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  • CM Naveen Patnaik announces COVID package for Western Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced another package of Rs 25 crore for management of Covid situation in western Odisha districts. He also dedicated medical equipment worth Rs 25 crore purchased by Western …
  • Monsoon arrives a day early in Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha received heavy rain on Thursday as south-west monsoon arrived a day ahead of its normal date. The monsoon current, India Meteorological Department said, covered Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, …
  • Monsoon arrives in Odisha a day earlier, likely to cover entire state in next 48 hours June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha on Thursday, a day earlier than its normal onset date. The earlier than usual arrival of monsoon can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is …
  • COVID cases down in Odisha, but early unlock may prove disastrous June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State government is preparing to start the unlock process in the districts recording a test positivity rate of less than five per cent (pc), health experts warned that the early relaxation may prove …
  • Odisha records highest single-day COVID deaths June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as new Covid-19 cases are declining for the last few days, Odisha logged its highest single day fatalities with 45 patients succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours.  As many as 5,896 new cases were detected …
  • Low pressure to end heat chain in Odisha by June 10 June 7, 2021 4:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Relief from Covid transmission may take some time in Odisha but with the low pressure forming over north Bay of Bengal, it could break the heat and humidity chain in the State, finally. The system is expected to pull …
  • Odisha to divert surplus Covaxin doses for 18-plus age group in Bhubaneswar June 5, 2021 3:54 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Caught in a catch-22 situation over slowing down vaccination of 18-44 age group people amidst shortage of doses, the State government is  set to divert its surplus Covaxin doses for the segment in Bhubaneswar. Health …
  • Odisha logs record 40 fresh COVID fatalities, 8,399 new cases June 2, 2021 10:26 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha on Wednesday registered 40 more deaths due to COVID-19, the highest so far in a single day, pushing the toll to 2,831, a health department official said. At least 8,399 new coronavirus-positive cases raised the caseload in the …
  • Odisha saw 3.19 lakh Covid-19 cases, 737 deaths in May alone June 2, 2021 8:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While new Covid-19 cases are declining in Odisha, the State reported the highest single-day fatalities as 37 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative death toll to 2,791. As many as 8, …
  • Test positivity rate declines but high share of RATs big concern in Odisha June 1, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded 8,313 cases on Monday marking a drop from  9,541 the previous day. The test positivity rate (TPR) also dropped to 13.5 per cent from 14.5 per cent a day before. However, even as the State government …
  • Covid-19 cases surge in Odisha as testing up after Cyclone Yaas June 1, 2021 12:06 am AFTER AN initial decline in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state amidst Cyclone Yaas, the numbers surged again as Odisha ramped up testing. On Sunday, the state reported 9,541 cases and on Monday 8,313 cases were reported with 35 more deaths. Apart …
  • COVID: Odisha extends lockdown till June 17 May 31, 2021 2:16 am Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Odisha extends coronavirus lockdown till June 17. The Odisha government on Sunday announced extension of the lockdown by 16 more days till June 17 to further stem the spread of coronavirus. The second phase of the …
  • COVID-19 cases on the rise in rural Odisha, containment zones emerge May 30, 2021 5:36 am However, there has been improvement in the overall test positivity rate of the State. During past three days, Kailash Chandra Behera, Block Development Officer (BDO) of Ersama in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district, has received distress calls about COVID-19 …
  • 'Better, cost effective than lockdown': Experts suggest to Odisha to go for massive vaccination May 29, 2021 9:11 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Doctors and health experts have suggested to the Odisha government to go for massive vaccination as it is better than lockdown and any other measure to arrest the spread of COVID-19 infection in the state. The doctors and health experts …
  • New COVID-19 cases from cyclone-hit districts add to Odisha's state tally May 29, 2021 6:55 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The tall claims of the State government on improved care in Covid hospitals notwithstanding, the fatality rate continued to rise in Odisha with 33 more succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. According to the …
  • Covid cases drop amid cyclone, fatalities high in Odisha May 28, 2021 4:05 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as the Covid count saw a drop of 42 per cent (pc) amid the cyclone following a 300 per cent dip in the number of tests, fatalities remained high as 34 more succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours. With this, …
  • Odisha records 33 Covid fatalities May 26, 2021 6:51 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  With 33 more deaths in the last 24 hours, Odisha’s daily fatalities due to Covid-19 touched a new peak even as there was a marginal drop in single-day spike during the period. Health officials said seven persons from …
  • Odisha records highest 32 deaths, cases cross 7L mark May 25, 2021 6:23 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha reported the highest single day spike in Covid-19 fatalities as 32 people succumbed to the disease taking the cumulative death toll to 2,516. With 11,059 more people testing positive for the virus, the tally …
  • Odisha sees highest single-day spike in Covid cases and death amid lockdown, active cases cross one lakh mark May 23, 2021 8:55 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Lockdown with morning hours relaxation seems not to be yielding the desired result in Odisha as the State reported the highest single-day spike in both new cases and death in the last 24 hours pushing the active cases …
  • Odisha records 25 Covid deaths, highest single-day spike so far May 21, 2021 3:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The State on Thursday logged 25 deaths due to Covid-19, the highest single-day spike so far, as the daily caseload and positivity rate shot up again despite the lockdown. Odisha reported 11,489 fresh cases in the last …
  • Puri Rath Yatra: Eight carpenters test COVID-19 positive, making of chariots on May 20, 2021 5:50 pm By PTI PURI: Shree Jagannath Temple Administration Thursday said construction work on the chariots of the three deities of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra, and sister Subhadra, for the annual Rath Yatra in the pilgrim town here is going on as per …
  • COVID-19: High reproduction value of virus in 28 districts of Odisha May 20, 2021 7:17 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as the test positivity rate continues to remain stable at around 18 per cent (pc) for the last three days, the Covid-19 daily count slightly rose to 11,099 from 10,321 a day before. The disease claimed 21 lives. …
  • Bhubaneswar: Government's focus on urban areas leaves villages in lurch May 17, 2021 4:40 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A 22-year-old girl from Kanas in Puri district with Covid symptoms could not get herself tested as the primary health centre in the area has stopped collecting samples due to shortage of kits. Unable to go to the …
  • Odisha reports 11,805 new Covid cases, 21 deaths; infection tally crosses 6 lakh May 15, 2021 6:35 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid second wave continued to rage as Odisha added 11,805 more new infections in last 24 hours pushing the tally to cross six lakh. The disease claimed 21 more lives during the period. Of the fresh cases, 6,611 …
  • Odisha records highest single-day spike, infection spreading faster in rural areas May 14, 2021 7:33 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Lockdown across the state and complete weekend shutdown in urban localities notwithstanding, Odisha logged the highest single-day spike of 12,390 new Covid-19 cases and 22 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of cases …
  • Odisha inches closer to 1 lakh active cases May 14, 2021 5:59 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  The Covid-19 situation continued to remain grim in Odisha as the State reported over 10,000 cases in seven of the last eight days, taking the active cases closer to one lakh. As many as 10,649 people tested positive …
  • Covid-19 cases surge as testing ramped up, 17 more die in Odisha May 13, 2021 3:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  After the drop in new cases for the last two days, the number of infections soared again in the State following rise in testing. As many as 10,982 people tested positive for Covid-19 and 17 more succumbed to the virus …
  • Odisha proposes 40 medical oxygen plants May 13, 2021 3:42 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  In view of rising caseload and demand for medical oxygen, Odisha government on Wednesday proposed the Centre for installation of 40 oxygen plants in the State. The plants would be set up in all medical college and …
  • Take strong action against overcharging by private hospitals: CM to officials May 12, 2021 7:37 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed officials to keep a close watch on private hospitals treating Covid patients and ensure that they charge according to the rate fixed by the government. Strong action …
  • Rain, storm balm for scorching Odisha May 12, 2021 7:37 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  A norwester packing in strong wind and heavy showers hit Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Tuesday. There was power outage and trees were uprooted at many places while slum areas saw some damage to kutcha houses. Bhubaneswar …
  • 19 Odisha districts have positivity rate above 20% May 8, 2021 5:45 am Image used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: Nineteen of the 30 districts in Odisha are among 296 districts in the country with test positivity rate above 20%, a list published by Union health ministry shows. Sambalpur has the highest (56.8%). …
  • Thunderstorm to lash Odisha May 8, 2021 4:21 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Thunderstorm activity is likely to continue in Odisha for next three days. India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday issued a yellow warning for thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface winds reaching up to …
  • Odisha reports 10,000 plus cases; high TPR concern  May 7, 2021 4:53 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Keeping pace with the national trend, Odisha recorded its highest single-day spike of 10,521 new Covid-19 cases and 17 fatalities pushing the tally to over five lakh and toll to 2,121. This is the second time that the …
  • Phase III of COVID vaccination launched in Bhubneswar, 1,253 centres shut over vaccine shortage May 4, 2021 3:45 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Phase III of Covid-19 vaccination for people of the 18-44 age group was formally launched with 6,420 beneficiaries being administered the first dose of Covaxin in Bhubaneswar on Monday. A large number of young …
  • Dip in Odisha's Covid numbers after crossing 10,000 mark May 3, 2021 12:06 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the massive spike of 10,413 cases, the highest single-day total since the beginning of the pandemic, the daily Covid count dropped by 23 per cent (pc) as Odisha reported 8,015 new infections in the last 24 …
  • COVID-19: Odisha announces 14-day lockdown from May 5 May 2, 2021 12:50 pm Image Source : PTI COVID-19: Odisha announces 14-day lockdown from May 5 In the wake of a continuous rise in coronavirus cases, the Odisha government has announced a 14-day lockdown in the state. According to the Odisha government, the lockdown will be …
  • Odisha logs 8,015 new COVID-19 cases, 14 fresh fatalities  May 2, 2021 9:34 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha on Sunday registered 8,015 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally in the state to 4,62,622, while 14 fresh fatalities raised the toll to 2,068, a health department official said. Of the 8,015 new cases, 4,568 were reported from …
  • Covid-19: Odisha breaches 10,000 mark, state forms panel on use of Tocilizomab, other drugs May 1, 2021 11:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In yet another massive spike, the new Covid cases breached the 10,000 mark in Odisha with 10,431 people testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. Eleven people succumbed to the disease during the period. This …
  • Odisha gets 1.5 lakh doses of Covaxin, jabs for 18-44 years in Bhubaneswar from Monday April 30, 2021 5:18 pm BHUBANESWAR: The state government announced to start vaccination of people in the 18-44 years age group in Bhubaneswar from Monday after it received a consignment of 1.5 lakh doses of Covaxin on Friday evening. Disclosing this, additional chief secretary ( …
  • Don’t cross daily targets of RT-PCR tests: Bhubaneswar to district administrations April 30, 2021 10:16 am BHUBANESWAR: The state government has asked the district administrations not to cross the daily targets of RT-PCR tests set for them to avoid backlogs of reports amid rising infections in Odisha. The development came on a day the state reported 6,998 fresh …
  • Vaccine shortage halts inoculation drive in Odisha April 30, 2021 7:18 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Uncertainty over Phase III roll out of Covid vaccination shrouds as Odisha government is yet to be communicated about the schedule of vaccine dispatches by the manufacturers. The Health and Family Welfare department …
  • Odisha reports record 8,386 new COVID cases, most in Khurda district April 28, 2021 8:05 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded a steep rise in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as 8,386 people tested positive, a Health Department official said. The state also reported ten more deaths, taking the toll to 2,017, he said. The state's tally surged to …
  • BJP questions Odisha government's preparedness to tackle COVID April 28, 2021 5:45 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: AS the second wave of the Covid-19 continues to be in the upward swing raising concerns over the inadequate health infrastructure, the BJP on Tuesday questioned the preparedness of the State government to handle a …
  • Bhubaneswar burns at 43 degress Celsius, heatwave to prevail April 26, 2021 6:35 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Bhubaneswar sizzled at 43.2 degree Celsius, recording the highest day temperature in the State on Sunday even as three more places - Boudh, Baripada and Titlagarh - recorded temperature between 42 degree and 42.5 degree …
  • 3,108 new cases in 24 hrs as state sees 30-fold rise April 17, 2021 7:39 pm The 10 western Odisha districts, where night curfew is in force and where weekend shutdown will begin from Friday night, together accounted for 1,407 new cases (Image used for representational purpose only)BHUBANESWAR: The state’s single-day Covid tally …
  • Odisha government appoints 21 IAS officers as observers April 16, 2021 11:15 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  With the surge in the Covid-19 positive cases becoming unmanageable during the second wave, the Odisha government on Thursday appointed 21 senior IAS officers as observers for the affected districts. While Principal …
  • Two Chhattisgarh Naxals carrying rewards surrender in Odisha March 25, 2021 8:14 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR /BERHAMPUR: Two Naxals from Chhattisgarh, carrying cash rewards on their heads, surrendered before Rayagada SP Vivekanand Sharma on Wednesday.  The cadre, Manku Oyam alias Jayaram and Lachu Madkam alias Biswanath of …
  • Covid fear: Night curfew in Malkangiri on eve of badayatra March 23, 2021 8:45 am Government has decided not to put restrictions immediately and is keeping a close eye on the evolving scenario (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: Amid rising infections in some parts of the state, night curfew made a comeback to Malkangiri district, which …
  • PRI members roped in to sensitise returnees March 21, 2021 8:12 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The rise in new Covid-19 cases for the second consecutive day has promoted Odisha government to rope in PRI members to monitor and sensitise people returning from high risk states that have been witnessing a resurgence …
  • Rain likely in next four days in Odisha March 19, 2021 9:09 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Light to moderate rainfall or thundershower activity may occur in few places of Odisha in the next four days. India Meteorological Department (IMD), Odisha, on Thursday issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms at …
  • Dry spell to continue in Odisha, temperature likely to increase: IMD March 17, 2021 5:52 am Mar 16, 2021, 11:10PM ISTSource: ANIOdisha's weather in March has been tricky with frequent change in temperature pattern. The weather would remain dry for next 72 hours, according to India Meteorological Department. HR Biswas, Director of …
  • Odisha to launch grassroot program for swimming March 16, 2021 3:34 am Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], March 15 (ANI): With an aim to develop a robust culture for swimming and produce world-class swimmers from the state, JSW Sports in collaboration with the Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha on Monday …
  • Unnao case: ‘Brazen harassment,’ says news portal editor after FIR against 8 Twitter handles February 23, 2021 5:21 pm An FIR has been lodged against eight Twitter handles for allegedly propagating fake news in connection with the death of two girls here last week, police said on Monday. The Twitter handles include news portal ‘Mojo Story’, led by senior journalist Barkha …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik hikes WODC budget to Rs 200 crore February 16, 2021 9:33 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced that the annual grant for the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC) will be doubled to Rs 200 crore in the 2021-22 financial year from the existing Rs 100 crore. …
  • 'Mo Chatashalee' to bridge learning gap launched in Odisha February 14, 2021 9:58 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Mo Chatashalee, an initiative to bridge the learning gap in students of Class I to V in the State, was launched in the Capital city by civil society organisations Atmashakti Trust, Odisha Shramajeebee Mancha (OSM) and …
  • Odisha BJP claims delay in paddy procurement, says farmers forced to sell below MSP January 23, 2021 8:07 am The issue of paddy procurement in the state snowballed into a political slugfest with the opposition BJP holding a sit in protest on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday in Sambalpur and accusing the ruling BJD of ignoring farmers’ welfare and …
  • Odisha plays on the front foot, day 2 Covid-19 vaccination score at 102 per cent January 19, 2021 12:30 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Surpassing expectations, Odisha on Monday achieved 102 per cent (per cent) of the Day 2 target of Covid-19 vaccination that resumed after a one-day break. The day saw 32,526 people getting the first dose even as the …
  • Odisha meets 100% Covid vaccine target coverage on Day 2 January 19, 2021 5:44 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: The state on Monday crossed its vaccination target for the day by strategically contacting more healthcare workers than the intended number to be inoculated. As many 32,526 got the shot against a …
  • COVID vaccination drive: Odisha achieves 85 per cent; 14,000 get the jab January 17, 2021 5:04 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Anxiety and apprehensions ruled the mind of Class IV employee Biranchi Naik as he rolled up his sleeves for the shot. But all of them dissipated immediately after administration of the first jab of Covaxin at Capital …
  • Day I: Odisha covers 85% of intended beneficiaries January 17, 2021 6:56 am Chief minister Naveen Patnaik interacts with frontline healthcare workers, who took the Covid vaccine on the first day of the vaccination drive, through video-conference on SaturdayBHUBANESWAR: The first day of the Covid vaccination seemed less a public …
  • Cold days are back  in rural Odisha  January 16, 2021 7:32 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  After a brief spell of warm weather, the winter chill returned to Odisha with minimum temperature dropping at many places in the interior parts of the State on Friday. Sixteen places in the State recorded less than 15 …
  • Cold wave condition set to return in Odisha January 10, 2021 3:58 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  After a rise in minimum temperature over the last five days, the cold wave condition is likely to return to Odisha from next week. Minimum temperature is expected to fall by 3 to 5 degrees Celsius during the next two …
  • Cuttack tops list of COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries January 6, 2021 6:14 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Odisha Government geared up to finalise the number of people to be vaccinated in the first phase, Cuttack topped the list of districts to get larger allocation of Covid-19 vaccine. So far 3,28,634 healthcare workers …
  • Focus on evidence, increase conviction rate: DGP to officers December 28, 2020 3:26 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Director General of Police Abhay had a simple yet critical advice for his officers at the 62nd Senior Police Officers’ Conference on Sunday - focus on strong physical and scientific evidence, and not just on chargesheet …
  • Interior districts to witness winter chill in Odisha December 27, 2020 3:49 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday said the minimum temperature is likely to be below normal in interior region of Odisha in next three days. “Minimum temperature is expected to be below normal by 2 …
  • Coronavirus India Live Updates: For first time since April 1, no new case in Mumbai’s Dharavi December 25, 2020 3:04 pm Odisha on Friday reported 325 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the coronavirus tally in the state to 3,27,867, a health department official said. The COVID-19 death toll in the rose to 1,853 with three fresh fatalities in the last 24-hours, he said. The three …
  • Nayagarh makes a dent in child marriage, 41 villages dump practice December 11, 2020 5:36 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Nayagarh, once infamous for child marriages, has managed to end the scourge in 41 of its villages, thanks to sustained surveillance and awareness drives. It may have been in the limelight for the wrong reasons now but the …
  • Fog alert for coastal, S Odisha December 8, 2020 4:33 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With 10 districts likely to experience foggy conditions with low visibility on Tuesday, the government has put the local administrations on alert, asking them to control movement of vehicles on the roads in the wee …
  • Cyclone Burevi to spare Odisha, fog likely December 2, 2020 12:17 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The cyclone Burevi which is expected to form over Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours, will have no impact on Odisha. The system will move towards Tamil Nadu coast after crossing Sri Lanka. IMD officials said the …
  • Vigilance unearths Rs 5.29 crore more from Pathaks, takes total to nearly Rs 15 crore December 2, 2020 12:15 am By Express News Service BERHAMPUR/BHUBANESWAR: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of State Vigilance has found evidence of another Rs 5.29 crore cash deposited in the accounts of Akash Kumar Pathak, the son of senior IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak. …
  • Odisha ranks second in tuberculosis elimination efforts November 30, 2020 3:18 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has been ranked second in the country for its efforts towards elimination of tuberculosis (TB) in the State. Four of its districts have found place among the top-10 districts in the country  in terms of TB …
  • After CAG rap, government frames new guidelines for Western Odisha Development Council projects November 19, 2020 6:40 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Rapped by CAG over delay in execution of key projects, Odisha government has prepared guidelines for finalisation of new projects taken up by the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC). Annually, WODC comprising 10 …
  • Six more gharials to be released in eastern Odisha's Satkosia gorge November 17, 2020 5:22 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After releasing five gharials in Satkosia gorge on a pilot basis last year, the wildlife wing of Forest and Environment department has decided to release six more such ‘critically endangered’ species of crocodile this …
  • Red posters surface in Kalahandi November 4, 2020 12:48 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Panic gripped locals after Maoist posters and leaflets were found at several places in Manikera and Jurakhaman within M Rampur police limits of Kalahandi on Tuesday. The hand-written posters, claimed to be of Kalahandi …
  • Second wave of Covid-19? This Odisha district sees six-fold rise in daily cases November 3, 2020 5:42 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the new Covid-19 cases declined further bringing down the daily test positivity rate (TPR) to below 3% in the State, Ganjam witnessed a six-fold rise in new infections during the 24-hour period showing the early …
  • Early winter for Odisha? Temperature dips below normal minimum in eight places including Cuttack October 31, 2020 6:33 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha witnessed the first signs of winter with eight places recording below normal minimum temperature on Friday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) reports, Angul recorded 13.8 degree Celsius …
  • Incompetence of officers costs Rs 50,000 fine for Odisha in Supreme Court October 31, 2020 4:40 am By Express News Service CUTTACK:  The dilly-dallying habit of the babudom has led the State government to shell out a fine of Rs 50,000 in the Supreme Court. The apex court had imposed the fine on the government for inordinate delay in filing a special …
  • Breaking News: October 28, 2020 | Highlights October 29, 2020 5:12 am Oct 28, 2020 10:26 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha India's COVID-19 caseload crosses 80 lakh India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 80-lakh mark on Wednesday night, 18 days after it crossed 70 lakh, while the total number of recoveries went past …
