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Tag: Dana Majhi

Man Carries Daughter’s Dead Body
Dana Majhi Rerun! Man Carries Daughter’s Dead Body On Shoulders

Another Dana Majhi episode has unfolded, this time in one of the states bordering Odisha.

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Non-Descript Tag To Earning Infamy, Dana Majhi's Village Sees First Matriculate In His Daughter
Non-Descript Tag To Earning Infamy, Dana Majhi's Village Sees First Matriculate In His Daughter

At just a tender age of 12, she had to come face to face with the harsh reality of life when a heart-wrenching scene unfolded before her eyes as her father, Dana Majhi, walked 10 kilometres shouldering the body of her mother in 2016. However, five year fast forward, Majhi's elder girl Chandini has left behind the grimmer past and scripted success story by clearing the annual matriculation examination, the results of which were announced on Friday. 

What Happened to Dana Majhi, whose story of plight rattled a nation

Bhubaneswar/Bhawanipatna: Do you still remember Dana Majhi, who became a symbol of poverty & government apathy after he was forced to carry the body of his dead wife on his shoulders for nearly 12 kms some three years back? OTV team reached Dana Majhi’s village in Melghara under Thuamul Rampur of Kalahandi district to check […]

Mahaprayan Fails Again! Body Carried In Sling In Kalahandi

Kalahandi: In August 2016, Kalahandi hogged headlines after a man, Dana Majhi, walked for 10 kilometres with his wife’s corpse on his shoulder after being denied a hearse vehicle. Nothing seems to have changed for the people residing in the remote areas as cases of disrespect to the dead fail to die down even after […]

Cyclone Titli mismanagement: Man carries daughter’s body on shoulders after 'police snub'

Gajapati: The chinks in management of Cyclone Titli and subsequent flood by Odisha government were exposed once again after a man was found carrying the body of his daughter on shoulders for post-mortem for nearly 8 kms in Raygad block of Gajapati district. According to reports, Mukund Dora’s eight-year-old daughter had reportedly gone missing during […]

Remember Dana Majhi! His new motorcycle is breaking the internet  

Bhubaneswar: Dana Majhi, carrying the corpse of his wife on shoulders for miles, shook the conscience of humanity and defamed the state all over the world, not long ago. But a recent picture of the ‘poor’ tribal Kalahandi man reportedly riding a new motorcycle has taken the Internet by storm! An unconfirmed photo showing Dana […]

Assembly Ruckus
PM's statement triggers protest in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly today witnessed a protest against Narendra Modi’s alleged “anti-Odisha” remark with Congress questioning Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s silence on the issue and ruling BJD demanding an apology from the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister’s remark on Odisha’s poverty at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh continued to rock the Assembly for the […]

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Dharmendra Pradhan defends Modi’s remarks on poverty in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After the ruling-BJD and Congress in Odisha, slammed PM Narendra Modi’s comments on poverty in Odisha, Union Petroleum minister defended the remarks citing Nagada malnourishment deaths, Dana Majhi episode and Japanese Encephalitis deaths as examples. Are not these issues are proof of the level of poverty in Odisha? The union minister asked while addressing […]

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Another dead body carried on shoulders from hospital in Odisha

Pallahara: In another instance which is reminiscent of the Dana Majhi episode in Odisha, a man in Pallahara of Angul district reportedly carried the dead body of his 5-year old daughter to house. As per allegations, Gati Dhibar of Pechamundi village carried his daughter’s body on his shoulders from Pallahara hospital to his village.  According […]

2017 a year of challenges for Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar:  After managing to come out of the cobweb of confrontations and controversies in 2016, the Odisha government will set its feet on its fourth year of its fourth term in 2017. But some of the challenges it had encountered last year will chase like a shadow in 2017. Out of the major challenges the […]

Reflections on 2016, the year gone by

By Surya Narayan Pradhan Bhubaneswar: The Year 2016 ended after ups and downs, twists and turns and happenings which made Odisha as one of the trending topics in national as well as global media. Be it Dana Majhi of Kalahandi carrying wife’s body on his shoulders from the Bhawanipatna hospital due to denial of a […]

BJP to raise law and order, poor health services issues in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The BJP would raise the issues pertaining to law and order and deteriorating health services during the winter session of the State Assembly beginning tomorrow. “Our party would raise the law and order situation in Odisha which is now in a shambles. Among other issues, deteriorating health services resulting in the mass death of […]

Opposition seeks House committee probe into Dana Majhi case

Bhubaneswar: The opposition Congress and BJP on Saturday demanded the constitution of a House committee to probe the case of Dana Majhi, who walked about 10 km with his wife’s body on his shoulders after he was allegedly denied a hearse in Odisha. The demand of the opposition comes a day after the state government […]

Dharmendra flays Health Minister’s remark on Dana Majhi

Bhubaneswar: Taking a potshot at Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak over his statement on Dana Majhi carrying his wife’s dead body on shoulder, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the Minister’s statement in the House has revealed the unruliness of the ruling system in the State. In a social media, Pradhan said, “What kind of […]

