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Odisha: Seized 'Pet' Wild Boar Makes Emotional Homecoming

Keonjhar: Wild boar ‘Dhuda’ which was taken away from its ‘mother’s cradle’ seven days back by forest department officials in Purushottampur village under Telkoi forest range made a rather sentimental homecoming on Wednesday. Emotions flew wild as Kuntala, Dhuda’s caretaker, could not hold back her tears after finding her beloved ‘pet’ return after eight days […]

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'Bring My Child Back,' Appeals Odisha Woman Whose 'Pet' Wild Boar Was Seized

Keonjhar: Call it a love for wildlife or a mother’s unrelenting love, Kuntala Kumari Penthei from Purushottampur village in the district can easily be spotted every noon in the nearby jungle calling out her pet ‘Dhuda’, a wild boar. It has been over a year since Kuntala lost her younger daughter to illness. But the […]

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Odisha: Poachers Set Forest In Keonjhar On Fire To Hunt Wild Animals, 3 Held

Bhubaneswar: Even as a devastating wildfire continues to devour the Similipal Tiger Reserve and Sanctuary in Mayurbhanj district in Odisha, 140 km west in Keonjhar district poachers allegedly set the Jharabeda jungles on fire to hunt wild animals. As per reports, three poachers have been arrested on Friday for causing the fire that has spread […]

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Odisha: Woman Killed In Elephant Attack In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: In an unfortunate incident, an elderly woman was killed after an elephant attacked her in the courtyard of her house at Jagmohanpur under Telkoi forest range in the district last night. The deceased has been identified as Janaki Padhan, the widow of Dibakar Padhan. The tusker wreaked havoc in the village for the last […]

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Ancient Barter System Of Trade Still Alive In Odisha

Keonjhar: The alleged mismanagement in paddy procurement in Odisha is certainly disconcerting but the issue has forced the locals of Telkoi in Keonjhar district to resort to the age-old practice of barter system. A common sighting in the Golabandha village of Telkoi block is a mini truck carrying vegetables and groceries to sell it to […]

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One Of Odisha’s Best Tourist Spots Reels Under Neglect

Keonjhar: There are a lot of destinations in Odisha which are still untouched and can play a crucial role in boosting State’s economy through tourism. The twin-waterfalls of Mahadev Munda and Jatiajhara in Keonjhar district are indeed a real treat for eyes and a paradise for the tourists. Located in the tribal dominated Banspal block […]

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Locals gherao police station protesting arrest of youths

Keonjhar: Locals gheraoed the Telkoi Police Station in Keonjhar today protesting the arrest of two villagers in connection with the Telkoi block office lock-up on March 11. Demanding the release of two youths, Pagela Munda and Jagannath Patra, over hundreds of locals from Salekena Panchayat under Telkoi block of the district staged protest outside the […]

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28-day-old infant critical after being branded with hot iron

Telkoi: Despite State government’s claims that steps are being taken to create awareness to curb superstitious practices like hot iron branding, three more children including a 28-day-old infant have fallen prey to such regressive practice in the State. In Telkoi block of Keonjhar district, three children were branded with hot iron to cure them off […]

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Politics over implementation of Odisha food security scheme in Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Controversy has marred the implementation of Odisha’s own food security scheme which was launched with much fanfare by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2. Resentment is brewing among people as the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is allegedly using the government scheme for its own political gains, […]

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Woman in labour crosses river on boat to reach hospital, delivers twins

Keonjhar: In absence of proper roads, a woman in labour had to cross a river on a boat and then board an ambulance to reach hospital in Telkoi block of Keonjhar district on Sunday. When Chapala Patra of Sapalanji village started experiencing pain, her family members called an ambulance. But the vehicle couldn’t reach up […]

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Irked over frequent power cuts, locals observe 12-hr Telkoi bandh

Telkoi (Keonjhar): Shops, government offices and other institutions remained closed today in Telkoi block of Keonjhar district due to a dawn-to-dusk bandh being observed by locals protesting frequent long hours of unannounced power cut in the area. The markets and roads in the town wore a deserted look due to the bandh observed by the […]

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Assembly committee to inquire into ex-MLAs detention at hospital

Bhubaneswar: A committee of the Odisha Assembly will probe into the alleged detention of former MLA Chandrasen Naik at a private hospital in the state capital for non-payment of hospital dues. A ruling in this regard was issued by Assembly Speaker Niranjan Pujari after Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra of Congress raised the issue of […]

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BJD MLA assaulted, shifted to SCB in Cuttack

The attack on Telkoi MLA Vedavyas Nayak by a group of youths at a meeting at Gundichaghati in Ghatagan block in Keonjhar district today has brought the simmering infighting in the ruling BJD to the fore