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Minister Pradeep Maharathy resigns from post

Bhubaneswar: Amid mounting criticism over his controversial comments hailing the aquittal of Pipili gang rape accused, Odisha Agriculture and Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy today resigned from his post. While addressing media, Maharathy stated, “I have deep respect for the Chief Minister and the party. Therefore, to avoid any further pressure on the party, I […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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Pipili Gang Rape & Murder: Congress activists hurl eggs, tomatoes at Maharathy's residence

Bhubaneswar: Taking up cudgels against Minister Pradeep Maharathy over his remarks on the Pipili gangrape and murder incident, members of the Odisha Mahila Congress today allegedly hurled tomatoes and eggs at the official residence of the minister. Raising slogans against the minister and the State government, the Mahila Congress members displayed brooms in front of […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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BJP Mahila Morcha sharpens attack on Minister Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: Stepping up its attack against Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women, BJP Mahila Morcha, the saffron party’s women wing, today staged demonstration at different places including Bhubaneswar and demanded the minister’s resignation. Members of the Mahila Morcha led by its State President, Prabhati Parida took out a rally from […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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Complaint against Agriculture minister over 'objectionable remarks on women'

Pipili: The Delang unit of BJP Mahila Morcha on Wednesday lodged a police complaint against Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy over his alleged objectionable comments against women. Activists of the Mahila Morcha have urged the police to take stringent action against the minister. They also warned to intensify agitation and gherao the police station in case […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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BJP Mahila Morcha to meet CM over Maharathy’s remarks

Bhubaneswar: The BJP Mahila Morcha in Odisha headed by its President Prabhati Parida will meet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence over alleged derogatory remarks made against women by senior BJD leader and Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy. “We are even more saddened and shocked by CM Naveen Patnaik’s silence than the slanderous remarks of […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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BJP turns heat on minister Pradeep Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: The BJP Mahila Morcha continued its protest today against Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy for his comments hailing the verdict in Pipili gang rape and murder case. The activists of the BJP Mahila Morcha tried to gherao Naveen Niwas, the official residence of chief minister Naveen Patnaik today demanding action against the minister. However, tension […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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Maharathy slams Centre for delay in fixing paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: Intensifying the demand to increase the paddy minimum support price (MSP), Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy Tuesday targeted the Centre for delaying to fix the MSP for paddy crop. In a letter to the Centre, Maharathy demanded MSP of Rs 2,930 for per quintal of paddy and Rs 2,970 for A grade paddy. “The […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Pradeep Maharathy takes jibe at Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister, Pradeeep Maharathy on Tuesday taunted Union Petroleum and Skill Development Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan by referring him as ‘Mahanadi River’- which could dry up. Maharathy’s remarks came at a time when Odisha is at loggerheads with the Chhattisgarh & central governments over illegal construction of barrages on Mahanadi River by the neighbouring […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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BJP questions political career of Pradeep Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: The political career of BJD leader and Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy drew a controversy after BJP’s legislature party leader Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo said that the former started his political journey from a different party. “Pradeep Maharathy should be asked from which party did he start his political career. If he can abandon that […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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After Manik Sarkar, we will dethrone Naveen Govt: Oram

Bhubaneswar: After registering emphatic win in three north eastern States, BJP is now confident of continuing its winning streak, said Union Minister Jual Oram on Sunday. Reposing faith on the mission 120 plus target fixed by party president Amit Shah for Odisha, Oram claimed to form government by dethroning Naveen Patnaik. “The organisation that had […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Maharathy's reply raises questions on CM's campaigning expenses?

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will spend the night in Bijepur during his two-day campaigning tour for the upcoming Bijepur by-election to prevent unnecessary burden on the state exchequer, said BJD leader and Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy today. “To and fro journey will put extra burden on the state exchequer as the place is […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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Chit fund fraud suspect at book launch: CM, party leaders clean, says Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is neat and clean and so are the leaders of the party, said BJD leader and Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy today in reaction to the presence of Bipin Bihari Mishra at the book presentation ceremony of ‘The Tall Man Biju Patnaik’ held on 3rd February in Mumbai. Mishra, who […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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If proved spurious, book persons behind sale of pesticide: Panchayati Raj Minister

