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BJP announces candidates for 4 Assembly constituencies in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Wednesday announced candidates for four Assembly constituencies–Champua, Bhograi, Basta and Niali. Senior leader and former minister Raghunath Mohanty, who joined the BJP at the saffron party’s Odisha headquarters in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday, has been fielded from Basta constituency. Raghunath had joined the BJP at party’s Mishrana Parba in the […]

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Forest staff of Keonjhar in Vigilance net

Keonjhar: The Vigilance on Wednesday raided the house and office of a forest official of the Champua forest range in Keonjhar district for allegedly amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. After a complaint was lodged against the forest official, identified as Very High Frequency (VHF) operator Pabitra Nayak, the sleuths conducted simultaneous […]

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ED grills MLA Sanatan Mahakud for 7 hours

Bhubaneswar: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today grilled Champua’s Independent MLA Sanatan Mahakud for seven hours in connection with transportation of iron ores extracted illegally. As per sources, the ED officials summoned Mahakud based on a report submitted by the Shah Commission probing the mining scam in State. Mahakud’s Maa Kunari Transport Agency allegedly transported iron […]

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Elephant Herd Enters Keonjhar Villages; Locals Panic

Keonjhar: A herd of wild elephants from Jharkhand today sneaked into villages of Keonjhar district triggering panic among locals in the area. No casualty or damage has been reported yet. The jumbos later entered the adjoining Rajia forest after some villagers chased them away fearing damage to their crops. According to reports, the herd of […]

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Rs 165cr in MLA Sana Mahakud’s bank accounts frozen

Keonjhar: Police today seized five bank accounts belonging to Champua legislator Sanatan Mahakud having cash deposits worth Rs165 crore. According to sources, the IndusInd Bank accounts of the legislator were frozen after he failed to depose in connection with a recent seizure of Rs 50 lakh cash belonging to him. Three persons, including a manager […]

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MLA Sanatan Mahakud to float new political party

Bhubaneswar: After floating an eponymous outfit Sana Sena, Independent legislator of Champua Assembly constituency Sanatan Mahakud will soon have his own political party. Titled ‘Jana Samrudha Party’, Mahakud recently applied for the registration of the party with Election Commission of India under Section 29A of the Representation of the People’s Act, 1951. The party will […]

Panic in Champua after herd of 36 jumbos spotted

Baripada: Panic has gripped people in the Champua forest range in Keonjhar district after a herd of 36 elephants were seen in the area. Farmers are a worried lot as pachyderms are creating nuisance by damaging crops in villages of Champua. As many as 13 elephants were spotted in Kutugaon, Sanajoda and Haridajoda areas whereas […]

1 injured in elephant attack in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A youth was injured while trying to drive a wild elephant herd back into the forest in Champua. According to reports, a herd of 22 elephants from Bardhan forest range had strayed near a human settlement and caused massive damage to crops in the area yesterday. Fearing further damage, the locals including few farmers […]

Expectant mother dies due to alleged negligence in treatment

Keonjhar: An expectant mother died allegedly due to negligence in treatment and lack of blood supply at Champua hospital in Keonjhar district. According to reports, the deceased, Babita Minz, was rushed to the hospital after she developed labour pain yesterday. However, the family members alleged that the doctors did not attend her. The ordeal of […]

Naresh, a one man army of elephant chasers

Keonjhar: He is famous for facing wild elephants with just a stick in his hand. Naresh Mahant is the person sought by villagers in Champua forest range of Keonjhar district during jumbo rampages. Naresh is the one man army to rely upon during crises for people in various villages near Kaliprasad forest under Champua range […]

Elephant menace grips Champua range in Keonjhar district

Keonjhar: A herd of 53 elephants from Jharkhand are on a damaging spree in Patala village near Kaliprasad forest under Champua range in Keonjhar district. The jumbos have so far destroyed three houses apart from damaging paddy and maize crops fields in the area. People are in panic over the persistent elephant menace in the […]

Hot iron branding: 11 cases in 2 months in Keonjhar!

