Kalahandi News

Kalahandi police arrested 4 dacoits

Kalahandi police arrested 4 dacoits and seized guns and cash, related to last month’s loot and murder case in Bhawanipatna. Last month 10th January, a farmer family was returning to home Junagarh, after selling their cotton products at Bhawanipatna. In the meantime 4 docaits kept eye on this family and attacked. This incident happened in

All Grama Sabha assert rights on bamboo and kendu

Despite legally given rights on bamboo and kendu under Forest Rights Act, communities encounter constant roadblocks in enjoying these rights. As the harvesting season for bamboo and kendu leaf approaches in Odisha, tension is building between the forest-dependent communities and the forest department. In Kalahandi district, around 100 Grama Sabhas are planning to assert their

Maoist attack on a construction camp in Lanjigarh

Maoist attack on a construction camp in Lanjigarh area under Narla Police Station in Kalahandi district. As per sources a group of maoist vandalising the construction camp and also torched many vehicles. Last month a civil contractor Tunu Dash was killed by Maoist in Kalahandi district. According to reports, the incident took place in the wee hours while

Maoists kill civil contractor in Kalahandi

Members of outlawed CPI (Maoist) this morning killed a super class contractor in Kalahandi district when he was supervising work at a site. The deceased was identified as Shiba Shankar Dash alias Tunu Dash According to reports, at around 10 am in the morning Dash was at a site near Paji Bahali under Bijepur police

Kalahandi Bandh: Protesting for chance given to outsider in Sikhya Sahayak posts

Normal life was disrupted during a 12-hour bandh in Kalahandi district called by various political parties and outfits in protest against certificate verification of candidates from other districts for appointments to Sikhya Sahayak posts Wednesday. Since 6 am, the agitators burnt tyres and laid large pipes on roads while staging blockades at various intersections such

Kalahandi acid attack: Main accused arrested from Andhra Pradesh

In a major breakthrough, police on Sunday nabbed the main accused involved in the acid attack on a 22-year-old girl in Kalampur under Jaipatana police in Kalahandi district on January 15th. The accused identified as Parshuram Majhi of Bankapada village was arrested by a police team from neighboring Andhra Pradesh. According to sources, a police

Illegal paddy stock worth Rs 15 Lakh seized in Kalahandi

A flying squad of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Department on Friday conducted a surprise raid at Khandi Dangariguda village under Kalampur block in Kalahandi District and detected illegal paddy stocks worth 15 lakh from a house. Sources said acting on a tip-off, the squad raided the premises of Goutam Bihari and found 2,280 bags

Vedanta official abducted in Kalahandi district

An official of Vedanta Allumina Limited and his driver have allegedly been abducted by a criminal gang in Kalahandi district, police said today. The incident took place last night when Assistant Manager (Environment) Satya Ranjan Sahu was returning to Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district after purchasing a new Maruti Baleno car from a showroom in Sambalpur.

BJP seeks details on fate of medical college in Kalahandi

With no progress of the proposed medical college at Bhangabari near Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters town of Kalahandi District, the BJP on Thursday sought to know the fate of the institute from the State government. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid the foundation stone of the medical college at a grand ceremony in November, 2016. He

Chhattisgarh BJP Leader, 8 Others arrested by Kalahandi Police

In a big development, which further proved the strong involvement of Chhattisgarh Government in panchayat polls in Odisha, Lokesh Kawadia, Secretary of BJP NGO Cell, has been arrested by Kalahandi Police on the allegations of distributing cash during panchayat polls. Lokesh was detained by the cops in Thuamula, Rampur in Kalahandi district last evening. The