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Wednesday , June 29 , 2011
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Orissa Diary

Judge assault case

Cuttack: Orissa High Court on Tuesday reserved judgment on the Rourkela Bar Association’s petition seeking expansion of the terms of reference of the Justice A.S. Naidu Inquiry Commission appointed to probe into the alleged assault of a judicial magistrate in Rourkela by policemen on April 2. The state government had appointed the panel for “analysis of the sequence of events and circumstances leading to the incident” involving Arun Pattnaik, judicial majistrate (first class), Rourkela, and the local police.

OJEE process

Bhubaneswar: Reviewing plans for the OJEE-2011 on Tuesday, chief secretary Bijay Patnaik called for dissemination of information extensively through media and electronic devices in simple, specific English and Oriya languages. The software has been put through security auditing to make the system robust and secure. The highest number of candidates are expected to come to nodal centres at Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.

Liquor deaths

Bhubaneswar: Excise minister A.U. Singhdeo denied the charges of spurious liquor death cases in Kaptipada saying that an inquiry showed no sign of consumption of spurious liquor and the people had been suffering from chronic diseases. Seven people in the past 10 days have died allegedly after consuming illegally manufactured liquor in the Kaptipada area of Mayurbhanja district.


Bhubaneswar: Steel and mines minister Raghunath Mohanty on Tuesday said a committee would be constituted to look into the theft of minerals from Keonjhar district. "There are allegations that those people who had taken the mines on lease, handed over them to other people. The new committee will look into it," said Mohanty.

Parade venue

Bhubaneswar: The state government is exploring possibilities to shift the venue of the annual parade for Independence Day and Republic Day from Mahatma Gandhi Marg to Kalinga Stadium due to security reasons.
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