The secretariat of the Odisha Legislative Assembly on Tuesday issued an official notification for the conduct of the election to three vacant Rajya Sabha (RS) seats in the State.
But the story is in this 6-day session, only a single day was devoted to official business.
Coming down heavily on the State government for restricting media access to these places, Opposition BJP and Congress on Thursday demanded the immediate lifting of the curb
A farmer's family in Odisha used to earn Rs 4976 per month in 2012-13 and the income increased by Rs 136 to Rs 5112 per month in 2018-19.
The Congress MLAs had urged Speaker S N Patro to ask Parliamentary Affairs Minister B K Arukha to make a statement on poll violence and law and order, instead of Mishra. However, Patro rejected the proposal and allowed Mishra to speak.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh said works on the heritage corridor project around Puri Sriamndir is underway and claimed that there is no threat of damage to the shrine from the ongoing project.
Alleging that 104 mine owners in the State are plundering the minerals of the State and illegally transporting those outside the State, Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati demanded action against them.
Altogether 35,326 cases of violence against women were registered in 2021 including 3327 rapes, 5048 abductions and 93 human trafficking.
Expressing their gratitude to the PM for his farsighted decision to extend the PMGKY, the Saffron party legislatures in the letter urged Speaker Surya Narayan Patro to pass a resolution.
The annual budget for the financial year 2022-23 will be presented on March 30.
The protest by the Congress MLA from Barabati-Cuttack Mohammed Moquim coincided with the visit of CM Naveen to the Millennium city of Cuttack to distribute BSKY smart cards and launch several development projects.
Hon'ble Odisha Chief Minister finding time to be present in the Kalinga Stadium for the recently concluded Junior men’s Hockey World Cup Tournament but not able to attend the winter session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly raises important constitutional issues and merits a discussion.
The Speaker declared the Odisha Assembly adjourned sine die following pandemonium in the House which continued for the ninth consecutive working day, effectively washing away all the remaining 17 working days.
When the situation worsened, the security forces lathi (baton)-charged the protesters. Platoons of police chased the protesters into the Congress Bhawan while many of the workers ran inside the building for cover.
Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati stood in front of Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena and continued beating the gong, disrupting Jena’s demand for departmental grants.
The Assembly observed a minute of silence as a mark of respect to the departed souls and then adjourned till 4 p.m.
As per the Law minister’s reply to a question in the Odisha Legislative Assembly on 7th December 2021, there were 17,68,704 cases pending in district courts of Odisha presently. There are 1,87,028 cases pending in the High Court, the minister informed the Assembly.
Odisha assembly proceedings went without any discussion for 6th straight day. On Tuesday, both BJP and Congress MLAs rushed to the Well of the House raising slogans and holding placards.
The ‘Paika Bidroha’, which took place 40 years before the 1857 Sepoy Uprising, involved peasants who fought the British after their economic structure was challenged.
66 minutes! That is all the business the Odisha Assembly has been able to transact in the first six days of its ongoing winter session.
Holding banners, the members of Congress conducted ‘parikrama’ of the Odisha Assembly demanding Mishra’s ouster and High Court-monitored SIT probe into Mamita murder case.
BJD holds a mask protest against Centre for not recognizing ‘1817 Paika Rebellion’ as ‘first War of Independence’.
Soon after the Assembly proceedings began today, both Opposition BJP and Congress rushed into the well of the House and gheraoed the podium of Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro demanding dismissal of Dibya Shankar Mishra.
Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati on Saturday sprinkled Ganga Jal on the Assembly floor in a bid to ‘purify’ the Assembly, accusing MoS (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra of polluting Odisha Assembly by putting his steps inside the House.
Alleging that the Odisha Assembly House has become impure following entry of Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra, the legislators of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on Friday carried out a ‘purification’ ritual inside the premises.
In a statement to the Odisha Assembly, the Chief Minister said, “The death of Mamita Meher was very said and unfortunate incident and we all are deeply anguished and pained by this heinous crime. She was a young and bright daughter of Odisha, having a brilliant future.
As soon as the house met for the day to transact business, MLAs from the Opposition parties trooped to the well of the House with placards urging the Speaker to initiate action against the Minister.
In a counter move, BJD MLAs staged a dharna near Mahatma Gandhi statue on the premises of the Odisha Assembly protesting the stiff hike in LPG prices.
Each school has smart classrooms, e-library cum reading room, modern science laboratory, hygienic toilets and adequate sports infrastructure, said the Minister.
The highest provision of Rs 3624 crore has been made for the Panchayati Raj and drinking water department, Rs 2310 crore for Health and Family Welfare department and Rs 2143 crore for Energy department.
The ruling party MLAs took out a protest rally from the Assembly towards Raj Bhawan and subsequently staged a protest today on the first day of the winter session of the Odisha Assembly.
The winter session of the Odisha Assembly commenced here with strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol and will continue till December 31.
DGP, Abhay took stock of the security arrangements near and around the Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA) in Bhubaneswar ahead of the month-long winter session scheduled to begin from December 1 (Wednesday).
The restrictions will be imposed for the general public in view of safety. The rules will not be applicable to vehicles authorised to enter the official buildings including the State Assembly, the State Secretariat and other government offices located in the area.
As per convention, the Leader of the Opposition (LoP) and Deputy LoP represented BJP in every all-party meeting convened by Speaker. Since LoP Pradipta Naik is unwell, the saffron party has decided to make changes in the party's team attending all the meetings convened by the Speaker.
Earlier on November 23, Patro had announced that legislators will not be allowed to create ruckus or pandemonium during the Governor’s address and Question Hour in the upcoming Assembly session. He then had said that this is the unanimous decision at the 82nd AIPOC.
The winter session of the Odisha Assembly will be convened with strict adherence to all the Covid-19 protocols and therefore the MLAs will have to undergo RT-PCR and Antigen tests for head of the beginning of the House.
Former legislator from Balikuda Assembly constituency, Umesh Swain passed away on Wednesday, his family said.
After a lull, protests outside Assembly are once again gathering strength. Hundreds of aspiring junior teachers in the state took to the streets of Bhubaneswar on Monday (Nov 15) demanding employment.
The first supplementary statement of expenditure for the year 2021-22 will be presented on the first day of the session (December 1).