Monday, September 22, 2014
:: Former MP Rudra Madhav Ray joins BJP, likely to be party candidate in Kandhamal by-poll:: Prafulla Ghadai urges Naveen to take action against corrupt BJD leaders involved in various scams:: CBI arrests Mumbai stock broker Deepak Pareek and realtor Dharmendra Bothra for in Odisha chit fund scam case
Pressed for reform
No incident had ever bruised the image of media in Odisha to the extent the recent few instances have done. During the last couple of weeks media scene has been shaken up by arrests by CBI of owners of three media houses, namely Bikas Swain of Suryaprabha, Madhu Mohanty of Odisha Bhaskar and Manoj Dash of Kamyab TV in connection with chit fund scam.
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Rudra joins BJP, likely candidate for Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-poll
In a major turn of events in the BJP camp in the run up to Kandhamal by-election, former BJD MP, Rudra Madhav Ray joined the saffron party today and veteran leader Bijaya Mohapatra was made the chairman of the campaign committee of the party for this election.
Ration cards pilot project to roll out in BMC & Bhubaneswar block from today
Taking a step forward in implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013, the State government has decided to roll out the pilot project of the digitisation of ration cards in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area and 19 panchayats of Bhubaneswar block from tomorrow.
Make infra and HR mapping of Odisha police: Home Secy to DGP
With a view to improve the prevailing conditions and plan out long term solutions for inadequacies in infrastructure and human resource front in police stations in the State, authorities in Police head quarters will take up mapping for both these segments.
Ghadei questions suspension, BJD defends action
Raising questions over the anti-party activity he was accused of indulged in for which he earned the expulsion order from BJD, Prafulla Ghadei today asked whether speaking against Naveen Patnaik is tantamount to acting against the party.
Two stock brokers arrested in Chit Fund Scam
CBI today arrested two stock brokers for allegedly being involved in misappropriation of funds of scam-hit Artha Tatwa (AT) group, a case which is a fallout of Saradha chit fund scam.
Konark Suraksha Samiti threatens to gherao ASI
An organisation leading a movement for conservation of the world famous Sun Temple at Konark today threatened to gherao the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) office here from November 17 if the preservation work is not taken up on a war footing.
No respite from rains for next 24 hours, forecasts MeT dept
Pounded by heavy rains in the past couple of days, Odisha is unlikely to get any respite soon as heavy rainfall coupled with gusty winds has been forecast in some places till tomorrow.
Dist administration starts voters' awareness campaign in Kandhamal
In order to raise voters' awareness and participation in ensuing Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election, the district administration has started systematic voters' education and electoral participation (SVEEP) programme.
State to host mega international plastic & polymer expo from Nov 7
Giving a platform to discuss challenges before the polymer sector and chalk out strategies for its growth, a three-day international exhibition and conference on plastics and polymers is being organised from November 7 in Balasore.
State Govt takes possession of 12 acres of land belonging to chit funds
The State Government has taken into possession over 12 acres of land in Ganjam district belonging to two chit fund organisations allegedly involved in irregularities, officials said today.

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