CM Naveen Writes To PM For Accepting Surplus Parboiled Rice From Odisha

AchieversNews: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accepting the estimated surplus parboiled rice from the State for the next Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2021-22. Patnaik in a letter to PM Modi on Sunday highlighted that Odisha had become a Decentralized Procurement (DCP) State in the KMS 2003-04. Since then the State has been undertaking MSP operations for procurement of paddy in decentralized mode. Such Decentralized Procurement has improved the outreach of MSP support to paddy growers. The rice milled from the paddy…

BJD’s Rudra Pratap Maharathy Wins Pipili Bypoll Comfortably

Achievers News: Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday won the bypoll to the Pipili Assembly constituency by 20,916 votes. BJD candidate Rudra Pratap Maharathy got 96,972 votes while BJP’s Ashrit Pattanayak secured second position with 76,056 votes. Congress candidate Bishwokeshan Harichandan Mohapatra was able to get only 4,261 votes, state Chief Electoral Officer S.K. Lohani said. A total of 1,80,930 votes including 893 postal ballots were counted while 136 votes were rejected due to various reasons, he said. As many as 10 candidates were in fray for the…

CM Naveen Distributes BSKY Smart Health Cards In Gajapati

Achievers News: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed the smart health card of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) and dedicated various development projects in Gajapati district on Monday. During an event on the occasion, the Chief Minister inaugurated the program by awarding the smart health card to some beneficiaries of the district. Around 1.35 lakh families of Gajapati i.e., 90 percent of the district’s population can avail the benefits of the smart health card. Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said that everyone knows about Biju Babu’s relationship with Gajapati district,…

Pipili Bypoll: 45.32% Voting Recorded Till 1 PM

Achievers News: The polling process for the by-election to the Pipili assembly constituency in Puri district of Odisha commenced at 348 booths from 7 AM today with 45.32% voting recorded till 1 PM. Reportedly, voting was delayed at three booths due to EVM malfunction during the first two hours of the polling. Such a situation was reported from booth numbers 203, 139-A, and 177. By 10 AM today, EVM malfunction was also reported at seven other booths namely booth numbers 188, 154, 158, 161, 167, 169, and 173. Returning Officer…

Modi Launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that digital infrastructure was taking everything from ‘Ration to Prashasan’ (ration to administration) to the common Indian in a fast and transparent manner. Prime Minister Modi was speaking after launching the ‘Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission’ through a video conference. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the campaign for strengthening the health facilities, that have been going for the last seven years, is now entering a new phase. “Today we are launching a mission that has the potential of bringing…

Pipili Bypoll Voting Through Postal Ballot Commences

Puri: The voting through postal ballot for the bypoll in Pipili commenced on Thursday with election officials visiting the two blocks under the assembly constituency. Puri Collector Samarth Verma informed that the voting through postal ballot is being held for voters in the category of senior citizens (above 80 years of age), persons with disability (PwD), and Covid-19 suspect or affected persons. As per the guidelines, 8212 absentee voters were identified in the two blocks under the Pipili assembly constituency. Among them, 1077 opted for postal ballot and gave their consent…

BJD MP Anubhav Mohanty Demands Passenger Train Service For Kendrapara

New Delhi:  Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Lok Sabha MP Anubhav Mohanty on Wednesday raised a question in the Parliament that by when the people of Kendrapara district in Odisha will be able to use passenger train service. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Mohanty said, “We are thankful to the Central government and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik that there is rail connectivity in this district and freight train services are operational. “During the Budget Session, I had raised the issue that there are no passenger train services in Kendrapara. However, I…

PM Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind wish on Eid ul-Fitr

AchieversNews (14/05/2021): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent out Eid greetings on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr that is being celebrated across the world and in India on Friday.In a tweet on Friday morning, PM Modi said, “Best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Praying for everyone’s good health and well-being. Powered by our collective efforts, may we overcome the global pandemic and work towards furthering human welfare. “Eid Mubarak!President Ram Nath Kovind also greeted people on the eve of Eid ul-Fitr on Friday and tweeted, ” Eid Mubarak…

Odisha HC To Postpone Pipili Bypoll

AchieversNews(04/05/2021): In view of devastating situation across Odisha due to sudden surge of COVID-19 in second wave of pandemic, an PIL has been filed in the Orissa High Court seeking deferment of bypoll to Pipili Assembly Constituency. Senior lawyer Suryakant Padhi filed the petition in the court appealing to postpone the bye-election at least for 4 months as part of precautionary measures to prevent spread of COVID infection. Worth mentioning that the State Government announced lockdown in all 30 districts for a period of 14 days with effect from May 5…