Though police detained Sahabuddin in this connection, the accused was later released. However, it is alleged that police helped him flee from the area
Earlier, the Minister laid the foundation stone for the proposed track renewal project ahead of starting passenger train service to Balasore's Nilagiri.
Sarangi is the third Lok Sabha member of the saffron party from Odisha to have contracted the disease
The Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today approved the draft proposals on 10 important political and social issues in its executive body meeting held at the party State headquarters on Monday.
Tension ran high at a vaccination centre organised at the Gandhi Smruti Bhavan in Balasore Town after some BJP members tore placards distributed among the beneficiaries by the concerned officials, deployed for vaccinations, for having BJD logo and photograph of CM Naveen Patnaik's while PM Modi's image was not found on those.
Union Minister Pratap Sarangi today came down heavily on Odisha government for allegedly sitting silent after evacuating people during cyclone ‘Yaas’ that had hit the coast in north Odisha on May 26 leaving a trail of destruction.
Union Minister of State for MSME, Pratap Sarangi and National Vice President of BJP, Baijayant Panda today conducted an aerial survey of Balasore and Bhadrak districts which were battered by very severe cyclonic storm Yaas on May 26. Both the leaders assessed the damages caused by the storm which made landfall near Bahanaga coast of the district with hostile winds of around 150 kmph and torrential downpour.
DRDO will be setting up 500 Medical Oxygen Plants (MOPs) across the country within three months under the PM CARES ,PrIme Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund
Union Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi was injured after his car he was travelling in suffered an accident in Nilagiri area of Balasore district on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar: Expressing solidarity with the party activists who faced the violent attacks by the ‘TMC’ workers in West Bengal, BJP leaders including State President in Odisha today launched dharna as…
Baripada/Bhubaneswar: Nearly 10 days after a devastating wildfire broke out in the Similipal Tiger Reserve and the adjoining sanctuary and continue to devour large chunks of the park in quick succession, the Odisha government seems to have woken up to the unprecedented environmental and ecological disaster now. On Wednesday Odisha’s Forest and Environment Minister Bikram […]
Balasore: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Monday paid a surprise visit to a paddy procurement centre at Olanda Saragaan under Sadar block in the district and reprimanded the co-operative society secretary over the alleged irregularities in paddy procurement. Sarangi expressed displeasure and lost his cool after the secretary, Surendra Samantray failed to give satisfactory answers […]
Balasore: Police personnel who are supposed to stick to government rules and protect lives and properties of people have been touted as thieves. Such bizarre allegations have been reported from the district headquarters hospital in Balasore. Two police constables on-duty on the premises of the hospital allegedly lifted some mobile phones belonging to patients’ attendants […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik raised his old slogan-central negligence, the State unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday lashed out at the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president, terming his statements as a ploy to divert public attention from various sensitive issues that have tarnished the face of State government […]
Bhubaneswar: A four-member team of doctors from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) at Puducherry is monitoring the health condition of eminent litterateur Manoj Das who has been under treatment for last three months due to old-age related ailments. Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Pratap Chandra Sarangi […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Thursday lashed out at the BJD-led Odisha Government for failing to ensure justice to the five-year-old girl ‘Pari’ who was allegedly abducted and murdered in July this year in Nayagarh. Briefing a presser, Sarangi said that the State government has no moral right to […]
Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Pratap Sarangi has condemned BJD leader Kuna Tripathy’s ‘defunct transformer’ jibe at late Balasore MLA Madan Mohan Dutta. Taking to twitter, Sarangi termed the remark of Kuna Tripathy as an insensitive and irresponsible behaviour towards the late Balasore MLA. “The ruling-BJD leaders are proving their insensitiveness and irresponsibleness […]
Balasore: The ongoing campaign for Balasore Sadar by-election gained significant momentum after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan hit the campaign trail today along with MoS Pratap Sarangi to address a public meeting in Rupsa area here. Addressing the rally, the BJP heavyweight criticised the dictatorial nature of the ruling-BJD while comparing it with Ravana and Duryodhana. […]
New Delhi: After claiming that the government has no data on the deaths of migrant labourers amid the nationwide lockdown as well as doctors who lost their lives due to Covid-19, the Centre on Saturday said that it has no record of MSMEs that have faced closure in the wake of the pandemic. Interestingly, in […]
Bhubaneswar: In view of the hardships faced by people due to COVID-19 pandemic, Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Tuesday urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to provide some respite to students by relaxing school fees. In a letter, Sarangi has urged Patnaik to fully exempt the school fees of wards of Corona Warriors in the […]
Balasore: Alleging poor healthcare services in Nilagiri hospital, Union Minister and Balasore MP Pratap Sarangi on Saturday said that the Odisha government must take immediate steps to reinstate doctors at the centre. The allegations of Sarangi came after 35 persons including 5 children showed symptoms of diarrhoea after attending a feast at Totapada village in […]
