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Odisha Legislative Assembly
Odisha Speaker forms panel over MLAs' salary hike demand

The salary of Odisha MLAs is far less compared to many other states. Odisha MLAs’ monthly remuneration is 19th among Indian states. 

  • Monday, 01 Aug 2022
  • MLA
Former minister Bikram Keshari Arukha likely to be crowned as Odisha Assembly Speaker
Former minister Bikram Keshari Arukha likely to be crowned as Odisha Assembly Speaker

When asked, the Bhanjanagar legislator said if any responsibility is given to him he would discharge it with integrity and sincerity. 

Political mudslinging at its peak after winter session cut short

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha Assembly Speaker Pradip Amat adjourning the winter session of the House for an indefinite period yesterday, 18 days ahead of the schedule, political mudslinging has now sparked between the ruling and Opposition parties. While the BJP alleged that the ruling-party in association with the Congress has decided to adjourn the House […]

House passes bill on salary hike of MLAs

Bhubaneswar: The State Assembly on Tuesday passed the Odisha Legislative Assembly Members’ Salary, Allowance and Pension (Amendment) Bill. Daily allowance of the Leader of Opposition, Chief Whip and Deputy Chief Whip has been increased from Rs 800 to Rs 1,500. Similarly, daily allowance of the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Council of Ministers was increased from […]

Paikmal Tehsildar caught on camera while taking bribe

Bhubaneswar: Padampur BJP legislator Pradip Purohit on Monday handed over a video clip to Speaker of the Odisha Assembly Pradip Amat and Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty, showing that Paikmal Tehsildar Janakinath Mishra is taking bribe from sand smugglers. Briefing mediapersons on premises of the Assembly, Purohit said, “I have presented the evidence on illegal sand […]

  • Monday, 26 Jul 2021
  • BJP
pradeep Amat
Pradeep Amat assumes charge as Speaker of Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: Senior leader of BJD and former Finance minister Pradeep Amat today assumed charge as the Speaker of Odisha Assembly after a formal announcement by deputy speaker Sanand Marandi following a voice vote in the House. “I will ensure a congenial environment for smooth functioning of the Assembly by maintaining a cordial relationship with all […]

Pratap Deb BJD’s Rajya Sabha nominee, Amat speaker

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced party spokesperson Pratap Deb as the party nominee for Rajya Sabha while former Finance Minister Pradip Amat will be the speaker of the State Assembly. Election of Pratap Deb during the RS by-poll on May 25 is a mere formality as BJD has a thumping majority in […]

  • Thursday, 22 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Niranjan Pujari
Amid ministry reshuffle buzz, Odisha speaker resigns

Bhubaneswar: With buzz surrounding the ministry reshuffle getting shriller, Speaker of the Odisha Assembly, Niranjan Pujari resigned from his post today, stoking speculations that he might be set for ministerial berth in the likely reshuffle of the cabinet. According to sources, Niranjan arrived at the Assembly today evening and handed over his responsibilities to the […]

Speaker rejects adjournment notices by Opposition

Bhubaneswar: In a strong move, Speaker Niranjan Pujari rejected two adjournment motions moved separately by the BJP and the Congress in the state Assembly today. The BJP moved a notice for adjournment over the issue of power crisis in the state highlighting the state government’s failure in ensuring electricity for 24 hours. Similarly, the Congress moved a […]

Odisha assembly
House adjourned as Opp creates ruckus demanding hike in paddy MSP

Bhubaneswar: Demanding consensus on a proposal to increase minimum support price (MSP) for paddy to Rs 2,800, Opposition members today created ruckus in the Odisha Assembly leading to adjournment in the proceedings twice today. As soon as the House assembled for the Question Hour, Congress legislators stormed into the well of the State Assembly and […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJP
Nitish Kumar pays tributes to Rabi Ray, scheduled to meet Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is scheduled to meet Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today. The meeting would be held at Naveen Nivas, the official residence of Patnaik at around 5 pm. Kumar had arrived in the state in the afternoon to pay tributes to former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray, who passed […]

Congress creates ruckus in Odisha Assembly over distress sale of vegetables

Bhubaneswar: Raising the distress sale of tomatoes and other vegetables in State, Opposition Congress today created pandemonium in the Assembly and demanded reply from chief minister and concerned minister on the issue. Unable to run the House, Speaker Niranjan Pujari was forced to adjourn it twice. Soon after the House assembled for the day, Congress […]

Odisha assembly
House adjourned till 11.45 am amid Opp din

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly Speaker Niranjan Pujari today adjourned the House till 11.45 am amid din created by BJP and Congress members when an adjournment motion moved by the Opposition for a debate on occurrence of violence cases during the panchayat polls held recently in five phases across the State. The Opposition legislators shouted slogans standing […]

Rabi Ray
Ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray in SCB central ICU

Cuttack: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray was admitted to the central ICU in SCB Medical College and Hospital here today. Sources in the hospital said the octogenarian leader is suffering from pneumonia. Ray was admitted in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar some days back. But after he was diagnosed with pneumonia, he was shifted […]

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House to discuss Japanese Encephalitis issue tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri district would be taken up for discussion in the Odisha Assembly tomorrow. A decision to this effect was taken by the Working Advisory Committee of the State Assembly after Speaker Niranjan Pujari agreed for the discussion in the House as per the calling attention motion notice by […]

  • Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021
  • 2015
Assembly winter session starts on stormy note

Bhubaneswar: The Winter Session of the Odisha Assembly today began on a stormy note when Congress Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati along with Opposition legislators rushed to the House well demanding discontinuance of the Question Hour following which Speaker Niranjan Pujari adjourned the proceedings till 3 pm. As soon as the Question Hour began, Opposition […]

Opposition hits back at ruling-BJD on Polavaram

Bhubaneswar: After the ruling-BJD stalled the Assembly over the Polavaram project by slamming the State government, the opposition parties retaliated today by alleging the state government of being scared of getting exposed if it allows discussion on the matter. Though the last day of the monsoon session of the Assembly experienced normalcy during the question […]

Ruling BJD stalls Assembly over Polavaram

Bhubaneswar: A day after the statement of Union Minister of State Y.S. Chowdary that National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) has in principle agreed to fund the entire Polavaram project, the ruling BJD in Odisha has reacted sharply which was reflected in State Assembly during question hour today. The ruckus over Polavaram issue […]

Disrespect to national anthem: BJD MLA regrets

Bhubaneswar: After the ruling BJD legislators were in the eye of storm for the alleged disrespect to the national anthem in the State Assembly, party MLA Byomkesh Ray expressed his regret over the unpleasant situation in front of the Speaker and said he had no intention to disregard the national anthem. The MLA said he […]

LS Speaker rejects BJD MPs’ privilege motion against Balyan

New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for the ruling BJD, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday quashed a privilege motion moved by three of its members a few days ago against Minister of State for Water resources, Sanjeev Balyan for ‘misleading’ the House about projects being constructed by the Chhattisgarh government in the upstream […]