Politics

Free LPG Scheme: Centre Seeks Odisha’s Support

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Centre has sought the state government support for implementation of the welfare scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for the poor in Odisha. Block level programmes for distribution of free LPG connection  to BPL families under PMUY are facing resistance from the ruling BJD in Odisha. Union Secretary in the Ministry […]


Odisha bandh on August 16

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: The Odisha state Congress on Friday called for a statewide shutdown on August 16 to protest construction of barrages and dams on Mahanadi river in its upper catchment area by the Chhattisgarh government. After a meeting of senior leaders here, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Prasad Harichandan said the party […]



Mahanadi Row: Congress Slams BJD Govt For its Double Standards

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Narasingh Mishra on Thursday criticised the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha for “its double standards” on the Mahanadi water issue. The Congress leader said the state government knew about the construction of the barrage by the Chhattisgarh government since 2001, while […]


Rajya Sabha Passes Resolution on Kashmir Valley Situation

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Following is the text of the Resolution passed by the Rajya Sabha today on the situation in the Kashmir Valley: “This House expresses its serious concern over the prolonged turbulence, violence and curfew in the Kashmir valley. The House conveys its deep sense of anguish and concern over the […]


Headache for Sanjay Das Burma, Kin to be Quizzed

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: State Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Sanjay das Burma again on CBI spotlight as the central probe agency summoned his brother-in-law Satyapriya Jaisingh for interrogation in connection with the much-sparked chit fund scam. On Monday CBI asked Jaisingh to appear for interrogation. Jaisingh is under CBI scanner for his […]



After Odisha, Now Bengal is Keen on Changing Name

By Odisha Story Bureau, Kolkata: State Cabinet took up a proposal to rename the State as “Bengal” in English and “Banga” or “Bangla” in Bengali Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government has decided to change the name of the State to Bengal. In the recent past though names of several Indian cities were changed, it may […]


Mahanadi Row: Two Proposals Agreed at All-party Meet

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Rulling BJD skips all party meeting Today, two proposals were approved upon at the all-party meeting being held to discuss steps for protection of Mahanadi in the interest of Odisha under chairmanship of Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra. It was agreed that, It would be demanded the State Government to […]


‘Undeclared Emergency in Odisha by BJD’

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Today, state BJP accused BJD run Odisha government of being dictatorial. BJP said that attacks and terror unleashed by ruling BJD workers on their political opponents is not conducive for democracy and claimed that people are experiencing “undeclared emergency” in Odisha. BJP state unit vice-president Samir Mohanty said today, The […]