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Odisha: 3 BJP MLAs Suspended For Hurling Shoes At Speaker's Podium In Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Three senior BJP MLAs – Jayanarayan Mishra, Mohan Majhi and Bishnu Sethy have been suspended from the ongoing Assembly session for allegedly hurling shoes at the Speaker. After examining the video footage, Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro has suspended three legislators. Opposition chief whip Mohan Majhi, deputy Leader of Opposition Bishnu Sethi and senior member […]

Deadlock In Odisha Assembly: Speaker Calls For All-Party Meeting Once Again
Odisha Assembly Proceedings Stalled As Ruckus Continues

Bhubaneswar: All transactions in the Odisha Assembly have been stalled on Monday for third consecutive day due to protest and counter protests by the members of Opposition and treasury benches in the well of the House. Soon after the House reassembled for the day, Opposition Congress and BJP stormed into the well and created heavy […]

3 Held For Suicide Bid Near Odisha Assembly, ‘Instigators To Face Music’

Bhubaneswar: Three persons have been arrested for attempting self-immolation in separate incidents in front of the State Assembly in the last two days. Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash said that anyone who persuaded them to do the illegal act in front of the Assembly will also be brought under the purview of investigation. “Self immolation bid […]

BREAKING: 3 Farmers Attempt Suicide In Front Of Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Three farmers from Athagarh block in Cuttack district attempted to end their lives in front of Odisha Assembly on Friday. However, the trio was immediately whisked away by security personnel deployed at the spot. As per reports, the three farmers tried to set themselves on fire by pouring kerosene on their bodies. It is […]

Odisha Govt Modifies Norms For Merger Of Schools

Bhubaneswar: After much hue and cry, the Odisha Government on Sunday finally changed its decision on merger of schools in schedule and non-schedule areas. Speaking to media after a discussion in this regard in the third day of the ongoing Winter Session of the State Assembly, School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Dash said “It […]

BJP MLA Nauri Nayak Alleges Discrepancy In His Covid Test Reports

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Rengali constituency, Nauri Nayak, has alleged discrepancy in his Covid 19 test reports. On Saturday, Nayak alleged that the Covid-19 test he underwent on the Assembly premises on November 19 came out positive while the findings made in the report of an ICMR-approved private lab showed him […]

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Odisha: Winter Session Of Assembly Starts Today

Bhubaneswar: The 40-day-long winter session of the state legislature is all set to begin from today with strict adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines. According to sources, the session will continue till December 31 and the two daily proceedings will be of four hours and 30 minutes duration each. “Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari will table the […]

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Odisha Assembly’s Monsoon Session Adjourned Sine Die

Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly was adjourned sine die on Tuesday, a day ahead of the scheduled completion. Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro adjourned the session, which commenced on September 29 and was scheduled to conclude on October 7. Monsoon session of #Odisha #Assembly adjourned sine die one day ahead of the […]

Unseasonal rainfall, token system irregularities leave Odisha farmers in distress

Bhubaneswar: Unseasonal rainfall across many parts of Odisha has brought serious trouble for paddy farmers of the State with huge quantities of unsold harvest found soaking in the open. Particularly in the districts of Balasore, Sonepur, Boudh and Bhadrak, resentment was seen among farmers as unseasonal rain reportedly exposed their unsold paddy to damages. While […]

Odisha Hospital’s Alleged Pakistan Links Raised In Assembly

Bhubaneswar: During the Assembly session today, Congress MLA Tara Bahinipati alleged that a Pakistani resident is a stakeholder in Care Hospitals and also accused that the hospital is involved in illegal kidney transplantation. “Care Hospitals is involved in illegal kidney transplantation and it has links with a Pakistani man,” alleged Bahinipati. Speaking on the issue, […]

Opposition Eyes To Corner Odisha Govt In Winter Session Of Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The winter session of Odisha Assembly is likely to begin with a stormy note from November 13 with the Opposition political parties ready to go all guns blazing at the ruling BJD over several major issues. The chief opposition, BJP has planned to raise issues including the death of lady PEO Smitarani Biswal, harassment […]

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LoP Demands Audit Of Srimandir Ratna Bhandar

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concerns about the safety of Lord Jagannath’s Ratna Bhandar inside Puri Srimandir and failure of the administration to trace keys of the inner chamber, Leader of Opposition (LoP) Pradipta Kumar Naik urged the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to open the treasure trove and conduct an audit of the same to match it […]

