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Tag: Corruption

Odisha orders compulsory retirement of 4 corrupt govt officials

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has ordered compulsory retirement of four high ranking officials after charges of corruption were proved against them. The government officials booked by the State Vigilance Department are Sarat Chandra Panda, Deputy Conservator of Forests, Khariar, with assets of Rs 5.23 crore; Basanta Kumar Behera with assets worth Rs 3.61 crore in […]

Crackdown on corruption in Odisha: 37 govt officials dismissed in a month   

Bhubaneswar: In a major crackdown on corruption, Odisha government today dismissed 16 government officials and in a span of one month such punitive action has been taken against as many as 37 officials. The information regarding the dismissal of 16 officials was intimated by the Chief Minister’s Office. Five headmasters, four engineers and two Revenue […]

Opposition Questions State govt’s ‘Zero Tolerance Towards Graft’

Bhubaneswar: Following Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s decision to dismiss 15 government employees for alleged involvement in graft cases, both BJP and Congress today questioned the State government’s inaction against 11 IAS and 227 OAS officers with corruption charges. The Opposition said the State government’s ‘zero tolerance towards corruption’ policy is only an eyewash as it […]

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Odisha Government Cracks Whip On Corrupt Officials

Bhubaneswar: Reaffirming its ‘zero tolerance ‘ stand on corruption, Odisha government on Saturday dismissed 15 officers who were found guilty in graft cases. Besides, the pension remittance of two other officials has also been stopped. The officers, who have been dismissed, are former Motor Vehicles Inspector in transport department in Boudh, Debi Prasad Padhi, Dungripalli […]

School Teacher With Rs 5.5 Crore Assets Lands In Vigilance Net

Nabarangpur: Vigilance sleuths today unearthed property worth Rs 5.5 crore belonging to a school teacher of Mundagada project upper primary school in Kosagumuda block of Nabarangpur district. Anti-corruption officials conducted simultaneous searches and unearthed movable and immovable assets of Subrat Kumar Choudhury, who works as an assistant teacher at the upper primary school. Acting upon […]

No Audit Report Of Universities In Odisha In 20 Years? Issue Rocks Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Demanding submission of audit reports of the universities in the Assembly, Congress members today created ruckus in the House alleging corruption in Higher Education. Congress legislature party leader, Narasingha Mishra stated as the audit report of the universities has not been presented in the House for past 20 years, such omission reeks of foul […]

Vice President urges governments to simplify land laws, procedures

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Sunday said there should be minimal interface between people and officials dealing with land issues, to eliminate corruption, and urged the Centre and state governments to simplify land transaction procedures and make them transparent. Releasing a book, titled “Land Registration, Global Practices & Lessons for India”, Naidu also […]

BJP offered Rs 10 cr each to our 7 MLAs: AAP

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading and said that it offered Rs 10 crore each to at least seven of its MLAs for joining the saffron party ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Speaking to the media, AAP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia […]

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New Modus operandi in PDS rice diversion detected in Titlagarh

Bolangir: In what appears to be a case of officials of Odisha State Warehousing Corporation (OSWC) cocking a snook at State’s much vaunted PDS system, local residents of Titlagarh revealed how the staff took out 3-4kg of rice/wheat from each gunny bags and later sprinkled water on the bags to gain weight. “We are being […]

Corruption exists in all fields: Kabir Khan

Mumbai: Filmmaker Kabir Khan, whose latest docu-drama titled “Roar of the Lion” revolves around the downfall of the Chennai Super Kings for match fixing, followed by their victorious comeback in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL), says that corruption exists in all fields and cricket is no exception. Asked if young players get influenced by power […]

Why is Modi afraid of probe into Rafale: Rahul

New Delhi: With the Centre threatening a probe over stealing of “privileged documents” related to Rafale deal from the Defence Ministry, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday demanded an investigation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for conducting parallel negotiations and delaying the delivery of the French jets to India. Addressing the media here, Gandhi said […]

Former MP Baijayant Panda criticises BJP, Congress for ‘ignoring’ Odisha

Kendrapara/Dhenkanal: Former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda criticised the Congress and the BJP today saying that both the national parties have failed to raise their voices against rising violence and corruption in Odisha. Panda’s comments came during his visit to Talabarkote in Dhenkanal. The former MP alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has […]

Corrupt will continue to fear me: Modi

New Delhi: Asserting that his government has reined in corruption to a great extent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said those who have looted the nation would continue to be scared of him. In a 100-minute speech in Lok Sabha, he launched a stinging attack on the Congress, accusing its successive governments of indulging […]

Mamata protecting corrupt officer, alleges Yogi Adityanath

Purulia: Taking on Mamata Banerjee on her home turf, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday accused her of trying to protect a “corrupt” officer and said there could be nothing more “shameful and unconstitutional” than a chief minister staging a sit-in to prevent “secrets related to corruption” from spilling out. The BJP leader, […]

Cooperative society secretary accused of embezzling money in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Charges of embezzlement of money against secretary of Siko Primary Agricultural Cooperative Society (PACS) in Rajkanika of Kendrapara district has sparked outrage among the farmers in the area. The accused Ajay Behera has been charged with embezzling money worth lakhs of rupees by raising loans in the name of villagers. “I never even applied […]

Rahul Gandhi fires salvo at CM Naveen, PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Setting the tone for the 2019 elections, All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Rahul Gandhi today ripped apart the ruling-BJD over corruption, employment and farmers’ issues during his visit to the State today. Addressing a public gathering at Tamando in Bhubaneswar today, the AICC chief said that the Naveen Patnaik-led government in Odisha is […]

Modi blames Odisha government for farmers' plight

Bhubaneswar: Accusing the Odisha government of failing to address issues of farmers in the State due to sheer apathy and callousness, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the inefficiency of the ruling dispensation has adversely affected the entire farming community of the State. Addressing a huge gathering at Khurda, Modi said the BJP government […]

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 […]

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 […]

Changed Naveen silent on corruption: Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is now a changed man as most of the key decisions of the government are now being taken by a handful of leaders and officers, stated former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda. Speaking at a discussion at New Delhi on Naveen Patnaik’s biography written by senior journalist Ruben Banerjee, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Jatni IIC caught red-handed receiving bribe

Khurda: The Vigilance sleuths on Monday arrested the Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) of Jatni police station after he was caught red-handed receiving bribe of Rs 50,000. The accused cop identified as Sanjeeb Mohanty had allegedly demanded the bribe money from a youth hailing from Kudiary village in the area for removing the latter’s name from a case. […]