Sunday, May 12, 2019

Declare Fani national calamity: Narasingha Friday, 10 May 2019 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR


Declare Fani national calamity: Narasingha
Friday, 10 May 2019 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

Balangir MLA and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the State Assembly Narasingha Mishra on Thursday demanded that the State Government write to the Centre to declare the Cyclone Fani disaster in Odisha as a national calamity.
Mishra said the cyclone which made its landfall on May 3 has wreaked havoc in as many as 11 districts and affected the lives of more than one crore people.
Even though six days have passed since then, due to the massive destruction caused by the cyclonic storm, the people in the affected districts are still deprived of basic facilities like water, electricity, road communications and telephone and healthcare services, he pointed out.
Mishra said that till date, the State Government is yet to make a detailed assessment of the damages caused by the storm so as to seek assistance from the Centre.
He demanded that the damage assessment efforts be expedited and measures taken to provide relief to the victims and rehabilitate them.
Mishra suggested that the Government take help of the Army for restoring the damaged houses and other infrastructures. 


Friday, May 10, 2019

Bolangir MP Kalikesh Singhdeo joins Energy Policy Research Institute ,#University of Chicago;


Bolangir MP Kalikesh Singhdeo joins Energy Policy Research Institute(EPIC) ,University ofChicago 
MAY 9, 2019
EPIC Welcomes Indian Climate Leader As Distinguished Fellow
Kalikesh Deo, a member of India’s Parliament, joins for the spring quarter.
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Bolangir MP Kalikesh Singhdeo joins Energy Policy Research Institute ,University ofChicago, joins EPIC as a distinguished visiting fellow this spring quarter. 

Kalikesh SinghdeoBolangir MP Kalikesh Singhdeo joins Energy Policy Research Institute(EPIC) ,University ofChicago 

MAY 9, 2019
EPIC Welcomes Indian Climate Leader As Distinguished Fellow
Kalikesh Deo, a member of India’s Parliament, joins for the spring quarter.
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Bolangir MP Kalikesh Singhdeo joins Energy Policu research Institute ,University ofChicago joins EPIC as a distinguished visiting fellow this spring quarter. 
Kalikesh Singhdeo, while at the University will teach a class with Anant Sudarshan, EPIC’s South Asia Director and a lecturer at Harris Public Policy. Through the class, ‘Energy in the Developing World,’ and other activities while on campus, Deo will bring firsthand experience of one of the world’s largest economies to faculty, students and the wider university community.

“Kalikesh is one of the foremost climate leaders in India, advancing an agenda that will make a big impact in reducing emissions while balancing the needs of the growing economy,” says EPIC Director Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, the College and the Harris School. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from his insight and to have him as part of the University of Chicago community.”

Deo is a member of the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas. As a champion in confronting climate change and building low-carbon development, he initiated debate on a national clean energy fund in India and introduced one of the first bills on climate change in the Indian Parliament in 2012. Before being elected, he worked in investment banking and with the energy company Enron.

“I’m excited to be spending time at the University of Chicago and EPIC, where the mission is not just to conduct robust, data-driven research, but to ensure that research informs policy discussions around the world,” says Deo. “I have already learned so much from my time interacting with the faculty here and look forward to further sharing my experience and insight with the faculty and students.”


In his class, students will explore the pervasive energy poverty of poor countries and its impact on the local economy, as well as the need to balance increasing energy access with efforts to reduce pollution and confront climate change. During his time on campus, Deo will also participate in workshops and public discussions, as well as serve as a resource for students and faculty more broadly.  will teach a class with Anant Sudarshan, EPIC’s South Asia Director and a lecturer at Harris Public Policy. Through the class, ‘Energy in the Developing World,’ and other activities while on campus, Deo will bring firsthand experience of one of the world’s largest economies to faculty, students and the wider university community.

