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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.

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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.

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Covid Containment Measures Hit Lives Of Malkangiri Bondas

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. 

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Covid19: Odisha Reports 11,108 New Cases, 26 Deaths

Odisha’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with  11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.

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Vaccination Drive Gathers Pace In Malkangiri's Bonda Ghati After Covid Detection

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.

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Woman, Daughter Among 3 Missing After Boat Capsizes In Malkangiri

Three persons including a woman and her daughter went missing after a country-made boat they were travelling in to cross the Chitrakonda reservoir capsized in Malkangiri district on Wednesday.

Bonda Tribe Hit By Covid Pandemic In Odisha
Rural Areas On Govt Focus As COVID Makes Way To Villages In Odisha

Odisha government has finally buckled up to intensify testing and tracing in rural areas after COVID cases surged significantly in village areas.

Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not
Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not

Along with the lockdown, the weekend shutdown will be remain in force in the weekends starting from 6 pm of Fridays to 5 am on Mondays in Odisha.

Bonda Tribe Hit By Covid Pandemic In Odisha
Malkangiri Admin Gears Up To Tackle Covid Outbreak Among Bondas

Detection of Covid cases among the tribals of the Bonda Ghati region has sparked a prompt reaction from the district administration.

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Odisha: 3 Villagers Killed In Cross Fire Between Naxals, CRPF Near Malkangiri Border

In an unfortunate incident, as many as three villagers were killed during an encounter between CRPF Jawans and Maoists in a jungle at Silger security camp in Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh which shares border with Malkangiri district

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Covid-19 Spreads In Odisha’s Remote Tribal Areas, Secluded Tribes In Bonda Ghat & Niyamgiri Hills Affected

After remaining untouched for long, the primitive tribal groups of Odisha in remote habitations have reported Covid-19 positive cases

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Covid-19: Odisha’s Active Cases Remain Above 1 Lakh As State Logs 11,732 New Infections With 19 More Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha's active Covid cases continue to remain above 1 lakh due a steady surge in fresh infections despite a healthy recovery rate. 

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Odisha DGP Appeals COVID-19 Positive Maoists To Surrender, Assures All Assistance

Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay on Saturday appealed to the Left Wing Extremists (LWE), who have infected with Covid-19, to surrender before police for early treatment.

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Odisha’s Covid Tally Crosses 6 Lakh Grim Milestone With 11k Plus Fresh Cases, 21 Deaths

Odisha on Saturday witnessed a concerning figure in the single-day covid cases with 11, 805 more people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours taking the cumulative virus infection count to 6,00,492.

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Covid 19: Odisha Adds 10,649 New Cases, 19 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Odisha again crossed 10, 000 mark in single-day Covid spike with 10, 649 people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours. The fresh cases took the State's cumulative count to 57, 6297.

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Malkangiri Police Urges Covid Positive Maoists To Surrender, Offers Free Treatment

In view of the detection of COVID-19 cases in the rural belt of Malkangiri, the district police on Wednesday appealed to Maoists, who are reportedly suffering from Covid-19 infection and other diseases, to surrender and get access to free medical treatment

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Covid-19: After dip in daily spike, Odisha sees surge in new cases with 10982 fresh infections, 17 deaths 

After witnessing a steady decline in number of daily covid-19 cases,  Odisha once again registered an upswing in the infection figures with 10982 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours,  causing significant worry for the State which is currently under lockdown to check rising cases.

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Weather Alert: Thunderstorms, Rainfall Likely In Parts Of Odisha Today

Several places across Odisha especially coastal parts are likely to experience thunderstorm activities including light to moderate rain accompanied by gusty surface winds on Tuesday.

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Odisha Witnesses Fall In Daily Covid Count, Records 9,793 New Cases With 18 Deaths

The number of daily Covid -19 positive cases continues to drop for the fourth consecutive day in Odisha. The State reported 9,793 fresh cases with 18 fatalities in last 24 hours.

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Covid-19: At 10,031 New Infections, Odisha Sees Dip In Daily Cases

Odisha continues to witness a dip in number of Covid 19 cases for last three days. The number of daily infections which stood at 10,635 yesterday has come down to 10,031 today. The total caseload has  mounted to 54, 4873 following today’s figures.

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Over 100 Fall Ill After Consuming 'Lassi' In Odisha's Malkangiri

Malkangiri: More than 100 people fell ill after consuming lassi at Kurti haat (market) under Kalda Gram Panchayat in the district on Friday. Around 60 of them became serious around…