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Assets worth over Rs 4 crore have been unearthed during searches at the multiple houses belonging to Koradakanta Anganwadi worker Kabita Mathan so far, the State Vigilance Directorate said on Tuesday. Earlier today, the Vigilance sleuths had launched a raid on the properties of the Anganwadi worker Kabita Mathan on charges of amassing disproportionate assets.
Four buildings including one four storeyed building, one triple storeyed building and two double storeyed buildings at Bhubaneswar and 14 plots, including 10 at Bhubaneswar, 3 at Talakusuma, Jagatsinghpur and 1 plot at Balianta, Khordha belonging to Mathan have been found, the Vigillance stated in a press note.
Apart from these immovable properties, the anti-corruption sleuths claimed to have laid their hands on one four wheeler, three two wheelers, apart from insurance deposits amounting to over Rs. 2.2 lakh, gold ornaments weighing approximately 212 grams (worth over Rs.6.36 lakh) and other movable and immovable properties belonging to her. The total assets unearthed during house searches so far are worth over Rs 4 crore, the Vigillance department stated adding that further searches are on at her premises.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday released the list of 20 star campaigners for the upcoming Pipili bypoll, which includes Union Ministers Ashwini Vaishnaw, Dharmendra Pradhan and Bishweswar Tudu along with party’s National Vice-President Baijayant Panda.
The bypoll to the Assembly constituency, which was necessitated following the death of sitting MLA Pradeep Maharathy in October last year, will be held on September 30 while the counting of votes will be carried out on October 3.
Here is the list of BJP's star campaigners for the Pipili by-election:
1. Samir Mohanty
2. Dharmendra Pradhan
3. Ashwini Vaishnaw
4. Bishweswar Tudu
5. Baijayant Jay Panda
6. D. Purandeswari
7. Vijay Pal Singh Tomar
8. Jual Oram
9. Pratap Chandra Sarangi
10. Manmohan Samal
11. K.V. Singh Deo
12. Surama Padhy
13. Sambit Patra
14. Aparajita Sarangi
15. Mohan Charan Majhi
16. Pravati Parida
17. Manas Kumar Mohanty
18. Prithiviraj Harichandan
19. Golak Prasad Mohapatra
20. Lekhasri Samantsinghar
The Special Cell of Delhi Police said on Tuesday that they have busted a Pakistan-based terror module in Delhi and arrested six persons, including two Pakistan-trained terrorists, in connection with the case.
According to the police, they have also recovered explosives and firearms from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Maharashtra.
The Computer Based Recruitment Examination (CBRE) will be conducted on September 20, 2021 at different centres across the State. More
Though Odisha witnessed large-scale urban flooding this September, the fact is 2011 Sept had been the wettest in State's history when one of the worst flood was recorded, thanks to omissions and commissions More
After a record-breaking rainfall wreaked havoc in several parts of Odisha for almost three days causing widespread deluge and destruction of property, and some human casualties, the State Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Tuesday asked the Collectors of all districts to take immediate measures to make an assessment of damages in the affected areas. More
Intelligence reports stated the four accused received international calls mostly from Pakistan-Rajasthan border areas and passed secret information to foreign agents. More
A total of 13043 have reportedly applied for the offline exam. Earlier, CHSE had invited online applications for the Plus 2 offline exam from September 3. More
Amid a political storm in Odisha over the government-enforced curbs on the height of idols during the ensuing festive season, the Orissa High Court’s door was knocked on Tuesday for relief. More
Dubashi Sankar, a member of the Andhra-Odisha Special Zonal Committee of CPI (Maoist), was involved in a series of violent attacks on security forces and killing of civilians in Koraput, Malkangiri and Visakhapatnam. More
Sources said the police got the lead in the ‘fake’ kidnapping case while going through Prusty’s mobile call records and checking CCTV footages. More
Throwing weight behind the Odisha government’s decision to restrict the height of idols to four feet during the upcoming festivals, top health officials of the State urged people to avoid congregation during the festive season in order to keep the possible third wave of Covi-19 at bay More
Family members of the deceased raised serious allegations against the hospital authorities and claimed that they intentionally kept the dead body in the hospital and made them pay a huge amount of money for different tests and medicines in a motive to swindle money. More
The special squad, led by the Eastern Range IG, detained the five staff from the main gate of the DRDO’s integrated test range (ITR) for allegedly passing on vital information about the high-security defence installation to some ‘foreign agents’ over telephone and other means. More
In a bid to release excess floodwater due to heavy rainfall, the authorities of Hirakud Dam in Sambalpur have decided to open as many as six sluice gates at 5 pm on Tuesday More
The average rainfall in the State in the past two days has been estimated at 156 mm while the average rainfall till date in September has been recorded at 154 mm, said the Odisha SRC. More
In a tragic incident, a six-year-old girl was killed while six more children sustained injury after a wall collapsed on them at Rasibadi Ramchandrapur village under Dharakote police station in Aska, on Tuesday.
