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Tag: Jual Oram

Tribals ignored by Odisha government: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram accused the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)-led Odisha government of ignoring the tribals in the State. Speaking to the media, Jual Oram said that the state government is harassing the members of the tribal communities in Odisha in the name of caste certificates. Targeting the BJD government, the Union […]

Jual Oram says Mallya comments were a mistake

Bhubaneswar: A day after terming fugitive liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya as smart and encouraging tribals to learn from his entrepreneurial qualities, Union Minister Jual Oram today took back his words and accepted that he “accidentally” took Mallya’s name. “I accidentally took Vijay Mallya’s name. I should have taken someone else’s name. I should not have […]

Farm loans will be waived after BJP comes to power in Odisha: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram today promised to waive off loan for debt ridden farmers after BJP comes to power in the state next year. Sounding confident of the party’s victory in the 2019 polls, Oram during a meeting of BJP Kishan Morcha here stated, “Our party is going to come to power […]

Mahanadi row: Ruling-BJD accepts lack of foresight

Bhubaneswar: There was lack of foresight, said spokesperson of the ruling-BJD, Pratap Deb in an interview to a local news channel, adding further, “We should have known about their (Chhattisgarh government) intentions behind construction of one project after another on Mahanadi River.” “Had we thought of that, we would have thwarted their conspiracy. I accept […]

After Manik Sarkar, we will dethrone Naveen Govt: Oram

Bhubaneswar: After registering emphatic win in three north eastern States, BJP is now confident of continuing its winning streak, said Union Minister Jual Oram on Sunday. Reposing faith on the mission 120 plus target fixed by party president Amit Shah for Odisha, Oram claimed to form government by dethroning Naveen Patnaik. “The organisation that had […]

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Odisha not utilising Central funds: Union Minister

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Friday lashed out at the Odisha government alleging that it has been incompetent in utilising the funds sanctioned by his ministry. Addressing a presser in New Delhi, the Union Minister said Odisha gets around Rs 400-Rs 600 crore from Tribal Affairs Ministry every year but only […]

Polavaram row: Ramesh Majhi slams Oram's statement

Bhubaneswar: Launching a scathing attack on Union Minister Jual Oram, Odisha minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi on Tuesday said the Tribal Affairs Minister’s statement in the Rajya Sabha on the controversial Polavaram project was not based on facts. Majhi, ST, SC Development, Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Minister, in a letter to Oram said, “While relying […]

BJD pulls up Oram for his remarks on Polavaram

Bhubaneswar: BJD today lambasted Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram for his remarks in Rajya Sabha that no one from the tribal community in Odisha will be affected by the Polavaram Dam project in Andhra Pradesh. “Oram seems to be keen on safeguarding the interests of Andhra Pradesh as is understood from his statements in […]

No tribal from Odisha to be affected by Polavaram: Jual Oram

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: No tribal family from Odisha will be affected by the Polavaram project if the State government constructs an embankment to check flow of water into its border area, said Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Oram informed the Upper House as per the reports of Polavaram Project […]

Allegation of poll irregularities against me is ‘politically motivated’: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Jual Oram today launched a stinging attack on the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) by claiming that the ruling party’s allegations of poll fund irregularities against him are baseless and politically motivated. Rajya Sabha member Dilip Tirkey, along with more than 10 BJD MPs, met Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti on Thursday demanding […]

BJD MPs meet EC demanding action against Oram over poll fund irregularities

New Delhi: More than 10 Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs led by Rajya Sabha member Dilip Tirkey today met Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti demanding action against Union Minister Jual Oram over poll expenditure irregularities. They alleged Union Minister Oram has provided wrong information in his poll affidavit. After meeting the Election Commissioner, Tirkey said, […]

Jual urges Naveen to return funds sanctioned for MFP procurement

Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram today urged Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to return the unutilised funds provided to the State under central scheme ‘Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and Development of Value Chain of MFP’  to undertake procurement operations. “In case the State decides to […]

NHAI assures to begin work on Brahmani Bridge soon

Bhubaneswar: Amid mudslinging between State and Centre over construction of the second bridge on Brahmani River near Rourkela, the NHAI authorities today held discussions with Chief Secretary AP Padhi at the Secretariat and assured to start the project soon after getting necessary approvals from State. “We have discussed all projects including some under Bharatmala scheme. […]

