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Covid-19 Second Wave In Odisha: Micro Containment Zones Come Up In Kandhamal, Kalahandi

Phulbani/Bhawanipatna: Amid the second wave Covid-19 scare in the State, Micro Containment Zones have been declared in parts of Phulbani Municipality in Kandhamal district and a village in Kalahandi district on Saturday. The Kandhamal district administration on Saturday declared School Sahi of Dakpala village and five houses in Masterpada under Ward No- 5 of Phulbani […]

Lakshmanananda Saraswati Murder Case: Swami's Son Asked To Return Compensation Money
Lakshmanananda Saraswati Murder Case: Swami's Son Asked To Return Compensation Money

Phulbani: The Kandhamal Police has served a notice to the son of Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati to return the compensation money provided to the latter following the brutal killing of his father and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader in 2008. The Kandhamal SP has written a letter to Lokanath Nath and stated that the Rs 3 lakh […]

Miscreants Target 2 Temples In Odisha, Decamp With Cash & Gold Ornaments

Baliguda: After a brief lull, miscreants have again started targetting temples in Odisha. This time, unidentified miscreants decamped with gold ornaments and cash from the donation box of two temples at Baliguda in Kandhamal district on Friday night. As per reports, several valuables including cash have been stolen from Jagannath temple and Dakshina Kali temple […]

Death Threat To Jalespata Ashram Chief: VHP Slams Odisha Govt, Demands Tight Security
Death Threat To Jalespata Ashram Chief: VHP Slams Odisha Govt, Demands Tight Security

Bhubaneswar: Expressing deep concern over the alleged repeated death threats issued by some anonymous caller to Swami Jivanmuktananda Puri, the successor of spiritual leader late Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati and the chief of the Kanya Ashram at Jalespata in Kandhamal district, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday demanded full proof security arrangements for him. Addressing […]

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Odisha: Bus Falls Off Ghat In Kandhamal, 1 Killed

Baliguda: A man was killed and six others injured some of them critically, when a bus they were travelling in fell off a ghat at Petarabadi under Daringbadi police station here in Kandhamal district on Saturday. The bus was enroute to Ranipanga from Daringbadi in the district when the mishap took place.  The driver lost […]

Late Lakshmanananda Saraswati’s Successor Gets Death Threat, Lodges Police Complaint
Late Lakshmanananda Saraswati’s Successor Gets Death Threat, Lodges Police Complaint

Phulbani: Nearly 13 years after the brutal murder of Hindu spiritual leader Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati in Kandhamal, the incumbent manager of the Kanya Ashram (residential school) founded by him received death threat from an anonymous caller on Saturday. Swami Jivanmuktananda Puri of Jalespata ashram has lodged a complaint in this regard at Tumudibandh police station. […]

Odisha: 4 killed, 7 injured in separate mishaps

Bargarh/Kandhamal/Kalahandi: Four persons were killed and seven others injured, some of them critically, in three separate road accidents in Odisha. The first accident took place in Bargarh district when an auto rickshaw fell off a bridge at Sarnapali under Bijepur police limits in the district on Wednesday. Two died on the spot while seven others […]

Odisha: Mao Posters Warning 'Gond' Community Members Surface In Kandhamal

Kandhamal: After a few days of lull, Maoist posters have once again surfaced in some panchayats of the district warning people belonging to the Gond community to stop ‘aiding’ security forces deployed on counter-insurgency operations. The fresh warning posters have been spotted at Jhiripani and Bhandarangi panchayats under the Belaghara police limits. According to sources, […]

Odisha: Home Guard Among 3 Arrested For Ganja Smuggling In Kandhamal
Odisha: Home Guard Among 3 Arrested For Ganja Smuggling In Kandhamal

Kandhamal: The Baliguda Police on Wednesday arrested and court forwarded three persons including a home guard for reportedly smuggling ganja in Kandhamal district. The home guard has been identified as Khirod Kumar Sahoo of Salepur area in Cuttack district while the other two are- Purnachandra Mallik of Balisuga village and Sashi Mallik of Madinata under […]

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Odisha: Woman 'Drugged, Gang-Raped' By Two Youths In Kandhamal

Kandhamal: Two youths have been arrested for allegedly raping a young woman in a forest near Baliguda under Kotagarh police limits in the district. Though the unfortunate incident had taken place in January 29, the matter came to light on Sunday after parents of the survivor lodged an FIR with police. As per the complaint, […]

Odisha: Dispute Between Villagers Denies Cremation To Body In Kandhamal

Phulbani: Tension flared up near Majumaha village under Raikia Police limits here on Thursday after a group of locals staged dharna on the road accusing another community in the village for denying them rights in cremating a local resident in the graveyard. As per reports, the relatives of Gondala Digal who passed away Wednesday evening […]

Odisha: Maoists Kill Two In Kandhamal For Being 'Police Informers', Warn Of More Bloodbath

Kandhamal: Panic gripped Baliguda area on Saturday after Maoists brutally murdered two villagers in Belaghara police limits of the district on the suspicion of being police informers. While one body was lying in a pool of blood near Bhandarangi panchayat office, the body of other person was recovered from near Guchaguda village, sources said. The […]

