Siba Mohanty

BRS Odisha, a bang or whimper, wait for 2024

Hence, political analysts do not read much into BRS’ Odisha entry and consider it part of KCR’s national ambitions.

29 Jan 2023

Disappearing hand of Congress in Odisha

The performance of party in the polls, be the urban and rural elections or the by-elections, have been dismal.

15 Jan 2023

Similipal Tiger Reserve needs to go beyond bureaucracy, be more inclusive

In Similipal, the tourism is run by the government with help of a limited number of eco-development clubs.

25 Dec 2022

Identity-based politics in Odisha: Padampur may have just laid the path

Barsha’s was a record that even eclipsed her father Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha’s numbers.

11 Dec 2022

Odisha forest officials expose pan-India elephant smuggling racket

The Chief Wildlife Warden was perplexed when it received queries from its Gujarat counterpart about no-objection certificates allegedly issued by the former for transportation of captive elephants. 

19 Jun 2022

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s business-as-usual approach for 2024

On Saturday last, Naveen sent his entire Cabinet packing. The whole ministry resigned en masse without even a whimper.

09 Jun 2022

After Railway, NHAI plan poses threat to wildlife in Odisha

The NHAI is upgrading its Angul-Sambalpur section, measuring 150 km, from two to four lanes and it would require felling of a whopping 23,685 trees in forest land alone.

27 Apr 2018

Punjab National Bank scam cast shadow on Odisha project

The Rs11,000 crore Punjab National Bank scam has cast its shadow on Odisha Government’s ambitious gems and jewellery park.

18 Feb 2018

With crop-loss and massive pest attack, Odisha’s agrarian crisis goes from bad to worse

Death has returned to the farmlands of Odisha. In last ten days, nine farmers have ended their lives over crop loss.

06 Nov 2017