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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.

Odisha Conjoined Twins Survivor Jaga Gets Baby Sister Subhadra
Odisha Conjoined Twins Survivor Jaga Gets Baby Sister Subhadra

Surviving conjoined twins from Kandhamal district in Odisha, Jaga who had lost his brother Balia last year, has been blessed with a baby sister

Woman Maoist Surrenders
Woman Maoist Of KKBN Division Surrenders In Odisha

A woman Maoist-Kanti Mallick, an active member of KKBN Division of Odisha State Committee, surrendered before Kandhamal Police

Odisha To Establish More Eco-Retreat Camps
Odisha To Establish More Eco-Retreat Camps, Starts Motorcycling Fest In Kandhamal

Last year, an eco-retreat camp was started at Daringbadi and it got an encouraging response.

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Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati: The Forgotten Monk Who Gave His Life For Banavasis Of Odisha

Swami Lakshmanananda had taken a vow to fight the menace of religious conversion by working for the development of the downtrodden classes of Kandhamal, Odisha.

Woman Pushes 2 Kids To Death, Attempts Suicide In Odisha
Woman Pushes 2 Kids To Death, Attempts Suicide In Odisha

Bhagyalaxmi Patra had a quarrel with her husband M Rajesh Patra over some unknown issues and left home along with their two children yesterday. 

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Odisha Sees Its Biggest Toll Of 68 Covid Fatalities

Odisha reported its highest toll of 68 deaths due to Covid infection taking the overall number of fatalities to 4,730 in the pandemic

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Man Carries Wife’s Body Alone As Hospital Staff Deny Help; Video Goes Viral

In a heart-rending incident that would hurt the collective conscience of the society, a man was forced to carry the body of his wife alone as medical staff didn’t lend a hand fearing Covid infection.

Poor Internet Connectivity Shadows Online Classes In Odisha's Hilly Terrains
Poor Internet Connectivity Shadows Online Classes In Odisha's Hill Districts

The Covid-19 pandemic-induced lockdown has left each and every sector in disarray and education is no exception. 

Kerala-Bound Bus Staff Beaten By Sarpanch In Kandhamal; Video Goes Viral

Employees of a private bus heading towards Kerala were allegedly beaten up by a local sarpanch at Chanchedi village under K. Nuagaan block in Kandhamal district.

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Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Effect! Odisha Sees Dramatic Decline In Single-Day Covid Spike, No Let Up In Fatalities

The single-day spike in Covid-19 cases in the State witnessed a drastic fall with only 6,736 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours even as there is no break in the rising cases of fatalities.

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.

Odisha Covid-19 cases
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.

Covid Cases
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.

Corona cases
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 […]