MOHANTY

  • My focus is on playback singing, says 'India's Raw Star' winner Rituraj Mohanty December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: After winning music reality show 'India's Raw Star', Odisha's Rituraj Mohanty says the victory is just the beginning and that he now wants to pursue playback singing. "After the show, my focus is on playback singing. Yes Sufi is close to my heart, but before entering the show, I...
  • Rituraj Mohanty wins 'India's Raw Star' December 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Odisha's Rituraj Mohanty was named the first 'India's Raw Star' after receiving votes from audiences across India. Known for his soulful voice, Rituraj's consistent performance throughout the season of the singing reality show led him to victory. Going home with a Maruti Suzuki Swift, a contract with STAR Plus and a...
  • East Zone thrash West Zone by 102 runs to enter Duleep Trophy semis October 18, 2014

    Lahli, Haryana: Pacers Ashok Dinda and Basant Mohanty shared seven wickets between them as East Zone thrashed West Zone by 102 runs on the fourth and final day to enter the semi-finals of the Duleep Trophy, here on Saturday. If Dinda (3/40) ripped through the top order, Mohanty (4/44) took care...
  • Odisha's former AG Ashok Mohanty gets conditional bail in the chit fund scam September 26, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar: Conditional bail was on Friday granted by a local court to Odisha's former Advocate General Ashok Mohanty, who was earlier arrested by the CBI in connection with a chit fund scam for his alleged links with Artha Tatwa Group's CMD Pradip Sethi. District and Sessions Judge, Khurda, Durga Prasad...
  • Odisha: HC asks arrested ex-AG to move lower court for bail September 25, 2014

    Cuttack: Orissa High Court on Thursday directed arrested former advocate general Ashok Mohanty to move Khurda district and sessions court in Bhubaneswar for bail. If approached, the Bhubaneswar court shall consider the bail application of Mohanty in the first hour of Friday and ensure that the certified copy of the...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: Former Odisha Advocate General Ashok Mohanty arrested September 22, 2014

    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,...
  • Two high profile arrests in Odisha chit fund scam September 14, 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...
  • Jaipur Police announces reward for information on IAS officer absconding in rape case July 22, 2014

    Jaipur: The Jaipur Police has announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for information on IAS officer BB Mohanty, who is accused of raping a 23yearold woman. The woman lodged an FIR in January claiming that Mohanty had raped her repeatedly after promising to clear her civil services exam. Mohanty has...
  • Rape accused IAS officer declared absconder June 25, 2014

    A local court has declared suspended IAS official BB Mohanty, who is facing rape charges, an absconder and also issued standing arrest warrant against him. The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate issued the standing arrest warrant against Mohanty on Tuesday under Section 83 of CrPC after he failed to appear...
  • BJD's Anubhav Mohanty elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha June 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal candidate and Odia flim actor Anubhab Mohanty was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. "Mohanty has been elected unopposed as there is no other candidate in the fray," Odisha Legislative Assembly secretary Amiya Kumar Sarangi, who is also the returning officer, said. Though two persons ...
  • LS polls: Congress leads list of tainted candidates in Odisha April 13, 2014

    The Congress has fielded the highest number of "tainted candidates" in the second and last phase of the assembly polls in Odisha to be held April 17, an election watchdog here said on Sunday. At least 39 of the 77 candidates from the Congress contesting the elections in the second phase...
  • LS polls phase 3: TMC candidate has 109 criminal cases, AAP nominee 28 April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has analysed self-sworn affidavits of 1391 candidates out of 1419 candidates contesting in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Amongst them, 262 candidates (19 per cent) have criminal records, 147 of them (11 per cent) are facing criminal charges, 397...
  • Election Yatra: Politics of violence in Puri April 8, 2014

    Puri: Puri, as we all know, is famous for its art, culture, religious fervour and of course, tourism. But when it comes to politics, it's one of the most violent constituencies in Odisha. In February this year, the law minister of the state, Maheswar Mohanty, who is also the BJD MLA...
  • Odisha beat Tripura by six wickets in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy April 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Odisha put up an all-round show to post a comfortable six-wicket win over Tripura in a low-scoring affair in the East Zone league match for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament at JU second campus ground in Salt Lake on Tuesday. Odisha off spinner Jayanta Behera claimed three for...
  • Rajasthan court declares IAS officer BB Mohanty proclaimed offender March 26, 2014

    A court in Jaipur on Tuesday declared Rajasthan IAS officer BB Mohanty a proclaimed offender after he went on the run in connection with the rape of a 22-year-old woman. "He has been absconding since the case was registered against him. The court of Metropolitan Magistrate Raj Kumar declared him a proclaimed offender Tuesday," said...
  • LS polls: Neerup Mohanty files his nomination papers from Jamshedpur March 26, 2014

