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I Welcome Democratic Protests, Not What Happened On Nov 25; Says Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi
I Welcome Democratic Protests, Not What Happened On Nov 25; Says Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi

Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi added, “Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik is the legislative head of the State and it is his duty to protect an elected representative of people. Today I think he is doing his duty,” she said while taking a veiled dig at the administration’s failure in preventing the spate of attacks on her recently.

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Rising Cooking Gas Price: BJD Launches 3-Day Protest

The ruling-BJD on Monday began its 3 days state wide protest against rising LPG and fuel prices.

BJD To Hold Protest Against Cooking Gas Cylinder Price Hike
BJD To Hold Protest Against Cooking Gas Cylinder Price Hike

“The central government has been claiming that the use of cylinder has increased by 98 percent. But the National Family Health Survey report says the increase is only 20 per cent which is a normal process,” Chandbali MLA Byomakesh Ray said.

Junior Teacher Aspirants Demand Recruitment
Junior Teacher Aspirants Demand Filling Up Of Vacant Posts, Continue Overnight Stir

Members of the Odisha Junior Teacher Aspirants' Association (OJTAA) continued the stir on Thursday demanding immediate filling up of vacant junior teacher posts in the State

Disengaged Women COVID Care Workers Adamant On Re-Employment, Govt Yet To Take Call

Bhubaneswar: Six days on, disengaged female health care workers earlier posted at different COVID Care Centres (CCCs) and COVID Care Homes (CCHs) continue to stage their demands for regularisation of their jobs and payment of pending salaries. But the government is yet to take a call on the matter. Hundreds of such health care workers […]

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Odisha: Two KM-Long Human Chain At Kendrapara To Protest Proposed Drinking Water Project

Kendrapara: More than 2000 locals formed a massive two kilometre-long human chain at Rajkanika in the district to protest the proposed mega drinking water project on river Kharashrota near Barigada village, on Monday morning. The project, villagers fear, would not only result in the drying up of the riverbed, but it would also deprive irrigation […]

Odisha: Suktel Project Panel Faces Stern Opposition

Bolangir: A high-level committee headed by Jyotirmaya Rath, Chief Engineer of the State Water Resource Department faced stiff protest from locals displaced for Suktel Irrigation Project here on Wednesday. As per reports, the committee which had Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation Director, Rajendra Patnaik as its member, was at the project site to oversee the restart […]

Illegal Sale Of Liquor: Women Launch Protest Rally In Balasore

Balasore: Protesting the alleged illegal sale of liquor and inaction by police and district administration, women of Baunsabania panchayat under Oupada block of Balasore district organised a protest rally. Shouting slogan like ‘Jiban Chanhu, Mada Nuhen’, hundreds of women of the panchayat took out the protest rally from Dakhina Kuanrpur to Gobardhanpur. They alleged that […]

Students At Utkal University Protest Police Excess On OTV Journalist

Bhubaneswar: Student groups at Utkal University here on Friday condemned the forcible pick up of OTV’s Senior Journalist Ramesh Rath by police and staged a protest over the incident in front of the university gate. Agitating students displayed placards and raised slogans in support of OTV and condemned the government for their intentional assault against […]

Nabarangpur: Laid-off Health Workers Stage Protest

Nabrangpur: As many as 196 contractual health workers in Nabarangpur staged a dharna in front of the Collector’s office on Tuesday over their termination from work in the middle of their official tenure. They demanded that the district administration should reengage and allow them complete their full tenure. According to reports, following the Covid-19 pandemic, […]

Unique Protest: Servitors Beat Gongs, Ring Bells Urging Odisha Govt To Reopen Temples

Bhubaneswar: In a unique protest, servitors and many devotees across the State beat gongs, rang bells and blew conchs on Wednesday urging the Odisha government to reopen the temple with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The protest, which was called by Odisha Mandira Sebayat Sangha (OMSS), witnessed participation of servitors and devotees at major religious places […]

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Servitors Turn Heat On Govt To Reopen Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri: Sevayats of Lord Jagannath Temple in the holy town on Tuesday staged a protest alleging Odisha government of not showing any sincerity in opening the 12th-century shrine for devotees. The servitors argued that despite the Centre allowing relaxations for reopening of religious shrines in a restricted manner under the unlocking process, the State Government […]

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Amid Protests State Government To Introduce Universites Bill

Bhubaneswar: The contentious Odisha Universities (amendment) Bill, 2020 will be introduced in the assembly for discussion on Wednesday by higher education minister Arun Sahoo amid protests from opposition Congress and BJP. The opposition members have alleged that the legislation will take away the autonomy of state-run varsities and lead to excessive government interference. Senior Congress […]

Odisha Congress Up In Arms Demanding Roll Back Of Farm Bills

Bhubaneswar: As part of its nationwide movement against the passage of farm bills in the Parliament recently, the Odisha unit of the Congress on Monday staged a massive demonstration in Bhubaneswar. Several senior leaders of the party including former State PCC president, Jayadev Jena, Sarat Rout, Pradip Majhi and others took out a rally against […]

Man Hacked To Death For Protesting Against Liquor Mafia!
Cuttack: Man Hacked To Death For Protesting Against Liquor Mafia!

