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Tag: Cm

BJP, Congress Leaders Working For Their Bosses In Delhi: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has once again slammed BJP and Congress by raking up the issue of Special Category State status for Odisha. Addressing a conference of Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD), party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that Odisha has a distinct identity and it is for this individuality […]

Women SHG Members In Odisha To Collect Water Cess Under Jalasathi

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the ‘Jalasathi’ programme in Bhubaneswar, an initiative to engage women SHG members under Mission Shakti for collection of water cess. The CM also launched Jalasathi App during the event. The project, which was inaugurated at the railway auditorium, will be implemented in seven wards of the […]

Cong, BJD Praise CM Naveen Patnaik's 5T Initiative

Bhubaneswar: Members of both the ruling Biju Janata Dal and the opposition on Monday praised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his 5T initiative implemented in the states health sector. Senior Congress member Taraprasad Bahinipati while participating in a discussion in the Assembly praised the 5T initiative and thanked the chief minister, Health Minister N […]

CM Naveen Patnaik flags off YATS programme

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday flagged off the exposure visit for winners of the 12th edition of Tata Steel’s Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) programme. The winning group of 20 students will go on an exposure visit to one of the premier facilities of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Space Applications Centre […]

Cyclone Fani: Help pours in from all quarters for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Following the declaration of Rs 1000 crore additional assistance to the cyclone Fani affected Odisha by the Centre on Monday, the State has now got helping hands from spiritual leaders, politicians, celebrities to cricketers. The ‘extremely severe cyclone’ Fani, which made landfall in Puri district of Odisha on May 3, caused unprecedented havoc in […]

Nakul Nath owns properties worth over Rs 600 cr

Chhindwara: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s son and the Congress candidate from the Chhindwara parliamentary constituency, Nakul Nath, has moveable and immoveable properties in his name worth over Rs 600 crore. While his wife Priya keeps worth Rs 2 crore moveable and immoveable properties in her. According to the affidavit filed before the electoral […]

Odisha politics heats up over Mamata Banerjee's 'CBI fear' remark about Naveen

Bhubaneswar: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s statement that Odisha CM and BJD president Naveen Patnaik is not ready to join the grand alliance due to ‘CBI fear’ has set tongues wagging in political circles with Congress accusing Naveen of playing an opportunist game. During a media briefing at the Press Club of India on […]

Ex-CM of J&K Mehbooba Mufti demands Kartarpur-type corridor to Sharda Peeth

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding a Kartarpur-type corridor to Sharda Peeth in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supremo said in her letter that the opening of the Kartarpur corridor was a welcome step as it would open avenues for people-to-people […]

Patients rue lack of facilities at newly-inaugurated Malkangiri district headquarters hospital

Malkangiri: Patients are grappling with lack of healthcare facilities at the newly-inaugurated Malkangiri district headquarter hospital. The new hospital which was inaugurated by CM Naveen Patnaik a couple of months back is yet to be functional beyond its OPD (outpatient department) and the pathology lab. “Even after two hours of my arrival, the doctor was […]

Odisha CM wishes speedy recovery to Karunanidhi

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday wished DMK patriarch M. Karunanidhi a quick recovery. The Chief Minister on Tuesday spoke to DMK leader M.K. Stalin over the telephone and enquired about the condition of his father and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, an official statement said. Karunanidhi, 94, is being treated at Kauvery […]

Locals march to meet CM for super specialty hospital in Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: Demanding a super specialty hospital, a 15-member team of ‘Jagatsinghpur Vikash Manch’ reached Bhubaneswar from Jagatsinghpur today on foot to meet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. “We started walking on July 5 from Bhatana of Jagatsinghpur and we are on our way to meet CM Naveen Patnaik at his residence. We would urge CM to […]

Flyover collapse: UP CM orders action against 7 officials

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered proceedings for strict penal action against former Managing Director of UP Bridge Corporation Rajan Mittal and six others in connection with the Varanasi flyover collapse, which killed at least 15 people earlier this week. The chief minister gave these orders after a three-member team constituted to […]

