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Tag: Affidavit

Abhijit Iyer seeks time till tomorrow to submit affidavit before House panel

Bhubaneswar: Journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra deposed before the House Committee of Odisha Assembly today in connection with the derogatory remarks made by him on the Konark Sun Temple and his comments on legislators. However, Iyer who was supposed to submit an affidavit in connection with the case has sought time till tomorrow to furnish the same. […]

Op-Ed: ‘Teaching A Lesson’ To The Teachers

Now that the High Court has struck down the October 22, 2017 notification issued by the state government insisting on an affidavit to be furnished by the agitating teachers before they become eligible for revised pay under the grant-in-aid (GIA) policy as violative of the fundamental rights granted to all citizens under Articles 14 & […]

HC issues interim stay on poll affidavit case against MP Jay Panda

  Cuttack: The Orissa High Court (HC) today issued an interim stay on the order of the Kendrapara SDJM court in connection with a poll affidavit case against MP (Member of Parliament) Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda.The HC has ordered a stay on the police investigation and legal proceedings in connection with the case. Earlier, a case […]

Hanging not as 'barbaric, inhuman and cruel' as execution by lethal injection: Govt tells SC

  New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that death by hanging is not as “barbaric, inhuman and cruel” as an execution by firing squad or lethal injection. Supporting a legal provision that a death row convict would only be hanged to death, the Ministry of Home Affairs told a bench […]

Teachers' stir continues even after withdrawal of affidavit clause

Bhubaneswar: Even after the Odisha government withdrew the clause of compulsory submission of an affidavit to avail grant-in-aid facility, teachers, under the banner of Odisha School College Teachers’ and Employees’ United Forum, continued their protests in front of 57 Matric answer sheet evaluation centres across the State. The teachers have alleged that except the omission […]

Relief for teachers as Govt withdraws affidavit clause for grant-in-aid

Bhubaneswar: In what comes as a big relief for hundreds of agitating teachers and employees of schools and colleges, the Odisha government on Tuesday withdrew the clause of compulsory submission of affidavit to avail grant-in-aid facility. As per the decision of Higher Education and School & Mass Education departments, the teachers are only required to […]

Teachers protest proposed affidavit for grant-in-aid; warn to boycott Matric, +2 exams

Puri: Hundreds of school and college teachers, staff and parents took out a Padayatra from Pipili to Bhubaneswar protesting compulsory submission of a proposed affidavit for grant-in-aid introduced by the state government. The affidavit though promises to give financial benefits, also prevents teachers from staging any kind of protests in future. The protesters began their […]

BJD rejects Gadkari's proposal to settle Mahanadi issue through talks

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha today rejected Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari’s proposal to settle the Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh through dialogue. BJD spokesperson Prashant Nanda said that discussions on the matter would make sense only after the Chhattisgarh government halts construction work on the river. “There is no point in […]

EC notice to Naveen on poll expense row

Bhubaneswar: Seeking an explanation on the alleged poll fund irregularities, the Election Commission has issued a notice to Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday. As per reports published in national media, the EC wanted a clarification from Patnaik as to why poll expenditure amount mentioned in his affidavit does […]

Odisha Assembly adjourned over Centre’s refusal for Mahanadi tribunal

Bhubaneswar: Centre’s refusal to constitute a tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh today led to uproar in State Assembly resulting in adjournment of the House till 3 pm. Soon after the House assembled for the day, Opposition Congress and BJP members rushed to the well and raised slogans. Similarly, member of […]

Kishore Tarai
Kendrapara MLA admits mistake, says it's typo error

Kendrapara/Bhubaneswar: After much hue and cry over double names of his father and wife mentioned in affidavits and other documents in different times, Kendrapara MLA Kishore Tarai today came out to public admitting the mistake in the legal document. “I don’t know what was mentioned in the affidavit. If it’s Kabita instead of Babita Tarai, […]

Jagamohan repair: HC asks ASI, SJTA to file fresh affidavit

Cuttack: Expressing resentment over the inordinate delay in the ongoing repair work of Jagamohan of Shri Jagannath Temple in Puri, the Orissa High Court has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) to submit latest report on the status of the repair work through fresh affidavit. This apart, […]

High Court
Jagamohan repair: HC seeks affidavits from ASI, SJTA, Puri collector

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today asked authorities of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and the Puri collector to file an affidavit on the status of the ongoing repair and restoration work of Jagamohan inside the Shri Jagannath temple. The court issued the directive while hearing a Public Interest […]

Jhina Hikaka
BJP charges Jhina Hikaka with filing false affidavit

Koraput: The BJP on Thursday charged Koraput BJD MP Jhina Hikaka with filing a false affidavit while filing his nomination in the last two elections. Briefing newsmen here, BJP leader Bhrugu Buxipatra said the information furnished by Hikaka about his educational qualification at the time of filing his nomination as a candidate for the Assembly […]