Human Rights

BJP Women Cell Visits Good News Shelter Homes

Bhubaneswar: Members of BJP Mahila Morcha members visited Good News India shelter homes in state to investigate the situation. Yesterday a team headed by Mahila Morcha state vice-president Sushama Biswal visited two shelter homes in Bhadrak-Balasore and accused that both the homes were still functioning illegally. In a press release BJP informed that the team […]

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Under-5 Mortality Rate in Rayagada Alarming: IIASA

Bhubaneswar: According to a recent study by Austria-based non-profit International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), almost half of the districts in India are not on track to reduce the mortality rates of newborns and meet the target set under the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. In Odisha’s Rayagada the under 5 mortality rate is 141.7, one among the […]



Man Carries Kin’s Body on Cycle From Hospital in Boudh

Bhubaneswar: Two years ago the curious case of Dana Majhi, the kalahandi poor tribal who walked 10 km carrying the body of his wife on his shoulders, made headlines worldwide. It was expected the Odisha Government would take necessary measures to assure no further occurrence of Dana Majhi cases. However the Dana Majhi horror revisited again. In Boudh a poor old fellow […]



OHRC Asks Commissioner to Take Adequate Steps to Avoid Fire Mishap in Police stations

Bhubaneswar, June 2, 2018: The Odisha Human Rights Commission has directed the Commissioner of Police of Bhubaneswar and Engineer-in-Chief-cum-Secretary of Works Department for appropriate steps for adequate fire fighting equipments in police establishment to avoid fire accidents. The order has came after the OHRC considered a petition made by rights activist Akhand on major fire […]


NHRC Sough Report from Odisha on Non-collection of Water Tax From Companies

Bhubaneswar,June 1, 2018: Taking cognizance on the matter of non-collection of water tax from various companies using river water for commercial purposes, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to chief secretary and secretary of Water Resource Department and asked to submit action taken report within four weeks time. The commission has issued […]


CSE Condemns Killing Innocent Protesters in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, May 23, 2018: Says the present situation reflects complete failure of environmental governance in the country Asks for people’s interests to be looked into over company’s business interests Recommends permanent closure of the plant along with a plan to de-contaminate the site and the surrounding environment. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), has […]


CSE meet in Ranchi tries to get to the core of the Patthargadi movement

Ranchi, April 30, 2018: Are we assessing the movement correctly – asks Sunita Narain “India has seen numerous movements and campaigns to assure people’s rights over their resources, and every such movement has had something to teach us. The Patthargadi movement might also be trying to tell us something – and we have gathered here to […]


Vedanta Sponsored Healthcare in Kalahandi an Eyewash

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Child Care Centre in Kalahandi turns into a haunted place The sorry state of healthcare in the state finds no solution despite multiple majors taken by government. When the curious case of Dana Majhi, the Kalahandi man who walked 20 kelometres with his wife’s corpse on shoulder, has been forgotten, […]