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Tag: Paralakhemundi

Bus Accident
Bus Returning From Wedding Ceremony Overturns, More Than 30 Injured

At least 30 people sustained injuries after a bus overturned in Sebakapur village under Raygad block of Gajapati district in the wee hours of Tuesday.

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Paralakhemundi ACF Death: Daughter-In-Law A Woman Of Bad Character, Alleges Deceased ACF’s Mother

It's been almost a week but mystery still shrouds the death of the Paralakhemundi Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra as new shocking revelations continue coming to the fore every day. Speaking to OTV on Monday, Tulasi Mohapatra, the mother of the deceased ACF revealed that before marriage her son and daughter-in-law had made a pact that they would not keep any marital relationship till one year after their wedding.

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Odisha: Minor Girl Killed After Being Hit By Ambulance

Paralakhemundi (Gajapati): Tension prevailed at Katalkaitha, on the outskirts of the district headquarters town after an ambulance hit a minor girl killing her on the spot. The deceased identified as S Laxmi belongs to the local village. According to reports, the shocking incident took place when the 10-year-old girl was crossing the road as the […]

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 […]

Minor boy goes missing in Gajapati
Odisha: 8-Year-Old Boy Goes Missing In Gajapati; Family Alleges Abduction

Gajapati: At a time when missing and subsequent deaths of children have triggered a debate on the alleged degrading law and order situation in Odisha, yet another eight-year-old boy has gone missing while he was playing near his house at Kumuti Sahi under Kashinagar NAC of Gajapati district since Wednesday evening. A complaint about the […]

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 […]

Odisha: 87-Year-Old Man On Hunger Strike To Vacate Son From Family Home; Withdraws After Assurance

Paralakhemundi: Holding a placard scribbled ‘I want justice from my son’, a 87-year-old man sat on hunger strike outside the Gajapati Palace on Wednesday seeking the intervention of the district administration after his son allegedly refused to look after him and occupied the family home in the town. The elderly man identified as Ram Mohan […]

Durga Puja: This Odisha Temple Opens Once A Year During Navratri

Paralakhemundi: There are many Shakti Peetha (shrines) in Odisha, where Goddess Durga is worshipped in different forms. However, among many, the Danda Maa Durga shrine in the southern Odisha town of Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district carries a special place among the devotees as it opens once a year, only during the Navratri. Every year, as […]

Coronavirus Agony: Pregnant Woman Spends 11 Hours On Hospital Verandah In Odisha

Gajapati: A pregnant woman was forced to undergo over 11 hours of painful experience waiting in the verandah of district headquarters hospital in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati on Tuesday after the medical authorities allegedly refused treatment citing she had come from a village which has been declared COVID buffer zone by the administration. The woman, a […]

Anti-Liqour Protest In Odisha: Locals Oppose Liquor Shop In Paralakhemundi

Paralakhemundi: A large number of locals including women met Gajapati district collector Anupam Saha today and demanded cancelation of the license of a proposed liquor shop near Jangam Sahi in Paralakhemundi. The residents of Jangam Sahi met the district collector and submitted a memorandum flagging concerns that opening of a liquor shop at the proposed […]

Three persons held for threatening journalist

Paralakhemundi: Three persons including two teachers were arrested by police on charges of threatening a journalist in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district today. According to reports, on July 18, the accused allegedly issued threats to journalist Rashmiranjan Mishra through phone after he reported a story on rice filled sacks lying abandoned on verandah of a girls’ […]

Commuters face hardship at Paralakhemundi railway station due to technical glitch

Gajapati: Passengers at Paralakhemundi railway station are having a tough time for the last two days owing to technical glitch. According to sources, passengers are only getting tickets till Naupada railway station, where they have to get down and book tickets for their respective stations. Some passengers have alleged that they often miss trains. “They […]

Resentment in BJD over party’s ticket distribution in Paralakhemundi

Paralakhemundi: Hours after the ruling-BJD announced its candidate list for first and second phase general elections in Odisha on Monday, party leaders and workers in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district have spewed venom over the candidate selection for the Assembly constituency. Supporters of Ex-MLA of Paralakhemundi K. Narayan Rao have openly protested the party’s decision to […]

