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  • Chitfund scam: Legal fraternity shocked over ex-AG's arrest in Odisha 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    Cuttack: Terming the arrest of former advocate General (AG) Ashok Mohanty by CBI as "unfortunate", the legal fraternity here today criticised the CBI accusing it of highhandedness. State Bar Council Chairman Manas Ranjan Mohapatra reacting to the arrest said CBI has arrested the former AG with political...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: CBI to take ex-AG on remand for two days 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: A special court on Monday allowed CBI to take ex-advocate general Ashok Mohanty on remand for two days in connection with a chit fund scam. Mohanty, arrested for alleged link with the chit fund scam-tainted Artha Tatwa Group (AT), was produced in the court of the Special Chief Judicial...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: Former Odisha Advocate General Ashok Mohanty arrested 8 hours 51 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: The former Odisha Advocate General Ashok Mohanty has been arrested in connection with the Rs 20,000 chit fund scam. Mohanty was first interrogated by the CBI on September 13. He had stepped down from office after the CBI had summoned him in the case earlier this year. According to sources,...
  • Maoist camp busted in Odisha, weapons seized Yesterday

    Phulbani (Odisha): A Maoist camp was neutralised and some weapons as well as naxal literature were seized after a gun-battle with security forces in a forest in Odisha's Kandhamal district today, police said. The encounter took place during a joint combing operation by the Special Operation Group (SOG) and armed police...
  • Odisha: Voters' awareness campaign to raise votes in Kandhamal bypolls Yesterday

    Berhampur: In order to raise voters' awareness and participation in ensuing Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election, the district administration has started systematic voters' education and electoral participation (SVEEP) programme. "We are trying our best to draw voters to the booths by educating them on their right to vote," returning officer and...
  • MeT forecasts heavy rainfall in Odisha Yesterday

    Bhubaneswar: Pounded by heavy rains in the past couple of days, Odisha is unlikely to get any respite soon as heavy rainfall coupled with gusty winds has been forecast in some places till Monday. Rain and thundershower will occur in many places of the state due to a well marked low...
  • Indian Coast Guard rescues 8 crew of a fishing boat 2 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar: The Indian Coast Guard on Saturday rescued at least eight persons in an ill fated fishing boat that stopped operation in sea off the Devi river mouth near Puri district. The fishing boat 'Mangala maa' carrying eight crew members had gone to the mid sea for fishing and developed technical...
  • Odisha government directed to pay compensation by court 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: About 16 years after seven students had met their watery grave when Hirakud dam authorities had released water without prior warning, a local court directed Odisha government to pay compensation of Rs 25 lakh along with interest to each of the families. The Civil Judge (Senior Division), Bhubaneswar, Sangram Keshari...
  • Odisha: Minor girl raped by 14-year-old 6 days ago

    Kendrapara: A minor girl was allegedly raped by a 14-year-old boy at Ghagara village the district, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night when the six-year-old girl was alone at her home, police said, adding, the matter came to light when the girl narrated her ordeal...
  • CBI grills BJD MLA in connection with Odisha chit fund scam 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday grilled Biju Janata Dal MLA Pravat Tripathy in connection with the Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. CBI sleuths had raided his house in August. Tripathy was alleged to have links with the prime accused of chit fund scam. So far,...
  • Chit fund case: BJD MLA Pravat Kumar seeks anticipatory bail 6 days ago

    Cuttack: Senior Biju Janata Dal leader and Banki MLA Pravat Kumar Tripathy today approached the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail following the raid of his houses by the Central Bureau of Investigation. "Since the CBI officials had raided my houses, I apprehend that the investigating agency could arrest me any...
  • Odisha: Tata Steel drive to combat dengue 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: Amid dengue scare in several parts of Odisha, Tata Steel is proactive in its coordination with government agencies to ensure hygienic and safe conditions for the dwellers in Jajpur district. "We are ensuring the best possible hygienic conditions at our site of operations at Kalinganagar which is spread over 1,700...
  • Odisha: 46 patients fall ill after being administered injection 1 week ago

    Phulbani: At least 46 indoor patients including about 10 women at the District Headquarters Hospital suddenly fell ill after being administered a particular batch of an anti-biotic injection. Some of the patients complained of nausea, head reeling, vomiting, fever and loose motion after they were injected with the anti-biotic last...
  • Two high profile arrests in Odisha chit fund scam September 15, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday made two high profile arrests in the Rs 20,000 crore chit fund scam in Odisha. CBI sleuths arrested Madhu Mohanty, the owner of an Odia newspaper and Manoj Das, who owns a local news channel. Names of several BJD leaders including those linked to...
  • Odisha: BJD under scanner over 20,000 cr chit fund scam, advocate general resigns over allegations September 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD is under the scanner over the 20,000 crore chit fund scam in Odisha. State Advocate General Ashok Mohanty has resigned from his post after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned him in the case. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has accepted Mohanty's resignation about four months...
  • Arms seized after gun battle with Maoists in Odisha September 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Police seized arms and ammunition from a forested area of Gajapati district after a brief gun battle with Maoists, an official said on Thursday. No casualties were reported from either side in the gunfight that took place Wednesday near Barimunda village, over 400 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar, superintendent...
  • Odisha: Vedanta plans to expand refinery capacity September 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Resources Plc on Tuesday said that it plans to raise capacity of its Lanjigarh Alumina refinery to 6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) with an investment of Rs 10,000 crore. Talking to reporters after meeting Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Vedanta Resources chairman Anil Agarwal said that doubling...
  • GPS installed in Berhampur police vans September 9, 2014

