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News from Koraput

Koraput district is in the southern part of Odisha bordering to Andhra Pradesh .It is a home to many primitive tribes .Located in the Eastern Ghats Covered with thick forests and dotted by pristine waterfalls and deep valleys, Koraput, in Odisha, is a natural retreat with a languid pace of life. The region also has rich mineral deposits; including aluminum ore, manganese, and limestone. The Engine division and Sukhoi division of the aircraft manufacturing company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, a public sector undertaking of Ministry of Defence is in Sunabeda of Koraput district. The Gupteshwar limestone cave temple on Ramgiri Hill and the Duduma and Bagra waterfalls are nearby add more importance to the district. The area was under the Chola kings in the 10th and 11th centuries.

Lawyers' Strike In Koraput
Demand for permanent HC bench reignites in Koraput, lawyers resume stir after 2 yrs

As per reports, the stir was put on hold for two years owing to COVID restrictions. However, the association has resumed the agitation and from now on, it will observe cease-work stir on the last two days of every month.

4 minors including three girls die after falling into rainwater-filled pit in Koraput
What killed 4 Odisha minors… Koraput admin’s apathy or contractor’s negligence?

As many as four minors including three girls drowned to death after falling into a rainwater-filled pit dug up for road construction work at Majhiguda village under Sadar police station in Koraput district on Thursday

Andhra Deputy CM breaches protocol during visit to Kotia
Andhra Deputy CM breaches protocol during visit to Kotia

The Deputy Chief Minister was seen discussing several issues with Kotia residents who resented the Odisha government’s inaction against such steps of AP government.

Heavy Rainfall Alert
IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for several Odisha districts

As per IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar, the southwest monsoon has entered through South Odisha today. While it has fully covered the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, and Nabarangpur, it has partially touched parts of Nuapada, Kalahandi and Rayagada districts.

Monsoon Update
Monsoon touches Odisha coast, southern districts experience rainfall

The arrival of monsoon is certainly a positive sign as it will be crucial for agriculture. As per IMD, some parts of southern Odisha experienced rainfall activities today.

Thunderstorm Warning
IMD issues thunderstorm alert for Odisha districts till June 17

IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar has predicted thunderstorm activities in several parts of the State till June 17.

Soil testing survey in disputed Kotia region of Koraput raises suspicion
Soil testing survey in disputed Kotia region of Koraput raises suspicion

As Nuagaon, Kotia and Galligadar areas are full of minerals, it is alleged that Andhra Pradesh government wants to take these areas under its possession. That’s why it has started soil testing survey.

Fuel price updates: Check petrol, diesel prices in different towns of Odisha today
Fuel price updates: Check petrol, diesel prices in different towns of Odisha today

While customers are reportedly paying Rs 103.47 per litre of petrol in the Capital city, diesel is available at Rs 95.03 a litre.

Petrol Prices
Check petrol, diesel prices at different places in Odisha on May 31 

As per a fuel rate chart, petrol is being sold at the highest price of Rs 108.91 in Malkangiri.

Death in road accidents in Odisha: Administration or irresponsible drivers, who is to be blamed?
Death in road accidents in Odisha: Administration or irresponsible drivers, who is to be blamed?

Unabated road mishaps and the spike in death rates have turned into a major concern for the Odisha government. As per the Central government's Road accident in India 2020 report, in comparison to 2019, the death rates have reduced in 2022, however, during lockdown and shutdown even around 9817 accidents were reported.

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3 killed, 5 critical as truck mows down auto rickshaw in Koraput

The identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained. All the injured have been admitted to a local hospital.

CMC Mayor Subash Singh cannot enter undivided Koraput, says Congress
CMC Mayor Subash Singh cannot enter undivided Koraput, says Congress

Earlier, Singh during a CMC meeting held on May 21, openly warned civic body officials and employees saying ‘Those who won’t work would be transferred to Malkangiri district’.

