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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.

danda Nacha
Ganjam Puts Cap On Devotees For Danda Nacha, Bans Night Functions

Berhampur: The Ganjam District Administration has restricted the number of participants for ‘Dandanacha’ to 25 only while completely banning any sort of cultural programmes at night. The decision was taken due to a surge in the Covid-19 cases across the State. The development was shared by the district administration through its twitter account. Similarly, Mundan […]

Congress
Odisha: Congress OBC Cell Chief Arrested For Illegal Arms Trade

Berhampur: Aska police on Thursday arrested the President of Congress’ OBC Cell in Ganjam district, Amir Bhuyan for his alleged involvement in an illegal arms trafficking racket. As per reports, Bhuyan who is said to have close associations with Congress party leaders was apprehended by the police from Khairaputi village under Aska police limits late […]

Mother-To-Join-Border
Mother At Border: Housewife From Odisha Selected To Join BSF

Ganjam: Hard work never fails and Reena Nayak of Ganjam district has nailed it like none else. Once looking after her family, the housewife and mother of a seven-year-old girl is now all set to join the Border Security Force (BSF). Reena Nayak of Bayali village under Rangeilunda block in Ganjam district has broken the […]

Vijay
Covid-19 Resurgence: RT-PCR Report Must For Visitors To Ganjam, 7 Days Mandatory Quarantine

Berhampur: Amid the recent spurt in the number of Covid-19 cases in districts across the State and outside, including Maharashtra and Gujarat, the Ganjam district administration has made RT-PCR test report compulsory for people visiting the district from hotspot places, said district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange. Besides, entry into the district will be allowed only […]

FAKE NEWS
Beware! FAKE NEWS On Berhampur Shutdown Found Circulating On Social Media With OTV Logo 

Bhubaneswar: A fake news regarding shutdown of Berhampur city is doing rounds on social media with OTV graphics and logo even as the channel has not aired any such news this year. Neither the TV channel nor its digital platform has published/telecast any sort of news. Some mischief mongers have used the logo and graphics […]

Berhampur Municipal Corporation
Uncertainty Cleared Over Budhi Thakurani Yatra, Biennial Fest To Be Held With Covid Restrictions

Berhampur: The famous biennial Budhi Thakurani Yatra in Berhampur was cleared for observance this year by the Ganjam district administration on Sunday. Sources said, the festival was finally given a go ahead after a meeting in this connection was held at the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) with the stakeholders including the Chief Manager of Maa […]

ganjam-accident
Driver Lynched By Mob After Tipper Runs Over Man In Odisha

Berhampur: A tipper lorry driver was beaten to death by a mob after the vehicle run over a youth in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Saturday. The incident was reported from Dengadi Square under Patapur police limits of Ganjam district. As per initial reports, the tipper laden with soil was on its way from Ramchandrapur when […]

Covid-19 Resurgence: No Budhi Thakurani Yatra In Berhampur This Year
Covid-19 Resurgence: No Budhi Thakurani Yatra In Berhampur This Year

Berhampur: The biennial festival of Goddess Budhi Thakurani in Berhampur of Ganjam district was called off by the Ganjam district administration in view of the rising Covid-19 cases in Odisha and the country. As per reports, while the priests were preparing for installing the ‘Subha Khunti’ (auspicious post), which marks the beginning of the Budhi […]

Sarpanch Disqualified
Odisha: Lady Sarpanch In Ganjam Disqualified From Post For Not Knowing Odia

Ganjam: A lady sarpanch from the district was disqualified from the post on Thursday for not knowing Odia and submitting a fake cast certificate while filing her nomination form. According to the 1994 Odisha Gram Panchayat Act, a person is ineligible of holding any position in a gram panchayat if he or she does not […]

TPSODL
Odisha: COVID-19 Knocks At Ganjam's Door Again!

Berhampur: Two employees of TATA Power Southern Odisha Distribution Limited (TPSODL) in Berhampur were tested positive for Coronavirus on Thursday. As per reports, both of them are asymptomatic and they are being treated at a hospital in Bhubaneswar. Following detection of the virus, the office of TPSODL has been sanitised, informed District Collector, Vijay Amruta […]

Ganjam On Alert
Odisha: Ganjam On Alert After Spike In Covid-19 Cases In Surat

Berhampur: Following the recent spurt in the number of Covid-19 cases in Surat, the Ganjam district administration on Wednesday urged people to be alert and informed about the resurgence of the pandemic in the Gujarat state which is home to thousands of migrant workers from the district. A crucial meeting under the chairmanship of the […]

Odisha: Man Driving Truck In Berhampur Fined Rs 1000 For Not Wearing Helmet
Odisha: Man Driving Truck In Berhampur Fined Rs 1000 For Not Wearing Helmet

Berhampur: In a bizarre incident, a man has been fined Rs 1,000 for driving a truck without wearing a helmet in Berhampur town of Ganjam district. The matter came to light on March 12 after the vehicle owner, identified as Pramod Kumar Swain of G.Jagannathpur area in Berhampur, went to the Regional Transport Officer (RTO), […]

Man-shot
Odisha: Civic Workers Open Fire At Man For Walking Pet Dog In Berhampur Street

