Of the moveable and immoveable properties, the Chief Minister’s biggest asset is 50% share in the house built by his father and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik at Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road. The 50% share comes to around ₹43.36 crore. The worth of the house is likely to be much more than the value shown as the valuation was done in 2014. … [Read more...] about Odisha Chief Minister has properties worth ₹64.98 cr.
The residents said that the recurrent explosion in the quarry without prior warning had damaged properties, besides posing serious threat to the lives of the villagers. It has been alleged that the explosions also whipped up stone dust and stone shrapnel, before settling on the adjoining farmlands and damaged houses, and roofs. There are over 10 villages surrounding Basthalapalli panchayat, whose farmlands were severely affected from the quarry dust, the residents said in their petition. The settling of dust on the farmlands was impacting the plantation of coconuts, mango, plantains, tamarind and other crops in the surrounding areas. Further, the ground water level had fallen to 1,000 feet from the earlier 300 feet, the residents said. … [Read more...] about Residents demand closure of quarry in Shoolagiri
He also drew the NHRC’s attention to the government’s move to evict primarily Karbi (ST) and Adivasi (OBC) communities from Mikir Bamuni Grant. The land is to be handed over to a private solar power company. … [Read more...] about Cong. leader alleges ‘injustice’ to STs, OBCs in Assam
He cited the examples of some 1,300 families of “forest villages” facing eviction from eastern Assam’s Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and about 1,500 families set to lose their farmlands in central Assam’s Mikir Bamuni Grant because of a private solar power project … [Read more...] about Assam Cong. leader petitions NHRC on ‘injustice’ to STs, OBCs
In October, Xianfeng Fruit, a company based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, signed a 3-year, 1-billion-yuan agreement with the Aksu government to purchase its agricultural products. Fruit from Aksu will be sold in over 1,000 of the company's stores nationwide, it said. … [Read more...] about Planting fruit helps bring prosperity to Aksu in Xinjiang