Bhubaneswar: Reacting on the allegations that spurious pesticides are responsible for crop loss due to pest attack in Odisha, Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy today said that action should be taken against the persons responsible. “The persons selling the pesticide and the concerned authorities should be arrested, if it is found spurious, and they should […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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BJP, Congress leaders will join BJD soon: Pradeep Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: Many senior leaders from BJP and Congress will join BJD soon, said Panchayati Raj minister Pradeep Maharathy today. “Leaders from both BJP and Congress, those who have power and public support, will join the ruling party,” said Maharathy. Besides, questioning the leadership of BJP and Congress in the State, Maharathy raised doubts over an […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
After Dama, Maharathy uses unparliamentary language against BJP

Bhubaneswar: Not only Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout but this time Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy has also landed in controversy for using slangs against BJP leaders. Addressing a gathering in the closing ceremony of BJD ‘Jan Sampark Padayatra’ in Pattamundai of Kendrapara district, Maharathy used many slangs while targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Bullet […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Ambassador car in Naveen's 50 cr assets

Bhubaneswar: The net worth of Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik’s assets is around Rs 50 crore which includes an Ambassador car of 1980 model worth Rs 10,477, his properties declaration statement for 2016-17 said. He has total Rs 24.5 lakh cash in bank accounts including Rs 12,17,153 in Janpath branch of Bank […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Maharathy ridicules Shah's Odisha visits

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the BJP national president Amit Shah’s Odisha visit slated for next month, senior BJD leader and Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy today ridiculed his frequent Odisha tours terming them that they would have no impact on the regional party. “We are not bothered about the visits of Shah. We have Lord Jagannath’s […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
BJD rules out return to NDA, to fight alone

Bhubaneswar: After high drama in Bihar politics as Nitish Kumar returned to the NDA fold, the BJD on Thursday strongly denied rise of such situation in Odisha and ruled out any possible alliance with its former ally ahead of the 2019 polls. Senior Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and Panchayati Raj Minister Pradip Maharathy said […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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Maharathy suspends officials during surprise visit to block office

Bhubaneswar: Sending a strong message against government officials who are ‘slack in offices’, Panchayatiraj Minister Pradeep Maharathy, today, suspended two officials during his maiden surprise visit to Salepur block in Cuttack after assuming office post ministry reshuffle. Assistant Block Development Officer (ABDO) Prasanna Kumar Mallick and accounts officer Bharati Priyadarshani of Salepur block were placed […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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House panel to submit memorandum to PM on MSP

Bhubaneswar: A memorandum demanding increase in the minimum support price (MSP) for paddy will soon be submitted to the Prime Minister, informed Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy after the House Committee meeting held here today. He said the House panel, in the upcoming meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will urge him to fix the MSP  at […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Maharathy makes mockery of farmers, says they die only during Assembly session

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy on Sunday once again landed in soup for making scornful comments on farmer suicide issues in the state. The Pipili strongman said farmers only die during the assembly sessions. “The deaths are often alleged to be the case of suicide over crop loss even though the people die due […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Now Pradeep Maharathy praises Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: While laying the foundation stone of agricultural science centre here on Saturday, Odisha agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy praised petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and called him his ‘friend’. Maharathy also had some sweet gestures for Union minister for agriculture and farmers’ welfare Radha Mohan Singh. “We will support good works crossing party lines,” Maharathy said […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
R&D facility for Foot-and-mouth disease to be inaugurated at Arugul on Apr 1

Bhubaneswar: An International Centre for Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is scheduled to be inaugurated by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh at Arugul in the outskirts of the Capital city on April 1. It was announced in a Press Meet organised by the Centre that Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy and […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Farmer suicides: BJP demands Agri Minister's resignation

Bhubaneswar: The BJP on Thursday demanded resignation of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister Pradeep Maharathy over the unabated farmer suicides in the state. The saffron party alleged that the minister is not properly discharging his duties and urged the Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik to relieve Maharathy from his post. Addressing a press conference here, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Bargarh Collector starts fresh probe of Hadu's suicide
Hadu Bagarti suicide: Bargarh Collector says fresh probe report to be given in 2 days

Bargarh: After visiting the house of farmer Khainu Bagarti alias Hadu at Kendpali village in Bargarh district as part of a fresh probe into Hadu’s suicide case, the district Collector Anjan Kumar Manik today said a report will be submitted to the Home Department, Agriculture Department and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) within next two days. […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Farmer suicide: BJP to hit streets today demanding Agri minister's resignation

