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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.

Odisha: Bus stolen from Bhubaneswar traced in Berhampur; accused absconding

Bhubaneswar: A passenger bus which was stolen from Baramunda bus stand late on Saturday night here was traced in Berhampur on Sunday, police informed. Badabazar police in Berhampur today identified the vehicle and took custody of it. However, the looter is absconding the cops have launched a manhunt to nab the miscreant. The bus, ‘Das […]

Ganjam Burglary Case Cracked: 6.5kg Stolen Gold Ornaments Recovered, 15 Arrested

Ganjam: The Ganjam district police probing the Purushottampur gold loot case claims to have achieved a major breakthrough following the arrest of 15 persons involved in the burglary. As per reports, police have also succeeded in recovering 6.5 kilograms of gold ornaments looted from the house of a gold trader, Surendra Nath Nayak on October […]

Ganjam's First Zero COVID-19 Infection Day In Over 6 Months
Ganjam's First Zero COVID-19 Infection Day In Over 6 Months

Berhampur: Ganjam reported no coronavirus case on Monday- the district’s first zero Covid-19 infection day in over six months as the district had reported its first positive case on May 2. Announcing the achievement, Ganjam collector tweeted, “Today we have 3597 Rapid Antigen Test. All negative. First time we got RAT totally zero. Credit goes […]

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Restore Train Services From Berhampur To Bhubaneswar: BVP Stages Protest Outside Railway Station

Berhampur: Demanding restoration of regular train services from Berhampur to capital city Bhubaneswar, members of the Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP), a socio-cultural voluntary organisation, staged a protest in front of the railway station here on Monday. They even tried to block the trains, but their attempt was foiled by the Government Railway Police (GRP) and […]

Looters Have A Field Day In Hinjili

Hinjili: Looters are having a field day in Hinjili area of Ganjam district while police allegedly failed to tighten the noose on them. It is evident from three such burglaries taken place in different areas here on Sunday night. The robbers targeted the house of one Abhimanyu Dalai near Gita Bhawan here and looted around […]

Diwali 2020: Firecrackers Worth Rs 70 Lakh Seized In Odisha

Berhampur: A police team on Saturday seized firecrackers worth around Rs 70 lakh following a raid on an illegal manufacturing unit at Aska in Ganjam district. As per reports, three truckloads of crackers have been seized from the factory. Further investigation is underway into the seizure. It is pertinent to mention here that Odisha government […]

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Ganjam Teachers Go Extra Mile To Teach Students Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Berhampur: When all the schools are closed in the State due to the Covid-19 induced norms, the teachers of a school in Ganjam district have taken a new initiative to ensure that the students do not miss out on their studies due to the pandemic. The teachers of Utkalamani High School at Madhabandha under Chikiti […]

Crorepati Anganwadi Worker, Clerk Arrested By Vigilance In DA Case
Odisha: Two Junior Clerks Of Forest Division In Vigilance Net

Berhampur: The vigilance sleuths today conducted searches in houses, office and property of two junior clerks based on the allegation of acquisition of assets disproportionate to their known sources of income. According to reports, as many as eight teams conducted simultaneous raids at four places including the houses of Surya Narayan Tripathy – Junior Accountant […]

In Asia Book of Records Again! ITI Berhampur Lauded For Largest Open-Air Scrap Sculpture Museum

Berhampur: Bringing laurels for the State yet again, the government-run Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Berhampur has entered the Asia Book of Records for conceptualizing and designing the largest open-air scrap sculpture museum. The museum named ‘The Heart, Mind and Hand Show’ spreads over 10000 square metres and has been declared as the largest open-air […]

Ganjam: Son Carries Mother’s Dead Body On Shoulders For 2 Km

Ganjam: Though the Odisha government claims to have launched the ‘Mahaprayana’ scheme to facilitate the transport of dead bodies from hospitals, family members of a woman who died at a hospital in Ganjam alleged that they had to carry her body on shoulders for 2 kms to reach home as no transport facility was available […]

Odisha: Ganjam Admin Issues SOP For Covid Appropriate Behaviour To Prevent Spike; Check Details
Observe Green & COVID-Free Diwali: Ganjam Collector Urges Traders Not To Open Firecracker Shops

Berhampur: Amidst the ongoing speculation over the fate of firecracker shops this Diwali, the Ganjam district Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange on Tuesday urged traders not to set up temporary stalls this year. While speaking to OTV, Kulange appealed people of the district to observe ‘Green and COVID-Free Diwali’ this year. Though a detail guideline is […]

Four Arrested For Forging Signature Of Sub-Collector

Ganjam: Four persons were arrested for allegedly trying to sell the land of a man by forging the signature of Bhanjanagar sub-collector. The arrested persons include the son of a computer shop owner and an agent. They were trying to sell the land of a man belonging to the scheduled caste community in Narasinghapur Mouza […]

All Temples In Ganjam District To Remain Shut Till December 1

Berhampur: As a precautionary measure to prevent the second wave of COVID-19 spread, the Ganjam district administration on Monday decided to keep all temples and other religious institutions closed till December 1. At a high-level meeting held today, senior district officials unanimously decided not to allow the reopening of temples even though the recently released […]

