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Supreme Court
Not Respecting Our Orders, Testing Our Patience: SC To Centre On Tribunal Vacancies

The Supreme Court on Monday strongly criticized the Centre over the delay in filling up of vacancies at various tribunals and also for enacting the Tribunal Reforms Act, which is apparently identical to the earlier law struck down by the top court.

COVID Deaths
Diagnosis Of Covid, Irrespective Of Co-Morbidities, Classified As Deaths: Centre

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that all deaths with a diagnosis of COVID-19, irrespective of co-morbidities, are to be classified as deaths due to COVID-19.

Covid-19 Vaccine For Journalists: Odisha Govt Writes To Centre
Covid-19 Vaccine Price Fixed At Rs 250 Per Dose

New Delhi: The Union Government has fixed the price of vaccines at Rs 250 for a dose which would be available at private hospitals for people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years of age with comorbidities, and will be vaccinated starting March 1, sources said. However, the prices are subjected to […]

COVID19 Vaccination: Odisha Govt Warns Corona Warriors Take Shot Or Else Lose free Treatment, Ex-gratia Money  
Odisha Asks Centre To Allow Covid-19 Vaccination At BSKY Empanelled Pvt Hospitals

Bhubaneswar: With vaccination holding key in the fight against coronavirus, the Odisha government on Friday requested the Centre to allow private hospitals empanelled under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) as COVID-19 vaccination sites. The move assumes significance as the Odisha government has already started the process of preparing a database of senior citizens, people […]

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No Metro Rail Project Proposal Received From Odisha, Says Centre

New Delhi: The Centre has not received any proposal so far from the Government of Odisha for metro railway network. It was informed by the Union Urban and Housing Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in the Rajya Sabha while responding to an unstarred question asked by BJP MP from Odisha Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday. Puri […]

WhatsApp Treating Indian Users Differently From Europeans Matter Of Concern: Centre To HC

New Delhi: WhatsApp is treating Indian users differently from Europeans over opting out of its new privacy policy which is a matter of concern for the government and it is looking into the issue, the Centre informed the Delhi High Court on Monday. The central government told the high court that it was also a […]

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Odisha Govt More Worried For Millers Than Farmers: BJP

Bhubaneswar: Hitting back at Odisha Government for accusing Centre of not lifting the surplus parboiled rice from State, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Odisha unit on Tuesday said that State government seems to be more worried for the millers than the farmers. “A farmer usually sells paddy, but not rice. Millers get good margin […]

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What BJD Has Done For Farmers In 21 Years: BJP’s Pradip Purohit

Bhubaneswar: The farmers across Odisha are not able to sell their produce, mostly paddy in mandis and the token system introduced by the State government has compounded their miseries, alleged BJP leader Pradip Purohit on Friday. Though the Centre has fixed Minimum Support Price (MSP) at Rs 1868 per quintal of paddy, the farmers are […]

COVID-19 Vaccine
Odisha: 98 % Health Workers Register For First Phase COVID-19 Vaccination

Bhubaneswar: Around 98 % frontline health and Anganwadi workers have shared information for the preparation of a database of healthcare workers who will be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the first phase in Odisha. Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Odisha, PK Mohapatra on Monday said that information regarding the healthcare workers was sought from around 3,683 institutions, […]

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Centre Allocated Over Rs 22K Crore Package To Odisha During Covid-19: Union Minister

Bhubaneswar: In order to support the livelihood of the people and induce life into the economy of Odisha during the Covid-19 lockdown period, the Union government has provided a package of Rs 22,267.66 crore to the state, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said at a presser here Friday. The Union Government has provided 5 kg […]

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Digital Media Needs Regulations First: Centre Tells Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has informed the Supreme Court that if it is keen to begin an exercise to regulate media, then it should be the digital media instead of mainstream media, as it has wider viewership and also has the potential to turn viral. The Ministry in an affidavit in […]

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Cover Eligible Disabled Persons Under NFSA: Centre To States

New Delhi: In a bid to ensure free food to all eligible disabled persons (Divyang) under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), the Central government has again asked the states to cover all eligible disabled persons under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution under the […]

Indian railways
Centre asks states to operate more Shramik Special trains, issues SOP for travel

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for transportation of stranded migrant workers between states, which will designate nodal authorities and make necessary arrangements for receiving and sending them, amid the novel coronavirus-induced lockdown. While issuing the revised SOP, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said for running ‘Shramik’ special trains, […]

