Tag: Letter

Police arrest two persons for running fake Maoist organisation

Rayagada: The Town Police on Tuesday arrested two persons for allegedly running a fake Maoist organisation and demanding extortion money in Rayagada. The accused identified as K Madhav Rao of Kasturinagar and V Jagannath of J K pur area demanded Rs 50 lakh from a contractor under the name of a Maoist leader Chalapati. However, […]

Naveen urges Modi for 1/3rd reservation for women in Parliament, Assemblies

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate the move to ensure one-third reservation for women in Parliament and state legislatures. In a letter, CM Naveen wrote, “I request you to take the leadership in initiating necessary steps for passing the Bill for reservation of one-third of seats in […]

Cyclone Titli: CM Naveen seeks assistance of Rs 1000 crore from Centre

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for relief and restoration works in cyclone Titli-affected districts. “I would request you to kindly consider the grave situation in the State on account of the Very Severe Cyclone Storm “Titli” and […]

Gurupriya bridge ‘anti-development’ project: Maoists in a letter to media

Malkangiri: The CPI (Maoist)’s Malkangiri-Koraput-Visakhapatnam Border division today issued a letter to media opposing the newly-inaugurated Gurupriya bridge in Chitrakonda in the district and termed it as ‘anti-development’. The red rebels through the letter stated that the bridge is not meant for development, rather it is a project that will bring destruction for tribals in […]

Modi for 'constructive engagement', Pakistan says no dialogue on table

New Delhi/Islamabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to his new Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan that India desires “constructive engagement” with Islamabad but Pakistan quickly clarified that there was no offer of a bilateral dialogue. Modi wrote to Imran Khan expressing India’s commitment to build good neighbourly relations and pursue meaningful and constructive engagement with […]

MP Jay Panda resigns from Lok Sabha

Bhubaneswar: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Jay Panda resigned from his Lok Sabha membership today. Panda, who took to Twitter to announce his decision, had quit BJD on May 28. “In letter to NaveenP on my intent to dissociate from BJD, I’d said on completion of my father’s kriyas I’d resign from LS. The day after they […]

Letter mentioning assassination plot of PM Modi seized by police

Pune: A letter allegedly found in the house of one of the five persons arrested for “links” with the banned CPI (Maoist) talks about the ultras mulling “another Rajiv Gandhi incident”, Pune police told a court yesterday. Police yesterday arrested Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, lawyer Surendra Gadling, activists Mahesh Raut and Shoma Sen and Rona […]

Puri Srimandir ritual controversy: Niti administrator submits report

  Puri: A day after ‘Mahaprasad’ was made available to devotees after four days of impasse, Niti Prasashak (temple ritual administrator) has submitted a report to Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA). The report mentions the names of some servitors from different Nijogs primarily responsible for disrupting conduct of rituals. The report has […]

Mahanadi dispute: CM Naveen writes to PM again, demands tribunal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister on Friday reiterated State’s demand for formation of a tribunal for early resolution of the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute with neighboring Chhattisgarh. In another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Patnaik has stressed on immediate issuance of a notification for constitution of a tribunal to initiate the process of adjudication of […]

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Pradhan seeks Centre’s intervention to tackle pest menace

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday urged the Centre to send a fact-finding team to take stock of the massive crop damage caused by the pests and drought in several parts of Odisha. In a letter to Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Pradhan has stated that crops in 1.8 lakh hectares of land […]

Naveen asks Andhra to stop construction on Polavaram project

Bhubaneswar: Protesting ongoing work on contentious Polavaram project, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday asked Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu to stop all construction till issues are resolved. In a letter to Naidu, Patnaik claimed that the construction work being undertaken by Andhra Pradesh is in clear violation of the Godavari Water Dispute […]

Naveen urges PM to set up Tata Memorial Centre in Odisha for cancer patients

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to set up a Tata Memorial Cancer Centre in the state to provide affordable care to cancer patients in Odisha. Patnaik in his letter said that although the state has a good number of public and private hospitals along with a […]

Naveen seeks e-Visa facility at Odisha airport

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today urged the Centre for introduction of e-Visa facility at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here. In a letter to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urged for the introduction of e-Visa to facilitate the travel of arriving tourists. “In order to facilitate the travel of arriving tourists, […]

‘Save Brahmani’ Dilip Ray writes to PM Narendra Modi

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concern over barrage construction by Jharkhand, Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray has sought intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to save Odisha’s Brahmani river. In a letter to Modi, Ray has raised the issue of arbitrary construction of barrages and dams on the two tributaries of—Shankh  and South Koel will turn Brahmani river into […]

C'garh letter nails Odisha's claim on Mahanadi project

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Odisha chief secretary clarified that the government of Chhattisgarh had not informed Odisha about the Kelo project being undertaken by it in the upstream of river Mahanadi, a document on the Kelo project survey division, Chhatisgarh, a copy of which is in the possession of OTV, has proved that the […]