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Tag: Mahanga

Mahanga Sees Black Cloth Protest, BJP Demands Action Against Odisha Law Minister

Cuttack: State Law Minister and the BJD MLA from Mahanga, Pratap Jena faced strong opposition on Saturday during his visit to the area as hundreds of workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a sit-in outside Mahanga police station by covering their mouth with black cloth as a mark of protest. The protestors led […]

Mahanga Double Murder: Odisha Going Bengal Way, Law & Order Has Crumbled - Says Jay Panda
Mahanga Double Murder: Odisha Going Bengal Way, Law & Order Has Crumbled - Says Jay Panda

Cuttack: National Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda Wednesday visited Nrutanga village under Mahanga police station in Cuttack district to meet family members of slain BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral. Panda has demanded a proper investigation into the case and arrest of all the culprits involved in […]

Mahanga Double Murder: 1 More Accused Arrested, Count Reaches 6

Cuttack: Another accused has been arrested late on Wednesday night by the district police in connection with the brutal murder of former Mahanga Block Chairperson and BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his relative Dibyasingh Baral over political rivalry on Saturday evening. The accused identified as Chaitanya Sethi is the brother of prime accused Panchanan Sethi, […]

Kulamani Baral Murder: BJP, Congress Hit Streets Demanding Odisha Law Minister's Ouster

Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties in Odisha- BJP and Congress- on Tuesday staged demonstrations separately in protest against the brutal murder of two political leaders that took place at Mahanga in Cuttack district on Saturday. The protesters belonging to both the parties demanded the resignation of Law Minister and Mahanga MLA Pratap Jena, alleging his role in […]

BJP Leader Murder: 4 Including Prime Accused Detained

Cuttack: In a major breakthrough, police on Tuesday claimed to have detained four persons including the prime accused in connection with the brutal murder of Mahanga BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral. Sources said a team of Cuttack police (rural) are interrogating the detainees in an undisclosed location. Another special team continues […]

Odisha: 17 Political Murders In Recent Past But No Headway In Probe, Says MP Aparajita Sarangi

Bhubaneswar: In the backdrop of the recent ‘political murder’ of two BJP leaders in Mahanga of Cuttack district, party MP and national spokesperson Aparajita Sarangi on Monday lashed out at the BJD-led Odisha government for sitting mute even as the State witnessed several such political killings in the recent past. While condemning the brutal murder […]

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Murder Of BJP Leader: Minister Pratap Jena Accuses BJP Of Politicising Issue

Cuttack: Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena on Monday accused Opposition BJP of politicising the murder of party leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral in Mahanga area of Cuttack district. Soon after the murder of Baral on Saturday evening, his son Ramakant Baral, had lodged a complaint at the police station against 13 people, […]

Kulamani Murder: BJP To Hold Protest In All Blocks Of Cuttack Tomorrow

Cuttack: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced that it will stage demonstration in all blocks of Cuttack district tomorrow demanding immediate arrest of those involved in the murder of party leader Kulamani Baral and his associate. Informing the decision, Cuttack district President of BJP Prakash Behera has demanded Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s intervention […]

Odisha: Politics Hots Up Over BJP Leader's Murder

Bhubaneswar/Salipur: The brutal killing of BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh in Mahanga area of Cuttack district has triggered a political blame game with the Opposition BJP and Congress accusing the ruling BJD of unleashing such political violence in the State. The BJP, which lost its leader, has taken the matter very seriously […]

Odisha: BJP Leader Murdered In Cuttack's Salipur

Salipur: A local BJP leader was allegedly murdered by unidentified assailants here near Jankoti in Cuttack district on Saturday evening. The deceased identified as Kulamani Barala, BJP’s Mandal Prabhari of Salipur and former block chairman of Mahanga was returning to home on bike. Some miscreants reportedly attacked him near Jankoti with weapons leaving him critically […]

85% PMAY Beneficiaries In Odisha Are Bogus: BJP

Bhubaneswar: BJP in a press conference today levelled serious charges of corruption in implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in Odisha. BJP spokesperson Golak Mohapatra and partly leader Sarada Pradhan alleged that there are widespread irregularities in identification of beneficiaries in the Central Government’s flagship PMAY. As per their allegations no less than […]

Minor girl’s death sparks tension at Mahanga; family blames Odisha Health Minister

Cuttack: Tension ran high in Mahanga after locals staged a road blockade at Ostamula Chhak by placing the body of a minor girl who died yesterday due to alleged medical negligence. As per sources, the girl diagnosed with cancer, was undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical here since last few days. However, her family informed […]

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BJD's Sarat Kar targets Law Minister over 'unlawful activities'

Kendrapara: Senior BJD leader Sarat Kar on Monday slammed Law Minister Pratap Jena over the latter’s involvement in alleged “unlawful” activities. Refusing to reveal the details about the allegations, Kar stated that  party activists are stifled with the behavior and activities of the minister. “I tried to apprise party chief Naveen Patnaik about the same, […]

Mahanga Development Council head Sarada Pradhan to join BJP

Cuttack: Popular leader of Mahanga Assembly Constituency in Cuttack district, Sarada Pradhan will join BJP in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on February 2. With the joining, Mahanga Development Council headed by Pradhan will also dissolve within BJP. The State BJP at a press meet in Nischintkoili today informed about Pradhan’s joining. “Petroleum Minister […]

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False affidavit lands woman sarpanch in soup

Cuttack: A woman sarpanch of Gopalpur Panchayat under Mahanga block of Cuttack district has been charged with submitting false affidavit during the Panchayat elections held in February last year. Following the villagers’ complaints with the District Collector, a team has been constituted to probe into the matter. As per the allegation of some locals, the […]

Central team in Mahanga to probe PMAY irregularities

Cuttack: A four-member team of Union Panchayati Raj ministry arrived in Cuttack today to probe irregularities in Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) at Anandapur panchayat of Mahanga block of the district. According to sources, the team which includes chief investigating officer VS Rana has been sent by the Centre to look into misallocation of funds […]

Delayed action: 6 arrested in egg attack on Baijayant

Salipur: Barely four days after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik informed the State Assembly that no arrest has been made so far in only one out of 16 egg hurling incidents reported in Odisha in last six years, police arrested six persons for their alleged involvement in attack on MP Baijayant Panda in Mahanga on May […]

89 arrested in 16 egg hurling incidents, none so far in one case: CM in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Leaders of various political parties including the CM and Union Ministers have faced egg attacks 16 times in State in last three years, CM Naveen Patnaik informed the Assembly on Monday. Responding to a written question of BJP’s Dilip Ray, Patnaik said BJP ministers and leaders were targeted in three incidents while BJD leaders […]

Central team in Mahanga to probe PMAY irregularities

Salipur: A four-member team comprising officials of Ministry of Panchayati Raj today visited Mahanga in Cuttack district to probe into alleged irregularities in allocation of funds for construction of pucca houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). Acting on the directive of Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, the Chief Controller of Accounts sent […]

Attack on Baijayant: Case registered with Mahanga police

Salipur: Mahanga police today registered a case in connection with the attack on MP Baijayant Panda following a complaint lodged by a social activist of Jayarampur here in Cuttack district. Complainant Subhendra Nayak, who is also a former sarpanch, demanded thorough inquiry and strict action against all accused. He has, however, not named anybody in […]

Pratap Jena effigy burnt protesting water scarcity in Mahanga

Cuttack/Deogarh: Villagers at Lalitgiri in Mahanga Tehsil of Cuttack district staged a road blockade and burnt effigy of Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena protesting water scarcity in the area today. The villagers alleged that despite sanction of money from MP Baijayant Jay Panda’s MPLAD fund for construction of bore wells, the work has […]