If proved spurious, book persons behind sale of pesticide: Panchayati Raj Minister

Bhubaneswar: Reacting on the allegations that spurious pesticides are responsible for crop loss due to pest attack in Odisha, Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy today said that action should be taken against the persons responsible. “The persons selling the pesticide and the concerned authorities should be arrested, if it is found spurious, and they should […]

Jual Oram targets State government over Koraput gangrape incident

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Jual Oram has targeted the State Government in the Kunduli gangrape incident, accusing the administration for taking late decisions over the sensitive issue. After the State government’s decision to set up a Judiciary committee to investigate into the Kunduli gangrape incident, Oram alleged that the decision to be a drama and show […]

Oram, Deb in squabble over ‘Nabakalebara’ remark

Bhubaneswar: The controversy surrounding ‘Political Nabakalebara’ got murkier today with Union Minister Jual Oram and BJD Rajya Sabha member Pratap Deb indulging in a war of words on possible upheaval in State politics. While Oram claimed political equation in the State will change soon, Deb took a jibe on the Union Minister and said first […]

Jual writes to Naveen seeking early electrification of 347 villages

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Jual Oram today wrote to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seeking his intervention for speedy electrification of 347 un-electrified villages in the State. Oram requested the Chief Minister to issue required instructions to concerned departments to ensure electrification of the un-electrified villages. “A total of 2,986 villages in the country are yet to […]

Jual recommended BJD leader Prashant Nanda for Padma Awards, twice!

Bhubaneswar: BJD and BJP never miss a chance to take each other down; but keeping political differences aside Union Minister Jual Oram had nominated the name of rival party leader Prashant Nanda for Padma Awards-2017. In a letter to the Home Ministry dated 30.07.2016, Jual had lauded Prashant as an actor, producer and director and […]

Bijepur bypoll: Ex-BJD MLA Ashok Panigrahi joins BJP

Bargarh: The battle lines for the Bijepur bypoll has been drawn with ex-BJD MLA Ashok Panigrahi along with his thousands of supporters joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at ‘Mishrana Parva’ held at Barpali in Bargarh district today. BJP’s State President Basant Panda claimed that the party will kick-start its ‘Mission 120+Seats’ in Odisha from […]

BJP has many potential candidates for Bijepur bypoll: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJP’s Bargarh district president Narayan Sahu showed discontent over ex-legislator Ashok Panigrahi’s announcement to join BJP, Union minister and senior saffron party leader Jual Oram today stated that the party has many potential activists to become Bijepur bypoll candidate. He further stated, “If anyone shows discontent about the party’s decision, they […]

CM’s Poll Expense Row: Jual Oram dares Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Jual Oram today said the BJD is trying to divert the alleged dubious poll funding issue by bringing in false accusations against him. Accusing Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government of trying to mislead people, Oram said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik must resign first as the preliminary investigation proves that he had filed false […]

BJD charges Oram of filing false affidavit

Bhubaneswar: To counter BJP’s attack regarding irregularities in poll funding, BJD today alleged Union Minister Jual Oram of mismatch in poll expense figures stated in his affidavit. Talking to media, BJD MP from Puri Pinaki Mishra said while Oram had mentioned at one place in the affidavit that his poll expenses are ‘nil’, in the […]

Union Minister Gadkari to lay foundation for 2nd Brahmani bridge today

Rourkela: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is scheduled to lay foundation for proposed second bridge over the Brahmani river today. Union Ministers Jual Oram and Dharmendra Pradhan and Rourkela legislator Dilip Ray will also attend foundation laying ceremony at Balughat ground in Rourkela. Though Rs 476 crore fund has been sanctioned by the centre for the […]

Gadkari to lay foundation for 2nd Brahmani bridge on July 21: Oram

New Delhi: Union Minister for Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari will lay foundation stone of second bridge over Brahmani near Rourkela on July 21. After a meeting with Gadkari along with Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here, Oram said, “The programme for the foundation stone laying ceremony has been finalised.” Besides, discussion was held on national […]

Delhi: Odia pilgrim rescued 3 months after abduction

New Delhi: A man from Sundergarh who was abducted from Old Delhi Railway station area three months ago, was rescued from Kurukshetra in Haryana, Delhi Police said today. Ganesh Salima of Tangarapalli in Sundergarh district was on a pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi on March 27 with his wife Manju. While returning home, some miscreants kidnapped […]