Following complaints by the land owners, the Saheed Nagar police sprang into action and arrested the accused who have been identified as Sukadev Martha and his brother Dukhishyam Martha from Jharpada area under Laxmisagar police limits in the smart city.
According to the report, the highest 4,030.78 acres of land belonging to Debottar Dhenkanal is under encroachment.
In order to resolve the dispute, a meeting between the residents of 35 Mouza and the other group was called today. However, the encroachers reportedly did not turn up for the meeting and hurled bombs in the village, locals alleged.
Cuttack: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist on Monday attempted self-immolation in front of the Tehsil Office in Narasinghpur under Cuttack district alleging inaction of the local administration against BJD MLA Debi Mishra for ‘encroaching’ government land. However, the self-immolation bid of the youth was foiled by security personnel present at the spot. As per […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Thursday unveiled Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligent System (BLUIS), a mobile based application to monitor illegal public land encroachment in Bhubaneswar municipal Corporation area. Under the 5T initiative, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launched 8 technology-driven solutions for General Administration & Public Grievance Department and Home Department to enhance public service delivery mechanism. […]
Angul: Locals of as many as three villages in Chhendipada area have levelled serious allegations of encroachment of public lift irrigation project land by Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) in Angul district. According to sources, the State government constructed a micro lift irrigation project in Parang adjacent to JSPL plant in 2002 after acquiring […]
Bhubaneswar: Nothing could be more inconceivable than the fact that even crematorium land in the capital city is being usurped by land mafia. Following allegations of encroachment of revenue and forest land, such usurpation of crematorium land by land sharks has raised many eyebrows. Within no time, private parties are erecting buildings on these encroached […]
Khurda: An eviction drive to free encroached land belonging to Puri Jagannath Temple began at Jatni in Khurda district today. In the first phase of the drive, eviction was carried out on at least three acres of encroached land at Chhanaghara-Kusmati area in Jatni. The eviction drive was jointly carried out by the temple administration, […]
Sundergarh: Another self-styled godman has been charged with illegally encroaching upon land to the tune of 100-acre in Bindujharia village under Lephripara block of Sundergarh district. Local villagers alleged that godman, Dola Baba of ‘Bindu Tapobhumi’ ashram has encroached upon 100-acre forest land in the name of opening an Ayurvedic hospital and has been carrying […]
Jharsuguda: After unilateral construction of dams across Mahanadi river, Chhattisgarh is now allegedly encroaching land in Odisha. Villagers of at least six gram panchayats in Jharsuguda district have alleged that the construction of rail line and buffer zone in the under construction plant of National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) at Lara on the Chhattisgarh-Odisha […]
By Sandeep Sahu Some time at the beginning of the 1990s, an acquaintance offered this author a piece of land near Bahai Bhavan, close to the already bustling CRPF Square, for Rs 10, 000. Even after making allowance for the fact that the ‘offer’ was made over two and a half decades ago, this was […]
Champua (Keonjhar): Acting on the directive of the Odisha High Court, the Keonjhar district administration and the police is all set to launch an eviction drive to free the government land encroached by Champua MLA Sanatan Mahakud on April 22. Informing this to the media in Wednesday, Keonjhar SP Kavita Jalan said the Odisha High […]
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today upheld its earlier ruling that had barred the general secretary of Odisha Olympic Association (OOA) Asirbad Behera from holding office till the next hearing scheduled on July 13. “It’s a continuation of the same order given by the Supreme Court in March. I will adhere to apex court’s order,” […]
Cuttack: In pursuance of the Supreme Court directive, the general secretary of Odisha Olympic Association (OOA) temporarily relinquished his charge at a special council meeting of the Association here today. According to the vice chairman of OOA, Pratap Satpathy, members of the council unanimously approved the decision to hand over the charge of general secretary […]
Puri: The district administration on Wednesday took possession of the 40-acre land in Gop tehsil of the district allegedly grabbed by Ranjana Gajbhiye, wife of suspended IPS officer and former Kendrapara SP Satish Gajbhiye. The action followed after she failed to comply with the government directive, which had instructed her to vacate the land within […]