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IAS Officer Booked For ‘Thrashing’ Pet Owner In Bhubaneswar
IAS Officer Booked For ‘Thrashing’ Pet Owner In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A case has been registered against an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer for allegedly abusing and thrashing a pet owner in Bhubaneswar following a quarrel over dog walking, on…

Rs 25 Lakh Interest For Rs 5 Lakh: Loan Shark Relative Of IAS Officer Arrested In Odisha
Rs 25 Lakh Interest For Rs 5 Lakh: Loan Shark Relative Of IAS Officer Arrested In Odisha

Angul: A local businessman-cum-money lender has allegedly collected over Rs 25 lakh as interest from a school teacher after giving him a loan of Rs 5 lakh. The loan shark, Sunil Agarwal, who happens to be the relative of an senior IAS officer and former Collector, was recently arrested for allegedly collecting extortionate rate of […]

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LS Speaker Om Birla's Younger Daughter Anjali Cracks UPSC Civil Services In First Attempt

New Delhi: On Monday, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recommended 89 candidates for different civil services from its reserve list drawn on the basis of the 2019 civil services examination. And Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla’s daughter, Anjali Birla, is amongst the fresh lot that has been selected for the UPSC civil services, and […]

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Odisha-Cadre IAS Officer & Disinvestment Secretary TK Pandey Tests COVID-19 Positive

New Delhi: Odisha-cadre IAS officer and disinvestment secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under home quarantine, according to sources. Pandey got himself tested for COVID-19 after developing mild fever and was found to be infected by coronavirus, said one of the sources. Following this, joint secretaries in the Department of […]

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Odisha-Cadre IAS Officer Manoj Ahuja Appointed New CBSE Chairperson

New Delhi: In a major administrative level reshuffle at the Centre, IAS officer Manoj Ahuja has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), it was announced on Tuesday. Ahuja was among the 19 appointments that were approved by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet on Tuesday. A 1990 batch […]

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Another Officer Held In Odisha's IAS Bribery Case

Bhubaneswar: An official of the horticulture department was arrested on Tuesday on the charge of acting as a conduit for IAS officer Bijay Ketan Upadhyaya who is in jail for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a private company, officials said. Police arrested Pitabas Pradhan who joined as a data entry operator […]

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Kashmiri woman IAS officer raises awareness on periods among young girls

Srinagar: A 33-year-old Kashmiri woman IAS officer has gone beyond her routine administrative duties to address an otherwise ‘forbidden subject’ of stress and isolation among young girls in Kashmir during their menstrual periods. Syed Sehrish Asgar, a 2013-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, is the District Magistrate (DM) of Budgam. Asgar is the first woman […]

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Odisha's J K Tripathy appointed Tamil Nadu Director General of Police

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Jalad Kumar Tripathy was today appointed Director General of Police (DGP) and Head of Police Force in Tamil Nadu. As per reports, Tripathy will take charge on July 1, 2019. The Tamil Nadu government appointed Tripathy in place of T.K. Rajendran. Tripathy, a 1985 batch IAS officer, had completed his education at Jawaharlal […]

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IAS officer attacked in Bhubaneswar, seeks police protection

Bhubaneswar: A day after being attacked by unidentified miscreants, senior IAS officer and Mines department’s additional secretary Batakrushna Dehury today moved Commissionerate Police seeking adequate police protection. As per reports, two bike-borne miscreants attacked the IAS officer when he was returning home in Unit-6 area under Capital Police limits yesterday. In the attack, Dehury sustained […]

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Op-Ed: Yet another example of Patnaik's politics of expediency

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik’s decision to support BJP candidate and former IAS officer, Ashwini Vaishnav for the third Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha has taken many by surprise. After all, only about a month and a half ago the Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and BJP were at each other’s throats. […]

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Cyclone Fani: 12 IAS officers to supervise relief-rehab in 9 districts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ inching closer towards Odisha, the State Government today assigned 12 IAS officers to supervise the relief, rehabilitation and restoration work in nine coastal districts of the State. With immediate effect, ACS of Forest & Environment Department Suresh Chandra Mahapatra has been given the charge of Puri district […]

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ORHDC scam: High Court asks 5 accused including IAS officer to surrender

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court rejected the plea of five persons including IAS officer and former director of Odisha Rural Housing Development Corporation (ORHDC), Binod Kumar, and directed them to surrender before the Vigilance court in connection with Rs 55 lakh-financial fraud in 2000. As all of them have been pronounced guilty and the quantum […]

