A 22-year-old daily labourer was arrested for allegedly raping a tribal woman from Dumuripada in Kandhamal district, police said on Wednesday.
An estimated 25 percent of the electorate cast their votes in the first four hours of polling for by-election to Odisha's communally sensitive Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency on Wednesday.
Six years after VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati was gunned down in Odisha`s Kandhamal district, an organisation on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into his killing.
An official in Odisha`s Kandhamal district was placed under suspension after a probe found that he was campaigning in favour of the state`s ruling Biju Janata Dal, an official said.
Five persons, including a woman teacher and her father, were arrested in Odisha`s Kandhamal district on Monday on charges of forging their caste certificates and getting government benefits.
Flow of tourists to Daringbadi, described as `Kashmir of Odisha`, has gained momentum with the hill town in Kandhamal district experiencing cold wave.
A court in Odisha sentenced all convicts in the 2008 murder of VHP leader Swami Laxmananda Saraswati and four of his aides in Kandhamal district to life imprisonment.
Two minor girls were killed and one injured when the parapet of a hostel building of a government-run residential school collapsed in Odisha`s Kandhamal district, officials said.
Driven by superstition, relatives of two tribals, who died due to lightning, kept the bodies in a heap of cowdung hoping them to resurrect.
A woman died when a wall of their mud and thatched house collapsed following incessant rains in Odisha`s Kandhamal district.
A woman was held in the trainee nun gang-rape case on Tuesday, taking the total number of arrests to three.
Security forces on Tuesday seized a huge cache of weapons and explosive materials stocked by Maoists in a forest in Odisha`s Kandhamal district.
Saraswati and four of his associates were gunned down by unidentified miscreants at Jalespeta ashram in Kandhamal district on August 23, 2008.
The deadline given by Maoist
mediators for resumption of talks in the Italian hostage
crisis ends Friday evening but there has been no word from the
government so far.
Two Italian tourists have reportedly been taken hostage by Maoists in Odisha`s Kandhamal district.
Vehicular traffic was disrupted in Maoist-hit areas in Kandhamal district on Thursday, the first day of the two-day bandh called by Maoists.
One person from Kandhamal district who was undergoing treatment for suspected Anthrax, died at a hospital.
Security arrangements have been made for peaceful Christmas celebrations in Orissa`s Kandhamal districts where riots had taken place in 2007 and 2008.
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