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.

Unknown animal, lumpy skin disease and leopard fears grip these Odisha villagers 
Unknown animal, lumpy skin disease and leopard fears grip these Odisha villagers 

Over 20 goats were allegedly killed by this unknown animal. While the animal rearers of Sanakhemundi area are yet to come to terms with the loss, the fear of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) has loomed large in their mind. 

This is why a loco pilot doesn’t stop train in case of emergency 
This is why a loco pilot doesn’t stop train in case of emergency 

As general people are not familiar with the technical part associated with a loco pilot and other circumstances, it is obvious that a question like why a loco pilot doesn't apply breaks well in advance will arise in their minds. 

From Thailand to Ganjam village: Farmer scripts success story by growing Thailand berry 
From Thailand to Ganjam village: Farmer scripts success story by growing Thailand berry 

Abhimanyu Pradhan, a farmer of Takarada village under Buguda block in Ganjam district, has successfully turned his patch of land into Thailand's red apple and green apple berry orchard.

Khallikote Higher Secondary School
Plus 2 girl student alleges ragging and harassment by seniors in Khallikote Junior College

Earlier a verbal complaint was filed regarding another ragging incident in the college. As many as 10 students involved in the incident were suspended from the college for 10 days.

Ragging in Berhampur College: Trouble mounts for BJD after details of prime accused surface
Ragging in Berhampur College: Trouble mounts for BJD after details of prime accused surface

The recent incident of ragging at Binayak Acharya College in Berhampur and the subsequent arrest of the prime accused Abhishek Nayak has spelt trouble for the ruling BJD.

Rain alert for 6 Odisha districts, check IMD’s latest forecast
Rain alert for 6 Odisha districts, check IMD’s latest forecast

Light to moderate rain or thundershower is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Malkangiri and Koraput.

Ganjam’s Anganwadi centre gives playschools run for money, read to know details  
Ganjam’s Anganwadi centre gives playschools run for money, read to know details  

While there has been playschool trend everywhere, this Anganwadi centre has everything to give playschools a run for their money. 

Ganjam villagers protest construction of fertilizer company; barge into site
Ganjam villagers protest construction of fertilizer company; barge into site

The protestors reportedly broke the police cordon and took possession of the site.

2 Odia migrant labourers die in Kerala; families seek admin help to get back bodies  
2 Odia migrant labourers die in Kerala; families seek admin help to get back bodies  

The deceased labourers were working at an under-construction building at Gandhi Square in Ernakulam.

Accused can’t access case diary, rules Orissa High Court
Drones to monitor illegal prawn ponds in Odisha wetlands

The districts in which the drones will be deployed are Balasore, Kendrapara, Puri and Ganjam.

Tata project in Ganjam: Odisha govt’s decision to return 206-acre land irks owners
Tata project in Ganjam: Odisha govt’s decision to return 206-acre land irks owners

The government had acquired about 6,000 acres of lands for the setting up of Tata’s mega steel plant in 1995-96.

petrol
Fuel price update: Check rates of petrol, diesel in Odisha on Oct 18

Petrol and diesel prices vary depending upon several factors such as the local taxes, VAT, freight charges, etc. The prices of petroleum products change as per market rates.

Fuel price update: Check rates of petrol, diesel in Odisha on Oct 17
Check rates of petrol, diesel in major towns of Odisha on Oct 17

Petrol, and diesel are being sold at Rs 103.04 and Rs 94.61 respectively in the capital city of Bhubaneswar

IMD's Forecast On Cyclonic Circulation
IMD’s latest update on southwest monsoon withdrawal and cyclonic circulation

The southwest monsoon is likely to further withdraw from remaining parts of Gujarat, some parts of Maharashtra and some parts of east India during subsequent two days.

OTV impact: 85 ostracized families get justice after 70 years
OTV impact: 85 ostracized families get justice after 70 years

Most importantly, the Biswakarma Samaj members are still oblivious of the reasons behind their banishment for so many years.

Tension at Nuasahi Sahi as youth flees after swindling Rs 15 lakh from job aspirants
Youth flees after swindling Rs 15 lakh from job aspirants in Odisha

He collected Rs 5000 to Rs 6000 from jobseekers promising them jobs of block coordinators and panchayat coordinators in Digapahandi, Hinjilicut, Aska, Shergarh and Patrapur blocks in Ganjam districts, sources informed.

IMD Predicts Rain In Odisha On Kumar Purnima
Rain intensity to increase from Kumar Purnima in Odisha: IMD

As per IMD, several parts of the state are likely to experience heavy rainfall activities for the next couple of days.  A yellow warning for thunderstorm and heavy rainfall has been issued for various districts till October 11.

Low Pressure Triggers Rainfall In Odisha
Low pressure update: Rain lashes several parts of Odisha on Maha Navami

As per IMD, the intensity of rainfall is likely to increase as a low pressure system has formed over Westcentral Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood.

