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Tag: Phulbani

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 […]

prisoner death
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, […]

Cold Wave Conditions To Prevail In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Moderate cold wave conditions are likely to prevail in the interior parts of Odisha till January 21, informed Director of the Regional Meteorological Centre, Sarat Chandra Sahu on Friday. At least 11 places in the State recorded minimum temperature below 10 degrees Celsius. Phulbani remained as the coldest place in the State with mercury […]

Police call upon ultras to discard violence, join mainstream

Phulbani: With an effort to bring a change, the Odisha police have called upon Maoists to discard violence and include themselves in the mainstream society. The Kandhamal district police have put posters at several areas in the district asking the red rebels to surrender to lead a normal life in future. The posters mentioned that […]

Kendu leaf pluckers stage dharna over non payment of wages

Kandhamal: The kendu leaf pluckers of Raigada village under Kandhamal district of Luising Panchayat staged a dharna in front of the Head Post office in Phulbani today demanding clearance of wage dues.  It is over nine months now that hundreds of Kendu leaf pluckers of the village have not got their wages. A Kendu leaf […]

Cold wave disrupts normal life in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been thrown out of gear due to intense cold wave condition prevailing for the past couple of days in several parts of Odisha. People are mostly seen huddling around open fire with warm clothes put on. Persons going for work and school-goers have been facing difficulties to reach their destination due […]

Mountain Man Dashrath Manjhi reborn in Odisha!

Phulbani: Whether cinema imitates life or life imitates cinema or life imitates life? Many didn’t even know that someone in flesh and blood could literally ‘move mountains’, until the movie ‘Manjhi: The Mountain Man’ hit the silver screens depicting the life of a poor labourer Dashrath Manjhi, who with the chisel of his perseverance and […]

Weather: intense cold wave in Odisha
Cold wave affects normal life in Phulbani

Phulbani: Normal life was thrown out of gear today as mercury plummeted in different parts of the State coupled with incessant snowfall at scattered places. People spent sleepless night and kept close to hearth to warm themselves. Daily wage labourers and makeshift shopkeepers were the worst affected due to severe cold in interior parts of […]

Cold wave prevails in Odisha, Phulbani coldest at 4.5 deg C

Phulbani: Normal life has been hit as intense cold wave conditions continue to prevail in most parts of the State. Like every winter, Daringbadi of Kandhamal district experienced snowfall with a light layer of snow covering the region. Phulbani recorded a minimum temperature of 4.5 degrees Celsius, the lowest so far this winter in the […]

Constable tonsured, forced to ingest faeces

Phulbani: In a bizarre incident, a constable of Pasara outpost under Chakapada police limits was tonsured and allegedly made to eat faeces by another constable of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) here in Phulbani district officials over suspicion of practicing sorcery. The victim, Goura Chandra Kanhar, is reportedly a resident of Bidangi Sahi under Phulbani Town […]

Maoists claim responsibility for abduction of ‘Gaon Sathi’

Phulbani: Posters of CPI (Maoist) Bansdhara-Ghumsuara-Nagabali (BGN) Divisional Committee were found today at Durgapanga village near Kotagada in Kandhamal district claiming responsibility for the abduction of a ‘Gaon Sathi,’ Basant Bhatt. In the posters, the ultras claimed they kidnapped Bhatt but did not mention any reason behind their act. “Maoists have put up posters stating […]

ITI lecturer, four others held for gambling in Phulbani

Phulbani: An ITI lecturer and four others were arrested by police on charges of gambling at the residence of the former in Master Pada under Phulbani police limits in Kandhamal district on Thursday. Acting on a tip off, police raided the house of the lecturer and seized Rs 28,000 from the five. The other arrested […]