Tag: Lok Sabha

Congress fumes over BJD MP raising chopper scam issue in LS

New Delhi: Congress members were angry over Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s decision to allow BJD MP, Bhratruhari Mahtab to raise the issue of AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal scam, ignoring their leader Mallikarjun Kharge’s plea to have his say. Sonia Gandhi too was seen protesting against Mahajan’s decision. Kharge was heard shouting as to why the BJD […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Not feasible to stop Polavaram project now: Union minister in LS 

New Delhi:  Union Minister of State for Water Resources, Sanjeev Balyan today informed the Lok Sabha that the controversial Polavaram project is in an advanced state and it will not be feasible to stop it right now. While replying to BJD MP, Balabhadra Majhi’s question on the project, Balyan also told that the project was […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJP eyeing 9 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Much before bugle for the ensuing panchayat polls in the State is blown, the BJP has a blueprint ready to grab nine Lok Sabha seats in Odisha. For this, the State unit of the saffron party will prepare an action plan and send it to party’s national president by October 15, party sources said. […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
LS Speaker rejects BJD MPs’ privilege motion against Balyan

New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for the ruling BJD, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday quashed a privilege motion moved by three of its members a few days ago against Minister of State for Water resources, Sanjeev Balyan for ‘misleading’ the House about projects being constructed by the Chhattisgarh government in the upstream […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Use e-Commerce platforms to promote handicrafts, Baijayant urges Centre

New Delhi: Senior BJD leader and Kendrapara MP, Baijayant Panda today urged the Union Textiles ministry to use e-Commerce platforms for promotion of handicrafts. “Instead of spending time, energy and effort from the government and a large budget, it would be much simpler, cheaper and faster if the Textile ministry can provide facilities to the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJD to raise State concerns on GST Bill in LS today

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The BJD will raise Odisha’s concerns on tax during the discussion on the Goods and Services Tax or GST Bill – India’s biggest tax reform ever – which is set to be ratified by the Lok Sabha today, party leader in the Lower House Bhartruhari Mahatab said. Sources said the ruling party in […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJD demands Centre's intervention over construction of dam

New Delhi: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Bhartruhari Mahtab on Friday sought the central government’s intervention over the construction of dam by Chattisgarh government over the tributaries of Mahanadi river. “Union Water Resources Minister had informed the house earlier that without the permission of the Central Water Commission, construction of dams will not be allowed. […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahanadi row: Odisha-Chhattisgarh meeting today

New Delhi: The meeting between Odisha and Chhattisgarh brokered by the Centre will be held today to resolve the dispute between the two neighbouring states over the sharing of Mahanadi water, which has snowballed into a major row between the two after Chhattisgarh embarked on a host of projects in the upper catchments of the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahanadi row: BJD moves privilege motion against Balyan

BJD today moved a privilege motion against Minister of State for Water resources, Sanjeev Balyan in the Lok Sabh alleging he presented misleading facts presented in the Parliament

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJD to demand for 1% cess for mineral-bearing states

A day before the commencement of the monsoon session of the Parliament, BJD today said the party will demand levying of a 1% cess to benefit mineral-bearing states

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJD MP flays Centre for handling of Pathankot attack

BJD MP Kalikesh Singhdeo on Thursday slammed the BJP-led Central government in Lok Sabha over its handling of the terror strike on the Pathankot air base, while terming the decision as a "critical mistake" to hand over the operation to NSG

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Kendrapara MP demands statue of Biju Patnaik in Parliament

New Delhi: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Friday met the speaker of the Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan and submitted a demand memorandum seeking installation of a statue of the legendary leader and former chief minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik in the premises of the Parliament. Panda in his memorandum highlighted Biju Patnaik’s achievements and contribution […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
BJP declares candidates for four LS, 13 Assembly seats

BJP’s Central Election Committee (CEC) on Sunday declared candidates for four more Lok Sabha and 13 Assembly seats in Odisha ....

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Parliament's Monsoon Session From July 19

Noting that this will be the sixth session of the 17th Lok Sabha, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said that the Monsoon Session will take place from July 19 to August 13 with 19 days of business.

  • Monday, 12 July 2021
BJP wins Jind Assembly seat; Congress, INLD bite dust

Chandigarh: Establishing it grip on state politics just ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, Haryana’s ruling BJP won the Jind Assembly seat in a multi-cornered contest on Thursday by 12,935 votes. BJP candidate Krishan Lal Middha was declared elected after getting 50,566 votes. The winner will have a tenure of only nine months […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021