Tag: Keonjhar

Eight Held for Manganese Theft In Odisha

Keonjhar: Police on Tuesday arrested eight persons on charges of manganese ore theft from the forests near Kata Sahi under Rugudi Police limits here. This apart, two trucks, one bolero, one motorcycle, eight mobile phones and Rs 1 lakh cash have been seized from their possession. Acting on a tip-off about manganese theft from the […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Sarpanch Detained For Embezzling Rs 23 Lakh Govt Funds

Keonjhar: A Sarpanch in Keonjhar district was on Friday detained on charges of corruption and embezzling government funds meant for development works of the panchayat. As per reports, Upendra Nayak, the Sarpanch of Pipilia Gram Panchayat under Ghatagaon block allegedly siphoned off Rs 23 lakh in connivance with former panchayat executive officer (PEO). Sources said […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
6 Killed In Separate Road Mishaps In Odisha

Keonjhar/Baripada/Rourkela: As many as six persons were killed in separate road accidents in Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Sundergarh districts. In Keonjhar, a man, his 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son were killed after the motorcycle they were travelling on was hit by a car near Ganesh Bhawan under Joda Police limits of the district. The driver of […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
OTV Impact: Admin Reaches This 'Bridgeless' Village In Odisha

Keonjhar: 2 Days after OTV aired the plight of school students and residents of Haladihi village under Banspal block in Keonjhar district, the local administration finally reached the remote village to extend a helping hand. The Block Development Officer (BDO) of Banspal block, Ugrasen Oram visited the spot on Monday and realising the need to […]

  • Saturday, 24 April 2021
Video Of Man Thrashing Kid At Anganwadi Centre Goes Viral In Odisha

Keonjhar: A video purportedly showing a man beating up a minor boy mercilessly at an Anganwadi centre in the district has gone viral on social media, sparking strong reaction among the locals. The incident which took place at Anganwadi Centre-1 in Sibanarayanpur village under Hatadihi block of the district on November 2 came to light […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
On-Duty RTO Official Dies After Being Run Over By Truck

Keonjhar: An RTO employee lost his life after being run over by a truck during vehicle checking near Keonjhar bypass road on Tuesday morning. The deceased has been identified as Bijay Kumar Mahanta, who worked as a driver at the RTO office in the district. The Transport Department was conducting an inspection on National Highway-20 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Headmaster Arrested For Harassing Girl Students In Odisha

Keonjhar: Headmaster of Belda Upper Primary High School in Keonjhar’s Joda block was arrested on the charges of harassing girl students on Saturday. The accused headmaster Baneswar Patra has been booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Crime), Suresh Chandra Patra said, “A complaint was lodged against the […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Odisha Man Accused Of Killing Wife Commits Suicide In Police Custody

Keonjhar: A man accused of beating his wife to death allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a piece of cloth in lock-up inside Barbil Police Station this morning. The Additional SP of Investigating Unit on Crime Against Women (IUCAW) has been directed to initiate an investigation in connection with the incident and submit a […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
One Of Odisha’s Best Tourist Spots Reels Under Neglect

Keonjhar: There are a lot of destinations in Odisha which are still untouched and can play a crucial role in boosting State’s economy through tourism. The twin-waterfalls of Mahadev Munda and Jatiajhara in Keonjhar district are indeed a real treat for eyes and a paradise for the tourists. Located in the tribal dominated Banspal block […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Only 56 Saplings In Place Of 56000, Locals Allege Corruption In Plantation Project

Keonjhar: Allegations of a massive corruption in a plantation project have surfaced from Keonjhar district where only 56 plants could be seen in the Sadar Forest Range as against the 56,000 plants mentioned in the foundation stone laid by the state government. As per reports, in 2013-14 the Forest Department had undertaken a plantation drive […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Minor Girl In Odisha Abducted, Gang Raped By Two Youths

Keonjhar: A 12-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and gang raped by two youths under Jhumpura police limits of the district. The girl’s mother has alleged that her daughter was kidnapped when she was on her way to a local market. The youths raped her and later decided to drop her at the same place from […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Lady SI Manhandled While Settling Family Dispute In Odisha Village

Keonjhar: A lady Sub-Inspector of Ghasipura Police Station here sustained injuries after she was allegedly manhandled by some villagers of Padanpur last night. The incident took place when she had gone to the village to resolve a family dispute. According to reports, a team led by the lady SI Anusuya Sethi reached the village after […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Clash Over Sand Mining: More Than 300 People Flee Keonjhar Village Fearing Police Action

Keonjhar: Days after a violent scuffle broke out in Karagola village under Nandipada police limits here wherein locals were accused of attacking police and ransacking their vehicle, over 300 persons left the village in fear of getting arrested by the cops. A lease holder, whose identification is yet to be established, had reportedly taken permission […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Ahead Of Summer, Water Woes Crop Up Across Odisha

Balasore/Nuapada: Summer is still a few days away, but the drinking water problems have returned to many villages across Odisha sparking resentment. Be it near a tube well or pond, the sight of long queues of women with pots on their head greets one in many places. While in some villages the problem is just […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Anti Extortion Drive In Puri
Major Dacoity During COVID-19 Lockdown In Odisha

Keonjhar: In a first major loot during COVID-19 lockdown, armed miscreants decamped with over Rs 8 lakh after attacking an employee of a company engaged in transportation of minerals in Keonjhar district. As per reports, miscreants intercepted two staff of the company when they were reportedly travelling on a two-wheeler near Thakurdihi under Sadar police […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021