Padmini is famous in the area as the protector of the forest. Local people lovingly call her Jungle Rani or Forest Queen.
The incident has unleashed terror in the minds of villagers and others in the area.
The OAS officer has been identified as Narayan Sahoo, who has been serving as the Block Development Officer (BDO) of Khariar in Nuapada district.
Chakotia Bhunjia tribals' hard work and dedication have finally paid off as they are reaping a good harvest and earning money.
Along with Jagannath Bhajans, Muzib also sings bhajans of other Hindu deities like Lord Ram, Shiva and Goddess Durga in Odia, Hindi and Sambalpuri languages.
The girl went missing in January this year. However, an anonymous letter mailed to the family tipped off her murder.
There was a time when women of this village had to leave behind their children and go to work as bonded labourers. Gone are those days of torture, thanks to Bhumika Sahu, a selfless woman from Boirbhadi village in Nuapada district.
Locals at Khaira village under Boden block in Nuapada district alleged that a leopard killed a bullock last night.
Nuakhai is one of the most important and celebrated festivals of western Odisha, but unfortunately for the people of Konabira village of Nuapada district, this year could be their last one at their homes.
These visuals are from Komna block in Nuapada district. Water from Lower Indra Irrigation Project entered Konabira village after incessant rain in upper catchment areas. After the dam water seeped into Jagannath temple of the village, priests took the idols to a safer place 2km away.
A bridge over Jonk River collapsed following heavy downpour in Nuapada district. As a result, vehicular communication between Odisha and Chhattisgarh was disrupted. Watch this video.
People have been advised not to use contaminated water from open sources and only drink boiled water.
In self defence, the security forces returned fire.
While the identities of the deceased and the injured persons are yet to be ascertained, the woman is believed to be the mother of the child.
Drinking water scarcity will play the deciding factor in Sundargarh, MGNREGA, Procurement dominant in Nuapada