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Tag: Gajapati

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Millet farmers in Odisha staring at distress sale

Gajapati: After bearing the brunt of cyclone Titli in October, millet farmers in Gajapati district of Odisha are staring at uncertainty with no mandis in the area to sell their produce. With no other alternative, millet farmers are now on the verge of selling their produce to middlemen and local traders at much lower prices. […]

Residents in R. Udayagiri suffer as banking services hit

R.Udayagiri: Residents of R.Udayagiri in Gajapati district were having harrowing time as banking services at a public sector bank in the area have been affected since past four days. At a time when people from distant places come to R.Udayagiri to carry out financial transactions, unavailability of banking service at the State Bank of India, […]

Another tusker found dead, 2 in 2 days in Ganjam

Berhampur: A day after the carcass of an elephant was recovered from Nimakhandi village under Digapahandi block in Ganjam district, the forest department today recovered another carcass of a tusker found near Kokalaba drain under Tarasingh Forest Range in Bhanjanagar area here. The matter came into light after locals spotted the carcass and informed the […]

Over 70 students taken ill after consuming food at school hostel in Gajapati

Gajapati: At least 70 girl students of a residential school in G Udaygiri block of the district were taken ill after consuming food in the school hostel late on Thursday night. According to sources, several students of the Tabarasingh Sebashram School in the area complained of uneasiness and showed symptoms of stomach pain and vomiting […]

Mankada Dian waterfall
Reaching 'Mankada Dian' waterfall an uphill task for tourists

Gajapati: Every year hundreds of tourists visit Mankada Dian waterfall in R Udaygiri to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place, but this year the footfall has plummeted, thanks to lack of proper roads. According to sources, tourists now have to walk four kilometre after parking their vehicles to reach the waterfall. “This waterfall is […]

Doctor absenteeism mars healthcare in Gajapati

Gajapati: The healthcare services at the Adaba Primary Health Centre in the district are in shambles. Due to absence of doctors at the hospital for long period, patients have to depend upon a pharmacist for treatment. Locals alleged despite repeated pleas, the district administration has failed to address the issue leading to discontentment among the […]

Two siblings drown while bathing in river in Gajapati

Gajapati: In a tragic incident, two minor children, reportedly brother and sister drowned while bathing in a river near Sub-station Sahi in Mohana of Gajapati district this morning. The deceased duo has been identified as Soumya Sualsingh (6) and Bishnu Sualsingh (3). According to sources, the children were bathing along with their mother in Domuhani […]

Sorcerer's arrest sparks tension in Gajapati

Gajapati: Palpable tension prevailed in Kanteikoli village under Mohana block of the district after police stopped a sorcerer, who was called to ascertain the reason behind death of a person, to perform a puja on Saturday. However, local residents opposed the sorcerer’s arrest and did not allow police vehicle to move out of the village. […]

Students of DIET resort to stir over lack of basic amenities

Gajapati: The students of District Institute of Education & Training (DIET) in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district on Thursday resorted to demonstration over lack of basic amenities at the institute. However, the agitation has been kept on hold after the district collector Anupam Saha assured the students of resolving the issues within 10-15 days. The students […]

Government adopt siblings
Gajapati administration adopts siblings orphaned by cyclone Titli

Gajapati: The Gajapati district administration has decided to adopt a minor boy and a girl who lost their father in cyclone Titli. As per sources, the minors lost their father Sekhar Sabar a native of Suaba village, in a landslide at Mahendragiri of the district. Sekhar’s body was recovered by Garabandh Police. As per reports, […]

Cyclone Titli Mismanagement: Odisha govt behaving like a ‘Sahukar’, says Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Continuing with his attack on CM Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan slammed Odisha government for not creating adequate awareness among people of Gajapati district which bore the brunt of the very severe cylonic storm ‘Titli’ earlier this month. In a short video message shared on Facebook on Friday, the union minister alleged that […]

Man carried daughter's body on shoulder only to get compensation: Gajapati SP

Gajapati: Gajapati SP Amulya Dash on Thursday said Mukund Dora, the man who carried his eight-year-old daughter Banita’s body on shoulders, had buried the girl after her death in a landslide when Cyclone Titli struck the district. But, when Mukund realised that he won’t get the compensation money without post-mortem, he himself dug Banita’s body […]

