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Odisha man slaps daughter to death, arrested

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 05:47 PM IST
As there were a lot of incongruities in his statements, police detained him and kept interrogating him. On Friday morning, he finally confessed to his crime
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Nachika Linga. (File Photo HT)
Nachika Linga. (File Photo HT)

Maoist in jail for 6 years gets bail from Orissa High Court after SC nudge

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Nachika Linga is likely to be released once the trial court executes the order.
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Amazon India, in its two-day Prime Day sale last week, said it saw more than twice as many customers sign up for Prime membership than in the 2019 edition, and over 65% of the new members came from outside of the top 10 cities.
Amazon India, in its two-day Prime Day sale last week, said it saw more than twice as many customers sign up for Prime membership than in the 2019 edition, and over 65% of the new members came from outside of the top 10 cities.

E-tailers see more buyers from towns

By Madhurima Nandy and Lata Jha | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru/New Delhi, Bengaluru/new Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2020 05:07 AM IST
Demand in India’s smaller towns and cities was naturally inclined toward essentials during the lockdown, now categories such as electronics and apparel also witnessed a good pick-up.
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Ganjam has failed to get a grip on the Covid-19 situation with 80-90 per cent of the cases now being reported from all over the district, triggering fears of community transmission.(HT PHOTO.)
Ganjam has failed to get a grip on the Covid-19 situation with 80-90 per cent of the cases now being reported from all over the district, triggering fears of community transmission.(HT PHOTO.)

Opposition slams Odisha govt’s move of sending doctors from tribal areas to Ganjam

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 10:51 PM IST
A few days ago Odisha had posted 130 doctors from tribal districts such as Malkangiri, Koraput, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Bolangir and Kalahandi to Ganjam that has reported over 5,280 Covid-19 cases, around 30 per cent of the total coronavirus cases of Odisha.
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Police seized six automatic rifles from the site of the encounter with the Maoists.(Sourced)
Police seized six automatic rifles from the site of the encounter with the Maoists.(Sourced)

4 Maoists including two women shot dead in encounter in Odisha’s Kandhamal

By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 08:43 PM IST
This is the first killing of Maoists by police in Odisha this year.
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The boys were rescued from the reservoir and taken to a local medical college and hospital where they were pronounced brought dead.(FILE PHOTO.)
The boys were rescued from the reservoir and taken to a local medical college and hospital where they were pronounced brought dead.(FILE PHOTO.)

Three Odisha teens out to celebrate a birthday drown in reservoir

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 10:56 PM IST
One of the boys fell into the water while taking a selfie and in their attempt to rescue him, two others also slipped into the water.
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The boy’s parents tonsured him after an uneven haircut by the school principal.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
The boy’s parents tonsured him after an uneven haircut by the school principal.(Representative photo/Getty Images)

Odisha student goes missing after school principal allegedly chops his hair for talking to girl

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 12:31 AM IST
The boy studying in a private school of Semiliguda area of Koraput was reportedly reprimanded by the principal of the school last month for frequently talking to a girl student.
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Police said the deceased’s body had several wounds suggesting a tussle between her and those who assaulted her.(FILE PHOTO.)
Police said the deceased’s body had several wounds suggesting a tussle between her and those who assaulted her.(FILE PHOTO.)

In Odisha, body of 16-yr-old Dalit girl found; police suspect sexual assault

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 01:34 AM IST
The police said a youth called Urjya Bagha was arrested in Kotpad police station area of neighbouring Koraput district where he is being interrogated. More arrests will follow, officials said.
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The boy was rescued in a critical condition.(File photo for representation)
The boy was rescued in a critical condition.(File photo for representation)

10-year-old boy who was rescued from house collapse, dies

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 03:30 PM IST
Along with three other family members, Asher Khara, the 10-year-old boy was rescued from the debris of an abandoned building that collapsed Friday night in a village.
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A senior police officer said while violence by Maoists was on decline, the problems of fake Maoists was proving to be a challenge(HT PHOTO)
A senior police officer said while violence by Maoists was on decline, the problems of fake Maoists was proving to be a challenge(HT PHOTO)

Fake Maoists in Odisha pose new headache for police

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2019 01:40 AM IST
Forty cases of extortion have been reported in the last three years in Koraput, involving 31 alleged fake Maoists.
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Hearing into two writ petitions seeking a CBI probe into the case, the division bench of Orissa High Court in August this year had asked the Criminal Investigations Department of the state government to wrap up its probe in the next one month.(FILE PHOTO.)
Hearing into two writ petitions seeking a CBI probe into the case, the division bench of Orissa High Court in August this year had asked the Criminal Investigations Department of the state government to wrap up its probe in the next one month.(FILE PHOTO.)