  • Low-pressure area intensifies in Bay of Bengal, Odisha to witness heavy rains for couple of days October 23, 2020 5:24 am 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 October 22, 2020 3:45 pm 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 October 20, 2020 7:01 am 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 October 7, 2020 7:15 am 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 October 6, 2020 4:13 am 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 October 3, 2020 9:19 am 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 October 1, 2020 3:06 am 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 September 29, 2020 4:55 pm 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 September 27, 2020 2:21 am 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 September 18, 2020 1:02 am 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 September 6, 2020 3:43 pm 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 September 5, 2020 5:32 am 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 September 3, 2020 11:57 am Sep 03, 2020, 03:21PM ISTSource: ANIA five-year-old child rescued by State Fire Service personnel in Odisha’s Boudh. He got trapped in the gap between two rocks in a stream. Later, he was taken to Purunakatak Community Health Centre for his health …
  • Covid: TN extends lockdown till Sept 30 August 30, 2020 6:34 pm !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 …
  • India's Covid recoveries crossed 27 lakhs August 30, 2020 12:57 pm !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 August 30, 2020 7:46 am !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 …
  • Boudh villages submerged as heavy rains lash Odisha August 29, 2020 2:50 am By Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Low-lying areas in Boudh district have been inundated by floodwater of Mahanadi river following heavy rains since the last two days. Though the rains have stopped, water from Mahanadi has submerged many villages and …
  • Carcass of elephant found in Odisha's Boudh June 18, 2020 6:20 am By Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Days after two elephants were found dead in Keonjhar district, carcass of a tusker with bullet wounds was found in Mundeswar reserve forest under Madhapur forest range in Boudh on Wednesday. Locals of Dakapadar village …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches Rs 114 crore worth projects for Boudh district January 3, 2020 4:27 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As New Year gift for the people of Boudh, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation stone for 27 infrastructure projects worth Rs 114 crore. Naveen launched the projects through video …
  • Class-IX girl raped in Boudh January 29, 2018 7:44 pm Bhubanezswar: A Class IX girl was allegedly raped in Kantamal police limits in Boudh district on Sunday. A complaint has been lodged at Kantamal police station in connection with the incident. On Sunday, the girl arrived at Kodibahal village to attend the …
  • Ruins of ancient temple found in Boudh July 12, 2017 3:53 am BOUDH:The recovery of remains of a purportedly 10th century temple from a farm land in Jhinkerpali village under Palsagora gram panchayat in Kantamal block of the district has opened up a new chapter in the history of temples under Somvansi rulers. As per …
  • Odisha: Police seize 250 kg Cannabis, arrests two from Boudh district April 22, 2017 10:01 am [India], Apr 22 (ANI): Police have arrested two people caught with 250 kilograms of cannabis near Kapasira village of Odisha's Boudh district. The two accused have identified as Bhim Singh and Arjun Singh and belonged to Bihar. Manamunda Police …
  • One more elephant carcass found near Odisha's Karlapat wildlife sanctuary June 14, 2021 4:59 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The carcass of an adult elephant was found in a partially decomposed state from Ranibahal revenue forest on the outskirts of Karlapat wildlife sanctuary in Kalahandi's Thuamul Rampur block on Saturday. The tushes …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik announces COVID package for Western Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced another package of Rs 25 crore for management of Covid situation in western Odisha districts. He also dedicated medical equipment worth Rs 25 crore purchased by Western …
  • Monsoon arrives a day early in Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha received heavy rain on Thursday as south-west monsoon arrived a day ahead of its normal date. The monsoon current, India Meteorological Department said, covered Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, …
  • Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan directs SAIL to install ECMO machine at Rourkela Ispat Hospital June 11, 2021 5:31 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  As the demand for extracorporeal technique of providing both cardiac and respiratory support to critical Covid-19 patients to save life is increasing, Union Minister for Petroleum and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on …
  • Monsoon arrives in Odisha a day earlier, likely to cover entire state in next 48 hours June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha on Thursday, a day earlier than its normal onset date. The earlier than usual arrival of monsoon can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is …
  • Biju Expressway gets Cabinet boost June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for construction and widening of Biju Expressway at an estimated cost of Rs 448.02 crore for enhanced connectivity in Western Odisha districts. The Cabinet presided over by …
  • Oxygen container on train leaks at Odisha's Kesinga station en route to Chennai June 9, 2021 10:35 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/BHUBANESWAR: An oxygen container leaked at Kesinga railway station while being transported by train to Chennai in the wee hours of Wednesday. Sources said the loco pilot of the goods train that was carrying 10 …
  • Odisha records highest single-day COVID deaths June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as new Covid-19 cases are declining for the last few days, Odisha logged its highest single day fatalities with 45 patients succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours.  As many as 5,896 new cases were detected …
  • CCI clears Tata Power's acquisition of stakes in 3 Odisha power utilities June 8, 2021 11:15 pm NEW DELHI: 's proposed purchase of 51 per cent stake each in three power utilities in Odisha has been cleared by fair trade regulator CCI. The company is to buy the stakes in Western Electricity Supply Company of Odisha (WESCO), Southern Electricity …
  • Jumbo calf carcass sparks infection resurgence fear June 4, 2021 7:28 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:  Carcass of a baby elephant was found in Katingkuna of Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary on Wednesday sparking fears of another outbreak of haemorrhagic septicaemia in the forest. Divisional forest officer (DFO) South …
  • Odisha logs record 40 fresh COVID fatalities, 8,399 new cases June 2, 2021 10:26 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha on Wednesday registered 40 more deaths due to COVID-19, the highest so far in a single day, pushing the toll to 2,831, a health department official said. At least 8,399 new coronavirus-positive cases raised the caseload in the …
  • Odisha saw 3.19 lakh Covid-19 cases, 737 deaths in May alone June 2, 2021 8:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While new Covid-19 cases are declining in Odisha, the State reported the highest single-day fatalities as 37 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative death toll to 2,791. As many as 8, …
  • Odisha reports record 37 COVID deaths in a day June 1, 2021 10:22 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha reported the highest single-day COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday as 37 people lost their lives, taking the toll to 2,791, a Health Department official said. The state also reported 8,735 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 7,73, …
  • Ganja seized from secret chamber of truck in Odisha's Kalahandi district May 24, 2021 5:29 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Kesinga police on Saturday seized 5.52 quintal ganja from the secret chamber of a truck that met with an accident near Kasurpada on NH-26 on April 24. The vehicle from which the contraband was seized had collided with …
  • Odisha: Kalahandi varsity gets land for campus May 13, 2021 8:58 am The land meant for permanent campus of Kalahandi University in BhawanipatnaBHUBANESWAR: Newly created Kalahandi University has received the land for setting up its permanent campus at Karlapada near Bhawanipatna, which is the district headquarters of …
  • Kalahandi University gets land for permanent campus May 12, 2021 12:45 pm BHUBANESWAR: Newly created Kalahandi University got its permanent campus at Karlapada near Bhawanipatna, district headquarters of Kalahandi. This is situated at a distance of 18km from the existing campus at Bhawanipatna. In September, 2019, the state …
  • Odisha records massive surge, 1 in 2 persons Covid positive in Kalahandi April 29, 2021 3:09 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The worst fears of Odisha entering the explosive phase of Covid-19 that has the potential to overrun the healthcare system has begun to come true with the State registering a massive surge of 8,386 new cases on …
  • COVID-19: Odisha's Kalahandi testing lab to be functional in a week April 27, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The Kalahandi administration is planning to set up a testing laboratory in a week’s time to overcome the delay in receiving RT-PCR test reports. Collector Harshad Parag Gavali said infrastructure for the lab is ready …
  • Steep TPR drives Kalahandi’s virus burden April 25, 2021 5:26 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: With a test positivity rate (TPR) of 38 per cent, Kalahandi has steadily turned into one of the Covid hotspots of the State and its impact can be felt at the hospitals.   The district, which reported 282 cases in last …
  • Odisha's Kalahandi to ramp up COVID testing March 25, 2021 8:14 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: With Kalahandi reporting 36 new Covid-19 cases in the last one week, the administration has decided to scale up vaccination drive and testing.  Two of the active cases have been admitted to Covid hospital in …
  • Jilted lover kills girl’s mother in Odisha's Kalahandi March 9, 2021 10:34 am
  • Folk dance troupe from Kalahandi gets Republic Day stage January 19, 2021 1:36 pm The dance troupe from Kalahandi who will be performing Bajasal folk dance on Republic Day parade in New Delhi. BHUBANESWAR: When Guru Dhyanananda Panda (41) arrived in New Delhi early this month, he was a happy man. This was not his first visit to the …
  • Naveen Patnaik launches projects worth over Rs 2,000 crore in Kalahandi January 15, 2021 3:04 am Kalahandi district is no longer the “land of hunger” and an example of extreme poverty, but has transformed into Odisha’s rice bowl and a model of development said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday while launching a slew of projects worth over Rs 2 …
  • Odisha CM launches projects worth over Rs 2085 cr in Kalahandi, addresses first public meeting in nine months January 14, 2021 3:06 pm By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Kalahandi is no longer a laboratory to study poverty, it has become a role model of development in the country, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Thursday at his first public meeting in the aftermath of Covid- …
  • DSP questioned for ‘harassing’ woman constable in Odisha's Kalahandi district December 19, 2020 9:15 am
  • Mahurat of freedom fighter Rendo Majhi biopic held in Kalahandi December 17, 2020 2:16 pm
  • Sexual harassment victim manhandled in police station at Odisha's Kalahandi district November 19, 2020 6:40 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: A 20-year-old woman on Wednesday was manhandled by some miscreants inside the M Rampur police station, when she went there to file a complaint of sexual harassment against a sarpanch. The woman of Kacharpali village …
  • Red posters surface in Kalahandi November 4, 2020 12:48 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Panic gripped locals after Maoist posters and leaflets were found at several places in Manikera and Jurakhaman within M Rampur police limits of Kalahandi on Tuesday. The hand-written posters, claimed to be of Kalahandi …
  • DGP Abhay reviews anti-Maoist operations in Odisha's Kalahandi, Kandhamal November 2, 2020 3:58 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/PHULBANI: DGP Abhay reviewed anti-Maoist operations in south Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh during his visit to Bhawanipatna on Sunday. Accompanied by Special DG, CRPF Kuldip Singh, he …
  • New housing complex in Kalahandi wallows due to Odisha government's neglect October 29, 2020 4:05 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:  In a glaring example of official apathy, lack of planning and timely implementation of projects, the residential cluster building complex in Thuamul Rampur block in Kalahandi district has been lying incomplete and …
  • It’s miles to go for a safer childbirth in Odisha’s Kalahandi September 19, 2020 11:31 pm Women brave arduous journeys to reach hospitals. After walking down two hills, taking a boat across a huge reservoir and then finally travelling 30 km on bumpy country roads in a rickety autorickshaw, the actual process of giving birth was not difficult at …
  • Forces go after Maoists in Kalahandi, Kandhamal September 19, 2020 4:20 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Security forces have seized arms and ammunition following an exchange of fire with Maoists in the forests of M Rampur block of Kalahandi district. On a tip off about movement of a group of 20-25 Maoist cadres in Jerka …
  • State police confirm death of two cops in Kalahandi anti-Maoist op September 10, 2020 11:57 pm
  • Two SOG commandos killed fighting Maoists in Odisha's Kalahandi district September 10, 2020 6:24 pm The martyrs were identified as Sudhir Kumar Tudu (28) and Debashish Sethy (27), both commandos of the special operation group (SOG), a specialized anti-Naxal force of the state policeBHUBANESWAR: An anti-Maoist operation that led to the elimination of five …
  • Five Maoists killed in encounter in Odisha's Kalahandi September 10, 2020 12:11 pm The exchange of fire started around 11 am on Wednesday and lasted for about half an hour Bhubaneswar: Two security personnel lost their lives in the gunfight with Maoists in Odisha's Kalahandi district, police said on Thursday. Five Maoists were also …
  • Four women among 5 ‘Maoists’ gunned down in Kalahandi September 10, 2020 10:38 am
  • Two security personnel killed in gunfight with Maoists in Odisha's Kalahandi September 10, 2020 8:26 am
  • Odisha: Two SOG commandos, five Maoists killed in Kalahandi encounter September 10, 2020 7:34 am Written by Aishwarya Mohanty | Bhubaneshwar | Updated: September 10, 2020 12:59:35 pm Five Maoists, including a woman, were also neutralised in the gun fight that took place in Bhandarangu Sirki forest area, Kalahandi police confirmed. (File)Two Special …
  • 4 women among 5 ‘Maoists’ gunned down in Kalahandi September 10, 2020 1:36 am
  • Four Maoists killed in gunfight with forces in Odisha's Kalahandi September 9, 2020 12:47 pm By PTI BHUBNASWAR: Four Maoists were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Odisha's Kalahandi district on Wednesday, a senior officer said. The exchange of fire, in which a jawan of the Odisha Police's Special Operations Group (SOG) was …
  • Odisha: Scared with human presence, wild bear attacks man in residential area in Kalahandi August 21, 2020 2:26 pm Aug 21, 2020, 07:02PM ISTSource: TOI.inA wild bear entered a residential area of the Bhawanipatna city in Odisha's Kalahandi district, triggering panic among citizens. The bear got scared after seeing so many people in the residential area and attacked …
  • Odisha’s Kalahandi district continues to receive heavy rainfall August 20, 2020 7:08 pm Aug 20, 2020, 10:31PM ISTSource: ANIKalahandi district of Odisha continues to receive heavy rainfall. Odisha has received 58.5 mm average rainfall in last 24 hours, across the 30 districts. Four districts including Cuttack, Jajpur, Koraput and Kendrapara …
  • Kalahandi youth’s spiritual journey to dragon fruit success August 10, 2020 3:59 am Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: If accessing the marketplace has been a challenge during the prevailing pandemic which brought in lockdowns and shutdowns, 30-year-old Vaishnava Charan Sahu, son of a small farmer in M Rampur block of Kalahandi went to …
  • In post-COVID-19 digital world, Odisha Kalahandi tribals make long trek to bank July 16, 2020 5:56 am Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Even before the day breaks, the State Bank of India branch in Thuamul Rampur sees a steady stream of visitors every working day of the week. By the time the bank’s doors open, at least 300 of them are ready to walk in, …
  • Part-time migrant worker now Kalahandi’s favourite rapper July 9, 2020 12:53 am
  • Odisha: Two VCs get additional charges of Rajendra University, Kalahandi University June 20, 2020 6:53 am Berhampur University VC, Govind J Chakrapani, will act as VC of newly created Kalahandi University, Bhawanipatna, in addition to his duties for a period of one year or till regular VC joins in Kalahandi University or until further orders, whichever is …
  • Odisha: Tired of official apathy, Hariharpur villagers in Kalahandi district repair road June 17, 2020 4:40 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: After all their appeals to officials concerned went in vain, residents of Hariharpur in Junagarh block took it upon themselves to repair the village road.  The residents joined hands to repair the 2 km stretch of the …
  • Said to have come in contact with 60 people, COVID-19 positive local big concern for Kalahandi admin May 23, 2020 4:59 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: While  Kalahandi district battles with an increase in COVID cases fuelled by migrant returnees, one local case has become a cause of greater concern for the administration. The woman service provider attached with the …
  • Kalahandi police counsels lockdown violators May 2, 2020 10:54 pm
  • Woman leads swab collection team in Kalahandi April 18, 2020 7:06 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Women from different spheres including those in the healthcare are helping the Government navigate safely though the pandemic. A microbiologist in the district, Nilima Dash is one among them who has been single-handedly …
  • Coronavirus hospital at Kalahandi, 5T Secretary reviews work April 16, 2020 5:17 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/SAMBALPUR: A 50-bed dedicated Covid hospital was opened in Kalahandi district on Wednesday in the presence of 5T Secretary VK Pandian and Special Development Commissioner Suresh Mohapatra. The hospital which has …
  • One more tests positive in Odisha's Kalahandi April 11, 2020 6:52 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The second corona positive case of Kalahandi district has been reported again from Beheraguda village. The 20-year-old patient is a friend of the youth of the village who had tested positive a week back. Like the first …
  • Kalahandi man tests positive for coronavirus, Odisha total rises to 21 April 4, 2020 6:47 pm
  • Kalahandi district administration extends help to villagers for laying road February 17, 2020 2:14 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Kalahandi district administration has extended a helping hand to the residents of Turisemel who are constructing a 5 km road on their own to link their village to the mainland. A team of officials, led by Lanjigarh …
  • Workers resent payment at Odisha's Kalahandi mandis December 8, 2019 8:46 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Discontentment is brewing among labourers engaged for weighing and lifting paddy bags in mandis across Kalahandi district. The labourers, engaged by Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) and Self-Help Groups …
  • Mega lift irrigation project a non-starter in Odisha's Kalahandi village December 1, 2019 2:18 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: The first mega lift irrigation project of the state on Ret river in Laitara village in Kesinga block has failed to achieve its objective. The project, dedicated to people by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on December 12 …
  • Nobel connection of a remote Kalahandi village October 21, 2019 1:51 am Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Maligaon, an obscure village located in a remote corner of the State, stands testimony to the change brought around by lithium cell batteries, whose developers Akira Yoshino, M Stanley Whittingham and John B Goodenough …
  • Seven arrested in Odisha in connection with gang-rape of woman in Kalahandi September 26, 2019 7:46 am Odisha Police had on Monday registered case against several men for gang-raping woman at knife-point in Kalahandi district. Kalahandi: Seven people, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a woman and circulating …
  • Odisha: 7 arrested in connection with gang-rape of woman in Kalahandi September 26, 2019 7:08 am Kalahandi: Seven people, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang-rape of a woman and circulating the video of the incident, in Odisha's Kalahandi. The Odisha Police had on Monday registered a case against several men …
  • Woman gang-raped in Odisha's Kalahandi September 24, 2019 11:03 am The police said that it took cognizance of the matter after the video of the incident went viral on social media. Kalahandi: The Odisha Police on Monday registered a case against several men for gang-raping a woman at knife-point in Odisha's Kalahandi …
  • Five blocks of Kalahandi cut off due to heavy rains August 8, 2019 3:30 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Large parts of Kalahandi have been cut off from the mainland with incessant rain lashing the district since Tuesday. The worst affected are Lanjigarh, Thuamul Rampur, M Rampur, Kalampur, Jaipana and  Karlamunda blocks …
  • Dreaded Fall Army Worms pest spreads to new areas in Kalahandi August 7, 2019 2:41 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: THE dreaded Fall Army Worms (FAW) that were first sighted maize crops in Khaichuan village a week back, have now spread to other parts of the district. Agriculture Department officials said FAW pests have been sighted …
  • India- Kalahandi soon to get a MSME Park July 27, 2019 7:14 pm (MENAFN - KNN India) Kalahandi soon to get a MSME Park Bhubaneswar, July 27 (KNN) The Odisha Government is planning to establish a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Park in Kalahandi district. Keeping focus on local entrepreneurs to grow startup …
  • Dharmendra Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital July 19, 2019 5:39 pm Image Source : PTI Dharmendra Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains -- Bhubaneswar- …
  • Pradhan seeks independent trains connecting Kalahandi with Odisha capital July 19, 2019 1:15 pm Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has urged Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to run two independent trains — Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur and Bhubaneswar-Junagarh — for the convenience of the people in Odisha’s …
  • ‘Surplus’ worry for farmers of Kalahandi, Jeypore July 3, 2019 4:01 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: A large number of farmers are yet to sell their produce from the rabi season even as  paddy procurement concluded on Monday. The process of paddy procurement was marred by delay and distress sale by farmers. The …
  • Odisha: Uprooted tree kills minor girl, injures seven other children in Kalahandi May 28, 2019 2:45 pm Image Source : PTI Representational Image  A minor girl was allegdly killed and seven other children were injured after an uprooted tree fell on them on Tuesday. According to sources, the tree was uprooted during a thunderstorm and fell on a group of …
  • One dead, 7 children injured after tree uprooted in Odisha's Kalahandi May 28, 2019 3:28 am , (ANI): A 12-year-old girl died and seven others suffered injuries after a tree uprooted during a thunderstorm and fell down on a group of children collecting mangoes in Odisha's Dharamgarh on Monday. The injured were admitted to the Dharamgarh …
  • Kalahandi Mahua collectors in lurch April 18, 2019 5:40 am Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Even as the Tribal Ministry has added 17 new minor forest produces (MFPs), including Mahua flower, to the Government’s minimum support price (MSP) scheme last year, thousands of Mahua collectors in Kalahandi district have …
  • Connectivity a key challenge for locals in these 16 Kalahandi villages April 11, 2019 7:23 am Kalahandi: 16 villages in Odisha's Kalahandi district remain cut off as the area is deprived of roads, forcing locals of these water-locked villages to turn to waterways for their commute. Locals in Thuamal Rampur (Block) of Kalahandi claim they are …
  • Kalahandi: where the royals still hold sway April 8, 2019 6:30 pm Kalahandi, the western Odisha Lok Sabha constituency, where star campaigners, right from the Prime Minister to the Chief Minister and from the BJP president to the Congress chief have so far addressed public meetings, is poised for a close triangular fight …
  • Bengaluru doctor awarded for taking healthcare to Kalahandi tribes December 3, 2018 5:51 am Express News Service BENGALURU: Dr Aquinas Edasserya, 66, from Bengaluru, has pitched a tent where no doctor has set foot before — the inaccessible villages of Odisha’s Kalahandi district. Dr Edasserya, from Bengaluru’s St John’s Hospital, has set up a …
  • Rice millers continue halt of paddy purchase in Kalahandi November 20, 2018 4:46 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA:  Statement over paddy procurement continues in Kalahandi district due to non-cooperation of rice millers. Kharif paddy procurement, which was scheduled to start on November 1 in the district, is yet to begin through 30 …
  • Rain brings relief for farmers in Kalahandi October 12, 2018 3:36 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Heavy rainfall induced by the very severe cyclonic storm Titli has come as a blessing for paddy and cotton growers of Kalahandi. The district received moderate rainfall since Thursday morning. According to reports, in …
  • Torrential rain hits life in Kalahandi August 14, 2018 11:53 pm By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Incessant rain since Monday night has paralysed life in Bhawanipatna, Kesinga, Lanjigarh,  Karlamunda and M Rampur. The diversion road on NH-26 at Kantesir, 6 km from Kesinga, was washed away disrupting road …
  • Kalahandi to cover 1.85 Lakh hectares in kharif May 10, 2018 2:07 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Kalahandi district administration has planned to cover 1,85,557 hectares (ha) of land under paddy cultivation during 2018-19 kharif season. It was decided at a meeting chaired by Collector Anjan Kumar Manik held here …
  • Kalahandi on world map March 20, 2018 7:41 pm Bhawanipatna: Speakers appreciated the district's rich culture during the closing ceremony of the Lok Kala Mahotsav here. The curtains fell on the two-day Lok Kala Mahotsav organised by the Kalahandi district administration on Sunday evening. Speaking …
  • Acid attack revisits Kalahandi, student faces ire of jilted lover January 16, 2018 3:34 am BHAWANIPATNA: The gruesome Poonam Singhal acid attack incident revisited Kalahandi once again as a 22-year-old student was attacked by a jilted lover near Kalampur on Monday.The victim Debanti Bibhar, a native of Khandi Dangriguda, was on her way to …
