News from Kalahandi

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.

Cold Conditions
Minimum temp drops below 15 degrees in 19 places in Odisha; check coldest districts

India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday informed 19 places in Odisha recorded minimum (night) temperature below 15 degree Celsius.

From tribal-dominated Kalahandi to Bhubaneswar – Journey of lady blackmailer Archana Nag
From tribal-dominated Kalahandi to Bhubaneswar – Journey of lady blackmailer Archana Nag

Jagabandhu hails from a below-poverty family in Jaleswar of Balasore district. Till now, his family lives in a thatched hut in the village. There was a time when he worked as an assistant at his father’s small grocery store.

Hundreds of animals sacrificed during Goddess Manikeshwari’s Chhatar Yatra in Kalahandi
Hundreds of animals sacrificed during Goddess Manikeshwari’s Chhatar Yatra in Kalahandi

As there were no Covid-related restrictions, the festival was observed with public participation after a gap of two years.

Woman gets husband married off to transgender
Woman gets husband married off to transgender

It is unclear if Fakir will stay with both of them or the couple will go separate ways.

Rain Forecast
Depression weakens; Low-pressure-triggered rain to intensity in coming days

As per IMD, the system is likely to move nearly northwestwards across Madhya Pradesh during next 48 hours.

Incessant Rainfall: Jalaka river crosses danger mark, breach in Indravati canal
Incessant Rainfall: Jalaka river crosses danger mark, breach in Indravati canal

Residents who are already reeling under severe loss due to the flood last month, anticipated more loss. 

Orange Warning For Heavy Rainfall
Low pressure update: IMD issues orange warning for heavy rainfall in Odisha districts

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday issued heavy rainfall alert for several districts in Odisha.

Koshal state demand
‘Koshal’ state demand: Western Odisha observes bandh demanding separate statehood

People across Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Deogarh, Sonepur, Boudh and Bolangir staged dharnas and also hit the streets seeking formation of a separate Koshal state

Heavy Rainfall Alert
Heavy rainfall warning issued for several Odisha districts; check IMD’s forecast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha in the next few days.

Yellow Warning For Thunderstorm
Thunderstorm with lightning alert for several Odisha districts, check updates

Malkangiri recorded the highest maximum temperature of 36 degree Celsius on Sunday.

Family forced to carry body in swollen nullah to cremate it
Family forced to carry body in swollen 'nullah' for cremation

Though residents have been demanding construction of a bridge over the nullah but the government is yet to do the needful.

Admin’s failure prompts man to immolate self
Admin’s failure prompts man to immolate self

“As the district administration failed to give justice to me,  I decided to immolate myself in front of the administration,” said Khetrachandra.

Twin low pressure systems likely over Bay of Bengal by Aug 7 & 13; heavy rain in store for Odisha
Twin low pressure over Bay of Bengal by Aug 7 & 13; heavy rain in store for Odisha

As per sources, the second system may intensify into a depression triggering heavy rainfall. The enhanced rainfall activity may dampen the Independence Day celebrations in the State on August 15.

Low Pressure Update
Low pressure area likely by Aug 7; IMD issues orange warning for heavy rainfall in Odisha

A low pressure system is likely form over Northwest & adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal around August 7, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.

Man kills girlfriend, hangs her from a tree
Man kills girlfriend, hangs her from a tree

The girl’s boyfriend was detained who confessed to killing the girl during interrogation, police sources said.

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