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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.

Dharna
Protests, Covid Norms Violation Mark Vaccination Drive At Several Centres Across Odisha

Protesting unavailability of Covid-19 vaccine, a number of senior citizens who had come to a vaccination centre to take the second dose, staged dharna in front of Nilagiri Community health centre (CHC) in the district on Monday.

Dog-attack
Odisha: Minor Girl Critical After Being Attacked By Stray Dogs In Mango Orchard

Keonjhar: A two-year-old girl sustained critical injuries after she was attacked by a pack of stray dogs at a mango orchard at Tungurbahal village in Keonjhar district on Thursday. As…

Chaiti Parba
Chaiti Parba Of Maa Tarini In Keonjhar Kicks Off Amid Covid-19 Curbs

Keonjhar: The famous Chaiti Parba of Maa Tarini kicked off at Ghatgaon in the district from today with all Covid-19 guidelines in place. According to reports, the temple and district…

fire mishap
Massive Fire Damages Abandoned Bio-Diesel Plant In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A major fire broke out at an abandoned biodiesel production plant located at Raghuala Sahi under Champua police limits of Keonjhar district on Friday evening. Though no casualties have been reported yet, the flames have engulfed the nearby forest and farmland destroying rich medicinal plants and cultivation in huge tract of land, said locals. […]

Homecoming
Odisha: Seized 'Pet' Wild Boar Makes Emotional Homecoming

Keonjhar: Wild boar ‘Dhuda’ which was taken away from its ‘mother’s cradle’ seven days back by forest department officials in Purushottampur village under Telkoi forest range made a rather sentimental homecoming on Wednesday. Emotions flew wild as Kuntala, Dhuda’s caretaker, could not hold back her tears after finding her beloved ‘pet’ return after eight days […]

Keonjhar
'Bring My Child Back,' Appeals Odisha Woman Whose 'Pet' Wild Boar Was Seized

Keonjhar: Call it a love for wildlife or a mother’s unrelenting love, Kuntala Kumari Penthei from Purushottampur village in the district can easily be spotted every noon in the nearby jungle calling out her pet ‘Dhuda’, a wild boar. It has been over a year since Kuntala lost her younger daughter to illness. But the […]

Barbil
Odisha: Woman Gang-Raped On Pretext Of Offering Lift, 2 Held

Keonjhar: A woman was allegedly gang-raped by two dumper drivers on Friday night at Roida square under Barbil Police limits in Keonjhar district. As per reports, two drivers in a dumper truck picked up the woman while she was returning home from work on the pretext of providing her a lift. However, as per the […]

Bear Critical After Being Hit By Unknown Vehicle In Keonjhar
Bear Critical After Being Hit By Unknown Vehicle In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A bear was critically injured after it was hit by an unidentified vehicle on National Highway No-10 near Katarabeda Chhak, under Ghatagaon forest range in Keonjhar district in the early hours on Thursday. A forest department team from Ghatagaon rescued the injured bear and took it to the office of the Divisional Forest Officer […]

Accident (2)
WATCH: Truck Plunges Into Bus From Flyover, Narrow Escape For Passengers

Keonjhar: Passengers of a bus had a providential escape when a truck overturned partly on the vehicle after plunging some 20-feet below a highway near Shalapada under Anandpur police limits in the district on Friday. According to reports, the driver of the truck lost control of the high speed vehicle while running on the flyover. […]

elephant attack
Odisha: Woman Killed In Elephant Attack In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In an unfortunate incident, an elderly woman was killed after an elephant attacked her in the courtyard of her house at Jagmohanpur under Telkoi forest range in the district last night. The deceased has been identified as Janaki Padhan, the widow of Dibakar Padhan. The tusker wreaked havoc in the village for the last […]

Smugglers Arrested
Odisha: Elephant Tusks, Leopard Skins Seized In Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj; 3 Wildlife Smugglers Arrested

Keonjhar: The allegation by animal lovers that Odisha is a happy hunting ground for elephant and leopard poachers has once again received credence as the State Crime Branch officials on Sunday seized  a number of elephant tusks and leopard skins from Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts. Three wildlife smugglers were arrested in this connection. According to […]

House Gets A New Life After Jack Lifting In Keonjhar
#Watch: House Gets A New Life After Jack Lifting In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: There is a way to do it better-find it. Going by the quote, a man in Keonjhar has attempted to save his low-lying house from frequent floods by lifting it four feet from the ground using screw jacks for reconstruction. According to reports, the family of one Manoj Nayak was suffering from all kinds […]

