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Six Maoists gunned down in Odisha

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Berhampur,Acting on a tip-off, an operation was launched by police and Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel in Sudukumpa forest of Kandhamal.At least six Maoists, including two women, were gunned down in separate encounters with security forces in Odisha's Kandhamal and Balangir districts today, while briefing to press DGP ,Odisha Dr RP Sharma said. Four Maoists, including two women, were killed at Sudukumpa forest in Kandhamal's Golanki village; two Maos’ were shot dead in Dudkamal village of Balangir district, in Odisha. 

In a separate communication DIG,(SR),Asish Singh said, during the operation, the Maoists, who were holding a meeting there, opened fire at the security personnel who retaliated. Still I personally monitoring the situation, Asish said. 

Bodies of four Maos were recovered from the encounter site. Eight rifles, including an AK-47 and an INSAS, ammunition and other materials were seized from the area, adding no security personnel was injured in the encounter.A massive combing operation has been launched in the area, and still continuing he added. 

Similarly in Balangir district, two Maoists, carrying a total bounty of Rs 9 lakh on their heads, were gunned down by security forces.Acting on an information, a team of CRPF and District Voluntary Force (DVF) officials carried out an operation in the forest areas near Dudkamal village of the district around 1.30 am.We had information that around a dozen left wing extremists (LWE) had assembled at a hideout near Dudkamal village. When the security personnel approached the site, a fierce gun battle broke out between the two sides, resulting in the death of two rebels. The rest managed to flee taking advantage of the darkness,” Balangir SP K. Siba Subramani said.Describing the elimination of two rebels a “major success”, the SP said the operation would go a long way in breaking the network of Maoists in the region. 

The slain extremists were identified as CPI (Maoist) members Sanjib and Rakesh. Both hailed from neighbouring Chhattisgarh, he said. 

“Sanjib, a divisional committee member, carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh over his head, while the bounty amount for Rakesh, an area committee member of Balangi-Baragarh division, was Rs 4 lakh,” the officer said, adding that one AK-47 rifle, an INSAS rifle and some ammunition were recovered from the encounter site. 



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Muktikant reached Baranasi on foot and met PM’s representative

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Report;Rajesh Mohapatra,Odishabarta 

ROURKELA: Muktikant the brave heart from Rourkela who has taken a strong decision to meet PM in Delhi  by walking on foot covering such long distance(1358kms) to inform him to take proper step for few long pending demands for Rourkela Second Brahmani Bridge construction and Ispat General Hospital to make a advanced Medical College and Hospital. He started his journey from Sector-2 Rourkela from 16th April and now has reached Baranasi the PM’s constituency and met PM’s representative in Baranasi Girish Yadav, Minister for Urban Development, Relief and Rehabilitation. After reaching Baranasi he initially seek permission of the person concerned to inform him in persons and out his mission and the he will start his next journey to Delhi as planned. After getting the information Girish Yadav himself came and welcomed Muktikant and thanked him for his great mission and assured him to pass on the information to Hon’ble Prime Minster about his great mission. Rourkela Yuva  Jagruti Mancha  through its convener Gopal Jena has welcomed this information from PM office which can be beneficial for the people of Rourkela.

Brahma Kumaris have inaugurated summer camp as Flying Angles in Rourkela

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ROURKELA: Brahma kumaris a socio-spiritual organization having its presence PAN India, the Koelnagar branch of its wing have inaugurated its Summer Camp for little angles in the banner Flying Angles in its offices at around 8 AM. This programme was inaugurated by Sarda Nayak, Chairman, RDA and has blessed the little participants from Jagda and Koelanagar area. He had high praised for the Brahma kumaris to make every individual a good human being and appraised their efforts and thanked the parents of the participants. The other Guest of the event Jatin Nayak, Director, DAMITS, Rourkela a premier educational Institute of Rourkela gave his wishes to the participants and expected these type of camps will be organized every year to facilitate these young children. Member Guest do the event Himanshu Kumar, CRPF Commandant had expressed his joy for this beautiful event  and appreciated the noble work done by Brhma Kumaris. The main objective of the event is to give children the best ethics and teaching of disciplines in life and motivate them to be successful with hard work. Also they will be taught meditation and will be taken General Knowledge test. And the winners of the competition will be handed over prize on last day of the camp. Participant children have enjoyed light refreshment of fruits and juices and enjoyed the entire time they spent there. Motivating lecture was given by B K Swati and the general Knowledge test was conducted by B K Soubhagya.

In gunfire one PLFI member killed and two arrested in Sundergarh

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ROURKELA:Sundergarh District is the Maoist affected area and police and security personnel are always very much vigilant to track and to attack them. After getting information about their movement, police immediately came into action and have started combing the area at Theteitnagar Police limits in Sundergarh district, in the combing process fire exchange were taken place for hours and finally security personnel, managed to gun down on PLFI member identified as Latha Dang of Raygada and Prafulla Kespata and Pramod Lakra of Lefripada of Sundergarh district as per the sources. Police also seized a large numbers of arms and ammunitions which is a major success in recent time.

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First time Police Launched “Swayamsidha”Mother’s Day in Berhampur and Ganjam

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Report;Pranaya Panda,Odishabarta


Berhampur: In a bid to empower women and provide them security, Berhampur police launched a special women friendly mobile unit on the occasion of Mother’s Day here on Sunday at Berhampur Town Hall. Women and Child Development minister Prafulla Samal inaugurating the mobile unit under ‘Swayamsidha’ programme. 

