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Leader of Opposition Naveen Patnaik
Law and order has broken down in Odisha, alleges LoP Naveen Patnaik over 'no action on Governor’s son'

Leader of Opposition Naveen Patnaik alleged a breakdown in law and order in Odisha, citing no action against the Governor’s son for assaulting a government officer. BJD and Congress MLAs staged a walkout during the Assembly session.

Odisha Assembly Begins With Odisha Governor's Address
New sports policy to filling 65000 govt posts, know 20 major highlights of Odisha Governor’s address

The first session of the 17th Odisha Legislative Assembly began tumultuously with BJD and Congress staging a walkout. Governor Raghubar Das, in his address, emphasized Odia Asmita and committed to unbiased governance.

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17th Odisha Assembly session begins on stormy note; govt to work in an unbiased manner, says Governor

The first session of the 17th Odisha Legislative Assembly started contentiously with BJD and Congress walking out during Governor Raghubar Das's address on 'Odia Asmita'. The 2024-25 budget will be presented on July 25 by Chief Minister Mohan Majhi’s BJP government.

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present  Budget 2024-25 on Tuesday
What taxpayers and common people expect from Union Budget 2024?

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Budget 2024-25, with hopes for a pro-growth budget addressing the concerns of lower and middle-class taxpayers. Experts suggest increasing tax exemption limits and standard deductions. Inflation control is also anticipated, as homemakers and economists voice their expectations.

  • Sunday, 21 July 2024
  • India
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Opposition BJD prepares to outflank ruling party in first session of 17th Odisha Assembly; BJP ready with strategies

The 17th Odisha Legislative Assembly session begins on Monday with the ruling BJP facing a tough challenge from the opposition BJD. The BJD, led by Naveen Patnaik, plans to scrutinize BJP's election promises and address various issues including inflation. BJP, under Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi, will counter by highlighting their recent achievements.

Villagers grapple with drainage issue in Paradip
2 allegedly die of diarrhoea, 10 fall ill in Odisha’s Paradip

As per the allegation by the local residents, diarrhoea is spreading in their area due to poor drainage issues and contaminated drinking water. 

Elaborate security arrangement for first session of 17th Odisha Assembly
Three-layer security cover for first session of 17th Odisha Assembly, 30 platoon forces deployed

As many as 30 platoons of police forces have been deployed for the security purpose. Apart from it, bomb squads, dog squads, striking forces and SOG Jawans have also been deployed.

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First session of 17th Odisha Assembly to begin on July 22, budget on July 25; all-party meeting held for smooth conduct

The 17th Odisha Legislative Assembly's first session begins Monday with Governor Raghubar Das addressing the assembly. The BJP government's maiden budget for 2024-25 will be presented by Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi on July 25. An all-party meeting, chaired by Speaker Surama Padhy, was held to ensure smooth proceedings.

All eyes on new Odisha PCC President
Who will take helm of Odisha Congress as PCC president? Questions galore after dissolution of state unit

Following the 2024 poll debacle, AICC announced the dissolution of the Odisha PCC. Eyes are on senior Congress leaders Bhakta Das, Mohammad Moquim, and former PCC president Jayadev Jena for the new president role.

AICC dissolves Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee
AICC dissolves Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee; Ram Chandra Kadam appointed CLP leader

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has dissolved the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), including its president and executive committee. The decision was announced by AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal through a letter approved by the Congress President.

Malkangiri rain fury: Odisha SRC directs vehicle ban on submerged roads, bridges amid heavy rainfall
Malkangiri rain fury: Odisha SRC directs vehicle ban on submerged roads, bridges amid heavy rainfall

The Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) directed the Malkangiri Collector to prohibit vehicle movement on submerged roads and bridges until water recedes, following heavy rainfall due to a depression over the Odisha coast. Nuapada received 96.1mm of rain, Subarnapur 73.6mm, Boudh 66.5mm, with Athamallik in Angul recording the highest at 154.4mm in 24 hours.

Depression over Odisha Coast near Chilika Lake weakens: IMD forecasts more rainfall
Depression over Odisha Coast near Chilika Lake weakens: IMD forecasts more rainfall

The depression over Odisha coast near Chilika lake weakened into a well-marked low pressure area on Saturday, according to the IMD. The department forecasts moderate to heavy rainfall across several parts of Odisha in the coming days. Yellow warnings have been issued for multiple districts including Bolangir, Nuapada, and Jharsuguda.

Son 'kidnapped' in front of father while returning from court; family gets Rs 5 lakh ransom call
Son 'kidnapped' in front of father while returning from court; family gets Rs 5 lakh ransom call

Unidentified miscreants allegedly kidnapped Sanatan Nayak after attacking his father, Narendra Nayak, in Nandipada village, Keonjhar. The incident occurred while they were returning from Hatadihi court. Narendra's wife received a Rs 5 lakh ransom call for Sanatan's release. Sanatan had financial issues due to debts from online games.

Sundargarh double murder: Accused driver arrested; crime over one-side love affair, says police
Sundargarh double murder: Accused driver arrested; crime over one-side love affair, says police

Police arrested Raju Nag for the Kutra double murder, where he allegedly stabbed Lipsa Kerketa and Pratap Lakada over a one-sided love affair. Rajgangpur SDPO Abhisekh Panigrahi confirmed Nag's confession after his capture by a special team.

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