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Centre asks states to expedite completion of projects under ECRP-II
Centre asks states to expedite completion of projects under ECRP-II

The Centre asked the states and UTs to complete all activities under the ECRP-II scheme by December 31 this year.

  • Friday, 17 June 2022
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.

  • Monday, 06 September 2021
Konark Temple
CM Naveen writes to Centre over ASI replacing stone carvings at Konark Temple

Bhubaneswar: Worried over reports of replacement of stone carvings at Konark Sun Temple by Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI), Odisha government today urged the Centre to look into the sensitive issue. In a letter to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sought the Centre’s intervention based on a news report […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Mahanadi water disputes tribunal: Centre yet to make its stance clear

Bhubaneswar: Even though the hearing of the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal has begun the Centre is yet to make its stance clear on the issue. While the Centre had only enclosed the copy of the petition filed along with the reference letter to the tribunal, BJD has raised objection over the lack of clarity on […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
State, Centre at loggerheads over proposed NTPC power station

Bhubaneswar: The proposal for setting up of an additional power station at NTPC in Talcher has now snowballed into a controversy between the State government and Centre. While the Centre wants the foundation laying ceremony for the proposed project to be held on September 22, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha, the […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
No Centre share in Bijucare, clarifies Odisha government

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing tussle between the Centre and Odisha over their respective universal healthcare coverage schemes, Odisha Health Department clarified that there will be no contribution from the central government towards State government’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY). Earlier in the day, Additional Chief Secretary of Odisha Finance Department, Tuhin Kant Pandey in a […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Centre-State spar over implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Baripada: The Centre on Sunday raised questions over the efficiency of the Odisha government in building houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and claimed that the State government has managed to build only 50% houses in 3 years despite complete allocation of funds for the same. The Union Rural Development Ministry, in a […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Centre-Odisha squabble intensifies over Ujjwala Yojana progress

Bhubaneswar: The squabble between the Odisha government and the Centre seems to be intensifying over Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). While the state government in a letter had cited that lack of dealers is acting as a roadblock in achieving the desired target of new LPG connections under PMUY, the centre has reverted asking Odisha […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Bhubaneswar ranked 18th in ease of living index

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar was ranked 18th among 111 cities in the country in the latest Ease of Living Index 2018, published by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday. “The credit goes to everyone for Bhubaneswar’s 18th rank on ease of living index. But still a lot of work needs to be done,” […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Odisha govt submits expenditure details of Gurupriya bridge to Centre

Rourkela: The Odisha government on Thursday submitted the details of expenditure incurred during construction of the Gurupriya bridge to the Centre. Other important information related to the project were also submitted to the Centre by the State Works Department. The Union Home Ministry had sought a reply from the Odisha government regarding the bridge on […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Wild elephants stray into community health centre in Odisha

Jharsuguda: Residents of Kolabira in Jharsugura district were in a state of panic after three wild elephants strayed into the community health centre today. The herd of the pachyderms reportedly destroyed some houses in Kolabira as well. On being informed, the Forest department officials rushed to the spot and drove away the elephants into Tureikela […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Odisha to implement Food Security Act from Gandhi Jayanti

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will implement its own Food Security Act to cover nearly 34.44 lakh people who have been left out under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The new Act will be launched on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, 2018, announced Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik through a video message on Saturday. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
CM Naveen urges Centre to stop construction work of Polavaram project

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday wrote a letter to the Union government requesting immediate discontinuation of construction work on the Polavaram irrigation project till the issues pertaining to the state are not resolved. In a letter to Union Environment and Forest Minister, Harsh Vardhan, the Chief Minister said Odisha is not being […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Twitterati bombard jokes over 1 paisa price reduction on fuel

  New Delhi: State-owned oil companies on Wednesday blamed a clerical error for announcing a cut of up to 60 paise in petrol and diesel prices and later clarified that the reduction in price will just be 1 paisa per litre each. “The reduction was supposed to be 1 paisa but due to a clerical […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Kumaraswamy accuses BJP of offering Rs 100 crore each to his MLAs

Bengaluru: JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy today accused the BJP(Bharatiya Janata Party) of offering Rs 100 crore each to his party MLAs to join them. Speaking to reporters here after his election as leader of the JD(S) Legislature Party, he alleged that BJP was making attempts to lure his party MLAs with monetary offers. Addressing […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021