Siba Prasad Dora

Ignored by government, Odisha's Rayagada villagers build own bridge 

Come rainy season and the two villages are cut-off from the rest of the block headquarters in absence of a bridge.

18 Jul 2019

Sorcery practice haunts Odisha's Rayagada, 20 lives claimed in nine years

Despite the implementation of the Orissa Prevention of Witch Hunting, Act, 2013, that entails penalty for practising and abetting sorcery, as many as 20 persons have been killed in Odisha's Rayagada. 

10 Jul 2019

Odisha's ancient Pataleswar Shiva temple in state of neglect

Due to lack of conservation measures, several valuable and architectural marvels, including idols have been smuggled out from the ancient Pataleswar Shiva temple.

08 Jul 2019

Kapdaganda: No coarse cloth for Dongria designs

The next generation is disinterested in weaving because money earned is very less and there is no Government support.

07 Jul 2019

A nullah, only water source for Baladia village in Odisha

With the ground water almost depleted for lack of rain, villagers collect water from a nearby nullah during summer and winter which gets polluted in monsoon.

28 May 2019

Meet State’s only Independent to win this poll

Makaranda has a strong connect with people of Kashipur as he has been fighting for granting ST status for Jhodia community and employment of local youths in UAIL at Doraguda.

25 May 2019

Saptagiri surprises all to win Koraput

While Saptagiri polled 3,71,129 votes, Kausalya secured 3,67,516 votes. The BJP’s former MP Jayram Pangi had to settle for the third spot with 2,08,398 votes.

25 May 2019

Facilities fall short of Rayagada water needs

Only 13 water kiosks have been set up in town by the Municipality to cater to the needs of swelling commuters

19 Apr 2019

Hospital for Dongria Kondhs lies in neglect

Three years after it was thrown open, the health sub-centre meant for Dongria Kondhs of Muniguda block here is in a shambles.

18 Apr 2019

‘Independent’ battle for major parties in Rayagada segment

Backed by loyalists and a strong following among tribal communities, the three are raring to go.

07 Apr 2019

Dongrias lay road to remote Niyamgiri 

IN a remote corner on the hilly terrains of Maoist affected district of Rayagada, a

11 Jun 2018

Retired teacher shows the way to pisciculture

A retired teacher of Rayagada district has set an example in fish farming. He is single-handedly producing several quintals of fish from a pond that he dug up in village land.

13 May 2017

Hirakhand Express horror: A loud thud that shattered worlds 

The ill-fated Bhubaneswar-bound Hirakhand Express claimed 40 lives and left nearly 69 injured.

23 Jan 2017

Garbage disposal, a burning issue in Rayagada

A 12-acre dumping yard, identified near Antariguda village on the outskirts of town, remains unutilised

03 Dec 2016

Century old rly line yet to pick up steam

Extension of rly line from Gunupur to Therubali demanded

30 Nov 2016

'Anwesha' fails to bring tribal children to classrooms

Children are yet to get into their schools as there are no hostels

01 Sep 2016

Dongrias caught in police-Maoist crossfire

The tribals, already struggling for basic facilities, are living in the fear of either being targeted by Maoists or cops

10 May 2016