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Orissa Diary

Emar Mutt order

Bhubaneswar: Intellectuals and religious groups criticised the Puri district administration’s move to demolish the Emar Mutt on Wednesday. The district administration has decided to move high court for demolition of the 'unsafe' mutt because of its dilapidated condition. The administration also considers that the mutt's condition is beyond repair. Several religious groups, however, voiced their opinions on Wednesday saying the mutt is a heritage and it should not, therefore, be demolished.

Teacher axed

Bhubaneswar: A senior teacher of the Dibakar Pattnaik Institute of Advanced Studies in Berhampur was on Wednesday sacked by the school and mass education department as per the approval of the chief minister in connection with a case of sexual harassment. The accused, Surendranath Mohapatra, had reportedly tried to molest and threaten a B.Ed. student inside his cabin on February 20. The victim had filed an FIR at the Golchara police station. An inquiry initiated by the school and mass education department found the allegations true

Target Tytler

Bhubaneswar:The Biju Yuba Janata Dal (BYJD) on Wednesday day came down heavily on Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, stating that he was trying to mislead public opinion on the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS). BYJD president Sanjay Dasburma said: “The Congress is creating bottlenecks on the progress of Orissa. The people of the state will give a befitting reply to it. Remaining out of power for 11 years, the Congress is trying hard to come back to power by any means.”

Vigilance case

Bhubaneswar:Vigilance sleuths on Wednesday registered a case against former revenue inspector Rabindra Pattnaik under Berhampur tehsil for demanding and accepting illegal gratification of Rs 500 from one Ramesh Behera to furnish inquiry report related to a particular case. The vigilance sleuths also chargesheeted against him. On completion of trial, the special judge of vigilance in Berhampur held Pattnaik guilty of the charges and sentenced him to one year's rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 5,000.

Body found

BhubaneswarA decomposed body of a young woman was recovered in Brahmabarada village in Jajpur on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Anara Parveen. Parveens' mother Zahira Bibi was also rescued in critical condition and has been admitted to Jajpur Hospital. Police are investigating into the case.

Salary held up

Sambalpur:School and mass education department's secretary Aparajita Sarangi on Wednesday instructed to hold up the pay of 22 teachers in Bargarh district for irregularities in their work. Seven teams visited at least the ninety-five schools in the district. also rescued in critical condition and has been admitted to Jajpur Hospital. Police are investigating into the case.
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