Tag: Gop

Dead Receiving Old Age Pension In Puri District!

Puri: The old age pension under various social security schemes are doled out to the persons who have long been dead. The matter sounds strange, but, RTI data revealed a massive scam in the pension scheme in Gop block of Puri district. Rabindra Hota, a resident of Ishanpur panchayat under Gop block who is a […]

Police Gheraoed By Villagers: 20 Women Among 30 Persons Detained In Odisha

Puri: Police detained 30 persons including 20 women on Monday on charges of holding police personnel captive for five hours and obstructing them from discharging their duty. As per the reports, a team of Gop Police including the Inspector In-Charge had gone to the Redhua village on August 6 to arrest a person on charges […]

Abandoned By Four Sons, 82-Year-Old Woman Now Lives Inside Toilet

Puri: Despite having four sons, an elderly woman is now forced to stay inside a toilet. Though it is not any isolated incident, it has now turned the focus back on whether caring for the elderly has now become a burden especially for their own children. As per reports, the 82-year-old Dhani Mallick, a native […]

How Cyclone Fani Exposed The 'Ration Card Scam' In Puri

Puri: Like the fodder scam in Bihar, Odisha has come across ‘Ration Card Scam’. Massive discrepancies in the public distribution system (PDS) in the State have come to the fore in the aftermath of Cyclone Fani with fresh reports from Gop block of Puri district revealing that tonnes of rice meant for the cyclone-victims were […]

Father dies, son critical in fire cracker blast in Puri

Puri: An elderly man was charred to death while his son sustained critical burn injuries in an explosion at an illegal cracker manufacturing unit functioning at the rooftop of their house at Pindol village of Gop block in Puri district today. The deceased identified as Ranjit Biswal succumbed to injuries during treatment at the Charichhak […]

Criminal injured in police encounter

Gop: Notorious criminal Anant Behera was injured in encounter by police here in Puri district on late Tuesday night. Police tried to arrest him while he was roaming in the market. He hurled a bomb to escape, retaliating which police opened fire at him. He sustained injuries on his left leg following which he was […]

15-ft Python trapped in fishing net

Konark: A 15-ft long python got trapped in a net laid by a fisherman in a distributary of Kushabhadra river at Netapur here under Gop block in Puri district. On being informed, Forest officials rushed to the spot and made attempt to rescue the reptile unhurt. Reports said a local fisherman spread the net last […]

Poor man attempts suicide for failing to get a ration card

Bhubaneswar: Shocking but true. A man attempted to commit suicide on Friday after he allegedly failed to secure a ration card under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in Gop block in Puri district. According to reports, Benudhar Mallick of Jagsahi village under Erabanga panchayat climbed atop a tree on the Block office premises and […]

Govt reclaims land encroached by Gajbhiye's wife

Puri: The district administration on Wednesday took possession of the 40-acre land in Gop tehsil of the district allegedly grabbed by Ranjana Gajbhiye, wife of suspended IPS officer and former Kendrapara SP Satish Gajbhiye. The action followed after she failed to comply with the government directive, which had instructed her to vacate the land within […]

Govt reclaims land encroached by Gajbhiye's wife

The district administration on Monday took possession of the 40-acre land in Gop area of the district allegedly grabbed by Ranjana Gajbhiye, wife of suspended IPS officer and former Kendrapara SP Satish Gajbhiye