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Tag: Baliguda

Odisha Woman ‘Jumps Into Well With 2 Kids After Fight With Husband’; Children Die

In a shocking incident, a woman allegedly jumped into a well with her two kids. While the woman survived, the two children died in the incident. The incident was reported from Raikia under Baliguda of Kandhamal district on Saturday

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Miscreants Target 2 Temples In Odisha, Decamp With Cash & Gold Ornaments

Baliguda: After a brief lull, miscreants have again started targetting temples in Odisha. This time, unidentified miscreants decamped with gold ornaments and cash from the donation box of two temples at Baliguda in Kandhamal district on Friday night. As per reports, several valuables including cash have been stolen from Jagannath temple and Dakshina Kali temple […]

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Odisha: Woman 'Drugged, Gang-Raped' By Two Youths In Kandhamal

Kandhamal: Two youths have been arrested for allegedly raping a young woman in a forest near Baliguda under Kotagarh police limits in the district. Though the unfortunate incident had taken place in January 29, the matter came to light on Sunday after parents of the survivor lodged an FIR with police. As per the complaint, […]

Odisha: Maoists Abduct Two Villagers On Suspicion Of Police Informer

Kandhamal: Maoists continue to unleash terror in the district with the kidnapping of two civilians from Gumma village suspecting them to be police informers. The fresh violence has been reported a day after the red rebels killed two villagers including the son of a local sarpanch in the district on the same suspicion. Sources said […]

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Kandhamal Set For Christmas Carols Amid Covid Restrictions, Security Tightened

Phulbani: Police on Thursday conducted flag march in Baliguda town under Kandhamal district ahead of Christmas celebrations scheduled to begin on midnight of 24 December. Speaking about the preparations by the administration, Sub-Collector of Kandhamal, Subhankar Mohapatra said, “We have had a discussion with all the stakeholders, right from the block level to the district […]

Column: Human Rights In Corona-induced ‘Suspended Animation’!

By Sandeep Sahu A youth is asked to do sit-ups – and asked to keep counting as he does so. At another end of the state, two youths and their bikes are caned by lath-wielding cops. Elsewhere, four youths are asked to sit on their hunches, move their hands between their legs, hold the back […]

‘RTI Activist Was Shot Dead For Raising Voice Against Corruption’

Kandhamal: Even as the mystery continues over the brutal murder of Right To Information (RTI) activist Abhimanyu Panda, a 5-member fact-finding team of Odisha Sochana Abhiyan recently visited the crime spot to collect more information in connection with the incident. The delegation members suspect that Panda was shot dead by miscreants for raising voice against […]

3 minors including two sisters drown in pond

Kandhamal: Three minor girls including two sisters were killed after drowning in a pond at Partamaha village in Baliguda area under Daringbadi block of Kandhamal district Wednesday night. The deceased have been identified as Renuka Nayak, Nenaka Nayak and Nisha Senapati, daughters of Bayabandhu Nayak and Prakash Senapati respectively. As per sources, the girls aged […]

Kandhamal BJD workers threaten to move CM against party MP

Kandhamal: The BJD workers in Kandhamal district have decided to move Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik against the patry’s Phulbani MP Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh to express their resentment after she failed to attend a party programme at Baliguda in the district. Reports said Singh was invited to attend ‘Mo Bhabisyata Suraksha Saksharta Abhiyan’ at Trivedi Park […]

Man shot dead over land dispute in Kandhamal

Kandhamal: A man died after being shot at over land dispute at Kameri village under Baliguda police limits of the district late on Monday night. The deceased has been identified as Ramchandra Pradhani. As per sources, a lingering land dispute between one Govind Dandsena of the village and Ramchandra Pradhani became severe last night leading […]

Man injured while hanging upside down over fire for cure

Phulbani: In a bizarre attempt to cure disability, a youth suffered burn injuries after hanging himself upside down over fire during a secret ritual at Mahamayee Temple in Baliguda of Kandhamal district. The youth has been identified as Bhabani Shankar Nanda, who is a priest by profession and is physically disabled. The matter came to […]

Girl torches bikes of estranged lover in revenge

Kandhamal: Betrayed in love, a girl allegedly set afire three motorcycles parked outside the house of a youth at Sunapangasahi under Baliguda police limits in Kandhamal district on Saturday night. The incident has reminded people of the girl who had reportedly danced in front of her boyfriend’s house in Gurugram in an inebriated condition. But […]

