Daily Archives: January 23, 2012

Cop injured in exchange of fire with Maoists

A police constable was injured in firing between suspected Maoists and security forces in Gandhamardhan forest range near Balangir’s Bamhani village in Patnagarh police station area on Sunday afternoon. The injured has been identified as Sunil Das, who was admitted to the Patnagarh hospital soon after the incident. Senior police officers including the Balangir SP

Ryots complain of sapling deaths on large-scale

A farmer, Rahasa Bihari Karna of Naikenpali village in Attabira block, has threatened self-immolation if the government did not compensate the huge losses that he had suffered following the death of paddy saplings. “Paddy saplings over 20 acres of my land have died. More than 50 per cent transplantation was over in our village and

Saviour picket in peril now

Everyday essentials, including water, took priority over security for personnel deputed at Bargarh picket a day after the Maoist landmine explosion on January 21, a reminder that the demands of living had more urgent claims than the fear of death. Yesterday afternoon at the picket under Bhandaria in Garhwa, The Telegraph was eyewitness to jawans