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Manmohan goes on leave, Marik given charge

Manmohan goes on leave, Marik given charge

By Our Correspondent

CUTTACK/BHUBANESWAR: Odisha DGP MM Praharaj went on leave for 10 days. 1981 batch IPS officer Sanjiv Marik, who is additional DG(Headquarters), will discharge the duty of DGP till Praharaj return back.

In place of Anup Patnaik, who exit from Vigilance DG and joined as Member Odisha Public Service Commission, senior IPS officer S Panwar given a temporary assignment…

Apex Court repeals 122 Spectrum licences, PC future hangs in balance

Apex Court repeals 122 Spectrum licences, PC future hangs in balance

By Our National Affairs Bureau

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will have to ask Union Home Minister P Chidambaram step down on his own before being face the wrath of law of the land on the 2G scam.

In a major setback for the government, the Supreme Court on Thursday quashed all 122 spectrum licences granted during the…

NCW probes Pipil gang rape case

NCW probes Pipil gang rape case

By Our Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR/CUTTACK: The National Commission for Women started probe into the Pipil gang rape case.

A three-member NCW team led by Member Secretray Anita Agnihotri met victim at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack and later they took up the issue with DGP DGP Manmohan Praharaj, Crime Branch ADG Abhay.

The team is expected to visit the girl’s native…

CBI exposes Naveen on MGNREGS scam

CBI exposes Naveen on MGNREGS scam

By Our Correspondent

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR: Naveen Patnaik led BJD Government in Odisha , will find it very difficult to face the crisis after CBI probing massive corruption in MGNREGS found , work orders had been issued in names of some Government officers in Kalahandi , Malkangiri and Koraput district.

CBI which has completed its investigation into the preliminary enquiry registered to…

AIIMS team examines rape victim

AIIMS team examines rape victim

By Our Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR/CUTTACK: A high level media team from AIIMS arrived in Bhubaneswar on Saturday to examine health condition of Pipil rape victim, who has been undergoing treatment at SCM medical college and hospital in Cuttack.

The four-member is examining the girl.The 19-year-old was allegedly gangraped Nov 28 by some people near her village Arjunagoda in Pipil in Puri.

The incident…

Arrest in Pipil rape case goes up to 3

Arrest in Pipil rape case goes up to 3

By Our Correspondent

CUTTACK/BHUBANESWAR: Crime Branch till Wednesday, have able to arrest at least three out of four accused in Pipil gang rape case.

“We nabbed Premananda Nayak named in the FIR registered at Pipili police station. He was arrested from the house of one of his relations at Olakana village,” ADGP (Crime Branch) Abhaya  said.

Efforts are on to trace another…

Maharathy fears as Naveen warn beefy action

Maharathy fears as Naveen warn beefy action

By Anurjay Dhal

BHUBANESWAR: As expected, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on return from New Delhi on Tuesday however warned for strigent action against those involved in Pipil rape case.

“I assure you all that stringent and extremely strong action will be taken,” Naveen told reporters here after ending his five-day long New Delhi trip.

With Opposition parties seeking CBI probe, Naveen…

CB grills Pipil gang rape kingpin

CB grills Pipil gang rape kingpin

By Our Correspondent

CUTTACK/BHUBANESWAR: A team of Crime Branch of State Police are interrogating key accused Prasant Pradhan in Pipil gangrape case.

Pradhan had been on run till he was caught by police at Jatni Railway Station in Khurda district on Sunday.Pradhan and few others reportedly gang raped a dalit girl on November 28 last year.

Crime Branch ADG Abhay said accused…

Blue Hot sparks row in City Railway Station

Blue Hot sparks row in City Railway Station

By Our Correspondent

BHUBANESWAR: Passengers waiting at Bhubaneswar Railway Station on Saturday afternoon, were found themselves in quandary after a Blue adult film played on TV screen inside the Station.

RPF have arrested TV operator Asutosh Swain. Blue film was played about 10 minutes.

The Railways have ordered an inquiry into the incident and sealed the control room at the station from…

Widespread protest over Pipil gang rape

Widespread protest over Pipil gang rape

By Our Correspondent

PIPIL/PURI/BHUBANESWAR: BJP and Congress have demanded a CBI probe while women activists sought Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy’s regination for shielding rape accused.

“Maharathy is protecting the rapists. We suspect his role in the entire case. He should be brought to book,” senior BJP leader Archana Nayak told media persons.

Congress  leader Sandhya Mohapatra pointed fingers at Maharathy and…

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