Bhubaneswar: With mystery shrouding the death of motivational speaker and social activist Aditya Dash whose body was found on railway tracks on July 7 near Lingaraj Station in Bhubaneswar, Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Wednesday demanded a joined investigation by Government Railway Police (GRP) and Commissionerate Police into the case. In a letter, the Union […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for MSME, Pratap Chandra Sarangi urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to provide textbooks free-of-cost to students in schools run by non-profit organizations like Saraswati Vidya Mandir as they are facing serious resource constraints on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sarangi, in a letter issued on Monday, stated that the […]
Bhubaneswar: Union MoS, MSME, Pratap Sarangi has urged the Centre to take a comprehensive view on persistent flood problems faced by people of Bhograi block in Balasore district and address the issues. In a letter to Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Sarangi requested for flood mitigating measures for safeguarding the lives and […]
Balasore: Union Minister and Balasore MP Pratap Sarangi on Sunday hit back in style after his missing posters were found in several parts of the district. While the incident is seen as the culmination of political rivalry, people were taken aback by the posters in and around the city. Speaking to OTV, Sarangi said, “Apart […]
Bhubaneswar: Union MoS, MSME, Pratap Sarangi has urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to clear the air on the future course of action for the students in the State and suggested that all the State governments including Odisha should adopt a country-wide uniform schedule for the exams and publication of their results in the larger […]
Bhubaneswar: Union minister Pratap Sarangi and senior BJP leader Pradipta Naik have urged the Odisha government to take immediate steps during the lockdown to provide foodgrains to needy people who do not have ration cards. Help should also be extended to those who are not covered under any food security scheme, Naik said. In separate […]
Bhubaneswar: Several people from Odisha including students and labourers are now stranded in several other States in view of the nation-wide lockdown being observed to contain the spread of coronavirus. Over 170 students from Odisha who are studying at National Sanskrit Sansthan in Jammu are now stranded as they are not being able to return […]
Bhubaneswar: A world-class tool room training centre will be established in Rourkela and 45 Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises clusters will be developed in Odisha, Union Minister of State (MSME) Pratap Sarangi informed today. Addressing media persons after meeting State CM Naveen Patnaik to discuss on various issues, Sarangi said that the Centre has approved […]
Bhubaneswar: The Opposition in Odisha have come down heavily on the state government for its move to relax selling hours for Indian-Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) ON shops and bars in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri on New Year eve. Union Minister and BJP’s Balasore MP Pratap Sarangi slammed the state government and said, “It’s a blunder […]
Bhubaneswar: While there seem to be many leaders eyeing the top BJP post in Odisha, Union Minister Pratap Sarangi today clarified that the party is not facing any issues and the decision will be a unanimous one. “There have been discussions among the party members. It’s a regular process and the decision will be a […]
Balasore: It was supposed to be just foundation laying ceremony at Fakir Mohan Medical College in Balasore but it turned out to be a platform to show supremacy of political parties. According to reports, Odisha Health Minister Naba Das and Union Minister Pratap Sarangi were invited as guests for the foundation laying ceremony of a […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry & Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Pratap Sarangi slammed Odisha government for ‘cheating the public’ with its 5T programme which is nothing but a farce. Sarangi was overtly critical of state government’s ‘Mo Sarkar’ programme, which is based on the 5T model of governance, by terming […]
Balasore: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi was reportedly opposed by a section of people during a cultural programme at Cinema Hall chhak in his parliamentary constituency, Balasore, on Tuesday. As per reports, a person opposed the participation of Sarangi in ‘badi khela’ on the occasion of Dussehra alleging that the minister would not be allowed to […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister and senior BJP leader, Pratap Sarangi today criticised the Odisha Food Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain for the latter’s response to a question on rising onion prices in the State. Targeting Swain, the Union Minister said that ruling party leaders of Odisha have a habit of making irresponsible statements. “It has already […]
Bhubaneswar: BJP MP Pratap Sarangi today appeared before a special court in connection with cases pertaining to the cremation of a dead body in the year 2004 and his alleged involvement in a protest in 2011. As per reports, the cases against the BJP MP were filed under SC/ST Act. Calling the allegations baseless, Sarangi […]
Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started the process of holding organisational elections in Odisha unit with a day-long workshop of party leaders on Thursday. Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Pratap Sarangi, BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda and several senior leaders including MPs and MLAs attended the workshop. The party’s state functionaries, district presidents, Zilla […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: What is it that makes BJP stronger in western Odisha compared to the state’s coastal belt? Right from the beginning the party has been winning more seats in the western region while it has found it difficult to penetrate the coast where currently the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) dominates. […]
New Delhi: Pratap Sarangi, Union Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, stunned all present in the Parliament with his oratory skills during his maiden speech in the 17th Lok Sabha today while tabling the Motion of Thanks on President Ram Nath Kovind’s address. Sarangi’s multi-lingual oratory skills came to fore as he spoke fluently in […]
Bhubaneswar: No sooner than BJP veteran Pratap Sarangi trounced crorepati BJD leader Rabindra Jena to win the Balasore LS seat in the recently concluded Odisha elections, and subsequently inducted into Modi ministry, all eyes and cameras were on the man and his life. Even after 3 weeks, the focus has not shifted. His simplicity as […]