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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.

Nachika returns
CMAS Leader Nachika Returns Home From Jail After 6 Years

Koraput: Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha (CMAS) leader Nachika Linga returned home at Bhaliaputa under Narayanapatna block in Koraput district on Friday after languishing in jail for six years. Following the typical tribal ritual on the bank of a river, Bhaliaputa villagers took out a procession to welcome their leader Nachika. “With blessings from the people […]

BKBK Scheme
Use Funds In BKBK Scheme For Welfare Of Underdeveloped Areas: Bahinipati

Koraput: Congress leader Tara Prasad Bahinipati has urged the Koraput district administration to use the funds in the Biju KBK (BKBK) scheme for the development of neglected areas. Speaking at the Koraput District Yojana Board meeting on Friday, the senior leader demanded that the funds in the BKBK scheme should be used to provide basic […]

Odisha Woman Accuses Husband Of Polygamy, Case Registered
Odisha Woman Accuses Husband Of Polygamy, Case Registered

Koraput: Almost three decades after getting hitched, a man has found himself in trouble as a case was registered against him at Jeypore Town Police Station on Thursday by his second wife who has accused him of ‘marrying’ multiple women settled in different places. The complainant, Sanjukta Patra who tied the nuptial knot to one […]

Ganja Worth Rs 80 Lakh Seized In Koraput

Koraput: A joint team of BSF and Machkund Police on Wednesday intercepted a pick-up van near Hanumal village in the district and seized over 800 kg ganja worth Rs 80 lakh from the vehicle. The BSF and t0he police were patrolling at a MVCP (mobile vehicle check post) near Hanumal village today when the officials […]

Woman Killed, 4 Injured As Car Collides With Auto-Rickshaw In Koraput

Koraput: A woman was killed while four others were injured in a head-on collision between a car and an auto-rickshaw in Padua police limits of Koraput district on Tuesday. According to sources, both the vehicles fell into Patali River following the collision that occurred in the evening. Later, the body of the woman was retrieved […]

Principal Arrested For ‘Misbehaving’ With Woman Colleague

Koraput: A principal of +2 Women’s College in Sunabeda area of the district was arrested on Tuesday on the charges of misbehaving with a female colleague at the institute. As per the complainant who works as a computer operator, the principal, identified as Pabitra Kumar Bedanta, was allegedly harassing and even trying to touch her […]

OTV Impact: Koraput Admin Takes Stock Of Alleged AP Encroachment Into Odisha

Koraput: A day after OTV telecast a report on the alleged encroachment of Andhra Pradesh into Odisha in the bordering areas of Narayanpatra block, the district Collector along with other senior officials have conducted a joint survey and held discussions with people of the area. It is being claimed that Andhra Pradesh has issued land […]

Koraput Police Seize Ganja Worth More Than Rs 1.5 Crore
Huge Haul Of Ganja Worth Over Rs 1.5 Crore Seized In Koraput  

Lamtaput: Intensifying crackdown on ganja smuggling, Koraput police on Saturday seized more than 13 quintals of the contraband during raids at two places in the district. According to sources, the market value of the seized Ganja is around Rs 1.5 crore. The Machakunda police seized more than eight quintals of Ganja inside a closed house […]

Koraput: Locals Live Under Uncertainty As AP Encroaches Into Odisha

Koraput: Andhra Pradesh’s continuous expansion into Odisha’s territory has set alarm bells ringing in the Koraput district administration office. After Kotia, where Odisha is already at loggerheads with Andhra Pradesh over the alleged land encroachment and road construction by the later, the recent high handedness by the Andhra Pradesh administration in Narayanpatna has irked the […]

Koraput Boat Tragedy: Bodies Of 2 Youths Fished Out, One Still Missing
Koraput Boat Tragedy: Bodies Of 2 Youths Fished Out, One Still Missing

Koraput: After a massive search operation, the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) team on Tuesday fished out the bodies of two of the three youths, who went missing after a boat capsized in Jalaput Reservoir here on Sunday. One person is still missing in the mishap. The youths, whose bodies were recovered, were identified […]

Odisha CDPO In Vigilance Net
Koraput: Lady CDPO Held By Vigilance While Taking Bribe

Koraput: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday caught the Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) of Nandapur here red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 1.75 lakh. As per sources, the officials of the Jeypore division laid a trap based on a complaint and held the CDPO Snigdharani Mishra who in her office was receiving the bribe amount […]

Koraput Boat Capsize Case: Search and Rescue Ops Underway For Three Missing Youths

Koraput: A massive search operation using power boats has been launched on Tuesday to trace three youths who went missing after the boat they were travelling in the Machkund River capsized on Sunday. A rescue team began the search and rescue operation in the Jalaput dam in the Machkund River, located around 70 km from […]

