It was a princely state in British India and in post independence period it merged with Odisha state as Kalahandi district. Kalahandi is an example of disparity/contrasts that exist in many parts of the developing/underdeveloped world. On the one side, this district is famous for famine and starvation deaths and on the other side it is rich with agriculture. Kalahandi is largely an agriculture based economy. During Bengal famine Kalahandi alone had sent 100,000 tons of rice. Located on the confluence of the rivers Uttei and Tel, Kalahandi is a home to some very ancient temples of extensive architectural excellence dating back to the 12th century.
Family members and relatives admitted Sumitra to Dharmagarh Sub-Division hospital on Friday evening after she got into labour. However, she succumbed while undergoing treatment at the hospital
The warning has been issued for the districts of Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda and Bolangir.
Farmers, on the other hand, are staying out near the mandi in the extreme cold weather both day and night to guard their crops.
Most of the government and private offices, educational institutions, local shops and commercial establishments are closed during the bandh. Besides, vehicular movement along the road has also been affected
After learning about his visit, the locals constructed a symbolic bamboo mobile tower and made an inauguration banner for the same bearing Dishari’s name on it.
Ampani Police rushed to the spot after getting information and rushed the critically injured driver Sahu to Community Health Centre (CHC) at Kokasara in Kalahandi district. However, Sahu was declared dead by the doctors.
It is pertinent to mention here that normal life across Odisha has been adversely hit due to intense cold wave conditions that have been prevailing for the past couple of days. 17 places in Odisha recorded temperature as low as 10 degree Celsius on Tuesday night.
Kandhamal district continued to shiver with intense ice-cold chill nights. Phulbani recorded the season’s coldest night as mercury plunged to 3.6 degree Celsius.
To end his sufferings, an immobile Anil, who can barely sit on his own, has appealed for euthanasia. “I am forced to do all my activities on my own as my parents work as daily wage labourers. We don’t have a proper roof over our head. Basic enmities are like dream for us,” said Anil while crying inconsolably.
In a bid to collect strong evidence against Sahu, police had sought permission of the court to examine his signature
Acting on an intelligence input, the Forest division officials headed by Khariar District Forest Officer (DFO) Vivek Kumar conducted the raid in Sinapali and arrested two persons. As many as 42 leopard nails were recovered from them
The battle cry for justice to the murdered Kalahandi Mahaling Sunshine School teacher Mamita Meher saw a major development on Tuesday as her parents moved the Orissa High Court seeking completion of the probe into her sensational murder case in a stipulated time.
Meanwhile, Mishra, during a briefing to media persons at Bhubaneswar, said he would like to raise his concerns over two aspects of the investigation into the murder case wherein the interference by the Northern range DIG was unwarranted.
As per police sources, so far police have recorded statements of 10 witnesses under Sec 164 of CrPC. Of the 10 witnesses, it was learnt that there were 2 Bengali-speaking youths, though the Bolangir police are yet to confirm the same and their links to the case.
Behera was on a day-long visit to the village for the distribution of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) smart cards to the beneficiaries, said reports.
"However, the ultras managed to flee from the spot, taking advantage of the dense forest and hilly terrain."
Earlier today, some protestors belonging to Opposition parties pelted eggs at the Women & Child Development Minister Tukuni Sahu's car during her visit to Narla in Kalahandi. The workers waved black flags and hurled eggs at the vehicle carrying Sahu while she was returning from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's programme
Tukuni Sahu became the second Minister who faced such humiliation after Mishra during the protests for justice for Mamita.
As many as 22 platoons of police force will be deployed to maintain law and order during Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s visit to Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district on Monday
The opposition parties, including BJP and Congress, have scaled up attack on Odisha government and are demanding removal of Mishra for his alleged complicity in the Mamita Meher murder case.
Das also appealed to observe two minutes of silence at 11 am on November 7 at their homes and pray for the salvation of the soul of Mamita Meher and pray for justice for the family members of the deceased.
Child Protection Unit officer Nirmala Sahu and other officials under the supervision of Dharmagarh Sub-Collector Sachin Pawar visited the plus 2 and plus 3 ladies hostels of the college and audited various documents
On the other hand, Congress has threatened to observe Odisha Bandh on November 12. The Congress has warned of dire consequences if Chief Minister Patnaik dithers on dropping Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra from the cabinet by November 10
Raising fears that Mamita might be having evidence about the sex racket at Sunshine English Medium School and the involvement of BJD Ministers in it, Saluja said, “Why did the Minister call them to his Raipur flat. Police have recovered Mamita’s pen drive and laptop. Police should provide the details of the data they have retrieved from the victim’s laptop hard disk".
BJP’s Bargarh district unit on Monday observed an eight-hour bandh in the region to mount further pressure on the government to oust MoS (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra in the wake of his alleged complicity in the case.