Anti-Posco leader released on bail

BHUBANESWAR - Anti-Posco leader Abhaya Sahu, who was arrested in October last year for his alleged involvement in several crimes, was released from jail Friday, a day after the Orissa High Court granted him bail, police said.

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Eight accused in Orissa mining scam get bail

BHUBANESWAR - The Orissa High Court Friday granted bail to eight people, including state officials and mine owners, arrested for alleged illegal mining in Keonjhar district.

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Orissa court grants bail to anti-Posco leader

BHUBANESWAR - Anti-Posco leader Abhaya Sahu, who was arrested in October last year for his alleged involvement in several crimes, was granted bail by the Orissa High Court Thursday, a lawyer said.

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Bonda tribe policeman gets gallantry award

BHUBANESWAR - A police man from the primitive Bonda tribe in Orissa has been awarded a gallantry award by the government for his role in fighting Maoist rebels.

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Orissa High Court stays conviction of former NALCO chief

BHUBANESWAR - The Orissa High Court has stayed the conviction of former National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO) chairman S.K. Tamotia in a graft case.

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16 let off in Kandhamal violence case

BHUBANESWAR - A fast track court here Friday acquitted 16 people accused of torching a police outpost and killing a policeman when Orissa’s Kandhamal district experienced widespread communal violence last year.

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Five get six years’ jail for Orissa communal violence

BHUBANESWAR - A fast-track court in Orissa Monday sentenced five people to six years in jail for their involvement in the last year’s communal violence in the state’s Kandhamal district, a government lawyer said.

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Adequate compensation to Orissa riot victims demanded

BHUBANESWAR - A Christian group in Orissa Thursday said the government had not adequately compensated last year’s riot victims in Kandhamal district even after the Supreme Court orders.

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Bail extended for legislator accused of Kandhamal violence

BHUBANESWAR - The Orissa High Court Friday extended the bail period of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Manoj Pradhan, who is an accused in last year’s communal violence in Kandhamal, for another 15 days.

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Orissa violence: man gets two-year jail

BHUBANESWAR - In the first conviction for last year’s communal violence in Orissa, a fast-track court in Kandhamal district Tuesday sentenced a 58-year-old man to two years in jail.

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