Tag: Narasingha Mishra

Girls of state-run residential schools abused when they were on leave: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Three minor inmates of state-run residential schools have been sexually exploited this year, Odisha minister Jagannath Saraka told the assembly on Friday, insisting that the girls were abused when they had gone home on leave. Speaker S N Patro, on July 2, had asked the minister to issue a statement in the House after […]

Teen Pregnancy In Odisha: Congress Demands CM To Table Findings By July 12

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly once again witnessed an uproar as Congress leaders today created a ruckus in the House over the rising incidents of teen pregnancy in the State, especially the inmates of tribal girls’ hostels. Raising the recent issue of pregnancy of tribal girls in Bhubaneswar hostel, senior Congress legislator Narasingha Mishra during the Zero […]

Mining Scamsters Are Being Sent To RS, Instead Of Jail: Odisha Congress

Bhubaneswar: The Opposition tag might have slipped out of Congress’ hands in Odisha, but even with the bunch of nine MLAs it has now, the party is leaving no stone unturned to put the ruling-BJD in the backfoot during the House proceedings. After staging a walkout in the first session of the 16th Odisha Assembly […]

Agri Min Arun Sahoo faces KALIA heat in House

Bhubaneswar: After pandemonium in house on day one, the State Assembly proceedings started smoothly on day two where in the question hour, the Congress party tried to put the Government on the mat on the issue of farmers. As the house assembled, during the question hour, senior Congress leader Tara Bahinipati asked the first question […]

Odisha Assembly begins with Guv address, Congress later stages walkout

Bhubaneswar: The first day of the Odisha Assembly that began with Governor Ganeshi Lal’s address went on to witness uproarious scenes staged by the Congress followed by the party MLAs staging a walkout. The Congress leaders created noise within the well of the house protesting the proceedings where the speaker of the Assembly did not […]

Despite All-Party Meet, 1st Session of 16th Odisha Assembly Likely To Witness High Drama

Bhubaneswar: Quite similar to a precedent set by PM Modi to invite heads for an all-party meet, Odisha Assembly Speakar Surjya Narayan Patro today chaired an all-party meeting ahead of the commencement of the first session of 16th Odisha Assembly on Tuesday. This is for the first time that an all-party meet was convened before […]

Odisha Lokayukta appeals people to make State corruption-free

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Lokayukta chairperson Justice Ajit Singh on Monday urged the people of the state to make Odisha a corruption-free state by filing complaints against corrupt government officials directly. Addressing a press meet, Justice Singh said, the people of the state should not become victims of corruption and should file complaints against government officials involved […]

Odisha RS bypoll: BJP-BJD 'friends inside, foes outside', says Congress

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJD extended its support to the candidature of BJP nominee for Rajya Sabha bypoll, Ashwini Vaishnaw, senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra today accused the ruling party of being hand in glove with the saffron party. Mishra said that the support shown by BJD for the national party is an insult to […]

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Naveen sings new special focus state-tune; Opposition terms it stunt

Bhubaneswar: Politics intensified over the recent meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in New Delhi during which the latter demanded ‘special focus state’ status. Citing that Odisha is hit by natural calamities frequently, CM Naveen demanded that the State may be granted benefits of a special category state for […]

Elections 2019: BJP hopes 'high' as Bolangir votes for stable Centre

Bolangir: The western Odisha district of Bolangir, known for intense temperatures in summer, will witness an intense fight between BJD and BJP in the 2019 polls on April 18,  though presence of Congress in the poll fray will make it a triangular fight. While Sangeeta Singh Deo, wife of senior BJP leader K V Singhdeo, […]

'Dynasty' still rules supreme in Odisha politics!

Bhubaneswar: Even as dynasty is an antithesis to democracy, tentacles of dynasty seem taking strong root in State politics. The politics of dynasty is now ruling supreme in Odisha elections 2019, and State Congress so far appears to hold the  banner of ‘dynastic politics’ in the State. This sounds ironical when State Congress in a […]

Political ‘hues’ add on to Holi colours this election season

Bhubaneswar: Holi holds a special significance for politicians. But this year’s Holi proved a perfect ambience for politicians of all hues in State to give a kick start to the poll campaign of their respective parties ahead of the crucial 2019 elections. Odisha Congress workers were more enthusiastic this year. It seems the pep-up has […]

LoP Narasingha Mishra lambasts BJD over Mahanadi & Polavaram Row

Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra has lambasted the BJD-led Odisha government alleging that it was never concerned to stop the construction of Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh and the barrages on the upper stream of Mahanadi river in Chhattisgarh, which is why the government has failed to stop the projects. […]

Naveen-Narasingha ‘secret’ deal brings alive memories of Bhupinder’s 2014 act

Bhubaneswar: Just ahead of the 2014 general polls, the then Congress stalwart and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Bhupinder Singh left the party mid-way and joined the BJD giving an unexpected blow to the party. Five years later, with a few months to go for the 2019 elections, speculations are rife that Congress will again witness […]

Ruckus continues in Odisha Assembly for third day

Bhubaneswar: The third day of Odisha Assembly started on a stormy note today with BJP members creating ruckus inside the House alleging unholy nexus between Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra. Following the pandemonium, Speaker Pradeep Amat adjourned the House till 3 pm today and has reportedly convened an […]