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Odisha: Jeypore Police Freeze Bank Accounts Of 2 Drug Kingpins

Jeypore: In a significant move against organised cannabis (ganja) smuggling syndicates operating in the district, the Koraput police have frozen the bank accounts of two notorious drug kingpins in the city. The mafia bosses have been identified as Sudarsana Panigrahi and Gopinath Niriki from Jalapur village under Jeypore block in Koraput district. According to reports, […]

Fake Notes Worth Rs 7.9 Crore Seized In Odisha, 3 Detained

Koraput: Police on Tuesday seized counterfeit currency notes with a face value of Rs 7.90 crore at Sunki outpost under Pottangi police limits in the district. Patangi police reportedly seized the counterfeit currency notes when it was being transported to Chhattisgarh in a car by three persons. Police have detained the three persons in connection […]

Vaccination at Kotia
Odisha Holds Covid-19 Vaccination Drive In Kotia, Andhra Distributes Old Age Pension

Jeypore: In a bid to encourage the tribal residents in disputed Kotia villages, Koraput district administration has conducted a vaccination drive against Covid-19 in the controversial regions on Monday. Odisha government, which had set a target to administer the vaccine to as many as 100 elderly citizens including people with comorbidities, however has crossed target […]

Drunk Driver, Co-Passenger Held For Causing Series Accidents In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A man driving an SUV in an inebriated condition caused a series of accident on Vani Vihar-Baramunda stretch on NH -16 damaging several vehicles including some two and four wheelers in the city on Wednesday. The driver and a co-passenger have been detained and being questioned. Both have consumed excessive alcohol, police sources said. […]

Kotia Row: Government Schemes Are Still Day Dreams In Kotia, Says Koraput MP

Koraput: Amid the heightened tension between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over a group of villages in Kotia in the district, local MP Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka on Wednesday said that people in the region are feeling deprived due to the failure of the Odisha government in delivering welfare schemes and providing employment. “Kotia is getting out […]

Andhra Holds Free Health Check-Ups At Kotia Villages

Jeypore: Amidst the border row between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over Kotia villages which is currently sub-judice in the Supreme Court, the neighbouring State has organised a multi-diagnostic free health check-up camp at disputed regions of Kotia here in Koraput district. Health workers from Salur in Andhr Pradesh were seen moving from village to village […]

Jain Temples
Picture Of Neglect: Ancient Jain Temples In Odisha’s Koraput Lying In Tatters

Koraput: Even as a tug of war has broken out between the ruling dispensation in Odisha and the Opposition over legalities for beautification of important shrines in and around the State capital, 500 km down south in Koraput district, two ancient Jain temples lie in tatters. Due to lack of attention and care by the […]

Kotia Border Row
Kotia Border Row: SC Gives Odisha 4 Weeks To Respond To AP Affidavit

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Odisha government to respond within four weeks time on an affidavit filed by the Andhra Pradesh government claiming that the latter has been holding elections in villages at Kotia in Koraput district since long. On February 18 (Thursday) the Andhra Pradesh government had filed the affidavit claiming […]

With Inducements to Students Andhra Runs School Under Shed In Odisha Village

Jeypore: Amid the on-going tussle between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over the borer disputes at Kotia group of villages in Koraput district, reports of the neighbouring state operating school in Odisha’s territory has surfaced. The development has nevertheless rubbed further salt into the already open wounds of Odisha which is fighting a legal battle to […]

Kotia dispute in Supreme Court
Kotia Row: Govt Directs Koraput Collector To Keep Documents Ready For SC Hearing

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has directed the Koraput district administration to arrange all necessary documents related to border dispute issue pertaining to the villages of Kotia in Koraput district ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the State’s petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against Andhra Pradesh. The case has been listed for hearing in the […]

Kotia Election
Andhra Holds Panchayat Elections In Disputed Kotia Region Despite Odisha's Request Not To Conduct Polls

Koraput: Despite a letter from Koraput district Collector to his Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh) counterpart on not to conduct the Gram Panchayat election in Kotia, the neighbouring state went ahead with its plan. According to reports, elections are currently underway today in the disputed area of Kotia. Andhra Pradesh is conducting the panchayat election in five […]

Jeypore airstrip
Odisha: Flight Services From Jeypore To Commence In 6-8 Months

Jeypore: Commercial air service is scheduled to start from the Jeypore airstrip in Koraput district in the next six to eight months. The announcement was made on Friday after an inspection of the airstrip by the Commerce & Transport Secretary Madhusudan Padhi which was followed by a review meeting. Jeypore MLA and other officials of […]

Supreme Court
Kotia Row: SC Asks Andhra To Respond On Odisha's Plea Seeking Contempt Of Court Action

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court has served a notice to the Andhra Pradesh government to file its response on a writ petition filed by the Odisha Government seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against the neighbouring state for violation of status quo in the disputed Kotia region of Koraput district. The apex court has […]

