Tuesday, October 21, 2014
:: Chitfund scam: Orissa HC rejects BJD MLA Pravat Tripathy’s anticipatory bail plea:: Rahul Gandhi visits ‘Hudhud’ hit Koraput district, says Congress will fight for help to farmers:: BJP alleges rigging in Kandhamal by-poll, urges thorough probe by Election Commission::
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HC rejects advance bail plea of BJD MLA
The Orissa High Court on Monday rejected the anticipatory bail application of senior BJD leader and Banki MLA Pravat Tripathy, who is now being hounded by the CBI for his alleged links with chit fund company Artha Tatwa (AT) Group CMD Pradeep Sethy.
Congress to fight for helping cyclone-hit farmers in Odisha: Rahul Gandhi
In a bid to win the trust of the Hudhud-ravaged farmers of the district, AICC Vice-President Rahul Gandhi visited Jeypore, Pottangi and Laxmipur areas of the district and interacted with the farmers on the extent of damages caused to their standing paddy crops and said that the party would mount pressure on the Centre to ensure maximum and quick assistance to farmers hit hard by cyclone Hudhud in south Odisha
BJP urges thorough probe into Kandhamal by-poll by EC
Alleging vote rigging, misuse of official machinery and pumping of money by ruling BJD to win Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-election, BJP today urged the Election Commission to conduct a thorough probe and make a case study of the by-poll.
CEC blames State for inexplicable delay in disposing mining lease renewal applications
The Central Empowered Committee has told the Supreme Court that there has been "substantial" delay on part of Odisha Government in taking a decision for renewal of mining leases and some are pending for the last 40 years.
Expedite water supply schemes under GGY: CM
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed the officials to expedite the water supply schemes under various development programmes.
Sluggish spending of Govt fund earmarked for devpt
While the State Government is pumping in more and more money for the development programs, many departments are showing reluctance in spending the fund, instead they are parking the money in various banks and other places defeating the very honest purpose of the government to fast track development process.
Maoist caught while planting landmine
Averting a possible major untoward incident, cops here apprehended a Maoist in wee hours today who was about to plant landmines under a culvert, said Superintendent of Police K Siva Subramani in a press release here today.
Irrigation facility to 10 lakh hectare more land in five years
The state government today decided to irrigate 10 lakh hectre more land during the next five years.
BJD trounces BJP to win Kandhamal by-poll
BJD candidate Pratyusha Rajeswari Singh, widow of former MP Hemendra Chandra Singh, today won the by-election for Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat trouncing BJP's Rudramadhab Ray by a whopping 2,98,868 votes.
Rahul Gandhi to visit Koraput on Monday
Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Maoist-affected Koraput district tomorrow to take stock of areas affected by Cyclone Hudhud.

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