Tag: Narendra Modi

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
Eight backward districts of Odisha find place in Modi's New India Mission 2022

Bhubaneswar: Aimed at developing the most backward areas of the State, the Centre has short-listed eight backward districts of Odisha under New India Mission 2022, a flagship programme of PM Modi. Special central officers at the level of additional joint secretaries have been appointed as ‘Prabhari Officers’ on behalf of Centre to co-ordinate the efforts […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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7th Pay Commission: Centre doubles deputation allowance; minimum pay hike still in limbo

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led Central government has increased the deputation allowance given to the Central government employees to more than double to Rs 4,500 from the existing Rs 2,000 per month. As per an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, in case of deputation within the same station, the deputation (duty) […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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7th Pay Commission: More pain than gain; hopes crushed?

Putting an end to all the rumours surrounding the news of further hike in the minimum pay of the Central government employees, a finance ministry source has confirmed that there will not be any hike in the employees’ basic pay against what has already been recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. The news has indeed […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
After Dama, Maharathy uses unparliamentary language against BJP

Bhubaneswar: Not only Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout but this time Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy has also landed in controversy for using slangs against BJP leaders. Addressing a gathering in the closing ceremony of BJD ‘Jan Sampark Padayatra’ in Pattamundai of Kendrapara district, Maharathy used many slangs while targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Bullet […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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7th Pay Commission Update: Central govt employees’ minimum pay to go up soon

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: After months of assumptions and presumptions, it seems something good is going to happen for the lakhs of Central government employees as the Centre has finally given its nod to increase the minimum pay of the employees. The National Anomaly Committee (NAC) and the Department of Expenditure will now take a final call […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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For Central govt employees 7th Pay Commission remains a mirage

It has already been over two months since news of the Modi government further increasing the basic pay, recommended under the 7th Pay Commission, of the Central government employee has been hitting the newsstands every other day. However, till now nothing has been confirmed by the government leaving lakhs of the government employee in lurch. […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021