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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.

DA Case: Vigilance Raid On Two Odisha Government Officials
DA Case: Vigilance Raid On Two Odisha Government Officials

Berhampur/Sonepur: Continuing its tirade against the corrupt officials in the State, the Odisha Vigilance on Thursday raided the houses and offices two government officials- an assistant executive engineer engaged in Rayagada Works Division and a panchayat executive office (PEO) of Sonepur- in connection with accumulation of disproportionate assets. The officials have been identified as Uddhab […]

Odisha: Vigilance Raids GST Official, Anganwadi Workers

Rourkela: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday conducted raids at separate places in Rourkela and Berhampur over disproportionate assets cases. The anti-graft officials on Tuesday raided the residence of a Commercial Tax official working at the office of GST in Rourkela. The official identified as Alekh Mahananda has been charged with accumulating properties disproportionate to his known […]

Odia Army Jawan Among Five Killed In Road Mishap In Sikkim

Berhampur/Gangtok: Five persons, including an Odia Army personnel were killed in a road mishap near Nathula in Sikkim on Sunday. As per reports, Yajnya Narayan Kar from Athagadapatna village under Kabisuryanagar Police limits in Ganjam was travelling in an army vehicle with four others last night. On the way, the vehicle skidded off a snow- […]

Ganjam Forest Dept Steps Up Conservation Efforts For Blackbucks

Berhampur: The forest department of Ganjam has set a new precedent for conservation of blackbucks by adopting a smart and sustainable method of agriculture. The department has started farming a variety of pulses to feed the endangered animal staying in the Aska forest range near Bhetanai village so that the wild herbivores do not venture […]

Gold Ornaments, Cash Looted From Jewellery Shop In Berhampur

Berhampur: In yet another major loot in the Silk City, miscreants have allegedly decamped with 400 gm of gold ornaments and Rs 1.5 lakh cash from a jewellery shop located at Badabazaar area late last night. As per reports, the miscreants entered the Keshav jewellery shop through the iron ventilator on the fourth floor of […]

Broad Daylight Loot: Miscreants Snatch Gold Chain From Woman In Ganjam

Berhampur: In a broad daylight incident, two bike-borne miscreants allegedly snatched a gold chain from a woman in Chhatrapur of Ganjam district on Monday. The incident reportedly occurred near Chhatrapur court station lane when the woman, identified as Asha Devi, was on her way to one of her relatives’ house after visiting Thakurini temple. Two […]

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Odisha: Couple Electrocuted In Vegetable Field

Aska: In a tragic incident, a couple was electrocuted after coming in contact with an 11 KV live transmission wire which has reportedly snapped at Burupada village under Hinjilicut police station here on Saturday morning. The deceased have been identified as Bishnu Samal and his wife Hina Samal. According to local sources, the mishap took […]

Permanent Job Our First & Last Demand: Nurses In Covid Duty Launch Indefinite Stir In Berhampur
Permanent Job Our First & Last Demand: Nurses In Covid Duty Launch Indefinite Stir In Berhampur

Berhampur: Hundreds of nursing staff engaged in the Covid duty have staged an indefinite sit-in at the premises of MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur demanding regularisation of their services. Recently, the Odisha Sub-Ordinate Staff Selection Commission floated a notification inviting applications from eligible candidates for filling up of 6432 vacant posts of nursing […]

Ganjam District Admin To Start Cotton Procurement From Dec 15
Ganjam District Admin To Start Cotton Procurement From Dec 15

Berhampur: The Odisha government has allowed the Ganjam district administration to start cotton procurement from December 15. The district administration has asked the regulated market committee (RMC), Digapahandi to make all arrangements for the opening of the mandi, the lone cotton procurement centre in the district. The administration has also asked officials to create awareness […]

Ganja seized
Ganja Worth Rs 3 Crore Seized In Ganjam

Ganjam: Despite a regular crackdown by police and Excise officials, smuggling of ganja and other contraband items continues unabated in different parts of the State. In the latest instance, over 30 quintals of ganja (dry cannabis) worth around Rs 3 crore was seized at Krushnapur village under Patapur Police Limits in the district on Monday. […]

Odisha: 6 Kg Gold, 240 Kg Silver Seized From Car In Ganjam

Berhampur: In a major haul, a police team in Ganjam district seized 6 kg gold and 240 kg silver while they were being illegally transported in a car on Saturday. Gosani Nuagaon police have recovered the gold and silver from the car and nabbed three persons in this connection. They are being interrogated by the […]

Man Arrested Over Exhibiting Wife As Call Girl On Social Media

Berhampur: The Berhampur Cyber police on Friday arrested a man named Bhagabat Prasad Mishra here on charges of creating fake social media accounts in the name of his wife while exhibiting her as a call girl and circulating her objectionable photos and videos. As per reports, Bhagabat hails from Kesinga block in Kalahandi district and […]

3 Arrested For Smuggling 170 Kgs Of Ganja In Odisha

Berhampur: Excise department officials of Berhampur on Thursday arrested three persons in two different cases for peddling around 170 Kgs of Ganja. As per reports, the excise sleuths laid a trap on NH-16 near Lanjipalli in Berhampur at 9am after getting a tip off about two suspected Ganja peddler. They apprehended a pickup truck at […]

