Dengue cases rise to 5,535 in Odisha

Dengue cases rise to 5,535 in Odisha

  Bhubaneswar,┬áThe number of dengue cases in Odisha this year increased to 5,535 with authorities┬áSaturday┬áconfirming 31 new cases, although the toll from the virus has remained at nine.A senior state health official said that of the 31 new cases, the highest (11) have been reported from the coastal district of Jajpur followed by the district […]

11 killed in Odisha accident

11 killed in Odisha accident

Bhubaneswar, Oct 4 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed when a mini truck carrying them hit a roadside tree in Odisha’s Nabarangapur district, police said Saturday. Over a dozen people were injured in the accident which took place Friday night in a hilly and forested area near Jharigaon, over 700 kms from state capital […]

Odisha MLA gets anticipatory bail in chit fund scam

Odisha MLA gets anticipatory bail in chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, Sep 30 The Odisha High Court Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy in the multi-thousand-crore-rupee chit fund scam case being probed by the CBI. The court, which had reserved its order after hearing Tripathy’s bail plea Monday, granted anticipatory bail to the ruling party MLA who was also the chief whip […]

Ex-Odisha advocate general sent to judicial custody

Ex-Odisha advocate general sent to judicial custody

Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 A special CBI court in Odisha has sent former state advocate general Ashok Mohanty to judicial custody till Sep 30, a lawyer said Thursday. Mohanty was in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody on a two-day remand after being arrested Monday from his home in Cuttack, 25 km from here, for his […]

Odisha chit fund scam: Lawyers protest ex-AG’s arrest

Odisha chit fund scam: Lawyers protest ex-AG's arrest

Bhubaneswar, Sep 24 (IANS) Members of the Odisha High Court Bar Association launched a two-day cease-work agitation Wednesday to protest the arrest of former state advocate general Ashok Mohanty by the CBI over his alleged involvement in the chit fund scam. “The CBI did not follow the procedure while arresting Mohanty. There was no ground […]

Maoist with bounty on head killed in Odisha

Maoist with bounty on head killed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 A Maoist leader with Rs.4 lakh bounty on his head was killed in a gun battle with police in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, an official said Thursday. The exchange of fire took place Wednesday in a forested area near Madkapadar village after the rebels opened fire at police engaged in anti-Maoist operations, Inspector […]

Woman gang-raped in Odisha, three held

Woman gang-raped in Odisha, three held

Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 Three men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly gang-raping a woman two days ago in Bhadrak district of Odisha, police said. The incident occurred Monday evening near the district headquarters town of Bhadrak but came to light only after the victim lodged a complaint with the police a day later. Five persons intercepted […]

Lightning strike kills six in Odisha

Lightning strike kills six in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 Six people, among them four women, were killed and one person sustained critical injuries in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district after a shed they shelter under was struck by a lightning Tuesday, police said. The incident took place near Khunta, about 260 km from state capital Bhubaneswar. “About 12 labourers had taken shelter in […]

In Odisha, Chit Fund Scam Spotlight on Naveen Patnaik and His Government

In Odisha, Chit Fund Scam Spotlight on Naveen Patnaik and His Government

BHUBANESWAR: Two media house owners are the latest arrests by the CBI in Odisha’s multi crore Artha Tatwa chit fund scam as more high-profile people are being connected to the case. Manoj Dash and Madhu Mohanty, one an owner of a private news channel, the other an Odisha newspaper owner are accused of accepting bribes […]