Tag: Narasingha Mishra

BJD willing, Mahanadi verdict could tilt in Odisha's favour: Narasingha Mishra

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra today said the State would be able to protect the interest of its people in the Mahanadi water sharing dispute with Chhattisgarh if it shows sincerity in pursuing the matter. “If the case is presented before the apex court properly by an experienced lawyer, the judgement could tilt in […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJD is doing politics on Polavaram: Narasingha Mishra

  Bhubaneswar: The BJD led Odisha government is trying to find an ‘escape route’ on Polavaram, alleged leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra on Saturday. The remarks came a day after Telangana announced support to Odisha’s stand on the Polavaram project which is being carried out unilaterally by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Mishra alleged that Odisha government […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJD drops hint of alliance with Congress to counter ‘communal’ BJP

Bhubaneswar: BJD vice president and Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout created a flutter today saying his party is ready for an alliance with Congress to counter BJP. “Congress is the main opposition party; if the national party joins us to counter BJP’s communal agenda, we will help it,” said Rout. Non-BJP forces should work together above […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Is 70 the new voluntary retirement age in politics in Odisha?

Bhubaneswar: A day after senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra announced that he will not contest 2019 elections citing that it is not justified after the age of 70; former Chief Minister Hemanand Biswal too echoed similar views on Friday. Throwing weight behind Mishra’s proposal, Biswal, who will be 80 years old in 2019, too announced […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Bahinipati threatens to bash officials to uproot ‘PC’ culture

Bhubaneswar: With the support of the BJP, the Opposition Congress today grilled the government in Assembly over growing collection of ‘PC’ in State even as Opposition chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati threatened to follow ‘assault formula’ to stop the practice. “Collection of ‘PC’ is rampant in the Third Floor (read Secretariat). So, the officials there […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Narasingha-Rahul meet flares up talks on change of guard in OPCC

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Buzz on change of guard in the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) intensified today after Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. Though there is no official confirmation yet, Narasingha and Rahul are believed to have discussed the possible changes in OPCC keeping in view the […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Opposition slams Odisha government over poor healthcare

Bhubaneswar: Delivery of healthcare services both in rural and urban areas is in a shambles, alleged Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra. Mishra’s statements came after a pregnant woman was shifted to a hospital on a ‘bamboo raft’ owing to floods in Kalyansinghpur block in Rayagada district here on Friday. The shocking visual of the woman […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Senior Congress leaders hold closed-door meeting at LoP’s residence

Bhubaneswar: A closed-door meeting of senior Congress leaders was held at the official residence of Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra here on Sunday. Veteran Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik, Opposition Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati, legislators Naba Kishore Das, Anshuman Mohanty, Prafulla Majhi and Devendra Sharma were among the few who attended the meeting. Jharsuguda […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Salary withheld: Balangir Collector’s orders for absentees

Balangir: In what can be called as a stern move, Balangir district Collector issued instruction to hold back a day’s salary of district officials who were absent in the monsoon preparatory meeting held here today. “An order has been issued against the officials for their break-in-service as they were absent without permission,” informed Balangir Collector […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
SOA students stir: Edu minister, LoP call for action against culprits

Bhubaneswar: Students who are agitating against the fake placement issue at SOA University have received support of the state government and the Opposition as well. While Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra today said he would raise the issue in the Assembly, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das said the government will take action against culprits. Opposition […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Narasingha Mishra demands CB probe on Patrapur gangrape
Narasingha Mishra demands CB probe into Patrapur gangrape

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly saw regular adjournments today amid ruckus created by opposition in connection with the Ganjam’s district Patrapur gangrape case. Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra repeated his demand of a Crime Branch probe into the incident. Mishra termed it as a shameful incident for whole country. He said such an incident would have rocked […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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MSP issue likely to rock Odisha Assembly Session

Bhubaneswar: The demand for raising Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy is likely to rock the Odisha Assembly again. As the issue is still to be discussed in the House, the Opposition may demand a discussion on it today. According to sources, Business Advisory Committee of the House is to finalize a date for discussion […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Opposition targets Government for amending Zilla Parishad Rules

Bhubaneswar: The opposition has targeted the State Government over amendment in Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules-1994. Leader of Opposition, Narasingha Mishra, raising this topic in the Odisha Assembly yesterday alleged, the government has amended the Zilla Parishad Election Rules in favour of the ruling party. LoP Mishra termed it as illegal and therefore demanded that […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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State to introduce Odisha Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Bill again in assembly

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Bill will be presented again in the assembly informed Revenue Minister Bijayshree Routray yesterday after discussion on the expenditure budget of his department. As per the bill land grabbing will become a “cognizable” offence. Introduced in the house in 2015, the bill had been sent for assent of the […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Will resign if CM proves 35 per cent land is irrigated in Bolangir: LoP

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra on Wednesday dared Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to prove him wrong while saying the State government has not been able to provide irrigation to 35 per cent agricultural land in Bolangir district. “If the Chief Minister proves that 35 per cent land is irrigated in the district, I will […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021