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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.

Karlapat Sanctuary
Another Female Elephant Found Dead In Odisha's Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary

Kalahandi: Another female elephant was found dead in Ghusugudi forest under the Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary in Kalahandi district on Tuesday. The carcass of the animal was spotted lying in the jungle by the officials Kalahandi (South) Forest Division, said reports. Though the exact reason behind the death of the jumbo will be known after we […]

Cyber fraudsters
Odisha: Kalahandi Police Arrests 5 Cyber Fraudsters From UP

Bhawanipatna: In a major crackdown on online fraud, the Kalahandi police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested as many as five cyber fraudsters from Uttar Pradesh in connection with the online duping of a senior citizen in Kalahandi. The accused have been identified as Abhilash Singh, Parvez Ahmed, Wahid Khan, Sahrukh Khan and Zuned Ahmed. […]

Not Lab Of Poverty But Kalahandi Has Now Emerged As Development Model In Country: Naveen
Not Lab Of Poverty But Kalahandi Has Now Emerged As Development Model In Country: Naveen

Bhawanipatna: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said that Kalahandi district in Odisha has emerged as the model of the development in the country. While addressing a mega event in the district on the sidelines of unveiling of Indravati irrigation project, Patnaik said that some people had wanted to make the district as a […]

Kalahandi Road Blockade
Maoists Observe 'Bandh' In Odisha, Communication Disrupted In Some Places

Bhawanipatna: Commuters encountered major problem as Maoists observed ‘bandh’ by blocking roads in several parts of Odisha including Karlapat Sanctuary near Jakum under Kalahandi district on Monday. As per reports, the extremists blocked Thuamul-Rampur-Bhawanipatna road with uprooted trees and prohibited communication on the route protesting the attack on their leader Barbara by security forces. The […]

Odisha: Wild Bear Sneaks Into Village Temple, Watch Video

Bhawanipatna: A wild bear sneaked into  human habitation triggering panic among locals at Amapani near Dharmagarh here in Kalahandi district on Wednesday night. A video of the animal roaming around the Budharaja temple at Amapani is doing rounds on  social media. Locals who have sighted the animal said that it visited the temple on Wednesday […]

DSP detained
Odisha: DSP Detained Over Allegations Of ‘Betraying’ Woman Constable

Kalahandi: Akshay Nayak, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at Malkangiri, has been detained by the Kesinga police station in the district after a woman constable lodged a complaint accusing Nayak of betraying her after marrying at a temple. The woman constable posted at Kesinga Police Station has also alleged of mental harassment by Nayak. […]

Odisha: Girl Alleges Rape By 55-Year-Old Man In Kalahandi
Odisha: Girl Alleges Rape By 55-Year-Old Man In Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 55-year-old man in Kalahandi district, police said on Thursday. Though the incident took place in the Jaipatna police station area on December 8, it came to light after the parents of the girl, a student of class 6, lodged a complaint on Wednesday. As per the […]

Hyderabad-Bound Bus Overturns In Kalahandi, 40 Injured

Bhawanipatna: In a tragic incident, as many as 40 people were injured, some of them critically after a bus they were travelling in overturned at Badakenduguda near Koksara here in Kalahandi district on Sunday. The unfortunate incident took place when the vehicle carrying around 50 passengers was on its way to Hyderbad from Dharmagarh in […]

Heights Of PMAY Corruption: Sarpanch In Odisha Arrested For Seeking Sexual Favours From Girl In Lieu Of House
Heights Of PMAY Corruption: Sarpanch In Odisha Arrested For Seeking Sexual Favours From Girl In Lieu Of House

Kalahandi: A sarpanch in Odisha was arrested on Thursday on the charges of misbehaving and seeking sexual favours from a girl on the pretext of helping her to get a house under the welfare schemes of the government. The accused has been identified as Ramesh Sahu, the Sarpanch of Salepali village under M. Rampur block […]

Odisha: Police Detain Two ‘Treasure Hunters’, Seven More At Large

Dharmagarh: The police have detained two persons who were allegedly involved in some black magic rituals, ostensibly meant to find hidden treasure, at Rankabahal Village in Kalahandi district on Monday. Chandra Sekhar Sabar, Inspector-in-charge at the Dharmagarh Police Station told OTV that following the receipt of information from villagers, the police had visited the spot […]

Mutilated body found
Odisha: Mutilated Body Of Youth Found in Dharmagarh, Family Alleges Murder

Dharmagarh: Mutilated body of a young man was found from Goendimunda village under Golamunda Police Station in the district on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Dillip Meher of Kaliakani village. It is being alleged that Dillip was beaten to death over a love affair. Dillip went Goendimunda to meet his lover last evening. […]

Chhatara Yatra
Chhatar Yatra Observed Sans Devotees In Adherence To Covid-19 Norms

Bhawanipatna: The famous Chatar Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari in Bhawanipatna was celebrated here on Friday in adherence to Covid-19 guidelines without the participation of devotees. While all the rituals were conducted as per tradition, no devotees were allowed to participate in the festival. Only priests, drummers of Jenabadya and a troupe of martial band ‘Ghumura’ […]

Road Topping Removed By Bare Hand, Video Goes Viral

Bhawanipatna: Resentment is brewing over the alleged substandard materials used in the construction of a road at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), a Centrally sponsored scheme. It is alleged that the black topping on the road could be easily removed with bare hands, the video of which has […]

Odisha: Fear Grips Villagers After Cow Killed In Suspected Tiger Attack

Kalahandi: Residents of Kanakpur village in Koksara block of Kalahandi district are spending sleepless nights following the death of a cow in suspected tiger attack. The carcass of the cow was found near Sahajkhol Reserve Forest under Dharmagarh forest division in the district. The villagers alleged that a tiger has killed the cow and is […]

Chhatar Yatra: SC Stays Orissa HC’s Ban On Animal Sacrifice

Kalahandi: The Supreme Court on Friday put an interim stay on the Orissa High Court’s order of banning animal sacrifice during the historic annual Chhatar Yatra at Bhawanipatna. The High Court had imposed a ban on sacrifice of the animals and birds in and around the precincts of Maa Manikeshwari temple during the festival. Petitioner […]

High Court Bench Demand: Lawyers stage protest at Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna: The Kalahandi Bar Association observed a 12 hour bandh in Bhawanipatna today over their long-standing demand for a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in the district. As per reports, the 12 hour strike by the lawyers affected normal life as almost all the major government offices including the Collectorate remained closed, bringing […]

Food poisoning, Anthrax cases soar in Odisha as tribal rely on wild mushroom or dead cattle/goat meat!

Bhubaneswar: Here is a food for thought for the powers-that-be in the State. Following the lack of accessibility to cheap protein supplement, poor in backward and tribal districts in the State are banking on wild mushrooms and dead cattle/goat meat that is leading to rise in food poisoning and Anthrax cases in Odisha. Though the […]