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Tribal Heartlands
Odisha’s Tribal Heartlands Fight With Covid-19, Lack of Awareness Major Challenge For Local Admin

As Odisha continues to fight the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic, protecting the tribals in the interior areas of the State from infection pose a tricky challenge for the local administration

Covid-19 Spreads In Odisha’s Remote Tribal Areas, Secluded Tribes In Bonda Ghat & Niyamgiri Hills Affected

After remaining untouched for long, the primitive tribal groups of Odisha in remote habitations have reported Covid-19 positive cases

Malkangiri Police Urges Covid Positive Maoists To Surrender, Offers Free Treatment

In view of the detection of COVID-19 cases in the rural belt of Malkangiri, the district police on Wednesday appealed to Maoists, who are reportedly suffering from Covid-19 infection and other diseases, to surrender and get access to free medical treatment

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Teachers Engaged In Vehicular Traffic Management On Border In Odisha

Malkangiri: A day after Odisha government made 14-day mandatory quarantine for the Andhra and Telangana returnees to Odisha, the Malkangiri district, which shares border with the two states, has engaged…

Close Shave For CRPF Jawans, Landmine Planted By Maoists Defused On Odisha-Chhattisgarh Border

Malkangiri: The security forces had escaped narrowly from a possible landmine explosion at Minapa forest in Chhattisgarh bordering Malkangiri district of Odisha. On specific intelligence inputs, the CRPF jawans of…

Lassi Claims Minor's Life, Pushes 100 To Critical Stage In Odisha

Malkangiri: A minor girl, who fell ill on May 1 after consuming spurious ‘lassi’, died at her home at Kurti village under Padia block in Malkangiri district. Malkangiri police has…

Spurious Lassi
Over 100 Fall Ill After Consuming 'Lassi' In Odisha's Malkangiri

Malkangiri: More than 100 people fell ill after consuming lassi at Kurti haat (market) under Kalda Gram Panchayat in the district on Friday. Around 60 of them became serious around…

Covid-19 Second Wave In Odisha: Micro Containment Zones Come Up In Kandhamal, Kalahandi

Phulbani/Bhawanipatna: Amid the second wave Covid-19 scare in the State, Micro Containment Zones have been declared in parts of Phulbani Municipality in Kandhamal district and a village in Kalahandi district on Saturday. The Kandhamal district administration on Saturday declared School Sahi of Dakpala village and five houses in Masterpada under Ward No- 5 of Phulbani […]

From Naxal-Hit Malkangiri To Puri Beach, Budding Sand Artist Sculpts Success Story

Puri: From a remote village in Naxal-hit Malkangiri district to the world-famous beach in Puri, 24-year-old budding sand artist Muka Kabasi is making waves with his creations. Born and brought up in a farming family with limited resources to make ends meet, Kabasi’s life changed after he joined a sand art school run by renowned […]

Spike In Covid-19 Cases; Night Curfew Returns To Odisha’s Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar: Following a steep rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, the district administration in Malkangiri on Monday decided to clamp night curfew as a preventive measure to check the spread even as speculations are rife about extension of similar measures to other parts of the State. As per the latest announcement, the night curfew […]

Jeweler's house looted
Youth Loots Ornaments, Cash From Jeweler’s House In Filmy-Style Heist

Malkangiri: In a robbery straight out of a movie script, a youth allegedly looted gold ornaments worth Rs 35 lakh and cash of Rs 2 lakh from a house by feeding the house owner and his family members sweets laced with intoxicants at Bibiguda colony in the district headquarters town on Monday night. The house […]

BSF jawan
Odisha: BSF Jawan Critical In Landmine Explosion In Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A BSF jawan sustained critical injuries after a landmine planted by Maoists exploded in a forest at Gogapadar village under Mathili police limits in the district on Sunday. The jawan identified as Dharmendra Sahoo, who belongs to 160-BSF Battalion, was engaged in the combing operations. The explosion took place while he was returning to […]

Departmental Probe Initiated Into Alleged Torture Of 4 Minor Boys In Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A day after alleged torture of four minor boys by police came to light in Malkangiri district, a departmental inquiry has been launched in the matter by the police. Besides, the district collector has asked the District Child Protection Officer to inquire into the matter. As per reports, the police department that is probing […]

Significant Reduction In Left-Wing Extremism In South-Western Range: Odisha DGP

Bhubaneswar: There has been a significant reduction in the Left-wing extremism in South-Western range in Odisha, informed Director General (DG) Of Police Abhay on Sunday. While talking to reporters during his visit to Koraput, Abhay said that Odisha Police has been successful against the ongoing drive against the Maoists. The left wing extremism has also […]

