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Tag: Prakash Mishra

Why Has Pratap Jena Not Been Arrested? Asks D Purandeswari

Cuttack: Odisha BJP in-charge D Purandeswari on Thursday came down heavily on the State government for not taking action against Law Minister Pratap Jena who has been named in the FIR filed in connection with the brutal murder of BJP leader Kulamani Baral. Baral and his associate Dibyasingha Baral were hacked to death in the […]

Former Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra Questions Locus Standi of Bothra-led SIT; Demands CBI Probe

Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha DGP and senior BJP leader Prakash Mishra on Monday raised serious doubts over the jurisdiction of the Arun Bothra-led Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the sensational Pari murder case at Nayagarh. “It’s a hogwash,” he said The SIT has been formed by the State Government, led by senior IPS officer Arun […]

Bhadrak liquor deaths: Admin negligence, ruling-BJD blamed

Bhadrak: The Bhadrak liquor tragedy, which has claimed eight lives so far, has triggered political denunciation after the opposition parties—BJP and Congress held the ruling-BJD and the administration responsible for the incident. While the Congress blamed administrative negligence and involvement of BJD, the saffron party directly accused and held the ruling party responsible for tragedy. […]

Odisha BJP demands re-polling in 9 'rigged' booths of Athagarh

Bhubaneswar: Alleging rigging, the Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded re-polling in nine booths of Atagarh Assembly constituency. A delegation of the saffron party led by Cuttack Lok Sabha candidate and former Odisha DGP Prakash Mishra and party’s state Vice-President Samir Mohanty met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha and […]

Will ex- top cop pilot BJP win in Cuttack LS in 2019 polls?

Bhubaneswar: The battle for Cuttack in 2019 has an interesting aside. The clash here will be between a top cop and politicians, when the usual frame in public mind space is the kowtowing nature of cops before politicians. While former DGP of Odisha Police, Prakash Mishra, is BJP’s nominee from the Cuttack Lok Sabha (LS) […]

Naveen govt was miffed over seizure of BJD money in 2014 polls: Prakash Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Years after being unceremoniously sacked from the post and charged with financial irregularities in what has been alleged to be an utter vindictive move by the BJD government, former Odisha DGP and BJP’s Cuttack Lok Sabha candidate Prakash Mishra today opened up about his bitter spat with the ruling government. While participating in OTV’s […]

Delay in naming BJP candidates for Cuttack, Kandhamal LS seats leaves tongues wagging

Bhubaneswar: At a time when poll fever is at its zenith, the State unit of BJP might have pulled ahead of its rivals in candidate announcement, but delay in allotment of tickets in key Lok Sabha constituencies like Cuttack and Kandhamal is creating lot of speculations. While the saffron party has named candidates for 15 […]

Former DGP Prakash Mishra, Ex-Congress & BJD MLAs join BJP

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to all speculations, former Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra joined the BJP at a ‘Mishrana Parba’ here on Sunday in presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior leaders of the party. Apart from Mishra, ex-Congress MLA from Jaleswar Debi Prasanna Chand and former BJD legislator Brundaban […]

The Damocles Sword over Odisha DGP post

Bhubaneswar: The trend of shunting out Director Generals (DG) of Police in untimely and unceremonious manner continues in Odisha with KB Singh too failing to continue in the top post till his superannuation. It is now almost a decade that not a single IPS officer after Gopal Nanda has been able to hold the top […]

Prakash Mishra appointed as advisor to the Uttarakhand governor

Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha Director Genral of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra has been appointed advisor to the Uttarakhand governor KK Paul. Mishra will take charge tomorrow as advisor to the Governor of the state, which was brought under President’s rule on Sunday by the Centre on grounds of “breakdown of governance” in a controversial decision in […]

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5 rapid action force battalions in CRPF to come up soon

Sambalpur: Another five rapid action force battalion will be set up in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), DG Prakash Mishra said. As many as 10 such battalions are there in the para military force. On the sidelines of laying foundation stone for the CRPF Group centre at Basantpur in the district, DG Prakash Mishra […]

CRPF DG to visit Sambalpur today

Bhubaneswar: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) DG Prakash Mishra is scheduled to visit Samabalpur today. During his visit to the city, Mishra will lay the foundation stone of CRPF group centre at Basantpur area in Gosala. Notably, after Bhubaneswar this will be the second CRPF centre in Odisha which has both accommodation and training facilities […]

SC rejects PIL against Odisha DGP’s appointment

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: In a major relief to Odisha’s Director General of Police (DGP) KB Singh, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging his appointment filed by Utkal Bharat president and former MP Kharavela Swain. A three-member bench of the apex court rejected the PIL, which sought to declare the […]

CRPF will foil Maoist game plan to set corridor: DG

With reports of Left Wing Extremists (LEW) planning a corridor through the State, CRPF today said it would like to ensure that the Maoists fail in their move

We had sought CRPF men in Nuapada: DGP

Odisha had proposed the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to deploy more forces in Kandhamal and Nuapada district, said DGP Sanjeev Marik here

CRPF DG to visit cut-off areas tmrw

The Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) director general (DG) Prakash Mishra would visit cut-off area in Odisha on Monday to take stock of its operations against Maoists in the state, said sources

Two Odia IPS officers in CBI dir race

Two Odia IPS officers, former DGP of Odisha Prakash Mishra and ex-Police Commissioner of Mumbai Arup Patnaik, are among the frontrunners for the CBI director’s post as incumbent Ranjit Sinha is retiring on December 2

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Odisha DGP asks force to be neutral during poll duties

Odisha police on Tuesday directed its force to remain neutral and honest while on duty during the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly elections

Security of voters and candidates to be among top priorities: DGP

After a review of security preparedness for ensuing polls on April 10 in police districts under northern and north central ranges, Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra in Sambalpur on Thursday said their prime objective was to provide security to voters and contesting candidates

Odisha Police to curb candidates' movement in Maoist belts

In the wake of the recent Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, Odisha Police have decided to issue a list of 'dos and don'ts' for candidates in poll fray in the Maoist-hit areas

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Anti-naxal forces not to be diverted for polls: Odisha DGP

Ruling out diversion of central para-military force (CPMF) from ongoing anti-naxal operations in the state, Odisha Police today said it required an additional 50 companies of central forces for the ensuing twin elections in the state

Attack on Maheswar: DGP hints at local miscreants' involvement

In a major breakthrough in the Minister Maheswar Mohanty attack case, Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra claimed the police have got vital leads after visiting the crime spot on Saturday. He said the attack could have involvement of local miscreants

Odisha top cop singles out Maoist attack as major challenge

Identifying Maoist activities in the state as the single major challenge for Odisha Police, DGP Prakash Mishra on Friday asked the senior officers to act tough against the offenders