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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.

NGT slaps Rs 1 crore fine on Odisha govt for felling Sal trees in Jajpur
NGT slaps Rs 1 crore fine on Odisha govt for felling Sal trees in Jajpur

Based on the reports and observations, the NGT directed the State government to deposit a sum of Rs 1 crore with the Divisional Forest Officer, Cuttack Forest Division, towards Environmental Compensation within a period of two months and file an affidavit of compliance in this regard. 

Utkal University to shut down second campus in Jajpur!
Utkal University to shut down second campus in Jajpur!

Even though the varsity administration is yet to make any official announcement regarding the development, there is unlikely to be any new admission in the second campus of the varsity at Chandikhole in Jajpur district from the coming academic year

Orange Warning
IMD’s orange warning: Thunderstorm alert for 6 Odisha districts

Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 50- 60 kmph and heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Dhenkanal,Jajpur, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Khordha.

Ambulance driver leaves body to rot on NH as family can’t pay Rs 5000
Ambulance driver leaves body to rot on NH as family fails to pay Rs 5000

According to sources, Dhenkanal-based Hemant Mishra’s wife Chhabi Mohanty was admitted to Badachana Community Health Centre after she felt unwell. She was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack when her condition deteriorated. Chhabi, however, died while undergoing treatment at SCB. 

Missing Pihu's mom demands CBI inquiry or euthanasia
Missing Pihu's mom demands CBI inquiry or euthanasia

Nayak had been running from pillar to post and requesting police and the district administration to trace her daughter. However, her pleas have yielded no result.

Bus Mishap Near Jajpur
30 passengers injured as bus from Bhubaneswar overturns in Jajpur

At least 30 passengers sustained injuries after the bus they were travelling in overturned near Ganthi square under Badchana police limits in Jajpur on Saturday.

Jay Panda seeks Indian Envoy's help for return of Odia worker's body from Abu Dhabi
Panda seeks envoy's help in Abu Dhabi for return of Odia worker's body

In a letter to the Indian Ambassador, Panda requested the embassy to take necessary steps to facilitate the return of the body of Bibhuti Bhusan Jena. 

Ambulance Accident
3 including patient killed as ambulance rams into truck in Odisha’s Jajpur

As per reports, the 108- ambulance was reportedly ferrying the woman patient from Balasore to SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack when the mishap occurred.

Rape and murder of 13-year-old in Jajpur: Accused arrested from Bengaluru after 65 days
Rape and murder of 13-year-old in Jajpur: Accused arrested from Bengaluru after 65 days

The accused, Subrat Behera, was absconding and has been caught by police after being on the run for almost 65 days.

IMD issues yellow warning for thunderstorm in 12 Odisha districts
IMD issues yellow warning for thunderstorm in 12 Odisha districts

As per IMD, people in Odisha will get relief from the scorching heat conditions in view of the rain and thunderstorm activities.

Inter-Sex Baby Born In Jajpur
Odisha Man Abandons Rare ‘Intersex' Baby

In a shocking incident, a newborn baby was abandoned by his father in Jajpur Town on Monday after his wife claimed that the baby has rare 'intersex' condition.

Overhead Water Tank Built Under Basudha Scheme
Odisha Govt’s Basudha Yojana 'Fails' To Serve Purpose, Termed Eyewash

The much touted Basudha yojana, which aims at providing potable water to the rural Odisha, seems to have turned out to be a mere eyewash for the villagers in Dharmashala and Basudevpur.

Nursing Students Stage Dharna At Utkal University Over Lack Of Basic Facilities In 2nd Campus
Nursing Students Stage Dharna At Utkal University Over Lack Of Basic Facilities In 2nd Campus

The agitating students have demanded nursing management by varsity authorities and not by any private firm.

