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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.

Odisha: Youth Impersonating As 'Baba' To Meet Girlfriend Caught

Jajpur: A boy eventually landed in an embarrassment for his bizarre gesture while trying to meet his girlfriend at the latter’s house at Jajpur Road in the district. The boy, a Plus II student from Angul impersonating himself as a monk was caught while coming to meet his girlfriend at Ferro chrome Colony under Jajpur […]

RD University Girl Death: Odisha Women's Panel Chief Visits Spot, Terms Incident Shameful
RD University Girl Death: Odisha Women's Panel Chief Visits Spot, Terms Incident Shameful

Jajpur/Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Commission for Women’s Chairperson Minati Behera on Friday visited Jajpur district to inquire into the death of Jharaphula Nayak- a student of Ramadevi University. Behera visited the spot where the body of the deceased was dumped at Kuakhia area of the district on January 27. Condemning the incident, she said, “It is […]

RD University Girl Death: Two Accused Identified, One Detained

Jajpur/Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police has reportedly detained one of the accused Rakesh Swain in connection with the death of Jharaphula Nayak- the student of Ramadevi University, Bhubaneswar. Jajpur police may take Swain into its custody for interrogation. Earlier today, they had claimed to have identified the accused who carried the body of Jharaphula and dumped it […]

Odisha: Duplicate Sauce Making Unit Busted In Jajpur

Jajpur:  A duplicate sauce manufacturing unit has been busted at Kundal under Badchana police limits in the district on Saturday. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and administrative officials from Darpan Tehsil carried out a raid at the illegal factory and seized some bottles, machines used to prepare the sauce, raw materials, […]

Parents Of 'Pihu' Warn Of Dharna Outside Naveen Niwas

Jajpur: The parents of two-year-old girl ‘Pihu’ who had gone missing since August 9 last year from her village at Madhusudanpur in the district, have warned of a dharna in front of the residence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, if police don’t take the case seriously. The parents and relatives of the minor girl who […]

Odisha: Another Child Goes Missing In Jajpur

Jajpur: Even as the district police are yet to make any headway in the missing case of ‘Pihu’, the two-year-old girl of Madhusudanpur, a similar incident reported from the same district has put the scanner on police administration again. A four-year-old boy named ‘Chintu’ went missing for last three days while he was playing near […]

Odisha: Biraja Temple To Reopen From Dec 29

Jajpur: The famous shakti shrine of Maa Biraja, a form of Goddess Durga, situated in Jajpur district, will reopen for the first time on December 29, 2020, almost after nine-month-long hiatus due to Covid pandemic. Collector of Jajpur, Chakrabarti Singh Rathore informed about the decision to reopen the ancient shrine after discussion with all stakeholders […]

Police To Record Statement of Rescued Jajpur Woman Before Magistrate
Police To Record Statement of Rescued Jajpur Woman Before Magistrate

Jajpur: The statement of the 21-year-old woman from Dharmasala in Jajpur district who was ‘rescued’ in Cuttack on Thursday night after she was allegedly ‘kidnapped’ by a youth on December 5, will be recorded before a magistrate today. Sources in the Jajpur police said the victim will first be taken for medical examination following which […]

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Wildlife Smuggling Racket Busted In Jajpur, Rare Chameleon Rescued; 2 Held

Jajpur: In another major crackdown on wildlife smugglers, Jajpur Forest Division sleuths busted a wildlife smuggling racket and arrested two persons in this connection from Bhikipur Reserve Forest area under Jajpur Road police limits in this district on Tuesday. Antlers, tusks and rarest chameleon were seized from their possession. Acting on a tip-off, the forest […]

Odisha: Married Woman’s Suicide Bid Foiled By Locals; Watch Video

Jajpur: A married woman, who was apparently trying to commit suicide by jumping into a river, has been rescued by the passersby. The incident that took place near Akhuapada under Panikoili police limits in the district on Saturday came to light after a video of the woman standing atop the railing of the bridge on […]

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Congress Slams Police Inaction Over ‘Pihu’s Disappearance

Jajpur: A team of Congress delegation led by president of women wing of the party, Bandita Parida on Saturday came down heavily on the police for their lackadaisical approach in handling the case of two-year-old girl ‘Pihu’ who had gone missing four months  ago while playing in her village Madhusudanpur  under Binjharpur police station in […]

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Curious Case Of Missing 'Pihu': Jajpur Police Pulls Up Socks After OTV Report

Jajpur: Investigation in the curious case of two-year-old minor girl ‘Pihu’, who allegedly went missing from her village in Madhusudanpur area last August has been sped up by police. As per reports, the probe into the case which was entrusted to an Asst Sub-Inspector (ASI) level officer has now been handed over to the Inspector-In-Charge […]

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Amid 'Pari' Outrage, 'Pihu' Pain Threatens To Haunt Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Jajpur: At a time when Odisha politics is already boiling with the murder case of five-year-old Nayagarh girl, Pari, shocking story of another missing minor girl named ‘Pihu’ from Jajpur district grabbed headlines on Thursday. As per reports, two-year-old Subhalaxmi Nayak, aka Pihu from Madhusudanpur village under Binjharpur Police Station in Jajpur has been missing […]

