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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Odisha: Covid Warrior Found Dead In Hotel Room In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A doctor working at a Covid-19 hospital in Ranki was found dead in a hotel room in the district on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Asha Charan Majhi from Jamda village of Mayurbhanj district. Majhi was sleeping in the hotel room for a long time. When a hotel staff tried to wake […]

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Odisha: Minor Boy Alleges Third Degree Torture In Police Station In Keonjhar

Keonjhar:  Even as a series of alleged incidents of custodial torture and deaths continue to evoke severe public and political outcry across the State, another such case has been reported from Patna police station in Keonjhar district on Wednesday. A minor boy has alleged that he was subjected to third degree torture in the police […]

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Ancient Barter System Of Trade Still Alive In Odisha

Keonjhar: The alleged mismanagement in paddy procurement in Odisha is certainly disconcerting but the issue has forced the locals of Telkoi in Keonjhar district to resort to the age-old practice of barter system. A common sighting in the Golabandha village of Telkoi block is a mini truck carrying vegetables and groceries to sell it to […]

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Allegations Of Massive Forestation Scam Comes To Fore In Keonjhar, Two Including Forester Suspended

Keonjhar: At a time when the government is spending crores of rupees for various afforestation projects, jaw-dropping allegations on embezzlement of lakhs of Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) funds have come to fore from Keonjhar district. According to the afforestation project plaque installed at Pichilabeda village under Tukudiha pachayat here, a whopping […]

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Custodial Torture: OHRC Bars Woman Cop From Posting In PS For 2 Years

Bhubaneswar: Sandhyarani Jena, a former Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) at the Patna police station in Keonjhar district, has been barred from posting at any police station or deployment on field duties for the next two years after a an inquiry conducted by the Odisha State Human Rights Commission (OHRC) held her guilty in an alleged case of […]

Birds Get Artificial Nests To Live In This Odisha Village
Birds Get Artificial Nests To Live In This Odisha Village

Keonjhar: With rapid urbanization, large scale deforestation and high level of pollution, birds are losing habitat resulting in the decline of the avian species across the globe. At this crucial juncture, a group of nature lovers of a village in Odisha has taken up unique initiative that proves birds and humans can co-exist in complete […]

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CM Naveen Patnaik Virtually Inaugurates Small Hydropower Project In Keonjhar

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated the 24-MW Baitarani Small Hydro Power Project at Singhanali in Odisha’s tribal-dominated Keonjhar district. While inaugurating the project through video conferencing, Patnaik said the hydropower project is a milestone in the green and renewable energy sector. Small green energy projects will help Odisha tackle the environment changes […]

Two Cops Injured In Face-off With Keonjhar Villagers
Two Cops Injured In Face-off With Keonjhar Villagers

Keonjhar: A face off erupted between the cops and villagers of Hayarpur village under Barbil police station of Keonjhar district on Sunday while the latter attempted to disrupt the construction of pipeline work of a steel plant here. Two police personnel including Barbil police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Abhimanyu Das sustained injuries in the scuffle. Das […]

Road Accident in Odisha
Two Killed As Trucks Collide Head-On In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: At least two persons were killed in a head-on collision involving two trucks on the National Highway-20 in Biragobindapru chhak in Anandapur here today. Sources said the truck drivers have died in the mishap, however, their identification is yet to be ascertained. Both of them reportedly died on the spot. Ghasipura Police has recovered […]

Balasore: Woman, Minor Son Killed In Hit-and-Run, Husband Critical
Man, Grandson Run Over By Truck In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In an unfortunate incident, a man and his grandson died today after they were hit by a rice-laden truck on National Highway-20 near Barapada market in Anandapur here. The deceased have been identified as Kirtan Nath of Haripur village and his grandson Keshab Pagala. As per sources, both of them were returning from Keonjhar […]