koraput News

Truck Bus Accident, More than 25 people in Hospital

Near Katapali A bridge Sambalpur, early morning a truck bus accident happen. More than 25 people are admitted in hospital.

Dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Odisha after Kunduli gang rape victim commits suicide

Normal life was hit across Odisha today due to a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called separately by the Congress and the BJP to seek justice for a 14-year-old tribal girl who committed suicide after alleging rape by four men in uniform three months ago. Shops, business establishments, markets, offices, banks and financial institutions remained shut, while vehicular

Tribal Woman gives birth in drain after doctor refuse admission

The Tribal woman was visiting her  ailing husband in the hospital when she went into labor pain. The doctors allegedly refused to check her due to lack of documents. In a distressing case of hospital apathy, a woman delivered in a drain next to the hospital that denied her admission over lack of documents. The

Congress and BJD fan pet issues

Stepping up its attack on the BJD, a poll-bound Congress today organised three rallies in the undivided Koraput district, an old party bastion with a sizeable chunk of tribal population. Addressing big gatherings at Malkangiri and Jeypore, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Jaydev Jena and All-India Congress Committee-appointed in-charge of state party affairs B.K. Hariprasad,

‘Maoist’ threat in parcel

The Koraput sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) on Tuesday received a parcel through speed post, which contained a Maoist letter written in Odia, two bullets and a detonator. The letter accused SDJM Debasish Panda of harassing people by rejecting their bail pleas. “Leave the place immediately or you will be punished at the Praja Court,” the

Naveen Patnaik asks home secretary, DGP to rush to Maoist-hit Koraput

Naveen Patnaik asked the home secretary and director general of police (DGP) to rush to Koraput district and take stock of the situation in the southern region of the state. Patnaik issued this direction while presiding over a high level review meeting on Tuesday’s landmine blast where at least four BSF jawans were killed and

Naxals attack BSF convoy in Koraput, 4 personnel dead

 A group of heavily armed Naxals attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) convoy in Koraput district of Odisha killing four personnel and injuring three others. The BSF personnel were killed when their van was blown up by the Naxals. The three personnel have been injured seriously and they have been taken to the hospital. A

2 lakh Odisha workers suffer in hellish Andhra kilns

They are loaded onto trains like goats, wide-eyed and scared. Few know where they are being herded to or where the trains – the Korba-VSKP Link Express and the Durg-VSKP Passenger – are going. They are pushed into unreserved compartments, one stacked above the other like sacks of rice. Some die without food or water;

New BSE zonal office opens at Jeypore

A new zonal office of the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha, was inaugurated by school and mass education minister Rabi Narayan Nanda at Jeypore on Sunday. The office aims to decentralise the board’s manifold activities and to provide doorstep services to teachers and students of Koraput, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri and Rayagada districts, said officials. “A

Game’s up for 3 fake Maoists

Police on Saturday arrested three persons for allegedly trying to extort money from a trader by posing as Maoists in Rayagada district. The accused were identified as Rajendra Rout, Sanjit Naik and Arun Bagho. According to police, the trio had pasted a fake Maoist poster at the home of a trader identified as Ram Murty