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Andhra Pradesh Intrusion In Gajapati
Andhra Intrudes Into Odisha Again, Opens Anganwadi Centre In Gajapati

Andhra Pradesh government came face to face with Gajapati district officials on Tuesday after the latter sealed off the Anganwadi centre established by the Andhra officials at Manikpatna village in Gajapati district

Online Gambling
‘Nice Share’ Dupes Hundreds In Odisha’s Gajapati, Police Probe On To Bust Online Gambling App

Enticed by the scheme, the gullible victims even went on to invest bigger amounts ranging up to Rs 18 lakh.

Ganja Seized
Odisha Police Busts Massive Drug Racket; 2100 Kg Ganja Seized, 26 Arrested

In a major success, Gajapati Police busted a massive drug racket and arrested 26 persons, including seven women in R Udayagiri on Monday (Aug 23). During the operation, police seized 2100 kg ganja (21 quintal) estimated to be worth over Rs 1.5 Crore.

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Covid Centre Inmates Protest Over ‘Lack Of Food’ In Gajapati 

The Odisha government’s tall claim of ensuring adequate facilities for returnees from other States fell flat after a number of migrants workers reportedly staged a protest alleging irregular serving of food at a centre in Gajapati district on Sunday. 

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Water Woes Haunt Odisha Village In Scorching Heat

Gajapati: With soaring mercury level across the State, acute shortage of drinking water has doubled the misery of Patapadar under Mohana block in the district. Villagers alleged that a solar…

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Odisha: Minor Girl Killed After Being Hit By Ambulance

Paralakhemundi (Gajapati): Tension prevailed at Katalkaitha, on the outskirts of the district headquarters town after an ambulance hit a minor girl killing her on the spot. The deceased identified as S Laxmi belongs to the local village. According to reports, the shocking incident took place when the 10-year-old girl was crossing the road as the […]

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Amid Kotia Row, Andhra Constructs Road Inside Odisha Territory!

Gajapati: Amid the escalating border tension between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over claiming of Kotia villages in Koraput district, the neighbouring State has stroked a fresh controversy by reportedly constructing a one-km-long pucca road near Chha’ Mail village under Kashinagar block of Gajapati district. Sources said, the road is being constructed to Althi village under […]

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Odisha: Mini Truck Overturns In Gajapati, 2 Dead, Over 20 Injured

Gajapati: A mini truck overturned near Kankadaguda chhak in R.Udaygiri area of the district killing 2 people and injuring as many as 20 others. Accorrding to information, the victims, residents of Tumun village, were going to attend a marriage feast at Jamadiha. Teams of police and fire fighting personnel are on the spot for rescue […]

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Odisha: Firing In Gajapati Village Over Black Magic Suspicion, Narrow Escape For Victim

Gajapati: Suspicion over practicing black magic triggered a firing in Jadingi village under Adaba police limits in Gajapati district on Monday morning. Though the victim, identified as Damburudhara Majhi, had a narrow escape as the bullets fired at him missed target, he suffered multiple injuries after the assailants attacked him with stones and sticks. According […]

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Odia Candidate Pulls Out Of Andhra Panchayat Polls

Parlakhemundi/Bhubaneswar: An Odia candidate has withdrawn nomination papers filed for the ensuing panchayat elections being conducted by Andhra Pradesh in bordering villages of Gajapati in Odisha. Laxmi Sabar, a resident of Gangabada under Raigad block in Gajapati district had filed nominations for the post of ward member. However, he has withdrawn from the ongoing poll […]

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Red Ant Chutney Has Kept Covid At Bay, Believe Tribals In Odisha's Gajapati

Gajapati: Red ant, locally known as ‘kai’, might just be another bug for 90 per cent of the human population, but for scores of tribals in Odisha it is a regular diet. Dive deep into the reality, the kai chutney is one of the preferred traditional foods consumed by people of all age groups in […]

RED-SANDALWOOD
Odisha:Red Sandalwood Smuggling Racket Busted In Gajapati, 2 Arrested

Paralakhemundi: Two persons were arrested on Sunday on the charges of smuggling Red Sandalwood in Gajapati district. The accused were transporting 150 Kilograms (three logs) of Red Sandalwood logs in an auto-rickshaw. Acting on a tip-off, a team of forest department of Mahendra and Devgiri forest range conducted a raid and intercepted the auto-rickshaw. “We […]

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Odisha: 26 Teachers, 2 Students Test Covid-19 Positive In Gajapati On Day-2 Of School Reopening

Paralakhemundi: As many as 26 teachers and two students from various schools in Gajapati district have tested positive for the Covid-19. The development came a day after the reopening of schools for Standard X and XII which were closed for the last nine months. Confirming the reports, the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Pradip Patra […]

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In Pictures: Cold Wave Condition Continues In Odisha; Orange, Yellow Warning Issued For These Districts

Bhubaneswar: The cold wave conditions continued to sweep several parts of Odisha and have now extended further into the North and North-Western districts. As per the Meteorological department’s (MeT) forecast, several places in Odisha endured chilly weather with a sharp drop in mercury levels to below 10 degree Celsius. As per the forecast, Orange warning […]

Manikpatna
Border Dispute: Devoid Of Basic Amenities, Odisha Villagers Inclining Towards AP!

