Deba Prasad Dash

23-year-old tribal woman becomes first female pilot from Malkangiri district

After clocking 200 flight hours in the cockpit, she finally obtained the certificate of commercial pilot last month.

09 Sep 2019

Bonda tribe's endless quest for drinking water in Odisha

As per the Rural Health Statistics - 2018, the rural health care infrastructure in Odisha is not sufficient to meet the current population norm.

24 Jul 2019

Malkangiri's Bonda Hill in malaria grip

358 malaria positive cases were reported in June in Khairput community health centre.

19 Jul 2019

No widow pension for poor woman who killed self in Odisha

Condition of the victim's two children is stable and the district administration in Odisha has decided to take both of them into its care.

02 Jul 2019

Rural drinking water takes back seat in Odisha's Malkangiri

Out of about 11,995 tube wells in the Malkangiri district, 597 are defunct, of which 553 are now functional and 44 more tube wells are still awaiting repair.

10 Jun 2019

Six panchayats still remain cut off in Swabhiman Anchal

People of these panchayats are using country boats by risking their lives to cross Chitrakonda reservoir to reach the block headquarters 

09 May 2019

Kendu leaf pluckers at private players’ mercy

This year, the Government has set a procurement target of 91,120 bags, each comprising 1,250 bundles, for district

25 Apr 2019

Some take a break

It’s a break for candidates of different political parties who contested for the Nabarangpur Lok  Sabha constituency and seven Assembly segments under it.

21 Apr 2019

Raging fire destroys Malkangiri forest

Fire reported from 1,900 places, including 300 spots, under six forest ranges of the district

21 Apr 2019

Odisha: Polling team treks 15 km, spends night in forest to return EVMs

Ensuring free and fair elections in the difficult terrains of Bonda Hills under Khairput block was an uphill task for 36 polling officials and SOG jawans.

14 Apr 2019

Naveen Patnaik plays Bengali card to counter BJP

The Bengali settler community constitutes a major chunk of the electorate here.

06 Apr 2019

Retaining Chitrakonda a tough task for BJD

Given the perceived ‘Modi wave’ and strong anti-incumbency factor in Chitrakonda Assembly constituency, it will not be a cakewalk for the ruling BJD to retain the seat this time.

03 Apr 2019

Campaigning a low key affair in Malkangiri

With just 10 days to go for the first phase polling of the General Elections, campaigning remains a low key affair in the district.

01 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Will Chitrakonda help BJP’s Balabhadra Majhi again?

In 2014 General Elections, of the seven Assembly seats - Umerkote, Dabugam, Chitrakonda, Jharigan, Kotpad, 

31 Mar 2019

Can Madkami upset BJD applecart in Malkangiri?

The community, which plays a decisive role in poll outcome, seem to be divided after denial of the ruling party ticket to Madkami.

28 Mar 2019