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Tag: Dilip Ray

Blow To Dilip Ray As Spl Vigilance Court Orders Framing Of Charges In 26-Year-Old DA Case
Blow To Dilip Ray As Spl Vigilance Court Orders Framing Of Charges In 26-Year-Old DA Case

The court ordered framing of charges against the former minister and asked him to appear before it personally on March 15. 

Coal Scam: Delhi HC Suspends 3-Year Jail Term Awarded To Dilip Ray

New Delhi: Ex-BJD MP and the former Union Minister of State for coal Dilip Ray can heave a sigh of relief as the Delhi High Court has suspended the 3-year jail term pronounced by the Special CBI Court here for Ray in a case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a coal block in […]

Ex Union Minister Dilip Ray Granted Bail In Coal Scam Case

Bhubaneswar: Ex-BJD MP and former Union Minister Dilip Ray has been granted bail soon after a Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court in New Delhi sentenced him to three years imprisonment on Monday. Ray was earlier sentenced in case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a coal block in Jharkhand in 1999. As […]

Coal Scam: Ex Union Minister Dilip Ray Awarded 3-Year Jail Term

Delhi: A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court in New Delhi on Monday sentenced ex-BJD MP and former Union Minister Dilip Ray to three years imprisonment in a coal scam case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block in 1999. Two other officials convicted in the case have also been […]

Coal Scam: CBI Court Likely To Pronounce Sentence For Ex-Union Minister Dilip Ray Today

Bhubaneswar: A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court in New Delhi is likely to pronounce the quantum of punishment today for ex-BJD MP Dilip Ray and others convicted in the high profile coal block allocation scandal in 1999. Ray, a hotelier now, was the minister of state (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA […]

Coal Scam: CBI Seeks Life Imprisonment For Ex-Minister Dilip Ray

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday urged a Delhi court to award life imprisonment to former Union Minister of State (MoS) for Coal Dilip Ray and other convicts in a coal block allocation case. The court will pronounce the order on their sentencing on October 26. Ray, now a hotelier, was […]

Coal Scam: Court Reserves Verdict On Quantum Of Punishment Against Dilip Ray

Delhi: The Special CBI Court in Delhi on Wednesday reserved its verdict on quantum of punishment against Dilip Ray, the former Union Minister of State for Coal and others, who were convicted in the coal block allocation case, till October 26. On October 6, the Rouse Avenue Court had convicted Ray, two senior officials of […]

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Coal Block Allocation Scam: Court To Announce Quantum Of Sentence For Dilip Ray, Other Convicts Today

Bhubaneswar: The special CBI court in Delhi will hear the arguments on the quantum of sentence for Dilip Ray, the then Union Minister of State for Coal and others, convicted in the coal block allocation scam, today. The case pertains to allocation of Brahmadiha coal block in Giridih in Jharkhand to Castron Technologies Ltd (CTL) […]

Timeline Of The Coal Scam In Which Former Minister Dilip Ray Was Convicted Today

Former Union minister Dilip Ray has been convicted by a special court in Delhi in a coal scam case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a coal block in Jharkhand in 1999. Special Judge Bharat Parashar convicted Ray, former minister of state (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, for criminal conspiracy and other […]

Delhi Court Convicts Former Union Minister Dilip Ray In Coal Scam

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Former Union minister Dilip Ray was on Tuesday convicted by a special court in Delhi in a coal scam case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block in 1999. #BREAKING Former union minister from #Odisha, Dilip Ray convicted by Delhi court in coal scam case.#CoalScamCase pic.twitter.com/Mp62JBwbtd — OTV […]

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Op-Ed: Reading the Ray googly!

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Former union minister, Dilip Ray had quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and also his membership of the state assembly from Rourkela a few months ago apparently angry over the non-fulfilment of the two promises Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had made to the people of Odisha’s steel city during the 2014 […]

Jual Oram urges Dilip Ray to return to BJP

Bhubaneswar/Rourkela: A couple of days after senior leader Dilip Ray expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for expediting the work for a super speciality hospital and second bridge over Brahmani River in Rourkela, Union Minister Jual Oram today urged Ray to return to BJP. Dillip Ray’s proposals have been accepted by PM Modi […]

Will 'Ray' of hope make 'Jual' dazzle in Sundergarh LS?

