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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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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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Man jailed for ‘alive’ wife’s murder: Guilty Cop surrenders before Odisha court

BHUBANESWAR: The former sub-inspector of Morada police station today surrendered before a local court in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district in connection with falsely implicating two persons for the murder of a woman that never took place. The police official Rashmi Ranjan Dash surrendered before the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court in the district headquarters town…

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RBI row: Who will replace Raghuram Rajan?

NEW DELHI: The government has narrowed down its list of candidates to become the next governor of the Reserve Bank of India to four, a senior government official told Reuters. A new Monetary Policy Committee also will be chosen soon, the official said. The moves seek to ensure policy continuity after RBI chief Raghuram Rajan…

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Casting couch complaints on the rise in Ollywood

BHUBANESWAR: Ollywood actress Sharmistha on Sunday filed a complaint with the Commissionerate Police against persons including one producer accusing them of seeking sexual favour to give her role in a film. She lodged a complaint with the women police station against producer Subrat Nayak, director Tapas Sargharia, event manager Bapi jena, producer Bini Samal and…

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Plaint against actor Papu over casting couch

BHUBANESWAR: Trouble seems to be compounding for Odisha actor-turned-politician Papu Pom Pom as a complaint has been filed against him for allegedly exploiting a minor girl on the pretext of giving her a break in movies. A non government organisation — Friends Foundation Trust—today filed a complaint on behalf of the victim with the Mahila…

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