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Tag: Phulbani

Odisha Shivers!
Odisha Winter: Coldest In 10-15 Years, Say Locals In Mayurbhanj

Odisha Winter: Coldest In 10-15 Years, Say Locals In Mayurbhanj

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Odisha: Separated Craniopagus Twin ‘Jaga’ To Return To Home District

Phulbani (Kandhamal): The district administration has initiated process to take back ‘Jaga’, one of the separated conjoined twins, to the district headquarters hospital from the SCB Medical College in Cuttack. Following a go-ahead from the State government, the administration has sent a two-member team of doctors to the SCB. The panel will discuss with the […]

Cold Wave
Odisha: Cold Wave Likely To Return From Today

Bhubaneswar: The cold wave condition is likely to make a come back to as many as 18 districts of Odisha from today even as many parts of the State especially interior regions have received a brief respite from the intense cold for the last couple of days. The Weather department warned of cold wave condition […]

In Pics: Odisha Reels Under Intense Cold With Steady Dip In Mercury

Bhubaneswar: Intense cold wave continues to sweep parts of Odisha with temperature plummeting to below 10 degree Celsius at several regions in the State. “Minimum temperatures observed appreciable fall at a few places in the districts of south coastal Odisha and at one or two places in the districts of south interior Odisha,” an India […]

Traffic cop, Subrat Kumar Nayak sweeps accumulated  sand on road near Gandhi Chhak in Phulbani to avoid road accident
WATCH Video: Odisha Traffic Cop Sweeps Road, Receives Accolades From All

Phulbani: It was a pleasant surprise for commuters on a busy road at Phulbani on Wednesday morning to find a traffic policeman sweeping the road to clear off layers of sand that posed imminent threat to motorists, two wheeler riders in particular. Needless to say the extraordinary care and concern of the man in uniform […]

D Purandeswari
Tribals In Odisha Deprived Of MSP Benefits, Other Central Schemes: BJP's Purandeswari

Phulbani: BJP National General Secretary and party in charge of Odisha, D Purandeswari on Thursday slammed the BJD government alleging that it has deprived the tribal population in the State from the benefits of MSP and other central schemes. Addressing a press conference in Kandhamal, the BJP leader said, “The tribals are deprived of the […]

Christmas celebration
Odisha: Low-Key Christmas In Kandhamal Amid Covid-19 Restrictions

Kandhamal: Covid-19 induced restrictions failed to dampen the Christmas festive spirit among members of the Christian community, though the celebrations were a low-key affair this year in the district. Though the churches were decked up with lighted altars and Xmas trees decorated with gifts, the attendance at the mid-night masses was lesser as the district […]

Cold Wave Sweeps Odisha, Mild Frost In Phulbani, Daringbadi (See Pictures)

Phulbani: Intense cold wave continued to sweep several parts of Odisha while Phulbani and Daringbadi in Kandhamal district witnessed mild frost as temperature in these two places dipped below 5 degree Celsius on Wednesday morning. A thin layer of ice was seen on ground, above the roofs of cars and houses in interior areas of […]

Odisha: Over 25 Injured As Bus Overturns On Ghat Road In Kandhamal

Phulbani: More than 25 passengers sustained injuries after a bus they were travelling in overturned while crossing Gadiapada ghat near Phulbani of Kandhamal district late Thursday night. The incident took place at around 12 AM. The private bus ‘Raja’ was enroute to Bhubaneswar from Tikabali of the district when the driver of the vehicle lost […]

Women Take Pledge To Make 2 Odisha Panchayats Liquor-Free

Phulbani: Women of Dimiriguda and Nuapadar, two tribal dominated gram panchayats (GP) in Kandhamal district have taken a pledge to make their panchayats liquor-free. Hundreds of women under the banner of Maa Mahila Mahashakti Mahasangh have firmly decided to impose ban on sale and consumption of liquor in the two panchayats. According to the forum […]

Cold wave in Odisha for next 48 hours, Dry Weather in 23 districts on New Year Day

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Met department has issued orange warning with a prediction that cold and severe cold wave conditions will sweep across half of Odisha’s landscape, the big relief is sunny morning will greet residents in as many as 23 districts in the State on the New Year Day. As per the latest IMD […]

Cold conditions will grip Odisha from Dec 20, chill may greet New Year Day!

Bhubaneswar: Severe cold conditions will grip Odisha from the fourth week of December and will continue till the New Year Day. Though the State will remain mainly dry till the New Year Day, isolated places in coastal districts ranging from Puri to Gopalpur may witness some light rainfall during the week number four in December. […]

Mercury will plunge to below 10 deg C at some places in Odisha on Dec 5, 6!

