Tag: Centre

2 companies of RAF to be deployed in Bhadrak

New Delhi: The Centre on Sunday agreed to Odisha Government’s request for deployment of additional two companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) keeping in view the palpable tension in Bhadrak following posting some objectionable religious remarks against deities on social media. Earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had discussed the situation in Bhadrak with Union Home […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Centre urged to provide customized boats for Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has urged the Home Ministry to supply adequate number of customized boats for surveillance of its coastal belt. The request was made by chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi to the Director, Home Ministry at the first meeting of the newly formed State Level Committee (SLC) for coastal security at the State […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Home ministry to take action against senior Odia IPS officer

Bhubaneswar: In response to the complaint lodged by an RTI activist against senior IPS officer of Odisha cadre on his gross misuse of power and authority, the Centre has sought a report in this connection from the state Home department. As per the complaint lodged by the RTI activist Jayant Das, Special DG of Odisha […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Upper Mahanadi projects: NGT seeks reply from Centre, Odisha, Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Eastern Bench, has accepted the petition filed by Agami Odisha, an apolitical forum, on the ongoing construction of projects in upper Mahanadi and sought reply from Centre, Odisha and Chhattisgarh by February 22 next. The petition of Agami Odisha was heard today in the court of Justice SP Wandi […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Mahanadi row: BJD, Congress reject negotiation committee

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: A day after the Centre constituted a negotiation committee to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute, the BJD-led State government showed reluctance to accept the panel constituted to assess the availability and utilisation of water in the Mahanadi river and its tributaries. “Still the Centre has proposed for a negotiation even after the meeting […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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BJD brings poll code violation charges against Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD today leveled charges against senior BJP leader and Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan for violation of model code of conduct which is in force for the ensuing Panchayat polls. A team led by BJD general secretary, Debashis Samantray today approached the State Election Commission (SEC) alleging that the Pradhan during a College […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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SEC tells Centre, Odisha to stop ads at cost of public exchequer

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today asked the Centre and the Odisha government to stop display and publication of advertisements at the cost of public exchequer in public and the media as they grossly violate the model code of conduct which is in force in the state for the ensuing Panchayat polls scheduled to […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Amid Mahanadi controversy, fresh row emerges over river linking project

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Mahanadi river dispute continues, a fresh row over the centre’s plan to fetch water from Brahmaputra for Mahanadi basin through river linking project has stoked fresh controversy as it is being alleged that the Centre has kept the State in dark over the proposal. As per the plan of the ministry […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Naveen blows Panchayat poll bugle on BJD foundation day

Bhubaneswar: BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today blew the bugle at the party’s 19th foundation day for the ensuing Panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled in February next year. “All the grassroots workers of BJD including its president are the servants of the people and with this mindset we will go to the people with a message […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Chhattisgarh seeks formation of JCB to resolve Mahanadi row

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing Mahanadi row, the Centre seems to be in two minds as the Chhattisgarh government has demanded formation of a joint control board (JCB) to resolve the ongoing inter-state water dispute with Odisha. Prior to the demand of the Chhattisgarh government, the Odisha government had filed a complaint petition before the Water […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Bharat Bandh: Odisha govt asks collectors to take stock of law and order

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of Bharat Bandh call given by several opposition parties including the Congress tomorrow to protest against the Centre’s demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, the Odisha government today asked the district collectors to stay on alert to avert any untoward incident. “I am directed to say that it is […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
HC bench: Western Odisha lawyers to stage dharna at Jantar Mantar on Nov 28

Jharsuguda: A 10-member delegation of lawyers of Jharsuguda District Bar Association left for New Delhi by train this morning to take part in a one-day token strike at Jantar Mantar organised by the Central Action Committee (CAC) for fulfilment of its demand for setting up of a High Court bench in Western Odisha. The delegation, […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahanadi row: Odisha to file case in SC by Nov-end

Bhubaneswar: With no results emerging out of the recent tripartite meeting convened by the Centre to resolve the Mananadi row, the Odisha government has braced up for legal course. Official sources said the state Water Resources department has decided to file a case in the Supreme Court in the last of week of November in […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Stage set for Mahanadi Bachao Signature Campaign

Cuttack: Elaborate arrangements are in full swing at a place near Gadakhai Padia in the Millennium city here from where the ruling BJD is scheduled to kick off its Mahanadi Bachao Signature Campaign from Friday. The signature campaign would be inaugurated by the BJD supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik. As per the schedule, senior […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
State govt rejects Centre's proposal to set up committee on Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the Centre has proposed to set up an expert committee to look into the Mahanadi water issue but the state government rejected it as it did not stop construction on the river in Chhattisgarh. Two-days ago the state government received a letter from the Union Water Resources […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021