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Valentines Day Fraud Offer Scam
BEWARE! This Valentine's Day, Stay Away From Scammers' Special Offers

Bhubaneswar: Just when people thought they have seen almost every high-profile online scams, a fresh phishing attack promising lucrative offers and deals for this Valentine’s Day – when lovers express their affection with love and gifts for their partners, has given all quite an unfamiliar jolt. Cyber experts have warned people regarding the ‘FAKE’ Valentine’s […]

Farmers cry crop loan fraud in Kendrapara PACS

Kendrapara: Farmers in Rajkanika block of Kendrapara district smell a rat in crop loan disbursal at the Deuli Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (PACS). Aggrieved farmers have demanded a probe into the matter. The alleged crop-loan fraud in the Deuli PACS has come to fore when some farmers received letters from Insurance firms that notified them […]

Omfed scam: OTV unearths more details

Bhubaneswar: After ruling-BJD leader and former minister Damodar Rout alleged irregularities in Omfed to the tune Rs 30 crores, OTV today carried out an investigation to ascertain the legitimacy of the allegations. After Rout’s allegations, OTV found that not only the ex-minister but also the former Managing Director of Omfed, Madhusudan Padhi had also urged […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PNB scam: Banks says fraud amount could be Rs 1,323 crore more

New Delhi: Amid the multi-agency probe into the PNB scam, the state-run bank today said the amount of fraudulent transactions could be Rs 1,300 crore more than the current estimate of about Rs 11,400 crore. The latest announcement from the public sector lender assumes significance against the backdrop of the probe going on into the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rose Valley Chit Fund Scam: ED searches yield Rs 40 cr-worth precious stones, gold

Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday claimed it has found incriminating documents, gold ornaments and precious stones worth Rs 40 crore during searches at showrooms of Adrija Gold Corporation in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund case. “ED recovers and seizes incriminating documents, 72 kg of 22 carat and 18 kg of 18 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NSS funds worth Rs 48 lakh duped in Sambalpur University

Sambalpur: A major financial scam has come to limelight at Sambalpur University here after the institution’s financial controller alleged a senior section officer of duping funds worth Rs 48 lakh. Preliminary police probe revealed that section officer of the University Trinath Hati had allegedly embezzled National Service Scheme (NSS) funds worth Rs 47, 73,912 by […]

Jajpur Panchayat Office fraud: Two ex-officials convicted, to undergo 7 yrs RI

Bhubaneswar: In a success for the Crime Branch, two persons have been convicted in connection with misappropriation of government funds to the tune of Rs 1.9 crore in Jajpur District Panchayat Office here on Tuesday. Official sources said, former Panchayat Officer Brajaraj Biswal and cashier Bichitrananda Mohanty have been convicted to undergo 7 years imprisonment […]

EOW nabs MD of real estate firm for involvement in land scam

Bhubaneswar :The Economic Offences Wing of the Crime Branch on Thursday arrested Chinmay Kumar Mallik, managing director of M/s Surya Nirman Resources Private Limited in connection with land fraud. Official sources said, Mallik had allegedly duped over 100 investors by falsely promising them land. “The accused Chinmay Kr Mallik was running an office at Bomikhal, […]

State govt to order probe into Bolangir MGNREGS scam

Bolangir: After the exclusive OTV broadcast on irregularities in MGNREGS government funds worth lakhs in Bolangir district, State Government on Wednesday said probe will be initiated into the scam and action will be taken based on the findings. “I will direct for an enquiry into the issue. I have also decided to visit at least […]

Fake LPG dealership scam: Crime Branch nabs 2 accused

Bhubaneswar: Cyber Police of Odisha Crime Branch, on Tuesday, arrested two persons for allegedly duping a person on the pretext of providing LPG dealership under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Ujjwala Yojna. The accused have been identified as Rajesh Patel of Nalanda and Kanhaiya Sahani of Vaishali in Bihar. They had allegedly cheated one Rabi Narayan […]

Paddy Scam in Odisha
Paddy scam in Odisha: Bank officials, middlemen illegally amassed lakhs

Koraput: Taking cognisance of the plight of farmers at the hand of middlemen, Odisha government had made online registration mandatory to sell paddy via respective PACS (primary agricultural credit societies). However, it seems, it has become a soft ground for bank officials and middlemen to illegally hoard money. OTV has unearthed a scam in which […]

Arvind Kejriwal
ACB raids residence of Arvind Kejriwal's kin in PWD scam

New Delhi: Delhi’s Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) on Tuesday said it has raided Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s deceased brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal’s residence in the alleged Rs 10 crore PWD scam. The raids were carried out on Monday evening at the Bansal residence and in two other offices of promoters under the agency’s scanner, a […]

CBI busts foreign remittance scam of over Rs 2,200 cr

New Delhi: The CBI has claimed to have busted a major scam of over Rs 2,200 crore where 13 companies allegedly remitted the amount to foreign entities against bill payments of imports of only Rs 24.64 crore. The CBI has registered a case against Stelkon Infratel Limited (SIPL) and 12 other companies for allegedly making […]

Vigilance registers criminal cases against 4 Markfed officers

Bhubaneswar: The vigilance wing of Odisha Police today registered criminal cases against four officers of the Markfed (Odisha State Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd) on charge of misappropriation of fertilizers. The cases have been registered against Manoj Kumar Pandey, godown in-charge, Rajkishore Panda, area manager, Dukhishyam Mandhata, manager input and Ashok Kumar Mahasuar, development officer of […]