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Tag: Chitrakonda

Python In Backyard!
Giant Python Rescued And Released Into Forest In Odisha

This giant python was rescued in Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri. Reports said that this python was first spotted in the backyard of a house in the area.

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Odisha: Hanuman Coin Racket Busted In Malkangiri, 3 Arrested

Chitrakonda: Odisha police busted a racket involving illegal trade of Hanuman coins and arrested three persons in this connection in Chitrakonda Sadar area of Malkangiri district on Saturday. The accused have been identified as Mohan Trivedi of Odisha, Itham Sethi Venkat Ramana and KrupabharamTrpalli of Andhra Pradesh. They have been arrested on the charges of […]

Maoist Threat: 85 Families In Swabhiman Area Flee Home

Malkangiri: Even as the Odisha Police continues to claim big success on largely suppressing the Maoist insurgency in the Swabhiman Anchal in Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri, reports of 85 families in the region leaving their home fearing threat to life from the left wing extremists has come as a shocker. As per reports, no less […]

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Maoists Oppose Malkangiri Encounter, Release Audio Tape

Malkangiri: The Red Rebels on Tuesday opposed the recently encounter in which two of their cadres were killed by security forces in Chitrakonda. In an audio tape, Maoist leader and Andhra-Odisha zonal Committee Secretary Kailash has condemned the killings and action by the administration, police and the Odisha government. The audio-tape has been released two […]

Story Of Utter Neglect Of Two Divyang Odisha Families

Malkangiri: It seems the tag of Swabhiman Area to the cut-off Chitrakonda block of the district is more hype than reality. Similarly. The utter neglect towards a specially-abled family of the region bears ample testimony towards the fact. The family of Bhima Khila from Jamujodi village under Papermatla Gram Panchayat in Chitrakonda block has three […]

Police Apathy Dwarfs Maoist Threat: Family Recovers Rotting Body Of Man 2 Days After Murder

Malkangiri: After lying for more than two days despite police knowledge, the body of Dinabandhu Bepari, who was shot dead by suspected Maoists at Bihanagudi village under Jodamba Gram Panchayat on Sunday was finally recovered from the spot by his family members and taken for autopsy today. Family members alleged that the police didn’t pay […]

Poster War Ensues Between Locals & Maoists In 'Swabhiman Area'

Malkangiri: After unrest over the killing of left-wing extremists and subsequent confrontation between pro-development groups and those supporting the Maoists, now fresh tension continues to brew up in the Swabhiman area of the district in the form of a poster war between the rebels and local residents. As per reports, a number of posters claiming […]

Maoists-Villagers Face-Off In Odisha: Red Rebels Issue Warning Letter

Malkangiri: After resistance from villagers, the Maoists have issued threats through a letter asking the residents of Jodamba, Sindhibeda and Janturai villages in Malkangiri district to refrain from such confrontation and siding with police. As per reports, the leader of the Maoist MKB (Malkangiri-Koraput Border) Division Committee, Kailash issued a letter to the villagers telling […]

Mass Gatherings Of Tribals In Cut-Off Malkangiri A Warning Sign For Odisha?

Malkangiri: What is troubling the tribals of Swabhiman Region in Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district? Though Odisha government is claiming to be focusing more on the development of the Swabhiman Anchal (earlier known as cut-off areas), the tribals and their leaders are now up in arms over the developmental works and are even opposing the […]

Red Threat: Maoists Issue ‘Fatwa’ Against Use Of Mobiles

Malkangiri: After the PLGA weak restrictions, an absurd warning from the red rebels greeted the locals of Orapadar village under Andrapali Panchayat in Malkangiri’s cut-off area today, forbidding them to use mobile phones. The ‘Fatwa’ came in the form of a writing on a board which states that whoever uses a mobile phone without consent […]

Drug Peddlers Nabbed While Smuggling Ganja In Water Tanker

Malkangiri: Even as police along with excise department is continuing its crackdown on marijuana smuggling in the State, the drug peddlers are devising new ways to transport the cannabis. On Saturday, Malkangiri Police seized 14.47 quintals of ganja (dry cannabis) worth around Rs 2.2 crore while it was being smuggled in a water tanker in […]

Missing Man Found Dead In Anganwadi Centre In Odisha

Malkangiri: Body of a man, who was reportedly missing since September 13, was found with multiple injuries in the kitchen room of an Anganwadi centre at Jantapai village under Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Raju Hantal of Rangani Guda village under Dhuliput panchayat of the district. The […]

