Tag: Keonjhar

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Heavy rainfall in Odisha on August 8 & 9; State 12th in deficient list till date

Bhubaneswar: With the cyclonic circulation over north coastal Odisha and neighborhood now seen lying over northwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha, and the cyclonic circulation over westcentral & adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh – south Odisha coasts merging with the above cyclonic circulation, a […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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Minor boy ‘sold’ by aunt in Keonjhar; police complaint lodged

Keonjhar: A minor boy from Badudighera village under Gayalamunda panchayat in Keonjhar district was allegedly sold by his aunt. The matter came to the fore after the father of the child lodged a police complaint at Anandpur Police Station today. As per the allegations; the woman, identified as Rebati Digi had taken the minor boy, […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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'Odisha will see good precipitation, but it will not precipitate floods in State'

Bhubaneswar: With the satellite images showing scattered cloud cover of very intense convection over Odisha, Monsoon rains have resumed in some parts of Odisha, since last 24 hours. As per IMD and Skymet analyses, Monsoon has become active in Odisha following the formation of a fresh Cyclonic Circulation over the Northwest Bay of Bengal. The […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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Very Heavy rainfall in Umerkote, Sonepur, Boudh, Rourkela & Keonjhar; All eyes on Brahmani, Baitarani

Bhubaneswar: With an associated low level circulation persisting over Odisha, very heavy rainfall is predicted at places like Umerkote in Nabarangpur district, many places in districts like Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh and adjoning areas of Kandhamal. The precipitation will amount to over 204 mm today. However, the heavy rainfall will not trigger any flood, though high […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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Weather Update: Odisha To Experience Heavy Rainfall In 24 Hours

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of interior Odisha will experience heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours as under the influence of yesterday’s cyclonic circulation over West Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh, a low pressure area has formed over Central parts of Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand. The low pressure system will trigger rainfall in the next 24 […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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Witch 'hunting' toll rate in Odisha: Four-a-month in 2019

Bhubaneswar: Witchcraft being a tradition among tribal communities like Santhals and Sabars, reports of witch hunting and killings have been coming in a big way from the districts housing such tribes. Odisha has witnessed at least four killings every month till date this year due to practice of witchcraft. The State has recorded at least […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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Three Elephants Killed After Being Hit By Truck

Keonjhar: Three elephants were killed after being hit by a speeding truck while crossing NH-20 near Balijodi under Ghatagaon forest range in the district late last night. Reportedly, when a herd of elephants was crossing the national highway, the truck hit them. Following the mishap, the vehicle has skidded off the road. While two jumbos […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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Weather Alert: Heavy Rainfall Warning Issued For 7 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar today issued heavy rainfall warning for seven Odisha districts- Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh and Puri. Duty officer, Ajay Nayak informed that the yesterday’s low pressure area over coastal Odisha moved towards Northwest Odisha and its neighbourhood and under its impact several parts will experience light to moderate […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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Shocking! Odisha Doctor Uses Wrong CT Scan Report To Treat Patient

Cuttack: In another instance of gross medical negligence, a patient in Odisha was allegedly treated based on the diagnosis report of a different person. As per sources, one Pratap Chandra Mahanta was admitted to the Keonjhar district headquarters hospital (DHH) after meeting with a road accident on August 20. The doctor on duty asked him […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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Column: Sal Leaf Can Be An Effective Substitute For Plastic

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A section of the media has reported that Keonjhar district administration has decided to use sal leaf plates and disposable paper cups in a bid to reduce the consumption of plastic. Sal leaf plates, popular known as “ khali”, have been part of socio-cultural life of Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts. They […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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Grief, Fear & Anger In Odisha As Dacoits Strike At Will

Keonjhar: Throwing open challenge to the police department, dacoits went on a loot rampage in Keonjhar late last night. As per reports, armed miscreants looted gold ornaments and cash from the house of a couple at gun point in Tikarpada village under Sadar Police Station on Saturday. Sources said, around eight miscreants with guns barged […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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Odisha man absconding in Graham Staines' murder case arrested

Mayurbhanj: After almost two decades, the CBI sleuths on Saturday arrested one Buddhadev Nayak in connection with the brutal killing of Australian missionary Graham Stuart Staines and his two sons- Philip (10) and Timothy (6), on January 22, 1999 at Manoharpur village in Keonjhar district. Nayak is reportedly one of the close associates of the […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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Another Elephant Found Sick In Odisha

Keonjhar: Amidst the outbreak of herpes virus at Nandankan Zoo in Bhubaneswar, a sick elephant was spotted by a team of forest officials at Sumath village under Bansapal block in Keonjhar district yesterday. The forest officials of the Bhuyan-Juanga-Pidha forest range are now guarding the elephant and monitoring its health condition as the reason behind […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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Heart ailments kill 26 - 28% in 40+ years in Odisha!

  Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of World Heart Day today,  the heart sinking fact is a significant 26-28 per cent of deaths in the age group of 40 years and above are attributed to heart ailments in Odisha. The total deaths due to heart-related disorder in Odisha had crossed 9,000 in 2018  from around 7,000 […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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Odisha Youth Held For Theft In Chennai

Keonjhar: A special team of Tamil Nadu Police arrested a youth from Odisha on the charges of committing theft in Chennai. The accused has been identified as Gauranga Jena of Anandapur in Keonjhar district. As per reports, Jena was working as a domestic help at the house of one Syed Liaquat Ali at Thiruvanmiyur in […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
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