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Tag: Maheswar Mohanty

Cyclone Fani-affected residents hit streets alleging lack of assistance

Jagatsinghpur/Puri: Cyclone Fani affected residents of Jagatsinghpur and Puri districts today staged road blockades at several places protesting lack of administrative assistance in the aftermath of devastating cyclone Fani. Hundreds of irate locals in Biridi block of Jagatsinghpur district blocked Jagatsinghpur-Kandarpur road at several places, including Dogachia, Anakhia, Balia, Biridi and Hajipur alleging that no […]

Sportspersons welcome new stadium at Penthakata in Puri

Puri: Sportspersons in the pilgrim city of Puri expressed their happiness after Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty laid the foundation stone for a new stadium near Penthakata yesterday. As national and international level events will be held at the proposed stadium, players will get a chance to watch renowned players from close quarters and learn from […]

Unified revenue code to be implemented in Odisha soon

Bhubaneswar: A unified revenue code will be introduced in the State soon by replacing the prevalent age-old revenue laws, informed Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty on Saturday. The State government has constituted a 12-member committee under chairmanship of Board of Revenue to prepare the Odisha Land and Revenue Code. “Existing seven revenue laws will be merged […]

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Odisha prepared to tackle flood-like situation: Minister Maheswar Mohanty

Bhubaneswar: A day after Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) ruled out the possibility of flood, Odisha on Tuesday asked district collectors in some parts of the State to remain alert in view of a possible flood-like situation. “Barring a few districts, almost all parts of Odisha received rainfall in the past 24 hours. Though there was […]

Odisha mulling to regularise encroachments on govt land

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is mulling to regularise encroachments on government land. After a high-level meeting at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar today, Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty told media persons “The government is planning to regularise unopposed unclaimed non-slum encroached land where people have constructed houses. Discussion on a draft bill prepared for the same […]

No plans for new sub-division in Odisha, says Revenue Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has no plans to accord sub-divisional status to new blocks, informed Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty on Saturday. Such announcement is now being seen as a major setback for the ongoing movement by several outfits and residents demanding sub-division status for Pattamundai block in Kendrapara district. Clearing the air, the minister said confusion […]

1.07 lakh Odisha families get homestead land

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday said 1.07 lakh homesteadless families have been provided with house sites in rural areas in the last four years. Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty said the state government had identified 1.10 lakh homesteadless families during a survey in 2015. “The balance 2,837 families will be provided with […]

Paikmal Tehsildar caught on camera while taking bribe

Bhubaneswar: Padampur BJP legislator Pradip Purohit on Monday handed over a video clip to Speaker of the Odisha Assembly Pradip Amat and Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty, showing that Paikmal Tehsildar Janakinath Mishra is taking bribe from sand smugglers. Briefing mediapersons on premises of the Assembly, Purohit said, “I have presented the evidence on illegal sand […]

Revenue Minister’s PA attacked in Puri

Puri: Personal assistant (PA) of Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty, Bhabani Prasad Sahu was injured in an attack by miscreants near Khakimatha Nuasahi in Puri town on Sunday. Bhabani Prasad has sustained grievous injuries in head, face and legs after unidentified miscreants attacked him. He was rushed to the Puri hospital and later shifted to a […]

Bijepur bypoll echoes in Puri as Narasingha Mishra takes up cash for votes issue

Puri: Raising the issue of cash-for-votes,  Congress leader and Leader of OpppostionNarasingha Mishra on Sunday said crores of rupees have been spent while each voter has been offered Rs 5,000 in Bijepur byelection. “We have got Rs 5000 per vote. How much you will offer? A voter asked me during campaigning in Bijepur. If one […]

Op-Ed: Maheswar Mohanty Is Right: Money Wins Elections

Maheswar Mohanty is certain to be pilloried for his politically incorrect comment at an event in Puri today that even Mahatma Gandhi would have lost the election without money if he was to fight one now. Unpalatable though it may sound, what the Revenue Minister has said is a brutally honest admission of the real […]

Odisha seeks report on Andhra's distribution of freebies in Koraput

Koraput: Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty on Wednesday sought a report from the Koraput district administration on the alleged distribution of blankets and other materials by Andhra Pradesh officials at Kotia gram panchayat in Pottangi block of the district on Tuesday. Mohanty termed the issue as ‘serious’ and instructed the Koraput district collector to inquire into […]

