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Tag: Umerkote

No Headway In Death Case Of 3 Women In Odisha’s Nabarangpur Irks Relatives, Villagers 
No Headway In Death Case Of 3 Women In Odisha’s Nabarangpur Irks Relatives, Villagers 

A team comprising three IICs and an SDPO has been investigating into the case. But them being tight-lipped on the progress of the investigation is only testing the patience of the bereaved family members and the villagers.   

Bears Chased Away!
WATCH | Wild Bears Chased Away By Villagers

WATCH | Wild Bears Chased Away By Villagers

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

Veterans in panchayat poll fray eyeing block chief post

Baripada/Nabarangpur/Kuchinda: Once they were representing the Assembly constituency as legislator, but now they are fighting the ensuing panchayat elections for Samiti member. The former MLAs, prepared themselves to be a leader at village level, have become the cynosure of all eyes. The reason of contesting for samiti member is the office of block chairman. Brundaban […]

Umerkote trench collapse incident: BJP stages road blockade

Umerkote: BJP activists today staged a road blockade here today demanding Rs 5 lakh compensation and a pucca house under the Biju Pucca Ghara Yojana to the family members of the deceased, who died in a trench collapse incident on Friday. The party activists blocked the road near Jharigaon police station and bus stand in […]

4 Congress activists detained ahead of CM's Nabarangpur visit today

Nabarangpur: Four Congress activists including a party councillor were detained this morning ahead of the visit of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to Nabarangpur district today. The Nabarangpur district administration has made elaborate arrangements including tight security prior to the Chief Minister’s programmes in Umerkote, Dabugaon and Nabarangpur. Sudhansu Shekhar Mishra, Nabarangpur SP, stated, “Total 46 […]

Woman delivers baby on tractor

Umerkote: The much vaunted Janani Suraksha Yojana of the Odisha government has grossly failed as a woman of Umerkote block in Nabarangpur district today delivered a baby on a tractor as the ambulance did not turn up in time. Reports said Belanti Majhi of Thipapani village had a labour pain this morning. At this, the […]

Two of family die after eating ragi dish

Nabarangpur: In a shocking incident, two brothers of a family in Guniapara Sahi of Nuaguada panchayat under Umerkote block in the district died under suspicious circumstances on Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Maniram Gouda and Chaitanya Gouda, sons of Rajaman Gouda. According to sources, Rajaman, his wife and their three sons ate some […]

CBI, ED may probe Seashore money transfer to Pradeep Majhi’s family

After the money transactions between Seashore Agricultural Promotion Company and Bhagaban Majhi, father of former MP and Congress leader Pradeep Majhi, as well as Prasanna Majhi, Pradeep’s younger brother, came to the fore, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha is likely to dig into the matter, sources said today

Seashore appointed Pradeep Majhi’s brother as commission agent!

A day after money transfer from the bank account of Seashore to the account of Bhagaban Majhi, father of former MP and Congress leader Pradeep Majhi, came to the fore, a letter issued by Seashore Agricultural Promotion Company appointing Prasanna Majhi, younger brother of Pradeep, as its commission agent has created more ripples in political circles in the State

Seashore transferred Rs 35 lakh to a/c of Pradeep Majhi’s father!

Bhagaban Majhi, former Rajya Sabha member and father of Congress leader and former Nabarangpur MP Pradeep Majhi, has joined the long list of politicians under the scanner for their links with chit fund companies with fresh revelations pointing to suspicious transfer of about Rs 1 crore to his bank account, including an amount of Rs 35 lakh transferred by a subsidiary of tainted chit fund firm Seashore, in 2010 and 2011

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Pradeep Majhi, 18 others get bail

Umerkote: Former parliamentarian and Congress leader Pradeep Majhi and 18 others arrested connection with ransacking of a forest range office at Raighar a few days back was granted bail by Assistant Sessions Judge here today. Court sources said the bail was granted on the production of a bailer and a personal bond of Rs 20,000. […]

40 Cong workers court arrest demanding release of Pradip Majhi

Umerkote: At least 40 Congress workers, including women, courted arrest while hundreds of party workers gheraoed the Umerkote police station today demanding immediate release of former MP Pradip Majhi from Umerkote Sub Jail in Nabarangpur district. According to reports, the Congress workers led by Gajendra Nayak took out a rally in Umerkote in the morning […]

Cong men pelt eggs at collector’s residence; 2 detained

Nabarangpur: Demanding immediate release of former MP Pradip Majhi from Umerkote sub jail, some Congress activists pelted eggs at the residence of the district collector during the 12-hour Nabarangpur bandh today. Police has detained two Congress workers in this connection. Vehicular traffic came to a grinding halt while all trading establishments remained closed in Nabarangpur […]

Umerkote Plus-II unrest
Students, parents sore over poor results of Arabinda +2 Sc College

Umerkote: Resenting the poor success rate in the annual CBSE Plus Two Science examination, students of Sri Aurobindo Plus Two Science College at Umarkote and and their guardians gheraoed the college alleging that authorities had taken Rs 25,000 each from the students to ensure that they pass. However, out of the 40 students who appeared […]

2 arrested in Umerkote for betting on IPL matches

Two persons were arrested on charges betting in IPL matches following a raid at a house on Umerkote-Raighar road on Thursday evening