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Tag: Bjp Government

Sonia Asks BJP To Follow 'Rajdharma', Protect Farmers' Interest

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday asked the BJP government in the centre to follow its “rajdharma” and protect farmers’ interest who, she said, were being forced to sell their produce in various ‘mandis’ at a price 22.5 percent lower than the MSP and are heading to suffer a loss of Rs 50,000 […]

Modi 2.0 Completes 100 |Days, BJP Plans Campaign

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government 2.0 will complete its first 100 days in office on Saturday. While grand celebrations are expected on the occasion, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to flag the achievements of these 100 days in a manner that would not be seen as aggressive but as highlighting achievements of […]

Central assistance to Odisha increased during NDA regime: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Rejecting the BJD’s allegation that Odisha received less central assistance from the Narendra Modi government, opposition BJP Wednesday claimed that funding from the Centre actually increased manifold during the NDA regime. The central grant to Odisha in the last fiscal of the UPA government in 2013-14 was only Rs 10,965 crore, while it is […]

NDA govt to bring in tough laws to check attacks on women, children

Hyderabad: The BJP-led NDA government at the Centre will bring in tough legislations to check attacks on women and children, Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said Saturday. The Centre would engage with the respective governments for implementation of the legislations in the states, he said. “In the matter of attacks on […]

Uttarakhand Finance Minister Prakash Pant passes away in US

Dehradun: Uttarakhand Finance Minister Prakash Pant, who was battling with cancer for some time, passed away in Texas in the US on Wednesday. He was 59. He had recently gone to the US for treatment. Born in Pithoragarh, Pant later became an MLA from the district. He was also a pharmacist by profession. In February, […]

Only 42% of Nirbhaya fund released for projects since 2015

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government at the Centre, which has been highly vocal about women security and empowerment, has failed to spend even half of the Nirbhaya Fund since 2015, government data revealed. As per the data, the corpus transferred to the Public Account for the Nirbhaya Fund up to 2018-19 was Rs 3,600 crore […]

Chidambaram calls BJP's 8 tax rates under GST 'stupid'

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday termed the BJP government’s eight tax rates under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime “stupid idea” saying “filing GST returns has been a nightmare”. “The stupid idea was the BJP’s idea of having eight rates when GST was first implemented in July 2017,” the former […]

Price of Rafale aircraft a national secret, says Rahul sarcastically

New Delhi: Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at him, saying the price of the Rafale aircraft was a “national secret” as the government was not even willing to reveal it in the Supreme Court. “The PM knows. Anil Ambani knows. Hollande and Macron […]

BJP government greedy, wants to take away RBI reserves: Chidambaram

Guwahati: Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government is greedy and wants to take away the central bank’s reserves. “This government is greedy. No government in the past has asked for the reserve with the Reserve Bank of India,” said Chidambaram, who was in […]

Dharmendra urges CM Naveen to intervene in police-lawyer spat

Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing lawyers’ strike over alleged thrashing of an advocate by the Odisha police, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today sought Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s intervention to end the stalemate in the interest of the people of the State. In a Facebook post (video), Pradhan expressed concerns over the problems people are facing […]

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7th Pay Commission: Pay Hike for Central govt employees in the Offing

After the Dussehra disappointment, it seems the good news is on the cards for the Central government employees as reports are there that they will get their demand related to further hike in the minimum pay fulfilled after much hue and cry. The Narendra Modi-led NDA government has reportedly taken a decision to increase the […]

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7th Pay Commission: Employees' resentment might prove costly for NDA govt

While the Central government employees’ demand for hike in the minimum pay is yet to pay heed by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, the brewing resentment across the country took the shape of a strike in Rajasthan on Monday. Over 4,500 buses remained off the roads in the western Indian state today as the employees […]

Prabhas to turn Baahubali for PM Modi's BJP in 2019 elections?

