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Seven-foot-long python rescued in Odisha, released later

Rajmal Deep, a fisherman from the village had caught the python in his fishing net on Saturday morning
The image shows the python rescued from Kalahandi.(ANI)
The image shows the python rescued from Kalahandi.(ANI)
Published on Jul 04, 2021 03:12 PM IST
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Kalahandi exports high quality cotton to Bangladesh

This is for the first time on Wednesday when the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) exported cotton to Bangladesh through a goods train from Junagarh Road railway station in the district.
Workers sit on cotton bales being transported. The bales were packed into 42 wagons and sent to the neighbouring country via Kolkata.(REUTERS)
Workers sit on cotton bales being transported. The bales were packed into 42 wagons and sent to the neighbouring country via Kolkata.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 25, 2021 01:48 PM IST
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Leopard spotted roaming in Odisha’s Kalahandi district

A local, Alok Panigrahi, said the leopard was seen roaming around on the National Highway.
The image shows the leopard roaming around.(ANI)
The image shows the leopard roaming around.(ANI)
Published on Jan 07, 2021 04:29 PM IST
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Odisha police rescue one-month-old baby. She was sold for Rs 15,000

Stories of child sale are not uncommon in Odisha, once infamous for its poverty in 80s and 90s as scores of poverty-ridden families sold off their sons and daughters to well-off families unable to feed them.
Western Odisha districts like Kalahandi and Bolangir are replete with examples of child sale. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Western Odisha districts like Kalahandi and Bolangir are replete with examples of child sale. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 01:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

In Odisha temple, animal sacrifice discontinued due to Covid-19 pandemic

The famous Chhatar Jatra of Manikeswari Temple in western Odisha district of Kalahandi was conducted on Saturday amid Covid-19 restrictions and tight security without participation of devotees.
Despite the SC allowing the sacrifice ritual, the organisers of the festival decided against the animal sacrifice to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The organisers too decided not to go ahead with the animal sacrifice due to Covid-19 restrictions(HT PHOTO.)
Despite the SC allowing the sacrifice ritual, the organisers of the festival decided against the animal sacrifice to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The organisers too decided not to go ahead with the animal sacrifice due to Covid-19 restrictions(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 01:53 AM IST
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In Odisha, three leopard skins seized, 4 held over illegal wildlife trade

Earlier this month, forest officials in Mayurbhanj district had seized a leopard skin and arrested one person over his alleged involvement in illegal wildlife trade.
The accused have been booked under multiple sections of the IPC and Wildlife Protection Act. Efforts are on to ascertain the possible involvement of other people in the racket, said officials. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
The accused have been booked under multiple sections of the IPC and Wildlife Protection Act. Efforts are on to ascertain the possible involvement of other people in the racket, said officials. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 11:34 PM IST
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5 suspected Maoists killed in encounter with Odisha police; combing ops on

Following heavy firing from the Maoists near Sirki village in Belghar area of Kandhamal district at around 11 am today, the teams resorted to retaliatory firing, said an official statement issued by the Odisha police.
The exchange of fire lasted for around 30 minutes, during which four Maoists were neutralised and a SOG Jawan suffered injuries. said police. (Photo @odisha_police)
The exchange of fire lasted for around 30 minutes, during which four Maoists were neutralised and a SOG Jawan suffered injuries. said police. (Photo @odisha_police)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 08:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Odisha’s migrant worker raps his way to fame

With the songs going viral, Duleswar Tandi, a 27-year-old science graduate and a migrant worker himself, is being compared to the character played by Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh in the 2019 Hindi film Gully Boy.
Duleswar Tandi, who wiped tables and washed plates at an eatery in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, for a living, came back to his mudhouse in Borda village in March just a day before the national lockdown was announced.
Duleswar Tandi, who wiped tables and washed plates at an eatery in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, for a living, came back to his mudhouse in Borda village in March just a day before the national lockdown was announced.
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 07:01 PM IST
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How rapper from Odisha’s Kalahandi is ‘telling the truth’ about migrants

