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National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) directed Odisha government not to defend in court a state minister who made casteist remarks, while he threatened to file defamation against NCSC chief.
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dropped five ministers and inducted nine in his council ministers.
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Disgruntled BJD stalwart, Damodar Rout, who was dropped from the Naveen Patnaik cabinet floated a `non-political` platform within the party.
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Amid speculations about a possible ministry reshuffle in Orissa, agriculture minister Damodar Rout on Monday resigned after being asked by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to do so.
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Orissa`s Agriculture minister Damodar Rout, accused of hurting sentiments of Dalits by uttering the word "Harijan", has been granted bail by a lower court at Kujang in Jagatsinghpur district.
Last Updated: Friday, November 12, 2010, 00:35
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik today intervened in a spat between between Agriculture
minister Damodar Rout and party MP both of whom are said to
be close to him.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 18:43
The Orissa Dalit Mahasabha on Thursday demanded immediate dismissal and arrest of senior minister Damodar Rout, accused of passing derogatory remarks against an MLA.
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