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As the contractor tried to resist, the Maoists thrashed him using sticks and then hacked him to death with an axe, the officer said.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Maoists, opposing road construction in Odisha, kill contractor

Malkangiri | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Around 20 armed Maoists stormed the construction site near Dangriguda and set ablaze three vehicles, and machines used in the work, undertaken by contractor Sukumar Mandal, said RN Majhi, the inspector in-charge of Mathili police station.
A joint police team was on a routine exercise near Singhavaram forest at Gajalmamudi village when they came under attack. The personnel retaliated and a gunfight ensued. The Maoists were killed in the exchange of fire.(Representative Photo)
A joint police team was on a routine exercise near Singhavaram forest at Gajalmamudi village when they came under attack. The personnel retaliated and a gunfight ensued. The Maoists were killed in the exchange of fire.(Representative Photo)

Two Maoists killed in Odisha encounter

Bhubaneswar, Hindustan Times | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 11:45 AM IST
One INSAS rifle, one SLR rifle,several rounds of bullets, Maoist literature and kit bags were recovered from the encounter spot
Last month, a senior Maoist cadre with a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head was killed in an encounter with Odisha and Andhra Pradesh police in Swabhiman Anchal area of Malkangiri. (HT Photo)
Last month, a senior Maoist cadre with a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head was killed in an encounter with Odisha and Andhra Pradesh police in Swabhiman Anchal area of Malkangiri. (HT Photo)

Woman Maoist killed in encounter in Odisha’s Kandhamal

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:07 AM IST
The identity of the dead Maoist is not yet known.
A team of the paramilitary force’s 9th Battalion was carrying out a combing operation at Tutugumi village under Panasput panchayat at Swabhiman Anchala, close to Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border, when they stumbled seven IEDs packed in tin and steel containers.(Sourced)
A team of the paramilitary force’s 9th Battalion was carrying out a combing operation at Tutugumi village under Panasput panchayat at Swabhiman Anchala, close to Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border, when they stumbled seven IEDs packed in tin and steel containers.(Sourced)

BSF jawans in Malkangiri unearth 7 IEDs planted by suspected Maoists

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 03:05 PM IST
The BSF personnel cordoned off the area and detonated the seven IEDs
Malkangiri chief district medical officer Dr PK Nanda said the administration has admitted 14 villagers in hospital and conducted tests on them.(Image for representation)
Malkangiri chief district medical officer Dr PK Nanda said the administration has admitted 14 villagers in hospital and conducted tests on them.(Image for representation)

About 10 tribals in Odisha’s Malkangiri district die of unknown ailments

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:06 AM IST
Malkangiri district collector Manish Agrawal said a medical team had visited the village and taken blood sample of the people in the area.
The police found forty-eight 12-Bore empty cartridge cases with caps, two 12 Bore live ammunition, 93 detonators, two gas cylinders, lathe machine, carbide gas welding cylinder, lathe accessories, iron scrap material and Maoist literature. (HT Photo)
The police found forty-eight 12-Bore empty cartridge cases with caps, two 12 Bore live ammunition, 93 detonators, two gas cylinders, lathe machine, carbide gas welding cylinder, lathe accessories, iron scrap material and Maoist literature. (HT Photo)

93 detonators, bullets recovered from Maoist dump in Odisha’s Malkangiri

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 08:03 PM IST
The police said that from the preliminary investigation it has been ascertained that the Maoists were planning to construct an illegal arms manufacturing factory in the forest.
Mahadev Madkami, a resident of Kankerapra village of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh was involved in many incidents of assault and exchange of fire with security forces and destruction of government properties. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Mahadev Madkami, a resident of Kankerapra village of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh was involved in many incidents of assault and exchange of fire with security forces and destruction of government properties. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Chhattisgarh Maoist with Rs 2 lakh reward on him surrenders before Odisha police

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 10:27 PM IST
The Malkangiri SP said Madkami was active in Malkangiri and nearby areas and had decided to give up the path of violence as he was disillusioned by Maoist leaders.
Heavy rain lashed Bhubaneshwar last week.(ANI Photo)
Heavy rain lashed Bhubaneshwar last week.(ANI Photo)

19-year-old girl dies in wall collapse as heavy rains lash Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 07:57 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department sounded warning of heavy rainfall in more than 10 districts of Odisha.
The police in Odisha’s Jaipur district said they are looking into allegations that the couple was killed over suspicion of practising witchcraft.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
The police in Odisha’s Jaipur district said they are looking into allegations that the couple was killed over suspicion of practising witchcraft.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)

Elderly couple burnt to death in another witch-hunt in Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 03:18 PM IST
Villagers suspected the couple of practising witchcraft after about half a dozen people of Nimapali died due to different causes over the last two weeks.
Sources said the villagers reportedly caught the crocodile after several domestic animals like cows and goats went missing near the river. The villagers suspected that a crocodile was behind the killings.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Sources said the villagers reportedly caught the crocodile after several domestic animals like cows and goats went missing near the river. The villagers suspected that a crocodile was behind the killings.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Manhunt launched for Odisha villagers who killed crocodile, ate its meat

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 11:28 PM IST
The freshwater crocodile, one of the three varieties of crocodiles that includes esturine crocodiles and gharials found in India, is protected under Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 as their skins are traded heavily.
Chiranjeevi did a live session with Odisha cop Subashree Nayak.
Chiranjeevi did a live session with Odisha cop Subashree Nayak.

