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Tag: Sam Pitroda

Pitroda must apologise for anti-Sikh riots remark: Rahul

Khanna (Punjab): Congress leader Sam Pitroda must apologize to the nation for his remarks in connection with the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 and those guilty of the riots should be punished, party President Rahul Gandhi said on Monday. He reiterated that Pitroda’s “Hua toh hua” (it just happened) remark on the tragic events was “shameful”. […]

Pitroda apologises for remark on 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Shimla: Congress leader Sam Pitroda, who had courted controversy for his remark in connection with the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, apologised on Friday for his comment, saying his statement was taken out of context as his Hindi was not good. On Thursday, Indian Oversees Congress  chief Pitroda had brushed off the 1984 anti-Sikh riots by saying, “hua […]

Sam Pitroda resigns as tech advisor to Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: Days after the State BJP’s demand for removal of Sam Pitroda as Odisha government’s technical advisor, the leading technocrat today resigned from his post. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik accepted the resignation and expressed deep gratitude for his cooperation. The well-known telecom engineer and inventor enjoyed the status of a cabinet rank minister as technical […]

‘Sam Pitroda belongs to BJD or Congress?’

Bhubaneswar: Alleging a ‘secret nexus’ between BJD and Congress, Odisha BJP today lashed out at the ruling party and said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik must answer on the political affiliation of Sam Pitroda. Talking to media persons, BJP spokesperson Sajjan Sharma said even though Pitroda is an accomplice in the National Herald property grabbing case, […]

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Sam Pitroda named chairman of ‘Overseas Congress Department’

Bhubaneswar: Sam Pitroda, Technical Advisor to the Odisha government, has been appointed the chairman of the Overseas Congress Department of the All India Congress Committee (AICC). AICC’s general secretary Janardan Dwivedi today informed about the appointment in a press release. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the renaming of AICC ST Department as Adivasi Congress […]

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Sam Pitroda hits back at BJP over absence jibe  

Bhubaneswar:  After being the target of BJP in Odisha for his role as the technical advisor to the state government particularly in the wake of Ransomware attacks, Sam Pitroda has hit back at the saffron party through a series of tweets. Coming down heavily on the allegations of the Odisha BJP, he tweeted,  “At 75 […]

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BJP turns heat on BJD-Cong, demands Sam Pitroda's ouster

Bhubaneswar: Demanding immediate ouster of Sam Pitroda from the post of Technical Advisor to the State government for his alleged involvement in the National Herald property grabbing case, the State unit of the BJP staged a demonstration at Master Canteen here on Sunday. Vice-president of BJP’s Odisha unit, Samir Mohanty said, the BJD and Congress […]

Odisha mulls using IT in PHCs

Plans are being chalked out to use computers at the Primary Health Centres (PHCs) across Odisha to provide better healthcare services, said Sam Pitroda, IT Advisor to the State government on Tuesday

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Media is going to be customised: Pitroda

Sam Pitroda, adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information....

Sri Sri, MJ Akbar, Pitroda to attend Foresight’14

Policy think tanks will delve into several contemporary issues including industrialization and electoral system at OTV’s annual convention- ‘Foresight’ here today. The convention, now in its fourth year, will feature a galaxy of eminent speakers like Sam Pitroda, Praful Patel, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar