Odisha

  • Boy's tongue slit, killed in 'human sacrifice' in Odisha 3 days ago

    Balangir: In an alleged case of human sacrifice, a seven-year-old boy's tongue was slit and he was killed in Odisha's Balangir district. The victim was identified as Dasrath, son of Jalestry Parabhoi of Jhalipadar village, and his body was found floating in a pond in Gandhrabadh, a police officer said....
  • Odisha: Court asks jail authorities to produce Seashore CMD on October 14 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: A local court has directed the superintendent of Jeypore jail in Odisha's Koraput district to produce Seashore CMD Prashant Das before it on October 14. District and sessions court judge DP Choudhury issued the direction yesterday while hearing a petition of the Enforcement Directorate which wanted to take Das on...
  • Odisha: HC asks arrested ex-AG to move lower court for bail 6 days ago

    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...
  • State vs IPS officer: Former Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra booked in vigilance case 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Odisha Director General of Police Prakash Mishra has been booked in a financial impropriety case by the vigilance department of the state. A tough officer, Mishra allegedly flouted rules in granting supply orders to the tune of Rs 58 crore to cement and steel companies during his...
  • Odisha: CM Patnaik asks departments to implement Mukshya Mantri Sadak Yojana 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide pucca roads to all villages in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked rural development, panchayati raj and works departments to work in coordination for the timely completion of projects under Mukshya Mantri Sadak Yojana (MMSY). Patnaik had earlier announced MMSY to ensure that...
  • Chitfund scam: Legal fraternity shocked over exAG's arrest in Odisha September 22, 2014

    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 exAG on remand for two days September 22, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A special court on Monday allowed CBI to take exadvocate general Ashok Mohanty on remand for two days in connection with a chit fund scam. Mohanty, arrested for alleged link with the chit fund scamtainted Artha Tatwa Group (AT), was produced in the court of the Special Chief Judicial...
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  • News 360: Mangalyaan's engine successfully testfired, Mars mission goes into final lap September 22, 2014

    The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday successfully test fired the main liquid engine of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, which has been in sleep mode for 10 months. The Mars Orbiter Mission will enter the red planet's atmosphere on September 24. ...
  • 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,...
  • Former BJD MP joins BJP ahead of Kandhamal bypoll September 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the October 15 byelection to the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat in Odisha, former MP Rudra Madhav Ray on Sunday joined BJP sparking speculation about his possible candidature from the party. Ray, who was earlier suspended from the BJD, joined BJP along with his supporters in the presence of...
  • Maoist camp busted in Odisha, weapons seized September 21, 2014

    Phulbani (Odisha): A Maoist camp was neutralised and some weapons as well as naxal literature were seized after a gunbattle 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 government directed to pay compensation by court September 18, 2014

    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 14yearold September 16, 2014

    Kendrapara: A minor girl was allegedly raped by a 14yearold boy at Ghagara village the district, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night when the sixyearold 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 September 16, 2014

    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 September 16, 2014

    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 September 15, 2014

    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 September 15, 2014

    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 antibiotic injection. Some of the patients complained of nausea, head reeling, vomiting, fever and loose motion after they were injected with the antibiotic 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...
  • Tata Steel ferro chrome plant to start by March 2015 September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Steel is setting up a 55,000 tonne per annum (TPA) ferro chrome plant at Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha and its first unit is expected to start operations by March 2015. "With Gopalpur project being a top priority for the company, we are currently setting up a 55,000...
  • 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...
  • Over 100 Odisha plumbers stranded in Jammu and Kashmir September 11, 2014

    Kendrapara: Over 100 plumbers of Kendrapara district working in Jammu and Kashmir are stranded in the floodravaged Valley, leaving their families in a state of uncertainty. "We have received reports of plumbers of the district stranded in Jammu and Kashmir. To ensure the safety of the migrant workers, the administration...
  • 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: BJP demands CBI probe into 5yearold ship capsize incident September 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Five years after the Black Rose ship carrying iron ore fines sank in the sea near Paradip, BJP on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the incident. "We demand a thorough investigation by CBI into the incident in which Black Rose vessel sank close to Paradip port five years...
  • 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...
  • Odisha CM announces Rs 5 crore aid for J&K flood victims September 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Announcing an assistance of Rs five crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha Government on Tuesday said trained personnel are ready with equipment to undertake rescue and relief operations in affected areas. "The Government of Odisha has extended an assistance of Rs five...
  • 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...
  • 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...