Youth held for faking own loot

Phulbani: A youth from Baliguda in Kandhamal was today arrested by police for allegedly misleading the cops by filing a false loot case. The accused identified as MD Nurali had filed a complaint at the Daringbadi police station on April 3 alleging loot of more than Rs 5 lakh. In his complaint, Nurali, who works […]

Delay in construction of suspension bridge adds to woes of tribals in Kandhamal

Kandhamal: Tardy progress of an under-construction suspension bridge over river Khadaga has become a cause of concern for tribals of Kutungia Panchayat  of Baliguda village in Kandhamal. The villagers have been facing problems to cross the river for day to day activities as much as medical emergency since long. According to sources, the work of […]

Abducted 'Gaon Sathi' shot dead by Maoists

Kandhamal: Basant Bhatta, the ‘Gaon Sathi’ of Durgapanga village in Kandhamal district, abducted two days ago was shot dead allegedly by Maoists on suspicion of being police informer near Satanalia under Baliguda police limits here. The BGN (Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagavali) division of Maoists which left multiple posters’ near the body of Basant Bhatta at Satanalia also warned […]

Dadagiri in khaki: Cops rough up accused in front of court

Kandhamal: Sometimes police personnel switch on to a dadagiri mode considering themselves as the final authority to act as per their whims and fancies. Some cops just proved this when they thrashed two minors accused of theft in front of a court in Baliguda of Kandhamal district here on Saturday. Sources said the two minors […]

Maoist ambush in Baliguda: Last rites of martyr SOG Jawan today

Kalahandi/Kandhamal: The last rites of martyred SOG Jawan Laxmikant Jani, who was killed in a Maoists’ ambush at Kanjalagu Ghat under Baliguda Sub-Division in Kandhamal district late on Sunday night, will be performed at his village Malgaon in Kalahandi district today. A pall of gloom descended on the village after the mortal remains of Jani […]

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Minor girl gang raped, dumped; 3 persons arrested

Phulbani: In a heinous crime, a minor girl was gang raped and later dumped at Baliguda in Kandhamal district. As per allegations, the victim was abducted by two youths from her own village in a car while she was returning from her neighbor’s house. Sources informed that the minor was raped and then was dumped […]

Tech glitch in chopper delays CM’s Kandhamal visit

Bhubaneswar: A technical glitch in the helicopter has delayed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’ visit to Kandhamal district today. As per the latest report, air engineers and technical experts have been engaged to resume the service. Patnaik will visit Kandhamal district today to inaugurate a slew of projects. He was supposed to lay foundation stones and […]

Thousands converge on Baliguda; demand CBI probe into Kandhamal killings

Phulbani: A day before the Central team’s visit to Kandhamal district to investigate the deaths of five innocent people in unprovoked firing by SOG personnel on July 8, nearly 5, 000 people gathered in Baliguda in the tribal-dominated district and demanded a CBI probe into the matter. The protesters, mostly tribals and dalits belonging to […]

Kandhamal firing: SIT to submit collected evidence in court today

Kandhamal: The Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the Kandhamal firing incident, which claimed the lives of five innocent villagers of Gumudumaha, will submit the collected evidences from the spot before court today. According to sources, the SIT will submit 15 guns seized from SOG jawans and empty cartridges before the Baliguda Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate […]

Opp not happy with officials’ visit, urges CM to visit Kandhamal

Phulbani/Bhubaneswar: Not happy with the decision of chief minister Naveen Patnaik to send four senior officials to Kandhamal district, the Opposition today said the chief minister should have personally visited the backward district to understand the plight of the people. “The chief minister must visit the district. Why he (Naveen Patnaik), any chief minister, who […]

SIT begins probe into Kandhamal killings

Phulbani: The six-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the State Police began its probe into the shocking death of five innocent villagers, who were killed during an alleged anti-Maoists operation in Malapanga forest near Kurtamgarh in Kandhamal district in the night on July 8. The SIT team, led by Mahendra Pratap, ADG, Human Rights […]

SOG report reiterates 'crossfire' theory

Phulbani: While the death of six tribals at the hands of security personnel during a combing operation in Kandhamal district on July 8 has sparked off outrage across Odisha, the Special Operation Group (SOG) has claimed that the tribals were killed as they came in the line of fire during an exchange of fire between […]

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Kandhamal killings: Forces didn't follow SOP, says NCST chief

Baliguda: Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Dr Rameswar Oraon today said the security personnel did not follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) during the anti-Maoist operation in Kandhamal district, which led to the tragic death of six innocent tribals. “The security personnel must adhere to the SOP during an operation against the […]