Landmark Judgment for Trafficking Ganja

By Swadesh Kumar Rath, Nayagarh In a landmark judgment first of its kind in Odisha, Nayagarh Additional District Sessions Judge (with special power) SUSANT NAYAK, has pronounced 15 years rigorous imprisonment to the convict and imposed a fine of Rupees 2 lack or face 3 years additional imprisonment for default, for involvement in narcotic drug cannabis (Ganja) […]

Child-Marriage Cases Increasing in Nayagarh

By Swadesh Kumar Rath, Nayagarh  If you think only impoverished districts in Odisha were marrying off their little girls, you are wrong. The Child-Line figures show child marriage cases are going up every month in Nayagarh district which has the lowest girl-child ratio in the state. This has put Nayagarh amongst the top 5 districts […]

Adivasi Leaders United in State Capital to Discuss Their Rights

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar A two days workshop on “Governance of 5th Scheduled Area and Governing Laws” was held  at Jatri Nivas, Bhubaneswar. The program was organised by Indigenous People’s Forum, Odisha(IPFO). Adivasis / Scheduled Tribes  (STs) from 119 ITDA Blocks, 46 Modified Areas Development  Approach (MADA), 21 Clustered Villages and from Dispersed  Tribal […]