Poor Healthcare Facilities Continue To Haunt Patients In Odisha
Poor Healthcare Facilities Continue To Haunt Patients In Odisha

In a glaring example of such poor healthcare facility, beds at the ESI hospital in Keonjhar’s Badbil are gathering dust while the equipment at the laboratory are lying in a dilapidated condition. According to locals, the doctor working there is on leave for the last four months and the nurses and the attendants at the hospital are inadequate. 

Youth Killed In Bombing In Jajpur, Police Sub-Inspector Suspended
Youth Killed In Bombing In Jajpur, Police Sub-Inspector Suspended

Jajpur SP Rahul PR suspended the SI of Binjharpur police staion, Kanduri Das for not failing to initiate appropriate action despite the registration of an FIR.

Odisha Cameramans Murder Opens A Can Of Worms: What We Know So Far
Cameraman Manas Murder Case: Deceased’s Mother Seeks CM Naveen’s Help For Justice

Meanwhile, the investigating team has recovered a mobile phone of Manas from a betel shop owner. A man had found the phone from the road side near Sankharidiha in Dharmasala and handed it over to the betel shop owner.

Death Toll In Kharasrota River Mishap Rises To 5
Death Toll In Kharasrota River Mishap Rises To 5

As per reports, a total of seven persons got swept away in the strong current of the river while they were taking a bath on the eve of Holi yesterday.

Mishap During Holi In Jajpur: 1 Dead, 3 Missing While Bathing In Kharasrota River
Mishap During Holi In Jajpur: 1 Dead, 3 Missing While Bathing In Kharasrota River

It is, however, suspected that though initially it was suspected that around 6 youths were in the group that went to take bath, the discovery of 10 pairs of clothes and an equal number of footwear pairs has led to speculations that there could be more people in the group.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Re-polling Underway At 49 Booths Amid Tight Security
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Re-polling Underway At 49 Booths Amid Tight Security

Of the 49 booths, while 25 are those where polling was affected in the first phase of voting, the rest 24 are the troubled ones during the second phase.

Panchayat Poll In Nagada
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Nagada Votes For First Time In 20 Yrs, Niyamgiri Tribals In 15 Yrs

Nagada, which made headlines in 2016 after several children from the area died due to acute malnutrition, witnessed 83 per cent voter turnout during the fourth phase polls

Panchayat Election Violence
98 Arrested In Odisha’s Jajpur Over Panchayat Election Violence

A total of 98 persons have been arrested till date in poll violence cases in Jajpur district

Odisha Panchayat Polls 2022
Rising Poll Violence In Odisha: A Case For Use Of EVMs In Panchayat Elections Too?

The one noticeable thing during the three phases of polling so far has been that the most of the major incidents of violence have taken place in the politically volatile coastal Odisha while polling has passed off relatively peacefully in the areas grappling with left wing extremism.

Attack On Journalists During Panchayat Polls
Attack On Journalists During Panchayat Polls: 11 Persons Including 6 Women Arrested In Jajpur

A total of 22 persons, including the main accused and his accomplices who are yet to be identified, were detained by the Binjharpur Police after multiple raids in Bachhol Panchayat yesterday in the aftermath of the attack.

Attack On Journalists During Odisha Panchayat Polls: Condemnations Pour In, Prime Accused Held
Attack On Journalists During Odisha Panchayat Polls: Condemnations Pour In, Prime Accused Held

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan took to Twitter to condemn the attack on the scribes who were covering the election. 

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Clash Over Booth Rigging, 2 Police Personnel Injured In Stone Pelting In Jaj
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Clash Over Booth Rigging, 2 Police Personnel Injured In Stone Pelting In Jajpur

Two police personnel sustained multiple injuries in stone pelting incident by the two groups over booth rigging allegations at booth no-14 at Jari Panchayat of Bijharpur block in the district today.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Three Journalists Thrashed, Vehicle Ransacked By Miscreants In Jajpur
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Three Journalists Thrashed, Vehicle Ransacked By Miscreants In Jajpur

