Before the local legislator laying the foundation on Sunday, the chairperson of the NAC Poonam Priyadarshini allegedly did the job in a hurry which was strongly opposed by workers of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
The seizure of black money amounting to hundreds of crores of a non-Odia Congress MP in Odisha is definitely a matter of concern, said Baijayant Panda.
The Customs Department has roped in two Vietnamese language interpreters after the language barrier reportedly hampered the ongoing probe.
With the district administration turning a deaf ear to the demand to stop sand transportation on the road, the agitating women of Markandapur and Kamalpur villages continued their roadblock by erecting a fence in the middle of the road.
The saffron party has demanded clarification from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about BJD MP Pinaki Misra's complicity with the cash-for-query imbroglio.
As many as 25 migrant labourers from Odisha, who had gone to work in Karnataka and got stranded there, have requested the state government to rescue them.
So far the State Bank of India’s Sambalpur and Bolangir branches have counted over Rs 50 crore of the money seized during I-T raids, informed Sambalpur deputy general manager (DGM) Manmohan Swain informed this on Saturday.
The BJP leader said his party leaders have covered 11,000 panchayats while the rest 5000 plus panchayats will be covered. All leaders, functionaries, workers, and MPs will go to the villages as part of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra.
Three dozen machines have been deployed by the central agency to count the seized amount.
The raid was conducted based on credible information regarding a dealing/possession of wildlife products by wildlife criminals, STF sources said.
At least 14 students from Badaraisingi Ashram Residential School in Rayagada district walked nearly 25 kilometers on Saturday and reached the Collector’s office to lodge a complaint against their Headmaster.
As per reports, crops in several acres of farmlands in three villages—Rengali, Kantatikira, and Saradhabali were damaged in the ash slurry.
As per the complaint, Ruma Mariam from Amtoli area in Bangladesh had married Birendra Pratap Bhanja from Buddhakusumi village under Balasore’s Kamarda police limits following a love affair over Facebook.
The incident came to the fore after the Ministry of Telecommunications, flagging concern about a duplicate SIM card activation racket in Odisha, shot a letter to the Bhadrak SP through the CID (Crime Branch).
As per reports, the two temporary gates (welcome arch) made with bamboo and other materials installed at Bell View Square and Telengapentha have been estimated at Rs 32 lakh. Similarly, the laser show at Bali Yatra, which was of so poor quality that it could only run for the first two days, has been billed at Rs 96 lakh.