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News from Malkangiri

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.

Twin low pressure systems likely over Bay of Bengal by Aug 7 & 13; heavy rain in store for Odisha
Twin low pressure over Bay of Bengal by Aug 7 & 13; heavy rain in store for Odisha

As per sources, the second system may intensify into a depression triggering heavy rainfall. The enhanced rainfall activity may dampen the Independence Day celebrations in the State on August 15.

Low Pressure Update
Low pressure area likely by Aug 7; IMD issues orange warning for heavy rainfall in Odisha

A low pressure system is likely form over Northwest & adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal around August 7, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.

Malkangiri Bonda girl shines in Plus 2 exam, emerges district topper in Commerce stream
Malkangiri Bonda girl shines in Plus 2 exam, emerges district topper in Commerce stream

Karama Muduli, a resident of Mudulipada Panchayat located at the Bonda ghati in Malkangiri district, has secured 82.66 percent in the recently published Plus II Commerce results and become the topper in the district. 

Malkangiri battles rain fury as it faces worst deluge in over 3 decades
Malkangiri battles rain fury as it faces worst deluge in over 3 decades

Locals attributed the flood like situation in Motu area to the reverse flow of water from Polavaram project.

Malkangiri Flood Situation
Rain fury in Odisha's Malkangiri, several areas of district marooned

The flood-like situation in Motu of Malkangiri district continues to remain grim. Several parts of the district are reeling under floods after backwaters from river Godavari in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh entered the region here.

Rain, thunderstorm alert sounded for these Odisha districts, check latest forecast
Rain, thunderstorm alert sounded for these Odisha districts, check latest forecast

At present, the State is experiencing heavy rainfall activities under the impact of the low pressure area over North Odisha and neighbourhood.

Tribal Women At Malkangiri SDJM Court
SDPO’s slapping of woman: Victims move Malkangiri SDJM court against cop

The slapping of a suspected lady ganja dealer by Chitrakonda SDPO seems to have snowballed into a full-fledged controversy after the victims moved to the Malkangiri SDJM court against the police official on Thursday.

Monsoon mayhem opens floodgates of misery in several parts of Odisha
Monsoon mayhem opens floodgates of misery in several parts of Odisha

A team led by Malkangiri additional collector visited low-lying areas of the district to review the situation.

Incessant rain makes life in South, West Odisha miserable
Incessant rain makes life in South, West Odisha miserable

While five houses were washed away completely due to landslide triggered by incessant rains, 10 other houses in the area got partly damaged.

Heavy Rainfall Alert
IMD issues heavy rainfall warning for several Odisha districts

As per IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar, the southwest monsoon has entered through South Odisha today. While it has fully covered the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, and Nabarangpur, it has partially touched parts of Nuapada, Kalahandi and Rayagada districts.

Monsoon Update
Monsoon touches Odisha coast, southern districts experience rainfall

The arrival of monsoon is certainly a positive sign as it will be crucial for agriculture. As per IMD, some parts of southern Odisha experienced rainfall activities today.

Thunderstorm Warning
IMD issues thunderstorm alert for Odisha districts till June 17

IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar has predicted thunderstorm activities in several parts of the State till June 17.

Nearly 300 Maoist militia members surrender before Odisha Police
Nearly 300 Maoist militia members surrender before Odisha Police

The surrendered militia members burnt Maoist uniforms and raised slogans against them.

Maoist Sympathisers Surrender Before Police
More than 180 LWE militants surrender before police in Chitrakonda

In an apparent success for the security forces, more than 180 left-wing militants and Maoist sympathisers from Jantri Panchayat under Malkangiri's Chitrakonda block surrendered before the SDPO and the BDO on Saturday.

BSF jawans recover IED in Odisha's Malkangiri
BSF jawans recover IED in Odisha's Malkangiri

Four bags of Gelatin sticks were also recovered from a rocky crevice near Tekguda village under Kalimela police station.

50 Maoist sympathisers surrender before Odisha police
50 Maoist sympathisers surrender before Odisha police

The Maoist sympathisers including two women surrendered before the DGP during his visit to Jantri police camp in Swabhiman Anchal (earlier known as cut-off area) in the Maoist-hit Malkangiri district.

Fuel price updates: Check petrol, diesel prices in different towns of Odisha today
Fuel price updates: Check petrol, diesel prices in different towns of Odisha today

While customers are reportedly paying Rs 103.47 per litre of petrol in the Capital city, diesel is available at Rs 95.03 a litre.

Petrol Prices
Check petrol, diesel prices at different places in Odisha on May 31 

As per a fuel rate chart, petrol is being sold at the highest price of Rs 108.91 in Malkangiri.

CMC Mayor Subash Singh cannot enter undivided Koraput, says Congress
CMC Mayor Subash Singh cannot enter undivided Koraput, says Congress

Earlier, Singh during a CMC meeting held on May 21, openly warned civic body officials and employees saying ‘Those who won’t work would be transferred to Malkangiri district’.

Man and wild boar friendship continues for 25 years
Man and wild boar friendship continues for 25 years

Moreover, the wild boar eats whatever Mahendra feeds him. He never eats anything given by other people. 

Stone weighing 1.2 kg operated from patient’s urinary bladder in Odisha
Stone weighing 1.2 kg operated from patient’s urinary bladder in Odisha

Dinda along with anesthesia specialist Nihar Ranjan Tripathy carried out a rare and complicated surgery and removed the stone successfully in a first-of-its-kind instance at the hospital.