Police team attacked during ganja crackdown in Koraput
Police team attacked during ganja crackdown in Koraput

A group of villagers allegedly attacked a police team during a midnight raid on ganja smuggling at Matikhal village under Machkund police limits in Koraput district.

Power outage hits healthcare
Power outage hits healthcare in Odisha's Koraput Medical College

Patients and staff at the medical are facing myriad problems as there are frequent blackouts for nearly three to four hours in the evenings on a daily basis in the hospital

Heavy Rainfall Alert
Cyclone Asani: IMD issues yellow warning for heavy rainfall in Odisha

In the past 24 hours, light to moderate rain/thunderstorm has occurred at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha and at one or two places over the districts of interior Odisha with heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Cuttack, Bhadrak and Deogarh.

Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati
MLA Tara Bahinipati, BDO face off in Koraput

Tension prevailed at the Papadahandi block office in Koraput district after Congress members led by senior party leader and Jeypore MLA,Tara Prasad Bahinipati gheraoed the Block Development Officer alleging corruption.

IIC attack case: Police turn Odisha’s Nandapur into fortress
IIC attack case: Police turn Odisha’s Nandapur into fortress

As many as three platoon police forces have been deployed at the locality to check any escalation in law and order situation. 

Nandapur IIC Attacked
Watch: Police inspector attacked in Koraput, 2 detained

The Inspector–In-Charge (IIC) of Nandapur police station in Koraput was attacked by a mob comprising of locals at Nandapur Haat on Sunday.

Flight services to commence from Jeypore airstrip from June first week
Flight services to commence from Jeypore airstrip from June first week

Meanwhile, the CEO of Indian One Air, Arun Kumar Singh said, "The first flight will fly directly from Bhubaneswar to Jeypore and Jeypore to Vishakhapatnam. After stabilisation of operations, we will commence services from Utkela."

Andhra govt intrudes into Odisha's Kotia villages with new game plan
Andhra govt intrudes into Odisha's Kotia villages with new game plan

It seems the Andhra Pradesh government has chalked out master plans under which it is offering different schemes to lure the villagers. The officials of the neighbouring state have intensified their actions after the Chief Secretary of Odisha, Suresh Mohapatra visited the disputed region to analyse the situation.

Chaita Parab
2 killed in Chaita Parab group clash in Odisha’s Koraput

They were immediately admitted to a nearby hospital and later shifted to Koraput District Headquarters hospital as their condition deteriorated. However, they succumbed to their injuries during treatment

IMD issues yellow warning for thunderstorm in 12 Odisha districts
IMD issues yellow warning for thunderstorm in 12 Odisha districts

As per IMD, people in Odisha will get relief from the scorching heat conditions in view of the rain and thunderstorm activities.

School bus slapped with Rs 4 lakh fine for multiple violations in Koraput
School bus slapped with Rs 4 lakh fine for multiple violations in Koraput

In order to ensure that the buses engaged by educational institutions to transport students must follow road safety regulations, the regional transport office (RTO), Koraput launched an inspection drive on Wednesday. 

Deomali Hills
Odisha plans eco-tourism on Deomali peak

Deomali, situated near Doodhari village, around 70 km from Koraput town, is surrounded by dense forest rich in flora and fauna.

Thunderstorm, lightning warning for Odisha, Check IMD's Latest Weather Forecast
Thunderstorm, lightning warning for Odisha, Check IMD's Latest Weather Forecast

The IMD has issued a ‘yellow warning’ for thunderstorm and lightning activities in seven districts of Koraput,Rayagada, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh and Khordha in the next 24 hours.

Class 7 student ‘murdered’ by friends after tiff over mobile phone game in Odisha
Class 7 student ‘murdered’ by friends after tiff over mobile phone game in Odisha

As per initial reports, all the three minors were playing a game on mobile phone near the village school yesterday.

Woman Decapitates  3-Year-Old Son In Odisha’s Koraput
Woman Decapitates 3-Year-Old Son in Koraput Horror

Koraput SDPO and other senior police officials have reached the village to conduct a detailed investigation into the shocking incident.

