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  • Odisha chit fund scam: CBI should probe Patnaik's role, says LoP, state Assembly 4 days ago

    The opposition parties in Odisha have upped their ante against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and have now demanded his resignation. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Leader of the Opposition in the Odisha Assembly, Narsingh Mishra said that after his close aide Saroj Sahu, the CBI should now probe Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. ...
  • Human skulls recovered in Puri 4 days ago

    Puri: Twenty human skulls were recovered under a bridge on the Kusabhadra river on Puri-Konark road, police said. Apart from 20 human skulls, three buffalo skulls and some bones were also recovered from the river bed under Liakhai bridge, said Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Nimapada, Subash Mohanty. While the skulls have...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: Opposition up the ante against CM Patnik, demand his resignation 4 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar: The opposition parties in Odisha have upped their ante against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and have now demanded his resignation. The remarks came after Patnaik's close aide Saroj Sahu was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the chit fund scam. The Biju Janata Dal continues...
  • Odisha chit fund scam probe reaches CM office, CBI questions Patnaik aide 5 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the multi-crore Odisha chit fund scam reached the doorsteps of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's office on Saturday. Patnaik's residence office assistant Saroj has been questioned by the CBI in connection with the case. He was grilled for almost 1.5 hours by the CBI...
  • Saradha scam: CBI questions Odisha CM's former aide; opposition unwilling to relent 5 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar: The Central Buraeu of Investigation (CBI) on Friday issued summons to Rajya Sabha member and former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra over Saradha chit fund scam. "If tomorrow CBI thinks that Naveen Patnaik has some facts to reveal, then they might summon him also, this is...
  • Saradha scam: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik faces heat in CBI probe, close aide questioned 5 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar: The Central Buraeu of Investigation (CBI) on Friday issued summons to Rajya Sabha member and former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra over Saradha chit fund scam. Former chief political advisor of Naveen Patnaik for more than a decade, Pyarimohan Mohapatra's house was also raided earlier this week....
  • CBI summons former BJD leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra over Saradha chit fund scam 6 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar:Central Buraeu of Investigation (CBI) on Friday issued summons to Rajya Sabha member and former Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Pyarimohan Mohapatra over Saradha chit fund scam. Odisha Assembly adjourned for the second day due to protest by opposition over the chit fund scam. Mohapatra was questioned by CBI in Bhubaneswar. His...
  • Odisha: College student kills classmate over love affair November 19, 2014

    Cuttack: A 20-year-old college student was arrested by Cuttack city police on Wednesday for allegedly killing his classmate and throwing his body into river water over a triangular love affair. Police said that they arrested Amulya Sahoo (20), a student of Stewart Science College and a...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: CBI conducts raids at CM's former aide Pyarimohan Mohapatra's residence November 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation sleuths are conducting raids at 22 premises including the residence of former Naveen Patnaik aide Pyarimohan Mohapatra in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam. The raids are being held to probe the alleged involvement of 'Seashore Group' in the scam. Mohapatra, a former Biju...
  • Odisha: Mid-day meals continue to be cooked in unhygienic conditions November 14, 2014

    Cuttack: In Odisha, there are 73,000 schools where mid-day meals are provided to students everyday. The government spends around Rs 800 crore per year on these mid-day meals. Per student per meal, the amount spent is a little over Rs 4. But what is more important to know, is under...
  • Chitfund scam: CBI court rejects MLA's bail plea, sends him to jail November 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Separate courts on Thursday rejected bail petitions of suspended BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy, model Preeti Bhatia and two others arrested for their alleged links with the multi-crore chitfund scam in Odisha. Tripathy, who was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate's (special) court after completion of his...
  • Cuttack workplaces mostly not aware of women laws November 9, 2014

    Cuttack: A large number of institutions here having more than 10 employees are not aware of the laws protecting women at workforce, according to a recent study by a social organisation. About 30 per cent heads of offices both in organised and unorganised sectors are not aware of the Visakha Guidelines-1997...
  • Odisha IAS officer arrested in recruitment scam November 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The anti-corruption vigilance wing arrested an IAS officer on the charge of irregularities in the recruitment of Revenue Inspectors and Amins when he was collector of Balangir district. Debraj Mishra, who was placed under suspension in September last after prime facie evidences were received against him, was arrested from...
  • Odisha government planning to centrally procure chemo medicine November 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With cancer emerging as a public health problem in the state, Odisha government is planning to centrally procure chemotherapy medicines in order to provide free of cost treatment to the poor patients, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak. "We are also...
  • Tribal families yet to receive aid after cyclone Hudhud November 7, 2014

