Tag: Niranjan Pujari

Kidnap charge against minister rocks House

Allegation of abduction against Textiles and Handicrafts minister Snehangini Chhuria rocked Odisha Legislative Assembly again today after the Opposition created a din demanding chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s statement over the issue

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Odisha Assembly Speaker election to be held on May 16

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor SC Jamir today fixed May 16 as the date for election of the Speaker of State Legislative Assembly (OLA) following resignation of Niranjan Pujari from the post on May 5. In a letter to the members of the OLA, assembly secretary AK Sarangi informed them that the election for the post of […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Assembly adopts resolution to hike Paddy MSP
Assembly adopts resolution to hike Paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution recommending the state government to urge the Centre to increase the MSP of common paddy to Rs 2930 per quintal. The House supported the resolution moved by Agriculture Minister Pradeep Kumar Maharathy and said the farmers should get appropriate price for paddy. The Minimum Support Price […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Odisha farmer commits suicide
Odisha Assembly Standing Committee to probe farmer suicide case

Bhubaneswar: Ending the six-day long logjam in Odisha Assembly over farmer suicide cases in the state, Speaker Niranjan Pujari on Tuesday ordered a Standing Committee probe into the death of farmer Hadu Bagarti. “I realise that the Bargarh farmer’s death is a fit case for investigation as raised by the Leader of Opposition and opposition […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Farmer Suicide
Stalemate continues in Odisha Assembly over farmer suicides

Bhubaneswar: The impasse over the alleged farmer suicides continued in the Odisha Assembly today with opposition BJP members creating ruckus forcing Speaker Niranjan Pujari to adjourn the House thrice. As soon as the House assembled for the Question Hour, the agitating BJP members led by Rabi Naik stormed into the well of the House demanding […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
BJP demands apology from BJD MLAs for comments against PM

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha assembly today witnessed repeated adjournments due to noisy protests by opposition BJP members demanding an apology from two BJD MLAs who made “derogatory” remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BJP members stormed into the well of the House during the Zero Hour as soon as BJD MLA Mahesh Sahoo made the […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Odisha BJP
BJP to boycott all party meeting convened by Speaker

Bhubaneswar: Annoyed over no transaction of any business in the Odisha Assembly due to pandemonium by the Congress members, the opposition BJP today decided to boycott the all party meeting being convened by the Speaker. This was stated by BJP legislature party leader K V Singhdeo in a statement. “We doubt a conspiracy has been […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Odisha assembly uproar
Uproar in Odisha Assembly on panchayat poll violence

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today witnessed uproar when opposition Congress and BJP demanded a discussion on the violence during the three-tire panchayat elections which ended on February 21. The Opposition legislators shouted slogans standing on their seats on the second day of the budget session. They demanded that the discussion be held immediately after cancelling […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Oppn Congress moves privilege notice against daily

Opposition Congress on Thursday moved a privilege notice against an English daily in Odisha assembly which published a report against the Speaker Niranjan Pujari

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
CM retains Home department, Niranjan Pujari gets Finance

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the swearing-in ceremony, all the administrative departments were allocated among the Council of Ministers by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today. While the Chief Minister has retained the Home, General Administration & Public Grievance departments, Niranjan Pujari has been given charge of the Finance and Excise departments. Prafulla Kumar Mallik has been allocated […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Elections Over, Reality check moment for Team Naveen!

Bhubaneswar: With the elections now over, it’s time for the team Naveen to take a reality check. The party has made a mountain of promises during the campaigning and climbing the mountain of promise will not be a cakewalk for the State government. Given the promises made have a huge financial implication, the most onerous […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
With debt burden rising, all eyes on Odisha budget 2019

Bhubaneswar: The populist announcements prior to the polls are expected to pose a serious challenge for the Odisha government which will be presenting the full budget on June 28. The Finance department is leaving no stone unturned to announce a suitable budget for everyone and suggestions have been sought from the public through e-mail, SMS […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Odisha Budget 2019-20: Will Finmin Pujari's maiden budget do justice to Edu allocation?

Bhubaneswar: As the new Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari will be presenting the first budget of Naveen 5.0 on coming Friday (June 28), the big watch out point in the upcoming full budget 2019-20 is the allocation to the education sector. A check-out out here looks all the more imperative because, Odisha had fared poorest among […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Maharathy is a Jatra actor, don’t take him seriously: Govt chief whip

Bhubaneswar: All seems not well within the ruling-BJD owing to the recent war of words which has been continuing between senior leaders, both inside and outside Odisha Assembly. A day after senior BJD leader and Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari trained his guns at MLA Pradeep Maharathy over defunct cold storages and agriculture in the State, […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Potato Mission draws a big cipher for Odisha governance model!

Bhubaneswar: The State Potato Mission now turning a hot potato for the ruling BJD reflects on how the tall governance claim of the Odisha government proved a big cipher. Launched with much fanfare, the State Potato Mission, which even elicited praise from CM Naveen Patnaik, has not only had a stuttered implementation since its birth […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021