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Tag: Irregularities

Cow Dung Water Politics
Odisha Congress Launches Protest, Ruling-BJD ‘Purifies’ Venue With Cow Dung Water

High drama unfolded in Rajnagar of Kendrapara district on Wednesday. This is a group of BJD leaders reportedly sprinkling cow dung water.

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BJP protest
Odisha: BJP Intensifies Protest Over Irregularities In Paddy Procurement

Sambalpur: The politics over paddy procurement in Odisha intensified on Thursday with the Opposition BJP leaders taking to night-long protest in front of the Town Police Station in Sambalpur. The party intensified its protest after organising a protest of thousands of farmers in the state’s western town while accusing the BJD government of inaction over […]

Housing Scheme
Irregularities In Central Housing Scheme Resurface In Odisha

Rayagada: Massive irregularities and scams in the Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), which is now known as Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana (PMGAY), continue to expose Odisha government’s big claim of zero tolerance against corruption. A case in point is the recent report from Rayagada district of Odisha where many poor beneficiaries of the central housing […]

Paddy procurement
Odisha: Farmers Allege Irregularities As Middlemen Make Hay In Paddy Procurement

Malkangiri: Tension ran high at different mandis in Malkangiri and Sambalpur districts on Tuesday with a large number of farmers alleging massive irregularities in the paddy procurement process. Raising slogans against discrepancies in the procurement of paddy crop, hundreds of farmers at MV-72 mandi in Malkangiri demanded intervention of the district administration and State Government […]

Paddy procurement irregularities in Odiaha
Odisha: ‘Irregularities’ In Kharif Paddy Procurement, Minister Orders Probe

Bhubaneswar: Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Singh has ordered an investigation into the alleged irregularities in the distribution of tokens to farmers for the procurement of Kharif paddy in Sambalpur. The farmers in the district had alleged delay in the distribution of tokens leading to a mess following the paddy procurement process, […]

Beneficiaries allege irregularities
Malkangiri: Beneficiaries At Bonda Ghati Allege Irregularities In Old-Age Pension, Demand Probe

Malkangiri: Several beneficiaries of the old-age pension scheme residing in the Bonda Ghati area of Khairaput block have alleged irregularities in the distribution of pensions and demanded a thorough investigation into the illegalities. They alleged that despite the state government’s assurance of providing pension in advance to old age people in view of the Covid-19 […]

SOSC Exam Conducted In Evening Due To Delay In Arrival Of Question Papers

Mayurbhanj: Revealing serious lapses in the conduct of matriculation examinations, the State Open School Certificate (SOSC) examination at Bijatala High School centre in Mayurbhanj was reportedly conducted in the evening hours on Wednesday following delay in arrival of question papers. The SOSC examination is conducted by Board of Secondary Education(BSE) in Odisha. As per reports, […]

Minister Orders Probe Into Delay In Distribution Of Textbooks To Class 10 SC/ST Students

Bhubaneswar: Acknowledging the delay in distribution of free Textbooks to class-10 SC/ST students in the State, Odisha School and Mass Education Minister, Samir Dash on Sunday assured to take strict action after a probe in connection with the incident. After the matter came to limelight following a report by OTV, Dash said, “There must have […]

Odisha Delays Polls In Loss-Hit Cooperative Societies

Bhubaneswar: With the tenure of management committees of 1,926 primary cooperative societies ending in January 2020, Odisha government has decided to postpone the election to such committees to shore up the financial condition of loss-hit societies. As per reports, the financial condition of these cooperative societies has turned out to be a headache for the […]

KALIA Scheme: Govt Spent Rs 50 Crore Even Before Its Implementation

Bhubaneswar: It seems there is no end to controversies surrounding Odisha government’s (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) KALIA scheme. Now a new report has revealed that more than Rs 50 crore was spent towards advertisements and transportation of farmers to organise conventions for KALIA scheme, even before implementation of the initiative. The development […]

‘Odisha Khadi board irregularities run into crores’

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition BJP today raked up the issue of alleged irregularities in Odisha Khadi and Village Industries Board (OKVIB) and said that Centre’s allocation of Rs 86 crore was misused. During the zero hour, Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Pradipta Naik alleged that there were massive irregularities in procurement and sale of Khadi […]

