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Tag: Gajapati

Minor girl raped, impregnated in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: A minor girl has been raped and impregnated by a man in Mohana block of Gajapati district. The accused identified as Saroj Mallick, who is reportedly married, is absconding. Sources said the man had three children and still maintained a physical relationship with the girl by luring her with false promises. “He forcefully kept […]

5 held in brutal murder of businessman in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: The Gajapati police has arrested five persons including two contract killers in connection with the murder of a businessman in K. Sitapur village of Gajapati district, said a senior police official today. “Subas Gouda of K. Sitapur killed trader Radha Krushna to avenge his brother’s murder. He had hired two contract killers from Andhra […]

Parlakhemundi MLA stages road blockade against autocracy of RTO officials

Gajapati: Parlakhemundi Congress MLA K Surya Rao along with some of his supporters on Thursday staged a road blockade at Ranipentha square under Parlakhemundi police limits of Gajapati district against autocracy of district RTO officials. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on both sides of the road due to the agitation. The agitators alleged that the […]

Class 8 girl goes missing from school; family alleges abduction

Paralakhemundi: A Class 8 girl has gone missing from school since February 1 at Gundima village under Adaba police limits in Gajpati district. As per a complaint lodged by the family, the girl left for school on February 1 but did not return. They alleged that a youth of Birikote village kidnapped the girl, a […]

Neighbouring Andhra eyes two more Odisha villages

Koraput/Gajapati: After Kotia panchayat, residents of two more villages of Koraput and Gajapati districts have reportedly been lured by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh government with basic facilities. Taking advantage of the Odisha government’s indifference to issues of residents of Raipada village of Koraput and Khudi Gudi village of Gajapati, the Andhra government is running a parallel […]

girls go missing from hostel
8 girls who went missing from hostel, rescued

Gajapati: Eight minor girls who went missing from ST girls’ hostel of Luhagadi Upper Primary school under Mohana block of Gajapati district on Monday evening have been rescued by the school authorities from a forest near Pendrakhola area. As per sources, the matron of the hostel had gone to market at around 6 pm in […]

Ganja crops worth over Rs 10 crore destroyed in Gajapati

Gajapati/Cuttack: A joint team of police and Excise officials destroyed ganja cultivation on 52 acres in Dumangpadar and Panaspadar areas under Adaba police limits in Gajapati district today. The joint squad set fire to 10.40 lakhs ganja plants worth around Rs 10.40 crore. The district administration has ordered to destroy such illegal ganja cultivation in […]

Confusion grips functioning of 9 district Tribal Development Councils

Bhubaneswar: Questions are being raised over the effectiveness of newly formed Tribal Development Councils in nine districts of the State as modalities are yet to be prepared by the State government. Though provision has been made for allocation of Rs 1.5 crore annually for the councils for 112 blocks under the nine tribal dominated districts- […]

Expectant mother delivers on road in Parlakhemundi

Parlakhemundi: In another incident of poor healthcare facilities in State, an expectant mother delivered a baby on road in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district today, while being taken to hospital in an auto-rickshaw. According to sources, family members of Rajeswari Pradhan daughter of Raghunath Apat of Sauntia Sahi had called an ambulance service after she complained […]

Over 160 children fall sick after eating mid-day meal in Odisha

Kalahandi/Gajapati: More than 160 students of different schools in  Kalahandi and Gajapati districts fell ill after eating mid-day meal (MDM) served to them on Thursday. In Kalahandi, over 80 students of schools at Bandhapari, Luma and Duri were taken ill after consuming the meal. Students complained of stomach pain, nausea and vomiting and were immediately […]

Odisha to form 9 development councils for tribals

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to uplift the economic condition of tribals as well as provide quality education to them in Odisha while keeping their unique identity intact, the State Cabinet today approved a proposal to set up the Tribal Special Development Council in nine districts. The development council will function in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Kandhamal, […]

12-hour bandh in 3 blocks of Gajapati for sub-division status to G.Udaygiri

G.Udaygiri: Demand for sub-division status to G.Udaygiri block intensified with a 12-hour bandh call in three blocks including Nuagada, Rayagad and G.Udaygiri of Gajapati district today. United action committee, an outfit which has been spearheading the movement pressing for the demand, staged a road blockade at Mahendragada, Chheligada, R Udaygiri, Khajuripada, Nuagad and Rayagad bringing […]

Heavy rains predicted in coastal and south Odisha till July 18

Bhubaneswar: The State’s coastal and southern parts will experience heavy rainfall till July 18 under the influence of a low pressure over north-west Bay of Bengal, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre here on Sunday. The low pressure over the Bay of Bengal will intensify further in next 24 hours, the weather office added. The heavy […]