The special mobile unit is comprised of police personnel and representatives from NGOs, who will visit houses and make women aware about their legal rights. “The noble initiative will not only empower women, but also give them an opportunity to access their rights and inculcate a sense of legal awareness among them,” said Samal while speaking on the occasion. 

According to DIG,(SR),Asish Singh, under the programme, a special mobile van named as ‘Surakhya Rath’ will be launched. The van will visit all the panchayats and wards of Berhampur and Ganjam Police district to receive the grievances of women and take up the same for investigation on a priority basis in order to deliver an early justice. 

Speaking to Odishabarta DIG, Singh said, early information have been communicated to all IIC of all Police station of Ganjam and Berhampur to hold ‘Swayamsidha’ programme at their respective PS and to involve more and more women to aware the aim and object of this mission. 

Food Supplies Minister Surya Narayan Patro, Berhampur MP Sidhanta Mohapatra, and Pradeep Panigrahi, Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) Mayor K Madhavi and other dignitaries were present during the launching of Swayamsidha. 

Berhampur SP,Pinak Mishra told “this is for the first time we are conducting The Mothers Day celebration as a trial basis but for the next time we shall do better manner.  

Sportive DIG, Asish Singh announced 50% of his DA to Women’s welfare as well Minister Suryanarayn Patro and Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahy announced two Vans(Surakhya Rath)for the use of womens welfare. 

All IICs’of Berhampur Police district including ASPs’Santanu Dash,Trinath Patel have extended their co-operation to make this even colourful.

Minister allocate Budget for Crop loan to landless farmers

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Bhubaneswar:Carrying forward its welfare measures, the Odisha Government has decided to provide loans to landless farmers in the State. 

A maximum of Rs 50,000 will be provided to a group of landless farmers without any securities at one percent interest. 

Informing about the development, Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro on Friday said, “For the first time, loans will be provided to landless farmers who take up agricultural tasks in other people’s farmland on sharecropping basis”. 

Landless farmers could avail a loan of maximum Rs 50,000 by forming a Joint Liability Group (JLG) of five members. The loan would be provided in line with the provision underway for Self Help Groups (SSGs) operating across the State. This loan will be provided through various cooperative banks and societies, the Minister added.





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Cuttack, May10, 2018: It is matter of great pride for Odisha that Dr. RP Sharma, IPS Director General of police has been awarded with police excellence awards by foundation Police Research, New Delhi. Dr. Sharma was felicitated during international police expo and conference on 10th May, 2018 in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi for his exceptional services to public and protecting their rights for a better civil society in Odisha by Shri Vijay Goel, Honb’le Union Minister of state or parliamentary affairs.

Foundation police research is an institution of national repute consisting of retired police officers which works in close coordination with BPR&D New Delhi in the field of research and policy advisories. Conferment of this award for second time in its history and DR. Sharma is the only Odisha cadre IPS to have been honoured with his prestigious award. This has not only bolstered the image of Odisha police at national level but has also brought laurels to our state



Soumya Ranjan received a grand felicitation in Rourkela

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Report;Rajesh Mohapatra,Odishabarta


ROURKELA,07/05/18:The present MP, Rajya Sabha and renowned odia person, Owner of ‘Smabad’ the daily Odia news paper,Soumya Ranjan Patnaik had received a grand felicitation in Rourkela at Civic Centre for his elevation to Rajya Sabha and his social work for the people of Odisha at large. It was a nice stage and was all colorful as if we are receiving a National leader of a great reputation or a cricket star of Indian cricket team. Though, it was not like that but his great personality and work and intellectuality which in fact took him to that position like this. People around the Rourkela of different culture and socio-organization had gathered to have a glimpse and to felicitate him. It was a pleasure looking how people have shown their love and respect for the man without any personal interest. Anyway, he deserved this. He has done so many things for the people of Odisha and the rich odia culture. He has initiated the Rakta Bindu program where in every year thousands of blood bags collected from donors who donates for the needy one. In the evening after his arrival he received a grand welcome from the gate and was taken to the lovely stage ready to welcome him. This event was organized by ‘Rourkela Nagarika Samitee’ and was supported by many voluntary organizations of Rourkela. Soumya Ranjan Pataniak in his address thanked the people of Rourkela and also thanked Naveen Patnaik to give him a chance to fight the battle, as a soldier. He said. He has been a critic of Naveen Patnaik over these years and will never bow down and will continue his fight for the interest of the people of Odisha. He is not a representative of a single party rather, he is the representative of the entire Odisha. Somehow in his speech, it gives an impression that regional differences should not be there. He urged everyone to come above the interest of the self and should fight for the common people. He said importance of Rourkela is never less than Bhubaneswar because it plays an important role in representing Odisha in different forum. As per the main objective of the event, a grand felicitation was done and presented him a portrait of lord Jagarnnath in presence of Sarda Nayak, Chariman, RDA, Subrat Tarai, MLA, Raghunathpalli, Bharat Bhusan Mohanty, Ex.ED, RSP,SAIL, Nalini Prabha Pattnaik, Head of RIMS and many other senior leaders and intellectuals of Rourkela. In the beginning Mihir Ray, Chairman of the Organization gave his welcome address after the chanting of mantra which was done by Meenakshi Dhar, the renowned presenter of Rourkela. The entire programme was anchored by Prabhat Mallick and vote of thanks was given by Prasanta Das, Convener of the organization.

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