Debabrata Mohanty

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Odisha gau rakshak assault: Cows were being taken to govt-run dairy
Fri, May 26, 2017

On Thursday, a case was lodged against unnamed persons on charges of rioting, unlawful assembly and stopping of train.

Duped by fake placement company, Odisha engineering graduates go on hungerstrike before university
Thu, May 25, 2017

Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra demanded that action should be taken against all organisations conducting such fake placement drives.

Tech students allege fake hiring in Odisha deemed varsity
Thu, May 25, 2017

The placement officer Raj Kumar Hota resigned, taking responsibility for the fiasco.

Odisha engineering college graduates protest after their job offer letters turn out to be fake
Wed, May 24, 2017

"We were shocked and felt humiliated when the HR executives told us that the the offer letters were fake," said one of the students who hoped to join her first job.

Odisha: Women throw bangles at municipal chairman, demand water supply
Wed, May 24, 2017

The municipality supplies water to only 7 of the 19 wards in the town.

Odisha: It’s Naveen Patnaik v/s BJP as BJD falters against Modi-Shah
Mon, May 22, 2017

As the Modi government celebrates three years of its rule at the Centre this week, a lot has happened on the political front in the state since May 2016

Truck allegedly carrying beef to Hyderabad detained in Bhubaneswar
Sat, May 20, 2017

Under the Orissa Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1960, killing of cows is prohibited.

Rose Valley chit fund scam: TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay gets bail
Sat, May 20, 2017

The CBI, which is probing the Rose Valley chit fund scam, arrested the four-time Lok Sabha member from Kolkata on January 3.

Woman held for ‘trespassing, damaging’ BJD MLA’s home in Bhubaneswar
Thu, May 18, 2017

Police said Sonalika Mohanty tried to ‘forcefully enter Pradhan’s residence at Unit IV’ here and when she failed, she hurled flower pots and broke the window panes.

Jay Panda dropped from parliamentary party post
Sat, May 13, 2017

Move seen as action against BJD MP’s ‘proximity’ to BJP

MP Baijayant Jay Panda sacked as BJD spokesperson
Fri, May 12, 2017

This move was reportedly a part of BJD president and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik's party reorganisation exercise.

Resentment in party over cabinet reshuffle, BJD MP tweets
Wed, May 10, 2017

Pangi, a veteran leader from Koraput, was earlier suspended from the BJD on the charge of anti-party activities.

Naveen Patnaik’s cabinet reshuffle: Has he lost the magic touch?
Mon, May 08, 2017

If Naveen wanted to send home a message of purging the party of corrupt ministers and bringing in fresh faces, he could have done so easily by picking quite a few from his band of 116 MLAs

MHA meet on anti-maoist strategy: Odisha to demand removal of limited mobile link scheme
Mon, May 08, 2017

The state government claims that the mobile network in Maoist-affected districts like Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur and Rayagada is unreliable and insufficient for the local population.

Naveen Patnaik inducts 10 new ministers, BJP calls reshuffle ‘panic reaction’
Mon, May 08, 2017

While 10 new ministers were sworn in, the ranks of two current ministers of state were elevated to that of Cabinet.

To stop rising BJP, Naveen Patnaik drops 10 ministers, 11 new faces to join today
Sun, May 07, 2017

The 11 new ministers, many of whom had served as ministers in his previous Cabinet, are expected to take the oath of office on Sunday morning.

Ahead of Odisha cabinet reshuffle, half of CM Naveen Patnaik’s ministers resign
Sun, May 07, 2017

Many of the ministers who resigned were either in-charge of the districts where the party was almost wiped out or posted less-than impressive results.

Maoists torch four vehicles in Odisha
Sat, May 06, 2017

The Maoists left behind posters warning against resumption of road construction in the area and asking villagers not to cooperate with the contractor.

To check BJP surge in Odisha, reshuffle in BJD ranks
Sat, May 06, 2017

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik is expected to reshuffle his cabinet Sunday before he leaves for a meeting of CMs of Maoist-hit states in Delhi

Odisha kid who had left her home 6 years ago in a huff reunited with her family
Thu, May 04, 2017

Using whatsapp video calling feature the Jagatsinghpur district officials managed to get Naani Bone and her mother to talk to each other and recognise.

Tell me about your complaints, not media: Naveen Patnaik to partymen
Mon, May 01, 2017

. “If senior leaders have anything negative to say, they should come to me with their complaints and not go to media,” the Odisha CM said.

BJD versus BJP over a freedom fighter’s family in Odisha
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

After being felicitated, family runs into series of mishaps, BJD alleges BJP dumped them

BJD giving statements out of desperation, says party MP Bhartruhari Mahtab
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

“As a result, the BJD is giving statements out of desperation, which exposes its weakness,” he wrote in the article in Odia daily Nirbhay.

‘Modi’s idea of India can fulfil Odisha’s dreams’
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

BJP said that if plumbers of Odisha stop working in Delhi, then water supply in Prime Minister and President’s homes would stop.

Social justice must also reach Muslims, but through dialogue, not conflict: PM Modi
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Prime Minister cautions leaders against being ‘motormouths’

Modi in Odisha: History of freedom struggle was limited to few families
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

PM honours families of freedom fighters of Paika rebellion

PM Modi takes swipe at Nehru-Gandhi families: Freedom struggle sacrifice of several not few
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

PM Modi said: "The rebellion against the British in our country the freedom struggle was limited to a few families..."

Face-off
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

After 20 yrs, BJP has returned to Odisha for a National Executive meeting, emboldened by recent panchayat poll success and a fraying BJD. As Narendra Modi turns his focus on the state, the picture for Naveen Patnaik is no longer rosy.

Odisha: Naveen Patnaik visits riot-hit areas in Bhadrak, promises relief
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Naveen Patnaik met the affected people and directed the district administration to submit the damage assessment report within three days.

Odisha: Bhadrak communal violence has taken many by surprise
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

There are uncanny similarities between the 1991 and 2017 violence, both happened during Ramnavami festival. Biju Patnaik was the chief minister during the 1991 riots while his son Naveen Patnaik happens to be CM during the 2017 riots.

Odisha: Brief relaxation in Bhadrak curfew, social media websites blocked for 48 hours
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

According to police, so far 60 people have been arrested and six cases lodged in connection with the rioting

Police stage flag march in violence-hit Odisha town
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

Akram Khan, whose meat shop was burnt down, said police could not anticipate the trouble. “In Bhadrak, Hindus and Muslims have been living peacefully.’’ He blamed “a few hotheads from both the communities’’.

Curfew imposed in Odisha town after communal clashes
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

The tensions have been simmering since members of another community allegedly wrote the alleged derogatory comments on Bajrang Dal activist Ajit Kumar Padhihari’s Facebook wall.

Odisha: Chief of chit fund firm Artha Tatwa gets 7-year jail
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 on Sethy, failing which he will be required to undergo another 6 months of imprisonment.

Centre to review central scheme during BJP National executive meet in Bhubaneswar
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

BJP national executive meet would be held on April 15 and 16 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief ministers of 13 BJP-ruled States and 35 central ministers attending the meeting.

Odisha tribe casts out ex-MP for kin marrying ‘outsiders’
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Pradeep Majhi’s father, former Rajya Sabha MP Bhagwan Majhi, was also removed from the president’s post of the central committee of Bhatra Samaj.