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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 […]

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 […]

Partha sarathi
Odisha Govt suspends arrested IAS officer

Bhubaneswar: With the Special Vigilance Court rejecting bail application of arrested IAS officer Partha Sarathi Mishra, the Odisha government today placed him under suspension. “Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik suspended OSIC MD Partha Sarathi Mishra who has been arrested by the vigilance,” a communication received from the Chief Minister’s Office said. Earlier on February 16, Mishra […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vigilance raid
Engineer, RI in Vigilance net

Balangir/Baripada: Vigilance sleuths today conducted simultaneous raids on the office of Satya Narayan Panigrahi, Junior Engineer, Lift Irrigation, Tusara Irrigation Division in Balangir district, his residence, his in-laws’ house and houses of his two brothers at Patnagarh. The raids were conducted by five teams led by Abhiram Kar, DSP, Vigilance, Balangir. “Till now, we have […]

Vigilance sleuths detain engineer, seize cash worth Rs 7.75 lakh

Keonjhar: Vigilance sleuths on Thursday raided the office and residence of Jasobanta Sarangi, Executive Engineer, Rural Works Division (RWD), Karanjia in Mayurbhanj district after seizing cash worth Rs 7,74,020 from his possession while while he was on the way to Bhubaneswar. Acting on a tip-off, the anti-corruption officials intercepted a Bolero jeep (OR-02-BP-7585), in which […]

Vigilance Court awards jail terms to engineer, wife

Bhubaneswar: The Special Vigilance Court, Bhubaneswar on Thursday handed out a three-year jail term and a fine of Rs 10 lakh to former executive engineer, Rural Works Department (RWD) of Koraput Division, Jagannath Mohini and a one-year jail term and a fine of Rs one lakh to his wife Renubala Mohini for encouraging her husband […]

14 years on, IT officer gets jail for graft

Mumbai: Fourteen years after he was caught over corruption charges, a former income tax commissioner was sentenced to three years in jail while his wife was jailed for two years. Special CBI Judge R.N. Joshi found A.K. Purwar and his wife Chhaya Purwar guilty of various charges on Friday, an official said on today. While […]

No question of compromising on corruption: Kejriwal

Making it clear that there will be no compromise on corruption, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said anyone embroiled in corrupt practices will not be spared be it Sheila Dikshit, any BJP member or even his own party member