Tag: Agitation

Agitating lawyers burn effigies of Odisha CM

Cuttack: Despite the directive of the Orissa High Court to Crime Branch to complete its probe by November 9 into alleged police assault of lawyer Debi Prasad Patnaik in Cuttack that triggered the two-month-long agitation; advocates today intensified their stir and burnt effigies of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at different places across the State. Sticking […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Satkosia villagers tag Sundari 'man-eater'; take vengeance on police, foresters

Angul: After a resident of Tainsi village was allegedly killed by tigress ‘Sundari’, tension prevailed near Kanjara Mundasahi on the Angul-Sambalpur National Highway-55 today. The villagers torched a police vehicle and pelted stones at police and senior government officials demanding compensation for family of the deceased and relocation of tigress Sundari. As per reports, Angul […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Teachers’ Day celebrated even as block grant teachers observe 'black day’

Bhubaneswar: Schools across the state wore a festive look as students teamed up to host a number of activities and make their teachers feel special on occasion of Teacher’s Day even as a section of block grant teachers decided to observe the day as ‘Black Day’. At some schools, teachers were offered prayers with flowers […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Non-medico health staff threaten stir from Sept 10

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Swasthya Mission Parichalana Karmachari Sangha has threatened to launch an agitation from September 10 demanding pay hike and regularisation of jobs. The stir will affect 52 services in the State, threatened the association members who are demanding fulfilment of their six-point charter of demands. The demands include regularisation of jobs, formation of […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Orissa High Court lawyers to intensify strike

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court Bar Association, which has been demanding arrest of a police officer who allegedly assaulted one of their colleagues, has decided to intensify its agitation. According to sources, in a unanimous decision, the association has decided to close every government office in Cuttack from tomorrow as a mark of protest, said […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Hassles in procurement forcing Odisha farmers to sell paddy in neighbouring states

Bhubaneswar: Farmers in Odisha are opting to sell their paddy in neighbouring states as delay in opening of mandis and alleged harassment by rice millers have made the paddy procurement process cumbersome. According to sources, as mandis did not open, farmers in Bahalda of Mayurbhanj and Jaleswar, Bhogarai and Basta of Balasore districts are selling […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Kudumi Sena members launch protest demanding ST status

Bhubaneswar: Demanding scheduled tribe status for their community, hundreds of Kudumi Sena members staged protest in Bhubaneswar today. The agitating members took out a rally from Master Canteen Chhak to Lower PMG urging the State government to forward their request to the Centre. While trying to gherao Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s residence, the protesters clashed […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Odisha teachers to continue agitation; threaten to resign en masse

Bhubaneswar: An inter-ministerial committee meeting held today to address the issues of agitating teachers ended inconclusively following which the protestors said that they will intensify their agitation and threatened to resign en masse. According to sources, while the State government sought 3 months time to resolve the issue, the agitating teachers said they want a […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Demand for HC bench: Western Odisha lawyers to stage 3-day economic blockade

Sambalpur: Intensifying their demand for the establishment of a permanent High Court Bench in western Odisha, the agitating lawyers will begin a 3-day long economic blockade from today. According to sources, the lawyers will stop all the vehicles carrying raw materials like coal, cement, rod and sand to various industrial institutions in the four districts, […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Rail passengers demand halt of express trains at Bamur station

Angul: Locals and members of various social welfare organisations today staged a ‘rail roko’ protest at Bamur railway station in the district demanding halt of two express trains at the station. According to sources, members of Railway Users Consultative Committee and residents of local areas staged the agitation demanding the railway authorities to halt Puri-Sambalpur […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Chilika fishermen threaten to launch disobedience stir

Puri: Fishermen under the aegis of Chilika Matsyajibee Sangha staged a mass demonstration today and threatened to launch disobedience stir alleging callousness of the administration. The association rued that despite repeated requests to the government to resolve the issues faced by the fishermen community; their demands are yet to be fulfilled. The fishermen alleged that […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Outsourced workers at SCB Medical launch ceasework agitation

Cuttack: Healthcare services were affected at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today after outsourced workers launched a ceasework agitation demanding permanent employment for more than 130 employees. “Our demand is for same wages for same work, permanent employment for those who have worked for 7 years and more, and provision of facilities similar […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Farmer attempts suicide before Bargarh Collectorate

Bargarh: A farmer, on agitation before the Bargarh District Collectorate today attempted suicide by consuming poison. The incident occurred when hundreds of farmers including the victim – Akur Bishi of Kanbar village under Barpali block were  staging an agitation demanding compensation for crop loss. Alleging that paddy crop in many areas of the block has […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Students protest lack of practice ground, poor infrastructure

Bhubaneswar: Students of the Government College of Physical Education (GCPE) here staged a demonstration before the Sports & Youth Services Department on Tuesday demanding better infrastructure and academic facilities. Raising slogans against lack of practice grounds, hostel facilities and shortage of teachers, the students rued the delay in construction of their new hostel building. The […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Kunduli case: Congress to launch state-wide agitation from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Alleging sheer negligence in the investigation of Kunduli gang rape and suicide case, the Congress party is all set to corner Odisha government by launching a state-wide agitation in a phased manner from tomorrow. At a press meet in Bhubaneswar, Congress MLA and party’s Dalit cell chief Krushna Sagaria on Sunday informed that the […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021