Three journalists of an electronic media house had gone to cover the alleged loot of ballot boxes from two booths at Bachala Panchayat under Binjharpur block when they were brutally assaulted by unidentified miscreants.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: BDO Attacked, Miscreants Loot Ballot Boxes In Separate Booths In Jajpur
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BDO Attacked, Miscreants Loot Ballot Boxes In Separate Booths In Jajpur

As per preliminary reports, four miscreants entered the booth and decamped with the ballot boxes at between 9: 15 am and 9:30 am today. Later, the miscreants reportedly threw the boxes in a nearby pond.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Violence Continues As Patry Worker Attacks ZP Candidate In Jajpur
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Violence Continues As Patry Worker Attacks ZP Candidate In Jajpur

On the other hand, 5 persons were arrested and forwarded to a court for their alleged involvement in the looting of ballot boxes from three booths in Patsara Block of Jagatsinghpur. 

Booth Rigging, Police-Public Face Off Mark Second Phase Panchayat Polls In Odisha 
Booth Rigging, Police-Public Face Off Mark Second Phase Panchayat Polls In Odisha 

While a booth rigging incident was reported from Jajpur district, people scuffled with police in Bargarh district.

Violence In 1st Phase Odisha Panchayat Polls: SEC Summons DGP, Chief Secretary Ahead Of 2nd Phase
Violence In 1st Phase Odisha Panchayat Polls: SEC Summons DGP, Chief Secretary Ahead Of 2nd Phase

Further, the DGP has assured that strict security measures will be in place for the remaining four phases of rural elections so as to ensure the conduct of the election in a free and fair manner.

Booth Capturing In Jajpur
Watch: Live Booth Capturing In Jajpur During Odisha Panchayat Polls

In the video, circulating on the social media, it can be clearly seen the Sarpanch candidate and his supporters forcefully capturing the ballot box and dropping multiple ballot papers into it after stamping on their election symbol.

Baby Girl Sold For Rs 12,000
Baby Girl Sold For Rs 12,000: Police Arrest 5, Including Parents & Anganwadi Staff In Jajpur 

The matter came to the fore after some villagers reported the incident to the district administration following which the District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) was directed to inquire into the matter and submit a detailed report.

newborn
Odisha Couple Sells Newborn Girl For Rs 12,000

"We already have three children. As I am a daily wager, it will be very hard to feed a six-member family. So, we decided to hand over the newborn to a childless couple, who happens to be a relative, to adopt and raise the baby girl well," said the father.

Two Odisha Teachers Suspended For Using Cell-Phone In Examination Centres
Two Odisha Teachers Suspended For Using Cell-Phone In Examination Centres

The superintendents and the deputy superintendents of the two examination centres have been served show-cause notices, the official said.

Jajpur Horticulture Office
Officials, Employees Absent At Horticulture Dept Office In Jajpur, Locals Say Staff Out On Picnic

Visitors to the office of the Assistant Director, Horticulture in Jajpur got a rude shock when they allegedly found the office doors shut while the cabins of other employees were lying empty on Wednesday.

Counterfeit Notes Worth Over Rs 13 Lakh Seized In Odisha, 1 Detained
Counterfeit Notes Worth Over Rs 13 Lakh Seized In Odisha, 1 Detained

One person, who belongs to Katia area under Mangalpur police limits, has been detained in connection with the case

Self-Immolation Bid
Odisha Woman Attempts Self-Immolation Failing To Sell Land

The woman claimed that she wanted to sell the plot to meet the educational expenses of her two sons, who are pursuing higher studies.

Three Generation ‘Chatasali’ Students Miss Nanda Sir, Grandson Vows To Continue Mission
Three Generation ‘Chatasali’ Students Miss Nanda Sir, Grandson Vows To Continue Mission

After the demise of Nanda Sir, his students from three generations are grieving the irreparable loss. It is even unbelievable for many of his students that their lovable Nanda Sir is not present among them. His vacant 'Chatasali' classroom, where he had laid the foundation of education for many, seems to be haunting.

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