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Tag: Brahmagiri

Reopening Of Temples
Alarnath & Harachandi Temple To Reopen Tomorrow

Puri: In a welcome development, the famous Alarnath Temple and Maa Harachandi Temple at Brahmagiri in Puri are all set to reopen from 23 December 2020, albeit with some restrictions. Informing the decision, Tehsildar of Brahmagiri, Kishwar Kumar Panda said that the decision was taken after a thorough discussion with the servitors of both the […]

7 Years On, Phailin Aid Still Eludes Victims In Puri

Puri: Seven years have passed since the extremely severe cyclonic storm Phailin wreaked utter devastation in the State, but, many people whose houses were damaged by the cyclone are still to receive any compensation. There are hundreds of such beneficiaries in Brahmagiri area of Puri district who are spending their lives in damaged houses as […]

Four critical
Four Of A Family Critical In Murderous Feud In Puri

Puri: Four members of a family including two women were grievously injured following a feud between two families at Rebana Nuagaon village under Brahmagiri police limits in this district on Sunday. According to reports, a trivial feud between the two families escalated into heated arguments and subsequently turned violent when they started attacking each other […]

Families Clash Over Laying Of Pipe, 2 Dead, 14 Injured

Puri: Two people lost their lives and as many as fourteen others received injuries in a clash between two families over a trivial incident at Dimirisena village under Brahmagiri Police Limit here on Sunday. Seven of the injured are reported to be critical. The deceased have been identified as Suria Bhoi and Kalia Bhoi. According […]

One Year Of Cyclone Fani: Odisha Villages Still Reeling Under Govt 'Apathy'

Bhubaneswar: One year has now passed since the extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ ravaged several parts of coastal Odisha on May 3, 2019. The memory of devastation caused by Fani is still fresh in the minds of people of Krushnaprasad and Brahmagiri blocks of Puri district as government help still eludes the villagers and they […]

PMAY Scam: 'Massive Irregularities' Mar Govt’s 5T Claims

Puri/Baripada: Allegations of gross irregularities in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) have resurfaced in Odisha with instances of ineligible beneficiaries getting benefits of the central housing scheme being reported from Puri and Baripada. The alleged irregularities in Brahmagiri block under Puri district and Shuliapada block in Mayurbhanj district have led to widespread resentment among people […]

Cyclone Fani Aftermath: Villagers of Brahmagiri block struggle to get basic amenities

Brahmagiri: The devastating cyclone Fani has left behind horrific trail of destruction in Odisha. Puri’s Brahmagiri block being the worst hit is now trying to rebuild itself from the ruins. Damaged houses, scattered debris and roofs, water soaked ration is all that is left with the residents of Rebananuagan, Talamala and Aliaput villages under Brahmagiri […]

Sans stretcher & defunct lift, woman delivers baby on hospital floor

Puri: In yet another glaring example of poor healthcare services in the State, a pregnant woman reportedly delivered a baby outside the lift of Puri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) after her family members allegedly failed to get any stretcher to shift her to the ward of the hospital on Saturday night. Moreover, the lift was […]

Bike theft racket busted in Puri; 8 arrested, 33 bikes seized

Puri: Amid concerns that the pilgrim city of Puri and Brahmagiri area have turned into a haven for miscreants and bike theft gangs, Puri Police today busted a bike lifting racket which was active in the area and was allegedly involved in many theft cases. As per reports, Police have arrested eight persons and seized […]

BJD activists up in arms against senior leader Sanjay Das Burma

Puri: Rift surfaced in Brahmagiri unit of ruling BJD after a faction of party leaders and activists targeted party MLA and senior leader Sanjay Das Burma alleging him of only doing politics by installing plaques and not carrying out any development work. A group of party workers in a press meet on Sunday alleged that […]

Self Help Groups level serious allegation against State govt over 'Mission Shakti'

Puri: Some members of the Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Brahmagiri block in Puri have accused the State government of operating ‘Mission Shakti’ programme on the basis of allegiance to the ruling party. The women members have claimed that as per the direction of the Brahmagiri MLA Sanjay Das Burma the Mission Shakti programme is […]

Bird flu detected in Puri, culling operation to be intensified

Puri: Odisha government today sounded ‘Bird Flu’ alert following detection of avian influenza virus in four villages under Krushnaprasad block of Puri district. Fisheries and Animal Resources Development department secretary, Vishal Gagan informed that a massive culling operation inside private poultry farms in the affected villages including Sana Sahi, Maluda and Patharganj will be undertaken […]

