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News from Keonjhar

16-yr-old girl kills self after molestation in Keonjhar, accused at large 
16-yr-old girl kills self after molestation in Keonjhar, accused at large 

Unable to bear the trauma and fearing social stigma, the girl consumed poison after returning home.  

Tiger skin seizure in Keonjhar: 3 more from family of accused arrested
Tiger skin seizure in Keonjhar: 3 more from family of accused arrested

During the interrogation, the poachers reportedly admitted to killing the tiger by offering poison-laced carcass of a buffalo. 

Keonjhar jumbo deaths: Show-cause notice issued to DRM, ranger
Keonjhar jumbo deaths: Show-cause notice issued to DRM, ranger

"We will definitely take action as the location where the incident took place is beyond the forest limits and there is a road on the other side of the railway track. The location is not a passage for elephants and the road is at a higher altitude," said Shashi Paul, PCCF.

Keonjhar Collector Ashish Thakare deposes before NCST
Keonjhar Collector Ashish Thakare deposes before NCST

Keonjhar Collector Ashish Thakre on Thursday appeared before the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST). 

Poison
Domestic Dispute: Keonjhar man, wife, mother-in-law consume poison, critical

In a bid to end their lives over a domestic dispute, a man, his wife, and his mother-in-law consumed poison at Padana village under Keonjhar's Ramachandrapur police limits on Wednesday

Keonjhar Rath Yatra
Timber shortage: Uncertainty clouds future of Keonjar Rath Yatra

With just less than two months to go for Rath Yatra, the statement by the chief carpenter about the shortage of timber has dampened the mood of thousands of Jagannath devotees who throng the mining town every year for a glimpse of Lord Jagannath on board the chariot.

Keonjhar Jagannath chariot in Guinness Book of World Records
Keonjhar Jagannath chariot in Guinness Book of World Records

The famous chariot of Lord Jagannath in Keonjhar has been adjudged as largest Ratha Yatra chariot by the Guinness Book of World Records. Keonjhar Collector Ashish Thakre on Friday informed about the record on the sidelines of a special function.

Thunderstorm Alert
40-50 kmph gusty surface wind, thunderstorm alert for Odisha districts

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind reaching 40-50 kmph in one or two places over the districts of North Coastal Odisha, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Khordha, Puri, Dhenkanal in 24 hours.

Three dead, one hurt as bikes collide in Keonjhar
Three dead, one hurt as bikes collide in Keonjhar

The deceased were identified as Trilochan Mahanta of Ambuapada village, Ramakant Nayak of Sorasakela village and Sunil Dash of Rudhiapada village. 

Ex-Ward Member Beaten To Death In Keonjhar
Ex-Ward Member beaten to death in Keonjhar, two detained

The deceased was identified as Bhagyadhar Ghana. As per sources, the deceased was called by the miscreants to a nearby pond on pretext of a feast.

Heat Wave In Odisha
Bhubaneswar sears under intense heat, max temperature hits 40 degree by 11:30 am

As per India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre, heat wave conditions will prevail across Odisha as there is a possibility of rise in mercury by 3 to 5 degrees from today.

IMD issues yellow warning for thunderstorm in 12 Odisha districts
IMD issues yellow warning for thunderstorm in 12 Odisha districts

As per IMD, people in Odisha will get relief from the scorching heat conditions in view of the rain and thunderstorm activities.

Internet Service Snapped
Internet Service Snapped In Odisha’s Keonjhar Post Ram Navami Group Clash

Eight platoons of police force have been deployed in the area to control the law and order situation

Group Clash In Joda
Section 144 Clamped In Joda In Post Ram Navami Group Clash

The mining town of Joda in Keonjhar district was put under prohibitory orders by the district administration after a group clash that broke out Monday saw many injured from both the factions.

Breaking Barriers: Salma Begum Becomes Odisha's First Transgender Lawyer
Breaking Barriers: Salma Begum Becomes Odisha's First Transgender Lawyer

The Barbil Bar Association has announced support and assured to extend all possible assistance to Salma to make a new beginning.

Poor Healthcare Facilities Continue To Haunt Patients In Odisha
Poor Healthcare Facilities Continue To Haunt Patients In Odisha

In a glaring example of such poor healthcare facility, beds at the ESI hospital in Keonjhar’s Badbil are gathering dust while the equipment at the laboratory are lying in a dilapidated condition. According to locals, the doctor working there is on leave for the last four months and the nurses and the attendants at the hospital are inadequate. 

Keonjhar Assistant Engineer Under Vigilance Scanner Over DA Charges
Keonjhar Assistant Engineer Under Vigilance Scanner Over DA Charges

Several teams of the anti-corruption wing are carrying out searches of Sasini's assets at Bhadrak, Baripada, Bhubaneswar, Balasore and Keonjhar.

Miscreants Disguised As Customers Loot Rs 20 Lakh From Petrol Pump In Keonjhar 
Miscreants Disguised As Customers Loot Rs 20 Lakh From Petrol Pump In Keonjhar 

Six masked miscreants reached the petrol pump in two motorcycles posing as customers. After filling petrol in their vehicles, they pointed guns at the employee and the manager before decamping with Rs 20 lakh cash. 

Odisha Cop Accused Of Taking 2 kg Fish As Bribe After Rescuing Abducted Girl
Odisha Cop Accused Of Taking 2 kg Fish As Bribe After Rescuing Abducted Girl

The allegations have been brought against the sub-inspector (SI) of Anandpur police station by a family from the locality. 

