This buffalo is a special breed and is called Manda buffalo. These buffalos are not affected by the vagaries of weather. They traverse the hilly lands of Koraput in Odisha to graze.
Kotia row took another ugly turn on Monday when an MLA from Andhra Pradesh tried to hold political events at Phatusineri, which the Koraput district administration foiled
The Koraput Police detained at least 20 persons following a raid at a gambling den in Borigumma area. As per reports, the gamblers were apprehended from Nilagiri forest under Borigumma police limits. A few others managed to give the police team a slip.
Hip-hop music is steadily gaining popularity among the young generation in Odisha. Encashing on this fad and showcasing innovativeness in ‘Koraputia’ rapping style, Rahul from the tribal hinterlands of Koraput is here to rock. Rapper Rahul DJ, a diploma student, is taking the internet by storm with his unique compositions in the ‘Koraputia’ tribal dialect.
This is the Panchapattamali Mountain in Kakiriguma region of Koraput district. A very picturesque setting, but not for a classroom, one would imagine. But it has become a school for these 23 girl students studying in Class-IX. Schools and colleges have been shut amid the Covid-19 restrictions across the state in Odisha. However, this has not stopped these young and enthusiastic girls from pursuing their education.
With Cyclone ‘Yaas’ looming on the horizon, Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena on Friday (May 21), stated that the state is well prepared. Jena stated that 5 NDRF teams who were sent to Gujarat for Cyclone Tauktae will return to Odisha for deployment. He also added that ODRAF, NDRF and Fire Services personnel are being dispatched to strategic locations in the districts most likely to be impacted.
Jeypore: A team of police personnel conducted a surprise raid at Jeypore sub jail in Koraput district on Sunday early morning. The police team headed by Koraput SP Varun Guntupalli…
Koraput: At least three women were killed and another suffered critical wounds after rain triggered a landslide when they were collecting white soil in Koraput district on Friday. The mishap…
Koraput: The Koraput district administration today clamped prohibitory order under Section 144 of CrPC in 22 villages of Kotia panchayat in Koraput district. According to sources, the restrictions have been…
Bhubaneswar/Jeypore: After successfully conducting panchayat elections at the disputed Kotia region in Koraput district despite protest from Odisha, the government of Andhra Pradesh has once again issued notification to hold…
Koraput: In an unexpected turn of events at Odisha-Andhra border in Koraput, residents of at least 14 villages under Salur block of Andhra Pradesh have expressed their desire to merge with Odisha. Amid Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border dispute involving Kotia Gram Panchayat in Koraput where Andhra Pradesh has been claiming its rights on four of the […]
Koraput: A woman from Koraput district had to undergo untold misery and run around four hospitals across three districts in the State for treatment due to the alleged medical negligence by a doctor at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Jeypore. The woman identified as Sabitri Majhi of Parata village under Nandapur block in the […]
Jeypore: Tension erupted at National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) at Damanjodi here in Koraput district following a scuffle between Police and NALCO oustees who were on dharna for last four days demanding jobs. Police hurled tear gas shell as the protesters reportedly pelted stones at the security personnel. One police personnel sustained injuries while a […]
Jeypore: The Sadar police in Jeypore of Koraput district seized a whopping 494 kg of ganja worth around Rs 50 lakh from a cabbage-laden truck near Patrapur Bridge under Sadar Police Station. Two persons identified as Dillip Kumar Ray (33) of Ranchi (Jharkhand) and Manoj Paswan (40) of Samastipur (Bihar) have been arrested in this […]
Jeypore: In a significant move against organised cannabis (ganja) smuggling syndicates operating in the district, the Koraput police have frozen the bank accounts of two notorious drug kingpins in the city. The mafia bosses have been identified as Sudarsana Panigrahi and Gopinath Niriki from Jalapur village under Jeypore block in Koraput district. According to reports, […]
Koraput: A Border Security Force (BSF) Jawan died by suicide after he allegedly shot himself on his head from his service rifle on Saturday in the district. The deceased jawan, identified as Indra Singh, was posted with the BSF (15 Battalion) at Jalaput in Koraput district. Sources said that Singh had reported on work yesterday […]
Koraput: In one of the biggest hauls, the Koraput police on Tuesday seized counterfeit currency with a face value of a whopping Rs 7.9 crore from a car during a regular vehicular inspection drive under Sunki beat house area. Koraput SP Varun Guntupalli said that a police team intercepted a car bearing Chhattisgarh registration number […]
Jeypore: In a bid to encourage the tribal residents in disputed Kotia villages, Koraput district administration has conducted a vaccination drive against Covid-19 in the controversial regions on Monday. Odisha government, which had set a target to administer the vaccine to as many as 100 elderly citizens including people with comorbidities, however has crossed target […]
Koraput: Even as a tug of war has broken out between the ruling dispensation in Odisha and the Opposition over legalities for beautification of important shrines in and around the State capital, 500 km down south in Koraput district, two ancient Jain temples lie in tatters. Due to lack of attention and care by the […]
Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Odisha government to respond within four weeks time on an affidavit filed by the Andhra Pradesh government claiming that the latter has been holding elections in villages at Kotia in Koraput district since long. On February 18 (Thursday) the Andhra Pradesh government had filed the affidavit claiming […]
Jeypore: Amid the on-going tussle between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over the borer disputes at Kotia group of villages in Koraput district, reports of the neighbouring state operating school in Odisha’s territory has surfaced. The development has nevertheless rubbed further salt into the already open wounds of Odisha which is fighting a legal battle to […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has directed the Koraput district administration to arrange all necessary documents related to border dispute issue pertaining to the villages of Kotia in Koraput district ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the State’s petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against Andhra Pradesh. The case has been listed for hearing in the […]
Bhubaneswar: Expressing concern over holding of panchayat polls by Andhra Pradesh in disputed region of Kotia in Koraput and other bordering villages, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday urged the Odisha Chief Minister to take timely action. “Andhra Pradesh’s effort to involve Odisha people in its panchayat polls by crossing the geographical border in Koraput, […]
Bhubaneswar: Lashing out at the Odisha government for taking lackadaisical approach over the Panchayat election being conducted by Andhra Pradesh in Kotia region of Koraput district, the State BJP on Saturday questioned State Government’s intent on safeguarding the border. Addressing reporters at a presser, BJP state president Samir Mohanty, who led a party delegation and […]
Jeypore: A two-month-old girl abandoned beside a rail track near Kakariguma in the district was rescued by the Childline officials on Wednesday. The infant, whose identity is yet to be established, was found in a critical condition as stray dogs mauled her. A local youth, whose sister is a member of the district Childline, first […]