Tag: Gajapati

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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. […]

  • Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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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

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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. […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021