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Tag: Arun Sahoo

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Watch: Odisha Minister Arun Sahoo Organises Massive Rally In Nayagarh Violating Covid-19 Protocols

Odisha Minister Arun Sahoo carried out a large procession in Nayagarh on Monday (August 9) to express gratitude to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

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Odisha UG Course Curriculum: Disaster Management Subject Mandatory

Disaster Management course will now be compulsory for first year students in all streams of Plus 3 in Odisha. This information was provided by Odisha Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo on Friday (July 23).

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Online UG, PG Exam: Odisha Teachers To Don Mentor’s Role 

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown numerous challenges especially for the conduct of crucial examinations across the country.  The Odisha government too has decided to conduct the under graduate (UG) and post graduate (PG) examinations online.

Odisha BJD Leaders Surrounded By Controversies
No Action Against ‘Controversial’ BJD Ministers Puts Naveen’s Zero Tolerance Policy Under Cloud

Bhubaneswar: If one takes into account the episodes of crimes and scams unfolding in Odisha in the recent times, s/he would ponder on who should Odisha Chief Minister consider his foes – the Opposition BJP and Congress or his own Cabinet colleagues? Arun Sahoo, Pratap Jena, Ranendra Pratap Swain, Jagannath Saraka – all these four […]

Nayagarh Minor Girl Murder Case: BJP Accuses SIT Chief Of Shielding Minister Arun Sahoo
Nayagarh Minor Girl Murder Case: BJP Accuses SIT Chief Of Shielding Minister Arun Sahoo

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the sensational revelation of the SIT chief on the murder of five-year-old girl from Nayagarh and how the main accused, Saroj Sethi, executed the barbaric act, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slammed the probe panel head IPS Arun Bothra and alleged that he is trying to save the neck of Minister Arun […]

Pari Murder Case: 'Attempts On To Save Odisha Minister Arun Sahoo'

Bhubaneswar: Hours after some serious allegations were levelled against the chief of Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Odisha Crime Branch investigating the abduction and murder of five-year-old girl, Pari, the Odisha unit of BJP has claimed that attempts are on to save Minister Arun Sahoo. State BJP general secretary Golak Mohapatra criticised the State government […]

MSP For Paddy: Odisha Government's Omission Hits State Farmers Hard
MSP For Paddy: Odisha Government's Omission Hits State Farmers Hard

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the farmers camping in the national capital are fighting with vim and vigour to, what they call, maintaining the sanctity of MSP (Minimum Support Price), a big blooper by the Odisha government with regard to MSP has come to the fore. The eye-popping revelation is Odisha government has neither provided […]

Nayagarh Murder Case
Not Compensation, Give Us Justice: Pari’s Parents

Bhubaneswar: ‘Money cannot bring back our Pari. We do not want financial assistance but justice’ – said the mother of the 5-year-old girl ‘Pari’ of Nayagarh after she learnt of the Rs 10 lakh compensation recommendation made by OSCPCR for them. Reportedly, chairperson of Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR) Sandhyabati Pradhan […]

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‘Pari’ Murder: Orissa HC Asks Laxmiprasad Sarpanch To Seek Protection From Nayagarh SP

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Thursday directed the Sarpanch at Laxmiprasad village in Nayagarh district, Soumya Ranjan Pradhan, to seek protection from Superintendent of Police (SP) within 15 days time. The direction of the court came in response to a petition filed by Pradhan seeking protection after an audio tape containing his purported conversation […]

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Odisha: With No Judicial Powers How can SIT Investigate ‘Pari’ Murder, Asks D Purandeswari

Nayagarh: The newly appointed Odisha in-charge of BJP, D Purandeswai on Thursday lashed out at the BJD-led State government for ‘protecting’ Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo whose alleged role in the abduction and killing of five-year-old Nayagarh girl, ‘Pari’, has come under the scanner. During her maiden visit to Odisha following her appointment as the new […]

They Lost The Reason To Live, Now Poverty Forces Pari’s Parents To Part With Life Source

Nayagarh: As if the sufferings following the kidnapping and brutal murder of their only daughter five months ago was not enough, now faced with impoverishment and hunger, the hapless parents of five-year-old Nayagarh girl ‘Pari’ are forced to sell their only source of sustenance, an autorickshaw. The couple—Ashok Sahoo and Soudamini—from Jadupr village in Nayagarh […]

Pari Murder Case
'Odisha Wants To Know Why CM Naveen Is Saving Arun Sahoo'

Bhubaneswar: Bharatiya Janata Party State General Secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar on Friday asked the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) to come clear over the ‘secrets’ Arun Sahoo held which has made Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik shield the minister from the accusations the latter was facing in the Pari murder case. “Why Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is afraid […]

‘Pari Murder’ Case: BJP Mahila Morcha-Police Wrestle Outside Minister Arun Sahoo’s Residence

Bhubaneswar: High tension prevailed in front of the official residence of Odisha Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo when a scuffle broke out between the activists of Odisha BJP Mahila Morcha and the police when the activists attempted to barge into the Minister’s residence, demanding his resignation for his alleged involvement in the abduction and murder of […]

