Tag: Ganjam

Basic amenities elude these villagers in Ganjam
Basic amenities Still a Daydream for Several Villages in Odisha’s Ganjam District

Many parts of Odisha, including the villages of Doringa, Jhiripara, and Siuli in Ganjam district's Jagannathprasad block, remain deprived of basic amenities such as electricity and drinking water. Villagers face significant hardships due to the lack of these facilities and insufficient access to government schemes.

  • Tuesday, 09 July 2024
Gopalpur Port fails to usher development over frequent ownership changes
Gopalpur Port fails to usher development over frequent ownership changes; Minister suspects move ‘deliberate’

Frequent ownership changes have hindered development at Gopalpur Port in Odisha's Ganjam district. Residents, particularly the fishermen community, face an uncertain future due to jetty construction. The Odisha Commerce and Transport Minister suspects deliberate actions behind these changes, with hopes for improvement under potential new ownership by Adani Group.

  • Tuesday, 02 July 2024
Class-IX student stabbed by friend in Ganjam
Class-IX student stabbed by friend in Odisha’s Ganjam

As per reports, there was a heated exchange between both students over a trivial issue in the school. Subsequently, one among them lost his cool and stabbed the other with a sharp-edged weapon causing grievous injury.

  • Friday, 28 June 2024
8th-century temple dying a slow death due to neglect in Odisha
8th-century temple dying a slow death due to neglect in Odisha

A century-old temple in Ganjam district, Odisha, is facing severe neglect and is almost buried underground. Locals recall its former glory and urge for its revival. Built by King Baladev Jew, the temple and a nearby pond are deteriorating due to lack of maintenance.

  • Friday, 28 June 2024
No big projects, distress migration continues: Ganjam district, the invincible fortress of Naveen Pa
No big projects, distress migration continues: Ganjam district, the invincible fortress of Naveen Patnaik achieved little in 24 years of BJD rule!

Ganjam district, under former CM Naveen Patnaik's 24-year BJD rule, faces ongoing distress migration and stalled major projects. Key developments like the Ghodahad Dam and Chelligada Irrigation Project are neglected, impacting agriculture and local livelihoods.

  • Sunday, 16 June 2024
Crest-fallen family members of the deceased
Man on hunt for wild boar dies of bullet injury in Gajapati; deceased's brother-in-law detained by police

In Gajapati district, a man named Kailash Nayak died from bullet injuries during a wild boar hunt. The incident occurred when his brother-in-law, Uday, fired the shot. Uday is detained for police questioning to determine if it was accidental or intentional, given their history of enmity.

  • Sunday, 16 June 2024
Shortage of doctors plagues government healthcare facilities in Ganjam's Sanakhemundi
Patients suffer as shortage of doctors plagues government healthcare facilities in Ganjam's Sanakhemundi

Despite significant investment by the previous government to renovate healthcare facilities in Odisha, locals report persistent issues like doctor shortages and underutilized facilities across various centers including the Community Health Center at Adapada and six primary health centers.

  • Sunday, 16 June 2024
Khallikote murder orchestrated by late queen V. Sugnana Kumari Deo's nephew: BJP
Khallikote murder orchestrated by late queen V. Sugnana Kumari Deo's nephew: BJP

BJP leaders claimed the murder of Dilip Puhan in Khallikote was orchestrated by Saket Rama Rao, nephew of the late queen V. Sugnana Kumari Deo. They alleged that it was a politically motivated attack that took place after a large feast was thrown at the queen's bungalow, which was termed as a corruption hub.

  • Thursday, 16 May 2024
Poll violence in Ganjam
Poll violence in Odisha: 1 BJP worker killed, 3 others injured in Ganjam; massive protest erupts

Some BJD workers allegedly launched a deadly attack on the supporters of the BJP while they were putting up party banners as part of electioneering.

  • Thursday, 16 May 2024
BJD leader Latika Pradhan’s supporters 'misbehave with woman;' complaint filed
BJD leader Latika Pradhan’s supporters 'misbehave with woman;' complaint filed

During a campaign event in Kabisuryanagar, supporters of BJD leader Latika Pradhan reportedly misbehaved with Chhaya Behera, who questioned the MLA nominee about local development. The altercation resulted in Behera being physically attacked and later hospitalized.

  • Wednesday, 15 May 2024
BJD’s Khallikote MLA candidate faces opposition from locals
BJD’s Khallikote MLA candidate faces opposition from locals

BJD's MLA candidate for Khallikote, Suryamani Vaidya, faced stiff opposition from local residents during her campaign in various panchayats. Villagers accused her of neglecting development and failing to fulfill promises made in the 2019 election.

  • Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Daily labourer files nomination as MLA candidate in Odisha 
Daily labourer files nomination as MLA candidate in Odisha 

In Odisha's Aska Assembly constituency, 55-year-old daily labourer Ramchandra Badatya has filed his nomination as an MLA candidate. Balancing his work and campaigning, he visits homes seeking votes, competing against major party candidates.

  • Saturday, 11 May 2024
Awkward situation for BJD candidate as villagers lob volley of questions during rally
Awkward situation for BJD candidate as villagers lob volley of questions during rally

BJD MLA candidate Suryamani Vaidya faced tough questions from villagers during a rally in Khallikote. Villagers demanded accountability for unfulfilled promises since her election in 2019, leading to tension and the eventual departure of her campaign team.

  • Saturday, 11 May 2024
After PM Modi stokes migration issue in Odisha, BJD in defensive posture! 
After PM Modi stokes migration issue in Odisha, BJD in defensive posture! 

During the 2024 election campaign, PM Modi highlighted the issue of labor migration in Odisha, specifically targeting CM Naveen Patnaik and his party BJD. The problem is acute in areas like Ganjam and Kantabanji, where locals migrate extensively due to lack of jobs, often facing harsh conditions abroad.

  • Tuesday, 07 May 2024
‘Apathy In CM’s Home District’! Migrant Worker ‘Brings Water’ To Quench Thirst Of Villagers
‘Apathy In CM’s Home District’! Migrant Worker ‘Brings Water’ To Quench Thirst Of Villagers

Amidst the hilly area and dense forest, you can spot water pipes as well as tankers here. And these water tankers and pipes are the only source of water for Sindhupanka Village of Ganjam’s Patrapur block.

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  • Saturday, 04 May 2024
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