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Tag: Pradeep Panigrahi

Lokayukta Asks Vigilance To Probe Corruption Charges Against MLA Pradeep Panigrahi

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Lokayukta on Friday directed State Vigilance Directorate to probe into the corruption allegations levelled against Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi who was recently arrested by the Crime Branch for his alleged links with IFS officer Abhay Pathak and his son Akash. The directive came after the anti-corruption watchdog accepted the recommendations of Odisha […]

Boarding Charter Flight With Pathak Might Be True: BJD Leader Arup Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: The investigation into the alleged corrupt activities by Panigrahis and Pathaks is underway, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik recently referring the case to Odisha Lokayukta for a detailed probe. Now, days after being pulled up by MLA Pradeep Panigrahi’s wife Sujata, senior BJD leader Arup Patnaik has finally opened up about the allegations against […]

Bail Denied To Pradeep Panigrahi, To Stay In Jail

Bhubaneswar: Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi, who was arrested by the Odisha Crime Branch on charges of forgery, fraud and criminal conspiracy on December 3, will have to stay in jail for some more time after a local court rejected his bail plea on Monday evening. The Additional District and Sessions Court (III), Bhubaneswar heard his […]

Odisha CM Recommends Lokayukta Probe Into Allegations Against Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday referred the corruption allegations against Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi to Lokayukta for a detailed investigation. As per reports, it is the first corruption allegation referred by the State government to Lokayukta after its creation. It is pertinent to mention here that the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) […]

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Court Likely To Hear MLA Pradeep Panigrahi’s Bail Plea Today

Bhubaneswar: The Khordha District and Sessions Judge Court is likely to hear the bail petition filed by expelled BJD MLA from Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi on Monday. Panigrahi was arrested by Crime Branch on multiple charges of forgery, cheating, conspiracy and his alleged links with the disproportionate assets case of IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak […]

Probe Pradeep Panigrahi’s Links With Sand & Liquor Mafia: Congress MLA Ramesh Jena

Bhubaneswar: Action against Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi should have been done a long time ago. CM Naveen Patnaik delayed in axing Panigrahi who he is dipped in corruption, alleged Congress’ Sanakhemundi MLA Ramesh Jena on Sunday. While addressing a presser, Jena alleged that Panigrahi has links with several sand and liquor mafia in Ganjam district. […]

Pathaks, Panigrahis, And The 'Plot': NCRB Says 51 PC Odisha Vigilance Cases End Up In Acquittal
Pathaks, Panigrahis, And The 'Plot': NCRB Says 51 PC Odisha Vigilance Cases End Up In Acquittal

Bhubaneswar: When the State is agog with daily detection of ‘tainted’ jackpots of the Pathaks, and the Odisha Vigilance as usual grabbing all the limelight with the Pathaks and Panigrahis busy calling it a ‘plot’ to fix them, here is a big shocker dropped by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data over the years. […]

Pradeep Panigrahi Arrest: Lekhashree Demands Naveen To Walk The Talk

Bhubaneswar: Accusing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of maintaining double standards, State BJP General Secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar on Friday said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should be probed in the wake of the arrest of (expelled) party MLA Pradeep Panigrahi on corruption charges. The Bharatiya Janata Party which has been up in arms over the disproportionate assets […]

After CB, Expelled BJD MLA Pradeep Panigrahi Now Under ED Scanner

Bhubaneswar: In what could possibly spell fresh troubles for the arrested Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is all set to undertake a detailed probe into his financial transactions. The ED, which is probing the money laundering allegations against IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak and his son Akash, has sought several documents including […]

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Know How Expelled BJD MLA Pradeep Panigrahi Spent First Night At Jharpada Jail

Bhubaneswar: Away from the entitlements and privileges he enjoyed until some days before his expulsion from BJD, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi spent his first night at the Jharpada jail like ‘an ordinary prisoner’ on Thursday. The legislator whose whirlwind tours in charter planes during the lockdown and family ties with crorepati IFS officer Abhya Kant […]

Pradeep Panigrahi Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody After Court Rejects Bail Plea

