Tag: Keonjhar

15 squads formed to drive away elephants in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: The Keonjhar forest department has constituted 15 squads to chase away rampaging elephant herd that has strayed into Champua range from neighbouring Jharkhand. More than 20 elephants including a wild tusker were spotted at Mukundpur, Sartalia, Mirigisinga and Mangalpur area yesterday. The herd destroyed standing crops on nearly two acres of land leading to […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Patnagarh fear haunts: Smoky parcel triggers panic in post office

Keonjhar: The scare surrounding parcels triggered by the recent Patnagarh wedding gift blast incident led to a curious situation at the Ghasipura Post Office in Keonjhar today where a package suddenly started emitting smoke. As per reports, the parcel that arrived from Jajpur Road  reached the Ghasipura post office yesterday and was supposed to be […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Women protest liquor trade, gherao police station in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Hundreds of women today gheraoed the Soso police station in the district demanding immediate closure of illicit liquor outlets in and around the Kahaliagadia village under Padhiaripali panchayat. According to reports, women members of the Maa Tarini Mahila Sangha, made attempts to ransack an illegal liquor unit running in the area at around 10 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Truck owners’ strike affects transportation in Joda mining circle

Keonjhar: Transportation of minerals in Joda mining area of Keonjhar district has been disrupted since Tuesday due to an agitation being staged by dumper and truck owners’ associations protesting skyrocketing of diesel prices. Members of the Mining Area Truck Owners’ Association, Joda have also joined the strike. The vehicle owners have been demanding a rise […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
5 villagers injured in bear attack in Keonjhar

Champua: Human-bear conflict has assumed grave proportions in Odisha after five more persons were injured by a bear which strayed into human habitation in Keonjhar district today. Five villagers of Rajabasa, Siriabahala and Hundula under Balibandha forest beat were attacked by a bear while they had gone outside to attend nature’s call, said sources. The […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Jumbo herd wreaks havoc in Keonjhar

  Keonjhar: A herd of elephants has caused extensive damage to a mango orchard in Telkoi forest area of Keonjhar in last four days. The elephants destroyed trees in Telkoi block’s Saruali and Sinkula bahal areas while mango plantations have also been destroyed. The farmers are now demanding compensation as the herd of jumbos has […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Miscreants loot ornaments worth Rs 35 lakh in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In a daring daylight robbery, unidentified miscreants looted 40 kgs of silver and nearly 600 grams of gold ornaments from a jewellery shop located at Barbil daily market in the district here on Saturday. According to reports, two bike-borne miscreants looted the valuables soon after the owner of Maa Tarini jewellery store was arranging […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
3 fake Maoists held for extortion in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Police on Saturday arrested two persons and detained a juvenile for allegedly trying to extort Rs 3 crore from a steel plant by posing as Maoists in Keonjhar district. Keonjhar SDPO (Sadar) Sriharshan Mishra informed that all the accused hail from Jharkhand and had issued a threat to the steel plant authorities to pay […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Snake bites claim 1,716 lives across Odisha in 3 years!

Bhubaneswar: Snake bites have led to more than 1,700 deaths in Odisha in the last three years, data furnished by the State government revealed. Interestingly, the state government has categorized snake bites as a ‘state specific disaster,’ but such alarming rate of fatalities has raised concerns. According to a state government report, while 4,689 people […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Two women raped in Odisha

 Balasore/Keonjhar: There seems to be no let up in rape cases in Odisha with two more incidents being reported today. Police today arrested a man for allegedly raping a tribal woman in Soro area of Balasore district on May 2. According to sources, the incident occurred when the woman from Oupada area had gone to Soro […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Hailstorm damages crops in Keonjhar, farmers seek compensation

Keonjhar: Even though Nor’wester rain accompanied by hailstorm came as a much-needed relief for the people of Keonjhar amidst scorching heat; it proved to a be nightmare for farmers as acres of crops were damaged in the sudden downpour and hailstone shower. As per sources, acres of tomato, brinjal and sunflower crops have been badly […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Body of infant boy recovered near canal in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Body of an infant boy was recovered near Ramzan Hatching Canal in ward -6 under Joda police limits of Keonjhar on Wednesday. According to reports, few women who had gone near the canal, spotted the baby alive and subsequently informed the local Anganwadi workers. However, by the time the Anganwadi workers reached the spot, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Man hit with arrow; hospitalised

Keonjhar: A youth sustained critical injuries after being hit by an arrow at Chandaposi village of Harichandanpur block in Keonjhar district over a family dispute. The incident took place last evening after a verbal duel ensued between Binjhar Majhi and his brother Bira Majhi yesterday. The situation worsened after Bira shot an arrow at Binjhar’s […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Villagers tie 2 youths to pole for attempting loot

Joda: Two youths were tied to an electric pole by villagers in Hundula under Joda police limits of Keonjhar district alleging them to be involved in a robbery bid from a house in the village. Later police reached the spot and took the duo into its custody. The two youths have been identified as Irfan […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Elephant Herd Enters Keonjhar Villages; Locals Panic

Keonjhar: A herd of wild elephants from Jharkhand today sneaked into villages of Keonjhar district triggering panic among locals in the area. No casualty or damage has been reported yet. The jumbos later entered the adjoining Rajia forest after some villagers chased them away fearing damage to their crops. According to reports, the herd of […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021