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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.

Rayagada Photographer Murder
Extra-Marital Affair Behind Photographer’s Murder In Odisha’s Rayagada: Police

The trio confessed to have committed the crime during the interrogation, informed Additional SP of Rayagada Shankar Prasad Dwivedi.

Farmers in Odisha’s Rayagada Duped With ‘Kishan Sabha’ Cards
Farmers in Odisha’s Rayagada Duped With ‘Kishan Sabha’ Cards

Residents of Lungurutal village alleged that they were lured to buy ‘Kishan Sabha’ cards with false assurance of loan, subsidy and other government benefits.

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.

MGNREGA Scheme Or Scam: No End To Sufferings Of Job Card Holders In Odisha
MGNREGA Scheme Or Scam: No End To Sufferings Of Job Card Holders In Odisha

All efforts of the job card holders to get their outstanding payment are allegedly going in vain even after expressing their plight to the Grama Sathi and even the Block Development Officer (BDO). 

Bridges in Odisha
Unfinished Dreams: Many Bridge Projects In Odisha Stuck Halfway

Even as the Odisha government promises big on achieving last-mile connectivity, many bridge projects in the remote regions of the State are lying incomplete over the past few years.

Banshadhara River Devours Acres Of Agri Land In Odisha’s Rayagada
Banshadhara River Devours Acres Of Agri Land In Odisha’s Rayagada

Locals said that due to frequent flooding in the Banshadhara river the agricultural land on the riverbed is getting eroded. “Even though we approached the district administration on several occasions, it has done little to address the issue,” they alleged. 

PMAY
PM Awas Yojana Suffers Setback In Odisha’s Rayagada Due To Admin's 'Apathy'

PMAYseems to be suffering a major setback in Rayagada Municipality area, thanks to the alleged apathy of the district administration

Minor Boy Dies
Minor Boy Dies After Falling From Mountain While Searching Mobile Network For Online Class

Search for a mobile network turned fatal for a minor boy in Rayagada district when he slipped from a mountain while negotiating places for the network to attend his online class

Bribery Bid
Rayagada Excise Officials 'Bribery Bid' Goes Viral On Social Media

Two Excise department officials of Rayagada have been accused of hatching a plot to take bribe from a liquor distributor after a video of the purported conversation to crack the deal between them went viral on social media

BJP Delegation
Odisha BJP Team Meets Villagers To Be Hit By Andhra's Barrage Project Over Bansadhara

A delegation of BJP today visited some areas in Gajapati district likely to be affected by the construction of a barrage by Andhra Pradesh government over river Bansadhara at Neredi.

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.

Covid Lockdown
Covid Lockdown Strains Truckers, Small Traders Across Odisha

As Odisha is fighting the second wave of the Covid-19, the State's transport ecosystem, especially the truckers, has almost come to a screeching halt and among the worst hit are its fleet owners, drivers and helpers. Similarly, small traders and business across the State have been bruised due to the Covid-19 induced lockdown

Sero Survey
Covid-19 Sero Survey In Three Odisha District Kicks Off Today

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to assess the development of antibodies in human body against Covid-19, a team of health experts from the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar, which is a unit of ICMR, is set to kick off the Sero surveillance in three Odisha districts- Rayagada, Ganjam and Koraput- from today.

Vaccine Hesitancy
Residents Abandon Village, Hide In Forest Fearing Covid Jabs In Odisha's Rayagada 

Even as people across the State are making a beeline in front of various healthcare facilities to get them vaccinated, health workers in tribal-dominated Rayagada district are often greeted by empty houses with people deserting their villages fearing vaccines. 

Tribal Women Protect Forest
World Environment Day -Tribal Women Protect Forest To Protect Livelihood

Passing through the hilly terrains of Rayagada district, the lush, green patches of forest cover in Muniguda and Bisamcuttack block will definitely attract you. It is the result of the hard work of the tribal women of these areas who have now cherished their efforts that they initiated a couple of years ago.

Gunupur Sub-Jail
71 Prisoners, 4 Staff Test Positive For Covid-19 At Gunupur Sub-Jail In Odisha

All the positives are asymptomatic and stable now. They have been kept in isolation in the jail. However, if any medical emergency arises, they will be immediately shifted to the nearby designated Covid hospital.

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.

cyclone yaas
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.

Dongria Kondh
Dongria Kondh Tribe In Odisha Agrees To Undergo Covid-19 Test

After much reluctance, members of Dongria Kondh living in Niyamgiri hills of Rayagada district finally agreed to undergo Covid-19 test

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.

Dongria Kondh Tribes In Odisha Refuse To Undergo Covid Test
Dongria Kondh Tribes In Odisha Refuse To Undergo Covid Test

The Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) expressed open reluctance to the diagnosis at a medical camp which was set up following reports that several members were afflicted with coronavirus. A total of 19 people belonging to the Dongaria Kondh tribe are affected by the disease.

covid 19
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.

Covid cases
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.