Man kills wife for giving birth to a baby Girl


Bhubaneswar:  A man allegedly killed his wife after she gave birth to a baby girl. This shocking incident is reported from Gadamahaveer under Lingaraj police limits of Bhubaneswar in Odisha.

The deceased was identified as Tilotama Sahu.

According to reports, Surendra Sahu, Tilotama’s husband who works as an auto rickshaw driver, he married her in 2012. Tilotama had given birth to a girl child in 2013, she delivered another baby girl a week ago.

A quarrel broke up between the two on 27.10.2016 over the birth of another girl child. Surendra lost his cool and thrashed Tilotama.

She was rushed to Capital Hospital here but doctors declared her brought dead there.

Tilotama ’s brother lodged a complaint at the Lingaraj police station alleging that his sister has been murdered. Based on the complaint, police has arrested Surendra and has forwarded him to court.


NH 55 is the most fatal road

Angul / Bhubaneswar : National Highway No. 55 running from Manguli Chak till Sambalpur has seen the maximum number of fatality in the past few years. The most recent being the Bus mishap near Tukuda in Angul district of Odisha. Six persons died in the same and many injured are still in intensive care and fighting for survival. CM Naveen Patnaik was quick to announce a compensation of Rs.2,00,000/- for the kith & kin of the deceased. “This was  an accident which received a lot of hype by the TV channels. Thus this compensation was announced, in several other fatalities not even small time local news papers covered it and non of the family members of the numerous deceased have ever received any Govt. aid or compensation”  said a top official of the district administration while requesting  anonymity.

Eminent socio-political leader and Chairman of SNSMT Shri. Suparno Satpathy has been flagging the NH 55 issue since a long time. With his intervention the UPA-1 & UPA-2 had conducted preliminary surveys and a tender too had been floated for the expansion of the said road. However, nothing happened and a new regime of Government took over in May 2014 . The Union Cabinet of the current date Modi Sarkar has already approved  budgets for the expansion of the said road .The same has been approved for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) – Build Operate Transfer (BOT) model. In the same once the road is built by the contractor, the users would need to pay a Toll for using the same.

“The Dhenkanal- Angul area is a notified Government backward grant funded zone.  Both the state and central Governments recognize that the residents of this area are financially challenged.  Thus affixing a road usage charge will further financially burden this zone.  More so there are a number of small, medium and large industries who shall reap more benefits from the expansion of this road. More so the swollen traffic flow on this road is an outcome of the ill planned industrialization, allowed by the Government to mushroom on the banks of this road. As it is, the road tax charged by Odisha Govt. is one of the highest in the country.  These are a few points because of which we have apprehensions to this BOT. Throughout the country the judiciary has been intervening , setting precedence and undoing the Toll collections model. Then why must we begin on a wrong footing for this road? We welcome the steps taken by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. He has allocated  budgets for this road. All that is needed is, a bit of tweaking in the construction contract of this road and things should be good” said Shri. Suparno Satpathy.

Shri. Satpathy has tweeted two photographs of the dilapidated condition of the Sarang Bridge on Brahmani River in Angul District. It was noticed by this reporter that Nitin Gadkari & Naveen Patnaik had been tagged in the same tweet.


SUM Hospital owner Manoj Ranjan Nayak surrenders 

Bhubaneswar : This morning Manoj Ranjan Nayak owner of SUM Hospital surrendered at the Khandagiri police station. SUM Hospital was recently in news for a major fire mishap which claimed 21 lives.

Commissionerate Police Bhubanrswar-Cuttack had  issued lookout circulars against Manoj and his wife Saswati in connection with the fire tragedy.

Both Manoj and Saswati are trustees of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Charitable Trust which runs Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) and Sum Hospital. They also run the deemed University of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA)

Late last evening raids had been conducted at  Manoj ’s residence and also at several other places connected with him and it is said that several incriminating documents have been collected as evidence against him.

Sources tell us that the arrest of Manoj is also a part of a larger political power game ,as Manoj also owns a TV channel and a newspaper which in the near past had seen a meteoric rise and was challenging the existence of existing leading ones.

Horrifying SUM Hospital fire Mishap


Bhubaneswar: A major fire borke out in the dialyses department of Sum hospital here which reportedly has killed around 20 people and left around 105 injured.

