Kalahandi News

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

Women dismantle roof for mother’s funeral in Kalahandi

The Kalahandi district, which was in the news recently when a tribal man carried his wife’s dead body for kilometres for want of transport, has hit the headlines again for the wrong reason. With nobody coming forward to lend a helping hand, four daughters were forced to carry the body of their mother on their

Kalahandi incident has maligned Odisha’s image

Union Minister of State for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan criticised the Odisha government and said the Kalahandi incident has maligned Odisha’s image. The shocking incident of a poor tribal carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders is a sad reflection of the insensitivity in the state. The incident shows the insensitivity of the

Pregnant carried 8km on Bhara to reach hosp in Kalahandi

While it is claimed all around that institutional delivery is safer for both mothers and newborns and ambulances are available at single phone calls, but reality in the remote areas in Odisha is fully different. Such a naked incident came to the fore in Birasingera village under Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district on Tuesday. After

Rs 50 lakhs postal savings ‘swindled’ in Kalahandi post office

Swindling of postal savings to a tune of over Rs 50 lakhs have been alleged in western Odisha’s Kalahandi district headquarters town of Bhawanipatna. A victim was about to withdraw Rs 3 lakh from his postal savings for his daugther’s wedding when the matter came to fore. To his utter chagrin, he found his savings

Maoists call for bandh, in protest of innocent civilian deaths

The Maoists have called for a bandh in three blocks of Kalahandi district in western Odisha on November 23 protesting against the Karlapat police encounter in which three local villagers were killed on Sunday afternoon. In an audio tape released by top Maoist leader and Bansadhara-Ghumusara-Nagavali Division secretary Umakant claimed that there was no exchange

Crop Damage Widespread in Kalahandi, 234 Panchayats Affected

Erratic rainfall has affected the crops, particularly in non-irrigated areas of Kalahandi during the current kharif season. Of the total 272 gram panchayats, farmers in 234 gram panchayats have been affected and most of the villages come under non-irrigated pockets of the district. According to an eye estimate report prepared by the Agriculture Department, 49,304

Odisha govt to revive Kalahandi medical college

The Odisha cabinet on Wednesday approved for revival of medical college and hospital in Kalahandi district. Now, the state government has taken over the medical college and it would induct a suitable private partner through Public private Partnership framework for ensuing the revival and sustainable operationalisation of the medical college and hospital. As the Medical

The fate of tribal people of Kalahandi is at stake

The fate of Indravati multipurpose project and economy of tribal people dependant on Buflamali hills of Kalahandi is at stake said state secretary of CPI-M Alli Kishor Patnaik after visiting the area on Thursday and taking note of the proposed bauxite mining proposal of Utkal Alumina. Both the union government and the state government need