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Absence of ruling-BJD MLAs in Assembly amid Patkura election irks Opposition

Bhubaneswar: On the day of Patkura poll, the vacant seats of ministers and members of the ruling BJD in the State Assembly has irked Opposition parties, which targeted the ruling party and accused it of ignoring larger issues for mere votes. The legislators of the Opposition parties accused BJD MLAs and leaders of campaigning at […]

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Odisha BJP legislature party to elect Leader of Opposition tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With 23 MLAs in the State Assembly, the BJP Legislature party which has emerged as the second largest party in the State after the 2019 elections, will elect the Leader of Opposition in the House tomorrow. Sources said, Sambalpur MLA Jayanarayan Mishra and Bhawanipatna MLA Pradipta Naik are believed to be frontrunners for the […]

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Budgetary provisions made for HC benches

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government Friday informed the state Assembly about making budgetary provision for the proposed High Court benches in Western and Southern parts of the state. “Initially, a budgetary provision of Rs 5 crore will be made as soon as the proposal for establishment of High Court bench(es) in Western and Southern Odisha is approved […]

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BJYM scuffles with police during protests over rising unemployment

Bhubaneswar: Thousands of members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of BJP, today clashed with police while trying to gherao the State Assembly. Alleging inefficiency on part of the State government, its policy against youth and rising unemployment, the members of BJYM tried to get close to the premises of the State […]

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Odisha govt to present interim budget in Assembly on February 7

Bhubaneswar: The interim budget for the year 2019-20 will be presented in the Odisha Assembly on February 7, regarding which an official notification was issued by the Parliamentary Affairs department today. As per the notification, the Odisha Legislative Assembly will meet from February 4 till February 12, 2019. The session will begin on February 4 […]

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Odisha CM proposes 33 % reservation for women in assemblies, Parliament

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday moved a resolution in the Assembly for providing 33 per cent reservation for women in State Legislatures and the Parliament. “Today is a historic day. The members of the Assembly have unanimously passed a resolution to give 33 percent reservation to women in the assemblies and the Parliament. […]

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Gujarat MLAs to get Rs 1.16 lakh salary a month

Gandhinagar: Cutting across party lines, the Gujarat legislators on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill in the State Assembly proposing to hike their salaries by at least Rs 45,000 a month with retrospective effect from February this year. Accordingly, the monthly salary of the MLAs will be increased to Rs 1.16 lakh from the existing Rs […]

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Pandemonium in Odisha Assembly over Tribes Advisory Council

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly was today adjourned twice amid an uproar by the Congress members over irregular convening of Tribes Advisory Council (TAC) meetings. Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra raised the matter during the Question Hour, when ST and SC Development Minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi was replying to a query on the advisory council. TAC […]

No professors in Odia dept in 5 universities of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Accepting shortage of Odia faculty members in universities of the State, Higher Education Minister Ananta Das today informed that Professor posts in Odia departments are lying vacant in five varsities. Replying to a query from BJP legislator Dilip Ray in the Odisha Assembly, the Higher Education Minister said out of the eight government-run universities, […]

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11 hotels in Odisha still running despite closure notice

Bhubaneswar: A total of 11 hotels are operating despite closure notices being served to them by the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB), informed Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray in the State Assembly today. In a written reply to a query from Opposition party chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati, the minister stated that the […]

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Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar: Vijay Rupani on Tuesday took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a second stint after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the state assembly elections for the sixth time in a row. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, along with other key leaders of the party and Chief Ministers […]

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Workshop on GST for Odisha lawmakers in Assembly premises today

Bhubaneswar: A workshop on Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be held in the premises of the Odisha Legislative Assembly to educate legislators today ahead of a two-day special session beginning tomorrow to ratify the State GST Bill. Officials of the State Finance department and representatives of the Government of India will train the legislators […]

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Farmer suicides storm Assembly; repeated adjournments amid BJP din

Bhubaneswar: Uproarious scenes were witnessed in the State Assembly today followed by repeated adjournments as BJP members created a din by shouting slogans over farmer suicide cases in Odisha and marched towards the podium of Speaker Niranjan Pujari. As soon as the House assembled to start today’s business, the BJP legislators including Rabi Naik marched […]

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Congress paralyses Assembly over death of farmers, vegetable distress sale

Bhubaneswar: Following death of a farmer late last night, who had consumed poison saddened due to crop loss in Bargarh district, Congress legislators today created uproar in the State Assembly leading to adjournments in the House proceedings twice while holding the ruling party accountable for the death of farmers in Odisha and distress sale of […]

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Odisha govt to issue notice to IOCL for payment of dues

Bhubaneswar: Indian Oil Corporation Limited(IOCL) owes Rs 1,485 crore through Value Added Tax (VAT) to Odisha government and a notice would soon be issued to the company for payment, the state Assembly was informed on Monday. “IOCL’s refinery at Paradip, which started commercial production from November 22, 2015, is yet to pay Rs 1,485 crore […]

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State Budget to be tabled tmrw; non-planned, planned expenditures abolished

Bhubaneswar: With some changes made in line with the Union Budget such as abolishment of non-planned and planned expenditures, Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Amat is going to present the State Budget for 2017-18 fiscal in the State Assembly on Monday. With a Rs 1,06,000-crore budgetary allocation, the State Budget will have Administrative Expenditure, a rechristened […]

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Demolition of illegal apartments a distant dream

Bhubaneswar: Though the announcement made by Housing and Urban Development minister Pushpendra Singhdeo in the State Assembly on Friday that the state government will demolish 195 apartments constructed illegally in the capital city, the fact remains that this is not the first time that such announcement has been made by the minister of the concerned […]

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Water bearing capacity of Hirakud dam has decreased: CM

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the water bearing capacity of Hirakud dam has considerably decreased. “The water bearing capacity of Hirakud dam, which was 5834 million cubic feet after its construction, has now come down to 4823 million cubic feet,” Patnaik said in a written reply to a question by BJD member Prafulla […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Odisha to move SC if Centre is averse to formation of tribunal

Bhubaneswar: A day after filing a complaint petition before the Water Resources ministry for seeking formation of a tribunal to resolve the ongoing row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh government on sharing of Mahanadi water, the ruling BJD today said it would move the Supreme Court if the Centre shows its unwillingness for formation of the […]

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Panchayat polls: Cong forms election committees

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress today announced formation of committees at the state, block and panchayat level for the ensuing panchayat polls scheduled in February next year. Briefing media persons after presiding over the PCC Coordination Committee meeting, PCC president Prasad Harichandan said for the overall management of panchayat polls, campaigning and selection of candidates, Pradesh […]

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Cabinet okays Odisha start-up policy

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet today approved the new start-up policy of the Odisha government to promote entrepreneurship in the state through provision of incentives for start-up ventures. Briefing media persons after the meeting, chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said the policy would chart a road map to place Odisha among the top three investment destinations […]

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Govt doing petty politics on Mahanadi: Congress

Bhubaneswar: The Congress today alleged that the Odisha government is doing petty politics on the Mahanadi issue. Briefing media persons here today, leader of the Opposition Narasingh Mishra said all political parties in Odisha, except the ruling BJD, are strongly opposed to the construction of projects in the upper reaches of Mahanadi by the Chhattisgarh […]

House Railway panel to discuss wagon factory issue today

The House Committee on Railways of the State Assembly is scheduled to meet under the chairmanship of Speaker Niranjan Pujari at 5 pm on Thursday