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Tag: Sanjay Dasburma

Chittaranjan Palei murder case
Sanjay Das Burma Aide's Murder: Crime Branch Seeks Extension of Accused’ Custody

The investigating agency prayed to the Gram Nyayalaya to extend the remand period of Upadhyay for further questioning. It is learnt that the Crime Branch has got some vital clues regarding the murder mystery of Palei.

Sanjay Dasburma
New Alignment Of Gopalpur-Digha Coastal Highway Sparks Political Slugfest In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The fresh alignment of Gopalpur-Digha coastal highway that already ran into a controversy has triggered a political bickering in Odisha once again with BJD and BJP blaming each other over the development. The BJD has flayed the Centre’s new decision saying that it would go against the interest of Odisha. While quoting Union Minister […]

BJD to observe 'hartal' tomorrow to protest fuel price hike

Bubaneswar: Protesting hike in price of petrol and diesel, the Biju Janata Dal has called for a five-hour hartal at all blocks and district headquarters across the State tomorrow. Emergency services like hospitals have been excluded from the hartal even though it will be completely peaceful, BJD spokesperson Sanjay Dasburma said. “The hartal will be […]

BJD infighting resurfaces at Gunupur meeting

  Gunupur: A day after two BJD factions fought during a meeting at Bisam Katak in Rayagada district, infighting in the regional party resurfaced at Gunupur today. During a party meeting, a war of words ensued between two groups of the BJD at Gunupur town hall in presence of party’s Rayagada observer and general secretary […]

Sanjay Dasburma resigns, other ministers to follow suit

Bhubaneswar: The process for the much-awaited expansion-cum-reshuffle of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led Cabinet has started with Food and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma tendering his resignation here on Saturday. Though the ministry reshuffle is likely to be held tomorrow, 10 ministers in the existing Naveen Patnaik cabinet are expected to be dropped while some ministers […]

Dharmendra Pradhan
Centre-State in face-off over slashing of kerosene quota

Bhubaneswar: In an apparent face-off between Odisha government and Centre over slashing of kerosene quota, BJP has asked the State to check black marketing of the essential commodity before demanding for more while ruling BJD alleged the cooking gas under Ujjwala scheme is being distributed at party level only and not the eligible beneficiaries. The […]

People have rejected BJP leaders in state panchayat polls: BJD

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD today claimed that the Odisha state BJP president and two of its union ministers have been rejected by the people of their respective districts in the three-tier panchayat elections. “BJP state president Basant Panda, union ministers Jual Oram and Dharmendra Pradhan, have been rejected by the people of Nuapada, Sundergarh and […]

JEE Main exams: Odisha students to be provided with Aadhaar cards

Bhubaneswar: To facilitate the students of the state having no Aadhaar card which has been made mandatory by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the JEE Main examinations scheduled on April 2, the Odisha government had made elaborate arrangements. “CBSE has made Aadhaar card mandatory for students at the time of their registration […]

House concerned over irregularities in ration card distribution

Bhubaneswar: Members cutting across party lines in the State Assembly today expressed their grave concern over gross irregularities in the distribution of ration card. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, BJD member Padmanav Behera asked the Food Supply and Consumer Welfare department to state about the steps it has taken so far to distribute ration […]

'The Parrot' Remains Firmly ‘Caged’!

By Sandeep Sahu The ongoing CBI investigation into the multi-thousand crore chit fund scam is fast turning out to be a theatre of the absurd. More than a year after it last questioned Balasore MP Rabindra Jena and Laxmibilasini Biswal, wife of Choudwar-Cuttack MLA Pravat Biswal, in connection with the Seashore case, the agency suddenly […]

Odisha to procure 24.53% paddy from 10 central districts

Cuttack: The Odisha government is targeting to procure 24.53% of Kharif paddy from the 10 districts under the Central revenue division. In a meeting at the Cuttack Collectors office, to make the paddy procurement process more streamlined and transparent, it was noted that till now 3,29,856 farmers have registered themselves to sell paddy. According to […]

Odisha urges centre to provide more rice for SC/ST hostels

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Food Supplies Minister Sanjay Dasburma met the Union Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday and urged to increase the Central allocation of rice meant for SC-ST hostels in the State. Citing that there are currently, 5,47,380 inmates in SC-ST hostels along with 11,775 boarders in welfare institutions for which 8,387.32 tonnes of […]

