Mohapatra asked the district officials to intensify infrastructure laying and livelihood creation activities in all gram panchayats and villages of the district.
People of nine panchayats of Swabhiman Anchal under the Chitrakonda block of the district will cast vote and elect their representatives on February 24.
With the introduction of the boat ambulances, the residents of these villages will get medical facilities at their door steps.
These arms and ammunitions have been unearthed during an inter-state combing operation at Swabhiman Anchal and adjoining areas in Odisha.
Hundreds of tribals from 30 odd villages under Dhuliput and Ralegarh panchayats in the Swabhiman area took out a protest rally on Thursday demanding the administration to allow them cultivate and sale ganja.
Another instance of a pregnant woman being carried on cot surfaced from Malkangiri’s Swabhiman Anchal. On Wednesday (September 29), a woman from the bordering areas of Khajuriguda experienced labour pain. Her family members called 108 ambulance services to avail medical facility from Janbai hospital.
People in Swabhiman Anchal are of the opinion that, SP Khilari has a great role in the development of the Swabhiman Anchal and he should be allowed to discharge his duty in Malkangiri for few more years
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay on Sunday claimed that the state police has brought over 80 per cent area of Maoist hotbed ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ in Malkangiri district under police cover. He said the police has neutralised 17 Maoist leaders and 34 red rebels have surrendered this year. Abhay, while addressing the inaugural […]
Malkangiri: In a major seizure, the Malkangiri Police and the District Voluntary Force (DVF) in a joint combing operation busted a Maoist hideout in a stronghold area of Left-wing extremists (LWE) in Malkangiri district bordering Andhra Pradesh along the extension of Swabhiman Anchal, and recovered IEDs and other Maoist articles from the camp on Tuesday. […]
Malkangiri: Security forces have already penetrated into more than half of the Swabhiman Anchal, which was once dominated by the Maoists, and several BSF camps have been set up in the area to take on the red rebels. However, the ultras have once again become active with several attacks leading to a halt in the […]
Malkangiri: In what could be an attempt to make their presence felt in Odisha, armed Maoists axed a contractor to death at Golia area under the Mathili police limits in Malkangiri district on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Sukumar Mandal. As per reports, around 15 to 20 Maoists first thrashed Mandal before slicing […]
Malkangiri: The Red Rebels on Tuesday opposed the recently encounter in which two of their cadres were killed by security forces in Chitrakonda. In an audio tape, Maoist leader and Andhra-Odisha zonal Committee Secretary Kailash has condemned the killings and action by the administration, police and the Odisha government. The audio-tape has been released two […]
Malkangiri: The morale of security forces is high after the recent success in the anti-naxal operations in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district, said Director General (DG) of Police Abhay on Monday. Abhay visited Malkangiri’s Swabhiman Anchal (cut off area) a day after two Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces on […]
Malkangiri: In a major crackdown, two Maoists including a woman cadre were gunned down during an exchange of fire with the Special Operations Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) personnel at ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ in the district on Sunday. A huge cache of explosives and Maoist articles were seized by the security personnel from the […]
Malkangiri: Rattled by the unending Maoist violence that has crippled developmental activities in their areas, tribals in the Swabhiman Anchal in the district have geared up to safeguard their villages from the grip of ultras. Armed with traditional weapons like bows-arrows, axe, daggers and sticks, hundreds of residents from villages across the district have intensified […]
Malkangiri: Swabhiman Anchal, erstwhile cut-off region in Malkangiri district is not just combating the Maoist menace and problems concerning basic amenities, but many other issues it seems. Allegations are now rife that there is rampant corruption in the implementation of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan programme and the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the area. […]
Malkangiri: A Maoist cadre was shot dead and another sustained injuries during an exchange of fire with security forces in a dense forest in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Thursday, police said. There are no reports of any casualty or injury to police personnel during the firing. Acting on a tip-off, a team of security personnel […]
Malkangiri: The Inspector General (IG) of Border Security Force (BSF)- Madhusudan Sharma – on Wednesday conducted an aerial survey in Maoist-hit areas in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri and assessed the security scenario. He reviewed the security situation at Hantalguda, Kartanpali, and Temrupali areas in Swabhiman Anchal, which were earlier cut-off from mainland. Later, the IG […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced Rs 100 crore package for the all-round development of the ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ in Malakangiri district on Tuesday. He made the announcement following interaction with the locals in the Swabhiman Anchal ( area earlier cut-off from the rest of the state due to Maoist violence) via video conferencing from the […]
Malkangiri: At a time when security forces continue to intensify their crackdown in the Maoists hit cut-off area of Chitrakonda, the Red Rebels seem to have started targeting people supporting the forces, especially the male members of families. The security forces are strengthening their base in the Naxal-prone Swabhiman Anchal and have so far set […]
Malkangiri: A huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from a Maoist hideout during a joint operation by SOG/DVF and BSF jawans in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district. The joint operation launched in Arapadar-Andrapalli villages in Swabhiman Anchal under Jodambo police station limits, on the basis of specific information received, led to uncovering of […]
Malkangiri: Director General Police (DGP) Abhayon Sunday visited the new BSF camp set up at Gorasetu in Swabhiman Anchal in the district and expressed immense satisfaction after taking stock of the security scenario in the Maoist-hotbed area. Just after his visit to the new BSF camp, he held discussions with other top officials of police […]
