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Tag: Satyagraha

Top Congress Leaders Sit On 'Satyagraha' At Rajghat

New Delhi: Top Congress leaders led by Sonia Gandhi on Monday sat on a ‘Satyagraha’ at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat here, demanding that the rights of people as enshrined in the Constitution be protected. Top Congress leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former party chief Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, participated […]

Column: Mahatma Is Relevant To Them

By Ashutosh Mishra London: On the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, which is all set to be celebrated here on a grand scale, I spoke to a cross-section of people to know about their understanding of the man who had arrived on the English shores in 1888 as a nervous teenager in pursuit […]

Unwilling to inch from protest place, farmers want govt to come to them

Bhubaneswar: Farmers’ agitation seems to be aggravating each passing day with the farmers and the state government not reaching on a consensus over a meeting venue to discuss on various issues. While the farmers under the banner of Navnirman Krushak Sangathan (NKS) are not ready to leave the place of protest and want the discussion […]

BJD takes Mahanadi fight to Delhi

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha has now intensified the ongoing stir against Centre over Mahanadi dispute with its members joining the All Party ‘Satyagraha’ Mahanadi Bachao Andolan in front of Parliament today. Moreover, the BJD members will again move an adjournment motion in both the houses – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha […]

Mahanadi row: Special tribunal waiting for cabinet approval says Civil society body

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Supreme Court has set the ball rolling on inter-state Mahanadi water sharing dispute, Agami Odisha, a civil society forum fighting for protection of Odisha’s interests under the banner of Mahanadi Banchao Andolan said `a special tribunal on the row awaits Union Cabinet approval. Speaking to mediapersons on arrival here […]

Satyagraha on Mahanadi water dispute begins in New Delhi

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: More than 200 activists of Agami Odisha, a regional outfit, today began a five-day Satyagraha by the name Mahanadi Bachao Andolan to put pressure on the Centre to constitute a tribunal to resolve the inter-state water sharing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Activists staged dharna and showcased songs, dance to create awareness on […]

Satyagraha on Mahanadi row from Aug 8

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha’s injunction suit on Mahanadi row already rolled in the Supreme Court and poised for hearing, Mahanadi Banchao Andolan, a regional river conservation outfit is all set to intensify stir to protect the interest of Odisha vis-à-vis river water share by organising satyagraha from August 8. “We are organising a satyagraha and stage […]