Dana Majhi never sought help from hospital: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Rejecting allegation that Dana Majhi was denied a hearse by the authorities forcing him to carry his wife’s body on his shoulder for 10 km last month, Odisha government today told the Assembly he had never sought any help before leaving Bhawanipatna district headquarters hospital. Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak gave […]

Tribal woman’s body taken to home in trolley-rickshaw

Jajpur: Barely within a month of Dana Majhi carrying his wife’s body on shoulders from Kalahandi hospital due to denial of a hearse van to him, family members of a tribal woman, who died at the Jajpur District Headquarters hospital while undergoing treatment, took the body in a trolley-rickshaw to her village due to unavailability […]

This Overkill Won’t do Dana Majhi Any Good

By Sandeep Sahu From the dusty, tortuous roads of Kalahandi to an aircraft flying serenely 30, 000 feet above the ground, Dana Majhi has taken an incredible leap in three weeks. The man, who set off on a back-breaking trek back to his village located 60 kms away from Bhawanipatna with his dead wife’s body […]

Dana Majhi receives Rs 9 lakh donated by Bahrain PM

Dana Majhi, a resident of Melghar in Kalahandi district who grabbed headlines on national as well as international media in recent past for carrying his wife’s body on shoulders from the district headquarters hospital, today received a Rs 9 lakh bank cheque donated by Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at the Bahrain Embassy in New Delhi

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BJP to observe 'Lajja Diwas' today

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of BJP will observe ‘Lajja Diwas’ today as a mark of protest against State government’s apathy towards deceased home guard Sandeep Hati. The party will launch a signature campaign over the issue at Master Canteen square here. While informing about it at a press meet on Monday, party vice president Sameer […]

Sulabh comes to aid of man who walked 10 km with wife's body

Dana Majhi, who walked 10-km carrying his wife's body on his shoulder in Kalahandi district triggering a national uproar, today received a one time assistance of Rs 5 lakh from Sulabh International

Shocking! 108 ambulance leaves body midway after 7-yr-old girl dies

In yet another act of callousness, a 108 ambulance allegedly left a seven-year-old girl midway to the Malkangiri district hospital after the child died near Nayakguda today

Doctor asked Dana to remove wife's body: Daughter

Sandini Majhi, daughter of Dana Majhi, the tribal man who shot into international headlines after carrying the body of his wife on his shoulders for 10 km due to the non-availability of a hearse van, has said her mother asked her father not to throw her body anywhere else, but to cremate her in Melhghar, Dana's native village

Bhakta Das forced me to join rally: Dana Majhi

Bhawanipatna: For the Congress party, Dana Majhi, who hogged media headlines after carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders for 12 kilometres due to non availability of a hearse van, might have become a puppet to target Odisha government on the issue. But the tribal man, who lost his wife five days back and wanted […]

OTV impact: 'Mahaprayana' now a free service for poor

A day after OTV exposed the little known fact that the Mahaprayana scheme launched last Thursday is a ‘pay and use’ service irrespective of the financial background of the people, the Odisha government today made a hurried announcement that it will make necessary changes in the guidelines of the scheme to ensure that the poor and the distressed avail the scheme free of cost

Benefits of welfare schemes have not reached KBK people: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday alleged that the benefits of social welfare schemes launched by the State government never reached the people in the poverty stricken KBK region. Accusing the Odisha government of misappropriating funds meant for the development of tribal people, BJP’s Kuchinda MLA Rabi Narayan Naik, who led an eight-member […]

Odisha officials harassing man who carried wife's corpse: Complaint

A complaint has been filed against the District Collector and Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) of Kalahandi for allegedly harassing the tribal man who walked for 10 km with his wife's body on his shoulders after he was denied a hearse

Man shouldering wife’s body: Cong holds Melhghar Padyatra

Bhubaneswar: The Congress party organised a padyatra at the non-descript Melhghar village in Kalahandi district on Sunday to protest the ‘injustices’ done to the tribals in the region. “Through the padyatra we wanted to warn the Centre as well as the State government that no Dana Majhi like incident should recur in future. The people […]

Bahrain PM donates money to Dana Majhi and family

After international and national media published and telecast the ordeal of Dana Majhi, who carried his wife’s body for 12 km on shoulders from the Bhawanipatna Hospital to Shagada in Kalahandi, accompanied by his 12-year old daughter, Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has donated money through the Indian Embassy to Majhi and his family

"Did you kill your wife?" Collector asked Dana Majhi!

Bhubaneswar: Dana Majhi, the man who carried the body of his dead wife on his shoulders for 10 kilometres due to non-availability of a hearse van in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district two days ago, on Saturday alleged that the district Collector asked him whether he had killed his wife. The shocking statement of the Collector […]

Body on shoulder: Cong fact finding team in Dana's village

Bhawanipatna: With the incident of a man carrying his wife’s body on his shoulders for 10 kms on Wednesday having created national and international outrage, a six-member fact finding team of the Congress on Saturday visited the spot to enquire about the incident. According to sources, the fact finding team also participated in a road […]

Cong supporters gherao CDMO office, demand ex gratia for Majhi

Congress supporters today gheraoed the Chief District Medical Officer's (CDMO) office here today demanding Rs 10 lakh compensation for the family of Dana Majhi, who had to walk 10 km with his wife's body on the shoulders after he was allegedly denied a hearse