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Naveen Patnaik seeks special category status for Odisha

Citing the relative backwardness of Odisha and the Polavaram project, which in its present form would severly affect tribal population, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday stepped up the demand for special category status for his state.

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

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

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

Cabinet nod to special category status to Seemandhra

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

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

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

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

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

Statehood demand will be financially disadvantageous to Puducherry

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"

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

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.

Nitish Kumar demands special status

Nitish Kumar on Thursday pinned hope on the high-level sub-committee formed by Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram for special category status.

BJD weakens Odisha`s case for special category status: Centre

The Centre accusing the ruling BJD in Odisha of weakening the state`s case for getting special category status by giving wrong data on poverty.

Odisha does not qualify for Special Category Status: Montek

Planning Commission has made it clear that Odisha does not qualify for the grant of Special Category Status.

Odisha can’t get Special Category Status: Montek

In a major setback to Naveen Patnaik government as well as the ruling BJD, the Planning Commission has made it clear that Odisha does not qualify for the grant of Special Category Status.

BJD dubs Chidambaram`s statement as shocking, unfortunate

BJD on Monday accused Congress of working against the interest of Odisha.

Now, Naveen Patnaik launches campaign for special category status

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`

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

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

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