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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.

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 […]

Odisha: Miscreants Hack Siblings For Refusing To Pay Extortion Money

Berhampur : Defying claims of police to present a crime-free Dussehra and take strong action against extortion, miscreants hacked a youth and his sister at Laxmi Nursingha ward under Bada Bazar police limits here in the district on Saturday. As per sources, the duo was attacked by the assailants for refusing to pay extortion money. […]

Rainfall Forecast: Ganjam Collector Holds Preparatory Meeting

Berhampur: In view of the low pressure and heavy rainfall forecast on October 19 and 20, the Ganjam district collector today hold a preparatory meeting to tackle a probable flood-like situation. The collector has directed all officials and employees not to leave district headquarters in view of the flood-like situation. He has also directed to shift […]

25 Houses Gutted In Blaze In Odisha Village

Berhampur: A fire suspected to have been sparked by a short-circuit gutted 25 ‘kaccha’ houses in a village in Ganjam district on Monday, officials said. No casualty was reported in the incident in Sunathara village, a fire brigade official said. Loss of property is pegged at around Rs 6 lakh in the blaze that was […]

Odisha’s Kumari Naik- The Septuagenarian With 19 Toes & 12 Fingers

Ganjam: Believe it or not. Seventy-five-year-old Kumari Naik of Kadapada village in Buguda block of the district has 19 toes in her feet and an extra finger on both hands, a rare disorder termed as polydactyly. What’s more worse is the elderly woman is also born-dumb. With such an abnormality in her body, Kumari used […]

Families Attacked Over Govt Land Dispute In Odisha

Gajapati: A group of miscreants allegedly attacked and ransacked the houses of as many as 14 ‘landless’ families residing in Garadama village under Adaba Police limits of the district on Tuesday over a dispute on government land. As per reports, members of the families have been dwelling on a government land of the village for […]

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Two Killed, Two Injured In Clash In Odisha

Berhampur: Two persons were killed and as many injured in a clash between two groups at a village in Odishas Ganjam district on Tuesday, police said. Rival groups used sharp weapons and sticks during the clash that took place at Nuagada village under Sorada police station jurisdiction, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Aska, Suryamani Pradhan said. […]

Army Jawan Commits 'Suicide' In Odisha's Gopalpur

Berhampur: A 30-year old Army jawan allegedly committed suicide by hanging in his quarter inside the Army Air Defence College at Gopalpur in Ganjam district on Sunday, police said. The deceased was identified as R Krishna of Ranganathapuram in Tamil Nadu, said Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Berhampur Sadar, Jayant Kumar Mohapatra. His body was recovered […]

Panchayat Withdraws Decision To Stop Ration Supply To 24 Families In Odisha

Berhampur: A controversial decision of a panchayat in Ganjam district to stop ration supply under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) to beneficiaries, who were found defecating in open, has been withdrawn in the face of a hue and cry. Ration supply was stopped to 24 families, in Goutami panchayat under Sanakhemundi Block, for alleged […]

Minor girl, relative assaulted in Odisha, video goes viral

Ganjam: A video of a minor girl and her relative being purportedly thrashed by a youth in full public view in Berhampur of Ganjam district, has gone viral. The incident is said to have taken place between Gopalpur Square and Ambapua area around 9 pm yesterday. According to sources, the minor girl was travelling with […]

Odisha's Gopalpur records highest rainfall in country on Sept 26

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha witnessing an intense rainfall spell between September 24 and 26, Gopalpur on Thursday has recorded the highest amount of precipitation in the country. As per the latest rainfall data with IMD, when Gopalpur in Odisha recorded 102.1 mm today, the temple town Puri recorded around 72 mm and the rainfall amount at […]

Column: The Bijepur Battle

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Major political parties in the state are now gearing up for the upcoming by-poll battle in Bijepur, the assembly seat that has fallen vacant following chief minister, Naveen Patnaik’s decision to retain his traditional Hinjili seat in Ganjam district. Patnaik’s decision to contest both from Hinjili and Bijepur, the latter being […]

Odisha To Supply Fortified Rice Under PDS In Malkangiri Dist

Berhampur: Odisha government has decided to provide fortified rice under the public distribution system (PDS) from January next year in tribal- dominated Malkangiri district, officials said on Thursday. The government has decided to launch the pilot project for the distribution of fortified rice rich with mineral and vitamin to address the problem of anaemia of […]

Two Migrant Workers Of Odisha Stranded In Congo Seek Help For Return

Bhubaneswar: Two migrant labourers from Ganjam district stranded in Congo region of Africa have sought administration’s help for early repatriation to India. The stranded labourers have been identified as Shibaram Sahu of Gudianali Anantpalli Sahi and another youth from Khallikote area in the district who had gone to work in a private company in Congo […]

Minor Girl Goes Missing In Rushikulya River

Berhampur: Three minor girls were swept away by river current while collecting water from Rushikulya river today in Kanjiama village under Hinjilicut Police limits of Ganjam. While two of them have been rescued, one girl is still missing. As per reports, one Sili Behera and two other girls had gone to the river bank near […]