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Sero Survey Fail
Odisha Villagers Flee Homes During COVID19 National Sero Survey

Unawareness & fear continue to be a major roadblock in the COVID19 management in the hinterlands of Odisha. This is a glaring example of how lack of awareness about COVID19 and is driving people out of their homes and into hiding in forests.

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Dongria Kondh Tribe In Odisha Agrees To Undergo Covid-19 Test

After much reluctance, members of Dongria Kondh living in Niyamgiri hills of Rayagada district finally agreed to undergo Covid-19 test

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

Plasma Man
Meet ‘Plasma Man’ From Rayagada Who Is On A Mission To Save Covid-19 Patients

B Venkatesh has been donating blood for the last several years. But he realised the importance of plasma therapy after he recovered from Covid-19 last November

rayagada border sealed
Andhra Strain Scare: 13 Border Points Sealed In Rayagada

Rayagada: With the detection of a more virulent strain of Covid-19 (N440k) in Andhra Pradesh, Rayagada district administration has sealed about 13 check post points bordering neighbouring Andhra and Telangana.…

Cinema Hall Sealed
Covid-19 Resurgence In Odisha: Cinema Hall Sealed In Rayagada

Rayagada: A joint enforcement squad of the Rayagada district administration and police sealed a cinema hall in the city for allegedly violating Covid-19 guidelines, on Friday. According to reports, the…

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Disproportionate Assets Case: Vigilance Raids Forest Ranger In Nuapada

Nuapada: Vigilance sleuths today carried out raids at the residence and office of forest ranger Sadhanan Sarangi at Khariar in the district and six other places including the house of his son-in-law Birendra Khara, an assistant engineer of Public Works Department (PWD) in Rayagada, on charges of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of […]

Odisha: Woman, Minor Son Found Hanging Inside House In Rayagada
Odisha: Woman, Minor Son Found Hanging Inside House In Rayagada

Rayagada: The bodies of a woman and her four-year-old son were found hanging under mysterious circumstances inside a house in JK Pur SPT Colony here on Saturday. Prima facie, police suspect the woman and her son died by suicide over family dispute. The woman first hung her son with the help of a saree and […]

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Caught In Apathy! Odisha Woman Pleads For Compassionate Ground Appointment After Husband's Death

Rayagada: It’s an endless wait for T Venketratnam to get the benefits claim for which she is entitled to following the death of her husband who was an Odisha government employee. Venketratnam has been running from pillar to post for the last three years now for monetary assistance and her compassionate ground appointment. However, the […]

Odisha: Picnic Bus En Route Bhubaneswar Overturns; 1 Killed, 6 Critical
Odisha: Picnic Bus En Route Bhubaneswar Overturns; 1 Killed, 6 Critical

Mohana: One person was killed while more than 15 others injured after a picnic bus carrying them overturned near Dumbalpadara area on Gajapati-Rayagada border on Monday. The deceased was identified as Sunil Sahu, a native of Bhubaneswar. The injured were shifted to a hospital in Mohana. According to sources, the mishap occurred when the bus […]

Housing Scheme
Irregularities In Central Housing Scheme Resurface In Odisha

Rayagada: Massive irregularities and scams in the Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), which is now known as Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana (PMGAY), continue to expose Odisha government’s big claim of zero tolerance against corruption. A case in point is the recent report from Rayagada district of Odisha where many poor beneficiaries of the central housing […]

Ganja Worth Over Rs 1.5 Crore Seized In Separate Raids In Berhampur, Rayagada; 3 Arrested
Ganja Worth Over Rs 1.5 Crore Seized In Separate Raids In Berhampur, Rayagada; 3 Arrested

Berhampur/Rayagada: Huge consignment of ganja worth more than Rs 1.5 crore was seized during separate raids at two different places of Odisha. As per reports, the Excise department officials of Berhampur division reportedly intercepted a coir-laden truck, a car and a pickup van on the National Highway in Berhampur and seized over 11 quintals of […]

Odisha: Medico Son Fulfils Dead Father's Dream Before Funeral

Rayagada: It is said the virtue of a father can be seen in the goals and aspirations he sets for himself as well as his kids. Ladi Sameswar Rao of Gudiabandha under Padmapur block of Rayagada district also had woven dreams for his son to be a doctor, and Rakesh, like most kids do, started […]

