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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.

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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.

Post Office Locked By Landlord In Odisha's Gajapati Over Derail In Monthly Rents
Post Office Locked By Landlord In Odisha's Gajapati Over Derail In Monthly Rents

However, the postmaster has a different story to narrate. As per the postmaster, Mallick didn't provide the required documents which were necessary for approval of the monthly charges. 

Road, Drinking Water Still Elude Tribal Villagers In Odisha’s Gajapati
Living On The Edge: Road, Drinking Water Still Elude Tribal Villagers In Odisha’s Gajapati

Basic amenities elude people at Guriguda village under Antaraba Gram Panchayat at Mohana block in Gajapati district

Low Pressure Forms Over BoB, IMD Predicts Rain In Odisha For 2-3 Days
Low Pressure Forms Over BoB, IMD Predicts Rain In Odisha For 2-3 Days

Heavy rainfall is also likely to occur in some places in southern and coastal belt of the State in the next 24 hours.

Online Gambling
‘Nice Share’ Dupes Hundreds In Odisha’s Gajapati, Police Probe On To Bust Online Gambling App

Enticed by the scheme, the gullible victims even went on to invest bigger amounts ranging up to Rs 18 lakh.

2100 KG Ganja Seized
26 Arrested In Odisha In One Of The Biggest Ever Drug Bust, 2100 KG Ganja Seized

Gajapati police seized a huge haul of around 21 quintal of ganja worth over Rs 1.5 crore in R Udayagiri and arrested as many as 26 persons including seven women in this connection

ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case: Lie Detection Test Of DFO, Bidya Bharati If Needed; Says CB
ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case: Lie Detection Test Of DFO, Bidya Bharati If Needed; Says CB

A four-member team of the Crime Branch led by DSP, Gyanaranjan Mishra today recorded the statement of DFO Sangram Keshari Behera after subjecting him to questioning for over three hours.

Woman Cop Grilled By Crime Branch In ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case
Woman Cop Grilled By Crime Branch In ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case

Mamata Panda, OIC of Gurandi police station was questioned by the Crime Branch team for three hours in connection with the death of Paralakhemundi assistant conservator of forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra.

ACF Death Case: Gajapati Collector Was Present At DFO's Quarters On Fire Mishap Day, Claims Watchman
ACF Death Case: Gajapati Collector Was Present At DFO's Quarters On Fire Mishap Day, Claims Watchman  

A watchman made a startling revelation that District Collector of Gajapati was present at Divisional Forest Officer (DFO)'s quarters when the fire mishap occurred that led to death of assistant conservator of forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra.

ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case: Crime Branch Quizzes Two Colleagues Of Deceased Officer
ACF Soumya Ranjan Death Case: Crime Branch Quizzes Two Colleagues Of Deceased Officer 

Two colleagues of deceased Paralakhemundi assistant conservator of forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra were questioned by a team of Odisha Crime Branch on Monday.

Basic amenities
Basic Amenities Remain Dream For These Odisha Villages Sans Govt Welfare Schemes

Basic amenities in remote areas of Gajapati and Jajpur districts are still a distant dream even as the government has implemented host of welfare schemes for the development of rural Odisha

Odisha: Paralakhemundi ACF Death Case
Gajapati Police Clean Chit To DFO In Paralakhemundi ACF Death Case

In a major development in the mysterious death case of Paralakhemundi Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra, the Gajapati Superintendent of Police on Friday gave clean chit DFO Sangram Keshari Behera.

Paralakhemundi ACF Death: Accused DFO Sangram Behera Grilled By Police
Paralakhemundi ACF Death: Accused DFO Sangram Behera Grilled By Police

Based on the online complaint of the father of the deceased, Paralakhemundi Police has registered a case against DFO Behera, Soumya’s widow Bidya Bharati Panda and cook Manmath Kambha.

Circumstantial Evidence Suggests Fire Mishap At ACF's Quarters: Crime Branch
Circumstantial Evidence Suggests Fire Mishap At ACF's Quarters: Crime Branch 

Odisha Crime Branch concluded that a fire incident had occurred at the government quarters of deceased ACF Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra 

Paralakhemundi ACF Death Case: DFO, Lady Cop To Be Quizzed, Says Gajapati SP
Paralakhemundi ACF Death Case: DFO, Lady Cop To Be Quizzed, Says Gajapati SP

The DFO has been named an accused in the murder case which has been filed in connection with the mysterious death of 32-year-old ACF Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra.

ACF's Death In Odisha: No Evidence To Suggest Fire Mishap In Quarters
ACF's Death In Odisha: No Evidence To Suggest Fire Mishap In Quarters

The quarters was closed since July 12, the day Soumya Ranjan reportedly suffered burn injuries

BJP Delegation
Odisha BJP Team Meets Villagers To Be Hit By Andhra's Barrage Project Over Bansadhara

A delegation of BJP today visited some areas in Gajapati district likely to be affected by the construction of a barrage by Andhra Pradesh government over river Bansadhara at Neredi.

IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts
IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts

Light to moderate rain or thundershower is also likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar.

Murder
Father-Son Duo Killed Over Sorcery In Gajapati

In a gruesome incident, a man and his son were allegedly killed by some fellow villagers on suspicion of practicing sorcery at Muthaguda village under Adaba police limits

After Fatal May, Corona Trend Declining In Odisha: Public Health Director
After Fatal May, Corona Trend Declining In Odisha: Public Health Director

The effects of the lockdowns and shutdown are generally noticed after four weeks. But we need to be more cautious, till the situation normalises, said Mishra.

Covid cases
Odisha Logs 35 Deaths With 7K Plus New Covid Positive Cases 

The Covid-19 related fatalities in the State has turned into a major reason of concern as the number of daily deaths is hovering over 30 for the last few days even as the single-day positive cases has come down drastically.

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Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Effect! Odisha Sees Dramatic Decline In Single-Day Covid Spike, No Let Up In Fatalities

The single-day spike in Covid-19 cases in the State witnessed a drastic fall with only 6,736 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours even as there is no break in the rising cases of fatalities.

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Covid19: Odisha Reports 11,108 New Cases, 26 Deaths

Odisha’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with  11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.

Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not
Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not

Along with the lockdown, the weekend shutdown will be remain in force in the weekends starting from 6 pm of Fridays to 5 am on Mondays in Odisha.

Inmate Goes Missing From Quarantine Centre In Odisha, FIR Registered
Inmate Goes Missing From Quarantine Centre In Odisha, FIR Registered

The missing inmate identified as Narendra Bisoi belonged to Ghasapada village under Damadua Gram Panchayat in the district. He was quarantined at Luhagudi after his return from Andhra Pradesh on May 9, 2021.