Tag: Centre

Cauvery: Centre seeks time, Tamil Nadu for contempt action

New Delhi: In a bid to buy time, the Central government on Saturday moved the Supreme Court filing a clarification petition and asking for three months for implementing its judgment in view of the May assembly elections in Karnataka while the Tamil Nadu government sought contempt proceedings against the Centre for its failure to constitute Cauvery […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Odisha gets Rs 5, 252 cr for railways in Union Budget

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The Centre has allocated Rs 5, 252 crore in the Union Budget -2018 for development of railway infrastructure in Odisha. It was known after the Ministry of Railways tabled the demand for grants for expenditure in the Lok Sabha today. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik had demanded Rs 6,500 crore this year for railways […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Centre clears Rs 406 crore for PMGSY projects in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Rural Development has sanctioned 165 rural road projects and 36 bridges for Odisha at a total cost of Rs 406.06 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). The share of the Centre and the State is Rs 206.83 crore and Rs 219.23 crore, respectively. The State government will build […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BJD sceptical over proposed MSP hike in Union budget

Bhubaneswar: The noise over minimum support price (MSP) of paddy is yet to die down in Odisha even though Finance minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the Union Budget on Thursday promised farmers a MSP that will be 1.5 times the production cost of Kharif crops. The ruling-BJD and the Congress in Odisha expressed doubts over […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
BJD launches statewide dharna to press for paddy MSP hike

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Monday intensified its ongoing agitation against Centre for rejecting Odisha’s demand for increasing the paddy minimum support price (MSP). The leaders and activists of the party today staged dharna in 17 districts including Bargarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Deogarh, Kalahandi, Koraput as part of their State-wide agitation against the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJD pulls up Chhattisgarh, Centre on MoEF letter on Mahanadi dispute

Bhubaneswar: Adding to the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today once again pulled up both the Centre and Chhattisgarh government citing a letter of Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF) which had slapped a show cause notice on the neighbouring State over violation of environmental norms. […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Mahanadi Tribunal row: SC asks Centre for detailed report by Jan 2018

New Delhi: Expressing displeasure over Centre’s negligence in not portraying a clear picture on formation of a tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute, the Supreme Court today directed the Ministry of Water Resources to file a detailed report by third week of January 2018 failing which the court would hear the case on the basis […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha files counter affidavit against Centre on Mahanadi water dispute

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday filed a counter affidavit in Supreme Court accusing the Centre of providing misleading information on the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh. The step comes after the Centre submitted an affidavit before the Supreme Court contending that there is no need to constitute a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi river […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha Assembly adjourned over Centre’s refusal for Mahanadi tribunal

Bhubaneswar: Centre’s refusal to constitute a tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh today led to uproar in State Assembly resulting in adjournment of the House till 3 pm. Soon after the House assembled for the day, Opposition Congress and BJP members rushed to the well and raised slogans. Similarly, member of […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Land acquisition key factor in delay of Khurda Road-Bolangir rail project: ECoR

Bhubaneswar: The Railways has blamed Odisha government for the delay in the construction work of the 289 km Khurda Road-Bolangir railway line. The Railway Board claimed that land acquisition is the prime cause behind the over cost and time overrun as Odisha government has failed to acquire necessary land for the mega project. The East […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Petrol, diesel to get cheaper as Centre slashes excise duty

Bhubaneswar: In a move that could possibly help in taming spiraling prices, the Union Government on Tuesday announced a reduction in the basic excise duty levied on petrol and diesel. As per the decision, the basic excise duty rate on petrol and diesel (both branded and unbranded) will be reduced by Rs 2 per litre. […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha to move Centre for GI tag to Rasagola

Bhubaneswar: The iconic sweet Rasagola has once again found itself at the centre of a debate as to where it originated with Odisha deciding to seek a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for it before the Centre. A high level meeting on chalking out the modalities to apply for the tag is scheduled today at conference […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Rajya Sabha By-poll
BJD demands white paper on demonetisation

Bhubaneswar: BJD, which had supported demonisitisation, today sought a white paper on its impact and asked the Centre to inform the people as to how much black money was seized. “It was told that demonetisation would help bring back black money and end naxal and terrorist activities. The people across the country would like to […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Naveen Patnaik
Odisha CM to take up Nalco disinvestment issue with Centre

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today assured, a delegation of Nalco employees, who have been agitating against the Centre’s decision to disinvest 9.1 per cent of government share from the Navratna company, to take up the issue related to Nalco’s disinvestment with the Centre. While thanking Patnaik for allocating the Potangi mines in favour […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
pradeep Purohit
Odisha BJP to highlight Centre’s achievements in villages

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: On completion of three years of the Narendra Modi-led government, the Odisha BJP has decided to shift its focus on rural areas to strengthen its position in the state. Eleven party leaders from the state including spokesperson Golak Mohapatra, Pradeep Purohit, Pratap Sarangi and others on Sunday attended a meeting chaired by Amit […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021