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.
While five houses were washed away completely due to landslide triggered by incessant rains, 10 other houses in the area got partly damaged.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As per allegations from local residents, several goats from Manikapatna village were found missing continuously for last few days.
The unusual incident was reported from Gangabada Panchayat in Rayagada Block of Gajapati district.
With anger in their belly, these voters have decided to stay off from the Panchayat elections.
Uday Narayan Dev was elected from Mohana Assembly Constituency in Gajapati district three consecutive times in 1974, 1977 and 1980.
After not receiving any satisfactory answers from the Election Officer, the villagers locked up him before staging a demonstration,
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
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.
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.