Paddy Procurement: The Perennial Scam

By Sandeep Sahu Scams may come and scams may go, but there is one scam that goes on forever in Odisha: the scam in paddy procurement. It has got to a stage where irregularities (read pilferage) of huge sums of money running into hundreds of crores by the well-entrenched miller-supply official-politician nexus every single year […]

Chair hurled at minister Sanjay Dasburma at college function

Brahmagiri: Food minister Sanjay Dasburma today faced students’ ire here at Alaranath Vocational College when some students threw chair at him during a function. The incident occurred when the minister was about to occupy the dias at the inaugural function of the college. Some students, believed to be backed by Opposition parties, shouted at him […]

Manamunda attack: BJP meets Governor, demands action against culprits

A BJP delegation today met Governor SC Jamir at Raj Bhawan here and demanded stern action against BJD leaders and supporters who launched a brutal assault on BJP activists at Manamunda in Boudh district on July 29

Angul SP injured in BJP-BJD clash

Angul: A day after many BJP activists were soundly thrashed by BJD workers while showing black flags to Food Supply minister Sanjay Dasburma and Housing and Urban Development minister Pushpendra Singhdeo at Manamunda in Boudh district yesterday, Angul Superintendent of Police (SP) Kabita Jalan was injured during a clash between the workers of the two […]

Mahanadi row: BJD to launch protest in 15 districts from July 25

The ruling BJD has decided to launch a protest against Chhattisgarh’s proposed barrage on the upstream of the Mahanadi River in 15 districts from July 25 till August 11

Logjam continues in Assembly; House adjourned till 3 pm

Bhubaneswar: Logjam continued in the Odisha Assembly on Tuesday as the Opposition created a ruckus in the house demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Food and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Daburma and chit fund Commission head Justice MM Das. As soon as the proceedings of the day began, the Opposition Congress and BJP […]

Lulu levels fresh charges against Dasburma

Waging his relentless attack on his arch-rival and BJD leader and Food Supply and Consumer Welfare minister Sanjay Dasburma, senior Congress leader Lalatendu (Lulu) Bidyadhar Mahapatra on Sunday levelled fresh charges against him

From Assembly to streets: Congress turns heat on Dasburma

Bhubaneswar: After the Assembly was stalled by the Opposition over the ruling party’s alleged links with the chit fund scam, Congress turned the heat on the ruling party by taking to the streets, demanding resignation of Food Supplies minister Sanjay Dasburma for his alleged links with Artha Tatwa chit fund company. Hundreds of Congress party […]

Chit fund scam: Lulu fires another salvo at Dasburma

Waging his relentless attack on his arch-rival and BJD minister Sanjay Dasburma, senior Congress leader Lalatendu (Lulu) Bidyadhar Mohapatra on Sunday brought another charge against him to substantiate his close link with the Artha Tatwa (AT) Group, a chit fund company

Talk only about your dept in public, Naveen warns ministers

Bhubaneswar: After several leaders of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), including ministers, made statements in the media targeting Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Sanjay Dasburma over his alleged nexus with chit fund firm Artha Tatwa embarrassing the party, an exasperated party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday intervened in the matter and […]

Tathagat, Pinaki meet CM; fuel talk of Dasburma’s ouster

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Pajero vehicle row involving Food Supplies minister Sanjay Dasburma is refusing to die down, chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s back to back meetings with two party MPs today provided enough fodder for speculation about the beleaguered minister’s ouster from the council of ministers . While Puri Lok Sabha MP Pinaki […]

After Tathagat’s 'rat' dig, it's Pyari’s 'fish' jibe at Dasburma now

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no let up in l’ affaire Pajero involving Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Sanjay Dasburma. The issue over Dasburma’s alleged links with Artha Tatwa chit fund firm is snowballing so fast that comment from any politician, be it from ruling party or the Opposition, is becoming the talk of […]

More trouble for Dasburma as Tathagat takes potshots

Bhubaneswar: The Pajero vehicle issue involving Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Sanjay Dasburma is fast snowballing into a huge setback for him with more and more fingers from within the party being raised against him with each passing day. A day after senior BJD leader and Sambalpur MP Nagendra Pradhan maintained that the minister […]