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Tag: Dharna

Odisha Motor Vehicle Drivers Stage Protest Demanding Compensation, Insurance

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Odisha Motor Vehicle Drivers’ Association that include drivers, conductors helpers staged a Dharna at Baramunda Bus Terminal in Bhubaneswar demanding compensation for the losses suffered during the lockdown in last three months. Other demands of the association members include insurance coverage worth Rs 50 Lakh and recognition as employees of the […]

Tinder Couple In Rape-Blackmail Row: Accused Banker’s Family Gheraoes Police Station

Bhubaneswar: Two days after a private bank employee was arrested on charges of raping a lady lecturer, his mother and family members today staged dharna in front of Chandrasekharpur Police Station in Bhubaneswar accusing cops of being partial in their probe. The banker’s mother questioned under what grounds her son was put behind bars while […]

Denied postal ballot to cast votes, polling officials stage dharna in Odisha

Kendrapara: A group of polling officials staged a dharna in front of an EVM distribution centre in Kendrapara today after being allegedly denied postal ballot papers to exercise their franchise in the fourth-phase elections in Odisha which is slated to be held on April 29. The agitators also threatened not to receive EVMs if their issue […]

Teacher protest threatens smooth conduct of Matric exams

Bhubaneswar: Two days ahead of the Matriculation examination, block grant teachers under the aegis of the School College Teachers and Employees United Forum staged a dharna at lower PMG in Bhubaneswar today. Alleging failure of the State government to fulfil the promises on jobs regularisation, the teachers and employees forum has resorted to protests. Earlier […]

Nayagarh agitation
Agitators, police engage in pitched battle at Nayagarh Collectorate

Nayagarh: The Nayagarh Collectorate turned into a battle ground today after a violent clash between agitators and police. Some people were staging a dharna at the collectorate alleging deliberate attempts by local administration to harass Laxmiprasad sarpanch Soumya Ranjan Pradhan. Hundreds of men and women were staging protest and latter tried to enter the collectorate […]

Displaced families stage protest at Telengiri irrigation project site

Jeypore: A day before inauguration by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, displaced families of Telengiri irrigation project in Koraput district staged dharna near the project site today. Resentment among the displaced families has been growing as they alleged that while some of them have not been identified as displaced, others have not received compensation. The agitators […]

Police-lawyer spat: Crime Branch arrests two persons including Home Guard

Cuttack: A day after advocates in Cuttack intensified their agitation demanding immediate arrest of accused involved in the attack on a lawyer in Cuttack, the Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Tuesday night arrested two persons including Home Guard. The arrested duo, identified as Home Guard Kishore Jena and one Dilip Singh, was taken into […]

Chilika water aerodrome proposal: Protests by fishermen continue

Chilika: The agitation launched by the Chilika fishermen united forum in front of the Chilika Development Authority (CDA) office at Satapada entered its third day today. After taking out a protest rally, the fishermen sat on dharna in front of the CDA office opposing its unilateral actions and the proposed aerodrome project. They threatened that […]

Contractual staff of JK Paper Mills on dharna over job regularisation

Rayagada: More than 4,000 contractual labourers of JK Paper Mills started an indefinite dharna today demanding regularisation of jobs and increase in salary. The protestors staged demonstration in front of the company’s main gate to press for fulfilment of their 14-point charter of demands. As per reports, the workers decided to observe strike after a […]

Hundreds of villagers stage overnight dharna in front of Khandapada PS

Khandapada: Over 500 villagers have been sitting on dharna since last night in front of the Khandapada Police Station in Nayagarh district protesting arrest of ten persons including ruling-BJD’s block vice president. According to sources, residents, including women of Bodasa village walked for seven kms up to the Khandapada Police Station to lodge their protest […]

Farmers stage protest in front of Paradip refinery

Paradip: Farmers who have lost their land staged protest in front of Paradip oil refinery today demanding permanent jobs. In an overnight mass protest under the banner of ‘Jamihara Krushak Ekta Manch,’ the farmers and their family members staged demonstration in front of the refinery, holding utensils. According to sources, even though the protests began […]

Paradip Oil Refinery workers launch indefinite stir

Paradip: Over a hundred workers of the IOCL Paradip Oil Refinery unit today resorted to an indefinite dharna in front of main gate of the unit pressing for fulfillment of a 10-point charter of demands, including minimum wage of Rs 18,000 per month. Holding banners and black flags, the workers under the aegis of Paradip […]

vaccination programme may hit roadblock with NHM nurses threatening cease work

Bhubaneswar: The launching of vaccination programme for measles and rubella is likely to be marred tomorrow as contractual staff nurses appointed under the National Health Mission (NHM) have warned the government of cease work agitation for indefinite period demanding regularisation of job.   Hundreds of nurses who staged dharna at PMG square in Bhubaneswar demanding […]

