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Opposition wants Odisha CM to be quizzed in coal block scam

Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (IANS) Opposition parties Wednesday demanded that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should be quizzed for recommending that Hindalco, a company of the Aditya Birla Group, be alloted a coal block. The demand came a day after a special court in Delhi ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to record former prime minister Manmohan Singh's statement in connec...

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CBI told to record Manmohan's statement in coal scam case

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A special court hearing the coal block case allegedly involving industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others here Tuesday asked the CBI to record the statement of former prime minister Manmohan Singh who was then also holding the coal ministry portfolio. Special Judge Bharat Parashar asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to record Manmohan Singh's stat...

2 days ago
Odisha CM writes to aviation minister on international airport

Bhubaneswar, Dec 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday urged the central government to include Bhubaneswar in the draft aviation policy as an international airport. In a letter to union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, he said despite the union cabinet declaring Bhubaneswar as an international airport, the central government was yet to give permissio...

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Odisha to spend Rs.5,000 crore on IT sector

Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday said the state government will spend around Rs.5,000 crore in the next five years for the developing the information technology (IT) sector. According to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy-2014, every government department will now earmark two percent of its annual plan budget or one percent o...

9 days ago
Non-BJP chief ministers have varied views on dismantling plan panel

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Congress chief ministers Sunday opposed the government's move to replace Planning Commission with a new body while some other non-Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministers left the issue to the government. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who did not attend the meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue here, wrote a letter to him saying...

10 days ago
New plan panel must ensure equitable resource sharing: Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday said the proposed body to replace the Planning Commission should ensure fair and equitable resource allocation and respect the principles of federal polity. He was speaking at a meeting of chief ministers here convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hear their views on the restructuring of the planning panel.

12 days ago
Odisha assembly adjourned sine die

Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (IANS) After 14-day-long disruption, the winter session of the Odisha assembly was Friday adjourned sine die ahead of schedule, with the speaker accepting a motion moved by the government chief whip in this regard. The motion moved by government chief whip Ananta Das was passed amid boycott by opposition parties - the Congress and the BJP. Speaker Niranjan Puj...

20 days ago
Odisha CM seeks more allocation for state in rail budget

Bhubaneswar, Nov 27 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure allocation of a sizable amount of revenue generated from Odisha in the next rail budget for expanding rail infrastructure in the state. In a letter to Modi Nov 25, Patnaik said railway route length and rail density in the state is well below national average but the gross earnings fr...

20 days ago
Logjam continues in Odisha assembly

Bhubaneswar, Nov 27 (IANS) A logjam continued Thursday in the Odisha assembly for the seventh consecutive day as both the opposition and ruling BJD members disrupted the proceedings of the house, leading to its adjournment till 3 p.m. Soon after the house assembled for the day, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members holding banners and placards on chit fund scam stood up seeking to corner ...

21 days ago
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 ...

22 days ago
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. <...

24 days ago
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...

25 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...

26 days ago
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 ...

26 days ago
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...

27 days ago
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...

28 days ago
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...

28 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...

29 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...

29 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...

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