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Monday, July 24, 2017

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Marriage Mandap to Burial Ground

Marriage Mandap to Burial Ground
Nine members of a marriage party, including the newly married couple were killed in a disastrous road accident at Lathikata on the outskirts of Rourkela on National Highway No 143 in Odisha’s Sundargarh district this morning. The mishap took place when a dumper hit the Innova car carrying the marriage party from the Fretliser Township, which was returning from Berhampur. While two persons, including...

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...

Newly elected college students’ union leaders take oath, Dussehra vacation from Wed

Bhubaneswar: The newly elected students’ union leaders of various colleges and universities of Odisha took oath in their respective campuses. The educational institutes of the state would remain closed from Wednesday on account of Dussehra vacation. In another related development, the newly elected students ’ union leaders, who were supported by ruling BJD’s students’ wing, on Tuesday met chief...

School students prepare proj to minimise man-elephant conflict

Berhampur (Odisha): Students of a school in the district have come up with an innovative approach to drive away tuskers from human habitations and minimize the man-elephant conflict in Odisha. The students of Saraswati Vidya Mandir Neelakantha Nagara have suggested plantation of green chillies, cayenne pepper and sunflower, which they say would minimise crop loss and damage to villages. "We interacted...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

41 km stretch of Berhampur-Taptapani road yet to be completed

Berhampur: Tardy progress of work on the 41-km Berhampur-Taptapani Road in Ganjam district of Odisha appeared to have irked people as the Rs 82 crore project was taken up over six years ago. "Accidents are regularly reported on this stretch and the road work needs to be completed as soon as possible," said former Chairman of Digapahandi Notified Area Council...

Three more Udyan Fresh outlets in Sambalpur, Berhampur, Rourkela soon

Bhubaneswar: Agriculture Secretary Rajesh Verma on Friday said that three Udyan fresh outlets will be opened in Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela soon. The outlets will procure vegetables directly from farmers. The proposed kiosks, where vegetables will be sold at affordable prices, are likely to open very shortly. Now, there are 12 Udyan Fresh outlets in Bhubaneswar and two in Cuttack. Verma...

Waste management project in PPP mode for Berhampur

Berhampur, January 14 The much-awaited Rs 40-crore solid waste management project (SWMP) in Berhampur town in South Odisha will be implemented soon in public private partnership (PPP) mode. Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) has already signed the concession agreement with two Baroda based companies for implementation of the project for next 20 years, official sources said. Berhampur Waste Management Company Private Limited -...

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...

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...

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...