Man – Elephant conflict claims three innocent lives in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: An elephant crushed a seven year old boy to death at Dhobadanda village of Sundargarh district. As reported the boy was in the nearby forest with his mother and brother. The jumbo had attacked all the three. The two injured have been hospitalised.

An elderly person of Basantpur village under Chhendipada P.S. in Angul district was trampled to death by a wild elephant. He was on his way to a nearby field for nature’s call.

In the third reported incident, a young man of Gunduriguda under Ambadala PS of Rayagada district lost his life in a jumbo attack.


Safety for women is a big hoax in Odisha


Baripada: Today a female dead body was found in Rairangpur of Mayurbjanj district. The body has many injury marks on it.

According to the police team which is investigating this matter, some local people had first spotted the dead body. The decomposed body was flowing  in the canal. Based on the post-mortem report a case of unnatural death has been registered.

The forensic team form Baripada is in Rairangpur for detailed investigations.

The exact cause of death is yet to be made official. However, rape is indicated.

Suparno Satpathy tweets to Rahul Gandhi

Bhubaneswar : On the side of AICC President Sonia Gandhi being unwell and being admitted to Sir Gangaram Hospital of New Delhi, AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi had invited a battery of Congress leaders from Odisha to discuss the revival plan of the party in Odisha. Ever since Naveen Patnaik snatched power in Odisha from the Congress in year 2000, the grand old party has been struggling to win over its lost ground. In year 2006 the then Congress’s Leader of opposition in Odisha Legislative Assembly and former CM of Odisha Late J.B Patnaik in consultation with Sonia Gandhi had inducted Suparno Satpathy into the party. Suparno is the grandson of former Odisha CM and firebrand leader Late Nandini Satpathy.  Under the aegis of JB Patnaik, the Congress party had gained strong momentum in Odisha. The encouraging by-poll win and an equally encouraging Panchayat Poll wins by the Congress in year 2007 were strong signals that the Congress would come back to power in Odisha. However, just prior to the general election in 2009, JB Patnaik was neglected by the Congress high command and sidelined from the congress party decision making. This politicking helped Naveen Patnaik form his first ever solo Government in Odisha. Prior to that, Naveen’s BJD had formed Government in Odisha as collision partners of the BJP. That collision lasted for nine years (2000-2009). Ever since year 2009, the Congress in Odisha has been going from bad to worst.

Today a tweet was put out by the former Congress leader Suparno Satpathy, who is now associated with Soumya Ranjan Patnaik’s regional political outfit Ama Odisha Party. This tweet in less than 140 characters and with one photograph gives out a very strong message to the Congress high command. Future shall say if the Congress high command has learnt its lesson from this message or if they shall further falter and fulfill the ambition of PM Narendra Modi of achieving a ‘Congress mukt Bharat’ a Congress free India.

In the recent times the BJP leadership has been strongly backing MoS PNG Dharmendra Pradhan and projecting him as the next CM of Odisha. All this has resulted in the BJP picking some ground in Odisha. However, history tells us that Odisha was always a Congress bastion.

Justice C.S. Karnan found guilty, to be jailed for six months


New Delhi: Calcutta High Court’s Justice C.S. Karnan was pronounced guilty of contempt for his utterances against the Chief Justice of India along with the other judges of the apex court and the Madras High Court. Today a Supreme court seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar barred the electronic and print media from carrying any of his statements. They have also ordered him be jailed for six months.

Justice Karnan had written a series of letters making allegations against the CJI, the judges of the apex court and the Madras high court.