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Mahanadi row: Cong moves privilege motion against Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition Narsingh Mishra today moved a privilege motion in the State Assembly against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for providing misleading information on Mahanadi in the House. Mishra alleged that the Chief Minister had furnished false information in response to a calling attention motion on August 5, 2010. Moreover, Mishra also said that […]

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Mahanadi row: Odisha to file interim petition in SC

Bhubaneswar: After filing an injunction suit, the Odisha government has begun the process to file an interim petition in Supreme Court on Mahanadi water sharing dispute with Chhattisgarh. According to sources, the petition will seek immediate halt to project work being undertaken by the Chhattisgarh government on the upper catchment areas of the Mahanadi. “The […]

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Human chain not now, says BJD

Bhubaneswar: As the State government has moved Supreme Court seeking injunction on the constructions over river Mahanadi by Chhattisgarh government, the BJD has put its proposed plan for a mega human chain on hold. Talking to the reporter BJD spokesperson and MLA Sashibhushan Behera said the party may go for a mass movement in future […]

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Water bearing capacity of Hirakud dam has decreased: CM

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the water bearing capacity of Hirakud dam has considerably decreased. “The water bearing capacity of Hirakud dam, which was 5834 million cubic feet after its construction, has now come down to 4823 million cubic feet,” Patnaik said in a written reply to a question by BJD member Prafulla […]

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‘Odisha free to move anywhere to settle Mahanadi dispute’

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha government moved Supreme Court by seeking an injunction against Chhattisgarh’s ‘unilateral’ construction on Mahanadi river, Water Resources minister of the neighbouring government on Sunday said Odisha can move anywhere to solve the issue. “We got to know that the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government has sought an injunction from the apex […]

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BJP to raise law and order, poor health services issues in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The BJP would raise the issues pertaining to law and order and deteriorating health services during the winter session of the State Assembly beginning tomorrow. “Our party would raise the law and order situation in Odisha which is now in a shambles. Among other issues, deteriorating health services resulting in the mass death of […]

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Halt work on Mahanadi projects, Odisha urges Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Further intensifying its fight at an administrative level, Odisha chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi sought immediate halt to the work of various projects on the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi through a letter to his Chhattisgarh counterpart today. Padhi has also requested the neighbouring State to release the required amount of water needed for […]

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Mahanadi row: ‘Odisha hopeful of getting a positive result’

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Water resources secretary Pradeep Jena today said that the State government is hopeful of getting favourable ruling after it filed a petition with the Union Water Resources ministry for formation of a tribunal to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi row. “Odisha government has filed a complaint petition under Section 3 of the Interstate River […]

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Pallishree Mela to be cynosure of Baliyatra

By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty Cuttack: After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave its nod for Baliyatra, beginning from November 14, the district administration has geared up for the week-long annual festival in which Pallishree mela is going to be the centre of attraction this year. According to sources, Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) […]

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BJD kick starts signature drive over Mahanadi, Polavaram issues

Cuttack: Intensifying its protest against Mahanadi and Polavaram projects, Biju Janta Dal (BJD) launched a signature drive in Cuttack on Friday. The drive was inaugurated by party supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik at Christian field in front of Anand Bahwan in the city. As part of the campaign, signatures of each family of the […]

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Mahanadi issue: PMO receives CLP memorandum from Rashtrapati Bhawan

Bhubaneswar: The memorandum submitted by the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) led by its president and the Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra to the President of India on the ongoing Mahanadi row in New Delhi a fortnight ago, has been referred to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Informing this to the media here today, Mishra said […]

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Mahanadi row: Odisha to appeal SC for Tribunal

Bhubaneswar: Ostensibly observing that no legal battle would work in its favour to solve the Mahanadi water use dispute with neighbouring Chhattisgarh government, the Odisha government has decided to approach the Supreme Court for an amicable settlement. The decision of the government, contrary to its statement post the tripartite talk with Chhattisgarh government and Centre […]

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Mahanadi issue: Cong team to meet President today

Bhubaneswar: With no resolution to the Mahanadi water dispute in sight, the ball has now been thrown into President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s court. While the ruling BJD has sought the intervention of the Prime Minister, the Congress led by Opposition leader Narsingh Mishra will meet the President of India today to […]

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Mahanadi issue: Cong team to meet President tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With no resolution to the Mahanadi water dispute in sight, the ball has now been thrown into President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s court. While the ruling BJD has sought the intervention of the Prime Minister, the Congress led by Opposition leader Narsingh Mishra will meet the President of India tomorrow to […]

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Mahanadi water data will expose Odisha: Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Stoking the Mahanadi water controversy further, Water Resources minister of Chhattisgarh Brijmohan Agarwal has said that once the data on Mahanadi is available, Odisha will be exposed. According to Brijmohan, Odisha is using more water than stipulated in the Hirakud agreement and once the information is out, Odisha will be unmasked. “The Hirakud dam […]

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