Odisha News

BJP leaders taken into preventive custody by police in Odisha

At least a dozen senior BJP leaders, including state party president KV Singhdeo, along with hundred other party activists were taken into preventive custody here on Tuesday when BJP workers and police entered into a scuffle during a protest rally.

Police arrests couple for indulging in ponzi activities

Police on Tuesday arrested a a couple on the charge of indulging in the ponzi activities under the cover of an advertisement agency in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district.

Odisha Assembly adjourned as Congress MLAs throw banners, break microphone

Odisha Assembly was paralysed today as Congress MLAs threw banners at Speaker's chair protesting denial of a debate on multi-crore chitfund scam, while ruling BJD members stormed the well accusing the Central government of neglecting the state.

Niranjan asks Naveen to allow BJD MLAs to elect new leader

Hitting out at ruling BJD in Odisha over chitfund scam, former OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik on Monday asked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to allow his party MLAs to elect a new leader as CBI is fast approaching him after interrogating his close aide Saroj Sahoo.

Odisha youngsters launch Blanket Challenge for homeless

Youngsters in Odisha posted an idea on social networking site Facebook about 15 days ago. Now, many of them are joining the cause to keep the homeless locals in Bhubaneswar warm during the winter.

Odisha Assembly adjourned after uproar over Polavaram project

 Within minutes of its commencement, Odisha Assembly was today adjourned till afternoon after uproar by ruling BJD members against Centre's stand on the controversial Polavaram project in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

Two arrested for killing tea garden owner in Jalpaiguri

Two workers of a tea garden in Jalpaiguri district have been arrested by police in connection with the killing of its owner.

Congress demands Naveen Patnaik's resignation after CBI grills aide

A day after his close aide was quizzed by CBI, Congress on Sunday asked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to resign and demanded a probe against him by the central agency in the chitfund scam.

Odisha minister says "sorry" for abusive words against lady MLA

The three-day long stalemate in Odisha Assembly over use of abusive words against a woman MLA ended this evening after Agriculture minister Pradip Maharathy tendered an apology at an all-party meeting chaired by Speaker Niranjan Pujari here.

CBI quizzes Odisha CM's aide in chit fund scam

The CBI Saturday interrogated a leader of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore chit fund scam.

Chit fund scam: Odisha government gives 6-month extension to Patra Commission

The Odisha government on Saturday gave six months extension to Justice RK Patra Commission of Enquiry probing the multi-crore chit fund scam.

Chit fund scam: Odisha government gives 6-month extension to Patra Commission

The Odisha government on Saturday gave six months extension to Justice RK Patra Commission of Enquiry probing the multi-crore chit fund scam.

Naveen Patnaik's personal aide Saroj Sahu appears before CBI

Saroj Sahu, personal aide of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, appeared at the CBI office here apparently for questioning by the central agency which is probing into the multi-crore chitfund scam.

SC grants extension to Odisha to renew mining lease

The Supreme Court has granted a three-month extension to the Odisha government to clear the lease renewal applications of 18 mines which were asked to halt operations following a court order, an official said on Saturday.

Ensure devotees' safety during Puri temple mega ritual

Orissa High Court has asked the state government to make proper and foolproof arrangements for every devotee to pay obeisance to the deities at Jagannath Temple in Puri during Nabakalebar festival next year.

CBI questions BJD MP in connection with ponzi scam

Three days after searching his house, CBI on Friday questioned Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra in connection with the multi-crore rupee chit fund scam in Odisha.

Five Maoists surrender in Odisha

Five Maoists, including a woman ultra, surrendered before Rourkela Police as they were disillusioned with the activities of the red rebels, police said on Friday.

Logjam continues in Odisha Assembly

A logjam continued in the Odisha Assembly for the second day on Friday as both the opposition and ruling party members created ruckus, forcing the speaker to adjourn the session till 3 pm.

CBI quizzes Odisha MP in chit fund scam

Pyarimohan Mohapatra, a Rajya Sabha member from Odisha, on Friday appeared before the CBI here in connection with a chit fund scam.

Odisha earmarks Rs 300 crore for chitfund-affected depositors

 Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat on Thursday said the state is keeping aside Rs 300 crore towards a corpus fund for protecting interest of depositors in the supplementary budget for 2014-15.

Surface-to-air Akash missiles successfully test fired in Odisha

 India Thursday test fired two Akash surface-to -air missiles successfully from a base in Odisha.

Odisha Assembly adjourned amid Opposition protest

Odisha Assembly was adjourned minutes after its winter session commenced on Thursday as the Opposition raised slogans and Congress members stormed into the well alleging involvement of ruling BJD leaders in the ponzi scheme scandal in the state.

Cyclone caused heavy damage in Odisha, report in 15 days: Team

The inter-ministerial central team constituted to make assessment of damages caused due to Huhdhud on Wednesday said the last month's cyclone caused "heavy" destruction and a report regarding it would be submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs in a fortnight.

NTPC to join OTPCL to set up a 2400 MW thermal power in Odisha

 Power major NTPC on Wednesday agreed to jointly develop a 2,400 MW thermal power plant in Dhenkanal district with state-owned Odisha Thermal Power Corporation.

Govt ready to discuss chit fund scam in assembly: Naveen

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the government was ready for discussion on the multi-crore chitfund scam in the Assembly as demanded by the opposition Congress and the BJP.

Jail Superintendent gheraoed by prisoners in Odisha

The Superintendent of Sorada sub-jail in Ganjam district was gheraoed for a few hours by its inmates for allegedly misbehaving with two women visitors, police said on Wednesday.

CBI arrests Subhankar Nayak in ponzi scheme

CBI on Tuesday arrested middleman Subhankar Nayak in connection with the multi-crore chitfund scam in Odisha for his alleged role in channelling money of ponzi company Seashore.

Central team visits cyclone-hit Odisha

An eight-member central team on Tuesday undertook field visits to assess the damage caused in southern districts of Odisha that were hit by cyclone last month.

Central team visits cyclone-hit Odisha to assess damage caused

An eight-member central team on Tuesday undertook field visits to assess the damage caused in southern districts of Odisha that were hit by cyclone last month.

Welcome CBI search, will help in truth to come out: Mohapatra

Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra, whose residence here was searched by CBI on Tuesday in connection with the multi-crore rupees ponzi scam, said some people have launched a "campaign" against him and the searches will help in bringing out the truth.