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Congress Unlikely To Change Its Leadership In Odisha, Says CWC Member

Bhubaneswar: Even as speculations over change of guard in Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) continues to heat up, senior leader and member of Congress Working Committee (CWC) Rama Chandra Khuntia on Sunday said no such proposal has been made as of now. Asked about whether any discussion on the appointment of new State party chief […]

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Opposition Corners Ruling-BJD Over 'Refund Of KALIA Assistance'

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Agriculture Secretary has informed that around 50,000 out of the total 51.05 lakh people who availed benefits under the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme are ineligible. While some of them have returned the money, the State government has asked others to voluntarily refund the financial assistance through a dedicated […]

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Rajasthan Political Crisis: Odisha Congress Working President Draws Flak For Remarks Against Sonia Gandhi

Bhubaneswar: Resentment is brewing against Odisha Congress working president Pradeep Majhi for his recent statements against AICC chief, Sonia Gandhi over the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan. Senior Congress leader Tara Prasad Bahinipati today stated that “Pradeep Majhi should be immediately expelled from the party.” Bahinipati further stated that “Be it Pradeep Majhi or anyone […]

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45965 Ineligible Beneficiaries Received KALIA Money: Odisha Agri Minister

Bhubaneswar: In September, Odisha government had claimed that only 32000 of the total 51.05 lakh beneficiaries who received monetary assistance under the KALIA (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) scheme are ineligible. However, State Agriculture Minister Arun Sahoo today informed that Rs 2552.64 crore was disbursed to 51,05,290 farmers under KALIA scheme out of […]

Minor Girl Rapes, Missing Children Cases Rock Odisha Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The pre-lunch session of the Odisha Assembly today witnessed unruly scenes after Leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik expressed grave concerns over the issue of sexual assaults against minor girls in the State. Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro adjourned the House till 12.30 PM and then till 3PM after the Opposition created ruckus demanding a reply […]

Pregnancy among tribal girls at residential schools attains alarming proportion

Bhubaneswar: While Odisha government is making claims of providing the best facility to girl students of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe community in the State, an increasing number of unwanted pregnancies among tribal girl students at residential schools has thrown open a stark reality. Even SC and ST Development Minister Jagannath Saraka has accepted in […]

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BJP, BJD, Cong gearing up party machineries to win Patkura Election

Bhubaneswar: The three major political parties in Odisha – BJP, BJD and Congress – are bracing up for the high-voltage fight for Patkura Assembly seat under the Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency. The parties have started mobilising their machinery and currently busy preparing game plans for the poll. On Monday, BJD leaders met at Naveen Niwas […]

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Maoist Violence Declining In Odisha: Dibya Shankar Mishra

Bhubaneswar: There has been a substantial decline in the annual incidents of violence related to the left wing extremism in Odisha, said Minister of State (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra in Odisha Assembly today. While replying to question put up by Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati, Mishra said that, “Maoist activities have declined considerably in the […]

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Odisha Congress uncertain of retaining LoP chair

Bhubaneswar: While every political party is busy with the seat arithmetic, the Odisha unit of Congress party has conceded defeat and even expressed scepticism over retaining the seat of the Leader of Oppositions (LoP) in the State. A day before the counting of votes in the general elections in Odisha, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President […]

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Cong seat allotment for 2019 Polls: Tara, Sadhu, Sumitra dejected, Narasingha flip-flops

Bhubaneswar: Disappointed with the candidate list announced by the party late last night, Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati today expressed that despite being a senior leader, he feels he doesn’t have a say in any decision taken by the party. Bahinipati also claimed that it is party working president Pradeep Majhi who calls the […]

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Jay Panda refutes media report on Income Tax complaints

Bhubaneswar: Former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda today strongly refuted allegations of money laundering and tax evasion against him reported in a section of national media today. Some political parties see it as a vendetta politics against the former parliamentarian as he was targeted on several occasions in the past. Reacting to the report, Panda […]

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Demand for ‘Bharat Ratna’ for Biju Patnaik grows louder

Bhubaneswar: Demand for conferment of highest civilian award of the country ‘Bharat Ratna’ on legendary leader Biju Patnaik has gained momentum. While former Union minister Dilip Ray expressed his disappointment for not conferring the Bharat Ratna on Biju Babu, Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati stated the highest civilian award should be given to the […]

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Rahul Gandhi’s recent visit seen as morale-booster for Odisha Congress

Bhubaneswar: Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s fierce speech in Bhubaneswar yesterday has apparently infused life into the party workers. After party president’s visit, Congress leaders and party workers are leaving no stone unturned to relay the message of their leader to the people of Odisha. During his visit, Congress president had encouraged his party members by […]

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Odisha Congress, a divided house on discipline?