Most of the deaths happened in the ICU and dialysis wards, as poisonous carbon monoxide fumes spread through AC ducts. Though investigations are not complete the DG of Fire Dept. Binay Behera said that most likely the cause was a short circuit.

The fire was first sighted by the dialysis in charge by 7.30 pm on Monday and it is said to have been reported to the maintenance department. SUM hospital staff tried to put off the fire using extinguishers before the fire brigade reached. “Those in the closed ICU could not be saved as the fumes filled in there very fast,” said  Baby a nurse at Sum Hospital.

Friends and relatives attending patients carried them off their beds. “The doctors ran away, while the paramedical staff kept giving us false assurances that situation was under control,” said Jaswant Singh, whose Mother was admitted in the hospital.

As soon as the fire men reached, they  broke in the windows to evacuate the patients through slings and skylift. 6 fire brigades worked for 3 hours to get control over the fire..

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik , State health secretary Arati Ahuja  , a few volunteers  of Smt. Nandini Satpathy Memorial Trust (SNSMT) visited the injured patients.

President of India Pranab Mukherjee expressed his grief via Twitter. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences  via twitter and communicated via the same that Minister JP Nadda & Minister Dharmendra Pradhan have been entrusted by him to look into the matter and help. On a Tweet request by eminent socio-political leader and Chairman of SNSMT Suparno Satpathy, the PM responded that AIIMS Bhubaneswar shall provide all possible support to the victims of Sum Hospital Fire Mishap.

SUM Hospital was founded in 2005 and is owned by  education & media baron Manoj Ranjan Nayak. “The hospital officials  have suspended three electricians. More action will follow” said Jyoti Ranjan Das the Dean of SUM.

Several victims of the fire are being treated at five hospitals including, Capital Hospital, AMRI & AIIMS. A control room has been set up and its help line number is 9439991226.

HIV shocker from Tentei, Odisha

Balasore: Today a HIV effected man was cremated in front of his house at Tentei village in Soro block of Balasore district in Odisha as the villagers refused to allow his last rites to be held  at the village cremation ground at Hansianipada.

The deceased, Jaydev Jena (name changed)(35) , used to live in Mumbai where he contacted with HIV. As his health deteriorated, he returned to his village Tentei .He was being treated at SCB  Cuttack where he died.

The local police did try reasoning with the villagers, but they could not as they were adamant over not allowing an HIV victim to be cremated at a public cremation ground.

With villagers refusing to budge, the family members had to light the funeral pyre in front of their house.

The wife of the deceased is also a HIV positive and one of their children too had died of the same.

This discrimination against a dead HIV patient was witnessed only a few days after the Union Government of India approved an amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014 which safeguards the rights of people living with and affected by the HIV virus.

Eminent socio-political leader and Chairman of SNSMT Shri. Suparno Satpathy expressed grief on this sad incident and said  “The down in the dumps education system in Odisha has shown it’s ugly face via this horribly  ill informed sad incident”.

Police complaint filed against Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik


Malkangiri: Reportedly Japanese Encephalitis has snatched the lives or more than 50 children here.

Today one  Ure Madi of Koimetla village filed a criminal complaint at the  Malkangiri police station against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, his complaint also names a few Ministers of Govt. of Odisha  and the RWSS Secretary , Govt. of Odisha .

Madi’s own child too has been snatched away by fate to  Japanese Encephalitis.  Madi In his complaint has held the state government responsible for his child’s death and has also stated that his child died due to medical negligence.

Madi was accompanied to the Police station by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee Chief  Prasad Harichandan and also by the former MP of Nabarangpur  Pradeep Majhi.

With 4 councilors out of 23, BJP wins Dhenkanal Municipality Chairman

Sudhansu Kumar Dalai

Dhenkanal :  In a miraculous manner with only 4 BJP councilors out of the total of 23 councilors today Sudhansu Kumar Dalai councilor of ward number 12 was elected the Chairman of Dhenkanal Municipality Corporation in a by poll.

