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Bijayshree Routray
Former Odisha Minister Bijayshree Routray Passes Away Due To Post-COVID Complications

A six time MLA, Routray served as the Health, Forest & Environment Minister in Naveen Patnaik's cabinet.

Will take 20 yrs to restore green cover destroyed by Cyclone Fani: Odisha Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray today said that around 20 lakh trees were damaged in the devastating cyclonic storm Fani which hit the State on May 3. The cyclone has caused massive destruction to forests and environment and it will take another 20 years to restore everything, the minister said adding that plantation […]

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 […]

Animal carcass found in Debrigarh forest is of Leopard, clarifies Minister

Bhubaneswar: A day after the carcass of an animal was recovered at Damodarpada jungle near Khajuria village under Bhatli Forest Range in Bargarh district, Forest & Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray today clarified that the carcass is of a leopard. “Initial reports of the expert team suggest that the carcass of animal recovered in Debrigarh forest […]

Tiger relocation: Vital parameters of new guest at Satkosia in good shape

Bhubaneswar: After successful completion of the world’s first inter-State and longest tiger relocation from Kanha Tiger Reserve to Odisha’s Satkosia which took almost 24 hours, officials are now closely monitoring the activities of the big cat. The senior officials are on their toes as the tiger had not fed on a live prey after it […]

11 hotels in Odisha still running despite closure notice

Bhubaneswar: A total of 11 hotels are operating despite closure notices being served to them by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB), informed Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray in the State Assembly today. In a written reply to a query from Opposition party chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati, the minister stated that the […]

Bijayshree Routray keen on working for party, not to join poll fray in 2019

Bhubaneswar: The State’s Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray on Thursday expressed his wish not to join poll battle during 2019 general elections. Routray told OTV, “I won’t be part of the electoral politics henceforth. But I will work for the party organisation and betterment of people of the State.” He added the promises he […]

After Niali, peculiar sheep death reported in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: After sheep killing in Niali, Cuttack during past few days, cases of sheep death were reported from Moharanapada in Pandigaon under Kalampur block of Kalahandi district today. Villager Suresh Shabara’s sheep was found lying in a field with head torn out of the body. Besides, another sheep out of 13 is missing. The sheep […]

BJD MLA in footwear controversy
Niali: Footwear puts BJD MLA in controversy

Bhubaneswar: While panic in Niali over death of sheep refuses to die down, the BJD MLA who went to take stock of the situation in the village is in news for all the wrong reasons because of his footwear. The Niali legislator Pramod Mallik visited to the block today and was taking stock of the […]

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Odisha's tiger population could be 80, says minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today claimed that the number of Royal Bengal Tigers (RBTs) can be 80 in the state, instead of 40 as estimated by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). State Forest and Environment minister Bijayshree Routray gave this figure while replying to a question on the reduction of tiger population in the […]

Bahubali in Nandankanan:  1 of 7 tiger cubs named after Magnum opus

Bhubaneswar: The Bahubali fever has gripped people worldwide  so much that even officials of Nandankanan Zoological Park here named one of the seven one-year old tiger cubs  as ‘Bahubali’ today in a naming ceremony. The other six tiger cubs at the zoo including three females were named as Sahil, Adyasa, Vicky, Chinu, Mousumi and Kundan. Around […]

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State to introduce Odisha Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Bill again in assembly

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Bill will be presented again in the assembly informed Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray yesterday after discussion on the expenditure budget of his department. As per the bill land grabbing will become a “cognizable” offence. Introduced in the house in 2015, the bill had been sent for assent of the […]

Attack on Tehsildar: Minister Bijayshree gives clean chit to Begunia MLA

Bhubaneswar: Muddling the controversy regarding assault of the Begunia MLA on the local Tehsildar further, the State Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray today said Prasant Jagdev did not throw the lantern aiming at OAS officer Niharika Nayak and the issue is not a serious one. Talking to newsmen here, Routray stated, “When the legislator came to […]

Govt moots new land leasing act to help sharecroppers

Bhubaneswar: The state government is planning to bring in a new land leasing act to recognise and protect the rights of share croppers across the State, Revenue minister Bijayshree Routray revealed after a meeting of the inter-ministerial group on the issue here today. According to sources, suggestions will be taken from land owners and sharecroppers […]

Law dept sees red in plot allotted to minister for health care

Bhubaneswar: The controversy over the plot leased out to Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Bijayshree Routray’s wife for running a charitable health centre has once again raised its ugly head with the Law department recommending action for misappropriating the government land and questioned the existence of law in such case. “Dispensary, whether charitable or otherwise, […]

New law for sharecroppers this year: Minister

The Odisha government will enact a new law for benefit of sharecroppers this year. This was announced by Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray on Sunday here

24 institutes encroached on land in Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has issued notice to 24 engineering and management institutes for encroaching on government land and carrying out constructions, a minister said on Monday. Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray, in a written reply to a question by BJP legislator Dilip Ray, said the Employment and Technical Education and Training department issued a show-cause […]

‘Govt takes back plots owned by Gokarneswar Trust in Ghangapatna’

Lands in Ghangapatna on the outskirts of the capital city which were recently in news for alleged doubtful possession have been taken back into the records of Odisha government, said a minister in State Assembly

Labour minister seeks report on BSL’s blast furnace (I) condition

Bhubaneswar: Three days after the tragic explosion in the blast furnace (II) of Bhushan Steel plant that claimed one life, Labour Minister Bijayshree Routray on Friday asked the Directorate of Factories and Boilers to prepare a comprehensive report on the condition of blast furnace (I) of the company. Besides, the minister also directed the Labour […]