Kandhamal

  • Odisha: Court acquits 11 in Kandhamal riot case 17-04-2014 05:54 PM

    A local court in Odisha acquitted 11 persons due to lack of evidence in a case related to communal riots in Odisha's Kandhamal district. Additional District Judge (ADJ), Phulbani Rajendra Kumar Tosh on Wednesday acquitted all the 11 persons arrested in connection with the murder of Gopan Nayak of Gandagada...
  • Odisha: Kandhamal tribals threaten to boycott polls 31-03-2014 02:57 PM

    A large number of tribal people have threatened to boycott polls for Kandhamal Lok Sabha and Phulbani Assembly seats accusing the government of being callous in providing basic facilities like drinking water, electricity, education and healthcare. Around 5,000 voters, mostly tribals, of Bilabadi, Danga, Shraba, Mallickpada, Shamapaju, Birigada and five...
  • 2008 Kandhamal nun gangrape case: One jailed for 11 years, 2 others for 3, 6 acquitted 14-03-2014 11:50 AM

    Bhubaneswar: The district court in Cuttack on Friday convicted three persons and acquitted six in the 2008 Kandhamal nun gangrape case. Prime accused Mitu Patnaik has been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment and the remaining two convicts have been sentenced to 2 years imprisonment. The nun was allegedly gangraped on...
  • 2008 Kandhamal nun gangrape: Cuttack court to deliver verdict today 14-03-2014 09:58 AM

    Bhubaneshwar: The district court in Cuttack will pronounce its verdict on Friday on the Kandhamal nun gangrape case. The nun was allegedly gangraped on August 25, 2008 at Baliguda in Kandhamal district of Odisha, two days after the communal riots broke out in the district following the killing of VHP...
  • Swami Lakshmananda Saraswati murder case: All convicts get life term 03-10-2013 12:45 PM

    Kandhamal: All eight convicts in the murder case of Swami Lakshmananda Saraswati have been sentenced to life. The ADJ court in Kandhamal had earlier convicted all the eight - Duryodhan Suna Majhi, Munda Bada Majhi, Sanatan Bada Majhi, Garnatha Chalanseth, Bijay Kumar Samseth, Bhaskar Suna Majhi and Budhadev Nayak -...
  • Odisha: Maoist leader convicted in Laxmananda Saraswati murder case 01-10-2013 02:16 PM

    A Maoist leader was on Tuesday convicted by a court in Kandhamal district for the murder of senior VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and four others five years ago. Additional Sessions Judge Rajendra Kumar Tosh held Pulari Rama Rao alias Uday, a Maoist leader from Andhra Pradesh, guilty for the murder...
  • Odisha: 7 convicted for VHP leader Laxmanananda murder, sentencing on Oct 3 30-09-2013 02:57 PM

    Phulbani (Odisha): Seven persons were convicted in the murder of senior VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati and four others by a court in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Monday. Additional District Judge Rajendra Kumar Tosh found the seven guilty and reserved the order for pronouncement of the quantum of punishment for October...
  • Dog helps police to crack murder case in Odisha 03-09-2013 01:23 PM

    A sniffer dog helped police crack a murder case in Baliguda area of Odisha's Kandhamal district and arrest three out of four accused persons, police said on Tuesday. The two-year-old male dog, Faith, led police to accused Sambhu Mallick, Kartika Mallick and Sanatana Sahu of Penkapeta village who along with...
  • BJP leader sits on indefinite hunger strike over Kandhamal murders 24-08-2013 01:20 PM

    Renewing calls for the arrest of those involved in the murder of a Hindu leader and his four aides in Odisha's Kandhamal district five years ago, a senior leader of opposition BJP began a fast-unto-death, police said on Saturday. Ashok Sahu, a former Assam-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and...
  • 5th Anniversary of Kandhamal: Naveen Patnaik And The Erosion Of The Liberal Ideal

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Sangh Parivar have never been able to live down the Godhra riots of 2002 but Orissa Chief Minister...

  • Odisha: 2 arrested for allegedly gangraping a nun 15-07-2013 09:58 AM

    Bhubaneswar: A nun was allegedly gangraped in the Kandhamal district of Odisha. Two people including her cousin have been arrested. The nun, who works in Chennai, was visiting her village in Kandhamal. Police say the suspects gave the nun a lift in a car, took her to an unidentified location...
  • Odisha: Minor gangraped and murdered in Kandhamal 27-10-2012 02:27 PM

    Phulbani: A 13-year-old girl was murdered after being allegedly gangraped by some youths in Odisha's Kandhamal district, police said on Saturday. The girl, A Class VII student of Dadamaha, had gone to witness a 'yatra' (play) at nearby Simanbadi village on Thursday night when the youths sexually assaulted her, sub-divisional...
  • 39 accused in Kandhamal riot acquitted 30-07-2011 08:12 PM

    Phulbani: A local court on Saturday acquitted 39 people arrested for their alleged involvement in Kandhamal ethno-communal riot in 2008. The 39 people were acquitted due to lack of proper evidence against them by fast track court 1 aditional sessions judge SK Dash in connection with two separate cases relating...
  • 12 convicted in Kandhamal riot case 31-01-2011 04:10 PM

    Phulbani, Orissa: Two separate fast track courts sentenced 12 people to rigorous imprisonment and penalty after convicting them in cases of house burning during the Kandhamal riot in 2008. While disposing a case relating to house burning of minorities at Lengisuga village under Baliguda police station area during the riot,...
  • Citizen Journalist: The spirit of giving 26-12-2010 06:42 PM

    On the Christmas special of Citizen Journalist, watch the joy of people who help those in need. ...
  • CJ: The plight of Kandhamal riot victims 25-12-2010 01:13 PM

    December 25, 2010 is the third anniversary of Kandhamal riots. Aarti Parichha, a 45-year-old, Kandhamal riot victim turns citizen journalist to report on the plight of thousands of riot victims who are still homeless and do not have a proper church to even pray in, this Christmas. ...
  • Shining Faith in Kandhamal

    Connect |  Jaimon Joseph
    What would you do if your wife was raped, your brother killed or your home burnt. In front of your eyes. A mob holds an...

  • 12 convicted in Kandhamal riot cases 30-10-2010 06:28 PM

    Phulbani (Orissa): Twelve persons were convicted and 46 others acquitted in riot related cases by separate fast track courts at Phulbani in Kandhamal on Saturday. Judges of the fast track court-I and II pronounced judgements while disposing six different cases relating to house burning and a murder incident during the...
  • Eight convicted in Kandhamal riot case 25-09-2010 09:49 PM

    Phulbani: A local court on Saturday sentenced eight persons to three years imprisonment for setting fire to houses belonging to minority community people during the Kandhamal riot in 2008. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on each of the eight persons. The judgement was pronounced by fast...
  • BJP MLA convicted in Kandhamal riots case 09-09-2010 08:24 PM

    Phulbani: Orissa BJP MLA Manoj Pradhan has been convicted in the 2008 Kandhamal communal riots case. He has been sentenced to six years in prison by a fast track court. Pradhan was convicted for his involvement in the murder of one Bikram Nayak and for inciting communal violence. Pradhan, who...
  • Naxals blow up police station in Orissa 18-07-2009 11:24 AM

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