Malkangiri is one of the tribal dominated district situated in the southern part of Odisha, sharing boundary to Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. The history of Malkangiri seems to be in no way less thrilling and adventurous than any other place of India. The land of dense inaccessible forests, small but beautiful rivers, undulating plateaus and splendorous rich tribal culture, Malkangiri has its history of human civilization enrooted to as long as 2500 years back. It is believed that during the reign of Lord Ramachandra, Malkangiri occupied an important place in the entire ‘Ramayana’. In the bank of the holy river “Tamasa “Saint Valmiki wrote ‘The Ramayana’, the holiest book of the Hindus. This place was known as “Malyavantagiri” in the Ramayana. Also during the period of the Mahabharata, this place became the point of attraction for the Pandavas. They spent their ‘Angyatvasa’ (exile) for a period of one year in the dense forests of Malkangiri. This district is a home to primitive Bonda tribe; those are believed to be part of the first wave of migration out of Africa about 60,000 years ago and were the first forest settlers in India. Anthropologists say that they are members of a group of Austroasiatic tribes, who at some time in the ancient past migrated and settled in an area of about 130 sq km in the wild. Since many years Malkangiri district has become a safe heaven for Naxals.
The combing operation was launched in the area following intelligence input regarding the presence and movement of armed Maoist cadres, police said.
Several parts of Odisha will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall between September 12 and September 14, 2021. An ‘Orange Warning’ for several districts has also been issued by the IMD.
It is alleged that the mafia from the neighbouring State mislead the local tribals and engaged them in the excavation work. They have also constructed a temporary road to the quarry.
The applauding act of the bus driver, identified as Sunil Kumar Mohanty, saved the lives of many.
The on-duty cops at the checkpoint chased the vehicles and successfully nabbed them. The police found the vehicles loaded with a huge cache of Ganja. Seizing the vehicles, police took five persons to Mudulipada police station for interrogation.
Heavy rainfall is also likely to occur in some places in southern and coastal belt of the State in the next 24 hours.
Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bolangir, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Card scheme at a special programme at the Sanskruti Bhawan in Malkangiri
The Dengue is back in headlines once again after few days of lull. But this time, the fear of the mosquito-borne viral disease has become a cause of concern for residents in far-off places and rural pockets like Malkangiri where the public still struggles to access proper healthcare.
Odisha DGP Abhay has appealed the Maoists to shun violence and come forward to surrender.
The sky is the limit for the love of a mother and she can go to any extent to ensure the well being of her child. Time and again, instances of a woman’s selfless love, sacrifice and strength have immortalised her identity since time immemorial.
People in Swabhiman Anchal are of the opinion that, SP Khilari has a great role in the development of the Swabhiman Anchal and he should be allowed to discharge his duty in Malkangiri for few more years
Amid a border standoff between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, a new row has now added fresh concerns for Odisha after some officials from the neighbouring State of Chhattisgarh allegedly carried out developmental works in Malkangiri district.
Amid wave after wave of the Covid pandemic, while many prefer to take excuses citing unavailability of opportunities for livelihood, career and other growth prospects in life, 15 year old Sima Madkami has taught everyone how not to lose hope in the face of uncertainty.
Though the Covid-19 graphs in majority of districts in the State have waned, the situation is still far from satisfactory in some districts, especially in the coastal belts of Odisha.
Light to moderate rain or thundershower is also likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar.
Remains of an ancient temple have been discovered from the Balimela reservoir in Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri district. The old remains of the shrine believed to be of a Shiva temple surfaced from the ground of the reservoir after the water level receded.
Majhi said the luxury SUV which is worth Rs 19 lakh has been purchased in the name of a woman and the Collector used it a day after the lease was passed, Majhi alleged.
A fierce gun battle took place between Maoists ultras and security forces in a forest near Kulabedha under Mathili police limits in the district on Wednesday morning.
A Low Pressure area has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining Odisha is most likely to trigger torrential rain in most parts of the State from today. The weather condition would continue till June 14, according to a forecast by the IMD.
Forest department officials on Friday rescued as many as 150 Indian soft-shell turtles during an illegal smuggling bid from MV- 65 village under Kalimela forest range in the district.
The Covid-19 related fatalities in the State has turned into a major reason of concern as the number of daily deaths is hovering over 30 for the last few days even as the single-day positive cases has come down drastically.
The single-day spike in Covid-19 cases in the State witnessed a drastic fall with only 6,736 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours even as there is no break in the rising cases of fatalities.
At least one person was killed while several still missing after two boats capsized in Seleru river in Chitrakonda area. A total of 11 people stated to be labourers were returning to their homes in two boats after work in Telangana when the mishap occurred.
As many as 11,059 new Covid-19 cases and 32 fatalities have been reported in Odisha in last 24 hours. The caseload in the State went up to 7,03,441 while Covid related death toll climbed to 2,516.