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Tag: Nda Government

Zakir Naik Claims BJP Govt Wanted To Cut Deal On Article 370

New Delhi: Vitriolic Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is living in exile in Malaysia, has claimed that the NDA government at the Centre offered to shelve money laundering charges against him and give him safe passage in return for his support to abrogate Article 370. In a statement issued by Naik’s team on Saturday, the […]

45 Fast track courts will take 44-long years to clear 7,292 rape cases pending in Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: With the ever rising rapes and citizens growing restless in the State, Odisha government has joined the Union Law Ministry’s scheme to bring up 45 special fast track courts in the State. However, the moot point is will the 45 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) in Odisha do justice to the rape & POCSO […]

100 Days of Modi 2.0: Odisha Receives Over Rs 16,000 crore

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha received a whopping assistance of over Rs 16,000 crore in the first 100 days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government’s second term, informed Union Minister of State for Shipping, Chemicals and Fertiliser, Mansukh Mandaviya. Addressing a presser at Bhubaneswar on Monday, Mandaviya said the Centre provided Rs 4,678 crore to Odisha for […]

Modi 2.0 Completes 100 |Days, BJP Plans Campaign

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government 2.0 will complete its first 100 days in office on Saturday. While grand celebrations are expected on the occasion, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to flag the achievements of these 100 days in a manner that would not be seen as aggressive but as highlighting achievements of […]

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IRCTC Alert: Online Ticket Prices To Go Up, Here's Why

Indian Railways has decided to restore the service charges on E-tickets for which the costs of the e-tickets will get higher. The imposed service charge on e-tickets was withdrawn by the NDA government three years back with an aim to promote digital payments across the country. The Railway Board has approved IRCTC to restore the […]

Himalayan apathy: Odisha forfeits Rs 145cr central grant for 63 Fast Track Courts

Bhubaneswar: In a classic instance of Himalayan injustice towards women and vulnerable groups in the State, Odisha Government has simply junked the huge central grant of Rs 145 crore for bringing up 63 Fast Track Courts (FTCs) in the State. Significantly, when the State government has often taken up cudgels against cut in central fund […]

Govt may close NTPC-SJVNL, IOC/BPCL-GAIL M&A deals in FY20

New Delhi: At least two PSU merger and acquisition deals would be concluded by the government in the current fiscal to reach closer to the higher disinvestment target of Rs 1,05,000 crore. Top sources in the government said that the deal where the NTPC will buy the entire government stake in hydro-power generator SJVNL and […]

Cabinet approves bill to scrap 58 redundant laws

New Delhi: In its effort to weed out archaic and dead statutes, the Union Cabinet Wednesday approved a bill to scrap 58 laws which have lost their relevance. The NDA government in its two terms has sent to the chopping block 1824 old laws which had become redundant. After the Repealing and Amendment Bill, 2019 […]

Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar Bill

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday unanimously passed the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which aims to impose strict penalties for violation of norms set for the use of Aadhaar and violation of privacy. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the Bill to amend the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and […]

Op-Ed: Yet another example of Patnaik's politics of expediency

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik’s decision to support BJP candidate and former IAS officer, Ashwini Vaishnav for the third Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha has taken many by surprise. After all, only about a month and a half ago the Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and BJP were at each other’s throats. […]

Air India letter surfaces to haunt UPA

New Delhi: Amid enquiry into alleged role of a middleman in higher bilateral seat quota with Gulf countries during UPA era, it has now emerged that national carrier Air India had repeatedly warned against such move. Letters written by the airline to Civil Aviation Ministry had claimed that the capacity entitlements on almost all the […]

BJD to reiterate Special Category Status for Odisha in LS

Puri: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has made it clear that the party will reiterate its demand for Special Category State Status for Odisha in the Lok Sabha. BJD’s parliamentary party leader, Pinaki Mishra has also appealed other parliamentarians from BJP as well as the Congress to support the cause. “Central government should change the […]

