Tag Archives: Jajpur

Illegal quarrying goes on as probe makes no headway

Jajpur: With a joint probe by the economic offences wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch, revenue and mines officials making no headway, illegal stone quarrying from the hills of this district goes on unabated in flagrant violation of norms, a … Continue reading

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No end to killer quarry toll as another life goes

Jajpur/ Dharmasala: A labourer who sustained critical injuries November 20, while preparing for compressor blasting at an illegal stone quarry in Kusunpur reserve forest under Dharmasala tehsil, succumbed to his injuries Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Padan Hembram, a … Continue reading

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Another worker dies in stone quarry; 10 deaths in year

Jajpur: Illegal stone quarry owners making money, risking the lives of poor workers has become a regular affair in this district and has resulted in the deaths of 10 workers over the past 12 months. A fresh addition to the … Continue reading

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Food secretary reviews projects at Nagada

Kaliapani: Food supplies and consumer welfare secretary Vir Vikram Yadav visited hilltop Nagada villages in Sukinda valley of Jajpur district and took stock of the implementation of state-sponsored developmental schemes Thursday. Yadav expressed his displeasure over delay in completion of … Continue reading

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Chhatia Bata temple affairs handed over to dist admin

Jajpur: The long-standing dispute over the management of the temple at Chhatia Bata in this district came to an end with the Court of the Endowment Commissioner handing over the temple affairs to the district administration, a report said. Endowment … Continue reading

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Eight villagers critical in attack by stone smugglers in Jajpur village

Jajpur: Tension ran high after stone smugglers launched an attack on villagers and injured eight of them. Two of them are in a critical condition. The attack was following dispute over illegal quarrying of black granite stones from Balarampurgad hill … Continue reading

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50K houses in mineral bearing dists

Post News Network Bhubaneswar, June 22: The state government will construct 50,000 houses in eight mineral bearing districts across the state, according to a decision taken at the meeting of the board of directors of Orissa Mineral Bearing Areas Development … Continue reading

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Ten arrested for illegal excavation of stones

Bhubaneswar: The economic offence wing (EOW) of Orissa Crime Branch arrested 10 people on the intervening night of January 24 and 25 for allegedly carrying out illegal excavation and transportation of black granites and laterite stones from quarries in Khurda, … Continue reading

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Farmers see red over ‘land grab’

Post News Network Duburi, Nov 8: The ambitious Angul-Duburu-Sukinda rail project will soon hit a roadblock with scores of farmers whose land has been earmarked for the project resolving “not to let go of an inch of their land”.Farmers under … Continue reading

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Illegal quarrying sucking life out of villages

Post News Network Jajpur, Oct 11: Rampant stone extraction through a process called wagon drilling on the Dankari and Nichanda hills in Mahisara panchayat under Dharmasala block has led to severe water contamination in the area, leading to scores of … Continue reading

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