Tag: Keonjhar

Video of youth drowning at Bhimkund waterfall goes viral

Keonjhar: A video of a youth being swept away by water current at Bhimkund waterfall near Ghatgaon in Keonjhar has gone viral. It is suspected that the visual is of a drowning case that was reported on December 28 when a student of Madhupatna Sai Sikhshya Kendra, Rohan Mishra, had gone missing after falling into […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Police complaint filed against minister Badri Patra's second son

Anandpur: Trouble mounted for School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra after a police complaint was lodged against his second son Debapriya for attacking a youth in Guhalia in Keonjhar two days back. As per the complaint lodged at the Ghasipura Police Station, Debapriya and his 15 supporters intercepted the youth, identified as Prashant […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Stone pelting at Minister's car: Supporters block road demanding arrest of culprits

Keonjhar: Demanding immediate arrest of the miscreants involved in pelting stones at the vehicle of School & Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra on Sunday, supporters of the minister staged a road blockade near Jarda Chhak in Anandapur on NH-20 today. As per reports, commuters faced difficulty while heavy vehicles remained stranded on both sides […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Illegal mining: 8 lessees depose before Keonjhar administration

Keonjhar: Eight mine leaseholders today deposed before the Keonjhar district administration after notices were served to them under the Odisha Public Demands Recovery (OPDR) Act. According to sources, replies had been sought from the mining lessees as to why their properties should not be confiscated for their alleged involvement in illegal mining in the State. […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Odisha woman 'sells newborn for Rs 1,000!'

Keonjhar: In a shocking incident, a woman of Guptaganga village under Bansapal block of Keonjhar district allegedly sold her newborn boy for Rs 1,000. The matter came to fore after a thorough inquiry was launched by the District Administration and the baby was rescued today. As per the reports, the woman belonging to the Juang […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Panic grips locals after elephants romp into Keonjhar villages

Keonjhar: Panic gripped locals of Nahabeda village under Jhumpura block of Keonjhar after a herd of 22 wild elephants strayed into the village and  damaged crops and other property. “The elephants have been damaging our crops from past three days and also destroying  houses in the village, forcing  us to stay awake all night to […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Disrespect to dead: Youth’s body carried on trolley in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In yet another instance of disrespect towards the dead,body of tribal youth was carried on trolley after his relatives were allegedly denied ‘Mahaprayan’ van, the government-sponsored hearse. The shocking incident was reported from Dhobadiha area in the districts today. The deceased Kalia used to work as a labourer in the municipality. “Kalia worked as […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
2 critical in separate bear attacks

Balasore/Keonjhar: Two persons sustained grievous injuries in separate bear attack incidents across the State. One of the injured has been identified as Jayaram Singh of Rangapur village of Jamudiha panchayat in Balasore. As per reports, when Singh accompanied by his brother had gone to the nearby forest to attend nature’s call, a bear attacked them. […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Man killed in bear attack in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: A man was allegedly killed by a bear in Ghatagaon of Keonjhar district today. The deceased has been identified as Rajan Juanga. According to reports, Rajan had gone to a forest near Gayalamunda village to collect firewood during which he was allegedly attacked by a bear. Ranjan had sustained severe injuries leading to his […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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3 women, minor boy drown in separate incidents in Odisha

Angul/Keonjhar/ Jagatsinghpur: In a string of unfortunate incidents three women and a minor boy drowned in separate places across Odisha today. In Angul, two sisters reportedly met their watery grave while taking bath in a pond. The deceased have been identified as Runu and Jhunu Sahoo.  Sources said both the sisters were taking bath in […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Odisha farmers dump tomatoes on road protesting distress sale

Keonjhar: Protesting distress sale, enraged farmers dumped tomatoes in front of the Telkoi Block Office in Keonjhar today. The farmers resorted to the protest alleging that even at Rs 1 per kilogram, their tomatoes have remained unsold. According to sources, there was a bumper harvest of tomatoes this year. However, the demand has not kept […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
56 infants branded with hot iron in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Firmly in the clutches of age -old superstitions, some people still follow practices which are not only hazardous but also are seemingly obstinate to eradicate. In an attempt to cure ailments, infants in many parts of Odisha are still subjected to the torture of being branded with hot iron rods. In one such incident […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Two more cases registered against Minister Badri Patra’s son

Keonjhar: Two days after police arrested Debasish Patra, son of School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra, Ghasipura police and Ramachandrapur police registered two more cases against the former. As per a complaint filed by Anandpur municipality vice-chairman Suresh Sahu, police have registered a case against 15 persons along with Debashish. This apart, another […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Woman in labour crosses river on boat to reach hospital, delivers twins

Keonjhar: In absence of proper roads, a woman in labour had to cross a river on a boat and then board an ambulance to reach hospital in Telkoi block of Keonjhar district on Sunday. When Chapala Patra of Sapalanji village started experiencing pain, her family members called an ambulance. But the vehicle couldn’t reach up […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Keonjhar viral video: Case registered under POCSO Act against 4 accused

Keonjhar: Police have arrested four people for allegedly forcing a young couple to get intimate, recording the act and uploading the video on social media. All the accused have been arrested under POCSO Act and IT Act while one of the accused is a juvenile. The victim is said to be a tribal girl while […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021