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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.

Hairy Boy
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. […]

Odisha Anganwadi Workers To Get Mobile Phones: Minister

Berhampur: In a welcome development, Odisha government has decided to provide all the Anganwadi workers in the state with mobile phones to assist them in their work. The announcement was made by the Odisha Women and Child Development Minister Tukuni Sahu at a congregation of Ganjam unit of Odisha Anganwadi Workers’ And Helpers’ Front on […]

Duplicate sauce factory
Odisha: Duplicate Sauce Manufacturing Unit Busted In Berhampur

Berhampur: In a major crackdown on the adulterated food units in the State, Berhampur police busted a fake sauce manufacturing unit at Ganesh Nagar area under Bada Bazar police limits in Ganjam district on Saturday. Police seized a huge stock of the adulterated sauce and raw materials used in manufacturing. Acting on a tip-off, the […]

Adulterated Spice, Chilli Manufacturing Unit Busted In Berhampur
Adulterated Spice, Chilli Manufacturing Unit Busted In Berhampur

Berhampur: Intensifying crackdown on adulterated food manufacturing units in the State, Berhampur police on Thursday busted an adulterated spice and chilli manufacturing factory at Badabazaar Pandav Nagar area in the town. Acting on a tip off, the police conducted a raid on the food processing unit and seized huge cache of adulterated spices and raw […]

Former Block Chairman Shot Dead In Odisha, Political Murder Suspected

Berhampur: A couple of weeks after the gruesome murder of BJP leader Kulamani Baral in Cuttack, a former block chairman of Beguniapada in Ganjam district was shot dead by unidentified miscreants on Wednesday. Three bike-borne miscreants reportedly opened fire at the former block chairman Debaraj Sahoo at Sumandal Chhak. Sahoo succumbed to the bullet injuries […]

7 Robbers Arrested In Multiple Theft Cases In Odisha's Ganjam

Berhampur: In a major breakthrough, police claim to have busted multiple theft cases in Ganjam district following the arrest of 7 robbers on Monday. Around 309 grams of gold ornaments and several mobiles phones have been recovered, police said. According to police, a joint team of Polasara and Kabisurya Nagar Police launched an investigation in […]

Python rescued
Watch: 2 Huge Pythons Rescued In Odisha’s Berhampur

Berhampur: Snake Helpline volunteers with the help of the locals rescued two huge pythons, one of which had precariously sneaked into an earth remover (JCB machine), near an embankment at Gumula village on the outskirts of the city on Sunday night. According to reports, while a JCB machine was engaged in digging a canal for […]

Dignity Denied: 'Mahaprayan Failure' Forces Family To Carry Dead Body On Bike

Ganjam: Already four years into the launch of ‘Mahaprayan’ scheme in Odisha, yet the service delivery mechanism and implementation of the same continue to remain under the cloud. Mahaprayan scheme was launched in 2016 by CM Naveen Patnaik to offer free hearse service from government hospitals to the residence of the deceased. But are people […]

Odisha Woman Raped Multiple Times By Friend's Cousin, Accused Arrested

Berhampur: Police on Thursday arrested a man from Berhampur for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman multiple times for months by threatening to make her obscene photographs and videos viral. The arrest was made on the basis of a written complaint filed by the woman against one Kailash Chandra Sahu (32) aka Samir at Aska police […]

Rushikulya Mouth
Odisha Begins Tagging Of Olive Ridleys For Research

Berhampur: The Odisha Forest Department on Tuesday launched the tagging of Olive Ridley sea turtles at Rushikulya mouth near Berhampur to make further research on the elusive sea creatures. The tags are not GPS-enabled; rather the protected turtles will sport physical tags which will be uniquely numbered. A total of six turtles were tagged on […]

Odisha Govt Official Accused Of Bribery, Ganjam Collector Seeks His Premature Retirement

Berhampur: Whose doors will the citizens knock if the ones at the grievance redressal forum considered saviours are themselves mired in corruption? In a shocking incident reported from Ganjam district, Assistant Collector and grievance cell in-charge Banamali Satapathy has been accused of taking bribe of Rs 2.20 lakh from a woman reportedly to facilitate transfer […]

Another Cow Injured After Chewing Crude Bomb In Odisha

Berhampur: A day after a cow was critically injured by chewing a crude bomb, second such incident was reported from Kukudakhandi in Berhampur area of Ganjam district on Wednesday. The cow unwittingly consumed the crude bomb which subsequently exploded in its mouth. The explosion caused severe injuries to its jaw and other parts of the […]

Ganja Worth Over Rs 1.5 Crore Seized In Separate Raids In Berhampur, Rayagada; 3 Arrested
Ganja Worth Over Rs 1.5 Crore Seized In Separate Raids In Berhampur, Rayagada; 3 Arrested

