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.
After witnessing a steady decline in number of daily covid-19 cases, Odisha once again registered an upswing in the infection figures with 10982 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours, causing significant worry for the State which is currently under lockdown to check rising cases.
Several places across Odisha especially coastal parts are likely to experience thunderstorm activities including light to moderate rain accompanied by gusty surface winds on Tuesday.
The number of daily Covid -19 positive cases continues to drop for the fourth consecutive day in Odisha. The State reported 9,793 fresh cases with 18 fatalities in last 24 hours.
Odisha continues to witness a dip in number of Covid 19 cases for last three days. The number of daily infections which stood at 10,635 yesterday has come down to 10,031 today. The total caseload has mounted to 54, 4873 following today’s figures.
Phulbani/Bhawanipatna: Amid the second wave Covid-19 scare in the State, Micro Containment Zones have been declared in parts of Phulbani Municipality in Kandhamal district and a village in Kalahandi district on Saturday. The Kandhamal district administration on Saturday declared School Sahi of Dakpala village and five houses in Masterpada under Ward No- 5 of Phulbani […]
Bhawanipatna: A 15-year-old girl has allegedly been raped by her school teacher multiple times at Madanpur Rampur area here in Kalahandi district. Family members of the girl alleged that the teacher has raped the girl several time in last two years by luring her in his talks. The teacher had also eloped her away to […]
Bhawanipatna: In an unfortunate incident, a youth allegedly killed the mother of a girl he was in love with at Karlakhunta village under Kesinga police limits here in Kalahandi district on Monday. The deceased identified as Sindhu Bag (55) faced the wrath of the youth while trying to save her daughter Ranjita from the murderous […]
Kalahandi: An alleged spooky encounter in the dead of the night in a remote village which was captured on camera has created a sensation in the tribal dominated district after the video went viral on Thursday. The alleged video was shot by a villager from Chikili village under Junagarh block of Kalahandi district. As per […]
Bhawanipatna/Keonjhar: Four persons including a five-year-old baby girl died in two separate road accidents in Kalahandi and Keonjhar districts on Thursday. As per reports, three persons including a five-year-old girl lost their lives after a bike they were riding collided head-on with a bus at Dangariguda square under Golamunda police limits near Dharmagarh. Though the […]
Kalahandi: A girl was burnt to death after a fire broke out in her house at Khapramal village under the Koksara police limits in the district on Monday. According to reports, the fire occurred due to some unknown reasons when no other family members of the girl were present in the house. The fire spread […]
Kalahandi: The three-member Central team inspecting the reason behind the deaths of seven elephants at the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district on Wednesday confirmed hemorrhagic septicemia (HS) as the reason behind the mass fatalities of the pachyderms. The officials have confirmed that the jumbos died due to hemorrhagic septicemia and also expressed their satisfaction […]
Kalahandi: If you think criminal gangs only loot cash, valuables or rob vehicles on the highway, here is a gang which will prove you wrong. On Tuesday, the Kokosara police in the district rounded up a gang of four who specialised in looting electricity poles waiting for installation. They would cut the long iron poles […]
Bhawanipatna: Kalahandi police on Tuesday busted an inter-state marriage racket and arrested four of its members including two women on charges of duping lakhs of rupees from several people. The accused have been identified as Eli Mahanta from Sundargarh and her associates- Birbal Sharma form Kantabanji, Mina Gupta and Sraban Soni from Chhattisgarh. The modus […]
Kalahandi: Looks can be deceptive as is the case with Rohan Patra, a Class II boy of Odisha’s Kalahandi. In the first instance, Rohan might look naive but he is apparently gifted with amazing memorizing capabilities. The child prodigy can flawlessly recite multiplication tables till 100 without a tint of error. Rohan is the third […]
Bhawanipatna: A livestock inspector at Karlapat sanctuary here in Kalahandi district has been placed under suspension by Chief District Veterinary Officer (CDVO) for dereliction of duty. The official, Ganesh Pujari, allegedly failed to discharge his duty as per norms during vaccination of cattle that was necessitated following mass death of elephants in the sanctuary due […]
Bhawanipatna: One more elephant calf was found dead near a nullha at Ghusurigudi in Karlapata wildlife sanctuary taking the toll to seven within a gap of 20 days. The death was due to suspected haemorrhagic septicaemia, sources said. Earlier, six elephants-all pregnant- died of the bacteria infection. Carcasses of five pachyderms were recovered from Ghusurigudi […]
Bhawanipatna: A three-member team of experts which visited the elephant death sites in Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district today concluded that high stress level in elephants body led to the outbreak of septicaemia resulting in death of six female elephants within a gap of two weeks. The team visited sensitive places including Tentulipadar and […]
Bhawanipatna: A three-member Central team of Ministry of team of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change will reach Kalahandi today to investigate the mysterious deaths of six elephants at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in the district. The Central experts team will reach Kalahandi by today evening, informed Kalahandi Divisional Forest Officer (DFO). According to reports, […]
Bhawanipatna: In another exercise to contain the spate of elephant deaths at Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district, the forest department of Odisha has started using drone cameras in the range to track the movement of the jumbos. “The deployment of drones will be useful for the forest officials to mount surveillance over the jumbos […]
Kalahandi: The M Rampur Police here has nabbed three persons including two minor boys on charges of extorting money from people by posing as Maoists. Based on a complaint filed on February 13, a team of M Rampur police station led by Sub-Inspector Dasia Seth launched an investigation and managed to catch hold of accused […]
Bhawanipatna: One more female elephant died due to septicaemia in the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary here in Kalahandi district on Sunday. With the fresh death, the wildlife sanctuary witnessed six elephant deaths within a gap of 14 days. Kalahandi RCCF Sudipta Dash informed that the carcass of jumbo was found in the same place where other […]
Bhawanipatana: One more elephant reportedly died in Karlapat wildlife sanctuary here in Kalahandi district taking the toll to five in last 13 days. Veterinary experts attributed the death of the animal to haemorrhagic septicaemia. The deaths of the five elephants in last 13 days have been reported from near Ghusurigudi nullah in the sanctuary. The […]
Bhubaneswar: A killer bacteria is feared to be swarming through the forests of Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district where at least four elephants have been killed since last two weeks, prompting the State forest department to send an expert team to the protected area on Saturday. According to reports, at least four female elephants […]
Bhawanipatna/Bhubaneswar: One more elephant died near Jakama village under the Karlapat Sanctuary in Kalahandi district on Friday, taking the total number of deaths to four in 12 days. Though the exact reason of the death is yet to be ascertained, the Odisha PCCF Sashi Paul hinted at the contaminated water in the nearby nullah as […]
Kalahandi: Jumbo death continues unabated in Odisha as one more full-grown elephant was found dead at the Karlapata wildlife century in the district on Friday morning. The carcass of the giant was found near the Ghusuri Ghudi waterfall in Kalahandi south forest division of the Karlapata wildlife sanctuary. Divisional Forest Officer, T. Ashok Kumar has […]