Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi on Friday said that 1621 persons have been killed in lightning strikes across Odisha till date since 2018
Odisha University of Health Sciences Bill, 2021, Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers (amendment) Bill, 2021 and Odisha Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill 2021 have been passed in the Assembly today.
As the Monsoon Session of the Odisha Assembly will have eight working days, the Opposition parties have braced up to corner the State government.
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has exuded confidence that it is ready to face all debates and discussions with its own strategy. The ruling party has said that it would counter the Opposition with issues of caste census, increasing 50% reservation quota, and farmers' suffering with crop insurance schemes among others.
The sitting arrangements will be made by following social distancing norms and other guidelines that were followed during the last Assembly session. All the MLAs and Ministers can participate in the debate either by sitting or standing, Patro informed.
This Monsoon Session of Parliament provided 17 sittings spread over a period of 24 days and passing as many as 22 Bills.
The minister was making a statement on the Pegasus project reports, published in The Wire, which showed that over 300 hone numbers - including those of two serving ministers, over 40 journalists, three opposition leaders among others could have been targeted for hacking through Pegasus spyware.
PM Modi called for healthy discussions in Parliament and sought the cooperation of leaders of all political parties. He expressed hope that the sessions run smoothly and complete the business. He also expressed his condolences on the loss of lives due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Besides Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union minister and Leader of House in Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi were present at the meeting.
Earlier this month, the Chinese displayed banners near the Line of Control in Demchok during celebrations of the birthday of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on July 6.
The government is going to introduce 17 new Bills in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, which begins on July 19. With the much-awaited Cabinet reshuffle finally done and dusted, it is time for governance again.
The Monsoon session of Parliament is likely to commence on its usual timing this year with signals coming from the government to hold the session in the third week of July, sources said.
Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly was adjourned sine die on Tuesday, a day ahead of the scheduled completion. Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro adjourned the session, which commenced on September 29 and was scheduled to conclude on October 7. Monsoon session of #Odisha #Assembly adjourned sine die one day ahead of the […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health Minister Naba Das on Wednesday dismissed all the allegations on COVID-19 mismanagement levelled by the Opposition political parties against the government. Making a statement during the Monsoon Session of the State Legislative Assembly after an adjournment motion was moved in connection over the matter, Das defended his government’s efforts in tackling the […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly on Tuesday convened for its Monsoon Session, with members seated as per the Covid-19 protocols. The session is slated to end on October 7. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik attended the first day of the session through videoconference from his residence ‘Naveen Nivas’ here, while several Ministers and MLAs participated while sitting […]
Bhubaneswar: A three-tier security arrangement has been made for the monsoon session of Odisha Assembly starting tomorrow (September 29). As per official sources, around 25 platoons of police force will be deployed to look after all the arrangements. Senior officials including Odisha DGP Abhay and Intelligence Director and Twin City Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi reviewed […]
Bhubaneswar: Ringing alarm bells ahead of the upcoming monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly, as many as 136 out of 757 samples of MLAs, staff and journalists have come out positive for COVID19. According to sources, the Chief Whip of the ruling party, Pramila Mallick and MLA Debi Prasad Mishra were among the 136 who […]
Bhubaneswar: All MLAs and staff at the state assembly will undergo COVID-19 tests from today ahead of the Monsoon Session of the state legislature, beginning from September 29. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Choudhary said that the sanitisation programme will be launched as the monsoon session of the state assembly is scheduled to […]
New Delhi: After the completion of its legislative business, the Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned sine die even as the opposition continued to boycott the session on the third consecutive day after the suspension of eight lawmakers over Sunday’s pandemonium. In his concluding remarks, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that the House […]
Bhubaneswar: The upcoming Monsoon Session of the Odisha Assembly will follow the same Covid-19 guidelines which are currently in place for the smooth conduct of proceedings in the both upper and lower houses of the Parliament. Informing the development, Odisha Assembly Speaker SN Patro on Tuesday stated that the Monsoon Session of the State Assembly […]
New Delhi: The opposition in the Rajya Sabha led by Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded immediate revocation of the suspension of eight MPs, failing which he threatened to boycott the remaining monsoon session. “Till our demands are met which include revocation of suspension of the eight MPs and the government bringing in another bill under […]
Bhubaneswar: The Monsoon Session of Odisha Legislative Assembly will begin from September 29 and conclude on October 7. Since this will be the first Assembly session to be held amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all safety measures will reportedly be taken to conduct the session as per the coronavirus guidelines. The session will provide a total […]
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: As many as 17 MPs have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. COVID test of all the parliamentarians was conducted ahead of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament which began today. As per ANI reports, the 17 parliamentarians include Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde and Parvesh Sahib Singh among others. 17 MPs, including Meenakshi […]
New Delhi: The Monsoon Session began on Monday with the Lok Sabha holding its first session with obituary references to 15 parliamentarians who passed away this year. As soon as the House assembled for the first time since the Coronavirus outbreak, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla paid glowing tributes to the departed leaders and security […]
New Delhi: Parliament is fully prepared for the 18-day Monsoon Session from Monday under the shadow of the corona virus pandemic with many firsts, including sitting of the two Houses in shifts without any off day, entry only to those having a negative COVID-19 report and compulsory wearing of masks. In run-up to the session, […]