Tag: Keonjhar

3 killed, 7 hurt in bear attack; Bear too beaten to death!

Keonjhar: Tension ran high at Bhalupahadi Sahi in Khadiadiha village in Keonjhar district after three persons were killed and seven others, including two forest officials, sustained injuries in a bear attack Monday morning. Infuriated, the villagers beat the bear to death. While one of the deceased has been identified as Naba Kishore Nayak, a forest […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Two arrested on charges of raping minor girl in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Two dumper drivers were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a minor girl near Daribahala forests under Bamebari police limits of Keonjhar district. The incident took place when the girl was returning to her village from a relative’s house. The matter came to the fore after family members of the girl filed a complaint […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
3 timber thieves arrested in Anandpur

Keonjhar: The Forest department staff today arrested three timber thieves who were felling trees in Ataei reserve forest under Anandpur wildlife division in Keonjhar district. The arrested persons have been identified as Mochiram Murmu, Bubu Das and Pitha Murmu of Ostapur village under Ghasipura police limits. The Forest staff caught the trio red handed during […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
International Women's Day: Tale of true-to-life role models

Bhubaneswar: Sulochana Behera of Tikarpada, Keonjhar, every morning visits her farm with hoe and plough on shoulders. After her husband’s demise 10 years back, she had the responsibility of two children. Sulochana has become a role model for others to follow on occasion of the International Women’s Day today. Armed with toil and grit, she […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Miscreants loot jewellery, cash from temple in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Miscreants looted gold and silver ornaments worth over lakhs of rupees from a Durga temple located near Keonjhar bus stand last night, police said today. As per reports, some miscreants broke open the gate of the temple last night  They decamped with various gold ornaments and five silver crowns. Besides, the miscreants also broke […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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25 injured as bus falls off Ghati in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Over 25 people, including children, sustained multiple injuries after a bus in which they were travelling fell off Kanjipani Ghati in Keonjhar district late last night. According to sources, the mishap took place yesterday night near Kanjipani Gati on NH-6 when the Sai Baba bus, bearing registration number OD 11A 1232, was on its […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Students appearing exams under school already closed

Keonjhar: Some students are appearing exam under a school that has been closed since 2016. Such allegation has surfaced in the constituency of School and Mass Education minister Badri Narayan Patra. As per sources, Gothanahakani High School in Anara village under Hatadihi block of Keonjhar district was functional from 1999 to 2016. But surprisingly many […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Elderly woman shot with arrow; reason unknown

Keonjhar: A 60-year-old woman sustained critical injuries after an unidentified man shot her with an arrow at Panaspala under Karanjia police limits in Mayurbhanj district on Sunday. According to sources, the woman identified as Nandi Gouda was plucking leaves in a nearby forest when an unidentified man shot her with the arrow which pierced into […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Woman, one-month-old daughter charred to death in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A woman and her one-month-old daughter were charred to death after coming in contact with a kerosene lamp in their house at Sanamasinabila village under Ghatagaon police limits in Keonjhar district. The incident took place when the woman identified as Kuntilata Naik was refilling the lamp on Sunday night. “Kuntilata and her baby came […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Poor network: Odisha villagers climb atop roof for biometric verification

Keonjhar: Thanks to poor network connectivity, beneficiaries including women have to precariously climb atop the roof of their panchayat office to get their biometrics verified to avail ration under the public distribution system (PDS) in Keonjhar district. With the help of a wooden ladder, the beneficiaries at Kadakala panchayat under Banspal block were seen climbing […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Bid to loot cash from ATM fails in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Miscreants have damaged UCO bank’s ATM after failing to loot cash from the machine at Anandpur in Keonjhar district on Monday night. The matter came to light after a few locals spotted the monitor of the ATM broken and alerted police about the incident on Tuesday. Senior police officials have reached the spot and […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Stuck in mud: Baby elephant rescued by forest officials

Keonjhar: A wild elephant calf stuck in mud in a pond was rescued after nearly a seven-hour long operation by the forest and fire officials at Masinabila in Keonjhar district on Sunday. The calf along with its mother came to the pond last night in search of water and got stuck in the mud. Though […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Elderly woman critical after saree catches fire in temple

Keonjhar: In an unfortunate incident, an elderly woman suffered severe burn injuries after her clothes caught fire inside Ghatgaon Tarini Temple in Keonjhar on Sunday. As per sources, the woman, identified as Sabitri Sahani from Chandikhole area had come to the sanctum sanctorum to offer prayers and seek blessings from Maa Tarini on the occasion […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
4 injured in LPG cylinder explosion

Anandapur: Four persons were injured in LPG cylinder explosion at Bankhidi village under Anandapur police limits in Keonjhar district on Friday night. As per sources, the explosion was triggered after a fire mishap at house of one Chakradhar Barik in the village. The incident occurred when the villagers were attempting to douse the flames, the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Two Odia kids to receive bravery award for saving lives

Bhubaneswar: Ashanti Dalei of Kendrapara and Pankaj Mahanta of Keonjhar will be conferred with national bravery award at a special function in New Delhi on January 24. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will award four-year-old Ashanti and 14-year-old Pankaj for their bravery to save lives of four persons in separate incidents. . While Ashanti rescued her […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021