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Tag: Raman Singh

BJP axes Raman Singh's son, 4 other Chhattisgarh MPs

New Delhi: The BJP, which has already axed five of its sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh, on Sunday fielded new faces in five more constituencies, denying ticket to sitting MPs including six time Raipur MP Ramesh Bais and Abhishek Singh, son of former Chief Minister Raman Singh. According to the list, cleared by BJP Central Election […]

Raman Singh's son-in-law charged with Rs 50-cr fraud

Raipur: Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s son-in-law, Puneet Gupta, has been charged with misusing his post and committing financial fraud of Rs 50 crore during his tenure as the superintendent of a state government hospital in Raipur. The police said they have been investigating the case but Gupta has not been arrested yet. According […]

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Naya Raipur to be renamed 'Atal Nagar'

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday announced that Naya Raipur smart city, will be renamed as “Atal Nagar” in honour of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on August 16 in New Delhi. After a cabinet meeting here, Singh announced that along with renaming of Naya Raipur, the Bilaspur University, […]

BJP, BJD trade blows over Chhattisgarh CM's comment on Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s comment on Mahanadi may have been politically motivated to woo voters (as believed by political experts), but it has rattled Odisha’s political status quo with both the ruling-BJD and BJP engaging themselves in a war of words. Raman Singh on Tuesday had said that no one can stop his […]

Chhattisgarh CM mum on Mahanadi row

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh, who was in Nuapada today, evaded questions on the ongoing Mahanadi river dispute with Odisha. Singh was here to attend the golden jubilee celebrations of Gurukul Ashram School in Nuapada. He did not comment on the contentious issue between the two States. “There is no dispute,” said Singh while evading […]

After Dama, Maharathy uses unparliamentary language against BJP

Bhubaneswar: Not only Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout but this time Panchayati Raj Minister Pradeep Maharathy has also landed in controversy for using slangs against BJP leaders. Addressing a gathering in the closing ceremony of BJD ‘Jan Sampark Padayatra’ in Pattamundai of Kendrapara district, Maharathy used many slangs while targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Bullet […]

Chhattisgarh shuts 64 gates of Kalma barrage

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh government continues to show its highhandedness over the Mahanadi water dispute after the Raman Singh government today shut down the gates of Kalma barrage once again. Even as the dispute over Mahanadi river water between both the states is yet to be resolved, the Chhattisgarh government closed as many as 64 gates out […]

‘Waterman of India’ meets Odisha, Chhattisgarh CMs over Mahanadi dispute

Bhubaneswar: ‘Waterman of India’ Rajendra Singh has met Chief Ministers of Odisha and Chhattisgarh requesting to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute between the two states. Singh had a discussion with Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh to find out a solution on the issue. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Rajendra […]

Mahanadi widens rift between two states, fuels disagreement among parties

Bhubaneswar: The rift between the two states – Odisha and Chhattisgarh over Mahanadi water dispute has now grown wider with the opening of Kalma barrage gates by the latter. Earlier despite massive protests by Odisha government, Chhattisgarh had refused to open the gates of Kalma barrage during summer. But the Raman Singh government opened the […]

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Naveen, Mamata creating hurdles in river linking project, says Uma Bharti

Bhubaneswar: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti today blamed Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for creating hurdles in resolving the issues related to river-linking project. Clarifying the Tista-Sankosh-Ganga-Mahanadi-Godavari river-linking project, Bharti said Mahanadi would be recharged with the water of Teesta and Sankosh. Only the surplus water in Mahanadi […]

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Singh non-cooperative in resolving Mahanadi dispute: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today alleged that his Chhattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh was “not cooperative” in resolving the Mahanadi dispute. “Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti had called a meeting of the Chhattisgarh chief minister and myself. He (Raman) was totally non-cooperative,” Patnaik told reporters while reacting to Singh’s claim that the dispute […]

Mahanadi water issue raised to divert attention: Raman Singh

Bhubaneswar: Chhattishgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today said attempts are being made in Odisha to divert public attention from the core issues under the pretext of Mahanadi water dispute. “People of Odisha wanted answers on growing unemployment, migration, hunger deaths, poor health facilities and others. Unable to reply to the people, attempts are made to […]

I'm in Odisha to clear air on Mahanadi row: Raman Singh

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday said he was in Odisha to “clear the air” on the ongoing Mahanadi dispute between the two states and which is being “blown out of proportion by the ruling BJD government”. Addressing a gathering at Burda in Bolangir district, the Chief Minister said: ” I am here […]

BJD’s ‘Jal Satyagraha’ to protest Raman Singh’s Odisha visit

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh’s Odisha tour to campaign for BJP in the ensuing panchayat polls may not be a smooth ride as the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has decided to stage jal satyagraha (sit-in protest inside water) from tomorrow, to protest Singh’s stand on the Mahanadi water sharing issue. Activists in large […]