Orissa High Court orders SIT probe into alleged rape of minor Dalit girl

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 11:00 PM IST
A minor Dalit girl in Koraput district was allegedly gang-raped by troopers of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) in October 2017 in a forest, following which she committed suicide in January 2018.
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In the fight that ensued for about half an hour, the dog managed to kill the cobra and tore it into two pieces. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
In the fight that ensued for about half an hour, the dog managed to kill the cobra and tore it into two pieces. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Pet dog fights and kills giant cobra, saves master’s family in Odisha

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 01:20 AM IST
Shankar Prasad Tripathy of Jeypore town in Koraput district was enjoying his Sunday afternoon siesta when a giant cobra tried to slither into his house.
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The medical team from Koraput has been instructed to conduct proper screening and checkups and necessary tests of infants in the village for the next one week.(HT PHOTO.)
The medical team from Koraput has been instructed to conduct proper screening and checkups and necessary tests of infants in the village for the next one week.(HT PHOTO.)

In Odisha, infants died of respiratory infection, says visiting medical team

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 08:37 PM IST
The children aged between 2 and 5 months had died between October 13 and November 8. The villagers attributed the deaths to some ‘unknown disease’.
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Police in Odisha have been on the lookout for a cook, who is accused of repeatedly raping a class 9 student(HT FILE)
Police in Odisha have been on the lookout for a cook, who is accused of repeatedly raping a class 9 student(HT FILE)

Tribal minor found pregnant in Odisha, accused on the run

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneshwar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2019 01:03 AM IST
Koraput district welfare officer Madhusmita Mahapatra said the school authorities sent the girl, who is five-month pregnant, home and did not even lodge a police complaint.
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Minor inmate in a hostel in Odisha was found to be five-month pregnant.(Image for representation)
Minor inmate in a hostel in Odisha was found to be five-month pregnant.(Image for representation)

Minor Odisha tribal girl found pregnant in hostel, officials launch probe

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 10:43 AM IST
Koraput district welfare officer Madhusmita Mahapatra said the Class 9 girl was repeatedly raped by the cook.
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56-year-old Pathi has been teaching the students in his unique style since 2008.(Facebook/Prafulla Kumar Pathi)
56-year-old Pathi has been teaching the students in his unique style since 2008.(Facebook/Prafulla Kumar Pathi)

‘Dancing sir’ of Odisha wins Internet with unique teaching style. Watch

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 08:45 PM IST
In the video, the teacher sways his hips, sprawls on floor, sprints around the classroom and gesticulates while singing from the book.
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In April this year, Maoists had killed two villagers in Kandhamal and Bolangir district accusing them of being police informers. (Image used for representational purpose).(AFP PHOTO.)
In April this year, Maoists had killed two villagers in Kandhamal and Bolangir district accusing them of being police informers. (Image used for representational purpose).(AFP PHOTO.)

Suspecting them of being informers, Maoists abduct 3 tribals in Odisha; kill 1

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2019 09:33 PM IST
Police officials in Malkangiri said the body of Guja Kabasi, a tribal villager from Kukurkunda village under Mathili police station area of the district was found today. His throat was found slit with a sharp weapon.
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A 17-year-old girl of Odisha’s Koraput district who was set on fire by a male classmate a week ago succumbed to her injuries.(AP/Representative Image)
A 17-year-old girl of Odisha’s Koraput district who was set on fire by a male classmate a week ago succumbed to her injuries.(AP/Representative Image)

17-year-old Odisha girl who was set on fire by her classmate, dies

By Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 02:07 PM IST
The girl, a diploma engineering student in Semiliguda area of Koraput district, was set on fire by Gopinath Khara after she rejected her advances.
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The Maoist-affected districts of Gajapati, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada and Nabarangpur are going to polls in the first phase of Lok Sabha election on April 11.(HT File)
The Maoist-affected districts of Gajapati, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada and Nabarangpur are going to polls in the first phase of Lok Sabha election on April 11.(HT File)