Niranjan
Odisha: Three More Arrested For Attack Bid On OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik

Keonjhar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested three more persons in connection with the attack on Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Niranjan Patnaik’s vehicle and his personal security officer Rakesh Singh. The trio has been identified as Deepak Kumar Tarei, Sibananda Dehury and Santosh Naik. The total number of arrests in connection with the […]

Attack On OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik's Vehicle
Attack On OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik's Vehicle: Police Detain Prime Accused

Keonjhar: The Keonjhar Town Police Station on Monday detained one person for allegedly trying to attack the vehicle of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik near Kashipur here on Sunday evening. The person has been identified as Sanjay Mohanty, the prime accused of the case. Meanwhile, the police are interrogating him regarding the […]

Maa-Tarini
Maa Tarini Temple At Ghatagaon Reopens Its Door For Public. Know Guidelines For Darshan

Keonjhar: The famous Maa Tarini Temple at Ghatagaon in Keonjhar district reopened for devotees on Monday after remaining closed for almost nine months due to Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Servitors and their family members were allowed entry into the shrine first between 8 am to 9 am while the general public will be allowed […]

Maa Tarini Temple To Reopen From Tomorrow, SOPs Released
Maa Tarini Temple To Reopen From Tomorrow, SOPs Released

Keonjhar: The Maa Tarini Temple at Ghatagaon in Keonjhar district will reopen its doors for devotees from tomorrow i.e. January 18 after a closure of more than 9 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. A series of guidelines have been issued by the Maa Tarini Thakurani Temple Trust Board to ensure devotees […]

Trial room
Odisha: Youth Detained For Filming Girl In Trial Room

Keonjhar: A youth was detained for allegedly trying to capture photographs and videos of a girl secretly while she was changing clothes in the trial room of a shopping mall in the town on Thursday. According to reports, a girl had gone to the V Mart Mall in the town to buy clothes. After selecting […]

Salary withheld
Odisha: Staff Salaries Of 5 Schools Withheld For Violating Covid Guidelines

Keonjhar: The Keonjhar district education officer on Friday withheld the salaries of the headmaster and all the teaching and non-teaching staff of as many as five schools for the month of January on charges of violation of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Covid-19 issued by the State School and Mass Education department. The move […]

STF team thrashed
Odisha: Locals Thrash CB STF Team During Drug Bust

Kandhamal: A seven-member Special Task Force (STF) team of the Crime Branch was allegedly beaten up and detained by locals during a drug bust at Kakendri Village under Kandhamal Sadar police limit in the district on Wednesday. According to sources, the Crime Branch sleuths closed in on the village in the wee hours after receiving […]

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Odisha: 4 Killed, 4 Others Injured After SUV Overturns In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In a tragic incident, four persons were killed and four others injured after a SUV in which they were travelling overturned at Somagiri under Pandapada police limits in the district late on Wednesday night. The SUV carrying 11 persons was coming to Jirang near Harichandanpur in the district while the vehicle lost control and […]

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PMAY Scam: Allegations Of Massive Irregularities Resurface In Odisha

Keonjhar: Large-scale corruption in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) resurfaced in Odisha with another such allegation of irregularities in the central housing scheme being reported from Raghunathpur village under Sadar block in the district. As per the allegations, PMAY funds of 11 beneficiaries have been embezzled. Taking the advantage of the innocence of the villagers, […]

Odisha
Untold Story Of Keonjhar Village - A Nature's Paradise But With Painful Life

Keonjhar: A magnificent spectacle tucked in the lap of nature, this Keonjhar village is a picturesque scene worth dreaming for outsiders but for the locals here, life is pain. Surrounded by Kanjhari Dam from three sides and a river on the other, Khamanagoda is just 13 miles away from the district headquarters of Keonjhar, but […]

Keonjhar asphyxiation death
Marriage Party Turns Fatal In Keonjhar! 2 Including Minor Die Of Asphyxiation, 2 Critical

Keonjhar: A marriage reception party turned fatal for two persons, including a minor boy after they died of asphyxiation, while they were sleeping in a room with the generator on at Kathabari village under Sadar police limits of Keonjhar district late on Thursday night. The two deceased have been identified as Badal Nayak (15) and […]