Tag: Sashi Bhusan Behera

Govt revises timings for liquor sale in Bhubaneswar during HWC 2018

Bhubaneswar: Following massive protests by various anti-liquor organisations over the State government’s decision on relaxation of timings for liquor sale in ‘ON’ shops and bars in the capital city, Excise Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera today stated the decision was an unintended error. Behera clarified that the timings for liquor sale have been changed and only […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Odisha grappling with stamp paper shortage

Bhubaneswar: Registration and other governmental works are getting adversely affected in Odisha amid a shortage of both judicial and non-judicial stamp papers. “I have brought Rs 10 stamp paper for Rs 15 for my house rent agreement as vendors have resorted to black marketing due to shortage of stamp papers. We have no other options […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Odisha Finance Minister faces protests in Surat

Surat/Bhubaneswar: Duped depositors of chit fund companies today protested Odisha Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera in Surat during his visit to Gujarat. Demanding immediate refund of money, the protestors held placards and banners and shouted slogans against Behera, who was in Surat to attend a meeting at the Chambers of Commerce at Nanpura. Under the […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Ruckus in Assembly over unemployment, farmers' issues

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly was on Tuesday adjourned twice due to ruckus by the opposition Congress and the BJP over unemployment and failure of state government to provide drought relief to the affected farmers. While Congress wanted a discussion on the growing unemployment in the state, the BJP said the state government had failed to give […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha records growth in beer, liquor sale

Bhubaneswar: The sale of beer in Odisha has increased by 21.13 percent this year, informed Excise Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera while replying to a question of Congress MLA Naba Kishore Das in the Odisha Assembly on Monday. Not only beer, the sale of foreign liquor has increased by 2.86 percent and sale of country-made liquor […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Odisha Budget 2018-19: Here's All You Need To Know

5:19-5:21 pm: Outlay of Rs 176 crore proposed for Special Development Councils in 9 tribal dominated districts; Rs 120 crore under Biju KBK Yojana 5:17-5:19 pm: For 2018-19 Odisha Finance minister Sashi Bhusan Behera proposes Rs 2,090 crore for disaster management including Rs 865 crore under SDRF, Rs 1000 crore under NDRF 05:12- 5:17 pm: […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Odisha budget size likely to increase this fiscal

Bhubaneswar: The State government is expected to present a bigger budget for 2018-19 with emphasis on agriculture, social security and infrastructure development. Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera today hinted at an increase in budget size after a meeting with financial experts and former Finance Ministers at State Secretariat. “A few people may criticise that the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Odisha received 2.3 pc more tax this year due to GST: Finance Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government’s tax collection amount has increased by 2.3% to Rs 3,735.14 crore this year after implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), informed Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera in the State Assembly. In the pre-GST regime, the State had collected Rs 3,691.28 crore during last year, the minister added. He, however, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Congress to move privilege motion against Odisha Finance minister

Bhubaneswar: Congress MLA Prafulla Majhi today said that the party will move a privilege motion against Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera for divulging the details of the supplementary budget ahead of the winter session of Odisha Assembly. “If the Finance Minister is disclosing the facts to be presented in the Assembly in public then it […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Make in Odisha: Roadshows in Japan, Thailand from Oct 30

Bhubaneswar: The State government is planning to organise roadshows in Tokyo and Osaka cities of Japan and Bangkok in Thailand from October 30 to attract investment, informed Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera on Wednesday. This road show will showcase the concept of Make in Odisha. As part of the roadshow, an eight-member team led by […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
No VAT reduction on petrol, diesel: Odisha Finance Minister

Bhubaneswar: Rejecting Centre’s plea, Odisha Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera today said that Odisha Government will not reduce VAT on petrol and diesel. After cutting the excise duty by Rs 2 per litre on petrol & diesel, the Centre had urged all the States to cut sales tax or VAT by 5 per cent to […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Newly inducted ministers ready to take challenges

Bhubaneswar: It will be a litmus test for leaders who were inducted in first major reshuffle that was effected by Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik here on Sunday. The major surprise in the entire ministry-expansion-cum-reshuffle was the allocation of two important portfolios—Excise and Finance to Sashi Bhusan Behera, who became a minister for […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Poll irregularities allegations
BJP alleges discrepancy in panchayat poll results

Bhubaneswar: Amid fresh allegations and counter allegations of forgery in counting and discrepancy in the declaration of the three-tier panchayat poll results, the BJP today has alleged that the ruling BJD has snatched away 34 Zilla Parishad zones from the former. Demanding suspension of an Election Officer, alleging him of felicitating the victory of a […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Union Minister Dharmendra thanks Odisha for supporting BJP in rural polls

Bhubaneswar: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan thanked the people of Odisha today as BJP again emerged as a tight competitor for the ruling BJD in the third phase panchayat polls. Pradhan mentioned that the people of Odisha have dismissed inefficient, paralysed, anti-poor and corrupt governance. Besides, various welfare schemes which were introduced by […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan on 2nd phase poll
Accept the change what people want: Dharmendra to BJD

Bhubaneswar: Coming down heavily on the ruling BJD after the second phase panchayat elections, Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan today alleged the ruling regional party is using the bureaucracy for its own interest and creating a panicky environment to terrorise people. The union minister suggested the Naveen Patnaik-led party to accept the change what citizens want. […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021