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Tag: Gajapati

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 […]

Villagers in Gajapati district rue absence of doctors at hospital

Gajapati: Residents of Mohana block of Gajapati district rued the absence of doctors at the Chandragiri Community Health Centre (CHC). They alleged that the health care system is in shambles at the CHC as no doctor from different departments has turned up for long period. Villagers stated they are suffering the most due to the […]

Three govt officers under Vigilance scanner

Gajapati/Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday conducted raids on houses and offices of three government officials in Gajapati and Bhubaneswar on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. The anti-graft officials of Gajapati division conducted simultaneous raids on residences of two constables identified as Ranjit Limma and Tanuj Sabat. While Ranjit is the president of district Havildar […]

Three arrested in Sitapur murder case, says Gajapati SP

Gajapati:The district police on Sunday nabbed three persons in connection with the murder of one Chipur Sanjeev of Bhupatilaxmipur village in the district on July 16. The main accused Venugopal and his two brother-in-laws were arrested from Hyderabad whereas another person involved in the case is still absconding, informed Amulya Kumar Das, Gajapati SP in […]

Man shoots uncle to death in Odisha

Gajapati: In a shocking incident, a man allegedly shot his uncle to death in Gandeli village under Udaygiri police limits of Gajapati district in Odisha. The incident took place on Thursday when one Nuapaika Badaraita was returning home with household goods from Shialilti village and his nephew Barun Nayak fired at him. Subsequently, Nuapaika died […]

Man hacked to death in broad daylight in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: In a shocking incident, a man was allegedly hacked to death with sharp weapons in broad daylight by some unidentified assailants at Bisiring village under Kashinagar block of Gajapati district today. According to sources, the deceased identified as Sanjeeb Rao of Bhupati Laxmipur was going to court to attend a hearing of the murder […]

The extended family of Jagannath

When you think about the Indian conception of God, most Gods live either alone or with their consorts. Jagannath lives with his elder brother and sister in his huge home at Puri. Quite a departure from the usual norm; it doesn’t end there too. Not only does he have more members in this wonderful ‘divine’ […]

Woman raped on pretext of marriage, accused held

Gajapati: A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 23-year-old woman on pretext of marrying her at Dumiguda village under Adava police limits in Gajapati district. The accused has been identified as Chitra Mallick. Sources said Chitra Mallick of Dumiguda village was into a love relationship with the woman. Later, he allegedly raped the woman […]

Ayush doctor found dead under mysterious circumstances

Paralakhemundi: An Ayush doctor of Khajuripada Community Health Centre (CHC) was found dead under mysterious circumstances today at his residential quarters under Serango police limits of Gajapati district. The deceased doctor has been identified as Subodh Kumar Rath of Polasara in Ganjam district and is survived by his wife and a daughter. According to sources, […]

Woman, two sons meet watery grave in Gajapati

Gajapati: A woman and her two minor sons drowned while taking bath in a pond at Garabandha village under Gosani block in Gajapati district last night. According to reports, the woman, Banitri Sahukar along with her husband and two sons Suban (12) and Om (10), had gone to a pond nearby their village at around […]

Odia IITian finds himself on verge of dropping out!

Gajapati: An Odia student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur who once brought laurels to the backward district of Gajapati for being the first student to grab a seat in the prestigious institution is now considering quitting his studies after failing to get an educational loan from the government. As per sources, Rajendra Kumar […]

Minor girl raped, impregnated in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: A minor girl has been raped and impregnated by a man in Mohana block of Gajapati district. The accused identified as Saroj Mallick, who is reportedly married, is absconding. Sources said the man had three children and still maintained a physical relationship with the girl by luring her with false promises. “He forcefully kept […]

5 held in brutal murder of businessman in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: The Gajapati police has arrested five persons including two contract killers in connection with the murder of a businessman in K. Sitapur village of Gajapati district, said a senior police official today. “Subas Gouda of K. Sitapur killed trader Radha Krushna to avenge his brother’s murder. He had hired two contract killers from Andhra […]

Parlakhemundi MLA stages road blockade against autocracy of RTO officials

Gajapati: Parlakhemundi Congress MLA K Surya Rao along with some of his supporters on Thursday staged a road blockade at Ranipentha square under Parlakhemundi police limits of Gajapati district against autocracy of district RTO officials. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on both sides of the road due to the agitation. The agitators alleged that the […]

Class 8 girl goes missing from school; family alleges abduction

Paralakhemundi: A Class 8 girl has gone missing from school since February 1 at Gundima village under Adaba police limits in Gajpati district. As per a complaint lodged by the family, the girl left for school on February 1 but did not return. They alleged that a youth of Birikote village kidnapped the girl, a […]

Neighbouring Andhra eyes two more Odisha villages

Koraput/Gajapati: After Kotia panchayat, residents of two more villages of Koraput and Gajapati districts have reportedly been lured by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh government with basic facilities. Taking advantage of the Odisha government’s indifference to issues of residents of Raipada village of Koraput and Khudi Gudi village of Gajapati, the Andhra government is running a parallel […]

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8 girls who went missing from hostel, rescued

