Tag: Gajapati

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bus Carrying OJEE Aspirants Overturns In Odisha; 25 Injured

Gajapati: At least 25 students were injured after the bus they were travelling in overturned in Gajapati district on Thursday. According to sources, the bus carrying OJEE aspirants from Ramgiri, Udaygiri and Jiranga areas of Gajapati was on its way to Khordha. The ill-fated vehicle overturned after the driver lost control over the vehicle while […]

Odisha: Over 600 Kg Ganja Seized, 6 Arrested

Paralakhemundi: Police on Thursday seized 610 Kg of ganja from a truck near Taramala village in Gajapati district while it was being transported to Haryana from Shikulipadar area in the district. The police have arrested six persons in this connection and confiscated a two-wheeler from them. The arrested persons have been identified as Vinod Kumar […]

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Rainfall To Subside In Odisha In Two Days, No Flood Threat: SRC

Bhubaneswar: The deep depression formed over north Andhra Pradesh coast has triggered heavy rainfall in various districts of south Odisha, particularly Ganjam and Gajapati. However, the rainfall will subside as there is no warning for the next two days, informed Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena on Wednesday. Three blocks of Ganjam received rainfall over […]

Ganja Worth Rs 30 Lakh Seized In Odisha, Two Arrested

Gajapati: Two persons were arrested for allegedly smuggling around four quintals of ganja (cannabis) worth Rs 30 lakh from Kalameri village on Chandiput-Luhagudi road under Mohana Police Station in Gajapati district on Sunday. As per reports, the accused duo, identified as Paul Pani and Anugraha Lima of Ranalai village in R Udaygiri of the district, […]

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Odisha Govt Approves Drinking Water Projects Worth Rs 800.27 Cr

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved four mega drinking water projects worth Rs 800.27 crore. The government approved the projects for Malkangiri, Koraput, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Gajapati and Cuttack districts, said Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy. The projects will provide drinking water to 6.07 lakh more people in 911 villages in the districts. The Cabinet also […]

Missing Odisha Man Found In Arunachal Hills After Nearly 2 Decades

Gajapati: It was hard to believe for the family members of Jagpati Kargi. But that is how life is – uncertain and full of surprises. Jagpati, a native of Rayagada block in Gajapati district went missing nearly two decades back. Nobody exactly knew where we went and as years passed by and he did not […]

COVID-19 Spike: Gajapati District closes borders with Ganjam, AP's Srikakulam district

Gajapati: Worried over rising COVID-19 cases, Gajapati district administration on Friday clamped a complete restriction on the movement of people from the district to Ganjam and Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh. Informing about the development, Gajapati Collector Anupam Saha informed that apart from essential services, no other person will be allowed to move to Ganjam […]

COVID-19: Complete 3-Day Shutdown In Parts Of Gajapati As Cases Spike

Gajapati: In view of the sudden spurt in COVID-19 cases, Gajapati district administration on Friday announced a complete shutdown in several blocks and one gram panchayat of the district. Collector Anupam Shah informed that the shutdown will be enforced from June 28 for a period of three days in two blocks- Gosani and Gumma, Paralakhemundi […]

Coronavirus Agony: Pregnant Woman Spends 11 Hours On Hospital Verandah In Odisha

Gajapati: A pregnant woman was forced to undergo over 11 hours of painful experience waiting in the verandah of district headquarters hospital in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati on Tuesday after the medical authorities allegedly refused treatment citing she had come from a village which has been declared COVID buffer zone by the administration. The woman, a […]

Organic Farming Is The Only Way Forward In Long Run: Odisha Farmers Show How

Gajapati: While mostly followed chemical intensive farming practices and increased dependency on mechanical solutions have turned out to be profitable for short-term prospects but the realisation of its adverse impacts in the long run seems to have stirred a more likeness towards organic approach in agriculture. In Odisha, some farmers of Liligada and Merapalli panchayats […]

