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Paddy MSP hike row: House panel to meet President now

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution that the Standing Committee on Paddy MSP led by Speaker Pradeep Kumar Amat would visit President Ramnath Kovind and urge him to direct the Union Government to hike minimum support price of paddy to Rs 2,930 at the earliest.

The resolution was passed through a voice vote amid levelling of charges and counter charges among the three political parties, the BJD, the Congress and the BJP. A total of 15 Members, including Agriculture and Farmers' Empowerment Minister Dr Damodar Rout, Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra and BJP Legislature Party Leader KV Singh Deo, participated in the discussion which lasted for about five hours.

Odisha cabinet approves rural water projects worth over Rs 911 Cr

Bhubaneswar: Odisha cabinet on Wednesday decided to execute two rural water supply projects at an estimated cost of Rs 360 crore to provide fluoride f...

Mahanadi dispute will be resolved soon: Naveen

Bargarh: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed confidence that the Mahanadi river water sharing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh will b...

CEC is extremely disturbed over the shoe attack on CM: BJD

New Delhi: The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) is extremely disturbed over the shoe attack on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a election campai...

Shoe Attack On CM: Cops Give Contradictory Versions On Political Link Of Accused

Bargarh: The police on Wednesday gave contradictory versions on the political motive behind the shoe attack on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Barpal...