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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.

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.

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DRDO To Set Up Seven Medical Oxygen Plants In Odisha 

In a bid to address the oxygen crisis at hospitals especially during the time of Covid pandemic, the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has geared up to set up seven medical oxygen plants in Odisha.

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Odisha Witnesses Fall In Daily Covid Count, Records 9,793 New Cases With 18 Deaths

The number of daily Covid -19 positive cases continues to drop for the fourth consecutive day in Odisha. The State reported 9,793 fresh cases with 18 fatalities in last 24 hours.

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Covid-19: At 10,031 New Infections, Odisha Sees Dip In Daily Cases

Odisha continues to witness a dip in number of Covid 19 cases for last three days. The number of daily infections which stood at 10,635 yesterday has come down to 10,031 today. The total caseload has  mounted to 54, 4873 following today’s figures.

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Water Woes Haunt Odisha Village In Scorching Heat

Gajapati: With soaring mercury level across the State, acute shortage of drinking water has doubled the misery of Patapadar under Mohana block in the district. Villagers alleged that a solar…

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9 Jail Inmates Test Positive For Covid-19 In Odisha's Gajapati District

Gajapati: As many as nine inmates, including three from Paralakhemundi sub-jail and six inmates of R Udaygiri sub-jail in the district tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, said officials. As…

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Odisha: Minor Girl Killed After Being Hit By Ambulance

Paralakhemundi (Gajapati): Tension prevailed at Katalkaitha, on the outskirts of the district headquarters town after an ambulance hit a minor girl killing her on the spot. The deceased identified as S Laxmi belongs to the local village. According to reports, the shocking incident took place when the 10-year-old girl was crossing the road as the […]

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Amid Kotia Row, Andhra Constructs Road Inside Odisha Territory!

Gajapati: Amid the escalating border tension between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over claiming of Kotia villages in Koraput district, the neighbouring State has stroked a fresh controversy by reportedly constructing a one-km-long pucca road near Chha’ Mail village under Kashinagar block of Gajapati district. Sources said, the road is being constructed to Althi village under […]

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Odisha: Mini Truck Overturns In Gajapati, 2 Dead, Over 20 Injured

Gajapati: A mini truck overturned near Kankadaguda chhak in R.Udaygiri area of the district killing 2 people and injuring as many as 20 others. Accorrding to information, the victims, residents of Tumun village, were going to attend a marriage feast at Jamadiha. Teams of police and fire fighting personnel are on the spot for rescue […]

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Odisha BJP Team Reaches 'Disputed' Border Area In Gajapati, Andhra Delegation Flees Spot

Paralakhemundi: Officials of Andhra Pradesh government, who had reportedly come to conduct Panchayat elections in the bordering Manikpatna village under Gangabada Gram Panchayat in Gajapati district, fled the spot on Friday without being able to answer questions posed by Odisha BJP leaders touring the villages of Odisha-AP border in Koraput and Gajapati. The BJP team […]

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Odisha: Firing In Gajapati Village Over Black Magic Suspicion, Narrow Escape For Victim

Gajapati: Suspicion over practicing black magic triggered a firing in Jadingi village under Adaba police limits in Gajapati district on Monday morning. Though the victim, identified as Damburudhara Majhi, had a narrow escape as the bullets fired at him missed target, he suffered multiple injuries after the assailants attacked him with stones and sticks. According […]

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Odia Candidate Pulls Out Of Andhra Panchayat Polls

Parlakhemundi/Bhubaneswar: An Odia candidate has withdrawn nomination papers filed for the ensuing panchayat elections being conducted by Andhra Pradesh in bordering villages of Gajapati in Odisha. Laxmi Sabar, a resident of Gangabada under Raigad block in Gajapati district had filed nominations for the post of ward member. However, he has withdrawn from the ongoing poll […]

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Odisha: 26 Teachers, 2 Students Test Covid-19 Positive In Gajapati On Day-2 Of School Reopening

Paralakhemundi: As many as 26 teachers and two students from various schools in Gajapati district have tested positive for the Covid-19. The development came a day after the reopening of schools for Standard X and XII which were closed for the last nine months. Confirming the reports, the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Pradip Patra […]

Wonder Toddler From Odisha Makes It To 'Exclusive World Records'
Wonder Toddler From Odisha Makes It To 'Exclusive World Records'

Paralakhemundi: Adding another feather to his cap Arush Mishra, a four-year-old toddler from Jangam Sahi area here managed to secure a place in ‘Exclusive World Records’ for his exceptional memory power and ability to recite shlokas and rhymes in different languages at this tinder age. Arush, who also made it to ‘Indian Book Of Records’ […]

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Border Dispute: Devoid Of Basic Amenities, Odisha Villagers Inclining Towards AP!

