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PM Modi To Chair Council Of Ministers Meeting On Wednesday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting of the Union Council of Ministers on Wednesday to discuss issues related to the Covid situation in the country, preparedness to deal with possible third wave and functioning of few ministries, sources said on Tuesday.

PM to focus on Mission 2022 at meet with Council of Ministers

New Delhi: In his first-ever meeting with the new Council of Ministers on Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to spell out his priorities for Mission 2022. Besides, he would also outline the road map of his government for the next five years. Sources said that every three months, PM Modi would review […]

Modi to chair first council of ministers' meeting on Wednesday

New Delhi: The first meeting of the Union council of ministers after allocation of portfolios will be held on Wednesday and is likely to discuss the agenda of the government both in the short and long term. The meeting is being held a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with all central government secretaries. […]

Modi keeps promise, creates Jal Shakti ministry

New Delhi: Delivering his first election promise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday constituted a Ministry for “Jal Shakti” and appointed Gajendra Singh Shekhawat as its Minister. The newly-created Ministry will replace the previous Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry. It would ensure optimal utilisation of water. Addressing an election rally in Ramanathapuram […]

CM retains Home department, Niranjan Pujari gets Finance

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the swearing-in ceremony, all the administrative departments were allocated among the Council of Ministers by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. While the Chief Minister has retained the Home, General Administration & Public Grievance departments, Niranjan Pujari has been given charge of the Finance and Excise departments. Prafulla Kumar Mallik has been allocated […]

RTI query reveals expense incurred on PM Modi's foreign, domestic tours in last 5 yrs

New Delhi: A Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of ministers incurred an expenditure of Rs 393 crore on foreign and domestic travel in last five fiscal years. City-based RTI activist Anil Galgali had filed an RTI query with the PMO seeking the total Foreign Travel […]

Odisha Council of Ministers approve budget for 2018-19

Bhubaneswar: A budget of Rs 1.20 lakh crores for the financial year 2018-19 was approved in a meeting of the State Council of Ministers on Wednesday with an emphasis given agriculture and infrastructure development sectors in rural pockets. Sources said the pro-poor budget has been made keeping in view the 2019 elections as government has […]

Damodar Rout
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 […]

Cabinet reshuffle at 10 am on Sunday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a reshuffle of his council of ministers at 10 am on Sunday, a top government official said. It will be the third such exercise since he took over in May 2014. “A process has been set in motion for the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan around 10 […]

Odisha Budget
Odisha budget projects 8.5 per cent growth rate

Bhubaneswar: Projecting 8 to 8.5 per cent growth rate in the next fiscal, Odisha’s finance minister Pradip Kumar Amat today presented the budget for 2017-18 with an outlay of Rs 1,06,911 crore, which is about 13.7 per cent more than allocated in the last budget. “We propose an outylay of Rs 1,06,911 crore for 2017-18 […]

Annual budget outlay of Odisha pegged at Rs 1.06 Lakh cr

Bhubaneswar: As compared to its annual budget of Rs 94,000 crore in 2016-17 fiscal, the annual budget of Odisha in 2017-18 fiscal is pegged at Rs 1.06 crore. The draft annual budget proposal of the Odisha government for the financial year 2017-18 was approved by the Council of Ministers in a meeting here this evening […]

Odisha approves Rs 5,983 cr supplementary budget

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today approved the supplementary budget for the year 2016-17 at a council of ministers meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The total size of the budget is Rs 5,983.08 crore. While Rs 5126.04 crore was allocated for State plan expenditure, Rs 795.98 crore was approved for non plan expenditures. Also […]

Speculation rife about reshuffle in council of ministers

After the completion of the review of the performance of all departments, speculation is mounting about a possible reshuffle in the Naveen Patnaik-led council of ministers. The grapevine has it that the reshuffle may come after the Raja festival