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Kailash Chandra Kulesika joins BJP
Odisha Elections 2024: Ex-MLA Kailash Chandra Kulesika joins BJP, alleges BJD tried to buy him

Kulesika joined the saffron party in presence of State BJP President Manmohan Samal and other party officials.

Brace up for hotter days as temperature likely to rise by 6-8 degree Celsius in next 4 days in Odisha
Brace up for hotter days as temperature likely to rise by 6-8 degree Celsius in next 4 days in Odisha

Nor’wester rain provided respite from the continuous heatwave conditions across several districts in the state. The maximum and minimum temperatures dipped marginally in the last couple of days owing to the rain. 

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Odisha Elections 2024: INDIA bloc to leave Jagatsinghpur LS seat for CPI 
Odisha Elections 2024: INDIA bloc to leave Jagatsinghpur LS seat for CPI 

After holding a meeting with Odisha Congress president Sarat Pattanayak, veteran CPI leader Ramakrushna Panda informed the media about the decision.  

BJP takes hatred-for-Sambalpur jibe at BJD after Prasanna Acharya’s nomination  
BJP takes hatred-for-Sambalpur jibe at BJD after Prasanna Acharya’s nomination  

Soon after the announcement of BJD leader Prasanna Acharya's name for Sambalpur Assembly seat, BJP leader and candidate for the same seat said the former's selection reflects BJD's hatred towards Sambalpur.

BJP in Odisha promises Rs 1K monthly allowance to women if voted to power 
BJP in Odisha promises Rs 1K monthly allowance to women if voted to power 

The promise is said to be a strategy of the BJP to chip away into the women vote bank of the BJD under its Shakti Vandana programme, as a similar promise has handed out electoral dividends to the party in the recently-concluded Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Odisha villagers stand up against poaching in Similipal, detain 'poachers'
Odisha villagers stand up against poaching in Similipal, detain 'poachers'

PCCF (Wildlife) Susanta Nanda wrote in his X handle, ”Now, the villagers are up against the criminals trying to dent their  Pride- The Similipal Tiger Reserve.”

Odisha Elections 2024: Stage set for pitched battle in Dhamnagar!
Odisha Elections 2024: Stage set for pitched battle in Dhamnagar!

Dhamanagr Assembly constituency is going to witness a high octane fight with the BJP fielding Suryavansi Suraj and the BJD nominating Dr Sanjay Das.

BJD announces next list of candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly seats
BJD announces next list of candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly seats

BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the names of nine Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat on Thursday. While the ruling party has repeated candidates in five Assembly seats, sitting MLAs were dropped in four seats.

'Why this Kolaveri-D??': Aparajita Sarangi targets BJD over VISION 5T blank page on govt portal 
'Why this Kolaveri-D??': Aparajita Sarangi targets BJD over VISION 5T blank page on govt portal 

The Bharatiya Janata Party targets the Biju Janata Dal over VISION 5T page going blank.

Worried over infighting, BJD on toes to end factionalism
Worried over infighting, BJD on toes to end factionalism

As for the Puri Assembly segment, there are two warring factions – one led by Rajya Sabha MP Subhasish Khuntia and the other led by MLA candidate Sunil Mohanty, son of former Speaker and BJD stalwart, late Maheswar Mohanty. 

CM’s claim to make Odisha a trillion-dollar economy, a pipedream: BJP 
CM’s claim to make Odisha a trillion-dollar economy, a pipedream: BJP 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ridiculed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s announcement to make Odisha a trillion-dollar economy.  

44 degrees in Odisha! Heat wave to return, temp to rise by 6-8 degrees: IMD
44 degrees in Odisha! Heat wave to return, temp to rise by 6-8 degrees: IMD

Odisha is set to witness hotter days during the next four days.

BJP alleges distribution of money by BJD in Puri
BJP alleges distribution of money and violation of model code of conduct by BJD’s Umakanta Samantaray

As per the allegation by the BJP, Samantaray conducted a meeting with government employees like CPRs and MBKs of as many as 11 panchayats under Puri Sadar block at a Kalyan Mandap near Atharnala in Puri.

  • Thursday, 11 April 2024
  • Puri
Arabinda Dhali, Premananda Nayak
Arabinda Dhali, Premananda Nayak disqualified as Odisha MLAs; duo responds

A notification on the disqualification of both the MLAS has been issued by the Odisha Legislative Assembly. 

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