At least 18 tribal families have been staying away from their homes in Odisha`s Nuapada district for the last one and half years due to the fear of attack by Maoists, police said Thursday.
Two maoist ultras, including a woman, were killed during separate encounters in Odisha`s Nuapada and Koraput districts, police said on Monday.
With the death of four more persons during Holi revelry in Odisha, the toll due to mishaps while celebrating the festival mounted to 14 on Friday, police said.
Odisha government on Monday declared 314 villages spread over four districts as drought-affected.
A court in Odisha`s Nuapada district today awarded capital punishment to two men for killing a woman and her daughter in February last year.
A group of about 25 armed rebels, including women, barged into the house of Satar Khan at Nangalbaoard in Sinapali area late last night and attacked him with sharp weapons and rifle bayonet.
An intense combing operation by the CRPF and elite Special Operation Group is Wednesday underway in Odisha`s Nuapada district where a police officer was shot dead after being kidnapped by Maoists.
A police officer in plain clothes was kidnapped by Maoists on Tuesday and shot dead later in a forest area.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai