Monday, December 22, 2014
:: State govt moots Special Court to try land grabbers:: CBI summons Sea Shore Group CMD Prashant Dash’s wife in chit fund scam case:: Mercury plummets below zero in Daringbadi
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Seashore CMD’s wife summoned by CBI
The CBI today summoned three persons from the Seashore group, including the wife of company’s CMD Prashant Dash, for questioning in connection with the multi-crore chit fund scam in the State.
MGNREGS fails to check labour migration; State mulls Action Plan
The poverty alleviation flagship programme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guaranteed Scheme (MGNREGS) seems to have failed to deliver the goods in distress migration-prone districts of the State.
Mercury plummets below zero in Daringbadi
Many parts of the State shivered under intense cold wave today with mountainous Daringibadi in Kandhamal district recording Mercury at minus 0.5 degree Celsius.
Security beefed up in Kandhamal for peaceful Christmas
Security arrangements have been strengthened and police have intensified patrolling in communally fragile Kandhamal district to ensure peaceful celebrations on Christmas Day and New Year.
Ganjam, Berhampur DPHs to be linked to RPO
In order to expedite submission of police verification report (PVR) of passport applicants, Ganjam and Berhampur district police headquarters (DPHs) will soon be linked online with Regional Passport Office (RPO) at Bhubaneswar.
Headmaster suspended for misappropriation of funds
A headmaster of a government-run primary school in Kendrapara district has been placed under suspension on charges of misappropriation of grants earmarked for school infrastructure development project, official sources said here today.
Lovers commit suicide by jumping before train
A boy and a girl allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running train at Osala near Baitarani Road railway station in Jajpur district, GRP officials said today.
CBI arrests DSP Panda in chit fund scam
Former Balasore Crime Branch Deputy Superintendent of Police Pramod Panda was today arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation for his complicity in the multi-crore chit fund scam in the State.
Govt submits DQ Task Force report in HC
The State Government today submitted the Tara Dutt Task Force report on Discretionary Quota allotment of flats and plots to several persons in the State in the Orissa High Court in a sealed cover.
State govt decision bid to hoodwink people: BJP
The BJP today said the decision of the State Government to cancel all allotments of land, houses and flats under the discretionary quota (DQ) since January 1, 1995 was intended to hoodwink the people of the State.

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