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Tag: Mohana

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Water Woes Haunt Odisha Village In Scorching Heat

Gajapati: With soaring mercury level across the State, acute shortage of drinking water has doubled the misery of Patapadar under Mohana block in the district. Villagers alleged that a solar…

Odisha: 26 Teachers, 2 Students Test Covid-19 Positive In Gajapati On Day-2 Of School Reopening

Paralakhemundi: As many as 26 teachers and two students from various schools in Gajapati district have tested positive for the Covid-19. The development came a day after the reopening of schools for Standard X and XII which were closed for the last nine months. Confirming the reports, the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Pradip Patra […]

In Pictures: Cold Wave Condition Continues In Odisha; Orange, Yellow Warning Issued For These Districts

Bhubaneswar: The cold wave conditions continued to sweep several parts of Odisha and have now extended further into the North and North-Western districts. As per the Meteorological department’s (MeT) forecast, several places in Odisha endured chilly weather with a sharp drop in mercury levels to below 10 degree Celsius. As per the forecast, Orange warning […]

Odisha: BDO, Cops in soup for selling seized cashew at throwaway prices

Paralakhemundi: The Block Development Officer (BDO) at Mohana and six others including some police personnel have landed in trouble after a case was filed against them for allegedly selling seized cashew in low prices through a faulty public auction. A police sub-inspector (PSI) has also been placed under suspension in this connection. Sources said a […]

Ashram School Employee Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances

Gajapati: A class-IV employee of Ludru Ashram School in Mohana of Gajapati district was found dead inside his residential quarters on the school premises on Friday. The matter came to the fore after the wife and daughter of the deceased Jagannath Karji, informed police after finding him dead and lying in a pool of blood […]

No 'tribal' status, no bridge, villagers in Odisha say no to vote!

Rayagada/Gajapati: Feeling let down over wishy-washy promises by political leaders and parties, voters in several parts of southern Odisha have upped the ante and decided to boycott the upcoming polls as many of their demands still remain non-materialised. The Jhudia community in Kalyansinghpur of Rayagada district is apparently  disillusioned over the leaders and political parties […]

29 girls who left residential school hostel in Gajapati rescued

Gajapati: After a 20-hour search operation, 29 girls of Antaraba government residential school in Mohana area of Gajapati district were rescued from a house near Tanglipadar village late Sunday night. The girls were reportedly missing from the hostel since Saturday night. The district administration officials and police rescued the girls from a secluded house after […]

29 girl students leave govt residential school in Gajapati

Gajapati: As many as 29 girl students left the hostel of a government residential school at Antaraba under Mohana area in Gajapati district on Saturday night. Though the exact reason behind the missing girls is yet to be ascertained, it is being suspected that the students were unhappy with the school authority over several issues. […]

Two siblings drown while bathing in river in Gajapati

Gajapati: In a tragic incident, two minor children, reportedly brother and sister drowned while bathing in a river near Sub-station Sahi in Mohana of Gajapati district this morning. The deceased duo has been identified as Soumya Sualsingh (6) and Bishnu Sualsingh (3). According to sources, the children were bathing along with their mother in Domuhani […]

Sorcerer's arrest sparks tension in Gajapati

Gajapati: Palpable tension prevailed in Kanteikoli village under Mohana block of the district after police stopped a sorcerer, who was called to ascertain the reason behind death of a person, to perform a puja on Saturday. However, local residents opposed the sorcerer’s arrest and did not allow police vehicle to move out of the village. […]

Villagers in Gajapati district rue absence of doctors at hospital

Gajapati: Residents of Mohana block of Gajapati district rued the absence of doctors at the Chandragiri Community Health Centre (CHC). They alleged that the health care system is in shambles at the CHC as no doctor from different departments has turned up for long period. Villagers stated they are suffering the most due to the […]

Minor girl raped, impregnated in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: A minor girl has been raped and impregnated by a man in Mohana block of Gajapati district. The accused identified as Saroj Mallick, who is reportedly married, is absconding. Sources said the man had three children and still maintained a physical relationship with the girl by luring her with false promises. “He forcefully kept […]

