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".
But what left the Vigilance officials even more surprised was a whopping Rs 1.75 crore worth crypto currencies.
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.
Hearing the petition, the Lokayukta directed the State Vigilance department to take appropriate action against the 21 accused.
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.
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.
The Chief Minister said the health minister was involved in corruption cases and they had proof of that.
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.
Demanding a CBI inquiry into the alleged corruption in teacher appointment, the OSSTET aspirants took out a procession, shouting slogans against the government.
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.
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.
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.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday handed down compulsory retirement to six more State government officials accused of corruption and inefficiency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Odisha Government on Wednesday ordered compulsory retirement of four Coaches of Odisha Council of Sports on grounds of inefficiency and dereliction of duty.
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.
Watch how newly-laid black topping on the road is coming off like blankets.
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
33 ghost beneficiaries allegedly received government allowances for nine straight years in Tentalapasi Panchayat under Keonjhar’s Harichandanpur block.
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.
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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]