Dharmendra Pradhan: From ABVP activist to Union Minister

Bhubaneswar: Known for his organisational skills, Dharmendra Pradhan is all set to be a cabinet minister again during the second term of the Narendra Modi government. Pradhan, who held important portfolios like Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development in the previous NDA government, was the prominent face of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in […]

Modi, Shah's victory celebrations in Gujarat to be low-key

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah are arriving here on Sunday a two-day visit to home turf Gujarat, which has again given the party all 26 Lok Sabha seats, but the celebrations will be simple in homage to the Surat fire victims. Modi and Shah are expected to land at the […]

Final tally: BJP registers a thumping victory with 303 seats

New Delhi: With the completion of counting for the general election on Friday, the final tally of Bharatiya Janata Party settled at 303 seats. According to the data released by the Election Commission on Friday evening, the saffron surge took a leap from its 282 seats in 2014. The Congress has been reduced to 52 […]

Congress is a sinking ship like Titanic, says PM Modi

Nanded (Maharashtra): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday compared the opposition Congress to a “sinking ship” which will take down all who are on it. “Last time (in 2014), the Congress was reduced to just 44 (Lok Sabha) seats. This time the situation is even worse. It has become like the Titanic; with each passing […]

Kushwaha blasts Modi as he quits NDA, government

New Delhi: RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha on Monday quit the BJP-led NDA and the Modi government, charging Prime Minister Narendra Modi with betraying Bihar and with pursuing an “opaque style of functioning and non-democratic leadership style”. Kushwaha, who is the second BJP ally to quit the Modi government after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), said […]

Real Diwali when 'misrule' of NDA govt ends at Centre: Naidu

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Tuesday said it would be a real Diwali for the country when the ‘misrule’ of the NDA government ends at the Centre. “The real Diwali for the country is the day when the misrule of the NDA is put an end to,” he said in his Diwali […]

Give details of NPAs under NDA government, Chidambaram tells Modi

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks about bad loans generated during UPA rule, and asked his government to disclose loans given during the NDA rule that turned into Non-performing assets (NPA). “The real test is, will the NDA-2 match the record of UPA-2 and […]

Actor Prakash Raj takes jibe at BJP's 'promise'

Bengaluru: Actor Prakash Raj has taken a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government at the Centre, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Karnataka. Prakash on Monday took to Twitter and wrote a cryptic message that said “Promise toothpaste sold in 2014” failed to bring smiles to “distressed farmers or jobless youth”. […]

PM attacks UPA for indifference towards Gujarat

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the previous UPA government of having been indifferent towards Gujarat including over sanctioning of development projects. Laying foundation stones for a four-lane signature bridge linking Okhla with Bet Dwarka and the widening of a national highway, Modi recalled the difficulties Gujarat faced when the Congress-led UPA […]

Advance Lok Sabha Polls: Odisha BJP welcomes idea

Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP today welcomed the idea of its Narendra Modi-led NDA government to hold the Lok Sabha polls in 2018 in a bid to sync it with the state polls. Speaking to OTV, senior BJP leader KV Singhdeo said the party would always welcome such move and is well-prepared to take the challenge. As […]

Modi Fest begins in Odisha from today

Bhubaneswar: To mark the completion of three years of the NDA government the BJP is hosting Modi Fest throughout the country including seven places in Odisha today. People will be apprised of the various public welfare schemes and programmes of the central government during this event. National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) is organising the event […]

Coal scam: Ex-MoS for Coal Dilip Ray granted bail

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Rourkela MLA and Former Union Minister of State for Coal Dilip Ray, the first minister of the erstwhile NDA government who was summoned as an accused in a coal scam case, was today granted bail by a special court here. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar granted bail to Ray, who was a minister […]

Parliament logjam: No breakthrough in all-party meeting

New Delhi: An all-party meeting called by the Narendra Modi government on Monday failed to break the parliamentary logjam, with the Congress and the NDA government reiterating their positions on resignations over the Lalit Modi and Vyapam issues. While the Congress demanded the resignations of Sushma Swaraj and chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, […]