Cuttack: A man died after being hacked with sharp weapons by some unidentified miscreants in Harijansahi under Banipada panchayat in Choudwar area late Tuesday night. Reason, he dared to raise his voice against people involved in illegally manufacturing and selling alcohol in his locality. A group of women of Harijansahi approached the local police outpost […]

US Ambassador apologises after Mahatma Gandhi's statue vandalised in US amid George Floyd death protests

New Delhi: US Ambassador Ken Auster apologised to India after Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C. was vandalised by miscreants during the ongoing George Floyd protests. “So sorry to see the desecration of the Gandhi statue in Wash, DC. Please accept our sincere apologies. Appalled as well by the horrific death […]

Odisha Motor Vehicle Drivers Stage Protest Demanding Compensation, Insurance

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Odisha Motor Vehicle Drivers’ Association that include drivers, conductors helpers staged a Dharna at Baramunda Bus Terminal in Bhubaneswar demanding compensation for the losses suffered during the lockdown in last three months. Other demands of the association members include insurance coverage worth Rs 50 Lakh and recognition as employees of the […]

Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP amid protests
Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP amid protests

New Delhi: Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday took oath as a nominated member of Rajya Sabha amidst unprecedented scenes of opposition members shouting slogans and walking out of the House. This is the first time ever that the House has witnessed slogan shouting and walkout during oath-taking. Gogoi, 65, who retired as the Chief Justice of […]

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Bank strike from March 11 to March 13 postponed indefinitely

Bhubaneswar: In what could bring relief for bank customers, the proposed all-India bank strike scheduled to be observed from March 11 to March 13 has been postponed indefinitely, informed Convenor of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Sambit Mishra. The strike was called by the constituents of UFBU, the umbrella body of the trade unions […]

Congress To Take Out Marches Across Country On Its Foundation Day

New Delhi: Amid raging anti-CAA protests, the Congress will take out marches across the country on its 134th foundation day on Saturday to take its “Save Constitution-Save India” message to the people. Congress president Sonia Gandhi will unfurl the party’s flag at the AICC headquarters here on Saturday morning to mark the occasion, while former […]

Column: The ‘Glorious Isolation’ Of Our Intelligentsia

When was the last time one saw our intelligentsia out on the street on an issue – any issue? Or, at the very least, issue a statement or sign a petition on an issue – any issue? As one watched students, academics, writers, artists (even of the cinema variety) civil society members and others across […]

Eviction Near Lingaraj Temple Vehemently Opposed

Bhubaneswar: The ongoing eviction drive near Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar was strongly opposed by locals today who alleged that they have not been given any notices regarding the demolition. “How can they demolish our houses without informing us in advance? It is injustice and now we have become homeless,” said a local woman. However, member […]

CAB Stir: Bandh Agitators Clash With Security Forces In Assam, Train Services Affected

Guwahati: Normal life came to a halt on Tuesday in Assam’s Brahmaputra Valley due to a statewide bandh called by two students’ organizations in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment)Bill, which has received Lok Sabha nod. The 11-hour shutdown, called by the All Assam Students’ Union and the North East Students’ Organisation – an apex body […]

Eviction Of Prawn Enclosures Opposed In Odisha

Puri: Protesting eviction of prawn enclosures, local residents in Chilika today staged a demonstration and gheraoed the Krushnaprasad Tehsil office. On November 24, the local authorities had launched an eviction drive to demolish the enclosures. A day after the eviction drive, hundreds of residents had protested the move and launched an agitation in front of […]

Public Hearing For Steel Plant Opposed By Odisha Villagers

Jagatsinghpur: A public hearing for environmental clearance sought by JSW Utkal Steel Limited for a plant in Jagatsinghpur district was opposed today by locals. As per reports, residents of Dhinkia, Gobindpur, Nuagaon, Polanga, Bhuyanpal and Jatadhari areas along with social workers alleged that the proposed plant will be harmful and affect the livelihood of local […]