With his songs going viral, Duleswar Tandi, a science graduate from Kalahandi district and a migrant worker, is being compared to the character played by Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh in the 2019 Hindi film Gully Boy.
The rap songs on migrants that Tandi composed during lockdown have slowly become popular. (HT Photo)
The rap songs on migrants that Tandi composed during lockdown have slowly become popular. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 09:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Missing Odisha PSU general manager’s body found after 5 days

Narayan Prasad Meher, who worked as general manager of Upper Indravati Hydro Electric Project under state PSU Odisha Hydro Power Corporation had left his home for office at Mukhiguda in Kalahandi district on December 17. But he did not return home.
Kalahandi SP Battula Gangadhar said some locals smelt something foul near a mobile phone tower in Mukhiguda and found Meher’s body lying there.(HT PHOTO.)
Kalahandi SP Battula Gangadhar said some locals smelt something foul near a mobile phone tower in Mukhiguda and found Meher’s body lying there.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 22, 2019 11:58 PM IST
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Odisha police arrest 50 middlemen involved in trafficking labourers

Director General of Police BK Sharma said while 20 people were arrested in Nabarangpur, 15 people each were arrested in Rayagada and Kalahandi. The police have lodged 17 FIRs in this connection.
The arrests came within two days of similar arrest of 40 more agents and middlemen from Bolangir and Nuapada districts in Odisha.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The arrests came within two days of similar arrest of 40 more agents and middlemen from Bolangir and Nuapada districts in Odisha.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 05:51 AM IST
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Odisha woman arrested for strangulating stepdaughter to death

The victim’s maternal uncle Sobhaben Shah lodged a complaint at Narla police station. Police sent the body for post-mortem and interrogated the father and the stepmother.
A three-year-old girl Nandini was strangulated by her stepmother in Kalahandi district in Odisha.(HT Photo)
A three-year-old girl Nandini was strangulated by her stepmother in Kalahandi district in Odisha.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 04:19 PM IST
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Odisha braces for flood as Hirakud dam readies to discharge floodwater

Officials in Bargarh have asked all educational institutions in the district to remain closed on Wednesday in view of heavy rainfall and flood threat.
The flood warning came as Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday sounded a red alert for the districts of Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Nuapada and Jharsuguda predicting extremely heavy rains.(HT image)
The flood warning came as Indian Meteorological Department on Tuesday sounded a red alert for the districts of Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur, Nuapada and Jharsuguda predicting extremely heavy rains.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Two of Odisha’s Aspirational Districts lag behind in Nutrition: Niti Ayog Survey

The Aspirational District programme of Modi government aims at transforming 115 backward districts from 28 states through convergence of central and state schemes while measuring their progress and ranking states.
The dry rations are packed by local women self-help groups in transparent polythene or aluminium packets and are supposed to last a month.(HT Photo)
The dry rations are packed by local women self-help groups in transparent polythene or aluminium packets and are supposed to last a month.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2019 09:33 AM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Odisha farmer killed by Maoists in second murder in less than 24 hours

The superintendent of police of Kalahandi, a Maoist-hit area, B Gangadhar said Bhima Dora, a resident of Babupadar village under Biswanathpur police station area, was called by two people from his home at around 10.30pm on Sunday.
Police said a few posters claiming the Rayagada Area Committee of Maoists were behind the murder were found near the killing spot.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
Police said a few posters claiming the Rayagada Area Committee of Maoists were behind the murder were found near the killing spot.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
Published on Jul 22, 2019 12:23 PM IST
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Contractor shot dead by Maoists for building a road in Odisha’s Kalahandi

The police said a few Maoist posters claiming their role in the murder were found in the weekly market.
In 2017, Sahoo had come under attack from Maoists when he attempted to build the road between Borpadar and Jugasaipatna villages that was being opposed by the Maoists. Though he managed to flee, the rebels had burnt down his road construction machinery as well as his bike.(AFP PHOTO.)
In 2017, Sahoo had come under attack from Maoists when he attempted to build the road between Borpadar and Jugasaipatna villages that was being opposed by the Maoists. Though he managed to flee, the rebels had burnt down his road construction machinery as well as his bike.(AFP PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 21, 2019 11:38 PM IST
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22-yr-old bets on India’s win in World Cup semis, consumes poison after loss

