Ganjam

  • Odisha's most wanted Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from Ganjam 6 days ago

    Ganjam: Top Naxal leader and Odisha's most wanted man Sabyasachi Panda has been arrested from the Ganjam district in Odisha. He had been on the run for over a decade. Panda faces over 30 charges of murder, including that of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and his four disciples in Kandhamal...
  • Odisha: Polling to be webcast in Ganjam district April 9, 2014

    The Ganjam district administration has decided to webcast polling in 19 selected booths in various Assembly constituencies. "Polling would be webcast from at least 19 booths where broadband facility by the BSNL is available," District Collector Prem Chandra Chaudhary said. The main objective of the webcast was to prevent illegal activities like...
  • Odisha: Naveen Patnaik files nomination for Assembly polls from Hinjili March 19, 2014

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Assembly polls from Hinjili constituency in Ganjam district and expressed confidence about BJD retaining power in the state. Patnaik, who is also president of the ruling BJD, filed four sets of nomination papers at the sub-collector's office at the...
  • Odisha: Festival coincides with polls in Ganjam, may affect voting March 18, 2014

    Thousands of people in Ganjam district will skip voting on April 10 as the they will be away from their villages to participate in the seasonal folk dance festival 'Danda Nata'. The D-day coincides with the festive season which is celebrated from April 1 to 14 to appease Lord Shiva and...
  • Odisha: Poll fervour still missing in Ganjam March 9, 2014

    Poll fever is yet to grip politically-sensitive Ganjam district of Odisha as the ruling BJD is yet to declare its candidates for constituencies falling in the region. Congress released the name of only one candidate on Saturday on the same day, BJP came out with a few more nominees for...
  • 28-year-old woman sarpanch from Odisha only Indian to attend leadership event in US January 31, 2014

    Cheers and applause erupted in a small Odisha village as the news arrived that its woman sarpanch will participate in a three-week international leadership programme in the US next month. Arati Devi, 28, perhaps the country's youngest sarpanch, was delighted when the US consulate general in Hyderabad told her that she...
  • Odisha: Solar lanterns for Ganjam weavers still living in darkness November 14, 2013

    With power supply yet to be restored in many parts of Ganjam district hit by twin natural calamities of cyclone Phailin and flood, Odisha government has begun distributing solar lantern to weavers in the district. The solar lanterns will help the weavers carry on with their work with most of them...
  • Odisha: Centre agrees to increase man-days under MGNREGS in flood affected areas November 13, 2013

    The Centre has agreed to increase man-days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to 150 in recent cyclone and flood-affected districts of Ganjam, Puri, Mayurbhanj and Balasore in Odisha. The present limit for guaranteed employment to rural households under the scheme is 100 days a year. Panchayati Raj...
  • Odisha: Cyclone-hit slum dwellers celebrate Diwali with solar lights November 3, 2013

    Berhampur (Odisha): Deprieved of electricity since cyclone Phailin hit Odisha about three weeks ago, slum dwellers of this coastal town in the worst-hit Ganjam district are celebrating Diwali with solar lights. Bernard van Leer Foundation, a Netherland-based NGO in association with a local organisation, had distributed relief kits to the slum...
  • Odisha: A dark Diwali for people in cyclone-ravaged Ganjam November 2, 2013

    Ganjam: Even as the country celebrates Diwali, people in Odisha's cyclone-ravaged Ganjam district face a black Diwali as electricity has still not been restored in large parts of the area even a month after the natural disaster. The district is working hard to rebuild itself after Cyclon Phailin ravaged it, sending...
  • Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha, AP; Met predicts more rainfall October 27, 2013

    Just days after Phailin and floods struck Odisha, incessant rains have added to the misery of the people in the state. So far, around 16 people have died and lakhs are still marooned. Rescue operations are continuing, but the situation in Ganjam district continues to be grim as the Met department...
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc in Andhra, Odisha, 30 killed, lakhs displaced October 26, 2013

    Bhubaneswar/ Hyderabad: Massive flood triggered by heavy rains has hit the coastal districts of Odisha leaving 10 people dead and lakhs marooned. The helicopter rescue operations in the flood-hit regions of the state began on Friday. Over 5.32 lakh people in 2276 villages spread over several districts were affected by...
  • After cyclone Phailin, flash floods leave lakhs displaced in Odisha October 26, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha is at the receiving end of nature's fury once again. After surviving cyclone Phalin, the Ganjam district in the state is witnessing floods because of continuous rains for the past five days. Over 2 lakh have been marooned and several people have also died. Ganjam district Odisha received the...
  • Odisha: 10 people killed, 1.5 lakh others affected due to flash floods October 25, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Ten people have been killed and 1.5 lakh others have been affected due to flash floods in Odisha. Around 129 villages were inundated due to the flash floods in Ganjam district of Odisha. The One Day International between India and Australia which is to be held on Saturday in Cuttack...
  • Phailin: Odisha government fails to give aid; people starve, beg October 24, 2013

    Ganjam: Several people lost their livelihood after cyclone Phailin wreaked havoc in the coastal areas of Odisha, but their ordeal isn't over yet as the government aid has still not reached all the storm affected victims. The people say they were even forced to beg as the government didn't come...
  • Odisha: Ten days after cyclone Phailin, Ganjam remains powerless October 22, 2013