    Berhampur: In a bid to enhance efficiency of the police, a global positioning system (GPS) was installed in police control room (PCR) vans in this south Odisha town increasing their area of coverage. This has been done in view of the increasing vehicular traffic and reports of crime from residential...
  • Dengue cases soar to 1,005 in Odisha September 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The number of people infected with dengue has soared to 1,005 in Odisha this year, with 36 more cases reported in the state in two days, an official said on Sunday. "Thirtysix people have tested positive (for dengue) in the past two days. Ninety per cent of them belong to...
  • HDFC bank organises secure banking workshop in Odisha September 7, 2014

    Bhubneshwar: HDFC Bank launched its Secure Banking programme and plans to extend it to all its 96 branches across Odisha as part of its efforts to create banking awareness among customers. Speaking about the initiative which was launched in Bhubaneswar, Debashish Senapati, Zonal Head, HDFC Bank, said banking in India...
  • Rains to continue in Odisha September 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Rains are likely to continue in many areas of Odisha with heavy rainfall at some places in southern districts under the impact of a well marked low pressure area in the region. Rain and thunder shower would occur at many places over the state during next 24 hours, the...
  • Delay in completion of Puri road comes under HC scanner September 6, 2014

    Cuttack: The delay in completing the work of a National Highway between Bhubaneswar and Puri because of court stay orders on land acquirement came under the scanner of Odisha High Court. Adjudicating a PIL, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A K Rath directed the petitioner,...
  • Complete Sun Temple beautification work before festival: Dharmendra Pradhan September 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan asked the Archaeological Survey of India and the Puri district administration to complete beautification work of the Sun Temple at Konark before the ensuing Navakalebara festival of Lord Jagannth next year. Pradhan gave the direction after visiting the temple and reviewing the progress of...
  • Heavy rain hits normal life in Odisha September 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain continued to lash many parts of Odisha for the second consecutive day on Saturday throwing normal life out of gear, a Met department official said. The state has been witnessing heavy rainfall for the past two days due to the impact of a low pressure area formed over...
  • Maoist combing operations intensified in Odisha September 5, 2014

    Koraput (Odisha): Security forces have intensified combing operations in and around Majhiguda after exchange of fire with the Maoists in Odisha's Koraput district, police said on Friday. "Additional forces have been deployed in Majhiguda forest and efforts are on to nab the Maoists," said YK Jethwa,Inspector General of Police (southwestern range). During...
  • BJD MP Hemendra Chandra Singh passes away September 5, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Hemendra Chandra Singh, Biju Janata Dal MP from Kandhamal constituency in Odisha passed away on Thursday night. He was 47. Singh had suffered a massive heart attack last week, followed by multiple organ failure. He breathed his last in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. ...
  • Police destroy Maoist camp in Odisha September 3, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Police on Wednesday destroyed a Maoist camp in Odisha's Koraput district, an official said. Inspector General of Police (Southwestern Range) Yashwant Jethwa said the camp was destroyed in a forested area near Majhiguda village under Baipariguda police station area. He said police raided the camp and engaged in a brief gun...
  • Odisha: 1 dead, over 20 students fall ill after consuming food August 31, 2014

    Nayagarh: A girl student died on Sunday and over 20 other inmates of a governmentrun hostel for tribal girls in Odisha's Nayagarh district fell ill after consuming food at the residential school, officials said. The inmates complained of nausea, vomiting, loose motion and fever after taking dinner last night at the...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: Why didn't the state government act despite proof of political patronage? August 29, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a report submitted to the Supreme Court, the Odisha government said that over one million investors in the state were duped of over Rs 4000 crore by 163 fraudulent chit fund companies for almost a decade. The question that had the experts puzzled was how could this daylight robbery...
  • Chit fund scam: Having lost lifelong savings, investors wait in agony for their money August 29, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: It's been more than three years now that over one million depositors in Odisha, mostly poor people, lost their hard earned money in the Rs 20,000 crore chit fund scam. CBI investigation is on and several owners of such fraudulent companies are in jail. But the plight of the...