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New Alignment Of Gopalpur-Digha Coastal Highway Sparks Political Slugfest In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The fresh alignment of Gopalpur-Digha coastal highway that already ran into a controversy has triggered a political bickering in Odisha once again with BJD and BJP blaming each other over the development. The BJD has flayed the Centre’s new decision saying that it would go against the interest of Odisha. While quoting Union Minister […]

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BJD MLA Paradeep Panigrahi Expelled From Party

Bhubaneswar: Former Minister and MLA from Gopalpur Assembly constituency Pradeep Panigrahi has been expelled from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for ‘anti-people’ activities. The party informed the development through a press release which stated “Dr Pradeep Panigrahi, MLA.. Gopalpur is expelled from primary membership of the party with immediate effect for his anti-people activities.” Panigrahi […]

Odisha's Village Of Valour Which Defends Indian Borders With Alacrity

Bhadrak: Far from the hustle and bustle of urban civilization, there lies a village in Bhadrak district that takes pride in providing its youth brigade to the Indian defence forces to safeguard the motherland’s sovereignty. Can be rightly called the village of valour, Gopalpur under Bhadrak’s Chandbali block has earned the distinction of ‘home of […]

Odisha Partners Kerala To Develop Water Tourism

Bhubaneswar: The state tourism department has signed an agreement with the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC) for developing water-based tourism in Odisha. Besides housing Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon Chilika lake, the state boasts of a 482-kilometer coastline and eight major reservoirs, apart from several other pristine water bodies where surveys have ascertained […]

Two Fishing Boats Collide In Sea In Odisha; 4 Injured, 18 Rescued

Berhampur: At least four fishermen sustained minor injuries while 18 others were rescued after two fishing boats capsized in Bay of Bengal near Gopalpur following a collision between the vessels on Sunday. According to reports, the two fishing boats collided due to dense fog and poor visibility. Meanwhile, normal life in several parts of Odisha […]

Column: We Must Look Beyond Puri and Gopalpur

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Among the major tourist attractions of the state the beaches at Puri and Gopalpur have been rated as the second and fourth most clean in the country respectively in a survey conducted by the National Centre for Coastal Research ( NCCR), an institute functioning under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. The […]

Ironic! Poster Girl Of Odisha’s Jaga Mission Yet To Receive Land

Bhubaneswar: At a time when awards are pouring in, Bimala Maharana, the poster girl of Odisha government’s award winning ‘Jaga Mission’ has become a travesty as she herself continues to remain deprived of land rights. As per reports, Bimala lives at Ishaneswar slum in Niladri Vihar area of Bhubaneswar. A look at her shack which […]

Demolition Of Solar Fish-Drying Project Irks Fisherwomen In Gopalpur

Berhampur: The demolition of the lone solar fish-drying project in Gopalpur of Ganjam district for production of dry fish (sukhua) has sparked resentment among local fisherwomen. The project reportedly started back in 2014 as part of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore with an aim to provide sustainable […]

Army Jawan Commits 'Suicide' In Odisha's Gopalpur

Berhampur: A 30-year old Army jawan allegedly committed suicide by hanging in his quarter inside the Army Air Defence College at Gopalpur in Ganjam district on Sunday, police said. The deceased was identified as R Krishna of Ranganathapuram in Tamil Nadu, said Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Berhampur Sadar, Jayant Kumar Mohapatra. His body was recovered […]

Odisha's Gopalpur records highest rainfall in country on Sept 26

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha witnessing an intense rainfall spell between September 24 and 26, Gopalpur on Thursday has recorded the highest amount of precipitation in the country. As per the latest rainfall data with IMD, when Gopalpur in Odisha recorded 102.1 mm today, the temple town Puri recorded around 72 mm and the rainfall amount at […]

Cyclone Fani: JTWC predicts landfall between Chhatrapur-Chilika; IMD still maintains Puri

Bhubaneswar: With packing severity the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani is when a mere 340 km away from Puri, the haze over landfall place and time is seemingly getting clearer now. Both top forecasters have almost predicted the same fact. While the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) in its latest model predict […]

Severe 'Fani' walks at 6 Km/hr to pick force; Puri to take hit in evening

Bhubaneswar: Now, it seems pretty clear that the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani will make landfall in the Puri district on Friday (May 3). However, the guessing game on the particular place and time of landfall is still on. While the latest Indian National Centre of Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) model predict the land fall […]

1999 redux? Now, Paradip seems to be on Cyclone Fani track!