Irregularities in road construction work fumes Bhadrak locals

Bhadrak: Alleging irregularities in construction of road, locals allegedly stopped the ongoing construction activities in Tentulidihi gram panchayat of Bhadrak district on Wednesday. The irate residents reportedly stopped the construction of road between Bramhanasahi and Basanti Padia village alleging poor quality of works. They have complained that they had asked the Junior Engineer (JE) to […]

Doubts over timely Plus-II results in Odisha as lapses surface

Bhubaneswar/Balasore/Jeypore: Concerns are being raised over timely announcement of results of the Plus-II examinations, conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha, as irregularities have been reported from different answer sheet evaluation centres across the State. Due to lack of required infrastructure at some centres, the evaluation process has been delayed whereas absence […]

Duped investors of Rose Valley chit fund allege irregularities during refund

Banki: Duped investors of Rose Valley chit fund have alleged irregularities in the refund process which was initiated by the State government for small depositors with deposits less than Rs 10,000. Some depositors in Banki block under Dampada Tehsil of Cuttack district alleged that they were refunded way less money than what they had deposited. […]

Second bridge over Brahmani: Displaced residents allege land allocation irregularities

Rourkela/Sundergarh: Protesting irregularities in land allocation to people and families displaced for the construction of the second bridge over Brahmani River, the affected residents today staged protest in front of Lathikata tehsil office in Sundergarh today. Even after the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had ordered to restart the construction work of second bridge […]

OPSC assistant surgeon exam: Students allege errors in answer key

Bhubaneswar: Citing irregularities in examination for assistant surgeon post conducted by Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) on January 9, 2018, students have alleged that there were as many as 15 errors in the answer key. Despite the allegations were leveled against the OPSC, authorities of the commission have been silent and did not post the […]

OFDC recruitment exam cancelled as tension erupts over alleged irregularities

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed at Mother’s Public School at Unit-1 here on Sunday after the scheduled exam for the post of Assistant Manager and Junior Manager in Odisha Forest Development Corporation Ltd (OFDC) was cancelled over alleged irregularities. As per the schedule, hundreds of aspirants gathered at the school today to appear for the test, however, […]

Aspirants allege anomalies in recruitment of civil constables in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: Alleging gross irregularities in the recruitment of civil constables in the district, the job aspirants have knocked the doors of the Superintendent of Police stating that the initial merit list published after a written and physical examination was changed. The revised list, published later, did not mention their names, the aspirants further alleged. Demanding […]

Sapling scam rocks Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Amid ruckus inside the Odisha Assembly over sapling plantation scam, Speaker P K Amat today directed Agriculture Minister P K Maharathy to make a statement on the alleged irregularities before the end of this session of the House. The Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly will end on September 20. The direction was given as […]

Tribals ignored by Odisha government: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram accused the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led Odisha government of ignoring the tribals in the State. Speaking to the media, Jual Oram said that the state government is harassing the members of the tribal communities in Odisha in the name of caste certificates. Targeting the BJD government, the Union […]

Farmers hit streets demanding probe into seed supply irregularities

Balasore: Demanding a high-level inquiry into alleged irregularities in seed supply, farmers in Balasore along with members of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan on Tuesday staged demonstration in front of the District Collectorate. The protestors alleged that seeds provided to them were of low quality. “They do not sprout and are not fit for agricultural activities. […]

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana marred by irregularities

Bolangir: Irregularities in implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) were reported in Deogaon block of Bolangir district. Some villagers have received money in their bank accounts under the scheme without cultivating chickpea while others allegedly have got less as compared to the sanctioned amount. As per government documents, Krushna Pradhan, a resident […]

CBI to quiz railway officials in IRCTC tender case

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the alleged irregularities in the tender of two IRCTC hotels to private companies by then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, may question few railway officials soon, officials said on Saturday. According to the investigating agency officials, it has collected the documents and files pertaining to […]

Petrol Pump in city raided, no anomaly found

Bhubaneswar: The Weights and Measures Department conducted a raid on the Bhamra petrol pump near CRPF square here today after receiving allegations of irregularities in fuel quantity. A three-member team of the Weights and Measures Department conducted the raid today. However, the officials denied the allegations and said that there is no such irregularity in […]

CBSE Class 12 results fiasco: CM writes to HRD Minister

Bhubaneswar: With the fate of hundreds of students in Odisha hanging in balance, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday sought intervention of Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in the alleged discrepancies in the publication of CBSE class 12 results. In a letter, Patnaik has urged Javadekar for urgent measures for resolving the issue concerning the […]