Bhubaneswar: Political trade winds in Rourkela turned tailwind for the BJP, when veteran leader and former steel city BJP MLA Dilip Ray fanned out the winds of grace for the BJP. Ray quit the BJP last December accusing it of letting down hopes of the steel city. In a tweet Thursday night, the veteran leader […]

Ray of hope for IGH, Brahmani Bridge: Dilip Ray

Bhubaneswar: Veteran leader and former Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray today expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for expediting the work for IGH and second Brahmani bridge which has been hanging in balance till now. In a tweet, Ray thanked PM Modi for sanction of funds for the projects. “A budgetary provision of Rs […]

Op-Ed: Will Dilip Ray Also Return to BJP?

Bhubaneswar: With veteran Bijay  Mohapatra mollified and back in the BJP fold there is intense speculation about the possible return of his comrade-in-arms, former union minister, Dilip Ray to the party. Ray, who was elected to the state assembly from Rourkela on a BJP ticket in 2014, had quit the party miffed at the inordinate […]

BJD replaces 'narrow losers & winners' in 2019 to boost chances

Bhubaneswar:  After the tempest over party ticket distribution, BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the candidates list for the first and second phases of poll.  The list reveals that the BJD has mainly dropped the MLAs who have lost by a narrow margin of votes or won narrowly in the range of 0.5 […]

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Demand for ‘Bharat Ratna’ for Biju Patnaik grows louder

Bhubaneswar: Demand for conferment of highest civilian award of the country ‘Bharat Ratna’ on legendary leader Biju Patnaik has gained momentum. While former Union minister Dilip Ray expressed his disappointment for not conferring the Bharat Ratna on Biju Babu, Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati stated the highest civilian award should be given to the […]

BJP alleges secret nexus between Dilip-Bijoy & BJD

While Dilip and Bijoy are yet to make any announcement regarding their next political move, it is believed that from BJD, Congress to Biju Samatakranti Dal, all want the duo to join their party

Dama Rout urges Bijoy Mohapatra, Dilip Ray to join his party

Paradip: Senior leader Damodar Rout has urged Bijoy Mohapatra & Dilip Ray, who recently resigned from BJP, to join his new party ‘Biju Samatakranti Dal.’ Rout urged the ex-BJP members to join the party so that they can together fight corruption, misrule, dynasty politics in the State and bring development. The veteran leader also said […]

Can't compromise interest of State, So I quit from BJP: Bijoy Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Soon after Dilip Ray tendered his resignation from the legislator post and BJP today, senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra also resigned from the party citing negligence by party national leaders, through a letter at a press conference here. The resignation letter has been issued to BJP National president Amit Shah & signed by both […]

Dilip Ray resigns as MLA, quits BJP; Bijoy Mohapatra follows suit

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader and Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray today resigned from his post as MLA. He met Odisha Assembly Speaker Pradip Amat and submitted the resignation letter. Soon after, Ray along with senior leader Bijoy Mohapatra, in a joint letter to party president Amit Shah, tendered their resignation from primary membership of the BJP. […]

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Srimandir Ratna Bhandar ornaments will be tallied, informs Law Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena today revealed that the inner and outer Ratna Bhandar of Puri Srimandir had 12838 bhari (10 gms approx) gold ornaments, 22153 bhari silver and 12 unweighed gold & silver items based on the assessment done in 1978. This important information was given by Jena at the Odisha Assembly in […]

Around half of inquiry panel reports not tabled in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The State government has not presented the probe reports of various sensitive issues starting from the Gumudumaha police firing to SUM Hospital fire mishap, revealed a written reply of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to a query of BJP MLA Dilip Ray in the Odisha Assembly today. The State government has constituted 12 Commissions of […]

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BJP MLA Dilip Ray writes to PM Modi over Brahmani bridge delay

Rourkela: Reiterating his demand for early completion of the second bridge over Brahmani River and Super Speciality Hospital cum Medical College at Rourkela, local MLA Dilip Ray today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his letter, Ray reminded Modi of the latter’s promise to complete the second bridge over Brahmani river made not only […]

If Centre not serious, Odisha will build Brahmani Bridge with own funds: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday sent a strong message to the Centre over construction of second bridge on Brahmani River in Rourkela. Speaking to media, Patniak said Odisha govt would hold talks with the Centre on second bridge over Brahmani river issue and if the latter fails to begin the work, the […]

BJP MLA Dilip Ray slams Modi, Gadkari over Bramhani bridge delay

Bhubaneswar: With resentment brewing among Rourkela residents, BJP MLA Dilip Ray too vented his anger over inordinate delay in construction of the second bridge on Brahmani River. Ray has vehemently criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his own party leader and Union Minister for Road and Transport Nitin Gadkari for not fulfilling their promise of […]