Bhubaneswar/Prabhas: Baahubali, the magnum opus by ace Telugu director SS Rajamouli changed the face of Indian film industry by making waves at the box office and shattering all records. The movie has set the standard high for the movies to come. But the point here is the way the movie made its lead actors a […]

Elections 2019: Amit Shah plans big for Odisha; BJD brushes off impact

Bhubaneswar: BJP national president Amit Shah had in March said that the party’s golden period would begin after forming government in Odisha and his visit to Odisha on July 1 is certainly a step in the direction. If reports are to be believed, Shah is scheduled to have a slew of meetings with party leaders […]

Ethanol plant in Bargarh to take off soon: Dharmendra Pradhan

Sambalpur: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that work for the Rs 1,000 crore ethanol plant in Bargarh is likely to take off soon. The Union minister for petroleum and natural gas said that the project was delayed as the Odisha government allegedly failed to provide land on time. However, the problem has already […]

Centre approves construction of 1.5 lakh houses for urban poor

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Centre has approved construction of 1.5 lakh houses for urban poor under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), taking to 47.52 lakh the tally of houses under the programme so far, the Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) Ministry said today. The latest approval entails an investment of Rs 7,227 crore with central […]

Rs 2.04 lakh crore projects sanctioned for smart cities: Centre

New Delhi: Projects worth over Rs 2.04 lakh crore have been sanctioned by the Central government for the Smart Cities Mission since the inception of the project four years ago, an official said on Wednesday. Addressing the 4th Smart Cities Expo here organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation, Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga […]

Bengal BJP has full backing of party's central leadership: Smriti Irani

Kolkata: Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Friday accused the West Bengal government of “completely failing” to maintain law and order situation in the state and said the state BJP has the full backing of the party’s central leadership. Irani said the reports of widespread pre-poll violence in Bengal over the filing of nomination for […]

Government claims of saving in PDS, LPG by Aadhaar linking inflated, SC told

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday was told that the government’s claims of saving by plugging leakage by linking disbursal of rations under the Public Distribution System and LPG with Aadhaar was “incorrect and inflated” as there was no study to back such a claim. Telling the five judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice […]

RSS doesn't fully agree to cracker ban in Delhi

Bhopal: The RSS does not fully agree with the Supreme Court ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi and National Capital Region this Diwali, a senior leader said on Saturday. “Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh feels that bad effects of bursting firecrackers should be pointed out; but all firecrackers don’t spread pollution. Diwali is a festival of hapiness. […]

Measures to ease traders' GST worries in offing

New Delhi: Some measures to ease the difficulties being faced by traders owing to GST are likely to be announced after the GST Council’s meeting on Friday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP President Amit Shah here and discussed the state of the economy and steps to revive growth. […]

BJD hits back at BJP, condemns Amit Shah's statement on Biju Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: BJD leaders today launched an attack on BJP’s national president Amit Shah over his remarks accusing the ruling party being driven by dynasty politics. Addressing a press meet at the party headquarters here on Thursday, BJD said, after the death of Biju Patnaik, Naveen Patnaik entered politics because people wanted him to serve the […]

Demonetisation has succeeded in its objectives: Jaitley

New Delhi: Denying that demonetisation failed to achieve its objectives, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the measure had succeeded in reducing cash in the economy, increasing digitisation, expanding the tax base, checking black money and in moving towards integrating the informal economy with the formal one. “The objective of demonetisation was that India is […]

Advance Lok Sabha Polls: Odisha BJP welcomes idea

Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP today welcomed the idea of its Narendra Modi-led NDA government to hold the Lok Sabha polls in 2018 in a bid to sync it with the state polls. Speaking to OTV, senior BJP leader KV Singhdeo said the party would always welcome such move and is well-prepared to take the challenge. As […]

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21st century belongs to Asia, Africa: Arun Jaitley

Gandhinagar: The 21st century will not only belong to Asia but also to Africa, hence India and Africa should navigate the journey together to shape their common future, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday. Addressing the 52nd annual meeting of the African Development Bank here, Jaitley said while India has been a bright spot […]

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BJP likely to form government in Manipur

Imphal: Manipur Governor Najma Hepetullah is likely to invite the BJP leaders on Monday in Manipur to form the government. The BJP legislators and their supporters numbering 32 in the 60 member house called on the governor on Sunday to formally stake claim. Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam Gangmei said: “Being the single largest party the Congress […]