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News from Kandhamal

Geographically Kandhmal district lies in high altitude zone with inter spreading inaccessible terrain of hilly ranges and narrow valley tracts. Almost 66 percent of the land area of the District is covered with dense forests and towering mountains rich in green meadows at the attitude of 2000 feet to 3000 feet, the terraced valleys thronged with the colorful tribe. Kandhamal is famous for its local turmeric renowned as 'Kandhamal Haldi' which has earned the Geographical indication (GI) tag .It has also a place called Daringbadi which is known as Kashmir of Odisha.

Women Can Take COVID-19 Jabs Anytime After Delivery: Experts
Odisha Logs 11,059 New Covid Cases With 32 More Deaths

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.

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Covid19: Odisha Reports 11,108 New Cases, 26 Deaths

Odisha’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with  11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.

Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not
Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not

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.

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Odisha Lockdown Extension: Govt Offices To Run With 10% Staff, 33% Strength At Pvt Firms

Extending the ongoing lockdown till June 1, 2021, the Odisha government on Tuesday made stricter arrangements both for the public sector and private sector organisations.

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Odisha Reports 10,321 New Covid Cases, 22 Deaths In A Day

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.

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Covid-19 Positive Woman Gives Birth To Healthy Baby In Kandhamal

A woman infected with Covid-19 gave birth to a healthy baby girl at Brahmanpad Community Health Centre under Chakapada block in Kandhamal district

Octogenarian Wins Battle Against Covid-19 In Kandhamal
Odisha: Octogenarian Wins Battle Against Covid-19 In A Week 

After undergoing treatment for a week, Shyamghana Panda (83) successfully defeated the virus and was discharged from the hospital yesterday.

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Covid-19: Odisha’s Active Cases Remain Above 1 Lakh As State Logs 11,732 New Infections With 19 More Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha's active Covid cases continue to remain above 1 lakh due a steady surge in fresh infections despite a healthy recovery rate. 

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Odisha’s Covid Tally Crosses 6 Lakh Grim Milestone With 11k Plus Fresh Cases, 21 Deaths

Odisha on Saturday witnessed a concerning figure in the single-day covid cases with 11, 805 more people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours taking the cumulative virus infection count to 6,00,492.

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Covid 19: Odisha Adds 10,649 New Cases, 19 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

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.

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Covid-19: After dip in daily spike, Odisha sees surge in new cases with 10982 fresh infections, 17 deaths 

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.

Weather Alert: Thunderstorms, Rainfall Likely In Parts Of Odisha Today

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.

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Odisha Witnesses Fall In Daily Covid Count, Records 9,793 New Cases With 18 Deaths

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.

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Covid-19: At 10,031 New Infections, Odisha Sees Dip In Daily Cases

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.

Security Forces Engage In Gun Battle With Maoists In Odisha
Security Forces Engage In Gun Battle With Maoists In Odisha

Phulbani: An exchange of fire took place between security forces and Maoist ultras in a dense forest in Kandhamal district, a police officer said here on Tuesday. No casualty was reported from either side due to the gunfight that broke out on Monday night near Raighara village under Gochhada police station area. Acting on a […]

Tribal Woman Dies In Odisha's Forest Fire

Phulbani: A 73-year-old tribal woman was charred to death in a forest fire in Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Wednesday, police said. The deceased was identified as Ramabati Pradhan of Bali village under Raikia Police Station limit. She came in contact with the fire while engaged in collecting ‘Mahua’ flower, one of the major forest produce […]

Odisha: Separated Craniopagus Twin ‘Jaga’ To Return To Home District

Phulbani (Kandhamal): The district administration has initiated process to take back ‘Jaga’, one of the separated conjoined twins, to the district headquarters hospital from the SCB Medical College in Cuttack. Following a go-ahead from the State government, the administration has sent a two-member team of doctors to the SCB. The panel will discuss with the […]

Lakshmanananda Saraswati Murder Case: Swami's Son Asked To Return Compensation Money
Lakshmanananda Saraswati Murder Case: Swami's Son Asked To Return Compensation Money

Phulbani: The Kandhamal Police has served a notice to the son of Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati to return the compensation money provided to the latter following the brutal killing of his father and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader in 2008. The Kandhamal SP has written a letter to Lokanath Nath and stated that the Rs 3 lakh […]

Death Threat To Jalespata Ashram Chief: Former Worker Arrested From Rayagada
Death Threat To Jalespata Ashram Chief: Former Worker Arrested From Rayagada

Kandhamal: The Kandhamal Police on Sunday arrested a former worker of Gurukul Sanskrit Kanya ashram at Jalespata in the district for allegedly making threatening phone calls to the ashram’s chief Swami Jivanmuktananda Puri, who is also the successor of spiritual leader late Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati. The accused identified as Mahadev Maharaj was arrested by the […]

Death Threat To Jalespata Ashram Chief: VHP Slams Odisha Govt, Demands Tight Security
Death Threat To Jalespata Ashram Chief: VHP Slams Odisha Govt, Demands Tight Security

Bhubaneswar: Expressing deep concern over the alleged repeated death threats issued by some anonymous caller to Swami Jivanmuktananda Puri, the successor of spiritual leader late Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati and the chief of the Kanya Ashram at Jalespata in Kandhamal district, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday demanded full proof security arrangements for him. Addressing […]

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Odisha: Late Lakshmanananda Saraswati’s Successor Gets Two Death Threats In 24 hrs, BJP Team To Visit Ashram

Phulbani: The successor to the spiritual leader late Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati and the incumbent manager of the Kanya Ashram at Jalespata Swami Jivanmuktananda Puri on Sunday allegedly received another death threat through telephone call. The alleged death threat on Sunday made it two threat calls in 24 hours that left the monk worried for his […]

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Odisha: Bus Falls Off Ghat In Kandhamal, 1 Killed

Baliguda: A man was killed and six others injured some of them critically, when a bus they were travelling in fell off a ghat at Petarabadi under Daringbadi police station here in Kandhamal district on Saturday. The bus was enroute to Ranipanga from Daringbadi in the district when the mishap took place.  The driver lost […]

Odisha: Mao Posters Warning 'Gond' Community Members Surface In Kandhamal

Kandhamal: After a few days of lull, Maoist posters have once again surfaced in some panchayats of the district warning people belonging to the Gond community to stop ‘aiding’ security forces deployed on counter-insurgency operations. The fresh warning posters have been spotted at Jhiripani and Bhandarangi panchayats under the Belaghara police limits. According to sources, […]

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Odisha: Cop Among 2 Held For Ganja Smuggling In Kandhamal

Kandhamal: In a major crackdown, a police constable with another person were arrested on the charge of illegal smuggling of ganja at Baliguda in the district on Tuesday. The constable has been identified as Bisambara Behera, who was working in the Baliguda police station. Acting on a tipoff, Phulbani Sadar police intercepted a vehicle near […]

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Odisha: Woman 'Drugged, Gang-Raped' By Two Youths In Kandhamal

Kandhamal: Two youths have been arrested for allegedly raping a young woman in a forest near Baliguda under Kotagarh police limits in the district. Though the unfortunate incident had taken place in January 29, the matter came to light on Sunday after parents of the survivor lodged an FIR with police. As per the complaint, […]