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Tag: Allegations

Odisha Assembly
Uproar In Odisha Assembly Over Mining Scam Allegations

Bhubaneswar: Uproar over alleged mining scam disrupted proceedings in the Odisha Assembly on Monday as opposition parties took the government to task. Opposition leader Pradipta Nayak alleged that few bureaucrats have looted around Rs 1, 00,000 crore from the mining lease. “The state government is also involved in this scam,” Nayak said. “We have written […]

Odisha girl alleges police of torturing her to drop rape charges

Cuttack: A girl who went missing & was later rescued by Banki Police today brought serious allegations against the cops alleging that she was raped, but was tortured and pressurized by police to drop the charges. As per reports, the girl was allegedly abducted by five persons and was raped by one of them in […]

Cuttack Serial Murder: Wife Of Suspect Killer Claims Innocence

Cuttack: Two days after police nabbed Narayan Sahu, the suspect serial killer behind the three brutal murders in Cuttack, his wife Gitanjali today met Nayagarh SP demanding justice. Refuting the allegations levelled against her husband, Gitanjali along with several villagers accused the police of falsely implicating charges against Narayan. Gitanjali further claimed that her husband […]

Priyanka Chopra opens up on sexual harassment

New York: Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas says sexual harassment had become a norm with women, but people don’t have the power to shut them down now. Priyanka opened up about the #MeToo movement, her career, her relationship with husband Nick Jonas, and gender equality during a conversation with Women in the World founder Tina Brown […]

Controversy erupts over 'fake' farmers selling paddy at mandis

Sambalpur: Amid allegations of lapses in paddy procurement in the state, some local farmers of Sambalpur have alleged that the paddy brought to the mandis for sale do not belong to the real farmers but are of middlemen, traders and  ‘fake’ farmers. As per reports, several trucks and tractors carrying sacks of paddy were seized […]

Villagers lock up government official for misbehaving with woman

Baripada: A village-level worker (VLW) was detained by locals at Badkhiladi panchayat office in Kaptipada block of Mayurbhanj district today over allegations of misbehaving with a woman. As per reports, VLW Bidyut Mahapatra had allegedly misbehaved with a woman during the distribution of some consumer products and pension in the past. Protesting the incident, locals […]

Women 'forced' to join ruling-BJD’s padyatra in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Serious allegations of women being forced to participate in a padyatra organised by the ruling-BJD in Bhapur block of Nayagarh surfaced today. Local women have alleged that they were threatened by BJD leaders that they will not be provided Indira Awas Yojana benefits and pension if they do not attend the padyatra. The ruling […]

M J Akbar returns home, says there will be statement later

New Delhi: Union Minister M J Akbar returned here Sunday from a tour of Africa amid mounting demand for his resignation over allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists in the last few days. The Minister of State for External Affairs evaded a barrage of questions from the media over the allegations […]

Allegations against Minister Akbar need to be verified: Shah

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has said that he was not in a position to comment on M.J. Akbar, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, as the claims against the Union Minister needed to be “looked into”. “It’s difficult to comment on something that comes on a website. One can […]

Council of Ministers briefed on Rafale deal

New Delhi : Facing relentless allegations of corruption and nepotism in the Rafale fighter jet deal, the Modi government is bracing to counter the opposition onslaught more effectively. On Wednesday, the Union Council of Ministers was briefed about the deal by the National Security Advisor(NSA) besides a top defence official. A presentation was made to […]

Amidst allegations, support continues to pour in for MP Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: While factions within BJD continue to press charges of neglect against party MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, party workers of various blocks of Kendrapara parliamentary constituency region continue to come out in support of the parliamentarian. BJD workers from Aul, Garadpur, Derabish and Rajkanika blocks of Kendrapara district today met the party president and Chief […]

AAP refutes Mishra's allegations, calls it a BJP conspiracy

New Delhi: Refuting allegations of irregularities in political donations levelled against it by sacked Minister Kapil Mishra, the AAP on Sunday said that it followed all prescribed norms and rules and the allegations were part of a conspiracy hatched by the BJP to crush it. Addressing a press conference here, Aam Adami Party (AAP) leader […]