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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 […]

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Odisha: Lunda Waterfall Lies In Neglect, Locals Resent

Gajapati: Resentment is brewing among the locals over alleged indifferent attitude of the State Government towards the development of Lunda waterfall near Amaringi under Gangabada Panchayat in the district, whereas Andhra Pradesh Government has already started the initiative for beautification of the project in their side of the border. The waterfall in Lunda Mountain, situated […]

Special Exam For Gajapati OJEE Aspirants Who Missed Test Due To Mishap
Special Exam For Gajapati OJEE Aspirants Who Missed Test Due To Mishap

Gajapati: The students, who could not attend the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) 2020 after the bus in which they were travelling in met with an accident, will sit in a fresh entrance test on October 22, a notification issued by the district collector said. According to the notification, the students need to call the […]

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Lecturer Under Vigilance Scanner In Odisha

Gajapati: The officials of Vigilance Department on Monday conducted a raid on the residence of G. Nageswar Rao, a lecturer based at Paralakhemundi area of Gajapati district. Searches were conducted on the allegations that Rao possessed assets disproportionate to his known source of income. As per preliminary reports, the sleuths of the anti-corruption wing are […]

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Poison Me Or Mark My House An Old-Age Home: Elderly Woman Pleads Before SP

Paralakhemundi: Children are considered as their parents’ support system in old age. But is it that big a dream to expect a little love and selfless service from the offspring? Janaki Adhikari is 75, helpless, neglected even though she stays with her son and daughter-in-law. Robbed off service and care, the elderly woman from Gopini […]