Daily Archives: February 12, 2012

Huge turnout in Cuttack

About 68.13 per cent of the 56.26 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in the first phase of panchayat polls on Saturday, which remained peaceful, barring stray incidents of violence and snatching of ballot boxes. Polling was held for 194 Zilla Parishad seats in 82 blocks spread over 30 districts of the State. Counting was also

Brisk polling in West, Northern districts

In the first phase, polls were held in Naktideul, Jamankira, Maneswar and Jujumura blocks in Sambalpur district, Barkote block in Deogarh district, Khaprakhol and Turekela in Balangir district and Nuapada, Komna and Sinapali blocks of Nuapada district on Saturday. According to unconfirmed reports BJD is ahead in most of these areas. While the party is

One day Feast or Bright Future for Ex-Chief Whip of State

In Rengali at a public meeting former Chief Whip of Odisha & Present Rajya Sabha Member Kishore Mohanty roared that we change the scenario in just few years as not done not done in 50 years . Criticizes opposition over nasty political game. He said this while addressing a meeting at Rengali Block of district.

Miscreants lob bombs on policemen, five injured

At least five police personnel were injured when miscreants hurled hand bombs at them near Chaudhary Chowk, on the outskirts of Sambalpur town on Saturday. The incident took place when police arrived at a house which the miscreants attempted to loot. Police nabbed five members of the gang within a few hours of the incident.

Brew deaths: Congress seeks Lokpal probe

Senior Congress leader Narasingh Mishra has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Excise Minister AU Singhdeo for brew deaths in villages under Cuttack Sadar police limits. Four persons died and seven were taken seriously ill allegedly due to overdosage of medicinal formulations with high alcohol content at several villages under Cuttack Sadar

Hardcore Maoist Girish brought on remand

Hardcore Maoist Girish, who was arrested by Bargarh police on January 24, was brought on remand to Sambalpur on Wednesday. He is involved in as many as 23 cases, including four cases of murder. The arrest of Girish is said to be the second major setback to the banned CPI(Maoist) outfit after the killing of

Beedi workers in Odisha are victim of political apathy

For a very small remuneration of Rs 30 to 35 per day, they work from morning to evening in a mechanical and potentially life-threatening occupation of beedi rolling find no way out due to the continuous apathy from the government and the political leaders. beedi worker in Jharsuguda and the Sambalpur district’s bordering area  faces

Centre takes lion’s share of mineral profits, says Pyari

BJD strategist, MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra during his last leg of the poll campaign was at Deogarh and Sambalpur on Thursday. Mohapatra, accompanied by MP Siddhant Mohapatra and BJD district president Rohit Pujari, hit out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre. “Odisha is poor because of the step-motherly attitude of successive Congress-led Governments at