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Tag: Bandh

Kandhamal witnesses spurt in Maoist activities after a brief lull
Kandhamal witnesses spurt in Maoist activities after a brief lull

In order to raise public sympathy, the ultras apologized to the people and family members of journalist Rohit Biswal who died in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast while trying to go near posters put up by Maoists on February 5, 2022.

Tribal group calls for ‘Bharat Bandh’, normal life affected in Malkangiri, Nabarangpur

Malkangiri/Nabarangpur: A 12-hour ‘Bharat Bandh’ has been called by the members of Samvidhan Banchao Sangharsh Samiti following which normal life has been affected in Malkangiri and Nabrangpur districts today. The protesting members of the outfit alleged that the tribals, minorities and economically backward groups have been largely ignored which is why they have called for […]

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Farmers call for Odisha bandh on February 21

Bhubaneswar: Farmers’ outfit – Naba Nirman Krushak Sanghathan (NNKS) has called for a state-wide bandh in Odisha on February 21 demanding price, prestige and pension. Addressing a press conference, Convenor of NNKS Akshay Kumar made the announcement today. “The government is taking away the basic rights from the farmers and which is why we have […]

Bandh observed in separate places across Odisha

Kalahandi/Dhenkanal: Normal life was thrown out of gear and vehicular traffic came to a grinding halt in Kalahandi, Dhenkanal and Bolangir on Tuesday following shut down in the districts over different issues. The Janmamati Surakshya Sangram Samiti today called for a 24-hour bandh in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district demanding distribution of land pattas for slum […]

BJP Yuva Morcha observes bandh in Boudh

Boudh: Normal life has been affected in Boudh district due to a dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the BJP Yuva Morcha today over three-point charter of demands. The activists were seen picketing on highways and in front of several government offices since early morning. One of their long standing demands has been recruitment of adequate staff […]

12-hour bandh called in Bhuban and Paikmal

Dhenkanal/Bargarh: A 12-hour bandh has been called by the members of Regional Development Committee in Bhuban area of Dhenkanal district over lack of adequate facilities at the Bhuban government hospital. The protesters have also demanded appointment of permanent doctors in the hospital. The Committee members have reportedly staged a road blockade on National Highway 53. […]

6-hr bandh paralyses normal life in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Normal life has been affected in the district due to a six-hour bandh called by BJP today over the State government’s delay in allotment of land for Indian Oil’s proposed polyester yarn unit in Bhadrak district. District BJP members have been observing the bandh from 6 AM to 12 PM to press for allotment […]

HC bench demand: Western Odisha MLAs meet CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar/ Cuttack: A day after Odisha government urged the agitating lawyers of western Odisha to end their cease-work agitation; a delegation comprising legislators from Western Odisha met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today and requested him to look into the demands of a permanent High Court bench in the region. The delegation however failed to meet […]

Bandh in Bamanghati over district status for western Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: Demanding district status for the western Mayurbhanj members of the Kriyanushthan Committee have been observing a dawn-to-dusk bandh in seven blocks of Bamanghati today. Members of the outfit were seen picketing on highways and in front of government offices from early this morning. Normal life came to a grinding halt at Bijatala, Rairangpur, Bisoi, […]

Strike for HC bench: Bank services paralysed in Bolangir

Bolangir: Common man has been the worst hit in Bolangir because of the strike observed by the lawyers’ association demanding establishment of permanent High Court bench in the district. Life has come to a standstill in Bolangir town as banks, post office, schools, colleges and government offices have been closed since December 24. According to […]

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Bandh over demand for district status to Dharmagarh

Kalahandi: Demanding district status to Dharamgarh members of   the Kriyanushthan Committee has been observing a dawn-to-dusk   bandh in six blocks of Dharmagarh today. Members of the outfit were seen picketing on highways and in front of government offices from early this morning. Normal life came to a grinding halt at Dharamgarh, Junagarh, Koksara, Jaipatna, Golamunda […]

Bandh observed in Turekela for district status to Kantabanji

Bolangir: Demanding district status to Kantabanji the Zilla Sangharsh Samiti has been observing a dawn-to-dusk bandh in Turekela today. Members of the outfit were seen picketing on highways and in front of several government offices from early morning today. Normal life came to a grinding halt in the district due to the shutdown. Markets, business […]

Demand for permanent High Court bench in Bolangir intensifies

Bolangir: The ongoing agitation for the establishment of a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in Bolangir has intensified as the Joint Action Committee and the District Bar Association have called for a shutdown till December 30. According to sources, the agitating members have called for closure of all offices, educational institutions and banks. The […]

House develops crater; locals observe Talcher bandh protesting mining woes

Talcher: Residents of the town today took to streets and called for a city-wide shutdown protesting mismanagement in mining operations after a house near the town police station suddenly developed a large crater on the floor triggering panic among the locals yesterday night. Hundreds of local residents blocked main roads in the town and staged […]