Shops shut, vehicle off roads due to 12-hr Mohana bandh

Mohana: Normalcy was thrown out of gear with shops remained shut and vehicular movement hit in Mohana block of Gajapati district due to a 12-hour bandh call given by the regional development council today. Members of the council staged picketing at different places in the block demanding the revenue subdivision status to Mohana. On the […]

Mystery continues over dead bodies found in well in Gajapati

Parlakhemundi: Mystery over recovery of dead bodies of a woman along with her son and daughter at Narangijhula village under Rayagada police limits in Gajapati district remains unsolved even after 12 hours of the incident. The circumstances that led to death of the three still remain unknown as the husband of the deceased woman is […]

Rath Yatra: Gajapati performs Chhera Panhara

Puri: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, known as the royal servitor of Lord Jagannath, performed the Chhera Panhara of the Trinity on their respective chariots. The Shankaracharya of the Govardhan Mutt paid his tributes to the deities before the Chhera Panhara rituals. The Puri Gajapati came seated atop his royal palanquin from the Raja Nahara or royal […]

Three including father, sons die due to suffocation

Paralakhemundi: A 55-year-old man and his two sons died due to suffocation while cleaning a well at Badakalakota village under Gumma block in Gajapati district. Besides, three persons were taken ill and admitted to hospital. The deceased were identified as Fainat Gamanga and his sons Preisingh Gamang (22) and Ataniya Gamang (18). According to sources, […]

Elephant menace grips Narayanpur range in Gajapati district

Bhubaneswar: A heard of seven elephants have sneaked into Narayanpur range in Gajapati district causing worry among the locals. As per reports, the heard has been moving in Burujhuli, Badakuturi, Sanakuturi, Jemadeipur, Wailpadu, Adangi, Lalusahi and Landasahi villages in the range owing to which the villagers are living in a constant state of fear. The […]

Tibetan women stage rally in Odisha

  Berhampur (Odisha): Tibetan women, settled in Chandragiri area of Odisha’s Gajapati district, today staged a rally here seeking the ”release” of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the eleventh Panchen Lama, believed to be in Chinese captivity. He has been missing since he was six years old, 22 years ago. Under the banner of the Tibetan Women […]

Youth beats mother to death in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: In a bizarre incident, a youth beat his mother to death at Jangalpadu village under Gurandi police limits in Gajapati district today. The deceased was identified as Rohini Mallick. Sources said Rohini’s younger son Sanjay Mallick came home in an inebriated condition yesterday and thrashed his mother with a wooden plank.  Rohini died on […]

Zilla Parishad chairperson elections
BJD claims ZP chairperson seat in 18 dists, BJP in 8

Bhubaneswar: Following the Zilla Parishad chairperson elections today, BJD was able to grab the position in Sundargarh and Nabarangpur district. Including it the party has formed Zilla Parishads in 18 districts while the BJP has formed it in eight districts. On the other hand hopeful of securing the chairperson post in Rayagada, Congress will be […]

BJP-Congress poll comparison
Panchayat Polls: BJP to form 8 ZPs, Cong has to content with one

Bhubaneswar: On the basis of the results of the three-tier Panchayat polls, BJP is all set to form eight Zilla Parishads (ZPs) in Odisha while Congress has to remain content with only one Zilla Parishad in Jharsuguda district. It is likely that the BJP may get Gajapati Zilla Parishad seat as a bonus, which will […]

Prasad Harichandan
Massive use of black money by BJD, BJP influenced voters: Cong

Bhubaneswar: Making himself accountable to the miserable show of Congress in the three-tier Panchayat polls which was concluded in Odisha today, president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Prasad Harichandan said there are other factors responsible for the dismal performance of his party. “Both BJP and BJP managed to influence the voters through massive use […]

Prime accused in woman sarpanch candidate murder nabbed

Mohana: Six days after the brutal murder of Mini Dalabehera, a woman sarpanch candidate for Baghamari Panchayat, Mohana police today arrested the prime accused. The accused has been identified as Sudhir Gamang (32) of Ramachandrapur village under R Udayagiri police station limits. Giving details to the media, Gajapati SP Sushil Kumar Panigrahi said Mini Dalabehera […]

Verification of nominations for Baghamari panchayat fails

Mohana: Verification of nomination papers could not be held in Baghamari panchayat of Mohana block in Gajapati district today due to the protest by the villagers. Reports said the irate people of Baghamari village locked the Baghamari Panchayat office protesting the brutal murder of a woman Mini Dalabehera, who had filed her nomination as a […]

