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Tag: Poverty In Odisha

Poverty Levels In Odisha Dipped By 25% In 20 Years: Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has claimed that poverty levels in the state have dropped by 25 per cent over the past 20 years, precisely the period he has been ruling the state. He said the state government reaffirms its commitment to intensify efforts in building an inclusive society. “Odisha’s transformative initiatives and policies […]

Burdened By Poverty, Widowed Woman 'Kills Self & Son’

Malkangiri: It seems Odisha government’s push for the development of tribals though numerous schemes and allocation of crores of rupees have become a farce. In Malkangiri where a woman allegedly killed herself and poisoned two of her kids today after facing years of hardship due to poverty bears testimony  to the fact. The shocking incident occurred at […]

Cong submits censure motion notice against PM's remark

Bhubaneswar:The Opposition Congress in Odisha Assembly today submitted to the Speaker a censure motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark of “acute poverty and starvation” in the state. “I have received the notice for the motion. It is under examination,” Speaker Niranjan Pujari said before adjourning the House for the day in view of the […]

Assembly Ruckus
Normalcy eludes Odisha Assembly for fourth day

Bhubaneswar: Normalcy eluded the state Assembly for the fourth consecutive day today with the Congress members demanding an apology from the Prime Minister for his remarks on Odisha’s poverty even as two ruling BJD MLAs regretted their choice of words against Narendra Modi. The House witnessed noisy scenes as soon as it assembled for the […]

Assembly Ruckus
PM's statement triggers protest in Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly today witnessed a protest against Narendra Modi’s alleged “anti-Odisha” remark with Congress questioning Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s silence on the issue and ruling BJD demanding an apology from the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister’s remark on Odisha’s poverty at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh continued to rock the Assembly for the […]

BJD Protest in Assembly
BJD, Cong demand apology from PM over 'acute poverty' remark

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today witnessed seven adjournments with both ruling BJD and the opposition Congress demanding apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remark about the state at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh. When the House assembled for the Question Hour at 10.30 AM, BJD’s Samir Ranjan Dash raised the issue and […]

Dharmendra Pradhan
Dharmendra Pradhan defends Modi’s remarks on poverty in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After the ruling-BJD and Congress in Odisha, slammed PM Narendra Modi’s comments on poverty in Odisha, Union Petroleum minister defended the remarks citing Nagada malnourishment deaths, Dana Majhi episode and Japanese Encephalitis deaths as examples. Are not these issues are proof of the level of poverty in Odisha? The union minister asked while addressing […]