A 19-year-old Dalit girl was raped in November 2011 and died in June 2012 after remaining in a semi-comatose state, sparking a state-wide furore. It was alleged that the accused in the case had been sheltered by Maharathy.
In the policy, the government places special incentives for units that will be set up in industrially backward districts, such as Kalahandi, Bolangir, Koraput and Malkangiri, among others. Units are also encouraged to employ people “domiciled in Odisha”.
An FIR was registered on Friday against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and four senior BJD leaders for allegedly flying over Chilika Lake, days after a similar complaint was lodged against former Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda.