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WATCH: Ruckus in Odisha assembly, politicians spar over MLA's 'suicide attempt'

BJP MLA Subash Panigrahi had tried to take his life by consuming sanitiser in the House while protesting against the state government's alleged apathy towards farmers who are reportedly not being able to sell their paddy in mandis across the state.
Odisha Assembly(File photo)
Odisha Assembly(File photo)
Published on Mar 16, 2021 12:06 PM IST
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Odisha to repeal over 200 obsolete laws in Budget session next year

The state cabinet gave its approval to repeal 206 old and obsolete Acts that were passed between 1976 and 2016.
File photo: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.(Arabinda Mahapatra)
File photo: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.(Arabinda Mahapatra)
Published on Dec 28, 2020 10:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

3 farmers attempt self-immolation outside Odisha Assembly

The three persons have been identified to be cultivators belonging to Athagarh in Odisha’s Cuttack district, police said.
Three farmers on Friday made an unsuccessful bid to set themselves on fire in front of Odisha Assembly(AP Photo)
Three farmers on Friday made an unsuccessful bid to set themselves on fire in front of Odisha Assembly(AP Photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2020 08:19 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

‘Up your service or...’: Odisha’s new bill to define norms for hospitality industry

The bill states that if a service provider fails to bring up the service standard, they could be blacklisted and may face prosecution under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The bill titled ‘Odisha Tourism Trade (Regulation and Facilitation) Bill, 2020’ is now in the drafting stage.(Amal KS/HT)
The bill titled ‘Odisha Tourism Trade (Regulation and Facilitation) Bill, 2020’ is now in the drafting stage.(Amal KS/HT)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Ahead of monsoon session of Odisha Assembly, 136 test positive for Covid-19

A total of 757 people, including 20 MLAs, their PSO and drivers, Assembly staff and some journalists, had undergone RT-PCR test on the premises of Odisha Assembly on Saturday of which 136 tested positive.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in Bhubaneswar is 20,855 of which 3,576 are active at present.(Reuters)
The total number of Covid-19 cases in Bhubaneswar is 20,855 of which 3,576 are active at present.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 09:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Odisha to hold monsoon session of Assembly before September 30

The Speaker said the venue of the session is yet to be decided as the seats in the Assembly may not be enough for the 147 members if social distancing measures are followed.
The opposition BJP and Congress had demanded holding the monsoon session of the Assembly to discuss the Covid-19 situation and other problems faced by the people.(https://odishaassembly.nic.in/)
The opposition BJP and Congress had demanded holding the monsoon session of the Assembly to discuss the Covid-19 situation and other problems faced by the people.(https://odishaassembly.nic.in/)
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 11:44 PM IST
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Hindustan times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Odisha passes bill to identify socially backward classes

The assembly also passed a resolution to take up the survey of social and educational conditions of people of backward classes.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik(PTI File Photo)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik(PTI File Photo)
Published on Feb 18, 2020 04:44 AM IST
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BJP leader stirs up row in Odisha Assembly with remark against Muslim women

BC Sethi replying to Congress members, who had criticised the BJP-led central government for pushing through the triple talaq bill in Parliament.
Odisha Assembly building
Odisha Assembly building
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 05:38 PM IST
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Naveen Patnaik wins record fifth term in Odisha as BJP makes impressive gains

Assembly Elections Results 2019: He is on the path to joining the ranks of Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling and West Bengal’s Jyoti Basu as five-time CM.
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(Arabinda Mahapatra / HT File Photo)
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.(Arabinda Mahapatra / HT File Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 10:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Odisha Assembly elections highlights: 35% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm

The fate of five Biju Janata Dal ministers, ex-minister and the current Congress state president will be decided in the fourth and final round of polls for the 42 of Odisha’s 147 assembly seats that are voting on April 29.More than 9.5 million voters in the 42 assembly constituencies are cast their votes across the state. There are 346 candidates in assembly constituencies. In the third phase, 71.61% of the 9.2 million voters had cast their votes for 42 Assembly constituencies on April 23.Follow highlights here

Updated on Apr 29, 2019 11:52 PM IST
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BJP and Congress release their manifesto for Odisha Assembly polls

For the youth, the BJP manifesto promises an opportunity for self-employment through a revolving fund of 3000 crore which will facilitate loans of up to 3 lakh at 1 per cent interest rate.
Releasing the BJP manifesto at a city hotel, BJP national president Amit Shah said if voted to power in Odisha, the first job of the BJP government would be to free farmers and sharecroppers from the clutches of moneylenders and from their debt burden by providing interest-free crop loans to all sharecroppers, small and marginal farmers of Odisha.
Releasing the BJP manifesto at a city hotel, BJP national president Amit Shah said if voted to power in Odisha, the first job of the BJP government would be to free farmers and sharecroppers from the clutches of moneylenders and from their debt burden by providing interest-free crop loans to all sharecroppers, small and marginal farmers of Odisha.
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 06:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty
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