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Tag: Odisha Chief Minister

Black Shirt Paranoia
Beneficiary At CM Naveen Event Asked To Change Into White Clothes

The security and police officials on Friday (Nov 26) forced a Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) beneficiary in Balasore to change his black shirt before appearing in front of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to collect his health card.

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BJD & Congress Reaction On Repeal Of Farm Laws

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday announced that the government would be withdrawing the farm laws which the farmers had been protesting against for more than a year now. The decision was welcomed by the Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President, Naveen Patnaik.

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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Turns 76, Wishes Pour In From All Quarters
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Turns 76, Wishes Pour In From All Quarters

Patnaik's counterparts from Assam, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, and Kerala also wished him on his birthday.

Tamil Nadu CM Stalin Urges His Odisha Counterpart To Allow Sale Of Green Firecrackers
Stalin Urges Naveen, 3 More CMs To Allow Sale Of Green Firecrackers During Diwali

In a letter to four Chief Ministers including his counterpart from Odisha, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin requested them to allow the sale of firecrackers, which fall under the norms set by the Supreme Court and the National Green Tribunal (NGT), in their respective states during this Diwali.

Biju Swasthya Kalyaan Yojana (BSKY) Smart Card Launched In Odisha

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Biju Swasthya Kalyaan Yojana (BSKY) smart card on Friday (Aug 20) at a special event in Malkangiri district.

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Odisha CM Announces Covid Assistance For OMFED Dairy Farmers

With dairy farm distress sweeping the State due to Covid-19 lockdown, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced financial assistance for the OMFED farmers

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Inaugurates Hostels For ST-SC Students

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday inaugurated hostels for scheduled tribe (ST) and scheduled caste (SC) students in the state. The CM inaugurated three ‘Akankhya hostels’ located at Berhampur, Sambalpur and Rourkela, an official said, adding that Rs 150 crore was spent on the construction of these hostels. Patnaik inaugurated the projects through […]

Odisha: Opposition Parties Slam CM Naveen’s Inauguration Spree In Sundergarh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for a world-class hockey stadium in Rourkela and announced several other projects worth Rs 5,000 crore eyeing a total transformation of Sundergarh district. Though the State government claimed that such welfare projects will benefit people and improve infrastructure and facilities in the district, […]

Odisha CM Advocates For More Reforms In Mineral Sector
Odisha CM Advocates For More Reforms In Mineral Sector

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday advocates for further reforms in the mineral sector to ensure uninterrupted supply of ore to the industries, safeguarding employment and state revenue. Addressing a session through video-link, Patnaik maintained that Odisha has been one of the first states to successfully conduct the auction of mineral blocks in […]

Odisha CM Not To Celebrate Birthday Due To COVID-19 Situation
Odisha CM Not To Celebrate Birthday Due To COVID-19 Situation

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided not to celebrate his birthday on Friday in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the state, a CMO statement said. Odisha has reported 2,62,011 coronavirus cases, while 1,089 patients have succumbed to the infection so far. Patnaik urged his supporters, well-wishers and BJD activists not to […]

Naveen Patnaik On COVID19 Surveillance
Odisha To Conduct House-To-House Surveillance Against COVID-19

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the Health Department will launch an integrated campaign across the state for house-to-house active surveillance against coronavirus and other diseases. “As the next few weeks are critical in controlling the spread of coronavirus as well as monsoon-induced communicable diseases, the Health Department will conduct a campaign […]

Odisha's 17-Day Stay-Home During June Policy To Contain COVID19 Spread: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday once again appealed people to remain indoors and follow the lockdown norms to contain the spread of coronavirus. In an address to the people of the State, he said, “Easing of lockdown does not mean that COVID-19 threat is past us… Don’t make that mistake. As I […]

Stern Action Against Quarantine Violators: CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: While hailing people of Odisha for their continuous support to State government’s endeavour in its fight against Coronavirus, State Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has also warned strict action against the quarantine violators. The statement came after several reports surfaced about violation of quarantine norms by inmates at different quarantine centres. In a series of […]

Odisha Fights Corona: Bed Capacity Increased To 5,000

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s bed capacity for COVID-19 patients has increased to 5,000 as five more government COVID-19 hospitals were opened on Monday. These five hospitals are in Sundargarh, Bargarh, Angul, Jagatsinghpur and Nabarangpur. They have a bed strength of 825, said an official. With this, the state’s dedicated COVID hospitals are now functional in 26 districts […]