Odisha CB STF Seizes 2 Elephant Tusks, Nabs 1 Person From Keonjhar
Odisha CB STF Seizes 2 Elephant Tusks, Nabs 1 Person From Keonjhar

The accused, identified as Ramakant Pradhan, was arrested by STF with assistance from the officials of Karanjia forest range.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Re-polling Underway At 49 Booths Amid Tight Security
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Re-polling Underway At 49 Booths Amid Tight Security

Of the 49 booths, while 25 are those where polling was affected in the first phase of voting, the rest 24 are the troubled ones during the second phase.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Doubting Govt Security Measures, Candidates & Supporters Mount Vigil On Stro
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Doubting Govt Security Measures, Candidates & Supporters Mount Vigil On Strong Rooms  

Doubting something mischief might occur to the ballot boxes, the candidates are having their own security arrangements in place around the strong rooms. 

Keonjhar clashes
One Killed, One Injured In Clashes In Barbil, 3 Brothers Detained

The situation became worse after the three brothers attacked Purty with sharp weapons leading to his death on the spot. Munda received injuries in the violent face-off.

Odisha Autorickshaw Driver Remembers Pulwama Bravehearts, Offers Free Ride To Passengers 
Odisha Autorickshaw Driver Remembers Pulwama Bravehearts, Offers Free Ride To Passengers 

The autorickshaw driver has also announced to give free ride to Divyang travellers throughout the year.

Fire Breaks Out At DHH In Keonjhar, Patients Safe
Fire Breaks Out At DHH In Keonjhar, Patients Safe

Till the last report came in, the medical staffs and security present at the hospital have successfully doused the flame. Further details are awaited.

Bereft Of Basic Amenities, Odisha Villagers Decide To Boycott Panchayat Polls
Bereft Of Basic Amenities, Odisha Villagers Decide To Boycott Panchayat Polls

The irate villagers staged a protest and decided not to franchise their votes in the elections citing that their long-standing demands are yet to be fulfilled by the elected representatives.

Ailing Zilla Parishad Candidate Passes Away In Keonjhar  
Ailing Zilla Parishad Candidate Passes Away In Keonjhar  

The deceased’s son said his father had been suffering from cold, body ache and headache for some days.

Odisha winter update
Cold Wave Conditions In Odisha Likely From Tomorrow, IMD Issues Yellow Warning

The Met Centre also issued yellow warning for cold wave conditions over the districts of Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Bolangir, Sonepur, Sundargarh and Keonjhar tomorrow.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJD Candidates Violate Covid Norms In Keonjhar, Opposition Cries Foul
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJD Candidates Violate Covid Norms In Keonjhar, Opposition Cries Foul

Terming the the incident as 'unfortunate', Majhi condemned the inaction of the administration towards the violators.

Newborn Baby
Newborn Baby Declared Dead By Doctors, Found Alive During Funeral In Odisha’s Keonjhar

The shaken family took the baby in a bag and arranged for a funeral at their village. However, when they were about to bury the baby, the newborn was found to be breathing and crying

Cold Conditions To Prevail In Odisha; IMD Issues Yellow Warning For Dense Fog
Cold Conditions To Prevail In Odisha; IMD Issues Yellow Warning For Dense Fog

As per IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar, the minimum (night) temperature is likely to fall by 2 to 3 degree Celsius during the next two days. Subsequently, there will be no large change in the minimum temperature in the State.

Orphan Siblings
3 Orphan Siblings In Odisha's Keonjhar Stare At Uncertain Future

Three siblings at Birikala under Joda block in Keonjhar district are staring at an uncertain future after losing their parents

Covid Surge: Maa Tarini Temple To Remain Out Of Bounds For Devotees On Makar Sankranti
Covid Surge: Maa Tarini And Other Temples To Remain Out Of Bounds For Devotees On Makar Sankranti

The district administration has decided to close the temple on January 14 to avoid crowding at the shrine on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a notification stated.

Omicron Update
28 New Omicron Cases Detected In Odisha, Mutant Infection Tally Breaches 100-Mark

With the fresh cases, the total number of Omicron infection has reached 103 in the State.

Omicron Cases in Odisha
One More Omicron Case Detected In Odisha, Tally Touches 9

The parents and family members of the returnee were tested for Covid-19 twice after he was tested positive. However, they were found negative both times. 

Dense Fog Alert For 7 Odisha Districts, Rain Likely In 8 Districts; Check IMD’s Forecast
Dense Fog Alert For 7 Odisha Districts, Rain Likely In 8 Districts; Check IMD’s Forecast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted that there will be no significant change in the minimum temperature during the next three days. However, the minimum temperature will gradually fall by 2 to 4 degree Celsius thereafter.

Govt College of Engineering, Keonjhar
Post Students’ Protest, Keonjhar Engineering College Invites Applications For Regular Faculty Positions

The recruitment will be done ‘in the scale of pay as per 7th Pay Commission with Entry Pay of Rs 144200 per month in Level 14 for Professor, Entry Pay of Rs 131400 per month in Level 13A1 for Associate Professor

Cold Wave Alert: Minimum Temp To Drop Below Normal By 4-5 Degrees In Interior Odisha
Cold Wave Alert: Minimum Temp To Drop Below Normal By 4-5 Degrees In Interior Odisha

It is pertinent to mention here that normal life across Odisha has been adversely hit due to intense cold wave conditions that have been prevailing for the past couple of days. 17 places in Odisha recorded temperature as low as 10 degree Celsius on Tuesday night.

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