Tag: Scam

Trinamool MLA Manik Bhattacharya
WBSSC scam: ED arrests Trinamool MLA Manik Bhattacharya

In the first charge sheet that was presented at a special court last month, the ED named Manik Bhattacharya and also mentioned some details on how he played a key role in the recruitment irregularities scam.

  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Partha Chatterjee being taken to AIIMS
West Bengal SSC scam: Minister Partha Chatterjee admitted to AIIMS Bhubaneswar

The court had directed the ED, which had arrested Chatterjee in connection with its probe into the scam, to take him to the health facility by air ambulance. 

  • Monday, 25 July 2022
To pocket ‘Harischandra Yojana’ money, 11 living persons declared dead in Odisha 
To pocket ‘Harischandra Yojana’ money, 11 living persons declared dead in Odisha 

Worth mentioning, under the yojana, a poor family receives Rs 2,000 to perform the last rites of the deceased person. 

  • Friday, 17 June 2022
EWS Housing Scam: Rs 14.9L Recovered From Cuttack House Of Ex-BJD Corporator's Hubby
EWS Housing Scam: Rs 14.9L Recovered From Cuttack House Of Ex-BJD Corporator's Hubby

Raja was arrested on Friday on charges of duping people of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of providing them houses constructed under the government’s EWS scheme at Andarpur in Cuttack.

  • Saturday, 05 February 2022
Op-Ed: The PNB Scam: Why We Need A More Accountable Internal Vigilante System

The PNB scam of Rs 11,300 crore is now rocking the entire country. It’s the talk of the town. Once again the banks are the target and the rapacious mud-slinging between political parties are going on. In between this me-vs-you battle of political parties, the common man is still baffled the way our internal control […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
ORHDC scam: High Court asks 5 accused including IAS officer to surrender

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court rejected the plea of five persons including IAS officer and former director of Odisha Rural Housing Development Corporation (ORHDC), Binod Kumar, and directed them to surrender before the Vigilance court in connection with Rs 55 lakh-financial fraud in 2000. As all of them have been pronounced guilty and the quantum […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Depositors of scam-hit Urban Co-operative bank to get money back

Bhubaneswar: State Cooperation Minister, Surya Narayan Patro today assured that account holders of scam-hit Urban Co-operative Bank in Bhubaneswar with cash deposits up to Rs 1 lakh will get back their money. According to sources, there are 1600 such depositors who will be getting their deposits back. While addressing a press conference Patro said,”All arrangements […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
ORHDC Scam: Senior IAS officer among six held guilty

Bhubaneswar: The Special Vigilance Court today convicted senior IAS officer and former director of Orissa Rural Housing Development Corporation (ORHDC) Binod Kumar and five other persons in connection with financial irregularity to the tune of Rs 55 lakh in the corporation in 2000. The Court also issued non-bailable warrants (NBW) against five of them as […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
18 years on, challenges still remain for BJD government

Bhubaneswar: BJD government today completed four years of its fourth term, and party president & Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik highlighted the achievements of the Odisha government and his party during its 18-year rule. While Naveen credited his government’s success to the 3Ts (Transparency, Teamwork, Technology) ‘mantra’ and urged party workers and officials to work with […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
BJD MLA's kin holding job cards under MGNREGA

Jajpur: BJD MLA from Binjharpur Pramila Mallick has landed in controversy after her father and brothers were found holding job cards under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). According to reports, father of the legislator Paban Mallick, brothers Khirod Mallick and Keshab Mallick, all residents of Masada Panchayat in Binjharpur block of […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
PNB fraud: Jewellery shops raided in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: As part of its nationwide crackdown, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today conducted raids on five prominent jewellery showrooms in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar in connection with the multi-crore PNB fraud, which is considered to be the biggest ever scam in the banking sector of the country. A team of ED officials raided three jewellery shops […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Agitators protesting scam in welfare schemes hospitalised

Bolangir: Eight persons sitting on fast unto death demanding action against persons involved in MGNREGA and PDS rice scam of Turekela block in Bolangir district, fell sick and are critical. They have been admitted to Bolangir District Hospital. According to reports, in 2016-17 Rs 40 lakh was withdrawn from MGNREGA funds citing to use the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJP Boudh scam
BJP Yuva Morcha leader arrested on charges of duping investors

Boudh: Manamunda police in Boudh today arrested a youth leader of district Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) allegedly for duping public through his company ‘Go Life Trading Private Ltd’. The arrested, Narayan Karmi, had allegedly promised high returns for the public investments. Through his company, Karmi assured the investors to double their invested money within […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Prabhat Biswal shifted to SCB, moves court for bail

Bhubaneswar: BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal, who is currently behind bars in connection with Seashore chit fund scam, was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today. He has also applied for bail in Khurda District and Sessions Court here today. He was shifted to Cuttack following the advice of a four-member team of […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Paddy Procurement
Four years on, probe into paddy procurement scam still not complete

Bhubaneswar: Even after a massive scam in paddy procurement to the tune of Rs 24 crores surfaced in 2013, the Vigilance department is yet to complete its probe in the matter. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had ordered the Vigilance department in 2013 to investigate the scam, but the anti-corruption wing is yet to submit its […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021