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News from Keonjhar

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.

Ghatagaon Tarini Temple To Remain Out Of Bounds For Devotees On These Dates
Ghatagaon Tarini Temple To Remain Out Of Bounds For Devotees On These Dates

As per the announcement, the temple will remain out of bounds for the devotees on December 25 (Christmas), December 26, December 31, 2021 and January 1 and 2, 2022.

Female Elephant Electrocuted To Death In Odisha's Keonjhar
Female Elephant Electrocuted To Death In Odisha's Keonjhar

The locals have alleged that irregularity and dereliction of the duty on the part of the employees of the power supply company was responsible for the death of the majestic wild jumbo.

River Erosion
River Erosion Triggers Concern Among Villagers In Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj Districts

The nearby Deo River which flows alongside the village has engulfed large tracts of agricultural land. The situation gets aggravated during the monsoon.

BJP-BJD War Over School Foundation Stone In Odisha’s Keonjhar
BJP-BJD War Over School Foundation Stone In Odisha’s Keonjhar

Party workers from both groups faced off with each other and are learnt to have lodged complaints against each other at the local police station

Keonjhar Murder Accused
Odisha Police Cracks Year-Old Murder Mystery In Keonjhar

The Nayakot Police in Keonjhar’s Bansapal on Saturday arrested a man after unraveling the mysteries of a missing case pending for over a year.

Odisha winter
Cold Weather Begins To Grip Odisha, Mercury Down Below 15 Deg In 8 Stations

The places that recorded 20 degree Celsius or below are-- Malkangiri (15.5), Angul (16), Hirakud (16.2), Nayagarh (16.5), Sambalpur (16.7), Chandbali (16.8), Baripada (16.8), Talcher (17), Balasore (17.6), Sundargarh (18.5), Paradip (19.2), Gopalpur (19.6) and Puri (20).

Keonjhar Rape And Murder Case: OSCW Chairperson Inspects Crime Scene From Ground Zero
Keonjhar Rape And Murder Case: OSCW Chairperson Inspects Crime Scene From Ground Zero

The girl’s body was recovered from a pond with tied legs and hands, on October 23. During the preliminary investigation, it was discovered that she was raped and killed before her body was dumped into the pond.

Warning Shot For Odisha's Law And Order: 2 'Rape & Murders' In 24 Hours 
Warning Shot For Odisha's Law And Order: 2 'Rape & Murders' In 24 Hours 

In just 24 hours after a report surfaced from the district alleging rape and murder of a minor, body of a girl, who was missing since last night, was recovered from a pond with her hands tied near Basantpur area of district.

Ransacking Of Banshapani Railway Station
Keonjhar Banshapani Railway Station Turns War Zone After Death Of Youth 

Infuriated, hundreds of villagers stormed the railway station premises and ransacked the office building, waiting hall, ticket counter alleging that the RPF personnel had beaten Patra to death. 

Bomb Attack On Mohan Majhi: BJP Turns Heat On Govt, Police Over Inaction
Bomb Attack On MLA Mohan Majhi: BJP Turns Heat On Govt, Police Over Inaction

BJP youth wing members in Keonjhar district unit staged a massive protest blaming the police for failing to take noticeable action in connection with the case. Nine party MLAs from BJP also joined the protest in Keonjhar to pressurize the police administration to bring the culprits to book.

Opposition Chief Whip Mohan Majhi
Police Under Political Pressure, I Am Doubtful Of Getting Justice: BJP MLA Mohan Majhi

BJP MLA Mohan Majhi who survived a bomb scare on Sunday said that he has little hope in getting justice as the law enforcement agencies in the State are under tremendous pressure from the ruling BJD to shield the mastermind.

Vigilance Arrests Three Class-I Officers In Odisha
Three Class-I Officers Arrested In Odisha

In another case, Narottam Behera was intercepted near Tangi Check Gate in Cuttack while he was going to Bhubaneswar from Balasore in a car. The Vigilance team conducted a raid and recovered a total of Rs 89,290 unaccounted cash.

Bombs Hurled At Odisha BJP MLA Mohan Majhi’s Car In Keonjhar
Bombs Hurled At Odisha BJP MLA Mohan Majhi’s Car In Keonjhar

As per reports, two motorcycle-borne miscreants hurled two bombs on the vehicle of Majhi, who was returning after attending a public meeting. The bombing took place near Mandua.

Ghost Beneficiary
Nine Years Of Public Money Loot: Ghost Beneficiaries Rule Roost In odisha

33 ghost beneficiaries allegedly received government allowances for nine straight years in Tentalapasi Panchayat under Keonjhar’s Harichandanpur block.

Odisha School Student Kills Self After Mom Stops Him From Playing Mobile Game
Odisha School Student Kills Self After Mom Stops Him From Playing Mobile Game

A Class 9 student of Adarsha Vidyalaya in Keonjhar district allegedly died by suicide on Thursday after his mother restricted him from playing games on mobile phone. 

Low Pressure Area Formed Over Bay Of Bengal
Low Pressure Becomes Well Marked Over Gangetic WB, Warning Issued For Several Odisha Dists

The system presently lies over the western parts of Gangetic West Bengal and neighbourhood and the associated cyclonic circulation extends up to mid-tropospheric levels, the weather bureau informed in its latest bulletin.

Youth Critical After Python Attack
Youth Critical After Python Attack In Odisha’s Keonjhar

The victim has been identified as Gadu Majhi. He has been admitted in the nearby medical in a critical condition

Compensation To OTV Journalist
Keonjhar District Admin Presents Rs 4 Lakh Compensation To OTV Journalist Arindam Das’ Family

The Sub-Collector of Keonjhar presented the cheque to the widow of Das at his village Raikala in the district in the presence of other officials

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.

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