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Estranged wife levels harassment charges against Sambalpur Collector

Bhubaneswar: Shuchi Singh, an allied officer working with the Indian Railways, has brought harassment charges against her husband and IAS officer Samarth Verma. At present, Verma is posted as Sambalpur Collector. In her Facebook post, Shuchi alleged that her husband and IAS officer Samarth Verma has been physically and mentally harassing her and also interfering […]

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Made For Each Other: Two IAS Toppers tie knot in J&K

Srinagar: Indian Administrative Service (IAS) toppers of 2015 Tina Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi could not have had a more romantic setting than the picturesque Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir to tie the knot. The south Kashmir town has been buzzing with activity for the last four days as guests from Shafi’s ancestral village in Anantnag […]

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CM, bureaucrats condemn attack on Pandian’s residence

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik strongly condemned the attack on the official residence of his private secretary V. Karthikeyan Pandian by BJP activists in Bhubaneswar today. “It’s an absolutely shocking incident particularly as some members of a national party have agreed that they took part in it. It’s truly shocking,” Patnaik said while responding to […]

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Allegations mount against IAS officer VK Pandian

Bhubaneswar: After politicians, government employees have also started raising their voice against VK Pandian, the private secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Agitating school and college staff today expressed their resentment over Pandian’s interference in the decision-making of the State government. The teachers who have launched a mass agitation against the State government protesting mandatory […]

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Odia cadre IAS Upendra Prasad new Union Water Resources Secy

Bhubaneswar: Odia cadre IAS officer Upendra Prasad Singh has been appointed by the Centre as new Secretary of the Water Resources Ministry. The 1985 batch IAS officer would replace Dr Amarjit Singh, who retires on November 30. Prior to the new assignment, Singh was working as the Director General (DG) of Clean Ganga Mission. Singh […]

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Kharola appointed as Air India's CMD

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday appointed IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India. According to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), Kharola is an IAS officer of the Karnataka cadre of 1985. He will enjoy the rank and pay of a Secretary in the government. […]

Lady IAS takes up cudgel for public, ensures tough action against Wesco officials

Sundergarh: What Bonai residents see as fearless and daring act of an IAS officer Swadha Dev, Wesco officials protest as brutal. Dev, the sub-collector of Bonai, filed a complaint with the police after locals bore the brunt of power cut that stretched over two consecutive days. Basing on the complaint, three Wesco officials were arrested. […]

Flood compensation: CM orders restoration in three days

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday directed senior IAS officers to make arrangements for quick restoration of victims ravaged during floods in Rayagada and Bhadrak district. Patnaik held a review meeting with Additional Chief Secretary Home Affairs Asit Tripathy and Forests and Environment department Secretary Suresh Mohapatra on the flood situation and asked them […]

Trainee IAS officer dies in Delhi
Trainee IAS officer dies in Delhi

New Delhi: A trainee Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer drowned in a swimming pool here in a rescue effort that went horribly wrong for him, police said on Tuesday. Ashish Dahiya, a resident of Sonepat in Haryana, was attending a party with his friends from the Indian foreign and revenue services at the poolside of […]

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BJP for impartial probe into nexus between Debi Mishra, arrested IAS officer

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today demanded a thorough and impartial probe into the unholy nexus between minister Debi Prasad Mishra and arrested IAS officer and OSIC MD Partha Sarathi Mishra. Addressing a press conference here, BJP state vice president Samir Mohanty said the tainted IAS officer was collecting money for Mishra as his agent. “But as […]

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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 […]

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IAS officer Partha Sarathi Mishra in Vigilance net

Cuttack: The Vigilance sleuths today seized cash worth Rs 2,14,750 from the official vehicle of IAS officer and Managing Director of Odisha Small Industries Corporation (OSIC) Partha Sarathi Mishra. The anti-corruption officials later conducted simultaneous raid on the government quarters of Mishra, his office in Cuttack and his residence. Talking to media persons, Mishra said […]

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UN Behera takes oath as OERC chairman

Bhubaneswar: Retired IAS officer UN Behera was administered oath of office and secrecy as the new chairman of Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) by Governor SC Jamir at the Raj Bhawan here today. Agriculture Production Commissioner Gagan Kumar Dhal, Principal Secretary Home Asit Tripathy, Principal Secretary, Energy, Rajesh Verma, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, GVV Sarma, […]