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Odisha urges centre to release rural job fund early

Bhubaneswar, Nov 26 (IANS) The Odisha government Wednesday urged the centre to immediately release Rs.1195.40 crore for Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) projects. In a letter to Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik sought his intervention in the matter. Against the Rs. 363.24 ...

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More funds needed for road connectivity: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar, Nov 25 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider hiking the funds allocated for road connectivity in Odisha during fiscal 2014-15. Patnaik said that while the central government had allocated Rs.1,178 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for Odisha, only Rs.1,051.50 crore has been released so far. <...

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CBI probe politically motivated, says BJD

Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (IANS) The BJD Sunday said the CBI's probe into the multi-thousand-crore-rupee chit fund scam was politically motivated. The accusations came a day after a close aide of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was interrogated. Saroj Sahu, the coordinator of the chief minister's programmes and political secretary of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), was quizzed by the Ce...

3 days ago
CBI quizzes Odisha CM's aide in chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) The CBI Saturday interrogated a leader of Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore chit fund scam. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sources said Saroj Sahu, who works in Naveen Nivas, the residence of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, was quizzed for his alleged links with the Seashore Group, a major chit fun...

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Odisha chit fund scam: CBI interrogates another BJD legislator

Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 (IANS) In what could spell more embarrassment for Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which is already rocked by the probe into the chit fund scam, another BJD legislator, Pravat Biswal, was Friday questioned by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore rupee scandal. Biswal was interrogated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his alleged ...

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CBI quizzes Odisha MP in chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 (IANS) Pyarimohan Mohapatra, a Rajya Sabha member from Odisha, Friday appeared before the CBI here in connection with a chit fund scam. The interrogation began at 10 a.m. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sources said Mohapatra is being questioned for his alleged links with Seashore Group chief Prasant Dash, who has duped thousand of depositors in the sta...

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Odisha minister made derogatory remark: BJP MLA

Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) A BJP MLA Thursday alleged that Odisha Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy has made a derogatory remark against her in the state assembly and sought his apology. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Radharani Panda alleged that Maharathy made some derogatory remark against her when she was demanding resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the chit fund...

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Central team assessing Odisha cyclone damage concludes visit

Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) An eight-member central team, which assessed the damage caused by cyclonic storm Hudhud in the southern districts of Odisha, concluded its two-day visit Wednesday, an official said here. After concluding the visit, the team led by Gopal Krishna, joint secretary, union home ministry, met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and discussed the loss and damage caus...

6 days ago
Odisha assembly session set to be stormy

Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) The winter session of the Odisha assembly starting Thursday is all set to be a stormy affair with the opposition parties - the Congress and the BJP - planning to put the treasury benches on the mat by raising the multi-crore chit fund and mining scams, while the ruling party has decided to blunt the opposition attack with its brutal majority. The opposition par...

7 days ago
Odisha chit fund scam: One arrested, 18 places raided

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday arrested land broker Subhankar Nayak after finding incriminating documents in his possession during its day-long raid at 18 places in Odisha, New Delhi and Mumbai, in connection with the chit fund scam involving the Seashore Group. The houses of Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatra in Bhubaneswar and New Delhi were also raided by th...

7 days ago
CBI raids 18 places over Odisha chit fund scam

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday raided 18 places in Odisha, New Delhi and Mumbai, including the houses of Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatra, in connection with the chit fund scam involving the Seashore Group. Mohapatra's houses in Bhubaneswar and New Delhi were raided, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said in New Delhi. The CBI conducted...

7 days ago
CBI raids 18 places over Odisha chit fund scam

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday raided 18 places in Odisha, New Delhi and Mumbai, including the houses of Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatra, in connection with the chit fund scam involving the Seashore Group. Mohapatra's houses in Bhubaneswar and New Delhi were raided, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said in New Delhi. The CBI conducted...

7 days ago
CBI raids 18 places over Odisha chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday conducted raids at 18 places in Odisha, New Delhi and Mumbai, including the houses of Rajya Sabha MP Pyarimohan Mohapatra, in connection with the chit fund scam involving Seashore Group. Houses of Mohapatra in Bhubaneswar and New Delhi were raided, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said in New Delhi. The CBI also conducted...

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Government committed to Posco project: Steel secretary

Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Union Steel Secretary Rakesh Singh Monday said the government is committed to the $12 billion steel project of Posco India and said the project would come up in the near future. The Posco project is going on. Both the government of India and the state government are committed to the Posco project. The land acquisition and other activities are going on though ...

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Odisha CM hopes Posco project will be back on track

Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (IANS) Even as South Korean company Posco's $12 billion steel project, proposed to be set up at Jagatsinghpur, is yet to see the light of the day after nine years, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday hoped that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance would put the much delayed project on track. I think the big project problems including Posco will be so...

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Odisha scheme for migrant construction workers from state

Bhubaneswar, Nov 12 (IANS) The government Wednesday decided to register construction workers from Odisha employed outside the state and provide them with all the benefits available to construction workers within the state. This was decided at a meeting chaired by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here, said official sources. The meeting decided to extend housing loans subje...

13 days ago
Odisha seeks Rs.777 crore cyclone assistance

Bhubaneswar, Nov 12 (IANS) The Odisha government Wednesday submitted a memorandum to the central government seeking financial assistance of Rs.777.12 crore for restoration and rehabilitation work in 15 districts affected by cyclone 'Hudhud'. The total loss due to the cyclonic storm that hit the state in October this year has been estimated at Rs.4,949.39 crore, including Rs.4,212 crore i...

14 days ago
Naveen is chief conspirator in chit fund scam: Odisha BJP

Bhubaneswar, Nov 11 (IANS) Maintaining that the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders have close links with the chit fund companies, the Odisha BJP Tuesday painted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik as the chief conspirator in the multi-thousand crore chit fund scam being investigated by the CBI in the state. You (the chief minister) conspired as a leader of the party and the state government....

16 days ago
Swamy not upset at being overlooked for Modi ministry

Bhubaneswar, Nov 9 (IANS) BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has said he is not upset at not being inducted in Narendra Modi's council of ministers, which was expanded Sunday. Am I looking sad that I am not part of the government? Don't feel sad for me, feel sad for yourself, Swamy said to a query by media persons about his not figuring among the new ministers. He claimed to be in a mu...

16 days ago
No decision yet on joining Janata parivar, says Patnaik

Bhubaneswar, Nov 9 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday said his BJD is yet to decide on the move by leaders of erstwhile Janata Dal to reunite the Janata parivar to take on Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party. Our party has taken no stand on that yet. We are still waiting... let's see what happen in future, Patnaik told reporters here on his return from a six-day trip t...

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