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News from Gajapati

Gajapati District has been named after Maharaja Sri Krushna Chandra Gajapati Narayan Deo, the Ex–Raja Sahib of Paralakhemundi estate (the 1st Prime Minister of Odisha State), who is remembered for his contribution in formation of a separate Odisha province and inclusion of Paralakhemundi estate in Odisha. This district has famous for the Buddhist temple, the highest in South Asia at Chandragiri. Tibetan refugees’ settlement at Chandragiri is another place for the tourist to visit.

Twin low pressure systems likely over Bay of Bengal by Aug 7 & 13; heavy rain in store for Odisha
Twin low pressure over Bay of Bengal by Aug 7 & 13; heavy rain in store for Odisha

As per sources, the second system may intensify into a depression triggering heavy rainfall. The enhanced rainfall activity may dampen the Independence Day celebrations in the State on August 15.

Low Pressure Update
Low pressure area likely by Aug 7; IMD issues orange warning for heavy rainfall in Odisha

A low pressure system is likely form over Northwest & adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal around August 7, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.

Thunderstorm, heavy rainafll alert
Odisha SRC issues alert for thunderstorms, rainfall in these districts

The alert has been issued for the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha (including Bhubaneswar city), Cuttack, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada and Kalahandi for the next three hours.

Heavy Rainfall Alert For Odisha
IMD issues orange warning for heavy rainfall in Odisha districts; check latest forecast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted heavy rainfall activities in several parts of the State till July 26, 2022.

Landslide in Gajapati
Heavy rains trigger landslide in Gajapati, rescue teams at spot

Several houses have been damaged in a major landslide incident at Jangiditul village under Badakalakote panchayat of Gajapati district.

Poor infra hits govt-run educational institutions in Odisha
Poor infra hits govt-run educational institutions in Odisha

Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) had been roped in for construction of the hostel

Incessant rain makes life in South, West Odisha miserable
Incessant rain makes life in South, West Odisha miserable

While five houses were washed away completely due to landslide triggered by incessant rains, 10 other houses in the area got partly damaged.

Orphan kids go on shopping spree in Odisha, thanks to Collector
Orphan kids go on shopping spree in Odisha, thanks to Collector

The inmates of Balika Sishu Jatna Kendra had never ever thought of buying clothes in shopping malls until the Child Protection Unit of Gajapati district made their dream come true. 

Heavy Rainfall Alert
Cyclone Asani: IMD issues yellow warning for heavy rainfall in Odisha

In the past 24 hours, light to moderate rain/thunderstorm has occurred at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha and at one or two places over the districts of interior Odisha with heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Cuttack, Bhadrak and Deogarh.

Heavy Rain Alert
Cyclonic storm Asani: Heavy rainfall for 3 days in Odisha

As per IMD, the severe cyclonic storm is likely to move northwest wards till May 10 and reach northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts. It is likely to recurve and move towards northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast.

Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm, lies about 680 km off Puri
Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm, lies about 680 km off Puri

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena has assured that there will be no impact of Cyclone Asani in Odisha as it will move 100 km away off Puri coast.

Thunderstorm, lightning warning for Odisha, Check IMD's Latest Weather Forecast
Thunderstorm, lightning warning for Odisha, Check IMD's Latest Weather Forecast

The IMD has issued a ‘yellow warning’ for thunderstorm and lightning activities in seven districts of Koraput,Rayagada, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nayagarh and Khordha in the next 24 hours.

Mohana High School
Odisha School Used As Panchayat Poll Strong Room Remains Closed, Students Protest

Students belonging to a government High School at Mohana in Odisha’s Gajapati district were forced to wait on the school verandah on Monday after they found their school locked up with the doors and windows sealed even after the announcement of the Panchayat poll results a week ago.

Border Row: AP, Odisha Cops Come Face To Face Over Goat Theft In Gajapati 
Border Row: AP, Odisha Cops Come Face To Face Over Goat Theft In Gajapati 

As per allegations from local residents, several goats from Manikapatna village were found missing continuously for last few days.