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Living on the Edge: Odisha Villagers Brave Hazards To Cross Reservoir On Leaky Boat

Ganjam: Thousands of residents in several villages under the Ankului Gram Panchayat have been forced to undertake hazardous journeys on a ramshackle boat every day to cross the Baghalati reservoir since many years in the absence of a road. The ride in the leaky boat is not only causing delay and inconvenience to people, especially […]

Ganjam: Gambling Den Busted, 7 Arrested
Gambling Rampant In Ganjam, 7 Arrested During Raid

Berhampur: Illegal gambling activities continued unabated in Ganjam district despite crackdown by police in regular interval. In the latest instance, Kabisuryanagar Police in the district busted a gambling den at Deogaon village and arrested seven persons on Saturday. A sum of Rs 1,08,740 and mobile phones were seized during the raid, informed Ganjam SP. “Kabisurya […]

Major Loot In Berhampur: Burglars Decamp With 2.8 Kg Gold From Jewellery shop

Berhampur: In a major loot in the Silk city, miscreants allegedly decamped with 2.8 kg of gold ornaments from a jewellery shop located at Badabazaar main road area by breaking open the shop’s iron chest. Meanwhile, police have recovered CCTV footage from the jewellery shop- Vinod Jewellers- and begun an investigation to nab the miscreants. […]

Berhampur: IPL Betting Racket Busted, Several Arrested
Berhampur: IPL Betting Racket Busted; 2 Held, Over Rs 33 Lakh Seized

Berhampur: Two persons were arrested and cash worth over Rs 33 lakh was seized by the Berhampur police during a raid on an illegal IPL betting syndicate early on Friday. “On the basis of reliable information regarding IPL betting, a team led by Berhampur SP carried out raids and arrested two persons identified as R […]

Grievously Injured Woman Found Near Bhanjanagar Bus Stand
Grievously Injured Woman Found Near Bhanjanagar Bus Stand

Berhampur: An unidentified woman was found in serious condition near the Bhanjanagar bus stand on Thursday morning. As per reports, the grievously injured woman is still to be identified. She has received deep injuries on her hands. It is still unclear as to how and when she came to the place and the injuries suffered […]

Ganjam: One Killed, 2 Injured In Firecracker Explosion
Ganjam: One Killed, 2 Injured In Country-Made Bomb Explosion

Berhampur: One person was killed while two others were critically injured in an explosion while they were allegedly making country-made bombs to be used for hunting in a house at K Bhimpur village under Badagada police limits in Ganjam district on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Bulu Mallick of K Bhimpur village while […]

Odisha Farmers Spend Nights On Trees To Save Crops From Elephants

Berhampur: The farmers in Mujagada Forest Range under North Ghumusar Forest division in Ganjam district are forced to live on trees to save their crops from the constant threat of elephants. As per the allegations of locals, despite repeated complaints, the Forest department is yet to take any action to ensure protection from elephants, forcing […]

Bhanjanagar's 'Baba Ka Dhaba' Fights To Make Ends Meet From Tiffin Stall

Bhanjanagar: Weeks ago, a video showing the lockdown plight of a desi dhaba in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar stormed the internet. Soon after the video went viral, help poured in for the Delhi elderly couple. People in large numbers thronged the food outlet as a kind gesture to Kanta Prasad and his wife. In a similar […]

Odisha: 68 Gamblers Arrested, 14 Gambling Den Busted In Ganjam
Odisha: 68 Gamblers Arrested, 14 Gambling Dens Busted In Ganjam

Bhubaneswar: Ganjam police busted 14 gambling dens and arrested 68 gamblers in a special drive carried out in view of festive season on Saturday. A total of Rs 1,53,050 cash lakh in cash, four mobile phones and four motorcycles were seized during the special drive during the Durga Puja festive season, Ganjam Superintendent of Police […]

Berhampur: Youth Stabbed To Death Over Past Enmity
Berhampur: Youth Stabbed To Death Over Past Enmity

Berhampur: A youth was allegedly stabbed to death following an altercation at Banthapalli village under Digapahandi police limits here on Saturday morning. The murder is suspected to be a fallout of past enmity. The deceased was identified as Bachan Swain. Many criminal cases were pending against him. According to sources, Bachan had an altercation with […]

Two Minor Sisters Drown While Bathing In Pond In Ganjam
Two Minor Sisters Drown While Bathing In Pond In Ganjam

Ganjam: In a tragic incident, two minor sisters drowned while taking bath in a pond at Tulasipur village under Khallikote police limits in Ganjam district on Wednesday. The deceased have been identified as Puja (10) and Khusi (8), daughters of Suresh Pahan of Tulasipur. As per reports, the two sisters went to the pond today […]

Focus On Zero Casualty & Flood-Management In View Of Heavy Rainfall Forecast: Ganjam Collector

Berhampur: Drawing lessons from the extensive damage caused by Cyclone Titli, the Ganjam district administration is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure ‘Zero Casualty’ in view of the heavy rainfall warning issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD). Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange on Sunday informed that this time focus is being given on decentralised […]