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July 2016 - page 2

After doctors, revenue officers go missing in Odisha

By Subash Mohapatra BHUBANESWAR:  Days after Odisha government dismissed 448 doctors for prolonged absence from duty without any explanation; eight senior officers of state Revenue and Disaster Management Department have gone missing in action, setting off a frenetic hunt by the authorities for their whereabouts.

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Burhan’s killing: 8 killed as protests hit Valley, mobs attack police, paramilitary camps

SHRINAGAR: Eight people were killed and more than 200 injured, including 96 police personnel, as clashes erupted across Kashmir on Saturday over the killing of 21-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani by security forces. At a press conference held in the evening, ADGP (CID) of J&K Police S M Sahai confirmed that seven of…

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BJD MP Tirkey’s Turf defies Election Commission

By Subash Mohapatra BHUBANESWAR: It seems that the lawmakers themselves break the law of the land. In a blatant case of Dillip Kumar Tirkey, a former national hockey player and a member of Parliament from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the Upper house, Rajya Sabha from Sundargarh, Odisha, it is evidently clear that Tirkey, not…

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Orissa HC Bar calls for State-wide stir, protests its member’s arrest for Chit Fund link

BHUBANESWAR: The Orissa High Court Bar Association began an agitation at Cuttack against the arrest of its member-lawyer Debashis Panda for his alleged complicity in the Artha Tatwa (AT) Group chit fund scam. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had arrested Panda along with Youth Congress president Rajat Chaudhury on Monday on the charges of…

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Feel ‘guilty’ and ‘cheated’ for helping PM Modi, says Ram Jethmalani

LUCKNOW: Eminent lawyer and RJD MP Ram Jethmalani on Sunday said he felt “guilty” and “cheated” for helping Prime Minister Narendra Modi who failed to deliver on his promise of bringing back blackmoney stashed abroad. While addressing a regional convention of Samajwadi Sindhi Sabha, Jethmalani claimed he contributed to making Modi the Prime Minister after BJP leaders promised to bring…

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