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Tag: Npr

NPR, first phase of Census 2021 exercise postponed amid COVID-19 lockdown

New Delhi: The Union government on Wednesday announced to postpone the first phase of Census 2021 and the National Population Register (NPR) exercise owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country. The exercise slated to begin on April 1 this year has been “postponed until further orders”, the office of the Registrar General and […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
Coronavirus Outbreak: Odisha Asks Centre To Postpone Census Exercise

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak in India, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to PM Narendra Modi requesting the Central government to review the decision for Census 2021 initiative & updation of National Population Register throughout the country. Also Read: Centre Rejects Odisha’s Request Of Caste-Based Census! In the letter, CM Naveen Patnaik […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
Mamata Banerjee Raises Delhi Violence Issue At EZC Meet In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday raised the Delhi violence issue at the 24th Eastern Zonal Council (EZC) meeting in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. “At the beginning of the meeting, I said that I feel sad for what happened in Delhi. There is an urgent need to restore […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Sitaram Yechury Urges Naveen Patnaik Not To Allow NPR In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday termed the National Population Register (NPR) exercise as a precursor of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik not to allow it in Odisha. As governments of 13 states including Odisha have already announced not to allow NRC and six chief ministers […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
PM Modi Defends NPR, Says Updating It Will Help Give Benefits Of Schemes To Poor

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a strong defence of NPR saying the country’s population register was being updated with demographic information for better targeting of government’s welfare schemes. He accused Opposition parties such as the Congress of misleading people on the National Population Register (NPR) for their “narrow vote bank politics”. […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Anti, Pro-CAA Rallies In Odisha On Mahatma's Death Anniversary

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Thursday witnessed two parallel agitations, one against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC)and NPR (National Population Register), and another in support of them. While a number of social organizations supported by the Congress and the Left parties under the banner of “We the People of India” staged agitation […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
No Documents Will Be Asked Or Biometric Taken For NPR: Home Ministry

New Delhi: Amid concerns expressed by opposition parties and states like West Bengal on the National Population Register (NPR), the Home Ministry on Wednesday said no documents will be asked or biometric taken while updating the register. A form carrying questions as part of the NPR exercise will be finalised soon, ministry officials said. They […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
I Told PM To Withdraw CAA, NRC And NPR: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she told Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rethink on the issue of amended Citizenship Act and urged him to withdraw CAA, NRC and NPR. Modi told her to come to New Delhi and discuss the matter, she told reporters after a meeting with the PM […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Odisha Seeks Socio-Economic Caste Enumeration Along With General Census

Bhubaneswar: Noting that no formal census including the caste details of the population has been undertaken since 1931, Odisha Cabinet on Saturday resolved to impress upon the Central Government to go for a Socio-Economic Caste Enumeration along with the 2021 general census. As per the resolution passed by the Odisha Cabinet today, the State government […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
'Process To Update NPR Underway In Odisha'

Bhubaneswar: Amid the ongoing wrangle over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), the survey process to update the National Population Register (NPR) in Odisha has begun. Door to door survey, collection and updation of data and house-listing process are scheduled to begin from April 16 and continue till May 31 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Where Will Muslim Refugees Go If India Won't Accept Them: Odisha Congress MLA

Bhubaneswar: After raising voice against the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) & National Register of Citizens (NRC), senior Congress leader and Jatni MLA Sura Routray slammed the central government over implementation of National Population Register (NPR) in the country. Sura said, “We’ll go to every panchayat, every block in every district of Odisha to create mass […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Cabinet approves National Population Register; no document required to prove identity

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval for the National Population Register (NPR) with no requirement by the people to submit any document to prove their identity. Announcing the decision taken in the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said no proof will be sought […]

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021

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