Bhubaneswar: Gopalpur MLA and expelled BJD leader Pradeep Panigrahi was sent to a 14-day Judicial Custody on Thursday after his bail plea was rejected by the Bhubaneswar SDJM court. He will be lodged at Jharpada jail. The Crime Branch had produced him before the court this evening. As per reports, the counsel appearing for the […]

Crime Branch Arrests Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi

Bhubaneswar: Hours after he was picked up by a special team, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi was arrested on Thursday evening by the Crime Branch. The Crime Branch officials in a statement claimed that Panigrahi was collecting money from various people on behalf of Akash Pathak, son of suspended IFS officer Abhay Kant Pathak. Both Abhay […]

Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi Taken Away By Crime Branch EOW, Claims Wife Sujata

Bhubaneswar: Expelled BJD leader and MLA from Gopalpur, Pradeep Panigrahi was picked up by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch from his residence, said his wife Sujata on Thursday evening. According to Sujata, some people who came in four vehicles arrived at the MLA’s official residence. “Identifying themselves as sleuths from the […]

Opinion: Different Strokes For Different Folks

By Sandeep Sahu Two near-simultaneous developments – the ‘Pari case’ and the vigilance raid on and arrest of senior IFS officer Abhaykant Pathak and his son – have rocked the state in the last one week and more. The spotlight has stayed focused on these two cases with charges and counter charges flying thick and […]

Explosive: “Mo-Parivar chief Arup Patnaik boarded ‘tainted’ Pathaks’ chartered flight”

Bhubaneswar: Taking the fight to BJD camp, Sujata, wife of expelled BJD legislator from Gopalpur, Pradeep Panigrahi, today has levelled a sensational allegation against cop-turned politician Arup Patnaik, who has been the head of Mo-Parivar, a pet programme of CM Naveen Patnaik. “Arup Patnaik had boarded the charter flight with Akash Pathak on July 11 […]

Odisha: Expelled BJD MLA Pradeep Panigrahi Alleges Third Degree Torture To Family Members, Supporters

Bhubaneswar: MLA from Gopalpur, Pradeep Panigrahi has alleged that his relatives and supporters are being subjected to custodial torture by the local police following his expulsion from the party. In a letter to CM Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday Panigrahi said, “Police have been resorting to perpetrating third-degree torture to my relatives and forcing them to […]

Was There A Silent Coup Within BJD To Topple The Naveen Government In Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: Expelled BJD MLA Pradeep Panigrahi’s statements that there was a plot to topple the Naveen Patnaik government has created a political storm over the simmering discontentment brewing within the ranks of the ruling party in Odisha. Though only time will say how much ground does Panigrahi’s statement hold, it has nevertheless become a point […]

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Ego & Arrogance Of Bureaucrats Crossed All Limits, Says Bijoy Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bijoy Mohapatra on Monday came out in support of expelled BJD MLA Pradeep Panigrahi and said the allegations made by the latter are true. “I completely agree with Panigrahi’s version of the governance. Whatever he had said against the ruling party is completely true. In fact, in the […]

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Paid Price For Reaching Out To CM Over Covid-19 Mismanagement: Pradeep Panigrahi

Bhubaneswar: Hours after his ouster from BJD over ‘anti-people activities’, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi on Sunday said he paid price for writing and making call to Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik regarding COVID-19 mismanagement in the State. Once considered Naveen Patnaik’s ‘blue-eyed boy’, Panigrahi spewed venom against the ruling-party while addressing a press […]

Not Chief Secy, Administration Run By 1 Person: Pradeep Panigrahi After Expulsion From BJD

Bhubaneswar: There is discontent among senior leaders in ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) as they are not able to meet Chief Minitser and party Supremo Naveen Patnaik, said Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi hours after he was expelled from the party for ‘anti-people activities’ on Sunday. The resentment among the leaders is mainly due to the […]

Pradeep Panigrahi Gives Clean Chit To IFS Officer Abhay Pathak's Son

Bhubaneswar: Soon after his expulsion from the BJD, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi on Sunday has given a clean chit to Akash Pathak, son of tainted IFS officer Abhay Pathak arrested by the vigilance two days ago on the charges of amassing assets worth crores disproportionate to his known sources of income. Panigrahi said Akash, his […]

