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Temple On Fire
Massive Fire In Tara Tarini Temple During Navratri

A massive fire broke out at the Taratarini Temple in Ganjam district. After the fire broke out, huge columns of black smoke emanated from the openings of the temple structure. The fire reportedly started from the Dwipa Gruha where devotees light earthen lamps to offer worship.

High Intensity Explosion Rips Through House Injuring 8-Year-Old
High Intensity Explosion Rips Through House Injuring 8-Year-Old

An eight-year-old boy was critically injured due to a powerful explosion that damaged a house on Thursday (October 7). The incident took place at Medinipur village of Ganjam district.

Old Horse
Old & Sick Horse Abandoned By Owner In Odisha’s Ganjam, Rescued By Authorities

Once the source of livelihood of his owners now left to die a painful death with starvation and disease.

covid19
Odisha Woman Killed After ‘Youth Sets Her On Fire’

On Wednesday, police began a probe into the death of a young woman who was allegedly burnt alive in Pratappur village under Purushottampur of Ganjam district. A scientific team reached the spot to investigate the matter.

arrest
Inter-State Mobile Phone Snatching Gang Busted In Odisha, 9 Arrested

An auto-rickshaw, a country-made revolver with three cartridges, three bombs, swords, irons rods and 32 stolen mobile phone sets were also seized from them.

MGNREGA
Odisha: Ganjam District Generates 1 Cr Person Days MGNREGA Work In 2 Months

Ganjam district has generated 1-crore person-days of work, the highest in Odisha, under the rural job scheme MGNREGA in the first two months of the current financial year, officials said.

Pandemic Stigma
Pandemic Stigma: Volunteers Cremate Bodies Of Woman-Daughter After No One Turns Up

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, another tragic incident of the virus breaking family cord came to the fore from Aska area of Ganjam district

DGP Abhay
Odisha DGP Reviews Covid-19 Enforcement Drive In Berhampur

Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay on Saturday reviewed the ongoing enforcement drive of Covid-19 and implementation of lockdown and weekend shutdown in the districts under Southern Range

OHRC
Ganjam Custodial Death: OHRC Seeks Report, CCTV Footage In Four Weeks

Bhubaneswar: Taking a suo motu cognizance of the media reports regarding the death of a person in police custody at Golanthara Police station in Ganjam, the Odisha Human Rights Commissions…

Custodial Death
Berhampur Custodial Death: 2 Cops Of Golanthara PS Suspended, IIC Transferred

Ganjam: Berhampur Superintendent of Police (SP) on Tuesday suspended an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and a constable of Golanthara Police Station in connection with the custodial death of a man inside…

Explosion
Odisha: Two Killed, 3 Injured In Explosion At House In Berhampur

Ganjam: At least two people were killed while three more sustained serious injuries in an explosion in a house in Kukudakhandi village under the Berhampur Sadar police station in the…

Youth Thrashed
Contractor Roughs Up Labourer In Ganjam, Video Goes Viral

Ganjam: A pathetic act unfolded at a farmhouse in Khallikote area of the district on Sunday when a labourer was beaten up black and blue  by a contractor and his…

Ganjam
Covid-19 Surge: Ganjam Shuts Down Religious Institutions, Public Places For 7 Days

Berhampur: The Ganjam district administration on Tuesday clamped strict restrictions as part of its strategy to contain the spread of Covid-19. As per a notification, all religious institutions in the…

Budhi Thakurani Yatra: General Darshan Prohibited After Two Priests Test Covid-19 Positive
Budhi Thakurani Yatra: General Darshan Prohibited After Two Priests Test Covid-19 Positive

Berhampur: The Ganjam district administration on Monday prohibited the general darshan of Maa Budhi Thakurani in Bada Bazaar area, the temporary abode of the goddess, after two priests were tested…

sorcery-murder
Murder Over Sorcery Suspicion: Five Arrested For Killing 75-Year-Old Man In Odisha's Ganjam