COVID19: Odisha Govt Urges Landlords Not To 'Lockdown Humanity' After 2 Nurses Evicted From Rented Houses

Bhubaneswar: Amid the COVID19 outbreak, two nurses working in a private hospital were evicted from their rented houses here on Tuesday, after which the Odisha government urged landlords not to “lockdown humanity” during the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. State government spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi said that two nurses […]

Column: BJD Is Not Just ‘Dependent’ On Naveen; He Is Indispensable To It

By Sandeep Sahu Did he mean it? Or was he just being disingenuous? It was, of course, magnanimous of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo Naveen Patnaik to claim, while addressing the 22nd foundation day celebrations of the BJD on Thursday, that the party was not ‘dependent’ on him for its survival and growth. But was […]

Column: Sorry, Mr. Chief Minister, Cheerleading Is Not The Media’s Job!

By Sandeep Sahu Speaking at the annual day function of Prameya News 7 on Tuesday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the media, whether print or electronic, should ‘always’ focus on ‘positive news’. But is it really the job of the media to spread positivity? Aren’t our governments, including Mr. Patnaik’s own, already doing a remarkable […]

Cong, BJD Praise CM Naveen Patnaik's 5T Initiative

Bhubaneswar: Members of both the ruling Biju Janata Dal and the opposition on Monday praised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his 5T initiative implemented in the states health sector. Senior Congress member Taraprasad Bahinipati while participating in a discussion in the Assembly praised the 5T initiative and thanked the chief minister, Health Minister N […]

Ayodhya Verdict Reaffirms India's Secular Value: CM Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case reaffirms India’s secular values. Patnaik, who is also the president of the Biju Janata Dal, called upon people to join together in harmony and brotherhood to carry out the judicial order. “We respect the […]

Ayodhya Verdict: Odisha CM Appeals For Peace

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony ahead of the Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya’s Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. “Ahead of #AyodhyaVerdict, appeal to everyone to accept the judgement of HonourableA #SupremeCourt. Let us continue to live in peace and harmony. The spirit of brotherhood […]

Odisha CM Felicitates 11 People Who Vacated Lands, Houses For Jagannath Temple Security

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday felicitated 11 persons who came forward to accept the Odisha government’s package for vacating their land and houses to ensure security of the Sri Jagannath Temple in Puri. Earlier, Patnaik had appealed to the people of Puri to volunteer in vacating their houses for the safety of the […]

Odisha CM Not To Celebrate Birthday Over Cyclone Fani

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said that he will not celebrate his birthday on Wednesday (October 16) in view of cyclone Fani that caused massive damage in the state in May this year. Patnaik, who has been in power since 2000, will turn 74 on Wednesday. “This year, cyclone Fani has caused […]

Odisha Govt Announces Infra Support For Four Hospitals

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced infrastructure support for four hospitals under the ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative. Based on feedback received from people during visit of officials to various districts, the Chief Minister announced support for hospitals in Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Koraput districts. Patnaik informed that he has already made 120 phone calls […]

Column: Thumbs Up to Mo Sarkar

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Chief minister, Naveen Patnaik’s much talked about ‘Mo Sarkar’ takes off today. What better day to launch such a scheme than the birth anniversary of the man who gave us ideas and ideals like Swaraj. But while Mahatma’s Swaraj was about people learning to rule themselves Patnaik’s latest move is about […]

Column: The Bijepur Battle

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Major political parties in the state are now gearing up for the upcoming by-poll battle in Bijepur, the assembly seat that has fallen vacant following chief minister, Naveen Patnaik’s decision to retain his traditional Hinjili seat in Ganjam district. Patnaik’s decision to contest both from Hinjili and Bijepur, the latter being […]

Include Puri, Konark in iconic tourist list: Odisha BJP MPs

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from Odisha have requested Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel to include the Jagannath temple in Puri and Sun Temple in Konark in the list of India’s Iconic Tourist Sites. In a letter to the Union Minister, released to media on Friday, the MPs have sought his personal […]

