With Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on their side, the Orissa government has sidestepped the concerns expressed by Central intelligence agencies and the Home Ministry to work with gram pa

BHUBANESWAR/MALKANGIRI: As a part of the Centre’s initiative to contain the spread of Maoism by taking up developmental projects in the affected areas, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Rames

MALKANGIRI: The Odisha Government must follow the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Area (PESA) Act and the decision of the Palli Sabha regarding setting up of any industry in the scheduled area sho

With contractors avoiding rural road projects in Naxal-hit districts, the Union Rural Development Ministry plans to entrust local panchayats to execute them under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yoja

BHUBANESWAR: The gruelling heatwave claimed nine more lives in Odisha on Saturday as day temperature soared across the State. The official death toll jumped from 10 to 19 on a single day.

MALKANGIRI: Hundreds of animals have reportedly died of an unknown disease in the past one week, at many villages of Tandiki panchayat under Korukonda Panchayat Samiti.

Bhubaneswar: The CBI has placed before the Supreme Court its report on the investigation into alleged corruption in utilisation of Central funds by six districts of Odisha for the rural job guarant

BHUBANESWAR: Baunsipada is like any other village in remote Khairiput block of Malkangiri district inhabited by Bondas, the primitive tribal group (PTG).

A report on hunger and malnutrition in 112 districts across nine states of the country has revealed that 42.3 per cent children under the age of five years are underweight, 58.8 per cent are stunte

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has pointed to “operational” shortcomings in the government’s efforts to tackle the decades-old Maoist insurgency through developmental work and urged great