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News from Ganjam

Ganjam is the largest district of Odisha in terms of population. The district is broadly divided into two divisions, the Coastal plain area in the east and hill and table lands in the west. The Eastern Ghats run along the western side of the District. Ganjam district is best known for its stunning sea beach and a deep sea port at Gopalpur. Ganjam is also famous for a perennial hot spring of medicinal sulfuric water located at Taptapani .This district has world’s largest breeding ground of Olive Ridley sea turtles at Rushikulya beach where Lakhs of endangered Olive Ridley turtles flocked the Rushikulya river mouth for their annual mass nesting. Ganjam’s Achar (Pickles) and Papad is very popular. These two give away such a wonderful flavor to the mouth that it is liked by the folks of Odisha at any and every point of time.

Pre-Panchayat Poll Violence In Ganjam: More Deployment If Required, Says IG Southern Range
Pre-Panchayat Poll Violence In Ganjam: More Deployment If Required, Says IG Southern Range

In an exclusive interview to OTV, IG (Southern Range) Satyabrata Bhoi said already clear instructions have been issued to the Superintendent of Police to keep a close watch on the incidents of violence.

Pre-Panchayat Poll Violence In Odisha: Bloodshed Again in Ganjam, 6 Hurt In Group Clashes
Pre-Panchayat Poll Violence In Odisha: Bloodshed Again in Ganjam, 6 Hurt In Group Clashes

While the police are yet to nab the attackers, the law and order situation in the district seems to be deteriorating.

Pre-Panchayat Poll Violence: Clashes Break Out In Ganjam, Kandhamal; 3 Injured 
Pre-Panchayat Poll Violence: Clashes Break Out In Ganjam, Kandhamal; 3 Injured 

Tension erupted at Guma village of Belghar area in Kandhamal district after the supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) clashed over the selection of the Samiti member candidate.

Pregnant Woman Carried On Sling Across River In Odisha’s Ganjam Due To Lack Of Motorable Road
Pregnant Woman Carried On Sling Across River In Odisha’s Ganjam Due To Lack Of Motorable Road

In another incident, a patient from Bhaliapadar village under Sagada Panchayat in Boudh district was carried on a bicycle to a hospital on Wednesday owing to the pathetic condition of roads.

Sea Beaches
Covid Surge: Gatherings At Sea Beaches In Odisha’s Ganjam Banned For Makar Sankranti

All the sea beaches in Ganjam district will remain close for the tourists from January 13-17 to avoid congregation and hence the spread of the virus

Odisha Covid Update
Odisha's Daily Covid-19 Cases Breach 8000-Mark After Over 7 Months, Active Cases Surge To 35,242

With this, the Covid-19 positive tally in the State has surged to 10,91,547 while a total of 10,47,783 people have recovered from the virus infection. The active cases have gone up to 35,242.

Religious Places In Ganjam To Remain Shut Till Jan 31
Religious Places In Ganjam To Remain Shut Till Jan 31

Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta said the preventive measure was taken to curb the spread of the virus due to gatherings in religious places.

Marital Discord: Tapaswini Spends Night In Garage, Demands Sumit's Room
Marital Discord: Tapaswini Spends Night In Garage, Demands Sumit's Room

Meanwhile, Sumit Sahu has decided to move the Orissa High Court challenging the lower court’s order.

3 Killed, 6 Injured After Car Falls Into 70-Ft Deep Gorge In Odisha's Kandhamal
3 Killed, 6 Injured After Car Falls Into 70-Ft Deep Gorge In Odisha's Kandhamal

While 3 youths died on spot, 6 others were grievously injured. The injured persons have been rushed to a hospital in Raikia for treatment.

Tapaswini-Sumit Marital Discord: All Eyes On Ganjam District Court’s Ruling Today
Tapaswini-Sumit Marital Discord: All Eyes On Ganjam District Court’s Ruling Today

The public saga of Tapaswini Dash trying hard to save her marriage with Dr Sumit Kumar Sahu has been in the headlines across Odisha for over the last one month.

Watch: Covid Norms Go For A Toss At Ravenshaw University, Pallishree Mela In Berhampur Amid Omicron
Watch: Covid Norms Go For A Toss At Ravenshaw University, Pallishree Mela In Berhampur Amid Omicron Threat

In a similar incident in Cuttack's Ravenshaw University, students were seen carelessly flouting the COVID norms during the Annual Athletic Meet held at the varsity campus.

