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Tag: Tribunal

Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal Asks Odisha, Chhattisgarh To Undertake Field Visits

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal today directed the Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments to send their representatives to conduct field visits, informed Advocate General of Odisha, Ashok Parija. While the technical team from Odisha will visit Chhattisgarh between October 30 and November 2, the representatives of Chhattisgarh will visit Odisha between November 17 and […]

Orissa High Court
Abolition of SAT: Orissa HC refuses stay on Centre's notification

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court today directed both the Centre and the State to present their stand on abolition of the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) while refusing to put a stay on the notification which has already been issued by the central government. Hearing a writ petition filed by the SAT Bar Association challenging the […]

Mahanadi water disputes tribunal: Centre yet to make its stance clear

Bhubaneswar: Even though the hearing of the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal has begun the Centre is yet to make its stance clear on the issue. While the Centre had only enclosed the copy of the petition filed along with the reference letter to the tribunal, BJD has raised objection over the lack of clarity on […]

Odisha BJP will always fight for the State and Mahanadi: Harichandan

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP on Sunday questioned the ruling BJD on its motive behind agitating on streets at a time when it should be resolving the Mahanadi water dispute by fighting out in the Tribunal. Speaking at a presser here today, Senior BJP leader Biswabhusan Harichandan offered to support the ruling BJD if the latter […]

BJD pulls up Chhattisgarh, Centre on MoEF letter on Mahanadi dispute

Bhubaneswar: Adding to the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today once again pulled up both the Centre and Chhattisgarh government citing a letter of Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF) which had slapped a show cause notice on the neighbouring State over violation of environmental norms. […]

BJD rejects Gadkari's proposal to settle Mahanadi issue through talks

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha today rejected Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari’s proposal to settle the Mahanadi river water dispute with Chhattisgarh through dialogue. BJD spokesperson Prashant Nanda said that discussions on the matter would make sense only after the Chhattisgarh government halts construction work on the river. “There is no point in […]

Mahanadi Tribunal row: SC asks Centre for detailed report by Jan 2018

New Delhi: Expressing displeasure over Centre’s negligence in not portraying a clear picture on formation of a tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute, the Supreme Court today directed the Ministry of Water Resources to file a detailed report by third week of January 2018 failing which the court would hear the case on the basis […]

Odisha Assembly adjourned over Centre’s refusal for Mahanadi tribunal

Bhubaneswar: Centre’s refusal to constitute a tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh today led to uproar in State Assembly resulting in adjournment of the House till 3 pm. Soon after the House assembled for the day, Opposition Congress and BJP members rushed to the well and raised slogans. Similarly, member of […]

Centre refuses to form tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water row

New Delhi: The Centre today declined to form a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi water row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, the Centre said the Odisha government did not provide required information, hence, there is no need to constitute a tribunal. Counsel of the Central government Wasim A. […]

Mahanadi dispute: CM Naveen writes to PM again, demands tribunal

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister on Friday reiterated State’s demand for formation of a tribunal for early resolution of the ongoing Mahanadi water dispute with neighboring Chhattisgarh. In another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Patnaik has stressed on immediate issuance of a notification for constitution of a tribunal to initiate the process of adjudication of […]

Centre to issue notification for Mahanadi tribunal by November 19

New Delhi: Taking cognisance of Odisha’s demand, the Centre today apprised the Supreme Court that it will issue notification for formation of a special tribunal by November 19 to resolve the Mahanadi water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Earlier, on July 25, the Centre and both the states presented their sides in the court. The […]

Tribunal jolt to Odisha; AP gets nod to continue barrage works on Bansadhara

New Delhi: In a major setback to Odisha, the special tribunal on Bansadhara water dispute today granted a go-ahead to government of Andhra Pradesh for construction of two barrages on the controversial river near Katragada and Naredi. The work on the barrages was stalled after Odisha had raised objection with the tribunal. Though Naredi got […]

SC defers hearing of Mahanadi case to Oct 9 as Centre seeks 4 more weeks

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today deferred the hearing of Odisha’s petition on Mahanadi dispute to October 9 as the Centre sought four more weeks to present data on formation of a special tribunal to adjudicate the case. The Centre had earlier sought time twice from the apex court to prepare draft with necessary documents […]

Satyagraha on Mahanadi row from Aug 8

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha’s injunction suit on Mahanadi row already rolled in the Supreme Court and poised for hearing, Mahanadi Banchao Andolan, a regional river conservation outfit is all set to intensify stir to protect the interest of Odisha vis-à-vis river water share by organising satyagraha from August 8. “We are organising a satyagraha and stage […]

SC to hear Mahanadi river water dispute case today

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a petition moved by the Odisha government on the Mahanadi River water dispute today. A three-judge bench including Chief Justice J S Khehar will hear the case on the inter-state river water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Earlier, on July 25, the Centre and both the state governments […]

Odisha Cabinet approves Real Estate Act

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet has approved the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, of the Central Government, informed Housing and Urban development minister Pushpendra Singh Deo in a Press Meet here today. Deo said that the Act will bring transparency in the sale and purchase of properties. He informed about formation of a Real […]

Dharmendra should take clear stand on Mahanadi issue: Bijay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today said his party leader and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan should refrain from giving varied opinions on Mahanadi issue. “The Union minister should refrain from giving different statements on Mahanadi issue at different places,” he told media persons here. Asked about the inaction of the state government in expediting […]

Naveen has rejected Negotiation Committee due to vested political interest: BJP

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today came down heavily on the double standards of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Mahanadi issue. Criticising the chief minister, who in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had urged him to withdraw the formation of Negotiation Committee formed by the Water Resources ministry to resolve the Mahanadi […]

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Negotiation Committee cannot resolve Mahanadi row: Bijay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today claimed that the Negotiation Committee formed by the Water Resources Ministry cannot resolve the ongoing Mahanadi row between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. “There was no need for the Water Resources ministry to form the Negotiation Committee. A far as I know, the decision to be taken by the Committee […]

Chhattisgarh seeks formation of JCB to resolve Mahanadi row

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing Mahanadi row, the Centre seems to be in two minds as the Chhattisgarh government has demanded formation of a joint control board (JCB) to resolve the ongoing inter-state water dispute with Odisha. Prior to the demand of the Chhattisgarh government, the Odisha government had filed a complaint petition before the Water […]

Mahanadi row: Odisha files petition for formation of tribunal

New Delhi: The Odisha government today filed a complaint petition before the Water Resources ministry for formation of a tribunal to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi row. Informing this to the media here after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Naveen Patnaik said the state government has filed a complaint petition before the […]

Place demand for formation of tribunal to resolve Mahanadi row, CPM tells Odisha govt

Bhubaneswar: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) today urged the Odisha government to place its demand before the Centre for formation of a tribunal to resolve the ongoing Mahanadi water row with the Chhattisgarh government. On this issue, hundreds of CPM activists, led by senior leader Janardan Pati, took out a rally from Master Canteen […]

Mahanadi row: Centre convenes Odisha-Chhattisgarh meeting on July 29

New Delhi: The Centre will convene a joint meeting between Odisha and Chhattisgarh on July 29 to discuss the sharing of Mahanadi water, which has snowballed into a major row between the two neighbouring states after Chhattisgarh embarked on a host of projects in the upper catchments of Mahanadi. The announcement about the Centre-brokered meeting […]