Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicNaveen Patnaik

Topic: Naveen Patnaik

Odisha is on temple renovation drive, experts say it’s Naveen Patnaik’s answer to BJP’s rise

A host of temples is being renovated at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore. PWD says it’s a development & tourism-related project, but some experts see political undertones.

Decades-old Neradi Barrage, border village disputes to be discussed as Andhra, Odisha CMs meet

Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Naveen Patnaik will meet Tuesday, and are set to discuss the Vamsadhara river irrigation project and disputed villages in Koraput district.

3.5 crore people in Odisha will get smart cards to avail health services, Naveen Patnaik says

The initiative will cover 96 lakh families in a phased manner and beneficiaries can avail health services in over 200 hospital chains in India, said Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.

Naveen Patnaik’s BJD to field 27% OBC candidates in Odisha panchayat polls

BJD's move came three days after a delegation of its MPs met Home Minister Amit Shah & submitted a memorandum seeking legislation to raise quota for OBCs in the state.

Naveen Patnaik writes to CMs, urges for consensus over procurement of Covid vaccine by Centre

In his letter, the Odisha CM wrote that vaccine procurement cannot be a battle among the states and urged them to come together in the spirit of cooperative federalism.

PM Modi, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik hold review meeting on impact of Cyclone Yaas

PM Modi advised concerned agencies to ensure normal life is restored in the affected areas. He will also conduct an aerial survey of the affected parts of Odisha and Bengal.

Focus on Odisha border disputes, political violence — BJP firms up strategy to target BJD govt

With an eye on forming next govt in Odisha, BJP draws up roadmap that includes talking up Modi govt's achievements at the Centre, pointing out issues in CM Naveen Patnaik's govt.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik receives first dose of Covid vaccine

The 74-year-old BJD supremo went to the Vidhan Sabha dispensary to receive the Covaxin jab and appealed to all eligible people to come forward and get vaccinated.

3 states slam new cess in Budget, say it’ll ‘rob’ them of their rightful share of tax revenues

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the new Agriculture Infrastructure and Development Cess in the Budget, but clarified it will not increase the prices of commodities.

Odisha attracted investment of over Rs 1 lakh crore amid pandemic, says Naveen Patnaik

Addressing a session at the 93rd annual convention of FICCI, Naveen Patnaik said Odisha is fast emerging as a manufacturing hub of eastern India.  

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Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.