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Posco gone, villages exposed to vagaries of nature

Jagatsinghpur: Once it was lush-green with luxuriant tree cover depicting an idyllic ambience. The thick forest with standing mangrove and casuarina cover was virtually a paradise for those evincing interest in eco-tourism. But that has become a thing of the past. The breathtaking greenery has disappeared from wetland spots in the periphery of Noliasahi, Gadakujang […]

Piyush Goyal
If one firm goes, others will come: Goyal on Posco's exit offer

Mumbai: Undeterred by Posco-India’s offer to return the land provided for its steel project in Odisha, Union Minister Piyush Goyal today said if one company pulls out, others will come in. “There are more and more opportunities in India and if one company chooses to pull out, others will come in,” Goyal said on the […]

Posco HRD Centre
Abandoned Posco building a grim reminder of derailed FDI

Paradip: A sprawling three-storey building with elegant designing backed up by plenty of open space dots the outskirts of Paradip Seaport Township. There is every reason for a casual visitor to mistake it to be an engineering college imparting B. Tech courses. The closure of this college for summer vacation may strike one’s minds at […]

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Trouble still persists for Anti-Posco activists as arrest fear haunts them

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s most protracted resistance movement against any industrial venture may have come to an end for all practical purpose with South Korean steelmakers calling it quits. But for those who had plunged into the anti-posco movement, trouble is far from over. Fear of ‘arrest’ and ‘languishing in jail’ hovers around them like Damocles sword. […]

Posco Loss
Life has turned a full circle for Posco project villagers

Bhubaneswar: With the scrapping of big-ticket Posco steel project, life has come full circle for people in the proposed project areas as they stoically recall the brief spell of opulence that had once come on their way from the land compensation sum. Shored up by land compensation doles, villagers who had given away their land […]

Posco confirms scrapping Odisha proj in letter to Industries deptt

Bhubaneswar: Posco authorities have asked the Odisha government to take back the 2,700 acre land acquired for setting up of a 12-million tonne (mt) steel mill in Paradip citing its failure to start work for the project, said Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra today. Informing newsmen on the letter sent by Posco, Mishra stated, “As […]

Joint Naval Exercise
Two-day joint naval exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ concludes at Paradip port

Bhubaneswar: A two-day joint naval exercise – Sagar Kavach – held in view of the coastal security, by the Indian Navy, Coast Guards and Odisha Police, concluded at the Paradip port today. Tripartite training regarding entry of intruders through coastal areas and security measures were included in the exercise. Importance was given on providing awareness […]

BJD on Dharmendra's allegations
BJD terms Union Oil Minister’s charges as 'false statements'

Bhubaneswar: In reply to the statements of Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan alleging the Odisha Government has violated the agreement signed in between Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and the State, BJD spokesperson Pratap Keshari Deb on Sunday said the charges made by Pradhan as well as the facts presented by him are false while […]

2 critical after under construction bridge slab collapses in Paradip

Paradip: At least two persons sustained critical injuries after a slab of an under-construction bridge over Paradip-Haridaspur railway line near Tikarapanga area at Bhutamundei collapsed here on Thursday morning. According to sources, the injured persons have been shifted to Cuttack. Some more people are believed to be trapped under the concrete rubble, sources added. Meanwhile, […]

Seaways Shipping GM murder: OSL chief’s nephew deposes before police

Paradip: After getting a summon to depose before the Paradip police by January 15, Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) chief Mahima Mishra’s nephew Chinmaya Mishra today reached the Paradip police station for quizzing regarding the murder of Seaways Shipping General Manager Mahendra Swain. Sources said Chinmaya is likely to be questioned on financial dealings of Mahima […]

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Petcoke transportation issue at Paradip port settled partially

Paradip: The petcoke transportation row at Pardip port today ended partially after the truck owners’ association agreed to allow 15 Hiwa trucks laden with petcokes for shipment. The truck owners’ association, which has been opposing transportation of petcoke in Hiwa truck from IOCL refinery to Paradip Port, relented after Additional Collector Biswajit Biswal intervened and […]

Seaways GM Murder: OSL DGM appears before Paradip Police

Paradip: Odisha Stevedores Limited DGM (Finance) Rabindra Dalei appeared before the Paradip police today in connection with the murder of Seaways Shipping general manager Mahendra Swain. The police are probing into the financial transaction of the OSL during the murder of Swain. On January 8, the Paradip police had served a notice to Dalei asking […]

