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News from Rayagada

Rayagada is a district in southern Odisha, which became a separate district in October 1992. Its population consists mainly of tribes, primarily the Kondhs and the Soras. It is a home to Dangaria Kandhas, a Particularly Vulnerable Tribe Group live in the terrains of Niyamagiri hill ranges in Rayagada and Kalahandi district.

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.

Cholera claims two more lives in Rayagada, death toll rises to 10
Cholera claims two more lives in Rayagada, death toll rises to 10

Medical teams have been deployed in these areas to provide instant service to patients.  

BJP targets Odisha govt for 'hiding cholera deaths' in Rayagada
BJP targets Odisha govt for 'hiding cholera deaths' in Rayagada

Majhi attributed the spread of the disease to intake of contaminated water and lack of nutritious food.

The cholera-affected village
Odisha Public Health Director reviews situation in cholera-hit villages in Rayagada

Mishra has directed the health workers to ensure proper food for the tribal children, proper sanitation and awareness in the villages. He said steps are being taken to rehabilitate the tribal students to nutrition rehabilitation centres and also stressed on intake of boiled water.

Govt attributes cholera outbreak to intake of contaminated water
Govt attributes cholera outbreak to intake of contaminated water

So far, 96 persons of Rayagada are down with cholera and seven died of it.

Diarrhoea causing bacteria diagnosed as Vibrio Cholera in Rayagada
RMRC confirms cholera outbreak in Rayagada, district admin steps up measures

Diarrhoea causing bacteria diagnosed as Vibrio Cholera in Rayagada

Yellow Warning For Odisha
Relief in sight for these Odisha districts, low pressure over northeast Vidarbh

After witnessing incessant rainfall last week, Odisha is all set to get some relief as no major warning for heavy rainfall has been issued by the India Meteorological Department for the next 2 to 3 days.

Rescue operation on
Watch: 2 tourists stranded in Nagavali river in Odisha's Rayagada

The two tourists from Podapadi area under Kashipur block had visited the tourist site but were stuck in the middle of the river after the water-level swelled up due to incessant rainfall.

Diarrhoea returns to Rayagada’s Kashipur; leaves 5 dead, dozens ill 
Diarrhoea returns to Rayagada’s Kashipur; leaves 5 dead, dozens ill 

A team of the Health department visited the affected villages to take stock of the situation. 

Pathetic! 2 teachers, as many classes share same room, same blackboard in Jeypore
Pathetic! 2 teachers, as many classes share same room, same blackboard in Jeypore

Though the school has got a new building which was inaugurated in December, school authorities are not using it as it was constructed with low quality materials.

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.

Train runs without bogies for 2 km near Rayagada station, close shave for passengers
Train runs without bogies for 2 km near Rayagada station, close shave for passengers

The Railways has started an investigation to ascertain the exact reason behind the incident.

IPL Betting
Woman, son end life after losing money in IPL betting

It is alleged that some people were harassing the mother-son duo and pressuring them to pay money that they had lost in betting.

Class-10 boy found dead after fall from hostel roof in Rayagada
Class-X boy falls from hostel roof in Rayagada, dies 

The deceased, identified as Bharat Bidika of Ghantikhal village, was a Class 10 student of a residential school at Kopapadar village.

Loot from jeweller in Gunupur: 2 arrested, 1.4 kg ornament recovered
Loot from jeweller in Gunupur: 2 arrested, 1.4 kg ornament recovered

Notably, two motorcycle-borne miscreants had decamped with 3 kg gold ornaments and Rs 2 lakh in cash from a jeweller outside his shop in Gunupur of Rayagada district on April 26. 

Odisha govt never proposed any project over Mahanadi in last 22 years: Union Minister Tudu
Odisha govt never proposed any project over Mahanadi in last 22 years: Union Minister Tudu

Speaking to mediapersons during his visit to Rayagada and Koraput, Tudu said, “The BJD government has never put in any proposal during Central Water Commission (CWC) meeting.

3 kg gold ornaments, Rs 2 lakh looted from Gunupur jeweler in broad daylight  
3 kg gold ornaments, Rs 2 lakh looted from Gunupur jeweler in broad daylight  

As per initial reports, the owner was opening the shop when the miscreants arrived on a bike and snatched the bag containing the gold ornaments and cash from him.

Thunderstorm, lightning warning for Odisha, Check IMD's Latest Weather Forecast
Thunderstorm, lightning warning for Odisha, Check IMD's Latest Weather Forecast

The IMD has issued a ‘yellow warning’ for thunderstorm and lightning activities in seven districts of Koraput,Rayagada, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh and Khordha in the next 24 hours.

Doctors Leave Cotton In Odisha Woman’s Abdomen During C-Section; Family Spends Rs10L On Surgery
Doctors Leave Cotton In Odisha Woman’s Abdomen During C-Section; Family Spends Rs10L On Surgery

The incident came to the fore after the family lodged a complaint against the authorities of the DHH at the Rayagada police station.  

