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Tag: Bhawanipatna

32 Test Positive For Covid-19 At Private College In Odisha’s Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna: Several private educational institutions in Odisha are now experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases. A private college in Bhawanipatna was the latest to report 32 Covid-19 cases on Monday. Confirming the development, Kalahandi Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) said that the students, who have tested positive for Covid-19, were staying in the hostel of […]

Cyber fraudsters
Odisha: Kalahandi Police Arrests 5 Cyber Fraudsters From UP

Bhawanipatna: In a major crackdown on online fraud, the Kalahandi police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested as many as five cyber fraudsters from Uttar Pradesh in connection with the online duping of a senior citizen in Kalahandi. The accused have been identified as Abhilash Singh, Parvez Ahmed, Wahid Khan, Sahrukh Khan and Zuned Ahmed. […]

Hyderabad-Bound Bus Overturns In Kalahandi, 40 Injured

Bhawanipatna: In a tragic incident, as many as 40 people were injured, some of them critically after a bus they were travelling in overturned at Badakenduguda near Koksara here in Kalahandi district on Sunday. The unfortunate incident took place when the vehicle carrying around 50 passengers was on its way to Hyderbad from Dharmagarh in […]

Chhatara Yatra
Chhatar Yatra Observed Sans Devotees In Adherence To Covid-19 Norms

Bhawanipatna: The famous Chatar Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari in Bhawanipatna was celebrated here on Friday in adherence to Covid-19 guidelines without the participation of devotees. While all the rituals were conducted as per tradition, no devotees were allowed to participate in the festival. Only priests, drummers of Jenabadya and a troupe of martial band ‘Ghumura’ […]

Mercury Rises Further In Odisha, Titlagarh Records Season's Hottest Day At 45.8 Deg Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday witnessed a further rise in maximum day time temperature with as many as 14 towns of the State recording above 40 degree Celsius. Titlagarh which recorded 45.5 degree Celsius on Saturday, posted a further spike in temperature. The western town on Sunday recorded the season’s highest temperature so far of 45.8 […]

HC Ban On Animal Sacrifice During Chhatar Jatra Brews Resentment

Bhawanipatna: A day after the Orissa High Court issued a directive to stop animal sacrifice during the annual Chhatar Jatra observed at Manikeswari temple in the town, public have expressed their disapproval over the stricture. Taking cognizance of thousands of animals sacrificed every year on the streets of Bhawanipatna on the occasion of Chhatar jatra, […]

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Woman Gang Raped By Husband's Colleague, Two Others In Odisha

Bhawanipatna: A 26-year-old woman has been allegedly gang raped by her husband’s colleague and two other men in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, police said on Sunday. All the three accused have been arrested, a police officer said. As per the complaint lodged by the victim, a 27-year- old colleague of her husband, who works in Goa, […]

3 Minor Girls Charred To Death In Odisha After Haystack Catches Fire

Bhawanipatna: Playing near a haystack turned fatal for three minor girls, including twin sisters, at Bijmara village under Koksara Police limits of the district on Saturday. The minor girls, all bellow five years, were reportedly rushed to Koksara Community Health Centre after they sustained around 90 per cent burn injuries when the haystack where they […]

Maa Manikeswari’s Chhatar Jatra Begins In Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna: An air of spiritualism and divinity grips Bhawanipatna, the district headquarter of Kalahandi, as Maa Manikeswari ventured out of her abode for the annual sojourn called ‘Chhatar Jatra’ today. As per the Odia calendar, Maa Manikeswari is taken out of her temple for this divine journey on the eighth day of Shukla Paksh in […]

Junagarh Gang Rape: Another person arrested after survivor's fresh allegations

Kalahandi: Based on Junagarh gang rape survivor’s fresh allegations that the person who had given her lift on his motorcycle is the prime culprit, police arrested the concerned accused today. Junagarh Police arrested Lalindra Sabar after recording statements of the survivor once again under section 161 of CrPC. Later, Sabar was forwarded to the JMFC […]

Junagarh Gang Rape: 9 Accused Including Minor Arrested

Bhawanipatna: In a major breakthrough in connection with the alleged gang rape of a girl inside Jaring forest in Kalahandi district, Junagarh Police today arrested nine persons including a minor involved in the incident, informed Kalahandi Superintendent of Police B Gangadhar. While six accused were arrested on charges of raping the girl, others have been […]

High Court Bench Demand: Lawyers stage protest at Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna: The Kalahandi Bar Association observed a 12 hour bandh in Bhawanipatna today over their long-standing demand for a permanent bench of the Orissa High Court in the district. As per reports, the 12 hour strike by the lawyers affected normal life as almost all the major government offices including the Collectorate remained closed, bringing […]

Just 4 Teachers for 266 students! Odisha School Grapples With Staff Shortage

Bhawanipatna: Protesting acute shortage of staff, students and parents locked up the Paria High School under Bhawanipatna Sadar block of Kalahandi district. As per reports, there are only four teachers for 266 students from Class 1 to 10th. Due to shortage of staff, teaching has been hampered in the school following which parents and guardians […]

Op-Ed: Only Scientific Temperament Can Guarantee The End Of Superstition

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: There has been yet another incident of a black magician trying to revive a dead body at a government-run hospital in the state. The latest report has come from Bhawanipatna, the district headquarter town of tribal-dominated Kalahandi. The family members of one Satish Gopal of Dumerimunda village from Kalahandi’s Kesinga area […]

Humanity hits a new low; HIV-infected minor girl raped by shelter home chief!

