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July 2016

Naveen’s police grabs public property, breaks into PWD bungalow

By Subash Mohapatra  The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik often opens his remarks by saying: Law will take its own course. But the Odisha police seems to be more powerful than the state government machinery and law. After a   horrific incident of killing of five tribals recently, including a two-year-old child, near Gumudumaha village in Kandhamal…

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Trump formally nominated for US presidency

NEW YORK: After vanquishing 16 party rivals, warring with much of the Republican establishment and provoking controversy at the party convention, Donald Trump on Tuesday secured the party’s 2016 nomination for the White House.

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SC wonders why Subrata Roy chooses jail, extends parole

New Delhi: In a breather to Subrata Roy the supreme court on Wednesday extended his parole but also said that it was ‘surprised’ as to why a rich person like the Sahara chief himself did not part with a fraction of his wealth to pay the dues but rather chose to spend two years in…

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Naxal: IED blast in Bihar kills ten CRPF commandos

PATNA: At least 10  CRPF commandos belonging to its elite COBRA battalion were killed in an IED blast in the jungles of Bihar’s Aurangabad district on Monday, officials said. The personnel of the COBRA unit were ambushed after which an encounter started between the two sides, they said. The encounter took place as CRPF personnel…

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BJD RS MP Bhaskar Rao slapped with a case on his oath taking day

BHUBANESWAR:  The parliamentary career of  the newly elected  BJD Rajya Sabha MP N Bhaskar Rao  who took oath of office today can be cut short as a case has been filed today itself in the Odisha High Court against him. On one side while he was happily taking oath of office at the Parliament House…

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IFS Officer Rajiv Kumar threatened to kill me: Odia Actress

By Subash Mohaptara BHUBANESWAR: An Odia actress has leveled serious allegation against IFS officer Rajiv Kumar in a deposition made to the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate of Bhubaneswar city claiming that she has been threatened for her life after she was repeatedly raped over the last one year.

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IFS Officer Turns Casting Couch, Finances Tirkey’s Debut film

By Subash Mohapatra BHUBANESWAR: With the recent involvement of a senior IFS office Rajiv Kumar in a casting couch case in Odisha, brought to light by a sting operation, eyebrows are being raised on the bureaucrat- film industry nexus.  Rajiv Kumar is also the financer of Rajya Sabha member Dilip Tirkey’s debut  film.

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Supreme Court restores Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh

NEW DELHI: In a landmark judgment on Wednesday, the Supreme Court said that Arunachal Pradesh governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa’s decision advancing session of the state assembly by a month is violative of the Constitution and is liable to be quashed.

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