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Top woman Maoist commander surrenders in Odisha
Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Radha’s surrender comes a week after the surrender of Maoist couple, Sukhdev and Rukini.

Former Odisha top cop accused in SC/ST computer training scam arrested
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Vigilance officials said Nayak was arrested by a team of theirs on Friday and was produced before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Those wearing T-shirts, denims not welcome in my office, says Koraput collector
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

In a notice pasted at his office on Wednesday, district collector V Jayakumar in a 3-point note made it clear that under no circumstances people and officials wearing T-shirt, jeans are allowed in his office.

NHRC questions 2013 Odisha encounter death
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Dipak Sahu alias Dipu Tiger, a member of the “Pahadi Cheeta” gang, was allegedly killed on February 8, 2013 in a joint encounter by police and CRPF in the Bamdera jungle on the Odisha-Jharkhand border.

Nabarangpur: After 2 deaths, an uneasy calm
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

Fearing arrest over death, male members of the tribal Bhatra community have deserted the village.

Odisha: 3 cases of baby branding in Nabarangpur
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Govt Had launched an awaresness campaign against the practice two months ago

Odisha: 2 killed in clash over forest land
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Four platoons of police deployed in the area, no arrest has been made yet

Odisha begins ‘feeding drive’ in remote village
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

17 children of a village in Orissa have died of malnutrition-related diseases in the past six months.

‘School to hospital, most of my life has been spent walking’
Sun, Jul 17, 2016

For Gumudumaha, all roads lead through stretch where 5 were killed by Odisha anti-Maoist force.

Rourkela tense over WhatsApp message
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Police officials have said that CRPF and local police have been deployed in the area while at the meantime a peace committee meeting of members of all communities has been convened

In backward Koraput, a government hospital meets Centre’s new quality marker
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

The 188-bed District Headquarters Hospital, spread over 18 acres, sees around 500 patients everyday, most of them tribals and from BPL families, for whom treatment, tests and medicines are free.

‘Odisha jawans who fired at Kandhamal villagers should undergo psychiatric test’
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Oraon, who met the family members of the tribal victims of the firing at Baliguda block headquarters of Kandhamal, said surviving victims and their family members told him that it was one-sided firing.

Odisha anti-Maoist operation: Elderly couple calling son, villagers looking for goats
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Before the killing of 5 tribals in ‘crossfire’, the other cases that brought Odisha police under criticism.

Odisha anti-Maoist ops: ‘When I returned, my wife was lying dead in the drain’
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Asked why the SOG team could not determine through their night-vision devices that the villagers were unarmed, Mishra said the heavy rains that night had hampered the policemen.

Two-year-old among six villagers killed in Odisha anti-Maoist ops
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

“During the crossfire, the villagers, who were travelling in an autorickshaw, came in the line of fire," said Kandhamal SP Pinak Mishra.

Tripura suspends IPS officer on the run
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

Last month, the state vigilance department officials had lodged a case against Nayak and five others over alleged misappropriation of Rs 88 lakh meant for computer literacy of SC/ST students.

Marathon boy Budhia Singh missing from SAI hostel in Odisha
Fri, Jul 08, 2016

Budhia, who now studies in Class IX in the city’s DAV English Medium School, was supposed to return to the SAI hostel at the end of the summer vacation last month.

Odisha chit fund scam: HC bar association protests against arrest of former ED lawyer
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Lawyers of the Odisha High Court Tuesday kept away from work to protest against the manner in which former ED lawyer Debasish Panda was arrested by the CBI on Monday over his alleged complicity in the Artha Tatwa chit fund scam. Lawyers of Odisha High Court Bar Association said they would continue with their ‘cease […]

Chhattisgarh cops ‘held’ as Maoist raises alarm
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

While the men tried to convince their Odisha counterparts that they were police personnel too, what raised suspicion was that they were in plainclothes.

Minor’s father seeks to withdraw case against Odia actor
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

The court rejected the affidavit, as only the High Court has the jurisdiction to rule over whether such cases can be withdrawn.

Chit fund case: CBI arrests Odisha Youth Congress chief Rajat Choudhury
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Odisha Congress chief Prasad Harichandan said Choudhury had been suspended from the party following the arrest.

Odisha doctor who issued false gazette notification arrested
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

Odisha CID special DG B K Sharma said his team nabbed Dr Motilal Gouda, who had been on the run since last month, from Visakhapatnam, where he has a house.

Odisha home dept shoots off letter: Health secy pulled up over delay in examination of rape victims
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

The Home department also referred to procedural delays like getting permission from the additional district medical officer for each case.

Odisha government drops vigilance case against ex-DGP Prakash Mishra
Wed, Jun 29, 2016

The state home department said that it was closing the disciplinary case against Mishra, now adviser to Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul after he retired as director-general of CRPF on February 29.

Comedian booked for ‘molestation’, producers, directors under scanner
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

The FIR against Satpathy came hours after Khurda district Child Welfare Committee (CWC) conducted a probe and asked Bhubaneswar police to lodge a case.

Textile minister Santosh Gangwar’s car pelted with stones in Odisha, BJD MLA arrested
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

With police showing a little laxity, some BJD workers then started stoning Gangwar's vehicle damaging the window of his car.

Health centres in poorest district get a booster shot: 15 new doctors appointed in Nabarangpur, Odisha
Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Four of the 15 doctors, who were individually counselled by the state health department about living conditions at their place of posting, including lack of infrastructure, joined their posts last week.

Odisha: IPS officer faces Rs 88 lakh graft charge
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Joydeep Nayak, a 1991-batch IPS officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre, was on deputation to Odisha since 2012 and was the IG of State SC/ST Protection Cell and Human Right Protection Cell (HRPC) till December last year.

Odisha: IPS officer faces vigilance case over defalcation of money meant for computer literacy among SC/ST students
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Nayak, a 1991-batch officer was on deputation to Odisha since 2012 and inspector general of State SC/ST Protection Cell till December last year, allegedly misappropriated the money

Odisha: Absconding doctor ‘got Rs 1 cr in kickbacks from labs’, under CID scanner
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Dr Motilal Gouda, who was working as assistant director of Department of Factories (Medical), was in the list of ‘absconders’ issued by Odisha Health Department in November 2015.

NHRC issues notice to Odisha on worsening conditions of health services
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

NHRC Special Rapporteur noted that the incident raises serious concerns about the prevailing health care facilities in Odisha.

Tribal boy from Odisha’s Nabarangpur district cracks IIT-JEE
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

District Collector Rashmita Panda said Kailash’s success has made Nabarangpur proud. “He has shown that despite hailing from a poor background and with no coaching whatsoever, one can crack IIT-JEE,” she said.

Odisha wants CBI probe into teen rape-murder
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Last year on May 22, the victim’s body was found mutilated after she had gone to a small rivulet for a morning bath.

‘Leave India’ notice to 10 Chinese nationals on Adani project
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

The Dhamra port is currently undergoing expansion in about 4 square km, and the Thai company is engaged in soil treatment of the reclaimed area.

4 leopard skins, live pangolin seized in Nabarangpur district
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Nabarangpur in southern Odisha is the subject of a year-long assignment by The Indian Express.

‘Maoist leader got Rs 45 lakh from BJD account’
Wed, Jun 08, 2016

Tripathy also alleged that a day before the Rs 45 lakh was transferred, an amount of Rs 1 lakh was transferred from Panda’s account to the BJD account.