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Tag: Phulbani

Ganja smuggling racket busted, 4 held

Phulbani: The Excise department officials on Thursday busted a Ganja smuggling racket in Phulbani in Kandhamal district and arrested four persons in this connection. Acting on a tip off, the officials raided suspected spots in the city and seized about 35 kg of ganja worth around Rs 5 lakh from four peddlers. The arrested have […]

Juvenile Justice Board awards 'service' punishment to minor convict

Phulbani: In an exemplary verdict, the Juvenile Justice Board has directed a minor rape convict to serve inmates of Gopabandhu Bal Ashram- an orphanage at Phulbani, for a year. The court pronounced the sentence while conducting a hearing via video conferencing on Thursday in a case pertaining to molestation of a three-year old girl by […]

Minor rape accused to serve orphans for a year

Phulbani: Juvenile Justice Board, Phulbani in a trendsetting judgement on Thursday sentenced a minor rape accused to a one year stay at Gopabandhu Children’s Home in Phulbani. The board ordered that the 14-year-old accused of raping a 3-year-old girl in 2014, in Daringbadi of Kandhamal district, will have to serve the inmates of the Children’s […]

Eardrum of JNV student ruptured after alleged ragging by seniors

Phulbani: Eardrum of a student of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Tudipaju, under Phulbani Tehsil in Kandhamal district, has ruptured after alleged beating and ragging by seniors. Plus Two students of the school had allegedly thrashed a ninth class student due to which the latter was severely injured and his eardrum was ruptured. He has also […]

Man sentenced to 11-year RI for raping minor girl

Phulbani (Odisha): A court here today sentenced a man to 11-year rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor. Additional District and sessions Judge, Kandhamal, Susant Patel sentenced Sukant Nayak to 11 years of RI after convicting him of raping the minor. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on him and ordered that he […]

Gumudumaha firing: Inquiry Panel holds 10th phase hearing of witnesses

Phulbani: The 10th phase hearing on the Gumudumaha firing incident in Kandhamal district was held at Phulbani district court today. Witnesses presented their statements before the Justice Janab Mohammed Ajmal Commission of Inquiry. While two witnesses shared their experience of the incident and were also cross-examined, 20 affidavits were filed before the Commission. Talking to […]

Mahaprayan fails again in Odisha, probe ordered

Phulbani: Failure of the Mahaprayan scheme in Odisha once again came to fore after the dead body of a minor girl was seen carried on a stretcher by her family members at Phulbani in Kandhamal district today. The minor girl, a resident of Benangapaju village under Khajuriapara police limits of the district, had drowned while […]

Man held for abducting, raping minor sister-in-law

Phulbani: A 23-year-old man was arrested in Kandhamal district for allegedly kidnapping his own sister-in law and raping her through the course of a week, police said today. The accused, identified as Sangram Gantayat of Dasapalla in Nayagarh district, was arrested on Monday after an FIR was lodged by the girl’s mother, said Gochhapada police […]

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CMO responds to SOS tweet, five minors rescued

Bhubaneswar: Setting a trend for ensuring speedy justice, Odisha Government responded to ‘SOS’ by a person on social media which resulted in the rescue of five minor children while they were allegedly being trafficked on a bus. All the five minor children hail from Ganjam and were being escorted by three agents on a bus […]

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Bus topples over in Phulbani, 10 injured

Phulbani: As many as 10 persons were injured, two of them critically, as a bus carrying them met with an accident on NH-157 near Ranipathar Ghati in Kandhamal district late last night. The injured were immediately rushed to the district headquarters hospital, Phulbani. Two critically injured were shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in […]

Animal sacrifice
A gory ritual to invoke rain

Phulbani: Even though the heat wave condition has refused to die down in the State, especially in western pockets, people of tribal dominated Kandhamal district have organised special worship before their presiding deity ‘Goddess Banadevi’ wishing rain to bring a sigh of relief from the gruelling summer. Besides offering fruits and flowers to the deity, […]

Probe begins into sorcery tricks Phulbani
Probe begins into sorcery tricks used after patient’s death in Phulbani hospital

Kandhamal: Based on the directive of the collector, a team led by Kandhamal Sub-Collector initiated a probe into the use of sorcery tricks following the death of a patient at District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Phulbani. The team questioned the ADMO about the incident and also checked the CCTV footage of the hospital. The team […]

Gumudumaha firing: Witnesses depose before inquiry panel

Phulbani: The process of deposition of witnesses and recording their statements in Gumudumaha firing incident began at the Phulbani District Court premises today. The witnesses presented their statements before the Justice Janab Mohammed Ajmal Commission of Inquiry. On the first day, investigating officer and Phulbani SDPO Prabhat Chandra Panigrahi and SOG Sergeant Nilakantha Kanhar, presented […]

