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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.

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 […]