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Tag: Arun Sahoo

Principals’ Conference: HE Dept Serves Show Cause Notice To Absentees

Bhubaneswar: The State Higher Education Department on Tuesday issued notices to the Principals of five colleges in Odisha who skipped the Conference of Principals held in Bhubaneswar last month. The department has reportedly issued the show cause notices to Principals of Government Degree College in Bolangir, Government Women’s Degree College in Bolangir, BB Sanskrit College […]

Agri Min Arun Sahoo faces KALIA heat in House

Bhubaneswar: After pandemonium in house on day one, the State Assembly proceedings started smoothly on day two where in the question hour, the Congress party tried to put the Government on the mat on the issue of farmers. As the house assembled, during the question hour, senior Congress leader Tara Bahinipati asked the first question […]

Naveen's fifth innings: poor strike rate in governance streamlining

Bhubaneswar: In his record fifth-term, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s Ministry making exercise didn’t show any green shoots towards streamlining of governance in Odisha, which the State needs badly to propel to a consistent growth path. The distribution of portfolios only reveals about a half-hearted approach towards governance streamlining in the State. Consider this. The vesting […]

Royal Challenge: Pratyusha, Arka raise revolt banner post ticket denial

Bhubaneswar: The rebellion over party ticket distribution in BJD scaled a ‘royal’ high. A royal challenge staring at the party as two of its prominent sitting MPs with royal lineage have raised a banner of revolt after being denied tickets. BJD had fielded 11 royals, including 3 in Lok Sabha, in 2014. While sitting BJD […]

CBI to again issue summons to BJD MLAs Arun Sahoo, Atanu Sabyasachi

Bhubaneswar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will once again issue summons to BJD MLAs Arun Sahoo and Atanu Nayak in connection with Seashore chit fund scam. A senior official of the CBI informed that as the duo failed to appear before the investigation agency after the first notice, they will be served notice for […]

Dama Rout attacks Arun Sahoo, alleges his hand in Chhabi Bardhan murder

Nayagarh: Continuing his tirade on the leaders of the ruling BJD, senior leader Damodar Rout today pointed fingers at Nayagarh MLA Arun Sahoo. He linked the name of the legislator to two-three murder cases including Chhabi Bardhan murder in 2006. The body of Bardhan was found from Sahoo’s residence in the Unit-6 area of the […]

Former student leader threatens to vehemently oppose MLA Arun Sahoo’s visit to Mayurbhanj

Baripada: Former North Orissa University students’ union president, Tushar Nayak once again launched a scathing attack on MLA and Mayurbhanj district observer of BJD, Arun Sahoo over non-regularisation of different departments of the university. “We had received a notice from the Secretariat for regularisation of the departments but the promises are yet to be fulfilled. […]

Protests mount on BJD MLA for 'making student leader do sit-ups'

Bhubaneswar: Protests intensified against ruling-BJD MLA Arun Sahoo today for allegedly making a student leader to do 50 sit-ups. Political parties across the state staged protests against the legislator demanding his apology for such behaviour. It is alleged that Sahoo humiliated North Orissa University’s Student Union President, Tushar Nayak who had gone to meet him […]

Student leader 'forced to do sit-ups' by ruling-BJD MLA in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: BJD MLA Arun Sahoo found himself in a spot today for humiliating North Orissa University’s Student Union President, Tushar Nayak who alleged that the legislator made him do sit-ups. Nayak vented his anger against such misbehaviour in his Facebook post today. “We had gone to meet some BJCD leaders at Baripada Circuit house and […]

Bijepur to witness high-voltage campaign on Feb 20

Bargarh: Get ready to witness a high-voltage campaign for the Bijepur bypoll as star campaigners of two major rival parties—BJP and BJD will hit the campaign trail on Wednesday. BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to undertake a whirlwind tour of the district to campaign for party candidate Rita Sahu. Patnaik will […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJP levels code violation charges against BJD

Bhubaneswar: Demanding stern action, the State unit of BJP today moved the State Election Commission with charges of violation of model code of conduct against ruling party legislator Arun Sahoo while he was campaigning for the bypoll to the Bijepur Assembly constituency. The BJP stated Sahoo lured voters with cheap rice and old age pension […]

