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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, […]

Ganja Seized
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 […]

Kotagarh PS
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, […]

Odisha: Dispute Between Villagers Denies Cremation To Body In Kandhamal

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 […]

Odisha: Maoists Abduct Two Villagers On Suspicion Of Police Informer

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 […]

Odisha: Maoists Kill Two In Kandhamal For Being 'Police Informers', Warn Of More Bloodbath

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 […]

Two government officials in Vigilance net
Odisha: Gram Rozgar Sevak, Horticulture Overseer In Vigilance Net In Graft Case

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 […]

Traffic cop, Subrat Kumar Nayak sweeps accumulated  sand on road near Gandhi Chhak in Phulbani to avoid road accident
WATCH Video: Odisha Traffic Cop Sweeps Road, Receives Accolades From All

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 […]

Bus catches fire
Watch: Bus Catches Fire In Odisha’s Kandhamal, Close Shave For 30 Passengers

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 […]

Earthquake Jolts Parts Of Odisha, No Damage Reported

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 […]

Christmas celebration
Odisha: Low-Key Christmas In Kandhamal Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

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 […]

Baptist Church
Kandhamal Set For Christmas Carols Amid Covid Restrictions, Security Tightened

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 […]

50 Devotees In Big Churches, 20 In Small Ones: Kandhamal Admin Issues Guidelines For Christmas

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 […]

Cold Wave Sweeps Odisha, Mild Frost In Phulbani, Daringbadi (See Pictures)

Phulbani: Intense cold wave continued to sweep several parts of Odisha while Phulbani and Daringbadi in Kandhamal district witnessed mild frost as temperature in these two places dipped below 5 degree Celsius on Wednesday morning. A thin layer of ice was seen on ground, above the roofs of cars and houses in interior areas of […]

Kandhamal All Set For Subdued Christmas Celebrations

Phulbani: With Christmas around the corner, the district administration of Kandhamal has urged the Christian community to celebrate the occasion ensuring strict compliance of the Covid-19 guidelines. The administration has asked the church heads and other functionaries to allow maximum 10-15 people at once into the churches to offer prayer by wearing masks, maintaining social […]

Odisha: Over 25 Injured As Bus Overturns On Ghat Road In Kandhamal

Phulbani: More than 25 passengers sustained injuries after a bus they were travelling in overturned while crossing Gadiapada ghat near Phulbani of Kandhamal district late Thursday night. The incident took place at around 12 AM. The private bus ‘Raja’ was enroute to Bhubaneswar from Tikabali of the district when the driver of the vehicle lost […]

Maoist killed
Woman Maoist Neutralised By Security Forces In Kandhamal

Phulbani/Cuttack: One woman cadre Maoist was shot dead in an exchange of fire between Left-Wing Extremists (LWE) and the security forces on Friday informed the Director General (DG) of Odisha Police. As per reports, firearms and four rounds of bullets and other Maoists articles were recovered from the spot. A press release issued by the […]

winter in Odisha
No Respite From Cold In Odisha As 14 Places Record Temperature Below 14 Degree C, Phulbani Shivers At 8.3

Bhubaneswar: Mercury continued to drop at several places of the State with 14 cities recording night temperature below 14 degree Celsius on Saturday. Sonepur was the coldest in the State with 7.6 degree Celsius, informed the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar. Phulbani recorded 8.3 degree Celsius followed by Daringbadi 9 degree, Angul 10 degree, Bhawanipatna […]

Odisha winter
Odisha’s Kandhamal In The Grip Of Shivering Cold, Foggy Conditions

Kandhamal: Over the last few days, cold wave condition seems to be tightening its grip in Odisha’s Kandhamal district. Chilly winds coupled with dense fog conditions has made things bittersweet for people here as they are bracing up for a harsh winter this year. Official MeT reports suggest mercury has plummeted to below 12 degree […]

Odisha: Last Rites Of 'Kalia' Performed At His Native Village; Condolences Pour In

Phulbani: The last rites of Kalia, one of the separated conjoined twins from Odisha who died while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack last night, were performed at his native Milipada village under Phiringia block in Kandhamal district, on Thursday. Five-year-old Kalia’s cremation was solemnised as per the tribal rituals […]

Ganja Cultivation Worth Rs 1.5 Cr Destroyed In Kandhamal, Over 4 Cr Razed in 15 Days
Ganja Cultivation Worth Rs 1.5 Cr Destroyed In Kandhamal, Over 4 Cr Razed in 15 Days

Kandhamal: Intensifying its crackdown on the cultivation and supply of illegal cannabis, a joint team of the Kandhamal police and Excise department officials destroyed ganja cultivation on acres of lands in different forest areas here in the district. Acting on a tipoff, the police and excise sleuths conducted crackdown in Kudutuli, Jampadar, Janagual areas under […]

Ganja Cultivation
Odisha: Ganja Cultivation Worth Rs 1.55 Cr Destroyed By Excise Staff In Kandhamal

Phulbani: A joint team of Kandhamal Police and Excise officials on Sunday destroyed illegal ganja cultivation on acres of lands in different forest areas of Dudduki panchayat under Sadar police limits in Kandhamal district. The police and excise sleuths were tipped off about illegal cultivation following which a joint team was set up to conduct […]

Kandhamal: Wife Of Phiringia BDO Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances

Phulbani: Mystery shrouds the death of the wife of Rashmiranjan Mahanta, BDO of Phiringia in Kandhamal district, whose body was recovered under strange circumstances Wednesday night. The body has been kept at the Phulbani hospital for an autopsy. It was surprising to see that despite informing the family members about her death and asking them […]

Daringbadi, Kandhamal
Covid-19 Pandemic: Kandhamal Imposes Ban On Visiting Picnic, Tourist Spots

Phulbani: In view of the arriving winter and as a safety measure to check the spread of Covid-19 infection in the region, the Kandhamal district administration on Wednesday announced that all tourist destinations and picnic spots in the district will remain out of bounds for people till November 30, 2020. However, resorts belonging to the […]

Ganja cultivation
Kandhamal: Over Rs 90 Lakh Worth Ganja Cultivation Set On Fire

Kandhamal: The crackdown on the production and supply of illegal cannabis gathered steam as a joint team of Baliguda Police and Excise department destroyed Ganja cultivation worth over Rs 90 lakh burning the crop, spread across several places in the district, on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, personnel from the Baliguda Police and Excise department […]