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.
The administrative restrictions in the most remote area of the district, Bonda Ghati, to contain the Covid-19 cases have pushed the lives and livelihood of the tribal people into a state of utter despair.
Odisha’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with 11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.
Following rhe detection of Covid-19 infections among some of the Bonda tribals in Bonda hills area, the district administration has stepped up vaccination and testing exercises in the sensitive regions of the tribal-dominated district.