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Odisha: 40 Tribal Families Beaten Up, Forced To Vacate Forest Land In Nabarangpur

Around 40 tribal families residing in a forest on Kalahandi-Nabarangpur border were allegedly beaten up and looted by a group of people from the neighbouring village in the district.

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Odisha: Group Clash Over Forest Land Dispute Leaves Over 20 Injured

Nabarangpur: More than 20 people including a forest guard suffered injuries after a clash erupted between village groups over a dispute pertaining to forest land in Kosagumuda area of the district. The brawl occured near Ghadadhanua village during a public meeting of locals from several nearby villages and forest office staff. As per sources, plantation […]

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Land Grab In Bhubaneswar: Crime Branch Seeks More Time From Lokayukta For Probe

Bhubaneswar: Even after almost five years, Odisha Police Crime Branch is yet to make any tangible headway in the sensational Ghangapatna land grab. Though it was alleged that valuable government land was usurped by several influential people and leaders of the ruling party in connivance with government officials, the investigating agency is yet to nab […]

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Op-Ed: The Development Versus Environment Debate

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: If newspaper reports are to be believed Odisha government had diverted more than 14,475 hectares of forest land for mining purposes in the last one decade. The mineral-rich Keonjhar and Sunergarh districts accounted for the bulk of this land. Though compensatory afforestation is taken up through Campa fund it can never […]

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OTV Impact: Forest land cleared of encroachments in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: Encroachments of almost two acre of forest land at Mousudha village under Chandbali Tehsil in the district were cleared off on Saturday following the telecast of a report by OTV recently. According to sources, some influential people had encroached more than two acre of forest land by erecting barbed wire around the land. After […]

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Is KISS conspiring to usurp 10-acre forest land?

Bhubaneswar: The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) is allegedly plotting a conspiracy to take over 10 acre of forest land situated at Pathargadia area of Bhubaneswar. There have been reports that the institute authorities have also tried to suppress the voice of people who protested the move. KISS is eying the forest land situated […]

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NGT notice to KIIT, KIMS over Forest land encroachment issue

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Wednesday, issued notice to Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) here for allegedly encroaching upon forest land in the city. The Green panel has also asked the chief secretary to reply in the matter. The court was hearing a petition filed […]

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NGT directs Odisha govt to evict KIIT, KISS from forest land

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Odisha government to evict Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences from the 18 acre of encroached forest land at Pathargadia area of Bhubaneswar and bring it under its possession. Hearing a PIL filed by Human Rights activist Subash Mohaptra, the […]