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Big Relief to Pravat Tripathy as HC grants Him Conditional Bail

Cuttack, March 03: In a huge relief to Banki MLA Pravat Tripathy, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday granted him a conditional bail. The suspended BJD leader has been lodged in Jharpada jail in Bhubaneswar since his arrest in connection with the Artha Tatwa (AT) Group chit fund scam.

He was granted bail on a condition of bail bond of Rs 10 lakh. He was also asked to surrender his passport.

While granting bail to Tripathy, the Court directed him to cooperate with the CBI probe into the case.

Earlier, the court had reserved its hearing on bail plea of the leader on Feb 24. He was arrested on Oct 31, 2014, for his alleged links with AT Group chief Pradeep Sethy, a key player in the chit fund scam.

Stipend of pre and para-clinical PG students hiked

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Tuesday announced a hike in the stipend of post graduate students undertaking pre and para-clinical courses at state...

Bus services to Kotia villages in Odisha soon

Koraput: Following distribution of freebies to the tribals in Kotia gram panchayat in Koraput district, Odisha Government is waking up to the need of ...

Winged guests find new wetlands, less birds sighted in Chilika

Berhampur: Migratory birds are now attracted by other wetlands in Ganjam district and this could be the main reason for the drop in the number of wing...

Odisha govt effects major IAS reshuffle, 8 district collectors changed

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today effected a major reshuffle in bureaucracy involving as many as 16 IAS and OAS officers in the state.While IAS...