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.

Hundreds of Aadhaar cards buried
Hundreds of Aadhaar cards found buried in Gajapati village

A local spotted the postmaster dumping huge number of Aadhaar cards in an open field and burying it. He then alerted other residents who reached the spot and dug out all the Aadhaar cards.

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.

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