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BJP MLA among 5 killed in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: A BJP MLA and four others were killed in a major Maoist attack in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, two days ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in the constituency, officials said. BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi, his driver and three personal security officers were killed when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off […]

Unnao rape: CBI arrests BJP legislator

Lucknow: The CBI on Friday arrested Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, an accused in the rape of a 17-year-old girl in the state’s Unnao. Sengar, the MLA from Bangarmau in Unnao district, was arrested after being questioned at the CBI office here. The agency filed three FIRs in the case late on Thursday […]

Sec 144 clamped after BCJD activists scuffle with police

Bhubaneswar: Section 144 was clamped near the CBI office today after Biju Chhatra Janata Dal (BCJD) activists clashed with the police here alleging vested interest by political parties behind the arrest of party legislator Prabhat Biswal. Early in the morning, members of the BCJD activists took out a bike rally from Cuttack and reached CBI […]

Baijayant attack:  Condemnation later, blame game begins

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: A day after the attack on Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda during a visit to Jatiparilo village under Mahanga to inaugurate an overhead water tank, chief minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today ordered the party’s Cuttack observer to look into the case amid political mudslinging. The chief minister, who had maintained silence for long […]

Jayanarayan Mishra released after a day in police custody

Sambalpur: Former legislator from Sambalpur Jayanarayan Mishra and 16 supporters were released by the district police after a deposition before the Sambalpur Sub-collector today. Mishra was arrested few hours before the Hanuman Jayanti procession yesterday apprehending a breach of peace. Meanwhile, a minor scuffle ensued between the Hanuman Jayanti organising committee members and the police […]