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Tag: Kalyansinghpur

Rayagada Fire Mystery Where 3 Of Family Charred To Death Still Baffles Police
Rayagada Fire Mystery Where 3 Of Family Charred To Death Still Baffles Police

The deceased couple’s severely injured younger son Srikant Behera and his wife Swapna Behera are still battling for life at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. 

Odisha Govt’s flip-flop on health care continues; Pregnant Woman Carried In Sling

Kalyansinghpur: The tall claim of Odisha government providing quality healthcare services have fallen flat once again after a pregnant woman was carried in a sling for around four kilometres to reach ambulance in absence of non-motorable road. The incident took place at Godibali, a tribal dominated village under Kashipur block here in Rayagada district on […]

1 Dead, Over 20 Taken Ill After Consuming Spurious Liquor In Odisha

Rayagada: One person died while over 20 others fell ill after allegedly consuming spurious country-made liquor at Kataguda village in Kalyansinghpur area of Rayagada district on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Dhanphul Huika, a native of Dhepaguda. Around 30 people including Dhanphul reportedly fell sick after they consumed liquor and developed symptoms like […]

Patient in Odisha carried in sling due to unavailability of ambulance

Rayagada: There seems to be no improvement in basic infrastructure in remote areas as patients continue to face hardship in seeking emergency medical services in Odisha. In one glaring example, a patient had to be carried in a sling for nearly 8 kms before he was shifted to the nearest hospital. The incident has been […]

287 PMAY work orders distributed in Kalyansinghpur

Kalyansinghpur: A total of 287 work orders under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) were distributed today to beneficiaries in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district. Besides, 16 villagers received work orders under the Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana in a programme at Kalyansinghpur. Moreover, 780 beneficiaries were also given old age pension. “Work order under Pradhan […]

People of 5 panchayats in Rayagada left in lurch as temporary bridge snaps

Rayagada: It is now testing times for Puspalata Kaushalya, a resident of Kalyansinghpur block after the sole means of communication in her region was washed away in flash floods early this week. The expectant mother is now worried as there seems to be no option for her family to rush her to hospital in case […]

Unrequited love: Youth attacks girl with knife

Rayagada: A youth has been arrested for attacking and injuring a 23-year-old with a knife at Kanipai village under Kalyansinghpur police limits, police said on Saturday. The accused Kuruma Praska has been arrested basing on the complaint filed by the victim’s family. According to reports,  Kuruma had stabbed the girl after she rejected his love […]

Woman gives birth on road as ambulance fails to reach on time

Rayagada: Exposing the sorry state of the health sector in Odisha, an expectant mother delivered a baby on the roadside as ambulance reportedly failed to respond to the emergency call on time at Kalyansinghpur in Rayagada district. According to reports, the woman had developed labour pain late on Saturday night and it was only at […]

When there are no roads, there’s will to carry patient in arms!

Rayagada: Once again poor road connectivity and infrastructure forced a man to carry his ailing sister in arms to the hospital in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district. Bama Sika had to cover a distance of 5 kms on foot to rush his sister Kuni of Parsali panchayat to Kalyansinghpur community health center (CHC) on Saturday. […]

Maoists oppose road construction, torch 10 vehicles in Kalyansinghpur

Rayagada: Maoists have unleashed terror by torching ten vehicles including four tractors, JCB machine and four motorcycles in Rayagada’s Kalyansinghpur block late on Saturday night. According to reports, the ultras set fire to the vehicles protesting the ongoing Melkojoba-Niyamgiri road construction work at Narengtola village. Also Read: Maoists torch JCB machines protesting illegal sand lifting […]

Ambulance fails again: Patient carried to hospital on sling

Rayagada: Poor road connectivity led to failure of ambulance services following which a woman patient had to be carried on a sling for nearly 10 kms to reach the hospital in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district. According to reports, the family members of Sikka Langudi were forced to carry her to the hospital on a […]

Illegal Sand Smuggling: Kalyansinghpur Tehsildar begins probe

Rayagada: To trail an inter-state sand smuggling racket, the officials of district administration today reached Bhalumaska railway station to conduct a probe into the illegal transportation of sand here in Kalyansinghpur of the district. The Tehsildar conducted a probe in the presence of local police, sources said. The matter came to light when local people […]

