State

BJD Stages Protest In Front Of Central PSUs Over Rising Unemployment

Bhubaneswar: Protesting the failure of the Centre to provide enough jobs to youths in the State, the ruling BJD today staged demonstrations in front of different central public sector units (PSUs) across Odisha.
Sloganeering against PM Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre, hundreds of agitating members of the BJD staged dharna in front of many PSUs including Nalco, IOCL, MCL and Rail Sadan in Bhubaneswar.
The regional party alleged that even though these companies are making huge profits in the State, Odia youths are denied jobs in the units.
The BJD further alleged that if the Centre would have provided employment to two crore Odia youths in the five years of its reign, nearly 36 lakh youths would have got employment in the PSUs till date. But BJP has failed to so, the regional party leaders stated.
'The PM had assured jobs to 1 lakh youths and transfer Rs 15,000 to each bank account. Even after four and half years of regime those promises are yet to be fulfilled and people will definitely answer to it,' alleged Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda.
While responding to the allegations, BJP state general secretary Prithviraj Harichandan said, 'BJD is opposing the central PSUs and the demonstrations in front of it shows that the party is not interested in strengthening the economy of the State.' 

Odisha Congress In Doldrums! Mahila Unit Vice President Jayshree Patnaik Quits Party

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of resignation of senior party leaders and MLAs Naba Das and Jogesh Singh, Odisha Pradesh Mahila Congress Vice Preside...

Naveen announces Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of two killed in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the deaths of two persons in an attack by a mentally-challenged person in Odagaon of Naya...

Anganwadi Workers Thank Naveen For Enhanced Monthly Pay, Other Sops

Bhubaneswar: Expressing delight at the announcement of hike in honorarium by the Odisha Government, Anganwadi workers today thanked Chief Minister Nav...

Annual dolphin census in Chilika begins

Puri: The Chilika Development Authority (CDA) and Forest department officials on Thursday began the annual dolphin census in Chilika Lake.The dolphin ...