One of the factors that led to Maoist Politburo member Kobad Ghandy’s arrest was his carelessness in concealing his tracks while using the Internet, police sources reveal. Soumyajit Pattnaik and Vijaita Singh report.
It’s going to cost crores of rupees to clean up the mess created by oil spilling since Monday from a sunken Mongolian ship 5 km from this port in the Bay of Bengal. Soumyajit Pattnaik
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A sunken Mongolian ship, which had docked at Paradip port in the Bay of Bengal allegedly without valid documents, has been spilling huge amounts of furnace oil 3 nautical miles (5.5 km) from the port since Monday.
The oil spill generated from Monday by the sunken freighter owned by a Singapore-based firm has begun to wreak havoc in the Bay of Bengal.
Realising poverty alleviation programme is too complex an issue to be left just to the babus, the Centre has now asked the state governments to appoint experts on contractual basis to implement the proposed National Rural Livelihood Mission. Soumyajit Pattnaik
It took years of petitions, but they’ve finally got their due. Disabled siblings of the central government employees and pensioners will now be eligible to get family pension, reports Soumyajit Pattnaik.
A year back, Orissa’s Kandhamal district, 260km southwest of capital Bhubaneswar, was the scene of large-scale riots against Christians. A year after Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Swami Laxmanananda Sarswati’s murder, which triggered the violence, the popular mood has changed.
On a day when the Prime Minister discussed the Naxalite threat to the country, the ultra-left militants gave a call to create “thousands of Lalgarh-type liberated zones”. Soumyajit Pattnaik reports.
The chief ministers of the Naxal-hit states, at their meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday in New Delhi, are likely to raise the same demands that they made seven months ago.
Thanks to a snake, many newly elected MLAs in the Orissa assembly had an opportunity to go sight-seeing in the city on Thursday. The reptile brought the proceedings of the House to a grinding halt after slithering into the innermost area of the most heavily guarded building in the state. Soumyajit Pattnaik reports.
Women empanelled Ministries and departments told to include women in panels set up to hire more than 10 people. Soumyajit Pattnaik reports.
If you’ve been wondering why the Naxalites have stepped up attacks on security forces in recent months – most recently in Rajnandgaon in Chattisgarh on Sunday – here’s the answer: the Communist Party of India (Maoist) has specifically ordered its cadres to do so as a means of “expanding the guerilla war and Naxal influence to newer areas” writes Soumyajit Pattnaik.
A woman was tonsured and paraded in her village for allegedly having an affair with a relative. The incident took place in Kashimpur village of Bhadrak district, 95 km from the Orissa capital, on July 5, the police said on Saturday.
As the countries squabble over climate change at the G-8 summit, a tribal teen from Orissa put forth her demands firm and clear: get tough on violations, and improve primary education. Soumyajit Pattnaik reports.
The Administrative Reforms Commission in its report on “Strengthening Financial Management Systems”, which was submitted in April 2009, has recommended that the current system of Budget preparation, which follows both the top-down and bottom-up approaches should, be replaced by the top-down approach, reports Soumyajit Pattnaik.
Ramesh Rout, 39, independent MLA from Orissa’s Athagarh assembly constituency, has been missing since June 19.
Creation of the departments in the State Government has not always followed administrative logic. While there are 77 departments in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra manages with just 29 and Andhra Pradesh with 30.
It’s a similar story, headed for a similar ending. Koraput, an under-developed Orissa district, has been cut off from the world for the last five days and looks in danger of becoming another area “liberated” by Maoists. Like Lalgarh in West Bengal, before it was won back. Soumyajit Pattnaik reports.
The Bureau of Police Research and Development, an organisation under the Ministry of Home Affairs, is all set to conduct an impact assessment study of the Modernisation of Police Forces scheme from the year 2000-01 to 2008-09. Soumyajit Pattnaik reports.
Two years ago Ramakant Sethi, 18, was a dropout who spent all day with his father Arabinda (44) tending cows. Last week, when the results of Orissa’s junior college (Plus Two) examination in Humanities was declared, he found he was ranked 16th, scoring nearly 80 per cent, reports Soumyajit Pattnaik