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Tag: Bhanjanagar

Elephant Memory
2-Year-Old Enters Into World and India Book Of Records

Age is no bar for talent, meet Subhranshu Rout a wonder kid from Bhanjanagar in Odisha. At the tender age of 2 the kid has developed a photographic memory.

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Forest fire
Similipal Apart, Forests In Many Other Parts In Odisha Up In Flames

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha forest department is struggling to bring raging forest fire in Similipal biosphere reserve under control, reports of similar incidents of wildfire have surfaced in several parts of the State. A day after a massive fire broke out at the Khandagiri hill, on the outskirts of the Capital city, destroying […]

Bhanjanagar's 'Baba Ka Dhaba' Fights To Make Ends Meet From Tiffin Stall

Bhanjanagar: Weeks ago, a video showing the lockdown plight of a desi dhaba in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar stormed the internet. Soon after the video went viral, help poured in for the Delhi elderly couple. People in large numbers thronged the food outlet as a kind gesture to Kanta Prasad and his wife. In a similar […]

Man found dead in Berhampur, kin alleges murder

Berhampur: A mutilated body of a man was recovered under mysterious circumstances in front of the Bhanjanagar post office in Ganjam district late on Wednesday night. The deceased has been identified as Kedar Patra (31) of Bhejiput. Kedar used to sell clothes on foot path in front of the LIC office in Bhanjanagar and is […]

Another tusker found dead, 2 in 2 days in Ganjam

Berhampur: A day after the carcass of an elephant was recovered from Nimakhandi village under Digapahandi block in Ganjam district, the forest department today recovered another carcass of a tusker found near Kokalaba drain under Tarasingh Forest Range in Bhanjanagar area here. The matter came into light after locals spotted the carcass and informed the […]

75 Odia pilgrims stranded in Badrinath; Odisha seeks support from Uttarakhand govt

Chamoli/Bhubaneswar: 75 pilgrims from Odisha are now stranded in Badrinath following intense snowfall in past two days. As per reports, 42 persons from Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district and 33 from Kamarda area of Balasore district are now stranded in Uttarakhand. Following the media reports, Odisha government today swung into action urged Uttarakhand government for rescuing […]

42 Odisha pilgrims stranded in Badrinath

Chamoli/Ganjam: As many as 42 pilgrims from Bhanjanagar have been stranded near Badrinath due to intense snowfall. According to sources, the pilgrims were returning from Badrinath after darshan when the roads were blocked with snow following which they had to take shelter in a dharamsala. “There is no food, drinking water and electricity here. We […]

Maoists threaten to kill 2 MLAs; put up banner

Bhanjanagar: CPI(Maoist) on Saturday put up a banner near Dadaralunda village chhak in Bhanjanagar and threatened to kill two MLAs of Ganjam district. However, there was no mention of the names of the legislators to whom the death threats have been reportedly issued by the red rebels. The banner was found near a plaque mentioning […]

Youth murdered by friends in Ganjam, one detained

Bhanjanagar: A youth was beaten to death allegedly by his friends at Ekalpur village under Badagada police limits in Bhanjanagar of Ganjam district. The deceased has been identified as Sitaram. According to sources, Sitaram was allegedly attacked by his two friends, Jitu Raut and Jilu Nayak, over suspected past enmity. Sitaram died on the spot. […]

Body of woman swept away in flash flood recovered, 4 still missing

Bhanjanagar: The body of a woman, who along with five others went missing after being swept away in flash flood in Adangi river in Ganjam district two days ago,was recovered by a team comprising police officials and local residents on Sunday. The rescue team officials said that the body was recovered from a bush near […]

‘Mysterious’ fever triggers panic in Ganjam

Ganjam: Residents of Sanatulashipalli village of Bhanjanagar block of the district are in a state of panic due to an unidentified fever that has gripped as many as 37 villagers of the area. “Nearly 2-3 members of each family of the village have been affected. While the NMO and Asha workers carried out blood tests […]

DFO possessing disproportionate assets over Rs3.22 crore sent to jail

Berhampur: Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Ghumusar South Division under Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district, Bijoy Ketan Acharya was on Monday sent to judicial custody by a Special Vigilance court for amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 3.22 crore. According to reports, a team of anti-graft officials of Berhampur division on Saturday conducted simultaneous […]