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Pratap Sarangi Targets Odisha Govt Over Its Soft Approach On 'Pari Murder’ Probe

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Thursday lashed out at the BJD-led Odisha Government for failing to ensure justice to the five-year-old girl ‘Pari’ who was allegedly abducted and murdered in July this year in Nayagarh. Briefing a presser, Sarangi said that the State government has no moral right to […]

Opinion: Different Strokes For Different Folks

By Sandeep Sahu Two near-simultaneous developments – the ‘Pari case’ and the vigilance raid on and arrest of senior IFS officer Abhaykant Pathak and his son – have rocked the state in the last one week and more. The spotlight has stayed focused on these two cases with charges and counter charges flying thick and […]

Pari Murder Case
BJP Alleges Involvement Of Organ Trade Racket In Pari Murder Case, Demands CBI Probe

Bhubaneswar: Training guns at the Naveen government, the BJP has stepped up the ‘Justice For Pari’ campaign demanding a CBI probe into the sensational murder case in Nayagarh and immediate ouster of minister Arun Sahoo for allegedly giving protection to the prime accused in the case. At a presser today, State President of the Bharatiya […]

Pari Murder Case: Odisha Government Finally Agrees For SIT Probe; Notification Soon, says Arukha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government under pressure from Opposition parties and large-scale public outrage over the soft paddling in the investigation into the sensational murder of five-year-old Nayagarh girl Pari, finally agreed to institute probe by a special Investigation Team (SIT), on Saturday. Parliamentary Affairs Minister in the Naveen Patnaik government, Bikram Kesari Arukha made the […]

Pari Murder Case: BJP, Congress Intensify Protest, Demand Minister Arun Sahoo’s Resignation

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no let-up to the resentment across the State over the kidnapping and brutal murder of 5-year-old Nayagarh girl Pari with the Opposition leaving no stones unturned to target the State government for the glaring loopholes in the probe into the case. Protesting the lackadaisical investigation and continuation of Arun Sahoo […]

BJP Demands CBI Investigation In Pari Murder Case
Pari Murder Case: CBI Probe Demand Grows Louder As BJP Threatens State-Wide Agitation

Bhubaneswar: Amid a massive public outrage over the abduction and subsequent murder of five-year-old girl ‘Pari’ in Nayagarh, the Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has now demanded handing over the case to the Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) for a fair investigation. Addressing a presser, BJP Mahila Morcha leader Smrutirekha Patnaik also […]

Pari Murder Case: Minister Arun Sahoo Says Heart-Broken Over Incident, Welcomes CB Probe

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the Opposition demand for his resignation over the murder of a 5-year-old girl ‘Pari’ in Nayagarh, Minister Arun Sahoo on Thursday said that he was completely shattered by the incident and wants the truth to come out so that the culprits are punished and the girl gets justice. In his statement before the […]

Pari ‘Murder’ Case: PIL Filed In Orissa HC Seeking CBI Probe & Rs 25 Lakh Compensation

Cuttack: A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Orissa High Court on Thursday seeking probe by the Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged abduction and subsequent murder of five-year-old girl ‘Pari’ in Nayagarh district in July this year. Social organisation, Bharatiya Bikash Parishad, which filed the PIL, has also sought Rs […]

Pari ‘Murder’ Case: Opposition Guns For Minister Arun Sahoo’s Head; Demands HC Monitored SIT Probe

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition parties on Thursday turned the heat on the Odisha government by cornering it on the alleged abduction and murder of five-year-old girl ‘Pari’ from Nayagarh district whose parents attempted suicide in front of the State Assembly on Tuesday. The Opposition legislators from both BJP and Congress targeted the Odisha government for the […]

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Pari Murder Case: Kingpin Involved In Kidnapping Children For Organ Trade, Alleges Victim's Father

Bhubaneswar: In July this year, 5-year-old Pari of Nayagarh district was allegedly kidnapped, murdered and chopped into pieces. Her parents are still shattered as they could see nothing more than her skeletal remains which were dumped by the killers in the backyard of their house in Jadupur village. The couple attempted suicide outside the Odisha Assembly […]

Reopening Of Colleges, Universities In Odisha Likely To Get Delayed, Says Minister
Reopening Of Colleges, Universities In Odisha Likely To Get Delayed, Says Minister

Bhubaneswar: The reopening of colleges, universities and other higher education institutes across the State is likely to get delayed in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic situation, informed Higher Education minister Arun Sahoo on Thursday. Speaking to media Sahoo said, “As per the Central and State governments’ guidelines, decision on reopening of colleges and universities […]

Decision On UG, PG Examinations In Odisha
UG-PG Exams In Odisha: Decision Likely Today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Higher Education department will hold a high-level meeting today to chalk out plans to conduct the final semester examinations of Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) courses. According to sources, the meeting scheduled for 3 pm today will be chaired by Higher Education minister Arun Sahoo. Vice-chancellors, controllers of examinations of state […]

KALIA Truth: 5 lakh eligible farmers still out of loop, 51 lakh beneficiaries an inflated number!