Law Minister’s effigy burnt over ‘misinformation’ in poll affidavit

  Nrutanga: The effigy of Law minister Pratap Jena was burnt by locals in Nrutanga of Mahanga protesting discrepancies in his poll affidavit during the last general elections about a plot owned by his wife in Cuttack CDA. The protestors hit the road demanding immediate resignation of Jena and action against him for allegedly hiding […]

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Baijayant attack: BJP's Samir Mohanty questions police inaction

Bhubaneswar: Police inaction in the attack on Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda at Mahanga during an overhead water project inauguration has been fueling resentment among leaders cutting across party lines in the state. After Sajjan Sharma, BJP’s Samir Mohanty today questioned lack of action by the state government in the matter while BJD veteran Damodar Rout also […]

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Baijayant attack: BJP, Congress target Naveen

Bhubaneswar: The attack on MP Baijayant Panda two days ago in Mahanga during the inauguration of an overhead water project has steamed up the political atmosphere in the state as BJP and Odisha Congress today targeted Chief Minister and BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik. Both parties have questioned the CM why a case has not been […]

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No complaint, no case: police wash hands off Baijayant attack case

Cuttack: A day after stones and eggs were hurled at BJP MP Baijayant Panda at Mahanga, the Cuttack rural police today washed its hands off the matter saying no case has been registered in the matter as there was no complaint on the issue.  “Since we have not received any complaint till now, we have […]

Baijayant attack:  Condemnation later, blame game begins

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: A day after the attack on Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda during a visit to Jatiparilo village under Mahanga to inaugurate an overhead water tank, chief minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today ordered the party’s Cuttack observer to look into the case amid political mudslinging. The chief minister, who had maintained silence for long […]

Assault on Jay Panda Could Boomerang on BJD

Everything went along predictable lines. Supporters of Law minister and Mahanga MLA Pratap Jena made good their promise of assaulting Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda during his visit to the ‘enemy territory’ of Mahanga on Tuesday to inaugurate an overhead water tank built with his MPLAD funds. Panda too was as good as his word […]

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Political fraternity condemns attack on MP Baijayant Panda

Bhubaneswar: The political fraternity displayed strong support to Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda who was attacked by protesters during the inauguration of an overhead water tank project in Mahanga today. Despite inter party differences, leaders from major political parties condemned the attack on the MP who launched the water project amid hundreds of supporters. Within BJD, […]

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Undeterred by protest, Baijayant launches water project with supporters

Salipur: Amid protests, Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda today inaugurated an overhead water tank project in presence of hundred of his supporters at Jatiparilo village under Rahania Panchayat near Mahanga in Cuttack district. The project is one of the 52 ongoing drinking water projects in Kendrapara which will address the water scarcity problem in the area. […]

Rights panel pulls up cops for fettering suspect in police lockup

Bhubaneswar: Taking strong exception to a suspect being fettered in police custody, Odisha Human Rights Commission has ordered the Odisha director general of police for initiation of disciplinary proceedings against cops of a police station in Cuttack district. Human rights activist Biswapriya Kanungo had drawn the attention of the rights panel alleging that Mahanga police […]

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JE suspended for Mahanga MLA LAD fund fraud

Mahanga: The then junior engineer PK Rout of Mahanga has been suspended by the district collector for misappropriating MLA Local Area Development (LAD) funds. Rout is accused of misappropriating funds to the tune of Rs 50,000. Moreover, show-cause notices have been served on the assistant engineer and the Block Development Officer (BDO) in this regard. […]

Kendrapara MP reviews work on bulletproof museum at Mahanga

Cuttack: Senior BJD leader and Kendrpara MP Baijayant Panda on Wednesday reviewed the progress of construction work of the bulletproof museum at Mahanga block here. According to sources, arrangements have been made at the museum to keep the relic of Lord Buddha recovered from the famous Buddhist site of Lalitgiri. The Culture Ministry of the […]