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Tag: Koraput

Police team attacked during ganja crackdown in Koraput
Police team attacked during ganja crackdown in Koraput

A group of villagers allegedly attacked a police team during a midnight raid on ganja smuggling at Matikhal village under Machkund police limits in Koraput district.

Flight services to commence from Jeypore airstrip from June first week
Flight services to commence from Jeypore airstrip from June first week

Meanwhile, the CEO of Indian One Air, Arun Kumar Singh said, "The first flight will fly directly from Bhubaneswar to Jeypore and Jeypore to Vishakhapatnam. After stabilisation of operations, we will commence services from Utkela."

AP Police Bust Bike-Lifting Racket In Odisha, Arrest Kingpin 
AP Police Bust Bike-Lifting Racket In Odisha, Arrest Kingpin 

The conduits would steal two-wheelers from Muchimput, Pedabayalu and Paderu areas of Visakhapatnam and sell them in Odisha at throw away prices.

BJP Mahila Morcha Accuses BJD Of Protecting Koraput Gangrape Suspect Duo
BJP Mahila Morcha Accuses BJD Of Protecting Koraput Gangrape Suspect Duo

Both the suspects are having criminal antecedents and links with the BJD. Police too are aware of the background of these criminals.

Truck accident in Koraput
Two Trucks Collide Head-On In Odisha Ghat, Traffic Affected

Two trucks collided head-on at Sunki Ghat in Odisha’s Koraput district on Tuesday (Dec 7).

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Deomali Hills In Odisha
Suspicious Visit Amid Border Dispute? Andhra Officials Visit Deomali Hills In Odisha

This is a fleet of Andhra Pradesh Government officials and they are entering the Deomali Hills in Koraput district.

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Barrage In Andhra Pradesh
Koraput Locals Up In Arms Over Contentious AP Projects, Opposition Rings Warning Bell

At least 40 villages in Malkangiri will be submerged and its residents displaced if the Pollavaram project sees the dawn of completion. Similarly, Gunupur and Kashinagar of Rayagada will be washed away if the Neradi project is given a go ahead.

Manda Buffalo Breed In Odisha’s Koraput Gets National Recognition

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.

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Kotia Faceoff
Kotia Face-off: Andhra MLA’s Bid To Host Political Event Foiled by Koraput Admin

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

Gambling Den Busted In Odisha's Koraput, Over 7 Lakh Cash Seized, 20 Persons Detained

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.

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Odisha Rapper Rahul DJ’s Journey Into The World Of Koraputia Songs, The Rap Way

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.

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Open Air School In Odisha’s Mountains Is Helping Girl Children Escape Their ‘Dark Fate’

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.

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Ganja Seized
Odisha: 456 Kg Ganja Seized While Being Smuggled To UP From Koraput

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.

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Police Conduct Surprise Raid In Odisha's Jeypore Sub Jail

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…

Landslide Kills 3 Women In Odisha’s Koraput, CM Announces Ex-Gratia

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…

Section 144 Imposed In 22 Kotia Villages
Section 144 Imposed In 22 Kotia Villages

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…

Kotia dispute
Andhra Pradesh To Hold Polls For Samiti Members, Zilla Parishad In Kotia On April 8

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…

Desire To Merge With Odisha
Role Reversal! Andhra Villagers Want To Merge With Odisha

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 […]

Odisha: Doctor Leaves Broken Needle In Woman's Uterus During Family Planning Operation In Koraput
Odisha: Doctor Leaves Broken Needle In Woman's Uterus During Family Planning Operation In Koraput

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 […]

Nalco tension
Tension At Damanjodi NALCO Following Police-Oustees Face-Off; Sec 144 Clamped

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 […]

Massive Haul Of Ganja Seized In Odisha; Peddlers From Ranchi, Bihar Among 4 Arrested
Massive Haul Of Ganja Seized In Odisha; Peddlers From Ranchi, Bihar Among 4 Arrested

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 Police
Odisha: Jeypore Police Freeze Bank Accounts Of 2 Drug Kingpins

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, […]

BSF Jawan Shoots Self To Death In Odisha

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 […]

Seizure Of Fake Notes Worth Rs 7.9 Crore In Odisha; Police Gears Up To Bust Racket

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 […]