Paralakhemundi: Amid the ongoing border dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha government, the curious case of Manikpatana under Rayagad block of Gajapati district has now caught the attention of the administration as reports suggest that despite being under the revenue map of Odisha, the village is de facto governed by the neighbouring AP government. What’s […]

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Odisha: Little Did He Know A Selfie Ahead Of Birthday Would Cost His Life

Gajapati: In a couple of days, he would have turned 15, but little did he know that his attempt to take a selfie will cost his life. Suriya, the 14-year-old boy who was charred to death while attempting to take a selfie atop a stationary train at Paralakhemundi railway station, left the entire city in […]

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Odisha: 8-Year-Old Boy Goes Missing In Gajapati; Family Alleges Abduction

Gajapati: At a time when missing and subsequent deaths of children have triggered a debate on the alleged degrading law and order situation in Odisha, yet another eight-year-old boy has gone missing while he was playing near his house at Kumuti Sahi under Kashinagar NAC of Gajapati district since Wednesday evening. A complaint about the […]

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Odisha: Selfie Over Train Proves Fatal For Youth, Bogie Catches Fire

Gajapati: A youth was charred to death while clicking selfie by climbing atop a train at Paralakhemundi railway station on Wednesday. A bogey of the train also reportedly catches fire following the incident. As per reports, the youth came in contact with the live wire over the stationary train while clicking a selfie. Soon, the […]

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Odisha-AP Border Dispute: Paralakhemundi Locals Allege Occupation Of Land By Srikakulam Farmers

Paralakhemundi: At a time when the authorities of Odisha and Andhra claim to have taken urgent measures to resolve the ongoing border disputes, seems a recent flare-up in the Gajapati district may prolong the tension between the two neighbouring States. Allegedly, farmers of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh have illegally occupied acres of land in the bordering […]

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Odisha: BDO, Cops in soup for selling seized cashew at throwaway prices

Paralakhemundi: The Block Development Officer (BDO) at Mohana and six others including some police personnel have landed in trouble after a case was filed against them for allegedly selling seized cashew in low prices through a faulty public auction. A police sub-inspector (PSI) has also been placed under suspension in this connection. Sources said a […]

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Jirang Buddhist Monastery To Remain Closed Till New Year

Gajapati: The famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery named Padmasambhava Mahavihara Monastery at Jirang near Chandragiri in the district will remain closed despite a go-ahead from district administration. The temple management committee has decided to shut the shrine till New Year in view of the safety of visitors as well as monarchs amid the spread of corona […]

Shocking! Woman Delivers Baby On Road In Gajapati
Shocking! Woman Delivers Baby On Road In Gajapati

Gajapati: Despite the Odisha government’s claims about a plethora of welfare schemes aimed at providing better healthcare to the people, instances of lack of basic medical facilities for expecting mothers have become a regular affair in the State. In another such instance earlier on Saturday, a woman delivered a baby in the middle of a […]

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Odisha: Couple From Italy Adopts Girl Child In Gajapati

Gajapati: In the first international adoption from the district, a couple from Italy took the custody of a girl child after completing the necessary formalities in the presence of the district Collector, Anupam Saha, on Thursday. On the occasion, two more girl children were also adopted by an equal number of couples from Kolkata at […]

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Odisha: 87-Year-Old Man On Hunger Strike To Vacate Son From Family Home; Withdraws After Assurance

Paralakhemundi: Holding a placard scribbled ‘I want justice from my son’, a 87-year-old man sat on hunger strike outside the Gajapati Palace on Wednesday seeking the intervention of the district administration after his son allegedly refused to look after him and occupied the family home in the town. The elderly man identified as Ram Mohan […]

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UTP Dies In Parlakhemundi Sub-Jail

Parlakhemndi: An under-trial prisoner died due to illness at Parlakhemndi sub-jail in Gajapati district on Monday. A resident of Haryana, Jaypal Singh was found in an unconscious condition by the jail staff and was immediately taken to hospital where doctors declared him dead, jail superintendent Hanu Sethy informed. The reason of his death has not […]