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Tag: Gunupur

Kurbaani: Patriotic Short-Film By Odisha Youths Garners Commendations

Gunupur: ‘Rocket fired at an Indian Army convoy near border. Some soldiers get martyred while some are taken hostage by terrorists. Thereafter a large scale rescue operation is launched by the Army to extract the hostages and get the perpetrators to justice’ – The plot of patriotic short-film, Kurbani-The Sacrifice of Life, that was released […]

Step-Mother Brands Kid With Hot Iron Rod In Odisha

Rayagada: In an incident which will bring shame to a mother’s unconditional love, a woman allegedly branded her own step son with hot iron rod for pooping his pants. The matter came to fore after a photograph of the child’s body branded with hot iron rod went viral in various social media platforms a few […]

Weak Embankments Give Sleepless Nights To Locals In Banki, Gunupur

Bhubaneswar: With the onset of monsoon in Odisha, people residing in villages under Banki Sub-division in Cuttack district and Gunupur in Rayagada district are having sleepless nights. They are a worried lot now as embankments have become weak and are without stone packing at many places. The embankment along Mahanadi river from Baideswara to Bhagipur […]

Naveen's address continues to be laced with centre's neglect issue

Rayagada/Gajapati: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday lashed out at the BJP-led Central Government for neglecting the people of Odisha while providing assistance for the damage caused by the severe cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ in October last year. Addressing poll meeting in Gunupur, Naveen alleged that the Centre was unfair in providing Cyclone Titli assistance to […]

Man awarded life sentence for killing minor boy in Rayagada

Rayagada: The court of Gunupur Additional District Judge today awarded life imprisonment to a man for murdering a minor boy on April 4, 2016. Besides, the court imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the accused identified as Padman Bibhar. Bibhar had allegedly killed the minor boy in Gangarapada and tried to destroy the evidence. […]

Nine arrested in Gunupur triple murder case

Rayagada: The Gunupur Police has arrested nine persons including main accused in the triple murder case in Ukambaguda village in Gunupur area of the district. Based on a complaint filed by the daughter of the deceased, Sabita Sabar, a case was registered, following which the arrests were made on Thursday. On February 23, some villagers […]

Three of family killed over 'sorcery' in Gunupur

Rayagada: Three members of a family were found murdered for allegedly practising sorcery at Ukambaguda village in Gunupur area of the district today. The deceased have been identified as Gopal Sabar, Lakhmi Sabar and Jankini Sabar. All of them were missing since February 23. Daughter of Gopal, Sabita Sabar has alleged that her family members […]

Sans drainage system, locals suffer in Gunupur

Rayagada: Residents of Gunupur in Rayagada district are a worried lot owing to lack of proper drainage system in the town. Moreover, the lackadaisical attitude of the local administration has made life of the people miserable. As per reports, in many wards of the municipality drains are lying defunct which lead to splashing of polluted […]

Pangolin smuggling racket busted in Rayagada, 5 arrested

Rayagada: Intensifying its crackdown on illegal wildlife trafficking, a joint team of police and forest department officials arrested five persons and rescued a Pangolin from their possession near Gunupur bus stand in the district today. The breakthrough came after the police team intercepted a car after getting information regarding the movement of the gang. “After […]

Berhampur-Gunupur ITDA JE in Vigilance Net

Berhampur: The Vigilance sleuths today conducted simultaneous raids on the houses and office of the Junior Engineer of the Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), Gagan Bihari Pati on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Pati is reportedly the in-charge of Berhampur and Gunupur in Ganjam and Rayagada district respectively. Acting […]

Married couple attempts suicide in Rayagada; wife shifted to Berhampur

Berhampur: A man and his wife sustained critical burn injuries after they allegedly attempted suicide over some family dispute at Korabanka colony under Gunupur area of Rayagada district on Sunday. The couple identified as Nagesh Sabar and Manashi Sabar was rescued by some locals who admitted them to Gunupur Sub-Divisional Hospital in a critical condition. […]

Two youths drown in Banshadhara river

Rayagada: Bodies of two youths were recovered near Minajhola Shiva temple in Gunupur of Rayagada district today. The identify of both the deceased is yet to be ascertained. It is suspected that both of them died after drowning in Banshadhara river. According to reports, the youths had gone to the river to take bath and […]

BJD’s Hema Gamang lambasts CM Naveen, Pandian

Rayagada: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today faced a fresh warning of rebellion within the party in Gunupur of Rayagada district after leader Hema Gamang called for a revolt against party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik accusing him of allowing his private secretary VK Pandian to call the shots. “He (Naveen Patnaik) does […]

12-hr bandh demanding district status to Gunupur

Rayagada: Normal life was affected today in Gudari area here in the district due to a 12-hour bandh called by members of Akhil Bharat Janamancha, Vansadhara Krusaka Sangharsa Samiti and Akhil Bharat Krusaka Mahasabha over a charter of demands. The demands include accordance of district status to Gunupur and construction of a project at Panidangar […]

Gunupur bridge washed away, snaps closest Andhra link

Rayagada: Vehicular communication between Gunupur and Srikakulam has been disrupted after a bridge near Jagannathpur in the district washed away by strong water current following heavy rains in upper catchment areas. Also Read: Heavy rains trigger flood-like situation in Malkangiri People of over 30 villages of Gathalapada and Marampa Panchayats under Gunupur block of the district […]

No-trust motion brought against Gunupur NAC chairperson

Gunupur: A no-trust motion has been moved against Gunupur NAC chairperson Kabita Sabar following the meeting of 12 BJD councillors and Rayagada District Collector on Monday. According to sources, there are 16 BJD councillors out of 17 in the NAC. Twelve out of the 16 BJD councillors have brought the no-confidence motion against Kabita. On […]

Gunupur murder
Woman axes violent hubby to death

Gunupur: In a fit of rage, a woman allegedly axed her husband to death today over a family discord at Gunupur in Rayagada district. As per sources, the couple had an a+ltercation in the evening, which took an ugly turn when the man beat his wife black and blue. In retaliation, the wife also attacked […]

Bolagarh railway extension
Suresh Prabhu to lay foundation stones, inaugurate various projects in Odisha today

Bhubaneswar: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu during his visit to Odisha today is scheduled to inaugurate the extension of Khurda Road-Rajsunakhala passenger up to Bolagarh Road. While earlier this train was passing through Khorda town, Begunia and Rajsunakhala, it will now connect to Bolagarh. On July 16, 2015, Prabhu had dedicated the 289 kilometres […]

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to visit Odisha on Monday

Bhubaneswar: To announce various infrastructure related projects and inaugurate passenger amenities works of the Indian Railways, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu is scheduled to visit Bhubaneswar on Monday. The projects include flagging off of the extension of Khurda Road-Rajsunakhala passenger up to Bolagarh Road and Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Rajyarani Express up to Gunupur. He will also […]

OPCC suspends 2 ZP members for defying party whip

Bhubaneswar: Zilla Parishad member of Umerkote in Nabarangpur district Rabindra Dhal and Zilla Parishad member of Gunupur in Rayagada district Laxmi Sabar were suspended by the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) for disobeying the party whip in the Zilla Parishad (ZP) chairman election. According to sources, action will be taken regarding the Sundargarh district by […]

Naveen seeks new rly line from Gunupur to Theruvali

Bhubaneswar: Three-days after seeking a package of Rs 5,870 crore in the 2017-18 railway budget, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday urged the Railway ministry to sanction a new line project from Gunupur to Theruvali. In a letter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Patnaik said that the ministry has been surveying for establishment of […]