Chiranjeevi hails Odisha cop’s humanitarian deed in a video chat, see video

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 05:00 PM IST
On Tuesday, Chiranjeevi shared a live conversation with Odisha cop Subhashree Nayak after her video, about feeding her lunch to a physically and mentally challenged woman, went viral.
Maoist from Chhattisgarh with Rs 5 lakh reward surrendered.(HT Photo (Representative Image))
Maoist from Chhattisgarh with Rs 5 lakh reward surrendered.(HT Photo (Representative Image))

Maoist from Chhattisgarh with Rs 5 lakh reward surrenders

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 07:31 PM IST
Kamlu Beti, area committee secretary of Kangerghati Area Committee under Darva division of Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee surrendered before DIG (SW Range) Shafeeen Ahmed. Beti had joined the Maoists in 2007 in Darva division.
Odisha resident Padiami suffered serious injuries in the attack and died on the spot.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Odisha resident Padiami suffered serious injuries in the attack and died on the spot.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Odisha tribal killed by neighbour over witchcraft suspicion: Police

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 02:57 AM IST
Police said Ura Padiami, a resident of Nuaguda village under Malkangiri police limits, was attacked by his neighbour Deba Kabasi with a sharp hatchet at his home.
An Excavator cutting through the Hantalaguda hill in the Maoist citadel of Swabhiman Anchala of Malkangiri district to build a road for the first time in 70 years.(HT Photo)
An Excavator cutting through the Hantalaguda hill in the Maoist citadel of Swabhiman Anchala of Malkangiri district to build a road for the first time in 70 years.(HT Photo)

Opinion | The tribal fightback in Maoist citadel of Malkangiri shows how tables have turned

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Maoists left posters threatening consequences in the Malkangiri area that had stood up against the rebels before the Republic Day.(HT Photo/File/Representative)
Maoists left posters threatening consequences in the Malkangiri area that had stood up against the rebels before the Republic Day.(HT Photo/File/Representative)

Maoists issue fresh threat to Odisha villagers for standing up to them

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 08:33 PM IST
Around 1000 policemen from the Special Operations Group, District Voluntary Force and Border Security Force are guarding the affected Jodambo gram panchayat area since last few days.
Odisha’s Malkagiri has for long been a Maoist stronghold where their writ has always run.(Representative image/AP File Photo)
Odisha’s Malkagiri has for long been a Maoist stronghold where their writ has always run.(Representative image/AP File Photo)

Villagers in Odisha’s Malkangiri take on Maoists, kill one for opposing road construction

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Villagers pelted stones and fired arrows at the Maoists, killing one and seriously injuring another who was later arrested.
Malkangiri which is a Maoist stronghold in Odisha is an extremely backward district.(AP File Photo)
Malkangiri which is a Maoist stronghold in Odisha is an extremely backward district.(AP File Photo)

4800 kids died in Odisha’s Maoist stronghold Malkangiri in 5 years, experts blame malnutrition

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2019 11:04 PM IST
Experts say the pattern of deaths of the children point towards malnutrition.
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

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
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’.
A mobile medical health unit has been stationed at the Odisha village since the last 3 days for treatment of the malnourished children.(HT PHOTO.)
A mobile medical health unit has been stationed at the Odisha village since the last 3 days for treatment of the malnourished children.(HT PHOTO.)

6 infants die of unknown diseases in Odisha’s Malkangiri in less than 1 month

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 02:02 AM IST
The CDMO, however, ruled out Japanese Encephalitis or Acute Encephalitis Syndrome that resulted in the death of 103 children in the district three years ago.
Swabhiman Anchala in Odisha’s Malkangiri district has been a Maoist stronghold for decades.(AP FILE PHOTO)
Swabhiman Anchala in Odisha’s Malkangiri district has been a Maoist stronghold for decades.(AP FILE PHOTO)

