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Tag: Pradeep Amat

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Pradeep Amat assumes charge as Speaker of Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Senior leader of BJD and former Finance minister Pradeep Amat today assumed charge as the Speaker of Odisha Assembly after a formal announcement by deputy speaker Sanand Marandi following a voice vote in the House. “I will ensure a congenial environment for smooth functioning of the Assembly by maintaining a cordial relationship with all […]

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Pratap Deb to file nomination for Rajya Sabha poll today

Bhubaneswar: BJD spokesperson and former minister Pratap Deb will file nomination for the election to the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha today.  Scrutiny will be held tomorrow and candidates can withdraw on May 18. The poll is slated for May 25. The election was necessitated following the resignation of Bishnu Charan Das on March […]

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Odisha’s demands not considered in GST: Amat

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Lok Sabha passed four supplementary legislations to pave way for the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) across the country, the Odisha government said that the State’s demands were not considered while deciding to implement the regime. Citing his displeasure over the form in which the GST was passed, […]

Odisha to abolish all inter-state check gates from Apr 1: Amat

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today decided to abolish all border unified inter-state check gates except one at Nalda from April 1, 2017. The announcement in this regard was made by Finance minister Pradip Kumar Amat in the assembly. The check gate at Nalda bordering Jharkhand will be operated by the Steel and Mines department only for […]

Odisha faces acute shortage of Rs 100, Rs 500 notes: Govt

Bhubaneswar: With the members of both the Opposition and treasury bench expressing concern in the Assembly over the difficulties faced by the people due to demonetisation, the Odisha government today said there was “acute shortage” of Rs 100 and Rs 500 currency notes in the state. “There is acute shortage of Rs 100 and Rs […]

102 children died in Malkangiri district: Odisha Health Minister

Bhubaneswar: At least 102 children have died in Odisha’s Malkangiri district due to Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome so far, Health Minister Pradip Amat said on Monday. Replying to a written question in the state assembly, the Health Minister said that out of 102 child deaths in Malkangiri district, 37 were due to Japanese Encephalitis. […]

State govt admits demonetization impact on economic growth

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government agreed that the demonetization move by the central government will have an impact on the State’s economic growth after tabling the Supplementary Budget in the Assembly today. However, the magnitude of the impact can only be determined in the coming months, informed Tuhinkant  Pandey, Principal Secretary, Finance. “The demonetization has resulted […]

Japanese Encephalitis under control, claims Odisha government

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today claimed that Japanese Encephalitis was well under control even as the death toll in the tribal-dominated Malkangiri district touched 93 in a span of two months. Health and family welfare minister Pradip Kumar Amat told reporters here that 93 children had died in Malkangiri district, of which 32 were suferring […]

Odisha govt puts official JE death toll at 32

Bhubaneswar: Contrary to the media reports which peg the total death toll on account of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Malkangiri above 100, the Odisha government today released its official estimates claiming the number of deaths due to the vector-borne disease at 32. Health minister Pradeep Amat, while talking to media persons, revealed that 93 children […]

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Pradeep Amat to attend GST Council meet

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Finance minister Pradeep Amat on Thursday visited Delhi to attended the two-day-long GST council meet beginning today. According to reports, Amat will raise various demands of the state in the meeting. While, the Odisha is supporting the GST, it is opposing cess. Like Odisha, other coal producing states like- Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West […]

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Banks asked to open branches in Panchayats, speed up Aadhar seeding

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Friday asked banks to open new branches in every Panchayat and complete Aadhar seeding to allow direct transfer of government benefits to people. “Even today about 80 per cent of our Gram Panchayats do not have a bank branch,” Finance Minister Pradeep Amat said at the 144th meeting of the […]

VAT exemption row: Govt-traders meet today

Bhubaneswar: A high-level meeting between Government and traders to resolve the row over value added tax (VAT) on essential commodities, originally scheduled for Tuesday, will be held today at Secretariat today. The meeting will be chaired by Finance Minister Pradeep Amat. Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, Secretary […]

Odisha budget likely to be tabled on Mar 15

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance minister Pradeep Kumar Amat is likely to present budget for the financial year 2016-17 in State Assembly on March 15. Informing this to the media after an all-party meet here, Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra said the Finance minister will present Appropriation Bill for two months while the draft of the full […]