Berhampur: At least five persons were arrested on Saturday for allegedly killing an elderly man on suspicion of practicing sorcery at Dhimiripankal village under Badagada police limits in Ganjam district…

Weddings
Odisha Covid-19 Updates: Packaged Food At Weddings In Ganjam, Health Minister Hints At Day Curfew In State

Berhampur: In a bid to arrest the rapid rise in the number of covid-19 positive cases in Ganjam, the district administration on Monday issued additional guidelines revising the cap on…

Third degree allegation
Woman Alleges Third Degree Torture At Police Station In Berhampur

Berhampur: A woman on Sunday alleged that she and her husband were subjected to third degree torture at Bada Bazar police station here in Ganjam district. The woman met the…

danda Nacha
Ganjam Puts Cap On Devotees For Danda Nacha, Bans Night Functions

Berhampur: The Ganjam District Administration has restricted the number of participants for ‘Dandanacha’ to 25 only while completely banning any sort of cultural programmes at night. The decision was taken due to a surge in the Covid-19 cases across the State. The development was shared by the district administration through its twitter account. Similarly, Mundan […]

Vijay
Covid-19 Resurgence: RT-PCR Report Must For Visitors To Ganjam, 7 Days Mandatory Quarantine

Berhampur: Amid the recent spurt in the number of Covid-19 cases in districts across the State and outside, including Maharashtra and Gujarat, the Ganjam district administration has made RT-PCR test report compulsory for people visiting the district from hotspot places, said district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange. Besides, entry into the district will be allowed only […]

FAKE NEWS
Beware! FAKE NEWS On Berhampur Shutdown Found Circulating On Social Media With OTV Logo 

Bhubaneswar: A fake news regarding shutdown of Berhampur city is doing rounds on social media with OTV graphics and logo even as the channel has not aired any such news this year. Neither the TV channel nor its digital platform has published/telecast any sort of news. Some mischief mongers have used the logo and graphics […]

Covid-19 Resurgence: No Budhi Thakurani Yatra In Berhampur This Year
Covid-19 Resurgence: No Budhi Thakurani Yatra In Berhampur This Year

Berhampur: The biennial festival of Goddess Budhi Thakurani in Berhampur of Ganjam district was called off by the Ganjam district administration in view of the rising Covid-19 cases in Odisha and the country. As per reports, while the priests were preparing for installing the ‘Subha Khunti’ (auspicious post), which marks the beginning of the Budhi […]

TPSODL
Odisha: COVID-19 Knocks At Ganjam's Door Again!

Berhampur: Two employees of TATA Power Southern Odisha Distribution Limited (TPSODL) in Berhampur were tested positive for Coronavirus on Thursday. As per reports, both of them are asymptomatic and they are being treated at a hospital in Bhubaneswar. Following detection of the virus, the office of TPSODL has been sanitised, informed District Collector, Vijay Amruta […]

Man-shot
Odisha: Civic Workers Open Fire At Man For Walking Pet Dog In Berhampur Street

Ganjam: In a bizarre incident, two sanitation workers of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) allegedly opened fire at resident while he was walking his pet dog in a street in Berhampur town on Tuesday night. The man and his dog survived the murderous attack as the solitary bullet missed the target. As per reports, the […]

Covid Restrictions On 'Danda Nacha' Leave Berhampur Artistes High And Dry
Covid Restrictions On 'Danda Nacha' Leave Berhampur Artistes High And Dry

Berhampur: Even as the State government has allowed the Jatra organisers to hold shows subject to a ceiling of 2,000 persons, the Covid-19 restrictions on the famous ‘Danda Nacha’ in Berhampur have left the jatra and opera artistes community of the silk city concerned. The Ganjam district administration on last Tuesday allowed Danda Nacha, religious […]

MGNREGS
MGNREGS Scam: Locals Allege Massive Fund Misappropriation In Ganjam 

Ganjam: Residents of Jagannath Prasad block in Ganjam district alleged massive irregularities in the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). The locals alleged that though there is provision to engage labourers in the MGNREGS works, machines are being used for execution of various works under the scheme. They said they are […]