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Tag: Paika Bidroha

Demand for 1st War of Independence status to Paika Bidroha
Demand For 'First War of Independence' Status To 'Paika Bidroha' Grows

Demanding status of First War of Independence to Paika Bidroha, hundreds of Paikas on Friday took out a massive march in Bhubaneswar. 

Demand For ‘First War Of Independence’ Tag To ‘Paika Bidroha’ Goes Louder
Demand For ‘First War Of Independence’ Tag To ‘Paika Bidroha’ Goes Louder

Protesting against the Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy’s statement on ‘Paika Bidroha’ or ‘Paika Rebellion’, terming it not the first war of Independence, hundreds of members of various Paika organizations took out a procession on Wednesday. 

Odisha Assembly Passes Move Demanding ‘First War Of Independence’ Tag To Paika Bidroha
Odisha Assembly Passes Move Demanding ‘First War Of Independence’ Tag To Paika Bidroha

The ‘Paika Bidroha’, which took place 40 years before the 1857 Sepoy Uprising, involved peasants who fought the British after their economic structure was challenged.

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Union Culture Minister writes to CM Naveen for Paika Bidroha Memorial

Bhubaneswar: Union Culture Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma today wrote to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Utkal varsity Vice-Chancellor for establishment of Paika Bidroha Memorial in Khurda and setting up a Paika Bidroha Chair at the premier University in Bhubaneswar respectively. In the letter to CM Naveen, Sharma has urged him to identify a suitable […]

Throwback 2017: Controversies that kept hounding Odisha

By Devbrat Patnaik The year 2017, undoubtedly, was mired in controversies from the beginning of the year. Every sunrise brought with it a new issue that snowballed and made people create a lot of hullabaloo. Surprising, each of it is gaining more steam to make the year ahead more murkier. With the sun setting into the […]

Odisha CM pays tribute to Jayee Rajguru as freedom fighter, Dama refuses to agree

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today paid tributes to Jayee Rajguru on his death anniversary, stating him as a freedom fighter and a martyr but Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout stood firm on his earlier claim that Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter. “Homage to great revolutionary & freedom fighter Saheed Jayee Rajguru on death […]

Puri Gajapati disapproves of Dama's comments on Jayee Rajguru

Bhubaneswar: Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb today disapproved of Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout’s claim that Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter. The Gajapati reiterated his earlier statement and said, “Paika Bidroha was launched under the leadership of Jayee Rajguru in 1804. It was taken forward by Buxi Jagabandhu and spread further. Therefore, the initial […]

Under fire for comments on Jayee Rajguru, Dama targets Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: A day  after claiming that Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter, Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today defended himself questioning why Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan celebrated 200 years of the Paika Bidroha (Rebellion) in 2017, while Rajguru had fought the Britishers in 1804. “Paika Bidroha, the first freedom struggle, had taken place in 1817 […]

Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout, who was in the eye of a storm for his derogatory ‘Anganwadi’ remarks recently, has once against courted controversy by saying that Jayee Rajguru was not a freedom fighter. While addressing the Khurda Lok Mahotsav last evening, Rout said Paika Bidroha, the first war of independence […]

First war of independence tag to Odisha's 'Paika Bidroha' faces resistance

Bhubaneswar/Thiruvananthapuram: A section of historians in Kerala today disputed the Centre’s move to announce Odisha’s 1817 Paika rebellion as the “First War of Independence,” saying various uprisings against foreign powers had occurred in the southern state much before it, but never got due recognition. They said the coastal state had witnessed a number of minor […]

'Paika Bidroha' to be mentioned as First War of Independence: HRD minister

Bhubaneswar: The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that the 1817 Paika rebellion or ‘Paika Bidroha’ would find a place in history books as the First War of Indian Independence. “Odisha’s Paika rebellion will find a place as the First War of Independence in the 2018 history books and include […]

Odisha to spend Rs 50 cr to preserve memories of Paika Bidroha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to spend an estimated Rs 50 crore for preserving memories of “Paika Bidroha” (Pika rebellion) on the occasion of its bicentenary, Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda said today. After attending a preparatory meeting in this regard, Panda said Oil-paintings on the Paika Rebellion will be drawn at the […]

President to inaugurate Paika rebellion commemoration day today

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a function in New Delhi to commemorate 200th year celebration of Paika Rebellion of Khurda today. The President is scheduled to felicitate 150 Paika descendants at the function to be held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. Meanwhile, politics over the Paika Rebellion has intensified after the State […]

Declare Odisha's Paika Bidroha as first War of Independence in India: State Government

Bhubaneswar: In a special cabinet meeting the State government has proposed for the Centre to declare ‘Paika Bidroha’ as the first War of Independence in the history of India. The meeting was held today in presence of Culture minister Ashok Panda, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and Development Commissioner R Balakrishnan on the occasion of […]

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Freedom fighter’s grandson yet to be traced

Bhubaneswar: The grandson of freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda, who came to Bhubaneswar for felicitation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Raj Bhavan on April 16, is yet to reach his home in Jeypore of Koraput district. Three of the four family members of Indira Panda, including the grandson Babula, went to the Bhubaneswar […]

Naveen lends help to freedom fighter’s kin stranded without money

Bhubaneswar: CM Naveen Patnaik today ordered the Balasore Collector to assist freedom fighter Laxmi Indira Panda’s daughter-in-law Sujata Panda in returning home when she boarded wrong train and got stranded after attending PM Modi’s felicitation ceremony in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, Sujata who had to go to Jeypore boarded a wrong train to Balasore. She […]

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Virtual museums to be set up in 50 places: PM

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said virtual museums would be set up at 50 places in the country to highlight the “significant” role of the tribals in the freedom struggle. Felicitating family members of 16 freedom fighters, who fought in the 1817 Paika rebellion in Odisha against the British rule, Modi said, “Unfortunately, the […]

BJP National Executive Meet: Saffron party to play Paika card

Bhubaneswar: While buck-passing and war of words continue between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and with Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ahead of the former’s national executive meeting in the State, the saffron party is now playing a different ball game to owe voters with the inclusion of the great Paika rebellion on its agenda for the two-day meet. Prime Minister […]

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'Paika Bidroha' bicentenary: Govt demands train to be named after Bakshi Jagabandhu

Khurda: The State government has demanded a special train to be named after the renowned freedom fighter Bakshi Jagabandhu to mark the bicentennial celebrations of ‘Paika Rebellion’- an armed uprising against the British East India Company in Odisha. Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the celebrations here on Wednesday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “On […]