PM CARES FUND
COVID-19 Crisis: Centre To Use Rs 3,100 Crore From PM-CARES For Ventilators, Migrants' Welfare

New Delhi: The Centre allocated Rs 3,100 crore from the PM CARES (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund on Wednesday evening to fight against COVID-19. The bulk of it, Rs 2,000 crore, will be spent to buy ventilators, while a significant Rs 1,000 crore is being earmarked for the migrant labourers. […]

HOME-QURANTINE
Odisha Allows Home Isolation Of Mild, Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today informed that as per the guidelines issued by the Health ministry, it has decided to allow home isolation of mild /asymptomatic COVID-19 positive patients. Informing about the decision, additional chief secretary Pradipta Mohapatra said, “Odisha has decided to implement the revised discharge and home isolation guidelines with some changes. If we […]

Lockdown
Centre Gives Broad Hints Of Extending COVID-19 Lockdown Beyond May 3 But With 'Considerable Relaxations'

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday gave clear indications that the ongoing nationwide lockdown will be extended beyond May 3 but with “considerable relaxations” to people and services in “many districts”. The Ministry of Home Affairs, however, said there was a need to maintain a strict lockdown till May 3 so that the gains are […]

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Puri Rath Yatra Chariot Construction Can't Take Place During COVID-19 Lockdown: Gajapati Maharaj

Puri: It is matter of faith and devotion that bind devotees to the Lord and the decision to conduct Rath Yatra amid COVID19 outbreak purely depends on the State government, said Puri Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingh Deb after Puri Srimandir’s Managing Committee meeting today. The Puri king further stated that it is the responsibility of both […]

Zoom
Zoom app not safe, avoid for official use: Centre warns

New Delhi: The well-known Zoom video conferencing app for meetings is not a safe platform, the Cyber Coordination Centre (CCC) of the Ministry of Home Affairs has warned in an advisory issued last week. In the advisory, issued on April 12, it is mentioned that “secure use of Zoom meeting platform is for private individuals […]

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J&K Accession Irreversible; Secessionist Arguments Can't Be Permitted: Centre

New Delhi: The Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the accession of Jammu and Kashmir into the Indian Union is “irreversible.” Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, replying on the batch of petitions filed challenging the revocation of Article 370, explained how the process of accession of J&K into the Indian Union took place. A […]

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'Creamy Layer' Concept Not Applicable To SC/ST: Govt To SC

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday sought a review of the Supreme Court verdict in 2018 on the exclusion of the “creamy layer” within the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) category from the reservation benefit. The Centre’s top law officer, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal arguing before a bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. […]

BJP
Odisha, Centre Play Blame Game Over Utilisation Of Central Funds

Bhubaneswar: A political blame-game has ensued between the Odisha government and the Centre over utilisation of centrally-sponsored funds in the State. A review of the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) has revealed that the Centre has released Rs 7,544 crore to Odisha under various schemes during current fiscal till November 7. However, the State government has claimed that […]

Coastal
Future Of Proposed Coastal Highway Project In Odisha Hangs In Balance

Bhubaneswar: The fate of coastal highway project at a cost of Rs 7,500 crore proposed by the Centre earlier this year seems to be hanging in balance. As per reports, the expert appraisal committee of Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has rejected the project citing that the proposed route passes through multiple eco-sensitive zones […]

PM-KISAN
Centre Comes Up With New Mechanism To Extend Benefits Under PM-Kisan in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After not getting the desired support from Odisha and West Bengal, the Centre has now come up with a new mechanism to extend benefits of its ambitious Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-Kisan) yojana to the intended beneficiaries. The Centre has recently opened the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi portal where the farmers can […]

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Government Allows 26% Foreign Direct Investment In Digital Media

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday relaxed Foreign Direct Investment or FDI rule for foreign single brand retailers and also permitted foreign investment in contract manufacturing and coal mining. Briefing reporters on the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said 100 per cent […]

NIMZ
Centre approves National Investment and Manufacturing Zone in Kalinganagar

New Delhi: The Central government has granted final approval to National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) in Kalinganagar, Jajpur district, Odisha. As per Press Information Bureau(PIB) release, “On the receipt of proposals from State Government, the concerned central Ministries/Departments have undertaken steps for creation/upgradation of external infrastructure linkages.” Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, […]

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Assembly Update: Centre grants mere 12% of State's assistance demand for natural disasters

