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Doctor arrested by vigilance while taking bribe

Doctor arrested by vigilanceSambalpur Vigilance P.S. Case No.15 dated.27.02.2014 U/s 7P.C. Act was registered against Dr. Debendra Naik, Surgery Specialist, District Head quarter Hospital, Jharsuguda for demand  of illegal gratification of  2,000/-   from the complainant Jatin  Saraf of Vill- Raghunathpalli, Dist-Jharsuguda for conducting   Hydrosil operation of his nephew who was admitted at Dist. Headquarters Hospital, Jharsuguda on 22.2. 2014.

In course of investigation a trap was laid on 28.2.2014 by the Vigilance Officers of Sambalpur Division. Accused Dr. Debendra Naik was caught red handed by the Vigilance Officers at Dist. Headquarters Hospital, Jharsuguda, while accepting bribe amount  2,000/- from the Complt.  Mr. Saraf as per previous demand.  Bribe amount   2,000/- was recovered from the pant pocket of Dr. Naik and seized in presence of witnesses. His hand & pant pocket wash  gave positive chemical reaction confirming acceptance of bribe.

 

Odisha Govt. set up 3 more police commissionerate

Odisha Govt. is going to set up 3 more police commissionerate in the state, sambalpur, rourkela and Berhampur respectivly.

To make focused effort to address law and order challenges in the three major urban centres of the State, the proposal is being mooted and the final decision from Home Department is expected soon, sources said.

Providing urban policing in these three cities is mulled over keeping in mind that Berhampur and Sambalpur have already been accorded status of Municipal Corporation while Rourkela’s case is under active consideration of the State government.

Modi Meet in Sambalpur on March 12

BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will visit the State on March 12 to campaign for his party. Announcing this at the State level conference of BJP functionaries here on Thursday, party president KV Singhdeo said Modi will address a public meeting at Sambalpur.

This will be the second visit of the Gujarat Chief Minister to the State within a month. Modi addressed a massive gathering here on February 11. More than 3,000 office-bearers from gram panchayat to district level gathered here to deliberate on the party’s strategy for the forthcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha election.

Singhdeo exhorted the party functionaries to launch a door-to-door campaign carrying the development message of Modi. The party has decided to touch 30 lakh households in the State and seek financial contribution for the elections.  The party launched ‘Modi-for-PM fund’ on February 11 in the presence of national BJP president Rajnath Singh.

AAP to Harp on Anti-Corruption Plank

Even as other political parties are yet to announce their candidates for the 2014 polls, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate for Bargarh Lok Sabha constituency, Lingaraj, is gearing up to address his first workers convention at Bargarh on Thursday.

Talking to Express, Lingraj said that AAP has already enrolled about 12,000 members and they will launch the campaign after the meeting on Thursday. Gradually such meetings will be held at each of the Assembly segments, blocks and gram panchayats, he added.

Lingaraj said that AAP is likely to field candidates in all the seven Assembly segments without which giving a strong fight in the Lok Sabha polls is not possible.

Corruption at all levels, growing joblessness and unemployment and problems of the farmers will be his key campaign issues, he said.

He said that the resignation of AAP ministry in Delhi has sent out a positive signal and people are slowly aligning with the party as they are frustrated with the growing corruption.

The AAP candidate said that local issues including forcible acquisition of land for industries in Jharusguda, massive pollution by industries, paddy procurement, black marketing of fertilisers and supply of substandard seeds will be raised.

Lingaraj said that in the name of governance, both the State government and the Centre are undermining people’s strength and

AAP will show the political parties the consequences when people wake up and react.

Admitting that generating funds would pose a problem for him, he said he would depend on the contribution of the people.

Lawyers Call for Western Odisha Bandh Today

The Central Action Committee (CAC) of All Western Odisha Bar Association (AWOBA) has decided to go ahead with their Western Odisha bandh call on Wednesday with the State Government remaining silent over their demand.

They have been demanding a complete and comprehensive proposal to the Central Government over setting up of High Court Bench in the region by February 18.

CAC secretary Niranjan Tripathy said the State Government has not yet acted on the demand. “As we had given an ultimatum, we will go ahead with the bandh call,” he said.

Essential services will not be hampered though. Similarly, students will be allowed to reach their schools and colleges to appear for examinations and marriage ceremonies allowed to be solemnised.

The Sambalpur District Bar Association (SDBA) has also urged all political  parties to join the bandh call.