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Tag: Union Minister

One killed, narrow escape for Union Minister Meghwal as iron mast falls on stage at Agra event
One killed, narrow escape for Union Minister Meghwal as iron mast falls on stage at Agra event

At the time of the incident, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal, who was the chief guest at the event, was delivering a speech from the stage, they added.

Union MoS Sanjeev Balyan
Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan Fumes As Collector, MLA Skip Review Meet In Koraput

The Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Dr Sanjeev Balyan expressed his displeasure over the absence of the district Collector and local MLA during his visit to Koraput district on Tuesday.

Piyush Goyal On Rising Petrol & Food Commodities Prices In India

Piyush Goyal On Rising Petrol & Food Commodities Prices In India

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More Tourism In Odisha
Tourism Boost In Odisha Top Priority: Says Union Minister GK Reddy

Tourism Boost In Odisha Top Priority: Says Union Minister GK Reddy

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Union Minister Clarifies, Says No Plan To Bring Back Farm Laws
Union Minister Clarifies, Says No Plan To Bring Back Farm Laws

Stating that the Swaminathan Committee report was submitted in 2006 but the then Congress government sat on the report instead of implementing the recommendations therein, Tomar said.

Union Min Tudu Crosses Bamboo Bridge At Midnight To Reach Tribals In Remote Balasore Village
Union Min Tudu Crosses Bamboo Bridge At Midnight To Reach Tribals In Remote Balasore Village

"These villagers are still far away from minimum basic facilities. There is no proper road for commutation and I have taken up this issue with the Block Development Officer (BDO)."

Ashwini Vaishnaw
Railway Projects In Odisha Will Be Given Priority: Minister Of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw

Union Railways Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday (Aug 22), during his visit to Bolangir said that the Railway projects in Odisha will be given priority.

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Opposition Creating Confusion Over New Farm Laws: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: There are a lot of discrepancies in the demands put forward by farmers and the Opposition parties are trying to create confusion over the new farm laws for political gains, said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday. Speaking exclusively to OTV, Pradhan said, “No farmer will lose their land and they will be benefited […]

Provide Free Textbooks To Students: Union Minister Pratap Sarangi Urges Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for MSME, Pratap Chandra Sarangi urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to provide textbooks free-of-cost to students in schools run by non-profit organizations like Saraswati Vidya Mandir as they are facing serious resource constraints on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sarangi, in a letter issued on Monday, stated that the […]

Union Minister Pratap Sarangi
COVID-19 Lockdown: Union Min Pratap Sarangi Urges Odisha Govt To Help Needy Not Having Ration Cards

Bhubaneswar: Union minister Pratap Sarangi and senior BJP leader Pradipta Naik have urged the Odisha government to take immediate steps during the lockdown to provide foodgrains to needy people who do not have ration cards. Help should also be extended to those who are not covered under any food security scheme, Naik said. In separate […]

Won't Compromise Patients' Interest While Privatising District Hospitals: Health Minister

New Delhi: The government will not compromise the interest of patients while handing over district government hospitals to private medical colleges through public-private partnership (PPP) mode, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Such experiments have successfully been implemented in the last 25 years and even government think-tank Niti Aayog has taken […]

Pratap Sarangi
CAA Is To 'Atone For Sin Of Partition': Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi

Surat: Union Minister of State for MSME Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was a way to “atone for the sin of Partition” committed by the Congress. He said the Act, which seeks to give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities when entered India before December 31, 2014 from Pakistan, Afghanistan and […]

Odisha Demanding Census, But Denying Reservation To OBC, SEBC: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has questioned the Odisha government’s move to pass a resolution seeking enumeration of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) and Castes alongside the upcoming general census in 2021 while denying State-wide reservation for the said categories. In a letter to State Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, Pradhan termed the move to […]

States Can't Escape From Implementing CAA: Prasad

New Delhi: The Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said the states would have to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. A day after Kerala Assembly passed a resolution seeking withdrawal of the citizenship law, Prasad said there is no escape from the implementation of the law, and emphasised such a procedure is against the […]

ISRO To Launch Chandrayaan-3 In 2020

New Delhi: India will launch Chandrayaan-3 in 2020, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday, asserting that the mission cost will be less than Chandrayaan-2. Singh, who is the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, said it is wrong to term Chandrayaan-2 as a disappointment since it was India’s maiden attempt to land […]

