Monday, Dec 22, 2014



Housing allotment files go missing
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

The government recently had decided to cancel around 6,000 irregular allotments.

Former cop held in chit fund scam in Orissa
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Pramod Panda was arrested at the end of his interrogation on Friday evening.

Orissa govt cancels allotment of plots, houses under discretionary quota
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

The cabinet during a meeting on Thursday cleared the report which was submitted to the government last month.

Replicate ‘Operation Smile’, states told
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Incidentally, neither National Crime Record Bureau nor National Commission for Protection of Child Rights have data on missing children.

As revenue mop-up lags, Orissa asks captive mines to raise output
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

FY15 target stood at Rs 6,346 cr, but by November-end, only Rs 2,625 crore could be collected.

Chit fund scam: First cop faces arrest in Orissa
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Mishra, who owns a host of companies, including a TV channel, allegedly defrauded investors to the tune of Rs 500 crore.

Owner of Orissa TV channel held in chit fund case
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Last week, CBI had raided Mishra’s residence in Bhubaneswar, but he reportedly escaped before the raid.

Orissa: Under chit fund probe heat, govt cuts short session
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

The session was adjourned sine die after Speaker adopted a motion in this regard moved by government chief whip Ananta Das.

India loses legal battle to extradite French ‘paedophile’
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

The judge found that the extradition request to the Namibian government did not meet some of the strict requirement.

CBI files chargesheet against Green India
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

The charge- sheet names as many as 300 people as witnesses in the case.

Orissa chit fund scam: CBI questions DIG Rajesh Kumar
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

The CBI had seized several passbooks and chequebooks of various banks from Nayak’s premises.

Chit fund heat: Naveen debars three ministers from visiting his home
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Party sources said the interrogation of his PA Saroj Sahoo, who played a major role within the BJD, has left Naveen unnerved.

Scanner on CM aide, BJD may cut short House session
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Fears backlash after Navin aide quizzed in chit fund scam.

Ex-Orissa DGP summoned in graft case
Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Move comes ahead of selection of new CBI; Prakash is considered a frontrunner for the post.

Orissa vigilance summons MHA special secretary as race for CBI heats up
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Mishra who has a corruption case against him is among the seniormost contenders for the post of CBI chief.

Orissa chit fund scam probe: BJP using CBI to settle old scores, says BJD
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Naveen Patnaik's personal assistant Saroj Sahu was interrogated for over one-and-half hour on Saturday over his links with the Seashore group.

Orissa chit fund scam: Patnaik faces heat as CBI questions aide
Sun, Nov 23, 2014

A BJD MP and former MLA have already been arrested in the case.

Midday meal: Girl dies of burns after falling in daal
Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Even as she was recovering at first, her condition suddenly deteriorated and doctors declared her dead Thursday.

Orissa MLA accuses minister of using filthy language against her
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Amid the din, Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the House.

CBI raids house of Orissa journalist in chit fund scam
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

CBI officials reached the government quarter of Pattajoshi, a consulting editor with Odia daily Pragativadi.

Pyarimohan’s home among 18 places searched by CBI
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

During the raid, CBI arrested one Subhankar Nayak and seized Rs14.63 lakh, two gold biscuits of 50 gm each and certain incriminating documents from him.

Chit fund scam: CBI raids 18 places in Orissa including Rajya Sabha MP Pyari Mohapatra’s residence
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Mohapatra said that CBI officials seized some bank passbooks and other important documents.

Pyarimohan grilled in Orissa chit fund scam
Tue, Nov 18, 2014

The MP is believed to be close to CMD of Seashore group Prashant Das, now in CBI remand for interrogation.

Enforcement Directorate to probe illegal mining in Orissa
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

M B Shah Commission in its report found that as many as 38 leaseholders of iron ore and manganese mines encroached on at least 306.33 hectare.

A day before Children’s Day, Odisha boy loses arm working in maize factory
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

A day before Children's Day, Orissa boy loses left arm while working in maize factory.

A day before SC hearing on chit fund scam, Orissa pledges logistical support to CBI, ED team
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Divan filed an application in SC complaining that the Orissa govt was not cooperating in the investigation.

Orissa journalists lodge FIR against BJD MP and MLA over attempts to bribe them
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

In a press conference by BJD MP Pinaki Mishra in Puri journalists were allegedly given Rs 200 in envelopes.

Orissa IAS officer arrested in recruitment scam
Sat, Nov 08, 2014

Officials said the the entire recruitment process would soon be cancelled.

‘Law taking its own course’ as Odisha chit fund scam probe kicks off
Wed, Nov 05, 2014

Of the 44 chit fund groups being probed by the CBI, so far 4 politicians have been arrested in cases.

Orissa to make chit fund offences non-bailable
Wed, Nov 05, 2014

The govt would also make it mandatory for all such firms to report their activities to officer in charge of local police station.

Chit fund: CBI arrests BJD MP Ramchandra Hansda, 2 former MLAs
Wed, Nov 05, 2014

Orissa chit fund scam: BJD suspends 2 from party, BJP distances self from ex-MLA

CBI arrests BJD MP Ramchandra Hansda, 2 ex-MLAs in ponzi scam
Tue, Nov 04, 2014

CBI has been probing the activities of 44 ponzi companies in the state which allegedly duped thousands of investors.

Chit fund scam: Orissa govt forms panel to fix compensation
Mon, Nov 03, 2014

The compensation would not exceed the principal amount of the depositor.

Orissa court sends suspended BJD MLA on 14 day remand to CBI in chit fund scam
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Tripathy who was arrested by the CBI on Friday, was forwarded to court this afternoon.

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.