  • Fate of Kalahandi medical college hangs in balance January 2, 2018 2:50 am Site for the proposed medical college at Bhangabari | Express BHAWANIPATNA: With no progress of the proposed medical college at Bhangabari near Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters town of Kalahandi district, the fate of the institute hangs in balance. …
  • Vedanta official abducted in Kalahandi December 9, 2017 7:53 pm Bhawanipatna: An official of Vedanta Allumina Limited and his driver have allegedly been abducted by a criminal gang in Kalahandi district, police said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday night when assistant manager (environment) Satya Ranjan …
  • Kalahandi hospital inspection December 8, 2017 8:44 pm Bhawanipatna: A two-member central team consisting of a senior official and a doctor of the health department of the Union government visited Kalahandi district on Thursday to supervise the infrastructure for a proposed cancer hospital. Regional director …
  • Pestering pests threaten paddy crop output in Kalahandi dist October 31, 2017 8:15 am BHAWANIPATNA: Pest attack has assumed an alarming proportion in Kalahandi district. The field report of Agriculture Department has pegged the paddy crop damage at 41,619 hectares (ha) and of this, crops in 18,000 ha have been damaged by brown planthopper ( …
  • Kalahandi to celebrate Chatar Yatra today September 28, 2017 3:58 am File picture of Chatar Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari BHAWANIPATNA:Festive fervour has gripped Kalahandi district which is all set celebrate the famous Chatar Yatra of Bhawanipatna on Thursday.Following Sandhi Puja in the temple on Wednesday night, the …
  • Minor girl from Kalahandi district refuses marriage for education September 26, 2017 2:59 am BHAWANIPATNA:A minor girl has set an example by going against her father’s wishes and refusing to marry an alcoholic man double her age in Kalahandi district. The incident came to fore two days back and on Monday, the girl’s parents were counselled by …
  • Mid-day meal lands over 150 students in hospital in Kalahandi district September 15, 2017 11:12 am Over 150 students of 5 primary schools fell ill after consuming mid-day meal in Kalahandi's Lanjigarh yesterday. (Photo | ANI) BHAWANIPATNA: Over 150 students from five different schools fell sick after consuming mid-day meals in Lanjigarh block of …
  • 2 arrested for mishap at irrigation project site in Odisha’s Kalahandi September 15, 2017 11:07 am Bhawanipatna (Odisha), September 15 Two people, including an engineer, were arrested in connection with a mishap at an irrigation project site near Kutingpadar in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, which left a worker dead and another injured, police said on …
  • Mid-day meal lands 80 students in hospital in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district September 15, 2017 6:20 am Students undergoing treatment at Government hospital in Biswanathpur | Express BHAWANIPATNA: As many as 80 students of five different schools fell sick after consuming mid-day meals in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district on Thursday. These schools are …
  • Heavy rain breaches Indravati canal at 3 places in Kalahandi August 29, 2017 7:56 am The 30-ft breach that occurred in the right canal of Indravati project near Ranibahal in Kalahandi district | Express BHAWANIPATNA/MALKANGIRI/NABARANGPUR: The low pressure-induced heavy rains on Sunday caused large scale flooding in three districts …
  • Doctor vacancies cripple healthcare in Kalahandi district August 27, 2017 6:09 am BHAWANIPATNA: Healthcare in Kalahandi district is ailing due to vacant doctor positions. Of the sanctioned 212 doctor positions in the district, only 125 doctors are available.  In the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) at Bhawanipatna, of 71 sanctioned …
  • Railway tracks at two places in Kalahandi submerged, train services affected July 17, 2017 4:41 pm
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  • Flood triggered by heavy rains in Odisha's Kalahandi blocks NH-26 July 17, 2017 9:28 am Floods in Odisha’s Kalahandi (Source: ANI photo) As incessant rains continued in Odisha for the second day, the National Highway 26 was blocked on Monday due to the flood situation in Kalahandi district. NH-26 connects Raipur in Chhattisgarh and passes …
  • Cong plans farmers’ stir in Kalahandi June 28, 2017 4:20 am BHAWANIPATNA: THE Congress will launch a farmers’ agitation in Kalahandi in September this year in protest against the negligence of the State and the Centre towards the farming sector. Informing this to mediapersons on Tuesday, senior Congress leader …
  • Kalahandi livestock on depletion path June 27, 2017 3:16 am BHAWANIPATNA: THE cattle population in Kalahandi district has witnessed substantial decline since 2001. With no support from the local administration, the animal husbandry sector is a victim of manpower shortage and poor infrastructure. Kalahandi district …
  • Kalahandi Anganwadi worker throws hot rice water on four-year-old girl, suffers burns June 3, 2017 12:13 pm The child has suffered burns. (Picture sources ANI) A four-year-old child suffered burns after an Anganwadi worker allegedly threw hot rice water on her in Kalahandi, Odisha, reported ANI. Kalahandi district falls in the southwestern region of Odisha.  …
  • Rain cloud over paddy stock in open mandis in Odisha's Kalahandi May 30, 2017 3:05 am BHAWANIPATNA: With Met office forecasting rain from first week of June, farmers of Kalahandi district apprehend heavy loss of their paddy crop which is lying in the open at various mandis. According to sources, 50 per cent of paddy crop have been harvested …
  • Odisha government to include Kalahandi in list of LWE-affected districts May 4, 2017 1:10 am Image for representational purpose only. BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Government has decided to seek inclusion of Kalahandi as one of the worst affected districts by Left Wing Extremism (LWE). Currently, Malkangiri and Koraput are among the 34 worst LWE- …
  • House on boil over Kalahandi death March 27, 2017 9:21 pm Narasingha Mishra Bhubaneswar, March 27: The Opposition today stalled the Assembly proceedings, demanding a statement from the state government on the alleged starvation death in Kalahandi. Members of the Congress and the BJP rushed to the Well, shouting …
  • Maoist posters warn informers in Odisha's Kalahandi district March 24, 2017 3:27 am BHAWANIPATNA: A couple of Maoist posters appealing to the villagers not to become police informers was found at Lakhbahali near Pahadpadar village under Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district on Thursday. The Maoists have also appealed to the locals to …
  • One of three abducted villagers found dead in Kalahandi March 18, 2017 11:12 am 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 …
  • More women test +ve in Kandhamal June 13, 2021 7:29 am
  • Monsoon arrives a day early in Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha received heavy rain on Thursday as south-west monsoon arrived a day ahead of its normal date. The monsoon current, India Meteorological Department said, covered Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, …
  • Monsoon arrives in Odisha a day earlier, likely to cover entire state in next 48 hours June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha on Thursday, a day earlier than its normal onset date. The earlier than usual arrival of monsoon can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is …
  • Not a single Covid-19 case in 207 villages of Odisha June 1, 2021 3:29 am By Express News Service PHULBANI: In the fight against the second wave of Covid-19 which is sweeping rural areas, as many as 207 villages of Baliguda block in Kandhamal have managed to keep themselves virus-free. ​Out of 14 gram panchayats and 250 revenue …
  • COVID: Odisha extends lockdown till June 17 May 31, 2021 2:16 am Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Odisha extends coronavirus lockdown till June 17. The Odisha government on Sunday announced extension of the lockdown by 16 more days till June 17 to further stem the spread of coronavirus. The second phase of the …
  • Number of Indian districts affected by cyclones tripled after 2005 May 27, 2021 10:58 am More than 75 percent of Indian districts are hotspots for extreme climate events. On the east coast, more than 90 per cent of districts are hotspots for cyclones, floods, droughts and their associated events; these districts are home to over 250 million …
  • Vulnerable Kotia Kondh tribe manage to keep virus at bay May 24, 2021 10:15 am Awareness about Covid being created among Kutia Kondhs at Sarengi village in KandhamalBERHAMPUR: While rising infections among particularly vulnerable tribal groups (PVTG) is causing worry among the administration, the Kotia Kondh in Kandhamal district has …
  • Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Girl Advocates Step-up in India to Protect Human Rights May 23, 2021 9:58 pm As India grapples with a deadly surge in COVID-19 cases, registering thousands of deaths a day, front-line workers are labouring around the clock to save as many lives as possible. Young people, too, are doing their part to protect their communities from …
  • Covid: Odisha’s official death count this year less than one-third of first wave May 20, 2021 8:26 pm The state on Thursday reported 11,498 new infections taking total virus case load in the state to 6,55,899. (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: Odisha on Thursday reported 25 Covid deaths, the highest in a day since beginning of the pandemic last year, …
  • India’s R value coming down: Sitabhra Sinha May 18, 2021 4:41 am Sitabhra Sinha, lead researcher at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, tells Anubhuti Vishnoi that while the decrease in the Covid ‘R’ count in the first wave was linked to the national lockdown, there are many factors at play in the current …
  • Odisha records highest single-day spike, infection spreading faster in rural areas May 14, 2021 7:33 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Lockdown across the state and complete weekend shutdown in urban localities notwithstanding, Odisha logged the highest single-day spike of 12,390 new Covid-19 cases and 22 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of cases …
  • Odisha inches closer to 1 lakh active cases May 14, 2021 5:59 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  The Covid-19 situation continued to remain grim in Odisha as the State reported over 10,000 cases in seven of the last eight days, taking the active cases closer to one lakh. As many as 10,649 people tested positive …
  • Odisha government bid to ramp up production of medical oxygen, cylinders May 12, 2021 7:45 am A worker at a medical oxygen plant in BhubaneswarBHUBANESWAR: Manufacturing and refilling of medical oxygen and its containers will now be included in the priority list of Odisha Industrial Policy Resolution (IPR)-2015. The state government will now …
  • Take strong action against overcharging by private hospitals: CM to officials May 12, 2021 7:37 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed officials to keep a close watch on private hospitals treating Covid patients and ensure that they charge according to the rate fixed by the government. Strong action …
  • Rain, storm balm for scorching Odisha May 12, 2021 7:37 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  A norwester packing in strong wind and heavy showers hit Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Tuesday. There was power outage and trees were uprooted at many places while slum areas saw some damage to kutcha houses. Bhubaneswar …
  • Victims of persecution in Odisha pray with the Pope for the end of the pandemic May 8, 2021 3:41 am Jesinta Nayak, a survivor of Hindu extremist violence, said that the intercession of Mother Mary can help overcome the current ordeal. Today is a day of fasting and prayer against COVID-19, as announced by Card Oswald Gracias, president of the Bishops' …
  • Kandhamal: the families of pogrom victims celebrate the feast of Divine Mercy April 12, 2021 1:46 pm In Raikia parish, Father Purushottam Nayak led the liturgy in the presence of Antita Pradhan, widow of one of the martyrs of persecution in 2008 in Odisha.  The cause of beatification of the victims is ongoing. Bhubaneshwar (AsiaNews) – The Feast of Divine …
  • Churches in Kandhamal, Gajapati to open with curbs December 24, 2020 4:23 am By Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Kandhamal and Gajapati districts have allowed entry of devotees into churches for celebration of Christmas on December 25 with certain restrictions.Kandhamal Collector D Brunda said while 50 worshippers will be allowed …
  • Village in Kandhamal mourns death of 5-year-old November 27, 2020 9:50 am
  • World Mission Sunday for Kandhamal’s most affected parish November 24, 2020 3:44 am Despite COVID-19 restrictions, many worshippers took part in Christ the King celebrations. Our Lady of Charity parish was vandalised in 2004 and 2008. Raikia (AsiaNews) – Yesterday, Catholics celebrate Christ the King of Kings in Raikia, Archdiocese of …
  • DGP Abhay reviews anti-Maoist operations in Odisha's Kalahandi, Kandhamal November 2, 2020 3:58 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/PHULBANI: DGP Abhay reviewed anti-Maoist operations in south Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh during his visit to Bhawanipatna on Sunday. Accompanied by Special DG, CRPF Kuldip Singh, he …
  • Kandhamal tribals lay bamboo pipelines to bring water to their homes October 4, 2020 5:48 am Express News Service BERHAMPUR/BHUBANESWAR: For more than 150 years, villagers in two tribal-dominated hamlets of Kandhamal district considered safe drinking water a treasured item in their households. A glass of water could trigger disputes between …
  • Forces go after Maoists in Kalahandi, Kandhamal September 19, 2020 4:20 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: Security forces have seized arms and ammunition following an exchange of fire with Maoists in the forests of M Rampur block of Kalahandi district. On a tip off about movement of a group of 20-25 Maoist cadres in Jerka …
  • No takers for Kandhamal’s famed turmeric in Odisha September 14, 2020 6:07 pm Though Kandhamal saw a bumper yield this year, less than 20% of raw turmeric has been sold so far, leaving the rest of the produce with farmers. A year after the famed organic turmeric of Odisha’s Kandhamal district received the geographical indication (GI …
  • SVNIRTAR help for Kandhamal girl with brittle bone disease September 12, 2020 6:58 am By Express News Service CUTTACK: The Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR) at Olatpur here has extended a helping hand to a two-year-old girl of Kandhamal’s Dahu village who has been suffering from a rare …
  • Nabarangpur, Kandhamal among top five aspirational districts September 4, 2020 6:09 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Two districts of Odisha figured among the top five most-improved aspirational districts in NITI Aayog’s Delta Ranking for July 2020, a report of which was released at New Delhi. Nabarangpur and Kandhamal have emerged as …
  • Kandhamal takes just 13 days to reach 2,000-mark August 26, 2020 11:49 pm
  • Maoists torch vehicles engaged in road construction in Odisha's Kandhamal August 17, 2020 5:18 pm By PTI PHULBANI (Odisha): Maoists on Monday torched four vehicles of a company engaged in road construction work in Odishas Kandhamal district, police said. The Maoists stormed the road construction site at Kanjal Ghat under Balliguda police station limits …
  • 55-year-old Kandhamal SI succumbs to COVID-19 August 9, 2020 3:57 am By Express News Service KANDHAMAL: A sub-inspector (SI) of Kandhamal district lost his life to Covid-19 infection on Friday. The 55-year-old Mahajan Pradhan, 55, was posted at Linepada outpost under Chakapad police station.  Pradhan was admitted to the …
  • Lockdown brings Kandhamal turmeric trade to grinding halt July 30, 2020 1:24 am Bhubaneswar: The business of Kandhamal haldi (turmeric), which had received the GI tag on April 1 last year, has been badly hit owing to the lockdown. Farmers also faced difficulties in marketing this cash crop this year. The Kandhamal Apex Spices …
  • 2 'Maoists' gunned down in Odisha's Kandhamal July 23, 2020 6:29 pm Representative image. BHUBANESWAR: Security personnel on Thursday shot dead two suspected Maoists, including a woman cadre in a forest of Tumudibandha area in Kandhamal district. This was the second successful anti-Maoist operation in Kandhamal district …
  • Odisha: 81-year-old from Kandhamal beats coronavirus July 13, 2020 5:05 pm
  • Odisha: Maoists killed in Kandhamal encounter carried Rs 34 lakh reward July 9, 2020 11:20 am Security personnel at encounter site in Kandhamal BHUBANESWAR: Odisha police said the five suspected Maoists, who were gunned down in Kandhamal district following an exchange of fire on July 5, together carried Rs 34 lakh reward on their heads. This is the …
  • Rebels killed in Kandhamal encounter carried Rs 34L reward July 9, 2020 12:53 am Bhubaneswar: Police said the five suspected Maoists who were gunned down in Kandhamal on July 5 together carried a reward of Rs 34 lakh on their head. This is the first time that rebels carrying this kind of high reward were killed in a single-day in the …
  • Security forces gun down four Maoists in Kandhamal July 6, 2020 9:42 am Representative image BERHAMPUR: Security forces gunned down four suspected Maoists, including two women, following an exchange of fire in Sirla jungle, under the Tumudibandh area of southern Odisha's Kandhamal district, early on Sunday. Four rebels, as …
  • Security forces kill 4 Maoists in Kandhamal encounter July 5, 2020 9:23 am Acting on a tip-off, a team of Special Operations Group and District Voluntary Force officers launched a combing operation in the forest Bhubaneswar: At least four Maoists were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in a dense forest in …
  • Kandhamal encounter: Security forces gun down 4 Maoists July 5, 2020 9:03 am Bhubaneswar: At least four Maoists were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in a dense forest in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Sunday, a top police officer said. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Special Operations Group personnel and …
  • Four Maoists killed in Odisha's Kandhamal district July 5, 2020 8:41 am Representative image BERHAMPUR: At least four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fires between the security forces with the ultras at Sirla jungle under Kandhamal district’s Tumudibandh police station limits on Sunday morning. Police said that an equal …
  • Four Maoists killed during encounter with security forces in Odisha’s Kandhamal July 5, 2020 8:37 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Four Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with the security forces in Kandhamal district on Sunday morning. Odisha Police said the security forces also recovered four automatic guns from the spot apart from …
  • Kandhamal dist back on Covid map July 5, 2020 12:29 am
  • Maoist camp busted in Odisha's Kandhamal July 3, 2020 11:39 am BERHAMPUR: Security personnel busted a Maoist camp, which was operating from a reserve jungle under the Phiringia police station limits in Kandhamal district, and seized around 15kg explosives from the spot on Wednesday. Tipped-off about the Maoists …
  • Odisha cops bust Maoist camp in Kandhamal, seize huge cache of explosives July 2, 2020 12:25 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Odisha Police busted a Maoist camp in Kandhamal district, police sources said on Thursday. On a tip-off, SOG had launched an operation in Samarbandha forest area within Phiringia …
  • Odisha's Kandhamal reports first Covid-19 case, four tribal districts still untouched by virus May 18, 2020 8:33 am
  • Kandhamal tribals appeal: We have no money, no food, no shelter. Help us! (video) May 6, 2020 2:50 pm The government-imposed quarantine has left hundreds of millions of people unemployed, unable to go home to their villages of origin., “My people are helping India develop and grow,” says Archbishop John Barwa. They “must be treated with respect and dignity …
  • Bus carrying migrants from Surat overturns in Odisha's Kandhamal; 1 dead, 40 injured May 3, 2020 12:50 am Hundreds of migrant workers stage protest in Chennai A bus carrying migrant workers from Gujarat's Surat overturned at Kalinga Ghati in Odisha's Kandhamal district, according to reports. At least one person died and 40 others sustained injuries in …
  • In Kandhamal, Hindus and Christians ask the Virgin for her protection ahead of school exams February 22, 2020 1:15 pm About 700 children who survived the 2008 massacres will take this year’s Grade 10 examination. Christian and Hindu pray at a shrine destroyed during the pogrom. Bishops wish good luck to all students. Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) – In Kandhamal, the …
  • ASIA/INDIA - The innocent seven of Kandhamal, witnesses of faith February 19, 2020 5:44 am Bangalore (Agenzia Fides) - They spoke of their experience and witnessed their faith in Christ before the Indian Bishops: the seven innocent men - involved in the story of the anti-Christian massacres that took place in 2008 in Kandhamal, in the Indian …
  • Coronavirus awareness drive in Odisha's Kandhamal district February 3, 2020 5:30 am By Express News Service PHULBANI: The Kandhamal district administration has started an awareness campaign on novel Coronavirus (nCoV). A van, equipped with loudspeaker system, was launched by CDMO Dr Rajshree Pattnaik to spread information on the deadly …
  • Archbishop Barwa: SCI’s acquittal of 3,700 involved in the Kandhamal massacres is an ... January 27, 2020 6:45 pm In 2008, Hindu extremists killed more than a hundred Christians because of the murder of a Hindu cleric by Maoists but blamed on Christians. Out of approximately 6,600 arrests, only 79 ended in a conviction. In 2020-2021 the local Church will host the …
  • First communions in Kandhamal (Odisha), land of martyrs November 30, 2019 5:01 pm The service took place at the church in Raikia, one of the villages that suffered the most at the hands of Hindu radicals in 2008. For the Bishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, Christians are “ready for sacrifice, even death, to bear witness to the King of peace …
  • For survivors of the 2008 pogrom, the martyrs of Kandhamal will live on forever September 2, 2019 9:33 pm About 50,000 people attended the commemorations of the 11th anniversary. For one survivor, "The martyrs inspire us to bear witness to Christ". "We cannot accept the hatred against Christians spread by extremists in India,” said president of …
  • Kandhamal Collector directs to stop payments of teachers for schools’ poor results August 21, 2019 1:33 am By Express News Service PHULBANI: Headmasters and teachers of several schools in the district will lose pay for the poor performance of students in this year’s High School Certificate (HSC) examinations. Kandhamal Collector Dr Brunda D has directed to stop …
  • Kandhamal, a battle between two outsiders April 18, 2019 3:23 am Achyuta Samanta is neither a tribal nor from Kandhamal, a tribal-dominated constituency in Odisha that he hopes to represent in the Lok Sabha as a Biju Janata Dal member. This educational entrepreneur heads Kalinga group of institutes in Bhubaneswar, which …
  • Migrant workers across Kandhamal return home to cast votes April 17, 2019 6:44 am Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Even as the hustle and bustle of campaigning ended on Tuesday, the Berhampur railway station witnessed hectic activity with migrant workers from across Kandhamal district returning home to cast their votes. The rural areas …
  • Odisha: Turmeric produced by tribal farmers gets GI tag as 'Kandhamal Haldi' April 13, 2019 7:28 pm [India], Apr 13 (ANI): Turmeric produced by farmers is now called Kandhamal Haldi after the product acquired this Geographical Indication (GI) tag on April 1 this year. Talking to ANI, Sanjit Kumar Patnaik, Secretary, Kandhamal Apex Spices Association for …
  • Archbishop Barwa to the Christians of Orissa: We are gathering evidence on the Kandhamal martyrs April 5, 2019 6:50 pm The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar initiated the formal canonization process for Christians killed by Hindu radicals during the pogroms of 2008. "It is our joy and task to collect all the documents to be brought to the Vatican," he says. …
  • Kandhamal documentary exposing Sangh fraud released in Dimapur April 3, 2019 3:40 am Innocents Imprisoned’ was first released in New Delhi in August 2018 to mark 10th anniversary of Kandhamal Morung Express News Dimapur | April 2 ‘Innocents Imprisoned,’ a documentary that exposes the massive Hindu nationalist fraud behind the orchestrated …
  • On Foundation Day, Odisha receives GI tag for 'Kandhamal Haldi' April 1, 2019 4:04 pm 'Kandhamal Haldi', a variety of turmeric indigenous to southern Odisha, has earned the Geographical indication (GI) tag from Intellectual Property India, an organisation functioning under the auspices of the Union ministry of commerce & …
  • Kharbela returns to BJP, to contest from Kandhamal LS seat March 26, 2019 6:25 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: After an agonising wait, Utkal Bharat president and former MP Kharbela Swain returned to BJP on Monday with his formal induction into the saffron party and nomination from communally sensitive Kandhamal Parliamentary …
  • BJD MP in BJP, may get Kandhamal ticket March 23, 2019 5:26 pm BHUBANESWAR: BJD Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh joined BJP on Saturday after quitting the party, becoming the third parliamentarian of the regional party to do so ahead of the simultaneous general and assembly elections in Odisha. As the BJP is yet …
  • Kandhamal MP to join Congress: OPCC president March 21, 2019 10:04 am She is likely to formally join the party on March 23 or 24," Patnaik said. Bhubaneswar: Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh will join the opposition Congress, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik said Thursday. Singh had …
  • Not enough money for the victims of the Kandhamal pogroms January 31, 2019 12:50 pm In Delhi, the Church held the first national consultation for the victims of anti-Christian violence of 2008. At least 6,495 people were arrested in connection with the pogroms, but so far only 78 have been convicted. A total of 4,822 houses were a total …
  • Faith is reborn from the ashes of the pogroms in Kandhamal January 23, 2019 3:08 pm Four priests were ordained yesterday in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, the same that was torched on Christmas Eve of 2007, a prelude to the wave of anti-Christian persecution of August 2008. The ordination ceremony was marred by a serious car accident …
  • Odisha: 8 killed, over 25 injured after truck overturns in Kandhamal January 22, 2019 5:13 pm Image Source : ANI Image Eight people were killed and more than 25 got critically injured after a truck overturned at Poiguda ghat near Baliguda in Kandhamal district, in Odisha, on  Tuesday.  The rescue operation was underway, reported ANI. Injured were …
  • Kandhamal school shame: Baby girl dies, NHRC seeks report January 15, 2019 2:10 am By Express News Service PHULBANI/BHUBANESWAR: The baby girl born to the student of a residential school at Daringibadi died in MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur on Monday morning even as the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) issued a …