Locals oppose grant of new liquor licence for shop in Cuttack

Cuttack: Tension ran high after scores of residents and members of Balu Bazaar Puja Committee on Monday staged a demonstration against administrative approvals for opening of a licenced foreign liquor shop in the locality. Resentment was brewing among locals as they questioned how licence was granted to open the liquor shop in the area which […]

Kunduli rape survivor's family lodges complaint against SCB authorities

Cuttack: Apprehending threat to the life of Kunduli gang rape survivor, her family members today lodged a complaint at Manglabag police station and demanded her immediate discharge from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. According to sources, after the survivor’s condition became stable and her clinical reports were found to be normal, the doctors […]

Activists stage dharna for High Court bench in Western Odisha

Cuttack: Various social organisations and political parties under the banner of ‘Paschim Odisha Nagarika Kriyanushtan Committee’ staged dharna near the Orissa High Court on Friday demanding setting of a bench in the western part of the State. During the agitation, a delegation  led by social worker and convener of the committee Bhagabat Prasad Nanda met […]

Newborn dies in Chandbali CHC, family alleges lack of oxygen, stages dharna

Bhadrak: Tension erupted at the Chandbali Community Health Centre (CHC) of Bhadrak district today after a newborn died allegedly due to lack of oxygen. The family members of the deceased staged a dharna on the premises of the health centre demanding compensation. As per the complaint, one Bimala Dash of Bhuinbruti Nuagaon  was admitted to […]

Odisha teachers' stir to continue as talks with govt fail

Bhubaneswar: Agitating primary teachers and Siksha Sahayaks have decided to continue their strike till the Odisha government issues a notification agreeing to their major demands. The decision to continue dharna came after repeated rounds of discussion with the government yielded no results. During a meeting with the School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra […]

BJD women wing demands rollback of LPG price hike

Bhubaneswar: Biju Mahila Janata Dal (BMJD), the women wing of the ruling-BJD today staged a dharna in front of Raj Bhavan protesting the recent hike in price of LPG by the Centre and demanded immediate rollback of the decision. The women activists of the regional party raised slogans against the Centre terming the move as […]

Cong's anti-liquor protest in Koraput enters second day

Jeypore: Demanding a complete ban on liquor in undivided Koraput district, Congress leader and Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati and his supporters continued their dharna for the second day in Borigumma today. Bahinipati along with party activists and locals staged the protest urging Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to announce a ban on liqour in undivided […]

Medicos on stir after patient's attendants manhandle SCB doctor

Cuttack: Students of SCB Medical College and Hospital here sat on a dharna in protest against an alleged attack by relatives of a patient on a doctor late last night. House surgeons and undergraduate students observed a cease work since wee hours today and demanded that the hospital authorities should take steps to ensure safety […]

Rift Strategy for Anganwadi workers! One group meets CM, calls off stir

Bhubaneswar: The agitation of Anganwadi workers took a new twist today with one group of the women activists declaring to have called off their stir while another group continuing to sit on dharna at the Lower PMG here. It is alleged that while one group linked with the ruling BJD’s trade union Biju Shramik Samukhya […]

Primary Teachers’ Association demands Central scheme salary

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Primary Teachers’ committee has threatened to stage dharna at lower PMG during the winter session of Assembly, demanding basic pay of Rs 9300 and grade pay of Rs 4200 as per the Central scheme. The committee alleged that around 21 States across the nation have adopted the Central scheme of salary for primary […]

BJD MLA's sister stages dharna for share in properties

Nayagarh: BJD MLA from Khandapada Anubhav Patnaik landed in trouble after his younger sister staged dharna today in front of his house demanding share in ancestral properties. His sister Abantika, who had married a person against the decision of her family, has a dispute with her brother over properties. She said she will continue the […]

Anganwadi workers stir to continue as talk with govt remains inconclusive

Bhubaneswar: The agitating Anganwadi workers, sitting on an indefinite dharna at Lower PMG since September 14 pressing for fulfilment of their various demands, decided to continue their stir after a meeting with the State Government on Tuesday remained inconclusive. Hundreds of Angawadi workers under the banner of All Odisha Anganwadi Ladies workers Association are staging […]

Campuses electrified, turn poll-ready for Students' Union election

Bhubaneswar: As most colleges and varsities of the state get set for the much-awaited Students’ union elections, some other campuses remain under the clouds over incidences of poll related violence. However, irrespective of disturbances, the process of nominations for elections will kick off tomorrow. While some colleges have already declared polls cancelled over tension, many […]

Pre-poll violence erupts on college campuses in Puri, Balasore

Puri/Balasore: Tension prevailed in Alarnath Vocational College at Brahmagiri after two groups of students clashed during election campaigning here on Monday. According to sources, two students of one group got critically injured in the fight after the rival group stabbed them with sharp weapons. Both of them are undergoing treatment at a hospital and their […]

