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Odisha: RTI Activist Critical In Bomb Attack In Jajpur

Jajpur: A Right to Information (RTI) activist was injured critically after miscreants hurled bombs at his car near Imam Nagar near Dharmashala  in Jajpur district on Saturday night. The activist identified as Sarbeswar Beuria sustained critical burn injuries. He was initially admitted to Dharmashala Community Health Centre and later shifted to SCB Medical College and […]

Activist Ranjan Das Murder: RTI Forum Demands CBI Probe, Calls For State-Wide Protest

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Soochana Adhikar Abhiyan, a forum of RTI activists in the State, has decided to launch state-wide protests from December 6 to 12 and a protest in front of the Chief Minister’s residence on December 14 over the alleged police inaction in the murder case of RTI activist Ranjan Das that took place […]

RTI activist ostracised for raising voice against corruption

Puri: Raising voice against corruption often costs dear. In one such glaring example, one RTI activist was allegedly thrashed and ostracised after he tried to expose rampant corruption in Hantuka cooperative society under Chandanpur Tehsil of Puri district. As per reports, RTI activist Boby Jena had sought some important details by filing a RTI plea. […]

Dowry harassment allegation brought against RTI activist

Bhubaneswar: Allegations of physical and mental harassment over dowry demand was brought against Right To Information (RTI) activist Subash Mohapatra by his wife on Monday. Mohapatra’s wife alleged that he did not keep any relation with her after she gave birth to a girl child and is in a relationship with another woman. He also […]

RTI on Modi, Manmohan's foreign trips denied as 'vague'

Lucknow: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has denied information on various expenses incurred in foreign trips by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh, terming the query “vague”, an RTI activist said. Nutan Thakur told IANS on Saturday that she had requested the documents from the PMO on June 16. Thakur had asked for […]

Partially constructed tourist resort at Dangamal within Bhitarkanika
Forest dept puts brake on eco tourism complex near Bhitarkanika National Park

Kendrapara: In a glaring instance of gross misuse of government funds, an eco tourism complex built at a cost of Rs 85 lakh near Bhitarkanika National Park has virtually gone down the drain with the Forest department putting brakes on the project. The partially built tourist complex, the construction quality of which was left much […]

Home ministry to take action against senior Odia IPS officer

Bhubaneswar: In response to the complaint lodged by an RTI activist against senior IPS officer of Odisha cadre on his gross misuse of power and authority, the Centre has sought a report in this connection from the state Home department. As per the complaint lodged by the RTI activist Jayant Das, Special DG of Odisha […]

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PIL in HC seeks CBI probe into Kandhamal killings

Cuttack: Alleging gross inaction on the part of the Odisha government in the tragic death of five innocent villagers who were killed during an anti-Maoists operation inside Malapanga forest near Kurtamgarh in Kandhamal district in the night on July 8, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Odisha High Court today demanding a […]

Uproar in House over RTI activist's killing

Bhubaneswar:Odisha Assembly today witnessed pandemonium with Opposition Congress demanding a statement from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the alleged killing of RTI activist Krupasindhu Sahu at Niali in Cuttack district. The issue was raised by Congress member Naba K Das during the zero hour. Seeking a ruling from the Speaker, Das alleged that the state […]