Sambaru Bhoi, 22 of Singhabhadi village in Kalahandi district had a bet with his friends about India winning the semi-final match against New Zealand. Till the end, Bhoi remained hopeful of India’s win and had promised to pay his friends if India lost.
Sambaru Bhoi was found lying in an unconscious state at a farmland near his village this morning after he consumed poison.(Getty Images.)
Sambaru Bhoi was found lying in an unconscious state at a farmland near his village this morning after he consumed poison.(Getty Images.)
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 06:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

2 explosions near CRPF’s proposed camp in Odisha: Cops

Two back-to-back explosions were triggered allegedly by the Maoists near a proposed camp site of the CRPF in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, a senior police officer said. No one was injured and no property damaged in the twin blasts, Kalahandi Superintendent of Police B Gangadhar said.
No one was injured and no property damaged in the twin blasts, said Kalahandi Superintendent of Police B Gangadhar(HT Photos)
No one was injured and no property damaged in the twin blasts, said Kalahandi Superintendent of Police B Gangadhar(HT Photos)
Published on May 12, 2019 06:31 PM IST
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Lok Sabha election 2019: In first phase, BJD will look to retain seats in 3 constituencies

In the first phase, 26 candidates are in the fray for the four Lok Sabha seats and 191 are contesting for the 28 assembly seats. A total of 60,03,707 voters are eligible to cast their votes that will determine the fate of candidates of the ruling BJP and opposition BJP and Congress.
Four parliamentary and 28 assembly constituencies are voting in the first phase of the Lok Sabha election on Thursday in Odisha, where Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has held the fort for nearly two decades now.(HT Photo)
Four parliamentary and 28 assembly constituencies are voting in the first phase of the Lok Sabha election on Thursday in Odisha, where Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has held the fort for nearly two decades now.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 02:17 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Odisha gears up for first phase of Lok Sabha, assembly polls

Around 47,800 polling officials have been deployed to conduct the first phase of the elections in the state. Women staff have been deployed at 30 booths in the state.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Odisha gears up for first phase of Lok Sabha, assembly polls(Hindustan Times)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Odisha gears up for first phase of Lok Sabha, assembly polls(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 05:56 AM IST
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Lok Sabha election 2019: EC team seize 2 lakh cash from BJD candidate’s vehicle

The unaccounted cash was seized from the vehicle of Pradip Kumar Dishari, the BJD candidate contesting from Lanjigarh assembly segment by the flying squad of the ECI.
Police seized the car and investigating about source, ownership and purpose of the money being carried in the car, they said(ANI)
Police seized the car and investigating about source, ownership and purpose of the money being carried in the car, they said(ANI)
Updated on Apr 10, 2019 07:52 PM IST
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Bhawanipatna, Odisha | ByPress Trust of India

Lok Sabha elections 2019: To BJP’s ‘double engine’ govt push, Naveen Patnaik answers with call for women’s empowerment

The Prime Minister had stressed on having a double engine government with the BJP’s rule at the Centre and the state for Odisha’s speedy development at an election rally on Tuesday in Bhawanipatna town of Kalahandi district.
Reading out a pre-written speech at Naveen Niwas on Thursday evening, Patnaik said a nation that does not give effective representation to women in its highest decision-making forum is running on a single engine.(PTI)
Reading out a pre-written speech at Naveen Niwas on Thursday evening, Patnaik said a nation that does not give effective representation to women in its highest decision-making forum is running on a single engine.(PTI)
Published on Apr 05, 2019 10:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress talks about poor only during polls, PM Modi taunts minimum income scheme