Elderly man dies at yoga camp in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: An elderly person reportedly died today while performing yoga asana at a camp organised at Hi-Tech Plaza ground at Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district. The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. According to reports, the man fainted while practising yoga during the camp. Though other participants and organisors immediately shifted him to […]

DIET students stage dharna alleging government apathy

Paralakhemundi: Alleging government apathy towards the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) in Paralakhemundi which even lacks basic facilities, as many as 200 students of the institute staged a dharna today. As per the protestors, the institute building lacks basis amenities including drinking water facilities, toilet and hostel. As per allegations, though the District […]

3 killed, 2 injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Paradip/Angul/Paralakhemundi: As many as three persons were killed while two others sustained critical injuries in three separate road mishaps in Jagatsinghpur, Angul and Gajapati districts on Tuesday. In Jagatsinghpur, a biker was killed after being hit by a truck at Tarinigadanear Paradip. The deceased was identified asPramod Das of nearby Chakradharpur village. Following the mishap, […]

Students of DIET resort to stir over lack of basic amenities

Gajapati: The students of District Institute of Education & Training (DIET) in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district on Thursday resorted to demonstration over lack of basic amenities at the institute. However, the agitation has been kept on hold after the district collector Anupam Saha assured the students of resolving the issues within 10-15 days. The students […]

Locals stage road blockade over drinking water, electricity in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: Tension erupted at Sridhar Nagar area in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district after locals staged a road blockade today alleging problems in electricity and drinking water supply. According to sources, the natives of Sridhar Nagar area have alleged that they have been suffering because of electricity and drinking water problems.  As per allegations, local administration […]

Lovers commit suicide after parents refuse to accept relationship

Gajapati: In a shocking incident, two teenage love birds committed suicide by consuming pesticides in Dubruguda village under R.Udayagiri police limits of Gajapati district after parents refused to accept their relationship. The deceased have been identified as Ramesh Rayet and Jasmine Dalbehera. Sources said, the duo was in love but their parents were against the […]

Three govt officers under Vigilance scanner

Gajapati/Bhubaneswar: The Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday conducted raids on houses and offices of three government officials in Gajapati and Bhubaneswar on charges of amassing disproportionate assets. The anti-graft officials of Gajapati division conducted simultaneous raids on residences of two constables identified as Ranjit Limma and Tanuj Sabat. While Ranjit is the president of district Havildar […]

Villagers allege corruption in road construction in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: Villagers of Kanchimala under Bastiguda Gram Panchayat in Gajpati district have alleged large-scale corruption in road construction works in their locality. A road connecting the Aradi Road and Kanchimala village was constructed under the supervision of block engineer K Nageswar in 2016-17 financial year. While Rs 3.45 lakh was sanctioned under the Mahatma Gandhi […]

Expectant mother delivers on road in Parlakhemundi

Parlakhemundi: In another incident of poor healthcare facilities in State, an expectant mother delivered a baby on road in Paralakhemundi of Gajapati district today, while being taken to hospital in an auto-rickshaw. According to sources, family members of Rajeswari Pradhan daughter of Raghunath Apat of Sauntia Sahi had called an ambulance service after she complained […]

A year on, Parala deaths still a mystery

Paralakhemundi/Bhubaneswar: Even as one year has elapsed since the death of Paralakhemundi royal palace manager Ananga Manjari Patra and her three siblings, reason of their death is still shrouded in mystery. The Odisha Crime Branch which is probing the case is yet to make a breakthrough in the case. Dead bodies of Ananga, her sister […]

3 Asphyxiation deaths
3 die of asphyxiation inside under-construction tank

Paralakhemundi: 3 persons died of asphyxiation inside an under-construction septic tank at Puduni village under Paralakhemundi police limits of Gajapati district. According to sources, another person has been admitted to hospital in critical condition. Also Read: 5-yr-old dies after treatment by quack The deceased have been identified as Hari Behera, Mina Behera and Chandrashekhar Guru. […]

Youth beats mother to death in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: In a bizarre incident, a youth beat his mother to death at Jangalpadu village under Gurandi police limits in Gajapati district today. The deceased was identified as Rohini Mallick. Sources said Rohini’s younger son Sanjay Mallick came home in an inebriated condition yesterday and thrashed his mother with a wooden plank.  Rohini died on […]