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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Berhampur

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...

Large number of people visits Tara Tarini temple

Berhampur : People from far-off places of Odisha and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh along with their children made a beeline for Tara Tarini Temple in Ganjam district on the occasion of Chaitra Mela that began yesterday. Tara Tarini, one of the famous Shakti shrines in Odisha, is located on the banks of the Rushikulya River, 35 km from here. Braving the scorching...

Naveen demands 2 more ‘PSK’

Bhubaneswar : With rise in demand for passports, the Odisha government on Monday asked the Centre to set up two more ‘Passport Seva Kendras’ to cater to the needs of the people living in western and southern regions of the state. “I will once again request to take steps for establishment of two additional Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs) in the...

Ex Berhampur Mayor arrested in link with murder case

Berhampur: former mayor of Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) as well as BJP leader Siba Shankar Das was arrested for allegedly attempting to murder a person eight months ago. Das was taken to custody last night. "We are in search of Das for some days. He was arrested from here, when he was on move," said SP Berhampur Sarthak Sarangi. Das was allegedly...

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...

Grocery owner arrested for wrongdoing of kerosene

Berhampur: A grocery shop owner was arrested on yesterday near Muzagarh in Bhanjanagar area Ganjam district for hoarding huge quantity of kerosene, meant for public distribution system (PDS). According to sources, around 3400 litres of kerosene stocked in 17 containers were seized from the possession of Anil Sahu, said Inspector In-charge of Bhanajanagar police station. Police have raided his rented house...

34 workers rescued from brick kiln in Ganjam

Berhampur : As many as 34 brick kiln workers, including 15 women were rescued by labour officials in Ganjam district for the alleged brutal treatment meted out to them, official sources said today. The rescue operation was carried out on Saturday by the assistant labour officer, Bhanjanagar with the help of the police following a government directive. The rescued workers from...

Tribal woman raped by a worker in Kandhamal

Berhampur: Police today has arrested a 22-year-old daily worker for allgedly raping a tribal woman from Dumuripada in Kandhamal district. According to sources, the victim’s plight came to light after a doctor allegedly confined the tribal woman in her home and physically and mentally tortured her. "We will conduct a medical test on the man who was arrested yesterday. If...

Ganjam coast potential habitat for dolphins

Berhampur :Ganjam coast in Odisha which is famous for the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles has also been found to be a potential habitat for different species of dolphins. As many as 24 dolphins of two different species were sighted by wildlife personnel during their first ever survey of the sea mammal in the 54-km long Ganjam coast on...

Blackbuck found dead in Odisha

Berhampur: A blakbuck was found dead near Kotinada, on the outskirts of Aska in Odisha’s Ganjam district, yesterday. Forest officers suspect the eight-year-old animal died a natural death since there was no injury mark on its body. This was the first blackbuck death in Aska-Balipadara-Bhetanai area in 2015, while seven animals had died in the previous year, sources said.

Plight of Odia workers in Malaysia comes to fore

Berhampur :Plight of Odia labourers in Malaysia has come to the fore recently when 38-year-old Ramesh Rout returned home at Saura Sachhina village in Ganjam district with a back injury. "I was injured when the contractor kicked me after I failed to lift around three tonnes of iron rods. I was admitted to a hospital in Malaysia and other Odia...

BMC adopts resolution to figure among smart cities

Berhampur: Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BMC) has adopted a resolution to ensure that the Silk City in south Odisha figures in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's preferred project "the smart cities" programme. "We decided to fulfill criteria for the project," said Anjana Panda. Comprehensive parameters are set for ranking cities for the project. Some of these include self-financing ability 25 per cent weightage,...

CBI raid across 14 locations of a chit fund company in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, CBI sleuths today conducted raids across 14 locations against Micro Finance Limited, one of the 44 chit fund companies under the scanner of the central investigating agency. A senior CBI official said raids were conducted at all the places where the company was operating its business and has offices, including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Berhampur. ?In the Odisha chit fund scam, CBI...

Headmistress suspended as student delivers baby in hostel

Berhampur (Odisha),  A Class X girl student delivered a baby in a residential school hostel in Kandhamal district following which its headmistress was suspended and two contractual teachers disengaged for alleged negligence,officials said today. The Class X student of the school had delivered a baby in the hostel on Friday night, they said. Following the incident, the Kandhamal district administration suspended...