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BJD distributing cash among voters in BMC poll: Jena

Alleging extensive use of money by ruling BJD in
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls being held today, senior Congress leader and Union Minister Srikant Jena said distribution of cash for votes posed a serious threat to democracy.

Union minister holds Odisha CM responsible for teacher`s death

Union Minister Srikant Jena sought a CBI probe into the death of a woman teacher in Odisha`s Rayagada, who was allegedly torched for refusing to withdraw a molestation case against her senior.

CBI should probe into Naveen Patnaik`s bauxite mines recommendation: Jena

Union Minister and Congress leader Srikant Jena on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik`s recommendation for bauxite mines for the Aditya Birla Group.

Fertiliser Min seeks extra Rs 35,000 cr funds to pay subsidies

Faced with liquidity crunch, the Fertiliser Ministry has sought additional Rs 35,000 crore funds towards subsidy payment to companies and also fears closure of two state-run firms.

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.

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

After Shashi Tharoor praised Naveen Patnaik for good governance in Odisha, Srikant Jena has held the Chief Minister responsible for the backwardness and poverty of the state.

Srikant Jena claims secret ties between Naveen and Narendra Modi

Congress leader Srikant Jena claimed that Naveen Patnaik continued to harbour secret relationship with BJP`s PM candidate Narendra Modi.

Don`t become Sonia`s parrot, Union Minister told

The war of words over special category status for Odisha turned bitter on Saturday with ruling BJD asking Union Minister Srikant Jena not to become "caged parrot of Sonia Gandhi".

Naveen shared dais with chit fund CMD: Srikant Jena

Congress leader Srikant Jena alleged that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik shared dais with the CMD of a chit fund group.

Urea imports from Iran not banned: Govt

India has not banned the import of urea from Iran and the country imported 1.6 million tonnes (MT) of the crop nutrient from the West Asian nation till February 15 of this fiscal, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Congress sidesteps Jaya`s demand over alleged fertiliser scam

Congress steered clear of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa`s demand that Union Minister and DMK leader M K Alagiri be sacked for the alleged fertiliser subsidy scam.

`Rs 1.49 lakh cr given by Govt for flagship projects

Centre released Rs 1.49 lakh crore to the states during 2011-12 towards major flagship programmes, Parliament was informed Friday.

Jena writes to PM on high prices of P&K fertilisers

As fertiliser prices shoot up, Minister of State for Fertilisers Srikant Jena has shot a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the price rise may be due to "unreasonably" high profits reaped by producers.

Jena credits FM with giving Oriya language its due

Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation Srikant Jena said it was due to Fakir
Mohan Senapati that the Oriya got its due.

Ex-gratia for Bhopal victims to be fixed soon

The Government today said the
payment of ex-gratia to victims of Bhopal gas tragedy will be completed by December.

Sulking Jena keeps everyone guessing

Srikant Jena on Wednesday kept everyone
guessing as to whether he would assume charge as Minister of
State for Statistics and Programme Implementation with
Independent charge.

Gurudas Kamat resigns, Jena skips swearing in

Unhappy at the portfolio allocated to him in the cabinet reshuffle, Mumbai MP Gurudas Kamat, has written to PM and Congress president Sonia Gandhi to relive him from his ministerial duty.