Tag: Gajapati

Five held for detaining 29 girl students in Gajapati

Gajapati: Police have arrested five persons for allegedly detaining 29 girl students of a government residential school at Antaraba under Mohana area of Gajapati district. All of them went missing from the hostel on January 26. Adaba Police said that after leaving the hostel, the girl students were detained by the accused inside a hut. […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Elderly man dies at yoga camp in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: An elderly person reportedly died today while performing yoga asana at a camp organised at Hi-Tech Plaza ground at Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district. The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. According to reports, the man fainted while practising yoga during the camp. Though other participants and organisors immediately shifted him to […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Facing lack of basic infrastructure, villagers threaten poll boycott in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: In the absence of basic facilities like drinking water, electricity, roads and schools, villagers residing in remote areas of the State continue to face hardship. In Badaanja village of Rayagada block of Gajapati district, things are no different where locals are a distressed lot and have threatened to boycott the upcoming general elections if […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Mystery shrouds death of young girl in Mohana

Paralakhemundi: A young girl died under suspicious circumstances while undergoing treatment in Mohana area of Gajapati District on Friday. As per reports, one Sasmita Majhi of Kambaiju village under Adaba police limits suddenly fell sick after complaining of nausea and vomiting on Friday afternoon. She was admitted to Mohana CHC in critical condition and declared […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Woman, aide arrested for attacking another woman over illicit affair

Gajapati: Police today arrested a woman and her male associate for attacking another woman over extra-marital affair in Mohana area of the district. As per the reports, the accused woman with the help of her male associate attacked another woman with the help of sharp weapons alleging that she had extramarital affair with her husband. […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
7-year-old girl raped by 70-year-old man in Gajapati

Bhubaneswar: A 7-year-old girl was raped by a 70-year-old neighbour in Odisha’s Gajapati district, police said on Monday. The incident, which occurred at New Camp Street II, came to light after the girl’s father lodged a complaint with the police on Sunday night. Police said the accused, identified as Barik Pradhan, had been sexually assaulting […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Cash worth Rs 5 lakh seized in Ganjam; 5 detained

Berhampur: With polls round the corner, increased instances of cash seizures are raising concerns over illegal use of money in the elections. Around Rs 5.36 lakh was seized from a car at Punjikayan Chhak in Ganjam district today. Suspecting something odd, Block Returning Officer, Executive Magistrate and Digapahandi Police detained a vehicle during a raid. […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BSF jawan from Odisha 'commits suicide' on duty

Gajapati: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, deployed on Odisha-West Bengal border allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a gun on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Sagar Goud of Jhiliki village under Mohana block of Gajapati district. According to sources, the jawan shot himself with his service gun around 11:55 PM last […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Land mines
Two landmines recovered in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: A CRPF team traced two landmines under a culvert at Andhari Ghat under Adaba Police limits of Gajapati district yesterday. The bombs were later diffused by the bomb squad. As per reports, two landmines weighing about 50 Kg were recovered by CRPF personnel while conducting a search operation after the State was put on […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Amid intense heatwave condition, drinking water crisis hits several Odisha districts

Mohana/ Keonjhar/Koraput: As the entire state of Odisha is reeling under the continuous spell of severe heatwave, several districts of the state including Gajapati, Keonjhar and Koraput are facing an acute drinking water crisis. In Ambagaon village under Antarba Gram Panchayat of Mohana Block in Gajapati district, drinking water scarcity has severely affected the local residents as the groundwater level in […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Seventeen Odisha girls rescued in AP while being trafficked to Mumbai

Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh)/ Bhubaneswar:  At least 17 girls from Odisha were rescued from the Rajahmundry Railway Station in the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) while being trafficked to Mumbai. According to reports, a team of AP GRP (Government Railway Police) and CHILDLINE members carried out a search operation in Rajahmundry Railway Station after getting […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Commuters face hardship at Paralakhemundi railway station due to technical glitch

Gajapati: Passengers at Paralakhemundi railway station are having a tough time for the last two days owing to technical glitch. According to sources, passengers are only getting tickets till Naupada railway station, where they have to get down and book tickets for their respective stations. Some passengers have alleged that they often miss trains. “They […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Six killed in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least six persons including three members of a family were killed in separate road mishaps in different parts of the State on Wednesday. Three members of a family were killed after the bike they were riding was hit by a coal-laden truck on National Highway-49 near Pipilimal in Jharsuguda district early today morning. […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Monsoon 2019: Ganjam posts driest June in last half-decade; Dist records 35% deficient rainfall

Bhubaneswar: Even as the rainfall activities in the State have gathered momentum bringing down the whopping 56 per cent deficient rainfall to mere 17 per cent by July first week, still as many as five districts in Odisha have recorded deficient to highly deficient rainfall. But with weathermen predicting a wet July, the met models […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Healthcare in a shambles in Jajpur, Gajapati due to shortage of doctors

Jajpur/Gajapati: Odisha government has set up healthcare centres at different places to provide better healthcare to people, however, most of them lie in neglect. While at some health centres doctors remain absent, in others patients are left at the mercy of pharmacists. Patients at the Shikulipadar Primary Health Centre under Mohana block of Gajapati district […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021