Debabrata Mohanty


Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik says Centre ‘neglecting’ state, minister brother’s gas agency raided
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Patnaik’s comments came two days after the CBI raided premises of two lawmakers of his party in connection with the Seashore chit fund scam.

Poll officials say Maoists had abducted them in Odisha
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

The two, Praveen Soren and Kaminikant Si, told the police that Maoists had forced them to attend their praja court.

Amid rumour of Maoist abduction, poll officials return to base in Odisha
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The five officials were sent to Malkangiri’s cut-off area on January 11 for collecting nomination papers from candidates for the panchayat polls, to be held next month.

Odisha engineering student electrocuted while talking selfie atop train
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Patra immediately died while his friend Lokesh Das sustained injuries during the incident. Das has been admitted to a hospital.

Odisha: Maoists abduct 4 poll officials in Malkangiri
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The Maoists also ordered that all developmental works underway in blocks and panchayats be stopped.

Chit fund scam: CBI raids homes, offices of two BJD leaders
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The CBI also searched the houses of hotel owner Kamalakanta Das, some Seashore Group employees and that of a councillor of Choudwar Municipality.

Odisha villagers punish teacher for ‘harassing’ student
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

The assistant teacher at a school in Chhendipada block and was forced to prostrate in presence of the villagers on Thursday.

Advertisement with Narendra Modi photo violates model code: BJD
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

The BJD also objected to the publication of advertisements on Ujjwal Yojana and Swachch Bharat programmes despite strictures.

Odisha: ‘When will a good road be built to my college so that there can be more buses?
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Kanchan Harijan: Wants to do PG in Economics, return to her village in Odisha to teach

Odisha stevedoring magnate back in jail after treatment
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Police officials said a doctor was called into jail and after he complained of severe sickness.

Under murder scanner, man who wanted a monopoly in Paradip port
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

Mahimananda Mishra, arrested for murder of business rival, controlled stevedoring operations until he lost key contracts.

Odisha stevedoring tycoon held in Bangkok
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

Wanted by police for murder of rival company executive

Eight get life term for chopping hands
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

The Supreme Court had expressed shock over the incident in 2014.

Odisha: Opposition seeks CM Naveen Patnaik’s apology over ‘insult to women’
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Some women who wore black saris were denied entry by the police at Mangaspur.

Odisha police seize unaccounted money worth Rs 1.42 crore from liquor trader, 8 held
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Sambalpur Superintendent of Police, Akhileswar Singh, said two men in a car were speeding down to Dhanupali from Sambalpur town when the local police stopped them at a check-point.

Make in Odisha: Over 80 companies promise to invest Rs 2.03 lakh crore
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the proposed investments have the potential to generate 140,000 jobs for the people of the state.

Four-year-old mauled to death by dogs in Puri
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Kanha was declared brought dead at the Puri headquarters hospital.

People may voluntarily agree on withdrawal caps: SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

SBI with BSNL is developing a mobile app for feature phone users through which they can do small transactions, Bhattacharya said.

Naveen Patnaik may join panel of CMs on cash scrap
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The sources said Jaitley’s offer would help Naveen politically as it would give him a better chance to fulfil his demands on women SHGs, considered an important vote bank for the BJD.

Demonetisation: Naveen Patnaik’s support aimed to protect clean image
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Patnaik is the only non-NDA chief minister apart from his Bihar counterpart, Nitish Kumar, to support the move.

Those who lost will feel the pain: Amit Shah on Manmohan speech
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Amit Shah said that the opposition unity against the move was like a banyan tree standing in floodwater and likened his party’s opponents to cat, mouse, snake and mongoose trying to climb it without attacking each other.

Odisha Police say maoist leader RK injured, ask him to surrender for better treatment
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Police officials said that RK has been undergoing treatment near Ramaguda village near the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border.

Amit Shah says demonetisation flood has united arch rivals in Indian politics
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Criticising Manmohan Singh for his speech in Rajya Sabha Thursday, Shah said Congress is worried over demonetisation as it is flush with black money.

A day in the life of business correspondent in Odisha: When the bank comes home
Sun, Nov 20, 2016

Business correspondents like Mishra are the banking lifeline in rural areas with no branches or ATMs. Ever since demonetisation, Mishra’s workload has increased many times. He now hopes his own commission will see a jump.

Japanese Encephalitis may not have killed Odisha children: Panel
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

Around 100 children have died in Malkangiri since September.

Miscreants break into Nabarangpur SBI ATM, but find no cash
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

The ATM attack caps a series of attacks and loots on such machines across the State since last 6 months.

Odisha: In country’s poorest district, ‘biggest single day deposit’, but no cash
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

In Nabarangpur town, the lack of adequate Rs 100 notes has disrupted the weekly market cycle.

No Rs 2000 notes in banks, Nabarangpur feels the heat
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

While the cash crunch is being felt across Odisha, districts like Nabarangpur have been hit harder.

Malkangiri encounter: Maoist leader RK ‘badly injured’
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Police officials said RK, a central committee member of CPI(Maoist), has fled to Dandakaranya forests in Chhattisgarh.

Malkangiri Japanese encephalitis: Two kids lost, family feared to admit third
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Padiami was afraid because he had already lost his daughter Sushila, 2, and son Ramesh, 4, to acute encephalitis syndrome

Reeling under encephalitis outbreak, Malkangiri wonders when it will end
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

87 dead in two months, district administration says poor nutrition main cause, waits for winter

Former Odisha MLA ‘Lulu’ Mohapatra dies
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

Pitchforked into Odisha politics as a National Student Union of India leader in late 80s, Mohapatra very soon emerged as a henchman of former chief minister JB Patnaik.

Malkangiri Japanese encephalitis: ‘Please take her to better hospital, can’t see my third child die’
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

Having lost a son and a daughter to JE in the last four days, Surendra and Ramei Padiami, residents of Daniguda village, said they fear losing a third child — unless she gets “better” medical attention.

No question of alliance with Congress: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

On Wednesday Mahtab had said the BJD may consider an alliance with the Congress.

Open to joining grand alliance against BJP: BJD
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

Mahtab said the UP election next year would have an impact on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as well.

NGT asks Odisha to not allow Baliyatra festival on Mahanadi riverbed
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

The NGT Wednesday ordered the State government to stop allocating stalls on the riverbed for the 10-day-long Baliyatra festival starting from November 14.