Essar Oil was awarded the CBM block (IB-CBM-2008/IV) in Ib Valley coalfields of Orissa in 2009.
The ordinance has been modelled after Andhra Pradesh Land Grabbing Act, 1982, that makes such acts cognizable offence.
Soon after his arrest, BJD chief Naveen Patnaik suspended him from the party.
The NGT wanted to know from the government whether the companies operating in the district were adhering to environmental laws of the land.
In the new Act, the discretionary power of a tehsildar to impose a lesser sum on homesteadless person has been withdrawn.
The Centre is set to take a call on the post of CBI chief next week and Prakash Mishra is considered a frontrunner.
Das was arrested from Mumbai on June 19, 2013 and is named in 37 cheating cases across the state.
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.
The jeweller, main accused in the case, has been missing since the mysterious deaths.
Nachika Linga had gone underground after allegedly leading an attack on police in 2009.
Das was the advisor of Sahitya Patrika, a monthly Oriya magazine.
The public limited company had raised huge sums from people assuring good returns, but cheated them.
The probe into the Artha Tatwa scam could see many other similar scams tumbling out.
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 […]
The Union mines ministry is asking states if the Centre should assist states in eliminating illegal mining
The court had completed its hearing on Tripathy’s anticipatory bail plea on October 16 and kept its verdict reserved.
BJD leaders celebrated Singh’s victory by bursting crackers and distributing sweets in Phulbani town and Bhubaneswar.
Bhubaneswar Police Commissioner R P Sharma said Samal often complained that doctors fleeced patients.
Dr Meher, Behera and his son died on the spot while the caretaker’s wife was seriously injured.
Gajapati district and Boipariguda block in Koraput district suffered extensive agricultural damage.
The case relates to his alleged role in favouring some steel and cement suppliers during his stint in OPHWC.
Officials confirmed three deaths in the last 24 hours, but none was after cyclone made landfall.
District officials admitted that Podampeta was among the toughest to evacuate during last year’s cyclone.
Apart from the CBI, the Supreme Court had also asked the ED to investigate into money laundering offences in these cases quickly.
Winds are blowing at 120-130 kmph, as informed by IMD.
Preeti had opened a film studio at Santa Cruz (West) in Mumbai in 2010 after allegedly taking nearly Rs 4 crore from Sethy.
The state has cancelled leave applications of its employees and put 16 coastal districts on alert.
Between 1994 and 2012, eight leaseholders in Mayurbhanj district extracted 2.27 million tonnes of iron ore without forest and environment clearance.
So far, the CBI has interrogated two BJD MLAs, raided the house of an MP and summoned some others.
Discussion took place on current status of cases on 12 chit fund companies including Saradha Group.
Tripathy accused the local media persons of hounding him out at the behest of his political adversaries.
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.
The CAG in July this year had criticised the state government for its inability to frame a mineral policy of its own
With no other place to go to, Dutee headed home to Chaka Gopalpur, where she watched the CWG on television.
Mohanty was arrested by CBI on Monday over charges of misuse of his official position for personal benefit.
It was alleged that he gave advance payment of Rs 59 crore to some steel and cement suppliers in 2009.