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Tag: Pradip Amat

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Dilip Ray resigns as MLA, quits BJP; Bijoy Mohapatra follows suit

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader and Rourkela MLA Dilip Ray today resigned from his post as MLA. He met Odisha Assembly Speaker Pradip Amat and submitted the resignation letter. Soon after, Ray along with senior leader Bijoy Mohapatra, in a joint letter to party president Amit Shah, tendered their resignation from primary membership of the BJP. […]

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Political mudslinging at its peak after winter session cut short

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha Assembly Speaker Pradip Amat adjourning the winter session of the House for an indefinite period yesterday, 18 days ahead of the schedule, political mudslinging has now sparked between the ruling and Opposition parties. While the BJP alleged that the ruling-party in association with the Congress has decided to adjourn the House […]

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Paikmal Tehsildar caught on camera while taking bribe

Bhubaneswar: Padampur BJP legislator Pradip Purohit on Monday handed over a video clip to Speaker of the Odisha Assembly Pradip Amat and Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty, showing that Paikmal Tehsildar Janakinath Mishra is taking bribe from sand smugglers. Briefing mediapersons on premises of the Assembly, Purohit said, “I have presented the evidence on illegal sand […]

Ruling party creates uproar over paddy MSP hike; House adjourned

Bhubaneswar: Odisha assembly was today adjourned for the day as ruling party members shouted slogans demanding hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy while Congress MLAs stormed the well seeking a discussion on farmers issue. As soon as the House assembled on the second day of the brief monsoon session in the morning, BJD […]

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Pratap Deb BJD’s Rajya Sabha nominee, Amat speaker

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced party spokesperson Pratap Deb as the party nominee for Rajya Sabha while former Finance Minister Pradip Amat will be the speaker of the State Assembly. Election of Pratap Deb during the RS by-poll on May 25 is a mere formality as BJD has a thumping majority in […]

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MHU attendants gherao Health Minister Residence

Bhubaneswar: Demanding permanent appointment, several Mobile Health Unit (MHU) attendants today gheraoed the residence of Health Minister Pradip Amat in the Capital city. The attendants allege that the administration had promised permanent appointment to the vacant attendant posts in 2013, however, no step has been taken so far in this direction. They also demand timely […]

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Norwegian Ambassador to India on two-day Odisha tour

Bhubaneswar: Norwegian Ambassador to India Nils Ragnar Kamsvag inaugurated a comprehensive skill lab in the MCH premises of Capital Hospital, a family care centre at the special newborn care unit (SNCU) and attended several other events here on Monday during his two-day visit to Odisha. Earlier in the day, Kamsvag had met the Minister of […]

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Revenue of Rs 7446.73 pending on various companies: Finance Minister

Bhubaneswar: The State is bearing Rs 7446.73 crore of revenue pending on various companies Finance Minister Pradip Amat said in a reply during question hour today while presenting the annual budget for the financial year 2017-18 here in the State Assembly. Specifying on the various dues, the minister said Rs 2085.96 crores of revenue is […]

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State Budget to be tabled tmrw; non-planned, planned expenditures abolished

Bhubaneswar: With some changes made in line with the Union Budget such as abolishment of non-planned and planned expenditures, Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Amat is going to present the State Budget for 2017-18 fiscal in the State Assembly on Monday. With a Rs 1,06,000-crore budgetary allocation, the State Budget will have Administrative Expenditure, a rechristened […]

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Will Amat’s 2017-18 budget be populist?

Bhubaneswar: Given the fact that the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has showed a relatively poor performance in the recently concluded panchayat polls in comparison with its 2012 tally, in a bid to retain the party’s image at grassroots level, Finance minister Pradip Amat in all likelihood will present a people-friendly budget on 27 February. […]

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Health minister in House claims BJD govt took all steps to tackle JE

Bhubaneswar: Refuting the charges of government inaction in tackling the Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district, Health Minister Pradip Amat today in the Odisha Assembly claimed the State government has taken all possible measures to counter the vector-borne disease menace in the district. Participating in a three-hour motion moved by the Opposition in the House on […]

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Vedanta Entry Tax row: SC ruling in favour of State

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is expected to get about Rs 1,500 crore pending entry tax and interest thereon after a nine-judge bench of Supreme Court ordered the State is competent to levy entry tax while hearing the Vedanta entry tax case, said the State’s Finance Minister Pradip Amat today. The division bench of the Supreme […]

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Apt action will be taken in hospital tragedy case: Amat

Bhubaneswar: Newly appointed Health minister Pradip Amat today said action will be taken against the SUM Hospital as per the law of the land. Talking to media persons, Amat said, “Appropriate action will be taken against the persons responsible for the fire mishap.” He added, “As I have been handling the responsibilities given to me […]

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Pradip Kumar Amat new Odisha Health Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat has been given additional charge of the Health and Welfare department after Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak tendered his resignation on moral grounds in the wake of the hospital fire tragedy. A release from the Chief Minister’s Office said that the Information and Public Relations portfolio, which was held by […]

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Odisha for 'green tax' on minerals, besides GST

A day after the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, Odisha’s Finance minister Pradip Amat today said the Centre should allow the States to implement a green tax on minerals and polluting items

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Non-release of CST compensation caused trust deficit: Odisha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Odisha government on Tuesday said non-release of compensation on account of loss towards Central Sales Tax (CST) reduction has caused trust deficit between the central and state governments. Participating at the empowered group of state finance ministers on Goods and Service Tax (GST) at New Delhi, Odisha Finance Minister Pradeep Amat requested […]

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Assets of 23 chit fund cos confiscated: FinMin

Bhubaneswar: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch, Commissionerate Police and Mayurbhanj police have confiscated movable and immovable assets of 23 Ponzi firms in the state, Finance minister Pradip Amat revealed yesterday. Replying to a written question by senior BJD legislator Prafulla Samal in the Assembly, the Finance minister said the state government […]

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Inter-ministerial panel meeting today to discuss issues of block grant college teachers

An inter-ministerial committee meeting under chairmanship of Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Amat will be held today to resolve issues of non-government and aided college teachers of 488 and 662 categories

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Agri Budget focuses on Irrigation, Millet Farming

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Finance minister Pradip Amat on Friday presented a separate Agriculture budget of Rs 13,181.89 crore for the year 2016-17 that focuses on irrigation, millet farming and start-ups to promote agri-based industries in the State. Presenting the agriculture budget Amat said, “Untimely and scanty rains have affected agricultural output across the State. We need […]

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Amat tables Rs 94,052.65 cr Budget for 2016-17

Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Amat on Friday presented the annual Budget of Rs 94,052.65 crore for 2016-17 fiscal in the State Assembly

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Annual Budget: Odisha govt to give priority on public opinion

For the first time, the Odisha government has decided to give priority to public opinion in the preparation of the annual State Budget this year

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Cong raises 'relief loot' issue in Assembly, debate denied

Congress on accused the ruling BJD MLAs and corporators of misappropriating relief materials meant for victims of 'Cyclone Phailin', but Speaker Pradip Amat rejected the Opposition demand for an adjournment motion on the issue in Odisha assembly

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