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Tag: Mla

Manas Madkami
Malkangiri MLA slams administration for issuing death certificate of living woman

Malkangiri: Death certificate of a living woman has been allegedly issued in Kalimela of Malkangiri district. Such an allegation against the local administration was brought today by MLA Manas Madkami. According to sources, the mother of Sindhu Madhuri had applied for a death certificate of the latter, near the Sub Collector, claiming that she had […]

Sundargarh Cong MLA Jogesh Singh
AICC leaders, PCC chief responsible for poor show of Cong in Panchayat polls: Jogesh Singh

Sundargarh: Intra-party squabble in the Odisha Congress has come to the fore again with Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh blaming the AICC leaders and PCC chief for the poor show of the party in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls in Odisha. “We have to admit that the performance of the Congress in the Panchayat polls has […]

Ex-MLA Raj Kishore Ram passes away at 83

Cuttack: Former legislator Raj Kishore Ram passed away at a privately-run nursing home located in Cuttack during the wee hours today at the age of 83. Ram, who was suffering from heart problems and undergoing treatment at the nursing home, breathed his lat at 3.20 am. Ram’s mortal remains were taken in a procession around […]

Veterans in panchayat poll fray eyeing block chief post

Baripada/Nabarangpur/Kuchinda: Once they were representing the Assembly constituency as legislator, but now they are fighting the ensuing panchayat elections for Samiti member. The former MLAs, prepared themselves to be a leader at village level, have become the cynosure of all eyes. The reason of contesting for samiti member is the office of block chairman. Brundaban […]

Marathon 1
Over 3000 enthusiasts take part in Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon

Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon, the only professional run of the city organised by the steel major in association with State Sports and Youth Services department witnessed participation of nearly 3200 enthusiasts in the capital city here today. The crowned winners were felicitated by Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Panda and other […]

Tata Steel constructed Adarsh Vidyalaya inaugurated

Kalinganagar: Sukinda MLA Pritiranjan Ghadai inaugurated Adarsh Vidyalaya (model school) constructed by Tata Steel at Gohirapatuli in Ranipada Panchayat under Danagadi Block in Jajpur district today. Speaking on the occasion, Ghadai said, “Tata Steel always seeks to attain the welfare of the people and it is way ahead of other industries in carrying out CSR […]

Former MLA passes away

Baripada: Former BJP MLA from Jashipur assembly constituency Bhanu Charan Naik passed away at Khiching in Mayurbhanj district today, family sources said. He was 70. Naik is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. He was suffering from high blood pressure and acute diabetis, family sources said. Naik was elected to Odisha Assembly as […]

‘Haria’ responsible for rift, Cong MLA Jogesh jeers at Hariprasad

Bhubaneswar: Two days after four Congress MLAs changed camps and met party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, the ongoing tussle between organisational and legislative wings of the State Congress widened further after more legislators took strong jibe at the AICC general secretary in charge of Odisha, BK Hariprasad and held him directly responsible for the […]

Seashore scam: CBI summons MP Rabindra Jena, MLA Prabhat Biswal’s wife

Bhubaneswar: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday summoned senior BJD leader and Balasore MP Rabindra Jena and MLA Prabhat Biswal’s wife Bilasini Biswal in connection with multi-crore Seashore chit fund scam. According to sources, the central probe agency has summoned the duo asking them to appear before it within two days. Also read: AT […]

Athagarh MLA, minister shown black flags, 5 Cong workers detained

Athagarh: Police detained five Congress workers for showing black flag to local BJD MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain and Urban Development minister Pushpendra Singhdeo today. According to reports, Swain and the minister were on the way to attend the centenary celebration of a school at Karikol when some Youth Congress workers had a scuffle with the […]

Attack on Tehsildar: Minister Bijayshree gives clean chit to Begunia MLA

Bhubaneswar: Muddling the controversy regarding assault of the Begunia MLA on the local Tehsildar further, the State Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray today said Prasant Jagdev did not throw the lantern aiming at OAS officer Niharika Nayak and the issue is not a serious one. Talking to newsmen here, Routray stated, “When the legislator came to […]

Ex-MLA Arun Dey injured in mishap

Balasore: Former MLA Arun Dey was injured critically in an accident near Simulia College in the district today. He has been admitted to Simulia Health centre. His driver also sustained injuries and has been hospitalised. The incident took place when Dey was on his way to Simulia from Bhubaneswar. The car in which he was […]

