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Sunday, September 24, 2017

India

Allahabad HC Appoints Two New Observers At Ayodhya Site

Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh(PTI): Two additional district judges have been appointed as observers at the Babri Masjid- Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya by the Allahabad High Court. The observers are Additional District Judge, Basti, Irfan Ahmad and Additional District Judge, Faizabad, Amarjeet Tripathi. They will submit fortnightly reports to the Supreme Court on the disputed site's status quo and the adjacent...

Orissa HC Serves Notices To CBI; Centre And Odisha Government Over CBI’s Entry Into Judge’s House

Cuttack: Hearing a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) filed by Orissa High Court Bar Association over CBI’s alleged trespass into a sitting Judge’s house, the HC today issued notices to the central investigating agency, the Ministry of Home Affairs of India and the Twin City police to submit affidavits regarding under what circumstances and why the CBI officials trespassed into the...

6 More Mines In Odisha To Be Auctioned By October

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has asked officials of the Steel and Mines department to step up preparations for auction of six more mines by end of October. The decision in this regard was taken at the State Facilitation Committee meeting chaired by Chief Secretary A P Padhi. The meeting also reviewed progress made in the mining leases auctioned recently. "Target was set...

Odisha Pitches Friendly Policies To Woo Japanese Investors

New Delhi (PTI): The Odisha government today sought to hardsell business opportunities in the mineral-rich state to Japanese investors, citing its investment-friendly policies and other incentives on offer. A delegation led by state Industries Minister Niranjan Pujari and Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Sanjeev Chopra called on officials of Japanese companies operating in the country, an official statement said. At a meeting...

‘Musharraf Claims Zardari Responsible For Benazir’s Killing’

Islamabad(PTI): Pakistan's former dictator Pervez Musharraf today claimed that Asif Ali Zardari was responsible for the killing of his wife Benazir Bhutto, saying the former president gained the most from the assassination of the country's first woman prime minister, media reports said. The 54-year-old Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief and a two-time prime minister was killed along with more than...

Naveen For Completing Ease of Doing Business Reforms By Oct 10

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has asked officials to complete all the reforms on Ease of Doing Business in Odisha by October 10. The state government has already undertaken several reforms for Ease of Doing Business and the remaining ones should be completed by October 10, Patnaik said at a meeting. At a recent meeting, the chief minister has said that...

Naveen Patnaik: A New Odisha Export Policy Soon

Bhubaneswar (PTI) Encouraged over the high growth rate of exports in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today annonced that a new Odisha Export Policy, 2017 would be announced soon. Patnaik said this while inagurating a workshop on 'Export Strategy of Odisha' here. Besides, in order to ensure "ease of doing business" to exporters, the state is in process of accomodating...

“My Husband MLA Pravat Biswal Is Innocent”: Laxmi Bilasini Biswal

Bhubaneswar: The wife of arrested Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) Choudwar-Cuttack MLA Pravat Biswal, Laxmi Bilasini Biswal, today questioned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s action against her husband in the Seashore multi-crore chit fund scam. “The land deal is in my name. It has nothing to do with Pravat Biswal. The petrol pump is in my name and not in...

MCI Scam: Orissa HC Former Judge IM Quddusi Arrested By CBI

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrested former Judge of Orissa High Court Justice(Retired)  IM Quddusi for helping an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust barred by the Medical Council Of India(MCI) from admitting MBBS students. According to reports, the Central investigating agency along with IM Quddusi also arrested four others persons, B.P. Yadav, Palash Yadav, Vishwanath Agarwala and Ram...

CBI Raids Former Orissa HC Judge IM Quddusi’s Houses In MCI Scam

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today registered an FIR against retired judge of Orissa High Court, Justice IM Quddusi and seven others in connection with illegal disclosure of sensitive information relating to inspections, recognition of courses and administrative action contemplated by the Medical Council of India (MCI) against some medical colleges. The CBI filed the FIR against the...

Journalist Killed While Covering IPFT Agitation In Tripura

Agartala (PTI) A journalist from a local TV news channel here was today abducted and killed in West Tripura district while covering the agitation and road blockade by the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), the police said. Superintendent of Police of West district, Abhijit Saptarshi said Santanu Bhowmick, a journalist from 'Dinrat' news channel, was covering the agitation and road...

Odisha Police Files Complaint Against CBI In Entry Into HC Judge’s Quarter

Cuttack: The Odisha Police today lodged a criminal trespassing complaint against the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) authorities in connection with the CBI’s entry into the official residence of Orissa High Court’s sitting Judge CR Das at the Cantonment Road here in the night of September 19. According to reports, the complaint has been lodged at the Cantonment Police Station on...

Pravat Biswal’s Arrest: Naveen Should Allow Law To Take Its Own Course, Says BJP

Bhubaneswar: Making a scathing attack on the ruling BJD, the  Odisha  unit of BJP today questioned the regional party for extending support to Choudwar-Cuttack  MLA Pravat Ranjan Biswal, who has been taken on remand on a 5-day remand by the Central Bureau of Investigation  in connection with the multi-crore Sea-Shore chit fund scam. Addressing media persons, BJP MLA Pradeep Purohit questioned...

New Home: Late Congress MLA Subal Sahu’s Family To Join BJD On Saturday

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking  development for the Odisha Congress and a major boost for the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ahead of the upcoming assembly bypoll for the Bijepur assembly seat, late Congress MLA Subal Sahu’s family decided to join the party on Saturday next. Reports said that Subal Sahu’s wife Rita Sahu and her two  sons Sumit and Saurabh along...