Though the state government had been giving special attention to the poverty stricken KBK (Kalahandi-Bolangir-
Koraput) region, Naveen Patnaik said those were not sufficient to remove regional disparity.
Media persons Tuesday urged Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik to take stern action against the concerned police officials allegedly involved in misbehaving with reporters while discharging their duties at Bangamunda near here yesterday.
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik on Sunday announced an ex-gratia of Rs eight lakh and an
insurance sum of Rs ten lakh to the kin of those security
personnel killed in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists.
Even as Orissa Governor M C
Bhandare and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stayed away from
meeting the Dalai Lama, a number of ministers and Speaker of
the Orissa Assembly met the Tibetan spiritual leader.
Describing the Maoist insurgency as the biggest challenge facing the state and the country, Orissa CM Naveen Patnaik, in his Independence Day speech Saturday, urged the rebels to shun violence and return to the mainstream.