Police serves notice to Mahima Mishra’s 2 sons, OSL accountant

Paradip: The Paradip police today issued notice to Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) Managing Director Mahimananda Mishra’s two sons and accountant of the company to appear before them in connection with the murder of Seaways Shipping general manager Mahendra Swain. The police asked Mishra’s sons Chandan and Charchit and OSL accountant Rabindra Dalei to appear at […]

Mahima Mishra questioned in Jalaram Transport firing case

Paradip: A joint team of Angul police, Paradip ASP and Paradip IIC carried out a marathon interrogation to industrialist Mahima Mishra in connection with the firing at Jalaram Transport in Angul on the last day of his remand period. Paradip police has already interrogated Mishra in Seaways Shipping GM Mahendra Swain’s murder case. He has […]

Coast Guard rescue 6 fishermen from mid-sea off Paradip coast

Bhubaneswar: The Coast Guard rescued six crew members of a fishing boat that had developed technical snag at sea about 80 nautical miles south of Paradip in Odisha, officials said today. The Coast Guard, Paradip was informed by the president of Odisha Marine Fish Producers Association about the boat ‘Om Mangala Maa’ with six crew […]

Seaways GM murder: Raid on Mahima Mishra’s house, wife grilled

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of the brutal murder of Mahendra Swain, General Manager of General Manager of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Private Limited (SSPL), a team of Paradip Police today raided the house of Mahima Mishra, Managing Director of Odisha Stevedores Ltd (OSL) for the second time and interrogated his wife Mala Mishra. Reports […]

Cyclone Vardha to trigger rainfall in coastal Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Rainfall is likely in some parts of south and north coastal districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours under the influence of Cyclone Vardha which intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm this morning, said the local Met officer in a release here today. According to the release, the cyclonic storm, formed over […]

Naveen Patnaik
Odisha to ensure grounding of investment plans: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Overwhelmed over the total investment intent of over Rs 2 lakh crore received during the recently concluded ‘Make in Odisha’ Conclave, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the state government will take steps to ensure grounding of these investments. “I am particularly pleased that the proposed investments have the potential to generate 1.4 lakh […]

Seaways GM murder: Cops search Mahima Mishra's Baramunda house

Bhubaneswar: Police raided the houses of industrialist Mahimananda Mishra at Baramunda here and Paradip simultaneously in the morning on Wednesday in connection with the murder of General Manager of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Private Limited (SSPL) Police were tipped off about the presence of Mishra in Bhubaneswar. “Ä team of police from Paradip searched his […]

Jan Dhan accounts flush with cash in Odisha

Kendrapara: The hitherto dormant Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts in nationalised banks have now sprung to life and are flush with cash in several parts of Odisha, thanks to demonetisation drive. The post offices are also witnessing sudden upsurge of deposits of scrapped notes with inoperative accounts being made operational by account holders […]

Congress split down the middle over Bapi Sarkhel

Paradip: The arrest of Congress leader Bapi Sarkehl in connection with the murder of Seaways Shipping Company GM Mahendra Swain has created ripple in the political circle with top party leaders giving mixed statements. After the arrest of Sarkhel, who had contested 2014 poll unsuccessfully from Paradip Assembly constituency on Congress ticket, hundreds of supporters […]

Supporters protest Bapi Sarkhel’s arrest

Paradip: Protesting the arrest of Congress leader Bapi Sarkhel, some of his supporters took to the streets at Kujang in Jagatsinghpur district today. Supporters of staged road blockade at Kunjang road by burning tyres. Later, they called off their stir after police intervention. Members of the Congress SC Cell also staged road blockade on the […]

Seaways manager murder: Mahima Mishra, 3 others move HC seeking anticipatory bail

Cuttack/Paradip: Apprehending police action, Orissa Stevedore Limited (OSL) managing director Mahimananda Mishra and three of his employees- OSL general manager Basant Kumar Bal, and two senior executives Subhas Acharya and Devi Tripathy- today filed petition in the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail in connection with the murder of Mahendra Swain, a senior manager of […]

OSL involved in Seaways GM murder: Police

Paradip: The police here on Thursday said that Orissa Stevedores Limited (OSL) is involved in the killing of Seaways Shipping General Manager Mahendra Swain. “From preliminary investigation it is observed that OSL hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Swain. Stevedoring rivalry at the Paradip port is suspected to be the main reason behind the murder of […]

Seaways manager murder: Special squad formed to nab assailants

Paradip: Taking serious note of the brutal killing of Mahendra Swain, General Manager of Seaways Shipping and Logistics Private Limited (SSPL) who was shot dead by two unidentified miscreants in the morning hours on October 26, police has formed five special teams to nab the assailants. Acting on the complaint by Rajkishore Swain, elder brother […]