Tag: Narendra Modi

7th Pay Commission: April ‘shocker’ for govt employees; no further hike

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Central government employees have been expecting a further hike in the minimum pay next month after several news related to a possible increase in pay were published in the media. However, it seems the expectations have been crushed again as reports are there that the Centre is not going to increase the minimum […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
After rejecting Modi's plan, Odisha appoints own officers

Bhubaneswar: After rejecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to appoint senior officers as in-charge of backward districts to review implementation of government schemes, Odisha government has passed a resolution to appoint its own officers as observers to take stock of various government programmes. The State government has prepared a resolution to have a panel of […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
7th Pay Commission: New salary without arrears from April

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The end of the 2017-18 financial year is likely to bring in good news for the lakhs of government employees as reports are there that the Narendra Modi-led Central government is mulling to take a final call on the further hike in basic pay demand of the employees. It is believed that the […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Veteran actress Aparajita Mohanty to join BJP on Feb 19

Bhubaneswar: After Mahasweta Ray, another Ollywood actress Aparajita Mohanty has decided to join the BJP on February 19. Talking to mediapersons here, Mohanty said “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a unique personality and his leadership inspires everyone. He has earned respect for the country world over.” Mohanty, who had joined the Congress on February 20, […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Naveen-Modi meeting fuels alliance chatter

Bhubaneswar: At a time when political rivalry between BJD and BJP is at its peak in Bijepur, the meeting between Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday in Delhi has triggered chatter about a new political equation between the two parties. While speculations are doing rounds in the […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
No Modi's 'Pareeksha pe Charcha' in Odisha schools

Bhubaneswar: Citing that the Annual HSC examinations are round the corner, the Odisha government today refused to make special arrangements in schools for broadcast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Pareeksha Pe Charcha’ a programme which aims to share tips on stress-free examination and will be aired via video conferencing tomorrow. Briefing mediapersons, Odisha School and […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
CM Naveen meets PM Modi, gifts book on Biju Babu

New Delhi: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik called on Prime Minster Narendra Modi at the latter’s residence near the Lok Kalayan Marg in New Delhi on Wednesday. The meeting continued for 20 minutes, but the Chief Minister did not reveal much detail about the discussion. Patnaik termed the meeting a courtesy call. “It was a courtesy […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Modi's ideology inspired me to enter politics: Ollywood actress Mahasweta

Bhubaneswar: My entry into politics is inspired by the ideology of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Ollywood actress Mahasweta Ray while joining the BJP at the party headquarters in Bhubaneswar today. Speaking to media persons, Mahasweta said, “BJP is gradually following the steps of our Prime Minister and the transformation is being seen in Odisha. […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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7th Pay Commission: Will Govt employees' HRA hike pose threat?

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The implementation of the 7th Pay Commission was seen as a bonanza for the lakhs of employees but neither did it happen nor the news related to it seems to die down with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) expressing serious concerns over the Seventh Pay Commission related hike in house rent allowances […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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CM felicitates National Bravery Awards 2017 winners from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today felicitated the two young children from Odisha who were recently conferred with the National Bravery Awards 2017 and congratulated them for their feat. At an event organised at the State Secretariat, Patnaik announced a cash award of Rs 1 lakh to each of the awardees, Mamata Dalai (6) from […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Bravehearts from Odisha receive recognition from PM Narendra Modi

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Ahead of the Republic Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday presented the National Bravery Awards 2017 to 18 selected children from across the country, including two from Odisha, at a special function held in New Delhi. Odia kids Mamata Dalai (6) from Kendrapara district and Pankaj Kumar Mahanta (14) from Keonjhar district […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Modi takes coffee break on Mall Road

Shimla:  Remembering his early years spent at The Mall Road here in Himachal Pradesh and at the Indian Coffee House with his journalist friends, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday didn’t miss an opportunity to sip a cup of coffee. As he was on his way to the airstrip, Modi’s cavalcade stopped outside the popular cafe […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Throwback 2017: A year of political stirrings

Even though 2017 did not bring any great upheaval in the political landscape of Odisha, it had enough stirrings. Patterns assumed new paradigms, faces got facelifts, oblique became overt, status quo brought predicaments, leaderships lost loyalty and infighting prodded implosions. We look back at some of the stories which created ripples…   Poll battles ahead […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
House committee to meet PM to demand for tribunal on Mahanadi dispute

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly on Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution to form an all-party House Committee which will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pressurise the Centre for formation of a tribunal to sort out Mahanadi water dispute. The Committee led by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will seek appointment for a meeting with the Prime […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Odisha opposes DBT compliant system for pension disbursement

Bhubaneswar: Opposing Centre’s move to introduce Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) compliant system for disbursement of pensions under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) scheme, the Odisha government on Thursday urged the Centre not to impose the bank payment system in the interest of vulnerable beneficiaries. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Naveen […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021