3 Youths Missing After Boat Capsizes In Odisha's Jalaput Reservoir

Koraput: Three youths reportedly went missing after a boat capsized in Jalaput Reservoir of Koraput district. Though the incident occurred yesterday, it came to light today after two other youths who managed to swim ashore disclosed the matter. According to sources, the five youths had gone into the reservoir yesterday. They were enjoying a boat […]

Odisha: Man, Son & Daughter Found Dead On Railway Tracks In Koraput
Odisha: Man, Son & Daughter Found Dead On Railway Tracks In Koraput

Koraput: Mutilated bodies of three members of a family, including the father, son and daughter were found on railway tracks near Singaram station under Laxmipur police station limits in Koraput district on Monday morning. The deceased three have been identified as Kesaba Subudhi (38), a resident of Podapadi village under Tikiri police limits in Rayagada […]

Ganja Worth Rs 1 Cr Seized In Odisha’s Koraput

Koraput: In a major breakthrough, Machhakund Police seized over 13 quintal ganja worth around Rs 1 crore on Thursday. As per reports, following a tip off, a team from Machhakunda Police Station raided a house at Ekataput village under Lamataput block in Koraput district and recovered 13.09 quintal of the illegal contraband. However, two Ganja […]

Maoist Explosive Dump Busted On Koraput-Malkangiri Border

Koraput: The security forces on Monday unearthed a Maoist dump and recovered huge quantity of explosives near the Koraput-Malkangiri border. The explosives were seized during a joint combing operation carried out by the BSF and the Koraput District Voluntary Force (DVF). Giving details of the seizure, Koraput SP Mukesh Bhamoo said, “Based on an intelligence […]

Heavy Rain Forecast: Koraput Put On Alert

Koraput: With forecast of heavy rainfall in Koraput on October 19 and 20 under the influence of another probable low pressure over the Bay of Bengal, the district administration has been put on high alert to tackle any emergency situation. A preparatory meeting in this regard was held under the chairmanship of the district collector […]

Odisha: Ganja Worth Rs 70 Lakh Seized

Koraput: Machhkund Police seized nearly 712 kilogram of ganja worth around Rs 70 lakh from a pickup truck near Bhedibada of the district on Saturday night. During night patrolling, police intercepted the vehicle near Bhedibeda as the ganja was being smuggled from Andhra Pradesh to Jeypore area. However, the driver managed to escape. According to […]

Security Agencies On High Alert In Odisha As Maoists Observe PLGA Week

Koraput: Police and intelligence agencies have been put on alert and combing operations stepped up in Maoist hotbed Koraput district as the PLGA (People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army) week observed by the left wing extremists began from today. CRPF, BSF, DVF and SOG personnel have been deployed in sensitive locations like Pottangi, Narayanpatna, Bandhugaon, Lamtaput and […]

Substandard Road Construction Fumes Locals In Koraput

Koraput: Locals of Kanagaon and Kamuganda villages in the district today staged a road blockade alleging substandard construction of road from Hatasrupalli chhak to Kamuganda. Moreover, the culvert has been constructed with heaps of soil and a layer of cement over it, they alleged. “The officials have violated the standards of road construction which is […]

Koraput youth loses Rs 3.15 lakh to online lottery fraud

Koraput: A youth from Maliguda area of Damanjodi in Koraput district lost Rs 3.15 lakh after being lured by a conman into a fake online lottery scheme. The complainant, Bhimsen Gouda, alleged that a couple of days back he received a call from a man who introduced himself as Rana Pratap Singh working at Reliance […]

'Fuel Station Dispenses Water-Diluted Diesel In Odisha'

Koraput: Tension ran high at a petrol filling station near Jeypore bus stand in Koraput district after a customer brought allegations of adulteration of diesel on Saturday. According to sources, a customer filled diesel in his car from the fuel station yesterday evening. After covering a distance of a few kilometres, the car engine developed […]

PM Modi Writes ‘Thank You’ Letters To Three Odisha Sisters

Koraput: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent thank you letters to three sisters of Odisha’s Koraput district for sending him rakhis on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan last month. The three girls, Sriya, Suman and Sibani, daughters of T. Surpiya Patra and Kabita Patra who hail from Boipariguda area of the district, had sent […]

OLX Fraud: Odisha Man Pays Rs 75,000 For Nothing!

Koraput: At a time when cases of cyber fraud through OLX are on the rise across India, exercising caution and practising safety tips during transactions remains a major challenge for the buyers. One Pulu Khara of Sorisapadara village under Pottangi police limits of the district, has paid a heavy price for trusting a seller registered […]

Mini Coffee Curing Unit Inaugurated At Koraput

Koraput: To promote ‘Koraput Coffee’ in national and international market, a mini-coffee curing unit was inaugurated here, officials said on Thursday. The district administrations coffee development trust with financial assistance from the tribal development cooperative corporation (TDCC) and technical assistance from the Coffee Board has formed the brand ‘Koraput Coffee’. The effort will ensure that […]