Daily Archives: April 25, 2012

HC asks govt to compensate faulty eye-surgery victims

The Orissa high court on Tuesday directed the state government to pay compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh to persons who had lost their vision completely, and Rs 1.75 lakh to those who lost their eyesight partially after undergoing faulty cataract surgery at theDharamgarh Sub-Divisional Hospital in Kalahandi in September 2010. A division bench of Chief Justice V Gopala

Sambalpur collector alleges molestation bid by lawyers

Sambalpur district collectorMrinalini Darswal has said in her complaint lawyers had attempted to outrage her modesty during Monday’s mayhem before police rescued her. The lawyers, on the other hand, have denied the allegations and decided to observe “Sambalpur Bandh” on Wednesday in protest against the incident and demanding the ouster of the collector. “They (lawyers) were

CB to probe lawyers-Collector scuffle

A day after Sambalpur Collector Mrinalini Darswal was allegedly assaulted and abused by lawyers, the State Government ordered a Crime Branch probe into the incident. On Tuesday, district officials took out a rally protesting the assault. Led by ADM MD Bariha, they went to the office of the RDC (north) Kishore Chandra Barik where they

HC awards compensation to 25 victims

In a significant judgement, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday directed the State Government to pay compensation to 25 persons who lost their eyesight (fully and partly) following a cataract surgery camp at Dharamgarh in Kalahandi district in 2010. A Division Bench of Chief Justice V Gopalagowda and Justice BN Mohapatra has awarded Rs 2.5

Odisha CM orders crime branch probe to Sambalpur collector assaulted case

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik orders crime branch probe into lawyers-Collector row in Sambalpur. Patnaik on Tuesday ordered a Crime Branch inquiry into the row, asking the investigators to submit their report as soon as possible. Describing the incident as shocking, Patnaik said the law would take its own course on the issue. “I was

Odisha orders crime branch probe to lady collector-lawyer row

The Odisha government today ordered a probe into the alleged manhandling of Sambalpur district collector Mrinalini Darswal and ransacking of her office by lawyers. “Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has ordered a probe by the Crime Branch of Odisha Police,” an official release said. Noting that the government has sought a report from the district administration