up projects resulting in cost overruns as well as funds crunch, Odisha Government has decided to go for construction of integrated infrastructure complex, including old age homes, with the …
  • Odisha Police seeks AP like joint coop with Chhattisgarh 04 Oct 2020 03:49 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Riding high on its success against Left Wing Extremism, Odisha Police on Saturday pitched for enhanced inter-state coordination with neighbouring Chhattisgarh, a constant source of active cadre, to tackle the menace. In a …
  • Waltair Division forms business wing  04 Oct 2020 03:49 Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: To facilitate small and marginal business entities, Waltair Division has set up the Business Development Unit (BDU) and holds regular interactions with cargo movers and customers to address their needs, apart from …
  • All anti-state Maoist offensives in 2019 took place in Odisha 03 Oct 2020 09:19 The finding assumes significance amid the state government’s claim that LWE-related crimes have seen a sharp decline in the last few yearsBHUBANESWAR: The country had witnessed 13 crimes by Maoists, relating to offences against the State and sedition, in …
  • ASIA/INDIA - Vocations to the priesthood flourish during the pandemic 30 Sep 2020 12:17 Wednesday, 30 September 2020 Jaipur (Agenzia Fides) - God calls to his service in times of pandemic and the spread of the virus does not curb the desire of young people to consecrate themselves to the service of the Gospel and the Church: as Agenzia Fides …
  • Odisha crosses two lakh COVID-19 cases 26 Sep 2020 04:01 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid-19 tally in Odisha surged past two lakh cases with detection of 4,208 new infections on Friday. The death toll climbed to 822 as 15 more patients succumbed to the disease. Even as the 4,000 plus trend …
  • With 4,208 new cases, Odisha’s Covid-19 tally breaches 2L mark 25 Sep 2020 08:21 Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Odisha’s Covid-19 tally breached the 2 lakh-mark with the detection of 4,208 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, said a health official on Friday. The Covid-19 tally has reached 2,01,096 in the state. The death toll due to …
  • 18 held for killing man in Rayagada ‘mistaking’ him for wild boar 25 Sep 2020 07:54
  • Heavy rain lashes several parts of Odisha 22 Sep 2020 03:42 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: HEAVY rain, under influence of a low pressure over Bay of Bengal, lashed several parts of the State on Monday. It has also left the South-west monsoon active. Sonepur district’s Ullunda received the highest rainfall of …
  • Odisha reports 4,242 new Covid-19 cases, state tally touches 1,84,122 21 Sep 2020 11:36 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported 4,242 new cases of novel coronavirus and nine more fatalities in the last 24 hours, pushing the Covid-19 tally of the state to 1,84,122 and death count to 763. Of the new cases reported from 30 districts …
  • India: Innovative learning programme brings back joy to tribal students in Odisha 21 Sep 2020 04:43 Tribal communities in Odisha report a high percentage of dropouts from schools and a near 50 per cent prevalence of underage marriage for girls Radhika Srivastava For 14-year-old Tapoi Malik, going to school is a rare privilege. Born to parents who never …
  • OJEE between October 12 and 19 19 Sep 2020 04:19 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Friday notified that the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) - 2020 will be held between October 12 and 19.Issuing a notification to this effect, the OJEE Committee stated that the computer- …
  • Odisha reports more recoveries than new COVID cases 18 Sep 2020 01:02 Bhubaneswar: Odisha reported more recoveries of COVID-19 patients than new cases on Tuesday as 3,714 people were cured of the disease while 3,645 got infected with it, a health department official said. The number of recoveries in the state is now 1,25,738 …
  • Odisha records 4,198 Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike so far  14 Sep 2020 13:43 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded its highest single-day spike of 4,198 coronavirus positive cases and 11 more fatalities on Monday, pushing the state’s Covid tally to 1,55,005 and death toll to 690. Of the new infections, 2,476 were in …
  • NEET exam held in Odisha with all precautions 13 Sep 2020 14:44 BHUBANESWAR: National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) was conducted at 83 examination centres in Odisha on Sunday for admission to the undergraduate medical courses in medical institutions. Most of the centres reported around 90 per cent attendance. …
  • Home isolation blues for COVID patients in Odisha 13 Sep 2020 08:48 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The Covid-19 patients in home isolation are fighting a twin battle - one with the virus and the other with the system that is supposed to absorb their stress, fears and concerns by facilitating support if they develop …
  • Students with high temperature but not COVID positive will be allowed to take NEET exam: Odisha 13 Sep 2020 07:33 Bhubaneswar: After making arrangements for smooth conduct of the NEET examination, the Odisha government on Saturday made it clear that the candidates having high temperature and certain symptoms of COVID, but not tested positive, will be allowed to take …