Gandhi-Godse Remark Row: Face-off between BJP & Congress Continues

Bhubaneswar: The face-off over remarks on Mahatma Gandhi and Nathuram Godse refuses to die down in Odisha Assembly as Congress leader Narasingha Mishra and deputy leader of BJP legislature party, Bishnu Sethi again locked horns in the House for the second consecutive day on Saturday. The issue was raised by Congress Legislature Party leader Narasingha […]

Strongly oppose ISKCON proposal of untimely Rath Yatra: BJD leader

Bhubaneswar: BJD leader S R Patnaik on Thursday strongly opposed a proposal by the ISKCON Ludhiana unit to organise the annual Rath Yatra on a different date, and urged the Odisha chief minister to take up the matter with his Punjab counterpart. The issue was raised by Patnaik in the assembly, who cited reports that […]

Opposition Raps Odisha Govt Over Reports On Illegal Cattle Transportation

Bhubaneswar/Balasore: Alleging failure in bringing down the cases of illegal transportation of cattle in the State, the Opposition parties- BJP and Congress today launched a scathing attack on the Odisha government in the Assembly. There has been a significant rise in the number of illegal transportation of cattle through Odisha. As per reports, national highway-16 […]

'Speaker Unable To Control Odisha Assembly Proceedings'

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today targeted the Speaker of the Odisha Assembly alleging that the House is not being run properly. During zero hour, senior Congress leader and Bolangir MLA Narasingha Mishra targeted the Speaker and accused him of failing to control the legislators. Mishra also alleged that State Ministers are not giving relevant answers to […]

Minister Paints Rosy Picture Of Paddy Procurement In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Minister of Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Ranendra Pratap Swain, on Wednesday expressed assurance that the paddy procurement centres in Odisha are operating according to the guidelines and instructions laid down by his department. Answering to Opposition’s questions on paddy procurement issues in the State, the minister confidently said that with the arrangements done […]

Re-polling in 34 booths of Odisha likely on May 19

Bhubaneswar: Taking cognizance of irregularities and incidents of violence at several booths during 3rd and 4th phase polls in the State, the Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Surendra Kumar today informed that re-polling will take place in 34 booths. Earlier, Kumar had requested Election Commission of India for re-polling in the concerned booths. Re-polling will […]

BJP Releases 2nd List: Not PM Modi, Sambit Patra To Contest From Puri

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to speculations over Prime Minister Narendra Modi contesting from Puri Lok Sabha constituency in the upcoming general polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday night announced party national spokesperson Sambit Patra as its candidate for the Puri parliamentary constituency. Moments after the party’s Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting concluded late […]

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BJP, BJD engage in blame game over youth unemployment

Bhubaneswar: Alleging Centre’s failure in generating employment in Odisha, the ruling-BJD members created ruckus in the Assembly today and met Governor Ganeshi Lal to submit a memorandum in this regard. This came in retaliation to BJP Yuva Morcha’s attempt to gherao Odisha Assembly yesterday over allegations that the State government has failed to create job […]

Rs 8,054.5-cr supplementary budget presented in UP Assembly

Lucknow:The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government on Wednesday presented a Rs 8,054.49-crore second supplementary budget in the state Assembly, of which Rs 3,000 crore has been earmarked for the “Swachh Bharat” project. Besides, the Yogi Adityanath government has set aside Rs 100 crore for the forthcoming Kumbh Mela, which will take place in Allahabad in […]

Amid growing rage & discontentment, beer bottling plant at Dhenkanal cancelled

Bhubaneswar: Amid severe criticism and discontentment from villagers, green lovers, civil society organisations and uproar in State Assembly, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today ordered cancellation of beer bottling plant at Balarampur village in Dhenkanal district. On Saturday, as many as thousands of trees were felled despite stiff resistance from locals. The decision was taken following […]

Ruckus by legislators mars Assembly proceedings

Bhubaneswar: It was another noisy day inside the Odisha Assembly as all the three major parties- Congress, BJP and the ruling-BJD created ruckus over different issues of the State following which the Speaker adjourned the proceedings of the House till 11:30 am today. At the beginning of the session, BJP legislators wearing black gowns raised […]

Sapling scam rocks Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Amid ruckus inside the Odisha Assembly over sapling plantation scam, Speaker P K Amat today directed Agriculture Minister P K Maharathy to make a statement on the alleged irregularities before the end of this session of the House. The Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly will end on September 20. The direction was given as […]

Safety of women govt’s top priority: Odisha CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Safety and security of women and vulnerable groups are top priorities of the State government, stated Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukh on behalf of the Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in the State Assembly today. “Rape cases are being considered as Red Flag cases and special lawyers will be appointed. Apart from this, police […]