A few days back Indramani Behera (of ward No.11)of BJD was the Chairman however he had lost a no confidence motion brought against him and subsequently the Municipality had gone under the control of the DM cum Collector. Surprisingly he too had been elected with just 8 BJD councilors where as the majority mark stood 12.

Today in a major setback to Odisha Pradesh Congress, 8 out of the 11 Congress councilors resigned from their party. It is still unclear as to how Sudhansu won the election. A huge victory rally gathered to felicitate the victor. The DM cum Collector and the SP of Dhenkanal district congratulated him. Union Minister Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, BJP Odisha Chief Shri. Basanta Kumar Panda and several BJP leaders congratulated Sudhansu. Eminent socio-political leader Shri. Suparno Satpathy too congratulated him. He even tweeted about Sudhansu.

OTv offends the Muslim Community

Bhubaneswar : Today on the official Twitter handle of Odisha’s No.1 Tv channel OTv a tweet with Muharram Mubarak was put out and the same has been strongly condemned by the Muslim community.

The same was first brought to notice by the digital team of Smt. Nandini Satpathy Mememorial Trust (SNSMT). To the same OTv was graceful to remove the said offensive Tweet but not before the sentiments of the Muslim community had already been hurt.



“Muharram is the name of a month & its the first month in Islamic calendar the ‘Muharram’ which is famous and is being in question is the 10th Day of the month which is also called as Ashura(10 in Arabic). The historical significance of this date makes it special and sadly on the same day Hassan & Hussain (Grandchildren of The Prophet) were martyred. The procession (spilling of blood) which you see is mourning by shias and most sunnis just fast on those days as a way of mourning. Its not a festival to Greet or celebrate. Greeting a Muslim with ‘Muharram Mubarak’ is extremely offensive” said Shaik Siddiq an online expert on Muslim History.

OTv was not the only one on Twitter to commit this blunder a similar offensive message had also been tweeted at the official Twitter handle of Mayfair Hotels. They too were informed of the same by Team SNSMT and they too were graceful to remove the said offensive tweet.


“We have time and again been maintaining that the education system of Odisha is in the dumps. Such insensitive blunders are one of the results of the said. We are fortunate that the promoters of both OTv and Mayfair Hotels are intelligent , responsible , sensitive and understanding human beings. Both of them immediately acted and pulled out the said Tweets after the digital team of SNSMT flagged the issue. We are very fortunate that no radicalizing organization took this to notice and no communal agitation took place in Odisha. Otherwise history is witness that similar instances have resulted into major communal violence” said eminent socio-political leader and the Chairman of SNSMT Shri. Suparno Satpathy

This reporter tried taking the reaction from the promoters of OTv and Mayfair Hotels but was avoided.

Odisha signs MoU with Ministry of Railways for two new lines

New Delhi : Ministry of Railways today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Odisha government for cost sharing of two new railway line projects.

The agreement was signed for sharing cost of laying two new lines— Jeypore–Malkangiri and Jeypore–Nabarangpur— in Odisha which was approved in the last Railway budget.

The state government had agreed to partly bear the cost of these projects. For the Jeypore – Malkangiri project stretching over 130 km, it would bear 25% of the total cost whereas it would bear entire land cost and 50% cost of construction for the Jeypore – Nabarangpur project.

“Odisha is a focus state for Indian Railways. The speed of implementation of projects will take Odisha ahead in rail connectivity. Odisha has minerals, tourism potential, etc. But development is lacking due to lack of connectivity. State government alone cannot bring in connectivity. So Indian Railways is doing its part to improve the connectivity in Odisha. To improve the connectivity infrastructure in a particular state, Indian Railways is now forming joint venture with state governments which also includes Odisha. Sharing of ownership will lead to more leverage in creating connectivity in the state. 11 Railway stations including Bhubaneswar have been planned to be taken up for renovation . Indian Railways is planning to develop Odisha as a tourism hub through IRCTC. Indian Railways through its PSU, IRCTC has also planned to market products of tribal SHGs in Odisha. Indian Railways has also planned to open a Rail Factory in Kalahandi,” said Union Cabinet Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

During the signing of the MoU,Union Cabinet Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister of State Dharmendra Pradhan,  Odisha state Transport and Commerce Minister Ramesh Jena and MP Jhina Hikaka  were present.