Soumendra Pradhan, elder brother of Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, on Monday filed for anticipatory bail at the Orissa High Court in connection with case registered by State Vigilance accusing him of adulteration and irregularity.
The Vigilance for the second time conducted raid on the gas agency of Soumendra Pradhan, elder brother of Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, in Talcher on Monday. The vigilance has registered case against Soumendra and four others after the raid.
Jeypore MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati on Monday alleged that a sarpach candidate for the ensuing panchayat elections have been abducted in Umuri panchayat in Koraput district.
Governor Dr SC Jamir on Monday inaugurated the month-long Oil and Gas Conservation Awareness Drive here at Jaydev Bhavan and laid emphasis on the need of conserving the petroleum products which not only saves money, but also the environment.
With people abstaining from participating panchayat polls due to Maoist threat and poll officials being abducted by Maoists in cutoff Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri district, the State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday informed that any decision on whether to announce a new poll schedule for the cutoff areas in the Maoist affected district would be taken after withdrawal of candidatures scheduled on January 22.
The State Government on Monday effected a minor reshuffle in senior IAS level and appointed 1987 batch officer Rajesh as the new Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
The State Vigilance has registered cases against four persons following the raids at petrol pumps and gas agencies in Angul, to check adulteration and other discrepancies of petro-products, informed Vigilance DG RP Sharma in a Press meet on Monday.
The Odisha Crime Branch on Monday filed a remand petition before the Bhawanipatna Additional District Judge (ADJ) court to take the accused in the Class X girl setting on fire incident.
The body of the deceased Home Guard Basant Kumar Patra, who had succumbed to his injuries sustained from an attack by a drunkard, was placed before the Jeypore Town Police station demanding arrest of accused.
Two 19-year-old boys were arrested at the Bhubaneswar railway station on Monday and booked on the charges of looting train passengers.