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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.

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Creativity Thrives On Scarcity: Tales Of Two Art Geniuses From Odisha's Hinterland

Malkangiri/Koraput: Two diamonds in the rough from the southern-most parts of Odisha have created a niche for themselves in painting. While one budding artist in Malkangiri excels in canvas painting, another promising designer plays with terracotta painting like a seasoned soccer player plays with the football. A dusky beauty Reba Biswas, an engineer and a […]

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Minor Girl’s Body Found In Well, Kin Cry Murder

Koraput: The body of a 17-year-old girl was recovered from a well at Chorimaliput under Semiliguda police limits of Koraput district on Tuesday. The girl, who hailed from Sorisapadar, reportedly had a love marriage with one Upendra Khara of Chorimaliput recently. However, Khara’s parents were reportedly against the marriage and did not accept the girl […]

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'Deprived Of Registration', Odisha Farmers Allege Lapses In Kharif Paddy Procurement

Koraput: Already in distress due to alleged ‘Katni Chatni’ and issues with Minimum Support Price (MSP), the farmers have now launched protests alleging irregularities in paddy procurement citing that they are deprived of registration. Many farmers from Bisinghpur panchayat under Borigumma block of Koraput district alleged that they have been left out of registration with […]

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Border Row: Odisha-Andhra Authorities Hold Talks To Demarcate Boundary

Koraput: In a welcome development that promises to diffuse the month-long tension between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, the authorities from districts of the two neighbouring states held talks at the border post to demarcate boundaries. A team from Visakhapatnam administration represented Andhra Pradesh while Koraput ditrict administration was representing Odisha in the meeting. Apart from […]

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Bizarre! Under-Trial Prisoner Slits Ear After Rejection Of Bail

Koraput: Frustrated at the denial of bail, an under-trial prisoner lodged at Koraput Circle Jail reportedly slit his ear with a ‘sharp weapon’ on Wednesday. He was admitted to Koraput hospital in critical condition where his situation is said to be stable. As per reports, one Bikash Patra was lodged in Koraput Circle Jail on […]

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Odisha – AP Border Row Pops Up Again In Koraput

Koraput: Tension gripped the sleepy village of Jamuguda on Tuesday, when forest staff from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh checked into the hilly terrains of this village to re-demarcate the interstate border. The development has sparked a fresh border dispute between Odisha and AP just days after both the States witnessed continuous tension in the bordering Pottangi […]

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Odisha: Top Woman Naxal Area Commander Surrenders

Koraput: In a major success for security forces fighting the Naxal menace in the southern districts of the State, a top-ranking woman area commander of the banned rebel group surrendered before the Koraput district police on Wednesday. The surrender of Rame Mandakini, who carried Rs 4 lakh reward on her head, assumes considerable significance as […]

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Drinking Water Project 'Fails To Quench Thirst' Of Jeypore Residents

Koraput: Much to the disappointment of Jayanagar residents in Jeypore town of Koraput district, a dream ground water project, which once promised to alleviate all of their sufferings, has failed to quench the thirst of the locals even two years after its completion. People of the town have alleged that the 9 lakh litre capacity […]

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Odisha: Man Kills 6-Year-Old Daughter, Sacrifices Body For Sorcery

Koraput: In a horrific incident, a man, who allegedly sacrificed the body of his 6-year-old daughter for sorcery at Taupadar village under Patangi police limits in the district, was handed over to the police by the villagers on Monday. The accused has been identified as Banguru Pangi. Police also arrested Pangi’s accomplice Shyama Sundara Biswal […]

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Odisha: Bike Ambulance Service A Non-Starter In Koraput

Jeypore: In September this year when the bike ambulance service was launched in the remote areas of Koraput district, people thought the trouble of carrying patients to distant hospitals and health care centres on cots and slings would be over. However, two months after the launch of the ambitious project, the ground realities defy that […]

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Odisha-Andhra Border Dispute: Unofficial Demarcation By AP Sparks Fresh Row

Koraput: Two days after talks were held between officials from Odisha and Andhra Pradesh to diffuse the long-drawn tension between two border villages, a fresh row has erupted after unofficial demarcation marks and flags were cited in one of the disputed areas on Saturday. Odisha’s Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Southern Division on Saturday visited Sambai […]

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Spanish Couple Adopts Child From Koraput Orphanage

Jeypore: A couple from Spain on Wednesday adopted a bay boy from an orphanage at Dasamantpur here in Koraput district. The two-years-old child has been handed over to the couple in the presence of local sub-collector after completion of all official formalities. The couple expressed immense happiness on receiving the child but the entire staff, […]

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Odisha Andhra Border Tension At Pottangi De-Escalates

