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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]