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Post Office Passport Seva Kendras in Balasore, Berhampur, Bhawanipatana soon

Bhubaneswar: In a reply to Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s letter, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today stated that Centre has decided to open Post Office Passport Seva Kendras in Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam) and Bhawanipatana. Swaraj wrote to Pradhan apprising about opening of three new passport service centres in the second phase since he had requested […]

Vehicular traffic hit in Dharmagarh due to farmers’ stir

Dharmagarh: Vehicular movement was disrupted on Nabarangpur-Bhawanipatna road today after local farmers blocked the National Highway-26 near Moter Chhak by placing paddy sacks over procurement delay. The protesting farmers staged the road blockade since this morning alleging that the 71 local market yards have not been procuring paddy for past three days. Rabi paddy procurement […]

Youth attempts suicide in police station, family stages dharna

Bhawanipatna: Family of a detained youth, relatives and locals staged a dharna in front of Kegaon police station in Kalahandi district today, demanding his safe release, after an alleged suicide attempt by him on Tuesday. The youth, identified as Dhananjaya Bag, a resident of Mahaling had been detained by police for interrogation on Sunday, suspecting […]

Post Master arrested
Post Master held for misappropriating savings worth Rs 45 lakh in Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna: Post Master of Sub Post Office, Bhawanipatna Stadium, Aditya Majhi was nabbed by Bhawanipatna Town Police today on charges of misappropriating savings worth Rs 45 lakh of 61 depositors. According to reports, Majhi had siphoned off the money of unaware depositors by taking advantage of his position. He was absconding since 2016 after the […]

Odisha remains in the grip of intense summer heat

Bhubaneswar: Odisha remained in the grip of intense summer heat today despite the slight drop in temperature which brought respite in some areas. Malkangiri turned out to be the hottest place in the state at 45.4 degree celsius, the met office here said adding the mercury breached the 44 degree celsius mark at four places, while […]

Electrical worker injured during repairs; locals block road

Kalahandi: Irate locals staged a road blockade in Narla town in the district on Friday morning after an electrical worker was injured critically while repairing a damaged power line. The injured identified as Turit Majhi was rushed to Narla hospital where doctors referred him to district headquarters hospital (DHH) at Bhawanipatna. Condition of Majhi is […]

Kalahandi hospital
Bizarre revenge: 4 siblings set on fire by brother-in-law, hospitalised

Bhawanipatna: In a gruesome incident, four siblings, including three sisters and a brother, sustained burn injuries after their brother-in-law allegedly poured petrol on them and set them afire over a family dispute on late Wednesday night at Duarsuni village under Bhawanipatna Sadar Police limits in Kalahandi district. All of them have been admitted to District […]

Bhawanipatna road mishap
4 killed, 20 injured as mini truck overturns

Bhubaneswar: At least four persons were killed and 20 others injured when a mini-truck they were travelling in overturned on Bhawanipatna-Khariar road near Borda in Kalahandi district here on Tuesday. All the injured with multiple injuries have been shifted to Borda community health center and their condition is said to be critical. According to reports, […]

Two persons drown while taking bath at Furlijharan water fall

Bhawanipatna: Two members of a Sikh family including a girl drowned while taking bath at Furlijharan water fall, about 15 km from here, police said today. The deceased persons were identified as 34-year-old Narendra Singh, a resident of Gurdaspur of Punjab and his niece 5-year-old Abnit Kaur. Narendra was the maternal uncle of the deceased […]

Sun stroke
Sunstroke claims 3 lives in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Sunstroke claimed three lives in Odisha today with heatwave-like conditions, where Balangir recorded the highest temperature of 44.3 degrees Celsius. Scorching heat wave persisted in at least eight places breaching the 43 degree mark. “Sunstroke has claimed at least three lives in the state so far this summer with casualties reported from Bargarh, Angul […]

ganja copy
Ginger bags containing ganja worth more than Rs 1 cr seized

Bhawanipatna: Ganja worth more than Rs 1 crore concealed in 120 plastic bags packed with ginger was seized by Kalahandi District Excise staff from a truck which collided with a Bolero vehicle near Depur on Bhawanipatna-Chhatikuda road in Kalahandi district on Friday. The ganja bags seized during the illegal trafficking were brought to the District […]

Searing heat in western Odisha, nor'wester respite in coastal

Bhubaneswar: Searing heat persisted in western Odisha with Balangir becoming the hottest place in the state recording 43 degree celsius today, even as a nor’wester brought respite in the coastal region. The mercury breached the 40-degree mark in at least eight places in the state as Titlagarh, also in Balangir district, recorded a maximum temperature […]

