Debabrata Mohanty


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.

Odisha: Dismissed police home guard who had immolated himself, dies
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Sandeep Hati, dismissed from his job of police home guard three years ago, was admitted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar on September 2 night after he doused himself with kerosene and immolated before CM's residence.

Odisha: 21 dead as bus swerves to avoid hitting kid on bicycle, falls off bridge
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Odisha has the highest road accident rate among all the states.

To save their calf, elephants put themselves in harm, flood’s way
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Forest department says river swelled following heavy rain; locals swim to isle to provide food to eight stranded elephants.

Along Dana Majhi’s long walk with wife’s body, govt schemes that didn’t reach him
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

More than a dozen schemes, state and Central, that would have given him some succour, from housing to health insurance.

Odisha: Moved by plight of Dana Majhi, Bahraini PM donates money
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

“The Prime Minister’s office contacted Bahrain’s Indian Embassy, and, in an extraordinary humanitarian gesture has donated a sum of money to help the man and his family,” the daily said.

Why image of Dana Majhi carrying the body of his wife will remain a blot on Naveen Patnaik’s career
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

The Dana Majhi incident has made Naveen Patnaik government look small and mean

NHRC issues notice to Odisha govt over carrying of bodies
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Taking suo motu notice of reports in The Indian Express and several TV channels, the NHRC also expressed anguish over the way an old woman’s body was slung on a bamboo pole in Soro.

Odisha woman’s body broken at hip, slung on bamboo pole as there was no ambulance
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a free hearse/ambulance van scheme called Mahaprayan, to be operational in 30 district hospitals and three medical colleges.

Odisha: With no money for vehicle, man carries wife’s body for 12 km
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Requested everyone at hospital but nobody listened, says tribal from Kalahandi.

Odisha’s ex-king’s staff, siblings commit suicide: Fourth sibling dies, CM Naveen Patnaik orders probe
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Santosh Patra, alias Tulu, was found in critical condition with three of his deceased siblings in the family home at Paralakhemundi town of Odisha’s Gajapati district on Sunday afternoon.

Odisha: Accused of not letting ex-king meet anyone, siblings end life
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Ananga Manjari Patra, manager of ex-king of Paralakimedi and former MP Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo, her sister Bijoylaxmi and brother Sanjay Patra, the king’s personal assistant, consumed poison, police said.

Odisha to launch awareness drive in 3 districts with low child sex ratio
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

The programme, named Biju Kanya Ratna scheme with the tagline of “Amari jhia, amari shakti” (Our girls, our strength) is likely to be launched by next month.

Mahanadi water dispute gives Naveen Patnaik a new lease of life
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

With Odisha showing little interest in Mahanadi till now, it was easier for Chhattisgarh to own the upstream - the crucial segment - of the river.

Odisha: Minister makes PSO open sandal straps, says ‘I’m the VIP’
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

The PSO bent down to loosen, and subsequently tighten, the straps in the presence of thousands of people, as also TV cameras.

Odisha: With low-cost ambulance, farm lessons and helpline, an NGO wins hearts
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

In the country’s poorest district of Nabarangpur, a group of local youths have been touching lives in various ways, sometimes ferrying patients in an ambulance to hospitals in places as far as 500 km away.

Scientists in Bhubaneswar step in with push for crops rich in micronutrients
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

CTCRI director Dr Archana Mukherjee, who heads the six-member team, said the intervention by ICAR institutes was prompted by The Indian Express’s “District Zero” series on poverty and change in the district.

What has changed, what has not: Odisha government takes stock, plans to continue till goals are reached
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Odisha government moves to plug the development gap, agriculture scientists want to adopt villages and a group of residents join hands t o help the needy in Nabarangpur, India’s poorest district.

When Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik moves, police on alert for eggs and tomatoes
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

All the shops on either side of the 5-km stretch were closed, with 30 platoons of policemen and 60 officers deployed to ensure compliance.

Kandhamal deaths: Tribals killed in crossfire, Odisha govt tells NCSC
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Odisha government has, however, said that an SIT probe into the incident is under way and action would be taken against security personnel if they are found guilty.

Who owns the forests: In Odisha’s Nabarangpur district, a row over a 9-acre patch of forest ended in two deaths
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

Things came to a head when Das and his men allegedly uprooted several saplings of acacia and eucalyptus, which the tribals had planted a day earlier to turn the nine-acre government land into a reserve forest.