Ganjam: In a bizarre incident, two sanitation workers of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) allegedly opened fire at resident while he was walking his pet dog in a street in Berhampur town on Tuesday night. The man and his dog survived the murderous attack as the solitary bullet missed the target. As per reports, the […]

Lottery for water
Lottery For Water In Odisha Town: Winner Gets A Bucketful

Chhatrapur (Ganjam): Around 50 families at the Station Road in the district headquarters town have resorted to a bizarre innovation for getting a bucketful of drinking water from a lone stand-post in their locality. An instant lottery system is played out every day to decide who gets the quota first. Reason: water comes for only […]

Gunshot
Youth Shot Dead, Another Injured In Two Separate Attacks In Odisha

Rayagada/Berhampur: A youth was allegedly shot dead by an unidentified miscreant late Saturday night in Naira village under Gudari Police Limits in Rayagada district. The deceased identified as one Kiran Takri was shot in the face by the miscreant. The police have seized the body and launched a probe in this matter. In yet another […]

Covid Restrictions On 'Danda Nacha' Leave Berhampur Artistes High And Dry
Covid Restrictions On 'Danda Nacha' Leave Berhampur Artistes High And Dry

Berhampur: Even as the State government has allowed the Jatra organisers to hold shows subject to a ceiling of 2,000 persons, the Covid-19 restrictions on the famous ‘Danda Nacha’ in Berhampur have left the jatra and opera artistes community of the silk city concerned. The Ganjam district administration on last Tuesday allowed Danda Nacha, religious […]

Berhampur: Budhi Thakurani Yatra Allowed Amid Covid Protocols
Berhampur: Budhi Thakurani Yatra Allowed Amid Covid Protocols

Berhampur: The month-long biennial festival of Goddess Budhi Thakurani in Berhampur of Ganjam district will be held amid strict adherence to all the Covid-19 guidelines laid down by the Centre and State governments. A meeting in this regard was held between the representative of the Yatra Managing Committee and officials of the district administration under […]

Brother-Sister Duo Mowed Down By Truck, Parents Critical
Odisha: Brother-Sister Duo Mowed Down By Truck, Parents Critical

Ganjam: In a tragic incident, two minor siblings were run over by a cement-laden truck on National Highway-19 near Gandapalli under Khallikote block in Ganjam district today morning. Their parents who were also critically injured in the mishap have been rushed to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. The couple has been identified […]

International Women's Day: From Kitchen To Enterprise, These Women In Odisha Are Scripting Transformation
International Women's Day: From Kitchen To Enterprise, These Women In Odisha Are Scripting Transformation

Kendrapara/Ganjam: Traditionally, the life of women in rural India revolves around working in the fields or confined to household chores. Moreover, social responsibilities, unfavourable economic conditions and subjugation to a patriarchal order are the many challenges they face on a daily basis. However, a group of Muslim women from Kendrapara district and Gitanjali Tripathy of […]

Murder
Odisha: Man Killed In Attack By Miscreants, Son Critical

Berhampur: In a harrowing incident, a man was killed and his son sustained critical injuries after miscreants attacked them with a sword at Jhadankuli village under Sadar police limits here in Ganjam district on Sunday. Miscreants attacked the duo leaving them critically injured. Both were rushed to MKCG Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared […]

Olive Ridley Turtle
Odisha: ZSI Sea Turtle Research Centre Inaugurated In Gopalpur

Berhampur: A sea turtle research centre of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) was inaugurated at Gopalpur in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Friday to study the endangered Olive Ridley turtles that annually lay millions of eggs along the State’s coast. The centre, named after noted sea turtle expert C S Kar, was inaugurated by ZSI […]

Biju Babu's House
Odisha: Birth Place Of Legendary Statesman Biju Patnaik Reels Under Neglect

Berhampur: The birth anniversary of the legendary leader and former Chief Minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik was celebrated with much pomp and gaiety across the State on Friday. However, the remnants of the Tall Man’s house is fast fading into oblivion due to lack of care and maintenance. It’s nothing less than a travesty to […]

Odisha Sarpanch Disqualified From His Post For Not Knowing Odia
Odisha Sarpanch Disqualified From His Post For Not Knowing Odia

Ganjam: On the occasion of Panchayatiraj Divas on Friday, a sarpanch from Odisha’s Ganjam district was disqualified from his post for not knowing Odia, having two wives and six children. According to the 1994 Odisha Gram Panchayat Act, a person is ineligible of holding any position in a gram panchayat if he or she does […]

irregularities
Lockdown Barricading, Animal Feeding Expenditure Irregularities Surface In Berhampur

Berhampur: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic when financial condition of people was shattered and availability of food remained difficult for both man and animals, lakhs of rupees were allegedly embezzled in putting up bamboo barricades and feeding stray animals in Berhampur. As per an RTI reply sought by activist Pitabasa Panda from the […]

Stabs
Odisha: Std X Student Stabs Classmate In Ganjam School Over Pranks, Victim Critical

Bhanjanagar: A class X student from Borasinga School under the Gangpur police limits was seriously injured after he was allegedly stabbed with a knife by his fellow classmate in the campus on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Subham Bhola. The injured Amit Nayak has been admitted to a nearby hospital in a critical […]