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Narasingh Accuses Minister of Role in Abduction Case

snehangini-chhuriaThe Opposition Congress on Monday brought abduction charges against Minister of State for Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Snehangini Chhuria in the Assembly.

Raising the issue through a special mention during zero hour, Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra alleged that Chhuria had abducted an elderly person of the rival political party from Hatgaon village under Bheden police station of Bargarh district before the election to Rusuda Credit Cooperative Society on 18th January.

Though the son of the abducted person filed an FIR on 25th January in Rusuda police outpost, the same was registered on 29th January. Despite the Minister’s name being mentioned in the FIR, the police dropped her name from the case under pressure from the ruling party, Mishra said.

But the minister denied the allegations, “saying they are baseless and politically motivated”. “I am ready for the inquiry, after all the truth will come out after the inquiry”.

In the police complaint, Durga Ranbida (son of Sugriba Ranbida) said his father was forcibly taken by three supporters of the Minister to prevent him from exercising his franchise in the election to Rusuda Cooperative Society.

Durga filed the complaint on 25th January as his father did not return home even after eight days.

In a separate complaint to the District Superintendent of Police, Bargarh, Sugriba said he was taken to the Bargarh residence of the Minister and later shifted to her official quarter in Bhubaneswar.

On the voting day, Sugriba requested the minister to let him go to cast his vote. Though the minister assured him that he will be taken with her, she went to Kalahandi after taking his sign on blank papers, the complaint stated. Sugriba was allowed to go to his village on 26th January after the voting was over.

Apprehending danger to his life, Sugriba requested the SP to give him protection, mishra said and demanded action against the police officers for the deliberate delay in registering the complaint and not taking action against the minister.

Mishra requested Speaker Niranjan Pujari to direct Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is also in charge of the Home department, to give a reply to the House on the incident.

Activists Condemn the Odisha Journalist arrest

Civil Society Forum on Human Rights(CSFHR) and Report on Reporters (RoR) have condemned the the illegal arrest of  a rural journalist Susanta Kumar Padhan of Bargarh. He is a resident of  Amamunda of Padmapur in Bargarh District . Odisha Police have detained him on Saturday at about 9.50 AM.

Susanta is working with a weekly newspaper(Jail Jharaka) published from Bhubaneswar as District Correspondent at Bargarh.  He is constantly writing against corruption, illegal drugs and liquor production and marketing in Padmapur area. Recently he had written a story how Padmapur police is involved in illegal drugs marketing.

Recently We have met him on 21 January 2015 to collect facts about police harassment and illegal search in his house. Convener of RoR and rights activist Mr. Akhand said, Police is intentionally arrested him due to his writing against police corruption. Chandranath Dani of CSFHR also expressed grave concern in the matter.

Road mishap on NH-6 near Ghulipali, Bargarh

Two students of a private institute died and three others sustained injuries after their car fell off the bridge over a nullah at Ghulipali under Bargarh Town police limits on NH-6 on Friday.

The deceased have been identified as Gyana Bikash Naik (19) of Bargarh town who died on the spot and Kalpeswar Das (20) of Banda village under Attabira block in the district.

The injured are Prasanta Meher (20) of Bargarh town, Sailesh Dash (19) of Banda and Ankit Sahu (20) of Paharsirgida village under Attabira block in the district.

The injured were rushed to Bargarh District Headquarters Hospital and later shifted to VSS Medical at Burla after their condition deteriorated.

“Dhanu Yatra” counted as National Festival

The Department of Culture of the Government of India has accorded national festival status to the famous Dhanu Yatra in Bargarh, Odisha.

This was informed by the Bargarh MP Pravas Singh and collector Anjan Manik at a meeting here on Friday.

They said the district administration and the organizing committee have already started preparatory measures two months ahead of the festival.

To make the festival more lively and attractive, a decision has been taken to select the actors to perform in various roles for which a selection committee has been formed under the chairmanship of additional collector Simanchal Mandal.

The committee will have the responsibility to nominate all actors of Mathuranagari.

Besides, well-known Bollywood and Ollywood actors and reputed cultural organizations at the national level would be roped in for the festival this year, they informed.

The meeting decided to bring out a souvenir on the festival in English for the first time. Bargarh MP Pravas Singh would be in charge of its publication.

Like previous years, Rangoli and Sand Art would be on display at the festival.

It was also decided that bus services from Gopapura to Mathuranagari would be provided by the Regional Transport Office (RTO) from this year.

OMFED would put up a stall at Gopapura and take up awareness campaign on production of milk.

Apart from this, the Veterinary department would organise a “Go Sambardhana” programme along with cattle farming during the week-long festival.

Among others, Bargarh MLA Debesh Kumar Acharya, SP Dr Uma Shankar Das, Zilla Parishad vice chairman Soubhagya Ranjan Nayak, senior district officials, office-bearers of Mahotsav Samiti and senior citizens were present at the meeting.

Police arrested the murderer of on-duty forest officer

murderer-forest-officerPolice arrested the murderer of on-duty forest officer