  • NEET begins today amid strict Covid-19 protocols at exam centres 13 Sep 2020 07:17 SILIGURI: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is being held on Sunday across the country amid stringent checks and protocols in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 15 lakh candidates have registered for the undergraduate exam. The NEET exam …
  • Odisha govt to provide free transportation, accommodation for NEET aspirants 12 Sep 2020 06:49 BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has made elaborate arrangements to facilitate free transportation and accommodation for candidates appearing for the NEET examination on Sunday in 83 centres across seven cities in the state, an official said. A total of …
  • Four pair of special trains to be run for NEET exam 11 Sep 2020 16:49 BHUBANESWAR: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to run four pair of special trains on Saturday and Sunday for the candidates who want to appear the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) to be held on September 13. These passenger trains will …
  • Low pressure expected to form over Central Bay of Bengal on Sep 13: IMD Bhubaneswar 11 Sep 2020 15:08 Sep 11, 2020, 07:45PM ISTSource: ANIDirector of India Meteorological Department’s Bhubaneswar wing, HR Biswas, on September 11 said that low pressure is expected to form over Central Bay of Bengal adjoining Andhra Pradesh coast around September 13, …
  • 3,991 new cases, COVID positivity rate up to 8.5 per cent in Odisha 11 Sep 2020 04:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as Odisha continues to maintain low-levels of testing in the face of worsening Covid-19 situation, the State on Thursday reported its highest single-day numbers of 3,991 new cases, taking the total count close to 1 …
  • Odisha: Two SOG commandos, five Maoists killed in Kalahandi encounter 10 Sep 2020 07:34 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 …
  • ‘Alternate study helped 96 per cent high school students’ 09 Sep 2020 06:38 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The ST & SC Development, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Department on Tuesday claimed that the alternate learning and mentorship programme (ALMP) has helped 96 per cent students (from Class 10 and 12).  The …
  • Covid-19: Odisha reports yet another highest single-day spike of 3861 cases 07 Sep 2020 11:31 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha on Monday reported its biggest single-day spike of 3,861 Covid-19 cases and 10 more fatalities, a day after it took a place among the top-six states which have been fueling India's case tally in the recent …
  • Odisha: Rayagada police solve loot mystery 15 Aug 2020 14:27
  • Odisha: Rayagada police solve loot mystery, recover robbed cash 15 Aug 2020 14:25
  • Staff crunch hits Rayagada after 108 warriors test +ve 31 Jul 2020 00:08 Koraput: Of the 693 people afflicted with Covid in Rayagada district, 108 are Covid warriors. Most of them are health and police personnel, leaving the district with a shortage of manpower in its fight against the disease. “The Covid warriors have been …
  • Migrants from AP keep Rayagada on its toes 12 May 2020 23:31 Koraput: Every day hundreds of migrant labourers from Andhra Pradesh are entering Rayagada district on the way to their states and it has increased problem of the district administration. According to an official source, as the migrant labourers are being …
  • Reality check for Odisha government as 19 escape from quarantine centre in Rayagada 25 Apr 2020 05:35 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While  the State Government is looking at a possible return of more than five lakh migrant workers after May 3, who would straightaway be put in institutional quarantine, it has got a reality check on things to come …
  • Rayagada sends Chhattisgarh pilgrims home 28 Mar 2020 11:20
  • Rayagada sends Chhattigarh pilgrims home 28 Mar 2020 00:38
  • I am with CM Naveen Patnaik, not BJD: Independent MLA from Rayagada 14 Jan 2020 04:46 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Independent MLA from Rayagada Makaranda Muduli met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Nivas here on Monday and thanked him for approving the proposal of Hindalco Industries for an alumina refinery unit at …
  • Maoists torch vehicles Odisha's Rayagada district 29 Dec 2019 06:43 By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Panic gripped Muniguda area of Rayagada district after Maoists set ablaze several construction vehicles on Friday night.A group of Maoists torched the vehicles engaged in construction of Saradapur-Thuapadi road in …
  • HC remands death penalty order back to trial court in Rayagada triple murder case 06 Nov 2019 05:12 By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Tuesday remanded the Rayagada triple murder case back to Additional Sessions Judge court at Gunupur. The lower court had awarded death penalty to nine persons accused of killing three members of a …