Athagarh MLA faces protest during Padyatra

Athagarh: Local MLA Ranendra Pratap Swain faced protest from a group of locals at Sasanka village under Chhuagaan panchayat in his own constituency during BJD’s ongoing Jan Sampark Padayatra today. The villagers prevented the MLA from entering their area following which the supporters of Swain clashed with them. A woman was injured in the fight. […]

BJD MLA shown black flag in his own constituency

Bhubaneswar: In a major embarrassment to senior BJD leader and Jaydev MLA Sashi Bhushan Behera, the legislator was shown black flag again in his election constituency on Sunday. According to sources, some locals showed black flag and shouted slogans against Behera while the legislator was on a padyatra to offer garland to Gopabandhu statue located […]

Nurses withdraw strike after assurance

Cuttack: Barely two hours after the cease-work strike, Odisha Nursing Employees Association withdrew the stir after a meeting with Cuttack Barabati MLA Debashis Samantray and Cuttack-Choudwar MLA Prabhat Biswal, superintendent of SCB medical college and hospital here today. The strike has been withdrawn after the MLAs have agreed to apprise the government of nurses’ demands, […]

Parala suicides: Crime branch to interrogate MLA Surya Rao

Parlakhenmundi: As a part of the investigation into suicides of Parala king Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb’s former manager Anang Manjari Patra and three of her siblings, the Odisha Crime Branch on will interrogate Paralakhemundi MLA K Surya Rao. According to information obtained from a senior Crime Branch official, Surya is among 8 other persons who […]

High Court
Attack on Union minister’s convoy: HC grants anticipatory bail to BJD MLA

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today granted anticipatory bail to BJD MLA Debesh Acharya in connection with the attack on Union Textile minister Santosh Gangwar’s convoy during his visit to Bargarh. Talking to media persons later, Archarya’s counsel Sidharth Das said the bail plea of the MLA was heard by a single bench judge Justice […]

Quadruple deaths: Parala MLA moves HC for anticipatory bail

Paralakhemundi: With the shroud of mystery over the deaths of Parala king Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb’s former manager Anang Manjari Patra and three of her siblings still to be lifted, local MLA K Suriya Rao moved the Orissa High Court seeking anticipatory bail yesterday. Notably, complaints were lodged against many people, including the local MLA, […]

Cong MLA moves HC alleging MP N. Bhaskar Rao filed false affidavit

Trouble is brewing for the BJD leader N. Bhaskar Rao after Congress MLA Bhujabal Majhi today filed a petition in the Orissa High Court praying for cancellation of his election to the Rajya Sabha in the recently concluded polls

Land grab by Champua MLA: Eviction enters second day

Champua: Eviction on land encroached by Champua MLA Sanatan Mahakud entered its second day today. While 85% of the boundary wall built on the encroached land was demolished on the first day, the rest 15% was razed today. According to sources, four bulldozers were deployed to carry out the demolition. The cow shed built on […]

Torture case: BJD MLA's sister-in-law meets SCW again

Bhubaneswar: Sikha Samantaray, wife of Barabati-Cuttack BJD MLA Debashish Samantaray’s brother, on Tuesday once again met the State Commission for Women (SCW) in connection with the mental harassment complaint she had lodged against the legislator. After a discussion with the commissioner of SCW, Sikha said, “I have faith on the commission and I am sure […]

Gurupriya pillar damage: MLA to draw CM's attention

Malkangiri: After reports of bending of four under construction pillars of Gurupriya bridge connecting the cut-off area in the district, the local MLA has questioned the quality of work of the much hyped dream project of the Chitrakonda people. MLA Dambaru Sisa, who alleged that low quality construction led to the bending of the pillars, […]

Relative files harassment case against BJD MLA

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Barabati-Cuttack constituency Debashish Samantaray landed in a fresh soup after his brother’s wife Sikha Samantaray filed a mental harassment case against the legislator at the State Commission for Women (SCW). In her complaint Sikha alleged that she is being tortured mentally by Samantaray. “He is not giving the […]

Torture case: Notice sent to Champua MLA’s son

Bhubaneswar: Mahila police here on Friday sent a notice to Pankaj Mahakud, son of independent MLA from Champua Sanatan Mahakud, asking him to record his statement in connection with a torture case filed by a lady claiming to be his wife. Pankaj has been asked by the police to appear physically and record his statement […]