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Tag: Mps

CM Naveen Pataik
Mo School Abhiyan: Naveen Urges Ministers, HC Judges To Adopt Govt Schools

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday appealed two Union Ministers from the state, judges of Orissa High Court, all MPs and MLAs to adopt government schools under the ‘Mo School Abhiyan’ to give a boost to the government initiative. The CM’s appeal comes days after the Odisha bureaucrats adopted as many as 30 government […]

Odisha CM Depends On An IAS Officer, Not Accessible To BJD MLAs, MPs: Digvijay Singh

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh Friday said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik does not get the proper feedback on governance as he completely depends on an IAS officer and is not accessible to MLAs and MPs of his own party. He ridiculed Patnaik for his party BJDs support the BJP government at the Centre […]

Modi, MP's take oath in 17th Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other MPs on Monday took oath in the 17th Lok Sabha which will see the passing of the Union Budget and some key legislations including the Triple Talaq Bill being on top of the government’s agenda. Pro tem Speaker Virendra Kumar administered the oath to Modi and other […]

Odisha BJP felicitates MLAs, MPs in show of strength

Bhubaneswar: It arguably could not have been a coincidence that the Odisha unit of BJP chose the same venue – the Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar -where Naveen took oath as CM for the fifth time, to felicitate its newly-elected MLAs and MPs of the State. The saffron party might have failed in its Mission-120 in […]

Brexit: PM says critics of her deal risking democracy

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged MPs to back her Brexit deal, saying it is the only way to honour the referendum result and protect the economy. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, May said her critics risk damaging democracy if they oppose her plan, the BBC reported. MPs are due to vote […]

Parliament's winter session
24 AIADMK Members suspended for continued ruckus

New Delhi:  As many as 24 AIADMK members were suspended by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan Wednesday for the next five consecutive sittings for protesting and creating ruckus continuously in the House over the Cauvery issue. Soon after the House reconvened after adjournment, AIADMK members trooped into the Well with placards and some flinging torn […]

May to face vote of no confidence from Conservative MPs

London: UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence from MPs of the ruling Conservative Party on Wednesday. The vote will take place between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., reports the BBC. The challenge to May’s position comes after the required 48 letters calling for a contest were delivered. May, who […]

Ayodhya verdict live
Parliament to frame relevant laws to keep tainted politicians away: SC

New Delhi: Pronouncing its verdict on disqualification of sitting MPs and MLAs with criminal background, the Supreme Court today said that they can’t be disqualified before conviction in a criminal case as the apex court declined to interfere in the matter and left it to Parliament to frame relevant laws. Earlier, a Public Interest Litigation […]

Odia sailor stranded in Dubai returns home

  Bhubaneswar: With the persistent efforts of the Indian Embassy and MPs of Kendrapara and Kandhamal, seven sailors, including Dibya Ranjan Behera of Kandhamal district, who were stranded in United Arab Emirates (UAE) for last four months, finally returned home today. The family of Dibya Ranjan expressed its gratitude to the Odisha Government as well […]

BJD takes Mahanadi fight to Delhi

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha has now intensified the ongoing stir against Centre over Mahanadi dispute with its members joining the All Party ‘Satyagraha’ Mahanadi Bachao Andolan in front of Parliament today. Moreover, the BJD members will again move an adjournment motion in both the houses – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha […]

Supreme Court
Set up 12 spl courts to hear cases of MPs/MLAs by March 1: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday stated that 12 special courts, to be set up to exclusively deal with cases involving lawmakers, should start functioning from March 1 next year and asked the Centre to “forthwith” allocate Rs 7.80 crore proportionately to the respective states. Immediately after the allocation of the funds by the […]

51 MPs, MLAs have declared crime cases against women

New Delhi: As many as 51 MPs and MLAs have declared cases of crime against women, including of alleged rape and abduction, a study said today. Of the 51, 48 are Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and three are Members of Parliament (MPs), said a study by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), a non-government organisation […]

Mahanadi row: Odisha MPs protest near Gandhi statue today

New Delhi: Demanding a halt in Chhattisgarh barrage project works over Mahanadi river, nearly 20 Odisha MPs staged a protest by holding placards and shouting slogans near Mahatma Gandhi statue on the premises of the Parliament today. MP Kulamani Samal stated, “All BJD members of Parliament have gathered today to protest negligence meted out by […]

BJD MPs will follow Naveen’s directive: Samir Das on vice presidential poll

Bhubaneswar: BJD parliamentarians will follow the directive of party supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik regarding the selection of vice presidential nominee, said party spokesperson Samir Das today. Das added, “UPA vice presidential nominee Gopal Krishna Gandhi is a good friend of the chief minister, but Patnaik will take a decision which will be politically […]

NIhar Samantara
ED attaches properties of Ignis Technology Solutions

Bhubaneswar:  The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today attached the properties of Ignis Technology Solutions Private Limited, a Bengaluru-based IT company having expertise in aerospace engineering, on the charge of defrauding Rs 30 crore from the United Bank of India (UBI) and registered a case against Nihar Samantara, an Odia entrepreneur and one of the directors of […]

Govt wants airlines to give special treatment, freebies to MPs

New Delhi: In a controversial move, government has asked private airlines to give special privileges like lounge access to MPs, sparking a furore with political leaders and others denouncing it for not being in sync with the times. Slamming the decision, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said it reflected “a special kind of […]