Odisha plans development in Maoist hotbed with support to self help groups

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 12:46 AM IST
The government initiative comes a little over a year after it built a 910 metre-long bridge connecting the Swabhiman Anchala to the mainland.
Shakti Prasad Mishra, a 52-year-old doctor working in a sub-centre in Khairput block of Malkangiri district, carried a 12-year-old orphaned boy in a sling and walked for 5 km in hilly and forested terrains(HT Photo)
Shakti Prasad Mishra, a 52-year-old doctor working in a sub-centre in Khairput block of Malkangiri district, carried a 12-year-old orphaned boy in a sling and walked for 5 km in hilly and forested terrains(HT Photo)

With a 12-year-old patient on sling, Odisha doctor walks 5 km through a forest and hill

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 07:35 PM IST
Kamulu Kirshani, a 12-year-old tribal boy of Nuaguda village was suffering from fever over last few days. But with no communication facilities available between his village and the nearest primary health centre, all that the boy and his elder sister could do, was pray.
Anupriya Madhumita Lakra will join Indigo Airlines as a co-pilot later this month.(HT PHOTO.)
Anupriya Madhumita Lakra will join Indigo Airlines as a co-pilot later this month.(HT PHOTO.)

27-year-old from Odisha becomes first tribal woman to fly commercial plane

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 08:06 PM IST
Daughter of a police constable in Malkangiri district, Anupriya Madhumita Lakra will fulfill her lifelong ambition of becoming a pilot when she joins Indigo Airlines as a co-pilot sometime later this month.
Met officials predicted more rain in Malkangiri district, policemen are keeping a watch over several bridges in the district.(AFP Photo/Representative)
Met officials predicted more rain in Malkangiri district, policemen are keeping a watch over several bridges in the district.(AFP Photo/Representative)

Odisha police’s timely help to pregnant women saves the ‘flooded’ day

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2019 08:45 PM IST
Heavy rains in Malkangiri district in Odisha led to flooding of a road connecting some villages to nearest health centres. Odisha cops helped a pregnant lady and some other villagers cross the flooded road
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.)

Contractor shot dead by Maoists for building a road in Odisha’s Kalahandi

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar: | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 11:38 PM IST
The police said a few Maoist posters claiming their role in the murder were found in the weekly market.
(health and family welfare department/Twitter)
(health and family welfare department/Twitter)

Odisha collector sets example, opts for govt hospital for wife’s delivery

Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 12:14 PM IST
Malkangiri district collector Manish Agarwal’s wife Sonam gave birth to a boy at the district headquarters hospital on Friday.
To reach out to the people inside the Maoist heartland of Swabhiman Anchal; the state government has sent a proposal of Rs 55.5 crore to the rural development ministry for construction of a 120 km concrete road.(AP FILE PHOTO .)
To reach out to the people inside the Maoist heartland of Swabhiman Anchal; the state government has sent a proposal of Rs 55.5 crore to the rural development ministry for construction of a 120 km concrete road.(AP FILE PHOTO .)

Odisha asks Centre for funds to build roads in Maoist heartland

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:52 PM IST
The Swabhiman Anchal containing 151 villages in 9 gram panchayats remains a major cause of concern for the state police as Maoist commanders of the Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee operate there.
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

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
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.
Soon after the video went viral, the Malkangiri health officials summoned the four nurses and served them showcause notices. (Image used for representational purpose only).(HT FILE PHOTO)
Soon after the video went viral, the Malkangiri health officials summoned the four nurses and served them showcause notices. (Image used for representational purpose only).(HT FILE PHOTO)

Odisha nurses shoot TikTok video in newborn care unit, served notice

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 09:00 AM IST
The nurses, wearing their green uniform and caps posted several video clips lip-syncing to some Hindi film songs and dialogues using TikTok, a popular Chinese video-sharing Android application.
The tribal anganwadi worker in Malkangiri is seen here with her son.
The tribal anganwadi worker in Malkangiri is seen here with her son.

Odisha woman dropped out of school 18 yrs ago, clears Class 10 exam with son

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:54 PM IST
While the woman scored 203 marks and passed with D-grade, her son cleared the exam with C-grade scoring 340 marks.
The team began its journey after 23 CRPF jawans arrived to accompany them to a nearby paramilitary camp. With the jawans throwing a security ring around them, the polling officials then walked 15 km before they reached the Balandapada police outpost.(HT PHOTO)
The team began its journey after 23 CRPF jawans arrived to accompany them to a nearby paramilitary camp. With the jawans throwing a security ring around them, the polling officials then walked 15 km before they reached the Balandapada police outpost.(HT PHOTO)

To avoid Maoists, poll staff with EVMs walk 15 km through Odisha forest

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 08:14 PM IST
After conducting successful polls in booth no. 12 of Barahala village under Phiringia tehsil of Kandhamal district on April 11, the polling team was readying itself to walk 15 kilometers through the forested route when they were told of the trap that awaited them.
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