Vaccination at Kotia
Odisha Holds Covid-19 Vaccination Drive In Kotia, Andhra Distributes Old Age Pension

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 […]

Jain Temples
Picture Of Neglect: Ancient Jain Temples In Odisha’s Koraput Lying In Tatters

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 […]

Kotia Border Row
Kotia Border Row: SC Gives Odisha 4 Weeks To Respond To AP Affidavit

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 […]

With Inducements to Students Andhra Runs School Under Shed In Odisha Village

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 […]

Kotia dispute in Supreme Court
Kotia Row: Govt Directs Koraput Collector To Keep Documents Ready For SC Hearing

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 […]

Dharmendra Pradhan
Take Timely Step Before Situation Gets Worse: Dharmendra To Odisha CM Over Kotia Border Row

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, […]

Samir Mohanty
Odisha Govt Mute As Andhra Holds Panchayat Polls In Border Villages: BJP

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 […]

Koraput hospital
Odisha: Abandoned Infant Girl Found Near Rail Track In Koraput

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 […]

Salur MLA
Kotia Row: Andhra MLA Claims Elections Not New In The Area

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government gears up to move the Supreme Court against Andhra Pradesh’s announcement for holding panchayat polls in disputed Kotia region of Koraput, an MLA from the ruling YSR Congress in the neighbouring State has added a new twist to the ongoing row. Rajanna Dora, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) legislator […]

Watch: Odisha Ex CM Giridhar Gamango Plays 'Changu' At Tribal Festival

Raygada: Tribal leader and former Chief Minister of Odisha Giridhar Gamango was spotted in a different mood playing Changu– a traditional drum– in ‘Karaj’ festival at Chintalguda village in Gunapur on Sunday. The Karaj festival is an annual event of the Saura tribe in Koraput district to which Gamango belongs. Gamango, a veteran leader from […]

AP Panchayat poll
Odia Candidate Pulls Out Of Andhra Panchayat Polls

Parlakhemundi/Bhubaneswar: An Odia candidate has withdrawn nomination papers filed for the ensuing panchayat elections being conducted by Andhra Pradesh in bordering villages of Gajapati in Odisha. Laxmi Sabar, a resident of Gangabada under Raigad block in Gajapati district had filed nominations for the post of ward member. However, he has withdrawn from the ongoing poll […]

Odisha: Man Dies During Treatment In Koraput Hospital, Family Demands Arrest Of Docs

Koraput: Furious and anguished family members of a man, who died during treatment at the Laxman Nayak Medical College in Koraput, sat with the body in front of the hospital on Friday night alleging serious negligence by doctors that led to his death. The family members have also lodged an FIR alleging criminal negligence on […]

Andhra Also Eyeing Villages In Odisha's Ganjam, Gajapati Amid Koraput Episode!

Bhubaneswar: The Andhra Pradesh government has not only made efforts to cement its control over Kotia Gram Panchayat in Koraput district but also some other bordering villages in Ganjam and Gajapati districts. As per sources, the district administration of Srikakulam of Andhra Pradesh has distributed ration cards to people in as many as six villages […]

Kamala Pujari
Odisha: Padma Shri Kamala Pujari Seriously Ill, Hospitalised

Jeypore: Padma Shri Kamala Pujari has been admitted to the Saheed Laxman Naik Hospital in Koraput district after her health condition worsened on Tuesday. According to sources, Pujari is suffering from multiple old-age related illness, high blood pressure and kidney ailments. Earlier on June 7, she was admitted to the Koraput District Headquarter Hospital (DHH) […]

Odisha: Ganja Worth Around 2 Crore Seized In Two Days

Koraput/Berhampur: Continuing with its crackdown on illegal Ganja trade in the State, Odisha police has seized around Rs 2 crore worth Ganja from Koraput and Berhampur in the last two days. Semiliguda Police on Sunday seized around 15.77 quintal of Ganja near Daliamba chhak while it was being illegally transported in a tanker trunk. The […]

R-Day In Koraput: Security Tightened As Intelligence Warns Of Possible Terror Strike

Koraput: Ahead of the 72nd Republic Day celebrations on Tuesday, elaborate arrangements have been made by the district Police to ensure smooth and peaceful celebrations and prevent any untoward incident. In view of intelligence warning about a possible Naxal strike, security has been heightened across the borders with intensive patrolling by security forces and sealing […]