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Tag: Demonstration

Op-Ed: Hope dawns, aspirations seek fulfilment

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The tribal residents of more than 25 villages in Malkangiri’s Swabhiman area ( earlier known as cut-off area) recently staged a demonstration at Mudulipada demanding that it be declared a panchyat as it was more accessible to them. They also sought infrastructure development and livelihood opportunities in the area which has […]

Farmers protest in front of police stations across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Protesting the government’s attempt to prevent them from holding a mega convention at Lower PMG in Bhubaneswar on November 5, farmers on Thursday staged demonstration in front of police stations across the State. Protesting the action of the government, farmers today took out rallies raising slogans against the government and staged protests in front […]

Tension in village near Puri after body of 7-year-old boy found in drain

Puri: Tension erupted in Gopalpur village near Puri after body of a seven-year-old boy was recovered from a drain today. According to reports, the deceased Ganesh Nayak had gone to the market to buy some stuff but did not return home. Later, his body was found floating in a drain. Subsequently, agitating locals placed body […]

BJD leader attacked during petrol price hike demonstration

Bhubaneswar: Tension ran high at Lingipur under Dhauli police limits here after supporters of BJD member Rabi Patra staged road blockade protesting attack on their leader. The incident took place during a demonstration by BJD members in the area as part of the party’s state-wide strike today. Patra alleged that during the protest, members of […]

Panchayat Samiti Members’ Association to hold indefinite strike from Sept 4

Bhubaneswar: Protesting non-fulfilment of their demands, the State Panchayat Samiti Members’ Association is all set to hit the streets from September 4. The association announced the decision to start the indefinite strike during a press meet today in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, the Samiti members of the State have been demanding provision of special quarters […]

52 arrested for vandalism at Suraj Sponge Iron plant in Rajgangpur

  Sundergarh: The ongoing agitation of ‘Pathargadi Rudhibadi Manch’  took a violent turn on Monday after its members allegedly ransacked property inside Suraj Sponge Iron company premises in Rajgangpur. Alleging that the company illegally acquired land of their people, the protestors had staged a demonstration in front of the plant today. Later, the agitators ransacked […]

Students stage demonstration over fee hike at Ravenshaw University

Cuttack: Tension prevailed at Ravenshaw University after hundreds of students gheraoed the vice-chancellor’s office over exorbitant fee hike and other issues on Tuesday. According to sources, the protest was launched by the students under the aegis of Ravenshaw Chhatra Kriyanusthan Committee against several ‘arbitrary’ decisions taken by the authorities of the varsity. The students are […]

Wedding gift blast: CB officials reconstruct crime scene with accused Punjilal

  Bolangir: In a major development in the Patnagarh wedding gift blast case, the Crime Branch (CB) officials reconstructed the crime scene along with Punjilal Meher accused in Raipur. Punjilal was taken to Raipur where he showed a live demonstration of the crime plot right from his arrival in train and subsequently how he booked […]

Rama Devi students stage demonstration, block main road

Bhubaneswar: Traffic movement on the main road connecting Vani Vihar and Master Canteen was disrupted today after students of the Rama Devi (RD) Women’s University blocked road demanding retention of autonomous status for the varsity’s Plus-II and Plus-III colleges. Holding placards and shouting slogans, the students blocked the road by burning tyres. The students argued […]

Police-villagers face-off during protest against Kanas tehsildar

Puri: Tension prevailed during a protest by Kanas Nagarika Manch demanding immediate transfer of the tehsildar. According to reports, a scuffle ensued between the agitators and police after the former tried to storm into the tehsildar’s office by breaking security barricades that were put up by cops keeping in view the demonstration today. The Kanas […]

Brahmins intensify protest demanding Dama’s ouster from BJD

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed at Sishu Bhawan square here as Brahmana Mahasangha intensified its protest against sacked Minister Damodar Rout demanding his ouster from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for his derogatory remarks against Brahmin community. The Brahmins who also demanded unconditional apology from the former minister are scheduled to take the rally to his residence. In […]

Taxing Dissent! BMC to tax agitators for protesting

Bhubaneswar: In what could be seen, more than anything else, as a step to curb the voices of people, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has announced that people staging demonstration in Bhubaneswar will have to pay taxes henceforth. In a press meet held today, BMC Mayor Anant Narayan Jena informed that protestors sitting on ‘dharna’ […]

