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Tag: Chhatrapur

More petrol pumps shut shops in Berhampur

Berhampur: Protesting closure of two petrol pumps by the Ganjam  district administration for not obeying the “No helmet, No petrol” rule, more petrol pump owners closed their outlets today. Yesterday, a police team headed by Sub-Collector Siddharth Shankar Swain had conducted raids at various petrol pumps and ordered shutting down of two outlets over violation […]

Tampara Lake
Tampara Lake to be developed as tourist hub soon

Berhampur: The Centre has recently sanctioned Rs 33.43 crore for development of tourism infrastructure at Tampara Lake near Chhatrapur in Ganjam district, a govt official said here today. The State government is planning to make Tampara a major tourist destination under the Centre’s Swadesh Darshan Scheme, District Tourist Officer Sanatan Nayak said. The infrastructure around […]

Senior BJD leader from Chhatrapur passes away

Chhatrapur: Senior BJD leader and advocate Surjya Narayan Patnaik passed away on Monday following a cardiac arrest.  He was 59 and is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. Patnaik, a former Zilla Parishad and BJD state council member, was first rushed to Chhatrapur health centre after he complained of chest pain and […]

Ganesh Patnaik singer
Ganesh Patnaik: In music he finds prayer, peace & purpose of life

Bhubaneswar/Berhampur: Four decades of singing hasn’t made his voice sound any older than that of a 24 year old. Rather, age has mellowed him as much as his vocal chords to come up with that soft crunchiness that easily modulates between extremes – be it high pitched numbers or those that are soft. And this […]

Chhatrapur councillor murder: Police quiz BJP's Golak Mohapatra

Chhatrapur: Senior BJP leader and party spokesperson Golak Mohapatra was questioned by Chhatrapur police today in two phases in connection with councillor Laxmidutta Pradhan murder case. Chhatrapur SDPO and Ganjam Additional SP quizzed the BJP spokesperson in presence of two lawyers. Sources said Mohapatra was questioned on his alleged links with one of the key […]

Chhatrapur councillor murder: Two prime accused nabbed from Uttarakhand

Bhubaneswar: Two prime accused involved in the brutal murder of Chhatrapur Councillor Laxmidutta Pradhan were arrested by Ganjam police from Uttarakhand on Saturday. Police were in search of accused Krushna Chandra Nayak and Duryodhan Reddy after finding evidence of their involvement in planning and execution of Laxmidutta’s murder. “We had arrested 15 accused till date, […]

Councillor’s murder: Conspirator has links with Dharmendra Pradhan, alleges BJD

Bhubaneswar: BJD today alleged that the main conspirator behind Chhatrapur Councillor Laxmidutta Pradhan’s murder, Krushna Nayak has allegedly links with Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. However, BJP has refuted the allegations and accused that the murder was rather hatched by the Chhatrapur MLA Priyanshu Pradhan. While BJD spokesperson Prashant Nanda pointed fingers towards alleged close rapport […]

Chhatrapur councillor hacked to death

Chhatrapur: The Councillor of ward number six of Chhatrapur in Ganjam district was hacked to death by unidentified miscreants today. According to sources, a group of miscreants entered councillor Laxmidutta Pradhan alias Bachana’s house near LIC Colony in Chhatrapur and attacked him with swords and other sharp weapons. Laxmidutta’s brother was also critically injured in […]

ED attaches properties worth Rs 15 cr of godman Sura Baba

Bhubaneswar: After godman Sarathi Baba, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached the properties worth about Rs 15 crore of another arrested godman Sura Baba today. Also Read: Land fraud: HC rejects Sura Baba’s plea According to sources, the agency has attached the land and houses in the name of Sura Baba and his two sons […]

Public demand reversal in power tariff hike
Public outcry over power tariff hike

Berhampur: Not only the BJP Yuva Morcha is agitating here against the decision of the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to hike the electricity tariff, general public were also seen today demanding reversal in the decision of the commission. “The current power tariff is already hurting the electricity consumers and the increase in the tariff […]

sura baba
Land fraud: HC rejects Sura Baba’s plea

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today rejected the petition of self-styled godman Sura Baba alias Surendra Mishra of Trahi Achyut Ashram to quash a case of land fraud case in Chhatrapur in Ganjam district. Also Read: HC rejects bail plea of Sura Baba, son The court maintained that the case cannot be quashed as it […]

OTV scribe attacked, hospitalised

Berhampur: Prasan Das, a stringer working for OTV from Chhatrapur in Ganjam district, was attacked last night in his home at Purusottampur in the district. He, along with his wife, sustained serious injuries in the attack. Both of them have been admitted to a local hospital. Police said that the attackers, identified as Surendra and […]

After Puri, eggs hurled at minister’s vehicle in Chhatrapur

Bhubaneswar: It seems hurling eggs has become the most convenient way to vent ire, if incidents over the last few days are any indication. After Sunday’s Puri incident, in which eggs were hurled at the vehicle of Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Sanajy Dasburma, the Bramhagiri legislator faced a similar embarrassment in Chhatrapur on […]

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