  • Bishop Barwa to attend public hearing on Kandhamal violence on Saturday January 10, 2019 6:13 pm The hearing will take place at Vijay High School in Raikia, one of the villages hit by the anti-Christian pogrom. Persecution by Hindu radicals forced 56,000 people to flee. Meanwhile, seven innocent Christians “are still languishing in prison”. Chennai ( …
  • Maoists kill watchman, torch five vehicles in Kandhamal district January 7, 2019 11:15 am The Maoists also set ablaze five vehicles. (Representational) Maoists have gunned down a watchman at a road construction site in Odisha’s Kandhamal district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said. The armed Maoists struck at a contractor’s …
  • ‘A familiar pattern of mass killings in Mumbai in 1993, in Gujarat in 2002, in Kandhamal, Odisha, in 2008, in Muzaffarnagar, UP, 2013 to name a few’ December 18, 2018 2:06 am NEW DELHI: Lamenting repeated targeting of minorities “engineered by political actors” and “facilitated by indifferent law enforcement agencies”, the Delhi HC has called for revisiting crime laws. Neither “crimes against humanity” nor “genocide” are part …
  • No water, power, road in this Kandhamal village  November 28, 2018 5:42 am Express News Service BERHAMPUR:  Development is still a far cry in several villages of tribal-dominated Kandhamal district. The district had shot to national prominence a decade ago due to communal violence. Since then, special programmes are being …
  • The sufferings of the Christians of Kandhamal at the Synod of Bishops October 29, 2018 9:34 am In 2008, the most ferocious persecution against Christians occurred in the State of Orissa. The archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar recalled the murder of the Christian Rajesh Digal. The episode was also taken up by Pope Francis. Mumbai (AsiaNews) - At the …
  • DMC meet calls for expediting the appeal of Kandhamal’s seven innocent Christians October 11, 2018 9:38 pm New Delhi: The delay in disposing of the appeal of the seven innocent Christians of Kandhamal in Odisha, who have been languishing in jail for the murder of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, came in for wide criticism on October 11 at the release of the Hindi …
  • Violence Against Christians in India: A Decade After Kandhamal September 1, 2018 2:15 am 2008 was the most violent year for Christians in India. Daily newspaper headlines captured the senseless violence in the form of death, destruction, and displacement that unfolded in the states of Karnataka and Odisha. On the ten-year anniversary of these …
  • Kandhamal, ten years after the pogroms, solemn and sober service in remembrance of the victims August 27, 2018 5:48 pm A Mass of thanksgiving, reconciliation and grace was held on 25 August. For the Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, "God works in our lives and in the life of the Church through mysterious ways. The blood of the martyrs of Kandhamal has brought many …
  • India: Remembering Kandhamal riots after 10 years August 25, 2018 6:14 pm It was pure journalistic instinct that made me travel to the remote Kandhamal jungles in India’s Odisha state after an arson attack destroyed over 100 churches and Christian institutions in December 2007. I then had no clue that I was embarking on a life- …
  • Letter to Pope Francis: The victims of Kandhamal are 'martyrs of the faith' August 25, 2018 1:58 pm Today is the tenth anniversary of anti-Christian pogroms. In 2008 120 Christians died and 300 churches were destroyed. The mother of a raped nun remembers the attack against her daughter. New Delhi (AsiaNews) – Pope Francis should acknowledge that the …
  • Kandhamal without closure August 24, 2018 10:20 pm Written by Apoorvanand | Updated: August 25, 2018 12:30:37 am Security personnel stand guard outside a church during Christmas celebrations in Kandhamal. (PTI Photo/File) Kandhamal is yet another milestone in the journey of independent India. It …
  • 10 years after Kandhamal riots, both sides say they await justice August 23, 2018 9:52 pm Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Updated: August 24, 2018 2:00:44 am Lawyers for the riot-affected Pana Catholics say they still await legal closure on cases related to the riots. Surendra Nayak, a survivor of riots in Odisha’s Kandhamal, says he …
  • Violence Against Christians in India: A Decade After Kandhamal August 23, 2018 4:49 pm 2008 was the most violent year for Christians in India. Daily newspaper headlines captured the senseless violence in the form of death, destruction, and displacement that unfolded in the states of Karnataka and Odisha. On the ten-year anniversary of these …
  • Bishop Barwa: 10th anniversary of Kandhamal violence, 'an occasion for peace' July 4, 2018 2:34 pm The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar invites everyone to participate in the solemn Mass on August 25th. In 2008, Hindu radicals implemented the most ferocious persecution against Christians ever recorded in India. Special ceremonies scheduled to support …
  • Six Maoists gunned down in Odisha's Kandhamal, Balangir districts May 14, 2018 1:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Stepping up their operation against Maoists, security forces gunned down six cadres of Red rebels in separate encounters on Sunday. While a divisional committee member carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh and an area …
  • Live Breaking News: 6 naxals killed in Balangir, Kandhamal districts of Odisha, encounter underway May 13, 2018 6:21 pm IndiaTV Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page: 11:10 pm: 6 naxals killed in Balangir and Kandhamal …
  • Orissa, 534 confirmations in the persecuted Church of Kandhamal January 23, 2018 10:38 pm Three Confirmation ceremonies were held in the district. In 2008, the Indian state was the scene of the most violent anti-Christian pogroms. 175 young people confirmed in the parish of St. Peter of Pobingia; 88 other young people in the parish of Saint …
  • GI tag appeal for Kandhamal Haladi January 12, 2018 7:20 pm Kandhamal Haladi (turmeric powder) being sold at a shop in Bhubaneswar. Picture by Ashwinee Pati Bhubaneswar: Amid the hoopla over the geographical-identification (GI) tag for Jagannath Rasagolla, the state government has sought the tag for Kandhamal …
  • Odisha seeks GI tag for Kandhamal turmeric January 12, 2018 9:33 am This is the second time Odisha has applied for a GI tag, the first being for a variation on the classic sweet rasagolla. Representative image. The Odisha government has applied for a GI tag on Kandhamal Haladi (turmeric variety). The golden yellow spice, …
  • Rasagola awaits as GI tag for Kandhamal turmeric filed January 12, 2018 2:56 am BHUBANESWAR: As Odias continue to await State Government’s action on geographical indication (GI) tag for the savoury sweet after West Bengal bagged the honours for Banglar Rasogulla last year, Kandhamal Haladi (turmeric) appears to have has stolen a march …
  • Advent in Kandhamal, thousands of Christians come out for four new deacons and 348 confirmed December 21, 2017 11:04 pm Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) - Thousands of Catholics took part in the ordination of four young deacons and the confirmation in Christ of 348 people in Kandhamal. Both ceremonies took place last Sunday in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Bamunigam. The two …
  • Christian Kandhamal victims deserve greater compensation, says Bishop Barwa October 26, 2017 2:00 am Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) – "Christian victims of Kandhamal deserve more compensation,” Mgr John Barwa, archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, told AsiaNews. The prelate backs a memorandum presented today by some Christian leaders in Odisha (Orissa) …
  • Kandhamal’s violence-hit Christians continue to inspire October 6, 2017 9:40 am Catholic women leaders have drawn inspiration from the faith shown by survivors of the violent anti-Christian Kandhamal attacks when they recently visited the region in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.  On Oct. 5 a group of 20 women visited the remote, …
  • Orissa, 3,000 people at anniversary of Kandhamal pogrom against Christians August 29, 2017 9:00 am The celebrations took place on August 26 at G. Udayagiri. The violence of 2008 "the largest and best-planned attack on Christians". "Shameful that even today the victims have not got justice." "The struggle for justice in Kandhamal …
  • Kandhamal Day recalls 2008 anti-Christian pogrom August 24, 2017 8:37 pm Catholic World News August 24, 2017 On August 25, the Church in Kandhamal, a district in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, will commemorate the ninth anniversary of a massive anti-Christian pogrom. In 2008, an estimated 56,000 Christians were driven from …
  • Bishop Barwa: Kandhamal Day in memory of the suffering of Christians August 24, 2017 5:37 pm Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (AsiaNews) - "My prayer is that Kandhamal Day is remembered as a people’s movement and that the struggle, the suffering of our people - the lost, the last and the least – are witnesses of the faith  for everyone".  This is the …
  • Indian Associations: On 25 August we remember the Christian victims of Kandhamal August 16, 2017 12:17 pm New Delhi (AsiaNews) - The National Solidarity Forum invites all Indians to observe the "Kandhamal Day", a platform for Indian civil society born in the aftermath of the violent pogrom against Christians of 2008. The event will take place next …
  • Odisha: 3 killed, 10 injured as jeep turns turtle in Kandhamal July 4, 2017 9:39 pm PHULBANI (ODISHA): Three people were killed and ten others injured, seven of them critically, when a jeep carrying them overturned on a ghat road in Odisha's Kandhamal district today. The mishap took place at Deplanga ghat near Sirtiguda under K Nuagam …
  • Three killed, 10 injured as jeep turns turtle in Kandhamal July 4, 2017 4:37 pm By: PTI | Phulbani (odisha) | Published:July 4, 2017 9:40 pm Three people were killed and ten others injured, seven of them critically, when a jeep carrying them overturned on a ghat road in Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Tuesday. The mishap took place at …
  • Kandhamal conjoined twins to head for AIIMS under Government care June 30, 2017 5:19 am BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Thursday announced to facilitate treatment of the conjoined twins of Kandhamal. Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena said the twins would be sent to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi …
  • 146 panchayats still off bank map in Kandhamal June 27, 2017 3:16 am PHULBANI: Despite the Central Government's efforts to extend banking service in unbanked areas of the country under its financial inclusion plan, 146 out of 171 gram panchayats in Kandhamal district continue to lack a branch of any nationalised bank. …
  • Kandhamal administration dismisses hearse driver June 16, 2017 1:42 am PHULBANI : The Kandhamal administration has decided to take action against driver of a Mahaparayan vehicle, a clerk in the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) and an agency that was in charge of DHH security for alleged negligence of duty in the Monday’s …
  • Maoists attack security forces convoy in Kandhamal, one jawan killed, six hurt June 5, 2017 5:34 pm The SOG team was returning from an operation when their convoy came under attack. | EPS BERHAMPUR: A Special Operation Group (SOG) jawan was killed and six others injured when Left Wing Extremists (LWEs) attacked a convoy of the security forces near …
  • Kandhamal’s Christian Widows Still Await Closure April 5, 2017 2:46 pm Their husbands were murdered in attacks on Christians in 2008, but justice has yet to be done. By Vishal Arora and Parul Abrol for The Diplomat April 04, 2017 Their husbands were brutally killed in a spate of violence against Christians in Kandhamal …
  • Illegal gun factory in Odisha's Kandhamal unearthed March 28, 2017 12:39 pm For representational purpose PHULBANI: With the arrest of a man and seizure of eight crude pistols from him, police today claimed to have unearthed an illegal gun factory in Odisha's Kandhamal district. The man, the owner of the illegal gun factory and …
  • Dalit rapper from Odisha's Koraput raises Rs 37 lakh to study in Oxford University June 6, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Crowdfunding helped an Odia dalit rapper of Koraput raise Rs 37 lakh for pursuing a course at the Oxford University in London. Sumit Samos Turuk of Narayanpatna block applied for MSc in Modern South Asian Studies in …
  • Three Covid hospitals become functional in Koraput district May 10, 2021 4:18 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  In the wake of spike in cases, all three Covid hospitals in Koraput have been made functional by the district administration. The district now has three Covid hospitals at Jeypore, Koraput and Sunabeda. While the facility …
  • Koraput urges Andhra Pradesh to stop people from entering Odisha May 7, 2021 8:23 am
  • Odisha's Koraput district manages to minimise wastage of doses and administer maximum jabs May 7, 2021 2:13 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: At a time when the inoculation drive is being hit by vaccine shortage across the State, Koraput district has managed to exceed its target by minimising wastage of doses and administering maximum jabs. Since the first phase …
  • Ganja worth Rs 1 crore seized in Odisha's Koraput, 3 arrested May 4, 2021 3:31 pm Addressing media persons, Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Sanjaya Mohapatra said, "Police detained a jackfruit-laden truck traveling to Guntur, Andhra Pradesh which was carrying 1,008 kg of ganja." (Representative image)KORAPUT: Odisha's …
  • Koraput reactivates care centre April 21, 2021 7:23 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Witnessing a daily spike in positive cases, the Koraput administration reopened a 70-bed Covid care centre at Jeypore on Tuesday. The district now has two functional facilities for Covid patients, one at Jeypore and the …
  • Rs 7.9 cr fake notes seized, 3 held in Odisha’s Koraput March 3, 2021 6:28 pm Mar 03, 2021, 02:55PM ISTSource: ANIPolice seized counterfeit currency notes with face value of Rs 7.9 crore in Sunki Village of Odisha’s Koraput district. Cops arrested three persons in this connection. All the notes were of the Rs 500 denomination. The …
  • Odisha: 10 killed, 15 injured as pick-up van overturns in Koraput; PM expresses grief February 1, 2021 1:38 pm Image Source : ANI Odisha: 10 killed, 15 injured as pick-up van overturns in Koraput At least 10 people were killed and 15 others injured after a pick-up van carrying them overturned in Odisha's Koraput district on Sunday, a police officer said. While …
  • Bears roam Odisha's Koraput village, people panic January 1, 2021 3:06 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: A sleuth of six bears is giving sleepless nights to villagers of Lodijodi under Borrigumma block here for the last four days. With sundown, the bears are venturing into the village and roaming in the streets in the night …
  • Mercury dips below 3 degree Celsius in Koraput, admin opens night shelters December 23, 2020 5:40 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  As Koraput begins to feel the winter chill after a long wait, the district emergency office asked the administration to open night shelters for the needy in schools and other available public buildings with immediate …
  • OSRTC buses resume service in Koraput dist December 5, 2020 6:03 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: After an eight-month hiatus, the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) resumed its bus service from Jeypore depot on Friday. However, regular bus service on all the routes will restart only after the People’s …
  • Koraput: Consumer forum pulls up bank for not closing education loan account November 21, 2020 9:38 am
  • Andhra Pradesh intrudes into state’s territory in Koraput district November 17, 2020 7:54 am
  • Farmers of Odisha's Koraput district have no clue where paddy purchase kicks off November 17, 2020 7:29 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Paddy procurement in Koraput district is likely to be delayed this season as the administration is yet to notify the first mandi where the process would take off. With a day to go before market yards open for the ensuing …
  • Koraput Collector visits disputed sites amid Andhra Pradesh land row November 3, 2020 2:45 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Days after Andhra Pradesh officials distributed land records in bordering CK Bhadra village under Langalbeda panchayat in Narayanpatana block, a team led by Koraput Collector Madhusudan Mishra visited the disputed sites on …
  • Kitchen garden scheme turns barren in Koraput October 21, 2020 2:45 am By Express News Service KORAPUT: The kitchen garden programme implemented by the Odisha Government in its schools in the district has turned dry owing to absence of required infrastructure. This has not only deprived the students of consuming freshly grown …
  • Odisha: Koraput administration on its toes after heavy rain warning October 20, 2020 4:56 am The Koraput administration has sounded a high alert across the district following heavy rainfall warning under the influence of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal (File photo)KORAPUT: The Koraput administration has sounded a high alert across the district …
  • Explosives seized from Maoist hideout along Odisha's Koraput-Malkangiri border October 20, 2020 4:55 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: A joint team of BSF and DVF unearthed a huge cache of explosives stored by Maoists in Machkund forest along Koraput-Malkangiri border on Sunday night.  Basing on intelligence inputs about presence of around 20 Maoists in …
  • Two new COVID-19 hospitals in Sambalpur, Koraput October 13, 2020 2:44 am By Express News Service SAMBALPUR/KORAPUT: Two new Covid hospitals began functioning in Sambalpur and Koraput districts on Monday. While the one at Sambalpur, with 120 beds, has been set up in a building on the premises of VIMSAR, Burla, the facility …
  • Maoist activities on wane in Odisha's Malkangiri, Koraput: DGP August 30, 2020 4:11 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/JEYPORE: DGP Abhay on Saturday said there has been a significant decline in Maoist activities in the left wing extremism (LWE)-hit areas of the state. During his visit to Malkangiri and Koraput districts on the day, …
  • Koraput to get more doctors, Covid hospital at SLNMCH August 29, 2020 4:50 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: To handle the steep rise in Covid-19 cases, the State Government will soon depute more number of doctors to Koraput, Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra said on Friday. Reviewing the …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurates plasma bank at Koraput August 28, 2020 5:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated the sixth plasma bank of the State at Sahid Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput through video conference. Reiterating the commitment of the …
  • Flood situation improves in Odisha's Koraput district August 23, 2020 12:59 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: The flood situation in Koraput district is gradually improving with a decrease in water level of Indravati and Johar rivers at Koptad and Borrigumma blocks.  Excess water from the two rivers had entered Sadaranga, Belgam, …
  • Koraput to rope in another 250 health personnel August 15, 2020 6:03 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: With coronavirus cases continuing to surge, the district administration has decided to recruit 250 more health personnel in Covid-19 hospitals and care centres. At present, around 3,000 medical staff are deployed in Covid- …
  • As online education takes roots, tree classrooms become a norm in Odisha's Koraput August 4, 2020 3:03 am Express News Service KORAPUT: Trees on the hills bordering Dudhari village in Similguda block of the district bear a peculiar sight these days. Precariously perched on the branches are young kids with mobile phones in hand, struggling to keep balance while …
  • COVID-19: Record spike in Koraput, MCH OPDs shut down August 1, 2020 4:03 am By Express News Service JEYPORE/KORAPUT: Koraput district reported its biggest single-day spike of 80 Covid-19 cases on Friday.Of the new cases, 17 were in quarantine while 63 are local contacts. Three health workers and five police personnel have also …
  • Nalco suspends COVID-19 positive employee for dancing in Koraput hospital July 20, 2020 3:01 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: If one is infected with coronavirus, should the patient be in a state of gloom? Well, Nalco seems to thinks so because a grade II employee of the Central PSU was placed under suspension for dancing to a popular Bollywood …
  • Record COVID-19 spike in Odisha's Koraput July 14, 2020 5:11 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Amid the burgeoning Covid-19 cases in Koraput, the district administration is now faced with the challenge of providing hospital beds to new patients. With Koraput reporting yet another biggest single-day spike of 50 …
  • Four years on, National Highway bypass plan to connect Koraput with Jeypore a non-starter July 10, 2020 4:15 am By Express News Service KORAPUT: Four years since it was planned, the proposed NH bypass to connect Koraput railway junction with Jeypore road via Janiguda village continues to hang fire as the stakeholders, particularly the Railways, have failed to reach …
  • 1,700 kg of ganja seized from Odisha’s Koraput June 27, 2020 5:41 am In a major haul, Odisha Police have seized 1,700 kilograms of ganja and arrested 26 people in this connection from Koraput district, an official said on Friday. Police said the banned drug was procured from Machkund area of the district, from where it was …
  • Ganja seized in Ganjam and Koraput June 18, 2020 9:33 am Representative image BERHAMPUR/KORAPUT: Three persons were arrested for smuggling 45 kg ganja under Aska police limits in Ganjam district on Tuesday night. Police seized a pickup van, motorcycle and Rs 3,010 in cash from their possession. The arrested …
  • Inter-State travel worry for Koraput June 15, 2020 6:48 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Even as the Koraput administration has lifted restriction on entry of people from Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh into the district, the neighbouring states are yet to reciprocate the gesture. The border gates at Chandili …
  • Koraput’s kitchen gardens boost diet of pregnant women June 5, 2020 12:27 am Koraput: The Borigumma block administration has launched a ‘nutrition garden’ initiative to ensure that women have access to healthy and nutritious food during pregnancy, and their families have opportunity to earn some cash during this time of hardship. …
  • Six more test positive in Koraput district May 25, 2020 11:56 pm Koraput: Nearly a month after the first Covid-19 positive case was detected in Koraput district, six more patients, including two women, were tested positive for coronavirus in the district on Monday. The first case was detected on April 27. An official …
  • NHRC registers complaint against Centre, state for inaction over HC bench in Koraput May 16, 2020 11:24 pm Cuttack: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday registered a fresh complaint of inaction by the Centre and the state over the demand for the establishment of a permanent bench of the Orissa high court in Koraput. The NHRC registered the …
  • Mini chariot on standby at Koraput’s Sabar Srikhetra May 10, 2020 12:49 am Koraput: The authorities of the Sabar Srikhetra here have built a mini-chariot, to be rolled within the temple premises for the Rath Yatra, scheduled on June 23, even as the Centre has allowed the state government to start building regular chariots for the …
  • Akshaya Tritiya a low-key affair in the tribal-dominated Koraput district of Odisha April 27, 2020 3:54 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: The Akshaya Tritiya festival was a low-key affair in the tribal-dominated Koraput district with most of the farmers skipping it due to lockdown restrictions on Sunday. As per traditions, farmers of Kotpad, Borrigumma and …
  • Jackfruit growers of Koraput in distress April 15, 2020 9:42 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: The restrictions on transport activities amid the lockdown have brought misery for jackfruit farmers of Koraput district who are now staring at huge losses due to total failure of the marketing network. Farmers of Pottangi, …
  • COVID-19: Koraput's visually-challenged teacher shows way for online teaching April 11, 2020 5:21 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  During the uncertain times of lockdown, a visually-challenged teacher of Koraput is showing the way to the sighted. Putting technology to best use, 56-year-old History professor Kamakhi Das is utilising his ‘stay home’ …
  • Odisha lockdown: Essentials vanish from Koraput markets March 28, 2020 1:59 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  The lockdown affecting truck movement across the country, Koraput is beginning to suffer a shortage of essential commodities. Grocery items and foodgrains besides, vegetables like onions and potatoes are brought to …
  • Koraput villagers erect bamboo checkposts to restrict movement of visitors March 28, 2020 12:38 am
  • Koraput seals borders with AP, Chhattisgarh March 25, 2020 11:20 pm
  • Cashew units in Odisha's Koraput defy safety norms, despite state being under lockdown March 25, 2020 4:01 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Even as the State Government has enforced strict social distancing norms and other precautionary measures to prevent spread of coronavirus, some cashew nut processing mills in Koraput district continue to engage workers in …
  • Hospitals in Odisha's Koraput found unfit to face coronavirus threat March 21, 2020 5:23 pm By Express News Service JEYPORE: At a time when the State is staring at an epidemic outbreak, hospitals at Koraput district do not have basic equipment or infrastructure to deal with coronavirus. The District Headquarters Hospital does not yet have an ICU …
  • Coronavirus in Odisha: Tourist from France refused rides in Koraput March 19, 2020 12:48 pm
  • Frenchman quarantined for a day in Odisha's Koraput March 19, 2020 2:58 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: A French national, who arrived in Koraput from Nirakarpur in Khurda district on Wednesday, was asked to undergo quarantine at his hotel room for 24 hours by the district administration on Wednesday. The visitor had arrived …
  • Tourist from France refused rides in Koraput March 19, 2020 1:55 am
  • Koraput administration shifts focus on foreigners March 13, 2020 7:28 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: The Koraput administration has asked the local tourism and travel industry to provide all information on international visitors to the district in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.  The health department officials …
  • Excess paddy lends to sleepless nights for Odisha's Koraput farmers  February 4, 2020 8:10 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Even as procurement for Kharif marketing season is nearing end, excess paddy is giving sleepless nights to farmers of Koraput district. The State Government had given the procurement target of 20.4 lakh quintal and the …
  • Rs 51 lakh cash seized from vehicle in Odisha's Koraput district December 24, 2019 4:56 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: BSF personnel seized Rs 51 lakh in cash from an SUV in Lamtaput of Koraput district on Monday.The vehicle was going from Jeypore to Gotramunda, a village on Odisha-Andhra border, when BSF jawans intercepted it near …
