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