Woman Sarpanch Begs For Living In Odisha’s Ganjam 
Woman Sarpanch Begs For Living In Odisha’s Ganjam 

Woman Sarpanch of Badapalli Panchayat under Khalikote block in Ganjam district is begging for survival.

Chidiapali High School
Parents Allege Misuse Of Funds By Headmaster In Ganjam School

They alleged the headmaster has siphoned off lakhs of rupees sanctioned to the school for the mid-day meal and other schemes.

Tara Tarini Temple In Odisha Reopens
Tara Tarini Temple In Odisha Reopens

The shrine, one of the four Adi Shakti Pithas of the country, was closed for public entry along with other places of worship in mid-April, shortly after the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

Kabisurya Baladeba Ratha's Birthplace In Odisha's Ganjam Cries For Immediate Attention
Kabisurya Baladeba Ratha's Birthplace In Odisha's Ganjam Cries For Immediate Attention

Athagadapatana in Ganjam district needs no introduction, at least for the people of Odisha. It is the birthplace of Kabisurya Baladeba Ratha, who immensely contributed to the Odissi music.

Naveen Patnaik’s Ganjam Visit
Congress Workers Detained For Protesting CM Naveen Patnaik’s Ganjam Visit

The party activists staged a road blockade at RMC square in Hinjili and showed black flags as a mark of protest to the CM’s visit demanding the ouster of Home Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra for his alleged involvement in lady teacher Mamita Meher’s murder in Kalahandi

Court Gives Sumit, Tapaswini More Time To Wipe The Slate Clean
Court Gives Sumit, Tapaswini More Time To Wipe The Slate Clean

A week after the sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) court in Berhampur directed Sumit Sahu and his wife Tapaswini to live together in a rented house, the court on Thursday asked the couple to continue living in the rented accommodation. 

Cyclone Jawad
Cyclone Jawad: Dos And Don’ts To Stay Safe Before, During And After Landfall

Here are some of the crucial measures that the people living in cyclone affected areas need to keep in mind in view of the strong wind and heavy rainfall triggered by cyclone Jawad.

Cyclone Jawad
Cyclone Jawad: Depression To Intensify Into Cyclonic Storm Today

Red warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls (more than 20 cm) has been issued for Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, and Jagatsinghpur on December 4.

Cyclone Update: Low Pressure Becomes Well Marked; IMD Predicts Cyclonic Storm In 24 Hours
Cyclone Update: Low Pressure Becomes Well Marked; IMD Predicts Cyclonic Storm In 24 Hours

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said that after the formation of a Depression, the system will intensify into a ‘Cyclonic Storm’ over Central Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours.

Cyclone Alert: Low-Pressure Over Central Andaman Sea To Turn Depression Tomorrow
Cyclone Alert: Low-Pressure Over Central Andaman Sea To Turn Depression Tomorrow

The low-pressure system formed over the Central Andaman Sea has been active and will intensify into Depression by tomorrow while moving in the West-Southwest direction, informed the Bhubaneswar Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclonic Storm Over BoB; IMD Issues Oranges Warning For Heavy Rainfall In Odisha
Cyclonic Storm Over BoB: IMD Issues Orange Warning For Heavy Rainfall In Odisha

As per the IMD, a low pressure area lies over South Thailand and neighbourhood and it is likely to emerge into Andaman Sea in the next 12 hours.

Low Pressure On Nov 30, Depression In Next 48 Hrs: Yellow Warning For Odisha Districts
Low Pressure On Nov 30, Depression In Next 48 Hrs: Yellow Warning For Odisha Districts

As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), the system is likely to move west-north-westwards and concentrate into a Depression over Southeast and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48 hours.

Berhampur Bride Protest: SDJM Court Asks Woman To Stay At Sakhi Centre Till Next Hearing
Berhampur Bride Protest: SDJM Court Asks Woman To Stay At Sakhi Centre Till Next Hearing

Crying her heart out, she further questioned, "Why such injustice is done to me? Is there any law to prevent a bride from entering her in-laws' house? Why should I go to Sakhi centre?"

Woman Robs 'Adopted' Mother To Fight Husband's Murder Case In Odisha's Ganjam, 2 Held
Woman Robs 'Adopted' Mother To Fight Husband's Murder Case In Odisha's Ganjam, 2 Held

With intentions of robbing Nirupama, the woman struck a rapport with her at the bus stand itself after winning her confidence. Thereafter, she remained in touch with Nirupama over phone calls. 

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