SC sets aside law allowing government bungalows to former UP CMs

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday set aside a provision of a law that allowed government accommodation to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers, terming it “arbitrary and discriminatory” as it violated the concept of equality. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said once a Chief Minister demits office, there was nothing to distinguish […]

Political warfare over driver’s death, CM promises help

Bargarh: The death of one of the four injured in the attack on labour minister Susanta Singh’s brother Subrat has triggered a political war in the state with parties blaming each other about the incident. The deceased, Dileswar Sahu who was reportedly the driver of Subrat’s vehicle succumbed to injuries at SCB medical college and […]

CM felicitates Malkangiri doctor who carried patient on cot for 8 kms

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Tuesday felicitated Omkar Hota, a doctor for walking the extra mile to help a woman struggling to deliver a baby and later carrying her on cot for 8 kms to the hospital in remote Malkangiri. Hota had responded to an SOS call from the family members of Subama Sundaray, an expectant […]

CM Naveen to campaign for Rita Sahu in Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: Reiterating his decision to field Rita Sahu, wife of late Subal Sahu, for Bijepur byelection, CM and BJD chief Naveen Patnaik after returning from Delhi on Sunday said he will go to Bijepur seeking votes for the party candidate. On a media query on whether he will visit the bypoll-bound constituency for campaigning, he […]

89 arrested in 16 egg hurling incidents, none so far in one case: CM in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Leaders of various political parties including the CM and Union Ministers have faced egg attacks 16 times in State in last three years, CM Naveen Patnaik informed the Assembly on Monday. Responding to a written question of BJP’s Dilip Ray, Patnaik said BJP ministers and leaders were targeted in three incidents while BJD leaders […]

PM greets Odia people for Nuakhai fest

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Odisha Governor S C Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and a host of dignitaries today greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Nuakhai, a festival welcoming the new crop. “Nuakhai Juhar! Good wishes to Odia friends on the festival of Nuakhai. May this festival bring happiness and prosperity […]

Odisha govt forms empowered committee to reduce blindness

Bhubaneswar: In an effort to develop a roadmap to reduce 25 per cent of curable blindness by 2022, Odisha government has formed an empowered committee led by LV Prasad Eye Institute’s Dr Tara Prasad Das as Chairman. The committee will have 16-member and recommend standards to implement, monitor and provide oversight for seamless implementation of […]

Odisha govt forms empowered committee to reduce blindness

Bhubaneswar: In an effort to develop a roadmap to reduce 25 per cent of curable blindness by 2022, Odisha government has formed an empowered committee led by LV Prasad Eye Institute’s Dr Tara Prasad Das as Chairman. The committee will have 16-member and recommend standards to implement, monitor and provide oversight for seamless implementation of […]

Traffic constable attacked during CM visit to Trishulia

Cuttack: A traffic constable was injured grievously after being attacked by five unidentified miscreants while he was on duty to regulate traffic ahead of Chief Minister’s visit to the Trishulia for bridge inauguration on Wednesday. Some activists of a particular political party had a scuffle with constable Surendra Jank while he was managing traffic at […]

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Odisha CM writes to Centre over survival of NINL

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday urged the Centre to instruct Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation (MMTC) to provide additional equity support for the survival of Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited (NINL). In a letter to the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman, Patnaik said, “I request you to instruct MMTC […]

CM unveils new version of Odisha Goverment portal

Bhubaneswar: An updated version of Odisha State Goverment’s portal was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at State Secretariat here on Friday. According to reports, the new version of the portal supports multiple languages and has advanced features for easy access by differently-abled people. “I am happy to launch the new version of the portal […]

Odisha BJP Yuva Morcha to stage protest over ‘PC’ row

Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP Yuva Morcha is all set to stage protest today against the collection of percentage commission (PC) at various levels in State in different welfare programmes. The party alleged that the practice exposed the corrupt nature of the ruling party and demanded the amount collected during 17 years of BJD rule be returned […]

Rath Yatra 2017: CM reviews preparedness after black flag protests

Puri: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday sought cooperation from people and other government officials for the smooth conduct of the annual Rath Yatra to be observed at Puri on June 25. At a special review meeting held at Puri, Patnaik reviewed the status of various projects and works including chariot construction being undertaken […]