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August 2016

CAG refuses to audit financial transactions of Jagannath Temple

By Subash Mohapatra Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has refused to audit the income and expenditure accounts of the Shree Jagannath temple in Puri. The refusal came upon while considering a grievance petition filed by rights activist Subash Mohapatra.

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Raveena Tondon’s election magic lands BJD fresh trouble

By Subash Mohapatra BHUBANESWAR: Bollywood actress Raveena Tondon’s election magic in Odisha exposed use of  unaccounted and tainted money in last assembly election held in 2014. Concealment and contradictory statement submitted to Election Commission of India regarding money spent for crowd puller cine stars brought ruling BJD fresh trouble.

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SC adjourns Gujarat govt’s ordinance hearing for Patel reservation

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a Gujarat government plea that challenged a Gujarat High Court order on quashing of its ordinance of providing 10 per cent quota for the economically backward among the unreserved category, including the agitating Patel community.

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Nat’l flag row: Indian law maker procures an undated letter from Pak contractor

By Subash Mohapatra ISLAMABAD/BHUBANESWAR: Amidst the highly raised controversy over insulting the Indian flag at SAARC Young parliamentarians’ conference at Islamabad, an Indian law maker procured an undated letter from contractor favouring his role for correcting the India’s national flag hoisting.

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National flag row: This time another BJD law maker Baijayant Panda

BHUBANESWAR: It doesn’t end with BJD MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo. Another heavy weight law maker from his party is also accused of insulting national flag. The national flag was flying upside down at Member of Parliament Baijayant Panda’s at Bhubaneswar.

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National flag row: BJD MP Kalikesh tweets a Pak contractor letter, misleads

BHUBANESWAR: BJD law maker in Parliament Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo tweeted a PAK contractor letter today and asked Government to take action if necessary. It is pity that the law maker doesn’t say what is to be done as per law when his party Chief Naveen Patnaik always says, ‘law will take its own course’…

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Police registers plaint against 3MPs for insulting nat’l flag in Pak

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha police registered a complaint against BJD MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo and two other MPs for insulting the national flag at Islamabad on August 16. The commissionerate police here registered a case against them at Capital police station on the basis of a complaint filed by Subash Mohapatra, a human rights activist and…

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BJD MP Kalikesh insults India flag in Pak

By Subash Mohapatra ISLAMABAD/BHUBANESWAR: Indian national was flag insulted in SAARC Young Parliamentarians Conference (YPC) on ‘Peace and Harmony for Development’. It was wrongly displayed, but BJD MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo remained silent. It was displaying with the “saffron” down.

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Mahanadi water row: 3000 Cong workers detained

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Congress chief Prasad Harichandan on Tuesday claimed that the statewide bandh on Mahanadi water dispute was peaceful and successful. Harichandan lamented the State government and BJP, ‘Even though the state government attempted to foil the bandh, people extended their support to the cause making it successful. I thank people of Odisha for…

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