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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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Inter-State Mobile Phone Snatching Gang Busted In Odisha, 9 Arrested

An auto-rickshaw, a country-made revolver with three cartridges, three bombs, swords, irons rods and 32 stolen mobile phone sets were also seized from them.

Abandoned By Owner, Ailing Camel Dies In Odisha’s Ganjam
Abandoned By Owner, Ailing Camel Dies In Odisha’s Ganjam

Starved and exhausted for days, the wandering animal finally died yesterday. 

Doctor, Patient's Attendants Face-Off At MKCG Hospital In Berhampur
Doctor, Patient's Attendants Face-Off At MKCG Hospital In Berhampur

An altercation erupted between the patient's daughter Krishna with Dr Asish after the former alleged poor treatment given at the hospital.

Covid Cases
Odisha Sees Its Biggest Toll Of 68 Covid Fatalities

Odisha reported its highest toll of 68 deaths due to Covid infection taking the overall number of fatalities to 4,730 in the pandemic

Odisha Village
Water, Electricity And Road Still A Distant Dream For People In This Odisha Village

Villagers of remote Maniari village in Ganjam district are still deprived of the basic amenities ike electricity, potable water and road connectivity

Covid pandemic
Covid-19 Less Of A Pandemic, More A Poverty Trap

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only proved to be a health disaster for humanity, but the deadly virus also robbed people of livelihood, even pushing many affluent families into acute poverty.

Odisha: Covaxin Rollout Soon For People In Ganjam
Odisha Govt To Introduce Covaxin For Vaccination In Ganjam

The State government of Odisha on Friday announced to introduce Covaxin for inoculation of people aged 18 years and above in the district of Ganjam. Manufactured by the Bharat Biotech will be soon rolled out for vaccinating people in Ganjam district including the Berhampur Municipal Corporation area from the month of July.

14 Arrested In Odisha For Brutalising, Killing Man Over Sorcery
14 Arrested In Odisha For Brutalising, Killing Man Over Sorcery

In an act of extreme brutality, a man was forced to eat human excreta and asked to pull out his own teeth before being allegedly murdered by a group of villagers who suspected him of practicing black magic in Odisha’s Ganjam district. 

IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts
IMD Issues Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert For 10 Odisha Districts

Light to moderate rain or thundershower is also likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar.

Headless body case
Ganjam Headless Body Mystery Cracked; Wife & In-Laws Prime Accused, Say Police

The police today claimed to have cracked the case involving the discovery of a headless male body on the Rushikulya river bed near Puspa Nagar here under Sorada police limits in Ganjam district on January 22 this year.

Ganjam Vendors Asked To Display Covid Jab Certificates In Shops
Ganjam Vendors Asked To Display Covid Jab Certificates In Shops

In yet another initiative to help boost the ongoing vaccination drive against Covid-19, the Ganjam district administration has requested all vendors to vaccinate themselves and put up vaccination certificate in front of their shops.

Sero Survey
Covid-19 Sero Survey In Three Odisha District Kicks Off Today

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to assess the development of antibodies in human body against Covid-19, a team of health experts from the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar, which is a unit of ICMR, is set to kick off the Sero surveillance in three Odisha districts- Rayagada, Ganjam and Koraput- from today.

MGNREGA
Odisha: Ganjam District Generates 1 Cr Person Days MGNREGA Work In 2 Months

Ganjam district has generated 1-crore person-days of work, the highest in Odisha, under the rural job scheme MGNREGA in the first two months of the current financial year, officials said.

Elderly Woman
Jobless Divyang Siblings Abandon Ailing Mother In Locked Down Odisha

In a heart-wrenching incident, two siblings were detained by the police when they were trying to abandon their ailing mother at a secluded place in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Friday.

Odisha Civic Body Helps 7 Women Sanitation Workers In Ganjam Become Entrepreneurs
Odisha Civic Body Helps 7 Women Sanitation Workers In Ganjam Become Entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Housing Affairs said Berhampur became the first urban local body in the country to give loan benefits to women under the Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers Scheme, which provides financial benefits to sanitation workers for their rehabilitation in alternative occupations.

Discount For Fully Vaccinated
Vendors In Odisha Pitch In To Promote Vaccination, Offer Discount To Inoculated Customers

A group of vendors in Ganjam district have come forward to offer discounts to double vaccinated customers in a bid to promote the ongoing vaccination drive against the Covid-19. 

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Two Elephants Die Of Suspected Electrocution In Odisha

Two wild elephants reportedly died in separate incidents due to suspected electrocution in Ganjam and Dhenkanal district last night.

Covid-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10 PC In Odisha Due To Keen Surveillance, Says Top Health Offic
Odisha Logs 6,118 New Covid Cases & 41 Deaths

The trend of steady decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases continues in Odisha with the State reporting 6,118 infections on Monday. However, the death toll due to the contagious virus remained high with 41 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

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Odisha: Man Stones Wife To Death Before Killing Self In Ganjam

In a shocking incident, a man allegedly crushed her wife with a stone to death before taking his own life at Bedhachhelu village under Purushottampur police limits here in Ganjam district on Wednesday night.

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Surgical Shops Raided In Berhampur Over Oxygen Black Marketing Allegation

Police and Drug Controller officials conducted a joint raid on two shops dealing with surgical equipment on charges of hoarding and black marketing of oxygen cylinders at New Bus stand road in the city on Sunday.

National Highway
Centre Sanctions Rs 87.77 Cr For Double-Laning Of Bhanjanagar-Aska National Highway In Odisha

The Centre  has granted an additional Rs 87.77 Crore for widening of the National Highways (NH-157) for the construction of paved shoulders besides the road connecting Aska to Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district. 

Covid-19 Negative Report Rule
Cyclone ‘Yaas’ Effect! Odisha Sees Dramatic Decline In Single-Day Covid Spike, No Let Up In Fatalities

The single-day spike in Covid-19 cases in the State witnessed a drastic fall with only 6,736 people testing positive for the virus in last 24 hours even as there is no break in the rising cases of fatalities.

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Covid Cautions Go Haywire In Odisha: Hundreds Take Part In Wedding Procession, Video Goes Viral

Throwing Covid restriction guidelines to wind, a group of villagers were seen dancing to the tune of loud DJ music while taking out a marriage procession, banned by the government due to rising cases of Coronavirus, in Baranga area under Patrapur block in Ganjam district.

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Covid19: Odisha Reports 11,108 New Cases, 26 Deaths

Odisha’s Covid caseload jumped to 67,9530 on Saturday with  11,108 new cases having been reported in the last 24 hours.

Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not
Odisha Extends Lockdown: Know What’s Allowed, What’s Not

Along with the lockdown, the weekend shutdown will be remain in force in the weekends starting from 6 pm of Fridays to 5 am on Mondays in Odisha.