Bhubaneswar: The numbers sound disastrous! When the State had witnessed as many 21 natural disasters in a span of almost 17 years, all that Odisha could receive was a mere 12 per cent of its demand from the Centre as financial assistance for the damages the State incurred in the natural disasters. As per the […]

Mahanadi
After President’s mention, focus back on Mahanadi pollution

Sambalpur: A day after President Ram Nath Kovind stressed on Centre’s plans to extend the ‘Namami Gange’ scheme up to Odisha, the focus has again shifted on the rampant pollution in Mahanadi, the life line of the State. At present, polluted water from several industries is being directly discharged into Mahanadi river. Similarly, untreated waste […]

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Taskmasters Modi, Naveen set stern deadlines for Ministers

Bhubaneswar: After the allocation of portfolios, the newly inducted ministers, both at the centre and here in Odisha, have been given stern deadlines by their taskmasters Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Naveen Patnaik, respectively. Odisha CM Naveen recently directed all his ministers to submit monthly status report on the implementation of manifesto promises every […]

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Op-Ed: Which Way Will Naveen Go After May 23?

The wooing of Naveen Patnaik has begun in right earnest. With the results of the general elections set to come on May 23, every contender for power at the Centre is understandably keen to have the Odisha Chief Minister on its side to bolster its numbers in the bid for power. As expected, the BJP […]

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Naveen targets Centre over KALIA scheme, coal royalty

Angul: The BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today campaigned at four places of Angul district. During his public address in Ghantapada area of Talcher Assembly constituency, he slammed the Centre and BJP leaders for neglecting Odisha. The Chief Minister accused the Centre of hatching a conspiracy to stop KALIA scheme and targeted […]

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Naveen targets BJP over Chilika, coastal highway project

Puri: Ahead of the third and fourth phase polls, BJD supremo and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has intensified campaigning for his party candidates and is leaving no stone unturned to corner and target the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJD chief today played the ‘Chilika card’ and accused that the BJP-led government at the Centre […]

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BJD opposes inauguration of Talcher medical college building

Angul: A controversy has surfaced over the inauguration of the new building of Talcher medical college following allegations that the whole process is being done in haste by the Centre. BJD claimed that the new college is yet to get permission from the Medical Council of India(MCI) and even the infrastructure is not ready. “The […]

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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 […]

Jet Airways
Jet loan restructuring to be under Sashakt scheme, says SBI chief

New Delhi: Lenders of the cash strapped Jet Airways will restructure loans given to the airline under the ‘Sashakt’ scheme, State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar said on Friday. Speaking at a concall after the third quarter earning results on Friday, Kumar said the debt recast proposal would go to the screening panel […]

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Bansadhara Tribunal directs Odisha, Andhra Pradesh to set joint technical committee

Bhubaneswar: The Bansadhara Tribunal today directed Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments to set up a joint technical committee comprising engineers from both the States. Official sources said that the directions were issued by the Tribunal after hearing an application filed by Odisha and the Central Government under section 5(3) of Inter-State Water Disputes Act. The […]

Naveen rakes up special category status demand, writes to PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reiterated the demand of special category status for the State. In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Patnaik claimed that though Odisha has made significant progress in various sectors, it is lagging behind on several fronts including rail network, tele density, banking network and coverage, national highways and […]

SC issues notices on pleas challenging snooping order

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre seeking its response on multiple petitions challenging the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order authorising security and intelligence agencies to snoop on all computers. Hearing the petitions filed by advocate M.L. Sharma among others, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Ashok […]

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Centre should waive farm loans like Cong did in Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh: Gehlot

Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Tuesday said the Centre should waive farm loans across the country like the Congress has done after coming to power recently in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. He also said a farmers’ rally will be organised in the state soon, and the details will be finalised after a discussion with […]

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Naveen urges Centre to release funds for Titli restoration work

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday urged the Centre to immediately release assistance for undertaking repair and restoration work in the areas affected by cyclone Titli. Seeking attention of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh into the matter, Patnaik through a letter pointed out that the very severe cyclonic Storm ‘Titli’ which hit the State […]

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NGT serves notices to Vedanta, 4 others for ash pond breach

New Delhi: Taking cognizance of large-scale damage and pollution caused by the breach in Vedanta’s ash pond in Jharsuguda, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday served notices to company along with the Central government, Odisha government, Central Pollution Control Board and State Pollution Control Board. During the hearing of the case, the NGT directed […]

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