Debabrata Mohanty


‘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..."

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.

Conflict within BJD, their leaders want to join BJP: Minister Oram
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Last week, a Twitter war broke out between BJD MPs Tathagat Satpathy and Baijayant Panda

Why Naveen Patnaik is such a worried CM of Odisha
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Though the BJD finished no 1, it’s the stupendous rise of the BJP that is the talking point in Odisha.

After two and half months chase, Odisha officials remove tyre from tusker leg
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

The tusker, which was part of a herd in Sukasan area of Athagarh forest division forest had strayed from the herd after its left foot accidentally got caught in a scooter tyre in January.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik kills speculation, says sister not keen on political post
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

My sister is not interested in any political position. Not in the Rajya Sabha or anything else,” Odisha CM said.

Nabarangpur: Aadhaar enrollment faces myriad problems
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

As the government expands the scope of UIDAI, drawing even the SC's notice, what does it take to be counted in Nabarangpur, India’s poorest district? Having to deal with patchy electricity, crawling Internet, bawling babies and distant banks.

Odisha: Maoists attack Doikallu railway station, trigger blasts, snatch walkie talkies
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

Odisha railway station attack: Posters of CPI (Maoists) were found at the railway station that protested on appointment of non-Odia senior police officers.

BJD must introspect: Party MP in Odia daily
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Satpathy did not mention any name but Panda reacted sharply, saying the chief whip “speaks with expertise, having once been suspended from BJD and joined another party”.

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.