Himansu Shekhar Rout

Himansu Shekhar Rout

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Himansu Shekhar Rout, working in the field of journalism for over two decades, has been writing on an array of topics --  politics, social issues, environment, wildlife, agriculture, industry, ...more

Himansu Shekhar Rout, working in the field of journalism for over two decades, has been writing on an array of topics --  politics, social issues, environment, wildlife, agriculture, industry, heritage, culture and crime. He is passionate about protection and conservation of environment, wildlife, wetlands, hills, archeological sites and promotion of life and livelihood of indigenous communities.

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Third phase polling in Odisha: Voters to decide fate of 64 LS, 383 MLA candidates
Third phase polling in Odisha: Voters to decide fate of 64 LS, 383 MLA candidates

Campaigning for the third phase of elections in Odisha ended on Thursday. On May 25, six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly seats will go to polls amid elaborate security arrangements with focus on sensitive booths....

BJD MLA Jitu Mitra joins BJP candidate Aparajita Sarangi's rally 
BJD MLA Jitu Mitra joins BJP candidate Aparajita Sarangi's rally 

In a surprising turn of events during the last day of campaigning for the third phase elections in Odisha, BJD MLA Jitu Mitra joined BJP candidate Aparajita Sarangi's rally in Khordha. Mitra, denied a BJD...

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik held hostage, should be freed: BJP
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik held hostage, should be freed: BJP

BJP leader Samir Mohanty claimed that Odisha's CM Naveen Patnaik is being held hostage, citing suspicious AI-generated videos featuring Patnaik. He also expressed concerns over 'bureaucratic control over governance.'

CM Naveen could not prove his allegations: BJP’s Aparajita Sarangi 
CM Naveen could not prove his allegations: BJP’s Aparajita Sarangi 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha seat, Aparajita Sarangi targeted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday again, saying, "The Chief Minister could not furnish evidence on the allegations brought against me...

BJP to form government in Odisha: Baijayant Panda at Mahila Samavesh in Kendrapara
BJP to form government in Odisha: Baijayant Panda at Mahila Samavesh in Kendrapara

BJP's National Vice President Baijayant Panda and candidate for Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat, announced at a Mahila Samavesh that the BJP is set to form the government in Odisha with an 'Odia Pua' as Chief...

Illegal and excess mining in Odisha: ED arrests company director 
Illegal and excess mining in Odisha: ED arrests company director 

Anand Kumar Agarwal, a director from Siddharth Sponge and Power Pvt Ltd, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in Bhubaneswar for illegal and excess mining in Odisha. The arrest occurred under the PMLA 2002 provisions...

Odisha Elections 2024: CM Naveen Patnaik holds roadshow in Bhubaneswar
Odisha Elections 2024: CM Naveen Patnaik holds roadshow in Bhubaneswar

Aboard a special bus, the Chief Minister exhorted people to vote for the party candidates. 

Why is Odisha CM Naveen silent on BJP’s prickly questions?
Why is Odisha CM Naveen silent on BJP’s prickly questions?

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has remained silent amid escalating attacks from BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, who questioned his governance on several scams and mismanagement. The BJP has...

Odisha students, guardians worried over 'delay in matric results'
Odisha students, guardians worried over 'delay in matric results'

In Odisha, the delay in publishing the results of the 2024 High School Certificate examination has caused concern among students and guardians. Despite assurances from the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha, that results would...

Naveen Patnaik-Aparajita Sarangi spat intensifies 
Naveen Patnaik-Aparajita Sarangi spat intensifies 

A war of words has escalated between Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and BJP MP Aparajita Sarangi over developmental issues in Bhubaneswar. While Patnaik has criticized Sarangi for obstructing projects, Sarangi has challenged him to a...

It's time for BJD government to go: Arun Govil
It's time for BJD government to go: Arun Govil

Arun Govil, the veteran actor famous for playing Lord Ram in the mega serial Ramayan and now a BJP candidate in the Meerut LS seat, campaigned in Odisha, asserting that it's time for the BJD...

Odisha Elections 2024: Heavy security arrangements in Bhubaneswar ahead of polling
Odisha Elections 2024: Heavy security arrangements in Bhubaneswar ahead of polling

Ahead of the third phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Odisha, including Bhubaneswar, heavy security measures are being put in place. Of a total 1132 polling booths, 145 are marked as sensitive in...

Patient in Odisha carried in sling as 'ambulance fails to access village'
Patient in Odisha carried in sling as 'ambulance fails to access village'

In Kashipur of Rayagada district, a patient was carried in a sling to a hospital because an ambulance couldn't reach the village due to poor road connectivity and no bridge over a creek.

MBA degree-holder arrested by Odisha Police for Rs 2 cr fraud
MBA degree-holder arrested by Odisha Police for Rs 2 cr fraud

An MBA degree holder was arrested by the Economic Offences Wing for committing Rs 2 crore fraud through a false LED monitor advertising scheme. Bimalananda Bhuyan and his wife defrauded over 100 individuals before fleeing....

Odisha youth’s unusual behaviour after dog bite leaves family in distress
Odisha youth’s unusual behaviour after dog bite leaves family in distress

A youth in Odisha's Rayagada district exhibited strange behaviour such as altered drinking habits and making weird noises after being bitten by a dog. Despite receiving an anti-rabies vaccine, his condition prompted further medical referral.

Four Odisha MLAs who quit BJD issued show-cause notices 
Four Odisha MLAs who quit BJD issued show-cause notices 

Four former BJD MLAs in Odisha were issued show-cause notices by the Speaker after defecting to BJP. They are required to respond to the notices by May 27, explaining as to why they should not...

OTV Cares: Free skill training begins to make economically backward women self-reliant 
OTV Cares: Free skill training begins to make economically backward women self-reliant 

OTV Cares, the CSR wing of Odisha Television Network, has launched a free tailoring training programme for economically disadvantaged women at Centurion University. The initiative supports 25 women with free accommodation and food with promises...

Khallikote murder: Victim's wife turns up to cast vote for ‘justice’
Khallikote murder: Victim's wife turns up to cast vote for ‘justice’

Concealing all the sorrows in her heart, the victim's wife and other family members came to polling booth-71 and exercised their franchise during the second phase of elections on Monday.

‘No water, No votes’: Senior BJD leader Debi Mishra heckled by villagers
‘No water, No votes’: Senior BJD leader Debi Mishra heckled by villagers

During an election campaign in Baramba, BJD candidate Debi Prasad Mishra was confronted by villagers protesting over inadequate drinking water supply, leading to a disruption of his campaign event.

Attack on BJP leader Pradeep Panigrahi sponsored by BJD? 
Attack on BJP leader Pradeep Panigrahi sponsored by BJD? 

BJP leader Pradeep Panigrahi accused the BJD of orchestrating the attack on him due to 'looming electoral debacle' in Hinjili and Aska seats. He suggested collusion between his attacker and the BJD, further referring to...

Himansu Shekhar Rout, working in the field of journalism for over two decades, has been writing on an array of topics --  politics, social issues, environment, wildlife, agriculture, industry, heritage, culture and crime. He is passionate about protection and conservation of environment, wildlife, wetlands, hills, archeological sites and promotion of life and livelihood of indigenous communities.

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