Temple In Ayodhya To Come Up Within Four Months: Amit Shah

Pakur (Jharkhand): BJP president Amit Shah on Monday said a grand Ram temple would come up in Ayodhya within four months as per the wishes of Indians all over the world. Shah asked Congress leader Kapil Sibal why he sought to drag the Ram Janmabhoomi case in the Supreme Court. “Congress leader and advocate Kapil […]

Pratap Sarangi
Union Minister Pratap Sarangi slams Odisha Minister Over Onion Price Rise-comments

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister and senior BJP leader, Pratap Sarangi today criticised the Odisha Food Supplies Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain for the latter’s response to a question on rising onion prices in the State. Targeting Swain, the Union Minister said that ruling party leaders of Odisha have a habit of making irresponsible statements. “It has already […]

Committed To Bring All 'Divyangjan' Into Mainstream: Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot

New Delhi: Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawarchand Gehlot on Monday said the government is committed to bring all ‘Divyangjan’ into the mainstream and lauded the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) for bringing out a dictionary of 6,000 sign language words. The minister speaking at the ‘Sign Language Day’ event here […]

Union Min Reddy Says Patel Prevented Another Kashmir-Like Situation By Liberating Hyderabad

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday expressed his gratitude to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on Hyderabad “Liberation Day”, saying the freedom fighter “prevented another Kashmir-like situation” by liberating it from the Nizams. September 17 marks the merger of the erstwhile Hyderabad state with the Indian Union in 1948. The […]

Piyush Goyal
Goyal Quotes Einstein: One Who Never Made Mistake Never Tried

Mumbai,: Union minister Piyush Goyal on Friday conceded that he committed a gaffe by crediting the discovery of gravity to Albert Einstein instead of Issac Newton. The minister, who faced much trolling on social media for the mix-up, quoted Einstein to say that mistakes are not all that bad. “Maths never helped Einstein discover gravity,” […]

Union ministers raise pitch on PoK issue

Kalka/Jammu: Raising the pitch on PoK issue, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said any talks with Pakistan in future would be only about Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, while his ministerial colleague Jitendra Singh voiced hope that the region would be integrated with India. Rajnath Singh, who was addressing a public rally in Haryana’s Kalka, said there […]

Speaker Om Birla extends Lok Sabha session till August 7

New Delhi:Speaker Om Birla on Thursday extended the first session of the Lok Sabha till August 7 on the government’s request. Birla made the announcement after Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi requested him to extent the House proceedings so that over 20 pending Bills could be passed. The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha […]

Impressive! Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Nails Bottle Cap Challenge

After many celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Kendall Jenner and John Mayer uploaded video of them completing the Bottle Cap Challenge, Minister of State(Sports) Kiren Rijiju also shared a video of him with a message “Say no to drug, get ready for Fit India Campaign.” The Union Minister shared the video on Instagram and retweeted the […]

Odisha to get maximum benefit from Union Budget: Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan Saturday claimed that Odisha will get maximum benefit from the Union Budget 2019-20. Pradhan, who was here to launch BJP’s membership drive, said that Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented the budget in view of future benefits. “This budget is aimed at rural development and Odisha will be among […]

Fill vacancies to provide quality education: HRD Minister  

New Delhi: Union Minister for Human Resources and Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to fill the vacancies to increase quality and efficiency. Stressing that it is government’s duty to provide quality education to all the students, he directed the officials from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya […]

Ahluwalia, Oram among names doing the rounds for LS Speaker

New Delhi: With the first session of the new Lok Sabha set to begin in a fortnight, all eyes are now on the choice of the Speaker who will conduct the proceedings of House over the next five years. Among the names doing the rounds are Jual Oram, Virendra Kumar, S.S. Ahluwalia, Ramesh Jigajinagi and […]

Dharmendra Pradhan engages in verbal spat with cops; video goes viral  

Bhubaneswar: A video showing Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan engaging in a verbal spat with police officials at Burla in Sambalpur after landing at the MCL helipad yesterday has gone viral. According to sources, some police officials wanted to inspect the helicopter in which Pradhan had arrived. Subsequently, a heated argument broke out between the Union […]

BJP promises rice, dal & salt at Re 1; BJD calls it 'biggest lie'

Cuttack: In a bid to woo voters, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today announced that BJP will provide food articles at Rs 1 if the party is voted to power in Odisha. “If the BJP comes to power in Odisha, it will provide 5 kg rice, 500 grams dal salt at Rs 1. Nearly, 3.26 crore […]

Op-Ed: Will Dilip Ray Also Return to BJP?