Bolangir: Amid the rising number of sexual harassment cases in Odisha, alleged rape of an HIV infected minor girl by the chief of a shelter home in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district has now shocked the entire State. As per reports, the minor girl, a native of Bolangir, staying at the shelter home ‘Prayas’ located at […]

Vigilance Department arrests Tehsildar on bribery charges in Kalahandi

Kalahandi: The Kalahandi unit of Vigilance Department today arrested Tehsildar of Karlamunda area, Abanikanta Sahu, on bribery charges. The Vigilance sleuths reportedly arrested Abanikanta while taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from one Lal Saheb Sahu of Deogaon. The Tehsildar had allegedly demanded the bribe for finalising a land mutation case. “The Tehsildar had demanded […]

Odisha BJP legislature party to elect Leader of Opposition tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With 23 MLAs in the State Assembly, the BJP Legislature party which has emerged as the second largest party in the State after the 2019 elections, will elect the Leader of Opposition in the House tomorrow. Sources said, Sambalpur MLA Jayanarayan Mishra and Bhawanipatna MLA Pradipta Naik are believed to be frontrunners for the […]

BJD an annex to Congress government: Modi in Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna: Launching a razor-sharp attack on BJD, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday termed the Naveen Patnaik led BJD government an ‘annex’ to the ‘Congress culture’. Beginning his address here today with “Apana mane Kemiti Acchanti” (How are you all?), Modi also made a scathing attack on the Congress, during its regime. Thanking the people for […]

Five killed in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Mayurbhanj/Angul/Bhawanipatna: As many as five persons were killed in separate road accidents in Mayurbhanj, Angul and Kalahandi districts on Wednesday. In Mayurbhanj, three bikers were killed after a speeding truck ran over them on NH-18 at Dantimuha Chhak near Betnoti in the district. The deceased were identified as Dhan si, Gal Si and Mang Si […]

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Odisha sets up Kalahandi University at Bhawanipatna

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today announced the establishment of Kalahandi University at Bhawanipatna. As per a notification issued by the Odisha Higher Education department, the new university named as Kalahandi University has been established under the Odisha Universities Act, 1989 (Odisha Act 5 of 1989). The new university has been created after altering the territorial […]

Uncertainty looms over Rahul Gandhi's Odisha visit

Bhubaneswar: The upcoming visit of All India Congress Committee President Rahul Gandhi to Odisha on February 27 could be cancelled as the party chief will be busy in the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Gujarat on February 26, informed sources. The CWC meeting is scheduled ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat. Odisha […]

Uncertainty looms over Rahul Gandhi's Odisha visit

Bhubaneswar: The upcoming visit of All India Congress Committee President Rahul Gandhi to Odisha on February 27 could be cancelled as the party chief will be busy in the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Gujarat on February 26, informed sources. The CWC meeting is scheduled ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat. Odisha […]

Bandh observed in separate places across Odisha

Kalahandi/Dhenkanal: Normal life was thrown out of gear and vehicular traffic came to a grinding halt in Kalahandi, Dhenkanal and Bolangir on Tuesday following shut down in the districts over different issues. The Janmamati Surakshya Sangram Samiti today called for a 24-hour bandh in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district demanding distribution of land pattas for slum […]

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Body of man found hanging on premises of sub-collector's office in Dharamgarh

Bhawanipatna: Body of a man was found hanging on the premises of sub-collector’s office today in Dharamgarh of Kalahandi district. The deceased has been identified as Bhudev Bagarti and it is being suspected that the man would have hanged himself during the midnight hours. According to sources, Bagarti, who was running a food stall near […]

Hundreds of animals sacrificed during Chhatar Yatra in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: Hundreds of animals were sacrificed as the famous Chhatar Yatra of Goddess Manikeswari began amid much religious fervour here in Kalahandi district. According to sources, the ‘Mundabasa’ ritual of the Goddess was performed at the temple here on Ashtami tithi today at the midnight. Later, the Goddess was taken out to Jenakhala on the […]

Skill development centers will be opened in all districts of Odisha: Pradhan

Bhawanipatna: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said skill development centers will be opened in all the districts of Odisha in phases to enhance skills, income and employment capability of youths in different trades. The Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister addressing a congregation at Dharmagarh said there will be regular employment Mela after the […]