Bhubaneswar: After Krushna Chandra Sagaria and Tara Prasad Bahinipati, the on-going tug of war between Odisha Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik and senior Congress leader Srikant Jena seems to be snowballing into a major controversy ahead of AICC president Rahul Gandhi’s scheduled visit to the State. Though initially the exchange of words was limited between Srikant […]

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Congress to hit streets if paddy 'Katni Chhatni' not stopped immediately: Bahinipati

Bhubaneswar: Targeting the State government over tardy pace of paddy procurement and delay in opening of mandis, Opposition Chief Whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati today threatened that the Congress will take to streets in two days if the government fails to resolve the issue of farmers at the earliest. Bahinipati alleged the paddy procurement process could […]

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OPCC RTI Cell chairman resigns over Bahinipati’s privilege motion against OTV

Bhubaneswar: Expressing displeasure over senior Congress leader Tara Prasad Bahinipati’s decision to move breach of privilege motion against OTV in Odisha Assembly, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) RTI Cell chairman, Hemant Panda today resigned from his post. “Without moving for a no-confidence motion against the government and the Speaker, he (Tara Bahinipati) moved a privilege […]

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BJD used Tara as pawn to muzzle voice of media: Congress

Bhubaneswar: At a time when voices of dissent are growing within the Congress over Tara Prasad Bahinipati’s move to bring a breach of privilege motion against OTV for a factual report the channel telecast, senior leader Sarat Rout today categorically stated that the Congress doesn’t back such motion. Moreover, Rout further alleged that it was […]

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Muzzling media: Protests mount in Odisha over privilege motion against OTV

Bhubaneswar: Resentment is brewing across Odisha among journalists as well as political leaders who have condemned the privilege motion moved by the Opposition party chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati against OTV for a telecasting a factual report on the proceedings inside the Odisha Assembly. Terming it as an attempt to muzzle the voice of media; […]

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Congress demands CBI probe into alleged irregularities in 'daru' selection

Bhubaneswar: Upping his ante against the State government, Congress chief whip Tara Prasad Bahinipati today demanded CBI probe into the allegations of irregularities in ‘daru’ (holy log) selection. Alleging that some influential people are involved in the matter, Bahinipati stated truth will come out once the central investigating agency conducts a probe. “Undoubtedly Jagannath lovers […]

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BJD-Congress blame game continues over Jeypore firing

Koraput: Alleging involvement of senior BJD leader Rabi Nanda in the recent murderous attack on two persons in Jeypore, Congress leader Tara Prasad Bahinipati today demanded an impartial probe into the incident. At a presser, Bahinipati also showed a photograph in which some suspects in the alleged firing incident are seen with Sports and Youth […]

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Fresh faces to get party tickets for 2019 Elections: OPCC Chief

Bhubaneswar: Soon after the first phase meeting of Congress Pradesh Election Committee (PEC) concluded today, Odisha PCC president Niranjan Patnaik made it clear that fresh faces will be given priority during selection of candidates for the upcoming General Elections in 2019. Stating that guidelines are being prepared for selection of candidates, Patnaik revealed that the […]

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Odisha Congress fumes as BJD, BJP concur on National Register of Citizens

Bhubaneswar: With the BJP and the BJD finding a common ground on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue, the Congress in Odisha seems to be visibly flustered. Congress alleged that it is a deviation of BJD from its oft-cited ‘equidistance’ policy as far as political alliances go. Congress Leader and Opposition party chief whip, […]

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Meenakshi's reappointment as DCC president irks Koraput MLA

Koraput: Congress Koraput MLA Krishna Chandra Sagaria today expressed his displeasure on Meenakshi Bahinipati being reappointed as the District Congress Committee President. Terming it “worthless,” Sagaria pointed out that Meenakshi had not supported the party during elections. Tara too, after being denied a ticket by Congress had jumped to BJP, but was later re-inducted in […]

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Logjam in Odisha Assembly: Dama proposes 'no work, no pay'

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJD leader and former minister Damodar Rout proposed implementation of ‘no work, no pay’ rule in the Odisha Assembly after another session of the House on Wednesday witnessed repeated adjournments amid ruckus created by opposition party leaders over various issues. Rout said the legislators should be paid according to their work; receiving full […]

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Spurt in crime against teenage girls in Odisha raises concerns

Bhubaneswar: There has been a disconcerting rise in crime against teenage girls in Odisha over the last few days. While lives of these girls are at stake, no noticeable steps seem to have been taken to curb such atrocities. Today, body of a minor girl was recovered by police from a cashew orchard near Gadaharishpur […]