Tag: Corruption

RTI activist ostracised for raising voice against corruption

Puri: Raising voice against corruption often costs dear. In one such glaring example, one RTI activist was allegedly thrashed and ostracised after he tried to expose rampant corruption in Hantuka cooperative society under Chandanpur Tehsil of Puri district. As per reports, RTI activist Boby Jena had sought some important details by filing a RTI plea. […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BJD MLA's kin holding job cards under MGNREGA

Jajpur: BJD MLA from Binjharpur Pramila Mallick has landed in controversy after her father and brothers were found holding job cards under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). According to reports, father of the legislator Paban Mallick, brothers Khirod Mallick and Keshab Mallick, all residents of Masada Panchayat in Binjharpur block of […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Maneka Gandhi caught on camera while abusing officer in Hindi [WATCH]

Baheri: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has been caught on camera while scolding and abusing an official facing corruption charges in Baheri city of Uttar Pradesh. According to an ANI report, Gandhi was on her tour to inspect the PDS (public distribution system) scheme in Baheri when some apprised her of […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Dama Rout refutes statement of Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Former Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout today refuted the claims of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who on Saturday had stated that the senior BJD leader had to pay a price for being vocal about the corruption that spreads till the third floor of the State Secretariat. “Dama Babu had said in Rayagada that the trail […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Naveen govt encouraged ponzi scam in Odisha: Javadekar

Bhubaneswar: Taking a jibe at the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in Odisha over the chit fund scam, senior BJP leader and Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the State government is embroiled in corruption and has encouraged ponzi firms in the state. Briefing mediapersons at the party state headquarters, Javadekar said around 50 MLAs […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Cooperation department introduces new guidelines to curb corruption

Bhubaneswar: The Cooperation department has introduced new guidelines to check prevailing corruption in the department due to alleged misuse of position by some senior level officials. The department has agreed on the lapses in supervision, monitoring and inspection of cooperative societies and non detection of financial irregularities. The Rs 4.35 crore loan fraud of Large […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Indira Awaas Yojana: Vigilance detects irregularities, seizes many documents in Puri

Puri: Documents showing extensive irregularities in allotment of Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY) houses in Astaranga Block of Puri district, during the year 2000-2006, has been seized by Odisha Vigilance. The seized documents include 27 files of six villages in Patalada panchayat and 35 files of three villages in Kendrapati panchayat. While money for construction of […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
3 PEOs arrested over corruption charges in Balasore

Balasore: The Vigilance team arrested three Panchayat Executive Officers (PEO) of Balasore district on Thursday on charges of corruption. The three PEOs include a Gram Panchayat Technical Assistant (GPTA) of Antara panchayat under Simulia Block named Dilip Kumar Das, PEO Muralidhara Sen and PEO of Aruhabado panchayat under Bahanaga block, Mangala Singh. According to reports, […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Kendrapara MGNREGS scam
Kendrapara MGNREGS scam: Five projects under scanner

Kendrapara: Rampant irregularities in projects under MGNREGS are surfacing frequently in Odisha with one more case of corruption being reported from Petapada panchayat under Aul block in the district. It is alleged that machines were used instead of enrolling job card holders for at least five project works in the block and bills towards the […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Vigilance gears up to curb corruption at grassroots level

Cuttack: In a bid to stop corrupt practices at grassroots level especially in rural housing schemes, the Vigilance Directorate today issued a toll free number to receive complaints and also said public can inform the office via social sites, if any public servant demands bribe from them. While issuing the toll free no 1064 and […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Odisha CM’s whip on corruption mere whitewash: Union Minister

Bhubaneswar: Coming down hard on Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik’s whip on corrupt commission payment practices (known as percentages or pc) for government works at block level, Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan criticised his comments saying they are just a whitewash and goes on to prove that such illegal practices are existent within the government machinery […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
DFO in Vigilane net
Another crorepati DFO in Vigilance net

Bhubaneswar: Another DFO has landed in Vigilance net for amassing assets disproportionate to income. The DFO has been identified as Mahadeo Badaik. The Vigilance sleuths today conducted raids at four places across the State including Bhubaneswar in this connection. During raids the sleuths traced houses belonging to the DFO at Sundergarh and Rourkela along with […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Maoist call to boycott Panchayat polls in 3 South Odisha dists

Rayagada: Ahead of the first phase Panchayat elections scheduled to begin in Odisha from February 13, the Maoists have urged the people in three South Odisha districts to boycott the elections. In an audio tape circulated in the media, top Maoist leader of Bansadhara-Nagabali-Ghumsar Division of the CPI-Communist outfit, Umakant has urged the people of […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Arun Singh
BJP targets Odisha govt; seeks answers on host of issues

Bhubaneswar: In-charge of Odisha BJP Arun Singh today targeted the Odisha government and sought reply on a host of issues which reflects the government’s callousness and incompetence. Ahead of the Panchayat Polls, Singh slammed the ruling BJD asking why the beneficiaries are deprived of the ration cards? Why farmers are not getting right price in […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Corruption, financial irregularities charges brought against Markfed president

Bhubaneswar: Corruption and financial irregularities have been brought against Markfed president Bibhudutt Pradhan by the director and members of the management council of the agency. As per allegations, Pradhan misused his power of office in fertilizer and paddy procurement leading to losses for Markfed which run into crores. The members of the agency have also […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021