Nayagarh: Naxals Vandalise Forest Office, Loot Guns

Nayagarh: Once again making their presence felt during the ongoing elections in Odisha, Maoists attacked the office of Banigoccha (East) Forest Range in Nayagarh district last night. However, no casualty was reported in the incident. Sources said around seven Maoists entered the office last night and looted four country-made guns from the officials. The ultras also […]

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 […]

Maoist Urge People to Boycott the Polls

Bhubaneswar/Baliguda: CPI-Maoist have urged people to boycott the polls which are going to be held from 11th April. They have put several posters in Parampanga-Sukingia area under Baliguda block of Kandhamal district which was found by the locals yesterday. In that posters the Baghuna divisional committee of the outlawed outfit urged people to boycott Assembly and […]

Congress, BJP and Maoists Extend Support to NNKS for Bandh on 21st Feb

Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties Congress, BJP and Maoists have announced that they will support the Odisha bandh called by the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) on February 21. Niranjan Patnaik, President of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee, informed today about the support of the party towards the shutdown call. The State BJP President Basant Panda also had […]

Maoists Link: Odisha Father-Son Duo Arrested by DRI

Mumbai: Two persons were arrested by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) weeks ago for their alleged link with Maoists. The father-son duo were identified as Vishnu Bhadra (56) and Premanand (35), both residents of Malkangiri in Odisha. They were arrested by DRI in July in Chhattisgarh. Now DRI is probing their links with naxalite groups. They reportedly told […]

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 […]

They Came, They Saw and They Conquered

By Anil Dhir: The rebels had approached the town from two directions. They came by trucks, jeeps and motorbikes. Some of them had even come earlier in the day by the regular buses, disguised as baratis of a marriage party. Before the struck, they had disconnected all communication lines, disrupted power supply and blocked all […]

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 […]