Berhampur

  • GPS installed in Berhampur police vans September 9, 2014

    Berhampur: In a bid to enhance efficiency of the police, a global positioning system (GPS) was installed in police control room (PCR) vans in this south Odisha town increasing their area of coverage. This has been done in view of the increasing vehicular traffic and reports of crime from residential...
  • Endangered red sandalwood seized from smugglers in Berhampur June 20, 2014

    Berhampur: Endangered red sandalwood worth about Rs three lakh has been seized in Odisha's Gajapati district, forest officials said on Friday. Acting on a tip-off, forest personnel swung into action near Parlakahemundi on Wednesday when the sandalwood was being transported from Odisha border to adjoining Andhra Pradesh in a jeep,...
  • Woman waits for husband missing since Uttarakhand tragedy June 19, 2014

    A woman is still waiting for the return of her husband, who went missing in the flash floods in Uttarakhand though a year has passed since then. "My heart says he will return soon," says 40-year-old Snehalata, who got separated from her husband Dwarikanath Panda in the devastating floods. The couple and...
  • Chhatrapur to become first 'Smart Grid Town' in Odisha January 27, 2014

    Chhatrapur is set to become the first 'Smart Grid Town' in Odisha with the implementation of the latest technology in power supply system which can withstand very high-speed cyclone with wind speed of around 350-kmph. The project will be implemented under the Asian Development Bank funded proposed 'Disaster Resilient Power Strengthening...
  • Odisha: Four men set ablaze woman ration dealer December 31, 2013

    A woman ration dealer, accused of committing irregularities in distribution of items, was burnt to death allegedly by four men near Rambha village in Ganjam district, police said on Tuesday. Pranati Nayak was attacked by the accused, who came on two motorbikes, while she was returning alone from her elder sister's...
  • Babies to be named 'Phailin' born on cyclone night October 21, 2013

    They were born at a time when cyclone Phailin hit land close to the Gopalpur coast on the October 12 night. Staff of several city hospitals where these babies were born, suggested to name them after the cyclone Phailin. At least 27 babies were born in the town in three major...
  • Odisha: People from Phailin hit area going to Andhra Pradesh for ATM October 21, 2013

    People of Berhampur district in Odisha are crossing over to Andhra Pradesh in search of ATMs to withdraw money as almost all such facilities in the city are lying defunct since Cyclone Phailin hit the state. The ATMs are either damaged or not operational due to disruption of electricity. Only one...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Food Minister KV Thomas rushes team to Odisha October 15, 2013

    In view of the reported damage to foodgrain stocks in central warehouses in cyclone-hit Odisha, Food Minister KV Thomas on Tuesday rushed a team of officials to coordinate food distribution in the cyclone-affected areas, an official said. "The minister has asked officials to be in touch with the state government and...
  • 10 BJD, Congress supporters injured in post-poll violence in Odisha September 22, 2013

    Berhampur: At least ten persons were injured in a clash between supporters of ruling BJD and opposition Congress at Gopalpur in Odisha's Ganjam district after declaration of urban local bodies polls, triggering tension in the area, police said on Sunday. Armed police force in strength was deployed in the sea-side town...
  • 43 students fall ill after eating midday meal in school August 31, 2013

    Berhampur: At least 43 students on Saturday taken ill after consuming midday meal at a primary school at Aska in Ganjam district, about 45-km from Berhampur, official sources said. All the students were admitted at the Aska hospital immediately and two of them referred to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur as...
  • Onions being sold at wholesale rates in Berhampur ration shops August 14, 2013

    Amid sky-rocketing prices, Ganjam district administration in Odisha has started selling onions at wholesale rate in ration shops in Berhampur town. At least 37 fair price shops started to sell onions of Nasik quality at Rs 45 per kg on Tuesday and one can purchase up to 2 kg of...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: Police intensifies crackdown May 18, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: At least 177 people were arrested in different parts of Odisha during the past week for their involvement in illegal money circulation and chit fund activities, a police official said on Friday. The crackdown on the firms began May 10, 2013 and about 200 offices of 84 companies were...
  • Odisha presses for more funds for proposed wagon factory February 25, 2013

    Berhampur: Leaders of various political parties in Odisha's Ganjam District have sought more funds in the railway budget for the proposed wagon factory near Berhampur, new rail lines from Gopalpur to Rayagada and Berhampur to Sambalpur via Phulbani and a direct train from Berhampur to New Delhi. Besides a daily...
  • Sports reform Odisha's crime capital into 'Game City' July 30, 2012

    Berhampur (Odisha): Ravi Kumar is no stranger in our country. This 24-year-old weightlifter had won the coveted Gold Medal at Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010. An Arjuna awardee, he is an inspiration to many young individuals. But life was not a bed of roses for Ravi. He lost his father...