Berhampur

  • Chhatrapur to become first 'Smart Grid Town' in Odisha 27-01-2014 12:24 PM

    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...
  • Odisha: Four men set ablaze woman ration dealer 31-12-2013 03:02 PM

    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...
  • Babies to be named 'Phailin' born on cyclone night 21-10-2013 06:43 PM

    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...
  • Odisha: People from Phailin hit area going to Andhra Pradesh for ATM 21-10-2013 12:48 PM

    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...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Food Minister KV Thomas rushes team to Odisha 15-10-2013 03:37 PM

    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...
  • 10 BJD, Congress supporters injured in post-poll violence in Odisha 22-09-2013 05:47 PM

    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...
  • 43 students fall ill after eating midday meal in school 31-08-2013 05:47 PM

    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...
  • Onions being sold at wholesale rates in Berhampur ration shops 14-08-2013 01:40 PM

    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 18-05-2013 05:45 AM

    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...