Pandian gets additional charge of secretary to CM's 5Ts

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s private secretary V K Pandian on Monday was given additional charge of the secretary to CM’s- Transformation and Initiatives (5Ts), officials said. A proposal in this regard was approved by Patnaik, sources said, adding that apart from functioning as the private secretary to the chief minister, Pandian will now […]

Naveen congratulates ISRO scientists for Chandrayaan 2 launch

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday congratulated the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of Chandrayaan 2, hailing it as a giant leap in space exploration. “Congratulations to the scientists of @isro for successful launch of India’s first exploratory mission, #Chandrayaan2 to our celestial neighbour,” Patnaik said in a […]

Maharathy demands 25% domicile quota in NLU, Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD MLA Pradeep Maharathy on Friday demanded that 25 per cent seats in the National Law University, Cuttack be reserved for the students of Odisha. Maharathy raised the issue in the Assembly and sought a ruling from the Speaker. He said while students of other states avail domicile quota in the NLUs in […]

Odisha CMO spent whopping Rs 2 crore on social media

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha seems to be grappling with rising debt burden, the State government seems to be less bothered as it is spending lavishly on social media. According to a startling revelation by Information and Technology Minister Tusharkanti Behera, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) has so far spent a whopping Rs 2 […]

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Odisha CM directs ministers to submit monthly report on manifesto implementation

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday directed all his ministers to submit a report on the implementation of Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) election promises by 7th of every month. The first such reports will be submitted by July 7. Last Wednesday, the first meeting of the Council of Ministers chaired by Patnaik, approved […]

Politics not complicated if people kept priority: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who won the state Assembly election for the fifth consecutive time, on Sunday said politics is not complicated when people and their welfare are kept in the forefront. “People ask me often what is the secret of the BJD’s continuous success and I always tell them these two points […]

Odisha to spend Rs 200 crore for revival of coastal green cover

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday directed to prepare a five-year action plan on revival of coastal shelter belt and afforestation programme. The state government has decided to spend Rs 200 crore for the programme in the next five years, said an official. It was decided in a review meeting chaired by the Chief […]

Op-Ed: Reconstruction A Huge Challenge

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Reconstruction in the wake of havoc wreaked by cyclone Fani is by far the biggest challenge chief minister, Naveen Patnaik has faced since he took up the reins of the state in 2000. The initial years of Patnaik’s first stint in power were devoted to rebuilding infrastructure damaged by the 1999 […]

Op-Ed: Focus Shifts To The Fate of Top Notch Leaders

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: With the final round of polling coming to an end in the state the focus would now shift to the fate of some of the key players in these elections. Speculation is already rife about what may happen to Kendrapara’s BJP candidate, Baijayant Panda who has been hogging the limelight for […]

CM Naveen to receive ‘Ideal Chief Minister’ award

Bhubaneswar: After winning the prestigious Outlook Speakout Award-2017 for best administrator in the country, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is all set to be conferred ‘Ideal Chief Minister’ award. CM Naveen will be presented with the award at an event organised by MIT World Peace University in Pune on January 21. The institution has reportedly […]

CM Naveen orders electrification of all villages by June 2018

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today issued a direction to officials to provide electricity to all villages in Odisha by June 2018, official sources said. Patnaik issued this direction while reviewing progress in rural electrification activities in the state. He directed to complete electrification in all the partially electrified villages before June 2018, said Odisha’s […]

Dubious poll funding: CM Naveen terms allegations malicious, hints at legal action

Bhubaneswar: Terming the allegations of discrepancies in poll funds as malicious and fabricated, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said BJD will take legal action in the matter. After returning from his 5-day New Delhi tour to attend the 200th anniversary of Paika Rebellion on Sunday, Naveen admitted to conspiracies being hatched to malign the […]

CM sets 2-yr deadline for completion of Keonjhar medical college

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who in November last year laid the foundation stone of proposed government Medical College in Keonjhar district, directed officials today to ensure its completion in two years. The proposed medical college was a long standing demand of locals in the district. The 100-seat medial college project, entailing investment of […]

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Is Gita Mehta Really Bracing For A Role In Odisha Politics?

By Sandeep Sahu Ever since BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik asked Bishnu Das to resign from the Rajya Sabha, the name of Gita Mehta, his elder sister, has been doing the rounds in political circles as a possible replacement for the Jagatsinghpur leader. In the last few days, the talk has veered to the possibility of […]