Bhubaneswar: With veteran Bijay  Mohapatra mollified and back in the BJP fold there is intense speculation about the possible return of his comrade-in-arms, former union minister, Dilip Ray to the party. Ray, who was elected to the state assembly from Rourkela on a BJP ticket in 2014, had quit the party miffed at the inordinate […]

Balakot air strikes: US-based activist from Gilgit claims death of more than 200 JeM militants

New Delhi: A United States-based activist from Gilgit has claimed that more than 200 militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group were killed in Indian Air Force air strikes in the Balakot region of Pakistan on February 26, while citing reports of the local Urdu media in the neighbouring country. According to an ANI report which […]

BJP launches poll campaign with Vijay Sankalp Yatra

Bhubaneswar/Angul: Ahead of general elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today kicked off its poll campaign in Odisha by taking out ‘Vijay Sankalp Yatra’ across the State. As part of the yatra, the party has set a target to organise 5,000 meetings beginning today till March 17. Rallies and public meetings will be organised in all […]

Rajnath Singh
Rajnath Singh holds high-level meeting on security, border management

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting here to discuss internal security, border management and an early morning air strike by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Indian military installations, a day after the Indian Air Force (IAF) bombed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) biggest training camp at Balakot in […]

Jharsuguda airport to connect 6 cities under UDAN-III

Jharsuguda: Commercial flight services from Jharsuguda airport will begin under the UDAN-III scheme, informed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today while addressing a press conference in New Delhi. Pradhan informed that flight services will start from Jharsuguda to Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi and Raipur. While SpiceJet and Alliance Air will start flight services between […]

Piyush Goyal on Indian Railways
Piyush Goyal temporarily substitutes Arun Jaitley as Finance Minister

New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was on Wednesday given charge of Finance Ministry in the absence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is in the US for medical treatment, apparently ruling out his recuperation in time for the interim budget to be presented on February 1. Goyal will hold the portfolios of Finance and […]

Poor's blessing to bring NDA back to power: Swaraj

New Delhi: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the NDA would come back to power again with the “blessings” of poor people who have received food and houses at affordable prices and medicine for free in Modi government’s rule. She said about 22 crore people in the country were benefited […]

Substantial future for science in India possible, if there is gender parity: Irani

Jalandhar: If India is looking for a substantial future in science and technology, then it has to ensure a just and vibrant future for women in this field, Union Minister Smriti Irani said Saturday. She asserted gender parity is not the responsibility of women alone and that men should play an active role. Speaking at […]

Congress on Pradeep Maharathy apology
BJP turns heat on minister Pradeep Maharathy

Bhubaneswar: The BJP Mahila Morcha continued its protest today against Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy for his comments hailing the verdict in Pipili gang rape and murder case. The activists of the BJP Mahila Morcha tried to gherao Naveen Niwas, the official residence of chief minister Naveen Patnaik today demanding action against the minister. However, tension […]

GoM to look into anomaly in GST collection in states: Jaitley

New Delhi: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday decided to form a seven-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to study anomalies in tax collection in some of the states which showed wide deviation from what was expected. “The Council has approved the proposal to form a seven-member GoM to study the revenue trend, […]

Nitin Gadkari
Ram temple should be built by mutual consent: Gadkari

New Delhi: The Ram temple should be built in Ayodhya through mutual consent, and is not a “communal or religious” issue, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said Tuesday. The senior BJP leader also said that the issue is linked to India’s rich culture, heritage and history. “Ayodhya issue is not a communal issue and is not […]

92 more Eklavya Model Residential Schools to come up in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Union government has approved an additional 92 Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) to be set up in Odisha on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalaya in view of providing quality education to tribal students, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram informed on Tuesday. Informing about the development at a presser in a circuit house […]