Tag: Odisha Cm

Mamata wishes Odisha CM speedy recovery

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wished her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik speedy recovery after the latter suddenly felt unwell while addressing an Independence Day function. “My good wishes to Naveen Patnaik Ji @Naveen_Odisha Wishing him a speedy recovery,” Banerjee tweeted, moments after attending West Bengal’s I-Day function at the Indira Gandhi […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Odisha welcomes zero tax on common food items

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday welcomed the zero tax rate on common food items and reduction in tax rate from 6 to 5 per cent by the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. “In the interest of the common man, the state government has always been pursuing no tax or lowest possible tax policy […]

  • Friday, 02 July 2021
BJD tears into BJP over paddy MSP hike issue in New Delhi

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre accusing the saffron party of turning blind to the paddy MSP (minimum support price) demand of the farmers of the State. Addressing a farmers’ convention (Krushak Adhikar Samabesh) today at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, Patnaik said […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan targets Odisha govt over KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: Criticising the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government in Odisha, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that the State government is trying to avoid basic issues such as price, pension and farm loan waiver by announcing the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme. He alleged that the Odisha government has no intention […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Pipili Gang Rape & Murder: BJP demands Pradeep Maharathy's dismissal; gives 24-hour ultimatum

Bhubaneswar: Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today gave an ultimatum to the State government, saying that the party will hit the streets if minister Pradeep Maharathy is not dismissed within 24 hours for his ‘insensitive’ comment on the Pipili gang rape and murder incident. Addressing a presser here at the party headquarters, […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Opposition sees 'vote bank politics' in CM Naveen's Surat visit

Bhubaneswar: A day ahead of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s scheduled visit to Surat, Opposition today launched a scathing attack on the ruling-BJD by terming the visit politically motivated and another attempt of the party before 2019 polls to woo voters. While the BJP said that the chief minister will fail in his attempt to […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Dama Rout calls Odisha CM Naveen a 'corrupt leader'

Bhubaneswar/Baripada: After spewing venom against the ruling-BJD, former minister and senior leader Damodar Rout on Sunday trained his guns at the party president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik by calling him a ‘corrupt leader’. While addressing a public meeting organised by Mayurbhanj Milita Kriyanusthan Committee in Baripada, Dama Rout said that CM Naveen does […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
All Biju Babu supporters have been removed from BJD: Jay Panda

Bhubaneswar: It’s disheartening that those who were strong supporters of Biju Babu and had worked with him have been removed from the Biju Janata Dal one after another. The action taken against Dama Babu seems like an injustice, said former MP Baijayant Panda after meeting ex-minister Damodar Rout who was expelled from the BJD yesterday. […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Naveen should relinquish CM post & adopt 'Kamraj' formula: Baishnab Parida

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader Baishnab Charan Parida on Saturday lashed out at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over inordinate delay in implementation of the Official Language Act of 1954 in the State. Parida, who is also the president of Bhasha Suraksha Sammilani, said that time has come for the chief minister to relinquish his position […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Elections 2019: BJD, BJP in race to win hearts of Prabasi Odias in Surat

Bhubaneswar: With general elections nearing, the BJD and the BJP seem to be trading blows in almost every other issue now. Now they are in a battle to win the trust of prabasi Odias staying in Surat. On September 2 & 3, local Odia Samaj is set to organise Odia festivals in Surat which will […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Why Naveen govt doesn't seem keen on holding civic body elections?

Bhubaneswar: The tenure of 65 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) will end on September 30. However, the Odisha government is yet to submit the final list of wards following reservation and delimitation, to the Sate Election Commission. Moreover, the State Housing and Urban Development Department has moved the Supreme Court challenging the March 18 direction of […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
BJD will perform extremely well in upcoming LS, assembly polls: Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik claimed Tuesday that the ruling party would perform “extremely well” in the upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections. “I am sure that the Biju Janata Dal will do extremely well in the forthcoming elections,” Patnaik told reporters at the state secretariat here. His statement came two […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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Odisha offers one-time settlement to PSUs for water cess dues

Bhubaneswar: In an effort to reduce court cases and increase revenue collection, the Odisha government today approved a proposal for settlement of outstanding water rate dues of different central and state PSUs. “The state government is likely to get Rs 150 crore from Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL) alone from an one-time settlement of outstanding industrial […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Nitish, Patnaik condole death of Rabi Ray

Bhubaneswar: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik today expressed condolences over the demise of eminent socialist leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray. “Rabi Rayji was like a guardian to me. His demise is a great loss to Indian politics and his contribution to the socialist movement will be […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Fight over Mahanadi water & Polavaram is to safeguard Odisha's interest: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the fight over Mahanadi river water and Polavaram issue is for safeguarding the interests and rights of the people of the state. “Our fight for Mahanadi and Polavaram is beyond political or electoral gains. Since it is a fight for the rights of our people, the Government […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021