Tag: Mahanadi

Slugfest continues in Congress over all-party meet on Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: The intra-party conflict in the Congress is refusing to die down. Even as the controversy over the absence of PCC president Prasad Harichandan in the all-party meet on the Mahanadi water dispute chaired by their own Narasing Mishra is yet to subside, a fresh war of words ensued between senior leader Niranjan Patnaik and […]

'Nirbhaya' rerun: 2 arrested for raping, murdering girl in bus

Athgarh: In a chilling reminder of the ghastly Nirbhaya gang-rape case in New Delhi that shook the conscience of the entire nation, the driver and conductor of a bus have been arrested for abducting, raping, murdering and later dumping her body in Mahanadi river here in Cuttack district. The mystery behind the death of the […]

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. […]

BJP to publish white paper on Mahanadi waters

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said it would release a white paper on Mahanadi water, the sharing of which has become a contentious issue between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Addressing a press meet here, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said; “Very soon, BJP will release a white paper on the status of water […]

12-member BJD team to visit Mahanadi project site in C'garh

Bhubaneswar: With the political slugfest over the projects being undertaken by Chhattisgarh in the upstream of river Mahanadi showing no signs of abating in the near future, the ruling BJD on Friday constituted a 12-member team to visit the project site in the neighbouring State. The team, constituted with the approval of chief minister and […]

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No flood threat due to release of Mahanadi water: Govt

The state government today assured the people that there is no threat of floods in the lower catchment areas of Mahanadi due to the release of water from Hirakud dam tomorrow

BJD doesn’t want solution on Mahanadi: Uma Bharati

Bhubaneswar: Union Water Resources minister Uma Bharati on Thursday criticised the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for taking the Mahanadi issue to the streets despite a consent between Odisha and Chhattishgarh a few days ago to settle the matter through a joint control board (JCB). Reacting to the ‘rail roko’, a token agitation by BJD […]

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Mahanadi row: BJD protests at Cuttack Collector’s office

Cuttack: As a part of its state-wide protest over projects undertaken by the Chhattisgarh government on the upper catchment of Mahanadi, the ruling BJD today staged a protest rally in front of the Cuttack collector’s office. According to sources, all the BJD MLAs from Cuttack district, minister and hundreds of party activists participated in the […]

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Chhattisgarh CM directs officials to expedite projects on Mahanadi

Even as Odisha and Chhattisgarh are yet to resolve the controversy surrounding the the projects on the upstream of Mahanadi river, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh has directed concerned officials to expedite the under-construction projects on Mahanadi and other rivers

Mahanadi row: BJD moves privilege notice against Balyan in RS

New Delhi: BJD Rajya Sabha MP Anubhav Mohanty today moved a privilege notice against the Minister of State for Water Resources, Sanjeev Balyan for providing misleading information in the Parliament on the projects undertaken in the Mahanadi upstream by Chhattisgarh. Earlier, a privilege motion was moved against Balyan in the Lok Sabha by BJD Parliamentary […]

BJD govt politicising Mahanadi issue with panchayat polls in mind: Raman Singh

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh on Wednesday trashed the claims of the Odisha government on the construction of barrages in the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi saying the ruling party is politicising the issue. Talking to reporters, Singh stated a non-issue was being made into an issue to gain political mileage keeping in mind […]

All-party meet to form joint panel on Mahanadi row

Bhubaneswar: An all-party meeting convened here by Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra on Wednesday agreed that a joint committee should be formed to protect the interests of Odisha in the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute with Chhattisgarh. As anticipated, the ruling BJD did not participate in the meeting which was attended by nearly fifty persons from […]

Mahanadi row: BJD skips all-party meet, stops Chhattisgarh bound trains

Bhubaneswar: Activists of the BJD, which has decided to stay away from the all-party meet convened by Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra today to discuss the projects being constructed by Chhattisgarh in the upstream of Mahanadi,stopped all goods trains to Chhattisgarh at various stations of the State and staged a hunger strike in front of […]

C'garh letter nails Odisha's claim on Mahanadi project

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Odisha chief secretary clarified that the government of Chhattisgarh had not informed Odisha about the Kelo project being undertaken by it in the upstream of river Mahanadi, a document on the Kelo project survey division, Chhatisgarh, a copy of which is in the possession of OTV, has proved that the […]

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Mahanadi row: LoP urges CM to attend all-party meet, again

Bhubaneswar: Undeterred by the lack of response to his two earlier letters on the matter, Leader of the Opposition (LoP) Narasingh Mishra has again urged chief minister Naveen Patnaik to attend an all-party meeting convened by him tomorrow to discuss the ongoing row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over construction of barrages and dams on the […]