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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.

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

Odisha Vigilance Finds More Cash, Gold In Sunabeda NAC Asst Engineer’s Bank Lockers
Odisha Vigilance Finds More Cash, Gold In Sunabeda NAC Asst Engineer’s Bank Lockers

The raids began on Friday following allegations that Patra has acquired assets which are disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Villagers In Odisha’s Kotia Panchayat Turn Down Medical Help From Andhra Pradesh
Villagers In Odisha’s Kotia Panchayat Turn Down Medical Help From Andhra Pradesh

While the Odisha government medical team was busy treating the villagers, an ambulance with some medical staff from Tonam health centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Salur Mandal reached Phatuseneri village to carry out an inspection of the residents suffering from diarrhoea.

All Eyes On Kotia Panchayat As It Goes To Polls In 2nd Phase Election
All Eyes On Kotia Panchayat As It Goes To Polls In 2nd Phase Election

In the second phase election, Kotia Panchayat, the bone of contention between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha due to border issue, will be in the focus. 

In Odisha & AP Fight Over Kotia, Fault Lines Galore On Ground Zero: OTV Reports
In Odisha & AP Fight Over Kotia, Fault Lines Galore On Ground Zero: OTV Reports

The team stopped off at a few villages to get a feel of the mood of the villagers about the ensuing elections. 

Andhra Pradesh Keeps Luring Kotia Residents With ‘Schemes’: OTV Ground Report
Andhra Pradesh Keeps Luring Kotia Residents With ‘Schemes’: OTV Ground Report

On Monday, an OTV team visited Tala Ganjeipadar village under Kotia Panchayat to cover the preparations for the Panchayat elections. The findings on ground zero left them baffled.

Don't Go Near Maoist Posters: Koraput SP Cautions People Ahead Of Panchayat Elections
Don't Go Near Maoist Posters: Koraput SP Cautions People Ahead Of Panchayat Elections

The Koraput Police has advised people to maintain caution and not to venture near the areas sporting Maoist posters. The warning comes close on the heels of intelligence inputs about increasing Maoist activities in the Red belt of Odisha ahead of the elections to the three-tier Panchayati Raj institutions.

Odisha Panchayat Polls
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJD, Congress Workers Clash During Campaign Rallies In Koraput

The situation turned ugly after they started manhandling and abusing each other which triggered the clash.

Odisha Covid Update
Daily Covid-19 Cases Below 2k-Mark For Fifth Day In Odisha

A total of 2,82,93,841 samples, including 68,239 in the past 24 hours, have been tested in the State so far. The daily Test Positivity Rate (TPR) now stands at 2.30 per cent.

AP Police Bust Bike-Lifting Racket In Odisha, Arrest Kingpin 
AP Police Bust Bike-Lifting Racket In Odisha, Arrest Kingpin 

The conduits would steal two-wheelers from Muchimput, Pedabayalu and Paderu areas of Visakhapatnam and sell them in Odisha at throw away prices.

Odisha winter update
Cold Wave Conditions In Odisha Likely From Tomorrow, IMD Issues Yellow Warning

The Met Centre also issued yellow warning for cold wave conditions over the districts of Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Bolangir, Sonepur, Sundargarh and Keonjhar tomorrow.

Independent Candidate In Kotia
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Independents Play Spoilsport In Kotia Equation

All the equations set up to keep the Andhra Pradesh administration away from sabotaging the election in Kotia, seem to have fallen flat with the filling of nomination by these two independent candidates.

Kotia
Four Candidates File Nomination For "Auctioned" Sarpanch Post, Consensus Candidate For Kotia Region

There are more than 5,000 eligible voters in 13 wards of 28 revenue villages and 12 other villages in Kotia panchayat which will go to the polls on February 18.

 Theft Of Gold Ornaments From SBI: CCTV Footage Helps Police Crack Case, Ex-Staff Arrested
Theft Of Gold Ornaments From SBI: CCTV Footage Helps Police Crack Case, Ex-Staff Arrested

The accused has been identified as Sekhar Kuldipiya, who was working as a messenger of SBI Laxmipur between 2014 and August 2020. He was earlier removed from the messenger service over misconduct.

Plastic Rice
Villagers In Odisha's Koraput Allege Sale of 'Plastic Rice' In Local Market

Some villagers claimed that the rice they bought from the market was different from normal grains. Some of the grains were floating in the hot water while cooking

Excise Dept Seizes Over 1 Tonne Ganja From Oal-Laden Truck
Odisha Excise Seizes Over 1 Tonne Ganja From Oal-Laden Truck

Preliminary investigation revealed that the registration number of truck belongs to Maharashtra. However, the other details like the source and the destination of the consignment and those involved in the smuggling are being probed.

Odisha Moves Supreme Court Again Over Border Dispute With Andhra Pradesh
Odisha Moves Supreme Court Again Over Border Dispute With Andhra Pradesh

Odisha government has filed a fresh petition in the Apex court to give a clear verdict on Kotia issue in order to solve the Inter-State border dispute with the neighbouring State

Locals Stage 'Rail Roko’ Demanding Stoppage Of Passenger Train In Koraput
Locals Stage 'Rail Roko’ Demanding Stoppage Of Passenger Train In Koraput

Koraput MP Saptagiri Ulaka also took part in the protest urging authorities to provide a stoppage at the station for passenger trains.

