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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 […]

Canal breach
Odisha: Major Breach In Canal At Jeypore Devastates Acres Of Paddy Field (Watch)

Koraput: Panic gripped residents of Ekataguda after several hundreds of acres of paddy field were submerged following a major breach in the main canal of the Upper Kolab on the outskirts of Jeypore town on late Friday night. According to reports, the villagers had a narrow escape as the flood water flowed in the direction […]

Bird Flu Scare: Mass Poultry Deaths At A Farm In Khordha Triggers Panic
Bird Flu Scare: Mass Poultry Deaths At A Farm In Khordha Triggers Panic

Bhubaneswar: Amid the bird flu scare in several parts of the country, hundreds of chickens were reportedly found dead at a poultry farm in Badaberana village, Begunia in the last three days. According to sources, over 700 chickens were found dead at the farm yesterday. Prior to that, carcasses of several hundred chickens were discovered […]

selfie death
Odisha: Selfie Turns Fatal For New Year Reveller At Duduma Waterfall

Jeypore: The body of a youth who went missing in the Duduma waterfall near Semiliguda here in Koraput district on Friday was fished out today by the fire services personnel and ODRAF team. The deceased has been identified as Satya Parija of Kaliagaan near Jeypore. As per sources, Satya had gone to the waterfall with […]

Odisha: Bear Nightmare For Koraput Villagers, Watch Video

Jeypore: Panic gripped the residents at Ladijodi village under Borigumma block here in Koraput district for last several days after six sloth bears are found moving around the village in the night. Locals said the animals sneak into the human settlement soon after the sunset and roam around till late night before leaving for forest […]

Lord Jagannath Temple in Koraput reopens
Jagannath Temple In Koraput Reopens, Shrines In Mayurbhanj To Allow Devotees From Jan 5

Koraput/Baripada: After nine long months, the doors of the Lord Jagannath Temple in Koraput Town re-opened for devotees on Wednesday. Apart from the Jagannath temple of Sabar Srikhetra, several other shrines including the Gupteswar temple also reopened this morning. These religious places are allowing devotees while adhering to the Covid-19 standard operating procedure and safety […]

Abantika Agros
Odisha Cop-Turned-Farmer's Love Story With Integrated Farming

Koraput: With a penchant for new-age farming, a retired cop, Sharat Chandra Buruda from Sherpali village in Malkangiri is living his dreams by taking up integrated farming at a farmhouse near the citadel town. Koraput is not just famous for its coffee plantations, but for an all-in-one farmhouse ‘Abantika Agros’ as well, which lies just […]

goods train
Odisha: Goods Train Derails In Koraput, Restoration Work Underway

Jeypore: Around one and a half month after a goods train derailed in Koraput district, a similar incident took place at Jarti station in the same district late on Monday night. As many as four wagons of a goods train came off the track near Jarti station while it was on its way to Visakhapatnam. […]

Odisha: Expectant Mother Carried On Cot For 2 Kms In Koraput

Koraput: Frequent incidents of pregnant women and patients being carried on cots and slings owing to non-motorable roads and lack of transportation facilities in several pockets of Odisha, have certainly revealed the ground reality of the health care delivery system in the State. In yet another incident, a pregnant woman was carried on a cot […]

border row
Border Row: AP Starts Road Construction At Dispute Site In Koraput Defying Status Quo

Jeypore: Amid frequent surfacing of border dispute between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, even as officials of both the States had recently agreed to maintain status quo until the demarcation is completed, officials of the neighbouring Andhra has once again stroked a fresh controversy by reportedly constructing pucca roads at Sunabeda village under Sambai GP of […]

Ancient Jain Statue Found During Archaeological Excavation In Koraput

Koraput: An ancient statue believed to be representing Jainism has been reportedly discovered on Friday during a temple restoration and excavation of nearby sites at Subai, a place of archaeological importance in Koraput district. According to reports, State Archaeology department has been undertaking restoration of neglected shrines in the district. During the restoration of the […]