Explosives Dump Of Maoists Unearthed In Malkangiri's Swabhiman Anchal

Malkangiri: A huge cache of explosives suspected to have stored by Maoists was unearthed by a team of Border Security Force (BSF) jawans from Piplapadar jungle in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district on Thursday. As per reports, the explosives including Gelatin and Detonators were kept in an HDPE container and hidden in an underground bunker […]

Odisha: Maoist Gunned Down In Encounter In Malkangiri Forest

Malkangiri: A Maoist was killed during an encounter with a combined team of Special Operations Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) in a forest near Nunkhari at Madakapada under Mudulipada police limits in the district last night. The security forces reportedly received an input about Maoists’ presence and their camp in Nunkhari forest and […]

Fake caste certificate
Odisha: Senior Clerk Dismissed From Govt Job For Using Fake Caste Certificate

Malkangiri: The district administration in Odisha on Saturday dismissed a senior clerk from government service on charge of submitting fake caste certificate at the time of her recruitment. According to official sources, district Collector Y Vijay has dismissed Lakhmipriya Behera, a lady clerk at the State welfare department, from the government service. The Southern Revenue […]

Villagers Attack Forest Officials During Bid To Rescue Pangolin

Malkangiri: At least 12 officials of the forest department including a Ranger sustained multiple injuries after they were reportedly attacked by a group of villagers in Malkangiri district on Friday. As per reports, a team of the forest department had reportedly gone to Namakonda village to rescue a pangolin when the incident occurred. The raid […]

Odisha: Woman Maoist Shuns Violence, Surrenders Before Police In Malkangiri
Odisha: Woman Maoist Shuns Violence, Surrenders Before Police In Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A woman Maoist surrendered before the superintendent of police (SP) and Border Security Force (BSF) here on Sunday. The ultra, Lachchi Khara alias Lachhi alias Gita, was an active member of Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC). A native of Mukudipali in the cut-off Swabhimal Anchal of the district, Lachhi became active member […]

Top Maoist
Odisha: Top Maoist Commander Killed In Police Encounter, Huge Cache Of Ammunitions Seized

Malkangiri: A hardcore Maoist was shot dead during an exchange of fire with the security forces In Kutur forest area near Malkangiri border under Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh on Sunday. The top Maoist commander has been identified as Ranu. The Mao commander was functioning as the action team commander of the area committee. The top […]

Gamblers attack police
Odisha: Gamblers Attack Police During Raid In Malkangiri, 12 arrested

Malkangiri: Several police personnel including the Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) sustained injuries following an attack by a group of gamblers during a raid at the gambling den at Marangpali village under Kalimela police limits in the district on Monday night. Informed, more police personnel from Malkangiri were rushed to the spot to rescue and relieve […]

Ganja Seized From SUV With Police Sticker In Odisha, 3 Arrested

Malkangiri: Miscreants are using different ploys to carry out various crimes as well as to smuggle narcotic substances like Ganja (dry cannabis) in Odisha. This time the drug peddlers used an SUV with ‘Police Escort’ sticker and a blue beacon to smuggle Ganja in Malkangiri district. However, such attempts to smuggle the Ganja proved futile […]

Close Shave For Security Forces In Odisha; 5 Kg Landmine Recovered

Malkangiri: In a close shave for the security forces, a 5 kg landmine, suspected to have been planted by the Red rebels, was recovered from Gorasetu forest under Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district on Sunday. Apart from the landmine, the BSF jawans have also recovered Maoist uniforms, walkie-talkies and other articles from the spot. Following […]

Odisha: UTP Dies While During Treatment In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: An under trial prisoner (UTP) lodged at Dhenkanal jail died while undergoing treatment at district headquarters hospital here on Wednesday. The deceased identified as Brahmananda Dehury had been lodged in the district jail since 2013 in connection with a murder case. Dehury is a resident of Haripur area in the district, reports said. He […]

80% Of 'Swabhiman Anchal' Under Police Cover: Odisha DGP
80% Of 'Swabhiman Anchal' Under Police Cover: Odisha DGP

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay on Sunday claimed that the state police has brought over 80 per cent area of Maoist hotbed ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ in Malkangiri district under police cover. He said the police has neutralised 17 Maoist leaders and 34 red rebels have surrendered this year. Abhay, while addressing the inaugural […]