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Tag: Gajapati

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Mohana
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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

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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 […]

BUS ACCIDENT
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

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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

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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

MOHANA MURDER
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

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49 child labourers rescued in Odisha

As many as 49 child workers, including 20 from Bihar, have been rescued from small-scale units in Ganjam and Gajapati districts of the State

Two beaten to death on suspicion of practising sorcery

Two persons were allegedly beaten to death by the irate people of two villages in Adaba area as the villagers were suspecting the duo of practising sorcery

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