“Kalikesh is one of the foremost climate leaders in India, advancing an agenda that will make a big impact in reducing emissions while balancing the needs of the growing economy,” says EPIC Director Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, the College and the Harris School. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from his insight and to have him as part of the University of Chicago community.”

Deo is a member of the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas. As a champion in confronting climate change and building low-carbon development, he initiated debate on a national clean energy fund in India and introduced one of the first bills on climate change in the Indian Parliament in 2012. Before being elected, he worked in investment banking and with the energy company Enron.

“I’m excited to be spending time at the University of Chicago and EPIC, where the mission is not just to conduct robust, data-driven research, but to ensure that research informs policy discussions around the world,” says Deo. “I have already learned so much from my time interacting with the faculty here and look forward to further sharing my experience and insight with the faculty and students.”

In his class, students will explore the pervasive energy poverty of poor countries and its impact on the local economy, as well as the need to balance increasing energy access with efforts to reduce pollution and confront climate change. During his time on campus, Deo will also participate in workshops and public discussions, as well as serve as a resource for students and faculty more broadly.
Kalikesh Singhdeo is the Biju Janata Dal Member of Parliament(LokSabha )  from Bolangir since 2009.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Maoists murder youth in B’ngir Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | PNS | BALANGIR

Maoists murder youth in B’ngir

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A group of Maoists murdered a youth at Khuripani village in the Khaprakhol area of Balangir district on Sunday night. The deceased was identified as Trilochan Taria.
The Red rebels belonging to the Bargarh-Balangir-Mahasamund Division of the CPI(Maoist) killed Taria on suspicion that he was a police informer about their movements.
 According to reports, around 20 armed Maoists arrived at the village, called out Taria from his house and shot him dead on road.
The Maoists left several posters at the spot before fleeing from the place. Police later seized the posters and started investigation into the incident.

Close fight among Narasingha, Arkesh, Ananta Saturday, 13 April 2019 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR


Close fight among Narasingha, Arkesh, Ananta
Saturday, 13 April 2019 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR
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With the second-phase polling on April 18 nearing, candidates for the Balangir Assembly constituency have intensified their campaigning to woo voters.
A close fight is expected among candidates of the BJD, the Congress and the BJP.
Sitting MLA Narasingha Mishra of Congress, in the fray this time also, has stepped up his door-to-door campaign in villages assuring voters to provide free houses to all landless people, paddy MSP of Rs 2,650 per quintal, increase old age and widow pensions and complete the Lower Suktel and other projects at the earliest.
However, the Congress has suffered a setback as nine party leaders, including Laxman Meher, resigned recently.
Political observers feel Meher has sizeable votes in Deogaon block and could bring troubles for Mishra. But Mishra said Meher’s exit would not affect his winning prospects as many other leaders have come to his support.
BJD candidate Arkesh Narayan Singh Deo has been in the public service for the last five years. He played a vital role in fetching the university status to the Rajendra College, establishment of a Rs 10-crore auditorium and a new bus terminus at Balangir.
“The Naveen Patnaik Government has taken a number of steps for upliftment of poor people; and I will strive for development of Balangir further,” said young Singh Deo.
The recent joining of BJP leader Basu Pati, who has sizeable voters in the Sibtala area of Balangir block, in the BJD is an added factor to the winning prospects of Singh Deo. Meher and his supports recently decided to vote for BJD.
Arkesh, his father AU Singh Deo and his wife Adrija Manjari are moving in different wards of town and villages seeking votes for him and for BJD MP candidate and Arkesh’s elder brother Kalikesh Singh  Deo.
BJP candidate Annata Das has also expedited his campaigning with high hopes of winning the seat.
“The politics in Balangir has to be free from the two families (Mishra and Singh Deo), who are more concerned to protect their own interests. I have come from a humble family and I am more competent than others to ensure development in Balangir by completing the incomplete projects like Lower Suktel and reopening of the sugar mill at Deogaon,” said Das while campaigning with his actress-wife Bidusmita.