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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.

Two Maoist Cadres Held, Rifle And Live Ammo Seized After Exchange Of Fire In Odisha
Two Maoist Cadres Held, Rifle And Live Ammo Seized After Exchange Of Fire In Odisha

The combing operation was launched in the area following intelligence input regarding the presence and movement of armed Maoist cadres, police said.

Low Pressure In 24 Hrs To Trigger Heavy To Very Heavy Rainfall In Odisha: IMD Issues Orange Warning
Low Pressure In 24 Hrs To Trigger Heavy To Very Heavy Rainfall In Odisha: IMD Issues Orange Warning

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.

Telangana Mafia 'Looting' White Quartz Stones From Malkangiri, Admin Yet To Act
Telangana Mafia 'Looting' White Quartz Stones From Malkangiri, Admin Yet To Act

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.

Exemplary Bravery Of Driver Of Ill-Fated Bus Saves Many Lives In Odisha
Exemplary Bravery Of Driver Of Ill-Fated Bus Saves Many Lives In Odisha

The applauding act of the bus driver, identified as Sunil Kumar Mohanty, saved the lives of many. 

Web Portal Scribe Caught In Drug Racket, Ganja Worth Over Crore Seized In Malkangiri
Web Portal Scribe Caught In Drug Racket, Ganja Worth Over Crore Seized In Malkangiri

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.

Low Pressure Forms Over BoB, IMD Predicts Rain In Odisha For 2-3 Days
Low Pressure Forms Over BoB, IMD Predicts Rain In Odisha For 2-3 Days

Heavy rainfall is also likely to occur in some places in southern and coastal belt of the State in the next 24 hours.

Weather Update: IMD Predicts Thunderstorm, Lightning In Several Odisha Districts
Weather Update: IMD Predicts Thunderstorm, Lightning In Several Odisha Districts

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.

CM Naveen gives Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana Card to a Tribal Woman
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Rolls Out BSKY Smart Card In Malkangiri

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Card scheme at a special programme at the Sanskruti Bhawan in Malkangiri

Dengue Outbreak In Odisha
Dengue Scare Reaches Far And Wide In Odisha

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.

Two Maoists Surrender Before Odisha Police Owing To Covid Fear
Three Maoist Ultras Surrender Before Odisha Police Owing To Covid Fear

Odisha DGP Abhay has appealed the Maoists to shun violence and come forward to surrender.

Woman Fights With Bear To Save Daughter
Fearless Woman Battles Bear To Save Daughter

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.

Swabhiman Anchal
People Of Swabhiman Anchal Protest Transfer Of Malkangiri SP

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

Border row
After Andhra, Chhattisgarh Sparks Fresh Border Row With Odisha

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.

Odisha Class 10 Student Sima Madkami Buys Smartphone By Selling Mahula
Odisha Class 10 Girl Student Buys Smartphone For Online Study By Selling Mahula

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.

Odisha Lockdown
Will Odisha Completely Unlock From July 1; Major Announcement Today On New Covid Guidelines

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.

IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts
IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts

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.

Temple Remains
Remains Of Ancient Temple Surface From Reservoir In Odisha's Malkangiri

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.

Congress Accuses Malkangiri Collector Of Taking Rs 1 Cr Bribe For Passing Tender
Congress Accuses Malkangiri Collector Of Taking Rs 1 Cr Bribe For Passing Tender

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.

Gun battle
Odisha: Several Maoists Injured In Gun Battle With Security Forces In Malkangiri Forest

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.

Heavy Rainfall In Odisha
Low Pressure Forms Over Bay of Bengal, Odisha Set To Witness Heavy Rains

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.

turtle
Odisha: Forest Officials In Malkangiri Seize 150 Turtles, Smugglers Flee

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.

Covid cases
Odisha Logs 35 Deaths With 7K Plus New Covid Positive Cases 

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.

Covid-19 Negative Report Rule
Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Effect! Odisha Sees Dramatic Decline In Single-Day Covid Spike, No Let Up In Fatalities

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.

Boats capsize in Odisha
1 Killed, Several Missing After Boats Capsize In Malkangiri

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.

Women Can Take COVID-19 Jabs Anytime After Delivery: Experts
Odisha Logs 11,059 New Covid Cases With 32 More Deaths

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.