Tag: Keonjhar

Locals gherao police station protesting arrest of youths

Keonjhar: Locals gheraoed the Telkoi Police Station in Keonjhar today protesting the arrest of two villagers in connection with the Telkoi block office lock-up on March 11. Demanding the release of two youths, Pagela Munda and Jagannath Patra, over hundreds of locals from Salekena Panchayat under Telkoi block of the district staged protest outside the […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Former Block Chairman hacked to death over ‘political enmity’, Four arrested

Keonjhar: Panic gripped Anandapur area of the district after former block chairman and ex-MLA candidate from Ghasipura assembly constituency, Ram Chandra Behera was found hacked on Monday night. According to police, Behera was attacked with sharp weapons by some miscreants late last night following which he succumbed to injuries. While police claimed that the incident […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Elect Modi, eject Naveen: Amit Shah’s battle cry in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: After completion of the first phase polls in Odisha, BJP President Amit Shah in his first poll address at Keonjhar in Odisha was more aggressive and gave a war cry to overthrow the ‘nikkama’ Naveen-led BJD government. Shah straightaway exhorted the huge gathering here to ‘elect’ Narendra Modi again and ‘vote out’ the Naveen […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
NNKS opposes polling officials; stages dharna outside EVM distribution centre

Keonjhar: Ahead of the third phase polls in Odisha, over hundreds of farmers under the aegis of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) today staged dharna and opposed entry of polling officials to a booth in the district. As the farmers were prevented from entering major cities during their demand for ‘Price, Pension and Prestige’, the […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Polling staff dies at despatch centre in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A polling staff died in Anandapur area of Keonjhar district today after his health condition deteriorated a few hours before leaving for the polling booth. The deceased identified as Abhaya Kumar Sethi, a staff of Champua High School, was engaged as the Fifth Polling Officer at booth no 149 of Ghasipura Assembly constituency. While […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Healthcare In Disarray in Mayurbhanj & Keonjhar hospitals

Mayurbhanj/ Keonjhar: Poor healthcare services in hospitals of Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts have now raised serious concern among the local residents of the districts. Shortage of staff and equipments has paralysed the healthcare system at Karanjia Sub-Divisional Hospital in Mayurbhanj. The hospital was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at a cost of Rs 10.50 […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Miscreants loot cash from businessman in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Armed miscreants looted Rs 15,000 and a mobile phone from a businessman after firing at him at Keonjhar on Thursday night. The victim Dilip Behera escaped with minor bullet injuries on hand and stomach. According to reports, four bike-borne miscreants intercepted Behera near railway over bridge when he was returning home after closing his […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Amid intense heatwave condition, drinking water crisis hits several Odisha districts

Mohana/ Keonjhar/Koraput: As the entire state of Odisha is reeling under the continuous spell of severe heatwave, several districts of the state including Gajapati, Keonjhar and Koraput are facing an acute drinking water crisis. In Ambagaon village under Antarba Gram Panchayat of Mohana Block in Gajapati district, drinking water scarcity has severely affected the local residents as the groundwater level in […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Seventeen Odisha girls rescued in AP while being trafficked to Mumbai

Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh)/ Bhubaneswar:  At least 17 girls from Odisha were rescued from the Rajahmundry Railway Station in the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) while being trafficked to Mumbai. According to reports, a team of AP GRP (Government Railway Police) and CHILDLINE members carried out a search operation in Rajahmundry Railway Station after getting […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Claim over ownership of tree takes man's life

Keonjhar: A man allegedly beat his elder brother to death by hitting him with a wooden plank following a dispute regarding ownership of a Mahula tree in Keonjhar. The deceased has been identified as Jiten Ho. The shocking incident has been reported from Marandisahi in Anandapur area of Keonjhar district. According to reports, Jiten was […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Odia actor-comedian Salil Mitra critically injured in road accident

Keonjhar: Popular Ollywood actor-comedian Salil Mitra suffered critical injuries in a road mishap today near Ghatagaon College square in Keonjhar district. The actor has reportedly fractured his leg. As per reports, the accident occurred when a herd of cattle suddenly came in front of the actor’s car in which Mitra was travelling along with three […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Minor girl set to get married in Keonjhar, rescued by CWC

Keonjhar: Officials of the Childline and Child Welfare Committee Monday foiled a bid to marry off a minor girl in Tangara village of Keonjhar district. According to sources, the minor girl of Chhatrakana village was allegedly being married off to a person from Tangara village at a temple, when the officials of Childline Anandapur unit […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Post-mortem of groom who died in lightning strike conducted after 17 long hours

Keonjhar: Tension erupted at Anandpur hospital in Keonjhar district today after postmortem of the groom, who died in a lightning strike on the reception day yesterday, was conducted after 17 long hours. According to reports, lightning struck the marriage reception of one Jitendra Murmu of Tangiriapala village leaving him dead while critically injuring his bride […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Five sunstroke deaths reported in Odisha

Keonjhar: Amid intensifying heat wave, five persons lost their lives reportedly due to sunstroke in different places of the State today. A resident of Belbahali village of Keonjhar, Dharanidhar Sahu, suffered heatstroke while working on the terrace of his house and died on the spot. In Thakurpali forest of Nuapada, an elderly person collapsed while […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Chandrani Murmu, India's youngest MP on India Today's cover page

Bhubaneswar: After becoming the youngest Parliamentarian to the 17th Lok Sabha, Chandrani Murmu has brought laurels for the people of Odisha again. The woman MP from Keonjhar has featured on the latest cover story of national prestigious India Today magazine which has created cheers among her supporters and people of the State. The India Today […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021