  • 1,300 km cyclothon from Bhubaneswar to Koraput December 8, 2019 8:47 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The 5th edition of community cycling expedition ‘Tour-de-Kalinga’ organised by ROOTS of Odisha Foundation and CRESPAI will commence from the city on Sunday morning. The 13-day ride, considered longest community cycling …
  • Koraput: Dog bites cobra to pieces to save master's family November 12, 2019 1:22 am Koraput: A brave pariah dog named ‘Doggie’ saved six members of his master’s family by fighting off a cobra that had entered into the house. The pet severed a giant cobra and prevented the family from being its victims. The incident took place at …
  • Minister rates mid-day meals ‘sub-standard’ in Koraput October 30, 2019 2:00 am By Express News Service KORAPUT: School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash resented the sub-standard quality of mid-day meal being served at a Government-run school in Koraput district during a surprise visit on Tuesday. Dash visited Upper …
  • Millers of Koraput demand custom milled rice dues September 19, 2019 4:15 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Millers of Koraput on Tuesday demanded immediate payment of bills towards custom milling of rice in the last Kharif season. In a memorandum to the Commissioner of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare department, Koraput …
  • Odisha eyes Rs 5 cr from online sales of recently launched Koraput Coffee September 16, 2019 2:57 pm Odisha is eyeing a turnover of Rs five crore this fiscal year from online sales of its recently launched Koraput Coffee. The beverage is already quite popular, with stocks being replenished by the hour due to brisk sales at the state-owned offline retail …
  • Task Force Set Up To Check Child Marriages In Odisha's Koraput District September 15, 2019 10:25 am Official says rate of child marriages in Koraput higher than state, national average. (Representational) Koraput: A task force has been constituted in Odisha's Koraput district to check the practice of child marriage, common among the tribal …
  • Rains snap link to 100 villages in Odisha's Koraput September 8, 2019 7:16 am By Express News Service JEYPORE/KORAPUT: Continuous rains for the last six days have marooned nearly 100 villages in Koraput district. With rain water flowing over roads, communication to villages of Dasmantpur, Lamtaput, Kundra, Boipariguda, Kotpad, …
  • Teachers in Odisha's Koraput curb drop-out rate with dance August 25, 2019 3:21 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Teachers of an upper primary school in Lamtaput block are all over social media for their novel way of imparting lessons to students. They use drama, dance and songs to reach out to the students and this has helped lower …
  • Koraput district administration's plans to register farmers through self-help groups opposed by farmers August 23, 2019 1:37 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Koraput district administration’s decision to register farmers online through self-help groups (SHGs) for Kharif paddy procurement was opposed by the farming community in Jeypore block on Thursday. Protesting over the issue …
  • Mentally challenged woman raped in Odisha's Koraput district August 12, 2019 6:17 am By Express News Service KORAPUT: In a shocking incident, a mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped near Banuaguda village within Dasmanthpur police limits on Saturday night. Sources said the victim, a resident of Tudijhola village, had been residing …
  • Health Ministry’s thumbs up to Koraput malaria model July 11, 2019 6:35 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: The Union Health Ministry will use Koraput model of malaria eradication as an example for curbing the vector-borne disease across the country.  The Ministry has asked the Koraput Collector to present the model to collectors …
  • Rain brings cheer for Odisha's Koraput farmers July 7, 2019 5:20 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Heavy rains lashed several parts of Koraput bringing cheers among farmers in the district.  An average of 50 mm rainfall has been recorded in the last 24 hours in different blocks and urban areas of the district. As per …
  • Koraput University only one in India without single professor: MP to HRD Ministry July 5, 2019 7:37 am Central University of Odisha (File Photo) Koraput’s newly elected MP from the Congress Party Saptagiri Ulaka has written to the Union HRD Ministry stating that the Central University in his Lok Sabha constituency is the only one in India “where there is no …
  • Stray dogs have a field day in Koraput town of Odisha July 5, 2019 4:45 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: For residents of Koraput town venturing out in the evening has become a risky affair as the stray dog menace has assumed alarming proportions. Cases of dog bites are reported almost every day from across the town. The …
  • Stubble pollution makes inroads into Odisha's Koraput June 11, 2019 7:06 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:  Air pollution due to stubble burning, which has turned a critical health hazard in North India, seems to be making fast inroads into Koraput district. It is encouraged by a switch to modern technology of farming and …
  • Goods train derails in Koraput district; rail services hampered June 3, 2019 4:02 pm [India], June 3 (ANI): Train services in Koraput district were disrupted after a wagon of a goods train derailed between Jeypore and Chhatriput on Monday. According to reports, the goods train was en-route to Vishakhapatnam from Jagdalpur when the mishap …
  • Will ensure growth of Koraput: Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati May 28, 2019 6:32 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati said he will now focus on ensuring government jobs for local unemployed youths. Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday, the Congress leader said hundreds of educated youths have not got …
  • Rabi paddy purchase from May 25 in Koraput May 5, 2019 4:52 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: The district administration would start procuring paddy for the ensuing rabi season from May 25 at different mandis across Koraput district. Sources said farmers of Jeypore Upper Kolab ayacut areas have cultivated paddy on …
  • Women SHGs can make or break ruling BJD in Koraput March 29, 2019 4:47 am Express News Service JEYPORE: The large network of women self-help groups (SHGs) in Koraput district can be a decisive force in swinging fortunes of BJD in the Assembly segments under Koraput Parliamentary constituency.  The district has 23,165 SHGs with …
  • Odisha: Anti-incumbency roadblock for Koraput MP Jhina Hikaka March 15, 2019 5:52 am Express News Service RAYAGADA: With Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announcing to field 33 per cent women from the Parliamentary constituencies in the State, Koraput is likely to see Kaushalya Hikaka, wife of MP Jhina Hikaka, being given the ticket for the …
  • Abandoned newborn girl rescued in Koraput January 29, 2019 5:48 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: AN abandoned newborn girl was rescued by locals in Kebidi village under Sadar police limits on Monday morning. Some youths of the village heard the baby crying while passing through the bridge. On search, they found the …
  • Paddy straw potential yet to be tapped in Koraput district December 24, 2018 3:58 am Express News Service JEYPORE: AT a time when the cattle are struggling for fodder across the tribal region round the year, thousands of tonnes of paddy straw were left to rot in different villages of Koraput district. Lack of interest among the farmers to …
  • Open air mandis  bane for Koraput farmers December 22, 2018 3:50 am Express News Service JEYPORE: Paddy bags lying in the open in mandis, run by Regulated Marketing Committees (RMCs), is a common sight in Koraput district every procurement season.This season has been no different but for the unexpected rains. Lack of basic …
  • Tribal villagers in Koraput protest boundary wall work of NALCO December 2, 2018 5:09 am By Express News Service KORAPUT:  A Clash erupted between tribal villagers and some supporters of Odisha Stevedores Ltd (OSL) over construction of a boundary wall of NALCO under Damanjodi police limits on Saturday. NALCO had awarded the tender for …
  • CBI books eight HAL employees of Koraput unit for conspiracy October 26, 2018 6:31 am Express News Service BENGALURU: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed an FIR against eight employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) attached to its Engine Division in Koraput, Odisha. The employees have been accused of criminal conspiracy, …
  • Dengue patient denied bed in Koraput MCH September 2, 2018 3:52 am 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 August 30, 2018 1:13 pm By: PTI | Koraput | Published: August 30, 2018 6:31:48 pm The 48-year-old teacher is all set to receive the National Award for Teachers-2017 in New Delhi on September 5 (Image source: unsplash.com)  Taking science practical classes in rural schools of …
  • Landslides in Koraput hit rail, road link August 20, 2018 2:25 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: Rail and road connectivity to Koraput district has been badly affected due to frequent landslides resulting from incessant rains for the last two weeks. The railway line linking Koraput with Rayagada has become a dangerous …
  • Focus on relief in Koraput July 23, 2018 1:54 am 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 July 12, 2018 12:41 pm
  • Cabinet nod for water projects in Koraput June 22, 2018 1:34 am 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 June 17, 2018 1:18 am 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 May 19, 2018 2:07 am 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’ April 17, 2018 10:37 am 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 March 25, 2018 6:58 pm 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 March 24, 2018 1:37 am 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 March 19, 2018 4:28 pm 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 March 9, 2018 7:24 am 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 March 9, 2018 6:35 am 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 February 28, 2018 8:06 am 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 museum houses neglect February 8, 2018 8:14 pm 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 February 5, 2018 8:45 pm 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 January 31, 2018 12:11 am 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 …
  • Daughter of the first Collector of Odisha's Koraput district under British India arrives on a visit January 29, 2018 9:59 am 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 January 27, 2018 7:25 pm 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 gang-rape: Congress calls for bandh January 24, 2018 5:45 am [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 January 16, 2018 1:10 pm 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 January 7, 2018 7:02 pm 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 January 4, 2018 7:38 pm 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 December 27, 2017 7:48 pm 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 …
  • COVID-19: Home isolation fuels biomedical waste concern in Odisha's Malkangiri May 24, 2021 5:28 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: With spike in COVID-19 cases and majority of patients recovering under home isolation, management of biomedical waste from households has emerged as a serious concern for the district administration in Malkangiri as it …
  • COVID fight: To allow entry or not is Malkangiri’s dilemma May 6, 2021 5:53 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI:  The State government directive to Collectors of six districts to close their borders with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in wake of emergence of more virulent N440K strain of coronavirus has put the Malkangiri …
  • Around 100 fall ill after consuming ‘lassi’ in Odisha’s Malkangiri May 1, 2021 6:02 pm May 01, 2021, 10:57PM ISTSource: ANIAs many as 100 villagers including children were admitted to civil hospital after consuming 'Lassi' in Odisha. The incident took place in Kurti village under Padia block, Malkangiri district. 20 patients are …
  • From Naxal-hit Malkangiri to Puri beach, budding sand artist sculpts success story April 1, 2021 9:01 am From a remote village in Naxal-hit Malkangiri district to the world-famous beach in Puri, 24-year-old budding sand artist Muka Kabasi is making waves with his creations. Born and brought up in a farming family with limited resources to make ends meet, …
  • Night curfew in Odisha's Malkangiri for nine days March 23, 2021 9:43 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Apprehending a surge in Covid-19 cases during the upcoming festivals, the administration on Monday imposed night curfew across the district from March 23 to 31.  As per an order issued by Collector Yedulla Vijay, the …
  • Covid-19 in Odisha: Night curfew returns to Malkangiri March 23, 2021 8:45 am The Malkangiri district administration notified the curfew from 9pm to 6am from March 23 to March 31 to avoid gatherings for Dola, Holi and Bada yatra festival.BHUBANESWAR: Night curfew returned to Malkangiri district while the state government decided to …
  • Covid fear: Night curfew in Malkangiri on eve of badayatra March 23, 2021 8:45 am Government has decided not to put restrictions immediately and is keeping a close eye on the evolving scenario (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: Amid rising infections in some parts of the state, night curfew made a comeback to Malkangiri district, which …
  • Curbs imposed on 'Badayatra' in Odisha's Malkangiri district amid COVID surge March 20, 2021 1:24 pm By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Amid fears of COVID resurgence in the State, the Malkangiri district administration on Thursday imposed restrictions on celebration of biennial festival 'Badayatra' in the headquarters town. The festival is …
  • Odisha: Malkangiri forest division holds public meetings to create awareness on forest fires March 16, 2021 3:13 pm Mar 16, 2021, 03:03PM ISTSource: ANIMalkangiri forest division held public meetings and created awareness on forest fires on March 15. They also organised nukkad natak at various spots to raise awareness. Speaking to ANI, Divisional Forest Officer said, …
  • Excise dept seizes 800 kg ‘ganja’ in Odisha’s Malkangiri February 26, 2021 5:48 pm Feb 26, 2021, 02:33PM ISTSource: ANIThe excise department has seized around 800 kg of ‘ganja’ in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on February 25. ‘Ganja’ was being transported in a jackfruit vehicle in Chitrokonda area of Malkangiri district. The 800 kg of ‘ …
  • BSF IG reviews security in Malkangiri February 25, 2021 5:41 pm By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: BSF IG Madhusudan Sharma on Wednesday visited Mahupadar and Temrupalli villages bordering Chhattisgarh to assess the security scenario in the area. In a meeting with officers of BSF and Odisha police, Sharma stressed the …
  • Children in Malkangiri village take charge, repair road to school February 21, 2021 2:00 am Last week, a group of students from a village in Odisha’s Malkangiri district took it upon themselves to repair a road leading to their school. The children, mostly upper primary students of the Talakata government school, picked up shovels, heaved plastic …
  • Woman Maoist surrenders before Malkangiri SP, BSF January 25, 2021 10:16 am Jan 25, 2021, 03:13PM ISTSource: ANIA woman Maoist surrendered before the Superintendent of Police (SP) and Border Security Force (BSF) on January 24 in Odisha’s Malkangiri. The ultra, Lachchi Khara alias Lachhi alias Gita, was an active member of the …
  • BSF recovers landmine in Malkangiri January 11, 2021 4:58 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: A live landmine weighing around 5 kg was recovered by Border Security Force (BSF) during an operation at Handikhal forest in Chitrakonda block on Saturday.  The landmine was hidden in a huge drum under a tree. The BSF …
  • Maoist bandh on December 21, Malkangiri on alert December 21, 2020 4:42 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : The Maoists have given Malkangiri bandh call on Monday protesting the Singaram encounter in Swabhiman Anchal on December 13 which claimed lives of two of their prominent cadres.  Terming the recent exchanges of fire …
  • Bonda tribe of Malkangiri sensitised about rights of people with disabilities December 17, 2020 4:49 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: For the first time, a sensitization program for people with disabilities was held at the remote Bonda Hills in the tribal-dominated Malkangiri district on Tuesday. Held at Mudulipada panchayat under Khairput block, the …
  • Malkangiri collector shifted after being booked for ‘murder’ November 17, 2020 7:54 am
  • Malkangiri women set up roadside library for kids November 17, 2020 7:54 am The library, inspired by a similar one in Arunachal Pradesh, was inaugurated on DiwaliBHUBANESWAR: A group of 20-odd tribal women in Malkangiri district have taken it upon themselves to inculcate a reading habit among youngsters, who they feel spend more …
  • Odisha: Govt shifts Malkangiri collector a day after police files murder case against him November 16, 2020 11:21 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after police registered a murder case on Malkangiri collector Manish Agrawal on a case relating to the death of his personal assistant Deba Narayan Panda, the Odisha government has shifted him as deputy secretary …
  • War against malaria: Malkangiri eyes at zero cases in December November 8, 2020 4:43 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : Once considered a malaria hotspot, Malkangiri district has registered a substantial decline in the vector-borne disease in the last one year. The district, which once contributed around 40-50 per cent (pc) of the total …
  • Odisha: Tribal women in Malkangiri come together to debunk menstrual taboo October 28, 2020 1:22 pm Bada Didi volunteers connect with girls at Goudguda village in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district recentlyBHUBANESWAR: With mothers and older women shying away from talking about puberty and menstruation, and most importantly, lacking proper knowledge …
  • Explosives seized from Maoist hideout along Odisha's Koraput-Malkangiri border October 20, 2020 4:55 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: A joint team of BSF and DVF unearthed a huge cache of explosives stored by Maoists in Machkund forest along Koraput-Malkangiri border on Sunday night.  Basing on intelligence inputs about presence of around 20 Maoists in …
  • 3 Dead, 2 Critical Due To Suspected Food Poisoning In Odisha’s Malkangiri District October 15, 2020 7:25 pm Three minor siblings died due to suspected food poisoning at a village in Odisha's tribal-dominated Malkangiri district on Thursday, a senior official said. The mother and another sister of the deceased are also critical, he said. All of them, …
  • Tribal women in Malkangiri come together to debunk menstrual taboo October 7, 2020 9:15 am Bada Didi volunteers connect with girls at Goudguda village in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district recentlyBHUBANESWAR: With mothers and older women shying away from talking about puberty and menstruation, and most importantly, lacking proper knowledge …
  • What is COVID? ask Bonda tribals of Malkangiri September 24, 2020 8:09 am Far from the madding crowd, they live on the top of Bonda hills under Khairiput block of Odisha’s Malkangiri district. Little do they know that the world has plunged to a major health crisis called Covid-19 pandemic. The Bondas, one of the primitive tribal …
  • Odisha: 4 deaths, 13 from village in hospital, Malkangiri district probes unknown disease September 16, 2020 3:27 am An ambulance on duty. (Express Photo/ Arul Horizon/Representational)The health department in Odisha’s Malkangiri district has initiated a probe after four people belonging to Koya tribe from a remote village in the district died in less than a …
  • Government school teachers in Odisha's Malkangiri remain absent during lockdown but get full salary September 8, 2020 3:14 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: With schools remaining closed following the COVID-19 lockdown, a large number of school teachers in Malkangiri have violated Government order and remained absent from their headquarters in the district.   As per reports, …
  • Maoist-hit Malkangiri's Swabhiman Anchal gets cellphone connectivity September 7, 2020 5:18 pm
  • Maoist activities on wane in Odisha's Malkangiri, Koraput: DGP August 30, 2020 4:11 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/JEYPORE: DGP Abhay on Saturday said there has been a significant decline in Maoist activities in the left wing extremism (LWE)-hit areas of the state. During his visit to Malkangiri and Koraput districts on the day, …
  • Maoist from Chhattisgarh Mahadev Madkami surrenders in Odisha's Malkangiri August 24, 2020 3:16 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: A Maoist cadre from Chhattisgarh Mahadev Madkami surrendered before Malkangiri SP Rishikesh D Khilari on Sunday.  Madkami, a native of Kankerpara village in Dantewada district, had joined the Mahupadar LOS of Kangerghati …
  • Woman lights pyre of husband in Malkangiri, breaks age-old stereotypes August 21, 2020 5:02 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Breaking the age-old stereotypes of social customs that hold back women from cremating their family members, wife of a block education officer (BEO) lit her husband’s pyre in Mandapalli village under Mathili block on …
  • Fire Station teams rescued 35 people from flood-affected area in Odisha’s Malkangiri August 18, 2020 11:23 am Aug 18, 2020, 03:04PM ISTSource: ANITotal of 35 people including women and children were evacuated to a safer place from the flood-affected area near Saberi River by teams from Podia and Malkangiri Fire Stations. Many villages of Malkangiri are marooned …
  • Flood spectre over Odisha's Malkangiri August 14, 2020 4:56 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Heavy downpour has caused a flood-like situation in several areas of Malkangiri disrupting normal life in the district. Communication between Kalimela and Podia has been badly affected as water was flowing over the …
  • Heavy rains trigger flood-like situation in Odisha's Malkangiri August 13, 2020 5:04 pm Aug 13, 2020, 09:59PM ISTSource: ANIHeavy rains triggered flood-like situation in Odisha's Malkangiri district. Several part of the Malkangiri district area have been submerged in the water. Road communication was disrupted following heavy rains. …
  • BSF jawan from Rajasthan kills self in Malkangiri August 6, 2020 10:19 am KORAPUT: A BSF jawan engaged in anti-Maoist operations in Malkangiri district committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle late on Tuesday night. Police said the deceased was identified as Shesha Karan, a resident of Rajasthan and a member …
  • Caseload worry for Malkangiri town August 5, 2020 4:45 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri reported 34 cases on Tuesday with the majority 26 from the municipality area.The municipality has registered 298 cases against a total of 663 reported from across the district till date. The rest of the eight …
  • Malkangiri man rides horse to supply milk in COVID-19 containment zone July 20, 2020 3:01 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Desperate times call for desperate measures. With restrictions imposed on movement of vehicles in Malkangiri municiplaity area, a containment zone, the local milkman has adopted a unique mode of transport, on horseback, …
  • Two hardcore Maoists lay down arms in Odisha's Malkangiri district July 14, 2020 3:07 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Two hardcore Maoists including a woman cadre surrendered before SP Rishikesh D Khilari at the district police office here on Sunday. They are Kanna Madi, an area committee member of military platoon under the Malkangiri- …
  • Kaladapalli villagers in Odisha's Malkangiri district hang crocodile, throw dinner party of its meat July 3, 2020 5:49 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: In a shocking incident, villagers of Kaladapalli under Podia block in Malkangiri district hanged a live crocodile from a tree till it died and later distributed its meat among them on Wednesday. The incident came to …
  • Crocodile allegedly killed and eaten by villagers in Odisha’s Malkangiri July 2, 2020 6:46 pm Jul 02, 2020, 11:56PM ISTSource: ANIA horrific incident came to light where a crocodile was allegedly killed and eaten by some people at Kaladapalli village under Podia block in Odisha’s Malkangiri. District Forest Officer Pradeep Mirase said, “Three teams …
  • 29 BSF jawans test positive for COVID-19 in Odisha's Malkangiri in highest single day spike July 1, 2020 2:21 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri reported its biggest single-day spike in coronavirus cases with 36 persons including 29 Border Security Force (BSF) jawans testing positive on Tuesday. All the infected BSF jawans were lodged at different …
  • Four portable sample collection units on the move in Malkangiri April 23, 2020 1:07 am
  • Top cadre surrenders to police as Maoists kill villager in Odisha's Malkangiri district February 26, 2020 6:52 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: A wanted cadre of the banned CPI(Maoist) outfit surrendered after Naxals killed a civilian holding him responsible for the killing of two cadres in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri. On Tuesday, a Maoist wanted by police …
  • Maoist bastion in Odisha’s Malkangiri ‘crumbling’, say police February 8, 2020 10:24 am Securitry forces in Odisha claim to have established ‘domination’ in 70% of the area in Swabhiman Anchal in the State’s Malkangiri district, which was considered a bastion of the outlawed CPI (Maoist). Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a press …
  • In Maoist hotbed of Malkangiri, DGP assures ‘abhay’ February 2, 2020 2:22 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : Director General of Police Abhay visited security camps in the erstwhile cut-off region of Malkangiri district and reviewed security scenario on Saturday.  A week after the face-off between villagers of Janturai and …
  • In Chasing Away Maoists, Odisha's Malkangiri Village Delivers Telling Message This R-Day January 28, 2020 3:24 pm It had never happened before. The long-tormented people of what, for long, was known as the "cut off area" have spoken loud and clear. Driven to the end of the tether by four decades of blood-soaked insurgency, the tribals of Janturai in the …
  • Maoist killed by villagers in Odisha's Malkangiri district January 26, 2020 9:23 am
  • Bondas celebrate ‘festival of brotherhood’ in Malkangiri January 26, 2020 4:53 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Festive fervour has gripped the Bonda settlement in Malkangiri with the community members celebrating the annual Jatimara festival, also called Pus Parba, with much enthusiasm. The festival began in Bonda Hill under …
  • Family facing Maoist threat flees village in Odisha's Malkangiri January 15, 2020 5:54 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: After a brief lull, Maoists made their presence felt in Malkangiri district by forcing a family to flee village under Mathili block limits. Threatened by the Maoists, the family of Ganga Madhi, a native of Katua Padar …