Jaundice situation, Bhawanipatna
Jaundice wreaks havoc in Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna: Jaundice is wreaking havoc in Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters of Kalahandi district with 21 patients identified in Ward No. 6. The number of patients is increasing day by day with the disease spreading to other wards also. According to sources, 63 persons were identified with jaundice in the town and one person of ward […]

W Odisha sizzles; 11 places record over 40 degrees C

Bhubaneswar: Heat wave conditions persisted in many places of Odisha today with Bhawanipatna recording the highest temperature of 42.7 degrees Celsius in the state. The mercury hovered above 40 degrees Celsius in at least 11 places, mostly in western Odisha, while the coastal areas experienced cloudy conditions, according to the Meteorological centre. The state capital, […]

Admin gears up to battle Jaundice outbreak in Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna: Cases of Jaundice continue to pile up in Bhawanipatna town of Kalahandi district with more than a dozen of fresh incidents reported from Bahadur Bagichapada area on Thursday. According to sources, even as many as 17 persons have been reportedly tested positive for the dread water borne disease today after 21 cases were earlier […]

Bhawanipatna death
Bodies of man, woman found in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: Mystery shrouds the death of a couple whose bodies were recovered roadside near Musanala village under Biswanathpur police limits in Kalahandi district on Saturday. It is suspected that the deceased were love birds and took their lives allegedly by consuming poison late Friday night. The deceased have been identified as Narendra Majhi of Barpali […]

State Election Commission
Repolling at 14 places in Odisha on April 19

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) finalised April 19 as the date for repolling in the 14 places where the three-tier panchayat polls were stalled due to death of contestants. Notices regarding this will be sent to Panchayat offices, Block offices, Sub-Collector offices and District Collector offices on March 17. According to sources aspiring candidates […]

Minor girl rape murder
Minor girl found dead, rape and murder alleged

Bhawanipatna: A minor girl has been found dead under mysterious circumstances at Bhaluchanchara village under Narla block in Kalahandi district. It is alleged that the girl has been killed after rape. The incident occurred when the girl was alone at her home yesterday as her father had visited a neighbouring village for some work. Later […]

12 students deprived of HSC exam due to non-issuance of admit card

Bhawanipatna: Even as the matriculation examinations began from today across the State, as many as 12 students of Manikeswari High School here are deprived of the test due to non-issuance of admit card. Enraged over the matter, the students and their guardians locked the gate and staged dharna outside the school. They alleged that the […]

Two eve-teasers held for death of a girl

Bhawanipatna: Two youths were arrested today in connection with the death of a minor girl after her decomposed body was recovered from a pond at Khaichuan in Kalahandi district. The 14-year-old girl had gone missing on February 19 and her body was recovered yesterday, police said. Superintendent of Police, Kalahandi Brijesh Rai said that the […]

Bhabani Shankar Mishra public prosecutor
Jogi Sabar murder: Court awards lifer to two accused after 25 years!

Bhawanipatna: The family of Jogi Sabar was finally delivered justice 25 years after his brutal murder as the Kalahandi District Sessions Court awarded life imprisonment to two accused today. Giving details to the media, public prosecutor Bhabani Shankar Mishra said there was a murder in Bondakotara village under Junagarh police station limits 25 years ago […]

Maoist-attack victim's widow gets compensation

Bhawanipatna: The widow of a civilian, killed by Maoists, was today paid compensation of Rs 2 lakh by the police in Kalahandi district. Jayanta Kumar Majhi, an ex-sarpanch of Trilochanpur Gram Panchayat under Lanjigath Block of Kalahandi was brutally murdered by Naxals on November 2, 2016 after being kidnapped under the suspicion of being a […]

dacoits arrested
Polytechnic college head clerk held for bribery

Bhawanipatna: The anti-corruption vigilance sleuths today caught the head clerk of a polytechnic college here while allegedly accepting Rs 1,000 as bribe from a man. The accused Head clerk Prasanta Kumar Mishra was allegedly harassing one guest faculty member Aditya Narayan Mohapatra to release his six month’s outstanding salary. Mishra was allegedly demanding Rs 1000 […]

Discom official arrested by Vigilance on graft charge

Bhubaneswar: An Assistant Manager of an electrical section in power distribution company WESCO was arrested by anti-corruption vigilance sleuths in Odisha’s Bargarh district today for allegedly accepting a bribe Rs 15,000 to provide connection to a poultry farm. Based on a complaint, a case was registered against Kunja Bihari Nayak, Assistant Manager and Khirod Behera, […]

High Court
HC allows SEC to hold polls in 4 panchayat samitis

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today lifted an interim stay imposed on the conduct of polls for panchayat samiti member post in Rengali block of Sambalpur district, Kolabira in Jharsuguda, Parjang in Dhenkanal and Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi. A division bench comprising the High Court’s chief justice Vineet Saran and Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi pronounced the […]