Tag: Centre

Capital Region road
Centre accords in-principle approval for capital region road

Bhubaneswar:The Centre today accorded in-principle approval to Odisha government’s proposal to construct a capital region road by passing the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar and construction of flyovers. The in-principle approval was accorded by Union Secretary for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Sanjaya Mitra at a review meeting here, a govenrment release […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Delhi High court
Delhi HC seeks reply of Centre, Odisha govt on Vedanta plea

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought response of the Centre and Odisha government on Vedanta Ltd’s plea against a rule that mandates that mining lessees have to pay contributions to district mineral foundations. Vedanta Ltd, a subsidiary of UK-based Vedanta group, has challenged Rule 3 of the Mines and Mineral (Contribution to District […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Centre condones Odisha Govt's crop yield data on 2015 drought

Bhubaneswar: The Centre today condoned Odisha government’s delay by four-and-a-half-months in submission of crop yield data based on the Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs) for paddy crop during the Kharif-2015 season. This was conveyed by Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh through a letter to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. “Response of the […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
'Odisha has not fully utilised horticulture mission funds'

Bhubaneswar: Odisha could not fully utilise grant of Rs 54.45 crore to operationalise the Horticulture Mission last year, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today and hoped the state would use the entire amount received from the Centre this year. “To operationalise Horticulture Mission in Odisha, an amount of Rs 54.45 crore was released […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Mahanadi row: HC asks Centre, Odisha govt to get instruction

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today asked the standing counsel of the state and the Centre to get instructions from their respective governments within ten days on a case filed along with a PIL over the recent Mahanadi river dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Seeking judicial intervention into the dispute, Mahanadi Bachao Manch, which filed […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Workshops in states on mines Ordinance soon

New Delhi: The Centre will hold orientation sessions for stakeholders from next week in different states like Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to explain the provisions of MMDR Ordinance. President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the Ordinance, paving the way for auctioning of mines containing minerals such as iron ore and bauxite. “Ministry of […]

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
JSPL's statements are false, Centre tells HC

New Delhi: Govermment today told Delhi High Court that JSPL and its promoter have made “lot of statements which were false” while challenging its decision to change the end-use of two coal blocks in Odisha and Chhattisgarh which had been earlier alloted to them. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain submitted before a bench of […]

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Centre raises MSP for pulses, paddy, cotton; triggers mixed reaction

New Delhi/Mumbai/Chandigarh/Kolkata: The Central government yesterday raised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of crops by varied degrees, ranging from a sharp Rs.275 for some pulses to a moderate Rs.50 in case of paddy and a small Rs.15 for maize for this year’s kharif season. The new support prices will be effective from October 1 this […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Rajiv killers
Centre moves SC for staying release of Rajiv Gandhi assassins

Seeking a stay on Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.....

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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.

  • Sunday, 20 June 2021
elections 2019
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021