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Tag: Pratap Jena

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34 new courts to be established in Odisha

Besides, the state government panel has given post facto approval for the establishment of four commercial courts and a court of civil judge (senior division

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BJP Condemns Odisha Minister Pratap Jena’s ‘Unparliamentary Language’ In Viral Video

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday condemned Odisha Law and Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena for alleged profanity while speaking with Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party workers including some ladies in Mahanga.

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Slippers Hurled At Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena In Own Constituency

Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena faced humiliation in his own constituency Mahanga in Cuttack when a slipper was thrown at him during a programme on Sunday (Dec 12) evening.

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Mahanga Double Murder Case: IIC Nihar Ranjan Mohanty Finally Appears Before JMFC Court
Mahanga Double Murder Case: IIC Nihar Ranjan Mohanty Finally Appears Before JMFC Court

The Court had earlier rejected a time petition filed by the police officer and issued the show cause notice under Section 171 of the Indian Evidence Act and 311 of CrPC.

Panchayat Poll Will Not Defer, SEC To Announce Date Soon: Minister
Panchayat Poll Will Not Defer, SEC To Announce Date Soon: Minister

The Panchayat poll is scheduled to be held in Odisha early next year. 

Mahanga Double Murder
Mahanga Double Murder:Monsoon Session Heats Up As Opposition Guns For Minister Pratap Jena's Head

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.

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Mahanga Double Murder Re-investigation: BJP Bays For Pratap Jena’s Head

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

Mahanga Double Murder Case
Mahanga Double Murder Case: Probe Ordered Against Minister Pratap Jena

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.

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Mahanga Double Murder Case: Court Orders Thorough Probe Against Minister Pratap Jena

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

Odisha Panchayat Polls
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Seeking Votes Politicians Head For Villages

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.

Odisha Panchayat Polls
Odisha Panchayat Polls Scheduled On Time: Minister Pratap Jena

The Panchayat polls which has been delayed in Odisha will be conducted on the scheduled date, informed State Panchayatiraj Minister Pratap Jena on Tuesday.

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Cyclone Yaas: Odisha Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Minister Reviews Preparedness

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.

Watch: 'Sin Politics Plays Out During BJP's Siege Of Naveen Niwas'

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 […]

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Odisha: Under Pressure Government Puts BMC Revised Holding Tax On Hold

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 […]

Mahanga Double Murder: Kingpin Had Asked Son Not To Blame Anyone For His Accident
Mahanga Double Murder: Absconding Prime Accused Prafulla Biswal Found Dead

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 […]

Mahanga Sees Black Cloth Protest, BJP Demands Action Against Odisha Law Minister

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 […]

Odisha BJD Leaders Surrounded By Controversies
No Action Against ‘Controversial’ BJD Ministers Puts Naveen’s Zero Tolerance Policy Under Cloud

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 […]

Odisha: One More Arrested In Mahanga Double Murder Case

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. […]

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Murder Of BJP Leader: Minister Pratap Jena Accuses BJP Of Politicising Issue

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, […]

BJP Leader's Murder In Odisha: FIR Lodged Against 12 Persons, 1 Suspect Detained

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 […]

Reopening Of Temples: Odisha Govt Will Take Appropriate Decision At Right Time, Says Law Minister

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 […]

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Lady BDO’s Viral Video: Probe Ordered, Behaviour Inappropriate, Says Odisha Minister

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 […]

CM Naveen Wealthiest In Odisha, Pratap Jena's Property Grows By 4.5 Cr In A Year

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. […]

Odisha Extends Amnesty Scheme For Unauthorised Constructions

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 […]

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45 Fast Track Courts Soon In Odisha For Speedy Trial In Rapes & POCSO Cases: Law Min

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 […]

Govardhan Mutt Now Autonomous And No Longer Under Odisha Govt's Control

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 […]

Odisha govt to open call centres for Awas Yojana beneficiaries

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 […]

'Cases against 24 officials, 3 public representatives over corrupt PC practice'

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 […]

Ahead of monsoon, govt gears up to keep waterlogging at bay in State Capital

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 […]

SBM in peril: Odisha figures 6th poorest in solid waste processing in 2018

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 […]

Rath Yatra telecast row: Odisha Law Minister mum on who authorised auction

Puri: Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena, though broke his silence over the Rath Yatra live telecast controversy, he remained mum on whether the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) had sought permission for inviting bids from television channels. Speaking to media persons, the minister said the channels have been asked to share a portion of their […]

Elections Over, Reality check moment for Team Naveen!

Bhubaneswar: With the elections now over, it’s time for the team Naveen to take a reality check. The party has made a mountain of promises during the campaigning and climbing the mountain of promise will not be a cakewalk for the State government. Given the promises made have a huge financial implication, the most onerous […]

Naveen's fifth innings: poor strike rate in governance streamlining

Bhubaneswar: In his record fifth-term, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s Ministry making exercise didn’t show any green shoots towards streamlining of governance in Odisha, which the State needs badly to propel to a consistent growth path. The distribution of portfolios only reveals about a half-hearted approach towards governance streamlining in the State. Consider this. The vesting […]

Congress cries foul over video recording of poll meetings

Cuttack: Alleging partiality by the poll observers of the Election Commission, Odisha Congress today asked the reason behind not recording the Salepur meeting of Minister Pratap Jena. While the Congress’ meeting in Mahanga was video recorded today by the poll observers, why the same was not done a few days back at Salepur where Pratap […]

Bribe offer to voters: Complaint filed against BJD Minister Pratap Jena

Cuttack: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today filed a complaint against Health Minister Pratap Jena alleging that the minister violated the Model Code of Conduct and demanded stern action and arrest of Jena. While addressing a gathering during a party workers meeting in Mala of Salepur area on Wednesday, Jena allegedly said that his party […]

Odisha Minister Pratap Jena 'offers bribe' to voters

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Law Minister Pratap Jena today courted controversy by openly announcing cash rewards to people for voting his party, BJD to power. Jena, while addressing a gathering during a party workers meeting in Mala of Salepur area today, was heard saying that his party would offer Rs 35 lakh cash to the panchayat and […]

Op-Ed: Laughable Attempt At Rewriting History

It is a pathetic attempt at falsification of history. Health minister Pratap Jena’s claim that the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was founded on the ‘ideals’ of Biju Patnaik and the BJP had nothing to do with its formation must have made the legendary leader squirm in his grave. Unfortunately for Jena, there are plenty of […]

Minister Pratap Jena evades questions on corruption charges

Kendrapara: Mahanga MLA and Health minister Pratap Jena today evaded questions on charges of corruption levelled by former MLA of the constituency, Bikram Kesari Barma yesterday. Barma had yesterday alleged that contractors are not doing work without percentage commission (PC in colloquial terms) in Mahanga block and Jena is involved in such corrupt practices. When […]

Former MLA levels corruption charges against Pratap Jena

Kendrapara: Former MLA of Mahanga constituency in Kendrapara district, Bikram Kesari Barma has levelled corruption charges against the current MLA of the constituency and Health Minister Pratap Jena. ”Nowadays the contractors are not doing their work without percentage commission (PC in colloquial terms). During my term, no one took any commission. The MLA himself takes […]

Acharya Harihar cancer centre to introduce PG courses soon

Cuttack: The Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Institute in Cuttack will soon commence post graduate (PG) courses, informed Odisha Health minister Pratap Jena today. Speaking to media persons after attending the governing body meeting of the institute, Jena said that the State government has taken steps to provide 4-acre land by demolishing the staff quarters of […]