Tag: Violence

Sporadic Violence Marks Odisha Bandh Over Fuel Price Hike

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha Congress claimed to have organised a peacefull bandh across the State, sporadic incidents of violence have been reported from different parts of the State. The party workers allegedly vandalised the furniture inside horticulture office at Astarang in Puri district. Tension erupted when police were trying to waylay the protesters while […]

19 million children internally displaced by conflict and violence in 2019: UNICEF

United Nations: An estimated 19 million children, more than ever before, were living in displacement within their own countries due to conflict and violence in 2019 — some of them for years, according to a new report of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). At the end of 2019, an estimated 46 million people were internally […]

Police bust JeM group that planned terror in Kashmir

Srinagar: With the arrest of a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist from Baramulla, police in Jammu and Kashmir have neutralised a newly-formed grouping of the terror outfit that had planned to foment violence by targeting security forces and civilians. Mohsin Manzoor Salhea, a resident of Old Town Baramulla, was arrested along with arms and ammunition on Sunday. He […]

Create environment of trust: Modi to Imran

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan that India seeks normal and cooperative relations with his country, but for that an “environment of trust, free of terror, violence and hostility” needs to be created. Modi wrote this to Khan in response to his congratulatory message earlier this month on […]

West Bengal Assembly Passes Anti-CAA resolution
Law and order under control in Bengal: Mamata govt

Kolkata: Iterating that the law and order situation was “under control”, West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee government has told the centre that “firm and appropriate actions” were initiated in case of a few “stray post-poll clashes” in the state. The state government’s statement in response to Union Home Ministry’s advisory issued on Sunday regarding continuing violence […]

Violent relationship ups mental disorder risk in women

Washington: Women, please take note. If you are in a violent relationship you may be at an increased risk of suffering from mental disorders, suggests a new study. The study, published in Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders journal, indicates that the unpredictable violence not only causes physical injuries to women but also leaves the […]

How binge-watching on Netflix can change your worldview

New York: If you wait for the weekend to watch multiple episodes of the popular Netflix shows that portray violence, chances are you may see the world as meaner than it really is – a phenomenon known as “mean world syndrome”, suggests new research. For the study, the researchers from Boston University College of Communication […]

Houses, vehicles damaged in bomb attack, group clash in Khurda

Khurda: Tension ran high at Jamusahi in Khurda following bombing and group clash between residents of two colonies in the area late on Tuesday night. According to sources, a group of 25 people barged into the nearby colony of the other group and hurled bombs at some houses in the locality. While several houses sustained […]

Violent anti-liquor protest in Khurda after death of local

Khorda: Anti-liquor protest in Khurda erupted after the death of a person in Haladia today morning. Irate over the death which allegedly was due to alcohol consumption, locals today ransacked liquor shops in the area and also staged a road blockade. It is alleged, one Nursingha Pati from Haladia died after consuming country liquor. Following […]

Former MP Baijayant Panda criticises BJP, Congress for ‘ignoring’ Odisha

Kendrapara/Dhenkanal: Former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda criticised the Congress and the BJP today saying that both the national parties have failed to raise their voices against rising violence and corruption in Odisha. Panda’s comments came during his visit to Talabarkote in Dhenkanal. The former MP alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has […]

Violence in Satkosia: BJP leader arrested, sent to jail

Angul: BJP Angul district unit president Bhagirathi Pradhan, who was arrested by police in connection with the violence near Kanjara in the district after tigress ‘Sundari’ allegedly killed a man of Tainsi village on October 21, was sent to jail after the SDJM Court rejected his bail plea here on Sunday. Pradhan was nabbed by […]

Op-Ed: Full-time Job, Part-time Officer

Act first, think later. That appears to be the golden principle the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) has been following religiously. Any hope that the change of guard at the top would put the messy affairs of the 12th century shrine back in order was rudely shattered on Wednesday when hundreds of angry residents of […]

Freedom of expression severely deteriorated under Modi: PEN International

Pune/New Delhi: India has witnessed “a rising tide of violence, impunity, extended pre-trial detentions, and surveillance” under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government, PEN International said on Saturday as it wound up the 84th PEN International Congress with representation from over 80 countries in Pune. The international writers’ body called upon the Indian government […]

Pre-poll violence in Berhampur University; 2 students injured

Berhampur: Ahead of the student union election, unrest surfaced in Berhampur University after violent clashes yesterday night leaving two students grievously injured. According to sources, a few senior students along with some outsiders had called the juniors for a meeting. However, when the juniors refused to attend the meeting, senior students allegedly attacked them with […]

Maoists unleash terror again, shoot villager to death

Malkangiri: In yet another incident of mindless violence, a villager was allegedly shot dead by red rebels at Sudhakonda village under Kalimela police limits in Malkangiri district late last night. As per sources, more than 20 armed red rebels called the deceased, identified as Ganga Madakami of Sudhakonda village from his house, tied up his […]