  • Odisha: In remote Malkangiri, cellphones and roads are bridging distances January 6, 2020 5:58 am Written by Sampad Patnaik | Chitrakonda | Updated: January 6, 2020 5:36:05 am Arjun Tangul, 17, in his mobile shop. A few kilometres from one of Odisha’s most heavily guarded pieces of public infrastructure, 17-year-old Arjun Tangul of Badapader village …
  • Malkangiri Collector’s missing PA found dead December 29, 2019 6:43 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri Collector’s personal assistant Deba Narayan Panda, who was missing since Friday, was found dead on Saturday. His body was recovered from the reservoir of  Satiguda dam. Panda had come to his residential …
  • Malkangiri Collector's PA found dead December 28, 2019 2:54 pm By Express News Service Malkangiri Collector's personal assistant Deba Narayan Panda, who was missing since Friday, was found dead on Saturday. His body was found in Satiguda dam.  Panda had left his office chamber yesterday at around 1 pm but did not …
  • First Mandia mandi in Odisha's Malkangiri district December 24, 2019 3:36 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: The district’s first Mandia (millet) mandi was opened in Swabhiman Anchal by Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Monday. Set up under the Odisha Millet Mission, the procurement centre was …
  • Mutilated body of newborn found in Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital December 21, 2019 1:54 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Police recovered the mutilated body of a newborn girl from the premises of District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) here on Friday. Some hospital staff spotted the body near the Aahar centre and alerted the police.With …
  • Cement-Treated Base technology fails in Malkangiri November 11, 2019 5:14 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Cement-Treated Base (CTB) technology, basing on which more than 100 roads were constructed across the district, has proved counter-productive. Almost 90 per cent of such roads, built under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak …
  • Six infants die in 27 days in Odisha's Malkangiri November 11, 2019 1:16 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/BHUBANESWAR: AT Least six children in the age group of one to three months have died in Tamanpalli village under Kalimela block of Malkangiri district due to multiple reasons within a span of 27 days bringing back the …
  • SHG to purchase paddy in Malkangiri November 6, 2019 5:12 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: The Malkangiri administration will buy around 8 lakh quintal paddy from farmers during kharif procurement that begins from November 15. For the first time, a women SHG in MV-45 has been roped in by the administration to …
  • Housing clusters for teachers in remote Malkangiri district November 4, 2019 3:00 am
  • The good doctors of Odisha’s Malkangiri village September 29, 2019 4:32 pm When Kumulu Kirsani, a tribal teenager, fell seriously ill on a dull grey morning on September 17, all the ills that keep Odisha’s Malkangiri district backward seemed to conspire against him. Kumulu’s problems rose from just the fact that he lived in …
  • Meet Anupriya Lakra, first female pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri September 10, 2019 2:10 pm Image Source : ANI Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the …
  • Odisha's Maoist-hit Malkangiri gets its first pi... September 10, 2019 1:40 pm BHUBANESWAR: A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27-year-old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha's Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this backward …
  • Anupriya becomes first pilot from Maoist-hit Malkangiri September 10, 2019 10:43 am Bhubaneswar, Sep 10 (IANS) A feat that is sure to inspire many young girls, 27 year old Anupriya Lakra, a tribal girl from Odisha’s Maoist-affected Malkangiri district, has proved that the sky is not the limit as she became the first female pilot from this …
  • Reservoirs in Malkangiri swell September 7, 2019 6:05 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Incessant rains since Thursday have led to a rise in water level of Balimela reservoir in Chitrakonda and Satiguda reservoir in Malkangiri.Chitrakonda dam division officials said water level of Balimela reservoir stood …
  • A bridge too far for this tribal village in Malkangiri August 23, 2019 1:37 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Even after 72 years of Independence, a tribal village in Mathili block continues to remain water-locked due to failure of the State Government to construct a bridge over Dharmadhara river. Situated around seven km from …
  • Rivers of Rayagada and Malkangiri in spate, schools to remain closed today August 7, 2019 2:41 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI/RAYAGADA: Water level in major rivers in Rayagada and Malkangiri is rising with incessant rains lashing the districts since Monday night. Communication between Malkangiri and Balimela was disrupted in the evening as …
  • Rains damage crops, roads in Malkangiri August 6, 2019 4:16 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Heavy rains that lashed Malkangiri last week have caused massive damage to crops and roads in the district. Three persons died due to the rains. According to the preliminary damage assessment report, seven houses were …
  • 5 districts put on alert, schools shut in Malkangiri as IMD predicts heavy rains in Odisha August 3, 2019 4:18 am BHUBANESWAR (Odisha): Odisha government on Friday directed collectors of five districts to remain alert in view of the heavy rain forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). In a letter, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has directed …
  • Rains claim two lives in Malkangiri July 31, 2019 2:58 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Flood has claimed two lives in Undrukonda panchayat of Malkangiri district. The district has been receiving incessant rains for the last four days leaving many villages inundated and cut-off from the mainland. Kawasi …
  • Rain, Maoist bandh hit normal life in Malkangiri July 29, 2019 4:08 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Normal life was paralysed in the tribal-dominated district on Sunday due to torrential rains and bandh called by Maoists to observe Martyr’s Week.  The district headquarters town remained cut off from Motu, Kalimela and …
  • Odisha's Malkangiri losing its green cover to road projects June 12, 2019 6:14 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Infrastructure projects have come at a huge environmental cost in Malkangiri. As many as 2,532 trees of various varieties have been felled over the years to pave way for at least 19 road projects in the district, as per …
  • Husband sets 23-year-old woman on fire in Malkangiri June 10, 2019 8:19 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: A 23-year-old woman is battling for her life after being set on fire by her husband. The victim, 23-year-old Samari Jani, a resident of Banglaguda locality in Malkangiri,  sustained 90 per cent burn injuries and is …
  • Ganja worth Rs 2.5 crore seized in Malkangiri May 22, 2019 6:58 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Ganja weighing 2,160 kg, being smuggled outside the State, was seized by Malkangiri Police in two different incidents on Monday. SP Jagmohan Meena said the contraband is worth `2.5 crore. In the first incident, …
  • Campaigning a low key affair in Malkangiri April 1, 2019 6:12 am Express News Service MALKANGIRI: With just 10 days to go for the first phase polling of the General Elections, campaigning remains a low key affair in the district. Stringent enforcement of Model Code of Conduct across the district has taken the spark out …
  • Development, a far cry for Koya tribals in Malkangiri March 26, 2019 6:25 am Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Marigeta was once a safe haven for Maoists. Today, the only reminder of their presence is a “martyrs pillar” that stands in the centre of the village. When Maoists left the village five years back following setting up of a …
  • Is Dhali losing Bengali base in Malkangiri? March 19, 2019 2:49 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : The BJD on Monday withheld declaration of candidate for the Malkangiri Assembly seat even as it announced names for five segments under Nabarangpur Lok Sabha constituency.  The open warnings issued by its strong vote …
  • Odisha: Naxals kill youth, torch vehicles in Malkangiri March 12, 2019 8:28 am [India], Mar 12 (ANI): A group of Naxals on Monday night killed a youth at Kukurakunda village in Malkangiri district of Odisha and torched several vehicles, police said. According to reports, several armed Naxals had asked a contractor to stop road …
  • Shortage of doctors cripples health care system in Malkangiri January 23, 2019 5:34 am Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Crippled by an acute shortage of doctors and paramedical staff, health care system in Malkangiri district is in dire straits. Nearly half of the posts of the doctors are lying vacant across the public health institutions …
  • Tribal girl from insurgent-hit Malkangiri clears civil service exams December 22, 2018 12:24 pm Malkangiri district is one of the remotest areas and a hotbed of Naxals in India. Bhubaneswar: 23-year-old Sandhya Samarath is in the limelight for clearing the Odisha Civil Services Examination-2017 from insurgent-hit Malkangiri. Malkangiri district is …
  • Malkangiri police counter underage driving November 15, 2018 4:09 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI : District  police on Wednesday launched a drive to track down college students violating traffic norms. Police visited various colleges, including the Model Degree College and Malkangiri College, and collected …
  • Five Maoists Including Two Women Killed In Encounter In Odisha’s Malkangiri November 5, 2018 11:28 pm At least five Maoists, including two women, were killed in an encounter in a forest in Odisha's Malkangiri district on Monday, a senior police official said. Maoist leader 'Randev', however, managed to escape from the area which is considered …
  • Five Maoists killed in encounter in Odisha's Malkangiri district November 5, 2018 3:32 pm Image Source : PTI Representational Image Five Maoists including a woman were killed in cross firing, during an encounter with the Police, at Kalimela in the forest area in Malkangiri district, early this morning.  Additional Director General (ADG), …
  • Cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ wreaks havoc in Malkangiri September 22, 2018 1:27 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Malkangiri is facing a flood-like situation in the wake of heavy rainfall triggered by cyclonic storm ‘Daye’. Korukonda block in the district is the worst hit as it received 403 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. The …
  • Cyclone Daye hits Odisha coast, trigger heavy rainfall; Malkangiri worst-hit September 21, 2018 9:53 am Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic storm ‘DAYE’ hit the Odisha coast near Gopalpur early Friday causing heavy rain and Malkangiri district, which bore the brunt, was virtually cut off from the rest of the state. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) B P Sethi said no loss …
  • Odisha: Malkangiri's first 'train' halts at a school September 11, 2018 3:38 am KORAPUT: The Malyabanta Express has arrived in remote Malkangiri and 13-year-old Lachmi Madkami is ecstatic. So what if there’s no rail link to connect one of Odisha’s most dangerous districts, home to deep forests and deadly Maoist activity. The ' …
  • Two persons swept away in swollen rivers in Malkangiri August 21, 2018 11:16 pm By Express News Service MALKANGIRI: Torrential rains that triggered floods on Monday has hit life and submerged agriculture lands in the district. Two persons, who were swept away in rivers on Monday, are yet to be traced. Nilankantha Kollakora (60) of …
  • Class 10 girl found dead inside school hostel in Odisha's Malkangiri August 3, 2018 10:10 am She was found with cut injury on her left wrist in the computer room of the hostel. Malkangiri: A Class 10 girl was found dead in the hostel of a government-run residential school at Sikhapali in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said on Friday. The …
  • After 46 years, 151 villages in Odisha’s Malkangiri get a bridge to mainland July 26, 2018 11:26 pm Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: July 27, 2018 3:29:24 am Gurupriya Bridge in Malkangiri district. (Express Photo) THE LONG-AWAITED Gurupriya Bridge in Odisha’s Malkangiri district was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on …
  • Malkangiri at top Niti Aayog ranks for making improvement in key areas July 1, 2018 12:02 pm By Express News Service MALKANGIRI (ODISHA): Acknowledging the achievements made by Malkangiri district administration in various key fields, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, the Centre's policy think tank has put the tribal …
  • ‘Paree Express’ gets warm response in Malkangiri June 11, 2018 12:31 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI:‘Paree Express’, the specially designed vehicle meant to sensitise people on various laws to deal with sexual abuse of girls and women, received warm response in Malkangiri. The vehicle, which had reached Malkangiri on …
  • Three sisters die of burn injuries in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police suspects suicide  April 19, 2018 1:53 am Image used for representational purpose. MALKANGIRI: IN shocking incident, three unmarried sisters allegedly committed suicide by burning themselves alive in their house at Talasahi in the Malkangiri town on Wednesday . Even as their charred bodies were …
  • Flagged off at Malkangiri, bus enroute Hyderabad torched by Maoists in Chhattisgarh ​ March 6, 2018 9:54 pm Charred remains of the luxury bus | EPS MALKANGIRI: Hours after it was flagged off from Malkangiri, a luxury private bus en route to Hyderabad was torched by Maoists on National Highway- 30 at Kudthi within Dornapal police limits in neighbouring …
  • Malkangiri rail connect February 20, 2018 9:30 pm 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 February 20, 2018 7:42 pm 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 February 20, 2018 12:18 pm 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 February 20, 2018 11:15 am 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 February 17, 2018 5:35 pm [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 January 31, 2018 12:11 am 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 December 27, 2017 12:35 pm 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 …
  • Rebels kill another Malkangiri 'informer' December 20, 2017 8:11 pm 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 December 20, 2017 3:30 am 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 …
  • Monsoon arrives a day early in Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha received heavy rain on Thursday as south-west monsoon arrived a day ahead of its normal date. The monsoon current, India Meteorological Department said, covered Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, …
  • Monsoon arrives in Odisha a day earlier, likely to cover entire state in next 48 hours June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha on Thursday, a day earlier than its normal onset date. The earlier than usual arrival of monsoon can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is …
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik lays foundation stone for Liquid Medical Oxygen plants in seven districts June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for liquid medical oxygen (LMO) and pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen generating plants in seven districts besides, inaugurating several …
  • Tribals make merry, defy Covid curbs in Odisha's Nabarangpur June 6, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE:  The video of tribals throwing Covid restrictions to the wind during Balijatra festivities in Kanchamal village under Kosagumuda block here, has raised concerns of virus spread among locals in Nabarangpur. Residents in the …
  • Near Chhattisgarh but untouched by Covid June 4, 2021 4:40 am Express News Service UMERKOTE:  Even as the porous borders routes and poor healthcare system remain a challenge for Nabarangpur administration, Balenga village in Kosagumuda block has managed to remain untouched by the Covid pandemic despite its proximity …
  • IMD predicts low pressure over bay, monsoon advancement towards Odisha June 3, 2021 7:01 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A low pressure area is likely to form over north-west Bay of Bengal around June 10 and it will help in the advancement of south-west monsoon towards Odisha. The south-west monsoon usually reaches Odisha 10 to 12 days …
  • Odisha logs record 40 fresh COVID fatalities, 8,399 new cases June 2, 2021 10:26 am By PTI BHUBANESHWAR: Odisha on Wednesday registered 40 more deaths due to COVID-19, the highest so far in a single day, pushing the toll to 2,831, a health department official said. At least 8,399 new coronavirus-positive cases raised the caseload in the …
  • Odisha saw 3.19 lakh Covid-19 cases, 737 deaths in May alone June 2, 2021 8:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While new Covid-19 cases are declining in Odisha, the State reported the highest single-day fatalities as 37 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative death toll to 2,791. As many as 8, …
  • Nabarangpur districtto get RT-PCR lab within a week: Chief Secretary June 1, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The new RT-PCR laboratory sanctioned by the State government for Nabarangpur district recently will be made operational within a week and the district headquarters hospital (DHH) would have an oxygen plant within four …
  • Test positivity rate declines but high share of RATs big concern in Odisha June 1, 2021 5:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha recorded 8,313 cases on Monday marking a drop from  9,541 the previous day. The test positivity rate (TPR) also dropped to 13.5 per cent from 14.5 per cent a day before. However, even as the State government …
  • COVID: Odisha extends lockdown till June 17 May 31, 2021 2:16 am Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Odisha extends coronavirus lockdown till June 17. The Odisha government on Sunday announced extension of the lockdown by 16 more days till June 17 to further stem the spread of coronavirus. The second phase of the …
  • Umerkote SNCU tops in child care May 30, 2021 7:39 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE:  The Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) at Umerkote SDH (Sub Divisional Hospital ) in Nabarangpur district has clinched the first place in the State for its dedicated service. A notification in this regard was shared by the …
  • Congress MLAs seek vaccination of 18-44 age group in West Odisha May 30, 2021 7:39 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  As the number of deaths due to Covid-19 has not gone down significantly in some western Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh, Congress MLA from Khariar Adhiraj Panigrahy on Saturday urged Chief Minister Naveen …
  • 'Better, cost effective than lockdown': Experts suggest to Odisha to go for massive vaccination May 29, 2021 9:11 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Doctors and health experts have suggested to the Odisha government to go for massive vaccination as it is better than lockdown and any other measure to arrest the spread of COVID-19 infection in the state. The doctors and health experts …
  • New COVID-19 cases from cyclone-hit districts add to Odisha's state tally May 29, 2021 6:55 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The tall claims of the State government on improved care in Covid hospitals notwithstanding, the fatality rate continued to rise in Odisha with 33 more succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. According to the …
  • Covid cases drop amid cyclone, fatalities high in Odisha May 28, 2021 4:05 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as the Covid count saw a drop of 42 per cent (pc) amid the cyclone following a 300 per cent dip in the number of tests, fatalities remained high as 34 more succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours. With this, …
  • Odisha records 33 Covid fatalities May 26, 2021 6:51 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  With 33 more deaths in the last 24 hours, Odisha’s daily fatalities due to Covid-19 touched a new peak even as there was a marginal drop in single-day spike during the period. Health officials said seven persons from …
  • Odisha sees highest single-day spike in Covid cases and death amid lockdown, active cases cross one lakh mark May 23, 2021 8:55 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Lockdown with morning hours relaxation seems not to be yielding the desired result in Odisha as the State reported the highest single-day spike in both new cases and death in the last 24 hours pushing the active cases …
  • Odisha reports record 12,852 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths  May 23, 2021 12:32 pm By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 6,92,382 on Sunday as the state reported its highest single-day spike of 12,852 new cases, despite undergoing lockdown for more than two weeks, a health department official said. The state also …
  • 25 Odia workers rescued from Chennai factory May 19, 2021 9:19 am Migrants rescued from ChennaiBHUBANESWAR: The state government with the help of its counterparts from Tamil Nadu on Tuesday rescued a group of Odia labourers who were allegedly held hostage by their employer in Chennai and not allowed to return to Odisha. …
  • Odisha to add 438 critical care beds for Covid patients May 19, 2021 6:06 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With Covid facilities across the State running out of beds, the government has decided to add 438 critical care beds including 70 high dependency units (HDU) at eight dedicated Covid hospitals at the earliest. The ICU …
  • Odisha: Sons ransack Covid hospital over father’s death, arrested May 17, 2021 4:39 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: On hearing about their father’s death at Covid Hospital, Nabarangpur, two youths ransacked the premises and damaged hospital’s OPD on Sunday. The deceased, Sheikh Hussein, of Gadbaguda was admitted to the hospital on …
  • Nalco extends helping hand to State government for Covid fight May 15, 2021 6:21 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR : In view of the surge in Covid cases in the State, the National Aluminium Company Ltd (Nalco) has extended a helping hand to Odisha government to tackle the rampaging second wave of the pandemic by taking several …
  • Covid-19 cases surge as testing ramped up, 17 more die in Odisha May 13, 2021 3:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  After the drop in new cases for the last two days, the number of infections soared again in the State following rise in testing. As many as 10,982 people tested positive for Covid-19 and 17 more succumbed to the virus …
  • Odisha government bid to ramp up production of medical oxygen, cylinders May 12, 2021 7:45 am A worker at a medical oxygen plant in BhubaneswarBHUBANESWAR: Manufacturing and refilling of medical oxygen and its containers will now be included in the priority list of Odisha Industrial Policy Resolution (IPR)-2015. The state government will now …
  • Rain, storm balm for scorching Odisha May 12, 2021 7:37 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  A norwester packing in strong wind and heavy showers hit Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Tuesday. There was power outage and trees were uprooted at many places while slum areas saw some damage to kutcha houses. Bhubaneswar …
  • In 2 Nabarangpur blocks, docs are lone rangers May 12, 2021 4:45 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE:  With Covid-19 cases on the rise, Nabarangpur MP Ramesh Chandra Majhi has written to the Additional Chief Secretary of Health department PK Mohapatra seeking an increase in the number of ICU beds and ventilators at the …
  • Faulty test strategy swings positivity rate May 11, 2021 6:25 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: From a test positivity rate (TPR) of as high as 70.1 per cent (pc) on May 8 to suddenly 34.5 pc next day, Bargarh, one of the worst Covid-19 hit western Odisha districts, seems to have seen the highest drop in …
  • 19 Odisha districts have positivity rate above 20% May 8, 2021 5:45 am Image used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: Nineteen of the 30 districts in Odisha are among 296 districts in the country with test positivity rate above 20%, a list published by Union health ministry shows. Sambalpur has the highest (56.8%). …
  • COVID-19: Andhra, Chhattisgarh borders sealed to check trespassers May 6, 2021 5:53 am By Express News Service JEYPORE:   In a bid to restrict cross-border movement of people during the two-week lockdown that started on Wednesday, the district administration has sealed borders linking neighbouring states of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.  …
  • N440K alert: Odisha tightens the reins on Andhra border May 5, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  With emergence of a new and more virulent strain (N440K) of coronavirus in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Odisha government on Tuesday imposed stricter measures in the bordering districts to monitor flow …
  • Pipili bypoll deferred as Odisha set for lockdown May 4, 2021 3:44 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the State poised to go into a 14-day lockdown from Wednesday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday deferred the Pipili bypoll scheduled on May 16.The ECI said the decision to postpone the election was …
  • Dip in Odisha's Covid numbers after crossing 10,000 mark May 3, 2021 12:06 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the massive spike of 10,413 cases, the highest single-day total since the beginning of the pandemic, the daily Covid count dropped by 23 per cent (pc) as Odisha reported 8,015 new infections in the last 24 …
  • Covid: Odisha announces 14-day lockdown from May 5 May 2, 2021 1:16 pm A deserted road in front of Jagannath Temple in Puri during weekend shutdown on Sunday.BHUBANESWAR: Exponential surge in Covid-19 positive cases has prompted the Odisha government to impose a 2-week lockdown from May 5 till 19 across the state. During the …
  • Odisha records highest single-day spike of 8,681 Covid cases, 14 die April 30, 2021 2:26 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after a 16% drop in new infections, Odisha recorded its highest single-day spike with 8,681 people testing positive in the last 24 hours. The disease also claimed 14 lives, the highest on a day so fat this year, …
  • Odisha: CM seeks waiver of central force deployment charges April 30, 2021 10:16 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: In the wake of the Covid-induced economic slowdown, depletion of revenue and requirement of more funds to address the healthcare crisis, the state government on Thursday urged the Centre to waive …
  • Odisha CM urges PM Modi to waive charges for deployment of Central forces April 29, 2021 2:14 pm BHUBANESWAR: Against the backdrop of Covid-induced economic slowdown, depleting treasury and requirement of more funds to address the healthcare crisis, the state government on Thursday urged the Centre to waive charges of Rs 4,561.23 crore towards the …