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Raman Singh, Raghubar Das to campaign for BJP in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today announced that Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and his Jharkhand counterpart Raghubar Das would campaign for the party in Odisha for the panchayat election even though other political parties have already announced that they will protest during Singh’s visit to the state. “The party has decided a four-day campaign schedule for […]

C’garh CM will be BJP star campaigner, says Arun Singh

Bhubaneswar: Giving a hint about changes in BJP’s list of star campaigners for third time, the party’s Odisha In-charge Arun Singh today stated Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will be the party’s star campaigner for the ensuing panchayat polls. Talking to newsmen Singh added, “Some other chief ministers of neighbouring states and parliamentarians will be […]

‘Odisha free to move anywhere to settle Mahanadi dispute’

Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha government moved Supreme Court by seeking an injunction against Chhattisgarh’s ‘unilateral’ construction on Mahanadi river, Water Resources minister of the neighbouring government on Sunday said Odisha can move anywhere to solve the issue. “We got to know that the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government has sought an injunction from the apex […]

Mahanadi Row: BJD takes out rally, burns Chhattisgarh CM’s effigy

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD upped its ante against the Chhattisgarh government over the Mahanadi issue and staged a rally at Master Canteen Square followed by a demonstration in the city here today. During the protest, the BJD activists burnt the effigy of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and warned that the party would continue its […]

Mahanadi row: Tripartite meeting fails, Odisha plans to move SC

New Delhi: The much awaited tripartite meeting convened by Union Water Resources minister Uma Bharti in the national capital today to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi water row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh remained inconclusive as both the states remained adamant on their stand. “As you know, Mahanadi is the lifeline of Odisha as 65 percent of […]

Mahanadi water issue: Naveen vows to fight at tripartite meet

Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday vowed to fight for the rights of the people at the tripartite meeting scheduled to be held in New Delhi tomorrow on the Mahanadi water issue. During his visit to Delhi, the Chief Minister would meet his Chhattisgarh counterpart Raman Singh at the meeting convened by Union […]

Mahanadi: Odisha Fighting a Losing Battle

By Sandeep Sahu Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asserted earlier today that the government is ‘fully prepared’ for the tripartite meeting on the Mahanadi dispute on September 17. But does the announcement reassure the people of the state that Odisha would make a strong case at the meeting brokered by the Central government that would make […]

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Mahanadi row: BJD team to leave for Chhattisgarh today

Bhubaneswar: The 12-member BJD delegation will leave for Chhattisgarh today to conduct ground inspection of the projects being undertaken by the neighbouring State on river Mahanadi. The team will reach the spot tomorrow after a brief halt at Jharsuguda today. The committee headed by MP and BJD vice president Prasanna Acharya will visit the construction […]

12-member BJD team to visit Mahanadi project site in C'garh

Bhubaneswar: With the political slugfest over the projects being undertaken by Chhattisgarh in the upstream of river Mahanadi showing no signs of abating in the near future, the ruling BJD on Friday constituted a 12-member team to visit the project site in the neighbouring State. The team, constituted with the approval of chief minister and […]

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Chhattisgarh CM directs officials to expedite projects on Mahanadi

Even as Odisha and Chhattisgarh are yet to resolve the controversy surrounding the the projects on the upstream of Mahanadi river, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh has directed concerned officials to expedite the under-construction projects on Mahanadi and other rivers

BJD govt politicising Mahanadi issue with panchayat polls in mind: Raman Singh

Bhubaneswar: Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh on Wednesday trashed the claims of the Odisha government on the construction of barrages in the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi saying the ruling party is politicising the issue. Talking to reporters, Singh stated a non-issue was being made into an issue to gain political mileage keeping in mind […]

Stop all construction on Mahanadi, Naveen tells Raman Singh

Bhubaneswar: A day after the announcement by the Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh that his government will go ahead with the construction of projects despite the stiff resistance put up by the Odisha government, chief minister Naveen Patnaik today said the statement of his Chhattisgarh counterpart is ‘grossly unfortunate’. “The statement of the chief minister […]

Mahanadi row: C’garh dares Odisha, to go ahead with projects

Raipur/Bhubaneswar: Upping the ante on the construction of barrages on the upstream of Mahanadi, the Chhatisgarh government on Tuesday announced its decision to go ahead with the projects despite the stiff resistance put up by the Odisha government. “Chhattisgarh is taking water after getting nod from the CWC. In fact, we have the right to […]

Mahanadi row: Centre seeks report from Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: Union Water resources minister Uma Bharti told OTV today that the Centre has sought a report from the Chhattisgarh government on the proposed projects on the upstream of Mahanadi river, which the Odisha government has been opposing vehemently. Steps will be taken only after the report is received from the Chhattisgarh government, said Bharti. […]

Mahanadi water usage not harming Odisha's interests: Chhattisgarh CM

Raipur: Amid Odisha government’s concern over proposed irrigation projects on Mahanadi river in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh said his state has been utilising legitimate share of water without affecting interests of the neighbouring state. Singh alleged the issue was being raised by the BJD government in Odisha to seek “political gains”. Singh’s statement came […]