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.
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.
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.
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.
A woman infected with Covid-19 gave birth to a healthy baby girl at Brahmanpad Community Health Centre under Chakapada block in Kandhamal district
After undergoing treatment for a week, Shyamghana Panda (83) successfully defeated the virus and was discharged from the hospital yesterday.
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 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.
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.
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: 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]