JAGATSINGHPUR

  • Odisha: Ten more proPosco families return to their village June 10, 2014

    Paradip: Ten more proPosco families, who had left their homes seven years ago, returned to their native place from a transit camp set up by the steel company in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, raising the number of such families to 40 today, official sources said. With this, 12 other families...
  • Heavy rains lash Odisha as cyclone Phailin advances October 12, 2013

    High wind and heavy rains lashed the coastal belt of Odisha on Saturday disrupting normal life, as the severe cyclonic storm Phailin advances from the Bay of Bengal, and is expected to make landfall by Saturday evening, officials said. Authorities continued their efforts to evacuate people from the lowlaying areas of...
  • Mother of two chops off man's private parts to avert rape August 7, 2013

    A woman allegedly chopped off a man's testicles in Odisha after he tried to rape her, police said on Tuesday. The incident occurred near Gopalpur village in the coastal district of Jagatsinghpur, 100 km from state capital Bhubaneswar on Sunday evening. It came to light after police began a probe...
  • Blast at Posco site: Prohibitory orders issued in Patana March 4, 2013

    Paradip: As land acquisition for Posco steel plant continued for second day on Monday in Odisha, Jagatsinghpur district administration clamped prohibitory orders in Patana area where three anti-Posco activists were killed two days ago while allegedly making bombs. Prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC were imposed in Patana to...
  • Relatives of anti-Posco activists refuse to take bodies March 4, 2013

    Paradip (Odisha): Suspecting foul play, relatives of those killed while allegedly making bombs in the proposed Posco steel plant area of Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha on Monday refused to take the three bodies. "We had issued notice to the relatives of the three deceased requesting them to receive the bodies....
  • Odisha: 3 killed as bomb explodes at Posco site in Dhinkia March 2, 2013

    Paradip: At least three people were killed and another seriously injured when a crude bomb exploded at the Posco site in Patana village in Dhinkia in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district on Saturday, police said. According to the police, the bombs were being made by anti-Posco activists and they went off while...
  • Odisha land takeover for Posco plant passes peacefully February 5, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Land acquisition for Posco's $12 billion steel plant in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district passed off peacefully on Monday under heavy police deployment, an official said. "The land acquisition was carried out in Gobindpur village peacefully. There was no trouble," District Collector Satya Kumar Mallick said. "At least 10 betel vines were demolished...
  • Land acquisition for Posco on, police excess alleged February 4, 2013

    Paradip: The land acquisition for the Rs 52,000crore Posco steel project, which resumed amidst tight security at Gobindpur village in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, continued peacefully on Monday, the state government said. Chief Secretary BK Patnaik claimed people were offering their land and betel vines on their own. "There is no...
  • Odisha: Police tries to acquire farmers' land for POSCO February 3, 2013

    Jagatsinghpur: Tension broke out at POSCO's plant in Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha after the police tried to forcibly acquire land for the steel giant that was allotted to farmers on Sunday. Betel farmers protested after the police dismantled seven betel vines. Villagers claim the police resorted to lathicharge on them, including...
  • Posco project: Villagers remove blockades September 11, 2011

    Paradip: The barriers erected by villagers to cordon off South Korean steel major Posco's proposed steel plant in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district have been removed, paving the way for site preparatory activities to resume on the muchdelayed Rs 52,000 crore project. Work at the project site resumed on Saturday, after a gap...
  • Jagatsinghpur admn invites UAC for talks on Posco June 29, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: Work remained stalled at Posco's proposed plant site near Paradip for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday, prompting Jagatsinghpur district administration to invite villagers disrupting project related activities for talks to end the deadlock. "We have invited members of United Action Commitee (UAC), who are opposing work for boundary wall...
  • Posco: Orissa govt sends forces to acquire land June 10, 2011

    Bhubaneswar: After getting clearance for the Rs 51,000 crore POSCO project by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), the Orissa government has started massive preparation for a crackdown by using armed force on the anti POSCO villagers at the POSCO site to acquire their land. But, the situation tense on...