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Jail opened to public to pay homage to freedom fighter

Berhampur (Odisha): The high-security Berhampur Circle Jail was opened to public to pay tribute to freedom fighter Laxman Nayak on his 116th birth anniversary. The tribal freedom fighter, who was lodged in the jail during the freedom struggle, was hanged by the British rulers on March 29, 1943. The jail authorities have preserved three cells, where the tribal leader was lodged. Besides...

Cong farmers’ wing demands incentive to farmers

Berhampur (Odisha): With farmers suicide continuing unabated in drought-hit Odisha, Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress (KKMC), the farmers' wing of Congress, today asked the state government to provide at least Rs 300 per quintal of paddy as an incentive to farmers during procurement. "The incentive should be provided to the farmers over and above the minimum support price (MSP) fixed by the...

Berhampuri patta sari to be available online

Berhampur (Odisha): Berhampuri patta, the unique and famous sari from the 'Silk City' with its typical Odissi style of weaving, will now be available online. "On National Handloom Day on August 6, weavers had told us about the problems they face while marketing their products. So, we developed this website to provide a global platform for them," Sub-Collector (Berhampur) NP Kalyan said...

Community puja pandals asked to install cctv cameras

Berhampur (Odisha): Community Durga Puja organisers in this south Odisha city have been asked by police to install at least four closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras at every pandal and deploy volunteers for crowd management. The police also directed the community pujas to ensure environment-friendly pandals. Puja organisers were instructed to immerse idols in the sea at Gopalpur on October 25....

Odisha govt urged to increase manpower in medical colleges

Berhampur (Odisha), Sep 18: A chapter of a medical body has urged the Odisha government to increase manpower of both teachers and technicians at the three government-run medical colleges in Berhampur, Cuttack and Burla. While the government plans to raise MBBS seats in medical colleges to 250 from the next academic year, teaching and technical staff needed to be increased...

Odisha: District administrations rescue 49 child labourers in Berhampur, Paralakhemundi

Odisha: District administrations rescue 49 child labourers in Berhampur, Paralakhemundi
The district administrations from Ganjam and Gajapati have rescued around 49 child labourers on Thursday. The child labourers have been rescued from Ganjam's Berhampur and Gajapati's Paralakhemundi. "Out of 49 children, 22 children, including 20 from Bihar were working in gupchup and sugarcane processing units in Berhampur while rest 27 were rescued from hotels, restaurants, bars, wielding workshops and garages in Paralakhemundi," said Arun Tripathy, Child Protection...

Odisha Bandh: Normal Life Disrupted, Harichandan expresses Gratitude to People for Lending Support

Odisha Bandh: Normal Life Disrupted, Harichandan expresses Gratitude to People for Lending Support
Normal life has been completely disrupted by the Congress-called Odisha Bandh on Friday. The bandh has been called in protest against the mismanagement by the state government and the Shri Jagannath temple administration resulting in serious irregularities and tradition violation during the Brahma Parivartan of the Lords in Puri on June 17. However, all essential services such as hospitals and Nabakelabara works were...

Baby swap case solved in MKCG hospital

Berhampur (Odisha), Apr 21 : A DNA report has helped crack the baby swapping case that rocked MKCG Medical College and Hospital here two months ago. The hospital authorities yesterday handed over the baby girl to Priyadarshini and Anil Biswasray after the DNA report confirmed that they were the rightful parents. "The DNA report was received and it confirmed that the...

Police arrests four members of vehicle lifting gang

vehicle lifting gang
Berhampur (Odisha), With the arrest of four persons and seizure of some vehicles, police today claimed to have busted a vehicle lifting gang in Odisha's Ganjam district. Three four-wheelers, six motorcycles, seven crude bombs and Rs 16,000 have been recovered from Baidhara Rout, Nuthura Behera, Mitu Dalabehera and Dillip Kumar Das, who were arrested on Sunday. "Baidhara is the gang leader...

Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda discharged from hospital

Berhampur (Odisha),  Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was discharged from MKCG Medical College and Hospital here following improvement in his health condition, prison officials said today. Panda had resorted to hunger strike in Berhampur Circle Jail on March 31, protesting against solitary confinement, blocking of his petitions to court and denial of information on cases pending against him. Sabyasachi, who had been...

Turtles’ Mass Nesting Official Video First Time on Web

Turtles now rock in web. The mass nesting of Olive Ridely turtles video attracted thousand of visitor in very short time. With the Directorate of Wildlife, Odisha webcasting the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles on the sandy shores near Rushikulya river mouth in Ganjam district. "We decided to webcast the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles at Rushikulya rookery...

Police arrested a history-sheeter in Ganjam

Berhampur: A history-sheeter was arrested for alleged involvement in criminal activities and a pistol along with live ammunition and a sword seized from him in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said today. Pradip Parida alias Padi (24) a native of Bhakutidian village under Khallikote police limits in the district, was nabbed from Kairasi yesterday, said Inspector In-Charge of Khallikote police station,...

Rushikulya is the second largest rookery for Olive Ridley

Berhampur :Residents of Podampeta, a predominantly fisherfolk village, near the Rushikulya mouth in Ganjam district are engaged in protecting Olive Ridley sea turtles, who are climbing the beach for mass nesting. The villagers consider arrival of the sea creature as harbinger of good times. "The turtle kurma in Hindu mythology is considered an incarnation of Vishnu," said L Arreya, a villager. "The...

Infant’s body exhumed for baby swapping investigation

Berhampur: The body of a newborn, buried about a fortnight ago at Hinjili in Ganjam district, was exhumed by the police for investigation into an alleged baby swapping incident at MKCG Medical College and Hospital . The body of the boy was sent to the forensic department after exhuming it yesterday and if necessary, DNA test will be conducted, Berhampur...