Bhubaneswar: With the winter season onsetting from December 1, Odisha will not see any immediate drop in night temperatures for next 48 hours from today. However, the night temperatures in Odisha will see a sharp drop to the extent of 3 degree Celsius from coming Wednesday. Though State will not witness any rainfall till December […]

Odisha may see biting cold from next weekend!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha may witness the onset of cooler days from December first week. The minimum temperature in the State is predicted to see a 3 degree Celsius drop from the normal temperature by next weekend. As per the latest weather outlook by IMD, the minimum temperature in Odisha may dip by around 3 degree Celsius […]

Man Murdered By Neighbour Over Property Dispute In Odisha

Phulbani: An elderly man was murdered allegedly over property dispute in Pipalapanga village under Sarangada police limits in Kandhamal district on Saturday night. The deceased has been identified as Jogeswar Pradhan. According to reports, one Nojar Pradhan of Pipalapanga village attacked Jogeswar Pradhan following a heated exchange of words. Jogeswar died due to asphyxiation after […]

Many parts in Odisha will record min temp below 10 deg C from tomorrow!

Bhubaneswar: Even as wintry nights are yet to grip the state as a whole, the air, however, will show a nip in some parts of Odisha. The night time temperatures may drop to around 8 degree Celsius there very soon. As per the US-based National Climate Prediction Centre (NCEP), the night time temperatures in the […]

Elderly Woman Thrashed By Son & Daughter-In-Law in Odisha

Kandhamal: An elderly woman was allegedly thrashed by her son and daughter-in-law for asking monthly maintenance money in Phulbani town. According to reports, one Kuntala Nayak has three sons and a daughter. However, she along with her husband stays with their daughter while her sons jointly provide them maintenance money of Rs 2, 500 every […]

Odisha woman loses block chairman post for violating 2-child norm

Phulbani: A woman in Kandhamal district lost her block chairman post and committee membership on charges that she has more than two children, a norm which disqualifies a person from contesting local elections. While hearing a poll-related case, the district judge pronounced the verdict against Daringbadi block chairman Subhranti Pradhan, who is the wife of […]

Biju Patnaik’s driver & former Phulbani MLA now faces hardship

Boudh: Late Biju Patnaik’s driver Prahlad Behera was so adored and left such an impression that he was given an MLA ticket by the former CM to contest from Phulbani Assembly constituency which he went on to win. Though Prahlad’s eloquent speech captivated Biju Patnaik and the public alike, his suffering today fails to move […]

Odisha Villagers Erect Mobile Tower To Beat Network Blues

Phulbani: After facing numerous problems owing to poor mobile network, residents of Dadaki GP in Phulbani block of Kandhamal district erected a mobile tower on their own. Earlier, seamless mobile network and connectivity was a distant dream for the residents of Dadaki Gram Panchayat, which is located some six to seven kms away from Phulbani […]

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Security Tightened In Kandhamal For Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati's Death Anniversary

Phulbani: Kandhamal police has stepped up security across the district on the occasion of the 11th death anniversary of Hindu spiritual leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and celebration of Janmashtami today. Special arrangements have been made at Chakapad Gurukul Sanskrit ashram school and Jalespata in the district for the death anniversary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad […]

Phulbani NAC executive officer in vigilance net

Kandhamal: Vigilance officials today conducted simultaneous raids at five places including the residence and office of Phulbani NAC Executive Officer Radhamohan Behera on charges of amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. A joint team of Phulbani and Berhampur Vigilance office conducted simultaneous raids at multiple places which includes Behera’s house in Berhampur, […]

Maoist attack in Phulbani ahead of polls; polling party vehicle torched

Phulbani: Ahead of the second phase polls, Maoists unleashed terror in Kandhamal district in Odisha by targeting a polling party vehicle. Police confirmed that the polling staffs in the vehicle are safe. As per reports, a polling party was on its way to Mugunipadar booth under Phiringia Police limits when a group of Maoists stopped […]

BJD worker accused of thrashing Kui Samaj Secretary in Phulbani

Kandhamal: Ahead of the general elections, the ruling party of the state seems to have landed in trouble as Kui Samaj Samanwaya Samiti (KSSS) Secretary Lambodar Kanhar has alleged that he was physical assaulted by a BJD worker. As per the allegations levelled by Kanhar, a BJD worker thrashed him during the poll campaign rally […]

Kandhamal turmeric gets Geographical Indications tag

Phulbani: In a major achievement, the locally grown turmeric in Kandhamal has received the Geographical Indications (GI) tag. Kandhamal Apex Spices Association for Marketing (KASAM), located in Phulbani, had applied for registration of the Kandhamal turmeric last year. The application was accepted under sub-section (1) of Section 13 of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration […]

Pregnant minor girl takes abortion pills, hospitalised

Kandhamal: A minor girl of Tumudibandha area in the district was hospitalised in critical condition on Tuesday night after taking abortion pills allegedly given by her boyfriend. Sources said, the minor girl and youth, who is reportedly her neighbour, were in physical relationship for quite some time and on Tuesday morning, when the youth came […]

Maoists kill watchman, torch 5 vehicles in Phulbani

Kandhamal: After a brief lull, Maoists unleashed terror in Patiamba village under Sadar police limits in Phulbani of Kandhamal district by killing a man suspecting him to be a police informer. The deceased identified as Rabindra Mallick was engaged as watchman by a company carrying out a road construction work in the region. The Maoists […]