Malkangiri man beaten to death in 'praja court' on suspicion of sorcery
Malkangiri man beaten to death in 'praja court' on suspicion of sorcery

According to sources, some irate locals thrashed Madkami during the praja court suspecting him of practicing witchcraft leading to his death on the spot.

Cyclone Asani: All schools shut in Malkangiri
Cyclone Asani: All schools shut in Malkangiri

The district collector held meeting with all senior officials on Tuesday and chalked out strategies to deal with any eventuality arising out of the cyclonic storm.   

Heavy Rainfall Alert
Cyclone Asani: IMD issues yellow warning for heavy rainfall in Odisha

In the past 24 hours, light to moderate rain/thunderstorm has occurred at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha and at one or two places over the districts of interior Odisha with heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Cuttack, Bhadrak and Deogarh.

Boat Capsizes in Balimela
Boat capsizes in Balimela reservoir; 2 missing

As per reports, three persons were returning to their village from Narangijala haat when the boat capsized near Orapadar ghat under Andrapali panchayat.

Maoists torch bus en-route to Hyderabad from Odisha's Malkangiri
Maoists torch bus en-route to Hyderabad from Odisha's Malkangiri

The incident occurred during the hours when the Dandakaranya Division of the Maoist organisation was observing a bandh.  

Nor'wester Alert For Coastal Odisha Till April 22, Slight Relief From Heat Spell 
Nor'wester Alert For Coastal Odisha Till April 22, Slight Relief From Heat Spell 

The stormy weather is expected to bring much-needed relief for people of the State reeling under sweltering heat. 

Nor’wester causes massive destruction in Odisha’s Kalimela; Heavy rain alert for Assam
Nor’wester causes massive destruction in Odisha’s Kalimela; Heavy rain alert for Assam

Several people have been affected after their houses sustained intensive damage in the Nor'wester rains. The roof of several houses were either blown away under the influence of strong winds while others suffered damaged after trees fell on them.

Malkangiri Airport To Be Operationalised By Jan 2024
Malkangiri Airport To Be Operationalised By Jan 2024

The target was fixed by Chief Secretary S.C. Mahapatra while reviewing the progress made so far on this project.

Superintendent Engineer of Rural Works Dept
Odisha Vigilance Intercepts Superintendent Engineer With Over Rs 10L Dirty Cash

The Superintendent Engineer of the Malkangiri Rural Works Division, Ashish Kumar Dash was apprehended by Vigilance department personnel on Friday on charges of amassing property disproportionate to his known sources of income.

 Odisha Police ASI Among 4 Arrested For Ganja Smuggling In Malkangiri
Odisha Police ASI Among 4 Arrested For Ganja Smuggling In Malkangiri

Around 420 kilograms of Ganja, a laptop, Rs 10,000 cash, a car and two motorcycles have also been seized from their possession.

Odisha Panchayat Polls
Odisha Panchayat Polls 2nd Phase: Villagers In Malkangiri’s Red Corridor Don’t Turn Up For Voting

Baribeda voters boycotted the election process as the booth for polling was reportedly set up 25 kilometres away from their village at Mudilipada due to security reasons on account of the threats issued by the Maoist to boycott the polls

Panchayat Polls: BJD MLA's Son In Malkangiri Makes Voters Swear In God's Name To Vote For Candidate
Panchayat Polls: BJD MLA's Son In Malkangiri Makes Voters Swear In God's Name To Vote For Candidate

Moreover, the MLA's kin made the voters swear that they would be punished by the God if they didn't vote for the selected candidates.

Asked To Resume School, Odisha Class 10 Girl Student Ends Life
Asked To Resume School, Odisha Class 10 Girl Student Ends Life

A class 10 girl student in Odisha allegedly took her own life after she was asked to join physical classes at the school which re-opened recently after remaining shut for the past several weeks on account of the pandemic guidelines.

Samiti Member Candidate Subrat Behera
Samiti Member Aspirant Goes Missing In Dhenkanal , Family Brings Abduction Allegation

Maoist posters have appeared in the Swabhiman Anchal under Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district demanding the candidates and people of the region to keep themselves away from the panchayat polls.

House Looted In Odisha On Pretext Of Grah Shanti Puja, Two Arrested
House Looted In Odisha On Pretext Of Grah Shanti Puja, Two Arrested

Malkangiri Police on Tuesday arrested two fraudsters on charges of looting valuables from a house after posing as priests and performing Graha Shanti rituals.

Panchayat Polls in Malkangiri
Maoist-Hotbed Swabhiman Anchal In Malkangiri Gears Up For Panchayat Polls

People of nine panchayats of Swabhiman Anchal under the Chitrakonda block of the district will cast vote and elect their representatives on February 24.

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.

Boat Ambulance Service
BSF Launches Boat Ambulance Service In Odisha's Balimela Reservoir

The boat is equipped with medical oxygen cylinders, a drip system, emergency medicines, a doctor, paramedical staff and stretchers.

Missing ZP Candidate Rina Kabasi
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP ZP Aspirant Goes ‘Missing’, Party Alleges Abduction Bid

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Zilla Parishad aspirant in Kalimela Zone-2 under Malkangiri district has allegedly gone missing since Monday morning, a day ahead of the nomination withdrawal deadline.

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