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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 […]

  • Monday, 26 Jul 2021
  • BJP
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
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
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
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Drought scare: 11 districts affected due to scanty rainfall
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
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 […]