Debabrata Mohanty

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Three Maoists surrender in Odisha
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

The three have been involved in multiple murders and attacks, including the 2009 attack on Nalco’s Damanjodi unit.

Odisha court acquits British charity worker
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

The judge also said that Ashtari is entitled to get compensation under Victim Compensation Scheme read with 357-A of the CrPC.

BJP to hold national executive meet in Odisha
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Dharmendra Pradhan will attend the meeting among others.

NGT asks Odisha govt to evict 2 educational institutions
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

In his petition, Mohapatra stated that around 18 acres of forest land, mostly of Chhot Jungle Kisam, a category of revenue forest land, was encroached by KIIT and KISS

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik set to overhaul party to check BJP surge
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Odisha: Party sources said Naveen Patnaik was peeved that a few BJD MPs had grown close to the BJP.

Pyarimohan, Naveen’s strategist who turned against him, dies
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

He was believed to be the eyes and ears of Patnaik before he fell out with his disciple over an alleged coup in May 2012

Odisha: Farmer kills self in poorest district, wife says was struggling to run family
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Around 3 pm, two neighbours saw Siba lying unconscious near a cashew tree next to his field with a 100-ml bottle of Lethal Super pesticide lying beside him.

Odisha: BJD wins president post in 18 zilla parishads
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

BJP, which won 297 Zilla Parishad zones and held majority in eight districts, suffered a revolt in Sambalpur where a rebel candidate won the president’s post.

Odisha: Ravenshaw University V-C resigns after students’ protest, Governor says no
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

On March 4, Sarangi had announced the suspension of the six students over their involvement in campus violence in November last year during a university election.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray dies
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

In 1960, he became the first general secretary of Socialist Party founded by Ram Manohar Lohia.

Odisha elephant with scooter tyre in its leg runs away from Chandaka sanctuary
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Since February 4, a dozen-odd forest officials of the sanctuary were on its heels trying to tranquilise the animal and get rid of the tyre, but had failed every time they tried.

Odisha’s Ravenshaw University Vice Chancellor resigns over student unrest
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

Suspended students had threatened to launch agitation if their suspension order is not revoked.

In Odisha forest, tusker hobbles with a tyre, officers on its heels
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

It’s been a month and a half now since an unused scooter tyre got stuck in the tusker’s left front leg.

Crop loss, not strife, behind suicide: Odisha farmer’s wife
Mon, Mar 06, 2017

On February 28, farmer Khainu Bagarti, 55, died in a government hospital, two days after he consumed poison. Bagarti of Kenpalli village was under stress due to crop loss and debt burden.

Odisha: To cure bloated stomach, three-month-old branded with hot iron
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

The practice of treating infants with hot iron nails, or other traditional methods, is rampant in remote and tribal districts of Odisha.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik sees chinks in BJD panchayat results
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Patnaik’s comment came a day after Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan said BJP is set to come to power in the state.

Odisha rural polls: BJP alleges counting manipulation in 34 seats, to move HC
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

The BJP’s allegation came hours after the State Election Commission announced that the party had won 297 seats.

Days after PM Modi’s ‘poor’ Odisha remark, State economic survey says 82 lakh people out of poverty
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Modi had said at an election rally in Gonda, “There is so much poverty in Odisha that if you search for the poorest districts in the country, you will find them in this state.”

Odisha panchayat polls: BJP in second spot; BJD on top, counts losses
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

BJP won a majority in eight zilla parishads across 30 districts of the state and was on its way to gain control over three more in association with the Congress.

Odisha panchayat poll results: BJD takes early lead, BJP increases tally with 137 seats
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

The tabulation and poll result announcement began at 9 am at 314 block offices across the state amid tight security arrangements.

PM Modi’s Odisha poverty remark irks BJD, Congress
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Countering Modi, BJD spokesperson Pratap Keshari Deb said the PM had insulted Odisha.

Odisha panchayat polls: Behind good BJP show, two years of organisational work
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

BJP has so far secured a majority in the zila parishad in eight of the 30 districts. It is expected to obtain a majority in three more, reportedly with some backdoor help from local Congressmen.

Odisha withdraws fiscal sops to IOC refinery; step to spite Dharmendra Pradhan: BJP
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

The state government said had the refinery been commissioned in 2009 as scheduled, the state would have given interest free unsecured bond of Rs 9,783 crore only.

Odisha Panchayat elections: Nabarangpur leader says Congress may tie up with BJP to stop BJD
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

In the state’s 30 Zilla Parishads, the BJD has so far won clear majority in 16, and the BJP in eight. The Congress has secured only Jharsuguda district so far.

BJP gives tough fight to BJD in Odisha panchayat polls
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

The BJP won 60 out of 150 seats that went to the polls on Tuesday.

Odisha: Most development initiatives in Maoist-hit areas failed
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

A final report of the same audit is likely to be placed in the Budget session of the Odisha Assembly starting next week.

BJP continues good show in Odisha panchayat polls
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

In tribal-dominated Kalahandi, Mayurbhanj and Malkangiri districts particularly, BJP almost swept the polls.

8 visually challenged candidates clear Odisha civil service exam
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

In July 2015, OPSC issued an advertisement for the examination without any reservation for people with disabilities.

Odisha Panchayat Elections 2017: It’s heads for BJP, tails for Congress and a reality check for Naveen Patnaik govt
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Odisha Panchayat polls 2017: With the Congress pushed to third position in the state and the ruling Biju Janata Dal leaders grudgingly admiring the rise of BJP as an alternative, suddenly everyone is taking note of the rise of BJP.

Panchayat Polls: 73% turnout in phase-II, PM Modi thanks Odisha for backing BJP
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

In the second phase of the polling on Wednesday, BJP was ahead in 65 of 173 zilla parishad seats that went to polls.

Proposal for sexual abuse trials in Odisha: Minor victims to be put in separate court rooms
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Though the POCSO Act was passed in 2012, it was not until October last year when the Odisha government designated separate courts for trial of the cases as mandated by the Act.

8 cops killed in Odisha landmine blast
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

On Wednesday, seven personnel of OSAP were killed when the minibus they were travelling in was flung off the road after a landmine.

Six Odisha Police personnel killed in Maoist landmine blast
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

The explosion took place near Mungarbhumi on Sunki ghat, barely one km from Andhra Pradesh border.

Rourkela: Superfast express engine uncouples from bogies, travels for 2 km
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Railway officials said the engine got uncoupled with the rest of the bogies around 3 pm near Birajapalli, about 10-15 minutes after leaving Rourkela railway station.

Hirakhand express: Accident MHA asks NIA to probe sabotage angle
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

With possible sabotage being suspected in the derailment of the Hirakhand Express, the MHA has asked the NIA to see if the derailment was indeed a case of sabotage.

Hirakhand mishap claims seven members of Bihar family
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Like several train mishap victims, the family could not collect their belongings from the accident spot and were wearing the blood-stained clothes when they arrived at the cremation site bare-feet.