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Odisha govt has "nexus" with Maoists: BJP probe team

Five tribals, including three women and an one-year-old child, were killed on July 8 in what police said was a crossfire during its operation against Maoists.

Congress to raise Kandhamal killings in Parliament

Congress to raise Kandhamal killings in Parliament

Asking Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to own responsibility for the death of five persons in Kandhamal, Congress said it would raise the issue in Parliament as such killings in the name of anti-naxal drive shows BJD regime's "anti-tribal and anti-dalit" psyche.

BJD in understanding with naxals, alleges BJP

Describing the Kandhamal tragedy as a grim chapter involving killing of helpless and innocent people, the BJP delegation alleged that Naveen Patnaik government was not at all serious about the incident.

Cong team in Kandhamal, party workers-police clash near DGP office

The clash between Congress workers and police personnel took place when demonstrators protesting against the Kandhamal incident of July 8 were prevented from entering the high security office premises.

SOP not adhered during Kandhamal encounter: Oraon

Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes rejected the police version that the villagers were caught in the crossfire.

Fake encounter in Kandhamal: BJP chief Amit Shah forms committee over killing of tribals

Fake encounter in Kandhamal: BJP chief Amit Shah forms committee over killing of tribals

BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday constituted a committee of three MPs to look into the killing of five tribals in Kandhamal as the party rejected the Odisha police' claim that they were killed in a crossfire involving Maoists and demanded a probe by a High Court judge.

Odisha government officer reveals her transgender identity

A 32-year-old Odisha government gazetted officer on Monday made public her transgender identity.

Drought-like situation in 12 Odisha districts

 Odisha Revenue Minister Bijoyshree Routary on Wednesday said that 12 districts in the state are facing a drought-like situation and have suffered more than 33 percent crop loss.

151 infants die in Kendrapara hospitals in 4 months

As many as 151 infants died in different hospitals here between April and July, reflecting a grim infant and child health care situation in Odisha which recently reported an alarming rate of deaths of newborns in Cuttack and Kandhamal.

154 infants die in 4 months in Kandhamal hospitals

As many as 154 infants died in different hospitals in Kandhamal between April and July, reflecting the abysmal state of infant and child health care in the tribal-dominated district, which did not have even one paediatrician till last month.

Three held for raping minor in Odhisa

 Three persons were arrested for allegedly gangraping a minor tribal girl in Khajuripada area of Odisha's Kandhamal district, police said today.

Kandhamal to ensure water supply near residential schools

 To ensure proper water supply, the administration in Kandhamal district has decided to construct check dams over springs and nullahs near residential schools functioning under the ST and SC welfare department.

Woman gets married to unfaithful lover through counseling

 A 26-year-old woman on Saturday succeeded in marrying an Odisha government officer who allegedly disowned their pre-marital relationship before the state women's commission and senior police officials intervened, in Odisha's Kandhamal district.

Tribal school girl found pregnant in Odisha, hostel in-charge suspended

Close on the heels of similar incidents, a 15-year old tribal student living in a government school hostel, was found pregnant as the district authorities suspended the hostel incharge and the police launched a probe.

Shutdown over ban on VHP leader Praveen Togadia hits normal life in Kandhamal

The day-long shutdown called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to protest against the ban on the entry of its top leader Pravin Togadia hit normal life in Odisha`s Kandhamal district Saturday, police said.

Kandhamal commission seeks extension

Justice Basudev Panigrahi commission probing the communal riots in Kandhamal district of 2007 has sought one more year of his tenure to submit the inquiry report.

I am not against minorities: Praveen ​Togadia

Denied permission by the Odisha government to visit communally sensitive Kandhamal district, VHP president Praveen Togadia on Friday clarified that he was not against the minorities but would continue to speak in favour of his Hindu brothers and sisters.

I am not against minorities: Praveen Togadia

Denied permission by Odisha government to visit communally sensitive Kandhamal district, VHP President Praveen Togadia on Friday clarified that he was not against the minorities but would continue to speak in favour of his Hindu brothers and sisters.

Praveen Togadia prohibited from visiting Kandhamal

The district administration has prohibited the entry of VHP leader Praveen Togadia to sensitive Kandhamal in Odisha on Saturday fearing trouble.

Naveen flags off new buses for Maoist-hit areas

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday flagged off 32 new buses which will operate in the Maoist-hit areas of Odisha under 'Biju Gaon Gadi Yojana'.