Sand smuggling bid by goods train foiled in Kalyansinghpur

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of busting a major racket smuggling sand by goods train in Cuttack, the district administrative officials on Friday foiled a similar bid in Kalyansinghpur of Rayagada district. The matter came to light after the Revenue department officials conducted a surprise check at Bhalumaska station and found that tonnes of sand […]

Superstitions led expectant mother to bleed for hours before being rescued

Rayagada: Superstition and inhumanity touched heights after family members of an expectant mother denied to touch her, leave alone carry her to the hospital in Kalyansinghpur late on Friday night. The incident reported from Singhamuhi village under Karapa Panchayat took place when the woman complained of labour pain yesterday. Soon, an Asha worker reached and […]

Flood-hit residents use rafts to cross bridgeless Kalyani River

Rayagada: Thousands of residents in four gram panchayats of Kalyansinghpur block rely on bamboo rafts as the only mode to cross bridgeless Kalyani River which puts their lives at stake on a daily basis. Communication problems have worsened in the interior areas following floods last month which washed away several bridges and approach roads, affecting […]

Bike ambulance, Maa Gruhas in offing for expectant mothers in Rayagada

Rayagada: With an aim to provide better healthcare facility to expectant mothers in Rayagada, the district administration has decided to set up two Maa Gruhas and a delivery point in Kalyansighpur block. The administration is also planning to introduce a bike ambulance in the block. Rayagada Collector Guha Punam Tapas Kumar informed that after identifying […]

Opposition slams Odisha government over poor healthcare

Bhubaneswar: Delivery of healthcare services both in rural and urban areas is in a shambles, alleged Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra. Mishra’s statements came after a pregnant woman was shifted to a hospital on a ‘bamboo raft’ owing to floods in Kalyansinghpur block in Rayagada district here on Friday. The shocking visual of the woman […]

Hirakud to release first flood water on July 23

Sambalpur: Following rise in water level due to incessant rains triggered by low pressure in the upper catchments areas of Mahanadi, the Hirakud dam will release the season’s first flood water on July 23. Official sources said, the gates of the dam would be opened for discharge of flood waters after ceremonial puja at around 10 am, […]

Unhealthy picture: Expectant mother carried across river in bamboo raft

Rayagada: The chinks in Odisha’s healthcare system were yet again exposed after a pregnant woman had to be carried across Kalyani river precariously  in a ‘bamboo raft’ in flood ravaged Kalyansinghpur block in Rayagada district. The shocking visual of the rescue-cum-alternate arrangement made to rush the woman writhing in labour pain was reported exclusively by […]

Woman fights for life as ambulance gets stuck in flood water

Malkangiri: At a time when incessant rains in several districts of Odisha in the last couple of days has deteriorated the flood situation, a woman reportedly has been fighting for life in an ambulance which remained unmoved in Malkangiri owing to overflowing water. The woman, identified as Rame Padiami of Keriaguda village under Pidia block […]

Rayagada flood situation improves as rivers recede; food airdropped to marooned

Kalyansinghpur/Rayagada: Flood situation in Rayagada district improved slightly as river Kalyani and Nagavali started receding since last night. Thousands of people were still marooned in several villages. The government started airdropping of food packets to the marooned people at Majhiguda, Kumbharguda, Brahmana Sahi, Kumbharsahi and Sai Nagar. The district administration has also started serving cooked […]

As flood situation wreaks havoc, political parties begin blame game

Bhubaneswar: The BJP has held Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik responsible for the flood situation in Southern Odisha as the latter is in charge of the Department of Water Resources. State BJP Vice President Sameer Mohanty, in a press meet on Sunday, alleged that absence of any project on prominent five rivers of Odisha – Bansadhara, […]

Odisha seeks choppers as flash flood situation in Kalyansinghpur remains grim

Bhubaneswar: Even as the flash flood situation in Kalyansinghpur in Rayagada district remains grim, Odisha Government on Sunday urged Centre to provide four helicopters to intensify relief and rescue operations. However, the situation is being closely monitored by senior officials and ODRAF, CRPF and fire services units have been rushed in to expedite rescue operations, […]

Heavy rain triggers flash floods in Kalyansinghpur

Rayagada: Incessant rains and an unprecedented rise in the water level of the Nagbali and Kalyani River have triggered flash floods in Kalyansingpur block here in the district. As both the rivers are now in spate, it has created problems in the discharge of rain water. As a result, flood water has entered several parts […]