Earthquake Jolts Parts Of Odisha, No Damage Reported

Phulbani: A mild earthquake of magnitude 3.2 hit several parts of Odisha on Friday night triggering panic among the residents. According to initial reports, the tremors were felt in Baliguda, Daringbadi, Raikia and Mohana at around 9.45 pm today. The panic-stricken residents rushed out of their houses in fear. As the intensity of the earthquake […]

Hand Grenades, Explosives Seized After Exchange Of Fire Between Maoists & Security Forces In Odisha

Phulbani: The security forces on Friday seized huge haul of arms and ammunition including hand grenades and other explosives after busting a major Maoist hideout in Kandhamal district. Kandhamal SP, Vinit Agarwal said the Maoist camp was busted during a joint combing operation by SOG jawans and DVF. “Based on a reliable input, anti-Naxal operation […]

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Odisha: Low-Key Christmas In Kandhamal Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

Kandhamal: Covid-19 induced restrictions failed to dampen the Christmas festive spirit among members of the Christian community, though the celebrations were a low-key affair this year in the district. Though the churches were decked up with lighted altars and Xmas trees decorated with gifts, the attendance at the mid-night masses was lesser as the district […]

50 Devotees In Big Churches, 20 In Small Ones: Kandhamal Admin Issues Guidelines For Christmas

Kandhamal: The district administration of Kandhamal on Wednesday allowed reopening of churches on December 25 for Christmas celebration with some restrictions. Issuing a set of guidelines, the administration has announced to allow a maximum 50 devotees into big churches and 20 devotees into small churches for offering prayers on the occasion. Light and sound systems […]

Cold Wave Sweeps Odisha, Mild Frost In Phulbani, Daringbadi (See Pictures)

Phulbani: Intense cold wave continued to sweep several parts of Odisha while Phulbani and Daringbadi in Kandhamal district witnessed mild frost as temperature in these two places dipped below 5 degree Celsius on Wednesday morning. A thin layer of ice was seen on ground, above the roofs of cars and houses in interior areas of […]

Kandhamal All Set For Subdued Christmas Celebrations

Phulbani: With Christmas around the corner, the district administration of Kandhamal has urged the Christian community to celebrate the occasion ensuring strict compliance of the Covid-19 guidelines. The administration has asked the church heads and other functionaries to allow maximum 10-15 people at once into the churches to offer prayer by wearing masks, maintaining social […]

Odisha Cabinet Nod For New Medical College In Kandhamal, Drinking Water Projects In Bargarh

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to construct a new medical college in Kandhamal and a 650-bedded Teaching Hospital for the existing medical college in Koraput. The Cabinet also gave nod for the construction of two mega drinking water projects in Bargarh district. The State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik […]

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Odisha’s Kandhamal In The Grip Of Shivering Cold, Foggy Conditions

Kandhamal: Over the last few days, cold wave condition seems to be tightening its grip in Odisha’s Kandhamal district. Chilly winds coupled with dense fog conditions has made things bittersweet for people here as they are bracing up for a harsh winter this year. Official MeT reports suggest mercury has plummeted to below 12 degree […]

Odisha: Last Rites Of 'Kalia' Performed At His Native Village; Condolences Pour In

Phulbani: The last rites of Kalia, one of the separated conjoined twins from Odisha who died while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack last night, were performed at his native Milipada village under Phiringia block in Kandhamal district, on Thursday. Five-year-old Kalia’s cremation was solemnised as per the tribal rituals […]

Ganja Cultivation
Odisha: Ganja Cultivation Worth Rs 1.55 Cr Destroyed By Excise Staff In Kandhamal

Phulbani: A joint team of Kandhamal Police and Excise officials on Sunday destroyed illegal ganja cultivation on acres of lands in different forest areas of Dudduki panchayat under Sadar police limits in Kandhamal district. The police and excise sleuths were tipped off about illegal cultivation following which a joint team was set up to conduct […]

Kandhamal: Wife Of Phiringia BDO Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances

Phulbani: Mystery shrouds the death of the wife of Rashmiranjan Mahanta, BDO of Phiringia in Kandhamal district, whose body was recovered under strange circumstances Wednesday night. The body has been kept at the Phulbani hospital for an autopsy. It was surprising to see that despite informing the family members about her death and asking them […]

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Covid-19 Pandemic: Kandhamal Imposes Ban On Visiting Picnic, Tourist Spots

Phulbani: In view of the arriving winter and as a safety measure to check the spread of Covid-19 infection in the region, the Kandhamal district administration on Wednesday announced that all tourist destinations and picnic spots in the district will remain out of bounds for people till November 30, 2020. However, resorts belonging to the […]

Attack On Police: Men Desert Village In Fear Of Arrest

Phulbani: Residents of Meramaha village in Kandhamal district are now living in the face of fear following the recent attack on Inspector-in-charge of Bramhanigaon Police Station, Ranjit Muni. Almost all the male residents of the village have fled from their homes and are now spending days in the forest to avoid possible police action, alleged […]