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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 […]

Minor girl stops her marriage by informing district officials

Bhawanipatna: A class VII girl of Kalahandi district has prevented her parents from getting her married off to a drunkard by informing the district administration. Reeta Majhi, a student of Kathaghara Kasturba Gandhi Residential School in Thuamul Rampur, wrote to the authorities seeking their assistance to prevent her marriage. She mentioned in the letter that […]

PIL filed in HC to ban animal sacrifice during ‘Chhatar Jatra’

Bhawanipatna: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in Orissa High Court seeking a ban on animal sacrifice during the famous ‘Chhatar Jatra’ of Maa Manikeswari at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district. The PIL filed by social activist Jayanti Das urged the court to instruct Kalahandi district administration to check mass sacrifice of animals including […]

Maoist posters demanding release of jailed rebels surface in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: The Maoists allegedly put posters at several places near Sirliguda here in Kalahandi district demanding unconditional release of their jailed cadres. They also demanded to accord political prisoner status to the rebels in jail and provide them all facilities. Urging people to observe September 13 as ‘Mukti Diwas’ of political prisoners, they asked the […]

Plaster from Bhawanipatna hospital ceiling falls down, woman injured

Bhawanipatna: A woman undergoing treatment at the District Headquarters Hospital, Kalahandi was injured after a cement plaster from the hospital ceiling fell on her on Thursday evening. The woman, Nupur Majhi, a resident of Bhawanipatna was sleeping on bed number 157 when the incident occurred. She sustained minor injuries in the mishap while other patients […]

Locals block road demanding ex gratia for kin of bus accident victim

Bhawanipatna: Locals today blocked Thuamula Rampur- Bhawanipatna road by placing dead body of a bus accident victim demanding compensation for family of the deceased. After the dead body was pulled out from under the bus which overturned yesterday near Balighat, tension erupted and irate locals staged the road blockade. To bring the situation under control, […]

Vigilance unearths crores from possession of Bhawanipatna DFO

Bhawanipatna/Bhubaneswar: Odisha Vigilance on Saturday conducted raids on the property of Bhawanipatna’s Northern Range District Forest Officer, Lalitendu Jena, for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known source of income. According to sources, simultaneous raids were conducted at five places including his property at Bhawanipatna, Cuttack and residence in Gajapati Nagar of the capital city. […]

Flood-hit districts slowly return to normalcy as water recedes

Bhubaneswar/Rayagada/Bhawanipatna: Situation in flood affected areas of Rayagada, Kalahandi, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts is limping back to normalcy on Wednesday as water receded in most places with relief and restoration on. Vehicular traffic between Malkangiri and Motu was restored as water level on the road decreased after 24 hours. Flood victims have taken shelter at […]

Rain wreaks havoc in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: Heavy downpour across Kalahandi district especially in Thuamul Rampur block has paralysed normal life as road communication to interior areas has been disrupted. Vehicular communication between Junagarh and Dharmagarh, Bhawanipatna, Nabarangpur came to a standstill as water in Hati river has crossed bridge level due to incessant rain in upper catchment and release of […]

Ambulance failure: Unborn child dies leaving mother in critical condition

Kalahandi: Mocking at the failing healthcare facilities in the rural areas in the state, another case of ambulance failure has resulted in the death of an unborn child while the pregnant woman is still fighting for life. The incident happened at Kansabundei village under Lanjigarh block, where despite calling 102 ambulance to carry a pregnant […]

Odisha boy makes Guinness Record, breaks Pakistani's record

Bhubaneswar: Satyapir Pradhan of Bhawanipatna today made an entry into the prestigious Guinness Book of Records for most number of full contact punch strikes in one minute. He broke the record earlier held by a Pakistani. Pradhan had earlier requested Guinness Book of World Records authorities to consider him for a trail of 400 punches […]