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2 die of asphyxiation after inhaling generator fumes

Bhawanipatna: In a tragic incident, two youths died and two others were in a critical condition because of asphyxiation after inhaling diesel-powered generator set fumes while sleeping in a closed room at Gokalama village under Thuamul Rampur police limits late last night. Bodies of the deceased, identified as Ranjan Relly, a resident of Saisuruni, and […]

Torched minor girl cremated in native village

Bhawanipatna: The body of the minor girl, who succumbed to her burn injuries at the Ispat General Hospital (IGH) in Rourkela yesterday, was cremated at her native village Madhupur under Lanjigarh block in Kalahandi district this morning. A pall of gloom descended the village after the body of the minor girl arrived at the village […]

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2 minor girls face debilitating consequences of gender violence in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: While one succumbed, the other managed to survive not knowing whether she will be able to speak again or not. This is the tale of two minor girls who have gone on to bear the debilitating consequences of gender violence. The minor girl, who was set on fire by two youths for protesting eve-teasing […]

Minor girl torching case: Victim dies at IGH

Rourkela: The minor girl, who was set on fire by two youths for protesting eve-teasing at Madhupur village in Narla, died in the wee hours of Tuesday while undergoing treatment at Ispat General Hospital (IGH) here. The girl, who was studying in the tenth standard, was struggling for life after sustaining severe burn injuries and […]

CB begins probe into girl torching incident in Kalahandi dist

Bhawanipatna: As part of its probe into the girl torching incident at Madhupur village in Kalahandi district, a four-member team of Crime Branch on Saturday visited the spot and started an investigation into the matter. A four-member team headed by lady inspector have visited Narla and will investigate into the brutal attack, Crime Branch special […]

One dies in accident; Kalahandi villagers block road

Bhawanipatna: Vehicular movement on Bhawanipatna-Dharmagarh highway in Kalahandi district was disrupted today as locals staged a road blockade protesting death of a person in a road accident at Kashibahal last night. The angry locals staged the road blockade by keeping the dead body on the road. They demanding adequate compensation for the family members of […]

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Another dead body carried on shoulders from hospital in Odisha

Pallahara: In another instance which is reminiscent of the Dana Majhi episode in Odisha, a man in Pallahara of Angul district reportedly carried the dead body of his 5-year old daughter to house. As per allegations, Gati Dhibar of Pechamundi village carried his daughter’s body on his shoulders from Pallahara hospital to his village.  According […]

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Marginal rise in temperature in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Marginal rise in temperature amid foggy conditions in some parts of Odisha brought respite from the intense cold wave, while Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district became the coldest place in the state today. Dense fog enveloped the skyline over the state capital of Bhubaneswar and surrounding areas during the morning hours leading to poor visibility […]

Odisha shivers, Daringbadi coldest at 5 degrees C

Bhubaneswar: Most parts of Odisha today reeled under intense cold accompanied by chilly wind as the mercury settled at 5 degrees Celsius at Daringbadi in Kandhamal district, making it the coldest place in the state. Kandhamal remained the coldest district in the state. The picturesque and mountainous Daringbadi recorded a temperature of 5 degrees Celsius. […]

Cold wave grips Odisha; Phulbani shivers at 6.6 degree C

Bhubaneswar: As predicted by the local Met office here, most parts of Odisha have come under intense cold wave with mercury dipping to below 10 degree Celsius at six places in interior south and western Odisha today. According to a Met release this evening, temperature went down to the lowest in Phulbani at 6.6 degree […]

Two die, 2 hurt as car hits tree in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: Two persons of a family died while another two sustained critical injuries as the car they were travelling in dashed against a tree on NH-26 near Chancher under Kesinga police station in Kalahandi district late on Sunday night. The deceased were identified as Basanti Suna (56) and her 10-year-old granddaughter Prabhasini Suna. A couple […]

Cold wave rattles Odisha; Phulbani at 7.6 deg Celsius

Bhubaneswar: Life has been thrown out of gear in most parts of Odisha due to intense cold wave sweeping the State. People are mostly seen huddling around fire with warm clothes put on. Mercury at many places except the coastal parts of the State is hovering near 10 degree Celsius. People going for work and […]

