Tag: Centre

BJD intensifies stir on Polavaram, stages demonstration in 7 dists

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying its protest against the ongoing construction of Polavaram multi-purpose dam in Andhra Pradesh, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today staged demonstrations in seven districts in Odisha. The demonstrations were staged in front of the collectorate in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal districts. While former MLA and minister Rabi Narayan […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJD flays Centre on cuts on kerosene quota, agri aid

Bhubaneswar: The BJD government in Odisha today fired a fresh salvo against the Centre, this time on the twin issues of cuts in the kerosene quota and assistance to the agriculture sector. Food and Supplies minister Sanjay Dasburma alleged that the Central government has slashed the kerosene quota for the state to the extent of […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Traders, Opp fume as State delays VAT waiver on pulses

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has paid little heed to the Central government’s advice to exempt pulses from VAT and other local taxes, inviting sharp criticism from Opposition parties and traders’ association. “Even though three days have already passed since the Centre appealed to the States to exempt pulses from VAT and other taxes in a […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Centre releases Rs 600 cr drought aid after Naveen-Modi meet

New Delhi: The Centre has released an amount of Rs 600.52 from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to meet the drought and water scarcity situation in Odisha. The decision came after Chief Minister Naven Patnaik met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his South Block office. The amount of Rs 600.52 crore released today after […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Tree cutting for NH expansion: NGT seeks report from Centre, Odisha in 3 weeks

Environment watchdog the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Union Forest Ministry and the Forest department of Odisha to submit an action taken report (ATR) and status report on alleged tree cutting for the four-laning of the 162 km-long Sambalpur-Rourkela stretch of the National Highway-10 without forest clearance within three weeks

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Centre sends guidelines for Smart City SPV

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Krishan Kumar on Friday said the Centre has sent guidelines for the formation of special purpose vehicle (SPV), which is mandatory for implementation of projects under the Smart City Mission. Kumar, who attended a discussion with Central government officials including the Union cabinet secretary via video conferencing here, said […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Odisha govt to set up Aahar centres in 29 dists by Feb 25

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to set up Aahar centres in 57 urban localities spread over 29 districts by February 25. A decision to this effect was taken during a videoconferencing of chief minister Naveen Patnaik with the district collectors at the State Secretariat here. The chief minister directed the collectors to complete […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Bengal accuses Centre of delaying green clearances for coal mining

Kolkata: West Bengal government on Saturday accused the Centre of delaying environmental and forest clearances in order to commence coal mining activities in allotted mines and also sought supports from “clean energy fund” to stimulate green energy generation in the state. “We are not able to commence operations in some allotted coal mines because the […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Centre, states need to come together for better healthcare: Jaitley

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the Centre and state governments need to come together for providing better healthcare to the people and proper utilisation of resources. “We are running the Ayushman Bharat scheme while the states also have their own schemes. The Centre and the states need to merge the […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Centre approves plan to boost supply, curb prices of tomatoes, onions, potatoes

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries on Monday approved a plan that offers subsidies on transportation and storage of tomatoes, onions and potatoes. The strategy — Operations Greens — also seeks to develop integrated value chains, according to an official statement. Operation Greens was announced in this year’s Union Budget with an […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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Centre doing all to curb Maoism, terrorism: Rajnath

Kolkata: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the Centre is taking steps to curb all possible national security threats, including Maoism and terrorism, and assured the states of Central forces’ help whenever they require. “Be it Maoism, terrorism or extremism — all sorts of security threats are being adequately dealt with. We are […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Centre to pay jute mills only after full payment to farmers, labourers: Minister

Kolkata: Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said the Centre is making it mandatory that jute mills would get the entire payment for government orders only after jute farmers and labourers are paid fully. “Jute industry has a ready order worth Rs 5,000-5,500 crore every year (in terms of sacking). The government gives such […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Bring petrol, diesel under GST immediately: Chidambaram to Centre

New Delhi: As petrol and diesel prices hit new highs on Monday, former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said the Centre and states must act together to bring petrol and diesel under GST immediately. “Relentless rise in prices of petrol and diesel is not inevitable. Because the price is built up by excessive taxes on […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021