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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.

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South Africa Returnee To Ganjam Tests Covid-19 Positive As Vaccination Underway Across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A resident of Ganjam who recently returned from South Africa has tested positive for Covid-19 even as the State Government had administered vaccine shot against the infectious diseases to 21, 914 beneficiaries including health workers, frontline warriors, senior citizens and people above 45 years of age with co-morbidities across the State on Monday. “One […]

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Odisha Forest Department Carries Out Blackbuck Census

Berhampur: The wildlife wing of the forest department conducted a census of blackbucks in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Sunday, officials said. Ganjam district is the only habitat of the majestic animal in Odisha. Around 500 enumerators, divided into 110 units, counted the endangered species across three forest divisions of the district, namely Ghumusar South, Ghumusar […]

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OTV Impact: Berhampur Amputee Woman Gets Prosthetic Limbs

Berhampur: A year ago on February 9, 2020, B Sarada’s life changed forever when she met with an accident after a private bus in which she was travelling, came in contact with an 11KV live power transmission wire near Golanthara in Ganjam district. As many as 12 persons were electrocuted to death and over 40 […]

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Odisha: Fake Liquor Manufacturing Unit Busted In Berhampur, 5 Held

Berhampur: The Excise department busted a fake liquor manufacturing unit at Truptinagar under the Bada Bazaar police limits in Ganjam district on Saturday. Acting on a tip-off, the Excise sleuths conducted a raid at the counterfeit liquor production unit and seized huge volume of liquor, spirits, fake stickers and other materials. Five persons have been […]

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Odisha: Massive Fire Breaks out In Berhampur Village, 4 Houses Gutted

Ganjam: Four houses and an equal number of bikes were gutted in a major fire which broke out in Jhadankuli village in Kukudakhandi block of Satakutuni Panchayat early on Saturday morning. As per reports, the fire broke out at around 1:30 am in the Dakhina Sahi area of Jhadankuli and spread to four houses in […]

High-Flying Burglar From Odisha Arrested In Gujarat's Surat
High-Flying Burglar From Odisha Arrested In Gujarat's Surat

Bhubaneswar/Surat: A youth, who would fly to multiple destinations in Surat from his native Ganjam district in Odisha to commit thefts, has been arrested by the Surat City Crime Branch. The accused has been identified as Dandapani Bisoi. However, he used to introduce himself as Lala alias Nelu alias Gurkha to conceal his original identity. […]

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Ganjam On Toes As Country Witnesses Surge In COVID-19 Cases

Berhampur: On the heels of releasing new Standard Operating Procedure to tackle possible spurt of COVID cases in Odisha, Ganjam Collector on Sunday urged people to be alert and informed about the disease by saying, “Our health is our responsibility.” Speaking exclusively to OTV, Ganjam Collector, Vijay Amruta Kulange said, “We have relaxed the COVID […]

Odisha: Police SI Forges Magistrate's Signature To Release Murder Accused, Arrested
Odisha: Police SI Forges Magistrate's Signature To Release Murder Accused, Arrested

Berhampur: The Buguda Police has arrested a Sub-Inspector (SI) for allegedly forging a magistrate’s signature on orders granting bail to a murder accused in Ganjam district. The accused SI identified as Surya Narayan Behera was arrested on Friday after the magistrate at the Buguda Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court approached the local police with […]

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Odisha: Mass Pig Deaths In Berhampur Triggers Panic, Reason Not Known

Ganjam: Hundreds of pigs have been found dead in several parts of Berhampur in the last 12 days triggering panic and fear in the town as the reason behind the large scale animal mortality is yet to be ascertained. As per reports, most of the deaths have been reported from Ward Nos 4, 20, and […]

Odisha Students Turning Towards Andhra Schools Amid Kotia Border Dispute
Odisha Students Turning Towards Andhra Schools Amid Kotia Border Dispute!

Ganjam: Amid escalating border tension between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, shocking reports have unraveled how numerous students in many villages under Patrapur block of Ganjam district, situated on the borders with Andhra Pradesh have started to get admission in the neighbouring State’s schools. Ganjam district education officer Amulya Kumar Pradhan called upon all the headmasters […]

Odisha CM Inaugurates Projects Worth Rs 28 Crore In His Hinjili Assembly Segment
Odisha CM Inaugurates Projects Worth Rs 28 Crore In His Hinjili Assembly Segment

Berhampur: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated 14 projects worth Rs 28 crore in his own assembly constituency of Hinjili in Ganjam district through video conferencing. The projects included New Bus-stand (Rs 3.21-crore), Netaji Park (Rs 1.63-crore) modern hygienic fish, chicken and mutton market (1.13 crore), recreation centre for senior citizens (Rs 40 […]

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Police To Take Pathaks On One-Day Remand

Bhubaneswar: In the latest development pertaining to arrested IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash Pathak, the Berhampur SDJM court on Thursday allowed the Golanthara Police in Ganjam to take the father-son duo on one-day remand tomorrow. As per reports, Abhay Pathak will be questioned in only one case while his son Akash […]

Odisha: 3 Juveniles Detained For Gang-Raping Minor Girl In Berhampur
Odisha: 3 Juveniles Detained For Gang-Raping Minor Girl In Berhampur

Berhampur: The Berhampur Sadar Police detained three minor boys on Wednesday for allegedly gang-raping a 10-year-old girl here in Ganjam district two days back. The accused trio is being interrogated by the police and will be forwarded to juvenile court later in the day. As per reports, the minor girl’s parents are daily wage worker […]

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Andhra Also Eyeing Villages In Odisha's Ganjam, Gajapati Amid Koraput Episode!

