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Corona Or Cucumber?
Cucumber or Coronavirus: Cucumber With Coronavirus-like Spikes Generates Attention

This vegetable has managed to generate a lot of attention of people from all quarters This vegetable which has spikes as seen in case of novel Coronavirus is actually a cucumber! This cucumber is being grown in the backyard of a villager in Saraguda village, Dabugaon, Nabarangpur, Odisha.

Killer Leopard Caught By Forest Officials

This is the leopard which is allegedly responsible for the death of as many as 3 kids.It was finally caught on Oct 21, after much effort by Forest department officials. The leopard had killed a 6-year-old from Odisha’s Nabarangpur district when the victim visited Devi Sitala's temple in Chhattisgarh.

Dabugam CHC
Odisha: Infant Dies Due To ‘Google-Search’ Medication In Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: A six-month-old infant suffering from pneumonia died after he was administered an injection which was prescribed by the doctor allegedly using ‘Google search’ at Dabugam Health Centre in the district on Thursday. Prasant Bisoyee of Badaolama village under Dabugam block in the district took his critically ill son to the Dabugaan health centre after […]

Food poison
Over 50 Taken Ill After Marriage Feasts In Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: Over 50 people including 15 women and 15 children fell ill due to suspected food poisoning after eating food at multiple marriage feasts at Tohara village under Umerkote block in Nabarangpur district on Tuesday. Some of them have been admitted to Umerkote community health centre while some others are undergoing treatment at Pujariguda health […]

Umerkote Bridge Collapse: Executive Engineer Suspended For Neglecting Duty
Nabarangpur Bridge Collapse: Contractor, JE & SDO Booked

Nabarangpur: A complaint has been filed with police against three persons including the contractor, Junior Engineer and Sub-divisional Officer (SDO) in connection with the collapse of an under-construction bridge over Negi River near Talapadar in the district that claimed one life and left four others injured. The Executive Engineer, Santosh Saamal has lodged the FIR […]

Sipra Sarkar Murder: Congress Turns Heat On BJD, BJP Over Viral Audio

Umerkote: Congress party on Sunday upped the ante over the brutal murder of a woman in UV-52 under Umerkote Municipality in Nabarangpur District on January 5, 2021, demanding inclusion of BJD MP Ramesh Majhi and BJP MLA Nityanand Gond under the purview of investigation. As per reports, one Biplab Biswas from UV-52 village had allegedly […]

Four Nabarangpur Families Ostracized By Village Committee For Acquiring Govt Land

Nabarangpur: Four families at Uv-11 village under Umerkote block of Nabarangpur district have been socially boycotted by the village committee for allegedly acquiring government land for shelter. According to reports, families of Paritosh Mandal, Goutam Mandal, Biren Haldar and Deepak Haldar have been shunned from the village over building permanent shelter on the land they […]

Roadside accident
Odisha: 2 Children Killed, 4 Critical As Pick-up Van Rams Into House

Umerkote: Two children were killed while four others critically injured after a pick-up van loaded with onion and groceries rammed into a roadside house at Jharabahal village under Chandahandi Block in Nabarangpur district on Monday morning. The critically include a child who has sustained serious injuries in the accident. As per sources, the pickup van […]

Poor Condition Of State Highway Irks Locals In Nabarangpur

Nabrangpur: Despite tall claims made by the Odisha government of carrying out developmental work in the State, broken and pothole-peppered State Highway no. 46 in Nabarangpur district narrates a different tale. The road connecting Umerkote-Raigarh-Kundei has reportedly developed large crack and knee-deep potholes which has turned into a danger zone for the daily commuters with […]

Close Shave For Passengers As Rear Wheels-Axle System Come Off Moving Bus

Nabrangpur: More than 40 people escaped unhurt after the wheels of a bus in which they were travelling came off near Mahendri village under Dabugaon block in the district on Wednesday. According to reports, the freak incident took place today morning, when all the four rear wheels and axle of the private bus of MSB […]

Brother-Sister Duo Killed In Road Mishap In Odisha

Bolangir: In a tragic incident, a brother-sister duo was killed in a road accident at Mahipur Square under Tushura Police Limits of Bolangir district, today morning. The deceased have been identified as Mantu Benia and his sister Sanju of Phangania village under Muribahal block. Reportedly, Mantu was going to drop Sanju at her school after […]

Very Heavy rainfall in Umerkote, Sonepur, Boudh, Rourkela & Keonjhar; All eyes on Brahmani, Baitarani

Bhubaneswar: With an associated low level circulation persisting over Odisha, very heavy rainfall is predicted at places like Umerkote in Nabarangpur district, many places in districts like Kalahandi, Sonepur, Boudh and adjoning areas of Kandhamal. The precipitation will amount to over 204 mm today. However, the heavy rainfall will not trigger any flood, though high […]