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8 girls who went missing from hostel, rescued

Gajapati: Eight minor girls who went missing from ST girls’ hostel of Luhagadi Upper Primary school under Mohana block of Gajapati district on Monday evening have been rescued by the school authorities from a forest near Pendrakhola area. As per sources, the matron of the hostel had gone to market at around 6 pm in […]

Shops shut, vehicle off roads due to 12-hr Mohana bandh

Mohana: Normalcy was thrown out of gear with shops remained shut and vehicular movement hit in Mohana block of Gajapati district due to a 12-hour bandh call given by the regional development council today. Members of the council staged picketing at different places in the block demanding the revenue subdivision status to Mohana. On the […]

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No fresh elections in Baghamari after candidate murder: SEC

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) has ruled out chances of fresh elections in Baghamari block after the death of Mini Dalabehera, who had filed her nomination for the post of Sarpanch. The SEC noted that if a candidate in fray dies before the final nomination list is published by the commission there is no […]

Prime accused in woman sarpanch candidate murder nabbed

Mohana: Six days after the brutal murder of Mini Dalabehera, a woman sarpanch candidate for Baghamari Panchayat, Mohana police today arrested the prime accused. The accused has been identified as Sudhir Gamang (32) of Ramachandrapur village under R Udayagiri police station limits. Giving details to the media, Gajapati SP Sushil Kumar Panigrahi said Mini Dalabehera […]

Mini Dalabehera was burnt after murder: Post mortem report

Berhampur: The post mortem report of Mini Dalabehera, a woman sarpanch candidate for Baghamari panchayat whose half-burnt body was found inside Sagada hill forest under Mohana block in Gajapati district yesterday, has revealed that she was burnt after murder. The post mortem of the deceased was conducted by a team of doctors of Forensic Medicine […]

Charred body of woman sarpanch candidate found

Mohana: Police are investigating the death of a woman sarpanch candidate whose body was found inside Sagadia hill forest under Mohana block in Gajapati district this morning. Talking to media persons today, RN Barik, SDPO, R Udayagiri, said the deceased Mini Dalabehera of Baghamari village had filed her nominations as a sarpanch candidate of Baghamari […]

Two killed as truck overturns at Taptapani

Mohana: Two persons were killed while another injured when a truck laden with corns overturned at Taptapani Ghati here in Ganjam district today. The driver of the truck is among the deceased. Sources said the truck, which was going towards Berhampur from Chandragiri, turned turtle as its driver lost control over the vehicle. The injured […]

7 held for ‘killing’ two ‘black magic practitioners’

Mohana: Police on Tuesday arrested seven persons of Chudangapur village under Adaba police limits in Gajapati district in connection with the killing of two persons for ‘practising sorcery.’ Sources said, these villagers along with some others had allegedly killed two residents of their village- Ganga Gamanga (45) and Biranchi Bastaray (48), suspecting them of practising […]

Vigilance seizes Rs 1.75 cr. assets of Mohana engineer

Mohana: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday seized property worth Rs 1.75 crore belonging to arrested Mohana Rural Works division’s Executive Engineer Shiris Sahu. Sahu was arrested and forwarded to court on Monday on charges of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. The anti-corruption wing of Odisha Police also found a three-storied building worth […]

Vigilance raids Mohana engineer's quarters

Mohana: Vigilance sleuths on Sunday conducted raids at the official quarters of Mohana Rural Development division’s Executive Engineer Shiris Sahu here. According to Vigilance sources, the anti corruption wing of the Odisha Police seized 150 grams of gold, Rs 3, 24, 500 in cash and some bank bonds during the raid. Besides, the investigating agency […]

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Witchcraft killing in Mohana: 7 arrested

Seven persons were arrested by local police on Thursday on charges of murdering a man of Talasingh village under Mohana block in Gajapati district on suspicion of practicing witchcraft

6 arrested for killing three youths in Mohana

A total of six persons were arrested on Saturday for their alleged involvement in murder of three youths of Gothakeli village of Gajapati district