  • Odisha records massive surge, 1 in 2 persons Covid positive in Kalahandi April 29, 2021 3:09 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The worst fears of Odisha entering the explosive phase of Covid-19 that has the potential to overrun the healthcare system has begun to come true with the State registering a massive surge of 8,386 new cases on …
  • Odisha enters explosive phase of Covid-19 pandemic as one in every five tests positive April 28, 2021 8:29 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With a massive surge of 8,386 new cases in the last 24 hours Odisha is all set to enter the explosive phase of the Covid-19 pandemic that will add more pressure to the already over the stressed healthcare system. The fresh …
  • Odisha: Nabarangpur to set up five hospitals close to Chhattisgarh April 28, 2021 6:47 am
  • BJP questions Odisha government's preparedness to tackle COVID April 28, 2021 5:45 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: AS the second wave of the Covid-19 continues to be in the upward swing raising concerns over the inadequate health infrastructure, the BJP on Tuesday questioned the preparedness of the State government to handle a …
  • Odisha reports 8,386 new cases of COVID-19 April 28, 2021 4:26 am Odisha on Wednesday recorded a massive 38.08% jump in COVID-19 cases, with 8,386 persons testing positive. It is for the first time that the State has breached the 8,000-mark, causing significant worry for the government. The State reported an increase of …
  • Randapali's Jeypore Gases to supply medical oxygen April 28, 2021 3:06 am By Express News Service JEYPORE: The district drugs control department has given permission to Jeypore Gases in Randapali village to supply oxygen cylinders for medical purposes in these times of crises on Tuesday. The company has been supplying industrial …
  • Test positivity shoots over 16 per cent in Odisha April 25, 2021 7:29 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  As the second wave of COVID-19 sweeps through the country, Odisha too is beginning to enter the explosive phase with test positivity rate (TPR) shooting over 16 per cent (pc) on Saturday.  The State reported 6,647 new …
  • Odisha reports record 6,164 fresh Covid cases, seven deaths April 23, 2021 6:20 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In yet another high, Odisha reported 6,164 new Covid-19 cases, a jump by nearly 27 per cent (pc) from the previous day’s count, pushing the active cases over 30,000.Khurda became the first district in the State to …
  • Centre fails to set up a single oxygen plant in Odisha April 23, 2021 3:43 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Of the seven pressure swing absorption (PSA) oxygen plants proposed six months back, the Centre has failed to set up a single facility in Odisha. Despite oxygen being one of the most vital medical essentials in the fight …
  • Odisha reports 6,164 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths in last 24 hours April 22, 2021 9:45 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In yet another high, Odisha reported 6164 new Covid-19 cases, a jump by nearly 27 percent (pc) from the previous day's count, pushing the active cases to cross 35,000. Seven persons succumbed to the disease during …
  • IPL betting racket busted in Odisha, two arrested April 22, 2021 7:27 am By ANI NABARANGPUR: Two persons were arrested on Thursday after the Odisha Police have busted an Indian Premier League (IPL) betting racket that was being run at Bhagabati Sahi, Nabarangpur. Cash of over Rs 3 lakh, and three gold chains were recovered. As …
  • Bodies of three migrants killed in mishap cremated in Odisha April 22, 2021 4:37 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE:  The bodies of three migrant workers from Nabarangpur district, who were killed in a road mishap in Telangana, were brought back to their native Chikili village in Dabugaon block on Wednesday.  While two workers, …
  • Odisha logs record spike of 4,445 new infections, cases set to explode as R value rises further April 20, 2021 3:11 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With far more infectious coronavirus sweeping the country, Odisha reported a record spike of 4,445 new cases, a jump of over 20 per cent (pc) in a day, posting an all time high single day total in last 24 hours.  Four …
  • COVID-19: Biggest single-day spike in Odisha yet again as 4,761 fresh cases recorded April 20, 2021 3:11 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The COVID-19 surge continued in Odisha as the state recorded yet another highest single-day spike of 4761 cases in the last 24 hours. The pandemic took five more lives during this period. The fresh cases spread across …
  • COVID-19: Police tighten security for night curfew in Bhubaneswar April 19, 2021 8:03 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Commissionerate Police has set up 48 checkpoints in the Twin City to enforce night curfew between 9 pm and 5 am which started from Saturday.  As many as 10 platoons of police force each have been deployed in …
  • COVID-19: Odisha records highest single-day spike with 4445 fresh cases, four deaths April 19, 2021 7:51 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With a far more infectious coronavirus strain sweeping the country, Odisha reported 4445 new cases, a jump by over 20% in a day, besides four deaths in the last 24 hours. The daily caseload surpassed the highest single- …
  • 3,108 new cases in 24 hrs as state sees 30-fold rise April 17, 2021 7:39 pm The 10 western Odisha districts, where night curfew is in force and where weekend shutdown will begin from Friday night, together accounted for 1,407 new cases (Image used for representational purpose only)BHUBANESWAR: The state’s single-day Covid tally …
  • Odisha government appoints 21 IAS officers as observers April 16, 2021 11:15 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  With the surge in the Covid-19 positive cases becoming unmanageable during the second wave, the Odisha government on Thursday appointed 21 senior IAS officers as observers for the affected districts. While Principal …
  • Odisha records over 3000 new infections of COVID-19, test positivity rate nears 10% April 16, 2021 10:24 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The new Covid-19 cases surged past the 3000-mark in Odisha with 3108 people testing positive and three succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. The daily count was highest in the past six months as 3144 …
  • Odisha clamps night curfew across state, weekend shutdown in 10 worst Covid-hit districts April 15, 2021 6:59 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Night curfew will return to all over Odisha and weekend shutdown will be clamped in urban centres in 10 districts bordering Chhattisgarh in view of the worsening Covid-19 situation in the state. Announcing the new …
  • Weekend shutdown returns to 10 Odisha districts April 15, 2021 6:58 pm The government also extended night curfew to all urban areas of the state—from 10 districts implemented from April 5—and suspended inter-state bus services till further orders. (Photo for representative purpose only)BHUBANESWAR: The state government on …
  • Covid-19 Surge: Here's A List Of States That Have Imposed Night Curfew, Partial Lockdown April 15, 2021 11:36 am Restrictions on the movement of people—weekend lockdowns to night curfews—have been brought back in several parts of the country as states scramble to stem the rising tide of Covid-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm the health infrastructure. On …
  • NABARD’s Rs 22,709 crore aid to rev up state economy April 14, 2021 5:13 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has extended financial support Rs 22,709 crore to the State government in 2020-21 financial year. It had made a projection of Rs 90,395.69 crore credit …
  • Amid Covid surge, state govts rely on 'curfew raj' April 10, 2021 4:56 pm In the wake of the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, several states have resorted to night curfews, partial lockdown or complete lockdown. Around the same time last year, the infection level was nowhere near what it is today in most places, though the …
  • COVID: Border with Chhattisgarh sealed, bus services suspended  April 10, 2021 8:50 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE:  In view of the surge in Covid cases in Chhattisgarh, the Nabarangpur administration has decided to block all routes leading to the neighbouring State and suspend the inter-State bus service from Saturday to prevent the …
  • Government bars public transport to Chhattisgarh till April 30 April 9, 2021 7:47 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In view of the worsening Covid-19 situation in Chhattisgarh and adjoining western Odisha districts, the government on Thursday suspended all public transport from Odisha to the neighbouring state and vice versa till …
  • Daily cases surge past 1,000 in Odisha, up by 46% in 24 hours April 9, 2021 7:47 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The number of new Covid-19 cases in Odisha surged past the 1,000-mark on Tuesday, with the state reporting 1,282 cases of viral infections. The infections rose by 46% over the previous day's count of 879 cases. The …
  • 35% jump in Covid-19 cases in Odisha as 791 test positive April 7, 2021 5:32 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha witnessed a quantum jump in new COVID-19 cases as 791 people from 29 of the 30 districts tested positive in the last 24 hours. Fresh infections rose by 35 per cent over the the previous day's count of 588 …
  • Man dies after vax in Puri, autopsy report awaited April 6, 2021 11:15 am Officials said since the beginning of the vaccination drive on January 16, Odisha has reported 110 AFEI, 22 of which were termed serious and the remaining 88 mild to moderate (Representative image)Bhubaneswar: A 57-year-old man from Puri district, who had …
  • Odisha: Infant branded all over body by ‘healer’, dies April 5, 2021 8:35 am A FOUR-MONTH boy died Saturday in Nabarangpur district of Odisha after being branded with iron rods all over his body by a traditional healer. The boy, Muna, son of Trinath Nayak of Lokiguda village, was running high fever and cold for the past couple of …
  • Night curfew in 10 Odisha districts from Monday April 3, 2021 7:41 pm The state’s active cases increased by more than four times in past two weeks from 627 to 2820. (Photo for representative purpose only)BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Saturday announced to enforce night curfew in 10 western Odisha districts from Monday …
  • Night curfew in Odisha's Nabarangpur from today March 25, 2021 8:14 am By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: To stem the spread of Covid-19, night curfew will be imposed in Nabarangpur district from March 25, till further orders. Announcing this on Wednesday, Collector Ajit Kumar Mishra said the curfew will be observed from 8 …
  • Coronavirus fear grips Odisha's Nabarangpur March 22, 2021 2:25 pm By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: Amid the continuing spike in coronavirus cases in the State, Nabarangpur has reported 10 cases in less than a month, taking the total tally in the district to 5,954. Four people of Chaunriaguda village tested positive …
  • Eco cottages at Nature Camp in Odisha’s Satiguda to attract nature lovers March 3, 2021 1:12 am Mar 02, 2021, 01:01PM ISTSource: ANIEco Cottages and Restaurant at Nature Camp in Satiguda was inaugurated on March 01. Situated in Malkangiri district of Odisha, eco cottages will attract the nature lovers. It was inaugurated by Member of Parliament (MP) …
  • Wild bear rescued from abandoned well in Odisha February 25, 2021 4:48 pm Feb 25, 2021, 01:33PM ISTSource: ANIA wild bear was rescued from an abandoned well in Odisha's Nabarangpur district on February 24. A 10-hour operation was started in the morning by the Forest department which continues till evening. They succeeded in …
  • Odisha: Stray violence marks Congress’s bandh against fuel price hike February 17, 2021 1:37 am Cops, Congress workers tussle with each others in BhubaneswarBHUBANESWAR: The state wing of Congress on Monday resorted to a six-hour ‘Odisha bandh’ to press the Centre and the state government to bring down fuel prices. Stray incidents of violence were …
  • Odisha Congress worker dresses like Modi, asks people whether fuel prices have come down February 16, 2021 6:12 am A Congress worker in Odisha on Monday resorted to a unique way of protesting against fuel price rise by dressing like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and going around on a bullock cart asking people whether petrol prices have come down or not. The protest was …
  • 'Mo Chatashalee' to bridge learning gap launched in Odisha February 14, 2021 9:58 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Mo Chatashalee, an initiative to bridge the learning gap in students of Class I to V in the State, was launched in the Capital city by civil society organisations Atmashakti Trust, Odisha Shramajeebee Mancha (OSM) and …
  • Mother Tongue: Preserving the Saura Language in India February 8, 2021 3:48 pm AdvertisementOver 90 percent of the 6,700 languages across the world are spoken by only 3 percent of the world’s population. Although indigenous people make up less than 6 percent of the global population, they speak more than 4,000 of the world’s …
  • Over 1.5 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated in Odisha January 24, 2021 5:40 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  With the State government inoculating 22,364 more healthcare workers (HCWs) on Saturday, the total number of beneficiaries in Odisha crossed 1.5 lakh mark. Of the targeted 1.92 lakh HCWs to be covered by January 25, …
  • Odisha plays on the front foot, day 2 Covid-19 vaccination score at 102 per cent January 19, 2021 12:30 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Surpassing expectations, Odisha on Monday achieved 102 per cent (per cent) of the Day 2 target of Covid-19 vaccination that resumed after a one-day break. The day saw 32,526 people getting the first dose even as the …
  • Odisha meets 100% Covid vaccine target coverage on Day 2 January 19, 2021 5:44 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: The state on Monday crossed its vaccination target for the day by strategically contacting more healthcare workers than the intended number to be inoculated. As many 32,526 got the shot against a …
  • COVID vaccination drive: Odisha achieves 85 per cent; 14,000 get the jab January 17, 2021 5:04 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Anxiety and apprehensions ruled the mind of Class IV employee Biranchi Naik as he rolled up his sleeves for the shot. But all of them dissipated immediately after administration of the first jab of Covaxin at Capital …
  • One dead, three injured in under-construction Biju Setu bridge collapse January 11, 2021 4:57 am By Express News Service UMERKOTE: A worker was killed and three others injured after an under-construction Biju Setu bridge collapsed near Talapadar village of Nabarangpur district on Sunday. The incident occurred when a slab of the bridge being …
  • Odisha starts tracking 61 UK returnees December 25, 2020 2:53 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government on Thursday started an exercise to trace and test around 61 persons who have returned to Odisha in the last two weeks.The list of returnees was shared by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) …
  • Cold wave conditions to last for another 3 days, says IMD December 24, 2020 7:00 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: Cold wave conditions continued to prevail at several parts of the state on Wednesday with Angul witnessing the sharpest drop in temperatures across the state. Even though Phulbani, at 4° Celsius, …
  • Nayagarh makes a dent in child marriage, 41 villages dump practice December 11, 2020 5:36 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Nayagarh, once infamous for child marriages, has managed to end the scourge in 41 of its villages, thanks to sustained surveillance and awareness drives. It may have been in the limelight for the wrong reasons now but the …
  • Bumper harvest brings a maze of distress for farmers December 5, 2020 4:03 am Express News Service NUAPADA: AS farmers’ agitation against new laws opening up barrier-free trade and commerce of their produce rages, maize growers of Nuapada are forced to sell below the minimum support price (MSP) with no market yard available for …
  • Coronavirus in govt focus, malaria cases soar in Odisha December 4, 2020 1:56 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With all attention centred on Covid-19 management, prevention and control of malaria seems to have taken a back seat in Odisha. Malaria cases have risen significantly in some of the high burden districts which had been …
  • DGP Abhay reviews anti-Maoist operations in Odisha's Kalahandi, Kandhamal November 2, 2020 3:58 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA/PHULBANI: DGP Abhay reviewed anti-Maoist operations in south Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh during his visit to Bhawanipatna on Sunday. Accompanied by Special DG, CRPF Kuldip Singh, he …
  • This Odisha MLA is busy harvesting his paddy, vegetable fields November 1, 2020 7:32 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In his paddy field, he is immersed in farming - busy choosing the variety of seeds or the fertiliser to be applied. Off it, when he dons the neta cap, he is ready to put the Government on the mat on several issues. And he …
  • Breaking News: October 28, 2020 | Highlights October 29, 2020 5:12 am Oct 28, 2020 10:26 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha India's COVID-19 caseload crosses 80 lakh India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 80-lakh mark on Wednesday night, 18 days after it crossed 70 lakh, while the total number of recoveries went past …
  • Nabarangpur, Kandhamal among top five aspirational districts September 4, 2020 6:09 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Two districts of Odisha figured among the top five most-improved aspirational districts in NITI Aayog’s Delta Ranking for July 2020, a report of which was released at New Delhi. Nabarangpur and Kandhamal have emerged as …
  • Nabarangpur villagers revive defunct well May 12, 2020 1:51 am Koraput: Residents of a remote village in Nabarangpur district have utilised the lockdown to build a water distribution system from scratch, beginning with the revival of a defunct well. Always faced with acute shortage of water in summer, the residents of …
  • Minor girl ‘gang-raped’, murdered in Odisha's Nabarangpur district December 15, 2019 5:17 am By Express News Service NABARANGPUR : A 16-year-old tribal girl, who had gone missing from home on Friday night, was allegedly found murdered after gang-rape in Gumundoli village in Nabarangpur district on Saturday.  Villagers found her dead body on the …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik launches pilot project to aid Nabarangpur farmers August 29, 2019 4:36 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to improve the socio-economic condition of farmers, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a multi-dimensional farm-based scientific and technology intervention pilot project in tribal-dominated …
  • Odisha-drought-Nabarangpur November 1, 2018 2:34 pm [India], Nov 1 (ANI): The Odisha government on Thursday declared droughts of moderate and severe nature in 19 districts of the state. The calamity covers a total crop area of 2.33 lakh hectares covering 5,533 villages of 66 blocks in nine districts namely …
  • Nabarangpur​ anganwadi centres function sans buildings, basic infrastructure July 27, 2018 1:54 am Express News Service NABARANGPUR: Children studying and having meals in the open and polythene-covered huts do not make for an ideal campaign picture for the Anganwadi programme. But, that is how the Anganwadi centres function in Nabarangpur district. Due …
  • Another baby branded in Nabarangpur to treat his respiratory problem June 20, 2018 1:02 am By Express News Service NABARANGPUR: In yet another case of inhuman practice, a six-month-old baby was branded with hot iron bangles to treat his respiratory problem in Nabarangpur district. The baby was admitted to the district headquarters hospital on …
  • Jeypore-Nabarangpur Railway project yet to start rolling August 8, 2017 4:27 am NABARANGPUR: Even as the Railways Ministry sanctioned the new 38-km broad gauge (BG) line between Jeypore and Nabarangpur last month as per the announcement in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, paper work for land acquisition for the project is yet to start. …
  • Nabarangpur district finds place on Railway map July 10, 2017 5:07 am BHUBANESWAR: With the Ministry of Railways sanctioning the new broad gauge (BG) line between Jeypore and Nabarangpur as per the announcement in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, Nabarangpur district will now come in the railway map of India. The Odisha …
  • Chief Minister reviews Nabarangpur welfare plans April 13, 2017 2:41 am BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked the Health and Family Welfare Department to fill up vacant posts of doctor and paramedical staff in Nabarangpur district. As part of his special focus on development programme undertaken in four …
  • Odisha Panchayat elections: Nabarangpur leader says Congress may tie up with BJP to stop BJD February 22, 2017 9:02 pm WHILE “CONGRESS-MUKT Bharat” has been PM Narendra Modi’s mantra from before he assumed office, in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district a senior Congress leader said the party is not averse to coming to an understanding with the BJP to stop the “bigger enemy” — …
  • Monsoon advances in Odisha, to cover entire state on Sunday June 13, 2021 3:22 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The south-west monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of Odisha and is expected to cover entire State in next 24 hours. On Saturday, the monsoon covered Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak and Balasore, …
  • CM Naveen Patnaik announces COVID package for Western Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday announced another package of Rs 25 crore for management of Covid situation in western Odisha districts. He also dedicated medical equipment worth Rs 25 crore purchased by Western …
  • Monsoon arrives a day early in Odisha June 12, 2021 6:00 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Several parts of Odisha received heavy rain on Thursday as south-west monsoon arrived a day ahead of its normal date. The monsoon current, India Meteorological Department said, covered Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, …
  • Monsoon arrives in Odisha a day earlier, likely to cover entire state in next 48 hours June 10, 2021 1:18 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The south-west monsoon arrived in Odisha on Thursday, a day earlier than its normal onset date. The earlier than usual arrival of monsoon can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal which is …
  • Biju Expressway gets Cabinet boost June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for construction and widening of Biju Expressway at an estimated cost of Rs 448.02 crore for enhanced connectivity in Western Odisha districts. The Cabinet presided over by …
  • COVID cases down in Odisha, but early unlock may prove disastrous June 10, 2021 8:02 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Even as the State government is preparing to start the unlock process in the districts recording a test positivity rate of less than five per cent (pc), health experts warned that the early relaxation may prove …
  • Timing for shops selling farm inputs relaxed in Odisha June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The State government has relaxed the timing for opening of shops selling agricultural inputs like seed, fertiliser, insecticides and farm implements during lockdown and weekly shutdown. The office of the Special Relief …
  • Odisha records highest single-day COVID deaths June 9, 2021 5:50 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as new Covid-19 cases are declining for the last few days, Odisha logged its highest single day fatalities with 45 patients succumbing to the disease in last 24 hours.  As many as 5,896 new cases were detected …
  • India: PM Modi to address nation today as Covid... June 7, 2021 9:24 am Parts of the country are emerging from strict lockdowns as daily viral infection rates wane after a peak in April-May during the second wave. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the nation at 3:30pm UAE time on Monday, June 7. The …
  • Now, Chuktia Bhunjia tribals of Nuapada in virus grip June 4, 2021 7:28 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Nine members of Chuktia Bhunjia tribe, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group, of Nuapada district have come under the grip of novel coronavirus. Five Covid-19 positive cases have been detected from Salepada village and …
  • IMD predicts low pressure over bay, monsoon advancement towards Odisha June 3, 2021 7:01 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A low pressure area is likely to form over north-west Bay of Bengal around June 10 and it will help in the advancement of south-west monsoon towards Odisha. The south-west monsoon usually reaches Odisha 10 to 12 days …
  • Odisha saw 3.19 lakh Covid-19 cases, 737 deaths in May alone June 2, 2021 8:04 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: While new Covid-19 cases are declining in Odisha, the State reported the highest single-day fatalities as 37 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative death toll to 2,791. As many as 8, …
  • Odisha's Nuapada district infection count dips, moves to green zone June 1, 2021 7:00 am
  • Nuapada: Covid count falls to significant low May 31, 2021 4:14 pm Not long ago on May 17, its active cases were more than 2, 000 and it had been reporting more than hundred cases daily till May 22. (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: Nuapada district, which until two weeks ago was as big a concern as Khurda and Sundargarh …
  • Covid-19 lockdown: Which states are extending and which ones are easing curbs May 31, 2021 10:05 am A man sleeps outside a closed shop during Covid-induced lockdown, at Khari Baoli market in New Delhi. The capital has eased restrictions for some businesses but lockdown remains till June 7. (Credit: PTI)NEW DELHI: Across India, states and Union …
  • COVID: Odisha extends lockdown till June 17 May 31, 2021 2:16 am Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL. Odisha extends coronavirus lockdown till June 17. The Odisha government on Sunday announced extension of the lockdown by 16 more days till June 17 to further stem the spread of coronavirus. The second phase of the …
  • Congress MLAs seek vaccination of 18-44 age group in West Odisha May 30, 2021 7:39 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  As the number of deaths due to Covid-19 has not gone down significantly in some western Odisha districts bordering Chhattisgarh, Congress MLA from Khariar Adhiraj Panigrahy on Saturday urged Chief Minister Naveen …
  • Covid cases drop amid cyclone, fatalities high in Odisha May 28, 2021 4:05 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as the Covid count saw a drop of 42 per cent (pc) amid the cyclone following a 300 per cent dip in the number of tests, fatalities remained high as 34 more succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours. With this, …