The Prime Minister was speaking at the Vijay Sankalp Samavesh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters of Odisha’s Kalahandi.
Kalahandi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses crowd during 'Vijay Sankalp Samavesh' public meeting ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi, Tuesday, April 02, 2019.(PTI)
Kalahandi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses crowd during 'Vijay Sankalp Samavesh' public meeting ahead of Lok Sabha elections, at Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi, Tuesday, April 02, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 02, 2019 04:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Odisha’s Kalahandi seat will witness a triangular contest

Kalahandi Lok Sabha seat will go to polls in the first phase on April 11 and votes will be counted on May 23.
A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 09:50 AM IST
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Situation under control at Odisha’s Vedanta plant; company announces 25 lakh to family of two dead

A Dalit villager living near Vedanta’s refinery in Lanjigarh was killed and a guard of Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF) charred to death when protesting locals clashed with police.
A Dalit villager living near Vedanta’s refinery in Lanjigarh was killed and a guard of Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF) charred to death when protesting locals clashed with police.(HT PHOTO)
A Dalit villager living near Vedanta’s refinery in Lanjigarh was killed and a guard of Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF) charred to death when protesting locals clashed with police.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 01:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Two killed in protests at Vedanta’s Odisha refinery

According to the police, agitators from three local villages were staging a sit-in outside the Vedanta refinery’s main gate to demand the reinstatement of a villager who was fired two days ago.
The villager who died in the OISF lathicharge has been identified as 45-year old Dani Patra, a contractual worker with Vedanta, while the OISF guard killed was Havildar Major Sujit Kumar Minz.(AFP)
The villager who died in the OISF lathicharge has been identified as 45-year old Dani Patra, a contractual worker with Vedanta, while the OISF guard killed was Havildar Major Sujit Kumar Minz.(AFP)
Published on Mar 18, 2019 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

In cyclone-ravaged Odisha, man walks 8 km with body of dead daughter

The incident, footage of which was shown by local channels, was reminiscent of a 2016 episode, when a man had walked 10 km carrying his dead wife on his shoulder after being denied a hearse.
A damaged mobile tower seen struck down on road due to Cyclone Titli, at Barua village of Srikakulam.(PTI)
A damaged mobile tower seen struck down on road due to Cyclone Titli, at Barua village of Srikakulam.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 10:32 PM IST
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Gajapati | ByPress Trust of India

Cyclonic storm DAYE hits Odisha, triggers heavy rains

The MeT centre also warned of gale wind with speed reaching 60-70 kmph and gusting up to 80 kmph along and off south Odisha coast for a few hours.
The MeT centre also warned of gale wind with speed reaching 60-70 kmph and gusting up to 80 kmph along and off south Odisha coast for a few hours.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The MeT centre also warned of gale wind with speed reaching 60-70 kmph and gusting up to 80 kmph along and off south Odisha coast for a few hours.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2018 06:49 AM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByPress Trust of India, Bhubaneswar

Class 6 girl abducted, raped in Odisha’s Kalahandi

The accused, Munna Naik, abandoned the girl on the roadside on Thursday evening.
A woman holds a candle and placard during a protest against sexual violence. A Class 6 students was allegedly abducted and raped in Odisha, police said.(AP File Photo)
A woman holds a candle and placard during a protest against sexual violence. A Class 6 students was allegedly abducted and raped in Odisha, police said.(AP File Photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2018 03:03 PM IST
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Amit Shah slams oppn parties for backing Bharat Bandh, says BJP all for reservations

The BJP president alleged that anti-social elements were spreading rumours on the social media that the saffron party wants to end the quota system.
BJP president Amit Shah, who launched a two-day tour of Odisha on Wednesday, said at a public meeting in Kalahandi district that nobody has the audacity to change the provisions for reservation in the Constitution written by Babasaheb Ambedkar.(PTI File)
BJP president Amit Shah, who launched a two-day tour of Odisha on Wednesday, said at a public meeting in Kalahandi district that nobody has the audacity to change the provisions for reservation in the Constitution written by Babasaheb Ambedkar.(PTI File)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 08:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty
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