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Trinamool MP Bandyopadhyay shifted to SSKM hospital

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Ailing Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, an accused in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, was on Wednesday shifted to the state-run SSKM Hospital from the private Apollo Hospital, with his lawmaker wife claiming the step was taken to reduce the cost of treatment. Bandopadhyay, who got conditional bail on health grounds from the Orissa High Court in scam on Friday, was...

22 hours ago
Petroleum Minister's brother gets bail in gas black marketing case

Bhubaneswar, May 23 (IANS) The Orissa High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to Soumendra Pradhan, elder brother of Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, in a vigilance case related to alleged black marketing and adulteration of cooking gas. Soumendra's counsel Dharanidhar Nayak said the court has asked the accused to cooperate with the vigilance departmen...

23 hours ago
Fish-farming to head inland in bid to boost exports

Mangalore, May 23 (IANS) Aquaculture, generally associated with coastal areas, will soon head inland in a move that is expected to significantly boost India's fish exports, according to an official. The focus on what is called inland aquaculture, especially in landlocked areas, is part of a concerted effort to diversify the country's fish production and to get more people involved in fis...

2 days ago
Chit fund accused Trinamool MP discharged from hospital, flown to Kolkata

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Two days after getting conditional bail from the Orissa High Court in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was on Sunday discharged from a private hospital in Bhubaneswar and flown to Kolkata. Soon after his arrival in the eastern metropolis, he was admitted to a private hospital for treatment. Bandyopadhyay ...

2 days ago
Chit fund accused TMC MP discharged from Odisha hospital

Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) Two days after being granted conditional bail by the Orissa High Court in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was on Sunday discharged from a private hospital here. The MP will undergo further treatment in Kolkata, hospital sources said. Bandyopadhyay was granted conditional bail on health grounds on May 19 after he...

4 days ago
Want Sudip to take care of his health: Mamata

Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) As Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay was granted bail on Friday by the Orissa High Court, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hoped he would recover his health on his return to the city. He was very ill... I had seen him. He was facing difficult circumstances. He had lost around 25-30 kg weight. I don't know how he is at the moment. ...

4 days ago
Trinamool MP granted bail by Orissa High Court

Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay was granted conditional bail on Friday by the Orissa High Court after he spent four and a half months in custody in connection to the Rose Vally chit fund scam. The bench of Justice J.P. Das granted bail to Bandopadhyay on health grounds but on condition that he surrenders his passport and deposits a bond of Rs 25 lakh....

4 days ago
Trinamool MP granted bail by Orissa High Court

Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandopadhyay was granted bail on Friday by the Orissa High Court after he spent four and a half months in custody in connection with the Rose Vally chit fund scam. The High Court in Cuttack granted bail to the ailing leader on health grounds, but asked him to furnish a bond or Rs 25 lakh. Bandopadhyay was also ordered to depo...

20 days ago
Firm on taxing agricultural income, Debroy says onus on states

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Undeterred by the raging row stoked by his comments, NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy is sticking to his guns that agricultural income should be taxed and says that the onus for this must be on the state governments. I had said that agricultural income should be taxed above a threshold. I also said it's a state subject and it's up to the states to do it. That was ...

1 month ago
In 5 years, private schools gain 17 mn students, govt schools lose 13 mn

Between 2010-11 and 2015-16, student enrolment in government schools across 20 states fell by 13 million, while private schools acquired 17.5 million new students, according to a new study that offers insights into India's public-school education crisis. Average enrolment in government schools -- where teachers are paid, on average, salaries that are four times those in China -- declined...

1 month ago
Odisha set to revive 10 port projects

Bhubaneswar, April 15 (IANS) After a prolonged legal battle and a court verdict in its favour, the Odisha government is set to renew the concession agreements (CAs) as well as expedite the land acquisition process for 10 minor ports along its coast. As the Orissa High Court has disposed of the case pertaining to the non-major port projects, we have initiated the process of renewal of the...

1 month ago
Kalicharan Gupta's splendid works on display in Delhi

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Artist Kalicharan Gupta's splendid style and rich play with colours are interwoven with emotions and experiences. His intriguing, colourful figures and black and white impressions are on for view here in the capital. The show titled, Selected works by Kalicharan Gupta is on at Art Konsult, Hauz Khas Village, till April 18. The selected works announce a ...

1 month ago
Rose Valley scam: HC rejects bail plea of Trinamool MP

Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) The Orissa High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal and Seashore Group director Pravat Das in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam. Pal, who is in judicial custody after being arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his involvement in the scam, had moved the court seeking bail on health gro...

1 month ago
Abhay Deol tears into fairness cream ads, mocks politician

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actor-producer Abhay Deol has slammed fairness cream advertisements, featuring celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, in reference to a comment made by a politician on TV. Though he didn't name the politician, he may have been taking a swipe at BJP MP Tarun Vijay, who told Al Jazeera last week: If we were racist, why would we have all ...

1 month ago
Odisha celebrates Utkala Dibasa

Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) Odia communities across the country and abroad on Saturday celebrated Utkala Dibasa to mark the formation of the then Orissa, now Odisha, state on a linguistic basis in 1936. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished people of Odisha on the occasion of Utkala Dibasa. Hailing the state for its rich culture and glorious history, Modi tweeted: The people of Odi...

1 month ago
Amendment to Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules quashed

Bhubaneswar, March 30 (IANS) The Orissa High Court on Thursday quashed the state government's amendment to Rule 51 of Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules of 1994. Hearing a petition filed by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Zilla Parishad member, the court termed that any change to existing rules during the panchayat poll process is unconstitutional. The court scrapped the amendme...

1 month ago
BJP trying to split our party: BJD MP

Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Ahead of the BJP's National Executive meeting in Odisha, Biju Janata Dal MP Tathagata Satpathy on Monday claimed the BJP is trying to split the party ruling the state. Satpathy said rumours were rife that one BJD MP is helping the Bharatiya Janata Party to create a rift in the ruling party, triggering a response from another BJD MP. BJP hard at work t...

2 months ago
Weavers-led show commences AIFW A/W 2017

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Led by weavers, the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Autumn Winter 2017, started the day with the work of students of The Handloom School. To amplify the long-term relationships between the weaving community spread across 11 weaving centres in India and the Indian Fashion industry, The Handloom School supported by Good Earth in association with Fashion Design C...

2 months ago
Urvashi Kaur, Akaaro to be part of Spring Summer Wishlist

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Wishlist, the pop-up shop that brings together the best treasures from across the country, is back with its fifth season titled The Spring Summer Wishlist. Names like Urvashi Kaur and Akaaro are set to be part of the event. The Wishlist is a carefully selected, thoughtfully curated pop-up shop that showcases some of the trendiest creations from across the cou...

3 months ago
Court frames charges against Domco, others in coal scam

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A court here on Monday framed charges against a Ranchi-based company Domco Private Limited and five individuals accused in a coal block allocation case. Special Judge Bharat Parashar framed charges against Domco (earlier known Domco Smokeless Fuels Pvt. Ltd.) and its directors -- Binay Prakash, Vasant Diwakar Manjrekar and Parmananda Mondal -- and chartered accou...

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