BJD to oppose Land Bill, raise Posco, Vyapam scam in Parliament

Asking party MPs to oppose the controversial Land Acquisition Bill and demand action in Vyapam scandal, BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday stressed on steps to prevent opposition Congress from deriving political mileage out of any issue.

Posco seeks refund from Odisha rail line undertaking

 South Korean steel giant Posco has sought refund from a rail line undertaking to be set up in partnership with Odhisa government citing change in company law but said it wasn't pulling out from the USD 12 billion steel project in the state.

Delhi: Man freed in kidnapping, rape case after girl denies charge

 A man has been acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of kidnapping and raping a 16-year-old girl after she claimed that she willingly eloped with him to get married.

Woman caretaker burns 5-year-old girl for bed-wetting; jailed

 A 25-year-old woman caretaker of a government-recognised shelter home here was on Wednesday sent to jail after she was booked for allegedly getting private parts of a five-year-old girl singed for bed-wetting by another minor at the shelter.

Kudankulam N-plant restarts power generation
Kudankulam N-plant restarts power generation

 Power generation at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) has restarted after the first unit's reactor and turbine tripped Jan 14, said Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (POSCO) on Monday.

CRPF constable arrested for trying to outrage girl's modesty in Telangana

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable has been arrested for allegedly attempting to outrage the modesty of a 14-year-old girl at CRPF Campus in Chandrayangutta area here, the police said here on Monday.

Odisha govt optimistic about Posco project

The Odisha government is still "optimistic" about setting up of Posco's proposed mega steel facility near Paradip at an investment of Rs 52,000 crore even as the South Korean steel major's project is delayed by about a decade.

Anti-Posco activists oppose socio-economic survey

The Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS), which is spearheading the anti-Posco movement at the proposed site of Posco's mega steel project in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, on Saturday opposed the socio-economic survey in the affected villages.

Settle Posco`s ore lease issue without delay: Centre to Odisha

The Centre has asked the Odisha government to resolve without delay the issue of giving iron ore lease to Posco`s Rs 52,000-crore steel project, the largest ever FDI in India.

Odisha Minister blames Posco, district officials for agitation

Odisha minister alleged section of officials of Posco and Jagatsinghpur administration were responsible for agitation by group of people demanding a hike in the compensation paid to land losers.

Posco: Women armed with chilli powder to take on cops

With Odisha govt allegedly using force during the last phase of land acquisition for Posco`s mega steel project, residents of the proposed plant site villages, mainly women, are armed with chilli powder to take on cops.

Left, PPSS demand scrapping of Posco plant

Demanding scrapping of Posco`s proposed Rs 52,000 crore steel project in Odisha, Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) along with left parties on Saturday observed Black Day as a mark of protest.

Odisha MP opposes SEZ status to Posco

Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha Pyarimohan Mohapatra on Saturday strongly opposed SEZ status and raw material commitment to the South Korean steel major, Posco, by the state government.

Land clearing on in Posco site amidst protests

Amidst protests by anti- Posco brigade, betel vines were dismantled and trees felled in the Posco steel project site on Tuesday.

Anti-Posco leader arrested, sent to jail

Anti-Posco leader Abhay Sahu was arrested on Saturday in connection with several cases, including a bomb blast in which three people had been killed at the proposed steel plant site in Odisha`s Jagatsinghpur district.

Odisha acquires 2,100 acres for Posco: Report

Odisha government has acquired 2,100 acres of land for the proposed mega steel project by Posco-India in Jagatsinghpur district.

Anti-Posco agitation: Fact finding team demands judicial inquiry into bomb blast

A month after a bomb blast claimed
lives of four anti-Posco activists in Odisha, a fact finding team consisting of rights activists today demanded a high level judicial inquiry into the incident.

Anti-Posco brigade seek force pullout

The agitation came a day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited Balikuda area, a few kilometres from the proposed plant site area in Jagatsinghpur district.

Anti-Posco activists booked for semi-nude protest

At least 31 people, including women, were booked for protesting in a semi-nude condition against South Korean steel major Posco`s plant in Odisha`s Jagatsinghpur district two days ago, police said Saturday.