Sans Ambulance Service, Body Carried On Motorcycle In Odisha

Gajapati: Even the dead deserves dignity but it seems the administrative officials in Odisha are yet to wake up and put their acts together to ensure that people do not have to suffer. This was evident after the family members of one Govind Bhuyian of Hatibadi village in Gajapati district had to carry his body […]

Cannabis Plants Worth Crores Torched In Gajapati, Boudh

Gajapati/Boudh: Intensifying the drive against ganja (Dry Cannabis) smuggling in the wake of the harvesting season of the contraband crop, a joint team of Mohana Police and excise department conducted raids in forests near Nijuma and Ruamba villages in Gajapati district and destroyed cannabis plants worth around Rs 15 crore. The total cultivation spread over […]

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New MV Act: Motorcycle dealership in Odisha Slapped Rs 1 Lakh Fine

Paralakhemundi: Selling vehicle without registration proved costly for a vehicle dealership as a whopping Rs 1 lakh penalty was imposed by the office of Gajapati Regional Transport Officer (RTO). As per reports, one Jubinas Bhuyan of Tarbha village under Gumma block of Gajapati had bought a motorcycle from Sitaram Motors in Rayagada. However, the dealer […]

Dengue cases rise in Sundergarh & Gajapati districts of Odisha

Sundergarh: Despite Odisha government’s claim of taking adequate measures to keep dengue in check, the disease continues to spread its tentacles across several parts of the State. As many as 18 people have been tested positive for dengue in Sundergarh and Gajapati districts. Out of the 16 persons whose blood samples were collected in Sundergarh, […]

Anti-Liqour Protest In Odisha: Locals Oppose Liquor Shop In Paralakhemundi

Paralakhemundi: A large number of locals including women met Gajapati district collector Anupam Saha today and demanded cancelation of the license of a proposed liquor shop near Jangam Sahi in Paralakhemundi. The residents of Jangam Sahi met the district collector and submitted a memorandum flagging concerns that opening of a liquor shop at the proposed […]

Residents of Gajapati village in despair on nun's return to Spain

Gajapati: Residents of Aliganda village in the district are a shattered lot as they came to know that Spain-born nun Enedina is set to return home as her visa period ended and application for Indian citizenship was declined. The 95-year-old nun, who completed her graduation in medical degree from Madrid Capital Medical College, has been […]

Three persons held for threatening journalist

Paralakhemundi: Three persons including two teachers were arrested by police on charges of threatening a journalist in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district today. According to reports, on July 18, the accused allegedly issued threats to journalist Rashmiranjan Mishra through phone after he reported a story on rice filled sacks lying abandoned on verandah of a girls’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

29 girls who left residential school hostel in Gajapati rescued

Gajapati: After a 20-hour search operation, 29 girls of Antaraba government residential school in Mohana area of Gajapati district were rescued from a house near Tanglipadar village late Sunday night. The girls were reportedly missing from the hostel since Saturday night. The district administration officials and police rescued the girls from a secluded house after […]

29 girl students leave govt residential school in Gajapati

Gajapati: As many as 29 girl students left the hostel of a government residential school at Antaraba under Mohana area in Gajapati district on Saturday night. Though the exact reason behind the missing girls is yet to be ascertained, it is being suspected that the students were unhappy with the school authority over several issues. […]

School teacher found hanging; police recover suicide note from his room

Gajapati: A school teacher was found by his wife, hanging in a room of his house at Badasindhaba village under Mohana police limits in Gajapati district on Friday. The deceased, identified as Manoj Kumar Nayak, was working as a teacher at a primary school in Berhampur. On receiving information, police rushed to the spot, recovered […]

Man held for duping cyclone Titli victim

Gajapati: A man was arrested on charges of fraudulently withdrawing compensation amount of a cyclone Titli-affected person at Manikpur village in Mohana block of Gajapati district. The accused has been identified as K. Pramod Kumar Dora, a Co-ordinator at Chandiput Customer Service Centre. According to reports, Dora allegedly took away the ATM card and bank […]