    Ganjam: It has been ten days now that the worst cyclone, Phailin, hit the Ganjam district in Odisha has been plunged in darkness as the district's entire power system has literally been blown away. To know about the hardship the four million people staying in this district are facing, CNN-IBN...
  • Odisha: Flood victims await relief even as death toll mounts October 18, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The flood waters after cyclone Phailin might be receding in Odisha but the big challenge for the state government remains to rehabilitate almost a crore people that have been affected by the cyclone. The state government has warned officials to ensure that relief and rehabilitation measures are implemented in...
  • Phailin aftermath: 36 dead in Odisha, Ganjam battles power crisis October 17, 2013

    Chhatrapur: Cyclone Phailin and the floods that followed in Odisha have now claimed 36 lives as the aftermath continues. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to the Centre asking for Rs 1,500 crore for relief and rehabilitation and most importantly restoring power to Ganjam which has been battling darkness...
  • Watch: Real picture post-cyclone Phailin October 15, 2013

    Cyclone Phailin hit the Gopalpur coast in Odisha on Saturday night and Chattarpur in Ganjam district was the worst hit. The timely evacuation by the officials saved many lives in the state even though they they faced resistance by the people. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin hits 90 lakh people, huge loss to crops, houses October 13, 2013

    Cyclone 'Phailin' on Sunday left a trail of destruction, hitting nearly 90 lakh people, damaging lakhs of houses and laying waste paddy crop worth about Rs 2,400 crore, mainly in coastal Ganjam district, but Odisha and Andhra Pradesh escaped widespread loss of lives. Communication links have been vastly disrupted by the...
  • Odisha: Railway signal, high-tension towers, platforms damaged due to cyclone Phailin October 13, 2013

    With uprooted high tension towers and signals, damaged platforms and tracks blocked by trees due to high-velocity winds of Cyclone Phailin in Odisha, East Coast Railways on Sunday said no trains were moving in Bhadrak-Khurda Road-Palasa-Vizianagaram sections. While the up line signal of Ichhapuram Station was uprooted, the overbridge and platform...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Worst is over, says NDMA October 13, 2013

    NDMA Vice Chairman Shashidhar Reddy has said that the worst is over. He added that communication lines that were cut off in Ganjam and Gopalpur have been restored. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin hits Odisha-AP coast, massive rain lashes the region October 13, 2013

    Brahmapur, Bhubneshwar, Srikakulam: It has been almost three hours since cyclone Phailin made landfall at Gopalpur coast in Gajam district of Odisha. The entire southern coast of Odisha and northern coast of Andhra Pradesh have plunged into darkness. There has been no report of damage to property and loss of...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Storm makes landfall at Gopalpur coast in Odisha October 14, 2013

    Srikakulam, Brahmapur, Bhubaneshwar: Cyclone Phailin hits India's East coast near Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha on Saturday night. At over 200 km per hour Phailin is the worst cyclone in the last 14 years. There has been no reports of damage or casualty so far. Briefing media about the...
  • Phailin hits Odisha at over 200 kmph, to remain severe October 12, 2013

    The Cyclone Phailin hits India's East coast near Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha on Saturday night. At over 200 km per hour Phailin is the worst cyclone in the last 14 years. There has been no reports of damage or casualty so far. The cyclone is expected to affect...
  • Cyclone Phailin hits Odisha coast: How the day progressed October 13, 2013

    Srikakulam, Brahmapur, Bhubaneshwar: 11:30 pm: Congress President Sonia Gandhi is in constant touch with Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and taking stock of the situation in cyclone-hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. She says the government and Congress will do everything possible to stand up to emergent situation. 10:45 pm: Cyclone Phailin...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Windspeeds expected to be 220 kms/hour, says IMD October 12, 2013

    Cyclone Phailin is bearing down the coast of Odisha. The Met Department's Cyclone Centre is maintaining that it will make landfall near Gopalpur in the Ganjam district of Odisha, between Paradeep in Odisha and Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The windspeeds is expected to be 220 kms per hour. ...
  • Heavy rains lash Odisha as cyclone Phailin advances October 12, 2013

    High wind and heavy rains lashed the coastal belt of Odisha on Saturday disrupting normal life, as the severe cyclonic storm Phailin advances from the Bay of Bengal, and is expected to make landfall by Saturday evening, officials said. Authorities continued their efforts to evacuate people from the low-laying areas of...
  • Five detained for allegedly laying trap to poach elephants in Ganjam district September 1, 2013

    Five villagers were detained for interrogation after electric wires were found laid on a jungle road suspected to be a trap to poach elephants through electrocution, in Ganjam district. The five were detained after wires and insulators were found from Landei hill under Jagannath Prasad forest range in the district," forest...
  • Elderly man arrested for possession of crude bombs August 23, 2013

    A 72-year-old man was arrested for illegally possessing crude bombs which went off two days ago at Purushottampur in Ganjam district of Odisha, police said on Friday. At least eight bombs were allegedly keep inside a paddy sack in a thatched house which was gutted due to the bomb blast on...