“The state government employees will get the pay hike from September’s salary onwards,” Patnaik said. Employee unions, however, expressed displeasure over the time of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.
As per preliminary assessment, around 16,000 houses have been damaged in the floods says SRC.
Naveen said his government does not believe in confrontation. “We believe in cooperation.”
State BJP president K V Singhdeo is confident of doing far better than in 2009
Former Union minister Braja Kishore Tripathy, who floated Samata Kranti Dal, is also scheduled to meet the senior BJP leader for a tie-up.
Yadav compared Manmohan Singh with Patnaik and said both are Mauni Babas, who close their eyes when they see corruption around them.
Of the 20 urban local bodies in the region,the BJD won 15 while the Congress and BJP had to be content with one each.
In contrast to BJD’s win,Congress and BJP could win 1 urban local body each.
Cost of the project will be around Rs 300 crore with more than one lakh consumers to reap benefits.
IMD managed to not only get the scale of the Cyclone Phailin correct but also the location.
The results are significant as Odisha would face assembly polls along with 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
The opposition Congress in Orissa Wednesday demanded that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik resign over the alleged scam in coal block allocation.
Maybe he wanted to prevent further humiliation, said a BJD leader.
Naveen,who is on a trip to UK and was supposed to return on May 31,is now learnt to be curtailing his trip and reaching here on Friday.
Hikaka,a 37-year-old tribal,was released unharmed by Maoists on April 26.