Earlier on May 23, the Chief Minister’s Office had received a tip off through a tweet about trafficking of four minors in a bus.
Patnaik said he apprehended that communication between Sambalpur and Rourkela might be snapped at any time, thereby abruptly disturbing the movement of coal, minerals and other products in western region of the state.
The 11 new ministers, many of whom had served as ministers in his previous Cabinet, are expected to take the oath of office on Sunday morning.
Baijayant Panda, while welcoming Patnaik’s decision to bring back some estranged leaders to the party fold had on Thursday said that some efficient leaders had left the party due to conspiracy.
In his death, Patnaik ushered a new phase of Odisha politics, that of stability and incumbency.
Patnaik, who held a review meeting with senior officials, also spoke to his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu .
Some women who wore black saris were denied entry by the police at Mangaspur.
DGP B K Singh said “He (CM) has instructed me to ensure that dignity of women is respected and not to repeat such incidents in future.”
The sources said Jaitley’s offer would help Naveen politically as it would give him a better chance to fulfil his demands on women SHGs, considered an important vote bank for the BJD.
Patnaik read out achievements of his governments, four days after Prime Minister Modi asked the people of Odisha whether the state government has ever presented the account during its over 16-year rule.
Union Culture Minister said the repair work had been delayed due to some technical problems.
He would assume office on May 1 and report to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. A statement from government said Bagchi will be given all the support necessary to make a difference to the youth of the state.
Inaugurating one of the Ahaar centres at Cuttack, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said such centres would address the issue of hunger.
The rape victims come under the victim compensation scheme, he said.
The proposed medical college at Keonjhar would be totally developed by the state government and would be the state’s fourth government run medical college