Relief for Damodar Rout as Orissa HC quashes ‘Harijan’ case

Cuttack: In a big relief for former Minister and Paradip MLA Dr Damodar Rout, the Orissa High Court on Wednesday quashed a case registered against him for using word ‘Harijan’ while addressing a public gathering at Kujang in Jagatsinghpur district in 2010. Rout was charge-sheeted for referring to the then Jagatsinghpur MLA and senior BJD […]

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Sexual assault at shelter home: Orissa HC rejects bail pleas of Faiz Rahman, Udit Lima

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court (HC) on Friday rejected the bail plea submitted by Dream Centre Shelter Home managing director Faiz Rahman alias Daddy and Assistant Director Udit Lima in connection with sexual harassment charges against them. The duo was arrested in December last year. Earlier, a special POCSO court too rejected the bail application […]

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Justice Pramath Patnaik sworn in as Orissa HC judge

Cuttack: Justice Pramath Patnaik on Friday took charge as the judge of the Orissa High Court. Chief Justice KS Jhaveri administered the oath of office to him at the court premises in the presence of judges and judicial and senior State and district administration officials. On January 10, the Supreme Court Collegium passed a resolution […]

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Odisha Govt’s decision to use Contingency Fund for KALIA challenged in High Court

Cuttack: A day before Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launches KALIA scheme for farmers in Puri on Friday, the Orissa High Court on Thursday put the Odisha Government on notice over a petition challenging the State Government’s decision to spend money from the State Disaster and Contingency Fund (SFCF) for implementation of the scheme. Notably, the […]

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