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 […]

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 […]

Odisha to Provide Skill Training And Education To Former Maoists

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to provide the educational requirement for surrendered Maoists, to facilitate their skill development training in state-run centres in Maoist-affected districts. Sanjay Singh, the secretary of skill development and technical education said, With an increasing number of young Maoists returning to the mainstream, they need to be properly rehabilitated so that they can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Naxals Set Afire 2 Forest Beat Houses in Nayagarh

By Swadesh Kumar Rath, Nayagarh: Late Friday night, a group of Left Wing extremists attacked and ransacked two forest beat houses in Nayagarh district. They set ablaze Dhipisahi beat house in Kuanria range and Geregedi beat house  in Chhamundia range under Gania police station of Nayagarha district. They also attacked Geregedi anti-poaching center, Khosa Masaka […]