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BJD MLA Paradeep Panigrahi Expelled From Party

Bhubaneswar: Former Minister and MLA from Gopalpur Assembly constituency Pradeep Panigrahi has been expelled from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for ‘anti-people’ activities. The party informed the development through a press release which stated “Dr Pradeep Panigrahi, MLA.. Gopalpur is expelled from primary membership of the party with immediate effect for his anti-people activities.” Panigrahi […]

Local MLA Can Be Taken Into Confidence While Managing COVID-19 Situation: BJD MLA To CM Naveen   

Bhubaneswar: Amid the return of stranded migrants to Odisha, Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi has urged the State Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to ensure that all the district administrations take the local MLA into confidence when it comes to dealing with issues related to COVID-19. In a letter written to the Chief Minister, the Gopalpur MLA […]

Countdown To Gopalpur Beach Festival 2019 Begins

Berhampur: Five-day long Gopalpur Belabhumi Mahotsav (Beach Festival)-2019 will kick off at the port town on December 24, perhaps in a different venue this time, informed Mahotsav Committee president and local MLA Pradeep Panigrahi following a preparatory meeting on Tuesday. Interestingly for this first time ever, the event will showcase activities and performances even during […]

BJD begins ‘Hak Pain Hartal’ against fuel price hike

Bhubaneswar: The 5-hour ‘Hak Pain Hartal’ agitation of  Biju Janata Dal against the hike in price of petrol and diesel caused more inconvenience to the general public than good in the capital city. Marked by vandalism, most important junctions were found to be barricaded with bamboo sticks and tyres burnt at others disallowing people take […]

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Oppn MLAs oppose appointment of defeated BJD leaders in college managing committees

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today witnessed pandemonium as opposition Congress and BJP MLAs strongly opposed appointment of defeated BJD leaders as chairman of different college managing committees in the state. The issue was raised by members of both BJP and Congress. Congress legislator Chiranjib Biswal raised the issue seeking explanation from the government as to […]

ABVP activists protest scholarship scam; demand judicial probe  

Bhubaneswar: Activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) today gheraoed the residence of Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi here protesting the alleged irregularities in the distribution of scholarships. During the protest, the activists face off with police personnel, following which the cops detained a  a few of them. The ABVP demanded formation of a judicial […]

Panchayat campaign: Pradhan-Panigrahi engaged in war of words

Bhubaneswar: While campaigning for their respective party candidates in the Panchayat polls in Odisha, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha’s Higher Education minister Pradeep Panigrahi today accused each other of fraud and corruption. Panigrahi accused Pradhan of having the record of being a “coal thief” before 2000, Pradhan raised question on […]

CM felicitates 20 YATS winners

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today felicitated 20 winners of the 10th edition of Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) Programme-2016-17, at a function here which was organized by Tata Steel in collaboration with Pathani Samanta Planetarium on the occasion of the birth anniversary of legendary astronomer Pathani Samanta. Tata Steel will take these 20 winners […]

Tata Steel launches 10th edition of YATS

Bhubaneswar: The 10th edition of the Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) of the Tata Steel was launched by Higher Education, Science and Technology and Rural Development minister Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy at the State Secretariat here on Tuesday. CJ Venugopal, Principal Secretary, Science and Technology, Kailash Chandra Sahoo, Director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium and Arun Misra, […]

Teachers put stir on hold, to join +2 evaluation tomorrow

Ending a five-day impasse, the agitating teachers of 488 and 662 category non-government and aided colleges on Saturday decided to put their agitation on hold and join the evaluation of annual Plus Two evaluation from tomorrow

+2 evaluation: Teachers firm on boycott, govt warns of action again

Bhubaneswar: With the non-government college teachers remaining adamant on their decision to stay away from the evaluation of plus two answer sheets starting tomorrow, the government has said it has made alternate arrangements for the smooth conduct of evaluation work while warning them of stern action. The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) is considering […]