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Tag: Statement

BJD's allegations baseless, malicious: OTV

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) once again levelled baseless and false allegations against Odisha Television Limited (OTV) today accusing that around 10 to 12 teams of the television channel tried to influence voters by distributing cash while seeking support for BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda. A delegation of the BJD met the […]

BJD MP Soumya Patnaik says Chief Secretary unaware of govt schemes, later clarifies

Khurda: BJD Rajya Sabha member Soumya Ranjan Patnaik today courted a controversy by saying that Odisha Chief Secretary is unaware of many schemes of the State government. His comments came while addressing a meeting during Abani Baral’s statue uneveiling ceremony in Khurda. “Nobody would be able to tell how many types of schemes are there […]

M J Akbar returns home, says there will be statement later

New Delhi: Union Minister M J Akbar returned here Sunday from a tour of Africa amid mounting demand for his resignation over allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists in the last few days. The Minister of State for External Affairs evaded a barrage of questions from the media over the allegations […]

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Minor girl torching case: Crime Branch sleuths record victim’s statement

Rourkela: The Crime Branch police, which is probing into the torching of a minor girl at Madhupur village in Kalahandi district, today recorded the statement of the victim at Ispat General Hospital (IGH) here. Reports said a three-member Crime Branch team went to IGH where the victim is undergoing treatment, and recorded her statement which […]

Media has misinterpreted my statement: Bhartruhari

New Delhi: Senior BJD leader and Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahatab today said the statement he had given recently that the BJD would consider to make an alliance with Congress has been grossly misinterpreted in the media. “Let me make my stand very clear. The news regarding my statement on this issue which has been published […]

Girl produced in court in Papu case not my daughter: Victim’s father

Bhubaneswar: The sexual harassment case against Ollywood actor Tattwa Prakash Satapthy aka Papu Pom Pom took a dramatic turn on Tuesday after the victim’s father stunned everyone with a statement on OTV that the girl produced before the court by the police was not his daughter. In a lengthy interview to OTV, the minor girl’s […]

Casting couch: Sharmistha's statement recorded

Bhubaneswar: A day after recording the statement of actress Sharmistha on her casting couch allegation against six persons in the Odia entertainment industry, Commissionerate Police recorded her statement under Sec 164 of IPC today. On Monday, Twin City Police Commissioner YB Khurania had informed that Sharmistha had recorded her statement under Sec 161 of IPC. […]