Tag: Lok Sabha

NEET, JEE may be held twice a year

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to engineering colleges might be conducted twice a year, informed Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Upendra Kushwaha in the Lok Sabha on Monday. In reply to a written question in […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Baijayant hails SC verdict; says right to privacy should be fundamental with exceptions

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP Baijayant Panda who had introduced the Data (Privacy and Protection) Bill in Lok Sabha in 2017 hailed the Supreme Court verdict upholding Right to Privacy as a fundamental right. Panda who has been writing about Aadhaar, privacy and data security issues for past several years, said “The stand I have taken is […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Mission 2019: BJP puts top central leaders in charge of Odisha LS seats

Bhubaneswar: With 2019 elections in sight, the BJP has put five central leaders including union ministers in charge of the 21 Lok Sabha seats of Odisha. A blueprint regarding the saffron party’s strategy was chalked out at the state executive meeting held in Bhubaneswar today with the newly-elected Panchayat representatives. Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Jual […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Set up tribunal to resolve Mahanadi dispute: BJD in LS

New Delhi: Odisha has once again reiterated its demand for setting up a tribunal for resolving the ongoing water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in Lok Sabha on Thursday, leader of BJD’s Parliamentary party Bhartruhari Mahatab accused the Centre of intentionally delaying the formation of the tribunal. “In 2016-17, […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
3 internships else no degree for engineering students

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: ‘No internship No Degree’- this is the new guideline brought in by the government to put a cap on the rising rate of ‘unemployable’ engineering students in the country. The engineering students will now have to undergo three mandatory internships during their course from this academic year failing which they may not get […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
MP Baijayant Panda flags privacy, data protection concerns in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Calling for a full-fledged parliamentary discussion, Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda raised the issues of privacy and data protection in the lower house of the parliament today. “As India makes a leap into the digital era, the issue of privacy and data protection takes on enormous importance. Cyber crime is one aspect of it […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
IIITs can now award formal degrees to students

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill 2017 was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday enabling 15 IIITs established on a PPP model in the country to grant degrees to students. The bill seeks to grant statutory status and “institute of national importance” tag to the institutes. It […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Odisha approves GST Bill; 6 goods exempted

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today approved the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Bill after the cabinet gave its nod for implementation in state across all goods except six. Among the 6 goods which have been kept out of the ambit of the State GST, 5 are petroleum products and the sixth one is alcohol. The […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Baijayant Panda
Churn in BJD: Cautioned but contradicted, tweets Baijayant

Bhubaneswar: Following the exit of two leaders – Amar Nayak of Barchana yesterday and former Koraput MP Jayram Pangi today – from BJD, party MP Baijayant Panda once again took to twitter today saying he had warned of such moves by some leaders who are becoming targets of conspiracy within the party, but was criticised […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Kalikesh Singhdeo BJD
Bhartruhari’s opinion personal; party chief to take a call: BJD

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: Commenting on the op-ed article BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahatab published in a newspaper, another party MP Kalikesh Singhdeo today said that in a democracy every leader has the right to voice opinion and the observations made in the article is Mahatab’s personal opinion. “In a political party the members have the right to give […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Op-ed by BJD MP Bhartruhari stirs hornet’s nest

Bhubaneswar: A seemingly isochronous flow of editorials from the MPs of the ruling BJD continues to stir the maelstrom of speculations over internal problems plaguing the party. After Tathagat Satpathy and Baijayant Panda, BJD MP and the parliamentary party leader Bhartruhari Mahatab’s editorial in an Odia newspaper seems to highlight some of the problems raising […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Pradeep Amat - Finance Minister
Odisha’s demands not considered in GST: Amat

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Lok Sabha passed four supplementary legislations to pave way for the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) across the country, the Odisha government said that the State’s demands were not considered while deciding to implement the regime. Citing his displeasure over the form in which the GST was passed, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
WiFi services in gram panchayats soon: Telecom minister

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Process for facilitation of WiFi services in all gram panchayats of the country has begun, said Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Telecom Manoj Sinha today while replying to a query from Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda in the Lok Sabha. Sinha said, “The Telecom ministry has already been allocated funds by the Finance […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Nitish Kumar pays tributes to Rabi Ray, scheduled to meet Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is scheduled to meet Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today. The meeting would be held at Naveen Nivas, the official residence of Patnaik at around 5 pm. Kumar had arrived in the state in the afternoon to pay tributes to former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray, who passed […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Basant Panda
BJP puts on hold its proposed stir

Bhubaneswar: In view of the sad demise of former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray, the State BJP today put on hold its proposed state wide stir to join the one-day state mourning which is being observed across Odisha in honour of the noted socialist leader, who died at 91 on Monday while undergoing treatment in […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021