Woman Electrocuted
Woman Electrocuted With Snare For Wild Boar in Odisha’s Koraput, 4 Relatives Arrested

As many as four persons including the brother of the deceased have been arrested in this connection for allegedly cooking up a fake story of rape and murder of the woman by her lover and lodging an FIR in this regard at Borigumma police station

Workshop On Child Labour
No To Child Labour: Odisha Govt's Message To The Public

Keeping in mind the increasing job losses and closure of schools during the COVID lockdown, the Labour & ESI Department of Odisha government conducted a child labour awareness workshop in Koraput on Saturday.

Stone Quarry
Villagers Oppose Mining In Stone Quarry In Koraput, Gherao Dist Officials 

The Khadimati Surakhya Committee, a local organization, has been opposing mining operations in the stone quarry located near Hatasuku village under Kumargandhana Panchayat in Lamtaput Block of the district since a long time.

Koraput Gang Rape Case: BJP Calls for 12 Hour Bandh In Jeypore
Koraput Gang Rape Case: BJP Calls for 12 Hour Bandh In Jeypore

Meanwhile, a police investigation team, headed by an Additional SP has been constituted and is currently probing the rape case.

Anganwadi Worker, Koraput MLA Face Off
‘You Are Just An Anganwadi Worker, How Dare You Insult An MLA’: Asks Angry BJD Legislator

Events took an ugly turn for Koraput MLA and the District Planning Board President, Raghuram Padal when an Anganwadi worker climbed up the stage and confronted him with a volley of questions regarding their welfare.

No Bridge, No Vote: Odisha Villagers Threaten To Boycott Rural Polls
No Bridge, No Vote: Odisha Villagers Threaten To Boycott Rural Polls

In the absence of any permanent solution, the villagers have constructed a temporary wooden bridge and using it as a daily means of transportation by risking their lives. 

Kotia
Odisha Government To Set Up Special Adarsha Vidyalaya In Kotia

The school will come up at Ganjeipadar village under Pottangi block in Koraput district to provide quality education to the children of the villages near by Kotia

Sweet Potato Farmers
Not So Sweet: Distress Sale Hits Sweet Potato Farmers In Koraput

Sweet potato farmers in Koraput district are in distress as they are finding it difficult to sale their products due to absence of proper market facilities in the area

Cyclone jawad
Cyclone Jawad: Khordha, Koraput District Admins Cancel Leave Of Employees Till December 5

Similarly, the Koraput district administration has also cancelled the leaves of all the government officials in the district with immediate effect till December 5.

Decomposed Body
Decomposed Body Of Missing Odisha Constable Found Hanging From Tree In Koraput

Reportedly the OSAP had lodged a complaint with the town police on Monday stating that Deepak was missing. Following the complaint, the Town police had launched an investigation and tracked down his phone location. They finally found Deepak’s body hanging from a tree in a decomposed state. 

Cyclone Update: Low Pressure Becomes Well Marked; IMD Predicts Cyclonic Storm In 24 Hours
Cyclone Update: Low Pressure Becomes Well Marked; IMD Predicts Cyclonic Storm In 24 Hours

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said that after the formation of a Depression, the system will intensify into a ‘Cyclonic Storm’ over Central Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours.

Low Pressure On Nov 30, Depression In Next 48 Hrs: Yellow Warning For Odisha Districts
Low Pressure On Nov 30, Depression In Next 48 Hrs: Yellow Warning For Odisha Districts

As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the system is likely to move west-north-westwards and concentrate into a Depression over Southeast and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48 hours.

Cyclone Forecast: Odisha Puts District Collectors On Alert!
Cyclone Forecast: Odisha Puts District Collectors On Alert!

The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has advised the district Collectors to stay on alert mode with necessary manpower and machinery to tackle the exigency following the likely formation of cyclone.

Odisha CM Announces Big Plans For Koraput Coffee
Odisha CM Naveen Announces Big Plans For Koraput Coffee Ahead Of Panchayat Polls

The State government aims at expanding the area of coffee plantation by 5,000 hactares in the next five years which will boost the economy of the relatively backward Koraput district,

Ambulance For Kotia
Kotia To Get Much Awaited Ambulance Service Today

Kotia Panchayat in Koraput, which has been in the centre of a border dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, is all set to get its maiden ambulance service from Saturday.

Border Disputes With Andhra: Opposition In Odisha Questions Efficacy Of High-Level Committee
Border Disputes With Andhra: Opposition In Odisha Questions Efficacy Of High-Level Committee

The Odisha government on Wednesday formed the high-level committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary while its members include the Development Commissioner and Principal Secretaries of Home, Revenue, Water Resource, Power, and Mass And Higher Education departments.

Sewa Paper Mill Reopens
Operation At Koraput’s Sewa Paper Mill Resumes After 19 Months

The Sewa Paper Mills, initially owned by Ballarpur Industries Ltd. (BIL), was started in 1984 and was closed multiple times due to a financial crisis. The mill has been taken over by Mother Earth Resources Private Limited.

Koraput Coffee – A Brand Which Can Change Fate Of Tribals
Koraput Coffee – A Brand Which Can Change Fate Of Tribals

By next year, the State government has set a target to produce 150 metric tonne of coffee, and it plans to establish plantation in 1,000 hectares. The area of cultivation is slated to go up by and 5,000 hectares in next three years.

Koraput Central University
Govt Apathy: Dearth Of Professors Mars Quality Education In Koraput Central University

Koraput Central University has been struggling to impart quality education to it students, thanks to the administrative apathy that has rendered it terribly short of teaching staff.

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