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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Creativity Thrives On Scarcity: Tales Of Two Art Geniuses From Odisha's Hinterland

Malkangiri/Koraput: Two diamonds in the rough from the southern-most parts of Odisha have created a niche for themselves in painting. While one budding artist in Malkangiri excels in canvas painting, another promising designer plays with terracotta painting like a seasoned soccer player plays with the football. A dusky beauty Reba Biswas, an engineer and a […]

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Minor Girl’s Body Found In Well, Kin Cry Murder

Koraput: The body of a 17-year-old girl was recovered from a well at Chorimaliput under Semiliguda police limits of Koraput district on Tuesday. The girl, who hailed from Sorisapadar, reportedly had a love marriage with one Upendra Khara of Chorimaliput recently. However, Khara’s parents were reportedly against the marriage and did not accept the girl […]

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'Deprived Of Registration', Odisha Farmers Allege Lapses In Kharif Paddy Procurement

Koraput: Already in distress due to alleged ‘Katni Chatni’ and issues with Minimum Support Price (MSP), the farmers have now launched protests alleging irregularities in paddy procurement citing that they are deprived of registration. Many farmers from Bisinghpur panchayat under Borigumma block of Koraput district alleged that they have been left out of registration with […]

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Border Row: Odisha-Andhra Authorities Hold Talks To Demarcate Boundary

Koraput: In a welcome development that promises to diffuse the month-long tension between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, the authorities from districts of the two neighbouring states held talks at the border post to demarcate boundaries. A team from Visakhapatnam administration represented Andhra Pradesh while Koraput ditrict administration was representing Odisha in the meeting. Apart from […]

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Bizarre! Under-Trial Prisoner Slits Ear After Rejection Of Bail

Koraput: Frustrated at the denial of bail, an under-trial prisoner lodged at Koraput Circle Jail reportedly slit his ear with a ‘sharp weapon’ on Wednesday. He was admitted to Koraput hospital in critical condition where his situation is said to be stable. As per reports, one Bikash Patra was lodged in Koraput Circle Jail on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]