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Tag: Cm Naveen

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Damodar Rout loses minister post over casteist remarks

Bhubaneswar: Taking stern action against Damodar Rout over his casteist remarks, Odisha CM and BJD president Naveen Patnaik today dismissed senior leader and Agriculture minister Damodar Rout from his Council of Ministers. “I strongly disapprove of anyone who makes derogatory remarks against any caste, creed or religion. I have dismissed Damodar Rout from the council […]

Space whiz Susmita Mohanty to lead ‘Mo School’ campaign in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today appointed space scientist Susmita Mohanty as the chairperson of the ‘Mo School’ campaign. Susmita will prove to be an ideal example for the boys and girls, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced. Mohanty is the Co-Founder and CEO of Earth2Orbit, a spaceship designer and serial space entrepreneur. Susmita who was born in […]

Odisha launches social media grievance redressal mechanism

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched a Social Media Grievance Handling Mechanism, including a mobile app and a web portal, for grievance redressal and management. Launching the grievance redressal mechanism, Patnaik said he would personally monitor the performance of officers in attending the grievances of people on social media. Under the new mechanism, […]

Malkangiri: A hub for sports in Nature's lap

Malkangiri: Though always making headlines for the wrong reasons, there’s much more to Malkangiri than just Maoist menace. Beyond the poor roads and lack of civic and health infrastructure among the tribal dwellings in the lap of Mother Nature who has spread her bounty everywhere in the district, there are plenty of sporting talents here […]

If Centre not serious, Odisha will build Brahmani Bridge with own funds: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday sent a strong message to the Centre over construction of second bridge on Brahmani River in Rourkela. Speaking to media, Patniak said Odisha govt would hold talks with the Centre on second bridge over Brahmani river issue and if the latter fails to begin the work, the […]

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CM Naveen writes to PM Modi over Polavaram, reiterates Odisha’s interest

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concerns over the ongoing construction work of Polavaram project. At a time when the matter is sub-judice, construction of the project is unfortunate, the CM said in the letter. “I am concerned about the way the interests of the people of […]

Odisha proposes special industrial park for Italian investors

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday proposed a special industrial park for Italian investors helping them set up industries in the State. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made this offer during his meeting with Consul General of Italy Damiano Francovigh here at the State secretariat. As per reports, during the meeting, the CM proposed creation of […]

CM Naveen meets separated conjoined twins Jaga-Kalia, prays for speedy recovery

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today visited AIIMS, New Delhi to inquire about the health condition of the separated conjoined twins Jaga and Kalia and prayed for their speedy recovery. After meeting the duo, the CM, who is on a three-day New Delhi visit to discuss important issues related to Odisha, said he […]

Please Leave The Children Alone

By Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s rather frugal standards, this is going to be a marathon speech, lasting not less than 45 minutes. Since he would be addressing students – and more importantly their parents – of government and government aided schools across the state, one presumes he would speak (read out, to be more precise) […]

SC asks ECI to take call on poll funding case against CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court (SC) today denied to hear the case alleging poll irregularities against Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) will now take a final call on the case. During its hearing, the apex court ruled that it is now on the ECI to decide whether the […]

Diwali arrives early for Anganwadi workers as Odisha announces salary hike

Bhubaneswar: Better late than never phrase fits well for the Anganwadi workers protesting at the Lower PMG Square in Bhubaneswar for over a month now as the Odisha government today announced an increase in their salary along with other benefits. Announcing the hike, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “My government has always kept the interest […]

BJP criticises CM Naveen for his lack of Odia knowledge; Damodar hits back

Bhubnaeswar: Odisha BJP today launched an attack on the BJD by criticising Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his lack of knowledge in Odia language. Addressing a press meet here at the party headquarters, senior BJP leader Biswabhusan Harichandan said, “There is no Chief Minister in the country who does not know the mother tongue and […]

National parties responsible for uncertain atmosphere in country: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Mounting a scathing attack on national parties, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today accused them of being responsible for an uncertain atmosphere in the country. During BJD’s ‘Jan Sampark Padayatra’ in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday, the BJD supremo said the prevailing uncertain atmosphere is not good in the very interest of the country. “It’s high […]

