Tag: Corruption

Supreme Court
Corrupt people are destroying the country, get away with corruption: SC

Additional Solicitor General, S.V Raju alleged that they are not innocent people and involved in actual warfare, and "they want to destroy the country".

  • Wednesday, 09 November 2022
Rs 8cr properties & Rs 1.75cr cryptocurrencies: Odisha engineer’s house a corruption den
Rs 8cr properties & Rs 1.75cr cryptocurrencies: Odisha engineer’s house a corruption den

But what left the Vigilance officials even more surprised was a whopping Rs 1.75 crore worth crypto currencies.

  • Saturday, 29 October 2022
Block Agriculture Office, Banapur
From fake farmers to 25 people visiting Bolangir on a bike, corruption galore in Khordha Agri dept

100 farmers visited district agriculture fair at Khordha in 2016 which was sponsored by Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Khordha. However, the list of 100 farmers was allegedly filled with ghost farmers.

  • Thursday, 20 October 2022
Puri Swachh Bharat scam: Odisha Lokayukta orders action against 21 including 2 techies   
Puri Swachh Bharat scam: Odisha Lokayukta orders action against 21 including 2 techies   

Hearing the petition, the Lokayukta directed the State Vigilance department to take appropriate action against the 21 accused.

  • Wednesday, 14 September 2022
A Failed Cashew Plantation Project In Keonjhar
Opposition up in arms over CAG report on plantation irregularities in Odisha, BJD downplays

While Santosh Singh Saluja from Congress alleged that this is a massive corruption and this was made possible only because of a lack of coordination between the DFO and the PD-DRDA.

  • Tuesday, 02 August 2022
Odisha Forest Dept
CAG unearths massive irregularities in Odisha Forest department's plantation activities

The audit report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (Performance and Compliance Audit) for the year ended March 2020, Government of Odisha revealed massive irregularities in “Assessment of Plantation Activities” covering the period from 2013-14 to 2017-18.

  • Monday, 01 August 2022
AAP Declares Bhagwant Mann As CM Face For Punjab Assembly Polls
Punjab CM sacks health minister over kickback charges

The Chief Minister said the health minister was involved in corruption cases and they had proof of that.

  • Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Corruption at peak: Vigilance nets 10 Odisha govt officers in 15 days
Corruption at peak: Vigilance nets 10 Odisha govt officers in 15 days

These two incidents suggest that the Odisha government’s claim of zero tolerance against corruption is nothing but hollow. And, corruption in the State seems to be at its peak despite big promises.

  • Saturday, 14 May 2022
OSSTET aspirants stage protest in Bhubaneswar, demand CBI inquiry into 'corruption' in teacher recru
OSSTET aspirants stage protest in Bhubaneswar, demand CBI inquiry into 'corruption' in teacher recruitment 

Demanding a CBI inquiry into the alleged corruption in teacher appointment, the OSSTET aspirants took out a procession, shouting slogans against the government.

  • Thursday, 12 May 2022
OSSTET aspirants allege corruption in teacher recruitment process, meet Bhubaneswar MP
OSSTET aspirants allege corruption in teacher recruitment process, meet Bhubaneswar MP

The Odisha Secondary School Teachers Eligibility Test (OSSTET) aspirants alleged that corruption in the CBT exam for the same has shattered their dreams of becoming a teacher.

  • Thursday, 28 April 2022
Overhead Water Tank Built Under Basudha Scheme
Odisha Govt’s Basudha Yojana 'Fails' To Serve Purpose, Termed Eyewash

The much touted Basudha yojana, which aims at providing potable water to the rural Odisha, seems to have turned out to be a mere eyewash for the villagers in Dharmashala and Basudevpur.

  • Monday, 11 April 2022
Corrupt Engineer In Vigilance Net
13 Govt Engineers Out Of 30 Officers Arrested In Odisha For Corruption In Last One Year

The Odisha Vigilance has arrested as many as 30 government officials since March 2021, for amassing illegal wealth and surprisingly 13 of them are engineers employed in various State government departments.

  • Friday, 08 April 2022
Odisha Govt
Chief Engineer Among Six Odisha Babus Given Compulsory Retirement

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday handed down compulsory retirement to six more State government officials accused of corruption and inefficiency.

  • Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Assistant Civil Supplies Officer In Vigilance Net
Odisha Supplies Official Arrested For Amassing Wealth 570 PC More Than Income

Assistant Civil Supplies Officer (ACSO) of Nuapada district, Ratnakar Sethy was arrested on Thursday by the State Vigilance department for allegedly amassing property disproportionate to his known sources of income.

