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.
Several parts of Odisha will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall between September 12 and September 14, 2021. An ‘Orange Warning’ for several districts has also been issued by the IMD.
A huge stash of life-saving medicines was found dumped on Bhangapadar main road under Lanjigarh block in Kalahandi district
Heavy rainfall is also likely to occur in some places in southern and coastal belt of the State in the next 24 hours.
An elderly man ended his life by jumping into his wife’s funeral pyre at Sialjodi village under Golamunda block in Kalahandi district
Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recognised Kalahandi University in Bhawanipatna as a university under Section (F) of the UGC Act 1956.
CRPF jawans busted a Maoist hideout at Niyamgiri hills near Tadijhola forest under Lanjigarh block in Kalahandi district and seized huge cache of explosives, arms and ammunition and other Mao articles from the spot
A breach of around 10 feet in the left bank of the canal had occurred on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday leaving acres of agricultural land in the region submerged.
The breach caused massive damage to hectares of paddy fields in the lower catchment areas of the canal
A 10-year-old boy was allegedly hacked to death by a man in an inebriated state at a remote village in Kalahandi district.
WODC Chairman AK Tripathy said this after visiting different places in Kalahandi district and reviewing the developmental scenario on Sunday.
The Public Prosecutor identified as Ashutosh Mishra, who was arrested by the vigilance in a bribery case in first week of this month, was nabbed again by the anti-graft agency for accumulating disproportionate properties.
The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, Chhattisgarh was first tipped off regarding the illegal trade from a customer and it alerted the Kalahandi forest department which swung into action by forming a special team to deal with the case.
Wildlife officials busted a leopard skin smuggling syndicate in Kalanandi district and sized three leopard skins and two nails of the big cats
Around 40 tribal families residing in a forest on Kalahandi-Nabarangpur border were allegedly beaten up and looted by a group of people from the neighbouring village in the district.
In a clear case of ‘fence eating crops’, a Public Prosecutor appearing for the State Vigilance Department was caught while he was accepting a bribe from an accused to hush up a case in the vigilance court on Saturday.
At just a tender age of 12, she had to come face to face with the harsh reality of life when a heart-wrenching scene unfolded before her eyes as her father, Dana Majhi, walked 10 kilometres shouldering the body of her mother in 2016. However, five year fast forward, Majhi's elder girl Chandini has left behind the grimmer past and scripted success story by clearing the annual matriculation examination, the results of which were announced on Friday.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a 200-bed COVID-19 hospital set up by aluminium major Vedanta Resources in Kalahandi district.
The Covid-19 related fatalities in the State has turned into a major reason of concern as the number of daily deaths is hovering over 30 for the last few days even as the single-day positive cases has come down drastically.
As many as 11,059 new Covid-19 cases and 32 fatalities have been reported in Odisha in last 24 hours. The caseload in the State went up to 7,03,441 while Covid related death toll climbed to 2,516.
Odisha’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with 11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.
Along with the lockdown, the weekend shutdown will be remain in force in the weekends starting from 6 pm of Fridays to 5 am on Mondays in Odisha.
With today’s surge, the Covid-19 positive tally in Odisha rose to 6,33,302 while the death toll jumped to 2,357, informed the H&FW Department.
Bhubaneswar: Odisha's active Covid cases continue to remain above 1 lakh due a steady surge in fresh infections despite a healthy recovery rate.
Odisha again crossed 10, 000 mark in single-day Covid spike with 10, 649 people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours. The fresh cases took the State's cumulative count to 57, 6297.