BJD not following 'divide and rule' policy to strengthen party: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: While a virtual war has already broken out between BJD and BJP to bag the Bijepur constituency seat in the ensuing bypoll, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today refuted the allegations that BJD is following ‘divide and rule’ policy to strengthen the party. While speaking to media today at Naveen Nivas, the CM said, that […]

Bijepur bypoll: Ex- MLA Panigrahi blasts BJD with past

Bhubaneswar: In a new twist to the ongoing wrangle in the run up to the Bijepur bypoll, former MLA from the constituency Ashok Kumar Panigrahi today brought a flurry of allegations against his former party BJD. Speaking to OTV, the former legislator said senior BJD leader, late Kalpataru Das had advised him to contest from […]

Dubious poll funding: BJD hits back, alleges BJP of 'politicization'

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today hit back at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the dubious poll funding row and dubbed the latter as a party with a tendency to politicise each and every issue. Speaking to media persons, a day after the Supreme Court (SC) issued notices to BJD supremo and Chief […]

Dubious poll funding: SC issues notices to Odisha CM, others

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday issued notices to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, State Election Commission (SEC), the district collector of Ganjam and the district electoral officer in connection with the dubious poll funding case. Hearing the petition filed by Subash Mohapatra seeking transfer of the case to Delhi High Court, the apex […]

Dharmendra urges CM to look into ‘108’ ambulance staff demands

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today wrote to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging him to consider the demands of ‘108’ ambulance service staff including payment of wages and redressal of grievances related to job harassment. In his letter, he stated that 108 ambulance employees basically want wages on […]

BJD MLA blames govt officials for a 'deprived' Malkangiri

Malkangiri: BJD legislator Manas Madkami today lashed out at the government officials for being callous towards the woes of people in the district. Stating that the government employess here are not carrying out their responsibilities properly, the MLA said the district is still deprived of the central schemes which has put Malkangiri at the back […]

Dubious poll funding: CM Naveen terms allegations malicious, hints at legal action

Bhubaneswar: Terming the allegations of discrepancies in poll funds as malicious and fabricated, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said BJD will take legal action in the matter. After returning from his 5-day New Delhi tour to attend the 200th anniversary of Paika Rebellion on Sunday, Naveen admitted to conspiracies being hatched to malign the […]

Elementary education in Odisha continues to suffer

Bhubaneswar: Status of elementary education continues to be poor in Odisha despite the fact that the State government is striving to improve the quality of education by announcing several programmes. According to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), less than 21% of students in Class 3 in Odisha could read words. While most of […]

Odisha govt develops Real Time Flood Forecasting Model

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that the BJD government has developed a Real Time Flood Forecasting Model for the entire Mahanadi river basin for controlling flood in a much better way in the State. “This model will help us in accomplishing better flood control and its management through early warning systems in […]

Animal Blood Bank
Odisha to have India's first 'Animal Blood Bank'

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will have India’s first blood bank for animals. The blood bank will be established on the premises of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) at an estimated cost of Rs 3.25 crore. At a function in OUAT here on Tuesday, VC Surendra Nath Pasupalak said the institution had earlier submitted a proposal […]

Science Lab
Odisha government to set up advanced science labs

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to promote Science education among students in the schools, Odisha government has decided to set up advanced science laboratories in 100 schools across the state, informed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Governing Council’s meeting of Science and Technology Department here on Tuesday. The Chief Minister also laid down the key […]

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Odisha govt enhances welfare funds for police to Rs 1 crore

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today announced enhancement of welfare funds for police personnel from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik made this announcement while addressing the annual conference of Odisha police havildar, constable and sepoy confederation. “The state government has always been sympathetic to your demands and we will take a considerate […]

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Odisha CM harps on extensive use of social media

Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today asked Energy and Police departments to make extensive use of social media – Twitter & Facebook – to serve people better and address their grievances. As people in Odisha are grappling with power disruption amid severe heat wave conditions, Naveen asked the Energy department to resolve the complaints and […]

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Naveen sets down 3Ts governance formula for ministers

Bhubaneswar:  In a bid to fine tune the functioning of the departments, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today came out with a 3Ts governance formula and asked his ministers work on it to meet aspirations of the people who elected BJD to power four times in a row. “I will suggest 3Ts – teamwork, transparency and […]