Vigilance Raid
Ghumusar DFO in Vigilance net; raids underway

Berhampur: Vigilance sleuths Saturday conducted raids on the office and residence of Ghumusar DFO (south forest division) Bijay Ketan Acharya on the charges of amassing property disproportionate to his known sources of income. Special teams of Vigilance led by SP Mayadhar Swain are conducting simultaneous searches at five different places including Bhanjanagar, Puri, Cuttack and […]

Sarpanch's son shot at in Ganjam; family alleges political enmity

Bhanjanagar: Panic gripped A. Karadabadi panchayat under Buguda block of Ganjam district after son of the Sarpanch was shot at by unidentified miscreants in Soroda village on Friday night. As per sources, the eldest son of A. Karadabadi’s Sarpanch Khadali Pradhan, Saroj Kumar Pradhan, was sitting on the veranda of his house when some bike […]

Criminal injured in police encounter dies

Berhampur: A criminal, who was injured in a police encounter near Baghua forest under Buguda police limits on Saturday, died while undergoing treatment at MKCG hospital here today. The deceased has been identified as Srikant Rana. Earlier, two criminals- Srikant Rana and Gaura Swain were injured in the exchange of fire with cops. The duo […]

50 rooms gutted in fire mishap in Bhanjanagar, foul play suspected

Berhampur: Around 40 families at Harijansahi in Barpali of Ganjam district were rendered homeless after a major fire broke out in the area on Friday night. Though no casualty has been reported, over 50 rooms have been completely reduced to ashes in mishap. As people were sleeping when the incident occurred, they could not save […]

4 held for gang raping minor in Ganjam

Berhampur: Four persons were arrested on charges of gang raping a minor girl in Jagannathprasad of Ganjam district, said police today. The arrested persons have been sent to the MKCG Hospital for medical examination, stated Anirudha Muduli, officer In-charge of the Jagannathprasad police station. While two accused were arrested yesterday, two others were nabbed today, […]

Dreaded criminal Babul Paswan, associate nabbed in twin encounters in Odisha

Berhampur: In a major success for Odisha police, Babul Paswan, a dreaded criminal of Jharkhand and one of his associate Jitendra Nayak were arrested by Bhanjanagar police in two separate encounters on Friday. Police sources said, more than 40 criminal cases are registered against Paswan, who is also one of the key members of Jharkhand’s […]

CM inaugurates various development projects in Ganjam

Berhampur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today attended three mega events in Ganjam district and inaugurated a slew of projects involving an investment of nearly Rs 11 crores. At Bhanjanagar in the district, Patnaik inaugurated a newly constructed police station. Besides, he laid foundation stones for a Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI), a Regional Transport Office […]

Youth murdered by friends, 5 detained

Bhanjanagar: A youth was brutally beaten to death allegedly by inebriated friends at Akhupadar village in Bhanjanagar of Ganjam district. The deceased has been identified as Sagar. According to reports, Sagar was allegedly attacked by his friends during a feast they had organised last evening. Though the exact reason behind the murder is still unclear, […]

Suspected to be a thief, youth assaulted in Bhanjanagar

Bhubaneswar: A youth is now battling for life after he was brutally assaulted by some members of a family at Jamagorada in Bhanjanagar. They suspected him to be a thief, trying to sneak into their house late at night. According to reports, the youth Lipun was roughed up after the family members of Pratap Rout […]

Another woman delivers baby near hospital gate

Bhanjanagar: Woman of Asanapalli village under Jilundi panchayat today delivered a baby near the Bhanjanagar hospital on account of negligence caused by hospital authorities and unavailability of an ambulance. Similar cases were reported in Rayagada and Koraput on Tuesday. After complaining of labour pain, the woman, identified as Basumati Naik, was rushed to the Bhanjanagar […]

Niali panic spreads to Bhanjanagar as sheep death continues

Bhanjanagar: After Niali, Kupati village here in Ganjam district is under the fear of an unidentified animal that killed 10 more lambs and left one injured Sunday night. Two other sheep also went missing from the village, villagers said. The killer reportedly dragged the sheep from a shed and attacked with its nail. On being […]

After Niali, mysterious animal kills 12 sheep in Bhanjanagar

Bhubaneswar: After Niali, the fear of the ‘mysterious animal’ seems to be gripping the entire state as sheep deaths continue to be reported from several parts of Odisha at regular intervals. This time 12 sheep have been reportedly killed by an unknown animal at Badapathar village in Bhanjanagar in the wee hours on Sunday. Local […]

Mahaprayan failure: Family carries dead body on shoulder again!