  • Rayagada farmer turns innovator, transforms scooter into tiller 26 Aug 2019 06:07 Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Lack of formal education or institutional training can hardly prove a hindrance for invention. A tribal farmer proved it right by coming up with a ploughing machine made from an old scooter. With mechanised farming and …
  • 12-foot-long python rescued in Rayagada 20 Aug 2019 04:24 20 Aug 2019, 08:15AM ISTSource: ANIA 12-foot-long python was rescued in Odisha’s Rayagada district on August 19. Python was rescued from Gayatri Nagar area of Rayagada. The python was later handed over to the forest department which released it in a forest …
  • Heavy rains railway track restoration work between Rayagada and Titilagarh 09 Aug 2019 04:29 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Movement of trains between Rayagada and Titilagarh could not be restored on Thursday as restoration work on railway track between Doikalu and Ambodala was affected on Wednesday following heavy rain. The torrential downpour …
  • Rivers of Rayagada and Malkangiri in spate, schools to remain closed today 07 Aug 2019 02:41 By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/RAYAGADA: Water level in major rivers in Rayagada and Malkangiri is rising with incessant rains lashing the districts since Monday night. Communication between Malkangiri and Balimela was disrupted in the evening as …
  • Rayagada MLA Muduli's men attack petitioner for filing case against him 13 Jul 2019 03:10 By Express News Service RAYAGADA:  R Harish Patnaik, who had recently filed a case against Rayagada MLA Makaranda Muduli in the Orissa High Court challenging the validity of his caste certificate, was attacked by the legislator’s supporters here on Friday …
  • No takers for Biju Patnaik market complex at Rayagada even after eight years,  18 May 2019 06:02 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: A market complex that was set up in 2011 to accommodate vegetable vendors under one roof is lying unused. The vendors continue to encroach the roads in the town to sell their produce even as shops built for them in the …
  • Cyclone Fani: Rayagada CDMO suspended for not joining duty despite govt order 03 May 2019 00:21 [India], May 03 (ANI): The Odisha government has suspended Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of Rayagada, Siva Prasad Padhi, for not joining duty despite the government's order cancelling holidays of all employees in the Health Department in view …
  • Plant at Rayagada for LPG users of S Odisha 16 Feb 2019 06:54 By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha will soon have its sixth LPG bottling plant at Rayagada as Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a Navaratna PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, is going to set up a new facility in …
  • 14 get life sentence for murder over sorcery in Odisha's Rayagada 25 Jan 2019 04:55 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: In a significant judgment, the Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADJ) Debadutta Dasmohapatra on Wednesday sentenced 14 persons to life imprisonment for killing a man on suspicion of sorcery. A fine of `25,000 each …
  • Jumbo herd destroys crops in Rayagada 07 Jan 2019 02:46 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Panic has gripped Anija, Bore Halua and Kerada villages under Rayagada block  following entry of a herd comprising seven elephants into the area. Despite efforts by the Divisional Forest Office of Rayagada, the herd has …
  • Malaria-prone Rayagada district prepares to tackle Japanese Encephalitis 04 Oct 2018 02:08 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: With diseases like Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) leading to panic among people of malaria-prone Rayagada district in past, the administration has taken steps for early detection and take …
  • JK Paper Ltd lifts lockout at Rayagada unit 04 Sep 2018 10:31 Some of the contract workers at JK Paper Ltd's Unit JKPM at Distt. Rayagada, Odisha, who had resorted to illegal and unlawful activities of stoppage of work thereat, have now called off such activities and accordingly, the lockout declared by the …
  • In Odisha’s Rayagada district, five die in septic tank 03 Sep 2018 14:34 Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Updated: September 3, 2018 4:11:39 pm A female labourer first entered the tank and when she did not come out for some time, two other labourers went inside to see what happened. (Representational Image) Five people …
  • JK Paper Ltd declares lockout at Rayagada plant 31 Aug 2018 10:12 Some of the contract workers at Unit JKPM at Distt. Rayagada, Odisha, had resorted to illegal and unlawful stoppage of work, which has resulted in disruption of production thereat since Aug 25, 2018. The Company, due to their continued illegal and unlawful …
  • Production disrupted at Rayagada unit of JK Paper Ltd 25 Aug 2018 18:33 Some of the contract workers at Unit JKPM at Distt. Rayagada, Odisha, have resorted to illegal and unlawful stoppage of work, which has resulted in disruption of production since today early morning. The matter is being handled by the labour department and …
