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Tag: Surya Patro

Pradhan, Patro engage in war of words over LPG subsidy, chit fund scam

Berhampur: Taking a dig at Odisha Food Supplies Minister Surjya Narayan Patro, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today alleged that Patro and his son were grilled by the CBI in connection with their involvement in chit fund scam. Pradhan’s statement came during a ‘Jan Paramarsh Yatra’ in Digapahandi area of Ganjam district. Further responding to the […]

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BJD should co-operate in making Odisha 100% smoke-free: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Responding to the complaints about failure of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in Odisha, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan once again explained about the PMUY requesting the BJD government to cooperate in making Odisha 100 per cent smoke-free State and not involve in politics over a sacred scheme. Pradhan, yet again wrote a letter […]

SRC confirms 26 deaths due to Cyclone Titli-related incidents

Bhubaneswar: A day after the State unit of BJP accused Odisha government of hiding actual figures on casualties in cyclonic storm Titli, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi today accepted that 26 persons lost their lives in different districts due to the cyclone-related incidents. Addressing a presser in Bhubaneswar today, Sethi informed that of the […]

Dispose application for new ration cards by Sep 30: Odisha Food Commission

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Food Commission has shot letters to Collectors of all districts directing them to dispose applications for new Ration Cards under the National Food Security Act, 2013. As per reports, the Commission mentioned that the fresh applications received from time to time are not being accounted for promptly in the Ration Card […]

Onion price to reduce from tomorrow: Food Minister

Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to keep a check on soaring prices of onion, the State government has procured 25 trucks of vegetable from Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, which is most likely to reach Odisha market tomorrow. “After the onion-laden trucks reach the State, the price will come down to Rs 20-22. At least 15 onion-laden […]

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Odisha govt crackdown on sale of fertlisers at pre-GST price

Bhubaneswar: The Cooperation Department has directed Markfed and fertiliser traders to sell old stock at revised price following implementation of GST. The directive comes after some traders were caught selling the fertilisers at old price despite a slash in price post GST. Even the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers recently wrote to the State to […]

NABARD asks State for early completion of Rupay kisan card conversion process

Bhubaneswar: Apprehending difficulties in disbursing kharif loans due to inordinate delay in conversion of old Kisan Credit Card (KCC) into Rupay Kisan Credit Card (RKCC), the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has cautioned the State government asking it to complete the process at the earliest for smooth monetary transaction for farmers. In […]

BJD wrangles over Mahtab’s second column in media

Bhubaneswar: The second column of BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab criticising party leaders Damodar Rout and Surya Narayan Patro and claiming cracks in party today invited sharp reaction from BJD circles. Even the party president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik expressed displeasure over party leaders making such views in media. Talking to reporters, the BJD supremo […]