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Rail Roko In Bhubaneswar As Left Parties Kick Off 6-Hr Odisha Bandh

Members of CPI, CPI (M), CPIM(L) and Forward Block resorted to road blockade and rail roko in different towns in Odisha. The protesters blocked the railway track at Bhubaneswar station disrupting train services.

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Left Parties Call For Odisha Bandh On July 15 Over Fuel Price Rise

Left parties called for a six-hour-long Odisha Bandh on July 15 in protest against the rising prices of fuel and other essential commodities

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Odisha Bandh: Bridegroom Returning After Wedding Detained Midway By Congress Picketers

Rourkela: The six-hour Odisha Bandh called by the Congress party on Monday against the steep fuel price hike in the country caused much inconvenience to a bridegroom who was returning to Rourkela with his newly-wed bride. As per reports, the groom was returning to Rourkela with the bride following the sloemnisation of marriage rituals in […]

Odisha Bandh Over Rising Fuel Prices A Success, Claims Congress; BJP, BJD Respond
Odisha Bandh Over Rising Fuel Prices A Success, Claims Congress; BJP, BJD Respond

Bhubaneswar: Holding Centre and State government accountable for rising petrol and diesel prices, the Odisha Congress workers on Monday observed a six-hour-long bandh from 7 AM to 1 PM and staged ‘rail roko’ agitation across the State demanding an immediate reduction in fuel rates. Claiming that the state-wide shutdown by the Congress was a big […]

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Odisha Bandh Effect: Outstation Candidates Miss RRB Exams

Jajpur: Hundreds of candidates who came from outside Odisha to appear the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) examinations at a centre near Cuttack were left stranded on NH-16 near Jaraka in the district as Congress workers blocked the road as a part of the State-wide strike to protest the steep hike in prices of fuel and […]

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Sporadic Violence Marks Odisha Bandh Over Fuel Price Hike

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha Congress claimed to have organised a peacefull bandh across the State, sporadic incidents of violence have been reported from different parts of the State. The party workers allegedly vandalised the furniture inside horticulture office at Astarang in Puri district. Tension erupted when police were trying to waylay the protesters while […]

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Odisha Bandh In Pictures

Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been disrupted in several parts of State due to bandh observed by the Odisha Congress in protest against the rising fuel prices. Vehicular communication and rail services have been affected as the protesters resorted to road and rail blockades at many places across the State. Commercial establishments have remained shut in […]

Odisha Bandh Cripples Normal Life
LIVE Updates: Odisha Bandh Cripples Normal Life

Bhubaneswar: Vehicular traffic has been disrupted in many parts of the State especially in the Capital city due to the six-hour Odisha bandh being observed by the State Congress in protest against the steep rise in prices of fuel and other essential commodities in the country. Sporadic Violence Marks Odisha Bandh Over Fuel Price Hike […]

Soaring Fuel Prices Set Odisha's Political Arena On Fire With Bandh Tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With the Congress calling for a State-wide bandh over the unabated rise in the prices of fuel tomorrow, the BJP and BJD too have jumped to the arena slinging allegations and counter-allegations over the situation. Holding BJP responsible for the skyrocketing fuel prices in the State and the country, the ruling BJD has targeted […]

Odisha Bandh: Private Buses To Stay Off-Road On Monday
Odisha Bandh: Private Buses To Stay Off-Road On Monday

Bhubaneswar: All private buses in the State will stay off-road from 6 am to 1 pm on Monday in view of the Odisha bandh called by State Congress protesting the fuel prices hike, said Private Bus Owners’ Association Treasurer Barada Acharya on Sunday. Speaking to media, Acharya said, “All private buses will stay off-road from […]

Odisha Schools To Remain Closed For Next Two Days
Odisha Schools To Remain Closed For Next Two Days: Minister Samir Dash

Bhubaneswar: In view of the Odisha bandh call given by State Congress party, the School and Mass Education Department has announced closure of the schools in the State on Monday. Informing about the decision, State SME Minister Samir Dash said, “Schools in Odisha will remain closed for the next two days – February 15 and […]

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Congress Calls For Odisha Bandh On February 15

Bhubaneswar: Protesting steep rise in the prices of petrol and diesel, the State unit of Congress on Tuesday announced to observe Odisha bandh on February 15, 2021. Addressing a press conference in Bhubaneswar, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik said that the party had no option than to call for the state-wide shutdown […]

