News from Jajpur

Once Jajpur District was a great centre of art and culture in ancient Odisha. This district is declared as a heritage district 'Biraja Khetra' is one of the ancient cities of Odisha rich in archaeological remains. It is reputed to be one of the important Tantra Khetras in the state. This place has a number of archaeological ruins as well as ancient Budhist monuments like Ratnagiri, Lalitgiri and Langudi Hill. Jajpur is also honored for its natural resources, mines, and industries.

Jajpur Journalists Protest At SP Office
Police dadagiri: Journalist association demands action against IIC who misbehaved with OTV reporter

A delegation of journalists led by the Association’s president Kailash Nayak met the Additional SP of Jajpur and submitted a memorandum demanding stern action against the IIC.

Odisha cabinet approves drinking water projects worth Rs 1,287 cr
Odisha cabinet approves drinking water projects worth Rs 1,287 cr

Briefing media persons about the cabinet decisions, Development Commissioner P. K. Jena said supply of safe drinking water to the people living in the rural areas is one of the priority areas of the state government.

Contractor Attacked
Odisha contractor assaulted for not paying Rs 50 lakh extortion to Sarpanch

The concerned contractor Prasanjit Nayak’s brother and some of his staff have sustained multiple injuries in the attack by a mob of 20 persons allegedly led by the Jakhapura Sarpanch.

Police Dadagiri: Jajpur IIC threatens on-duty OTV journalist covering farmers' agitation
Police Dadagiri: Jajpur IIC threatens on-duty OTV journalist covering farmers' agitation

Ajay Jena, the inspector-in-charge of Jajpur police station, reportedly threatened OTV’s district correspondent Sanjeev Nayak when the latter was covering farmers’ agitation in front of the district collector's office.

Weather Updates
IMD’s latest weather updates on dense fog, rain in Odisha districts

As per the IMD’s latest weather bulletin, light rain is likely to occur in several districts from January 17 (tomorrow). Apart from rain, dense fog conditions are also likely to occur at some parts of the state in the next couple of days as well.

Two dead, one critical after scooter hits stationary truck in Jajpur
Four dead in separate road accidents in Odisha

Two people died after the scooter they were riding on hit a stationary truck in Jajpur district on Monday night while two others died in a bus-car collision in Kalahandi district.

Kalinga Nagar massacre: Tribals observe puja to remember bravehearts
Kalinga Nagar massacre: Tribals observe puja to remember bravehearts

Every year, the kith and kin of the tribals killed in the gruesome incident observe January 2 as Saheed Divas.

Coal dust, round-the-clock transportation bane for Jajpur villagers 
Coal dust, round-the-clock transportation bane for Jajpur villagers 

The aggrieved villagers alleged that the plying of hundreds of coal-laden trucks have damaged the village roads to such an extent that even cyclists are hesitating to commute on the stretches.

22-year-old Naveen Patnaik govt fails to fulfil our bridge demand, alleges these Odisha villagers
22-year-old Naveen Patnaik govt fails to fulfil our bridge demand, alleges these Odisha villagers

Five years ago, the construction work on the bridge started, but by fits and starts. Now the bridge is lying half-constructed, giving rise to resentment among the villagers.

Viral Video
Former sarpanch thrashed with belt on Odisha street, video goes viral

Initially, two to three youths intercepted Sahu’s vehicle and later assaulted him with belt on the busy street near Rambag chhak. Though Sahu pleaded for help, nobody came to his rescue.

2 Girls Rescued
Love over Instagram: 2 Odisha girls locked up in room rescued after weeks

Both the girls were rescued by police with the assistance of local residents. Sources said that the girls were engaged in tailoring work in Tamil Nadu.

Ramachandra with his wife
This Ram of Odisha has not eaten rice for 42 years courtesy fight with Sita

If you are thinking his not taking rice is linked to any religious practice, you are wrong. The actual reason why he has been staying away from rice will leave you stunned. 

5T scheme goes haywire: Teachers at Jajpur school use classroom door as blackboard
5T scheme goes haywire: Teachers at Jajpur school use classroom door as blackboard

It is learnt that it’s a regular affair. In the absence of blackboards, the classroom door is used throughout the year.

Spurned by girl, jilted lover kills her brother, injures father
Jilted lover kills girl's brother, injures father in Odisha's Jajpur

The incident spread outrage in the village as angry villagers overpowered him and brutally thrashed him before handing him over to the police.

Malaysian coach upskilling Jajpur’s rural athletes to become pros 
Malaysian coach upskilling Jajpur’s rural athletes to become pros 

Malaysian coach Simon Lau is on a visit to Odisha. He is imparting training to athletes in rural areas. And it seems the athletes of Jaraka area don’t want to miss the golden opportunity to learn the important tricks from Lau which will be instrumental in shaping their career in athletics. 

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