Bandh over HC bench: Protesters bar Bolangir Collector from entering his office

Bolangir: Intensifying their agitation for the third consecutive day demanding establishment of a permanent bench of Orissa High Court here, lawyers today stopped the district collector from entering his office. According to sources, district collector Arindam Dakua was scheduled to attend a video conference with Chief Secretary AP Padhi today but he had to return […]

12-hour Sindhekela bandh over demand of district status to Titlagarh

Titlagarh: A 12-hour bandh has been called by locals in Sindhekela today demanding block status to the sub-district and district status to Titlagarh. The bandh called by the traders’ association was joined by various groups and later a rally was conducted in the village following which all schools, banks and offices remained closed. According to […]

12-hr bandh cripples normal life in Konark

Konark: Vehicular traffic was affected and markets wore deserted look in Konark today as activists of BJP observed a 12-hour bandh protesting rape of a West Bengal woman. Tourists and commuters visiting Konark Sun Temple had a harrowing time due to the dawn-to-dusk shutdown. Activists of the saffron party blocked Konark-Puri, Konark-Bhubaneswar and Konark-Kakatpur roads […]

Relief for local devotees as entry norm relaxed at Puri Srimandir

Puri: After violence during the bandh called over newly introduced queue system of entry into Srimandir stalled the entire pilgrim town leading to law and order situation yesterday, the administration has now decided to relax the new arrangement and allow the entry of local devotees through three other gates- Hathidwara, Vyaghradwara and Ashwadwara apart from […]

Queue system at Srimandir: Shree Jagannath Sena resorts to violence during Puri bandh

Puri: Members of socio-cultural outfit Shree Jagannath Sena today staged violent protests while observing bandh in Puri over eight-point charter of demands including scrapping of newly implemented queue system at Puri Srimandir. According to sources, the protesters blocked road by burning tyres on Bada Danda and pelted stones at the residence of Puri Superintendent of […]

Dawn-to-dusk bandh in Mayurbhanj by JMM

Mayurbhanj: Demanding fulfilment of long standing three-point charter of demands, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) is observing a 12-hour bandh in Mayurbhanj district. The district lawyers’ body has also extended its support to the bandh. Mahesh Hembram, President of Odisha unit of JMM, stated, “The bandh is being observed to press for the establishment of […]

12-hr bandh in Salepur over administrative negligence in road construction

Cuttack: Several organisations in Salepur area of Cuttack district today resorted to dawn-to-dusk bandh pressing construction of the Cuttack-Chandbali road. Vehicular movement was affected while businesses and educational institutions were also hit as protesters staged pickets at several spots. Protesters alleged that despite regular demands for widening and renovation of road from Kuanpala Bus stand […]

Farmers observe 12-hour bandh over crop insurance

Bargarh: Normal life was hit in Bheden block of the district today after different farmer bodies observed a 12-hour bandh demanding immediate disbursal of crop insurances by the state government. The bandh that started at 6am has received support from various organizations including the Bheden’s citizen committee, traders association and social service committees. Similarly the […]

Normal life affected due to Jeypore bandh

Koraput: Normal life was hit in Jeypore constituency of the district today after members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) observed an 8-hour bandh demanding fulfillment of their demands. The protestors have been demanding National Advisory Council (NAC) recognition for Borigumma and to make Jeypore Hospital fully functional. Vehicular traffic was affected as small and […]

Bandh observed in Bolangir town demanding bypass

Bolangir: Shops and educational institutions in Bolangir town remained closed today as part of the two-day bandh being observed by several organisations including Congress and BJP. The Bolangir Joint Action Committee which called for the shutdown has been demanding construction of a bypass in view of recent road mishaps in the town. Members of the […]

Security beefed up as Maoists call for Jharkhand bandh

Bhubaneswar: In view of the bandh call given by Maoists in Jharkhand on last day of the Martyrs’ Week (Shahid Saptah) today, security has been tightened in bordering areas of Odisha. While combing operation conducted jointly by Odisha police and CRPF has been intensified in Bisra, Chandiposh, Topadihi and K. Balang area, more than 60 […]

BJP Yuva Morcha observes 12-hr bandh in Bhatli; normalcy hit

Bargarh: Normal life has been affected in Bhatli of Bargarh district today due to a dawn-to-dusk bandh being observed by members of the BJP Yuva Morcha protesting arrest of their leader Irashish Acharya. Acharya was arrested on Thursday in connection with a firing incident that took place on June 1. Following the bandh call, shops […]

Maoists bandh call affects normal life in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at different places in Malkangiri today after buses under the Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) kept off roads in view of the bandh call given by Maoists in the district. The red rebels have been opposing the Polavaram project and Gurupriya bridge and had put up posters […]

