Rs 545-crore stuck In Yes Bank: Odisha Govt gives clean chit to SJTA

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Thursday gave clean chit to the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in connection with deposit of Rs 545 crore of the Shree Mandir in the crisis-hit Yes Bank. “The SJTA had invited quotations from scheduled commercial banks. Out of 12 banks, Yes Bank on March 12, 2019 had agreed for […]

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205 Odisha schools don’t have classrooms

Bhubaneswar: The State Government on Wednesday informed that a total of 205 schools, including 90 primary and 115 elementary schools have no classrooms in Odisha. While Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s home district Ganjam recorded the highest number of 20 primary schools and 30 elementary schools operating without classrooms, Mayurbahnj recorded the least with one school […]

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20 lakh households live in kutcha houses in Odisha: Panchayati Raj Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Tuesday, in a written reply, informed the State Assembly that a massive 20 lakh households lives in kutcha (thatched) houses in the State. “Twenty lakh households in Odisha live in kutcha houses. They are yet to receive any assistance under various rural housing schemes,” informed Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water […]

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Odisha Assembly adjourned till 11.30 am over lottery system

Bhubaneswar: The Assembly was adjourned till 11.30 am after BJP MLAs created ruckus for not executing lottery system for members to ask questions during the Question Hour. As soon as the House met for the day to transact business at 10.30 am, BJP members, the main opposition force in the House, rushed into the well […]

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Congress stages walkout during Governor’s address to Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The opposition Congress on Friday boycotted the customary address of Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal marking the beginning of the Budget Session of the State Assembly. As soon as the Governor started his address, the Congress members staged a walkout without creating ruckus. The first phase of the Budget Session began on Friday with the […]

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Legislators must not forget democratic decency: CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said that democratic dissent is a right of an MLA and while exercising this right, legislators must not forget democratic decency. “Democratic dissent is a right of an MLA. While exercising this right, legislators must not forget democratic decency. At no circumstances, democratic dissent should cast a shadow […]

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Manhandling of journalist by Kendrapara SP rocks Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The issue involving Kendrapara SP Niti Sekhar misbehaving and assaulting a working journalist in Kendrapara during the visit of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to Patkura on Wednesday rocked the Odisha Assembly on Thursday when the opposition BJP and Congress members demanded that the SP either be transferred or suspended. Raising the issue in the […]

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Odisha Assembly adjourned thrice till 3 pm over poor law and order

Bhubaneswar: The State Assembly was adjourned thrice till 3 pm on Monday following uproarious scenes and pandemonium by opposition BJP and Congress members over deteriorating law and order situation in the State. As the House met for the day at 10.30 am, Leader of Opposition Pradipta Kumar Naik stood at his chair and urged Speaker […]

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Odisha Govt presents Rs 1.39 lakh crore Budget for 2019-20 FY

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Friday presented a Rs 1,39,000 crore budget for 2019-20 in the State Assembly, around 15.8 per cent more than the previous year’s 1,20,028 crore Budget. This was the first annual Budget of the Naveen Patnaik Government after it voted to power for fifth consecutive term. Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari also […]

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Rajani Kant Singh elected Deputy Speaker of Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The Assembly unanimously elected Angul MLA Rajani Kant Singh as Deputy Speaker on Thursday. He is a four-time legislator from the ruling Biju Janata Dal. His candidature was proposed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh supported it. As he was the lone candidate, Speaker Surjya Narayan Patrao announced […]

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