Rayagada Fire Mystery Where 3 Of Family Charred To Death Still Baffles Police
Rayagada Fire Mystery Where 3 Of Family Charred To Death Still Baffles Police

The deceased couple’s severely injured younger son Srikant Behera and his wife Swapna Behera are still battling for life at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. 

4 Of A Family Critical In Rayagada Fire Mishap
4 Of A Family Critical In Rayagada Fire Mishap

As per reports, the mishap took place when they were inside the house. A fire broke out and engulfed the house leaving them critically injured.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Missing From Voter List, Angry Dongria Kondhs Seize Ballot Box
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Names Missing From Voter List, Angry Dongria Kondhs Seize Ballot Box

Some members of the community took away the ballot box from the booth number-14 at Railima village under Sunakhanda panchayat in the district as a mark of protest after they could not exercise their franchise due to missing of their names from the voter list.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: 15-Year Long Wait For Dongria Kondh Community To End Tomorrow 
Odisha Panchayat Polls: 15-Year Long Wait For Dongria Kondh Community To End Tomorrow 

The tribal community members said they had been eagerly waiting for the moment when they would ink their left index finger.

Fake Maoists arrested
Five Fake Maoists Held In Odisha’s Rayagada

Earlier on January 22, the five youths allegedly torched a truck at the road construction site at Budaguda village under Kalyansingpur Police limits of the district.

Odisha Covid Update
Daily Covid-19 Cases Below 2k-Mark For Fifth Day In Odisha

A total of 2,82,93,841 samples, including 68,239 in the past 24 hours, have been tested in the State so far. The daily Test Positivity Rate (TPR) now stands at 2.30 per cent.

Odisha Panchayat Elections: Candidate Promises Development On Stamp Paper
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Candidate Promises Development On Stamp Paper

With the Panchayat elections just a handful of days away, campaigning by candidates seems to have reached fever pitch in Odisha. 

Migration And Its Dark Side: Rayagada Parents Pawn Gold Ornaments To Get Back Daughter’s Body From T
Migration And Its Dark Side: Rayagada Parents Pawn Gold Ornaments To Get Back Daughter’s Body From Tamil Nadu

According to the deceased’s family members, Laxmi, 29, had migrated to Tamil Nadu in search of work in November last year.

Dongria Kondhs
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Dongria Kondhs Of Niyamgiri Hills Throw Hat In Poll Ring After 15 Years

The decision in this regard has been taken in a meeting convened by Niyamgiri Pahada Surkhya Samiti under the stewardship of Lad Sika

Teacher Lands In Odisha Vigilance Scanner, Owns Property Worth Over Rs 4.73 Cr
Teacher Lands In Odisha Vigilance Scanner Over Owning Property Worth Over Rs 4.73 Cr

A teacher reportedly owning assets worth over a whopping Rs 4.73 crore has ended up landing under the scanner of Odisha Vigilance authorities for accumulating the wealth through illegal means.

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.

Odisha Sees Further Dip In Daily Covid Tally, 7291 New Cases, 5 Deaths 
Odisha Sees Further Dip In Daily Covid Tally, 7291 New Cases, 5 Deaths 

This is the fourth consecutive day that the State recorded a dip in positive cases from the highs of over 11K plus cases in the ongoing third wave of the pandemic. 

MITS Engineering College, Rayagada
49 Students At Engineering College In Odisha's Rayagada Test Covid-19 Positive

Following the detection of new cases, the Rayagada district administration has declared the college's Hostel A and B as micro containment zones and sealed the premises.

Four Bikers Killed In Separate Road Accidents In Odisha
Four Bikers Killed In Separate Road Accidents In Odisha

The rising cases of deaths and injuries resulting from road accidents have been a major concern in Odisha. The State registered 4,738 fatalities due to road mishaps in 2020. The same year, around 5,000 suffered injuries, State Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera informed at the State level Road Safety Council meeting on Thursday.

OTV Journalist Manoj Patra
Mortal Remains Of OTV Journalist Manoj Patra Consigned To Flames

Patra fell sick and was admitted to the hospital. However, he breathed his last this morning while under treatment. Everybody was shocked at the untimely demise of the journalist

Cyclone Update: Low Pressure Becomes Well Marked; IMD Predicts Cyclonic Storm In 24 Hours
Cyclone Update: Low Pressure Becomes Well Marked; IMD Predicts Cyclonic Storm In 24 Hours

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said that after the formation of a Depression, the system will intensify into a ‘Cyclonic Storm’ over Central Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours.

Farmer Harvesting Half-Ripen Crop
Cyclone Threat To Odisha Worries Farmers Of A Bleak Harvest

With a low pressure brewing up in South Andaman Sea stroking fears of a cyclone for Odisha, the farmers of the State, particularly from the South and coastal belts are losing sleep for fear of suffering losses just before the harvesting period.

Low Pressure On Nov 30, Depression In Next 48 Hrs: Yellow Warning For Odisha Districts
Low Pressure On Nov 30, Depression In Next 48 Hrs: Yellow Warning For Odisha Districts

As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the system is likely to move west-north-westwards and concentrate into a Depression over Southeast and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48 hours.

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