Denied permission to land chopper, Pradhan cancels visit to Gangabada

Gajapati: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan cancelled his scheduled visit to the Cyclone Titli-affected Gangabada panchayat under Rayagad block in the district today after being denied permission to land the helicopter in the panchayat, informed BJP general secretary Bhrugu Baxipatra and district president G. Venkatrabana. However, he paid a visit to Manikapatna and Khambagaon villages and […]

Op-Ed: ‘Titli’ has blown away all the good work done over the years

Zero to 26 in four days flat. That is certainly an incredible leap for a government, which had stuck to its ‘zero casualty’ boast till Friday. Even after Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi confirmed 26 deaths due to Cyclone Titli on Tuesday morning, an unapologetic Surjya Narayan Patro refused to admit that anyone had […]

Locals stage road blockade over drinking water, electricity in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: Tension erupted at Sridhar Nagar area in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district after locals staged a road blockade today alleging problems in electricity and drinking water supply. According to sources, the natives of Sridhar Nagar area have alleged that they have been suffering because of electricity and drinking water problems.  As per allegations, local administration […]

Odisha cancels bank holidays in cyclone-hit districts

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the grim situation in flood-hit districts, the Odisha government, in a notification issued today, cancelled the upcoming public holidays of banks and banking Institutions in Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada. In a notice issued to various departments including the RBI Chief General Manager Bhubaneswar, the state government has directed that banks and […]

Gajapati landslide: Disparity between SRC's claims and version of villagers

Bhubaneswar: Despite the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi’s claims that residents of Baraghara village in Gajapati district were informed about the Cyclone Titli and warned to leave for safer places much ahead of the landfall, doubts are being raised over the government official’s statements as the residents of the village today declined of any […]

Body of woman swept away in flash flood recovered, 4 still missing

Bhanjanagar: The body of a woman, who along with five others went missing after being swept away in flash flood in Adangi river in Ganjam district two days ago,was recovered by a team comprising police officials and local residents on Sunday. The rescue team officials said that the body was recovered from a bush near […]

Cyclone Titli Aftermath: Flood situation eases in Odisha, but miseries continue

Bhubaneswar: There has been no let up in the overall flood situation even though waters started to recede almost two days after the heavy rain which lashed several parts of Odisha under the impact of very severe cyclonic storm ‘Titli’. Most parts of north Odisha as well as others pockets in coastal districts had earlier […]

Cyclone Titli: Gajapati landslide death toll rises to 15

Gajapati: The death toll in tragic Gajapati landslide reached 15 after two more bodies were recovered by rescue teams today. Earlier, 13 bodies were recovered from the mishap site near Barghar village under Gangabada panchayat of Raygad block in the district yesterday. Official sources said, the last rites of the deceased persons will be conducted […]

Cyclone Titli aftermath: 12 killed, 4 missing in landslide in Gajapati

Gajapati: As many as 12 persons including five children lost their lives while four others went missing due to a landslide following incessant rain triggered by Cyclonic storm Titli in Barghara village under Gangabada panchayat under Rayagada block in Gajapati district on Friday. The deceased were identified as Dandapani Bhuyan, Sumitra Bhuyan, Somanath Kathren, Jagan […]

Cyclone Titli scares, but spares Odisha

Bhubaneswar: People in coastal districts of Odisha heaved a sigh of relief as the very severe cyclone ‘Titli’ crossed the State without causing much damage after it made landfall near southwest of Gopalpur at Palasa of Srikalumum in Andhra Pradesh today. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi informed that the severe cyclone Titli made a […]

Bodies Found In Well: Parents Arrested For Killing Daughters

Gajapati: Two days after the bodies of two sisters were recovered from a well outside their house in R. Udayagiri here, police today made startling revelations claiming that it was a case of murder and not suicide. As per latest reports, police have arrested their parents on charges of murdering their daughters. The information was […]

22-yr-old girl, minor sister found dead in well

Gajapati: Bodies of two sisters including a minor were recovered from a well in front of their house at Chheligada village under R.Udaygiri police limits in Gajapati district early morning today. The deceased duo has been identified as Swapna (22) and Kiran (14), daughters of Tubu Achari of the village. According to sources, Swapna was […]

Lovers commit suicide after parents refuse to accept relationship

Gajapati: In a shocking incident, two teenage love birds committed suicide by consuming pesticides in Dubruguda village under R.Udayagiri police limits of Gajapati district after parents refused to accept their relationship. The deceased have been identified as Ramesh Rayet and Jasmine Dalbehera. Sources said, the duo was in love but their parents were against the […]