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.
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, […]
Phulbani: Tension flared up near Majumaha village under Raikia Police limits here on Thursday after a group of locals staged dharna on the road accusing another community in the village for denying them rights in cremating a local resident in the graveyard. As per reports, the relatives of Gondala Digal who passed away Wednesday evening […]
Kandhamal: Maoists continue to unleash terror in the district with the kidnapping of two civilians from Gumma village suspecting them to be police informers. The fresh violence has been reported a day after the red rebels killed two villagers including the son of a local sarpanch in the district on the same suspicion. Sources said […]
Kandhamal: Panic gripped Baliguda area on Saturday after Maoists brutally murdered two villagers in Belaghara police limits of the district on the suspicion of being police informers. While one body was lying in a pool of blood near Bhandarangi panchayat office, the body of other person was recovered from near Guchaguda village, sources said. The […]
Nabarangpur/Kandhamal: Two government officials from Odisha have landed in Vigilance net on graft charges in two separate developments in the State in the last two days. Vigilance officials on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at the houses and office of Himanchal Bagh, Gram Rozgar Sevak of Singhsari GP under Umerkote block of Nabarangpur district for allegedly […]
Phulbani: It was a pleasant surprise for commuters on a busy road at Phulbani on Wednesday morning to find a traffic policeman sweeping the road to clear off layers of sand that posed imminent threat to motorists, two wheeler riders in particular. Needless to say the extraordinary care and concern of the man in uniform […]
Kandhamal: At least 30 passengers had a narrow escape when the bus in which they were travelling caught fire on NH-59 at Kanjamendi square under Naugaon police limit in the district on Monday. According to reports, the private bus was heading towards Bhanjanagr from Baliguda in the morning when the fire broke out inside the […]
Phulbani: A mild earthquake of magnitude 3.2 hit several parts of Odisha on Friday night triggering panic among the residents. According to initial reports, the tremors were felt in Baliguda, Daringbadi, Raikia and Mohana at around 9.45 pm today. The panic-stricken residents rushed out of their houses in fear. As the intensity of the earthquake […]
Kandhamal: Covid-19 induced restrictions failed to dampen the Christmas festive spirit among members of the Christian community, though the celebrations were a low-key affair this year in the district. Though the churches were decked up with lighted altars and Xmas trees decorated with gifts, the attendance at the mid-night masses was lesser as the district […]
Phulbani: Police on Thursday conducted flag march in Baliguda town under Kandhamal district ahead of Christmas celebrations scheduled to begin on midnight of 24 December. Speaking about the preparations by the administration, Sub-Collector of Kandhamal, Subhankar Mohapatra said, “We have had a discussion with all the stakeholders, right from the block level to the district […]
Kandhamal: The district administration of Kandhamal on Wednesday allowed reopening of churches on December 25 for Christmas celebration with some restrictions. Issuing a set of guidelines, the administration has announced to allow a maximum 50 devotees into big churches and 20 devotees into small churches for offering prayers on the occasion. Light and sound systems […]