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Last Rites Of Arindam Das
Mortal Remains Of OTV Journalist Arindam Das Consigned To Flames

The body of OTV Chief Reporter Arindam Das was consigned to flames at his ancestral village at Raikala in Keonjhar on the banks of River Baitarani on Saturday.

Notice Served To JSW Steel In Odisha’s Keonjhar Over GST Payment Irregularities
Notice Served To JSW Steel In Odisha’s Keonjhar Over GST Payment Irregularities

A notice has been served to JSW Steel Limited in Keonjhar for alleged irregularities in the companies GST payment to the government between April 2020 and March 202

man thrashed for Rs 5
Failed To Pay Rs 5, Man Mercilessly 'Beaten Up' In Odisha's Keonjhar

Based on the complaint of the victim, Ghasipura Police immediately swung into action and arrested the accused hotel owner. However, another attacker is still at large. The hotel owner will be forwarded to court today, informed police sources.

Teachers’ Day: Two Teachers From Odisha Show Way For Cleaner And Greener Environment
Teachers’ Day: Two Teachers From Odisha Show Way For Cleaner And Greener Environment

74-year-old Nimai Charan Sahoo, residing at Mahavir Market in Dhenkanal Town is a doctor by profession but he says that planting trees is his passion.

Weather Update: IMD Predicts Thunderstorm, Lightning In Several Odisha Districts
Weather Update: IMD Predicts Thunderstorm, Lightning In Several Odisha Districts

Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.

Odisha BDO Lands In Soup For ‘Misbehaving’ With Villagers
Odisha BDO Lands In Soup For ‘Misbehaving’ With Villagers

Some netizens of Ostapura village brought serious allegations against Ghasipura BDO that the latter is threatening to lodge FIR against them in police station in response to their application for granting them houses under Awas Yojana

Minor Minerals Smuggling Rampant In Odisha’s Balasore, Keonjhar
Minor Minerals Smuggling Rampant In Odisha’s Balasore, Keonjhar

Illegal smuggling of minor minerals has become rampant in some parts of Balasore and Keonjhar. An OTV ground report from the two districts unearthed some shocking details. Unequivocally, people have squarely blamed the administration for allowing the mafia a free run in plundering natural resources. 

 IMD Issues Thunderstorm, Lightning Alert For Odisha; Yellow Warning For Several Districts
IMD Issues Thunderstorm, Lightning Alert For Odisha; Yellow Warning For Several Districts

IMD has predicted thunderstorm with lightning at one or two places over the districts of Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Khordhaa, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in the next 24 hours.

Odisha Youth Loses Fingers In Explosion While Conducting Experiment Watching YouTube
Odisha Youth Loses Fingers In Explosion While Conducting Experiment Watching YouTube

A youth suffered critical injuries on his hand after an explosion while he was conducting experiments using electrical equipment by watching YouTube tutorials.

Villagers Lock Up Sarpanch & PEO In Odisha Alleging Irregularities In PMAY
Villagers Lock Up Sarpanch & PEO In Odisha Alleging Irregularities In PMAY

The villagers also alleged that the officials of the panchayat were taking bribe to sanction the amount meant for construction of PMAY houses.

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Rising Elephant Death Toll In Odisha Raises Concerns

With another jumbo’s death on Tuesday, as many as four pachyderms have died in the forest in a one month time period, sources said. It is worthwhile to mention here that a female elephant was found dead at Talachampei in the forest range on August 7. Similarly on July 19, bodies of a female elephant and calf were found at Bandapala within the forest range.

Youth Ostracised For Inter-Caste Marriage
Kangaroo Court In Odisha Banishes Couple From Village For Inter-Caste Marriage

A youth in Nialijharan village in Keonjhar was banished from his village for marrying outside of his caste

No Bridge, Villagers Cross Overflowing Canal On Foot In Odisha’s Keonjhar
No Bridge, Villagers Cross Overflowing Canal On Foot In Odisha’s Keonjhar

The villagers further told that during rainy days, they have to lead a stranded life for three-four months due to the unavailability of a bridge.

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Heavy Rain Forecast: 14 Districts Of Odisha Put On Alert Today

Several low-lying areas are likely to get waterlogged due to the heavy rain induced by low-pressure over the Bay of Bengal

Heavy Rain Alert For 9 Odisha Districts In Next 24 Hours: IMD
Heavy Rain To Lash Several Parts Of Odisha Today

The weather department has predicted heavy rain in several parts especially coastal and interior regions of Odisha today

Scanty rain
Truant Monsoon Leaves Odisha Farmers In Despair

As per the weather department data, as many as 19 districts in the State are facing deficient rainfall out of which six are going through a grim situation after recording less than 40 per cent rain so far this season.

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Superstition Rules The Roost, Hot Branding Claims Life Of TB- Stricken Man In Keonjhar

34-year-old Bikash Dehury of Kainsari village was down with TB for the last several days following which he complained of loss of appetite, fever and other physical disorders.

IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts
IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts

Light to moderate rain or thundershower is also likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar.

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Health Center Employee 'Sells' Covid Vaccines In Odisha's Keonjhar, Inquiry Ordered

Even as Odisha grapples with a shortage of Covid-19 vaccines for the ongoing mass inoculation drive, an alleged instance of illegal selling of vaccines by a Community Health Center employee has come to light in the district

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Sans Road, Critical Patient Carried On Cot For 2 KM In Sundergarh

The Odisha government’s tall claim of providing better road connectivity in rural areas seem to have fallen flat after a critical patient was carried on a cot for around two kilometre due to lack of proper road connectivity at Kumudaphala village under Balishankara block in the district.

BJD Leader Arrested For Tearing  Tender Papers Inside BDO Office In Keonjhar
BJD Leader Arrested For Tearing Tender Papers Inside BDO Office In Keonjhar

The accused has been identified as Karuna Sagar Khatua,  Keonjhar district Vice-President of the ruling regional political party.

Odisha To Go Gujarat Way To Save Elephants From Killer Railway Tracks
Odisha To Go Gujarat Way To Save Elephants From Killer Railway Tracks

Odisha government is contemplating to adopt Gujarat model which will alert the train drivers about the presence of the big animals near the tracks.

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Shocking! Man Kills Sister-In-Law, Rapes Mother-In-Law Over Family Feud

A family feud took an ugly turn after a man allegedly killed his sister-in-law by slitting her throat before raping his mother-in-law in Keonjhar district of Odisha.

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Odisha: Elderly Woman, Baby Grandson Mowed Down By Speeding Truck In Keonjhar

In an unfortunate incident, an elderly woman and her one-year-old grandson were killed after a speeding truck mowed them down on NH-20 at Banki Maruni village under Sadar Police limits in Keonjhar district on Thursday.