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Odisha: Fasting agitator dies; tension in Keonjhar

One of the agitating truck owners died after an 8-day hunger strike in Keonjhar on Wednesday, sparking tension and law and order problem in the district. Angry over the death of Prem Ranjan Behera,......

Once he chose weapons, today he just wants peace

As a Naxal area commander in violence-hit Keonjhar district in Odisha, Udam Sundhi once aimed to overthrow the Indian government. Today, as a home guard, he tries to preserve law and order in the......

Why Maoist cadres in Odisha are laying down their arms

Toral Varia and photographer Reuben Verghese, who travelled to the Naxal-infested Keonjhar district of Odisha, return with tales of discrimination, disillusionment and daring escapes Read Part 1......

Disillusioned, Naxals give up violence in Odisha's Toral Varia and photographer Reuben Verghese travel to the red bastion of Odisha's Keonjhar district and meet Naxalites who have chosen to give up their arms and return home. Some......

Goods trains collide in Orissa; 1 dead, 4 trapped

At least one person was killed and four others were trapped in the wreckage after two goods trains collided in Orissa's Keonjhar district early on Wednesday. The mishap took place near......

ArcelorMittal may take Orissa land possession soon

ArcelorMittal said it has garnered local support from Orissa's Keonjhar district for proposed 12 MTPA steel plant and hopes to take possession of the required land by the end of the year."We are......

ArcelorMittal close to Orissa land buy

ArcelorMittal has moved a few steps forward in setting up its 12-million tonnes steel plant in Keonjhar district of Orissa. The company is close to acquiring two-thirds of the land required ,......

Mittal India to use own package for Orissa plant

Mittal Steel India, which will require 8,000 acres -- a mix of government and private land -- in Keonjhar, Orissa, for its proposed 12 million tonne plant, has decided to develop its own......

TSIL to set up new steel plant

The Tata Sponge Iron Ltd, the largest sponge iron producer in eastern India located at Joda in Orissa's Keonjhar district, has plans to set up a Rs 1,000 crore (Rs 10 billlion) expansion project......

As linking Aadhaar kicks in, EPF contributor base shrinks

The number of contributors was 46.4 million in July and 44 million in September. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ Contributors to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) have declined by two......
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Governor says happy with law and order situation in Odisha

Odisha Governor S C Jamir today expressed happiness over the law and order situation in the state, and said the Maoist menace was under control in... ...
Spl development councils in 9 tribal Odisha dists

Odisha government has formed special development councils (SDCs) in nine tribal-dominated districts of the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik... ...
Odisha cabinet approves Rs 912.38 cr piped water projects

The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved piped water projects worth Rs 912.38 crore to be implemented in mining-affected areas and other... ...
Patnaik seeks singular entity for railways in Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the Centre to consider expanding the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to cover... ...
Tata Steel commissions SLS Plant at FAP Joda

Tata Steel today said it has commissioned a Solid Liquid Separation (SLS) plant for Gas Cleaning Plant (GCP) slurry at its Ferro Alloys Plant (FAP)... ...

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