Bhubaneswar: There goes a saying ‘God only knows himself’. With regard to Naveen-led BJD Government’s game-changer scheme KALIA, an acronym attributed to Lord Jagannath, this seems to be the case. A maze of numbers are thrown out. Budget 2020-21 gives one number, Agriculture department rolls out another. Amidst the lingering haze, the news tumbled out […]

CM Naveen Wealthiest In Odisha, Pratap Jena's Property Grows By 4.5 Cr In A Year

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik continues to lead the rich ministers list in Odisha while State Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena’s net worth grew be a whopping 4.5 crore in a single year, a statement of assets of all Cabinet ministers of the State which was issued by the Chief Minister’s Office on Tuesday stated. […]

Dissidence Emerge In BJD Govt Over Removal Of MLAs From College Governing Bodies

Bhubaneswar: A day after Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo’s announcement to abolish the practice of inducting local MLAs and politicians as the president of college governing bodies, voices of dissent over the proposal within the ruling party came to fore today. State Labour minister Sushant Singh questioned Arun Sahoo’s statements saying, “I am unclear about […]

Politicians, MLAs Will No Longer Be Inducted Into College Governing Bodies: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: From now on, no politicians or the local MLA would be inducted into the governing body of the degree colleges, Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo informed on Thursday. Addressing a programme convened by Odisha Parents Association, Arun Sahoo announced that the degree colleges in Odisha will not have local MLAs and politicians as […]

Who will become Naveen's successor? 'Mo Sarkar' holds the clue!

Bhubaneswar: What Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik disclosed on BJD’s 23rd birth anniversary is not anything brand new, the only subtle difference is earlier he had spoken about successor when prodded. Then he had said ‘people of Odisha will choose the successor’. On Thursday, Naveen addressing the party cadres said, ‘BJD is now a people’s movement […]

Odisha Launches Millet Mandi In Cut-Off Malkangiri

Malkangiri: The first millet procurement centre (mandi) was launched in the cut-off Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district which was inaugurated by Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo. As per reports, the procurement centre has been established with an aim to ensure farmers get right price for their produce. Established under the Odisha Millets Mission, the procurement centre […]

45965 Ineligible Beneficiaries Received KALIA Money: Odisha Agri Minister

Bhubaneswar: In September, Odisha government had claimed that only 32000 of the total 51.05 lakh beneficiaries who received monetary assistance under the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme are ineligible. However, State Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo today informed that Rs 2552.64 crore was disbursed to 51,05,290 farmers under KALIA scheme out of […]

Education reforms in Odisha: State to publish results within 45 days of exam

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to bring reforms in education, the Odisha Higher Education department has decided to publish results of within 45 days of the examinations. During a meeting with the Registrars and Examination Controllers of universities and officials of Comptroller of Finance, Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo emphasised on early publication of Plus III […]

Any 'larger political interest' behind 'hasty' cancellation of student polls in Odisha colleges?

Bhubaneswar:  When colleges are described as refuge from hasty judgement by well-known American poet Robert Frost, the irony is Odisha Higher Education Department’s decision to ban campus elections has apparently twisted the popular thought to made the colleges across the State, a victim of ‘hasty judgement’. Now the campuses across the State are on the […]

Cancellation of Student polls In Odisha: ABVP Stages Protest outside Minister's Residence

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Higher Education Department of Odisha decided to cancel student union elections in the colleges and universities across the State, various student unions vehemently opposed the decision and staged protests today. The ABVP (Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad) today gheraoed the residence of Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo protesting cancellation of student […]

Shocking! 2.66 Lakh Ineligible KALIA Scheme Beneficiaries Identified, Verification Underway

Bhubaneswar: While Odisha government has expedited the process of verification and scrutiny of beneficiaries under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme, State agriculture minister Arun Sahoo today said that as many as 2.66 lakh ineligible beneficiaries have been identified so far. While around 51 lakh farmers received financial assistance under the […]

Draft Agriculture Policy 2019: Odisha Govt Brings In SAMRIDHI For Farmers' Development

Bhubaneswar: Even as the State Government readies to roll out yet another farm policy betting big on inclusive farm growth and higher farm income to ensure a sustainable, stable and scalable farm growth, the draft report of the 2019 farm policy, however, shows how the basic drag-factors that are essential for achieving the aforesaid goals […]

Mobile Phone Ban In Classrooms: Minister Gives Contradictory Statements

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Wednesday gave two different statements on the ban on mobile phones inside school classrooms across the State. In a reply to BJD MLA, Byomkesh Ray in the State Assembly today, Sahoo informed that the State government has no plans to impose ban on the use of […]

'Marginal, small farmers in Odisha commit suicide due to family stress, boredom'

Bhubaneswar: What Ron Delegge II had said, “99 per cent of all statistics only tell 49 per cent of the story,” proved a classic truth, when the State Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo tabled the stats on farmer suicides over the years in Odisha. The Minister has even gone to the extent of saying that a […]

'50 lakh farmers received assistance under KALIA scheme'

Bhubaneswar: As many as 50 lakh farmers have received financial assistance under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme till date, and verification is on to include the left-out farmers, informed Odisha Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo today. Speaking on the sidelines of a function at Krishi Bhawan here, Sahoo further added that […]