Bhubaneswar: It seems cyclone Fani will completely skirt Andhra coast and Gopalpur now. The latest wind model of Indian National Centre of Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) indicates that Cyclone Fani will move towards north Odisha coast. And at around 11:30 hours, the extremely severe cyclonic storm will make landfall between Puri and Paradip on Friday. Post […]

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Engineering student arrested for illegally transporting 100 litre country-made liquor in Balasore

Balasore: Police have arrested an engineering student for illegally transporting country-made liquor in Gopalpur village under Khantapada police limits in Balasore district. According to reports, Khantapada police seized 100 litres of alcohol and a bike from the possesion of the student. The student named Minaketan Giri hailing from Makalpur village was reportedly riding a bike […]

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Cyclonic storm 'DAYE' crosses coast in Odisha, triggers heavy downpour

Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic storm ‘DAYE’ crossed the coast near Gopalpur in Odisha early Friday, triggering heavy downpour accompanied by high velocity wind in several parts of the state. The cyclonic storm “DAYE” over northwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestward with a speed of about 23 kmph and crossed south Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh coast close […]

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Plus II girl student drugged & raped in Balasore

Balasore: In yet another incident of sexual assault against minor girls, a Plus II girl student of Gopalpur College here was allegedly drugged and raped by a man at Digbhanra village under Khandapada police limits in Balasore district. The accused identified as Kanhucharan Jena of the village is absconding. Though the incident had taken place […]

Acid leak after tanker collides with truck

Ganjam: An acid-laden tanker developed leakage after colliding with a truck on NH-16 near Gopalpur in Ganjam district early this morning. On being informed, fire personnel from Berhampur rushed to the spot and rescued the truck driver, who was trapped inside the steering of the vehicle. Fire officials disposed the acid on ground to avoid […]

12 non-major ports proposed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has given proposals for establishment of 12 non-major ports in the State, informed State Commerce Minister Nrusingha Charan Sahu in the Odisha Assembly today. In a written reply, Sahu mentioned that a notification regarding the establishment of 12 non-major ports, including four in Balasore, two each in Ganjam, Bhadrak and Puri […]

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False affidavit lands woman sarpanch in soup

Cuttack: A woman sarpanch of Gopalpur Panchayat under Mahanga block of Cuttack district has been charged with submitting false affidavit during the Panchayat elections held in February last year. Following the villagers’ complaints with the District Collector, a team has been constituted to probe into the matter. As per the allegation of some locals, the […]

Wanted criminal arrested after encounter in Cuttack

Cuttack: A notorious criminal was arrested by Commissionerate Police following an encounter at Gopalpur area under Sadar police station in Cuttack on Thursday. The accused, identified as Trilochan Nayak alias Budhia of Sarankul area in Nayagarh district sustained bullet injuries on right leg in the shootout. He has been admitted to SCB Medical College and […]

IMD rules out cyclone, predicts heavy rainfall for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today ruled out possibility of a cyclone in Odisha due to the well marked low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal that concentrated into a depression and lay centered about 1250 km to south-southeast of Gopalpur. However, the IMD predicted heavy rainfall for southern and coastal parts of […]

Villagers protest unscheduled power cuts in Balasore

Balasore:  Protesting unscheduled power cuts, locals along with some traders staged a demonstration in front of NESCO office at Gopalpur under Bahanaga block in Balasore district today. Nearly a hundred activists gheraoed the office and later sat on a dharna demanding a solution to the issue at the earliest. It is alleged that locals have […]

SIM box seizure: Nine persons held in Mumbai

Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: In a major development of the SIM box seizure case in Berhampur, in which four persons were arrested for alleged link-ups with underworld don Chotta Rajan, the Thane Police Crime Branch in Mumbai arrested nine persons on Tuesday. The Thane Crime Branch team had conducted simultaneous raids on 30 locations and had seized 25 […]

SIM box seizure: STF grills four accused

Cuttack/Berhampur: The SIM box seized by the Gopalpur police from four persons last week was brought from Hyderabad whereas the SIM cards were collected from different places in the State, informed Crime Branch Special DG BK Sharma today. He further stated a team of Special Task Force (STF) led by an additional SP is interrogating […]

Mumbai Crime Branch officials in Berhampur to probe Chhota Rajan link

Berhampur: A team of Odisha Crime Branch along with two officials of Mumbai Crime Branch police today started investigation into the seizure of SIM box through which an aide of underworld criminal Chhota Rajan resorted to extortion from Hong Kong. The officials from Mumbai visited Gopalpur Police Station and discussed with the officials who had […]