Tag: Baliguda

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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
BJD grabs chairperson post in Champua, Baliguda NACs

Champua: BJD Councillor from Ward no-1 of Champua NAC Gitarani Naik on Friday was elected chairperson of the newly created urban local body (ULB). Out of total 13 councillors of Champua NAC in Keonjhar district, 12 supported Naik. BJD had won nine seats whereas Independent candidates had bagged four wards in the recently concluded ULB […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Police station - Baliguda, Kandhamal
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021