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Bihar CM meets PM Modi, pitches for special category status for state

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 21:40

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the issue of special category status to the state figured prominently.

KCR meets PM, seeks special status for Telangana

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 00:53

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital, and demanded special category status for his state.

Odisha doesn't have special disadvantage to get special status: Montek

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 14:56

Odisha does not have any "special disadvantage" to get special category status and it should focus on "other windows" to get more assistances from the Centre, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said.

Cabinet nod to special category status to Seemandhra

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 23:38

Seemandhra region will have `special category` status for five years, according to on Sunday night`s decision of the Union Cabinet.

BJD observe Black Day demanding special category status for Odisha

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 22:53

Youth activists of the ruling BJD on Sunday observed Black Day in protest against the Centre`s alleged denial to allocate special category status for Odisha.

Telangana formation `undemocratic`, will approach court: Jaganmohan Reddy

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 18:44

YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday said his party would approach the court over the "undemocratic" division of Andhra Pradesh.

Special category status: Congress flays Nitish Kumar

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 20:48

Criticising Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for slamming Congress on special category status issue, the party on Thursday said the matter was under consideration of the Centre.

Assocham backs special category status demand by Bihar

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 18:01

Bihar needs special category status to sustain an impressive growth rate and also push inclusive growth of the country, industry body Assocham has said.

Plan Comm yet to take view on Rajan report on states: Montek

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 17:58

Planning Commission will soon take a view on the controversial report of the Raghuram Rajan panel, which made a case for ending the special category status for poorer states, Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said.

Statehood demand will be financially disadvantageous to Puducherry

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 16:18

Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy on Friday said persistent demands for statehood by Chief Minister N Rangasamy would be financially disadvantageous to the union territory as government would find it difficult to mobilise funds locally.

Odisha CM dubs Raghuram panel report as "unfortunate"

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 21:14

Terming the Raghuram Rajan Committee report as "unfortunate", Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the state would continue its fight for the Special Category Status.

BJP assails Nitish for begging to UPA govt to grant special status

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 22:13

Observing that the special status will not be a panacea of all ills gripping Bihar, the BJP slammed Nitish Kumar for begging to the UPA government.