Odisha Govt’s flip-flop on health care continues; Pregnant Woman Carried In Sling

Kalyansinghpur: The tall claim of Odisha government providing quality healthcare services have fallen flat once again after a pregnant woman was carried in a sling for around four kilometres to reach ambulance in absence of non-motorable road. The incident took place at Godibali, a tribal dominated village under Kashipur block here in Rayagada district on […]

Rayagada accident
Odisha: 2 Killed, 2 Critical As Truck Hits Tractor In Rayagada

Rayagada: In a tragic accident, two labourers were killed and as many injured after a truck hit an overturned tractor at Kaliapada Ghati under Tikiri police limits of Rayagada district on Friday. The injured were rescued by locals and rushed to the nearby hospital in a critical condition. According to reports, the tractor carrying the […]

Illegal Gemstones Racket In Odisha: Teacher Among Two Held, BJP Turns Heat On Minister & MP

Rayagada: A government teacher was among two persons who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the illegal gemstones trade in Rayagada district. The accused have been identified as Radhamohan Mahana of Boudh and Subhash Ratnalu of Muniguda area, police said on Thursday. As per reports, Radhamohan is a teacher at a government school and […]

Two Dead As Bhubaneswar-Bound Bus Overturns Near Hajaridanga In Rayagada

Rayagada: At least two persons were killed after a bus en route Bhubaneswar from Laxmipur in Koraput overturned near Hajaridanga under Bissamkatak police limits in the Rayagada district Monday night. As per preliminary reports, more than seven passengers have been injured in the mishap while two others including a passenger and the pilot of the […]

Bridge On Indravati River Brings Cheer, Hope

Nabarangpur: Delight knows no bounds for people of the tribal-dominated district after Odisha government announced to construct a high-level bridge on Indravati river in order to provide a much awaited connectivity between Nabarangpur and Rayagada. As per government declaration, plans are afoot to construct a 720 metre-long bridge on Indravati. The project is likely to […]

Dakhina Kali
Rayagada: Unique Rituals Mark Dussehra at Dakhina Kali Temple

Rayagada: The usual fun, frolic and religious fervour associated with Durga Puja is barely visible and only unique traditional rituals and the centuries-old religious ceremonies are being observed at the ancient shrine of Goddess Dakhina Kali in Paikapada of this district amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to sources, the rituals will continue from Pratipada till […]

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Rayagada Stone Quarry Blast: District Admin Suspends ARI

Rayagada: In its first major action in the stone quarry blast case at Okilaguda, the Rayagada district administration has suspended the Assistant Revenue Inspector (ARI) of Gunpur Sadar, Anup Kumar Martha. Martha was in charge of the stone quarry where the blast had occurred on October 16. At least three labourers, including two women had […]

Without Bridge, Patient In Odisha Carried On Shoulders Across River To Reach Hospital

Rayagada: Due to the lack of a bridge and road connectivity, residents of a remote village in Rayagada district reportedly had to carry a patient on their shoulders to cross a river in a bid to reach the hospital. According to sources, Sagar Kohla of Khilimisiguda under Kereda panchayat fell sick on Saturday. The village […]

Coronavirus: 218 Inmates, Staff Of Odisha Jails Test Positive For COVID19

Rayagada: The district administration of Rayagada reported a massive spike of 495 Novel-Coronavirus infections on Friday out of which 157 positives were from the Rayagada sub-jail alone, informed the sub-jailor of the prison. Similarly, Gunupur sub-jail under Rayagada district also reported 61 positive cases on Friday taking the total number of infections in jails in […]

Rs 24 Lakh-Loot: Complainant Among 4 Arrested By Odisha Police

Rayagada: Four accused, including the complainant himself, were arrested by Rayagada police on Friday in connection with Rs 24 lakh loot reported on August 10, 2020. As per reports, an FIR was registered in Rayagada Police Station on August 10 regarding robbery of Rs 24 Lakh from an employee of a private finance company. However, […]

Dengue Grips Odisha Amidst Coronavirus Scare, 61 Positive Cases Identified

Rayagada: At a time when the entire government machinery is focussed on battling the COVID-19 ordeal gripping the State, cases of rise in dengue has now evolved as a new challenge. As many as 61 people have been identified positive for dengue pilling up more worries for the administration in Rayagada district. According to sources, […]