Six members of a family, four of them women, were killed when their multi-utility vehicle hit a roadside tree in Odisha's Rayagada district Wednesday, police said.
The Odisha government said two more medical colleges would be set up in PPP mode in tribal-dominated Rayagada and Gajapati districts.
A Maoist leader, wanted in connection with the murder of a sarpanch and other criminal activities, was arrested from Pokara village in Rayagada district, police said today.
At least 120 posts of high school head masters are lying vacant in the tribal dominated Rayagada district of Odisha, official sources said here today.
Seven minor boys were rescued while being trafficked in Odisha`s Rayagada district and a middle-man allegedly involved in child trafficking racket was arrested, the police said today.
Shortage of drinking water due to non-maintenance of tube wells and water tanks has forced villagers in Rayagada district in Odisha to drink contaminated water, raising concern of increase in water-borne diseases.
Maoists have called for boycott of ensuing polls in Rayagada district in Odisha, after issuing the same diktat in nearby Malkangiri and Koraput.
Union Minister Srikant Jena sought a CBI probe into the death of a woman teacher in Odisha`s Rayagada, who was allegedly torched for refusing to withdraw a molestation case against her senior.
Battling for life for five days, an Odisha teacher who was set ablaze for refusing to withdraw a complaint of molestation in Raygada district, died on Friday.
A woman teacher in Odisha`s Rayagada district died on Friday, four days after she was set ablaze by an unidentified assailant for allegedly refusing to withdraw a sexual assault complaint.
With molestation victim lady teacher battling for survival at a hospital after being set on fire in Odisha`s Rayagada district, the state government today announced it would bear her treatment cost.
Three Maoists were killed in a fierce encounter with security forces in a forest area of Odisha`s Rayagada district, police said on Friday.
At least 20 persons were killed and 25 injured, 12 of them seriously, when a tractor carrying a marriage party fell into a gorge in Rayagada district on Friday, police said.
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 Police have intensified their operation to nab the state`s most wanted Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, two days after gunning down five of his alleged supporters in Gajapati district, officials said.
Gun wielding Maoists shot dead the husband of a Sarpanch at a village in Odisha`s Rayagada district.
The relay hunger strike launched by lawyers demanding setting up of a District and Sessions Judge Court entered the fifth day on Monday.
The toll which stood at 37 increased to 38 with one more person succumbing to the water-borne disease in Rayagada.
Armed naxalites killed two
persons suspecting them to be police informers in separate
attacks in Orissa`s Rayagada disrict, police said on Sunday.
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