Upset Over Defeat, Sarpanch Candidate Cuts Off Road In Gajapati
Upset Over Defeat, Sarpanch Candidate Cuts Off Road In Gajapati

The unusual incident was reported from Gangabada Panchayat in Rayagada Block of Gajapati district.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Disappointed Voters Draw Line; ‘No Tower, No Power...No Vote’ 
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Disappointed Voters Draw Line; ‘No Tower, No Power...No Vote’ 

With anger in their belly, these voters have decided to stay off from the Panchayat elections. 

Noted Ornithologist, Sanakhemundi King Uday Narayan Dev No More 
Noted Ornithologist, Sanakhemundi King Uday Narayan Dev No More 

Uday Narayan Dev was elected from Mohana Assembly Constituency in Gajapati district three consecutive times in 1974, 1977 and 1980.

Panchayat Polls: Villagers Vent Ire On Election Officer Over 'Faulty Voter List' In Odisha’s Gajapat
Panchayat Polls: Villagers Vent Ire On Election Officer Over 'Faulty Voter List' In Odisha’s Gajapati

After not receiving any satisfactory answers from the Election Officer, the villagers locked up him before staging a demonstration,

Pregnant Woman
Odisha Sees Another Childbirth On Roads: Mobile Network Down In Gajapati, 108 Dial Failed

Jhunu  Jani belonging to Jamdul village under R Udayagiri block in Gajapati district experienced labour pain in the morning. Immediately, her family members along with Asha Karmi Gayatri Jani dialled 108 for an ambulance service. But their efforts went in vain as due to poor mobile network, the calls failed

Villagers in Odisha’s Gajapati Wait For Bridge For Decades Amid Mounting Sufferings
Villagers in Odisha’s Gajapati Wait For Bridge For Decades Amid Mounting Sufferings

In the absence of a proper concrete bridge, the villagers are forced to risk their lives daily while crossing the Ghodahada river on the rickety bamboo structure.

Omicron Case In Andhra Pradesh: Gajapati Dist Admin Steps Up Vigil Expecting Mass Arrivals
Omicron Case In Andhra Pradesh: Gajapati Dist Admin Steps Up Vigil Expecting Mass Arrivals

It is expected that a large number of people working in Andhra Pradesh will return to Gajapati district this month due to the Omicron scare.

Cyclone Jawad
Cyclone Jawad: Depression To Intensify Into Cyclonic Storm Today

Red warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls (more than 20 cm) has been issued for Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, and Jagatsinghpur on December 4.

Cyclone Update: Low Pressure Becomes Well Marked; IMD Predicts Cyclonic Storm In 24 Hours
Cyclone Update: Low Pressure Becomes Well Marked; IMD Predicts Cyclonic Storm In 24 Hours

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said that after the formation of a Depression, the system will intensify into a ‘Cyclonic Storm’ over Central Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours.

Cyclone Alert: Low-Pressure Over Central Andaman Sea To Turn Depression Tomorrow
Cyclone Alert: Low-Pressure Over Central Andaman Sea To Turn Depression Tomorrow

The low-pressure system formed over the Central Andaman Sea has been active and will intensify into Depression by tomorrow while moving in the West-Southwest direction, informed the Bhubaneswar Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclonic Storm Over BoB; IMD Issues Oranges Warning For Heavy Rainfall In Odisha
Cyclonic Storm Over BoB: IMD Issues Orange Warning For Heavy Rainfall In Odisha

As per the IMD, a low pressure area lies over South Thailand and neighbourhood and it is likely to emerge into Andaman Sea in the next 12 hours.

Cyclone Threat To Odisha - Farmers In Gajapati Sell Paddy To Andhra At Low Price
Cyclone Threat To Odisha - Farmers In Gajapati Sell Paddy To Andhra At Low Price

As per reports, in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, tons of paddy were transported to Andhra Pradesh for sell while middlemen made hay.

Farmer Harvesting Half-Ripen Crop
Cyclone Threat To Odisha Worries Farmers Of A Bleak Harvest

With a low pressure brewing up in South Andaman Sea stroking fears of a cyclone for Odisha, the farmers of the State, particularly from the South and coastal belts are losing sleep for fear of suffering losses just before the harvesting period.