Koraput: The prevailing border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh witnessed a bit of relief after officials from the district administration of Koraput on Wednesday held talks with their counterparts in Andhra Pradesh. A district-level discussion between Koraput administration and Andhra Pradesh’s Paderu authorities was held on Wednesday. The Deputy Collector of Koraput and Tehsildar […]

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Two Dead As Bhubaneswar-Bound Bus Overturns Near Hajaridanga In Rayagada

Rayagada: At least two persons were killed after a bus en route Bhubaneswar from Laxmipur in Koraput overturned near Hajaridanga under Bissamkatak police limits in the Rayagada district Monday night. As per preliminary reports, more than seven passengers have been injured in the mishap while two others including a passenger and the pilot of the […]

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One-Year-Old Girl Injured As Mobile Phone Explodes In Koraput

Jeypore: A one-year-old girl sustained burn injuries after the mobile phone besides which she was sleeping exploded at Bilangsil village under Laxmipur block in Koraput district on Monday. With severe burns on her face, she was admitted to Laxmipur Community Health Centre (CHC). Later, she was referred to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) for better […]

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Border Dispute: Koraput Collector Says Unilateral Land Measurement By AP Not Valid

Koraput: The simmering tension between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh is likely to snowball into a major face off if no urgent measures are taken to resolve the disputes over border demarcation, experts opine. Amidst the stand-off, Koraput Collector, Madhusudan Mishra on Monday categorically said that the on-going land measurement works by the Andhra Pradesh government […]

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Fate Of Jeypore, Rourkela Airports Hanging Fire

Jeypore/Rourkela: Even though Odisha government is maintaining as many as 20 airstrips for regional air connectivity purposes, operation of flight services is yet to materialise in all the airstrips except Bhubaneswar and Jharsuguda. Thanks to official apathy, two such airstrips – Jeypore and Rourkela have remained non-functional despite a well prepared runway, air traffic control […]

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No Let Up In Tension On Odisha-AP Border

Jeypore: The border dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha continues to raise its ugly head with a fresh row erupting on Sunday after some leaders and locals of the neighbouring State sneaked into Odisha territory and staged a demonstration. According to sources, residents of the neighbouring State waved placards and raised slogan at Sambai village […]

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Ganja Worth Rs 1.30 Crore Seized In Koraput, 1 Arrested

Koraput: Despite a regular crackdown by police and excise officials, smuggling of ganja and other contraband items continues unabated in Koraput and other districts in southern Odisha. In the latest instance, over 12 quintals of ganja (dry cannabis) worth over Rs 1.30 crore were seized from two separate places in the Koraput district. The contraband […]

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Odisha’s Information Board Demolished By Andhra Villagers In Koraput

Koraput: A fresh dispute over territory has erupted in Koraput district after an information board put up by the administrative officials of Odisha government was reportedly demolished by the residents of Andhra Pradesh in the bordering areas. The dispute was reported near Sunabeda village under Potangi block of Koraput district along the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border. […]

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Non-Motorable Roads Haunt Again! Pregnant Woman Carried On Cot For 3 Kms To Hospital In Koraput

Koraput: Absence of motorable roads in remote pockets of the State continue to haunt people depriving them of timely healthcare services. Corroborating this is an incident reported from Laxmipur Kutukajhola village in the district where an expectant mother was carried on cot by family and relatives for 3 kms to the hospital on Wednesday. When […]

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Young Woman Found Hanging Inside Jayadev Vatika In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A young woman was found hanging from a tree in the Jaydev Vatika here on Wednesday. The park staff first spotted the body hanging from a tree and called the police who launched an inquiry with the scientific team. “Our security guard found the body hanging from a tree in the park in the […]

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Odisha: Two Years On, Boat Ambulances Lying Idle In Cut-off Areas

Jeypore: It was like a ‘dream come true’ for people living in the remote areas of Lamataput in Koraput district when the Odisha government launched boat ambulance services almost two years ago to help patients in villages cut off from the mainland by rivers to reach hospitals. But, a year after the reality is quite […]

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Iron Ore Loaded Goods Train Derails In Koraput

Jeypore: A goods train carrying iron ore derailed near Manbar station between Koraput and Jeypore stations late on Monday night. No injuries or casualties have been reported so far, sources said. The train was on its way to Visakhapatanam from Kirandul of Chhattisgarh while 12 wagons got derailed at around 12 mid-night. Rail communication has […]

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Andhra Eyes Another Village In Koraput Area

Koraput: At a time when the standoff between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over Kotia village is yet to be resolved, the latter has once again set its eyes on another bordering village in Koraput district. As per allegations, the neighbouring state is threatening locals of Sambai village under Pottangi Block in Koraput district to leave […]