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Now, Naveen Patnaik launches campaign for special category status

Last Updated: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 22:00

Two days after observing a state-wide `hartal` alleging negligence of Odisha by the Centre, the ruling BJD today intensified its campaign by launching a signature drive demanding special category status for the state.

`Jharkhand does not qualify for special category status`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 15:55

Jharkhand does not qualify under the criteria for being given the status of a special category state and such a request for Bihar, Odisha and Rajasthan is under consideration, Parliament was informed today.

BJD stages dharna near Raj Bhavan, seeks Prez intervention

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 21:56

As part of its series of agitational programmes against UPA govt at Centre, BJD on Monday staged a dharna in front of the Raj Bhavan.

Odisha Assembly adopts resolution for special category status

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 23:29

Odisha Assembly on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to award special category status to the state.

Special category: Is it not political bargaining, asks Naveen

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 18:08

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Thursday questioned the Centre`s intentions of revisiting the criteria for according special category status to states.

Odisha assembly stalled over special category status issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 16:25

Odisha Assembly today witnessed pandemonium with opposition Congress protesting the speaker`s refusal to allow a debate on the demand for special category status to the state.

Congress demands all-party meet on special status for Bihar

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 18:10

Congress in Bihar on Thursday accused CM Nitish Kumar of "not being serious" to acquire special category status for the state.

Nitish makes strong pitch for special category status to Bihar

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 15:30

Nitish also demanded the constitution of an expert group to examine and recommend appropriate policy measures to overcome development disabilities of Bihar.

Nitish makes strong pitch for special category status to Bihar

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 14:43

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday made a strong pitch for it, alleging the Centre`s IMG did not consider the issue with seriousness.

Nitish asks PM to set up expert committee

Last Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 17:21

Expressing disappointment over the rejection of special category status to Bihar,Nitish urged PM committee to consider state`s long pending demand.

Nitish again asks Centre for spl category status

Last Updated: Friday, January 13, 2012, 23:26

Observing that Bihar has been grappling with economic backwardness, Bihar CM Nitish Kr again urged the Centre to accord special category status.

Naveen distressed over denial of spl category stat

Last Updated: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 23:39

Odisha has been demanding since 1979 special category status in the form of resolution passed in the state assembly.