Resolution for caste-based census and removal of 50 per cent cap on reservation was tabled in the Odisha Assembly today amid ruckus by Opposition parties.
Deputy leader of Opposition Bishnu Charan Sethi said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was not present in the State Assembly for a single day during the monsoon session.
In an unfortunate incident, a youth who had attempted suicide near Odisha Assembly alleging denial of treatment under the Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY), died at the hospital. On Wednesday (September 8), the youth slit his wrists and consumed poison while the Monsoon Session of Assembly was underway in the House.
A youth who attempted suicide by slitting his wrist and consuming poison in front of the Odisha Assembly over alleged denial of treatment under the Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojana (BKKY), died on Wednesday.
The Odisha Assembly on Wednesday passed the much-awaited Panchayat Rules (Amendment) Bill 2021, paving way for the Panchayat elections next year
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members undertook a march up to the Odisha Assembly in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday protesting the hike in electricity tariff in the State.
The Odisha Assembly on Wednesday was adjourned twice after the Speaker rejected the demands made by BJP and Congress legislators to bring adjournment motion to discuss the ‘mining scam’
Odisha Municipal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021 was passed in the State Assembly, limiting the total reservation of seats to 50 per cent in favour of SC, ST and BCC.
The Odisha government on Tuesday told the State Assembly that it has no information on the claims of cycles being sold to scrap dealers, months after the issue triggered widespread protest in the State.
The opposition BJP in Odisha Assembly demanded to form a House Committee to study the situation in the State allegedly grappling with drought
The Odisha Municipal Rules (Amendment) Bill 2021 was tabled in the State Assembly on Monday. The introduction of the bill comes at a time when the elections are scheduled to be held next year.
College of Engineering and Technology (CET), the four decade old premier technical institute in Bhubaneswar, will now be called Odisha University of Technology and Research.
Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi on Friday said that 1621 persons have been killed in lightning strikes across Odisha till date since 2018
Odisha University of Health Sciences Bill, 2021, Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers (amendment) Bill, 2021 and Odisha Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill 2021 have been passed in the Assembly today.
As the Monsoon Session of the Odisha Assembly will have eight working days, the Opposition parties have braced up to corner the State government.
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has exuded confidence that it is ready to face all debates and discussions with its own strategy. The ruling party has said that it would counter the Opposition with issues of caste census, increasing 50% reservation quota, and farmers' suffering with crop insurance schemes among others.
The sitting arrangements will be made by following social distancing norms and other guidelines that were followed during the last Assembly session. All the MLAs and Ministers can participate in the debate either by sitting or standing, Patro informed.
Bhubaneswar: Making the Speaker of Odisha Assembly, Surjya Narayan Patro responsible for the unpleasant situation in the House that saw hurling of slippers at the Speaker’s podium and the subsequent…
Bhubaneswar: The ongoing budget session of Odisha Assembly on Saturday witnessed ugly scenes after shoes, microphones and other items were hurled at Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro’s podium following noisy protests over alleged arbitrary passage of some Bills in the House. Though it is unclear who hurled such objects in the House, government chief whip Pramila […]
Bhubaneswar: After coming under fire from various quarters for raising the electricity tariff, the State government on Wednesday said it will urge the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission to reconsider the hike. The OERC recently approved a minimal rise of 30 paise per kWh/kVAh in energy charges for all other category of consumers for the financial […]
Bhubaneswar: The school dropout rate stood at 1.53 and 4.75 per cent respectively in primary and upper primary level in Odisha for the year 2019-20, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Dash informed the State Assembly on Wednesday. Nabarangpur topped the districts in the State in terms of highest dropout rate in the upper primary […]
Bhubaneswar: Answering an unstarred question by BJP MLA Nauri Nayak, Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Arun Sahu on Wednesday informed Odisha Assembly that the State government has spent Rs 6690 Cr in three years on Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. As per Sahu’s statement, Rs 2175.66 crore was spent on the […]
Bhubaneswar: Opposition parties in Odisha-BJP and Congress on Wednesday stalled the Odisha Assembly demanding immediate rollback of power tariff hike that has ‘pinched the pocket of common men’ during the time of Covid-19 pandemic. During Question hour, Congress MLAs created heavy ruckus over the issue in the House forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has no proposal to carry out a metro rail project between Cuttack and Bhubaneswar till 2041 due to lack of feasibility, said Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena in the Odisha Assembly today. Replying to a query by Jatani MLA (Congress) Suresh Routray, the Minister said that the State government had not proposed […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly was adjourned on Friday as the opposition Congress members created a ruckus in the House in support of the agitating farmers across the country. As soon as the House assembled for the Question Hour at 10.30 am, the Congress members trooped into the well and shouted slogan opposing the farm laws […]