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Fire outbreak guts 15 houses in Kandhamal

Kandhamal: In a shocking incident, as many as 15 houses of five families were gutted after a fire broke out in Mardeju village of Phulbani block in Kandhamal district today. As per eyewitnesses, the fire broke out when the family members were away for fetching mahula and firewood from the nearby forest, an old woman […]

gun factory
Illegal gun factory unearthed in Phulbani

Phulbani:  With the arrest of a man and seizure of eight crude pistols from him, police today claimed to have unearthed an illegal gun factory in Odisha’s  Kandhamal district. The man, the owner of the illegal gun factory and the maker too, was arrested from Balliguda, said Inspector in-charge of Balliguda police station, Josobanta Hial. […]

Class III girl death Phulbani
Class 3 girl found hanging in Phulbani's Ashram school

Phulbani: In a tragic incident at Belpadar Ashram school in Phulbani of Kandhamal district, a Class III girl was found hanging at the dining hall of the school today. The Headmaster of the school informed about the incident to the family members of the girl. However, after the girl was shifted to Phulbani hospital, the […]

Cold Wave
No let-up in cold wave in Odisha till next 48 hours

Bhubaneswar: Most parts of Odisha are under intense cold wave with mercury dipping below 10 degree Celsius in 12 places as per a local Met office release this evening. While Phulbani recorded the lowest temperature at 6 degree Celsius, temperature went below 10 degree Celsius in Dhenkanal (9.1), Daringbadi (8), Koraput (8.4), Koraput (9.7), Hirakud […]

Phulbani records 6 deg C, forested dist hit hard

Bhubaneswar: Cold wave conditions have hit normal life in Odisha, particularly in forested districts in interior parts of the state, and it may continue like this for two more days. “Cold wave condition likely to prevail over some parts of interior Odisha during the next 24 hours,” a bulletin issued by IMD, Bhubaneswar, said. The […]

Banana plantation damaged in Odisha by elephants

Phulbani: Over 12 acres of banana plantation grown by tribal farmers on the embankment of Rahul river in Balliguda Forest Division in Odisha’s Kandhamal district has been damaged by marauding elephants in the last one week, a forest official today said. A herd of about 25 elephants, led by four tuskers, including five calves, went […]

Police station - Baliguda, Kandhamal
Minor girl gang raped, dumped; 3 persons arrested

Phulbani: In a heinous crime, a minor girl was gang raped and later dumped at Baliguda in Kandhamal district. As per allegations, the victim was abducted by two youths from her own village in a car while she was returning from her neighbor’s house. Sources informed that the minor was raped and then was dumped […]

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Marginal rise in temperature in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Marginal rise in temperature amid foggy conditions in some parts of Odisha brought respite from the intense cold wave, while Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district became the coldest place in the state today. Dense fog enveloped the skyline over the state capital of Bhubaneswar and surrounding areas during the morning hours leading to poor visibility […]

Cold wave condition continues in many parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Cold wave conditions persisted in many parts of Odisha today where the temperature fell marginally in some areas and Phulbani in Kandhamal district remained the coldest place in the state. Kandhamal remained the coldest zone in the state and the district headquarter town of Phulbani recorded a minimum of 5.6 degrees Celsius, the lowest […]

Cold wave condition persists in many parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Cold wave conditions continued unabated in many parts of Odisha today despite marginal fall in temperature in some areas, while Phulbani in Kandhamal district remained the coldest place in the state where the temperature was recorded at 5.6 degrees Celsius. Kandhamal remained the coldest zone in the state, as the district headquarter town of […]

Cold wave prevails in Odisha, Daringibadi coldest at 6 deg C

Bhubaneswar: Cold wave conditions prevailed in parts of Odisha today as the mercury settled at 6 degrees Celsius at Daringibadi in Kandhamal district, making it the coldest place in the state. Kandhamal remained the coldest area in the state and the picturesque and mountainous Daringibadi recorded a minimum temperature of 6 degrees Celsius, the local […]

Odisha shivers, Daringbadi coldest at 5 degrees C

Bhubaneswar: Most parts of Odisha today reeled under intense cold accompanied by chilly wind as the mercury settled at 5 degrees Celsius at Daringbadi in Kandhamal district, making it the coldest place in the state. Kandhamal remained the coldest district in the state. The picturesque and mountainous Daringbadi recorded a temperature of 5 degrees Celsius. […]