Maoists put up posters, block roads calling for support to bandh

Nabarangpur/Nuapada/Bhawanipatna: Posters and banners were put up by Maoists at different places calling for support to Odisha and Chhattisgarh bandh today. Posters were found at several places including on an under-construction chariot of Lord Jagannath in Raighar block of Nabarangpur district. In Kandhamal, posters were put up by the Bansadhara-Ghumusara Nagabali Division Committee last night […]

Traders observe 12-hour bandh in Athmallik

Angul: Demanding immediate arrest of the accused who robbed a businessman in Athmallik area of Angul yesterday, Traders’ Association members observed a 12-hour bandh in the town today. While shops and other business establishments have remained closed, vehicles have stayed off roads due to the protest. Normal life in the locality and its nearby areas […]

Strike demanding sub-division status for Banpur disrupts normal life

  Khurda: Normal life remained affected in Balugaon and Banpur blocks in the district today due to a six-hour bandh called by the Balugaon-Banpur-Chilika action committee demanding sub-division status for Banpur. As part of the strike, protesters were seen picketing at multiple locations even as government offices, private establishments and shops remained closed. However, vehicular […]

BJP observes 12-hour bandh demanding sub-division status for Soro

Balasore: Normal life has been affected at various places in Soro and Bahanaga blocks of Balasore district today due to a 12-hour dawn to dusk bandh being observed by BJP demanding sub-division status to Soro. Besides, Government and private offices, shops and other business establishments and educational institutions have remained closed due to the bandh. […]

Anti-Sterlite protest: DMK, allies call dawn-to-dusk bandh tomorrow

Chennai: The DMK and other opposition parties in Tamil Nadu have called for a dawn-to-dusk bandh tomorrow, condemning the police action against protesters in Tuticorin, in which 11 people lost their lives. The DMK had on Tuesday called for an all-party protest in all district headquarters on May 25 to condemn the police firing in […]

No Impact Of Bandh Called By Red Rebels In Four Districts

Phulbani: A 24-hour bandh call, given by the KKBN Division of CPI (Maoist) in four districts of the state including Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Boudh and Nayagarh turned out to be a damp squib today with virtually no impact on the ground. The bandh call by the outfit was meant to protest killing of five Maoists in […]

Maoists protest police encounter; call for Kandhamal bandh tomorrow

Phulbani: Making their presence felt once again in tribal-dominated Kandhamal district, Maoists today blocked the Baliguda-Kantamala road near Sudra village in  Baliguda area of the district by placing trees on the road. Vehicular movement on the road was abruptly disrupted due to the road blockade. Posters claiming to have been released by the KKBN Division […]

12-hour bandh observed in Nuapada demanding 4G services

  Nuapada: A 12-hour bandh was observed today in Nuapada’s Boden block demanding 4G services in the area. According to sources, the cellular company that provides services in the Left Wing Extremism-affected district doesn’t have 4G services. Hence, the locals staged a protest today demanding such services at the earliest. Sources informed that normal life […]

12-hour Angul bandh over failing medical services

Angul: Normal life was affected following a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the Angul Janajiban Suraksha Samiti in the district today. The outfit is observing the bandh to press for fulfillment of its four point charter of demands, including upgradation of the Angul District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) into a super speciality hospital. The other demands […]

Traders observe 12-hr bandh protesting growing crime rates in Balasore

Balasore: Protesting the spurt in crime incidents in Balasore town and the lack of security measures by police, the Trade Union Association Committee here is observing a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh from 6 am to 6 pm today. The association members informed that all the shops and other business establishments are closed. Normal life has been […]

Chemists call for strike against closure of 3 shops within MKCG hospital 

Berhampur: The Utkal Chemists and Druggists Association (UCDA) has called for a district wide bandh of all medicine shops in Ganjam  protesting  the closure of three medicine shops on the premises of MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. The association has asked all the chemists in the district to shut down their shops on […]

Normal life hit in Jharsuguda due to 12-hr bandh

Jharsuguda: Normal life has been paralysed in Jharsuguda town today due to a 12-hour bandh being observed by locals under aegis of the Hanuman Seva Samiti over relocation of the district headquarters hospital. Shops remained closed and vehicular traffic has been affected during the bandh. On the other hand, the district administration has tightened security […]

Congress observes Chitrakonda bandh

Chitrakonda: Congress activists led by former Nabarangpur MP Pradeep Majhi are observing a dawn-to-dusk bandh in Chitrakonda today and have staged dharna in front of the office of tehsildar demanding speedy redressal of their grievances related to issuance of caste certificate, land rights to forest dwellers and house plot to homeless tribals. Vehicular traffic in […]