Centre plans defence unit in Odisha, may rope in Tatas: Pradhan

A major defence production unit has been proposed in Gopalpur, Odisha, which can have the Tata group as a partner along with the state and the central governments, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday.

Wild tusker tramples one to death, injures two others

A 50-year-old man was killed and two others were injured when a wild tusker attacked them in a forest area in Odisha's Ganjam district, forest department officials said Thursday.

Blackbuck found dead in Odisha

A blackbuck was found dead near Kotinada, on the outskirts of Aska in Odisha's Ganjam district, yesterday, official sources said on Monday.

Former headmaster questioned by the police in Odisha

A former headmaster of Bajrakote UP School in Odisha's Ganjam district was questioned by the police in connection with alleged misappropriation of funds meant for construction of the school building under Sarva Sikhsha Abhiyan.

Married woman abducted and gang-raped in Odisha

A 22-year-old married woman was allegedly gangraped after being abducted by four men in Ganjam district, following which the accused have been arrested, a police officer said on Wednesday.

Jail Superintendent gheraoed by prisoners in Odisha

The Superintendent of Sorada sub-jail in Ganjam district was gheraoed for a few hours by its inmates for allegedly misbehaving with two women visitors, police said on Wednesday.

Amidst preparation to face 'Hudhud', Phailin memory returns

While preparing to face cyclone 'Hudhud' which will make the landfall on Sunday, the people of Ganjam district find it difficult to erase the memory of cyclone Phailin that hit them hard exactly the same day, October 12.

Body of suspected rape victim found in Odisha

The body of a suspected rape victim with her legs tied with clothes and head covered with grass was recovered from Balisahi in Ganjam district, police said on Tuesday.

Govt takes possession of land belonging to chit funds in Odisha

Odisha government has taken into possession over 12 acres of land in Ganjam district belonging to two chit fund organisations allegedly involved in irregularities, officials said on Sunday.

District athletics association wants free access to Berhampur stadium

Ganjam district Athletic Associatoin has decided to seek permission from Odisha government to use Berhampur stadium free of cost.

Odhisha govt motivating flower growers to set up greenhouse

With floriculture suffering a setback after cyclone Phailin last year, Odisha government is encouraging flower growers to set up greenhouses in Ganjam district to boost production in a big way.

Man killed in Odisha

A 45-year-old man was killed by unidentified miscreants at Damodarapalli road in Ganjam district, police said on Sunday.

Royal scions continue duty on Rath Yatra in Ganjam

They have lost their estates, some of them palaces too, but at least once a year on the day of Rath Yatra they perform a royal duty.

Three held for `honour killing` in Odisha

The father and two minor brothers of a 19-year-old woman were arrested on the charge of murdering her in a case of suspected "honour killing", police said Monday.

Homoeopathy shops raided in Odisha

Raids were conducted in homoeopathy medicine shops jointly by the Drug and Excise officials in Ganjam district to crackdown on illegal sale of medicines with high alcoholic content, official sources said.

One held in Odisha for journo`s murder

A man was detained in Odisha for the murder of a journalist in Ganjam district three days ago, police said.

Journalist murdered in Odisha

A journalist was stabbed to death in Khallikote town of Odisha`s Ganjam district on Tuesday night, police said.

13 escaped juvenile home inmates nabbed in Odisha

Thirteen of the 27 inmates who escaped from a state-run juvenile home in Odisha`s Ganjam district two days ago after assaulting its superintendent and other staff have been nabbed, police said.

Polling to be webcast in Ganjam district

The Ganjam district administration has decided to webcast polling in 19 selected booths in various Assembly constituencies.

USAID to provide $3.4 mn for Phailin-hit people

The United States, through the US Agency for International Development, will provide USD 3.4 million to NGOs for back-up to recovery activities for Cyclone Phailin-affected communities in Odisha.