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Tag: Chitrakonda

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ex-sarpanch, aides thrashed by Maoists in Praja Court

Malkangiri: After a brief lull in naxalite activities, Maoists once again struck terror in Panasput, an interior village in the cut off areas of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district, by thrashing three villagers severely at a Praja Court. Sources said the Maoists abducted former sarpanch of Panasput Arjun Hantal and two of his associates suspecting them […]

BSF ration loot: Maoists own up, say it was a revenge

Malkangiri: The CPI Maoists, through a letter today, owned up the ration loot from a boat near Totapadar in cut-off areas of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district last month. The ration was being carried for BSF Jawans posted in the interiors. In the letter, the Maoists have mentioned that the loot was a way of protesting Andhra […]

Bonda beneficiaries allege irregularities in PDS rice supply in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Bonda tribe beneficiaries in Chitrakonda of Malkangiri district have alleged misappropriation in the supply of Public Distribution System (PDS) rice. While the point of sale (PoS) machines at the panchayat shows nil data, 125 quintals of rice was seen stocked in the panchayat godown. When asked about it, the supply assistant said some beneficiaries […]

Maoists kill villager in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Maoists today killed a tribal man, suspecting him to be a police informer, at Panasput village under Chitrakonda Tehsil of Malkangiri district. As per reports the ultras arrived on a boat at Spillway Ghat near Chitrakonda and gunned down one Sama Pangi. Sama, originally a resident of Jantri village under Kalimela Tehsil, was hiding […]

Maoists loot ration meant for BSF at Chitrakonda

Malkangiri: Maoists reportedly looted two boats laden with rations meant for BSF Jawans near Totapadar in cut-off areas of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district last evening. According to sources, the grocery items were being transported to Kunturpadar police camp. The ultras robbed all the rations after beating up the boatmen. “A private boat was carrying the […]

Family deserts village due to Maoists threat

Malkangiri: Maoists threat forced a family of Paparmetla Palem village in the district to leave home and take shelter in cut off areas of Chitrakonda. As many as 10 members of the family of Kamal Khila took the decision as the rebels branded their son working outside the State as police informer. “As my eleder […]

Maoists threat looms large: Youth flees village in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Maoists’ threat continues to haunt people in the tribal areas so much that every other day people run away to safer places to live or are threatened to vacate their villages. A youth who also fled Luchapani village in Chitrakonda of the district on Saturday is just an addition to the growing number. Few […]

Tribal families continue to desert villages due to Maoist threats in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A family in cut-off area of Chitrakonda has left village after getting constant threats from Maoists for the last couple of days, sources said on Saturday. Three members of the family from Jantri village had to vacate their house after the ultras threatened them in a Praja Court. According to reports, one of the […]

350 rare turtle species seized in Chitrakonda; 3 held

Malkangiri: More than 350 rare species of turtles were seized and three persons arrested by forest officials in Chitrakonda on Thursday. The turtles were being illegally transported in an auto rickshaw at a local market in MV-79 under Kalimela police limits. A forest official said the rare turtles had been kept in eight bags and […]

Maoist leader killed in police-Naxal encounter in Chitrakonda

Malkangiri: A hardcore Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire between police and the red rebels in Kapatuti forest of Chitrakonda on the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border in the wee hours today. Large amount of Maoist-related materials were seized from the spot following the encounter. Acting on a tip-off regarding presence of a Maoist camp in the […]

Ballot box
First phase of rural polls ends amid violence

Bhubaneswar/Nuapada/Chitrakonda: Voting for first phase of the five phases three-tier panchayat polls ended today in Odisha amid cases of poll violence reported at different parts of the State. In Jagdalpur panchayat of Patakura, some miscreants looted ballot box from the booth no 14 and threw it into a river nearby. In Reng village under Bureshwar […]

SEC defers panchayat poll process in Chitrakonda block

Bhubaneswar: After getting a joint report from Malkangiri Collector and SP, the State Election Commission (SEC) today decided to postpone panchayat poll process in 18 panchayats including nine in cut-off area and two zilla parishad zones. Informing newsmen about the SEC’s decision, State Election Commission Secretary Rabindra Nath Sahu said, “On basis of the joint […]

Fresh twist to abduction drama; poll staff say kidnap report true

Malkangiri: In a new turn to the abduction episode, two poll officials today admitted that they were kidnapped by the left wing extremists. Their statement came a day after the Malkangiri SDPO dismissed the report. Two election officials Praveen Soren, Kaminikant Se have met top police officials and Collector today after being released from the […]

Malkangiri SDPO
Poll officials safe, abduction report fake: Police

Malkangiri: Hours after the report of Maoists abducting five poll officials in the cut-off areas of Chitrakonda in the district, the police confirmed that the report was a rumour and fake and no officials were abducted. “There is no substance of Maoists kidnapping the officials. This is a rumour and based on fake information. Investigation […]

Aditya Padhi - Chief Secretary
Odisha aims to complete Gurupriya Bridge by June

Bhubaneswar: Construction of the Gurupriya Bridge in the cut-off areas of Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri district is 67% complete till now and work on the bridge is targeted to be completed by June this year, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said today. Padhi who was chairing a review meeting of the Works department also took […]

Maoists kill another villager in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Two days after beating up a villager to death, a group of armed Maoists shot dead another villager of Sanyasiguda in Malkangiri district this morning. According to reports, the Maoists came to Sanyasiguda village of Andrapalli panchayat in Chitrakonda block in the early morning hours with Nanda Golari whom they had kept as hostage […]

DVF intensifies 'Operation RK' in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: While the Maoists are observing PLGA (People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army) week to avenge the death of their 31 comrades who were killed in a joint operation by the Grey Hound personnel of Andhra Pradesh police and SOG personnel of Odisha Police near Panasput in the cut-off area of Malkangiri district on October 24, the […]

Maoists urge villagers to boycott panchayat polls, strengthen militia

Malkangiri: After a prolonged lull, the Maoists, in a desperate bid to reassert their supremacy in the cut-off areas of Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district, have urged the people of six panchayats to boycott the ensuing panchayat elections and strengthen the militia by joining their outfit. The left wing extremists had organised a large meeting […]

Gurupriya bridge to be completed by June next year

Bhubaneswar: Construction of the Gurupriya bridge in the cut-off areas of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district will be completed by June next year, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said today. “The construction work of the bridge is in full swing to ensure its timely completion”, he told media persons after presiding over the Unified Command meeting […]

Gurupriya bridge structure redesigned

With the bending of four pillars of the Gurupriya bridge in the cut-off area of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district, the construction pattern of the bridge has been redesigned

Gurupriya bridge to be completed before schedule: UN Behera

The Odisha government is hopeful that the construction of the much-awaited Gurupriya bridge in the cut-off areas of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district would be completed before schedule

Expert team visits Gurupriya bridge, suggests redesigning of pillars

Following reports of bending of four pillars of pile no-13 of the Gurupriya bridge at Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district, a three-member team visited the site today

Design changes to Gurpriya bridge raise deadline concerns

Malkangiri: The implementation of a new design after some pillars of the under construction Gurupriya bridge connecting the cut-off area in Malkangiri district tilted has raised concerns about whether the bridge canl be completed within the stipulated deadline. The deadline for completion of the bridge has been set for September 2017. The problem arose when […]

Gurupriya pillar damage: MLA to draw CM's attention

Malkangiri: After reports of bending of four under construction pillars of Gurupriya bridge connecting the cut-off area in the district, the local MLA has questioned the quality of work of the much hyped dream project of the Chitrakonda people. MLA Dambaru Sisa, who alleged that low quality construction led to the bending of the pillars, […]