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10,054 Posts In Odisha Police Lying Vacant: Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra

Bhubaneswar: The State government on Monday told the Assembly that 10,054 posts in the state police were lying vacant as of December 2019. Replying to a question raised by Congress MLA Narasingh Mishra, Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra said that these vacancies were out of the 72,119 sanctioned posts in the police, […]

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Telangana support in Polavaram row means little now: Opposition Leader

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Government of Telangana extended its support to Odisha on Polavaram row, Leader of Opposition, Narasingh Mishra today lambasted BJD-led State government for being over-excited about it. Mishra alleged that the BJD is only politicising the Polavaram matter. “There are many ways to do politics and BJD is always looking for […]

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Implement Lokayukta Act if serious to end PC culture: Narasingha to Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Two days after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked the Collectors to stop PC (Percentage Commission) culture at block level, Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra today welcomed the move but firm on early implementation of Odisha Lokayukta Act, which would help stop the practice of collection of commission. In a letter to the Chief Minister, […]

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Oppn demand Minister's statement on starvation death

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today witnessed pandemonium over the alleged starvation death of a man in Kalahandi district with the opposition Congress and BJP demanding a statement from the government. The issue was raised by Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra during Zero Hour when he quoted media reports and said a mentally challenged person identified […]

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Narasingh resigns from Business Advisory Committee of Assembly

Bhubaneswar: A day after shunning the VVIP culture of using red light beacon and police escort, leader of Opposition in the Odisha Assembly Narasingh Mishra on Friday resigned from Business Advisory Committee of the House. Sources said, Mishra informed this to the House secretary in writing. When asked by newsmen about his decision, the Loisingha […]

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Mortal remains of Pyarimohan consigned to flames

Bhubaneswar: Mortal remains of former Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatra were consigned to flames here today as his near and dear ones and admirers bid a tearful adieu to the departed leader. The last rites were performed at the Satya Nagar crematorium in the presence of a host of dignitaries as Mohapatra’s son Sambit lit […]

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Uproarious scenes in Odisha assembly on farmers' suicides

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha assembly witnessed uproarious scenes for the second consecutive day on Wednesday as Congress members raised the issues of suicides by farmers and the distress sale of vegetables in the state. Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the house twice as it could not function properly due to opposition protests. During Zero Hour, Leader of […]

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Budget session of Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: The budget session of Odisha Assembly beginning tomorrow is most likely to be stormy. Though the Opposition Congress and BJP have formulated strategies to corner the government on a host of major issues, their common agenda will be the gross irregularities by the ruling BJD in the Panchayat polls which concluded today. “There has […]

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Panchayat polls: BJP makes inroads into BJD bastion

Bhubaneswar: The outcome of the first phase Panchayat polls in Odisha the unofficial results of which was declared yesterday, has become more disconcerting for the ruling BJD as the BJP, its erstwhile ally, has made inroads into its bastion. As per the unofficial results, out of the four Zilla Parishad seats in Narasinghpur block in […]

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Budget session of Odisha Assembly from Feb 22

Bhubaneswar: The Budget session of Odisha Assembly would begin from February 22. This was decided at the all-party meeting presided over by Speaker Niranjan Pujari here today. Talking to media persons after the meeting, Pujari said since the model code of conduct is in force for the ensuing Panchayat elections scheduled to kick off on […]

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Odisha to move SC if Centre is averse to formation of tribunal

Bhubaneswar: A day after filing a complaint petition before the Water Resources ministry for seeking formation of a tribunal to resolve the ongoing row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh government on sharing of Mahanadi water, the ruling BJD today said it would move the Supreme Court if the Centre shows its unwillingness for formation of the […]

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Prasad meet with dist chiefs tomorrow part of war with CLP?

Bhubaneswar: Talks of Congress infighting in Odisha has intensified further after Pradesh Congress has called the district presidents to meet on Monday, a day before the meeting of Congress Legislature Party (CLP). Meeting of legislators, which usually takes place a day or two before the Assembly session, has raised many eyebrows, hinting at growing conflict […]

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Lulu loyalists warn AICC leaders of egg attack

Bhubaneswar: The attempt to cement cracks between party legislature and Pradesh Congress Committee ended in fiasco today after the student leaders of the party barged into a hotel conference hall where party in-charge of Odisha BK Hariprasad, deputy in-charge Subhankar Sarkar were engaged in discussion with PCC chief Prasad Harichandan and legislature party chief Narasingh […]

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Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly scheduled to begin tomorrow is most likely to be stormy. While the Opposition Congress and BJP will try to corner the government over the issues like the Mahanadi, Polavaram, Kandhamal firing, Nagada deaths, the ruling BJD has also prepared itself to counter the opposition onslaught. “The Congress […]

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How beneficial is Mahaprayana scheme to the poor?

Though the Odisha government had launched Mahaprayana scheme on August 25 to provide vehicles to poor family members to carry the dead bodies of their near and dear ones who die in hospitals to their homes free of cost a day after the heart wrenching incident in which a poor man of Melhghar village of Kalahandi district had carried the body of his wife from the district headquarters hospital, the guidelines of the scheme tell a different story

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Jena-Mishra war of words at Cong executive meet

The Executive Committee meeting of the State Congress today witnessed a heated exchange of words when senior party leader and former Union minister Srikant Jena lambasted the Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingh Mishra over the party’s SC, ST MLAs prostrating in front of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the Assembly three months back

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Govt doing petty politics on Mahanadi: Congress

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today alleged that the Odisha government is doing petty politics on the Mahanadi issue. Briefing media persons here today, leader of the Opposition Narasingh Mishra said all political parties in Odisha, except the ruling BJD, are strongly opposed to the construction of projects in the upper reaches of Mahanadi by the Chhattisgarh […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Opp not happy with officials’ visit, urges CM to visit Kandhamal

Phulbani/Bhubaneswar: Not happy with the decision of chief minister Naveen Patnaik to send four senior officials to Kandhamal district, the Opposition today said the chief minister should have personally visited the backward district to understand the plight of the people. “The chief minister must visit the district. Why he (Naveen Patnaik), any chief minister, who […]

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Pradhan for joint regulatory board with Chhattisgarh on sharing of Mahanadi water

Bhubaneswar: Accusing the Odisha government of sleeping while Chhattisgarh obtained environmental clearance from the Union Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF) for the Arpa-Bhaisajhar Barrage Project on May 8, 2015, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan today advised the government to form a joint regulatory board with the Chhattisgarh government on sharing of […]

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I believe in work, not publicity: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Claiming that his government was doing “exceedingly well” in achieving its promises despite fund cuts by the Centre, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said he believes in work and not publicity. “My government is accountable to the people of Odisha. We believe in work and not in publicity,” Patnaik said at a hurriedly-convened […]

Bolangir farmer’s suicide rocks Assembly again

Bhubaneswar: The Bolangir farmer suicide issue rocked the Odisha Assembly once again today with leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra reiterating his allegation that sub-collector is responsible for the death of the peasant. Members from the opposition benches created pandemonium over the issue, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House till 12. 45. Soon after the […]

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Cong demands action for differing info on model schools

The Congress on Thursday drew the attention of the members in the State Assembly to the misinformation on the model schools in the state