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Former LS Speaker & Union Minister Rabi Ray passes away

Cuttack: Noted socialist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray passed away while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here this afternoon. He was 91 and is survived by his wife Prof Saraswati Swain, former Head of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in SCB Medical College. Talking to media […]

Rabi Ray
Ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray in SCB central ICU

Cuttack: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray was admitted to the central ICU in SCB Medical College and Hospital here today. Sources in the hospital said the octogenarian leader is suffering from pneumonia. Ray was admitted in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar some days back. But after he was diagnosed with pneumonia, he was shifted […]

Jayaram Pangi
Any govt trying for complete prohibition of liquor will lose election: Ex-MP

Koraput: With the campaigning for the ensuing Panchayat elections in Odisha scheduled to kick off tomorrow, the liquor funda of former Koraput MP Jayaram Pangi has created a flutter in the political circle. The former MP gave this controversial statement in the presence of the media persons and leaders of all political parties near the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Jul 2021
  • BJP
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Jul 2021
  • BJD
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 Jul 2021
  • BJD
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

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

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

MP Baijayant Panda
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 […]

BJP declares candidates for four LS, 13 Assembly seats
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 ....

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.

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 Jul 2021
  • BJP
BSP-SP announce tie up for LS polls, keep Congress out of it

Lucknow: Arch rivals Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) announced on Saturday that they will contest the coming Lok Sabha polls together in Uttar Pradesh sharing 38 seats each of the 80 in the state while leaving Rae Bareli and Amethi for Congress, which has been kept out of the alliance. The other […]

Cabinet approves 10 per cent quota for economically backward upper castes

New Delhi: With an eye on the upper caste vote in the coming Lok Sabha elections, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved 10 per cent reservation for economically backward people in general category in jobs and educational institutions. The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took the decision to provide for 10 per cent […]