Tag: Padmanabha Behera

Odisha govt demands establishment of maritime university in state
Odisha govt demands establishment of maritime university in state

The Odisha minister also demanded funding for Gopalpur-Rairakhol, Buramara-Chakulia and Badampahar-Keonjhar rail link projects under the Sagarmala scheme.

Road accidents in Odisha
Road Accidents, Fatalities Drop In Odisha After Enforcement of New MV Act

Bhubaneswar: Odisha witnessed a significant reduction in the number of road accidents and fatalities since the implementation of amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act across the country from September 1, 2019, informed State transport Minister Padmanabha Behera. According to data given by Behera, the number of road accidents have gone down by 355 (a reduction of […]

Traffic Violators In Odisha Cough Up Rs 1.06 Crore On Day-1

Bhubaneswar: The State Transport Authority (STA) has collected a whopping Rs 1.06 crore in just 24 hours of re-enforcement of Motor Vehicles Act 2019 in Odisha on March 1, revealed Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera today. As per the information shared by the Minister, total 3870 motorists were penalised among which 126 persons were fined for […]

OPCC Chief Niranjan Patnaik Suggests Odisha Govt To Keep 70% Mines Under Control

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik has advised the State government to keep 70 per cent of mines in the State under its administrative control instead of leasing them out to private firms. The OPCC chief said that if the State government does not bring the majority of mines under its control, […]

Upcoming Supplementary Budget Of Odisha Likely To Be An ‘Adjustment Budget’

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the supplementary budget 2019-20, the State Finance Department has directed all the administrative departments to refrain from seeking huge funds under one unit and instead make adjustment with the unused funds. Through a letter, the Principal Secretary to Government, K K Meena has directed all the departments to keep adequate resource back-up […]

Paddy procurement lapses: Odisha farmers continue to suffer

Kalahandi: There seems to be no end to the suffering of paddy farmers of Dharmagarh sub-division in Kalahandi. While some farmers are living on prayers, others have resorted to protest alleging apathy of district administration and the State government in procurement of paddy. “It feels like we have lost the battle after repeated requests. Now, […]

Odisha govt's promise of no toll tax at Pipili falls flat

Bhubaneswar: Even after the Odisha government’s announcement that no tax will be collected at Pipili toll gate on the days of Gundicha Yatra, Bahuda Yatra and Suna Besha of Lord Jagannath, devotees travelling to Puri had to pay tax which has led to resentment among them. The toll gate officials at Pipili alleged that they […]

Over 30% Odisha ministers face serious criminal cases: ADR

New Delhi: Over 30 per cent members of the new Odisha ministry, led by Naveen Patnaik, have serious criminal cases and more than 35 per cent criminal cases against them, a report by the Association of Democratic Reform (ADR) said. In a report that highlighted the criminal cases, financial, educational and other details of Odisha […]