Revenue clerks put stir on hold after govt assurance

Bhubaneswar: Clerical staff of Odisha Revenue department put their agitation on hold today following government assurance to look into their demands. The clerks have been protesting under the banner of Odisha Rajashwa Amala Sangha (ORAS) since August 11 demanding fulfilment of nine-point charter of demands which includes pay hike and abolition of contractual recruitment. Moreover, […]

Workers unrest at Kalinga Nagar Visa Steel plant

Jajpur: Workers of Visa Steel plant located in Kalinga Nagar this morning staged a dharna in front of the main gate opposing temporary closure of the plant. Later the agitators blocked the Jashipur-Danagadi road disrupting vehicular movement. They launched the agitation after Visa Steel plant authorities shut the unit citing shortage of raw materials and […]

Tanker drivers stage dharna demanding reinstatement of a driver

Paradip: As many as 500 tanker drivers transporting petrol, diesel and aviation fuel from Indian Oil Terminal here have staged dharna after a driver was expelled from his job. Irate over the act of the Oil Corporation, the tanker’s association has called a strike in protest and have demanded immediate reinstatement of the fired truck […]

Agitating dumper owners call off dharna in Paradip

Paradip: More than hundred dumper truck owners staging dharna in front of the Seaways Shipping and Logistics office here called off their agitation on Tuesday after getting assurance from the company. Demanding clearance of pending dues for the past six months, the truck owners had gheraoed the Seaways Shipping office following which a discussion was […]

Youth attempts suicide in police station, family stages dharna

Bhawanipatna: Family of a detained youth, relatives and locals staged a dharna in front of Kegaon police station in Kalahandi district today, demanding his safe release, after an alleged suicide attempt by him on Tuesday. The youth, identified as Dhananjaya Bag, a resident of Mahaling had been detained by police for interrogation on Sunday, suspecting […]

CBSE Class 12th results: Students, parents gherao CBSE office

Bhubaneswar: Parents and students of class XII CBSE Board from various schools in the city staged a dharna in front of the board office here today protesting discrepancies in declaration of results on Sunday. While some students complained of their results being kept withheld for no reason, others raised voice over faulty evaluation of answer […]

Water woes: Cuttack, Belpahar residents stage protest

Cuttack/Jharsuguda: Residents of Ward-48 here staged a dharna in front of the office of the Public Health Department (PHD) executive engineer today protesting water crisis. Shouting slogans the protesters demanded immediate supply of drinking water in their locality. In a similar incident, the residents of Ward-2 and 11 of Belpahar block in Jharsuguda district staged […]

BEd, CT degree holders serve 7-day ultimatum to govt

Bhubaneswar: Protesting government’s move to engage retired teachers through guest teacher’s scheme and lack of permanent appointments to fill vacant posts, unemployed BEd and Certificate in Teaching (CT) passouts today staged dharna in front of the State Assembly and gave a seven-day ultimatum to the government to issue notification for appointing them against the vacant […]

BYJD workers protest rejig, stage sit-in at party office

Bhubaneswar: Expressing resentment over the restructuring of Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD), some party workers staged dharna in front of the BJD headquarters here late last night. They alleged the decision to restructure the frontal wing of the party has been taken by some leaders without the knowledge of BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik. “Some in […]

Jajpur Strike
Jajpur lawyers withdraw agitation after assurance from Law Minister

Jajpur: The 18-day agitation of lawyers at Jajpur Road in the district was withdrawn today after receiving a written assurance from Law Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo. The advocates began the agitation on April 2 demanding establishment of Additional District Judge (ADJ) Court and Tehsil Office at Jajpur. It may be mentioned here that various women […]

Parents of stolen baby stage dharna at CDMO's office

Sambalpur : Parents of a newborn, who was allegedly stolen from a government hospital here last month, today staged a sit-in in front of the Chief District Medical Officer’s office demanding steps to get their baby back. I want my son who was stolen from the hospital. I am not going to leave this place […]

Bargarh Sugar Mill employee dies
Employee’s death ignites agitation at Bargarh Co-Op Sugar Mills

Bargarh: Tension over the death of an employee of Bargarh Cooperative Sugar Mills Ltd on its campus Sunday night during work continued for long. The other employees sat on dharna demanding compensation to the family of the deceased and security to the employees working in the organisation. The deceased was identified as Ramlal Gupta, a […]

Teachers boycott HSC paper evaluation midway in Soro
Teachers boycott HSC paper evaluation midway in Soro

Balasore: Evaluation of matriculation examination papers has stalled midway at Satyananda High School in Soro here due to the discontentment of the teachers. The teachers are staging a dharna in front of the school with their six-point charter of demands including hike in allowance for checking the papers. They have decided not to check the […]