Odisha: Maoists Release 12 Odisha Govt Employees

Bhubaneswar: Maoists released 12 employees of Odisha government’s water resource department in Malkangiri district today, two days after they were abducted and a day after Lok Sabha election was held in the area. According to sources, the employees and the four motorboats were detained in Jantri and Sindhiput areas. While one motorboat was released early […]

Odisha: Zero Polling in 6 Booths in Naxal-hit Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Odisha witnessed zero voter turnout due to intimidation from Naxals. Threats by Maoists have affected polling in 6 booths in Malkangiri district in Odisha. Not a single voter reportedly went to cast their votes in these booths. The first phase of voting held across 91 Lok Sabha constituencies in India ended on today. Voting for the […]

Gurupriya Setu: 10 Interesting Facts

Bhubaneswar: The most awaited Gurupriya bridge in the Naxal-hit Malkangiri district of Odisha, was inaugurated on 26th July 2018 by Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik. It links the mainland to 151 villages in 9 Gram panchayats. Here are 10 interesting facts about the Gurupriya Setu and the linked villages. It is one of the numerous most delayed infrastructure […]

Gurupriya Setu: Odisha Submits Expenditure Details to Centre

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today submitted the details of expenditure incurred during construction of the Gurupriya bridge to the Centre. Other important information related to the project were also submitted to the Centre by the State Works Department. The Union Home Ministry had sought a reply from the Odisha government regarding the bridge on the […]

School Girl Dies Under Mysterious Circumstance at Hostel

Malkangiri: A student of Class X died under mysterious circumstances yesterday night at Sikhapali Residential School in Malkangiri. The deceased has been identified as Bandana Sarkar, who was found in a pool of blood with cut injuries in her hand in the computer room of the school. A blade was also recovered from the spot. The hostel warden […]

Maoists Protest Gurupriya Bridge, Ramaguda Encounter

Malkangiri: As the much awaited and much needed Gurupriya Setu now officially opened for public use, the Andhra-Odisha Naxals have made their last-ditch effort to instigate people against the project by organising a massive gathering yesterday in Malkangiri. According to sources, the Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) of CPI Maoist group held a camp in Ralegada area on Andhra-Odisha […]

CM Inaugurates Gurupriya Setu

Bhubaneswar: It was a historic day today as Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the much awaited Gurupriya Setu (bridge) inNaxal hit Malkangiri district. Gurupriya Setu signifies a resurgent Odisha. It will transform lives in 151 villages that were cut-off for 5 decades from the mainland in malkangiri. CM dedicated this special project to people of Odisha and […]

5 govt officials abducted by Maoists in Odisha

By Odisha Story Bureau, Malkangiri: Today morning Maoists abducted 5 government employees and a villager engaged in the Panchayat election process in Malkangiri district. The abducted officials were identified as Purusottam Behera, Hrusikesh Nayak, Prabin Soren, Lingaraj Majhi and Kaminikanta Singh. Maoists also abducted Manoranjan Sisa the son of a Jodamba village head. According to […]

OHRC sought reports over rehabilitation of surrendered ultras in Odisha

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission has sought report from police and administration over non-payment of monetary assistance to the surrendered Maoists in Malkangiri district as per rehabilitation package policy of the Odisha Government. Acting on a complaint of rights activist Akhand, the Commission has directed District Magistrate and Superintendent of […]