89 arrested in 16 egg hurling incidents, none so far in one case: CM in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Leaders of various political parties including the CM and Union Ministers have faced egg attacks 16 times in State in last three years, CM Naveen Patnaik informed the Assembly on Monday. Responding to a written question of BJP’s Dilip Ray, Patnaik said BJP ministers and leaders were targeted in three incidents while BJD leaders […]

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CM grievance cell opens to public without anyone to hear

Bhubaneswar: Hundreds of people across the State on Monday reached the CM’s grievance cell with the hope that they could meet Naveen and put forth their grievances. However, their hope soon turned to a story of despair as the CM did not turn up at the cell. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has not attended the […]

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BJP workers create ruckus over absence of MLA photo in hoardings

Rourkela: Tension prevailed in Rourkela town after the hoardings put up by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the eve of Rath Yatra did not carry the photo of local MLA Dilip Ray. Supporters of the MLA expressed disappointment over this move of BJP and said absence of Ray from any party campaigns would send […]

‘Save Brahmani’ Dilip Ray writes to PM Narendra Modi

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concern over barrage construction by Jharkhand, Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray has sought intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save Odisha’s Brahmani river. In a letter to Modi, Ray has raised the issue of arbitrary construction of barrages and dams on the two tributaries of—Shankh  and South Koel will turn Brahmani river into […]

Super specialty status: Central team visits IGH to review infrastructure

Rourkela: A seven-member team sent by the Centre reviewed infrastructure setup of the Ispat General Hospital (IGH), Rourkela, today to consider accordance of a ‘super speciality’ status to the hospital as demanded by local legislator Dilip Ray and chief minister Naveen Patnaik. Last year Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced plans to upgrade the IGH, […]

BJP MLA Dilip Ray alleges Central apathy towards Rourkela

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leaving no stone unturned to strengthen the party organisation in the State, its Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray today alleged dilly-dallying by his own party-led government at the Centre and accused it of showing apathetic attitude towards the Steel City. Ray alleged that Modi had promised construction […]

BJD comeback call: Dilip Ray keeps everyone guessing

Bhubaneswar: Further fueling speculation about a possible comeback of estranged leaders to BJD, senior BJP leader Dilip Ray on Thursday kept everyone guessing by not clearly stating his intentions of rejoining the party, though he did not rule out the possibility either. “What will I say on the issue as it is an internal matter […]

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I trust judiciary, political rivalry behind coal block case, says Dilip Ray

Bhubaneswar: Stating the charges framed by the Special CBI court against him in the Brahmadihi coal block allotment case today as an outcome of political vendetta by the Congress-led UPA government, Rourkela BJP legislator Dilip Ray stated he has complete faith in the country’s legal system and urged for a speedy trial in the court. […]

Coal scam: BJP MLA Dilip Ray likely to face trial

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: BJP’s Rourkela MLA and the then Coal Minister Dilip Ray will be facing a  trial for his alleged involvement in coal block allocation case, national media reports said. A special CBI Court has fixed April 26 to frame charges against Ray in the case. Besides Ray, the special CBI Court will also frame […]

Dilip Ray to boycott BJP rally over delay in IGH work

Rourkela: Protesting the delay in developmental projects in Rourkela, senior BJP leader Dilip Ray has decided to boycott the party’s own ‘Vikas Utsav’ rally to be addressed by Union minister of Steel and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday. Ray criticized the delay in improvement of the Ispat General Hospital (IGH) promised by Prime Minister […]

Coal scam: Ex-MoS for Coal Dilip Ray granted bail

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Rourkela MLA and Former Union Minister of State for Coal Dilip Ray, the first minister of the erstwhile NDA government who was summoned as an accused in a coal scam case, was today granted bail by a special court here. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar granted bail to Ray, who was a minister […]

Dilip Ray sees conspiracy behind court summons

Hours after a Special CBI court in Delhi summoned Dilip Ray, former Union Minister of State for Coal, in connection with a coal block allocation case during the erstwhile NDA government in 1999, the BJP MLA from Rourkela smelt a political conspiracy behind the development

Ray demands health insurance, pensions for scribes in Odisha

Senior BJP leader Dilip Ray today asked the State government to immediately make provision of health insurance and pension facilities for journalists working in the state

Politics hots up in State over Biju legacy

Political circles in the State were today abuzz with talks about tributes paid to late Biju Patnaik by none other than prime minister Narendra Modi and a massive celebration organized by senior BJP leader and Rourkela legislator Dilip Ray on the occasion of the 98th birth anniversary of the veteran leader