Cold wave
Cold wave grips Odisha; Bhubaneswar records lowest temperature in December

Bhubaneswar: People across Odisha are reeling under intense cold wave conditions with minimum temperatures dipping to almost to 3 degree Celsius in Daringbadi. Bhubaneswar also recorded a lowest minimum temperature in of 8.2 degree Celsius on Sunday. Sources said that the minimum temperature recorded in Bhubaneswar in the month of December is lowest in the […]

Weather: intense cold wave in Odisha
Weather Alert! Cold Wave To Intensify Further In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the temperature already hovering around 10 degree Celcius in several districts, the Indian Meteorological Department has stated that cold wave conditions are likely to intensify further in Odisha. While the temperature dipped in parts of West Odisha and interior areas of the State yesterday, the Meteorological department predicted that it will continue to […]

Odisha weather cold wave and rainfall
Biting cold wave sweeps Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Bone-chilling cold wave conditions continue to sweep most parts of Odisha with more than ten places recording temperatures below 10 degree Celsius on Wednesday. For the past 3-4 days, temperature drop has led to snowfall in Koida area of Sundergarh while other parts of the district also witnessed temperatures below 10 deg Celsius. Similarly, […]

Christmas preparations in full swing amid tight security

Kandhamal : With only a day left before the beginning of Christmas celebrations in Odisha, preparations for the mega religious event are on full swing amid tight security. While Baptist and Catholic churches in Kandhamal, Sundergarh, twin cities Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, Balasore and Rourkela are wearing all new looks, Christian community members are busy giving […]

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Prisoner dies after attack by inmate in Phulbani jail

Phulbani: An under-trial prisoner died after being attacked by his fellow inmate at Phulbani jail here on Sunday morning. The prisoner has been identified as Laxman Nayak of Tummudibandh area. According to sources, one Kanhu Charan Pradhan who is serving a life term at the jail allegedly hit Laxman with a stone on his head. […]

Ashram school staff flee leaving hostel inmates stranded

Phulbani: Staff of a residential school in Phulbani allegedly fled while leaving behind inmates at the school hostel stranded. Later the inmates were rescued by the Welfare Extension Officer (WEO). As per reports, 17 inmates of the Palchi Ashram School were left stranded with no staff to look after them. On receiving information, the WEO […]

BJD ex-MLA in trouble after sex tape surfaces

Bhubaneswar/Phulbani: Days after a woman levelled charges of misbehaviour against former Phulbani MLA of BJD, Debendra Kanhar, a sex tape of the legislator has surfaced exposing his involvement in immoral acts. A few days back, a young woman of Phulbani had lodged a complaint against Kanhar at the Sadar police station of the district alleging […]

Girl raped & left unconscious musters courage to file FIR, accused nabbed

Phulbani: Police today arrested a youth for allegedly raping a girl on the Sarangad High School hostel premises in Kandhamal district on Saturday evening. The incident came to light after the rape survivor and family members lodged an FIR at Sarangad police station yesterday. The accused has been identified as Achyutananda Sahoo of PurunaSahi, Sarangad […]

Not just winter, Daringbadi- a perfect holiday destination round the year

Phulbani: Everybody is aware of the spine chilling winter at Daringbadi where temperature sometimes drops to minus degree Celsius. But the cool climate in summer here is now drawing tourists from several parts of the country to get a respite from the scorching heat. Daringbadi, also known as the Kashmir of Odisha is a hill […]

Phulbani minor girl rape
Minor girl gang raped in Kandhamal, 4 including juvenile held

Phulbani: With sharp rise in minor girl rape cases continuing to generate public outcry in Odisha, another incident of sexual assault of a minor girl was reported from Kandhamal district today. Four persons including a juvenile have been arrested in connection with the case. According to reports, on May 12, a minor girl was allegedly […]

School girl raped by headmaster in Daringbadi

Phulbani: A minor school girl who had earlier levelled charges of molestation by her school headmaster, on Monday filed a new police complaint alleging that she was raped. The matter came to the fore after the survivor, who was raped in a residential school near Daringbandi area of Kandhamal district, disclosed the ordeal before her […]

Drunk father held for killing daughter in Phulbani

Phulbani: A man was arrested for killing his two-year-old daughter allegedly in an inebriated condition at Mundalabali Sahi in Phulbani of Kandhamal district today. According to reports, the accused, identified as Arabinda Pradhan also attacked his wife, who in a bid to save herself ran out the house, sources said. However, an agitated Pradhan then […]

Body of newborn girl found on road

Phulbani: The body of a newborn girl was found on the roadside in Mundiasahi near Phulbani hospital this morning. Locals first spotted the body being dragged by a stray dog. Fearing that the dog might maul her, they informed police. “I saw the stray dog dragging the newborn’s body beside the road.” said Kuni Diggal, […]