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Tag: Gopalpur

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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 […]

Large scale fish deaths raise alarm in Gopalpur

Berhampur: After nearly a gap of one year, hundreds of dead fish were again seen floating near Gopalpur port in Ganjam district. As per reports of an expert team, poisonous chemical content in the water has led to the deaths, though the source of the chemicals is unknown. Talking to OTV, Marine Technology expert Bijay […]

Olympian Dutee Chand’s car torched by miscreants

Jajpur: In a shocking incident, the car of ace sprinter Dutee Chand was set on fire by some unidentified miscreants at Gopalpur village in Jajpur district Sunday night. Informed by the neighbours, Dutee’s family members, reportedly, found the Nano car, which was parked outside their house, damaged on Monday morning. Later, Dutee’s father lodged an […]

No security for Berhampur Varsity students

By Devbrat Patnaik Berhampur: While the Berhampur University continues to remain tense due to intermittent students’ unrest and violence, lack of prompt action by the police has cast serious doubts on the safety of the students within the campus and the efficiency of the varsity administration. It is alleged that while the varsity authorities have […]

Feasibility study of Odisha highway to be ready next month

Kendrapara: The feasibility study of the ambitious highway project along Odisha coastline is likely to be completed next month. “The feasibility report, which will have among other things a geo-technical scientific study, will be ready by April end. It will be followed by a technical study,” Regional Officer, National Highway Authority of India, Odisha, D […]

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Temporary breakdown of Doppler Radar a cause of worry for IMD

Bhubaneswar: Even as World Meteorological Day is being observed today, the Meteorology authorities in Odisha are in a spot of bother with the state’s lone Doppler Weather Radar (DWR) undergoing periodic breakdown. On November 21, 2015, Odisha’s first DWR was commissioned at Paradip, resulting in manifold upgrading of advance weather forecast mechanism. Though the Radar […]

Balasore Doppler radar station ‘unlikely’

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s cyclone-prone district Balasore is unlikely to get a Doppler radar station, as the government of India has not decided about the project, according to a government official. M N Rajeevan, secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and chairman, Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) informed this to OTV on the sidelines of Tropmet-2016 here […]

Cyclone Vardha to trigger rainfall in coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Rainfall is likely in some parts of south and north coastal districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours under the influence of Cyclone Vardha which intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm this morning, said the local Met officer in a release here today. According to the release, the cyclonic storm, formed over […]

Depression in Bay of Bengal to turn into cyclonic storm in next 48 hours

Bhubaneswar: The local Met office is yet to confirm about the movement of the depression which is formed over south-south-east Bay of Bengal and centred at  310 km  to the southwest of Port Blair. As informed by Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, head of the Cyclonic Warning Centre, to the media today, the depression will move in northwest […]

Tension at Tata Steel SEZ in Gopalpur during public hearing

Berhampur: Tension ran high on premises of special economic zone of Tata Steel in Gopalpur after two groups created a ruckus during a public hearing over construction of SEZ and industrial park near Kanishi block here. According to sources, some locals created ruckus alleging lack of transparency in the public hearing. Besides, they also alleged […]

Odisha to invest Rs 2000 cr in IT sector every year

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to invest about Rs 2000 crore in IT sector every year from next year. Informing this to the media after attending the interactive session on the first day of the three-day conclave of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in the city here on Saturday, State […]

Cyclone Kyant drifts towards AP, no threat to Odisha: SRC

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today said the Cyclone Kyant will have no threat to the state. “The Cyclone Kyant will pose no threat to the life and property in Odisha as it will cause sporadic rainfall in some parts of the coastal districts. The situation today is much better for Odisha as compared to yesterday. […]

Officials alerted even as Met predicts less impact of cyclone Kyant on Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today reviewed the preparedness to tackle any eventuality likely to arise due to cyclone Kyant, which is moving towards Andhra Pradesh currently and will have less impact on Odisha as per IMD prediction. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today held a review meeting with chief secretary, DGP, Regional Meteorological Department director, Special […]

Four Philippines nationals arrested

Berhampur: The Marine Police, Ganjam arrested four Philippines nationals today for talking over Thuraya Satellite phone. Reports said the four Philippines nationals—Nathaniel A. Faza (38), second officer, Librado P. Jemina (37), chief officer, Eduardo S. Gruspe (46), chief cook and Jescel B. Bautista (34), ordinary seaman— had come in a MB Fortune cargo vessel to […]

UP youth rescued from sea

Berhampur: Thanks to the OTV team for whom the life of a youth from Uttar Pradesh was saved. Reports said seven youths from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, during their visit to Odisha, had arrived at Gopalpur this morning. Soon after their arrival, they had gone to the beach for a bath. While taking bath, one […]

Odisha to get Central assistance for 'Swadesh Darshan' scheme

Bhubaneswar: With a long coastline of about 480 km in the state, Odisha will get an assistance of Rs 76.5 crore by the Centre’s for development of its coastal circuit under ‘Swadesh Darshan’ scheme, officials said. The coastal circuit comprised Gopalpur, Tampara, Barakul and Satapada, they said adding about Rs 15.3 crore has been released […]

Criminal injured in police encounter

Berhampur: Dreaded criminal Bhikari Das sustained bullet injuries on his leg in a police encounter on Ganjua-Aruapalli road under Gopalpur police limits here on Thursday night. Acting on a tip off, a police team raided the Ganjua-Aruapalli area where Bhikari and his four associates were hatching a plan to commit a crime in the area. […]

Rains pound State as cyclone 'Roanu' 50 km off Gopalpur

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone Roanu moved further northeastwards and lay centred about 50 km south-southeast off Gopalpur coast today causing rains coupled with gusty surface winds to lash several parts of Odisha and affect normal life. The system is likely to move further northeastwards along and off north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast and intensify into a […]

Ex-legislator remanded to 5-day police custody

Berhampur: The court of sub-divisional judicial magistrate here today allowed police to take former MLA Ramesh Jena on five-day remand. The police had moved the court seeking 14-day remand. The arrested congress leader was taken to Gopalpur police station for interrogation soon after the court granted remand. The family and relatives of Jena can meet […]

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Tata Steel Special Economic Zone pavilion at the ‘Make in India’ Week

‘Tata Steel Special Economic Zone’ (TSSEZ) has put up a pavilion at the ‘Make in India’ Week in Mumbai. The pavilion focusses on the Gopalpur Industrial Park, being developed by Tata Steel to facilitate industrial development of the region

Man penalised for speaking on mobile inside court room

A 32-year-old man has been penalised for talking on his mobile phone inside a court room in Kendrapara

Army orders inquiry into shell explosion mishap in Gopalpur

Army has ordered an inquiry into the tragic accident in which two personnel were seriously injured after a shell exploded in a Bofor's gun at the force's Air Defence College at Gopalpur, sources said on Monday

Australian woman on epic sea journey, reaches Gopalpur

An Australian woman kayaker, Sandy Robson, on Monday reached Gopalpur beach in Ganjam district after making countless paddle strokes through the ebb and tide of the seas and oceans