Union MoS Sanjeev Balyan
Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan Fumes As Collector, MLA Skip Review Meet In Koraput

The Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Dr Sanjeev Balyan expressed his displeasure over the absence of the district Collector and local MLA during his visit to Koraput district on Tuesday.

Andhra Adds 28 Villages Of Odisha’s Kotia Region In New Map, Sparks Controversy
Andhra Adds 28 Villages Of Odisha’s Kotia Region In New Map, Move Sparks Controversy

In a major administrative overhaul aimed at decentralisation of governance and balanced development, Andhra Pradesh on Monday created 13 new districts taking the total number of provinces in the State to 26.

Fake Job Racket Busted In Odisha’s Koraput, Five Arrested
Fake Job Racket Busted In Odisha’s Koraput, Five Arrested

The Koraput police on Sunday busted a fake job racket and arrested as many as five persons from Semiliguda area on charges of duping several youths by promising them lucrative jobs in several government firms in the district.

Students Walk To Block Office To Complain Poor Quality Food Service In Residential School
Students Walk To Block Office To Complain Poor Quality Food Service In Residential School

The aggrieved students alleged that even after complaining several times about the service of poor quality of food, the headmaster of the institute, S Anand Rao has not reportedly taken any necessary steps to resolve the issue.

Odia School In Bhetia, WB
Utkal Diwas: Odia Speaking Areas In Neighbouring States Cry Neglect

Be it the sheer negligence on part of the Odisha government or better facilities at schools in their home states, Odia speaking population in the bordering states of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are witnessing the disappearance of Odia medium schools and unavailability of Odia teachers to educate the next generation in their mother tongue.

Odisha-Andhra Border Dispute
Odisha-Andhra Border Dispute Escalates In Koraput Over Forest Land

The tension over claiming of a forest land at Sunabeda village under Pottangi block of the district continues to simmer between the two neighbouring state over the past few days

Narayanpatna Goat Likely To Get National Recognition Soon
Narayanpatna Goat Likely To Get National Recognition Soon

A two-member team from the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) of the Central government has been camping in Narayanpatna since the past two days.

Odisha DGP Sunil Bansal
Odisha DGP Reviews Naxal Situation, Urban Poll Preparedness In Koraput

The Director General of Police (DGP), Odisha, Sunil Bansal, visited Koraput on Monday to take stock of the Maoist situation in the southern Odisha district and review the security arrangements for the urban body polls scheduled to be held on March 24.

Five Infants Die In A Month In Koraput Village
Five Infants Die In A Month In Tribal-Dominated Koraput Village

Arun Kumar Padhi, In-Charge CDMO said, “We received a phone call from the local Community Health Centre (CHC) regarding the death of three babies in a month. Accordingly, we sent a medical team for an examination.”

Morning Session In Odisha Subordinate Courts From April 4
Morning Session In Odisha Subordinate Courts From April 4

The morning sitting of the subordinate courts at all places in the State shall commence from April 4, 2022 from 7 am to 1 pm with a break of half an hour from 10 am to 10.30 am.

Goods Train Derail
Six Wagons Of Goods Train Derail In Odisha’s Koraput, Rail Services Affected

Railway officials rushed to the spot and launched a rescue and restoration operation. The team has been pressed to clear the tracks.

Strawberry
Kotia's Strawberry Boost To Keep Andhra At Bay

The move by the district administration to promote strawberry cultivation is also aimed at keeping the villagers intact from the influence of the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh

 Sunabeda NAC Asst Engineer
Odisha Vigilance Arrests Sunabeda NAC Asst Engineer On DA Charges

Acting on allegations against the accused officer, six teams of the anti-corruption wing led by five DSPs with support of eight inspectors and other staff carried out simultaneous raids at the properties of Patra in Khordha, Gajapati, Ganjam and Koraput districts

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