  • Thursday, 03 February 2022
Teacher Lands In Odisha Vigilance Scanner, Owns Property Worth Over Rs 4.73 Cr
Teacher Lands In Odisha Vigilance Scanner Over Owning Property Worth Over Rs 4.73 Cr

A teacher reportedly owning assets worth over a whopping Rs 4.73 crore has ended up landing under the scanner of Odisha Vigilance authorities for accumulating the wealth through illegal means.

  • Saturday, 29 January 2022
Pakistan Slips Further In Corruption Index

The top countries on the index are Denmark (88), Finland (88) and New Zealand (88), all of which also rank in the top 10 per cent in the world on the Democracy Index civil liberties score.

  • Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Odisha Vigilance Raids ITDA Assistant Engineer For Amassing Illegal Wealth
DA Case: Vigilance Arrests PEO For Possessing Assets Worth Over Rs 1 Crore

The Vigilance wing of the Odisha Police on Tuesday unearthed assets worth around a whopping Rs 1.12 Crore owned by Achyutananda Khuntia, the Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) of Jhankarpali Gram Panchayat in Sambalpur district.

  • Tuesday, 07 December 2021
Odisha Govt Hands Compulsory Retirement To 4 Coaches
Odisha Govt Hands Compulsory Retirement To 4 Coaches

The Odisha Government on Wednesday ordered compulsory retirement of four Coaches of Odisha Council of Sports on grounds of inefficiency and dereliction of duty.

  • Wednesday, 01 December 2021
Odisha Sarpanch Caught On Cam Demanding Percentage Commission, Video Goes Viral
Odisha Sarpanch Caught On Cam Demanding Percentage Commission, Video Goes Viral

Palpable tension gripped Kabarapali GP under Jujumara block in Sambalpur block after an audio-video clip of a telephonic conversation purportedly between a contractor and the sarpanch over percentage commission went viral on social media platforms. 

  • Monday, 29 November 2021
Damaged road in Odisha
Odisha: Newly-Laid Black Topping Come Off After 3 Days Of Road Construction

Watch how newly-laid black topping on the road is coming off like blankets.

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  • Monday, 29 November 2021
Tainted OPHWC Dy Manager Pratap Samal
Odisha Vigilance Unearths Investment Of Over Rs 1 Cr In Stocks By Suspended Dy Manager Samal

The Odisha vigilance department on Friday dug out over Rs One Crore more illicit money belonging to suspended Deputy Manager of Odisha Police Housing Welfare Corporation (OPHWC), Pratap Samal

  • Friday, 12 November 2021
Ghost Beneficiary
Nine Years Of Public Money Loot: Ghost Beneficiaries Rule Roost In odisha

33 ghost beneficiaries allegedly received government allowances for nine straight years in Tentalapasi Panchayat under Keonjhar’s Harichandanpur block.

  • Saturday, 02 October 2021
CBI Books Ex-CMD Of PEC Ltd, Staff Of Sundargarh-Based Firm In Rs 56 Cr Fraud Case

The CBI booked A K Mirchandani along with other officials of the PSU, Odisha-based Maa Tarini Industries Ltd and its directors Piyush Sengar, Bhupendra Das and Mayank Dhar.

  • Friday, 01 October 2021
OSSC Employee’s Arrest: Aspirants Suspect Mass Corruption In Recruitments

Aspirants of the Odisha Staff Selection Commission have come up with the suspicion that the tainted official, Biranchi Sahu has been a part of a larger job racket

  • Tuesday, 03 August 2021
108 Ambulance Fake Patient
108 Ambulance Service In Odisha ‘Ferry Fake Patients For Money’: OTV Investigation

The 108 emergency ambulance service, regarded as the lifeline in the healthcare system, often hogs the headlines due to its alleged failure in providing timely service to patients and alleged irregularities in operations

  • Sunday, 01 August 2021
BJP sounds war cry against ruling-BJD

Bhubaneswar: Launching a scathing attack on the ruling-BJD, the BJP today said it has chalked out plans to reach out the people of the State and highlight corruption by the government. The saffron party passed as many as 15 political resolutions including 10 on corruption issues at its State Executive meeting today which includes a […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
CM Naveen has made corruption a policy of Govt: Dama Rout