Ganjam: Health officer consumes alcohol inside office, pics go viral 
Ganjam: Health officer consumes alcohol inside office, pics go viral 

The officer in question is Sandeep Mishra, who works as assistant manager of Rashtriya Bal Suraksha Karyakram (RBSK) and Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK), under National Health Mission (NHM).

Rift among party members in CM Naveen’s home turf worry for BJD!
Rift among party members in CM Naveen’s home turf worry for BJD!

On Sunday, the former BJD MLA took out a massive road show at Rangipur under Rangeilunda block and called out government officials.

Satellite Image Of Weather Over Odisha
Low pressure in 24 hrs; landslide, yellow warnings issued

Under the influence of a cyclonic circulation, a low pressure area is likely to form over West-central Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours. The Met department has issued yellow warning for many districts of Odisha over the period of next 5 days.

OTV Impact: Ganjam admin gears up to give justice to 85 ostracized families
OTV Impact: Ganjam admin gears up to give justice to 85 ostracized families

In the meeting, Mahararana Samaj senior members have been advised to remove ostracization tag from the 85 families. 

70-year-old man travels 350 km on moped to provide aid to orphaned kids 
70-year-old man travels 350 km on moped to provide aid to orphaned kids 

Feisty Madhusudan Patra took his moped (Luna) out and embarked on a journey for a noble cause.

Height of ostracism: 7 decades on, 85 families in Ganjam still bear brunt of discrimination
Horror: 85 families of Ganjam village facing social boycott for 70 years

What is more surprising is that the repeated pleas of the villagers seeking help from Khallikote Taluk to district collector and even the superintendent of police have failed to yield any results.

Departed BJD leader’s name finds mention in party's executive members list
Departed BJD leader’s name finds mention in party's executive members list

The BJD leader had sustained 90 per cent burn injuries when she set fire upon herself in protest against the arrest of her son in front of the Berhampur SP office.

10 dead monkeys recovered while being smuggled to Odisha from Andhra
10 monkey carcasses recovered while being smuggled to Odisha from Andhra

Another five alive monkeys were also rescued in a critical condition from the vehicle near Jarada area.

Woman ends life after daughter-in-law stages sit-in, practice on trend in Odisha
Woman ends life after daughter-in-law stages sit-in, practice on trend in Odisha

Several such incidents have emerged recently in which women/brides have fought against the injustice of their in-laws and have staged protests against them. Questions have been raised if delays in serving justice are the prime reason behind such incidents or if it is police inaction that is forcing women to take a stand and fight for justice.

Refused admission, Ganjam student stages novel protest
Refused admission, Ganjam student stages novel protest

Though he obtained transfer certificate (TC) from Chadheyapalli Project Upper Primary School and approached Kumari Upper Primary School authorities on August 13, he was not given admission.

Floods in Odisha
People forced to drink flood water in marooned Odisha villages

Diarrhoea cases are also being reported from the 14 districts affected by the deluge as people are drinking contaminated water.

Accused Asish Padhi
Youth arrested in Berhampur for sending lady’s nude pics to her husband

As per police reports, Asish used to visit a cyber café in Gandhinagar area of the city where he had opened several fake social media accounts from which he had sent objectionable pictures of a lady to her husband.

Yellow Warning For Heavy Rainfall
IMD’s latest updates on cyclonic circulation, rainfall forecast for Odisha

Several parts of north Odisha, north interior and south coastal experienced moderate rain/thundershower in the past 24 hours.

Excise sleuths stumble upon Rs 1.22 cr cash, 20 gold biscuits during ganja crackdown in Ganjam
Excise sleuths unearths Rs1.22cr, 20 gold biscuits during ganja raids in Ganjam

Acting on a tip-off about smuggling of marijuana through the route, the Excise inspector detained a vehicle having Mumbai registration number and recovered Rs 1.22 crore from a vegetable bag and an air bag.

The woman begging to get back her child
Separated from baby girl, woman kneels, begs to get her back

Separated from her child, Madhuri has stopped taking food and drinks. She hasn’t eaten anything since the day her baby was snatched away from her. She has broken down and has been approaching officials to get back her baby.

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.

Sea ingress poses threat to this Ganjam village, residents seek preventive measures
Sea ingress poses threat to this Ganjam village, residents seek preventive measures

The fear has been more since yesterday when six houses were swept away in the high tides of the sea. 

The victim being taken to hospital
Helpless divyang youth consumes poison in front of Collector, SP

Helpless, divyang youth consumes poison in front of Collector, SP

‘Crop loss, loan burden’ force farmer to end life in Odisha’s Ganjam
‘Crop loss, loan burden’ force farmer to end life in Odisha’s Ganjam

According to sources, Raha suffered huge loss after his 60 packets of paddy got damaged due to rain and he had to sold them at a very cheap price to miller last year. Like previous year this year too, he suffered loss as his crops got damaged due to rains and pest attack.

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.

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