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Communists Are Professional Agitators, Congress Agenda-less: Odisha BJP On Bharat Bandh

Bhubaneswar: Taking a dig at the Congress and the Communist Parties, senior BJP leader Prithviraj Harichandan today criticised the decision of the Congress to extend support to the nationwide bandh call by 10 Central trade unions (CTUs). While the trade unions claim to have resorted to shutdown over 14-point charter of demands including social security, […]

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Op-Ed: Naveen Government's Response to Farmers' Issues Inadequate

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Bandh organised by Naba Nirman Krushak Sangthan (NNKS), an umbrella body of farmers, was a reminder that everything is not fine with the state’s vast farming community, a major contributor to the economy. Significantly, the shut-down coincided with the ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) Chasi Mahasamavesh (mega farmers’ convention ) at Bargarh […]

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Odisha bandh: Farmers raise voice against govt for price, pension & prestige

Bhubaneswar: Lakhs of farmers under the aegis of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) are observing a 12-hour statewide shutdown in Odisha over their long-standing demands of price, pension and prestige. In Bhubaneswar, members of the NNKS staged protests near Patia-Nandankanan road early in the morning and blocked roads by burning tyres. Similar protests were also […]

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NNKS sticks to Odisha shutdown call despite govt's appeal

Bhubaneswar: Remaining firm in its decision, the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) today stated that it will not withdraw from its Odisha bandh call on February 21 even with the State government appealing to desist, amid concerns that the shutdown might affect students during their annual matric examinations beginning February 22. Addressing a presser, National […]

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Congress to observe Odisha Bandh for Mahanadi soon: OPCC president

Bhubaneswar: Congress will shortly call for a State-wide bandh for the cause of Mahanadi, informed Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Nirajan Patnaik on Saturday. Patnaik while addressing a presser today slammed both the Centre and ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led Odisha government for the Mahanadi water crisis. Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of […]

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Former Congress MLA from Pipili, son arrested

Puri: Police today arrested former Congress MLA from Pipili Judhisthir Samantaray and his son Priyabrat in connection with a clash between BJP and Congress workers that took place during Odisha bandh at Mangalapur area in Pipili on Wednesday. As per sources, a war of words ensued between the BJP and Congress workers during the bandh […]

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Odisha govt owes an answer for Kunduli girl's death: BJP

Bhubaneswar: While the 12-hour dawn to dusk bandh and hartal by the Opposition continues across the state throwing normal life out of gear, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) kept its arrow pointed towards the Odisha government blaming it for  Kunduli suicide and demanded resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The BJP accused the Naveen government […]

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Kunduli suicide: Maoists support Odisha bandh, demand transfer of top cops

Koraput: Amid the 12-hour Odisha bandh and protests by the Opposition across the state over the alleged suicide of Kunduli gang rape survivor, the Maoists today lent their support to the shutdown and have called for 48 hour bandh across the state. Releasing an audio tape, Aruna, secretary of the Srikakulam-Koraput division committee of CPI […]

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Bandh-hartal for Kunduli cause shuts down Odisha, normal life affected

Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been affected  in the state today due to a dawn to dusk bandh and hartal called by Opposition parties Congress and BJP protesting Kunduli suicide. While buses, auto-rickshaws and other vehicles stayed off roads, many trains like Bengaluru-Tinsukia Superfast Express, Sambalpur-Puri and Sambalpur-Rayagada Intercity Express trains were halted by the protesters […]

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BJD, Cong, BJP all set for October slugfest

Bhubaneswar: Though summer has bid us goodbye, come October, the political environment in Odisha is all set to smolder as all the three major political parties are out to launch an assault on each other on a host of issues. While the ruling-BJD will target the BJP-led central government with its ‘Padyatra;’ the Odisha BJP […]

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Odisha bandh total, claims Congress

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress today asserted that the dawn-to-dusk bandh observed by the party to protest against the inaction of State and Centre over the construction of dams and barrages by Chhattisgarh on the upstream of the Mahanadi river, was a complete success even as the BJD and BJP claimed that the shutdown was ‘impact-less.’. […]

Violence during bandh: Congress apologizes

Bhubaneswar: The State-wide bandh was also marked by instances of violence as Congress workers were seen manhandling people and setting vehicles on fire, leading the Congress State president to tender an apology at a post-bandh press meet. In Shastri Nagar area of Bhubaneswar, angry locals torched two motor-cycles and damaged several vehicles, police said. Reports […]