Paralakhemundi: Amid the ongoing border dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha government, the curious case of Manikpatana under Rayagad block of Gajapati district has now caught the attention of the administration as reports suggest that despite being under the revenue map of Odisha, the village is de facto governed by the neighbouring AP government. What’s […]

Minor boy goes missing in Gajapati
Odisha: 8-Year-Old Boy Goes Missing In Gajapati; Family Alleges Abduction

Gajapati: At a time when missing and subsequent deaths of children have triggered a debate on the alleged degrading law and order situation in Odisha, yet another eight-year-old boy has gone missing while he was playing near his house at Kumuti Sahi under Kashinagar NAC of Gajapati district since Wednesday evening. A complaint about the […]

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Odisha: BDO, Cops in soup for selling seized cashew at throwaway prices

Paralakhemundi: The Block Development Officer (BDO) at Mohana and six others including some police personnel have landed in trouble after a case was filed against them for allegedly selling seized cashew in low prices through a faulty public auction. A police sub-inspector (PSI) has also been placed under suspension in this connection. Sources said a […]

Ganja cultivation
Gajapati: Ganja Cultivation Worth Over Rs 17 Crore Set On Fire

Gajapati: In a major crack down on the production and supply of illegal cannabis, a joint team of Mohana Police and Excise department destroyed Ganja cultivation worth over Rs17.28 crore by setting the hemp plant on fire spread across several places in the district on Sunday. Acting on a tip-off, personnel from the Mohana Police […]

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Jirang Buddhist Monastery To Remain Closed Till New Year

Gajapati: The famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery named Padmasambhava Mahavihara Monastery at Jirang near Chandragiri in the district will remain closed despite a go-ahead from district administration. The temple management committee has decided to shut the shrine till New Year in view of the safety of visitors as well as monarchs amid the spread of corona […]

Shocking! Woman Delivers Baby On Road In Gajapati
Shocking! Woman Delivers Baby On Road In Gajapati

Gajapati: Despite the Odisha government’s claims about a plethora of welfare schemes aimed at providing better healthcare to the people, instances of lack of basic medical facilities for expecting mothers have become a regular affair in the State. In another such instance earlier on Saturday, a woman delivered a baby in the middle of a […]

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Odisha: Couple From Italy Adopts Girl Child In Gajapati

Gajapati: In the first international adoption from the district, a couple from Italy took the custody of a girl child after completing the necessary formalities in the presence of the district Collector, Anupam Saha, on Thursday. On the occasion, two more girl children were also adopted by an equal number of couples from Kolkata at […]

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Odisha: 87-Year-Old Man On Hunger Strike To Vacate Son From Family Home; Withdraws After Assurance

Paralakhemundi: Holding a placard scribbled ‘I want justice from my son’, a 87-year-old man sat on hunger strike outside the Gajapati Palace on Wednesday seeking the intervention of the district administration after his son allegedly refused to look after him and occupied the family home in the town. The elderly man identified as Ram Mohan […]

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UTP Dies In Parlakhemundi Sub-Jail

Parlakhemndi: An under-trial prisoner died due to illness at Parlakhemndi sub-jail in Gajapati district on Monday. A resident of Haryana, Jaypal Singh was found in an unconscious condition by the jail staff and was immediately taken to hospital where doctors declared him dead, jail superintendent Hanu Sethy informed. The reason of his death has not […]

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Durga Puja: This Odisha Temple Opens Once A Year During Navratri

Paralakhemundi: There are many Shakti Peetha (shrines) in Odisha, where Goddess Durga is worshipped in different forms. However, among many, the Danda Maa Durga shrine in the southern Odisha town of Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district carries a special place among the devotees as it opens once a year, only during the Navratri. Every year, as […]

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Lecturer Under Vigilance Scanner In Odisha

Gajapati: The officials of Vigilance Department on Monday conducted a raid on the residence of G. Nageswar Rao, a lecturer based at Paralakhemundi area of Gajapati district. Searches were conducted on the allegations that Rao possessed assets disproportionate to his known source of income. As per preliminary reports, the sleuths of the anti-corruption wing are […]