  • Odisha reports record 12,852 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths  May 23, 2021 12:32 pm By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha's COVID-19 tally mounted to 6,92,382 on Sunday as the state reported its highest single-day spike of 12,852 new cases, despite undergoing lockdown for more than two weeks, a health department official said. The state also …
  • Odisha: Community Radios help tribals to get update on Covid-19 May 21, 2021 3:09 pm These radio stations have adopted 81 villages to generate awareness among communities to deliver key messages on quarantine, social distancing, use of masks, proper handwashing and to prevent misinformation. BHUBANESWAR: Tribal people of some rural pockets …
  • COVID-19: High reproduction value of virus in 28 districts of Odisha May 20, 2021 7:17 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as the test positivity rate continues to remain stable at around 18 per cent (pc) for the last three days, the Covid-19 daily count slightly rose to 11,099 from 10,321 a day before. The disease claimed 21 lives. …
  • Odisha extends lockdown till June 1 May 19, 2021 7:09 am During the lockdown public transport and intra-state movement of public is banned, but people can use their own vehicles or auto-rickshaws and taxis to go for vaccination or Covid tests (PTI photo) BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Tuesday extended the …
  • Odisha yet to release its share of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme May 17, 2021 7:08 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The daily wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in 20 migration-prone blocks of the State have been slashed as the State government has not released its share. Labourers in …
  • Odisha reports 11,805 new Covid cases, 21 deaths; infection tally crosses 6 lakh May 15, 2021 6:35 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The Covid second wave continued to rage as Odisha added 11,805 more new infections in last 24 hours pushing the tally to cross six lakh. The disease claimed 21 more lives during the period. Of the fresh cases, 6,611 …
  • 65 arrested for attacking cops May 14, 2021 5:59 am By Express News Service CUTTACK:  Madhupatna police on Thursday arrested 65 persons including 16 women for attacking Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) officials and police personnel at Nuapada Balisahi. The accused were involved in assaulting CMC …
  • Odisha inches closer to 1 lakh active cases May 14, 2021 5:59 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  The Covid-19 situation continued to remain grim in Odisha as the State reported over 10,000 cases in seven of the last eight days, taking the active cases closer to one lakh. As many as 10,649 people tested positive …
  • Odisha: Kalahandi varsity gets land for campus May 13, 2021 8:58 am The land meant for permanent campus of Kalahandi University in BhawanipatnaBHUBANESWAR: Newly created Kalahandi University has received the land for setting up its permanent campus at Karlapada near Bhawanipatna, which is the district headquarters of …
  • COVID cases in India for a week in Kumbh Mela | Coronavirus pandemic News May 13, 2021 6:49 am New Delhi, India – Participating in the Kumbh Mela or Pitcher Festival, India’s most important Hindu pilgrimage, was a matter of devotion to 36-year-old Neetesh Dubey. A government professor by profession, he traveled to the northern Haridwar district of …
  • COVID cases across India being traced to weeks-long Kumbh Mela May 13, 2021 4:36 am New Delhi, India – Participating in the Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, a major Hindu pilgrimage in India, was a matter of devotion for 36-year-old Neetesh Dubey. A government teacher by profession, he travelled from central India’s Gyaraspur town in …
  • Covid-19 cases surge as testing ramped up, 17 more die in Odisha May 13, 2021 3:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  After the drop in new cases for the last two days, the number of infections soared again in the State following rise in testing. As many as 10,982 people tested positive for Covid-19 and 17 more succumbed to the virus …
  • Kalahandi University gets land for permanent campus May 12, 2021 12:45 pm BHUBANESWAR: Newly created Kalahandi University got its permanent campus at Karlapada near Bhawanipatna, district headquarters of Kalahandi. This is situated at a distance of 18km from the existing campus at Bhawanipatna. In September, 2019, the state …
  • Odisha government bid to ramp up production of medical oxygen, cylinders May 12, 2021 7:45 am A worker at a medical oxygen plant in BhubaneswarBHUBANESWAR: Manufacturing and refilling of medical oxygen and its containers will now be included in the priority list of Odisha Industrial Policy Resolution (IPR)-2015. The state government will now …
  • Take strong action against overcharging by private hospitals: CM to officials May 12, 2021 7:37 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed officials to keep a close watch on private hospitals treating Covid patients and ensure that they charge according to the rate fixed by the government. Strong action …
  • Nor’wester damages displaced slum dwellers’ tents May 12, 2021 4:45 am By Express News Service CUTTACK:  Tension ran high at Nuapada Balisahi under Madhupatna police limits after several persons including children sustained injuries as the temporary tents they lived in were blown away by nor’wester on Tuesday afternoon. …
  • Odisha: At 57.1%, Sambalpur positivity rate among country’s highest May 9, 2021 6:42 am Altogether 533 cases were reported from Sambalpur district on SaturdayBHUBANESWAR: With a weekly positivity rate of 57.1%, Sambalpur has figured among the top 10 districts in the country with the highest percentage of people testing positive for Covid-19. …
  • COVID fallout: Despite government assurance, migrants in Odisha left in lurch May 9, 2021 5:56 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  Even as the State government urged migrant workers not to leave Odisha during lockdown and assured that it has enough livelihood options for them, the fact remains that non-payment to labourers in the government …
  • Webinar on COVID-19 in Odisha May 8, 2021 6:40 am By Express News Service BHAWANIPATNA: To clarify misconceptions about Covid-19 and vaccination, Kalahandi University Youth Red Cross wing organised a webinar on Friday, presided by Vice Chancellor Dr Sanjaya Satpathy and attended by advisors and volunteers …
  • 19 Odisha districts have positivity rate above 20% May 8, 2021 5:45 am Image used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: Nineteen of the 30 districts in Odisha are among 296 districts in the country with test positivity rate above 20%, a list published by Union health ministry shows. Sambalpur has the highest (56.8%). …
  • Odisha launches toll-free number for Odia migrants May 7, 2021 6:25 am Migrants at Bhubaneswar railway station as they wait for trains to take them back to their native places on ThursdayBHUBANESWAR: The government on Thursday launched a 24x7 toll-free Shramik Sahayata (migrant assistance) number to address issues faced by …
  • COVID-19 | Odisha records highest single-day spike, cases breach 12,000 mark May 7, 2021 4:47 am This is the first time since the onset of the pandemic that Odisha has crossed the 12,000 mark. Odisha on May 7 recorded a steep rise in daily COVID-19 cases with 12,238 persons testing positive for coronavirus – a jump of 16.31% in new cases in a day. …
  • COVID fight: To allow entry or not is Malkangiri’s dilemma May 6, 2021 5:53 am By Express News Service MALKANGIRI:  The State government directive to Collectors of six districts to close their borders with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in wake of emergence of more virulent N440K strain of coronavirus has put the Malkangiri …
  • Odisha records highest single day spike in fatalities May 5, 2021 3:21 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  As the novel coronavirus continues to rage across the country, Odisha recorded 8,216 more new Covid-19 cases from all 30 districts in last 24 hours pushing the active case tally close to 60,000 in just one week. The …
  • Odisha scrambles to cope as Chhattisgarh surge hits rural districts May 4, 2021 11:02 pm A 23-YEAR-OLD spent three days under a banyan tree outside his village in Kalahandi because there was no provision for isolation in his small, thatched home. A 48-year-old struggled for 48 hours to save his mother’s life in Bargarh but failed for want of …
  • Pipili bypoll deferred as Odisha set for lockdown May 4, 2021 3:44 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With the State poised to go into a 14-day lockdown from Wednesday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday deferred the Pipili bypoll scheduled on May 16.The ECI said the decision to postpone the election was …
  • Dip in Odisha's Covid numbers after crossing 10,000 mark May 3, 2021 12:06 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after the massive spike of 10,413 cases, the highest single-day total since the beginning of the pandemic, the daily Covid count dropped by 23 per cent (pc) as Odisha reported 8,015 new infections in the last 24 …
  • Covid: Odisha announces 14-day lockdown from May 5 May 2, 2021 1:16 pm A deserted road in front of Jagannath Temple in Puri during weekend shutdown on Sunday.BHUBANESWAR: Exponential surge in Covid-19 positive cases has prompted the Odisha government to impose a 2-week lockdown from May 5 till 19 across the state. During the …
  • Activist helps hapless brick kiln workers return home May 1, 2021 4:25 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Around 58 labourers including four pregnant women of Odisha who were forced to work overtime without basic wages at a brick kiln in Telangana, were rescued and arrangements made to bring them back to the State by a social …
  • Odisha records highest single-day spike of 8,681 Covid cases, 14 die April 30, 2021 2:26 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: A day after a 16% drop in new infections, Odisha recorded its highest single-day spike with 8,681 people testing positive in the last 24 hours. The disease also claimed 14 lives, the highest on a day so fat this year, …
  • Odisha: CM seeks waiver of central force deployment charges April 30, 2021 10:16 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyBHUBANESWAR: In the wake of the Covid-induced economic slowdown, depletion of revenue and requirement of more funds to address the healthcare crisis, the state government on Thursday urged the Centre to waive …
  • DGP urges people to abide by Covid norms April 30, 2021 7:18 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  With State witnessing a massive surge in active Covid infections, DGP Abhay on Thursday requested the citizens not to violate night curfew/weekend shutdown, mask and social distancing guidelines. Addressing …
  • Odisha government’s ‘flattening curve’ claim jolts experts April 30, 2021 4:23 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Even as the Covid-19 re-curve is on an upward spiral with occasional drop in number of new cases over the last fortnight, and the test positivity rate has surpassed 15 per cent (pc) , Odisha government’s sudden claim that …
  • Odisha CM urges PM Modi to waive charges for deployment of Central forces April 29, 2021 2:14 pm BHUBANESWAR: Against the backdrop of Covid-induced economic slowdown, depleting treasury and requirement of more funds to address the healthcare crisis, the state government on Thursday urged the Centre to waive charges of Rs 4,561.23 crore towards the …
  • Odisha records massive surge, 1 in 2 persons Covid positive in Kalahandi April 29, 2021 3:09 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The worst fears of Odisha entering the explosive phase of Covid-19 that has the potential to overrun the healthcare system has begun to come true with the State registering a massive surge of 8,386 new cases on …
  • Odisha enters explosive phase of Covid-19 pandemic as one in every five tests positive April 28, 2021 8:29 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With a massive surge of 8,386 new cases in the last 24 hours Odisha is all set to enter the explosive phase of the Covid-19 pandemic that will add more pressure to the already over the stressed healthcare system. The fresh …
  • Odisha reports 8,386 new cases of COVID-19 April 28, 2021 4:26 am Odisha on Wednesday recorded a massive 38.08% jump in COVID-19 cases, with 8,386 persons testing positive. It is for the first time that the State has breached the 8,000-mark, causing significant worry for the government. The State reported an increase of …
  • Odisha works out modalities for oxygen supply as western districts rush SoS April 25, 2021 7:29 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  As the worst-hit states are struggling with an acute oxygen crisis, Odisha government, in its bid to preempt such a situation here, on Saturday put in place modalities to meet the demand at the dedicated Covid …
  • Test positivity shoots over 16 per cent in Odisha April 25, 2021 7:29 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  As the second wave of COVID-19 sweeps through the country, Odisha too is beginning to enter the explosive phase with test positivity rate (TPR) shooting over 16 per cent (pc) on Saturday.  The State reported 6,647 new …
  • Odisha towns under weekend shutdown as COVID cases breach 4- lakh-mark April 24, 2021 10:07 am By PTI BHUBANESWAR: Odisha on Saturday reported 6,647 new COVID-19 cases, following which the state's tally breached the 4-lakh-mark, officials said. Eight more people died in the state of COVID-19, taking the toll to 1,981, they said. The state's …
  • Khurda accounts for bulk of state’s 6,215 fresh cases April 24, 2021 4:41 am A deserted stretch in Bhubaneswar during night curfew on FridayBHUBANESWAR: The state continues to see a huge jump in Covid-19 cases with a fresh single-day infection count of 6,215 on Friday. With this, it witnessed more than 6,000 cases for the second …
  • Covid second wave claims more youths, people without comorbidities in Odisha April 24, 2021 2:47 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Two youths, aged 24 and 38 of Nuapada district, succumbed to Covid-19 recently without having any comorbidities which are cited as major reasons behind the deaths of patients. Health department sources said with low …
  • Odisha reports record 6,164 fresh Covid cases, seven deaths April 23, 2021 6:20 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In yet another high, Odisha reported 6,164 new Covid-19 cases, a jump by nearly 27 per cent (pc) from the previous day’s count, pushing the active cases over 30,000.Khurda became the first district in the State to …
  • Centre fails to set up a single oxygen plant in Odisha April 23, 2021 3:43 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Of the seven pressure swing absorption (PSA) oxygen plants proposed six months back, the Centre has failed to set up a single facility in Odisha. Despite oxygen being one of the most vital medical essentials in the fight …
  • Odisha reports 6,164 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths in last 24 hours April 22, 2021 9:45 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: In yet another high, Odisha reported 6164 new Covid-19 cases, a jump by nearly 27 percent (pc) from the previous day's count, pushing the active cases to cross 35,000. Seven persons succumbed to the disease during …
  • COVID-19 surge: Odisha’s daily cases cross 6,000 for first time April 22, 2021 7:38 am As many as 6,164 tested positive on Thursday compared to 4,851 cases on Wednesday. New COVID-19 cases in Odisha on Thursday jumped sharply by 27%, breaching the 6,000-mark for the first time since the pandemic struck. As many as 6,164 persons tested …
  • Odisha reports 6,164 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths April 22, 2021 7:27 am By ANI BHUBANESWAR: As many as 6,164 new COVID-19 cases, 2,009 recoveries and seven deaths were reported in Odisha in the last 24 hours, the state health department informed on Thursday. With this, the total case tally in the state stands at 3,88,479, …
  • Odisha logs record spike of 4,445 new infections, cases set to explode as R value rises further April 20, 2021 3:11 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With far more infectious coronavirus sweeping the country, Odisha reported a record spike of 4,445 new cases, a jump of over 20 per cent (pc) in a day, posting an all time high single day total in last 24 hours.  Four …
  • COVID-19: Biggest single-day spike in Odisha yet again as 4,761 fresh cases recorded April 20, 2021 3:11 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The COVID-19 surge continued in Odisha as the state recorded yet another highest single-day spike of 4761 cases in the last 24 hours. The pandemic took five more lives during this period. The fresh cases spread across …
  • From Delhi to Maharashtra: Here’s a list of states under Covid-induced curfews April 19, 2021 11:59 pm With the Covid-19 surge showing no signs of abating, several states have clamped stringent restrictions, including night curfew, and are even mulling lockdown in their bid to stem the spread of the virus. India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases crossed 1.50 …
  • COVID-19: Police tighten security for night curfew in Bhubaneswar April 19, 2021 8:03 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Commissionerate Police has set up 48 checkpoints in the Twin City to enforce night curfew between 9 pm and 5 am which started from Saturday.  As many as 10 platoons of police force each have been deployed in …
  • Mutant strains driving COVID surge in Odisha? 10 per cent samples are 'variants of concern' April 19, 2021 8:03 pm Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  The surge in coronavirus cases across the State might be fuelled by mutated strains as at least 10 per cent (pc) samples sequenced for Covid-19 strains in Odisha this year so far have been found to be variants of concern …
  • With 3,144 COVID-19 cases, four Odisha districts slide into red zone April 19, 2021 8:03 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Four districts came under red zone as Odisha reported over 3,000 new Covid-19 cases for the second consecutive day. The State logged 3,144 cases and four fatalities in the last 24 hours. The death of four Covid …
  • Odisha logs 3,664 new cases, migrant arrival raises the ante April 19, 2021 7:51 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha logged 3,664 new Covid-19 cases, a jump of 520 cases from the previous day, pushing the active cases over 20,000 in a fortnight. Two more also succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours.The test positivity rate ( …
  • COVID-19: Odisha records highest single-day spike with 4445 fresh cases, four deaths April 19, 2021 7:51 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: With a far more infectious coronavirus strain sweeping the country, Odisha reported 4445 new cases, a jump by over 20% in a day, besides four deaths in the last 24 hours. The daily caseload surpassed the highest single- …
  • Odisha reports record 4,445 new Covid-19 cases, inter-state bus services suspended April 19, 2021 6:56 pm Of the new cases, 2,574 were reported from the quarantine centres, while the rest 1,871 were local contacts. (Representative image)BHUBANESWAR: Odisha on Monday reported the highest ever single-day rise in Covid-19 cases as 4,445 people tested positive, …
  • 3,108 new cases in 24 hrs as state sees 30-fold rise April 17, 2021 7:39 pm The 10 western Odisha districts, where night curfew is in force and where weekend shutdown will begin from Friday night, together accounted for 1,407 new cases (Image used for representational purpose only)BHUBANESWAR: The state’s single-day Covid tally …
  • From Delhi to Rajasthan: The states imposing weekend curfews to curb Covid cases April 16, 2021 8:40 pm Amid rising coronavirus cases across the country, various state governments and district administrations are imposing sweeping restrictions to reign in the contagion. From Jammu and Kashmir to Karnataka — states reporting rise in new coronavirus cases are …
  • Odisha government appoints 21 IAS officers as observers April 16, 2021 11:15 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  With the surge in the Covid-19 positive cases becoming unmanageable during the second wave, the Odisha government on Thursday appointed 21 senior IAS officers as observers for the affected districts. While Principal …
  • Covid infections grow by 26 times in Odisha April 16, 2021 11:15 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The current growth rate of coronavirus cases in Odisha has thrown up serious concerns as it is 26.2 times in April against the highest growth rate of 4.7 times calculated in May 2020 during the first wave of the …
  • Odisha records over 3000 new infections of COVID-19, test positivity rate nears 10% April 16, 2021 10:24 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The new Covid-19 cases surged past the 3000-mark in Odisha with 3108 people testing positive and three succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. The daily count was highest in the past six months as 3144 …
  • Odisha clamps night curfew across state, weekend shutdown in 10 worst Covid-hit districts April 15, 2021 6:59 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Night curfew will return to all over Odisha and weekend shutdown will be clamped in urban centres in 10 districts bordering Chhattisgarh in view of the worsening Covid-19 situation in the state. Announcing the new …
  • Weekend shutdown returns to 10 Odisha districts April 15, 2021 6:58 pm The government also extended night curfew to all urban areas of the state—from 10 districts implemented from April 5—and suspended inter-state bus services till further orders. (Photo for representative purpose only)BHUBANESWAR: The state government on …
  • Covid-19 Surge: Here's A List Of States That Have Imposed Night Curfew, Partial Lockdown April 15, 2021 11:36 am Restrictions on the movement of people—weekend lockdowns to night curfews—have been brought back in several parts of the country as states scramble to stem the rising tide of Covid-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm the health infrastructure. On …
  • Odisha: Nuapada struggles to keep cases in check April 15, 2021 9:46 am
  • Odisha issues fresh guidelines to check Covid spread in healthcare facilities April 12, 2021 10:44 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: As Odisha sees a rapid rise in new Covid-19 cases, the state government on Monday came up with a set of fresh guidelines to contain the spread of the virus at healthcare facilities. The Health and Family Welfare …
  • COVID-19: Several districts see high TPR as Odisha reports 1,374 new cases April 11, 2021 12:06 pm By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  With the resurgence of coronavirus infection taking alarming proportion across the State, the test positivity rate (TPR) in some of the districts has shot up exponentially posing a big challenge for the health …
  • Odisha seals border with Chhattisgarh amid surge in Covid-19 cases April 11, 2021 6:06 am Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases in Odisha, the government on Saturday sealed its border with Chhattisgarh and intensified patrolling along the interstate boundary. Districts bordering Chhattisgarh have registered a spike in coronavirus cases over the past …
  • Covid-19: Single day spike in Bhubaneswar touches 50 after 4 months, Nuapada district continues to be vulnerable March 28, 2021 3:44 am
  • Nine CRPF jawans test COVID-19 in Odisha's Nuapada July 17, 2020 6:04 am By Express News Service NUAPADA: As many as nine CRPF jawans tested positive for COVID-19 in Nuapada on Thursday taking the tally to 100 in the district. The jawans had recently returned to the district to resume their duty. While four of them had come …
  • Body of newborn boy found in parents' bag at Odisha's Nuapada district June 19, 2020 3:36 am By Express News Service NUAPADA: The body of a newborn baby was recovered from the bag of his parents at a transit centre for migrant workers in Khariar Road area here on Thursday. The baby’s parents, Tolaram Pandey (23) and Chaturbai (20), from Gadfuljhar …
  • Missing minor from Odisha's Nuapada found hanging near school February 25, 2020 7:06 am By Express News Service NUAPADA: A Class IX student of SSD High School in Darlipada under Komna block was found hanging from a tree, hardly 500 metres away, on Monday. The 14-year-old Samanta Sabar of Chipjhar village under Nuapada block had gone missing …
  • Two Maoists held in Nuapada May 31, 2018 2:01 am By Express News Service NUAPADA: Police on Wednesday arrested two Maoists during a combing operation at Patpani village area under Komna police limits in the district. The duo was identified as Manoj Madkani (29) alias Rosan of Ponjer village under …
  • Maoist posters found in Nuapada March 19, 2018 8:13 pm Nuapada: Maoist posters demanding release of those who are in jail were found in many villages in the district on Monday. The posters were found pasted on the walls of villagers' houses and trees and houses in Nilji and Karlakhamar villages in Sinapali …
  • Bear deaths on rail tracks in Nuapada January 25, 2018 8:00 pm Nuapada: Forest officials of Nuapada range have seized the bodies of a mother bear and two cubs from the railway track near Hanspuri village in the district on Thursday morning. It is being suspected that a train had hit the three animals on Wednesday …
  • Balangir-Nuapada rail link demanded  October 15, 2017 6:57 am Residents of Patnagarh disrupt movement of trains at Balangir station | Express BALANGIR: Members of Patnagarh Citizen Committee staged a ‘rail roko’ agitation at Balangir railway station on Saturday to protest against the meagre allocation of funds by the …
  • Drought may revisit Nuapada in Odisha August 20, 2017 6:15 am Drought I Express Photo Service NUAPADA: Farmers of Nuapada are apprehensive of drought with the rain playing truant in the region. The district has received merely 94.76 mm rainfall against the normal of 327.8 mm this month so far. Rainfall is crucial in …
  • BJP loses in Nuapada polls July 21, 2017 10:33 am Basant Panda Bhubaneswar, July 20: Despite the euphoria over the BJP's performance in the last panchayat elections in Odisha, the state unit president Basant Panda today suffered a major setback when his party lost elections to the zila parishad seat …
  • Leopard strikes again in Nuapada village July 11, 2017 2:31 am Injured Danabai undergoing treatment I Express NUAPADA: An elderly woman and her grand-daughter were injured in leopard attack in Haldi village under Dumerpani gram panchayat of Nuapada block on Sunday night. When locals rushed to the spot after the woman …
  • Death of goats triggers panic in Nuapada block July 5, 2017 3:26 am NUAPADA: After Niali in Cuttack district and Kalampur in Kalahandi, recovery of carcasses of four goats has left villagers of Junani in Nuapada block panicked. A herd of goats had gone to graze in the reserve forest nearby on Monday and did not return. …
  • Sacked BJD leader bags Zilla Parishad post in Odisha's Nuapada May 7, 2017 12:37 am NUAPADA: The BJD received a jolt after Bhanu Pratap Singh Majhi, who was suspended from the party recently, managed to grab the post of Nuapada Zilla Parishad (ZP) vice-president due to cross voting from the BJD. The election to the post was held here on …
  • Locals ransack liquor outlets in Nuapada April 2, 2017 11:21 pm Irate villagers smashing liquor bottles in Godtor on Sunday | Express NUAPADA:Palpable tension gripped Godtor and Sakhatora in the district on Sunday after locals ransacked liquor shops protesting opening of the units near residential areas. The owners of …