Berhampur/Rayagada: Huge consignment of ganja worth more than Rs 1.5 crore was seized during separate raids at two different places of Odisha. As per reports, the Excise department officials of Berhampur division reportedly intercepted a coir-laden truck, a car and a pickup van on the National Highway in Berhampur and seized over 11 quintals of […]

Annual Bird Census In Odisha
Annual Bird Census Begins In Chilika; 21 Teams Engaged

Chilika: The annual bird census at Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon, began today in five ranges under the Chilika wildlife division- Tangi, Balugaon, Rambha, Satapada and Chilika. As many as 21 teams comprising over 111 wildlife officials, experts, volunteers and environmentalists started the headcount exercise which began at 6 am today. While 19 […]

Budhi Thakurani temple
Odisha: Budhi Thakurani Temple In Berhampur Reopens Today

Berhampur: After a long hiatus of ten months due to the Covid-19 restrictions, one of the highly-revered religious sites in Berhampur, Maa Budhi Thakurani Temple reopened its door for public today. The temple has opened its doors for devotees in accordance with strict Covid-19 SOPs. The district administration has set up barricades for the smooth […]

Belaguntha Police Station
Odisha: Belaguntha Outpost Accorded Police Station Status After 58 Years

Ganjam: Fifty eight years after its establishment, the Belaguntha outpost in Ganjam district has finally been accorded the status of a police station. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the new police station from Bhubaneswar through video conferencing on Wednesday during the closing ceremony of 62nd Senior Police Officers Conference. Aska MP Pramila Bisoyi, State […]

Watch: Baby Elephant Shunned By Herd In Ganjam

Berhampur: A bizarre scene unfolded near Sunapur on the outskirts of Berhampur after an elephant calf that went astray from its mother was intriguingly deserted by the herd. The baby elephant was part of the herd which sneaked into the locality and subsequently entered Tampara lake causing extensive damage to prawn enclosures and fishing boats. […]

Temple Reopening
Taratarini Temple In Ganjam To Welcome Devotees From Jan 3

Berhampur: After Srimandir in Puri and Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar, the famous Taratarini temple in Purusottampur of Ganjam district is all set throw open its door to devotees from January 3, 2021, informed Collector, Vijay Amruta Kulange on Monday. Announcing the news that will bring smile on faces of all the devotees and servitors of […]

Teasing Elephants Proves Fatal; 2 Persons Trampled To Death In Ganjam

Berhampur: Blame it on animals as much as you can, but some recent reports suggest that humans often play the role of an instigator in a man-animal conflict. A case in point is the man-animal conflict at Nuapalli village under North-Ghumusar Forest Range in Bhanjanagar which claimed two precious lives. Two persons including a minor […]

Woman Rescued
Odisha: Woman Rescued From Neighbour's Cowshed With Hands, Legs Tied; Dowry Torture Alleged

Berhampur: A newly-wed woman was rescued from a cowshed in a critical condition with her hands and legs tied at Makarapalli village under Buguda police limits on Monday. The woman identified as Jhilli Pradhan was reported as missing by her in-laws since 24 hours. However, after the woman was rescued from her neighbour’s cowshed, her […]

Jewellery Shop Heists: 2 Arrested From Chhattisgarh, Over Rs 12 Lakh Cash, Gold Seized

Berhampur: Police on Sunday cracked the burglary case at two jewellery shops in Badabazar area in Ganjam district and arrested two persons from Chhattisgarh in this connection. The arrested duo has been identified as Lokesh Srivas (29) of Kabeerdham district and Lokesh Rao (24) of Durg district of Chhattisgarh. The police recovered Rs 12, 07,060 […]

Chain snatching
Watch: Miscreants Snatch Gold Chain From Elderly Woman In Ganjam

Ganjam: Two bike-borne miscreants allegedly targeted an elderly woman and snatched a gold chain from her at Shyamalai Nagar under Hinjilikatu block in the district on Sunday. The victim has been identified as one Basanti Sahu. According to reports, the incident occurred when Basanti was walking on her way back home. Two persons on a […]

Collector Vijay Amrut Kulange
1 Of 3 UK Returnees Traced In Berhampur, Govt Officials Asked Not To Leave HQs

Berhampur: Amid reports of the highly contiguous new variant of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom fast-spreading its tentacles, Ganjam district Collector Friday said that at least three persons have returned to Berhampur from Britain recently. “One of the three returnees has been traced and is under home quarantine. We have also conducted RT-PCR test […]

Meet 2-YO Prodigy From Odisha Who Has Answers To Everything

Berhampur: From school-level general knowledge to nursery rhymes to religious events, two-year-old girl Jigyansa Mohanty from Berhampur in Ganjam district answers all questions with élan. Not that she is the only one possessing this kind of a talent, but Jigyansa’s skills are just-perfect enough to floor anybody who speaks to her. She is yet to […]