According to sources, the mishap took place when the children were playing near a house in the village. Suddenly a wall of the house gave way and fell on the children, killing one of them on the spot while leaving the rest injured.
The injured children have been admitted to the Dharakote hospital, sources informed.
The Odisha Police has arrested three people from Jharkhand's Jamtara district for impersonating as customer care operators of companies and duping people of lakhs of rupees across the country.
Acting on a complaint by a trader in Kesinga, the Kalahandi Police had conducted raids at a few villages in Karmatar block of Jamtara last week.
The trio - Mohd Sajjad (26), Abdul Ansari (22) and Raees Ansari (18) - were arrested on Monday and brought to Odisha, a police officer said.
The accused placed advertisements under various brand names, mentioning their phone numbers as those of customer care agents, he said.
When gullible customers shared their bank details, the miscreants used the details to withdraw money from their accounts, police said.
The trio changed their phone numbers and SIM cards often to avoid detection, they added.
Based on the findings of the Call Detail Record, tower dump analysis, and interrogation of the accused persons with the help of the scientific team, Panikoili Police managed to crack the case. More
As per the latest notification released by DSE, guardians/parents of shortlisted candidates can also be present for admittance at the institutions in cases where the candidates failed to arrive at the spot. More
Acting on a tip-off, the STF raided Rasulgarh area and seized the contraband along with other incriminating materials from the two traders hailing from North 24 Pargana in West Bengal. More
In a major crackdown against the illegal trade of contrabands in the State capital, the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch on Tuesday seized 1.025 kg of brown sugar worth over Rs 1 crore from Rasulgarh area.
Acting on a tip off, the STF raided Rasulgarh area and seized the contraband from two traders hailing from North 24 Pargana in West Bengal.
Simultaneous searches are being carried out by the officers of the anti-corruption agency at six different properties associated with Mathan. The sleuths have raided Mathan's maternal property in Pattamundai as well as her in-laws' house in Jagatsinghpur's Balikuda. More
The SRC has further instructed the Collectors that in case of any damage to communication/roads occur, the same be forthwith restored for effecting communication at the earliest. More
Major rivers and their tributaries continued to swell due to the incessant rain since the last two days. More
Under the influence of the deep depression over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coast, several parts of the State, including Cuttack and Bhubaneswar have been receiving heavy rainfall leading to water-logging in low-lying areas. More
The ever occurring man-elephant conflict in Odisha has forced the forest department to deploy bees to ward off elephants from destroying crops and properties More
The scheme was formally rolled out by the State government in June this year for education, health and maintenance of children who lost both parents/primary bread earner parent during the Covid pandemic. More
The personality test and document verification of all provisionally qualified candidates of OCS main examination 2019 will be held between September 22, 2021 and October 4, 2021. More
Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in seven districts in the next 12 hours under the influence of the Deep Depression system over north interior Odisha. More
Four teams comprising two DSPs, five inspectors and other staff of Odisha Vigilance carried out the raids at five places in Bhadrak and Balasore district. More