FIR filed against BJD's Junagarh MLA

Bhawanipatna: An FIR was filed today against BJD’s Junagarh MLA Dibya Shankar Mishra for allegedly threatening one Tankadhara Kharsel during a meeting in Boden of Kalahandi district yesterday. Kharsel lodged a complaint today at the Dharamgarh Police Station after taking out a rally with the members of Jadhav Sangh. “I had raised my voice against […]

Differently-abled minor girl raped, impregnated on pretext of marriage

Lanjigarh: A differently-abled minor girl of Bijepur village in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district was allegedly raped and impregnated by a youth on pretext of marriage. The youth identified as Rohi Das, working with a voluntary organisation in the district came in touch with the victim as part of his job. As per allegations, the […]

Maoists release four abducted villagers

  Kalahandi: Two days after the abduction of four villagers including the village guard of Lakhpadar village in Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district, the Maoists finally released them on Sunday. The four abducted persons have been identified as Babula Nayak, Raju Nayak, Khetra Harijan(village guard) and Bisikeshan Harijan. According to reports, 10-12 members of the […]

Minor Girl Abducted; Raped For Two Days By Distant Relative

Kalahandi: In yet another shameful incident, a Class VI girl student was allegedly abducted, raped for two days before being released on Thursday in Dumberpadar village under Thuamul Rampur block of Kalahandi. Basing on a complaint filed by the family of the girl, the accused was detained by the police today. On the fateful day, […]

2 dead, 34 injured as bus falls off bridge near Bhawanipatna

Kalahandi: Two persons, including a two-year-old child, were killed and more than 34 passengers sustained injuries after a bus they were travelling in fell off the Lalpolia Bridge on NH-26 near Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district early this morning. The mishap occurred at around 5.30 am this morning when the fateful bus, carrying around 55 passengers, […]

Naveen tired; BJP will be the change Odisha needs: Amit Shah

Bhawanipatna: Slamming the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government over lack of development in Odisha, BJP national president Amit Shah today said the State needs a ruler who can understand the Odia people and the saffron party will bring the change Odisha needs. Addressing a gathering at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi, Shah said, “From the number of people […]

Amit Shah on two-day Odisha visit from today

Bhawanipatna: The Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district is all decked up to welcome BJP National President Amit Shah who is scheduled to arrive here by 1.30 PM today and address a public gathering. Shah, who is on a two day visit to the state will brief the gathering about BJP’s ‘Mission […]

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Wedding Gift Blast: New clues lead cops to Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna: The probe into the mysterious ‘Wedding Gift Blast’ case in which two people were killed, has now led the Bolangir police to a cyber cafe located at Mahabir Pada in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district. Through investigation into the parcel booking company SkyKing Courier’s central server in Kolkata, the cyber experts have found that the […]

50 bikes burnt to ashes

Bhawanipatna: A total of 50 bikes loaded on a truck were burnt to ashes near Bandopala on NH-26 in Kalahandi district last night. Driver of the truck, Shiv Shankar, said he had parked the vehicle near a petrol pump at around 2 am and was sleeping in his cabin. At around 4 am, he saw […]

Plus II student found hanging on college campus 

Kalahandi: In yet another shocking incident, a Plus II student of a private college in Bhawanipatna was found hanging in his hostel on Thursday night. The student, identified as Haraprasad Panda, is reportedly a resident of Mukhiguda village in Kalahandi district. As per sources, the boy was reportedly involved in a love affair with a […]

EOW to take over 4 cases against arrested contractor Banti

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Odisha Crime Branch will take over four out of 19 cases registered against arrested Bhawanipatna-based blacklisted superclass contractor Banti Agarwal and his family. The rest 15 will be considered as special cases and will be investigated with assistance of the EOW, said sources. Nuapada SP Parmar Smit […]

Tender fraud: Odisha blacklists super class contractor Banti Agarwal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today blacklisted super class contractor from Bhawanipatna, Banti Agarwal, on recommendation of the Works department for acquiring tender by submitting fake and fabricated documents. Banti now stands ineligible for applying to any tender of the State Government and has even been barred to undertake any type of business transaction with the government […]

Tender fraud: Involvement of bank, Works Dept officials suspected

Bolangir/Bhawanipatna: Investigation into the tender fraud related fake term deposit receipts (TDRs) submitted by the proprietor of Suraj Enterprises Rajendra Prasad Agarwal and son Banti Agarwal to acquire various work orders has allegedly found the involvement of some bank and Works department officials in the fraud. A three-months-old letter written by SBI Main Branch Bhawanipatna […]

Fresh complaint filed against Suraj Enterprises for forgery

Bhawanipatna: A new complaint has been filed against Suraj Enterprises at the Bargarh Town police station for allegedly producing false Term Deposit Receipt (TDR) to acquire work order. The executive engineer of Works Department Bargarh unit has lodged an FIR against Bunty Kumar Agarwal, son of Suraj Enterprises’ proprietor, alleging that the contractor has acquired […]