    JMM candidate Neerup Mohanty filed his nomination papers from Jamshedpur on Tuesday. Chief Minister Hemant Soren was on a special tour while Mohanty filed his nominations. ...
  • Odisha: Aparajita, Prasad, Subhshree, Soumya file nomination March 24, 2014

    Prominent Oriya actress Aparajita Mohanty,Subhashree Panda, AOP founder President Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and Congress chief whip Prasad Harichandan were among over 56 candidates who filed nomination papers for the second phase of polls for 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly segments in Odisha. While Mohanty, accompanied by her actor son Babusan...
  • Two senior Odisha Jana Morcha leaders join Biju Janata Dal March 16, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Two senior leaders of Odisha Jana Morcha today joined BJD, the latest in the influx of leaders from different political outfits into the ruling party in the state. OJM vice president Mihir Mohanty and general secretary Bhagirathi Kar met Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik in...
  • Rape accused IAS officer BB Mohanty's anticipatory bail plea rejected March 13, 2014

    A local court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail application of rape accused suspended IAS officer B B Mohanty. The court of women atrocities cases on Thursday rejected the bail application which was moved to the court by the district court on Wednesday. Additional Chief Secretary rank official Mohanty, who was posted...
  • Rape accused IAS officer BB Mohanty's bail plea moved to court of women March 12, 2014

    A local court on Wednesday referred the anticipatory bail plea of suspended IAS officer B B Mohanty, who has been accused of raping a civil services aspirant, to a court dedicated for cases of atrocities against women. Mohanty, who has been accused of rape by the 22-year-old civil services aspirant, had through...
  • Rape accused IAS BB Mohanty seeks anticipatory bail March 11, 2014

    Rajasthan IAS officer B.B. Mohanty, who was accused of raping a 22-year-old girl, filed an application in a court seeking an anticipatory bail on Tuesday, a lawyer said. The state government recently suspended Mohanty following the allegations leveled against him about one and a half months ago. Public prosecutor Sant Kumar Jain...
  • Rajasthan IAS officer's relatives threatening me and my family: Rape survivor March 7, 2014

    Jaipur: A woman who was allegedly raped by an IAS officer in Jaipur, Rajasthan, has now claimed that she is being threatened. "There is immense pressure on me to withdraw the case. My family is being threatened by the accused's family," she told CNN-IBN. Rajasthan IAS officer BB Mohanty had allegedy...
  • Odia film star Bijay Mohanty joins Congress, may contest LS polls February 27, 2014

    Veteran Odia film actor Bijay Mohanty joined Congress on Thursday and is likely to contest the ensuing general elections. "We welcome Bijay Mohanty. We had earlier requested the veteran film star to join the party. The party needed him," Odisha PCC president Jaydev Jena told reporters after Mohanty joined the party...
  • Rajasthan: IAS officer charged with rape, police clueless about his whereabouts February 25, 2014

    Jaipur: A month after suspended IAS officer BB Mohanty was charged with rape and sexual exploitation, the police are still clueless about his whereabouts. The 23-year-old IAS aspirant who alleged rape and sexual exploitation by him is now demanding a CBI probe. She said her family is being threatened. The complainant...
  • Odisha's Tourism Minister injured in attack February 21, 2014

    Odisha's Tourism Minister Maheshwar Mohanty was injured when miscreants opened fire at him in Puri town, police said on Friday. Mohanty sustained a bullet injury on his left arm, family sources said. He also sustained injuries on his head after he fell from the scooter in which he was travelling near his...
  • Rajasthan government suspends IAS officer accused of rape February 5, 2014

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Wednesday suspended a senior IAS officer accused of rape. BB Mohanty, the Chairman of the Rajasthan Civil Services Appellate Tribunal, has been accused by a woman civil services aspirant of sexually assaulting her over the past one year. Mohanty has been called for questioning by the police....
  • IAS officer accused of rape, questions raised over delay in probe February 3, 2014

    Jaipur: Over a week after he was booked for rape of a 23yearold IAS aspirant from UP, Rajasthan's senior IAS officer has not even been questioned by the police. The complainant now wants either the government to intervene and expedite probe or transfer the case to CBI. Eight days after...
  • Rajasthan: Woman accuses IAS officer of rape, police fail to act February 3, 2014

    Jaipur: Call it might is right. A woman civil services aspirant in Rajasthan is demanding a CBI probe after the police failed to act on her complaint against a senior IAS officer. The woman had alleged that BB Mohanty, the chairman of the Rajasthan Civil Services Appellate Tribunal, had sexually assaulted...
  • BB Mohanty rape case: Victim alleges threat to life, demands security January 28, 2014

    The statement of the 22yearold girl who accused a senior IAS officer of sexually exploiting her was recorded under section 164 of CrPCon Monday, police said.She has demanded security saying there is threat to her life. A first information report (FIR) was registered on Saturday against BB Mohanty, an additional...