Lawyers decide to continue agitation
Cuttack: The Orissa High Court Bar Association on Tuesday decided to stay off work till Saturday over the police firing in which advocate Bishnu Charan Das was killed at Bagalpur on August 23.
“We have decided to continue our agitation as there has been partial response to our demands on part of the state government,” High Court Bar Association general secretary Lalatendu Samantaray told The Telegraph.
Our demands include compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the victim's family, a government job for the next kin on compassionate grounds and suspension of the officers involved in issuing order of the firing,” Samantaray said.
Moreover, we have demanded to enhance the ex-gratia amount. The government has increased it to Rs 8 lakh from Rs 5 lakh. However, the state has not yet issued any statement on the three main demands,” he said.
BHUBANESWAR: Four Maoists were arrested from Rangamatia forest, under the jurisdiction of Telkoi police station, late on Monday. In a joint operation by the Keonjhar district police and the Special Operation Group (SOG), police seized four country-made guns, 12 live cartridges, five sets of Global Positioning System, three radio sets, Maoist literature, utensils, food and weapons from the camp.
BHUBANESWAR: A school bus ran over a 10-year-old boy on Tuesday killing him on the spot. The incident sparked off tension in the area as an irate mob attacked the driver. The deceased has been identified as Babun Nayak. He was returning home after attending tuitions. The driver has been arrested.
BHUBANESWAR: Allahabad Bank has announced a festival bonanza discount offer for customers availing loans from September 1 to December 31, 2010. Under this offer, rebate up to one per cent will be offered under the car loan scheme (new cars only), Saral loan scheme, personal loan for doctors and pensioners, and housing loan for furnishing. Moreover, 50 per cent rebate will be given on housing loan to resident Indians, NRIs/PIOs, housing loan for furnishing, car loans, Allbank mobile loan, Saral loan and personal loan for doctors and pensioners. This offer will target customers mostly from middle and lower income groups to help them avail credit at low interest rates.
BHUBANESWAR: Two fast track courts on Tuesday sentenced six people to three years rigorous imprisonment and acquitted 54 in connection with the Kandhamal riot. The police intensified patrolling in Kandhamal on Tuesday because of Janmastami on Wednesday. Two years ago, VHP leader Swami Laxamananda Sarswati was killed in Kandhamal which triggered communal violence.