Keonjhar: In yet another display of superstition-based inhuman behaviour in the rural areas, a five-year-old boy was branded with hot iron by family members to cure stomach ailments here in the district on Friday. This is 11th case reported in a span of two months. According to sources, the incident occurred in Kundurupanu village under […]

Jumbo menace in Keonjhar, six houses damaged

Keonjhar: A herd of 19 wild jumbos have extensively damaged six houses and few acres of crops in villages under Champua range of Keonjhar district today. According to sources, since yesterday, herd of jumbos have triggered tension in the range here. Bardhama, Paudiposya and Niundi are the few villages which are reportedly under the threat […]

Jumbos on a rampage: Attack villagers in Sundergarh, Keonjhar injuring one

Sundergarh /Keonjhar: Elephant menace gripped some parts of Sundergarh and Keonjhar today while injuring a woman and damaging house and property. In Sundergarh, a herd of stray elephants went on a rampage in Ganighasa village under Kuliposh Forest Range under Bonai Sub Division and injured a woman. Sources said the herd which had wandered away […]

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Elephant menace daunts people in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A herd of elephants wreaked havoc on several villages under Champua and Barbil range in the district, damaging crops and destroying human habitats. The natives of the Dadua village are living in constant fear with the frequent elephant attacks. Sources said the attacks have forced many villagers to move out of the village. Locals […]

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HC rejects Champua MLA’s plea in harassment case

Cuttack: In a major setback to Champua MLA Sanatan Mahakud, the Orissa High Court today rejected his plea to quash a case brought by Kavita Mahakud, who claims to be his daughter-in-law. Citing that the investigation into the matter is in progress, the Court turned down the plea of the Independent MLA. Notably, Kabita had […]

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Sana Mahakud’s son-in-law appears before police

Bhubaneswar: Dinamani Barik, the son-in-law of Champua MLA Sanatan Mahakud appeared before Mahila Police on Thursday in connection with the controversy surrounding Kabita Mahakud, who is claiming to be the daughter-in-law of the legislator. The Commissionerate police had sent a notice to Barik to appear before the police and keep his side. Meanwhile, the Police […]

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Kavita demands DNA test of her baby, says Sanatan Mahakud telling lie

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Independent MLA from Champua recorded his statement at Mahila police station here, complainant Kavita Mahakud, who claims to be his daughter-in-law, alleged that all the statements of the legislator are false. She also demanded the MLA’s son Pankaj, to whom she claims as her husband, should be presented before her […]

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One killed, one injured in tusker attack in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: One person was killed and another sustained critical injuries in an elephant attack at Champua area in the district on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Premananda Nayak of Dolita village under Champua forest range. According to sources, the incident took place when Nayak and Benudhar Behera had gone to Rajia forest to […]

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Land grab by Champua MLA: Eviction enters second day

Champua: Eviction on land encroached by Champua MLA Sanatan Mahakud entered its second day today. While 85% of the boundary wall built on the encroached land was demolished on the first day, the rest 15% was razed today. According to sources, four bulldozers were deployed to carry out the demolition. The cow shed built on […]

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Torture case: Notice sent to Champua MLA’s son

Bhubaneswar: Mahila police here on Friday sent a notice to Pankaj Mahakud, son of independent MLA from Champua Sanatan Mahakud, asking him to record his statement in connection with a torture case filed by a lady claiming to be his wife. Pankaj has been asked by the police to appear physically and record his statement […]

CHAMPUA NAC POLLS
BJD grabs chairperson post in Champua, Baliguda NACs

Champua: BJD Councillor from Ward no-1 of Champua NAC Gitarani Naik on Friday was elected chairperson of the newly created urban local body (ULB). Out of total 13 councillors of Champua NAC in Keonjhar district, 12 supported Naik. BJD had won nine seats whereas Independent candidates had bagged four wards in the recently concluded ULB […]

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BJD wins big in Baliguda, Champua NAC polls

The Biju Janta Dal (BJD) registered a thumping victory in the civic polls in Baliguda and Champua Notified Area Councils (NACs) winning nine wards each in the two newly created NACs on Thursday

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Campaign for Champua, Baliguda NAC polls ends

The campaign for NAC polls in Champua in Keonjhar district and Baliguda in Kandhamal district ended here in the evening on Sunday