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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Odisha: Moving Car Catches Fire, Close Shave For 3 Passengers

Keonjhar: Three passengers sitting inside a moving car had a narrow escape after the vehicle caught fire on Naranpur-Duburi Road near Ramchandrapur in Keonjhar on Tuesday. According to initial reports, the fire in the car was caused by an electric short circuit. Keonjhar: Moving car catches fire on Naranpur-Duburi Road near Ramchandrapur; close shave for […]

Disengaged Labourers Of OMC Hold Protest, Demand Reinstatement

Keonjhar: Hundreds of disengaged labourers of OMC iron ore mine at Bansapala block here on Monday staged a protest demanding their reinstatement. According to reports, the labourers have been protesting their disengagement by the plant authorities since the last 11 days. The agitating workers alleged that around 468 labourers from nearby villages of Jagara, Kumundi […]

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Odisha: Man Hacks Wife To Death Over Alleged Illicit Affair

Telkoi: In a gruesome act, a woman was allegedly hacked to death by her enraged husband following a heated argument at Rugudisahi village under Nayakote police limits on Friday evening. The accused, identified as Jadu Mahakud, who was absconding after killing his wife Banita Mahakud, has been arrested. The police recovered the body of the […]

Workers Protesting Layoff Clash With Police At Collector's Office In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Situation was tense at the Keonjhar Collectorate after a scuffle ensued between police and the workers of Thriveni and MTLL companies, who have been protesting layoff. The protesting workers of the companies alleged they have been unofficially retrenched without prior notice. Some workers also claimed that they have not been paid for months. “Despite […]

2 Dead In Alleged Medical Negligence In Odisha Hospital

Keonjhar: Alleged cases of medical negligence have claimed two lives at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Keonjhar Monday night. As per reports, an unidentified person was admitted to Keonjhar DHH after the patient complained of high blood pressure. He was administered saline last night, however his condition worsened today morning following which he died. […]

Three Elephants Killed After Being Hit By Truck

Keonjhar: Three elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding truck while crossing NH-20 near Balijodi under Ghatagaon forest range in the district late last night. Reportedly, when a herd of elephants was crossing the national highway, the truck hit them. Following the mishap, the vehicle has skidded off the road. While two jumbos […]