Explosive: “Mo-Parivar chief Arup Patnaik boarded ‘tainted’ Pathaks’ chartered flight”

Bhubaneswar: Taking the fight to BJD camp, Sujata, wife of expelled BJD legislator from Gopalpur, Pradeep Panigrahi, today has levelled a sensational allegation against cop-turned politician Arup Patnaik, who has been the head of Mo-Parivar, a pet programme of CM Naveen Patnaik. “Arup Patnaik had boarded the charter flight with Akash Pathak on July 11 […]

Groom Critical
Odisha: Groom Shot By Miscreants Hours Before Wedding, Admitted To Hospital

Berhampur: A man sustained critical bullet injuries hours before his marriage as some unidentified miscreants opened fire at him late on Tuesday night at Manikapur village under Khallikote police limits in Ganjam district on Wednesday. The injured, identified as Jitendra Barik, has been admitted into Berhampur Hospital in a critical condition. According to reports, the […]

Odisha: Pillion Rider Killed In Crude Bomb Blast In Ganjam
Odisha: Pillion Rider Killed In Crude Bomb Blast In Ganjam

Ganjam: A youth riding pillion on a motorcycle was killed after some explosives he was reportedly carrying exploded near Nirmalajhar chhak under the Khallikote police limits in Ganjam district on Tuesday. As per preliminary reports, the two youths were apparently carrying crude bombs to an unknown destination ostensibly to execute a crime. On their way, […]

Tusker Electrocuted In Sambalpur, Elephant Calf Dies In Aska

Sambalpur: Carcass of a 12-year-old wild elephant found on Tuesday in a paddy field at Jadu Loisinga area under Sadar forest range. The elephant died after coming in contact with a live wire, reports said. Some miscreants deliberately laid the live electric wires to prevent elephant herd entering into paddy fields which caused the death […]

Odisha: HC Grants Bail To Abhay Pathak, Son In Sky King Fraud Case
More Trouble For Akash Pathak: CB Team In Berhampur To Probe Massive Job Scam By Tainted IFS Officer's Son

Berhampur: A two-member team of the Odisha Crime Branch (CB) reached Berhampur on Sunday night to investigate the alleged involvement of Akash Pathak, son of tainted IFS officer Abhay Pathak, in connection with a job scam in Ganjam district. The Tata Motors Limited (TML) had in May lodged a complaint against Akash with the Crime […]

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BJD MLA Paradeep Panigrahi Expelled From Party

Bhubaneswar: Former Minister and MLA from Gopalpur Assembly constituency Pradeep Panigrahi has been expelled from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for ‘anti-people’ activities. The party informed the development through a press release which stated “Dr Pradeep Panigrahi, MLA.. Gopalpur is expelled from primary membership of the party with immediate effect for his anti-people activities.” Panigrahi […]

Gopalpur & Sunapur Beach In Ganjam To Remain Out Of Bounds For Public

Berhampur: The sea beach in Gopalpur and Sunapur of Ganjam district will wear a deserted look from Saturday as the local administration has imposed restrictions on public gathering in the beaches for a period of three days till November 30. Reportedly, the decision of the administration comes in the wake of an apprehension of a […]

BeMC Felicitated At ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards 2020
Berhampur Municipal Corporation Honoured At ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards 2020

Berhampur: Recognizing the efforts of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) for the cleanliness drive in the city through innovations, community-driven and sustainable Faecal Sludge and Septage Management system, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has honoured the BeMC with two national awards at the ISC-FICCI Sanitation Awards 2020 held on Thursday. BeMC bagged the Best Faecal […]

Lootera Gang Busted In Berhampur, 540 Gram Gold Recovered; 2 Arrested
Odisha: Looters Gang Busted In Berhampur, Over Half Kg Gold Recovered

Berhampur: In a major breakthrough, the police in Berhampur busted a notorious looters gang and arrested two persons involved in a series of burglaries, on Thursday. According to sources, police seized 540 gm gold, 100 gm silver, a car, an expensive bike and a scooty from the possession of the accused. Besides, the police arrested […]

Sacked Aahar Centre Workers In Ganjam District Demand Re-Engagement

Berhampur: The workers of Aahar centres in Ganjam district disengaged from their services have staged a sit-in at the office of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) protesting the alleged autocratic decision of the government in times of a pandemic. Braving the cold weather conditions, several men and women workers who were sacked from their jobs […]

Angel Of Hope: ASHA Worker Of Odisha Who Defies Odds To Bring Smiles In Others

Ganjam: At a time when the world is struggling under the gloom Covid-19 pandemic, an ASHA worker in Odisha’s Ganjam district has set an example for others with her selfless service. Despite being short in height at roughly 3 feet, Sabita Kumari Rana, is fighting the pandemic from the front. She is now a well-known […]

Odisha: Tata Covid Hospital In Ganjam District To Be Closed From Nov 30

Berhampur: With the number of daily coronavirus infections coming down to single-digit in Ganjam, the district administration has reportedly decided to close the Covid-services at Tata Hospital in Sitalapalli area by the end of this month. In a letter to the Chief Executive Officer of Hi-Tech Medical College & Hospital in Bhubaneswar, the Ganjam Collector […]