    Koraput(Odisha): Almost a month after cyclone Hudhud hit Odisha, seven tribal families of remote Podaguda village claim they are yet to get aid to reconstruct their houses. After gusty wind ripped through their houses on October 12, these tribal families have taken shelter on the verandah of fellow villagers. "While roof of...
  • It's not setback for BJD: Odisha CM on chitfund scam arrest November 5, 2014

    The CBI on Tuesday arrested BJD MP Ramchandra Hansda in connection to Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. The BJD leader and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said, "It's not setback for BJD. They are individual. The law will take its own course" ...
  • Odisha: Political bigwigs in CBI net for alleged involvement in chit fund scam November 5, 2014

    The CBI sleuths made three high profile arrests in ten days for their alleged involvement in the Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. ...
  • BJD breeding corruption in Odisha: BJP November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday accused the ruling BJD in Odisha for "breeding corruption" during its rule in the state for years after CBI arrested its Lok Sabha MP Ramchandra Hansdah and a former MLA were arrested in connection with the chit fund scam case. The party said that BJD's...
  • Regional language literature portray wide spectrum, says Naveen Patnaik November 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Noting that literatures in regional languages get little publicity, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said that these writings portray a wide spectrum and authentic account of social life and Indian literature is not confined to works in English. "Indian literature is certainly not confined to Indian writings...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: CBI arrests BJD Lok Sabha MP, 2 former MLAs April 16, 1411

    Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday made three high profile arrests in connection with the Rs 20,000 crore Odisha chit fund scam. Biju Janata Dal MP Ram Chandra Hansdah has been taken into custody. Former BJP MLA Hitesh Kumar Bagartti and ex-BJD MLA Subarna Naik have also been arrested...
  • CBI arrests Odisha MLA in chit fund scam October 31, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The CBI on Friday arrested a ruling BJD MLA in Odisha for his alleged complicity with Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradip Sethy, who has duped thousands through a chit fund scam in the state. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the chit fund scam, interrogated Banki constituency MLA Pravat...
  • Odisha a model for others in disaster management, says CM Naveen Patnaik October 29, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Following the handling of two major cyclones, Phailin in 2013 and Hudhud earlier this month, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said that Odisha is a model for others in disaster management. "Odisha is a model for others as far as disaster management is concerned," Patnaik said after addressing...
  • US to give 100,000 dollars to Cyclone Hudhud-hit in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The United States on Tuesday announced a financial assistance of $100,000 for those affected by cyclone Hudhud in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. US Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens said the US will provide the assistance to NGO Plan India through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). "The...
  • Infosys to construct toilets in 109 schools of Bhubaneswar October 27, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Infosys Foundation informed the Odisha government that it will construct toilets in 109 state-run schools in the capital city as part of its involvement in the Swachha Vidyalaya programme. Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty informed this to the state government when she met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. This apart,...
  • Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha October 24, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Over 10,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Himalayas have arrived at Odisha's Chilika Lake for their winter sojourn, an official said on Friday. The first batch of birds arrived earlier this month. The numbers are gradually going up, divisional forest officer B.R. Das said. About 3,000...
  • Cyclone Hudhud damages seven colleges in Odisha October 23, 2014

    Odisha: Seven colleges in three southern Odisha districts have been damaged in cyclone Hudhud. Four colleges in Koraput district followed by two in Nararangapur and one in Gajapati were affected by the cyclone, officials said. "We have received damage reports from principals of the concerned colleges over telephone in the aftermath of...
  • 72-yr-old-man sexually abuses mentally challenged minor girl in Odisha October 23, 2014

    Balasore: A mentally-challenged minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 72-year-old relative of hers who has been absconding after the matter came to light. According to the FIR lodged by the girl's mother on September 28, the accused allegedly sexually assaulted the girl and also threatened her against talking...
  • Odisha: HC gives interim relief to lawyer till Octpber 30 in Chit fund scam case October 22, 2014

    Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday granted interim protection from arrest till October 30 to a lawyer who has been booked by CBI in connection with the chit fund scam. CBI in June this year had booked Debashis Panda, a High Court lawyer, for alleged offences under several sections...
  • Odisha government doctors to get higher remuneration October 22, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a Diwali bonanza to doctors appointed on contractual basis, the Odisha government announced a hike in their remuneration. The hike was announced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak here a day before Diwali. As per the government notification, specialist doctors working in rural and urban...
  • Odisha: Six arrested on charge of sexual assault of minor girl October 19, 2014

    Sambalpur: Six persons were arrested in connection with alleged sexual assault of a minor girl and circulation of obscene MMS and visuals, police said on Sunday. The arrests were made yesterday based on the complaint filed in Mahila police station by the father of the girl. "While six persons were...