The opposition in Odisha Assembly demanded the resignation of Law Minister Pratap Jena who was not charge-sheeted in the Mahanga double murder case despite his name figuring in the FIR.
Demanding the resignation of Odisha Cabinet Minister Pratap Jena, the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit the streets in Bhubaneswar on Friday
In another turn in the sensational Mahanga murder case, the First Class Judicial Magistrate (JMFC) court at Salipur on Thursday (Aug 26) directed the Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) of Mahanga Police Station to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations made against BJD MLA and Odisha Cabinet Minister Pratap Jena in connection with the case.
The JMFC Court on Thursday ordered the IIC of Mahanga Police Station to reinvestigate the double murder case with a focus on Minister Pratap Jena's alleged involvement in the case
With the onset of Panchayat polls in Odisha, the three major parties in in the State gear up to woe voters to win seats in the elections.
The Panchayat polls which has been delayed in Odisha will be conducted on the scheduled date, informed State Panchayatiraj Minister Pratap Jena on Tuesday.
In the likelihood of Cyclone Yaas hitting the shores of Odisha, the Minister of Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law, Housing and Urban Development on Sunday reviewed the preparedness and directed to strictly follow the SOP and instructions in this regard.
Bhubaneswar: On the sidelines of the high drama that unfolded in front of the Odisha Assembly on Thursday when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators marched towards Naveen Niwas ‘in search of’ CM Naveen Patnaik, Odisha Panchayati Raj Minister, Pratap Jena made a caustic remark which did not go down well with fellow Opposition legislators. Making […]
Bhubaneswar: After drawing flak from several quarters over the hike in holding tax effected by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Odisha government on Monday put the revised tax on hold. Speaking to media, Housing and Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena said that holding tax in the Capital city will continue to be collected as […]
Bhubaneswar: In a fresh development in the sensational Mahanaga double murder in January this year, the prime accused in the case, Prafulla Biswal, was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Govindpur area at Tangi in Cuttack district on Saturday morning. It is suspected that Biswal, who was absconding following the brutal killings was run over […]
Cuttack: State Law Minister and the BJD MLA from Mahanga, Pratap Jena faced strong opposition on Saturday during his visit to the area as hundreds of workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a sit-in outside Mahanga police station by covering their mouth with black cloth as a mark of protest. The protestors led […]
Bhubaneswar: If one takes into account the episodes of crimes and scams unfolding in Odisha in the recent times, s/he would ponder on who should Odisha Chief Minister consider his foes – the Opposition BJP and Congress or his own Cabinet colleagues? Arun Sahoo, Pratap Jena, Ranendra Pratap Swain, Jagannath Saraka – all these four […]
Cuttack: Police on Wednesday arrested one more accused allegedly involved in the brutal murder of BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral in Mahanga in the district, taking the total number of arrestees in the case to five. Police have not yet disclosed the identity of the accused who has been arrested today. […]
Cuttack: Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena on Monday accused Opposition BJP of politicising the murder of party leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral in Mahanga area of Cuttack district. Soon after the murder of Baral on Saturday evening, his son Ramakant Baral, had lodged a complaint at the police station against 13 people, […]
Cuttack: Police on Sunday detained one suspect in connection with the brutal murder of Salipur BJP leader Kulamani Baral and his associate Dibyasingh Baral. Moreover, the cops have registered a case based on the FIR lodged by deceased Kulamani’s son Ramakant Baral. In his complaint, Ramakant has named 12 persons including eight people from Nrutanga […]
Bhubaneswar: Amidst the growing demands for reopening of temples, Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena on Tuesday said the State government will take an appropriate decision in this regard after taking into the current scenario of COVID-19 situation and other aspects. On media query that several State governments have already allowed reopening of temples and other […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after the video of Baliapal Block Development Officer (BDO) verbally abusing the migrant workers went viral on social media, the state Panchayati Raj Department on Thursday said that an enquiry has been initiated through Balasore Collector and necessary action would be taken based on his report. Speaking to media, the department Minister […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik continues to lead the rich ministers list in Odisha while State Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena’s net worth grew be a whopping 4.5 crore in a single year, a statement of assets of all Cabinet ministers of the State which was issued by the Chief Minister’s Office on Tuesday stated. […]
Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the expiry of the deadline, the Housing and Urban Development Department on Tuesday extended the Sarva Khyama Yojana (Amnesty Scheme) to regularize unauthorized constructions by another 15 days. While the deadline was February 5, people can now avail benefits under the scheme till February 20. Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) officials informed that […]
Bhubaneswar: High pendency in rape crimes and the resultant intense public pressure over largescale spike in rapes of girl child/women in State, Odisha government has finally decided to set up 45 Fast Track Courts (FTC) to ensure faster disposal of cases pertaining to grave offences against girl child/women like rape. “Odisha government will set up […]
Bhubaneswar/Puri: Odisha Assembly on Saturday cleared bill to grant autonomy to Govardhan Peeth which is headed by Puri’s Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati. The autonomous tag was accorded to the Govardhan Mutt after necessary amendments to Orissa Hindu Religious Endowments Act, 1951. Sources said that over 18,000 Mutts in Odisha are still under the control of […]
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to address lapses in rural housing schemes across Odisha, call centres will be set up for beneficiaries in each district. In a letter to all the Project Directors of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), the Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department has directed to open call centres in all districts of […]
Bhubaneswar: Cases have been registered against as many as 24 government officials and three public representatives in connection with the corrupt PC (percentage commission) practice in government works, informed Panchayati Raj minister Pratap Jena to the Odisha Assembly today. Responding to a question, the minister said that cases pertaining to PC collection were registered in […]
Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the rainy season this year, the State government has got into action mode to avoid waterlogging in the State capital. Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena and Bhubaneswar-Central legislator Anant Narayan Jena on Tuesday undertook a field visit to review the drainage situation in the city. Both of them also held talks with […]
Bhubaneswar: It looks quite paradoxical. Odisha figured among the top – 15 Solid Waste (SW) generators in the country in 2018. But the State had last year finished among the bottom -6 in processing of SW in the country. Since solid waste processing is the nerve centre of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), it seems the […]