Tag: Lok Sabha

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
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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