50kg landmine found under a bridge in Maoist-affected Gajapati district ahead of polls

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Gajapati’s superintendent of police Sarah Sharma said the landmine was recovered from under a bridge near Paniganda village under Adaba police station area.
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Lok Sabha elections 2019 Rally Highlights| ‘U-turn babu an expert in claiming Centre schemes as his own’: PM Modi in Andhra

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 12:14 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the BJP’s electoral campaign in Odisha on Friday with a public rally in Jeypore town of Koraput district.Congress president Rahul Gandhi also addressed gatherings in Haryana on Friday.Here are the live updates:

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally at Dumi village of Akhnoor on March 28.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally at Dumi village of Akhnoor on March 28.(ANI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi to kick off Odisha campaign from southern Jeypore town

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Jeypore (Koraput)
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 10:32 AM IST
The BJP chose Jeypore as it is in the middle of the undivided Koraput district, where two Lok Sabha constituencies of Nabarangpur and Koraput will vote on April 11.
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Voters wait in a long queue to cast votes during the first phase of Bihar Assembly polls, outside a polling booth at Champanagar Tanti Bazar of Nathnagar, in Bihar, India on Monday, October 12, 2015.(HT Photo)
Voters wait in a long queue to cast votes during the first phase of Bihar Assembly polls, outside a polling booth at Champanagar Tanti Bazar of Nathnagar, in Bihar, India on Monday, October 12, 2015.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Odisha’s Koraput, former Congress bastion will see a triangular fight this year

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 09:59 AM IST
Polling is scheduled to be held on April 11 and counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi during his interaction with at Korapur in Odisha on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Friday.(Photo: Twitter/@INCIndia)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi during his interaction with at Korapur in Odisha on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Friday.(Photo: Twitter/@INCIndia)

‘Spoken more lies than all PMs combined’: Rahul Gandhi fires fresh salvo at Modi in Odisha

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Koraput, Odisha
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 02:11 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi was interacting with women on the International Women’s Day at Koraput in Odisha.
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Ahead of the assembly and Lok Sabha polls next year, the lone Dalit MLA of Congress, Krushna Chandra Sagaria, Tuesday quit from the Odisha State Assembly ‘on moral grounds’, saying he could not provide justice to the Kunduli gangrape victim.(AP File Photo)
Ahead of the assembly and Lok Sabha polls next year, the lone Dalit MLA of Congress, Krushna Chandra Sagaria, Tuesday quit from the Odisha State Assembly ‘on moral grounds’, saying he could not provide justice to the Kunduli gangrape victim.(AP File Photo)

Lone dalit Congress MLA in Odisha resigns over ‘failing’ minor gangrape victim

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2018 11:28 PM IST
A minor Dalit girl in Koraput district was allegedly gangraped by paramilitary forces of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) in October last year in a forest, following which she committed suicide in January this year.
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Indian currency notes (Representative photo)(Bloomberg)
Indian currency notes (Representative photo)(Bloomberg)

HAL official facing probe flees after burning documents, Rs 1.67 lakh cash

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 12:08 AM IST
The officer posted at the HAL factory in Odisha’s Koraput district was facing an inquiry into charges of financial irregularities
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Security forces have intensified combing operations in places near roads in Maoist-hit areas and around camps set up for deployment of the forces, police said.(PTI Photo/rRpresentative image)
Security forces have intensified combing operations in places near roads in Maoist-hit areas and around camps set up for deployment of the forces, police said.(PTI Photo/rRpresentative image)

Operations in Koraput’s forests to halt for 7 days to facilitate surrender of Maoists

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Koraput
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 03:18 PM IST
Shortly after the police decided to suspend operations, posters were found in Koraput’s Pottangi area on Wednesday urging Maoists to surrender.
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Policemen carry bodies of Maoists killed in an encounter in Koraput in Odisha on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Policemen carry bodies of Maoists killed in an encounter in Koraput in Odisha on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Four women Maoists killed in Odisha encounter, search operations underway

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2018 05:08 PM IST
The four dead women Maoists are yet to be indentified, said the police. They said they received a tip-off a few days ago about the presence of the Maoists in the Dokri ghat area in Odisha.
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