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Tag: Abhijit Iyer Row

Op-Ed: We Odias should be proud, not ashamed, that we are tolerant

Let us put the state government aside for a moment and stop doing a post-mortem of what it did or didn’t do, whether it did right or wrong, what it could have and couldn’t have done and so on. Here is a poser for every English reading Odia who happens to read this piece. Should […]

Abhijit-Iyer-Odisha remand and twitter details
13 days later, Abhijit Iyer's petition forwarded to CM by Jail DIG

Bhubaneswar: Three days after defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra was admitted to hospital, the State government authorities today forwarded his petition seeking withdrawal of case and release from jail after holding it back for 13 days. Mitra had submitted the letter to jail authorities on November 20. In his petition, Iyer has requested Odisha government […]

Abhijit Iyer row: House panel to table report in Assembly tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee of Odisha Assembly will table its report in connection with the controversy surrounding journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the first day of winter session of the State Assembly starting tomorrow. After a meeting, Chairman of the House Committee and Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra today stated that the panel, which was formed […]

Jay Panda on conspiracy and abhijit iyer row
Iyer-Mitra’s detention new tactic to coerce false statement against me: Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the Jharpara Jail camp court reserved the verdict on hearing of Delhi-based journo Abhijit Iyer’s bail plea and extended his judicial custody by 14 more days, criticism poured in from political circles and senior journalists who condemned the dictatorship rule of the Odisha government especially CM Naveen Patnaik for misusing powers in […]

Abhijit Iyer’s bail plea rejected, sent to Nimapara sub-jail

Bhubaneswar: The Konark Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra who was arrested by the Commissionerate Police on October 24 for making derogatory remarks on Odisha and Konark Sun Temple. After rejection of bail plea, Mitra has been sent to Nimapara sub-jail where he will […]

Abhijit Iyer's lawyer seeks security from Odisha Police

Bhubaneswar: A day after Supreme Court refused to grant extension of bail to journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra, his counsel today sought security from Odisha Police to appear before the House Committee constituted by the Odisha Assembly. A six-member Asembly House Committee had summoned Iyer to appear before it on October 11 here for alleged breach […]

Jay Panda on conspiracy and abhijit iyer row
Abhijit Iyer’s comments condemnable, should apologise: Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing row over Abhijit Iyer Mitra’s derogatory remarks on Odisha, former Kendrapara MP Baijayant Jay Panda today condemned such comments and clarified that he has no role in the controversy. He also said that Iyer should apologise for his comments which has hurt the sentiments of the people of Odisha. While hosting […]

Abhijit Iyer row: 4 including 2 editors summoned by House panel

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee constituted by Odisha Assembly speaker to investigate the derogatory remarks against Odisha made by journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, today summoned four persons including editors of two media houses. Chairman of the committee, Narasingha Mishra informed that summonses have also been issued to Odisha DGP and Intelligence Director. “The summonses have been issued […]

Abhijit Iyer is inconsequential, Naveen personally taking interest to embarrass Jay Panda: National media

Bhubaneswar: The recent arrest of journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra by Odisha police in New Delhi on charges of making derogatory statements about Odisha and Konark Sun Temple has landed the Odisha government in the firing line with journalists across the spectrum criticising such high handedness. The turn of events that led to the arrest of […]

Abhijit Iyer row: Role of Odisha Police questioned after original FIR found distorted

Puri: Amid the ongoing controversy over journalist Abhijit Iyer making derogatory remarks on Konark Sun Temple, questions are now been raised on the role of Odisha Police after the preliminary FIR lodged in connection with the case was found altered. According to sources, one, Bimbadhar Beura in his FIR against Iyer at Konark Police Station […]