A national level fact-finding team today demanded a high level judicial inquiry into the bomb blast in a village near the site of proposed plant of Korean steel major Posco in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district killing three anti-Posco activists.
The Odisha govt today tried to distance itself from the arrest of former DGP BB Mohanty's son from Kerala, but senior police officers and bureaucrats sympathised with the father and even believed Bitihotra was a "victim of circumstances".
The Mohanty family completely shunned the media following the re-arrest of Bitti Mohanty early on Saturday from Kerala, more than six years after he jumped parole. Priya Ranjan Sahu reports.
In a move that will give a big boost to the economy of tribals, Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday handed over gram sabha transit passes (TPs) to tribals in Jamguda village of Odisha’s Kalahandi district in the presence of union tribal affair minister KC Deo and Odisha revenue minister SN Patro.
The administration in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district today resumed land acquisition for Korean steel maker Posco's $12 billion (Rs 54,000 crore) plant amidst shimmering tension following the death of three anti-Posco activists due to a crude bomb explosion yesterday. Priya Ranjan Sahu reports.
Batting for Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate, eminent lawyer and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Jethmalani on Wednesday said Modi would be the best choice for the post.
Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, who has announced a Rs. 110 crore development plan for Odisha’s Maoist affected Nuapada district, has urged chief minister Naveen Patnaik to properly secure the area before the implementation of the plan, Priya Ranjan Sahu reports.
Thousands of party workers and leaders greeted Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and gave him a rousing welcome in Odisha, where he arrived today on a two-day tour, police said.
Police on Saturday rescued the chairman of the ARSS Group Subash Agarwal and his cousin from Andhra Pradesh, hours after they were kidnapped from Odisha, an official said. Police have also arrested seven persons on suspicion of being involved in the kidnapping.
At least three people were arrested in Odisha's Sundergarh district on Tuesday for parading three women and an elderly man naked in a village for allegedly practising witchcraft, police said.
The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) on Saturday condemned the arrest of rights activist Dandapani Mohanty for his alleged involvement in Maoist activities, Priya Ranjan Sahu reports.
Odisha police on Friday arrested rights activist Dandapani Mohanty who had negotiated the release of an IAS officer and two Italians from Maoist captivity for alleged involvement in rebel activities.
Police in Odisha on Friday arrested social activist Dandapani Mohanty, negotiator for release of former Malkangiri collector R Vineel Krishna and two Italian citizens from Maoist captivity in 2011 and 2012 respectively, for his alleged involvement in Maoist activities. Priya Ranjan Sahu reports.
In the video-grabs obtained by HT, Sangram Mohapatra, a land officer, was seen mercilessly beating villagers opposing Posco’s plant with a long stick on February 3 (Sunday), when the district administration resumed its land acquisition in the wee hours of morning, Priya Ranjan Sahu reports.
Amid fierce protests, the Odisha government today resumed land acquisition for Korean steel major Posco's 12 million tonne per annum project in Jagatsinghpur district after more than a year. Priya Ranjan Sahu reports.