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Tag: Kandhamal District

Kendu leaf pluckers stage dharna over non payment of wages

Kandhamal: The kendu leaf pluckers of Raigada village under Kandhamal district of Luising Panchayat staged a dharna in front of the Head Post office in Phulbani today demanding clearance of wage dues.  It is over nine months now that hundreds of Kendu leaf pluckers of the village have not got their wages. A Kendu leaf […]

Police station - Baliguda, Kandhamal
Minor girl gang raped, dumped; 3 persons arrested

Phulbani: In a heinous crime, a minor girl was gang raped and later dumped at Baliguda in Kandhamal district. As per allegations, the victim was abducted by two youths from her own village in a car while she was returning from her neighbor’s house. Sources informed that the minor was raped and then was dumped […]

Gurudas Kundu
Kandhamal killings: SIT begins second phase probe

Phulbani: A three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by the SP, Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) Gurudas Kundu, today began its second phase probe into the death of five villagers, who were killed during an anti-Maoist operation near Gumudumaha village in Malapanga forest of Kandhamal district on July 8. Talking to media persons at the […]

Explosives, Maoist articles seized in Kandhamal

Phulbani: The police on Saturday seized explosives and other Maoist articles during a combing operation in Dangarijori hill forest under Gochhapada police station limits in Kandhamal district. Reports said the police had carried out a combing operation in the area on Friday evening following information about the presence of 20-30 Maoists in Dangarijori hill forest. […]