  • Rains wreak havoc in Rayagada 16 Jul 2018 02:48 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Torrential rains wreaked havoc in the district, throwing normal life out of gear on Sunday. While Nagavali and Bansadhara rivers were flowing above the danger mark, communication was disrupted in some places of …
  • Open defecation still rampant in Odisha's Rayagada 14 Jun 2018 01:59 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: Despite massive awareness campaign, open defecation continues to be practised across the tribal-dominated Rayagada district.During a review meeting on Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) chaired by Collector Guha Poonam Tapas …
  • Malaria cases come down in Rayagada 04 May 2018 01:29 By Express News Service RAYAGADA: The tribal-dominated district that has remained endemic to malaria for decades, contributing heavily to the State’s disease burden, has now managed to tackle the vector-borne disease. Of the 24 deaths reported from the …
  • Stand-off at IMFA's Rayagada plant takes a political hue 27 Apr 2018 18:12 The latest episode of Biju Janta Dal (BJD) vs suspended MP Baijayant Panda is being played out at the site of his family’s six decade-old plant in Therubali, Rayagada. It has been five days since employees have been locked in at their plant, after …
  • CRPF digs tube well for Rayagada villagers 19 Mar 2018 20:14 Rayagada: Central force camps in Maoist-affected belts across India evokes mixed response from local villagers. But for residents of the remote Aragada village in the rebel-hit Chandrapur block here, their presence has been a blessing. A Central Reserve …
  • July deadline to light up Rayagada villages 08 Mar 2018 19:37 TARGET CHASE: Villagers pose in front of a newly installed transformer in Rayagada district. Telegraph picture Rayagada: The administration has set a July 31 deadline to light up the district as it continues with rural electrification work. Officials said …
  • Rayagada lessons for health care 07 Feb 2018 19:50 LIFE-SAVING PROGRAMME: A motorcycle ambulance in Rayagada. Telegraph picture Rayagada: The district, often in the headlines for all the wrong reasons such as deaths related to malaria, diarrhoea and cholera, has set a benchmark in the health care sector …
  • Sorcery killings haunt Rayagada 24 Dec 2017 03:55 RAYAGADA: Sorcery-related murder incidents are on the rise in Rayagada district. Two back-to-back such incidents have been reported from here. Days after police doubted the involvement of Maoists in the murder of one Nandu Nachika of Leleri village under …
  • 15 BSF jawans hurt as vehicle carrying them skids off Laxmipur-Rayagada road in Odisha's Koraput 20 Dec 2017 12:08 BHUBANESWAR: At least 15 personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) were injured on Wednesday after the van in which they were traveling skidded off the road and fell into a 10-feet deep pit in Koraput district. Sources said the incident occurred when about …
  • Rayagada seeks GI tag for Dongria shawl 31 Oct 2017 08:15 File photo of two Dongria Kondh women weaving a Kapdagunda RAYAGADA: Rayagada district administration will seek help of the Handloom, Science and Technology departments to get geographical indication (GI) tag for Kapdaganda, the prestigious shawl of …
  • Selfie craze turns disastrous again, two women tourists die in Odisha's Rayagada district 27 Oct 2017 15:33 The craze for selfie claimed the lives of two women tourists on Thursday in Odisha's Rayagada district as they drowned in a river while attempting it, police said. The duo hailed from Andhra Pradesh and were drowned in Nagabali River. The deceased have …
  • Landslide hits rail traffic on Rayagada-Koraput route 05 Oct 2017 05:52 Stones on the railway track I Express RAYAGADA/KORAPUT: A Landslide occurred between Sikarpai and Keutagada railway stations in Rayagada district, disrupting train movement on Rayagada-Koraput route under East Coast Railways (ECoR) on Wednesday evening …
  • JK Paper Ltd announces disruption in production at JKPM unit at Rayagada, Odisha 26 Sep 2017 06:53 There has been disruption in production process at Unit JKPM of JK Paper Ltd at Distt. Rayagada, Odisha, due to stoppage of water supply by some local villagers. However, all the officers and workers of the Company are working in the plant. Shares of JK …
  • Ambulance failure, BJD hartal force woman to deliver on road in Rayagada 19 Sep 2017 06:00 RAYAGADA: A Pregnant woman had to deliver on road in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district after 102 or 108 ambulances failed to turn up. Indubati Bachha of Palligaon village under Sunakhandi panchayat went into labour early on Monday morning and her …
  • No drinking water for patients at Rayagada's District Headquarters Hospital 14 Sep 2017 04:19 The tubewell outside blood bank in the District Headquarters Hospital in Rayagada I Express RAYAGADA: The District Headquarters Hospital at Rayagada has no provision of safe drinking water for patients.The 300-bed hospital was inaugurated by Chief Minister …
  • Flood havoc in Rayagada 16 Jul 2017 22:49 A portion of the railway bridge over the Nagabali river washed away after flash floods hit Rayagada district on Sunday. (PTI) Bhubaneswar, July 16: The state government today sought the help of army and air force as the flood situation in Rayagada and …
