Debabrata Mohanty


Key Maoists among 24 killed in encounter on Odisha-Andhra border
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

While two Greyhounds personnel were injured, one later died in a hospital in Visakhapatnam. He has been identified as Muhammad Abu Bakr.

How Odisha and AP cooperation helped remove the last Maoist bastion in south Odisha
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

Maoists used Bejengi area as a safe zone from where they have launched attacks on either side of the border

24 dead in Maoist encounter in Malkangiri, top Maoist RK escaped
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

Maoists killed: Security forces reportedly targeted a top Maoist meet at Malkangiri district, Odisha.

Odisha hospital fire: 1 more dead, toll 26
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Meanwhile, the post-mortem report 19 people who died on the night of the fire tragedy, has revealed that the cause of death was asphyxiation.

Take 5: With Japanese Encephalitis death toll at 60, anganwadis provide hot meals to children, pregnant mothers
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Bhime Madkami, a 20-year-old tribal, has brought her only child, 4, to the anganwadi centre in Badili, which has seen one Japanese Encephalitis death, for lunch.

Bhubaneswar hospital fire: Health minister quits on ‘moral grounds’, toll now 25
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

As the death toll mounted to 25 today with 4 of the 100-odd patients succumbing to their injuries, CM Naveen Patnaik had to seek the resignation of Nayak, who is under fire from opposition parties.

Bhubaneswar hospital fire: More patients succumb to injuries, death toll reaches 24
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Bhubaneswar SUM Hospital fire: Earlier on Thursday, the hospital owner Manoj Ranjan Nayak surrendered at Khandagiri police station and was taken into custody by the police.

Bhubaneswar fire: Hospital owner Manoj Nayak surrenders, sent to police custody
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

The Bhubaneswar police on Wednesday issued a lookout circular against Manoj Nayak, chairman of the trust running the hospital, as well as his wife Saswati.

Odisha acts after fire: showcause notice to Bhubaneswar hospital, lookout for trust head
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

These moves came on a day when Union Health Minister J P Nadda urged the state to take action against those responsible.

Bhubaneswar hospital fire victims: One awaited surgery, another her wedding
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Among the 21 killed in the fire at Bhubaneswar’s SUM Hospital, some were preparing for discharge, others were awaiting or undergoing procedures

Odisha: After Bhubaneswar hospital fire, the politics
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Opposition demands judicial probe, health minister's resignation; state & central leaders rush to visit injured.

Bhubaneswar hospital fire: ‘Guard didn’t let us enter ICU, my mother died’
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

His mother Rajani, diagnosed with a tumour in her brain, and 13 others were in the ICU.

No fire NoC, Bhubaneswar hospital lost accreditation two months ago
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Bhubaneswar: The fire services department filed an FIR against the hospital authorities for not adhering to its recommendations made during a fire safety audit in 2013.

Bhubaneswar hospital fire: Death toll 20 as another patient succumbs to injuries
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Bhubaneswar: Fire services and police officials said a minor flame was first spotted near the dialysis ward, located on the first floor of the 1000-bed hospital at around 7.30 pm.

Bhubaneswar: 19 patients killed in fire at SUM Hospital
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

So far 100 are being treated in different hospitals across the city, with most patients admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

Japanese Encephalitis death toll reaches 30, NHRC sends notice to Odisha officials
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

The NHRC said there was an urgent need to create awareness among villagers over the tradition of rearing pigs.

Encephalitis claims 3 more lives in Odisha, death toll reaches 27
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Nearly six children are stated to be in a critical condition at the the Malkangiri district headquarter hospital.

Odisha panchayat polls: Winners in 2012, Maoists call for boycott
Sun, Oct 02, 2016

The Malkangiri-Visakha-Koraput divisional committee of CPI(Maoist) said people should boycott the polls since many public issues have not been addressed.

Japanese Encephalitis: In Malkangiri villages, pigs are the new threat
Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Malkangiri Chief District Medical Officer Uday Shankar Mishra said the pigs act as excellent hosts for the encephalitis virus, which is then transmitted by mosquitoes to humans.

Odisha: 19 children die of Encephalitis in Malkangiri
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Health officials said the main reason of deaths due to JE and AES in Malkangiri villages was due to rearing of pigs by villagers.

Odisha to deploy horses to drive away elephants, from Jharkhand and Bengal, raiding its villages
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

The Odisha forest department started a 24-hour control room in Baripada divisional forest office and asked the villagers not to irritate the herd elephants straying into Mayurbhanj district

Odisha achieves 3 per cent patrolling target in 11 years of coastal security scheme: CAG
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Odisha: The objective of securing the coastline of the State through establishment of Marine Police Stations and sea patrolling was not achieved despite receipt of financial assistance from Centre.

Odisha: CM announces ex-gratia for family of Uri attack martyr
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Majhi, who had last come home on August 26 during Rathyatra was the mainstay of the household. He looked after his 5 other brothers and their families with his own income.

Mahanadi water dispute: Naveen Patnaik plays tough, but 2007 study shows higher non-monsoon inflow
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

The Assembly last week debated construction of barrages in the upper catchment area of Mahanadi by Chhattisgarh government.

Soldier injured in Uri combing operation dies
Mon, Sep 26, 2016

On Sunday, the body of the 30-year soldier arrived home in a casket draped in Tricolour.

Uri attack: BSF jawan succumbs to injuries, death toll rises to 19
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Majhi had spoken to his wife on September 22 from the hospital bed, promising her that he would come home soon.

Odisha: Daughters act as pallbearers after neighbours refuse to help in Kalahandi
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

A local boy who was passing by shot the video in his smartphone when the daughters were carrying their mother.

Odisha cracker factory blast death toll mounts to 6
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Police officials said the injured were working in the cracker factory when the explosion took place.

Odisha: Explosion at firecracker manufacturing unit in Nayagarh district, 2 dead
Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Of the injured 13, at least 7 are said to be critical and have been shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Odisha: Kalahandi migrant labourer, whose palm was chopped off 3 years ago, dies
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

The labour contractor demanded Rs 1.4 lakh for the 10 people who were paid in advance but slipped away.

Odisha again: Tribal carries mother’s body on rickshaw
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Though the state government had last month launched the free hearse van service called Mahaprayana, there was reportedly no vehicle available at Jajpur District Hospital.

Hanging with the Elephants
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

As unplanned industrialisation, poor management and large-scale habitat destruction force the elephant out of its natural home, the villages of Odisha have become the battleground of an ugly human-elephant conflict

Will fight for Odisha’s Mahanadi rights in Delhi: CM Naveen Patnaik
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Over the past decade, Chhattisgarh has built 10 barrages and minor irrigation projects on the river upstream. Odisha has earlier lodged a protest with Chhattisgarh government over the issue.

Odisha tribal Dana Majhi who carried wife’s body gets Rs 9 lakh from Bahrain PM
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Dana Majhi went to the Bahrain Embassy in New Delhi to receive the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait cheque on Thursday.

Day after clashes, tension in Rourkela
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Trouble began around 11 pm on Monday when idols of Lord Ganesh were being taken in a procession for immersion in the Brahmani river.

Odisha: Communal tension in three towns over immersion processions
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Towns of Rourkela, Balasore, Soro, Pattamundai in Odisha faced communal violence over deity immersion processions.