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Transfer Of Odisha Forest Minister’s PS Intensifies Buzz In Power Corridors  

Odisha Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh’s private secretary Dipti Ranjan Behera has been transferred and posted as joint administrator of KBK, Koraput. 

Deer
Similipal Wildfire: Terrified Deer Takes Cover In Village As Park Burns

Baripada: The raging wildfire in the Similipal biosphere reserve in Mayurbhanj district has forced the wildlife to enter human settlements even as Odisha’s Forest Department Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh on Monday claimed that animals in the core areas of the national park were safe. The unprecedented wildlife emergency in the park was witnessed on Monday […]

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Air Pollution On Rise In 7 Towns Of Odisha: Environment Minister

Bhubaneswar: Air pollution is alarming in seven towns in Odisha due to rising vehicular movement, said Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh. Responding to a query posed by Salipur MLA Prashant Behera, Arukh on Tuesday informed the Odisha Assembly that these towns have dangerous air pollutants, PM10 and PM2.5, in the air. These cities […]

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Odisha Reconstitutes Wildlife Board With CM Naveen As Chairman

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday reconstituted the State Wildlife Board with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at its helm and Forest & Environment Minister, Bikram Keshari Arukh as his deputy. The board was reconstituted under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 section-7 and wildlife protection (Amendment) Act, 2002 section-6. As per reports, the board will function […]

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BJP stages walkout protesting supplementary demand passage 'without' discussion in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: BJP stages walkout over supplementary demand passage in Assembly through guillotine Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly on Friday witnessed noisy scenes with BJP MLAs protesting the passage of the first special supplementary budget, ‘without’ discussion on it in the House. The members later staged a walkout alleging the unconstitutional approach of the State government. The issue […]

River-pollution
Odisha's Five Major Rivers Polluted!

Bhubaneswar: Amid concerns over rising pollution in water bodies, State Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh today, in reply to BJP MLA Mohan Majhi in Assembly, said that five major rivers in Odisha- Mahanadi, Shankha, Koel, Brahmani and Baitarani, have become polluted as they are fed with discharges from industries and urban local bodies. […]

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Deer most hunted animal in Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Deer is the most hunted wild animal in Odisha as a total of 106 deer of different species have been killed in the last three years, the state government said on Tuesday. Giving a written reply in the state Assembly, Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh informed that as many as 106 deer […]

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369 people killed in Odisha elephant attacks since 2015

Bhubaneswar: As many as 369 persons were killed and 207 injured in wild elephant attacks in the last four years in Odisha, said a Minister on Tuesday. Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh informed the Assembly that these deaths occurred between January 2015 and June 2019. The Minister was replying to a question by […]

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Odisha Govt to move SC for modification of order on Lokayukta

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukh, Tuesday in the Assembly informed that the state government would urge the Supreme Court to modify its order on the appointment of the Lokayukta in the state. The opposition Congress and the BJP had accused the ruling BJD government of filing a fake affidavit in the Supreme […]

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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 […]

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Budget session of Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: The budget session of Odisha Assembly beginning tomorrow is most likely to be stormy. Though the Opposition Congress and BJP have formulated strategies to corner the government on a host of major issues, their common agenda will be the gross irregularities by the ruling BJD in the Panchayat polls which concluded today. “There has […]

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Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly scheduled to begin tomorrow is most likely to be stormy. While the Opposition Congress and BJP will try to corner the government over the issues like the Mahanadi, Polavaram, Kandhamal firing, Nagada deaths, the ruling BJD has also prepared itself to counter the opposition onslaught. “The Congress […]

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14 BJP workers held for showing black flags to minister

Police today detained 14 BJP workers for showing black flags to BJD leader and Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukh in Phulbani town in Kandhamal district

Namtara: Privilege rap against Bikram Arukh

Aul MLA Devendra Sharma today moved a privilege notice against Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh alleging that the minister had given false information on Namtara firing incident in the State Assembly on March 11

Central RDC to probe Namtara incident

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today announced an administrative probe into alleged police firing at Namtara village in Kendrapara district where 13 persons including women were injured even as opposition Congress and BJP created a pandemonium in the Assembly over the issue. “An administrative inquiry will be conducted by the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), central division, into […]