Odisha Govt Directs Sealing Of 275 Illegal Stone Crushing Units
Odisha Govt Directs Sealing Of 275 Illegal Stone Crushing Units

Jajpur: The Odisha government has ordered the sealing of 275 illegal stone crushing units in Jajpur district to bring to a halt the process of illegal mining of minor minerals. The action was taken against the illegal stone crushing units for illegal exploration and smuggling of minor minerals and loss of cores of rupees to […]

Odisha Vigilance Unearths Crores Of Assets From 2 Govt Clerks, 1 Arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance department on Friday arrested Udaynath Jena, a senior clerk posted at the Bhubaneswar Sub-Collectorate on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known source of income. The sleuths detected Rs 1.32 crore assets in his possession. Vigilance sleuths on Thursday seized unaccounted property worth crores from two government staff – including Jena […]

DA Case: Bhubaneswar Block JE Arrested As Vigilance Detects Over Rs 1.5 Crore Assets In His Possession
DA Case: Two Govt Clerks In Vigilance Net, Searches Underway

Jajpur/Bhubaneswar: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at six places associated with Ratnakar Mohanty, a junior clerk at Dharmasala Sub-Registrar office, on charges of amassing properties disproportionate to his known sources of income. On the basis of a search warrant issued by Cuttack Vigilance department, several teams of the anti-corruption agency raided Mohanty’s residential […]

UP Jeweller Arrested For Buying Stolen Gold Ornaments From Odisha
Odisha: Brown Sugar Worth Rs 3 Lakh Seized In Jajpur, 3 Arrested

Jajpur: Three persons were arrested after brown sugar worth over Rs 3 lakh was seized in the district on Tuesday by the Excise Department officials. As per reports, acting on a tip-off, a team of the Excise Department raided a house in the Chuna Bhati area and seized 31 gram of brown sugar. Those arrested […]

Jajpur: Minor Girl Dies, Sister Critical As Scooter Hits Truck
Jajpur: Minor Girl Dies, Sister Critical As Scooter Hits Truck

Jajpur: In a tragic incident, a minor girl died and her elder sister sustained serious injuries after the scooter they were riding hit a truck from behind on National Highway 16 near Rathia area in Dharmasala here on Sunday morning. According to sources, the mishap took place when the duo lost control over the scooter […]

Balasore: Woman, Minor Son Killed In Hit-and-Run, Husband Critical
1 Killed, 2 Injured In Accident Near Jajpur

Jajpur: In a tragic incident, one person was killed while 2 others are critically injured in an accident near Mukundabindha area of Jajpur district on Thursday morning. As per reports, a car and a truck had a head–on collision near Mukundabindha village on the NH-16, under Panikoili police limits, early on Thursday morning. In their […]

Odisha Techie Designs 4-Wheeler Vehicle Using Old Bike Engine, Scrap!
Odisha Techie Designs 4-Wheeler Vehicle Using Old Bike Engine, Scrap!

Jajpur: But like a crisis inspiring innovation, Madhumukti Maharana, an engineering student from Bhabanipur village under Dharmsala block in Odisha has used predicament for success at a time when Coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down. Taking advantage of the lockdown, Madhumukti has developed a four-wheeler vehicle that too from used engine and scrap […]

Odisha: Miscreants Loot Woman Bank Employee In Konark
Jajpur Police Busts Inter-State Dacoity Gang, 11 Arrested

Jajpur: Police on Saturday claimed to have busted an inter-state dacoity gang by arresting 11 persons for their involvement in loot incident earlier this month. Addressing a presser, Jajpur SP Charan Singh Meena informed that the gang was involved in the incident of armed robbery and attack on a jeweller near Brahmabarada village on October […]

Maa Biraja Rath Yatra: Servitors Undergo COVID19 Test

Jajpur: With just one day to go before the commencement of the Rath Yatra of Maa Biraja in Jajpur, COVID-19 tests of the servitors chosen to participate in the festival were conducted today. As per the Orissa High Court that had earlier allowed the conduct of Rath Yatra in adherence with all the COVID-19 protocols, […]

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Odisha Revenue Dept Raps Collector Over Eviction Of 'Rangasala'

Bhubaneswar: The Revenue & Disaster Management Department has shot a letter to Jajpur district Collector Ranjan Das clarifying on the demolition of ‘Rangasala’- the unauthorised guest house constructed over government land in Baligari village under Dharmasala Tehsil of the district. Following proposals to renovate the building into a public library, orphanage or old-age home instead […]

Three Killed After Motorcycle Collides With Truck In Odisha

Jajpur: Three motor-cycle borne persons were killed early on Tuesday when their two-wheeler collided head-on with a truck on National Highway-16 in Odisha’s Jajpur district, a police officer said. While one of them died on the spot, two others succumbed to their injuries in the district headquarters hospital, he said. According to Ajay Kumar Jena, […]

Guwahati RBI GM's Body Found In Hotel In Odisha

Jajpur: Police recovered the body of an RBI general manager from a hotel room in Odisha’s Jajpur district on Friday, the police said. The body of Asish Ranjan Samal, who is working as a general manager of the Guwahati branch of RBI, was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the hotel room. 52-year-old Samal […]