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Orissa forms panel to assess Essar Oil’s CBM block
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Essar Oil was awarded the CBM block (IB-CBM-2008/IV) in Ib Valley coalfields of Orissa in 2009.

Orissa to bring in ordinance against land grab
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

The ordinance has been modelled after Andhra Pradesh Land Grabbing Act, 1982, that makes such acts cognizable offence.

Chit fund scam: BJD MLA Tripathy held
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Soon after his arrest, BJD chief Naveen Patnaik suspended him from the party.

NGT restrains Centre, Orissa from granting new mining leases in Keonjhar
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

The NGT wanted to know from the government whether the companies operating in the district were adhering to environmental laws of the land.

Orissa to amend OPLE Act that would declare encroachment as cognisable offence
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

In the new Act, the discretionary power of a tehsildar to impose a lesser sum on homesteadless person has been withdrawn.

Can’t stop ex-Orissa DGP from being promoted: HC
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

The Centre is set to take a call on the post of CBI chief next week and Prakash Mishra is considered a frontrunner.

ED takes chit fund group chief Prashant Das on 14-day remand
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Das was arrested from Mumbai on June 19, 2013 and is named in 37 cheating cases across the state.

Orissa High Court grants interim relief to MHA secretary in vigilance case
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The interim order comes as a relief as the Centre is all set to meet next week to decide on the appointment of the next CBI director.

CBI to probe Lucknow-based jeweller’s role in ‘murder’ of wife, children in Puri
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The jeweller, main accused in the case, has been missing since the mysterious deaths.

Orissa Maoist who helped abduct BJD MLA ‘surrenders’
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Nachika Linga had gone underground after allegedly leading an attack on police in 2009.

Orissa: Sahitya Akademi fellow returns remuneration for literary venture from chit fund firm
Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Das was the advisor of Sahitya Patrika, a monthly Oriya magazine.

CBI arrests 3 officials of another Orissa firm
Mon, Oct 27, 2014

The public limited company had raised huge sums from people assuring good returns, but cheated them.

Explained: The rise and fall of Artha Tatwa
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

The probe into the Artha Tatwa scam could see many other similar scams tumbling out.

Chit fund: CBI questions BJD MLA over award nomination
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

About a week after the Orissa High Court rejected his anticipatory bail petition in chit fund scam, the CBI on Saturday interrogated senior BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy after it emerged that he had nominated chit fund group Artha Tatwa’s chief Pradeep Sethy for a state-sponsored cooperative award. Tripathy, who was interrogated for the fourth time […]

Centre to take up illegal sand mining with states next week
Sun, Oct 26, 2014

The Union mines ministry is asking states if the Centre should assist states in eliminating illegal mining

BJD leader faces arrest in Orissa chit fund case
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

The court had completed its hearing on Tripathy’s anticipatory bail plea on October 16 and kept its verdict reserved.

BJD retains Kandhamal LS seat
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

BJD leaders celebrated Singh’s victory by bursting crackers and distributing sweets in Phulbani town and Bhubaneswar.

Accused was unhappy with costly tests
Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Bhubaneswar Police Commissioner R P Sharma said Samal often complained that doctors fleeced patients.

Doctor, 2 others stabbed to death; assailant in hospital
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

Dr Meher, Behera and his son died on the spot while the caretaker’s wife was seriously injured.

Lakhs evacuated, 48,000 homes brought to ground in Orissa
Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Gajapati district and Boipariguda block in Koraput district suffered extensive agricultural damage.

Former Orissa DG files petition in HC to quash vigilance case
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

The case relates to his alleged role in favouring some steel and cement suppliers during his stint in OPHWC.

Hudhud gone, Orissa relieved that there was no repeat of Phailin
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Officials confirmed three deaths in the last 24 hours, but none was after cyclone made landfall.

Cyclone Hudhud: ‘Would die here than go to cramped shelters’
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

District officials admitted that Podampeta was among the toughest to evacuate during last year’s cyclone.

Orissa govt yet to give Artha Tatwa files to ED
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Apart from the CBI, the Supreme Court had also asked the ED to investigate into money laundering offences in these cases quickly.

Highlights: Cyclone Hudhud lashes Andhra Pradesh
Sun, Oct 12, 2014

Winds are blowing at 120-130 kmph, as informed by IMD.

Mumbai model held in chit fund scam
Sat, Oct 11, 2014

Preeti had opened a film studio at Santa Cruz (West) in Mumbai in 2010 after allegedly taking nearly Rs 4 crore from Sethy.

Orissa sounds cyclone alert, cancels leaves
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

The state has cancelled leave applications of its employees and put 16 coastal districts on alert.

Probe team seeks tax details of 8 leaseholders
Sat, Oct 04, 2014

Between 1994 and 2012, eight leaseholders in Mayurbhanj district extracted 2.27 million tonnes of iron ore without forest and environment clearance.

Tainted chit fund firm got govt patronage, says Orissa minister
Thu, Oct 02, 2014

So far, the CBI has interrogated two BJD MLAs, raided the house of an MP and summoned some others.

A year after an anti-chit fund law, Orissa plans to define small investors
Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Discussion took place on current status of cases on 12 chit fund companies including Saradha Group.

Web Edit: Is it love lost between Naveen and media in Orissa?
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Tripathy accused the local media persons of hounding him out at the behest of his political adversaries.

Orissa lawmaker says journalists planted by political rivals
Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Biju Janata Dal MLA Pravat Tripathy, who was interrogated for over six hours on September 16 by CBI over his alleged links with chit fund group Artha Tatwa.

Ex-advocate general had advised Orissa against mines auction
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

The CAG in July this year had criticised the state government for its inability to frame a mineral policy of its own

I am who I am: Dutee Chand
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

With no other place to go to, Dutee headed home to Chaka Gopalpur, where she watched the CWG on television.

CBI conducts more raids in Orissa chit fund scam
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Mohanty was arrested by CBI on Monday over charges of misuse of his official position for personal benefit.

Graft case ex-DGP asks Naveen: Why did state appoint me
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

It was alleged that he gave advance payment of Rs 59 crore to some steel and cement suppliers in 2009.