Land mutation process goes online in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In accordance to CM’s 3Ts – Teamwork, Technology, Transparency- framework, the Revenue department today launched the online facility for mutation of land in 38 tehsils. Revenue minister Maheswar Mohanty inaugurated the service today in presence of senior officials of the department. “Online mutation facility was started in 38 tehsils today. Moreover, a system which […]

Crops on 10,000 hectares hit by unseasonal rains: Revenue Minister

Bhubaneswar: Crops on more than 10,000 hectares of farmland were damaged due to unseasonal rains in Puri, Jajpur and Jagatsinghpur districts, informed Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty today. Mohanty told mediapersons, “Reports submitted by the Collectors of Puri, Cuttack, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts stated more than 10,000 hectares farm land have been damaged. Compensation will […]

Odisha gears up to protect crops amid rain forecast

Bhubaneswar: After the Meteorological department predicted that a well marked low pressure over Bay of Bengal is likely to hit Odisha coast in next two days triggering rain, the State government has geared up to protect standing crops of farmers who have already suffered due to pest menace, drought and unseasonal rain. At an emergency […]

Daya river water not fit for use; 6 treatment plants on anvil

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty today expressed concerns over the quality of water in the Daya River and stressed on spreading awareness on waste water treatment. According to sources, residents of Pamsara village situated on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar depend on the river water for drinking, irrigation and utilitarian purposes. But pollutants in the […]

70 blocks of 15 districts ‘affected by drought’ in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty today informed that 3.15 lakh hectares land in 70 blocks of 15 districts across the Odisha are affected by drought. Of the 15 districts, Bolangir, Bargarh, Dhenkanal, Boudh and Nuapada are most affected with Bolangir topping the list with 14 blocks followed by Bargarh with 10 blocks, the Minister informed. […]

After Pradhan’s comments, Puri becomes epicentre of BJP-BJD face-off

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s comments of a ‘Nabakalebar’ (complete change) of the Odisha government from Puri sparked off a war of words between BJD and BJP with the stronghold constituency of the regional party being at its epicentre. Saying that may Lord Jagannath take care of a wayward BJP,  BJD spokesperson Arun Sahoo said […]

Drought scare: 11 districts affected due to scanty rainfall

Bhubaneswar: Eleven districts in Odisha have been affected due to scanty rainfall between June and September this year, informed Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty in a high level review meeting on drought situation chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. Patnaik has instructed all district collectors to submit panchayatwari report on amount of […]

Ambassador car in Naveen's 50 cr assets

Bhubaneswar: The net worth of Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik’s assets is around Rs 50 crore which includes an Ambassador car of 1980 model worth Rs 10,477, his properties declaration statement for 2016-17 said. He has total Rs 24.5 lakh cash in bank accounts including Rs 12,17,153 in Janpath branch of Bank […]

Areas with less than 50% rains to be declared ‘dry spell regions’

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will no more wait for the crop cutting report before declaring a region drought-affected. The areas that record 50 percent less rainfall than normal for three consecutive weeks will be declared as ‘dry spell regions’, informed Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, Maheswar Mohanty on Friday. “An improvement in the drought situation was […]

Minister warns of possible drought in many districts of state

Bhubaneswar: A possible drought like situation cannot be ruled out if several pockets of Odisha do not receive adequate rainfall in next couple of days. Moreover, Odisha government is closely monitoring the situation while alternative arrangements are being made to protect the standing crops in 30 blocks of 14 districts, said Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty […]

Govt to reclaim Dera ashram land in Puri if encroachment is proved: Minister

Puri: Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty on Sunday said that the land over which Dera Sacha Sauda ashram is constructed at Beleswar patna on the Puri-Konark marine drive road will be reclaimed if it is an encroached government land. Talking to media persons Mohanty said, “Eviction will be initiated immediately if they have encroached government land.” […]

Odisha to go cashless for land registration from September

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government, on Monday, announced that land registration fee will be done through cashless system from next month. Speaking on the initiative of the government, State Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty said the government want to convert the whole process to online. “Till then, land registration process will be done cashless from September 1,” said […]