1 killed, another injured in road mishap in Nabarangpur

Nabarangpur: One person was killed and another critically injured after the bike they were riding rammed into a truck from the rear near petrol pump in Raighar road under Umerkote in Nabarangpur district late Wednesday night. The deceased has been identified as Ranjit Bepari of Badakumari village under UV-1 in the district. The injured whose […]

Row over burial ground: Tension continues to prevail in Raighar

Nabarangpur: Tension that erupted yesterday between two villages of Raighar block over a burial ground continued today after agitators closed down markets, shops and disrupted vehicular traffic by staging road blockade. Earlier yesterday, tension was reported when a deceased woman of Patrakoti village was being taken to the burial ground and it was opposed by […]

Minor boys tied up, thrashed for stealing bike

Nabarangpur: Two minor boys were thrashed by villagers for allegedly stealing a bike from Badkumari village in Umerkote of Nabarangpur. According to sources, both the accused were tied to a pole and beaten up by the villagers yesterday and were later arrested by the police. According to police sources, one the accused minor identified as […]

pregnant lady
Lack of road connectivity adds to woes of expectant mothers in far flung villages

Malkangiri: Expectant mothers in Odisha continue to suffer due to lack of road connectivity in several unreachable pockets of the State. Be it Chitrakonda of Malkangiri district or Umerkote of Nabarangpur district, women in labour pain are carried by their families on a sling or a cot for several kilometres to reach the  ambulance that […]

2 dead, 2 critical after consuming poisonous country cakes in Umerkote

Nabarangpur: The festival of Raksha Bandhan turned a tragedy for a family after two, including a woman, died while two children of the same family were taken seriously ill after consuming poisonous country cakes here in the district on Monday. The incident occurred in Raighar Haldi village when the family complained of acute stomach pain […]

Police turns perpetrator: Razes maize crop field in vengeance

Nabarangpur:  In a dastardly act, Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) of Dabugaon police station in Nabarangpur district allegedly destroyed the full grown maize crop of a farmer riding on his police vehicle at Gatiguda village under Umerkote police station on Thursday. According to sources, a farmer of Gatiguda Pintu Bisoi had cultivated maize crop on an encroached government […]

Woman delivers on way to hospital in sling as ambulance fails to reach

Umerkote: At a time when a woman experiences excruciating pain to bring another life to this world and needs medical attention, Kalabati was being carried in a sling with a polythene as rain cover for four kilometres to reach the nearby hospital. However, without even the knowledge of those carrying her, she delivered a baby […]

Aadhaar cards, ATM cards found abandoned under bridge in Umerkote

Umerkote: Large number of Aadhaar cards, bank passbooks and ATM cards were found abandoned under a bridge near Bokata village under Umerkote block of Nabarangpur district on Thursday. Initially locals spotted the documents lying under the bridge and informed the police following which an investigation was initiated. The villagers demanded a probe into the matter […]

Woman in Nabarangpur held captive for not bearing a child

Nabarangpur: In a shocking incident, a woman was held captive by her in-laws, for she failed to give them a child, in Umerkote of Nabarangpur district. Sources said one Parvati Bhadra of Bakadaveda village had got married eight years ago but she failed to conceive a child. Angry over this, her in-laws and some locals […]

Two bikers die, 1 injured in road mishap in Umerkote

Umerkote/Malkangiri: In a saddening incident, two bikers were killed and one was injured after their two-wheeler hit a roadside tree late last night in Umerkote. The person riding pillion on the two-wheeler has sustained grievous injuries and admitted to a nearby hospital. He was later shifted to a Visakhapatnam-based hospital after his condition worsened. The […]

One dies, another critical in a landslide in Umerkote

Umerkote: One person was killed while another sustained critical injuries in a landslide at Hugulahandi under Umerkote block of Nabarangpur district yesterday. They had gone to a nearby hill to collect stones. The deceased was identified as Bandhu Bhatra. The injured person, identified as Dasrath Gond, was admitted at Umerkote Community Health Centre. According to […]

OPCC suspends 2 ZP members for defying party whip

Bhubaneswar: Zilla Parishad member of Umerkote in Nabarangpur district Rabindra Dhal and Zilla Parishad member of Gunupur in Rayagada district Laxmi Sabar were suspended by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) for disobeying the party whip in the Zilla Parishad (ZP) chairman election. According to sources, action will be taken regarding the Sundargarh district by […]

1st phase panchayat polls: No polling in 9 GPs in 8 dists

Bhubaneswar: The first phase panchayat polls which began in Odisha this morning, witnessed poll boycott in nine Gram Panchayats in eight districts. In Khurda district, villagers of Daruthenga panchayat on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar boycotted the elections demanding shifting of the dump yard. The villagers did not turn up for voting at 13 booths in […]