Kalahandi

Odisha Youth Commits Suicide Over India’s Defeat In World Cup Semi-Final

Bhawanipatna: A youth of Nuagaon panchayat in Odisha’s Kalahandi district allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison after being disappointed over ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final. The deceased have been identified as Sombaru Bhoi. His family members found him lying in an unconscious state at a farmland and rushed him to the Dharmagarh sub-divisional hospital. Later, […]


Bengaluru Doctor Takes Healthcare to Kalahandi Tribes

Bhubaneswar: A 66 years old doctor from Bengaluru has pitched a tent where no doctor has set foot before — the inaccessible villages in Kalahandi district. Dr Aquinas Edassery, from Bengaluru’s St John’s Hospital, has set up a comprehensive rural healthcare programme under the Swasthya Swaraj Society. She founded the Society to provide medical facilities and […]


Sardar Rajas Medical College chief arrested from Tamil Nadu

Bhubaneswar: Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch has arrested A. Johnsel Raja, managing trustee of Selvam Educational and Charitable Trust which was running the Sardar Rajas Medical College and Hospital in Kalahandi, Odisha. Raja is held from Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu, on charges of criminal breach of trust and cheating. A police team from Odisha arrested Raja, […]


Vedanta Sponsored Healthcare in Kalahandi an Eyewash

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Child Care Centre in Kalahandi turns into a haunted place The sorry state of healthcare in the state finds no solution despite multiple majors taken by government. When the curious case of Dana Majhi, the Kalahandi man who walked 20 kelometres with his wife’s corpse on shoulder, has been forgotten, […]



Writing for Downtrodden: Poet Hemanta Dalapati Suspended from Job

By Subhransu Panda, Bhubaneswar: Poet Hemanta Dalapati was suspended from his job for writing poetry for the downtrodden. He is serving as a government teacher at DIET, Bhawanipatana. Being a man from the tribal community he himself lived and experienced the traumatised and marginalised life of poor primitive communities. He used to write their pain and […]


Daughters Carry Mother’s Body

By Odisha Story Bureau, Kalahandi: They dismantled the roof of their house for the cremation wood. A month after the Dana Majhi episode shocked the country, the district of Kalahandi again shot to controversy after four daughters of a widow had to act as pallbearers as no one came to help them. With nobody coming forward to […]


Help Poured on Man Who Walked 10 km With Wife’s Body

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhawanipatna: First the district administration, then Baharin PM and then Sulabh International. Dana Majhi, who walked 10-km carrying his wife’s body on his shoulder in Odisha’s Kalahandi district triggering a national uproar, is receiving help from different corners. On Saturday, Dana Majhi received a onetime assistance of Rs 5 lakh from Sulabh […]


State Govt. Only Cares About Electoral Gains: Dharmendra

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Kalahandi incident has maligned Odisha’s image: Union Minister Such Incident will not recur in future: Odisha Minister Union Petroleum and natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan slams state govt. for its poor healthcare services. His reaction on ‘Corpse on Shoulder’ incident came down heavily on the alleged insensitivity of both the […]


Man Carries Wife’s Body 10 Km With Daughter

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhawanipatna:  A tribal man in Odisha’s Kalahandi district carried the body of his wife on his shoulders as the hospital authorities did not provide a mortuary van or an ambulance. The incident occurred at the district headquarters hospital at Bhawanipatna where 42-year-old Amang Dei was being treated for tuberculosis and died. […]