3 awarded 5-year jail term for firing at minister Maheswar Mohanty

Puri: The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court today sentenced three persons to five years’ of imprisonment in connection with firing at Revenue minister Maheswar Mohanty in 2014. While three convicts Amit Bikram Harichandan, Satyanarayan Panigrahi and Lokanath Mishra, have been awarded five years jail term by the court; three others were acquitted due to lack […]

3Ts of BJD
Naveen stresses on 3Ts formula at induction meet of fresh civil service officers

Bhubaneswar: Use of 3Ts – Technology, Transparency and Teamwork – should be used to bring transformation in the lives of people in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik instructed the newly appointed Odisha Civil Services officers in an induction meet held at Rabindra Mandap here today. A total number of 670 successful candidates joined Odisha Civil […]

Cracker-laden vehicle bursts into flames during Revenue minister's road show

Puri: An auto rickshaw laden with crackers burst into flames on Monday near Badasankha in Puri district during a road show organised by the Red Cross Road Vinayaka Samiti to felicitate Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty. All of a sudden the auto rickshaw caught fire following which the crackers in the vehicle exploded. Fortunately, no one […]

New law for sharecroppers: Five-member committee formed!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today announced formation of a five-member committee to decide on the draft bill prepared to safeguard the interests of sharecroppers. In a meeting of the inter-ministerial committee held today, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty said the five-member committee would comprise secretaries of cooperative, agriculture and revenue departments. “The committee will […]

BJP protests induction of controversial ministers

Bhubaneswar: The BJP of Odisha unit  today took out rallies at various places protesting against induction of new ministers like Surya Narayan Patro, Pratap Jena and Maheswar Mohanty, who are embroiled in several controversies. BJP activists staged demonstration against Surya Patro in at Digapahandi and Revenue minister Maheswar Mohanty in Puri. Similarly, the saffron activists […]

Congress alleges Maheswar Mohanty
Congress alleges Puri MLA’s involvement in Swargadwar land grab row

Bhubaneswar: Puri MLA Maheswar Mohanty is the mastermind behind the Swargadwar land grab row alleged Youth Congress Executive President Lokanath in a Press meet today. He said that encroachment of Swargadwar and many illegal activities were performed during Mohanty’s term as the Chairman of Puri Municipality. Lokanath warned that if action regarding the issue is […]

AB Ota on Swargadwar
9-member committee to probe Swargadwar land grab case

Puri: A nine member committee, under the chairmanship Puri Collector Arvind Agrawal, will probe into the Swargadwar land grab allegations and submit its report in seven days, informed Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Central Zone, AB Ota, after a meeting in connection with the allegations held at the Circuit House today. Along with the Puri Collector […]

Panchayat polls: BJD organisational district meeting begins at Naveen Niwas

Bhubaneswar: With the three-tier Panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled in mid-February this year, the ruling BJD has revved up its preparations in full swing. As part of the process, the meetings of the BJD organisational districts began at the residence of the party supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas here today. On […]

Expert team to visit Puri; fix erosion at Swarga Dwar

Bhubaneswar/Puri: A team of technical experts will soon visit Puri to take stock of the situation arising out of surging sea waves threatening to wash away the road near Swarga Dwar, the Hindu cremation ground in the pilgrim town. Briefing media persons after a high level review meeting of the Puri-Konark Development Authority (PKDA) presided […]

Nabakalebar infra work
Govt extends deadline for Nabakalebar infra work

Bhubaneswar: After failing to meet the June 30 deadline for completion of infrastructure development work for Nabakalebar, the State government has set another deadline for the same. As be the new deadline, the State government aims to complete the infra development work by July 7. Such delay in road and other infrastructure development for the […]

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Police identify minister's attackers

Those who fired on Odisha Law and Tourism minister Maheswar Mohanty in Puri town on Friday have been identified, police sources said on Thursday

Attack on Maheswar: DGP hints at local miscreants' involvement

In a major breakthrough in the Minister Maheswar Mohanty attack case, Director General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra claimed the police have got vital leads after visiting the crime spot on Saturday. He said the attack could have involvement of local miscreants

Minister Mohanty operated upon, out of danger

Odisha Toursim and Culture Minister Maheshwar Mohanty was today operated upon and the bullet lodged in his ribs removed after he was shot at......

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Minister Maheswar Mohanty shot at, hospitalised

Odisha's Tourism and Culture Minister Maheshwar Mohanty was tonight injured when two unidentified men opened fire at him near his house here....