Category: Orissa High Court

Odisha HC asks state government to clarify stand on school fee waiver, verdict deferred

Source:- CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Monday directed the State Government to clarify its stand over the school fee waiver dispute after the association of DAV schools opposed an MoU agreed to during a mediation conducted by the School and Mass Education department. The Court was hearing three PILs seeking exemption of school fees

Deity, Donations And Divine Intervention

source:- Last week, a group of servitors at the Jagannath temple in Puri staged a demonstration outside the shrine demanding reopening of their premises. They questioned the government’s rationale behind opening other public spaces while shutting them off. Major religious shrines such as Tirupati and Siddhivinayak have been allowed to open their doors to devotees

Orissa High Court sets aside single judge order on SSB examination

Source:- CUTTACK: THE Orissa HC on Wednesday asked the State Selection Board (SSB) to impose exemplary punitive action against question-setters responsible for the fiasco involving the written examination conducted for filing up 833 posts of lecturers on March 10, 2019. The direction came while the HC set aside a single judge’s order which had invalidated

BJP on protest march to Naveen Niwas

Source:- PURI: Hundreds of BJP workers on Wednesday embarked on a padayatra from Simhadwar of the Sri Jagannath temple to Naveen Niwas protesting the sale of Bagala Dharmashala land. The rally was led by Puri MLA Jayant Kumar Sarangi, Brahmagiri legislator Lalitendu Bidyadhar Mahapata and senior BJP leader Krushna Chandra Jagdev. District BJP president Asrit

Odisha’s new Lokayukta rules that protect identity of officials sparks row

Source:- In a move that has evoked protests from activists; the Odisha government has asked the office of Lokayukta, the quasi-judicial anti-corruption authority to protect the identity of any public servant against whom a complaint is lodged till the conclusion of the investigation. The General Administration department of the Odisha government which notified the Odisha

Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (October 9, 2020)

Source:- Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal Mining in Tikola No mining operation was noticed at Tikola village in Sonipat district, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) said in its report to the National Green Tribunal (NGT). Mining

Odisha Government starts process for reopening of shrines

Source:- BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Government on Thursday started the process of reopening of major temples and places of worship by asking the district collectors to consider the possibility and submit action plan by consulting all stake holders within 10 days. The State Government has also asked the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and administration of

Orissa HC quashes case against Minister Dibya Sankar Mishra

Source:- CUTTACK: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday quashed the complaint case which the Court Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), Junagarh had taken up against Minister of State for Home Dibya Sankar Mishra in 2014. The complaint was related to alleged suppression of information in the affidavit relating to movable and immovable properties while filing

Orissa high court asks state to open temples in graded manner

Source:- The Orissa high court on Wednesday asked the state government to open the temples in a graded manner in accordance with the modalities after assessing the Covid-19 situation. The order of the high court came while disposing of two writ petitions that sought direction to extend financial relief to priests of registered temples for

Land acquisition expedited in three districts

Source:-newindianexpress ROURKELA: After a PIL was filed in the Orissa High Court by Bimlagarh-Talcher Sangram Samiti (BTSS) on September 14 seeking expeditious land acquisition process for Talcher-Bimlagarh broad gauge rail line in Sundargarh, Deogarh and Angul districts, the project has started moving forward. Around 693 acre private land in the three district remains to be