Tag: Chitrakonda

Maoist Sympathisers Surrender Before Police
More than 180 LWE militants surrender before police in Chitrakonda

In an apparent success for the security forces, more than 180 left-wing militants and Maoist sympathisers from Jantri Panchayat under Malkangiri's Chitrakonda block surrendered before the SDPO and the BDO on Saturday.

  • Saturday, 11 June 2022
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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  • Saturday, 02 October 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
pregnant lady
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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) […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BSF Jawans save life of one more woman patient

Chitrakonda: Once again setting an example of bravery and humanity, the BSF Jawans in Chitrakonda area came to the rescue of a woman patient and helped her reach a nearby hospital after ferrying her through Gurupriya river here on Saturday. As per sources, the woman Rukuna Kanchai from Jantapai village in the cut-off area delivered […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BSF Jawan arrested for cheating Malkangiri woman

Malkangiri: A BSF jawan posted in West Bengal has been arrested for allegedly cheating and impregnating a woman from Malkangiri district on false assurance of marriage. The 23-year-old woman had earlier come in contact with the BSF Jawan Suresh Kumar while he was posted at MV 79 at Malkangiri in 2013. After maintaining physical relationship, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Maoist Menace
Maoists again unleash terror, kill tribal man in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Maoists once again unleashed terror by killing a tribal man over suspicion of being a police informer and torching a JCB machine and tractors engaged in road construction work at Nakamamudi Pipilipadar village in the cut off areas of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district on Tuesday night. The deceased has been identified as Sadhu Khemunu […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Congress observes Chitrakonda bandh

Chitrakonda: Congress activists led by former Nabarangpur MP Pradeep Majhi are observing a dawn-to-dusk bandh in Chitrakonda today and have staged dharna in front of the office of tehsildar demanding speedy redressal of their grievances related to issuance of caste certificate, land rights to forest dwellers and house plot to homeless tribals. Vehicular traffic in […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021