MP Baijayant Panda
MP Baijayant Panda removed as BJD spokesperson

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and CM Naveen Patnaik, continuing his party reorganisation exercise, effected  two important changes including removal of Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda from the post of Parliamentary party spokesperson today. The other change came in the form of party spokesperson and Barchana MLA Amar Satpathy, who recently voiced his disappointment over no leaders from […]

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BJD chief rules out infighting, says party is going strong

Bhubaneswar: Rubbishing talks on BJD infighting, the party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said there is no such problem in the party. The CM was speaking to newsmen at Naveen Niwas after returning from Delhi. “I don’t feel there is any infighting in BJD. Where are any such things in the party?,” he […]

Naveen wants coalition to sail through 2019 elections: BJP

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik met Atal Bihari Vajpayee at New Delhi, speculations are now rife over the political significance of the meeting even though the former termed it as a ‘courtesy call’. However, BJP sees it more than just a courtesy visit and has accused the ruling party of having serious political motives behind […]

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Odisha CM Patnaik's second Delhi visit in a month begins tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to leave on a five-day visit to the national capital tomorrow, his second visit to Delhi in a month, amid speculation of non-BJP parties planning to field a united candidate for the ensuing presidential elections. Sources said Patnaik is scheduled to attend a meeting of the NITI […]

CM Naveen Patnaik seems in a 'no & yes' dilemma over ministry reshuffle

Bhubaneswar: CM Naveen Patnaik has kept everyone guessing about his move to reshuffle his ministry after party’s sub-par performance in the recently concluded Panchayat Polls. While earlier during the day in New Delhi, Patnaik ruled out the chances of a ministry reshuffle saying there are no thoughts about that right now, upon his return to […]

Biju Patnaik deserves Bharat Ratna: CM Naveen

New Delhi: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik today asserted that legendary leader Biju Patnaik deserves the Bharat Ratna. “I think he certainly deserves it, very much,” said Naveen while taking to newsmen in New Delhi. On being asked about Odisha’s demand for a special category status, Patnaik said “For a very long period we have been […]

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BJD stands united behind Naveen Patnaik: MP Tathagata Satpathy

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Dhenkanal MP, Tathagata Satpathy who was in the middle of a storm over his allegations that BJP is trying hard to split his party, today said that no one has the power to break BJD and the whole party stands united behind Naveen Patnaik. The parliamentarian who was seen at the State Secretariat […]

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Frenzy after CM Naveen pops into bookstore in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In an extremely rare glimpse of Naveen Patnaik running errands, the chief minster dropped by a bookstore in the capital city, leaving other shoppers and bystanders in a frenzy. Not only the shopkeeper, but also everyone around was startled by the sudden appearance of Naveen, who along with his sister Geeta Mehta visited a […]

Naveen to attend key meeting on Sagarmala project today

Bhubaneswar/ New Delhi: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is on a five-day visit to the national capital, will attend the second apex committee meeting of the National Sagarmala project on Saturday. According to sources, the Chief Minister is also scheduled to meet Union minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari today. Patnaik […]

Pyari takes a dig at Naveen for refusal to learn Odia

Bhubaneswar: Rajya Sabha MP and Odisha Jana Morcha (OJM) chief Pyari Mohan Mohapatra on Saturday took potshots at chief minister Naveen Patnaik for not learning Odia language in the past 16 years. “I am surprised that he has not shown any interest in learning the Odia language. How can you rule a State without knowing […]

Naveen woos investors at Make in India Week today

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to attend the ongoing Make in India Week programme in Mumbai on Sunday. The Chief Minister will seek to woo prospective investors by talking about the plethora of investment opportunities available and the ease of doing business in Odisha. Besides, he will also hold discussions with the officials […]

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Naveen prays for Siachen jawan

Bhubaneswar: As Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad’s condition remained critical, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today joined the nation in praying for the fast recovery of the soldier who survived for six days buried under tonnes of snow in the Siachen Glacier. “My prayers for our brave solider #Hanumanthappa,” Patnaik tweeted. Lauding the Army for their […]

Naveen announces Rs 160 cr for Sambalpur

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who accompanied by chief secretary Gokul Chandra Pati visited Sambalpur today, granted Rs 100 crore for the development of underground water supply system and another Rs 60 crore for the reconstruction of three culverts there. Under the reconstruction plan, the Dhobijora, Haradajora and Dangana culverts will be repaired and revived, […]