Malkangiri: As many as 5 persons have died of an unknown disease in the last 45 days at Bhejanapalli village in the Padia block in Malkangiri. A majority of the residents in the village belong to the Koya tribe. Fear grips the village as more than 10 persons have so far been infected with the […]
Malkangiri: Security forces busted a major hideout of Maoists insurgents and seized huge quantity of arms, ammunition and other articles in Swabhiman Anchal (cut-off area) of Malkangiri district. The camp was busted during a joint operation launched by the Odisha Police, BSF and Andhra Pradesh Police on specific intelligence inputs. Two SLRs, one .303 rifle, […]
Malkangiri: After a brief lull, the red rebels are making their presence felt again in ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ – the remote cut-off areas in Malkangiri district. It seems repeated appeals by police and administration to shun violence and join the mainstream failed to make an impact on these left-wing extremists. “Tulsi Pahad area, Kalimela area and […]
Malkangiri: The recent headway in the remote ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ concerning infrastructure, healthcare services, telecom and livelihood seems to have given a ray of hope to the people about a possible holistic and peaceful development of the area. The progress seen here over the last few days suggest so. As per reports, the district administration has […]
Malkangiri: In a bid to provide better healthcare facility to the residents of the far-flung ‘Swabhiman Anchal’, the district administration has appointed four doctors in the area. According to sources, the district administration has appointed two MBBS and two specialist doctors at the district headquarters hospital (DHH). Every week, these doctors will visit hospitals in […]
Malkangiri: Brining joy for thousands of residents living in far flung remote areas in Malkangiri district, mobile phone services in the ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ here began for the first time on Monday. Airtel becomes the very first mobile operator to launch services in Hantalaguda, Pipalpadar, Jantapai and Darlabeda areas in the ‘Swabhiman Anchal’. According to sources, […]
Malkangiri: Throwing open challenge for Odisha Police and security forces, left-wing extremists organised a huge congregation (Praja Meli) in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district. Despite inclement weather, hundreds of people holding red flags in support of the ultras attended the gathering. As per reports, the red rebels raised slogans against the government and opposed the […]
Malkangiri: It seems the tag of Swabhiman Area to the cut-off Chitrakonda block of the district is more hype than reality. Similarly. The utter neglect towards a specially-abled family of the region bears ample testimony towards the fact. The family of Bhima Khila from Jamujodi village under Papermatla Gram Panchayat in Chitrakonda block has three […]
Malkangiri: Amid series of confrontation between Maoists and the tribals in the Maoist-infested Malkangiri in last few weeks which seems to be exposing the weakening of the left wing extremism’s stronghold in the region, the district authorities have now adopted a new formula to usher in more development in the region. Maha Samadhan camp is […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The huge seizure of arms and ammunition from a Maoist hide-out in Malkangiri’s Swabhiman Anchal has come as a morale booster for security forces engaged in a prolonged war with the ultras. This region, which was earlier called “cut-off” area because of its difficult topography and lack of road communication with […]
Bhubaneswar/Malkangiri: Huge cache of Maoist arms, ammunition, equipment and important documents were seized in the Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri following intense search and area domination exercises by Odisha Police in January. This is claimed as one of the biggest counter-LWE operations, as the seizures include 1 INSAAS Light Machine Gun, 3 INSAAS rifles, 3 carbine […]
Malkangiri: A Maoist was reportedly stoned to death by some locals at Janturai village in the Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district late last night. As per reports, a scuffle ensued between the red rebels and the locals after the former threatened the villagers for protesting Maoist violence in the region and resorted to blank fire. […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Finally state government’s developmental efforts in Malkangiri’s Swabhiman Anchal are paying dividends. Officials admit that with roads, bridges and culverts coming up in the area, which was once known as the “cut-off” belt because of its near-complete insulation from the district’s mainland, Maoist, who had turned it into their fortress, are […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Finally the residents of Dhuliput and Maliguda, the two remote villages under the Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri’s once infamous “cut-off” area, rechristened as Swabhiman Anchal following the inauguration of Gurupriya bridge in 2018, have a metalled road. Cut off from development these villages have for decades been part of a benighted […]
Malkangiri: Of all the places one would least expect a tourist to visit, Chitrakonda which still seem to appear as a Maoist stronghold has surprisingly emerged as a selfie destination in the State. The once-cut-off area in Chitrakonda which has been named Swabhiman Anchal after the much-hyped opening of Gurupriya Bridge in the district has […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Maoist rebels have warned the residents of a particular village in Malkangiri, state’s most formidable Red citadel, against using their mobile phones. Orapadar, located in the district’s Swabhiman Anchal ( earlier known as the cut-off area), is a dark hinterland with connectivity the biggest problem being faced by the people. With […]
Malkangiri: What is troubling the tribals of Swabhiman Region in Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri district? Though Odisha government is claiming to be focusing more on the development of the Swabhiman Anchal (earlier known as cut-off areas), the tribals and their leaders are now up in arms over the developmental works and are even opposing the […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Trouble is brewing in Malkangiri’s “swabhiman anchal”, a benighted hinterland which got its new moniker following the inauguration of Gurupriya bridge by chief minister, Naveen Patnaik last year. The bridge that linked what was once officially known as the ‘cut-off’ area comprising 151 villages with the mainland after a gap of […]