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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Odisha: 'BDO Seeks Money From Sarpanches On Collector’s Behalf', Audio Clip Goes Viral

Jeypore: The Block Development Officer (BDO) of Laxmipur here in Koraput district has landed in trouble after an audio clip of him demanding money from the sarpanches allegedly on behalf of the Collector went viral. The BDO identified as Dillip Patnaik was allegedly demanding Rs 30,000 from sarpanches and executive officers, saying that that the […]

Sexual Harassment Case: Students Come Out In Support Of Principal In Odisha

Koraput: Students at a +2 Junior Women’s College in Sunabeda on Saturday came out in support of their principal who had earlier been arrested on charges of sexually harassing a female colleague at the institute. The students, including past and present, alleged that their principal, Pabitra Kumar Bedanta, had been victimised in a conspired manner. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]