The child Brahmananda belongs to Phuljhari village of Kantapal GP in Kankadahada block in the district.
The accused, Ashok Kumar Nath (44), was a sarpanch of Sorisiapada, sources in the forest department said.
25 women are not only managing 25 tonne of waste generated in the town everyday but also composting it, writes Biranchi Seth
Medical services in the hospital were disrupted for several hours due to the dharna of the doctors.
As many as 38 pandals have been set up on the six km stretch between Korean bypass and College road in the town. However, due to restrictions, no devotees are allowed into the pandal.
DFO Prakash Chand Gogineni said as many as 45 poachers have been arrested under Wildlife Protection Act in the district in the last three months
Dhenkanal MLA Sudhir Kumar Samal, Collector Bhumesh Chandra Behera and Sub-Collector Saphaya Pandit Pradhan visited the marooned villages and interacted with its residents.
The prices of vegetables went up significantly as traffic on major roads of the town came to a halt. Poor enforcement and monitoring by the authorities concerned only made matters worse.
Family members of an elderly woman abandoned her body out of Covid fear at the SCB Medical College and Hospital’s isolation ward here on Tuesday.
Chief district agriculture officer RK Nayak informed that agricultural activities have resumed in all eight blocks after Wednesday’s downpour.
In Dhenkanal town, Dr Anupama Mishra of BB High School has been reaching out to children residing in three km radius of the school.
After detection of a Coronavirus positive case, the Dhenkanal administration launched door-to-door health survey of residents on Saturday.
Facing serious losses due to the lockdown, farmers and vegetable traders have urged the administration to resume weekly and bi-weekly haats in the district.
Chief District Medical and Public Health Officer Dr Niranjan Mishra visited 10 rural hospitals to monitor preparedness to deal with the crisis.
Facilities will be made functional at the 11 sub-divisional hospitals and CHCs in the district. Collector Bhumesh Chandra Behera said around 40 foreign returnees have been put in home isolatiom.