Bureaucrats XI emerge winner of friendly football tourney

Bhubaneswar: The team of Bureaucrats XI emerged winner by defeating Tata Steel XI  in a friendly football tournament organised by Tata Steel at Kalinga Stadium today. The tournament was organised under the banner of ‘Friendship Cup Football Tournament’. Other participants were Leaders XI and Media XI. The Leaders XI led by MLA Arun Sahoo was […]

Arun, Debi, Sulochana in BJD’s new spokespersons list

Bhubaneswar: BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today appointed 11 new spokespersons including two former ministers Arun Kumar Sahoo and Debi Prasad Mishra and newly joined Sulochana Das. The 11-member team of party spokespersons includes two MPs Prasanna Acharya, Pratap Keshari Deb and five MLAs including Samir Ranjan Dash, Amar Prasad Satapathy and Debashish […]

Rs 1000 cr sanctioned for rural development under GGY

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sanctioned Rs 1000 crore for road construction and drinking water facilities in rural areas under Gopabandhu Grameen Yojana. Patnaik has asked the Panchayati Raj department to spend the said amount by March 31, minister Arun Sahoo said. Funds were spent under the scheme on the head of road construction, […]

BJP, Cong pick holes in BJD's women's empowerment rally

Bhubaneswar: After the grand rally of Amit Shah, the BJD is going to show its strength on November 29 by gathering women across the State in the plea of Biju Birth Centenary celebration. The BJP considered the move of ruling regional party as a vain attempt to counter Shah’s rally while Congress alleged both parties […]

Naveen inaugurates human chain to mark 80 years of formation of Odisha pradesh

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the 35 km long human chain from Dhauli to Nandankanan here to mark 80 years completion of formation of Odisha as a separate State. While inaugurating the mega human chain at a special programme here at Forest park, Patnaik said- “I am delighted that the celebration of Biju […]

BJP slams BJD's human chain plan on Biju birth centenary

Bhubaneswar: The State unit of BJP today flayed the BJD for its plan to organise human chain across the State to mark the completion of 80 years of formation of Odisha and Biju Patnaik birth centenary. BJP state vice president Sameer Mohanty alleged that government officials are being used in BJD’s own political programme. “The […]

Gouda case: BJP youth wing demands quizzing of 3 ministers

The youth wing of the State unit of BJP today demanded questioning of Law Minister Arun Sahoo, Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak and Urban Development Minister Puspendra Singhdeo accusing them of having links with Himanshu Bhusan Kar, a staff of the Health department and an aide of Dr Motilal Gouda, who has been arrested in connection with a fraud committed by him while he was posted as assistant director of the Directorate of Factories and Boilers

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6 BJP activists detained for showing black flags to Law minister

Nayagarh: Six BJP activists were detained at the Ranpur Police station for showing black flags to Law minister Arun Sahoo. Sahoo was in Nayagarh to attend the Biju Centenary celebrations when some BJP activists tried to show black flags to the minister near Ranpur. Commenting on the incident, the minister said; “I was here to […]

Office of profit row: Bar Council serves notice on Law minister

Bhubaneswar: Trouble mounted on Friday for Law minister Arun Sahu, already under the scanner for promoting and protecting delinquent doctor Motilal Gouda wanted in the fake gazette notification scam, after the State Bar Council served him a notice for not surrendering his bar license even after holding the post of a minister, an office of […]

LoP demands CBI probe into BJD-Gouda links

Accusing the Law minister and some BJD MLAs of having strong links with disgraced Assistant Director in the Department of Factories (Medical) Dr Motilal Gouda, former Law minister and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra today demanded an independent inquiry to determine on whose recommendation Gouda was appointed to key post despite being marked 'absconding' in the records of the Health department

Sarpanch association gheraoes minister's residence

Bhubaneswar: Members of Odisha Sarpanch Association today gheraoed Panchayatiraj minister Arun Sahoo’s residence to press their eight-point charter of demands. According to sources, in their 8-point demand charter, the sarpanches have sought withdrawal of the powers to bring No-Trust motion against the Sarpanchs, hike in their monthly remuneration from Rs 1,500 to Rs 5,000 and […]

Grid power
Chhatrapur to become first 'Smart Grid Town' in Odisha

Chhatrapur is set to become the first 'Smart Grid Town' in Odisha with the implementation of the latest technology in power supply system which can withstand very high-speed cyclone with wind speed of around 350-kmph.