News from Paralakhemundi

Paralakhemundi is an ancient town and a Municipality in Gajapati district in the Indian state of Odisha. It is the district headquarters of Gajapati district. The town and the District share its boundaries with Andhra Pradesh. The king of Paralakhemundi Shri Krushna Chandra Gajapati Narayan Deo had the kingship of the majestic Gajapati rulers, who continued to be the supreme authority of Odisha for more than seven centuries. Also he was the first Prime Minister of Odisha.

Odisha Elections 2024: Paralakhemundi Assembly seat likely to see three-cornered contest
Odisha Elections 2024: Paralakhemundi Assembly seat likely to see three-cornered contest

The BJP has repeated its candidate K Narayan Rao who had won the seat in 2019. The BJD has given a chance to a new face like Rupesh Panigrahi while the Congress has banked on former chief secretary and senior party leader Bijay Patnaik.   

Accused BJD Leader
BJD leader arrested in murder case, suspended from party

Amit is a resident of Karanasahi in Paralakhemundi and was appointed as the vice president of BCJD in Gajapati district. The BJD suspended Amit from the party citing anti-party activities.

Fire At Paralakhemundi Municipality Office
Midnight blaze reduces important documents at Paralakhemundi Municipality office to ashes

While no one was injured in the mishap, the fire that originated inside the storeroom is said to have burnt many important documents including some documents pertaining to the next general elections.

Woman roughs up doctor at DHH over daughter’s post-mortem report in Paralakhemundi
Woman roughs up doctor at DHH over daughter’s post-mortem report in Paralakhemundi

Tension gripped Paralakhemundi District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) on Tuesday after a woman allegedly roughed up a doctor, accusing him of serving a wrong post-mortem report. 

Ram Idol Being Made In Odisha's Gajapati
Lord Ram’s idol to be consecrated in Odisha’s Gajapati on same day as Ayodhya Pran Pratishtha

The locals of Ramagiri will consecrate the idols of Lord Ram and Devi Sita at the Jagannath Temple on January 22, at the exact time of Ram temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya.

Divyang Sasmita Lima Dances On Stage
Hearing and speech impaired Odisha girl dances her heart out to break stereotypes

A divyang with hearing loss and impairments in her voice, Lima from Balipadar village under Gajapati’s Mohana block has never considered herself a handicapped. In fact, she tried her hands in classical dance forms and became an expert in Odissi dance.

Mankadadian Waterfall In Gajapati
Odisha ‘fails to sell’ its scenic beauties to tourists, govt apathy alleged

Lack of good connectivity, safety of travellers, hotels of international standard and pollution has posed some of the major challenges that the tourism sector faces in the State. And because of alleged government apathy, these destinations have been left largely neglected.

Firefighters Clear Road After Landslide In Koraput
Landslide in Koraput, crop damage in Gajapati as cyclone Michaung-induced rains drench Odisha

Incessant rain which began on Tuesday night and continued till Thursday morning, caused a landslide at Bariput under Koraput’s Narayanpatna block on Wednesday night.

Inundated Farmland In Mohana
Koraput’s Pottangi records 106 mm rain due to cyclone Michaung; Mohana farmers stare at loss

“The system is moving at around 11kmph towards north and has laid centrerd over north-east Telangana and south-west Odisha border. It is likely to move more towards Chhattisgarh and weaken into a Low Pressure," the IMD said.

Farmer Harvesting Crop
Cyclone Michaung: Farmers scramble to save harvest-ready crops as heavy rain set to batter southern Odisha

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while there is no cyclone warning for Odisha, some southern and coastal Odisha districts are likely to see heavy to very heavy rainfall on December 5 and 6.

Royal Bengal Tiger Trapped In Odisha Forest Dept Camera
Royal Bengal Tiger spotted in Odisha travelled 750 km from Maharashtra’s Vidarbha: Forest Dept

While the wildlife experts are surprised to see a tiger travelling so much, they said it must be in search of a safe habitat and mate.

Students Drink Water From Nullah
Students forced to drink water from nullah sans tube well in this Odisha school

As per reports, more than 60 students from Dimbiripankala, Rajimera, Balipanka and Lundrisahi pursue their primary education in the school. But, the school neither has a potable water supply nor a hand pump forcing the students to wash their plates and drink water from the same water body after having their mid-day-meal at the school.

Rescue Operation To Recover Bodies
Two labourers die after huge boulder falls on them during stone blasting in Odisha

As per reports, both the labourers were standing near the quarry during blasting when a huge stone rolled down and crushed them to death.

Badadeula Primary School
Class-1 girl student locked up in school for four hours in Odisha, rescued

Her parents launched a frantic search all over the village fearing the worst. However, their joy knew no bounds after finding the child sleeping inside the classroom.

ACF death
ACF Soumya death case: NBW issued against 3 accused including deceased's wife Bidyabharati 

According to sources, the Paralakhemundi SDJM court has issued the NBW while directing the trio to appear before it on July 7. Besides, the court has also quashed the plea to dismiss the case against them, sources informed.