Berhampur: In yet another incident of medical negligence, a dead body was carried on the shoulders by the family members after failing to get a Mahaprayan vehicle or ambulance from the hospital in Bhanjanagar of Ganjam district today. Later, the family members carried the dead body from the Surada Community Health Centre (CHC) to Sorisabili […]

Mentally challenged father poisons infant in Bhanjanagar

Bhanjanagar: A man allegedly fed poison to his two-month old daughter at Dihapadhala here in Ganjam district. The accused is reportedly a mentally challenged person. The infant has been admitted to Bhanjanagar sub-divisional hospital. Her condition is stated to be critical. The incident took place in absence of other family members in the house. “My […]

Freedom Fighter's kin
Controversy surfaces over freedom fighter’s true heir

Bhubaneswar: Kin of freedom fighter Chakara Bisoi who was felicitated by PM Narendra Modi in Bhubaneswar landed in controversy after descendants and locals alleged that the actual heritor of the freedom fighter was not felicitated. As per allegations, Chakara was childless. He had two brothers Nanda and Sankha whose descendants are living in Bhanjanagar, Jagannath […]

KSUB College strike
Staff of Bhanjanagar’s KSUB College on hunger strike, demand pay parity

Bhanjanagar: Demanding hike in salary of teaching and non-teaching staff of Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja (KSUB) College in Bhanjanagar of Ganjam district, a disabled staff, Ganesh Singh, working as Junior Clerk in the college is sitting on hunger strike since few days. Singh alleged that he had been appointed by the Management Committee, in view […]

Missing girl’s body found hanging from tree, rape suspected

Ganjam: The discovery of the body of a missing minor girl hanging from a tree on Saturday has sent shock waves in Bhanjanagar. It is suspected that the girl was raped and murdered before her body was hung at Gangapur. According to the reports, the family of the deceased had earlier lodged FIR after she […]

Dreaded criminal injured in police encounter

Berhampur: Dreaded criminal Mithun Bhuyan was injured in an encounter by police on the Bhanjanagar-Durgaprasad in Ganjam district road last night. The cops also seized a bike, a pistol and four live bullets from Bhuyan. He sustained bullet injuries on his legs in the encounter. Ganjam SP Ashish Singh said eight dacoity cases are pending […]

Dreaded criminal injured in police encounter; bombs, gun seized

Bhanjanagar: Dreaded criminal Sana Jaga was injured in a police encounter on the Mahaguda-Mujaguda road under Bhanjanagar police limits in Ganjam district today. While Sana Jaga was on his way on the Mahaguda-Mujaguda road along with three aides in two bikes, the police intercepted them. But Jaga and his aides tried to escape from the […]

Fire breaks out in jewellery shop in Bhanjanagar

Bhanjanagar: Gold Jewellery worth lakh of rupees gutted after a major fire broke out at Ashok Jewellery shop located at Bhanjanagar road on Friday morning. According to eyewitnesses, the fire broke out at the shop in the morning today. On being informed about the incident, fire tenders rushed to the spot and brought the fire under […]

Probe begins into HIV+ blood transfusion at MKCG

Berhampur: A five-member doctors’ team visited the blood bank of the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here to begin its probe into the alleged transfusion of HIV-infected blood to a four-year-old thalassemia patient of Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district recently. The team is headed by Berhampur City Hospital ADMO Dr Saroj Mishra. The minor boy, who […]

Man facing 13 criminal cases held after encounter

One person facing at least 13 criminal cases of dacoity, extortion and attempt to murder was arrested after an encounter near Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district on Sunday

Narrow escape for 30 as moving bus catches fire

Berhampur: As many as 30 passengers had a narrow escape from a deadly accident when a bus in which they were travelling in caught fire at Chamunda area under Jagannath Prasad block in Bhanjanagar on Thursday morning. According to sources, the incident took place while the bus was on its way to Bhubaneswar from Patadhara. […]

Youth held for raping girl

Berhampur: A 22-year-old youth was arrested for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl at Muzzagarh, about 100-km from here in Ganjam district’s Bhanjanagar police station, police said today. The accused, Mithun Gouda, a neighbour of the victim, allegedly committed the crime in his house on Friday evening when there was no one in the home, said […]

voter sahayata kendra
Odisha govt sets up help centres to educate new voters

In a bid to create awareness and facilitate enrolment of new voters, Ganjam district administration has set up Voter Sahayata Kendras (VSK) at the offices of the sub-collectors of Berhampur, Bhanjanagar and Chhatrapur, official said