Tag: Pranab Mukherjee

Govt should confer 'Bharat Ratna' on Biju Babu: HD Deve Gowda

Bhubaneswar: Legendary leader and former Chief Minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik should be conferred with the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, said former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda today. Speaking during the launch event of the book ‘The Tall Man-Biju Patnaik,’ a pictorial biography of Biju Babu, Gowda said, “I strongly recommend that the Government […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Pranab to unveil Biju Babu's pictorial biography on Jan 27

Bhubaneswar: Former president Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to visit the State on January 27 to release a pictorial biography of veteran leader and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik here. Besides, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Communist Party of India (Marxist) chief Sitaram Yechury, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and senior leaders of a few […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
CM Naveen dedicates ‘best administrator’ award to people of Odisha

New Delhi: After receiving the Outlook India Speakout best administrator award in New Delhi, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik dedicated it to the 4.5 crore people of Odisha. “I would like to dedicate the award to the 4.5 crore people of my State. Odisha was importing rice when I became the Chief Minister in 2000.  […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Paika Rebellion is one of the earliest freedom movements of India: Pranab Mukherjee

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Paika Rebellion is the first war of Independence in India said President Pranab Mukherjee today at the event held at New Delhi to commemorate 200th year celebration of Paika Rebellion of Khurda. “I will not call it a rebellion by the Paikas but frankly speaking it is one of the earliest freedom movements […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Ram Nath Kovind elected India’s new President

New Delhi: NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind has been elected the country’s 14th president after he won the July 17th elections presidential elections by a two-third majority against opposition UPA backed Meira Kumar. In doing so, Kovind will become the only second Dalit leader after KR Narayanan to occupy the highest constitutional office in the […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
President to inaugurate Paika rebellion commemoration day today

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a function in New Delhi to commemorate 200th year celebration of Paika Rebellion of Khurda today. The President is scheduled to felicitate 150 Paika descendants at the function to be held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. Meanwhile, politics over the Paika Rebellion has intensified after the State […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
 ‘Paika Academy’ to be proposed during Paika Rebellion's 200th year celebration

Bhubaneswar: The Paikas of Khurda will put forth their proposal before Centre to set up a ‘Paika Academy’ in State at a special function on July 20 in Delhi marking the 200th anniversary of Khurda Paika Rebellion. “The Paikas will be felicitated at the function there. We will also reiterate our demand to set up […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Sounding of gong at 12 to signal GST launch

New Delhi: Goods and Service Tax (GST) being touted as the  the biggest tax reform of the country, is all set to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament’s historic Central Hall at midnight. President Pranab Mukherkee will also be present at the event. Here’s a quick look at some updates ahead of […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Pride of Odisha: Four from state conferred Padma Shri

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Four famous personalities from Odisha were among the 44 persons who received the coveted Padma awards from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Famous renal transplant surgeon Dr Mukut Minz, popular Sambalpuri singer of ‘Rangabati’ fame Jitendra Haripal, actor and director, producer Sadhu Meher and renowned Odissi danseuse Aruna Mohanty […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Naveen to meet Prez today

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will meet President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. According to sources, Naveen has been invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan for a lunch today. The President will be meeting Naveen between 2 pm to 3 pm today, sources added. During his meet with the President, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Mukherjee condoles deaths in Odisha hospital fire

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday wrote to the Governor of Odisha condoling the loss of lives due to a massive fire at a Bhubaneswar hospital and prayed for the injured. “I am sad to learn about the unfortunate massive fire at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar, in which […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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Mock drill held ahead of President's visit

Puri: A day before President Pranab Mukherjee’s two-day visit to the State, the Odisha Police conducted a full-fledged mock drill in the afternoon today to check the security preparedness. Senior police officials, including DGP Sanjiv Marik, inspector-general R.P. Koche, superintendent of police Asish Kumar Singh took stock of the last-minute security arrangements at the Talabania […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Prez nod for Odisha Lokayukta Bill

Bhubaneswar: President Pranab Mukherjee today approved Odisha Lokayukta Bill which was passed in the State Assembly in February last year. With this, the Bill turned into an Act and Odisha became the first State in the country to have such a legislation. Reacting on the development chief minister Naveen Patnaik said, “Its a giant step […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Security beefed up ahead of President's visit

Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police is on toes as President Pranab Mukherjee’s two-day Odisha visit starts from today. The President will land at Bhubaneswar airport at 5.30 pm and go to the Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya to attend the Golden Jubilee celebration function in the evening as chief guest. “As per the prescribed norms, elaborate security arrangements have […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Bharat Ratna conferred on Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh & Bhupen Hazarika

New Delhi: The central government on Friday announced Bharat Ratna award for Bharatiya Jana Sangh ideologue Nanaji Deshmukh(posthumously), eminent Assamese poet Bhupen Hazarika(posthumously) and former President Pranab Mukherjee. The announcements were made through an official statement by the central government.

  • Friday, 09 July 2021