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Chit fund scam: First cop faces arrest in Orissa

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

Prasad Harichandan is new Orissa Congress chief

The Congress has been searching for a new face to replace OPCC president Jaydev Jena, a Dalit.


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

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

Pyarimohan grilled in Orissa chit fund scam

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

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.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had accepted Mohanty's resignation as the AG just a day before his interrogation by the CBI on September 13.

Orissa to amend OPLE Act that would declare encroachment as cognisable offence

In the new Act, the discretionary power of a tehsildar to impose a lesser sum on homesteadless person has been withdrawn.


Orissa High Court grants interim relief to MHA secretary in vigilance case

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.


Cyclone Hudhud: ‘Would die here than go to cramped shelters’

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

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Graft case ex-DGP asks Naveen: Why did state appoint me

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

Mumbai-based model grilled in chit fund scam

Bhatia, who was accompanied by her friend, was questioned for over three hours at the CBI office.

Chit fund: Orissa’s former advocate general arrested

A CBI spokesperson said Mohanty was arrested for alleged misuse of his official position and misappropriation of funds of the group.


Centre sounds warning over foreign nationals buying immovable properties in India

Centre has sounded warning to State governments over reports that foreign nationals are buying immovable property illegally in some parts of the country in violation of the rules and regulations under FEMA. In a recent letter to State governments including Orissa, Centre has intimated that foreign nationals coming to India and staying beyond 182 days on tourists visa or […]

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Orissa pleads MHA to give more IPS recruits

The state government is planning to ask for at least 10 IPS from 2013 civil service exam.


Orissa govt closes probe into misuse of funds by IAS officer

In 2008, assistant soil conservation officer of Nuapada had moved a proposal for development of garden in Darswal’s house.

Shah panel asks Centre for CBI probe into Orissa mining

Commission found that these leaseholders not only mined illegally, they also avoided paying crores of rupees in terms of income and sales tax .