Mini Dalabehera was burnt after murder: Post mortem report

Berhampur: The post mortem report of Mini Dalabehera, a woman sarpanch candidate for Baghamari panchayat whose half-burnt body was found inside Sagada hill forest under Mohana block in Gajapati district yesterday, has revealed that she was burnt after murder. The post mortem of the deceased was conducted by a team of doctors of Forensic Medicine […]

Charred body of woman sarpanch candidate found

Mohana: Police are investigating the death of a woman sarpanch candidate whose body was found inside Sagadia hill forest under Mohana block in Gajapati district this morning. Talking to media persons today, RN Barik, SDPO, R Udayagiri, said the deceased Mini Dalabehera of Baghamari village had filed her nominations as a sarpanch candidate of Baghamari […]

CM Naveen dedicates various developmental projects in Gajapati, Ganjam

Berhampur/Paralekhemundi: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik visited Gajapati and Ganjam districts and dedicated a number of developmental projects on Sunday. During his visit to the two districts, the chief minister first reached Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district and unveiled various projects. The chief minister also inaugurated newly constructed collector office, maternal and childcare centre. Patnaik also laid […]

CM inaugurates slew of welfare projects in Rayagada, Gajapati

Rayagada/Paralakhemundi: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated a slew of welfare projects while laying foundation stones for new ones in Rayagada and Gajapati districts. Naveen Patnaik inaugurated a new chamber of the government hospital in Rayagada in noon today, following which he inaugurated various developmental projects in Kashipur and Gumuda and addressed a public gathering. […]

Minor girl killed in one-sided love affair

Paralakhemundi: A minor girl was allegedly strangulated to death by a youth over one-sided love affair at Adasing village under Gurandi police station in Gajapati district. While the girl was going to school, one Dileswar passed comments at the girl. Following this, the girl’s mother slapped the youth. To take revenge, Dileswar and his family […]

Taking selfie costs youth his life in Paralakhemundi

Paralakhemundi: The desire to click a selfie at a picnic point here proved fatal for a youth of Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district. The youth identified as Rakesh Pattnayak of Kamakhyanagar here, drowned in Mahendratanaya river while taking selfie at the Brundaban Palace picnic point here on Wednesday. His dead body was recovered this morning. Rakesh […]

BJD intensifies stir on Polavaram, stages demonstration in 7 dists

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying its protest against the ongoing construction of Polavaram multi-purpose dam in Andhra Pradesh, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today staged demonstrations in seven districts in Odisha. The demonstrations were staged in front of the collectorate in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal districts. While former MLA and minister Rabi Narayan […]

7 held for ‘killing’ two ‘black magic practitioners’

Mohana: Police on Tuesday arrested seven persons of Chudangapur village under Adaba police limits in Gajapati district in connection with the killing of two persons for ‘practising sorcery.’ Sources said, these villagers along with some others had allegedly killed two residents of their village- Ganga Gamanga (45) and Biranchi Bastaray (48), suspecting them of practising […]

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Tiffin bomb recovered in Gajapati

Security personnel today recovered a tiffin bomb from a roadside near Telengapada forest under Adaba police limits in Gajapati district

Protest against directive on NFSA cards: Tribals thrash cop, ransack block office

Tension ran high in Nuagada block in Gajapati district today after irate tribals ransacked the block office and thrashed a policeman while protesting the directive of the state government asking ineligible beneficiaries to return their ration cards

Scriptures prohibit touching deities: Puri Gajapati

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the raging debate over the touching of the deities at the Snana Mandap in Puri on Monday night, Puri Gajapati king Divyasingh Dev today made it clear that touching the deities is strictly prohibited as per scriptures. “A most surprising and unfortunate incident took place at the Snana Mandap on Monday night. I […]

More than 40 injured as picnic bus overturns

More than 40 passengers were injured when a bus carrying a picnic party overturned near Kalukhola ghat on Wednesday

3 killed as truck overturns near Taptapani ghat

Three were killed and three injured when a truck carrying a theatre troupe overturned near Taptapani ghat on Saturday

Hot iron branding in Paralakhemundi on Makar Sankranti

Despite growing public outrage against hot iron branding in Odisha in the name of curing diseases, the age-old tradition goes unabated in some parts of the State. The cruel tradition reared its ugly head on Saturdaywhen the residents of Subhas Nagar area in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district were seen branding their children with hot iron nails

6 arrested for killing three youths in Mohana

A total of six persons were arrested on Saturday for their alleged involvement in murder of three youths of Gothakeli village of Gajapati district