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In the encounter, a Maoist, said to be a commander of a platoon, was killed. (HT file photo)

Maoist killed in Odisha encounter, AK-47 rifle and explosives recovered

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:11 PM IST
A huge cache of arms and ammunition, including an AK-47 rifle and explosives, were seized from the area.
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A Bonda tribal working in a farm.(HT PHOTO)
A Bonda tribal working in a farm.(HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 takes Odisha’s primitive tribal groups into its tentacles

By Debabrata Mohanty| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 11:33 AM IST
Authorities have restricted movements to Bonda hamlets after a tribal man tested positive foi Covid-19.
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Both the surrendered ultras said they decided to give up the path of violence and return to the social mainstream as they realized that the Maoists were indulging in extortion and killing of innocent tribals instead of helping the poor.(Arabinda Mahapatra / HT file photo. Representative image)
Both the surrendered ultras said they decided to give up the path of violence and return to the social mainstream as they realized that the Maoists were indulging in extortion and killing of innocent tribals instead of helping the poor.(Arabinda Mahapatra / HT file photo. Representative image)

Two hardcore Maoists surrender before police in Odisha’s Malkangiri district

By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Malkangiri, Odisha
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Kanna Madhi, an area committee member of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), and Lake Punem, a woman cadre hailing from neighbouring Chhattisgarh, surrendered before Malkangiri Superintendent of Police, Rishikesh D Khilari on Sunday saying they were disillusioned with extortion and exploitation of innocent people by the Naxals.
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The alleged killers suspected that the youth was responsible for the death of 17 men over the past three months.(Representative PhotoGetty Images)
The alleged killers suspected that the youth was responsible for the death of 17 men over the past three months.(Representative PhotoGetty Images)

Odisha cops exhume body parts of youth killed over suspicion of witchcraft

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 12:05 AM IST
The alleged killers had tried to murder two other boys who managed to escape, police said.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
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.
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Security personnel keep vigil(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times (Representative image))
Security personnel keep vigil(Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times (Representative image))

Maoists trigger blast in Malkangiri hours after home ministry advisor’s visit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2020 07:43 AM IST
The blast was triggered on Saturday about five hours after special advisor to the Union ministry of home affairs on left-wing extremism, K Vijay Kumar, visited Swabhiman Anchala to take stock of the anti-Maoist operations.
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Patna, India - Dec. 16, 2019: Various women’s organisations demonstrate against increasing crimes against women and incidences of rape in the country, at Kargil Chowk in Patna, Bihar India, on Monday, December 16, 2019. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Patna, India - Dec. 16, 2019: Various women’s organisations demonstrate against increasing crimes against women and incidences of rape in the country, at Kargil Chowk in Patna, Bihar India, on Monday, December 16, 2019. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

Odisha man sentenced to 20 years jail for raping minor sister

By HT Correspondent | Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 08:08 AM IST
The man was convicted a year and a half after he was accused of the crime.
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A doctor and his team of health workers carrying the pregnant woman on a stretcher in Odisha’s Malkangiri district.(Sourced)
A doctor and his team of health workers carrying the pregnant woman on a stretcher in Odisha’s Malkangiri district.(Sourced)

Odisha doctor’s team carries pregnant woman on stretcher for 30 km to hospital

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 05:53 AM IST
Districts like Koraput, Kalahandi, Kandhamal and Malkangiri suffer from bad connectivity that makes accessing hospitals a very difficult proposition for villagers.
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According to officials, the warning is a way to deter the local people from giving the police information about the possible movement of Maoists.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
According to officials, the warning is a way to deter the local people from giving the police information about the possible movement of Maoists.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

In Odisha’s Malkangiri, Maoists warn villagers about using mobile phones

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 11:39 PM IST
The rebels issued the warning through a written message on a roadside board at Orapadar village in Andrapalli gram panchayat of the erstwhile cut-off area (now renamed Swabhiman Anchal) on Thursday threatening the locals not to use mobile phones.
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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

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
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.
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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

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
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.
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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

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
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.
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Police said the Maoist killed in Malkangiri district Wednesday morning was a platoon leader of Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee of Maoists.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Police said the Maoist killed in Malkangiri district Wednesday morning was a platoon leader of Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee of Maoists.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

Top Maoist commander, policeman killed in Odisha encounter

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 05:04 PM IST
Rakesh Sodhi (40) was the platoon leader of Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee of Maoists and was accused of multiple attacks on security forces for 12 years in which many troopers were killed.
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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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
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
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The snake department had to cut a tree to get hold of the snake.(ANI File Photo)
The snake department had to cut a tree to get hold of the snake.(ANI File Photo)

Rare 11-foot-long snake weighing 25 kgs rescued in Odisha

By Asian News International | Malkangiri (Odisha)
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 12:43 PM IST
Snack catchers rescued a rare 11-foot-long snake from Kalimela Block of Malkangiri District after they received information about the reptile.
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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

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
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.
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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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As per the complaint, the two teachers used to misbehave with girls staying in the school hostel in inebriated condition.(HT File photo)
As per the complaint, the two teachers used to misbehave with girls staying in the school hostel in inebriated condition.(HT File photo)

School teacher held for sexually abusing students after minor files complaint

By Press Trust of India | Malkangiri
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 08:23 AM IST
A girl has meanwhile left the hostel and quit her study after allegedly being harassed with the misbehaviour by the two teachers.
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The alleged sexual abuse has come to light over a year after the headmaster of a girls school in tribal-dominated Koraput district was in October 2017 arrested for allegedly raping and impregnating a class 9 student.(HT File Photo)
The alleged sexual abuse has come to light over a year after the headmaster of a girls school in tribal-dominated Koraput district was in October 2017 arrested for allegedly raping and impregnating a class 9 student.(HT File Photo)

Raped Class 8 student gives birth in Odisha hostel toilet

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2019 11:21 PM IST
Residents gathered outside the school and blocked a national highway after learning about the delivery. The blockade was removed after police detained a man for allegedly sexually assaulting the girl.
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It was not just former Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag who watched the men’s World Cup Hockey quarterfinal match between India and the Netherlands with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT Photo)
It was not just former Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag who watched the men’s World Cup Hockey quarterfinal match between India and the Netherlands with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.(HT Photo)

Surrendered Maoists in Odisha cheer for India in world cup hockey

By HT Correspondent | Bhubaneswar, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 11:02 AM IST
As a jam-packed stadium cheered for the Indian team, there were 30 former Maoists in the audience at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium on Thursday evening watching the match flanking the chief minister.
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