Gajapati: Eight minor girls who went missing from ST girls’ hostel of Luhagadi Upper Primary school under Mohana block of Gajapati district on Monday evening have been rescued by the school authorities from a forest near Pendrakhola area. As per sources, the matron of the hostel had gone to market at around 6 pm in […]

Ganja crops worth over Rs 10 crore destroyed in Gajapati

Gajapati/Cuttack: A joint team of police and Excise officials destroyed ganja cultivation on 52 acres in Dumangpadar and Panaspadar areas under Adaba police limits in Gajapati district today. The joint squad set fire to 10.40 lakhs ganja plants worth around Rs 10.40 crore. The district administration has ordered to destroy such illegal ganja cultivation in […]

Confusion grips functioning of 9 district Tribal Development Councils

Bhubaneswar: Questions are being raised over the effectiveness of newly formed Tribal Development Councils in nine districts of the State as modalities are yet to be prepared by the State government. Though provision has been made for allocation of Rs 1.5 crore annually for the councils for 112 blocks under the nine tribal dominated districts- […]

Expectant mother delivers on road in Parlakhemundi

Parlakhemundi: In another incident of poor healthcare facilities in State, an expectant mother delivered a baby on road in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district today, while being taken to hospital in an auto-rickshaw. According to sources, family members of Rajeswari Pradhan daughter of Raghunath Apat of Sauntia Sahi had called an ambulance service after she complained […]

Over 160 children fall sick after eating mid-day meal in Odisha

Kalahandi/Gajapati: More than 160 students of different schools in  Kalahandi and Gajapati districts fell ill after eating mid-day meal (MDM) served to them on Thursday. In Kalahandi, over 80 students of schools at Bandhapari, Luma and Duri were taken ill after consuming the meal. Students complained of stomach pain, nausea and vomiting and were immediately […]

Odisha to form 9 development councils for tribals

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to uplift the economic condition of tribals as well as provide quality education to them in Odisha while keeping their unique identity intact, the State Cabinet today approved a proposal to set up the Tribal Special Development Council in nine districts. The development council will function in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Kandhamal, […]

12-hour bandh in 3 blocks of Gajapati for sub-division status to G.Udaygiri

G.Udaygiri: Demand for sub-division status to G.Udaygiri block intensified with a 12-hour bandh call in three blocks including Nuagada, Rayagad and G.Udaygiri of Gajapati district today. United action committee, an outfit which has been spearheading the movement pressing for the demand, staged a road blockade at Mahendragada, Chheligada, R Udaygiri, Khajuripada, Nuagad and Rayagad bringing […]

Heavy rains predicted in coastal and south Odisha till July 18

Bhubaneswar: The State’s coastal and southern parts will experience heavy rainfall till July 18 under the influence of a low pressure over north-west Bay of Bengal, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre here on Sunday. The low pressure over the Bay of Bengal will intensify further in next 24 hours, the weather office added. The heavy […]

Shops shut, vehicle off roads due to 12-hr Mohana bandh

Mohana: Normalcy was thrown out of gear with shops remained shut and vehicular movement hit in Mohana block of Gajapati district due to a 12-hour bandh call given by the regional development council today. Members of the council staged picketing at different places in the block demanding the revenue subdivision status to Mohana. On the […]

Mystery continues over dead bodies found in well in Gajapati

Parlakhemundi: Mystery over recovery of dead bodies of a woman along with her son and daughter at Narangijhula village under Rayagada police limits in Gajapati district remains unsolved even after 12 hours of the incident. The circumstances that led to death of the three still remain unknown as the husband of the deceased woman is […]

Rath Yatra: Gajapati performs Chhera Panhara

Puri: Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb, known as the royal servitor of Lord Jagannath, performed the Chhera Panhara of the Trinity on their respective chariots. The Shankaracharya of the Govardhan Mutt paid his tributes to the deities before the Chhera Panhara rituals. The Puri Gajapati came seated atop his royal palanquin from the Raja Nahara or royal […]

Three including father, sons die due to suffocation

Paralakhemundi: A 55-year-old man and his two sons died due to suffocation while cleaning a well at Badakalakota village under Gumma block in Gajapati district. Besides, three persons were taken ill and admitted to hospital. The deceased were identified as Fainat Gamanga and his sons Preisingh Gamang (22) and Ataniya Gamang (18). According to sources, […]

Elephant menace grips Narayanpur range in Gajapati district

Bhubaneswar: A heard of seven elephants have sneaked into Narayanpur range in Gajapati district causing worry among the locals. As per reports, the heard has been moving in Burujhuli, Badakuturi, Sanakuturi, Jemadeipur, Wailpadu, Adangi, Lalusahi and Landasahi villages in the range owing to which the villagers are living in a constant state of fear. The […]

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 […]

Youth beats mother to death in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: In a bizarre incident, a youth beat his mother to death at Jangalpadu village under Gurandi police limits in Gajapati district today. The deceased was identified as Rohini Mallick. Sources said Rohini’s younger son Sanjay Mallick came home in an inebriated condition yesterday and thrashed his mother with a wooden plank.  Rohini died on […]