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Tag: House Committee

Abhijit-Iyer-Odisha remand and twitter details
13 days later, Abhijit Iyer's petition forwarded to CM by Jail DIG

Bhubaneswar: Three days after defence analyst Abhijit Iyer Mitra was admitted to hospital, the State government authorities today forwarded his petition seeking withdrawal of case and release from jail after holding it back for 13 days. Mitra had submitted the letter to jail authorities on November 20. In his petition, Iyer has requested Odisha government […]

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Assembly House Committee pardons Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee of Odisha Assembly today tabled its report before the House in connection with the derogatory remarks made by Delhi-based journo Abhijit Iyer-Mitra against the Odisha legislators. Much to the respite of Mitra, the Committee has considered his apology and passed a motion in the Assembly to ‘excuse him and drop the […]

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Odisha House Committee denounces Centre's Rs 200-paddy MSP hike

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee of the Odisha Assembly today slammed the Centre’s Rs 200 per quintal hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy. The House panel, headed by the Assembly Speaker, today discussed and criticized the MSP hike approved by the Centre in July this year. The panel also decided to meet the […]

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Abhijit Iyer row: House panel to table report in Assembly tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee of Odisha Assembly will table its report in connection with the controversy surrounding journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the first day of winter session of the State Assembly starting tomorrow. After a meeting, Chairman of the House Committee and Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra today stated that the panel, which was formed […]

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Derogatory remarks row: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra submits affidavit before House panel

Bhubaneswar: Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra today deposed before the House Committee of the Odisha Assembly for the third time and submitted an affidavit over his alleged remarks against legislators. Iyer-Mitra submitted the affidavit in presence of the House Committee Chairman Narasingha Mishra and member Sanjay Das Burma at the Odisha Assembly building. Later, the panel’s […]

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Abhijit Iyer’s bail plea rejected, sent to Nimapara sub-jail

Bhubaneswar: The Konark Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra who was arrested by the Commissionerate Police on October 24 for making derogatory remarks on Odisha and Konark Sun Temple. After rejection of bail plea, Mitra has been sent to Nimapara sub-jail where he will […]

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Police to rummage through Twitter, phone & mail details of Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

Bhubaneswar: Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra seems to be in more troubled waters after Konark Police took him on a four-day remand. Soon, the Saheed Nagar Police also sought from Twitter postings in his account besides his phone and mail ID details. Sources claimed the Saheed Nagar Police has asked Twitter to provide details of Abhijit […]

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Abhijit Iyer Mitra arrested by Commissionerate Police; sent to judicial custody

Bhubaneswar: Hours after appearing before the House Committee of the Odisha Assembly, Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra was arrested by Commissionerate Police today. According to sources, Abhijit was arrested in connection with a case registered against him at Sahid Nagar Police Station over his derogatory remarks on Odisha and Konark Sun Temple. Later, he was […]

Abhijit-Iyer-Odisha remand and twitter details
Abhijit Iyer directed to file affidavit & appear before House Committee on Nov 2

Bhubaneshwar: The State Assembly House Committee today sought an affidavit from Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra in connection with his derogatory remarks on Odisha, Konark Sun Temple and the State MLAs. The decision was taken following a meeting of the House committee chaired by Narasingha Mishra in presence of other members of the panel after Iyer deposed before […]

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Abhijit Iyer's lawyer seeks security from Odisha Police

Bhubaneswar: A day after Supreme Court refused to grant extension of bail to journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra, his counsel today sought security from Odisha Police to appear before the House Committee constituted by the Odisha Assembly. A six-member Asembly House Committee had summoned Iyer to appear before it on October 11 here for alleged breach […]

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House Committee to ask Abhijit Iyer to depose on October 11

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee formed by the Odisha Assembly today decided to issue a notice to journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra over his alleged derogatory remarks against Odisha asking him to depose on October 11. Following the House Committee meeting, Leader of Opposition and chairman of the committee Narasingha Mishra said Iyer will be asked to […]

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Abhijit Iyer row: 4 including 2 editors summoned by House panel

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee constituted by Odisha Assembly speaker to investigate the derogatory remarks against Odisha made by journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, today summoned four persons including editors of two media houses. Chairman of the committee, Narasingha Mishra informed that summonses have also been issued to Odisha DGP and Intelligence Director. “The summonses have been issued […]

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House Committee to meet Prez Kovind over paddy MSP issue

Bhubaneswar: With farmers across the state slowly gearing up for protests against both state and the Centre over proper price, pension and prestige, a house committee led by the assembly Speaker has unanimously decided meet President Ram Nath Kovind over its demand to hike the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy. The decision to meet […]

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Odisha Assembly panel to meet President over paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly passed a resolution today to meet President Ram Nath Kovind over minimum support price (MSP) of paddy. After normalcy returned to House on the third day of the winter session, the ruling party was able to move a motion on the MSP issue and targeted the Central Government along with Prime Minister […]

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Agri min says will meet PM before June 30 on paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee today met to discuss the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy. Agriculture minister Damodar Rout said the state government will meet Prime Minister Modi by June 30 to discuss the MSP. During the meeting of the House Committee on paddy MSP, Rout said that the government will again try to get […]

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House panel to submit memorandum to PM on MSP

Bhubaneswar: A memorandum demanding increase in the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy will soon be submitted to the Prime Minister, informed Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy after the House Committee meeting held here today. He said the House panel, in the upcoming meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will urge him to fix the MSP  at […]

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House panel to urge Railway minister to expedite ongoing projects

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee on Railways of Odisha Assembly on Tuesday unanimously decided to urge the Union Railway minister Suresh Prabhu to expedite construction work of ongoing railway projects which are pending due to various reasons. The Committee is scheduled to meet Prabhu in New Delhi today and submit a memorandum asking for an allocation […]

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House Committee to meet Railway minister on Jan 6

Bhubaneswar: Almost a month after a delegation of BJD MPs met Union Railway minister Suresh Prabhu over budget allocation to Odisha, members of Odisha Assembly’s House Committee are scheduled to meet the minister and request him to enhance allocation to the state in the ensuing rail budget. Official sources said the Committee, led by Assembly […]

Polavaram row: House Committee seeks appointment with PM

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee of the Odisha Assembly has sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the Polavaram issue. This was announced by the House Committee member and Minister Sanjay Das Burma here on Monday. “The committee has requested the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to fix a date between December 27 and […]

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