Phailin-hit people in Puri stage demonstration, demand houses

Puri: The Phailin-affected residents of Brahmagiri in Puri district staged demonstration in front of the block office today pressing for concrete houses under the Odisha Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP). Around hundred members of Phailin Kriyanusthan Committee including women sloganeered against the district administration and staged demonstration in front of the block office today. The agitating […]

Country-made liquor, molasses seized in Puri

Puri: A special team of Puri district excise officials conducted raids at Bhoi Sahi in Gendapada village under Brahmagiri block of the district and seized country-made liquor and molasses yesterday night. Seven persons were also arrested in this connection. As per police reports, 135 litres of country-made liquor, 1500 litres of molasses and four motorcycles […]

Brahmagiri residents irked with delay in bridge construction

Puri: The delay in completion of the bridge construction work at Bramhagiri has irked residents of the area. “It has been five years since the construction work began and all one can see is two incomplete pillars,” rued Jasobant Meher, a villager. The project is aimed at connecting Balikera and Tinikuda and make commutation easier […]

Bombs hurled during group clash in Brahmagiri; 30 injured

Brahmagiri: At least 30 persons were injured, including six critically after bombs were hurled during a group clash between Baghamunda and Sipakuda villages under Krushnaprasad block of Puri district today. As per reports, besides bombs, bullets were also fired during the group fight over construction of a jetty on a patch of government land in […]

Phailin-hit people stage road blockade in Puri

Puri: Hundreds of Phailin-hit people staging road blockade in Brahmagiri block of Puri district demanding allotment of houses under the Orissa Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP), were detained by police today. The agitators alleged that despite the World Bank granting Rs 920 crore for construction of houses under the ODRP scheme for 30,000 families affected by […]

Lured with new designs, women give away gold to cheaters!

Puri: As many as 10 women of Mota village in Brahmagiri of Puri district were taken for a ride by three unidentified women who looted jewellery worth lakhs of rupees from them. The women sold fake gold to the women in the pretext of giving them original yellow metal in new and trendy designs. The […]

2 detained for carrying injured woman to hospital

Puri: Two persons have been detained by Kumbharapada police after admitting a critically injured woman to Puri hospital here today. According to reports, both of them in a four wheeler were intercepted by two youths who were carrying the woman in a bleeding state on their bike. The youths requested help to shift the woman […]

Bike theft racket busted, 20 bikes seized from Brahmagiri

Puri: Busting a bike theft racket, the Kumbharpada police of Puri district arrested four persons and seized 20 motorcycles from their possessions here today. Of the four, two were arrested for purchasing the stolen bikes. Police said two members of the gang hailing from Brahmagiri area had been involved in various crimes and sent to […]

Late Congress leader Lulu Mohapatra's kin to join BJP

Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, family members of late Congress leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra (Lulu), including his daughter Upasana and brother Lalitendu along with their supporters are all set to join BJP next week. In a major setback to Congress, the family amidst hundreds of Congress workers of Brahmagiri and activists of ‘Lulu Sena’ […]

Woman thrashes man for obscene gesture

Puri: A youth was beaten black and blue by a woman in full public view allegedly for making obscene gesture at her in Brahmagiri of the district. The incident came to the fore when a video footage of the incident went viral on social media. According to sources, the youth, a local, allegedly made obscene […]

Youth tied to motorcycle, dragged to police station for harassing woman

Brahmagiri: Taking the law into their own hands, locals today chained a youth to a motorcycle and dragged him to police station for misbehaving with a woman at Brahmagiri in Odisha’s Puri district. The matter came to light after the video of the shocking incident went viral. According to reports, the youth, Ramesh Bhoi was […]

Man found murdered over past rivalry

Puri: A man was found murdered by unidentified miscreants at Koilada square on Puri-Brahmagiri road in the district on Monday night. The deceased, identified as Biswa Ranjan Mohanty alias Kalia of Khadipada village, has severe injury marks on hands and neck. Police suspected the miscreants threw the body on road after hacking him to death. Family members […]

SC rejects Brahmagiri MLA’s plea for annulment of poll irregularities case

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court today rejected a Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by Brahmagiri legislator Sanjay Das Burma seeking annulment of a poll irregularities case against him. Following the rejection of the SLP, hearings on the poll irregularities case will continue at the Orissa High Court as usual. Congress leader late Lulu Mohapatra, who […]