Odisha Former MP Kartikeswar Patra Passes Away

Achievers news Bureau:- Balasore: Former Balasore MP and ex-Bhograi MLA Kartikeswar Patra passed away last night. He was 79. According to reports, Patra was suffering from fever and had tested positive for COVID-19. He complained of severe illness last evening and was being shifted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar in an ambulance. However, he breathed his last around 11.40 PM near Panikoili. He had successfully contested the 1991 Lok Sabha polls from Balasore constituency as a Congress candidate. He was also elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Bhograi seat…

Amid major ruckus, two farm bills passed in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi : Achievers News Bureau, September 20/20:-  The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed two contentious farm bills — The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020; and The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020– amid a major ruckus by opposition parties. The Bills, which seek to replace the two ordinances promulgated on June 5 this year and which were already cleared by the Lok Sabha, were passed by voice vote in the Upper House. The House witnessed tumultuous scenes during the…

J&K should have same right as the rest of the country

Achievers News Bureau, September 19/20:-   Speaking in Parliament for the first time since his release from detention, the National Conference president and MP Farooq Abdullah on Saturday raised concern over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Indicating that there has been no progress in the UT, he said, ” People there do not have access to 4G facility, how are they going to grow in the present time. J&K should have same right as the rest of the country.” On the other hand, the government is contemplating curtailing the ongoing…

No lockdown on September 12 in interest of NEET candidates

Achievers News Bureau, September 10/20:-   The state-wide complete lockdown on September 12 has been withdrawn in the interest of the students appearing for NEET, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday. The decision was taken to help ease their travel to the centres for appearing in the all-India exam, which is scheduled on September 13, she said. However, the complete lockdown will be imposed on Friday as announced earlier, Banerjee said. The state government initially announced a statewide lockdown on September 11 and 12, she said. However, the government received…

Former President Pranab Mukherjee Passes Away at 84

Bhubaneswar: Achievers News Bureau, August (31/20):-  Former President Pranab Mukherjee passed away today. Mukherjee’s death was announced by his son Abhijit Mukherjee on Twitter. “With heavy heart, this is to inform you that my father Shri #PranabMukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best of the efforts of doctors of RR Hospital & prayers, duas & prarthanas from people throughout India! I thank you all,” tweeted Abhijit. Earlier in the day, former President Mukherjee’s health had deteriorated and he was in a septic shock due to lung infection, the…

President accepts Ashok Lavasa’s resignation as Election Commissioner

Achievers News Bureau, August 19/20:- President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the resignation of Ashok Lavasa as Election Commissioner, a notification by the Ministry of Law and Justice said on Wednesday. Lavasa had on Tuesday sent his resignation as Election Commissioner to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. “…the President is pleased to accept the resignation tendered by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Election Commissioner with effect from the 31st August, 2020,” the notification said.

Bihar MLA Shyam Rajak resigns from JDU

Patna, Achievers News Bureau, August 17/20:- Bihar cabinet minister Shyam Rajak submitted his resignation to the speaker on  Monday (August 17) and said that he cannot stay with a party where social justice is being stripped.  Before submitting his resignation, Rajak denied claims of being expelled from JDU and had said that he will submit his resignation to the speaker soon. Addressing media Rajak said, ”I have not been expelled, I am going to give my resignation to the Speaker. I can not stay where social justice is being stripped.” It is to…

Sonia, Rahul seek immediate withdrawal of EIA 2020

New Delhi, Achievers News Bureau, August 13/20:- Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the government of dismantling India’s environment rules and demanded that the draft EIA 2020 be withdrawn immediately. The draft environment impact assessment (EIA) notification, 2020, which involves the procedure of issuing environmental clearances to various projects, was issued by the Environment Ministry in March this year and has received thousands of suggestions from the public. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said the EIA 2020 is only a draft and not a final notification and the…

Pilot hits back at Rajasthan CM

Achievers News Bureau, August 11/20:- Hours after former Rajasthan deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot announced that he is ready to work with Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot for the betterment of the state, Pilot on Tuesday (August 11) hit out at CM Gehlot for his ‘Pilot is a nikamma and nakaara’ remarks. Pilot said that he has imbibed certain values from his family and will never used bad language against anyone under any circumstance. The Tonk MLA added that CM Gehlot is elder to him and he respect him for that.…

Manmohan Singh says slowdown ‘inevitable’

New Delhi, Achievers News Bureau, August 10/20:- Stressing that a “deep and prolonged economic slowdown” was “inevitable” in India, former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday spelled out three steps that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should immediately take to stem the damage of the coronavirus pandemic. In an e-mail interaction with the BBC, Congress leader Manmohan Singh said that economic slowdown in the country is “a humanitarian crisis” and that the “government’s shock and awe approach to the lockdown has caused tremendous pain to people.” “Perhaps a lockdown at that stage was an inevitable…