Niranjan Patnaik

  • Odisha boat tragedy toll reaches 28, probe ordered February 11, 2014

    The toll in Sunday's boat tragedy in Odisha rose to 28 Monday, with rescuers retrieving more bodies, officials said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered an inquiry into the tragedy and announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs 1.5 lakh to the kin of the dead. "Seventeen bodies were retrieved today (Monday). It...
  • Odisha Congress leaders meet Prime Minister for funds April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the misuse of central funds in Odisha, a delegation led by state Congress president Niranjan Patnaik met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to seek a need-based financial package for the state, party leaders said in Delhi on Saturday. "The prime minister has said that there is no...
  • Odisha PCC meets Chidambaram, demands special state status April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A delegation of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee on Friday met Finance Minister P Chidambaram and demanded a financial package for the state on the lines of special allocation for Bihar and conferment of special category status. It also demanded setting up of a high-level fast track inquiry against...
  • BJD trying to exploit people's sentiments: Congress April 23, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: With the BJD intensifying its anti-Centre tirade accusing it of neglecting Odisha, opposition Congress on Monday said the ruling party was trying to "exploit" the sentiments of the people by making such allegations. "BJD is simply exploiting the sentiment of people by taking name of special category state status...
  • Congress blames Naveen for revenue loss in mining scam November 4, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Blaming Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for revenue loss of about Rs 58,000 crore due to alleged illegal mining, Congress on Saturday demanded a CBI probe to ascertain exact nature and volume of irregularities. "Since the chief minister considers himself and his government transparent and honest, he should be...
  • Odisha: 'Congress protected the lady constable, not the police' September 8, 2012

    Niranjan Patnaik, the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee President said that the Congress rally in the state was not organised to attack the lady constable. ...