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Konark JMFC Court grants conditional bail to Abhijit Iyer

Bhubaneswar: The court of judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) in Konark on Thursday granted conditional bail to Abhijit Iyer Mitra in connection with derogatory remarks on Sun Temple.The court granted him bail on condition that he would not make any such offensive remarks in future and against a surety bond of Rs 20,000.

Yesterday, the Orissa High Court granted bail to Iyer in connection with two cases lodged against him.On December 4, the Odisha government accepted the appeal of Iyer and decided not to accord sanction of his prosecution.Taking into account Iyer's representation the government has decided not to accord sanction of prosecution and take steps to withdraw other cases pending against him, the home department said.Notably, Mitra was arrested and languished in Jharpada jail for over 40 days for hurting the religious sentiments of Odia people and insulting the lawmakers.

Three persons arrested with cache of drugs in Balasore

Balasore: The district police arrested three persons with a cache of brown sugar and cash around Rs 10 lakh on Sunday here. "Three persons have been a...

Empowering citizens, 'Mo Sarkar' programme to be rolled out in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Naveen Patnaik-led state government will be launching the citizen empowering 'Mo Sarkar' programme on Gandhi Jayanti this year. The '...

Punjab CM urges Odisha counterpart Patnaik to reverse decision to demolish Mangu Mutt in Puri

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday wrote to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik urging him to retract the state g...

Hallmark of good governance is citizen satisfaction: Odisha CM interacts with 635 police officers

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said that the hallmark of good governance in the state is citizen satisfaction and under...