Villagers protest unscheduled power cuts in Balasore

Balasore:  Protesting unscheduled power cuts, locals along with some traders staged a demonstration in front of NESCO office at Gopalpur under Bahanaga block in Balasore district today. Nearly a hundred activists gheraoed the office and later sat on a dharna demanding a solution to the issue at the earliest. It is alleged that locals have […]

Patients suffer as Apollo Hospital staff stage demonstration

Bhubaneswar: Medical services have been partly affected following demonstration by employees at Apollo Hospital in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. Nearly 1,700 employees reportedly staged a dharna demanding hike in salary and bonus. According to employees, the hospital authorities had arbitrarily considerably reduced their bonus and have not increased the salary since long. The agitation by the […]

BJP youth wing protests violence during BJD Hartal

Bhubaneswar: Protesting violence during the BJD’s Hak Pain Hartal against fuel price hike on Monday, the BJP Yuva Morcha staged demonstration at various places across the state today. The party demanded immediate arrest of protestors involved in vandalism during the protest. “Activists of the ruling party beat up the public and even misbehaved with women […]

Odisha Mahila Congress stages demonstration against withdrawal of LPG subsidy

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Mahila Congress on Saturday staged a demonstration in front of the Raj Bhavan here against Central Government’s decision to withdraw LPG subsidy. The agitation was led by the Mahila Congress president Sasmita Behera, along with other members and workers of the party. The protest gradually stirred up after the members burnt the […]

BPUT Students stage demonstration in Cuttack

Cuttack: The students of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) today gathered under the banner of United BPUT Students’ Association and staged demonstration here at Press Chhak protesting irregularities in different by the institution. Alleging discrepancies in evaluation of answer papers, delay in publication of results and glitches in the institution’s website, the member students […]

Cuttack: BJP members protest ragging in colleges

Cuttack: Aiming to turn educational institutions of Cuttack into ragging free environment, State BJP staged demonstration at various college campuses highlighting the issue here on Tuesday. Many colleges including Emarti Devi Women’s College, Sailabala Women’s College and Indira Gandhi Women’s College witnessed picketing by the State BJP members. “Institutions campuses are a part of the […]

Gana Sikshyaks stage demo protesting pay cut in Balasore

Balaosore: Hundreds of mass education teachers (Gana Sikhyaks) today staged a demonstration in front of the DPC office here today protesting slash in their salary. Terming the decision of the government to cut their salaries as undemocratic, the teachers under the banner of Gana Sikhyaka Mahasangha sat on dharna demanding payback of the deductions. “In […]

Farmers’ death in MP triggers protest in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Activists of the Navnirman Krushak Sangathan (NKS), a farmers’ organisation, took to the streets today and staged a demonstration here at the Master Canteen Square protesting the death of five farmers in the Mandasaur district of Madhya Pradesh. The activists marched from Master Canteen to Lower PMG here shouting slogans against the Central government […]

Nursing students ransack Neelachal Medical College

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed at the Neelachal Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) here today as the B.Sc Nursing students ransacked property in protest of non-issuance of marksheet. Alleging inordinate delay on part of authorities in providing marksheet, the students staged a demonstration in the college. Later, the irate students ransacked the college notice board and smashed […]

Anti-liquor protest: BJP women activists stage demo; burn CM’s effigy

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed in the Nayapalli area of the capital city today when hundreds of women activists under the banner of BJP Mahila Morcha took to the streets protesting operation of a liquor shop near a government hospital and a school. As a mark of protest, they burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik […]

BJD’s agitation over kerosene quota reaches Sambalpur

Sambalpur: After Bhubaneswar and Berhampur, the ruling BJD will be staging a demonstration in front of the office of Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) here today, protesting slashing of State’s kerosene quota. Earlier on Tuesday, the party leaders including ministers, MLAs and other activists staged a dharna, led by Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Sanjay […]

BJD continues protest in Berhampur on Kerosene Quota Reduction

Berhampur: Protesting slashing of State’s kerosene quota by the Centre, members of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) staged a demonstration here on Tuesday. The protest, led by Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Sanjay Dasburma, was marked by rallies taken throughout the town showing placards against the decision. The ruling party will also stage protest, on […]

Ravenshaw row: BJP Yuva Morcha to demonstrate in front of all varsities today

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: In the wake of Ravenshaw VC’s resignation over student unrest in the campus, the youth wing of BJP will stage demonstration in front of all universities of the State, protesting against the alleged growing political interference in educational institutions. The saffron party alleged that BJD is directly interfering in the academic matter of varsity. […]