Biju, JB, Naveen ruled for 35 yrs, still Odisha poor: Srikant Jena

Barely two days after Union Minister Shashi Tharoor praised Naveen Patnaik for good governance in Odisha, another Union Minister Srikant Jena has held the Chief Minister responsible for the backwardness and poverty of the state.

India may not achieve 9% growth during 11th FYP

India may not achieve its growth target of nine percent during the 11th Five-Year Plan period as the economic slowdown and drought are likely to take their toll, a senior Planning Commission member said.