Koraput hospital
Odisha: Abandoned Infant Girl Found Near Rail Track In Koraput

Jeypore: A two-month-old girl abandoned beside a rail track near Kakariguma in the district was rescued by the Childline officials on Wednesday. The infant, whose identity is yet to be established, was found in a critical condition as stray dogs mauled her. A local youth, whose sister is a member of the district Childline, first […]

Salur MLA
Kotia Row: Andhra MLA Claims Elections Not New In The Area

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government gears up to move the Supreme Court against Andhra Pradesh’s announcement for holding panchayat polls in disputed Kotia region of Koraput, an MLA from the ruling YSR Congress in the neighbouring State has added a new twist to the ongoing row. Rajanna Dora, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) legislator […]

Odisha BJP
Locals In Kotia Are Siding With Andhra After Being Denied Of Basic Amenities: BJP

Koraput/Bhubaneswar: The Odisha unit of BJP on Monday targeted the State government over the ongoing border dispute with Andhra Pradesh and alleged that the locals of Kotia in Koraput district are increasingly siding with Andhra Pradesh after being deprived of basic facilities like road communication, healthcare and education. Addressing a presser, BJP State Vice-President, Balabhadra […]

Odisha: Man Dies During Treatment In Koraput Hospital, Family Demands Arrest Of Docs

Koraput: Furious and anguished family members of a man, who died during treatment at the Laxman Nayak Medical College in Koraput, sat with the body in front of the hospital on Friday night alleging serious negligence by doctors that led to his death. The family members have also lodged an FIR alleging criminal negligence on […]

Border Row: Andhra Proceeds With Poll Nominations In Kotia As Odisha Transfers Koraput Collector

Koraput/Bhubaneswar: On the heels of the ongoing border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, the district Collector of Koraput, Madhusudan Mishra has been removed from his position and placed as the Additional Secretary of Forest and Environment department. Cuttack Project Director of District Rural Development Agency (PD-DRDA), Mohammed Abdal Akhtar will be replacing Mishra as […]

Kamala Pujari
Odisha: Padma Shri Kamala Pujari Seriously Ill, Hospitalised

Jeypore: Padma Shri Kamala Pujari has been admitted to the Saheed Laxman Naik Hospital in Koraput district after her health condition worsened on Tuesday. According to sources, Pujari is suffering from multiple old-age related illness, high blood pressure and kidney ailments. Earlier on June 7, she was admitted to the Koraput District Headquarter Hospital (DHH) […]

Odisha: Locals In Koraput Demand Shifting Railway Track By 5 km From Town

Koraput: Locals at Borigumma block in the district have demanded the shifting of the proposed railway track between Jeypore and Nabrangpur by 5 kilomtres stating that it would increase congestion if it passes through the town as per the present plan. Several locals took out a march to the Collector’s office earlier on Tuesday and […]

9 Dead, Several Injured As Pick-Up Van Overturns In Koraput
9 Dead, Several Injured As Pick-Up Van Overturns In Koraput

Jeypore: As many as nine persons were killed and several others sustained critical injuries after a pick-up van they were travelling in overturned on National Highway-326 near Murtahandi under Kotpad police limits in Koraput district on Sunday night. According to sources, the mishap took place when they were returning to their village in Chhattisgarh after […]

Odisha: School Staffers’ Salary Withheld For Non-Compliance Of Covid-19 SoP In Koraput

Jeypore: The salary of staffers at a government high school in Bandhugaan block here in Koraput district has been withheld due to alleged violation of Covid-19 guidelines set by the School and Mass Education Department. Deputy Director of Odisha Higher Secondary Education Siba Shankar Pradhan on Sunday directed the Block Education Officer (BEO) of Bandhugaan […]

3rd 'Corrupt' BDO Sacked Within 24 Hours In Odisha

Koraput: Within 24 hours of the suspension of two Block Development Officers (BDO) in Odisha, one more BDO from the State has been sacked on charges of corruption. The State Revenue and Disaster Management Department has issued a letter regarding the dismissal of Dillip Kumar Pattnaik, BDO of Laxmipur in Koraput district. Accused of corruption, […]

Odisha: Cops Seize Ganja Worth Over Rs 4 Lakh After Hot Chase, Nab 2 Peddlers

Koraput: Continuing its crackdown on illegal ganja smuggling in the State, police seized around 134.6 kilograms of the narcotic substance near Kanagaon village under Machkund area of Koraput district in the wee hours of Friday. Police have also arrested two persons identified Chaturam of Bihar and Rajiya Paswan of Delhi in connection with the illegal […]

Ganja smuggling
Police Unearth Root In Ganja Smuggling Link Between Odisha & Nagpur

Koraput: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from Nagpur and Jeypore Sadar police from Odisha have made a breakthrough after unearthing the source in intra-State ganja smuggling racket. The joint squad had arrested one KhagapatiPangi from Kalguda village under Jeypore Sadar police limits on Saturday following an investigation into the inter-state smuggling. “Earlier on December 7, the […]