Tag: Keonjhar

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Two get 20-year RI for gang-raping a tribal woman in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A local court in Keonjhar district of Odisha on Thursday awarded 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment to two persons for gang-raping a tribal woman in February last year. The Champua Additional District and Sessions Court Judge awarded 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 to Biswanath Gop and Deven Munda. […]

  • Saturday, 03 July 2021
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Over 650 dengue cases in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The outbreak of dengue in different parts of Odisha has triggered panic among people with the number of affected people reaching 654 in the state, and one person dying of the vector-borne disease. A total of 654 persons have tested positive so far while 128 persons are in hospitals, said an official on Monday. […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
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7 new govt medical colleges to come up in Odisha

Berhampur: Seven new government medical colleges would be set up in Odisha to tide over shortage of doctors in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said here today. The new medical colleges would be established at Koraput, Mayurbhanj, Puri, Bolangir, Balasore, Kalahandi and Keonjhar, Patnaik said while addressing the annual conference of Odisha Medical Services […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Probe into crimes against women gets major boost

Cuttack: The Odisha government has accorded permission for creation of at least 330 different posts in the state Police to establish 22 separate investigating units for crimes against women. Out of 35 police districts in the state, 22 would get one unit each and an unit would have one additional SP, two deputy SPs, four inspectors, […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Two girls drown in village pond in Keonjhar district

Keonjhar: Two eight-year-old girls drowned in a pond at Kalanda village in Keonjhar district today, the police said. The grils were identified as Pratikshya, daughter of Sanjay Pradhan and Ramakanta Pradhan’s daughter Pravati. They were students of standard two at Greenfield School at Hadapadia. Police said that one girl had slipped into the pond and […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Patnaik lays foundation for medical college in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today laid foundation stone for the much- awaited Govenrmet Medical College here and announced lowest ever interest rate of only 1 per cent over loans by Women Self Help Groups (WSHGs). Patnaik said the state govenrment would spend Rs 300 crore from its own resources for the development of […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Price, Prestige and Pension: NNKS threatens non-cooperation agitation in Odisha

Keonjhar: The Naba Nirman Krushak Sanghathan (NNKS), an outfit spearheading the farmers’ agitation in Odisha, has issued an ultimatum to State government to meet their demands of price, prestige and pension by January 30. The NNKS further warned to launch a non-cooperation agitation across the State if their demands are not met within the stipulated […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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Anganwadi worker’s death sparks tension in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Palpable tension prevailed in front of Hatadihi block office in Keonjhar district on Wednesday night after the family members of an anganwadi worker who died in a road mishap, staged demonstration outside the block office demanding adequate compensation. According to reports, Kiranbala, an anganwadi worker of Kusatikiri village under Hatadihi block in the district […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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Chariot of Lord Baladevjew in Keonjhar recognised as world's tallest

Keonjhar: The Global Records and Research Foundation (GRRF) has recognised the chariot of Lord Baladevjew in Keonjhar as the tallest in the world. This recognition has now paved way for the chariot to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records, reports said. The official announcement came after a special team of GRRF visited […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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Beauty of unexplored Mahadev hill eclipsed by neglect

Keonjhar: The district of Keonjhar is home to most picturesque spots and breathtaking waterfalls that attract many tourists and picnickers throughout the year. Though Mahadev Mundia, a hill situated some one kilometre away from Champajhara village under Banspal block of the district is not an abberation in the beautiful landscape; it’s an example of how […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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Two minor brothers charred to death in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Two minor cousin brothers were charred to death in a fire mishap at Adala Munda sahi under Nayakote police limits of the district today morning. The deceased have been identified as Rahul Munda and Sagar Munda, aged three-years-old. According to reports, the two kids were playing outside their house in absence of their parents […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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Couple found dead in Keonjhar, police probe on

Keonjhar:  The bodies of a married couple were recovered under mysterious condition inside their house at Rungta colony under Bamberi police limits in Keonjhar district today. While the deceased Sujit Hembram, a mechanical engineer by profession was found hanging from the ceiling, his wife was spotted lying dead on the bed inside their bedroom. The […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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Minor boy drowns, two youths rescued during 'Boita Bandana'

Keonjhar/Balasore: A minor boy drowned and two other youths were rescued while being swept away by water at two different places of the State during sailing miniature boats as part of the celebrations of Kartika Purnima today. In the first incident, the nine-year-old kid, Subham Rout, drowned while sailing miniature boat in Kusei river at Nuagarh […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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Female elephant killed after being hit by train

Keonjhar: In a tragic incident, a female elephant was killed after being hit by a train near Ramachandrapur under Sadar forest range of Keonjhar district Wednesday night. According to reports, the incident occurred at around 10.30 pm when a herd of ten elephants was crossing the railway tracks and the goods train coming from Joda […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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Two brothers injured in bomb explosion

Keonjhar: Two brothers sustained grievous injuries after a bomb, allegedly planted to prevent elephants from damaging crops in a field, exploded at Binida village under Sadar ranger in Keonjhar district today. The injured duo, Mukund Juang and Kedar Juang, was rushed to the district headquarters hospital (DHH) in critical condition. The two brothers are stated […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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