BDO treks for hours through inaccessible terrain to get firsthand account of people

Malkangiri: Setting an example for government officials who many a times choose personal benefit over public welfare, the Block Development Officer (BDO) of Chitrakonda walked for three hours to cross rugged terrain and enter the inaccessible and hilly Dhuliput panchayat to get firsthand account of the problems inflicting the local residents. As per reports, Dhuliput […]

'Naxals' detain motorboats to cut-off connectivity during polls in Odisha

Malkangiri: In a bid to derail elections in the cut-off areas of Naxal-infested Malkangiri, as many as four motorboats were allegedly detained by Maoists to snap off connectivity in the region. The boats were released today along with the employees after being detained for a period of 2 days. According to sources, the four motorboats, […]

Maoists' organise health camp in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: With an aim to win the support of innocent tribals, the red rebels organised a health check-up camp in a village reportedly in the cut off areas of Malkangiri district. The matter came to light after a video purportedly showing the proceedings of the health camp went viral. In a bid to mobilise public […]

BSF organises ‘Jan Sampark Abhiyan’ in Chitrakonda

Malkangiri: Hundreds of tribals from the Swabhiman area here gathered to participate in the Jan Sampark Abhiyan organised by the BSF Jawans at various panchayats in Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district on Monday. The campaign aimed at creating an awareness among the innocent tribals to stay away from the red rebels. According to sources, the […]

Denied hearse vehicle, kin carry body of youth for 10 km on foot

Malkangiri: Despite tall claims of government to provide basic healthcare infrastructure in remote areas of the state, nothing seems to have changed in reality. Lest, incidents of non availability of hearse or ambulances wouldn’t have been trickling in from every part every day. Like the incident reported today where the body of a youth was […]

Pregnant woman carried on bike to hospital in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: In another unfortunate incident exposing how basic amenities are still farfetched for many in remote areas of the State, a pregnant woman in Pabaliguda village of Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri had to be carried on a motorcycle to the hospital due to lack of motorable road and bridge to her village. “It is impossible […]

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Lack of road connectivity adds to woes of expectant mothers in far flung villages

Malkangiri: Expectant mothers in Odisha continue to suffer due to lack of road connectivity in several unreachable pockets of the State. Be it Chitrakonda of Malkangiri district or Umerkote of Nabarangpur district, women in labour pain are carried by their families on a sling or a cot for several kilometres to reach the  ambulance that […]

Quacks rule roost amid lack of doctors in Odisha district

Malkangiri: Most healthcare needs of people in cut-off areas near Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district are catered to by quacks rather than doctors. Due to unavailability of doctors in 151 villages under nine panchayats of the cut-off areas, more than 30,000 people depend on quacks to cure ailments. Though there is a primary health centre (PHC) […]

Maoist posters ask locals to follow Marx

Malkangiri: Panic gripped Chitrakonda area after posters by Maoists surfaced at Tinikonia Chhak of Malakangiri district today. The hand written posters on pieces of red cloth urged the locals to celebrate the 200th birth anniversary of revolutionary socialist Karl Marx. The posters bearing the name of Kalimela Regional Committee of outlawed CPI (Maoist) asked the […]

Ganja racket busted in Malkangiri; 3 detained

Malkangiri: Continuing its crackdown on Ganja smuggling, police arrested three persons and seized 14 quintals of cannabis at several places near Chitrakonda in the district today. Acting on a tip-off, the Balimela police conducted simultaneous raids at several places near Chitrakonda and detained three vehicles, including a car, a tipper and a mini truck with […]

Delay in construction of Gurupriya Bridge raise speculations

Malkangiri: While the Works Department has assured that the Gurupriya bridge construction in Chitrakonda of Malkangiri will end by April end, it has been alleged that the construction company engaged for the purpose has not deployed adequate resources necessary for targeted completion of the project. Earlier on March 29, the Malkangiri Collector, in a letter […]

Gurupriya bridge misses deadline for the fifth time

Chitrakonda: The deadline for the completion of Gurupriya bridge has been extended once again for the fifth time, informed Works Department chief  executive engineer NC Pal on Monday. Pal said that the work will be delayed due to some changes in the bridge design after a fall in the water level at Balimela Reservoir. “We […]

Red terror: 1 killed, another abducted in cut off areas

Malkangiri: In yet another instance of naxal terror, Maoists allegedly killed a villager by slitting his throat in Orapadar village in cut-off areas of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri. Around 20 Maoists on Monday night barged into the village and allegedly dragged the villager out of his home. Later he was found dead at one end of […]