Child marriage bid foiled by Childline in Rayagada

Rayagada: Timely intervention of Childline officials foiled a family’s bid to marry off their minor daughter at Rekhaliguda village under Kalyansinghpur block in the district on Sunday. However, no action has been taken against the families of both bride and groom as they have agreed to solemnise the wedding after the girl attains the right […]

Odisha's tribal boy shines in JEE (Advanced)

Rayagada: Creating history of sorts, tribal boy Pradeep Himrika of Rayagada district not only brought laurels to the tribal community but also set an example for the physically challenged students by qualifying JEE (Advanced) entrance exam, the results of which were declared on Sunday. A native of Adubuda village under Kalyansinghpur block of the district, […]

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Cow dung used to resurrect minor killed by lightning in Odisha

Rayagada: Villagers at Sanlitipuli village under Kalyansinghpur Tehsil here covered a minor boy with cow dung for nearly 40 minutes, in hope of bringing him back to life, after he was killed by lightning today. According to sources, three minor boys were in a mango grove in the village collecting mangoes when lightning struck them […]

Maoists protest Modi's Odisha visit through fresh posters

Rayagada: Nearly a week after suspected Maoists attacked Doikalu railway station in the district and left behind posters protesting the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state, the left wing extremists today once again issued fresh warnings to the people, especially tribals of Rayagada and neighbouring districts, through posters to oppose the […]

Maoists warn to boycott panchayat poll in Kalyansinghpur

Kalyansinghpur: Maoist posters and banners asking villagers of Kalyansinghpur area in Rayagada district to abstain from the upcoming three-tier panchayat polls were found at various places in Sikarpal area in the district on Saturday. The posters and banners mentioning the names of CPI (M) secretaries Das Brahma and Umakanta Mishra were found at various places […]

15 injured as bus falls off bridge in Kalyansinghpur

Kalyansinghpur: As many as 15 persons were injured as a bus in which they were travelling lost control and fell off a bridge near Kutingaguda under Kashipur block in Rayagada district on Saturday morning. According to sources, the incident took place at around 8 am today, while the ill-fated bus was on its way to […]

Woman, new born die as ambulance fails to reach

Rayagada: In yet another case of collapsed health care services in the State, a woman and her new born baby died on Monday in the district, as the ambulance she needed to reach the nearby hospital failed to turn up in time. Sources said, family members of a pregnant lady in Ghagudimal village under Kalyansinghpur […]

A Lack of Empathy

The sorry spectacle of the poor tribal woman in Kalyansinghpur area of Rayagada district delivering inside a Tata Magic while on her way to the hospital puts the spotlight back on the rickety state of our health care services, especially in the remote, tribal areas of the state. It also reminds us that the much vaunted 102 and 108 ambulance services that were conceived to avoid precisely this kind of a situation have failed the people they were meant for in the first place. They have invariably failed to arrive when they are needed the most

Woman, 2 daughters found dead inside locked room

Kalyansinghpur: In a shocking incident, the bodies of a woman and her two daughters were found inside a locked house in Kalyansinghpur of Rayagada district. Another two-year-old girl was found unconscious inside the room. According to sources, the deceased have been identified as Anganwadi worker of Belakana village Utkala Shukla and her daughters Pinki (aged […]

Diarrhoea death: 3-member RMRC team in Kalyansinghpur

Rayagada: In the wake of three deaths due to diarrhoea in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district few days ago, a three member team of Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar on Thursday visited the affected areas of the district and took stock of situation. They had a discussion with inhabitants of Dantalinga village of the […]

Maoists bandh against 'false' encounter disrupts life

Bhawanipatna/ Rayagada: Vehicular traffic in five blocks of Rayagada and Kalahandi districts was disrupted today as a result of a bandh being observed by the Maoists to protest the killing of a local youth in an false encounter by police a few days back. The Bandh has been called by Maoists belonging to Bansadhara-Ghumusar- Nagabali […]

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Pregnant woman on charpoy: OHRC notice to DM, NRHM director

Bhubaneswar: A day after a pregnant woman in Rayagada district reached hospital in a cot as the ambulance reached late, the Odisha Human Rights Commission today registered a suo motu complaint and asked the Collector of the concerned district to submit a report within 14 days over the circumstances that led to such a deplorable […]