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Polsara MLA charged with filing false poll affidavit

Berhampur: BJD MLA Srikant Sahu from Polsara constituency landed in trouble after a petition was filed in the Orissa High Court alleging that he had furnished false information in his affidavit during 2014 elections. Petitioner Rohit…

Former MLA Rama Ranjan Baliarsingh quits BJD

Bhubaneswar: Former legislator of Satyabadi Rama Ranjan Baliarsingh today resigned from primary membership of BJD and alleged that party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has become a puppet in the hands of a Tamil IAS officer.…

Five-time MLA Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal CM

Shimla: Five-time legislator Jairam Thakur, who rose through the ranks and is known for his humble, clean and low-profile nature, will be the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, the BJP announced on Sunday. A decision on his name…

Will contest 2019 elections from Odisha: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister and BJP leader Dharmendra Pradhan, who has been the poster boy of the saffron party in the State, today revealed that he will contest the ensuing 2019 general elections from Odisha. Talking to media persons on…

Prabhat Biswal shifted to SCB, moves court for bail

Bhubaneswar: BJD MLA Prabhat Biswal, who is currently behind bars in connection with Seashore chit fund scam, was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today. He has also applied for bail in Khurda District and Sessions…

Orissa HC grants anticipatory bail to MLA’s wife

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today granted anticipatory bail to Biramitrapur MLA George Tirkey's wife Namita Tirkey, whose name appeared in an FIR filed by a 28-year-old woman alleging that she was raped by the MLA's son. The women's…

Odisha hikes salaries of MLAs, Ministers  

Bhubaneswar: With legislators cutting across the political parties demanding higher pay and additional funds under LAD, the Odisha Cabinet today increased salaries and pensions of MLAs, ministers, chief minister, leader of opposition,…