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Tag: Dibya Shankar Mishra

Odisha Registers 17.9% Rise In Rape Cases In 2019

Bhubaneswar: Amid the tall claims of the Odisha government that it has been taking all the necessary measures to stop crime against women, the State has recorded a sharp rise in rape cases in 2019 as compared to 2018. As per the written reply by Minister of State (Home), Dibya Shankar Mishra in the State […]

Smart & Prepaid Electric Meters
No More Tampering! Smart & Prepaid Electric Meters In Odisha Soon

Bhubaneswar: In a major initiative of the State government to prevent electricity theft by consumers, Odisha will soon use ‘Smart’ and ‘Prepaid’ electric meters as part of a pilot project, informed State Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra today. In the first phase, a total of 4500 Prepaid meters would be installed in Sambalpur while Smart […]

Prevailing Power Crunch Forces Odisha To Buy Electricity From Spot Market At High Price

Bhubaneswar: Even as normalcy has been restored in coal mining operations at Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) units including one at Bharatpur after 14 days of agitation where a landslide mishap claimed 4 lives and injured 9 others, Odisha continues to face acute crunch in power generation. The development has forced the State government to buy […]

Odisha developing Vision 2030 for industries

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is developing a Vision 2030 for downstream industries to achieve more than 50 per cent value addition to the primary metal produced in the state, said Industries Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra on Thursday. Addressing more than 60 steel manufacturing companies, the Minister said that Odisha provides an unparalleled conducive ecosystem for […]

Odisha lost a mere 17 jobs from Posco Pull Out, 12 from Mittal: Industry Min

Bhubaneswar: When Odisha sees creation of around 14,000 jobs per lakh crore of investment, the disgusting revelation is the State has  not only lost Rs 2.348 lakh crore investments since 2004-05 but also lost an opportunity to create at least 39,000 jobs. However, the State Industry Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra’s written statement in State Assembly […]

Odisha sees 85-90 thousand new offenders vs police fleet of 40 thousand

Bhubaneswar: How can the aam aadmi feel safe on Odisha’s roads? When around 85,000 – 90,000 new criminals (as per Police records, 2018 saw arrest of 85-90K first time offenders) joined the State’s crime world last year,  there were around 39,715 policemen only, including District Armed Reserve Force (DARF) on duty. But the DARF is […]

State's industrial overdrive proving a chimera? 301 MoUs signed, 51 fructify in 10-yrs

Bhubaneswar: The industrialisation overdrive by Odisha is yet to germinate on the ground. During the last ten-year period, Odisha Government had inked a whopping 301 MoUs but a mere 51 had started their operations in the State. Moreover, while the investment commitments made have touched over Rs 5.5 lakh crore, the actual realisation till date […]

Dibya-Shankar-Mishra Jagatsinghpur rape
Maoist Violence Declining In Odisha: Dibya Shankar Mishra

Bhubaneswar: There has been a substantial decline in the annual incidents of violence related to the left wing extremism in Odisha, said Minister of State (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra in Odisha Assembly today. While replying to question put up by Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati, Mishra said that, “Maoist activities have declined considerably in the […]

Elections Over, Reality check moment for Team Naveen!

Bhubaneswar: With the elections now over, it’s time for the team Naveen to take a reality check. The party has made a mountain of promises during the campaigning and climbing the mountain of promise will not be a cakewalk for the State government. Given the promises made have a huge financial implication, the most onerous […]

Naveen 5.0 Kick-Starts With A Blooper; Cabinet Rank Minister Made MoS Home!

Bhubaneswar: On the swearing-in day, the Naveen-led BJD government had to face a big embarrassment due to a major goof up with a Cabinet rank minister given the Minister of State (MoS) status, which is constitutionally invalid. Though late in the evening yesterday, the State administration amended the constitutional error, but by then the big […]

Odisha Energy Minister reviews post-Fani situation

Bhubaneswar: Newly-appointed Odisha Energy Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra on Wednesday reviewed the restoration of power infrastructure in the cyclone Fani-affected areas of the state. Energy Secretary Hemant Sharma apprised the Minister about the current status of restoration activities. Presently, around 10,000 connections are being restored every day, said a statement. The Minister also took stock […]

Naveen's fifth innings: poor strike rate in governance streamlining

Bhubaneswar: In his record fifth-term, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s Ministry making exercise didn’t show any green shoots towards streamlining of governance in Odisha, which the State needs badly to propel to a consistent growth path. The distribution of portfolios only reveals about a half-hearted approach towards governance streamlining in the State. Consider this. The vesting […]

BJD workers beat up BJP activists
BJP alleges attack on party men by BJD workers during CM’s Puri visit

Bhubaneswar: Alleging BJD of resorting to violence and allegedly attacking BJP workers for showing black flag to chief minister Naveen Patnaik during his Puri visit today, Odisha BJP on Saturday said police are working at the behest of the ruling party to suppress voices being raised against the party. As per reports, BJD workers allegedly […]

Women Commission
National women's panel member slams Odisha Police

Bhubaneswar: National Women’s Commission (NWC) member Sushma Sahu today lashed out at the Odisha police and the State government for their failure in ensuring a safe and secure environment for women in the State. NWC member Sahu will be meeting Parbati Sasmal of Kalikuda in Jagatsinghpur, who was allegedly attacked by BJD supporters for handing […]