  • Flash floods in Rayagada district of Odisha; snap road, rail connectivity 16 Jul 2017 16:36 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Updated: July 16, 2017 9:37 pm Railway bridge washed away in fierce flow of Nagavali River following heavy rainfall in Odisha’s Rayagada. (Source: ANI photo) Heavy rains swelled two major rivers causing flash floods in Odisha’s …
  • Flash floods in Rayagada district of Odisha 16 Jul 2017 15:19 Heavy rains swelled two major rivers causing flash floods in Odisha's Rayagada district, prompting the state government to seek the help of defence forces, as four IAF choppers were pressed into service for relief and rescue operations, government …
  • IAF copters requisitioned for rescue operations in flood-affected Rayagada 16 Jul 2017 13:46 [India], July 16 (ANI): The Indian Air Force's (IAF) Mi-17 V5 detachment of Op-Triveni under Central Air Command, based at Raipur was on Sunday tasked for the rescue and relief operations in flood-affected Rayagada district of Odisha. Four helicopters …
  • Flashfloods hit Odisha's Rayagada district  16 Jul 2017 11:05 BHUBANESWAR: Hundreds of people were stranded and roads communications was snapped after flash floods hit Odisha’s Rayagada district in the wake of heavy rain since Saturday evening. At least 160 students were trapped inside the Buddaguda Ashram High …
  • Rayagada gets a new health centre 09 Jul 2017 05:50 Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena .| Express RAYAGADA: The Urban Primary Health Centre in Rayagada town was inaugurated by Health Minister Pratap Jena on Saturday. The health centre has been constructed at an expenditure of `77 lakh and is …
  • Rayagada: Dancing cobras enchant villagers 24 Jun 2017 08:17
  • Odisha's first mega food park opens in Rayagada dist 02 Jun 2017 03:18 RAYAGADA: MITS Mega Food Park would open the doors of economic  development for the tribals of Rayagada as well as Odisha, said Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal at the inaugural function of the park on Thursday. Besides …
  • Woman Maoist with bounty of Rs 1 lakh surrenders in Rayagada 07 May 2017 00:37 RAYAGADA: A woman Maoist cadre, carrying a cash reward of `1 lakh on her head, surrendered before Rayagada police on Saturday. She was identified as Drimbili Jakesika alias Manjula (22) of Gortha village under Muniguda police limits. Surrendered Maoist …
  • Vacant doctors positions cripple Rayagada District Headquarters Hospital 11 Apr 2017 02:07 The new building of Rayagada DHH | Express RAYAGADA: The Rayagada District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) that was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on November 15 last year continues to suffer from lack of doctors and para-medical staff. While the …
  • Maoists blow up railway station in Rayagada, urge villagers to protest Modi's visit 01 Apr 2017 01:46 Authorities investigating the site where tracks were blown up | EPS RAYAGADA/BHUBANESWAR: Left Wing Extremists late on Thursday night attacked Dahikhal (Daikallu) railway station in Rayagada district where they carried out two blasts. A group of about …
  • Derailment of Jagdalpur - Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express near Rayagada in Andhra Pradesh 23 Jan 2017 14:59
  • Rail services resume in Rayagada-Vizianagara... 23 Jan 2017 14:00
  • Derailment of Jagdalpur - Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express near Rayagada in Andhra Pradesh 23 Jan 2017 07:27 Andhra Pradesh, Mon, 23 Jan 2017 NI Wire The derailment of Train No 18448 Jagdalpur - Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express took place at Kuneru Railway Station in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh at Rayagada - Vizianagaram section at 2315 hrs on 21st …
  • Naveen Patnaik condoles loss of lives in Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailment, sends Chief Secy/DGP to Rayagada 22 Jan 2017 09:23 By: PTI | Bhubaneswar | Published:January 22, 2017 2:44 pm Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (Source: Express photo) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed grief over the death of at least 32 people in derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express, and …
  • 23 killed as Hirakhand Express derails in AndhraThe incident took place around 11 PM when the train was going to Bhubaneswar. Rayagada Sub-collector Muralidhar Swain said that the number of injured could be around 100. The casualty figure may go up as… 22 Jan 2017 04:38 BHUBANESWAR: At least 23 people were killed and over 100 were believed to be injured after nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed+ in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, officials said today. The incident took place around 11 PM when …
  • 23 dead, many injured as train derails in Andhra Pradesh; rescue onThe incident took place around 11 PM when the train was going to Bhubaneswar. Rayagada Sub-collector Muralidhar Swain said that the number of injured could be around 100. The casualty… 22 Jan 2017 03:41 BHUBANESWAR: At least 23 people were killed and over 100 were believed to be injured after nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed+ in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, officials said today. The incident took place around 11 PM when …