Orissa HC relief for medicos of default medical college

In a major relief to 124 students of Sardar Rajas Medical College of Kalahandi, the Orissa High Court today directed the state government to adjust the medicos in other government and private medical colleges to enable them to complete their unfinished course. Notwithstanding Odisha government’s reluctance, the High Court agreed with the suggestions made by […]

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HC to decide quantum of damage to school wall collapse victim

Orissa High Court has issued notice to the district collector of Keonjhar on a PIL questioning the quantum of compensation to the family of a five-year-old girl student, who died in October 2013 when a government-run school wall caved in. Asking the Collector to reply in an affidavit, the Division Bench of Chief Justice A […]

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SC sets aside Orissa HC order on iron ore licence to Posco

Orissa high court order has set aside by the Supreme Court which had quashed state government’s petition to allot iron ore licence to South Korean steel major Posco in Khandadhar hills in Sundergarh district for a multi-crore steel plant. A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha asked the Centre to consider all the objections raised by various […]

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Pipili rape case: Doctors granted anticipatory bail

The Orissa high court has granted anticipatory bail to two doctors accused of neglecting the treatment of a Dalit girl of Pipili in Pipili rape case, who died at a hospital here last month after she was raped in November last.  Justice S C Parija yesterday granted the anticipatory bail to D N Moharana, Superintendent of […]

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Parliament passes bill to change name of Orissa

Orissa will hereafter be called ‘Odisha’ and the Oriya language will be known as ‘Odia’ with Parliament giving approval to amendment of the Constitution and also passing the related bill. The Rajya Sabha passed the Orissa (the Alteration of Name) Bill and adopted the Constitution (113th) Amendment Bill after a brief debate with members from […]

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Orissa moves Supreme Court over POSCO mining

Orissa Friday moved the Supreme Court against an Orissa High Court order that disapproved its grant of permission to South Korean steel major POSCO to mine iron ore in Sundergarh district, a state minister said. ‘The state government has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court today (Friday) against the high court order,’ […]

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Orissa moves apex court against green nod for project

The Orissa government Saturday moved the Supreme Court challenging a go-ahead given by the union environment and forests ministry to an irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh. The state government feared that the project may lead to flooding of several parts of the state. The state government’s move comes in the backdrop of the central government […]

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Orissa to move apex court over POSCO project

Orissa will move the Supreme Court against a high court order disapproving its grant of permission to South Korean steel major POSCO to prospect for iron ore in Sundergarh district, an official said Saturday. A bench of the Orissa High Court July 14 set aside the permission granted to POSCO last year for prospecting iron […]

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Court orders fresh poll in Orissa assembly constituency

The Orissa High Court Wednesday ordered a fresh poll in the state’s Athgarh assembly constituency, a lawyer said. Justice R.N Biswal passed the order at Cuttack, some 26 km from here, in response to a petition by senior ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and former state minister Ranendra Pratap Swain, challenging the rejection of […]

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