Bhubaneswar: The Andhra Pradesh government has not only made efforts to cement its control over Kotia Gram Panchayat in Koraput district but also some other bordering villages in Ganjam and Gajapati districts. As per sources, the district administration of Srikakulam of Andhra Pradesh has distributed ration cards to people in as many as six villages […]

Massive Misappropriation Of Funds Alleged In MGNREGA Projects In Khallikote
Massive Misappropriation Of Funds Alleged In MGNREGA Projects In Khallikote

Berhampur: A huge amount of funds has allegedly been misappropriated under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in Khallikote block of Ganjam district. The corruption came to fore after some beneficiaries alleged that money has been withdrawn in their names using fake job cards and bogus bank accounts. Jhunu Rout, a resident of […]

Odisha: 6 Arrested In Berhampur Leopard Death Case
Odisha: 6 Arrested In Berhampur Leopard Death Case

Bhanjanagar: The Forest officials on Sunday arrested six persons on charges of laying trap to capture wild boars which led to the death of a leopard in Naguda-Manitara area under Buguda forest range in Ganjam district a few days ago. According to sources, while three persons were arrested from Nugudu village, the other three were […]

Miscreants Attempt To Murder Berhampur Minor Girl After Gang Rape: Police
Police Say 8-YO Berhampur Girl Was Gang-Raped Before Murder Bid

Berhampur: In a sensational revelation to the murderous attack on an 8-year old girl in Golanthara area, the Berhampur additional Superintendent of Police on Sunday said that the miscreants raped her and later tried to murder her. Speaking to media, the senior police official said, “The miscreants forcibly abducted the minor girl and gang raped […]

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From Italy With Love: Foreign Couple Adopts Baby Girl From Ganjam Orphanage

Berhampur:  It is rightly said ‘family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love’. The famous adage has been proved by a couple from Italy with adopting a baby girl from an orphanage here in Ganjam district on Saturday. The foreign couple – Nicola Gambaro and Elisa Ubegio – adopted […]

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20 Quintal Of Ganja Seized From Poultry Feed-Laden Truck In Odisha

Berhampur: The Excise department officials on Saturday seized 20 quintals of Ganja from a poultry feed-laden truck near Kanisi area on NH-16 and detained one person in connection with the illegal trade. Miscreants are reportedly using different techniques to smuggle narcotic substances like Ganja (dry cannabis) in Odisha. Earlier on January 10, drug peddlers had […]

Odisha: PCCF Orders Probe After Leopard Caught In Trap Dies In Ganjam
Odisha PCCF Orders Probe After Leopard Caught In Trap Dies In Ganjam

Bhanjanagar: The State Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) has ordered a probe into the death of a leopard which died after being stuck in a trap at Naguda-Manitara area under Buguda forest range in Ganjam district on Friday. According to sources, the PCCF has directed Berhampur Regional Chief Conservator of Forests to launch a […]

Odisha: 2 School Kids Injured In Mobile Phone Battery Blast In Ganjam
Odisha: 2 School Kids Injured In Mobile Phone Battery Blast In Ganjam

Ganjam: In a shocking incident, two children sustained burn injuries after a mobile cell exploded in Haripur Nuasahi area under Badagada police limits last night. The injured kids were identified as Raja and Subham, both students of Class VI. As per reports, the duo found a mobile phone battery lying on the road while returning […]

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Odisha: Leopard Dies After Being Rescued From Wild Boar Trap In Ganjam

Bhanjanagar: A leopard that got stuck in a trap laid to capture wild boars in Naguda-Manitara area under Buguda forest range in Ganjam district died after being rescued by the forest officials. The leopard died inside the cage when it was being shifted by the forest officials for its release in the wild. According to […]

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Leopard Gets Stuck In Trap, Then Escapes Triggering Panic

Bhanjanagar: Panic gripped the residents of Naguda-Manitara area under Buguda forest range here in Ganjam district following an alert by the forest department regarding movement of a leopard in the region. Sources said the locals noticed the animal stuck in a trap laid in a hollow of a mountain on the outskirts of the village. […]

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Odisha: Villagers Force Couple Perform Last Rites Of Alive Son In Ganjam

Ganjam: In a bizarre incident, a poor couple at Baghua village under Jagannath Prasad block in the district was allegedly forced by fellow villagers to perform the last rites of their minor son though he is alive. The incident is said to have been the outcome of an age-old superstitious belief practiced in the village. […]

So Near Yet So Far: Covid Tale Of A Beauty Pageant Aspirant From Odisha
So Near Yet So Far: Covid Tale Of A Beauty Pageant Aspirant From Odisha

Covid pandemic, probably the biggest catastrophe to hit earth in the last many centuries, has changed the world we see in ways more than one. There are just countless stories on how the pandemic has caused deepening crisis not only at societal but also at individual levels. Take the case of Odisha resident Sonali Nanda. […]