Bhubaneswar: The BJP Krushak Morcha is going to organise a State-wide agitation today demanding resignation of Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy for “misleading” the Assembly with his statement on the suicide of a farmer in Bargarh district. State BJP president Basant Kumar Panda had informed that the party will demonstrate at all the District headquarters in […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Fresh probe into Bargarh farmer’s suicide ordered

Bhubaneswar: Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy on Monday indicated towards a fresh investigation into the suicide of Hadu Bagarti, a farmer from Bargarh district. As per latest reports, the minister has asked the Bargarh District Collector Anjan Kumar Manik to carry out the probe afresh into the matter. Speaking to media persons, Maharathy said his death […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Bargarh Collector clarifies on farmer’s suicide probe

Bargarh: After Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy passed the blame for giving false statements on suicidal death of Khainu Bagarti alias Hadu, a farmer from Bargarh district, on the shoulders of Bargarh District Collector Anjan Kumar Manik, the latter also followed on the foot steps of the minister. “It is not necessary for the Collector to personally visit the […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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BJD supremo staying away from poll campaign grossly unfortunate: Pradeep Maharathi

Puri: Senior BJD leader and minister Pradeep Maharathy today said his party would have performed much better in the Panchayat polls in Odisha had the party supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik vigorously campaigned for his party candidates. “It is unfortunate for the BJD that the party supremo did not give much emphasis on campaigning […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Eggs hurled at Maharathy again

Bolangir: Town Police today arrested four BJP activists for hurling eggs at agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy’s vehicle today during his visit to the DRDA office. Reports said the BJP activists waved black flags at the minister at Rugudipara Chhak. After the minister’s vehicle reached Bhagirathi Chhak, some BJP activists hurled eggs at the vehicle. Police […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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BJP activists hurl eggs at Maharathy’s vehicle, 8 detained

Bolangir: At least eight activists of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were detained by the police for allegedly hurling eggs at the vehicle of Odisha Agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy near a level crossing here on Tuesday. Sources said, the party workers are being interrogated by the police. The incident happened when the minister was on his […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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'Teacher-on-call': BJD lambasts Pradhan for 'Ola, Uber' remark

A day after Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan compared the Odisha government’s ‘Teacher-On-Call’ plan to app-based taxi services like 'Ola' and 'Uber', BJD leaders have accused Pradhan of humiliating the teachers of the State

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Kundaria stresses need for more cold stores in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Centre would make all-out efforts for the development of agriculture in Odisha, said Union minister of State for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kundaria here today. Inaugurating a workshop on Smart Horticulture 2016, the union minister reiterated the Centre’s commitment to Krishi Sinchai Yojana and crop insurance. “All the measures will be taken for the benefit […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Maharathy takes credit for online sale of fish, poultry items

Agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy on Wednesday informed the State Assembly about the good work that his department has done for easy availability of fresh fish and poultry

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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Odisha earns Rs 4,794 crore from sea food exports

The Odisha government has earned Rs.4,794.72 crore from sea food exports in the last three years, Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Minister Pradeep Maharathy said on Wednesday

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
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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
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Minister says "sorry" for his remark on acquittal of accused

Bhubaneswar: With opposition Congress and BJP demanding his resignation, Odisha Agriculture minister Pradeep Maharathy Thursday said “sorry” over his remark on the acquittal of accused persons in the sensational Pipili rape and murder case. “I am sorry if anyone is hurt over my statement. I have no intention to hurt anyone. I am an open […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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Odisha will examine farm loan waiver: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha govenrment will explore the proposal to waive agricultural loans of farmers in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said today. “We’ll certainly examine it (proposal for waiving farm loan),” Patnaik told reporters after a review meeting of party functionaries here. Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy said “the state government has been contemplating waiving […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Assembly adopts resolution to hike Paddy MSP
Assembly adopts resolution to hike Paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution recommending the state government to urge the Centre to increase the MSP of common paddy to Rs 2930 per quintal. The House supported the resolution moved by Agriculture Minister Pradeep Kumar Maharathy and said the farmers should get appropriate price for paddy. The Minimum Support Price […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Opposition tightens noose around Minister Pradeep Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: Upping the ante against Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment Minister, Pradeep Maharathy over his controversial remarks hailing the acquittal of Pipili gang rape and murder case accused, the Opposition parties intensified their attack demanding his immediate ouster. Holding placards and shouting slogans against the minister and protesting the silence of CM Naveen Patnaik over the […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
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