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Tag: Parliamentary Affairs Minister

Rajya Sabha defers bills as mark of respect to Sushma

New Delhi: Mourning the demise of BJP leader and former Union Minister Sushma Swaraj, the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday deferred some bills including one that seeks to remove the Congress President as a member of the trust running the Jallianwala Bagh memorial. The House, however, returned the bill seeking to increase the number of judges […]

BJP stages walkout protesting supplementary demand passage 'without' discussion in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: BJP stages walkout over supplementary demand passage in Assembly through guillotine Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly on Friday witnessed noisy scenes with BJP MLAs protesting the passage of the first special supplementary budget, ‘without’ discussion on it in the House. The members later staged a walkout alleging the unconstitutional approach of the State government. The issue […]

Govt Considering To Extend Parliament Session By 10 Days

New Delhi: The Union government is considering to extend the ongoing Parliament session by 10 days, sources said on Tuesday. Several MPs of the ruling dispensation were unofficially conveyed of such a possibility at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting. Asked about the likelihood of the session’s extension, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi told reporters after […]

LS Sits Till 11.58 PM To Conclude Debate On Railways; Prahlad Joshi Terms It A Record

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha sat till 11.58 pm on Thursday to conclude discussion on demands for grants for the Railway Ministry, with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi saying it is for the first time in nearly 18 years that the Lower House has sat for this long. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is likely to […]

Op-Ed: The ‘Whisper’ That Runs the Odisha Assembly

The cat is out of the bag. The worst kept secret of the august house called Vidhan Sabha came tumbling out of the hallowed precincts of the Odisha Assembly on Tuesday evening when two leading channels – OTV and News 7 – ran a story on how Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukh and the […]

Odisha Govt to move SC for modification of order on Lokayukta

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukh, Tuesday in the Assembly informed that the state government would urge the Supreme Court to modify its order on the appointment of the Lokayukta in the state. The opposition Congress and the BJP had accused the ruling BJD government of filing a fake affidavit in the Supreme […]

Safety of women govt’s top priority: Odisha CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Safety and security of women and vulnerable groups are top priorities of the State government, stated Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukh on behalf of the Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in the State Assembly today. “Rape cases are being considered as Red Flag cases and special lawyers will be appointed. Apart from this, police […]

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Budget session of Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: The budget session of Odisha Assembly beginning tomorrow is most likely to be stormy. Though the Opposition Congress and BJP have formulated strategies to corner the government on a host of major issues, their common agenda will be the gross irregularities by the ruling BJD in the Panchayat polls which concluded today. “There has […]

Monsoon session of Odisha Assembly likely to be stormy

Bhubaneswar: The monsoon session of the Odisha Assembly scheduled to begin tomorrow is most likely to be stormy. While the Opposition Congress and BJP will try to corner the government over the issues like the Mahanadi, Polavaram, Kandhamal firing, Nagada deaths, the ruling BJD has also prepared itself to counter the opposition onslaught. “The Congress […]

14 BJP workers held for showing black flags to minister

Police today detained 14 BJP workers for showing black flags to BJD leader and Parliamentary Affairs minister Bikram Keshari Arukh in Phulbani town in Kandhamal district