Kendrapada: Bilasini Nath, 50, a housewife from Dashipur village in Kendrapada district, has been making beautiful baskets, pen stands, cellphone stands, flowers, animals and other items using wast

Acute water shortage plagues about 48 seaside villages, with a population of around two lakh, in Mahakalapada and Rajnagar blocks of Kendrapada district.

Several land oustees on Sunday torched Posco's containerized office and dismantled a 300-metre boundary wall at Nuagaon in Jagatsinghpur district, triggering fresh tension in the steel company's pr

DHINKIA: A large number of anti-Posco villagers, including women and children, defied the prohibitory order of the administration on Tuesday and organized a protest meeting at Patana haat under Dhinkia gram panchayat after the cremation of three bomb blast victims.

The bodies of Narahari Sahoo, Tarun Mandal and Manas Jena killed in a bomb blast on Saturday, were cremated in Patana village in the presence of family members, anti-Posco villagers and leaders of several opposition parties.

KENDRAPADA: More than 250 international human rights organizations, comprising social workers, scientists, legal luminary activists, academics among others, have strongly criticized the Odisha government for using forces to acquire fertile lands and betel vines in the proposed Posco site in Jagatsinghpur district. They also wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday, urging him to stop land acquisition works in these areas.

In the letter, they also condemned the use of force against protesters, including women and children. They stated in their letter that the most recent wave of police violence between February 3 and 6 in Gobindapur village saw the men in uniform use the same pattern of abuse, threats, and intimidation by the government to forcibly acquire land for Posco's steel processing plant.

Lathicharge On Human Wall Of Women, Kids