Tag: Mahanadi

Logjam continues in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Logjam continued for the second day of the Monsoon Session at the Odisha Assembly as the ruling BJD created a ruckus over the Mahanadi and Polavarm issues. Soon after the Assembly proceedings began, the BJD leaders raised slogans against the Centre over the Mahanadi and Polavarm issues. Opposition Congress members also stormed into the […]

Ruling BJD stalls House over Polavaram, Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: As expected, the Monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly began on a stormy note and had to be adjourned by the speaker following ruckus over Mahanadi and Polavarm issues. The uproar started as soon as the proceedings began with ruling MLAs shouting slogans against Centre and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi water dispute even during the […]

Stormy start to monsoon session of Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly took off with a stormy note with ruling MLAs shouting against Centre and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi water dispute even during the recitation of national anthem. Unable to run, Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the House till 3 pm. Opposition Congress termed it is a disregard to the national anthem. […]

Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly scheduled to begin tomorrow is most likely to be stormy. While the Opposition Congress and BJP will try to corner the government over the issues like the Mahanadi, Polavaram, Kandhamal firing, Nagada deaths, the ruling BJD has also prepared itself to counter the opposition onslaught. “The Congress […]

BJP losing the battle of perception on Mahanadi

By Sandeep Sahu It is now abundantly clear that the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government has a lot to explain about the way it has dealt with the projects already constructed or being constructed on the upper reaches of Mahanadi by the Chhattisgarh government. It initial attempt to play the innocent victim by feigning ignorance […]

State Cabinet approves stand of Odisha govt on Mahanadi issue: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet which met here today to discuss the ongoing Mahanadi water row, has unequivocally supported the stand of the Odisha government, said chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi. “As the Chhattisgarh government declined to stop work, the State Cabinet felt there is no option but to explore other means to protect the interest […]

Mahanadi row: Tripartite meeting fails, Odisha plans to move SC

New Delhi: The much awaited tripartite meeting convened by Union Water Resources minister Uma Bharti in the national capital today to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi water row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh remained inconclusive as both the states remained adamant on their stand. “As you know, Mahanadi is the lifeline of Odisha as 65 percent of […]

Mahandi row: Tripartite meet begins

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: The tripartite meeting called by the Union Water Resources department to resolve the Mahanadi issue is underway at the Shram Shakti Bhawan in Delhi. The meeting which started at 12 in the noon, is being chaired by Union Water Resources minister Uma Bharti. Prior to attending the meeting, chief minister Naveen Patnaik […]

Celebrations Before 'Delhi Abhijaan' Premature

By Sandeep Sahu The atmosphere was electric – thousands of people thronging the entire stretch of land from Naveen Nivas to the Biju Patnaik airport; a concert of conches being blown full-throttle; frenzied musicians beating drums and cymbals as if there is no tomorrow; hordes of young men crying themselves hoarse in praise of their […]

Mahanadi row: Misc case in HC to make Naveen, CWC parties

Cuttack: Even as chief minister Naveen Patnaik left for Delhi to attend the tripartite meet on Mahanadi issue, a misc case was filed on Friday in High Court seeking to make the BJD supremo and Central Water Commission (CWC) parties in the public interest litigation (PIL) filed on the issue. The petitioner, Mahanadi Banchao Mancha, […]

Mahanadi water issue: Naveen vows to fight at tripartite meet

Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday vowed to fight for the rights of the people at the tripartite meeting scheduled to be held in New Delhi tomorrow on the Mahanadi water issue. During his visit to Delhi, the Chief Minister would meet his Chhattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh at the meeting convened by Union […]

Mahanadi row: CM leaves for Delhi to attend tripartite meeting

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik left for Delhi today afternoon to attend a tripartite meeting tomorrow regarding finding a solution to the Mahanadi water row. The chief minister will present the view of the State on the Mahanadi issue at the tripartite meeting, which will be attended by Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh and Union […]

Mahanadi barrages to hit tigers, elephants and turtles

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha government apprehensive of slowing down of the water flow in the Mahanadi river system due to construction of projects on the upstream by Chhattisgarh government, environmentalists have expressed concern over its possible impact on the eco-system. The concerns were expressed by Citizen Action Forum and Foundation Ecological Security when they met […]

Chhattisgarh girl floats on Mahanadi for 50 kms; rescued in Odisha

Sambalpur: Sounds incredible, but true. An 18-year-old girl of Sarangarh area of Chhattisgarh, who had slipped into deep waters Mahanadi on Tuesday evening, was rescued alive by three Odisha fishermen from Hirakud reservoir, about 50 km from her locality, after 12 hours on Wednesday morning. Talking to OTV today, the teenage girl, Soni Yadav, who […]

Mahanadi: Odisha Fighting a Losing Battle

By Sandeep Sahu Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asserted earlier today that the government is ‘fully prepared’ for the tripartite meeting on the Mahanadi dispute on September 17. But does the announcement reassure the people of the state that Odisha would make a strong case at the meeting brokered by the Central government that would make […]