2 including village guard killed by Maoists in Bhawanipatna

Bhawanipatna: Marking their presence in the tribal-dominated Kalahandi district, Maoists today killed 2 persons including the village guard of Katlanga village in Bhawanipatna suspecting him a police informer. The deceased has been identified Chemu Harijan. Besides, the ultras have also torched the bike of Harijan. Also read: Maoist encounter in Malkangiri: Cops recover 3 more […]

Despite ban, mass animals slaughtered during ‘Chhatar Jatra’

Bhawanipatna: The age-old faith took precedence over reasoning as more than 40,000 animals including goats, hen and roosters were sacrificed in full public view today at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district on the occasion of famous ‘Chhatar Jatra’ of the presiding goddess Manikeswari despite a ban imposed by district administration on the gory ritual. The ban […]

Chhatar Jatra of Maa Manikeswari on Oct 9

Bhawanipatna: Famous Chhatar Jatra of Maa Manikeswari, the presiding goddess of Kalahandi district, will be held on October 9. According to sources, the ‘Mundabasa’ ritual of the goddess will be performed at the temple here on Ashtami tithi in Shukla Pakhya in the month of Ashwina. The ‘Gupta Puja’ (secret worship) of the goddess will […]

Dana Majhi never sought help from hospital: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Rejecting allegation that Dana Majhi was denied a hearse by the authorities forcing him to carry his wife’s body on his shoulder for 10 km last month, Odisha government today told the Assembly he had never sought any help before leaving Bhawanipatna district headquarters hospital. Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak gave […]

This Overkill Won’t do Dana Majhi Any Good

By Sandeep Sahu From the dusty, tortuous roads of Kalahandi to an aircraft flying serenely 30, 000 feet above the ground, Dana Majhi has taken an incredible leap in three weeks. The man, who set off on a back-breaking trek back to his village located 60 kms away from Bhawanipatna with his dead wife’s body […]

Sulabh comes to aid of man who walked 10 km with wife's body

Dana Majhi, who walked 10-km carrying his wife's body on his shoulder in Kalahandi district triggering a national uproar, today received a one time assistance of Rs 5 lakh from Sulabh International

Doctor asked Dana to remove wife's body: Daughter

Sandini Majhi, daughter of Dana Majhi, the tribal man who shot into international headlines after carrying the body of his wife on his shoulders for 10 km due to the non-availability of a hearse van, has said her mother asked her father not to throw her body anywhere else, but to cremate her in Melhghar, Dana's native village

Odisha officials harassing man who carried wife's corpse: Complaint

A complaint has been filed against the District Collector and Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of Kalahandi for allegedly harassing the tribal man who walked for 10 km with his wife's body on his shoulders after he was denied a hearse

Politics intensifies over 'body on shoulders'

Bhawanipatna: With the incident of a man carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders for 10 kms on Wednesday having created national and international outrage, the political parties in the state are leaving no opportunity to squeeze some political millage out of the unfortunate incident. While a six-member Congress fact finding team visited the village […]

"Did you kill your wife?" Collector asked Dana Majhi!

Bhubaneswar: Dana Majhi, the man who carried the body of his dead wife on his shoulders for 10 kilometres due to non-availability of a hearse van in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district two days ago, on Saturday alleged that the district Collector asked him whether he had killed his wife. The shocking statement of the Collector […]

Body on shoulder: Cong fact finding team in Dana's village

Bhawanipatna: With the incident of a man carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders for 10 kms on Wednesday having created national and international outrage, a six-member fact finding team of the Congress on Saturday visited the spot to enquire about the incident. According to sources, the fact finding team also participated in a road […]

AJIT SINGH_Kalahandi reporter
'Body on shoulder' shame: OTV reporter played the Good Samaritan

He has been berated by ill-informed people on social media for shooting the visuals of Dana Majhi carrying the body of his wife on shoulders instead of helping him out. But not many know that it was OTV’s Bhawanipatna reporter Ajit Singh, who had informed the concerned authorities over phone about the incident on Wednesday and it was his efforts that finally ensured that an ambulance reached the place to carry the body to his village

Collector orders fresh probe into man carrying wife’s body on shoulders

A day after the sub collector and the CDMO gave a clean chit to the hospital authorities, Kalahandi district Collector D Brunda today ordered the Chief District Medial Officer (CDMO) to conduct a fresh probe into the incident of a man carrying body of his wife on his shoulders from the hospital for 12 km before a hearse van arrived to carry the body to his village following the intervention of the local OTV reporter