Bhubaneswar: Expelled from the BJD a few days back, senior leader Damodar Rout does not seem to relent from making scathing attacks on almost all BJD leaders including the party president and CM Naveen Patnaik. Continuing the tirade, Rout today once again lambasted CM Patnaik alleging that he has made corruption a policy of the […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
BJP workers gherao block offices across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Alleging rampant corruption, BJP workers today gheraoed several block offices across the State including the one in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, the national party has alleged that due to BJD workers, no work is getting done without paying ‘percentage commission’ (PC).  It also alleged that various schemes rolled out by the Centre are not […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Will continue crusade against corruption, says Damodar Rout

Bhubaneswar: Former minister and senior BJD leader Damodar Rout, who recently created ripples in political circle by disclosing the Cooperative bank loans scam, today said that he will continue his war against corruption. “It doesn’t matter which party is involved in corruption. I will raise my voice against anything that goes against the interest of […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly to begin tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly will begin from tomorrow. Opposition parties today said they would raise issues such as unemployment, corruption and farmers’ problems during the session. The ruling BJD also said it would highlight Mahanadi and Polavaram issues in the session which has become significant as speculation is rife that the […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Peon caught while accepting bribe, engineer gives Vigilance a slip

Koraput: Vigilance sleuths on Friday arrested Satyabhanu Mallick, a peon of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation department, while he was accepting a bribe from a local contractor. As per reports, Laxman Kumar Behera, executive engineer of the department, had demanded Rs 50,000 bribe from the contractor to pass a bill related to the construction of […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Agitators blow whistle in front of Berhampur MLA’s residence protesting corruption

Berhampur: In a unique protest against corruption and irregularities in housing projects, members of Lok Shakti Abhiyan today staged demonstration by blowing whistles in front of Berhampur MLA Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik’s residence. The protesters, which included residents from slums, demanded immediate resignation of the MLA. Madhusudan Sethi of Lok Shakti Abhiyan said “We are […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
18 years on, challenges still remain for BJD government

Bhubaneswar: BJD government today completed four years of its fourth term, and party president & Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik highlighted the achievements of the Odisha government and his party during its 18-year rule. While Naveen credited his government’s success to the 3Ts (Transparency, Teamwork, Technology) ‘mantra’ and urged party workers and officials to work with […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Villagers allege corruption in road construction in Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: Villagers of Kanchimala under Bastiguda Gram Panchayat in Gajpati district have alleged large-scale corruption in road construction works in their locality. A road connecting the Aradi Road and Kanchimala village was constructed under the supervision of block engineer K Nageswar in 2016-17 financial year. While Rs 3.45 lakh was sanctioned under the Mahatma Gandhi […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Naveen Patnaik-led BJD govt immersed in corruption

Bhubaneswar: Launching a scathing attack on the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD Government, BJP on Sunday alleged that the State Government is embroiled in large-scale corruption. Speaking to Media, senior BJP leader Pratap Sarangi said, “The Naveen government immersed in corruption is ruling in Odisha for the last 20 years. But it is surprising that the people […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Two officials of water irrigation department in Vigilance net

Bargarh: Vigilance sleuths today conducted raids at the office and residences of Assistant Engineer of Bhawanipatna Lift Irrigation Division, Rasananda Majhi and Assistant Engineer of Rengali Canal Sub-Division Ghanashyam Seth on charges of amassing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income. Acting on allegations against the two officials, the Vigilance team led by DSP […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Legal Metrology official under Vigilance scanner

Rourkela: Vigilance sleuths today conducted simultaneous raids on the office and houses of Assistant Controller of Legal Metrology, Rourkela Bidyadhar Biswal on charges of amassing property disproportionate to his known sources of income. Acting on a complaint, a team of 25 officials of the anti-corruption wing including three DSPs conducted the raids at 5 places, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Massive corruption in input subsidy disbursal surfaces in Bolangir

Bolangir/Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government, on November 9, fixed modalities for distribution of agriculture input subsidy to ‘actual’ cultivators, including sharecroppers, who suffered crop loss due to pest attack. However, it seems that the farmers have been deprived of the benefits and become victim of a massive corruption which involves some government officials. According to sources, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Video of BEO demanding bribe goes viral

Nayagarh: A video showing Block Education Officer (BEO) of Khandapada block demanding bribe from a group of Gana Sikshaks has gone viral in Nayagarh district. Basing on the video evidence, teachers in the district have demanded action against him. In the video, the BEO identified as Suresh Kumar Dash is seen demanding bribe money from […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
SC asks suspended BJD MP to seek bail from HC

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed suspended BJD MP Ramchandra Hansda to approach the Orissa High Court (HC) for bail in connection with his links with scam-tainted chit fund company Nabadiganta Capital Services. Moreover, the apex court has asked the HC to conduct a hearing on the bail plea within four weeks, sources […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021