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.

Thunderstorm Alert
Relief from heat wave likely as IMD issues yellow warning for thunderstorm and lightning

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), several parts of Odisha are likely to experience thunderstorm activity in the next five days.

Odisha Weather Updates
Max temp to rise by 2 to 4 degrees in Odisha, thunderstorm likely on April 7: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday informed that the maximum temperature is very likely to rise by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius during the next two days.

Odisha groom walks 28 km to reach marriage venue amid drivers' strike 
Odisha groom walks 28 km to reach marriage venue amid drivers' strike 

According to sources, the marriage of the man was fixed with a girl from Dibalapadu village. However, no transportation facility was available in the village due to the strike of the drivers.

Giridhar Gamag Plays Dhapa
Former Odisha CM Giridhar Gamang plays ‘Dhapa’ instrument as wife dances

The Gamang couple played music and danced while attending ‘Karaj’, a tribal festival native to Rayagada and Koraput that is observed to pay obeisance to their ancestors.

The youth involved in the attack
Youth slits Plus-2 girl student's throat in Odisha, detained

The victim was rushed to Padampur hospital and was later shifted to MKCG hospital in Berhampur after her condition deteriorated.

ATM card swap fraud
Rayagada farmer falls prey to ATM card swap fraud in Bhubaneswar, loses Rs 40,000

The stranger took away Jayadhan’s original ATM tactfully and gave him a duplicate one.

Accident
Six dead as truck hits auto rickshaw in Odisha’s Rayagada

As per reports, the deceased were returning to Kamarada in Andhra Pradesh after attending a marriage party in Rayagada.

Bhalumaska Railway Station In Rayagada
Boy charred to death as selfie on train roof turns fatal in Odisha

The boy along with two others climbed atop a goods train halting at the station to take selfies. However, they were electrocuted after coming in contact with the high-tension electricity cable overhead.

Pick Up Van Collides With Auto Rickshaw In Keonjhar
5 killed, several injured as pickup van hits auto-rickshaw in Odisha

Eight people were travelling in the ill-fated auto-rickshaw towards Keonjhar when the pick-up van hit the vehicle. The mishap occurred near a sharp turn on the road.

5 days on, no trace of Rayagada ex-ZP chief’s missing son; ‘threat letter’ deepens suspense
5 days on, no trace of Rayagada ex-ZP chief’s missing son; ‘threat letter’ deepens suspense

Ashutosh Gomango, who worked as a SA-cum-DEO (data entry operator) at the Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited in Rayagada, remained incommunicado after disappearing from his house on the morning of January 8.

Russian tourists’ death in Odisha: NHRC seeks action taken report from Rayagada SP
Russian tourists’ death in Odisha: NHRC seeks action taken report from Rayagada SP

The CB team led by DSP Saroj Mahanta visited the hotel where the tourists stayed and quizzed the hotel staff and others in this connection.

Russian citizen protesting Ukraine war picked up by police in Odisha
Russian citizen protesting Ukraine war picked up by police in Odisha

The Russian citizen holds a valid passport but failed to produce a visa. For further interrogation, the GRP later handed over the Russian citizen to the special branch.

Russian tourists’ death case: Crime Branch collects samples from cremation ground in Rayagada
Russian tourists’ death case: Crime Branch collects samples from cremation ground in Rayagada

The Crime Branch team along with the members of the forensic department first visited the cremation ground. After collecting samples, they returned to the hotel where they quizzed the hotel staff to figure out the sequence of events.

Russian envoy scotches gossip surrounding lawmaker's last rites in Odisha, appreciates probe  
Russian envoy scotches gossip surrounding lawmaker's last rites in Odisha, appreciates probe  

A debate erupted over their last rites which were allegedly performed in a hurry. The duo was reportedly cremated instead of being buried. A controversy had already started surrounding it. 

Russian tourists at Crime Branch office for questioning
Russian tourists' death in Odisha: Crime Branch constitutes another team for probe

The death of Pavel Antov, a business tycoon and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has sent ripples across the globe. The lawmaker had been constantly opposing Russia-Ukraine war.

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