BJP MPs meet Union Minister Piyush Goyal over irregularities in paddy procurement in Odisha 

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, March 16: A delegation of BJP MPs led by Union Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday met Union Food & Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi over irregularities in paddy procurement in the State. It came a day after BJD MPs’ meeting with the Union Minister […]

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Question Hour to resume during Budget Session in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar, February 2: Question Hour, which had been suspended by the State Government during the Monsoon Session, will resume when the Assembly meets for the Budget Session from February 18. The suspension had been strongly criticised by the Opposition. Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro said that some restrictions will be eased for the ensuing Session. “Question […]

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BJD to attend President Ram Nath Kovind’s address in Parliament tomorrow

Bhubaneswar, January 28: Even as the 16 Opposition parties decided to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to a joint sitting of Parliament on Friday over the Union Government’s “undemocratic” attitude towards the farmers, Naveen Patnaik-led BJD will attend the the ceremony. “The Biju Janta Dal will attend the President’s address tomorrow and raise all […]

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Now, Odisha Lokayukta to probe graft charges against expelled BJD MLA

Bhubaneswar, December 7: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday referred the corruption allegations levelled against Gopalpur MLA Dr Pradeep Panigrahy to Lokayukta for investigation. This is the first corruption allegation referred by State Government to Lokayukta after its creation in February 2019. “CM @Naveen_Odisha has referred the corruption allegations against Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi to […]

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Odisha Govt constitutes SIT to probe Pari kidnapping & murder case

Bhubaneswar, November 28: Bowing to Opposition pressure in the Assembly, Odisha Government on Saturday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the kidnapping and murder of five-year-old girl in Nayagarh district and requested Orissa High Court to appoint a sitting judge to monitor the probe. According to a notification issued by the Home Department, […]

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Odisha Govt approves high-level bridge in Tirtol ahead of by-election

Bhubaneswar, September 25: As the Election Commission of India is set to announce schedule for the two by-elections for Balasore and Tirtol Assembly segments, the Odisha Government on Friday approved construction of a high level bridge over River Mahanadi on Tirtol-Posal-Sankheswar road at a cost of Rs 118.56 crore in Jagatsinghpur district. The 888.89 metre […]

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Former Odisha Minister Matlub Ali passes away

Bhubaneswar, September 24: Veteran Congress leader and former Minister Saikh Matlub Ali passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here this morning. He was 78. He is survived by his wife and son. My father was admitted to a private hospital after he was taken ill on September 14. He passed away this […]

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Barsha moves court against husband & Kendrapara MP Anubhav Mohanty

Cuttack, September 5: Odia film actress Barsha Priyadarshini has filed a case against her husband and Kendrapara Lok Sabha member Anubhav Mohanty at Cuttack Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Court under Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act-2005. As per the information updated in the Cuttack SDJM Court’s website, the court will hear the case on […]

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Jan Dhan has benefitted over 1.5 crore poor people in Odisha: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Jan Dhan has benefitted more than 1.5 crore poor people in Odisha covering more than 74 lakh households, said Union Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday. Highlighting various initiatives being taken by the Narendra Modi Government for financial inclusion with a vision to provide banking to the unbanked, funding […]

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Digital India has touched lives of millions of Odias in more ways than one: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Claiming that Prime Minister Narendra’s Modi Digital India initiative has enhanced the reach of Government benefits even to the remotest places and has delivered succour to those in need, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said that it has touched lives and brought convenience to millions of […]

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