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Odisha – Headmaster kills a baby boy delivered by a tribal student #WTFnews

On 9th February, 2014, a tribal girl student of Class- V delivered a baby boy in her school hostel. The school authority denied that they were not aware of her pregnancy. The Headmaster killed the new born baby and buried… Continue Reading →

Prisons in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Odisha see a wave of hunger strikes

Aarefa Johari ·   Since January 26, close to 500 prisoners in the jails of Jharkhand, Nagpur and Odisha have been on hunger strikes to highlight gaps in India’s criminal justice system   On Monday, 169 prisoners in Maharashtra’s Nagpur Central Jail… Continue Reading →

Odisha Miners Use Contractors to Frustrate Rules: Shah Panel

Castigating Odisha miners for operating through contractors or middle-men, the Justice M B Shah Commission has said that they have “frustrated” the rule which bars them from assigning mines to other entities. The Rule-37 of Mineral Concession Rules (MCR), 1960… Continue Reading →

NHRC seeks compensation report from Odisha Govt. over attack on Dalits in Ratakhandi village

  Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) of India has sought a report from Government of Odisha on compensation and rehabilitation to scheduled caste people after violence in Ratakhandi village of Boudh District. The commission’s order… Continue Reading →

#India – Orissa HC Notice to Govt on Hirakud Dam Oustees

    By Express News Service – CUTTACK Published: 29th November 2013 10:20 AM In a significant move, the Orissa High Court on Thursday took cognisance of a letter petition sent by a law student on human rights violations of people displaced… Continue Reading →

#India – Tribal rights without benefits #mustread

Over 1.3 million tribals and forest dwellers have got rights over the land they had been using for years under the Forest Rights Act. This can, in some way, be called contemporary India’s largest land regime change—from the forest administration… Continue Reading →

Cyclone Phailin – Marginalised, the old and infirm women and children suffer

OUTLOOK MAGAZINE VALAY SINGH RAI Inconsolable Single mother Srita Nayak CYCLONE PHAILIN: DAMAGE ASSESSMENT No…Not Good News The marginalised, the old and infirm women and children suffer the most, and are ignored VALAY SINGH RAI    Even in disaster, the worst… Continue Reading →

#India- Orissa high court moved over shoddy probe in Puri rape case #disability #Vaw

TNN | Aug 25, 2013, 07.48 PM IST CUTTACK: A PIL was filed in the Orissa high court seeking inquiry into the rape and murder of a minor blind girl in Puri in June. Recently, the National Commission for Women… Continue Reading →

Indian villagers defeat British billionaire over plans to mine sacred mountain #Vedanta defeated !

An Indian tribe which worships its remote jungle mountain as a living god has inflicted a humiliating defeat on one of Britain’s wealthiest billionaires over his plans to open a vast aluminium ore mine on their land. <script src=”http://player.ooyala.com/player.js?height=315&embedCode=Q4dHB0ZDpsPps02yUSPlqGUfsv6CLG9k&video_pcode=RvbGU6Z74XE_a3bj4QwRGByhq9h2&width=560&deepLinkEmbedCode=Q4dHB0ZDpsPps02yUSPlqGUfsv6CLG9k”></script> By Dean… Continue Reading →

#India – Woman power rings hollow in Odisha, the state of rising rape #Vaw

TNN | Aug 11, 2013, 0 BHUBANESWAR: The death of Kendrapada rape-burn victim has once again exposed the deteriorating law and order situation in the state even as the state government boasts of women’s empowerment and launches schemes to woo women voters.A series of… Continue Reading →

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