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Tag: Mahanadi Issue

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Odisha govt least concerned about Mahanadi issue: Chhattisgarh minister

Bhubaneswar: During his Odisha visit, Chhattisgarh Health Minister T S Singh Deo on Monday accused the BJD-led government of neglecting Mahanadi river water dispute in last 19 years of its rule. “The BJD has been in power for last 19 years, but in this period, it has not even bothered to look into the Mahanadi […]

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Chhattisgarh responsible for floods in Odisha: BJD

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Chhattisgarh government for releasing excess water into the Mahanadi without prior information. Speaking to media, BJD vice president, Debi Prasad Mishra blamed the neighbouring state for flooding in Mahanadi and stated that lack of information from the Chhattisgarh government about the […]

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Mahanadi Tribunal: Odisha submits names of representatives

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Odisha has apprised the Mahanadi Tribunal that Chief Secretary and Water Resources secretary will represent the state in the case. As required by the Tribunal, Odisha government has already sent names of two representatives -Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi and Water Resources secretary Pradeep Jena. According to sources, the Tribunal will soon send a […]

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BJD seeks PM Modi's intervention in resolving Mahanadi issue

Sambalpur: Senior BJD leader and Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya on Tuesday sought intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in resolving the Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Addressing a presser in Sambalpur, Acharya said that the flow of Mahanadi water to downstream has been adversely affected due to the construction of barrages by […]

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Chhattisgarh has stopped Mahanadi water, admits Pradhan

Sambalpur: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today admitted that the Chhattisgarh government has stopped Mahanadi water for which Odisha is not getting sufficient water during the non-monsoon period. While addressing a press conference in Sambalpur on the occasion of the completion of four years of BJP government at the Centre, Pradhan said that the flow of […]

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BJD turns heat on Dharmendra over Central assistance to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday lashed out at Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan over his claim that Odisha received over Rs 2.86 lakh crore as Central assistance for ensuring rapid growth in the State. In a presser, BJD leaders alleged that Pradhan’s claim regarding construction of 5499 km national highways (NH) in […]

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BJP, BJD trade blows over Chhattisgarh CM's comment on Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s comment on Mahanadi may have been politically motivated to woo voters (as believed by political experts), but it has rattled Odisha’s political status quo with both the ruling-BJD and BJP engaging themselves in a war of words. Raman Singh on Tuesday had said that no one can stop his […]

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Sensitise public on Mahanadi: CM to partymen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday called upon his party workers to sensitise the general public on how the BJP government is working against the welfare of the state. Blaming the Chhattisgarh government and the Centre at the “Mahanadi Mahasammelani” symposium at party headquarters in Bhubaneswar, Patnaik said, “The Chhattisgarh government and the […]

Polavaram row: NGT notice to 4 states including Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today served a notice to four states, including Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana over the contentious Polavaram project. The NGT today gave a deadline of two weeks to the four states to present their views on whether a hearing should take place on the Polavaram issue. The tribunal […]

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Raman Singh, Raghubar Das to campaign for BJP in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today announced that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and his Jharkhand counterpart Raghubar Das would campaign for the party in Odisha for the panchayat election even though other political parties have already announced that they will protest during Singh’s visit to the state. “The party has decided a four-day campaign schedule for […]

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Dharmendra should take clear stand on Mahanadi issue: Bijay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today said his party leader and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan should refrain from giving varied opinions on Mahanadi issue. “The Union minister should refrain from giving different statements on Mahanadi issue at different places,” he told media persons here. Asked about the inaction of the state government in expediting […]

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BJD to form human chain to protest projects on Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Odisha Government is all set to move to the Supreme Court over the Mahanadi issue, the ruling BJD has intensified its movement at political level to protest against the projects on the Mahanadi river. Mounting scathing attacks on the Centre over the issue, the BJD said the Centre has […]

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Cong urges Prez to stop Chhattisgarh’s Mahanadi projects

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress legislature party met the President, Pranab Mukherjee today and urged him to ask the central government to stop all ongoing contentious projects on the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi River till the dispute between Chhattisgarh and Odisha is resolved. Apprising the President that the Chhattisgarh government is illegally building […]

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Dharmendra slams Odisha Govt on Mahanadi issue

Bhubaneswar: Coming down heavily on the State Government over the Mahanadi issue, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has misled the media on formation of an expert panel mooted by the Centre to look into the matter. He alleged that the Odisha Government had demanded formation of […]

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BJD, Cong, BJP all set for October slugfest

Bhubaneswar: Though summer has bid us goodbye, come October, the political environment in Odisha is all set to smolder as all the three major political parties are out to launch an assault on each other on a host of issues. While the ruling-BJD will target the BJP-led central government with its ‘Padyatra;’ the Odisha BJP […]

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BJP targets Naveen again over Mahanadi issue

Bhubaneswar: A day after chief minister Naveen Patnaik met the representatives of at least 16 organisations, including two Left parties, and discussed the sensitive issue of Mahanadi water dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh, BJP on Thursday lambasted the CM’s move. Criticising Patnaik’s decision of seeking suggestions from various people to resolve the issue, BJP state president […]

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Odisha bandh total, claims Congress

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress today asserted that the dawn-to-dusk bandh observed by the party to protest against the inaction of State and Centre over the construction of dams and barrages by Chhattisgarh on the upstream of the Mahanadi river, was a complete success even as the BJD and BJP claimed that the shutdown was ‘impact-less.’. […]

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CPI(M) asks Naveen to take all in confidence on Mahanadi issue

Bhubaneswar: CPI(M) today suggested that the Odisha government take all stakeholders into confidence on the Mahanadi issue as Chhattishgarh constructed several projects on the upstream “causing harm” to the state. “The chief minister must shun ego and take all the stakeholders into confidence to launch Odisha’s protest over the Mahanadi issue,” Janadran Pati, the CPI(M) […]

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