Tag: Keonjhar

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
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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
As Odisha Mineral Blocks Go Under Hammer, Axe Hangs Over 9 Lakh Sal Trees

Bhubaneswar: The fate of nearly nine lakh sal trees in Uchabali, Gandhalpada and Kalimati areas of Guali panchayat under Joda block of Keonjhar district now hangs in balance. Not only Keonjhar, precious green cover in Sundergarh district is likely to be lost as the process of auction of 10 green-field mineral blocks in these two […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
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Free Uniforms, Textbooks For Class IX, X Students In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In a first-of-its-kind initiative in Odisha, the Keonjhar district administration has decided to extend free textbooks, uniforms and midday meals to Class IX and X students of all government and aided schools across the district. Similarly, Class X students who will perform well in the board examinations conducted by the Board of Secondary Education […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
ArcelorMittal India Commences Operations At Odisha's Thakurani Iron Ore mine

New Delhi: ArcelorMittal India Pvt Ltd (AMIPL) on Thursday said it has commenced mining operations at its Thakurani iron ore mine in Odisha’s Keonjhar district. According to the company, the Thakurani block, with estimated reserves of around 179 million tonnes, will make a valuable contribution to AM/NS India’s long-term raw material requirements. AM/NS India is […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
'Ivory Smuggling' Behind Elephant Deaths In Odisha; PCCF Demands Crime Branch Probe

Bhubaneswar: The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Chief Wildlife Warden of Odisha, Hari Shankar Upadhyay on Saturday sought a crime branch probe into the deaths of two elephants in Keonjhar and Boudh districts. Upadhyay informed, “There was a bullet wound on the elephant which found dead in Boudh, while the tusks of the elephant […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Fertiliser Shortage Forces Farmers To Flout Covid-19 Norms!

Keonjhar: Severe shortage of fertiliser at the height of the paddy growing season has hit the farmers hard in Keonjhar district, prompting them to gather in huge numbers at local cooperative offices in the times of Covid-19 pandemic. About 5000 farmers were seen gathering at Telkoi Large Area Multi-Purpose Societies (LAMPS) to collect fertiliser, throwing […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Odisha: Man Erects Elephant Memorial To Fulfil Mother's Last Wish

Keonjhar: Even as there are numerous human-elephant conflicts resulting in damage of houses, crops and loss of lives, an incident depicting the mutual veneration these two living beings share has changed the perspective to a great extent. The State has lost so many elephants to electrocution, poaching or accidents, but there is hardly any instance […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Bat Sanctuary in Keonjhar
Shunning Stereotype, Odisha Village Becomes Sanctuary For Bats

Keonjhar: Bats, the only mammal capable of flying, are generally frowned upon by people as evil and carriers of disease. But they are an indispensible link in the ecosystem, the trait that the villagers of Taramakant under Bansapal block in Keonjhar acknowledge and have ended up creating a sanctuary-like habitat for the nocturnal birds. Being […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Elephant Tusks Worth Rs 10 Lakh Seized In Odisha, 3 Detained

Keonjhar: The officials of Anandapur wildlife division in Keonjhar  district recovered elephant tusks weighing 19 kg. The seizure was made late last night, official sources said on Tuesday. The tusks were seized from Bayapita village under Harichandanpur police limits in the district. #Keonjhar: Forest dept seizes 19 kg of elephant tusks worth around Rs 10 […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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Keonjhar: Man Strangled To Death By Two Minor Sons

Keonjhar: A man was allegedly strangulated to death by his two sons, both minors, reportedly over a family feud in Munda Sahi near Bodapalasa under Sadar police station here on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Lankeswara Munda. According to sources, Munda thrashed his wife in an inebriated condition. Irate over this, his two […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
Repair NH-215, 49 On War Footing-Keonjhar Admin Issues Ultimatum To NHAI

Keonjhar: Keonjhar Collector Ashish Thakare has issued notice to the Chief General Manager (CGM) and regional office of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to undertake the repairing work of deteriorated National Highway – 215 and 49 on a war footing. Both the National Highways, known as the lifelines of Keonjhar are in deteriorating […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
Student Ends Life After Losing Rs 96K In Game On Mobile Gifted By Parents For Study

Keonjhar: Playing online game in mobile phone instead of using it for study purpose proved costly for a Class VIII student as he ended his life by hanging himself in Joda town of Keonjhar district on Saturday. According to sources, the parents of the student had given him a mobile phone for online study purpose […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
Head-On Collision Between Bike, Truck Leaves 2 Dead In Odisha's Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Tension ran high in Telkoi area of Odisha’s Keonjhar district as two persons died near Naranapur-Brahmanipal road after colliding with a truck on Saturday. The victims were identified as Sanjib Maharana and Pintu Patra. According to sources, both of them were on the way to their village, Harichandanpur, when they were hit by a […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
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ITBP Jawan Kills Father Over Family Dispute In Odisha

Keonjhar: An Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawan allegedly hacked his father to death over some family dispute at Madanpur village under Ramachandrapur police limits of Keonjhar district on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Pramod Ojha while the jawan has been identified as Ranjan Kumar Ojha. He is posted in Arunachal Pradesh and […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021