Low Pressure On Nov 30, Depression In Next 48 Hrs: Yellow Warning For Odisha Districts
Low Pressure On Nov 30, Depression In Next 48 Hrs: Yellow Warning For Odisha Districts

As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the system is likely to move west-north-westwards and concentrate into a Depression over Southeast and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48 hours.

Battery Bicycle
Botany Lecturer In Odisha’s Gajapati Designs Low Cost Battery Bicycle

The continuous surge in the fuel prices and level of pollution prompted Manas Ranjan Panigrahi to design a battery-powered low-cost bicycle

Mamita Murder Case
Mamita Murder Case: BJP Shuts Down Gajapati, Jharsuguda, Demands Removal Of Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra

Similarly in Jharsuguda, business establishments, government and private offices, banks and educational institutions remained closed while vehicular movement came to a grinding halt as the saffron party observed 8-hour, from 6 am to 2 pm, bandh across the district.

Gajapati Bandh
Mamita Murder: BJP Calls Gajapati Bandh On Nov 6 Demanding Ouster Of Odisha Home Minister

The saffron party leader also urged the people of Gajapati to extend their wholehearted support to the bandh to make it successful across the district

Wood smuggling
Four Odisha Cops Caught ‘Smuggling’ Teakwood In Police Van At Paralakhemundi

During searches, they found around 100 teakwood logs in the van. With no documents to support the source or ownership of the wood, the accused were detained for questioning.

Odisha Anganwadi Worker In Gajapati Threatened By AP Sarpanch, Stopped From Distributing Food Items
Odisha Anganwadi Worker In Gajapati Threatened By AP Sarpanch, Stopped From Distributing Food Items 

In her complaint, Anganwadi worker Kasturi Raita alleged that she was threatened by a Sarpanch of Budarsing Panchayat of Andhra Pradesh when she had gone to Gudikhudi village to distribute Chatua and other dry foods.

Temple In Odisha Which Only Opens During 9 Nine Days Of Navratri
Temple In Odisha Which Only Opens During Navratri

But the diversity of practices in these Peethas and the numerous facets of the divine feminine Goddess archetypes who preside the every nook and corner, from a nondescript village to metropolitan town in the State, is what make it a thing of beauty.

BSKY Smart Health Card
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Launches BSKY Smart Health Cards In Gajapati

The CM also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 37 development projects which will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 819.61 Crore.

 ganja seized
Ganja Worth Over Rs 2.5 Crore Seized By Police In Separate Places In Odisha

In another success for the Odisha Police, Adava Police on Sunday seized over 20 quintals of marijuana from a granite-laden truck near Mandrabaju village in R.Udaigiri area of Gajapati district and arrested two persons.

Niti Aayog’s Aspirational Districts For August 2021
Odisha’s Gajapati Tops List Of Niti Aayog’s Aspirational Districts For August 2021

The programme focuses on six main themes-- health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion, skill development, and basic infrastructure-- which have direct bearing on the quality of life and economic productivity of the citizens. 

Odisha ACF Death Case: Bidya Under Extreme Mental Duress, Says Her Father
Odisha ACF Death Case: Bidya Under Extreme Mental Duress, Says Her Father

On July 11, Soumya Ranjan was found with burn injuries at his quarters and rushed to a hospital. However, a day later, he succumbed while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Cuttack.

Odisha-Andhra Border Dispute
Odisha-Andhra Border Row: Pradhan Recommends Measures To Andhra CM For Peaceful Resolution

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has termed the spread of the border skirmishes from 20 odd villages under Kotia Gram Panchayat to other border villages in Koraput and Gajapati districts as ‘unfortunate’ and ‘matter of serious concern’.

girl rape
7-Year-Old Girl Raped By 16-Year-Old Boy In Odisha, Accused Detained

When the girl, sobbing, somehow managed to get home at around 6 pm, her family members asked her whereabouts. She then narrated her ordeal following which her parents informed the police.

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